US 2050579 A
Description (OCR text may contain errors)
H. F. MURRAY TRAFFIC SIGNAL Aug. 11, 1936.
Filed Aug. 6, 1955 fimfi M W g w ATTORNEY.
Patented Aug. 11, 1936 ,UNETED, STATES PATENT- IQFFICE 2,050,579 TRAFFIC SIGNAL" Harold F. Murray, Willard, Ohio Application August 6, 1935, Serial No. 34,968
This invention relates to traific and other signals and an object of the inventor is to provide a signal support that will withstand shocks and strains due to the impact of an automobile or other moving object without serious deterioration or injury.
The invention is primarily for use as a traflic or highway signal and it may support direction indicating signs or the usual light reflectors now commonly used as danger signals.
It is the further purpose of the inventor to provide a suitable anchor for a resilient staff or standard on which the signal is carried or mounted, and the said staff or standard, which ,for the purposes of this specification will hereafter be termed a standard, is resilient practically throughout its length and characterized by the function of regaining its normal position after it has been struck or displaced by the automobile or the like.
It is the further purpose of the inventor to provide a stand which is resilient and yet strong and durable.
With the foregoing and other objects in view, the invention consists in the details of construction, and in the arrangement and combination of parts to be hereinafter more fully set forth and. claimed.
In describing the invention in detail, reference will be had to the accompanying drawing forming part of this application wherein like characters denote corresponding parts in the several views, and in which Figure 1 illustrates a view in elevation showing a standard and parts associated therewith, and illustrating one embodiment of a means for anchoring it;
Figure 2 illustrates a similar view except that the standard is anchored in a base which may be portable or stationary;
Figure 3 illustrates a view in elevation of the core of the standard with the external enclosing means in section;
Figure 4 illustrates a face view of one of the sections of the core; and
. Figure 5 illustrates aview in elevation, partly in section of a fragment of the core and the resilient helical winding.
In the present embodiment of the invention the core or central portion of the standard is formed by assembling a plurality of superimposed rings or tubular members H] which may be circular or octagonal in plan. The contacting surfaces of the tubular members are interlocked or have interengaging portions which are operative to prevent rotation of one with relation to the other. In this form of the invention, the contacting surfaces are provided with serrations ll whose edges engage between the surfaces of corresponding serrations on the con- 5 tiguous tubular section. The end sections l2 and I3 of the core are anchored respectively to a head I4 and a base. One such base I5 is shown in Figure 1 and another such base It is shown in Figure 2.
The characteristic of the base shown in Figure 1 is that the lower end member l3 fits in a socket I1 and it may be secured therein by a fastening such as a cross pin l8 which is applied to the aperture l9 in the said lower end section 15 I3. In the form shown in Figure 1, the base has an anchor-spur 20 of appropriate type which may be modified to suit particular requirements.
The head l4- may consist of a circular or other shaped frame 2| having a recessed boss 22 into 20 which the upper end member [2 is secured by means of a pin 23 anchored in the boss and projecting through the aperture 24 in the upper end member. The frame may contain a reflector 25 of any suitable type or other signalling instru- 25 mentality. The said frame may also have an apertured boss 26 in which a stafi or other support 21 having a sign 28 is anchored.
In order to hold the core sections of the staff assembled they may be embraced by a resilient 30 tube 29 and the resilient tube may be reenforced by a resilient wire 30 or the like, helically wound on the tube or, under some conditions, the resilient tube may be applied directly to the superposed sections of the core. Under other conditions, it 35 may be possible to utilize the resilient tube alone and to dispense with the helically wound wire, but so far as developed, the standard illustrated has been found satisfactory.
The standard and its accompanying parts is 40 identified by the numeral 3| in Figure 2 and has the characteristics of the standard just described and the other parts associated with it are likewise of the same general structure heretofore described except that the base l6 has a flat bottom 45 which may support the standard and the said base may be portable in order that it may be moved from place to place, according to the traflic requirements.
The standard is secured in a recess 32 of the 50 base IS in the same manner in which the standard is secured to the anchor l5. If desired, the base may have one or more additional recesses or seats 33 in which the standards of other signals are mounted and the reflectors of the added ably anchored standard comprising tubular sections having pnon-rotatable contiguous surfaces and a resilient element for holding the said sections assembled. V r, V, H
2. A traflic signalsupport comprising a suitably anchored standard comprising tubular sections having non-rotatable contiguous surfaces, and; a; resilient tube encompassing the sections and re- 7 taining them assembled.
ably anchored standard comprising tubular sections having non-rotatablecontiguous surfaces, and a resilient strand helically wound on the sections operativeto resiliently hold them assembledf" a 7 standards would be located at angles to one another in order to reflect light from different 4. A traffic signal support comprising a suitably anchored standard comprising tubular sections having non-rotatable contiguous surfaces, a resilient tubular member encompassing the sections for holding them assembled, and a resilient strand helically wound on the said'resilient tubular member.
5. A traffic signal support comprising a suitably anchored standard comprising tubular sections having-non-rotatable contiguous surfaces, a tubular member encompassing the sections for holding them assembled, and a resilient strand helically wound on the tubular member.
6. A traffic signal having a suitably anchored 4 standard comprising tubular sectionslhaving non- 3. A traific signal support comprising. asuitrotatable'contiguous surfaces, a signal secured to assembled.
n RorD F. MURRAY.