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Publication numberUS1952250 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateMar 27, 1934
Filing dateSep 3, 1932
Priority dateSep 3, 1932
Publication numberUS 1952250 A, US 1952250A, US-A-1952250, US1952250 A, US1952250A
InventorsFrank Bennett, Hallowell Howard T
Original AssigneeStandard Pressed Steel Co
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Sign frame
US 1952250 A
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March 27, 1934. H. T. HALLOWELL El Al. 1,952,250

SIGN FRAME Filed Sept. 3, 1932 2 Sheets-Sheet 1 Ave rc'rcsl- March 27, 1934;

H. T. HALLOWELL ET! AL SIGN FRAME Filed Sept. 5. 1932 2 Sheets-Sheet 2 Patented Mar. 27, 1934 Uii" TATES @FICE SIGN FRAME Vania Application September 3, 1932, Serial No. 631,692

3 Claims.

Our invention relates to certain improvements in street sign frames of the type which are mounted on a base and which have a circular or other shaped frame member in which the sign is mounted.

One object of our invention is to make a comparatively inexpensive sign frame of this type which will be substantial and which will withstand rough usage.

A further object of the invention is to make the frame from a channel or angle shape in which the flanges are bent to reduce the space between the flanges to properly retain a sign.

In the accompanying drawings:

Fig. 1 is a view in elevation of our improved sign frame;

Fig. 2 is a side view of the same;

Fig. 3 is a sectional view on the line 33 of the circular portion of the frame, drawn to an enlarged scale;

Fig. 4 is a sectional view on the line 44, Fig. 1;

Fig. 5 is a sectional view on the line .55, Fig. 3;

Fig. 6 is a View of a channel bar before being bent into the shape shown in Fig. 5;

Fig. '7 is a View of a modification, in which an angle bar is used insteadof a channel bar;

Figs. 8 and 9 are views of a modification in which the members securing the frame to the standard are made separate from the frame and secured thereto by welding.

Referring to Figs. 1 to 6 of the drawings, 1 is the base of the sign frame. 2 is a tubular standard in the present instance and 3 is the frame which is secured to the standard by bolts 4. The frame is in the form of a circle, but it will be understood that it may be oval, square or otherwise shaped. The frame 3 is made from a channel bar such as shown in Fig. 6 and this bar is bent at m as shown by dotted lines in Fig. 6, and also shown in full lines in Fig. 5, so as to bring the two flanges 5 of the channel bar comparatively close together, space being allowed for the insertion of a sign. The ends 6 of the bar which form the circular frame are bent downward and are secured to the sides of the standard by the bolts 4. The ends or members 6 are not contracted, the flanges of the channels resting against the sides of the standard 2. The bolts 4 pass through holes '7 in the ends 6 of the circular frame and through holes in the standard 2 and nuts 8 on the bolts a draw the parts firmly togethen'making a very substantial frame. The sign can be inserted in the frame when the ends 6 are detached and separated from the standard and when the ends 6 are drawn together the frame is contracted and will hold the sign firmly in position.

In Fig. '7 we have illustrated a modification in which an angle bar is used instead of a channel bar. In this instance the flanges 5a of the angle bar are bent so as to make a comparatively narrow opening for the sign.

Figs. 8 and 9 show a modification in which the ends 6a are of channel cross section and are made separate from the frame 1a and are welded to the frame at y-y.

I We claim:

1. The combination in a sign frame, of a standard; a frame made of a flanged metallic strip bent to form the frame, the ends of the strip being bent downwards and secured to the standard, the flanges of that portion of the metallic strip forming the frame being bent towards each other to form a narrow channel for the reception of a sign.

2. The combination in a sign frame, of a base;

a standard projecting from the base; a frame mounted on the standard, said frame being made of a flanged channel bar, the body portion of the channel bar being bent so that the flanges will be comparatively close together, the flanges at the ends of the rolled shape being in their original form, said ends being turned down so as to rest against each side of the standard; and bolts extending through the ends of the frame and the standard, securing the frame to the standard.

3. The combination in a sign, of a cylindrical standard; a frame made from a flanged bar, the flanges of the bar being bent towards each other to form a narrow channel for the reception of a sign, said sign frame having two depending flanged portiona'the flanges of each portion being connected by a web and located near the open portion of said frame, the edges of the flanges bearing against the cylindrical standard; and a bolt extending through the web of each depending portion and through the standard.


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U.S. Classification40/607.12, 40/607.1, 248/158
International ClassificationG09F7/18
Cooperative ClassificationG09F2007/1808, G09F7/18
European ClassificationG09F7/18