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Publication numberUS2010004 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateAug 6, 1935
Filing dateFeb 27, 1933
Priority dateFeb 27, 1933
Publication numberUS 2010004 A, US 2010004A, US-A-2010004, US2010004 A, US2010004A
InventorsJohn L Berggren
Original AssigneeJohn L Berggren
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
US 2010004 A
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Aug. 6, 1935. 0 J. 1.. BERGGREN SIGN Original Filed Feb. 27, 1955 ifahr/Zfieryyrem ATTORN EYS Patented Aug. 6, 1935 SIGN John L. Berggren, Chicago, Ill.

Application February 27,

1933, Serial No.

- Renewed November 3, 1934 4 Claims. (o1. 40-40) This invention relates to signs of the type set forth in my U. S. Letters Patent granted April 12, 1932 and numbered 1,853,399 and has for the primary object, the provision of an improved 5 sign casing for the color varying means and the illuminating means and said casing is so constructed that the display or advertising medium will be clearly observed from a distance and may be easily and quickly changed in whole or in part and also the entire device may be readily taken apart and packed in a comparatively small carton or packing case for shipment or storage.

Another object of this invention is the provision of an improved support for the color varying shield which supports the latter directly on the illuminating means for free rotation and adjustment relative thereto and removal from the illuminating means and the sign casing when desired. I

A further object of this invention is the provision of means whereby air may be drawn through the sign casing and the color varying shield to retain the latter in rotation.

With these and other objects in view this invention consists in certain novel features of construction, combination and arrangement of parts to be hereinafter more fully described and claimed. I

For a complete understanding of my inven;- tion, reference is to be had to the following description and accompanying drawing, in which Figure 1 is a side elevation illustrating asign constructed in accordance with my invention.

Figure 2 is a vertical sectional view illustrating the same.

Figure 3 is a detail sectional view taken on the line 33 of Figure 2.

Figure 4 is a detail sectional view taken on the line 4-4 of Figure 1. I

Figure 5 is a detail view illustrating one of the corner strips.

Figure 6 is a perspective support for the color varying shield.

Figure 7 is a perspective view illustrating the panels and stencil of the display or advertising medium.

Referring in detail to the drawing, the numeral I indicates a sectional casingincluding a top 2 and a bottom 3. The top and bottom each are provided with inclined walls for the purpose of shedding rain, snow and the like. The top and bottom each are of rectangular shape in general outline to provide to the casing I sides, each side providing a display or advertising medium. The top and bottom are provided with view illustrating a marginal flanges top and bottom are ner posts 5. Panels and seated within top and bottom to f 4 opposing each other and said detachably connected by cor- 6 and I are arranged in pairs the marginal flanges of the orm sides to the sign casing.

The panels 6 are arranged innermost and are of translucent or fros are arranged outerm Stenciled panels 8 a pairs of panels 6 of permit light rays from the ted glass while the panels 1 0st and are transparent. re arranged between the and 1 and the characters there- 10 interior of the sign casing to shine therethrough with the rays dif- I fused by the panels that any number of stenc vided for the sign and between the respective purpose of varying characters of the Corner strips and bottom and 6. It is to beunderstood iled panels may be promay be readily changed panels 6 and I for the the display or advertising sign.

9 constructed of angle iron are overlie the adjacent edges of the panels to provide a finished appearance to the sign. The posts 5 cooperate with the marginal flanges insupporting the panels and the posts are provided with cushion el yieldable seats for the ing thereof should th strain or pressure.

I I, the ends of whic ed to receive bolts ing through the ing an eflicient ements ID to form panels and prevent breakey be subjected to undue Each post 5 consists of a tube h are internally screw threador like fasteners I 2 after passtop and bottom thereby providconstruction which will permit the top and bottom to be adjusted orptightened on the panels an of the top and b0 d also to permit easy removal ttom when desired or the slackening of the tension of the top and bottom on the panels when it is desired to remove the panels for the purpose of rearranging the stenciled plates.

The bottom 3 is provided with an opening I3 surrounded by an attaching neck or collar I4 which is secured to the bottom by fasteners I5. The collar or neck I 4 provides a medium for attaching the sign casing to any suitable support or to a fluid or a collar or neck Wi wardly through bridge or strip I by the fasteners an electric lamp ir dispensing pump and also the ll permit a circulation of air upthe casing I. A supporting 6 is connected to the bottom 3 I5 and traverses the opening I3 I1 supporting I8 in rear of the panels. The

socket I1 is provided with the conventional electric connections so as to furnish electricity to the electric lamp I8.

