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Publication numberUS1883791 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateOct 18, 1932
Filing dateJun 13, 1932
Priority dateJun 13, 1932
Publication numberUS 1883791 A, US 1883791A, US-A-1883791, US1883791 A, US1883791A
InventorsHarold D Jewell
Original AssigneeHarold D Jewell
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
US 1883791 A
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Description  (OCR text may contain errors)

Oct. 18, 1-932.

H. D. JEWELL SIGN Filed June 13, 1952 Inventor n zaeiz Patented Oct. 18, 1932 HAROLD i). JEWELL, or DETROIT, MICHIGAN SIGN Application filed J'une 13,

The present invention'relates to new and useful improvements in signs and has for its primary object to provide, in a manner as hereinafter set forth, a sign including novel supporting means through the medium of which said sign may be conveniently mounted on glass, such as show windows and on other smooth surfaces in a neat and attractive manner. 7

Another very important object of the invention is to provide a sign of the aforementioned character embodying novel means through the medium of which said sign may be expeditiously removed from the support-. ing surface when desired.

Another important object of the invention is to provide a supporting means for signs of aconstruction which will permit the signs to be conveniently changed when desired.

Other objects of the invention-are to pro-' vide a sign of the character described which will be simple in construction, strong durable, eflicient and reliable in use and which may be manufactured at low cost.

All of the foregoing and still further 'objects and advantages of the invention will become apparent from a study of the following specification, taken in connection with the accompanying drawing wherein like characters of reference designate corresponding parts throughout the several views, and wherein V Figure 1 is a view in front elevation of the invention, the central portion only of the sign card being shown. I

Figure 2 is a view in vertical section, takenv substantially on the line 2-2 of Figure 1.

Figure 3 is a detail view in front elevation of the support.

Referring now to the drawing in detail, it will be seen that the embodiment of the invention which has been illustrated comprises a rubber vacuum cup 1 for mounting on a glass 2 or other smooth surface in a well known manner, as illustrated to advantage in Figure 2 of the drawing. A centrally disposed integral shank 3 projects from the outer side of the cup 1 and has projecting from its free end an integral, re ducedneck 4 which terminates in a T-head 5. The reference numeral 6 designates a sign 1932. Serial No. 616,988.

card which is mounted on the neck 4, said card having an opening 7 therein which-accommodates the neck. When mounting the card 6 in position, the flexible head 5 is I passed through the opening 7, as will be apparent. A washer 8 is then mounted on the neck 4 between the card 6 and the head 5.

Formed integrally with the marginal portion of the cup lin spaced relation below the shank 3 is an outwardly projecting pull finger 9 whichpasses through an opening 0 provided therefor in the card 6. The finger 9 projects forwardly beyond the card 6 suf-' ficiently to permit a grip to be obtained on its free end portion.

In use, the cupis engaged with the support upon which the sign is to be mounted and is secured thereon'by suction by pressing on the head 5 in a manner to collapse said. cup, as will be understood. To detach the cup from the supporting surface, the finger 9 is pulled with sufficient force to disengage the adjacent marginal edge of the cup from the supporting surface, thus permitting air to enter. said cup. The vacuum having thus been broken, the cup is easily removed. The finger 9 further constitutes means for posi tively preventing swinging movement of the card 6 on the neck (l. p

It is believed that the many advantages of a sign constructed in accordance with the.

present invention will be readily understood, and although the preferred embodiment of the invention is as illustrated and described, it is to be understood that changes in the details of construction and in the combination and arrangement of parts may be resorted to which will fall within the scope of the invention as claimed. 1

What is claimed is A sign comprising a vacuum cup engageable with a support, an integral shank projecting centrally vfrom the outer side of the vacuum cup, an integral, reduced neck projecting from the free end of the shank, a

card mounted on the neck, aT-head-on the free end of the neck, a washer mounted on the neck between the card and the T-head, said card having an opening therein in spaced relation to the neck, and a finger projecting from a marginal portion of the vacuum cup through the opening and vproviding means for detaching the vacuum cup from the support, said finger extending substantially in spaced parallelism with the shank and the neck.

In testimony whereof I affix my signature.


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U.S. Classification40/597, 248/205.5, 116/DIG.240
International ClassificationG09F3/08, G09F1/10
Cooperative ClassificationY10S116/24, G09F3/08, G09F1/10
European ClassificationG09F3/08, G09F1/10