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Publication numberUS1857423 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateMay 10, 1932
Filing dateJan 2, 1931
Priority dateJan 2, 1931
Publication numberUS 1857423 A, US 1857423A, US-A-1857423, US1857423 A, US1857423A
InventorsMilton Zadek
Original AssigneeReflector Hardware Corp
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Sign holder
US 1857423 A
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May 10, 1932.

M. ZADEK SIGN HOLDER Filed Jan. 2, 1931 LET'" a w 5. Z

Patented May 10, 1932 PATENT OFFICE MILTON ZADEK, OF CHICAGO, ILLINOIS,

Assrenon T0 REFLECTOR HARDWARE COR- PORATIOLL'OF CHICAGO, ILLINOIS, A CORPORATION OF ILLINOIS sren HOLDER Application filed 'J'anuary 2, 1931. Serial No. 506,128.

This invention relates'to sign holders, and one of its objects is to provide means for liningv up' a 'card or sign with a frame, so that the card or sign will sit squarely in the frame. Another object is to provide novel means for connecting the frame with the stand of the holder;

Another object is to provide a stand having a sheet metal base and a spring steel stem fixedly secured thereto in such manner that the stem may be flexed considerably without any danger of deforming the base.

Other objects and advantages will appear in the course of this specification, and with all of said objects and advantages in view, this invention consists in the several novel features of construction, arrangement and combination of parts hereinafter fully set forth.

- The invention is clearly illustrated in the drawings accompanying this specification in which- Figure 1 is a side elevation of a sign holder embodying one form of the present invention;

Fig. 2 is a vertical cross section taken on the line22 of Fig. 1;

Fig. 8 is a horizontal section taken on the line 3-8 of Fig. 1;

Fig. 4 is a horizontal section taken on the line H of Fig. 1;

Fig. 5 is a detail vertical cross section taken on the line 55 of Fig. 1;

Fig. 6 is a detail vertical cross section taken on the line 66 of Fig. 1; 1

Fig. 7 is a fragmental vertical cross section through the stand showing the parts in position before being fixedly secured together;

Fig. 8 is a fragmental side elevation showing a slightly modified form of connection between the sign holding Fig. 9 is a detail horizontal fragmental section showing a slightly modified form of sign aligningmeans;

Fig. 10 is a vertical longitudinal section showing another modificat on of the sign aligning means; 7

Fig. 11 is a view, partly in side elevation and partly in vertical section, of fragments of the stem and base illustrating a modification thereof; and

frame and stand;

Fig. 12 is a fragmentary vertical cross section illustrating another modification of the base and stem connection.

Referring to said drawings, and first to Figs. 1 to 7, inclusive, the reference character 11 designates a sign holding frame and 12 a stand upon which the frame is mounted. The frame 11 usually comprises a pair of upright slotted tubular frame members 13, to the ends, of which are secured upper and lower horizontal frame members 14 and .15, each of which is preferably composed of a strip of metal bent upon itself to form two parallel spaced strips and two loops. The upright. frame members 13 are held in the loops, and, as a preference, are spot welded thereto.

The sign 16, preferably composed of a rectangular sheet of cardboard with suitable printed matter displayed thereon is held in the frame with its side edge portions extending into the hollows of the upright frame members 13, and its upper and lower edge portions extending into the spaces between the two strips of the top and bottom frame members 14 and 15. In order to align the sign or card 16 with the vertical and horizontal members of the frame 11, supports 17 are provided near the lower corners of the frame, which supports are so located with respect to the edges of the lower horizontal frame member 15 as to properly align the edges of the sign or cardwith the edges of the frame members. The card is held loosely between the two strips of the top. and bot-. tom frame members 1 1 and 15 and rests upon the supports 17. I

The supports 17 are particularly desirable in cases where the frame 11 is supported by a stem 18 composed of a narrow strip of metal extending between and rigidly fastened to the two strips of the lower frame members 15, as is illustrated in Fig. 8. In such cases, especially in sign holders of relatively larger dimensions, the sign or card is very'likely to stand in a tilted position upon the upper edge of the stem, but with the provision of the supports 17, the sign or card is supported above the stem with its edges in parallel relation to the frame members, and,

horizontal a member 1 y sleet Welding (see. Fig- 7). Consequently, when the rivet secured thereto as by spot welding.

