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Publication numberUS1973455 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateSep 11, 1934
Filing dateApr 5, 1934
Priority dateApr 5, 1934
Publication numberUS 1973455 A, US 1973455A, US-A-1973455, US1973455 A, US1973455A
InventorsWilkinson Jay Stuart
Original AssigneeCincinnati Advertising Product
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Advertising globe
US 1973455 A
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Sept. 11, 1934. J. 5. WILKINSON ADVERTISING GLOBE Filed.-April 5, 1934 Jay Stuart Wilkinson Patented Sept. 11, 1934 UNITED STATES 1,973,455 ADVERTISING GLOBE Jay Stuart Wilkinson, Cincinnati,"hio, assign or to The Cincinnati Advertising Products Company, Cincinnati, Ohio, a corporation of Ohio Application, April is, 1934, Serial Nb. 719,162 f 4 Claims; (01. 40 -132) This invention relates to an advertising globe oi" the kind adapted to have illuminating means of the continuous tubular type; commonly known as neon lighting, associated therewith.

An object of the invention is to provide means for eiiectively supporting such lighting means in the globe. I

Another object is to provide such supporting means of a resilient nature adapted topreclude l0 shock and jarring and the resultant shattering of the fragile glass tubing utilized in lighting of the character described.

Another object is to provide means of this kind occupying a minimum of space and adapted for simple and efficient manufacture and installation. These and other objects are attained by the means described herein and illustrated in the accompanying drawing, in which:

Fig. 1 is a front elevational view of anadvertising globe comprising the means of the present invention and having one of these advertising plates removed therefrom.

Fig. 2 is a cross sectional view taken on the line 22 of Fig. 1.

The mounting of neon lighting tubes in positions where considerable vibration, jarring, or shock occurs, has presented a considerable problem in connection with the prevention of injury '30 to and shattering of the tubes due to their heretofore rigid mounting and the resultant transmission of the injurious shocks to the fragile glass. It is obvious that such injury, particularly in locations where there is a frequently recurring cause thereof such as in the lighting globes, commonly utilized on gasoline pumps and adjacent positions, can entail great expense in time, labor and parts as well as in the loss of proper and attractive lighting essential at 10- cations of the kind indicated.

The present invention overcomes these difliculties by providing for resilient mounting of neon lighting tubes so that the danger of shattering of the neon lighting tubes by vibration, jar or shock is eliminated.

With reference to the drawing, the type of globe commonly utilized for locations of the kind indicated comprises a base 5 and a metal rim 6 associated therewith and adapted to support glass advertising plates 7 in substantially parallel spaced relationship. The lighting tubes may be of the continuous kind formed to extend in two sections 8 and 9, one each, around the interior of the globe adjacent the peripheries of the plates '7. This tubing may extend transversely across the globe'as" at 10 and may have its ends-terminating in an adjacent position as at 11, from which endssuitable wire 12 projects downwardly into a transformer 13 commonly required in connection with lighting of the kind in' question.- Said transformer may be conveniently positioned adjacent the base 5.

For resiliently positioning the continuous glass tubes, there are provided, according to the present invention, a number of arcuate resilient support strips 14 disposed at intervals around the interior face of the rim 6. The central section of each strip 14 is suitably secured, such as by spot welding, to the central section of the rim 6 as at 15. The end portions 16 and 17 of each support strip, extend clear of the rim and a pair of opposed hook-like members 18 and 19 are formed, one at each 'end 16 and 17.

Adjacent the hook-like members described, the support strip may be provided with small apertures 20.

The sections 8 and 9 of the light tubing are adapted to be disposed against the outer faces of the hook-like members 18 and 19 on the respective sides of the globe. Small wires 21 may be passed around the tubing and through the apertures 20 and thereafter twisted together for attaching the tubing to the support strips 14. It is obvious that other suitable means for associating said strips and tubing may be emplayed. The positioning of the hook-like members 18 and 19 behind or inwardly of the tubing sections 18 and 19, precludes the formation of shadows on the advertising plates.

It has been stated above that the outer portions of the support strips 14 extend clear of the rim 6 and of all other contact which might result in the direct transmission of vibration and shock to the glass tubes, such jarring being caused, for example, by passage of heavy vehicles, the operation of the gasoline pump with which the means of the continuous tubular type enclosed within said rim and plates and disposed adjacent the peripheries of the plates for illuminating the adjacent parts thereof, a plurality of spaced resilient support strips extending transversely of the inner face of said rim and adapted to resiliently hold said tubular illuminating means in position, said strips having their central portions secured to the rim and their end portions in spaced unattached relationship therewith, and means at the ends of the strips for engaging said illuminating means.

2. An advertising globe comprising a metal rim, a pair of spaced oppositely-disposed adver tising plates supported thereby, illuminating means of the continuous tubular type enclosed within said rim and plates and disposed adja cent the peripheries of the plates for illuminating the adjacent parts thereof, a plurality oi spaced resilient support strips extending transversely or" the inner face of said rim and-adapted to resiliently hold said tubular illuminating means in position, said strips having their central portions secured to the rim and their end portions in spaced unattached relationship therewith, hook-like members formed at the ends of said strips and adapted to be positioned bethereof extending clear of the rim, said end portions being formed to provide hook-like members adapted to be positioned behind or inward- 1y of the neon tubes to preclude shadow formation on the advertising plates, said tubes being suitablysecured as by wiring, to said hook members.

.4. The combination, with an illuminable globe,

- of a rim, illuminating means of the continuous tubular type, a resilient support strip attached to the rim and having a portion thereof extending in spaced unattached relationship with the rim, and means associated with said unattached portion for engaging and resiliently positioning said illuminating means.

JAY STUART WILKINSON.

Referenced by
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US2732485 *Dec 19, 1950Jan 24, 1956 Luminaire
US5692826 *Jun 20, 1996Dec 2, 1997Hsien-Jung; HuangNeon light assembly
US20100124066 *Nov 17, 2008May 20, 2010Yu-Chu LinCold cathode fluorescent lamp lighting device
Classifications
U.S. Classification40/572, 362/390
International ClassificationG09F13/26
Cooperative ClassificationG09F13/26
European ClassificationG09F13/26