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A J. w. WEIGELE ET 1. 2,125,475
STREET- AND ROAD SIGN Filed Oct. 21. 1937 "M/Vmro/e: fo/m/ 14/. IM /MM.
Patented Aug. 2, 1938 2,125,475
UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE STREET AND ROAD SIGN John W. Weigele and Morris Caminetz, Brooklyn,
Application October 21, 1937, Serial No. 170,176
2 Claims. (01. 40145) This invention relates to signs such as street I2, is formed. It is thus apparent that the upand road directional signs,'and one object is the per portions of the sections I2, near the midprovision of such a sign with means for mutually points thereof, are yieldably movable toward each interlocking two or more signs with one placed other, or resilient, the sections I2 being slightly above the other to indicate intersecting roads or bowed lengthwise, as shown. The end unions I3 5 streets, each of the signs being provided with are provided, each at its lower end, with webs coacting means so that they may be so inter- I9 integral with the lower edges of the sections locked at any given angle to each other, includ- I2, to provide floor supports for the ends of the ing a very small acute angle in the case of two signs carried by the frame. The yoke I6 is also 10 roads which intersect or join each other at such provided with a central opening 20, formed of the 10 an angle. They may also be thus interlocked to two complementary sides, one on each tongue I8, lie in the same vertical plane. and concentric with the opening I5.
A further object of the invention is the provi- The yoke I4 has in its underside, concentrision of an improved sign or card-holding frame cally surrounding the opening I5, a raised pewhich is simple in operation and practical in use. ripheral wall 2| having a plurality of radial teeth 15 The above and other objects will become ap- 22 extending inward therefrom disposed in opparent in the description below, in which characposed arcuate rows. The split yoke I6 has a ters of reference refer to like-named parts in the boss 23 concentrically about the opening I5, accompanying drawing, forming a part hereof. formed of its two complementary half-sections It is to be understood that only one form of apone on each tongue I8. The boss 23 has a plu- 20 plying the invention is set forth in the drawing rality of radial teeth 24 extending outward thereand description, but that applicants do not defrom, which are adapted to mesh with the teeth sire to limit themselves specifically to the said 22 of the socket 2|. form. Each frame I2 is adapted to carry two sign 25 Referring briefly to the drawing, Figure 1 is a cards 25, placed back to back within the frame. 25 fragmentary plan view of a street sign embodying These cards, which are usually made of enameled this invention, showing some of the angular pometal and which are springy, are normally slightsitions at which one sign may be positioned with 1y bowed in the direction of the front or outer respect to the other. surface thereof, that is, the surface bearing the 0 Figure 2 is a front elevational view of Figure 1. street name or other marking. In setting the Figure 3 is a cross-sectional view taken on the cards into the frame, a pair of the cards are first line 3-3 of Figure 1. placed back to back, then are pressed together at Figure 4 is a fragmentary plan view of a single the middle to flatten them into mutually parallel sign frame per se. and contacting position. Then they are set into Figure 5 is a cross-sectional view taken on the the frame I2 from above through the split I1, 35 line 5-5 of Figure 2. and are dropped. They come to rest supported Figure 6 is a cross-sectional view taken on the at the middle by the yoke I4 and at the ends by line 6-6 of Figure 3. the webs I9. As soon as they have completely Figure '7 is a plan view of the toothed boss on entered through the split I'I, they become free of 4.0 the top of each sign frame. the tongues I8 and tend to snap back into normal 40 Referring in detail to the drawing, the numeral bowed position, which they are free to do. After II] indicates one sign frame, which is formed they have thus reassumed their bowed condition, unitarily as a single casting or the like. Each they are prevented from falling out of the frame frame I0 comprises a pair of opposite side secby the tongues I8.
tions I2 which are mutually joined at both ends In mounting one frame I2 above another frame 45 throughout their heights, as shown at I3. Each I2, the upper frame is set upon the lower with section I2 comprises a peripheral edge or frame the boss 23 of the lower registering in the socket enclosing an opening through which the name 2I of the upper, with the teeth of both interon the sign inserted therein is exposed. On their meshing. It is apparent that any angle of interlower edges, intermediate their length, the two section of the frames may be obtained, and in 50 sections I2 are rigidly united by a yoke I4 having any such angle the intermeshing of the teeth 22 a central opening I5 passing vertically thereand 24 will assure a permanent and rigid interthrough. Directly above the yoke I4, a longitulocking of the two frames. dinally split yoke I6, thus divided by the split It is common practice in mounting such signs I1 into two tongues I8 one rigid on each section to have a threaded bolt 25a inserted from the 55 bottom up through the openings l5 and 20, and the frames are interlocked, as above-mentioned, by being clamped between a knob 26 which is usually ornamental, and a cap 21 against which the head of the bolt engages. The cap 21 is mounted on the top of a post or pipe, not shown, and locked by the set screw 28.
Obviously, modifications in form and structure may be made Without departing from the spirit 7 and scope of the invention.
1. A sign frame comprising a unitary member formed of a front section and a rear section both having aligned openings therethrough through which a sign may be exposed, a yoke joining the under edges of said sections and a split yoke joining the top edges thereof, said first yoke having a toothed socket projecting downward therefrom, said split yoke having a split toothed boss projecting upward therefrom, said frame being adapted to be interlocked with a second identical frame by registering said boss of said frame with said socket of the second frame and passing a clamping means therethrough.
2. A sign frame comprising a front section and a rear section substantially rectangular in outline, said frame having said sections joined along their bottom and side edges and separated along their top edges, tongues on said top edges projecting toward each other, said sections being outwardly bowed, the openings between said tongues and said separated top edges being adapted to have sign cards passed therethrough into said frame, each of said sections having a toothed boss at the top and a toothed socket at the bottom, said frame being adapted to be interlocked with a second identical frame by registering said boss of said frame with said socket of said second frame and passing a clamping means therethrough, the interlocking teeth of said boss and said socket permitting mounting of said frames at any of a plurality of angles between a right angle and a straight angle with respectto each other. I o
r JOHN W. WEIGELE.