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Publication numberUS2108370 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateFeb 15, 1938
Filing dateApr 16, 1936
Priority dateApr 16, 1936
Publication numberUS 2108370 A, US 2108370A, US-A-2108370, US2108370 A, US2108370A
InventorsOtto Ernst
Original AssigneeOtto Ernst
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Highway marker
US 2108370 A
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Feb. 15, 1938.

O. ERNST HIGHWAY MARKER Filed April 16. 1936 0220 z'rnl i, w Z. 4 1

PutentedFeb.15,19 38 1 2,108,370

UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE HIGHWAY MARKER Otto Ernst, Larchmont, N. Y.

Application April 16, 1936, Serial No. 74,763

1 Claim. (cit 8879) My invention relates to highway markers, and the base to the apex of the cone and throughout more particularly to a marker which may be the circumferential area thereof. The entire inpositioned at suitable intervals to indicate, by ner face of the cone including the flutes, is coated reflected light from an oncoming car, a curvawith any approved reflecting material and. in

5 ture in the highway, the curbing of the highway, use, it will be app that lights m in-c ming 5 or otherwise apprise the motorists of some semiv vehicles will strike the markers and by the arlar condition of the roadway, and it consists in me t f t e utes, no matter at What angle the constructions, arrangements and comblnathe light may be directed thereagainst, the light tions herein described and claimed, will be reflected back to the motorist.

It is a principal object of the inventionto pmn Fi ur 5, a modifi d f rm f mark r is 10 vide a marker wherein a full 360' degrees of rew in which the body l8 has a semi-ellip al fleeting surface is made available, thus insuring Shape, t inner Su e of which has flutes reflection of light from on-coming cars, at any conforming t the S p Of e b y and n angle, ing longitudinally thereof. The flutes and inner It is a further object of the invention to prosurface is silvered as in the first instance. The 15 vide a marker in which the reflecting surface base of the body is p and Provided with 11 thereof is fully protected against the weather, rabbet wi which a is 2| is seated and thereby insuring the production of a. mark r sealed. The disk is centrally apertured as at 22, which is susceptible to long use and of a practical through Which a Standard 23 y p the pp character, yet economical inmanufacture. s end of the Standard being ed in a Seat 4. 20

Additional objects, advantages and features of The s a d 23 i sealed in the aperture of the invention will be apparent from the'following dedisk 111 ny pp v d mann r. so as to exclude scription considered in conjunction with the acmoisture, This a r rm o marke will be companyjng dr wi wh i found highly efficient where it is necessaryyto 5 Figure 1 1s perspective i illustrating one place a marker in snow drifts or other obstrucuse f th k tions which might tend to confuse a motorist, and

Figure 2 is a cross s ti l i th o h therefore the shaft 23 will'be of a length to perroadway illustrating the mounting of the marker. mit burlelof the lower end wi a d i for un- Figure 3 is a vertical sectional view through the port of h marker at a p op r e evation above marker. the drift. 30

Figure 4 is across sectional view thereof. In both forms of the device, it will be n d Figure 515 a, ve ti al ti l view through c that the reflecting surfaces of the marker are modified form of th ark completely sealed againstair and moisture, there- Attention is first invited to Figure 1, wherein by ur ne lasting qua y f h reflecting the markers III are shown mounted at spaced mating- 35' points along a highway II to indicate the curb obviously the flutlng may have ous S ape li |z obviously since t markers 3 or and one variation, is the provision of semipaced along t curb, any curvature in the highspherical members upon the inner surface of the way will be indicated to motorists due to reflecmay member- 40 tion of light from the headlights of an on-coming While I have shown and described certain 40 car, and if the markers are spaced at short inferred forms of the marker, this 18 by Way Of tervals, especially t curves, a lighted gumeway 1S illustration only, and I consider as my own, all producedeo t t representati n of the such modifications as fairly fall within the scope curve is impressed upon the driver of the vehicle. of the appended claim In Figures 2, 3, and 4 there is shown a pre- I claim: ferred form of the marker, and comprises a hol- A highway marker comprising a hollow trans body [3 of glass, which may be clear or parent body member having an open end, arabbet formed therearound, a disk seated within the rabcolored and preferably polished. The body It inbet and Sealed therein, said disk having an amp cludes a base I having an annular groove l5 tum therethrough a standard gaged through thereamund' whmhmay be seen from Figure 2 the aperture and sealed therein. one end of the functions as an anchorage when embedded in the standard engaging the i terior' f the body soil at the side of the road. The body ber for support thereof, said body member havmediate y above the groove I5 is o t pe ing projections upon the interior thereof, and a matlon, thus forming the cone l8. reflecting material fixed to the interior surface 55 The inner face of the cone I6 is formed with a and the projections. plurality of flutes I'I extending from a point above O'I'I'O ERNST.

Referenced by
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US2424269 *Jul 7, 1944Jul 22, 1947Doody Walter JHydrant marker
US2675739 *Sep 15, 1951Apr 20, 1954 Light reflective signal marker
US2800099 *Sep 17, 1952Jul 23, 1957Henry E BakerInflated marker
US2887930 *Jul 6, 1956May 26, 1959Paul ZoffmannEmergency warning signal marker
US3802378 *Oct 24, 1972Apr 9, 1974Kessler MAll-plastic driveway marker and the like
US4358217 *Mar 24, 1980Nov 9, 1982Stone Walter EHighway traffic lane and road edge reflectors
Classifications
U.S. Classification40/612, 359/551
International ClassificationE01F9/06, E01F9/011, E01F9/04, E01F9/015
Cooperative ClassificationE01F9/06, E01F9/015
European ClassificationE01F9/06, E01F9/015