If desired, an ordinary flasher may be placed in the socket IT to cause intermittent illumination of the electric lamp.

A bracket or support I!) is carried by the electric lamp and rotatably and adjustably supports a color varying shield surrounding the electric lamp and having its lower end fully open and disposed in alinement with the opening I3 of the casing l. The upper end of the shield 20 is in the form of a bladed wheel 2 l the hub portion carrying a bearing 22 to receive the bracket or support IS. The bladed wheel 29 is for the purpose of causing rotation of the [8 during the passage of air currents through the shield.

The top 2 is provided with an opening 22' and surrounding said opening is a substantially conical shaped element 23 terminating above the upper end of the shield 23 and has located therein a suction fan 2 driven by an electric motor 25 electrically connected with the socket H. A neck or collar 26 is secured to the top 2 by fasteners 21 and carries supporting brackets 28 of substantially L-shape. The horizontal portions of the brackets 28 support the electric motor 25, while the vertical portions of the brackets extend out of the neck or collar 26 and support a cover 29.

In operation, when the electric lamp is illuminated the fan 24 is driven by the electric motor 25, drawing air upwardly through the casing l, the air currents passing upwardly through the shield and act upon the bladed wheel 2 I, causing the shield to rotate. The shield is of varying colors so that the light rays passing therethrough and through the panels will give the sign an attractive and ornamental appearance as well as efliciently illuminating the characters of the stenciled plates.

The support or frame It consists of a rectangular shaped portion 30 arranged vertically and supported by a circular portion 3| carrying resilient jaws 32 adapted to fit over and grip the electric lamp l8. Each jaw is of loopiormation and constructed from a single length of material. The material after forming the jaw is bent together and held by an anchoring collar 33. The ends of the material are bent angularly to the jaw and suitably secured to the annular portion 3|. The rectangular shaped portion 36 at its upper side carries an internally threaded element 34 to which is threaded a shaft 35 carrying thereon a lock nut 36. The upper end of the shaft is pointed or reduced to form a pintle tofit in the bearing 22 of the color varying shield. By having the shaft 35 threaded to the element 34, permits the shaft to shield 20 about the lamp.

be raised and lowered and locked in any of such positions by the nut 36. The adjustment of the shaft 35 permits the shield to be raised and lowered within the casing I and with respect to the lamp l8.

While I have shown and described the preferred embodiment of my invention, it will be understood that minor changes in construction, combination and arrangement of parts may be made without departing from the spirit and scope of my invention, as claimed.

Having described the invention, I claim:

1. A sign comprising a top and a bottom, marginal flanges on the top and bottom to provide seats, advertising panels received by said seats, tubes between the top and bottom to cooperate with the seats in supporting the panels, headed fasteners extending through the top and bottom and threaded in the tubes for detachably and adjustably connecting the tubes to the top and bottom, illuminating means in rear of the panels, and color varying means betweenthe panels and illuminating means.

2. A sign comprising a casing having oppositely arranged openings, advertising panels carried by said casing, illuminating means in the casing, a color varying shield rotatably mounted in the casing between the illuminating means and the panels and rotated by currents of air passing therethrough, and a suction means located adjacent one of the openings within the casing to draw air through the color varying shield, and a substan tially conical shaped element carried by the easing and terminating adjacent one end of the shield with the suction means located therein and in communication with the last-named opening.

3. A sign comprising a casing having oppositely arranged openings, advertising panels carried by said casing and illuminating means in said casing between the openings and the panels, an air operated color varying shield betwen the panels and the illuminating means and the openings, and an adjustable support between the shield and the illuminating means and including resilient portions gripping the illuminating means and a rigid element adjustably connected to the resilient portions and having the shield rotatable thereon.

4. A support comprising a frame, resilient jaws carried by said frame to receive and grip an electric lamp, a pintle adjustably connected to the frame for rotatably supporting a shield about the lamp.


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U.S. Classification40/480, 362/812, 362/373, 362/255, 362/277
International ClassificationG09F23/00
Cooperative ClassificationG09F23/00, Y10S362/812
European ClassificationG09F23/00