|Publication number||US1873178 A|
|Publication date||Aug 23, 1932|
|Filing date||Nov 3, 1930|
|Priority date||Nov 15, 1929|
|Publication number||US 1873178 A, US 1873178A, US-A-1873178, US1873178 A, US1873178A|
|Original Assignee||Emil Bernstein|
|Export Citation||BiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan|
|Referenced by (18), Classifications (6)|
|External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet|
Aug. 23, 1932. E. BERNSTEIN SIGN HOLDER Filed Nov. 3, 1950 Patented Aug. 23, 1932' EMIL BERNSTEIN', OF KOSICE, CZECHOSLOVAKIA SIGN HOLDER Application filed November 3, 1930, Serial No. 493,192, and in Czechoslovakia November 15, 1929.
This invention relates to a device for exhibiting placards, notices and the like, more particularly those consisting of thin materials.
The object of the invention is to stretch the placards out smooth, or place them under tension, and to bring them into this condition in a position in which they are best exposed to View, lighting efiects also admitting of being advantageously obtained if transparent materials are employed for the placards.
The invention consists in providing the placards or the like at their corners or at positions suitably distributed round the edge, with eyes in which exchangeable resilient struts are inserted, which are bent to a considerable curvature when their ends are inserted in the eyes, and act upon the placard in directions tending away from one another.
Differentconstructional examples of the invention are illustrated in the accompanying drawing, in which Figure 1 is a back view, and
Figure 2 a side view of one form of con struction,
Figure 3 shows one constructional form of a placard stand, and
F igure 4 shows one fastening eye on a larger scale. s
As will be seen from Figures 1 and 2, the device consists of resilient struts 1, which intersect at one point, and which are equipped at their ends with tongues 2,which engage in eyes 8. The latter are secured to the placard 4 in any convenient manner. An eye 3 is shown on a larger scale in Figure 4.
The resilient struts are mounted upon, a stand 5, the height of which is adjustable, and which may be provided at the point of intersection of the struts 1 with a metallic lamp holder 6 for an electric incandescent lamp 7 The source of light is thus located in the space between the back of thesheet 4 and the bent struts 1. It is therefore conveniently situated for illuminating a trans A A parent sign, and the struts protect the lamp without casting any shadows on the sheet. 1
According to the form of construction i-llustrated in Figure 3, there is secured to the struts at theirpoint of intersection a rod 8 which is adjustably mounted in a bracket 9..
The bracket 9 is secured to a wall 10, either p directly or by means of a What I claim is V 1. A device for exhibiting announcement sheets, such j as placards, comprising eyes adapted to be secured to the extremities of the sheet, and resilient struts diverging from a common center adaptedto engage releasably in the said eyes and when so engaging to be bentto a considerable curvature concaved to the back of the sheet and to keep the sheet under tension in divergent directions.
2. A device for exhibiting announcement sheets, such as placards, comprising eyes adapted to be secured to the corners of the sheet, intersecting resilient struts diverging from a common center adapted to engage releasably in the said eyes and when so engagpositioning link 11.
ing to be bent to a considerable curvature concaved to the back of the sheet and to keep the sheet under tension in divergent directions, and adjustable supporting means secured to the struts at their point of intersection. a
3. A device for exhibiting announcement sheets, such as placards, comprising eyes adapted to be secured to the corners of the sheet, intersecting resilient struts diverging from a common center adapted to engage re- -leasably in the said eyes and when so engaging to be bent to a considerable curvature concaved to the back ofthe sheet and to keep the sheet under tension in divergent directions, and a: standard of adjustable height secured to the struts at their'point of intersec- A tion. r
4:. A device for exhibiting announcement sheets, such as placards, comprising eyes adapted to be secured to the corners of the sheet, intersecting resilient struts diverging from a common center adapted to engage releasably in the sa-id eyes and when so en- 5 gaging to be bent to a considerable curvature concave to the back ofthe sheet and to keep the sheet under tension in divergent, directions, a bracket capable of swinging in a horizontal plane, and a rod longitudinally ad- 7 m justable in the bracket and secured to the struts at their point of intersection. I
In testimony whereof I have signed my name to'this specification.
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|U.S. Classification||40/603, 248/480|
|International Classification||G09F1/00, G09F1/14|