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Publication numberUS2032561 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateMar 3, 1936
Filing dateOct 18, 1934
Priority dateOct 18, 1934
Publication numberUS 2032561 A, US 2032561A, US-A-2032561, US2032561 A, US2032561A
InventorsMax Buehler
Original AssigneeGrinnell Lithographic Co Inc
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
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US 2032561 A
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M. BUEHLER DISPLAY SIGN March 3, 1936.

Filed Oct. 18, 1934 INVENTOR M axBu 4/1 10* BY 5% ATTORNE Patented Mar. 3, 1936 UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE DISPLAY SIGN Max Buehler, New York, N.'Y., assignor to Grinnell Lithographic 00., Inc., New York, N. Y., a corporation ofNew York This invention relates to advertising display signs of the knock-down variety adapted to be suspended from a wall or other vertical support- .ing surface and composed of a plate upon both faces of which there is displayed advertising matter or other information and an angular supporting' bracket formed from a blank of sheet material.

It is the principal object of the invention to provide a sign of this type which may be readily assembled and taken apart, and shipped in large quantities in flat condition within a minimum amount of space.

It is another object of the invention to design a supporting bracket which will use a minimum amount of material and form a rigid structure in supporting position.

Other objects and advantages will hereinafter appear.

In the drawing accompanying and forming a part of this application, Figure 1 is a perspective view of the sign assembled.

Figure 2 is a view, on a reduced scale, of a blank in flat condition from which the supporting bracket is formed.

Figure 3 is a fragmentary sectional view of the outward free end of the bracket taken on the line 3-3 of Figure 1 looking in the direction of the arrows to show means for supporting the sign plate from the bracket and the manner of retaining the bracket in assembled condition; and

Figure 4 is a cross sectional view taken substantially on the line 4-4 of Figure 1 looking in the direction of the arrows toshow the structure and manner of assembling the sign.

In the embodiment of the invention illustrated in the accompanying drawing, there is provided a plate or board 5 of any suitable material and design depending upon the amount of readable matter to be placed on both faces thereof and the design being in conformity with the design of a scroll formed by a pair of arcuate protuberances or nibs 6 extending laterally in opposite directions from the upper edge of the plate, as clearly shown in Figure 1.

The plate is releasably mounted on a wall or other suitably vertically extending surface, as indicated at. W in Figure 1, to be suspended in spaced relation and to extend in a plane perpendicular to the plane of the wall, by an angular bracket formed from a blank of sheet material, preferably of cardboard but may be of any other pliable and rather stiff material, comprising a longitudinally extending medial section divided into four portions 1, 8, 9, and 10 by scored lines I I l2, .and I3 extending transverselyof the section, to permit each portion to be bent in a direction toward its adjacent portion. An intermediate portion 8 is ofgreater length than the other portions of the --medial section, in the present instance the length of section 8- beinggreater than one-half the length of the entire medial section, but the length of said portion will depend upon the width of the sign plate .5 and at what distance the plate should be suspended from the wall W.

Lateral like or similarly shaped sections extend from the oppositesides of the intermediate portion 8 in spaced relation to the scored lines I] and I2, each section having a quadrangular portion l4 adjacent the .opposite sides-of the portion 8 and formed by a pair of scored lines l5 and I6 diverging from each other in a direction toward the portions 9 and I0 of the medial section corresponding to the sides of the medial section which is of tapered .form-in the present instance, but the medial section and the like quadrangular portions may beof rectangular form. The quadrangular portions 4 are of a width substantially equal to-one-half the width of the intermediate portion-8 to permit the foldingof the portions 14 along thescored lines l5 into-superposed position relative to the face of the intermediate portion 8 toward which face the portions 1 and .9 are bendable.

The scored lines Hi separatethe quadrangular portions M from wing portions I! of the lateral sections having irregular scalloped outer corresponding edges and the opposite ends terminating at a distance from the narrow ends and in alinement with the wide ends of said quadrangular portions with the scalloped edges arranged with longitudinally extending arcuate tabs l8. The portion I1 is bendable-along the scored lines Hi to project from the face of the intermediate portion 8 in juxtaposed relation to each other to form a vertical ridge extending from the portion 8 with the outer edges forming a transversely even scalloped edge, as shown at 19 in Figure 1.

