US 1976647 A
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1934. J. s. WILKINSON 1,976,647
ADVERTI S ING GLOBE Filed April 5, 1934 gin/0cm Jay Sfuart WilKmson other disadvantage in kind in question, has
Patented Oct. 9, 1934 ADVERTISING GLOBE Jay Stuart Wilkinson,
Cincinnati, Ohio, assignor to The Cincinnati Advertising Products Company, Cincinnati, Ohio,
a corporation of Ohio Application April 5, 1934, Serial No. 119,1s1
This invention relates to an illuminated advertising globe.
An object of the invention is to provide a globe of this kind in which the outer portions of the advertising plates forming the sides of the globe, are attractively illuminated by neon or similar lighting means and the central portions of the plates are illuminated by an incandescent electric light disposed centrally in the globe whereby both a variety of coloring effect and equal diffusion of light throughout the advertising plates, may be attained.
Another object is the provision of a globe of this kind in which the illuminating means are arranged in a compact and eflicient manner and in such way as to obviate shadows on the illuminated advertising globe.
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 a globe of the present invention with one of the advertising plates removed in order to disclose the interior illuminating means.
Fig. 2 is a cross sectional view taken on line 2-2 of Fig. 1.
Fig. 3 is a view similar to Fig. 1 with the advertising plate in position but partly broken away, the base being likewise shown fragmentally.
Advertising globes of the general type herein disclosed have been produced heretofore but have been unsatisfactory in various respects particularly as to the proper difiusion of light through the advertising plates. For example, globes have been produced with illuminating means adjacent the peripheries of the advertising plates but these means were insufiicient to illuminate the total areas of the advertising plates so that the central and essential portions thereof were improperly lighted and of little or no advertising value. An-
previous structures of the been the production of shadows on the advertising plates due to the positioning of the electrical media utilized in connection with the edgewise lighting means. These difliculties have been overcome in the present invention by the provision of an advertising globe having edgewise lighting in which the electrical associated media are positioned at the bottom of the globe where there is no possibility of casting shadows on the plates, and likewise by the provision of an incandescent electric light disposed centrally of the globe so that both the interior and the outlying portions of the advertising V plates are well illuminated.
With reference to the drawing: this invention contemplates the use of a substantially annular rim 5 provided with a base 6 and constructed with suitable ways 7 for supporting a pair of frosted advertising plates 8 disposed in spaced relation.
Illuminating of the continuous tubular type such as utilized in neon lighting, are enclosed with the rim 5 and plates 7 and may be in the form of a single length of glass tubing 9 shaped to provide two substantially circular portions 10 and 11 extending around the inside of the globe and disposed adjacent the peripheries of the adtubing 9 may be vertising plates 8. The glass held Within the globe in any su'table manner such as by the supporting means 12. The ends 13 of the tubing 9 are electrically connected with a transformer 14, ordinarily utilized in connection with lighting of this kind, the transformer being disposed on the bottom 15 provided by the base 6. A bracket 16 is attached to and extends upwardly above transformer 14 and has secured thereon the incandescent ligl t mounting 17 with which 1,
the light'18 is associated. It will be seen that the incandescent light is disposed centrally in the globe for the purpose of illuminating the central portions of the advertising plates 8. It
will be further seen that the position of the transformer 14 is such as to preclude any possibility of shadows being cast thereby upon the advertising plates. The plates 8, as he 'etoiore suggested, are frosted and this coating 19 may be broken by an annular clear space 20 provided in substantial registration with the sections 10 and 11 of the tubular lighting means inside the globe. In this way a greater diffusion and visibility of said illuminating means are achieved. The total light eiiect of the globe of this invention is attractive and highly satisfactory from an advertising view-point since the peripheral lighting by the tube 9 and the central illumination by the light 18 assure diffusion of light upon every portion of the plates 8. ing means may be of contrasting colors with the central light and the peculiar and well known neon light may be rendered more attractive by the provision of intermittent Various modifications become obvious upon disclosure of the means of this invention but these are believed to be comprised within the spirit and scope of this invention.
or flash lighting means in connection with the central member 18.
00 Moreover, the edgewise lightperipheries of the plates for illuminating the adjacent parts thereof, a bracket extending upwardly within the rim and plates, an incandescent light mounting and light supported by the bracket and disposed so as to illuminate the'central portions of said plates, and means for energizing said transformer, illuminating means and light.
JAY STUART WILKIN 'SON.
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