50 her, the indentations which form the supports as a consequence, the printed matter is lined and is formed on one side with a struck up up with the frame. loop 27 through which the lower end of the The supports 17 may take the form of instem extends. The stem and base are shown wardly struck up loops, as seen in Figs. 1, 3 a secured together by a rivet 28 extending 5 and 5, or they may take the form of indentathrou h the loop 27 and stem 18, tions 17 as seen in F ig- 9, 01 th y may b In order to make a very rigid connection formed upon the upright frame members'13 b tw th stem and ba e, the end of the by punching out a tongue l7 at the low end stem is cut square across and a slot 29 is of each upright frame member 13 and bendf d i th t l f th b id b -ing the tongues into the hollows of the side tween it d atth corner where the metal 75 frame members. In each of the forms illusi b t up t f th fl g 26. B removtrated, the supports definitely locate the sign i th t l t thi i t it l a or card 16 above the stem which supports th feetly flat part at the corner for the square ram I end of the stem to abut against, and in order 35 In many SItUat-IOIIS, it is preferred to use t bring th t fi l d upon th fl t 50 e P ihg Steel Strip for thestem pertienhf the base-plate 25, the rivet hole30 of the stem is stand, and such a stem isillustrated 1n the Spaced t jfl f th away f th squared w The l p, forms/file Stem, end of the stem than the rivet hole 31 is yb Secured between the two p of spaced from the surface of the base plate 25 it thereto, as Shown h a Socket l .28 is driven through the rivet holes 31 and 30, her 19 may be provided on the frame holder h t is drawn downward7 th b b in into Which the Stem ay be .selfewed' ing its squared end firmly down against the The socket member 19 comprises a piece of fl t Surface of the base-plate 25.

Sheet {119ml folded p itself midweyhe' In ,the modified form illustrated in Fig. 11, U tween s ends, as e fi e two flat sides the lower end of the stem 18 is notched at its m .each of whlch 1S Stamped outwardly corners to form two shoulders that impinge a semi-circular socket pprtion 2-2, the two uhon the uhherrface of the a plate 25, portions 22 form ng a socket that is mternalh a h 18s that extends into a slot ly threaded for the reception of a threaded formed atthe comer between the b plate VJ part 23 of the stem. One of the flat sides 21 25 and flan-2e 26' The'stem is held tightly Ohthe sohket h 19 1s Struck up 150 form in the loop 27,-and because of its engagement honzohtany ahghed h1g5 h h h in the slot. a verv substantial and rigid con- .ahces 21a that as Shoulders for Posltlohlhg nection is made between the stem and base,

35 thehorihohtal frame member Oh the Socket which is'not likely to beconie'loose from mu h .member Q as to extend at right anglesto handling 7 b the stem" The flat sldes 21 the docket In the modified form illustrated in Fig. 1-2, memberare placed between the two strips of the Stem 18 formed with a, tongue on its the lower horlzontal frame member and lower as Sh(Wm in Fig 11! w mm jects through a slot 27 in the base plate 25, In assembhhg the Workman and the upper end of the flange 26 has a lip Serts the flat sldes 21 f the Socket member 2 7 bent parallel with the base plate and 19 between h two Of the honzontal formed with a slot 27 d'i-rectlv above the slot frame member bl'lnglhg Shoulders 2 27. The stem -18is inserted through the slot 5 egalhst the lower edge of one p Whlch 27* andi ts tongue is inserted into the slot 27 I sures the Proper Positioning of the Socket after which the parts are secured together by member on the horizontal frame member 15. p a rivet 28 When the two strips of the horizontal frame th t ,member 15 are spot welded to the socket mem- W] h e cons r uctions described. the stem is alwavs maintained at right angles to the .115 base plate 25. and in case force is exerted 17 impinged i h p the ii h h; against the spring steel stem. tending to bend 3313 335, 9 g g @3 33}; the flan ge 26 a the between a and the from being accidentally squeezed together, m the force Wm absorbed by h as this would interfere with the free inser-- rmgstwl. i Consequently .there 15,120 'tion of the a between the little or no likelihood for the flange 26 to be- Sometimes the stem takes the form of a o bent out of its e p relation tube threadedly securedin the socket. When to the e Plate Wlththe erchhery base the stem 18' is in the form of a strip ofspring p a a pert-S are llkely to be bent due to 'steel. its lower end is riveted or otherwise perthe rough handling to which articles of this manently securedto a sheet metal base 24. kind are P and the ge 0f h base -The base 24 comprises a flat base late 25 plate is likely to be bent, leavmg the stem having a portion bent at right angles thereto and fra-meistanding in an inclined plane in- ,to form an uprightflange 26 which extends stead of'remainingperpendicular-in'the' base 85 almost to the side edges of the baseplate 25 plate. 5

