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Publication numberUS2095609 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateOct 12, 1937
Filing dateFeb 9, 1937
Priority dateFeb 9, 1937
Publication numberUS 2095609 A, US 2095609A, US-A-2095609, US2095609 A, US2095609A
InventorsLong Ansel L
Original AssigneeLong Ansel L
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Highway marker
US 2095609 A
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@et 12, 1937. A. L. LONG HIGHWAY MARKER Filed Feb. 9, 1937 Patented Oct. 12, 1937 UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE 3 Claims.

The present invention relates to highway markers and has for its principal object to provide an upstanding iniiatable rubber post including a base for securing the post in an upright position adjacent the highway and having a reflector or signaling element in its upper portion to serve `as a warning for drivers traveling over the high- WHY.

One of the important objects of the present invention is to provide a resilient highway marking post of this character which will yield to the impact of an object striking the same so as to prevent injury both to the object and to the marking post.

Another object is to provide an article of this character of simple and practical construction, which is strong and durable, relatively inexpensive to manufacture, install and maintain in use and otherwise well adapted for the purposes for which the same is intended.

Other objects and advantages reside in the details of construction as more fully hereinafter described and claimed, reference being had to the accompanying drawing forming part hereof, wherein like numerals refer to like parts throughout and in which:-

Figure 1 is an elevational View of the highway marker, with parts broken away and shown in section.

Figure 2 is a horizontal sectional view taken substantially on a line 2-2 of Figure 1.

Figure 3 is a fragmentary vertical sectional view of the top of the post showing the signaling elementl mounted therein.

Referring now to the drawing in detail, wherein for the purpose of illustration I have disclosed a preferred embodiment of the invention, the numeral 5 designates a hollow rubber post, preferably of square-shape in cross section and tapering toward its upper end and terminating in a substantially pyramidal-shaped top 6. Adjacent the lower portion of the post is a flange I having openings 8 by means of which the post may be bolted in an upright position to a suitable foundation in the ground adjacent the side of a highway. The walls of the post are provided with a series of strands 9, of cord, fabric or the like for reinforcing the walls thereof.

Within the interior of the post is arranged an vinflatable bag or tube I0, the upper portion of which terminates adjacent the lower portion of the pyramidal top 6 and the lower portion of the bag terminates substantially on a horizontal plane with the ange 1. An inating valve Il extends from the bag or tube i through an opening in the wall of the post adjacent the bottom portion thereof, the inflatable bag or tube (Cl. l0-145) Il is secured in position by a plug I2 inserted in the bottom portion of the post and secured therein by bolts I3 or the like.

' Within the pyramidal upper section of the post 6 is provided a window opening I4 having a reflector I or the like positioned therein to reflect the light of an oncoming vehicle and if desired an electric lamp I 6 may be mounted in the upper portion of the post to which an electric wire l1 is attached and which extends downwardly 10 through the post to a suitable source of current to` illuminate the reflector.

It will be apparent from the foregoing that the highway marker constructed in accordance with the foregoing will be strong and durable and at the same time prevent injury.

While it is believed that from the foregoing description, the nature and advantages of the invention will be readily apparent, I desire to have it understood that I do not limit myself to what is herein illustrated or described, and that changes may be resorted to when desired as fall within the scope of what is claimed.

It is believed the` details of construction and advantages of invention will be readily understood from the foregoing without further detail explanation thereof.

Having thus described the invention what I claim is:-

1. A highway marker comprising a hollow post of yieldable material, an inflatable member conformably positioned in the post and means for supporting the post in an upright position and means removably carried at the lower portion of the post for securing the member in the post.

2. A highway marker comprising a hollow post of yieldable material having a signal chamber in its upper portion, an inatable member conformably mounted in the post below said chamber and means for supporting the post in an upright position and means removably carried at the lower portion of the post for securing the member in the post.

3. A highway marker comprising a hollow post of yieldable material having a signal chamber in its upper portion, reinforcing means embedded in the walls of the post, an inflatable tube conformably mounted within the post below said chamber, means at the bottom` of the post for securing the tube therein and an attaching flange intermediate the ends of the post for securing the post to a foundation in an upright position, the bottom of the tube terminating in a plane with the flange to yieldably reinforce the tube above the ange.

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US3371647 *Jul 12, 1966Mar 5, 1968Irwin B. ShopbellAthletic field marker
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U.S. Classification40/608, 362/431
International ClassificationE01F9/017, E01F9/011
Cooperative ClassificationE01F9/0175
European ClassificationE01F9/017B