US 2070407 A
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Feb. 9, 1937. A. M. KNAUBER 2,070,407
Filed April 2, 1956 2 Sheets-Sheet l Fig- 1.
- Inventor Alexander M art in Knduber By J\ Attorney 0 Feb. 9, 1937. A, MJKNAUBER 2,070,407
Filed April 2, 1936 2 Sheets-Sheet 2 Fig. 4.
In uentor Alexander Martin Knauber Fig.6. M L KW Attorney Patented Feb. 9, 1937 UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE 2 Claims.
This invention relates to signs and particularly to signs for indicating streets, directions and routes. Such signs are customarily used in large quantities and are hung from poles of various sizes. Furthermore the sign itself may have one or more smaller signs supported from it. An object of this invention is to devise a sign and a means for supporting the sign so that a simple, efiective construction will result which may be disposed on poles of various sizes.
Referring to the drawings:
Figure 1 shows a part of a pole with some signs supported therefrom.
Figure 2 is a section along 2-2 of Figure 1.
Figure 3 is a detail of the bracket for supporting the sign.
Figure 4; is a modified form of bracket for supporting two signs back to back.
Figure 5 is a top view looking down upon a portion of Figure 4.
Figures 6 and '7 are two details of the clamp for holding the end of the straps.
Referring to the drawings:
A pole l of wood, metal or any other suitable construction has a pair of spaced straps 2 and 3 disposed around it. Each strap has its end threaded through a clamp 6 having an oifset 1 providing a slot 8. A bent-up portion 9 suitably perforated at [0 completes the clamp member. The strap is threaded through slot 8 and bent backward under off-set portion 1. Clamps 6 are adjusted so that a small space exists between them. A bolt I2 with a nut I3 ties the two clamps together and serves to support the strap on the pole.
Each strap has threaded thereon one or more brackets l5 as shown in Figure 3 comprising a flat sign supporting strap l6 having perforations l1 and H3 at the ends. From one edge IQ of strip [6 a wing l9 arises with its ends bent to form two arms 20 and 2|. These arms are bent toward each other and have their tips 22 and 23 flared outwardly. The arms 20 and 2| are provided with elongated slots 25 and 26 as shown in the figure, these slots being wide enough to accommodate straps 2 or 3. Prior to the clamping of the straps, each strap is threaded through slots 25 and 26 in brackets l5. If the strap is at the top of the sign, as is true with strap 2, then portion l6 of the bracket is on the top. If the strap is at the bottom of the sign as with strap 3 then the bracket is reversed.
One or more brackets having been disposed in this fashion on the various straps a sign 30 having top and bottom flanges 3| and 32 along its length is suitably supported from each opposed pair of brackets. The flanges 3| and 32 are perforated as shown and bolts 35 and 36 are passed through slots ll and N3 of the bracket and suitable perforations in the sign flange.
In case a pair of signs are supported as shown in Figure 2, bolts 31 are passed through the overlapping apertures at the ends of the signs.
If desired an additional sign 40 of generally similar construction may be supported by placing the flange of one adjacent the corresponding flange of the other and bolting the two together by bolts 43 and 4 3.
In the event that two signs back to back are desired a right angle bracket 50 having a U- shaped cross-section is provided. Strap 2 is disposed around one arm of angle 50 while the other arm 5! is disposed under the two superposed flanges 52 and 53 of the sign. A pair of bolts 54 and 55 passing through perforations in the flanges and arm 5| of the bracket support the assembly. The same construction may be provided for the bottom strap 3 and for the corresponding bottom flanges.
What I claim is:
1. A street sign assembly comprising a metal strap adapted to pass around a pole, means for bolting the ends of the strap together, a sign 3 bracket comprising a generally U-shaped portion having arms slotted with the strap adapted to pass through the slots and hold said U-shaped member with the open arms tightly against the pole and the base of the U away from the pole, a flat strap integral with the bottom of said U and being bent up against the two arms, said bent piece being perforated, a sheet metal sign having at least one long edge bent down to form a flange, said edge being perforated at spaced intervals and bolts for supporting said perforated flange on said bent piece from said bracket.
2. The construction of claim 1 wherein a pair of spaced straps are provided around the pole, each strap having a bracket threaded on one above the other, the bent portions of the bracket being disposed outwardly away from each other and wherein the sign has a pair of opposite long edges bent to form flanges, both of said flanges being perforated at spaced intervals and wherein bolts support saidsign from each of said bent over bracket portions.
ALEXANDER MARTIN KNAUBER.