The spaces along the :free lateral edge of the quadrangular sections 14 between the narrow ends thereof and theadjacentends of the wing portions I! are arranged with tabs 20 integral with the portions l4 having a scoredline as a continuation of the scored line l6 topermit said tabs to be :bentin juxtaposed relation to each other and in :alinementwith the wing portions I! when the quadrangular portions I4 are folded upon the intermediate portion 8 and the por- .tions I I are ridge forming position.

To form a supporting back for the bracket tions |4 when said portions are in their assem which will engage the supporting wall W the ends of the wing portions that are in alinement with the wide ends of the quadrangular portions I4 are arranged with like or similarly shaped portions 2| foldable upon scored lines 22 interposed between the portions l1 and 2| and extending in alinement with the free edges of the wide ends of portions M to permit the portions 2| to be extended at a right angle to the portions IT in an outwardly direction from said portions l1 and perpendicular to the por-,-

bled position.

The bracket is releasably retained in assembled condition, as shown in Figurel, by the end portions 1 and ID of the medial section of the blank which are in the form of flaps having slots 23 therein to be engaged with the juxtaposed tabs I8 and 20, the slot in the portion Lengaging the tabs 20 and the slot in portion engaging the tabs l8. The scalloped edges H! at the'ends of the portions adjacent the tabs 20 are curved inwardly and are at a distance from said tabs to form a recess having a restricted entrance, as clearly shown at 24 in Figure 3, whereby the portion 1 is yieldingly retained in superposed position relative to section 8 when engaged on the tabs 20. Sections of the tabs 18 are in opposed relation to the scalloped edges to form tapering curved recesses, as shown at 25 in Figure 2, and the extremity of the portion ID will pass the scalloped edges with the outer ends of the slots therein engaging the tapered ends of the recesses 25. The edge of the portion In is gracefully'curved to enhance the appearance of the bracket in assembled condition.

In order to engage the slot 23in portion H! with the tabs I8 it is necessary to-fold the portion v9 of the medial section along the scored line I2 to extend perpendicularly from the pork tion 8 in juxtaposed relation to the faces of the portions 2| that will abut the supporting wall W so that the portion 9 will beinterposed between said faces and the wall W with the scored portion l3 being folded over the upper edges of the portions 2| in their bent position, as shown in Figure 1, thereby maintaining the portions 2| 7 in their supporting back forming position.

The bracket is supported in assembled condition from the wall W by an elongated tab 26 formed from the material'of the portion 9 with the connecting part thereof on the scored line l3 upon which line thetab is adapted to be positioned by the bending of the portion H) to extend from the section 9 in the same plate there of, and said tab having a perforation 21 for the loose engagement of a projection 28 fixed in the wall W, as shown in Figure 1. V I

The sign plate is releasably suspended from the horizontally extending section of the bracket formed by the portions 8,14, and II by tabs 29 severed from the 'material' of the intermediate portion 8 and 'bent to extend from the face thereof opposite to the face upon which the portions M are folded arranged with slots 30 therein for the engagement of the nibs 8 of the sign plate. At the free ends of the tabs 29 a semicircular portion of the material of the portion 8 is cut-out, as shown at 3| in Figures '2 and 3, to facilitate the extending of the tabs 29 from the face of the portion 8, and in forming said cut-outs the free ends of the tabs are reduced by inwardly extending curved incisions 32 which will yieldingly maintain the tabs in the portion 8 to assure the shippingof thesigns in flat condition without damage to said tabs by accidentally projecting from the portion 8.

