US 1846858 A
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Feb. 23, 1932. J. F. GLASER ET AL 1,846,858
Filed Oct. 14, 1929 Wyn/7 I Join F /amer Clyde A7. Glaser Z7; 7
Patented Feb. 23, 1932 JOHN IE. GLASEB, OFCHICAGQ AND CLYDE M. GI:ASER, OF OAK'IARK, ILLINOIS ADVERTISING D VICE f Application fiIed Oct ber 14.1929. 1 strain 399.490.
This invention relates to a display device,
. and more particularly to a revolving sign n which the movement thereof causes a complete image or advertisement to be produced. .Formerlyasigns of this type have consisted of a plate. which carries a complete symbol or advertisement on each face, said plate be? rotated slowly in order that the symbol or advertisement on one face may be noted by an observer before the next symbol or advertisement on the other face is presented. Some of the prior art devices have included a plurality of movable-slats in alignment,
each slat having upon one face a portion of an advertisement and onthe other face a portion of a different advertisement. Some form of operating mechanism is usually provided for c ausingcne faceof all the slats to be presented to an observer, thereby forming a complete symbol or advertisement; and then rotating the slat so'that the other face of each slat is presented and another complete symbol or advertisement formed. Sinceall to the other. It is evident that with the slow movement, there are certain positions in which the observer cannotread any advertisement. 7
It is, therefore, an object of this invention to provide a revolving sign of simple and inexpensive construction.
It is also an object of this invention to provide a device in which portions of indicia are alternately displayed in .a manner such that visually a complete image is produced.
1 It is a further object of this invention to provide a novel advertising device to which the attention of a casual observer is drawn anembers 3, which are fastened'in position ported for rotation about its longitudinal by reason of the alternate displaying of parindicia' which visually form a complete:
. Other and further important objects of this invention will be apparent from the disclo- $6 sures in theac'companying drawings andv the following specification. v
The invention in a preferred-form) is illustrated on the drawin s and hereinafter more fully described.
On the drawings: V 1
Figure 1 Ban elevational view of a device embodyingthis invention.
Figure 2 is a sectional View of thedevice k takensubstantially 'onli'ne II-II of Figre 1 if Y a Figure 3 is an isometric viewof a modified form of thedevice. f. x
' F igure 4c is. a plan view of one of the faces. of'th'e revolvingplate shown in Figure 3 and having a portion of a-complete'imagethere- Figure-5 is a: plan-view of the other face of the revolving pl'ateshown in Figure 3 having a complementary portion of the complete image thereon.
' As shown on the drawings: I
In the illustrated embodiment of this in vention, there is shown in Figure '1 a con tainer'.--The,word container is here used in its generic sense, and it isnot the intention to limit its use to any specific structure. In this instance,- however,- the container comprisesan open box-like frame 1 which should have a'relatively narrow depth. Side members 2 of atranslucent 'material'such as glass are'held in position-against the corners of the box-like frame by means of angle corner in anylwelleknown manner. End members 4," preferably constructed of metal, are held in position between the box-like frame and the angle corner members. The container is sup axis;ash0rt 'shaft5 being secured to one of the end members and extending normally thereto and a hollow shaft 6 to the other end member and extending normally thereto.
The shaft'5 extends through a bearing 7 supported upon 'a pedestal 8 which isconnected to a base plate 9 by means of holding down bolts 10. The outer end of this shaft may be directly connected to any well-known power means such as an electric motor or may be driven through a belt 11 and pulley 12 which is secured to the shaft by means of a pin 13. The inner end of the hollow shaft 6 has an electric socket 14 secured thereto for receiving a light bulb 15 which: is thereby supported intermediate the translucent side members 2.of the container. Electricali conr nection is made to the socket by means of the conductors 15 and 16 which are car ried with in the hollow shaft 6 and are connected at their outer ends to the collector rings 17 and 18 respectively, These collector rings. are
vsupported and electrically} separated; by} an insulating collar 19 which surrounds theouter end portion of the shaft; and is connected thereto in anyjsuitable manner. shaft extends through a bearinqZQ s upportedbya pedestal 21, which is secured-to.the baseplate 9 by means of holding down bolts 22.
Brushes 23 and 24 bear against, the oollector rings 17 and 18 and provide a continuous electrical connection tO:th socket. These,
brushes are supported upon a brush support stud 25 secured to the pedestal 2l,
Each translucent side member of the boxlike structure carries a portion a complete image, which may be in the form of an a d vertisement, lettering, pictures I or the like. For example, there is illustrated, a complete ,image consisting of the Ietter sQQHP. It is to be observed that the right hal f,;26, of the letter Oliand the left half z liof; the letter H are carried by one of the side members of the, container, and that the complementary P n of these e s c mnrisiegthei e t half 28 'of the letterfO andthe-right hali' 29 of the letter H; are carriedmjgthe otlier side member ofthe container, It,i s nowf evident that,r if the box -like oontainerg israpidly rotated aboutjits' longitudinal aggis an observer will alternately see first, one side-memnd h ther de; member, each carrying a portion of, the complete; in age,
Since the change from; one p ortion ofthe image to the other-portionof the image is more rapid than can be followedjbytheeye, a p e geiw l, herefe wnpe u upon rather than providing an illuminating r means as in the preferred form of the invention. Although a pulley and belt are shown connected to one of the trunnions for rotating the plate, it is not the intent to limit the invention to this form of drive. It is contemplated. that any form of power means maybeused, such as a motor, which, in that case, could be connected directly to the trunmots; "It is obvious that the invention may alsocbe manually operated, 'if-Idesir'ed?" f Thisinvention provides a revolving sign of -"simple and inexpensive construction, which will attract the attention of a-casual 'observerfthe signbe'ing provided with portions of indicia, which are alternatelydisplayed m ntainer such that, visuallya com pl te imageis produced;
We are aware th merousdetails oficonsides of saidv member, such as letters of the al a et aid id c a inesv r ge on said meinben that, as it is revolved, com plemental parts; of letters forming a' group appear e e i lr rd e et ly di e or normal: spaced, relation, and in spaced apart or; abnormally spa-ced relation to each other, so that'the, parts mergeto produce thef illusion of completed lettersl as-the menir-iero a r a eh-spe di v ,In testimony-whereof, we have hereunto subscribedournames at Chicago, GookCoun- JOHNVE GLASER- CLYDE/M1: L SE P the observer, Therotation of thebox like l container will attrabtpthe; attention; of, a casual observer. i
Although in the preferred form o f; -th s invention, it is' desirable: to provide the box; 7
like, container with translucent sides, which are illuminated, the invention; may ;-be constructed in a modified form as shown inlflig ure 3. In this form, insteadioflusing abox like container, a plate 30 having-portionsof a complete image on-its1side faces, is trun? nioned at s 7 1 1 1. re ance bou itse onr gitudmalaxis. In the mod fie d form, h owev r a te or eneral i llummaaee e