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Dec. 1934. w. JOERGER ET AL I 1,983,174
h SIGN STANDARD Filed July 26, 1935 WILLIAM JOERGER, .JOHN s. SHEEHAN 5. BY FRED q. JONES.
I E- 7 INVENTORJ.
Patented Dec. 4, 1934 SIGN STANDARD William Joerger, Glendale, John S. Sheehan,
.Gincinnati, and Fred J.
l Application July 26, 1933., Serial No. 682,294
4 :Claims. (Cl. -138) Our invention relates to a new and improved sign standardgbeing.primarily useful as a temporary :road sign or .as a sidewalk sign.
In signs heretofore constructedthe support- ;Jrfi: ingflegs were locked in open position, whereby upon being struck anddriven over by a passing vehicle the sign was either damaged beyond repair or caused considerable damage to the vehicle. Signs used to indicate that men are working 5, 9, along the road or highway are usually placed in the center of the road several hundred feet in advance of the men working on such road beds. Signs having a permanent support are. often knocked. down or drawn over by the suction (1 .1 created by large busses or other vehicles passing the sign. With our improved sign the sign proper is pivoted to the frame and the suction created by passing vehicles merely causes the sign to rock on its pivot.
."QQ; The object of our invention is to provide a simple, durable, inexpensive sign to be used as a signal on the highway, or as a sidewalk sign. A further object is to provide a sign standard comprising pairs of pivoted legs having a pivoted V2.5; cross bar for supporting the sign proper. A further object is to so arrange the legs in the event of the sign being knocked down that the legs will collapse or fold within each other whereby a vehicle passing thereover will not damage 13.9 the sign or the standard. A further object is to provide chains connecting each pair of legs for limiting the spread of the legs and to prevent any protruding parts when the sign is collapsed. A further object is to provide braces between the v3.5 respective pairs of legs spaced a substantial distance from the bases of the legs for bracing the legs and permitting the legs to give the sign a fourpoint support regardless of the construction or irregularity of the surface upon which it is 5 49 placed. A further object is to secure the sign proper to its pivoted support central of the leg pivots, whereby the sign will normally hang perpendicular.
Our invention will be further readily under- -.4,5 stood from the following description and claims,
and from the drawing in which latter:
Fig. 1 is an isometric view of our improved sign standard.
Fig. 2 is an end view of the same.
Fig. 3 is an enlarged detail section, taken in the plane of the line 3-3 of Fig. 2, showing the pivoted construction of the legs and cross member.
Fig. 4 is a detail section of the same, taken in "1 the plane of the line 4-4 of Fig. 3; and
Fig. 5 is'a .detail section-of. a modified form of cross .member arranged to support a pair of 'Our improved sign standard comprises :pairs of :legslB and 14 formed of angle iron and plyoted together at their upper endsby means of a bolt 15, hereinafter. more fully described. $paced from the bottom of the legs and joining the respective leg members of i the pairs of legs 13 and 14 are bracing bars 16 and 1'? which we prefer to spot weld to the legs although any other suitable means of attachment such as bolts or screws may be used. Connected to the respective legs 13 and the respective legs 14 are chains 18 to limit the outward swing of the legs 10. and when the legs are collapsed the chain will drop in between the legs.
An angle member 22 has its ends bent inwardly to form a pivoted support 23 through which the bolt 15 extends. A nut 24 received over the bolt 15 clamps the angle member 22 to the bolt which extends through openings 25 in thelegs. A nut 26 is received over a reduced end 27 of the bolt 15 for holding the legs in pivoted position with suflicient clearances to permit free movement 8,0 of the respective legs about the pivot bolt. The angle member 22 is provided with holes 28 central of the meeting points of the flanges of the angle. A suitable display sign 29 is bolted to the angle by means of bolts 30 received through the sign and through the holes 28 and clamped thereto by means of a nut 31. The signrests against the respective edges 32 of the angle 22. This construction permits easy removal of the sign when it is desired to change the sign and 94) positions the sign central of the pivot points of the cross member, whereby the signwill hang perpendicular. We prefer to secure the sign to the cross member, with a greater portion of the sign extending below the cross member whereby 95 the gravity of the sign will maintain the sign in the desired position at all times. If desired,
a signal flag 33 may be bolted to the sign 29 to further attract attention to the sign.
With this construction the sign is solidly sup- 10o ported and will not blow over or be drawn over by wind or the suction of passing vehicles, but will merely rock on its pivot and in the event of I being knocked over, will collapse with one set of angle legs folding within the other set of angle legs whereby any vehicle passing over the collapsed sign will not damage the sign or the vehicle.
In Fig. 5 we have shown a modified form of cross member construction comprising a channel of angle iron with the inner angles facing each other and one of the flanges of each leg overlapping, each pair of legs pivoted together through said overlapping flanges, a cross member provided with bent in end flanges secured to said leg pivots and arranged to have signs attached thereto, chains connecting each pair of legs and bracing bars connecting the respective legs of each pair of legs.
2. In a sign, pairs of supporting legs formed of angle iron with the inner angles facing each other and one flange of each leg overlapping, each pair of supporting legs pivoted together through said overlapping flanges, an angle iron cross member provided with bent in end flanges secured to said leg pivots, a sign bolted to said cross member with a major portion of the-sign below said cross member and chains attached to said pivoted legs for limiting the spread of said legs.
3. In a sign, pairs of supporting legs formed of angle iron with the inner angles facing each other and one of the flanges of each leg overlapping, each pair of supporting legs pivoted together through said overlapping flanges, an angle iron cross member provided with bent in end flanges secured to said leg pivots, a sign bolted to said cross-member with a major portion of the sign below said cross member, chains attached to said pivoted legs for limiting the spread of said legs and bracing bars connecting the respective legs of each pair of legs.
4. In a sign, pairs of supporting legs formed of angle iron with the inner angles facing each other, a cross member provided with bent in end flanges, a pivot received through said end flanges and each pair of legs, a sign secured to said cross member, chains attached to each pair of legs, cross braces secured to the respective legs of each pair of legs spaced from the base of said legs and the whole arranged whereby upon tipping of said sign the respective legs of one pair of legs will fold within the other pair of legs.
WILLIAM JOERGER. JOHN S. SHEEHAN. FRED J. JONES.