In placing the sign into use the bracket blank is first assembled by folding the quadrangular portions I4 upon the face of the portion 8 toward which face the portions 1 and 9 are bendable, which folding of the portions M will posi-- tion the wing portions I1 and tabs 20 in juxtaposed relation, then the flap portion 1 is engaged with the tabs 20 to partly maintain the bracket in assembled condition, then the end portions 2| are extended outwardly from the portions II with the tabs |8 of portions I1 projecting perpendicularly from the portions 2|, then the portion 9 is bent along scored line |2 to abutting position against the scored parts 22 of the portions 2|, and then the flap portion III is folded on scored line 13 over the upper edges of the portions 2| to engage the tabs l8 which will fully maintain the bracket in assembled condition. The folding of the flap portion In will position the tab 26 to extend in an upward direction from the portions 2| for engagement with the projection 28. The tabs 29 are then projectedfrom undersurface of the portion 8 to be engaged by the nibs of the signplate'S.

It is to be understood tions may be made in the construction and arrangement of parts and that portions of the invention may be used without others, and come within the scope of the invention. 7

Having thus described my invention, I claim:

1. In a supporting bracket for signs, a blank having a medial section arranged with end portions movable at an angle thereto, and lateral sections adapted to be folded upon a face of the medial section with portions of said lateral sections extending from said face juxtaposed to each other and arranged to be engaged by the end portions of the medial section to retain the bracket in assembled condition, the medial portion being arranged to support a sign from the face thereof opposite to the face upon which the lateral sections are folded.

2. In a supporting bracket-for signs, a blank having a medial section arranged with slotted flaps at the opposite ends, and. like lateral sections arranged with a series of scored lines to permit the folding of said sections upon a face of the medial section and the projecting of portions of the lateral sections from said face in juxtaposed relation to each other and having tabs adapted to be engaged in the slots of the flaps'to retain the bracket in assembled condition, and the medial section being arranged to releasably support a sign from the face thereof opposite to the face from which the portions of the lateral sections extend.

3. In a supporting bracket for signs, a blank having a medial section arranged with scored. lines extending transversely and adjacent the opposite ends thereof, like lateral sections extending from the medial section between the scored lines adapted to be folded upon a face of the medial section with portions of the lateral sections projecting from said face in juxtaposed relation to each other and arranged to engage the end portions of the medial section extending beyond the transverse scored lines to retain the bracket in assembled condition, and means'con nected to and extended from the face of the medial section opposite to the face upon which the lateral sections are folded and adapted to engage and support a sign.

that various modifica- 4. In a supporting bracket for signs, a .blankof sheet material having a medial section, lateral sections on the opposite sides of the medial section arranged with irregular outer edges and a series of scored lines to adapt the lateral sections to be folded upon a face of the medial section with the irregular edges juxtaposed to each other, flaps connected to the medial section projecting beyond the ends of the lateral sections and adapted to engage portions of the irregular edges to retain the bracket in assembled condition, and means connected to and extended from the face of the medial section opposite to the face upon which the lateral sections are folded and adapted tosupport a sign.

5. In a sup-porting bracket for signs, a blank of sheet material having a medial section, like lateral sections on the opposite sides of the medial section, each lateral section being arranged with an end portion extending in spaced relation 'to the medial portion and a series of scored lines to adapt the lateral sections to be folded upon a face of the medial section with portions of the lateral sections projecting from said face and the end portions extending at a right angle to said projecting portions and the medial section, means arranged on the opposite ends of the medial section and the projecting portions of the lateral sections to engage each other and retain the bracket in assembled condition, and means adapted to extend from the medial section opposite the projecting portions of the lateral sections and carry a sign.

6. In a bracket for signs, a blank of sheet material having a medial section arranged with a series of transverse scored lines dividing said section into a body portion, a portion adapted to extend perpendicularly from the body portion and engage a supporting wall and end flap portions, lateral sections at the opposite sides of the medial section adapted to be folded upon a face of the body portion of the medial section with portions projecting from said face juxtaposed and at a right angle to the perpendicular portion of the medial section and arranged to be engaged by the flap portions of the medial section to retain the bracket in assembled condition, and tabs formed from the body portion of the medial section adapted to be extended in the opposite direction from the projecting portions of the lateral sections and support a sign.