I claim as new, and desire to secure by Letters Patent:

1. A sign holder comprising a frame having upright and upper and lower horizontal frame members provided with a marginal slot for receiving a card or sign, a stand for said frame having a part entering said slot, and supports at the lower corners of the frame extending into the slot in a plane disposed above the upper end of said stand and serving to support and line up the card or sign with the frame.

2. A sign holder comprising a frame having upright and upper and lower horizontal frame members, said frame having a marginal slot for receivingthe edges of a card or sign, a stand for said frame havinga part entering said slot, and inwardly indented portions at the lower corners of said frame extending into said slot in a plane disposed above the upper end of said stand, and serv ing to support and line up the card or sign with the frame.

3. A sign holder comprising a frame having upright and upper and lower horizontal frame members, said frame having a marginal slot for receiving the edges of a card or sign, a stand for said frame having a part entering into said slot, and inwardly struck up loops at the lower corners of said frame extending into said slot ina plane disposed above the top of said stand and serving to support and line up the card or sign with the frame.

4:. A sign holder comprising a frame having upright and upper and lower horizontal frame members, said frame having a marginal slot for receiving the edges of a card or sign, a stand for said frame having a part entering into said slot, and inwardly bent tongues on the upright frame members at the lower corners of said frame extending into said slot in a plane disposed above the top of said stand and serving to support and line up the card or sign with the frame.

5. A sign holder comprising a-frame composed of upright and upper and lower frame members provided with a marginal slot for receiving the edge portions of a sign or card, a stand having an end part secured to the lower horizontal frame member and extending into the slot thereof, and inwardly bent portions at the lower corners of said frame projecting into the slot thereof in a plane disposed above the top of said stand and serving to support and line up the sign or card with the frame.

6. A sign holder comprising a frame composed of slot-ted upright frame members con- 0 nected by upper and lower horizontal frame members, each comprising a pair of spaced parallel strips, a stand having its upper end secured between the two strips of the lower horizontal frame member, and identations formed in said strips and extending into the space between said strips in a plane disposed above the top of the stand and serving to support and line up a card or sign with the frame.

7. In a sign holder, the combination of a frame having upper and lower horizontal frame members, each consisting of spaced strips, a stand having a stem, and a connection between said stem and frame comprising a piece of sheet metal folded between its ends to provide two flat sides entering the space between the strips of the lower horizontal frame member and permanently secured to said frame member, said two sides being struck outwardlyto form companion socket members internally threaded for the reception of the upper end of the stem.

8. In a sign holder, the combination of a sign holding frame having a pair of spaced lower horizontal strips, a sheet metal stem reoeivin socket member having fiat sides located between and fixedly secured to said strips, there being horizontally aligned shoulders formed on one of said flat sides of the socket member for positioning the sign holding frame on the socket member.

9. In a sign holder, a sign holding means having a pair of closely spaced lower horizontal strips provided with inwardly indented portions, and a socket member extending between said strips and spot welded thereto with the indented portions of one strip impinging against the opposite strip.

MILTON ZADEK.

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Classifications
U.S. Classification40/607.11, 211/182, 40/607.1, 40/611.6, 40/766
International ClassificationG09F15/00, G09F7/18
Cooperative ClassificationG09F15/0018, G09F7/18, G09F2007/1843
European ClassificationG09F7/18, G09F15/00B3