7. A bracket for signs as claimed in claim 6, wherein the perpendicularly extending portion of the medial section is arranged with a perforated tab formed from the material of said portion to engage a projection fixed in the supporting wall to suspend the bracket from said wall.

8. In a bracket for signs, a blank of sheet material having a medial section arranged with tabs formed from the material of said section and adapted to be engaged by and support a sign from a face of the section, lateral sections comprising longitudinal portions adjacent the opposite sides of the medial section and adapted to be folded upon the face of the medial section opposite the sign supporting face, like portions extending from the free lateral edges of the longitudinal portions and adapted to be bent from said longitudinal portions to extend from the face of the medial section opposite the sign supporting face and a portion projecting from a corresponding end of each like portion adapted to be bent to extend outwardly from the like portions in their bent positiontto form a supporting board for the bracket, andmeans to engage and clamp theilike portions .of the lateral sections together to retain the bracket in assembled condition.

9. A :bracket forsigns as claimed in claim 8,

wherein the longitudinal portions of the lateral sections are .of a width equal to substantially .onehalf of the width of the medial section toposition the like portions in juxtaposed relation to each other when extended from the face of the medial section.

10. In a bracket for signs, a blank of sheet material having a longitudinal section arranged with an intermediate portion of greatest length and an adjacent portion adapted to be bent perpendicularly from the intermediate portion, like sections extending laterally from the opposite sides of the intermediate portion of the longitudinal section and adapted to be folded upon a face of said intermediate portion with portions of the like sections projecting from said face, a section extending from an end of each projecting portion of the like sections adapted to be bent to project outwardly from the projecting portions in the folded position of the like sections and juxtaposed to the perpendicularly bendable portion of the longitudinal section to form a supporting back, tabs projecting from one end of the projecting portions of the like sections and from the opposite end of the like sections folded over the intermediate portion, said tabs being adapted to be engaged by the opposite end portions of the longitudinal section to retain the bracket in assembled condition, and tabs formed from the material of the inter mediate portion arranged to be engaged by and suspend a sign from the bracket.

11. A bracket for signs as claimed in claim 10, wherein an end portion of the longitudinal section is adjacent the perpendicularly bendable portion and adapted to be folded over the upper edges of the sections extending from the projecting portions of the like sections when engaged with the tabs of the projecting portions to maintain said extended sections and the perpendicularly bendable portion in juxtaposed relation.

12. A bracket for signs as claimed in claim 10, wherein the perpendicularly bendable portion of the longitudinal section is arranged with a tab formed from the material of said portion and bendable adjacent an end portion of the longitudinal section to extend from and in the plane of the perpendicularly bendable portion and adapted to suspend the bracket from a supporting surface.

13. A bracket for signs as claimed in claim 10, wherein an end portion of the longitudinal section is adjacent the intermediate portion and bendable toextend over the like sections folded over the intermediate portion to engage the tabs of said like sections;

14. In a sign, a plate having nibs extending laterally from one end thereof, and a bracket formed from a blank of sheet material comprising a horizontal section arranged with slotted tabs extended from a face of said section for the releasable engagement of the laterally extending nibs of the plate, and a vertical section integral with and releasably connected to the horizontal section to support the sign from a vertically extending surface.

15. A sign as claimed in claim 14, wherein the vertical section of the bracket is integral with the horizontal section at one end and the opposite end is releasably connected to the horizontal section.

' 16. 'In a sign, a plate having nibs extending'flaterally in opposite directions from one end thereof, and a bracket formed from a blank of sheet material comprising a horizontal section arranged with slotted tabs extended from a face thereof in spaced relation to each other for the releasable engagement of the nibs of the plate and a. rib extending longitudinally from the opposite face of the horizontal section, and a vertical section hingedly connected at one end to the horizontal section with the opposite end releasably connected to the rib of said horizontal section and adapted to suspend the sign from a vertically extending 5 surface.

MAX BUEHLER.

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Classifications
U.S. Classification40/617
International ClassificationG09F1/00, G09F1/06
Cooperative ClassificationG09F1/06
European ClassificationG09F1/06