|Publication number||US2133824 A|
|Publication date||Oct 18, 1938|
|Filing date||Oct 3, 1935|
|Priority date||Oct 3, 1935|
|Publication number||US 2133824 A, US 2133824A, US-A-2133824, US2133824 A, US2133824A|
|Inventors||Robert M Meisel|
|Original Assignee||Robert M Meisel|
|Export Citation||BiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan|
|Referenced by (2), Classifications (4)|
|External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet|
Patented Oct. 18, 1938 UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE DISPLAY SIGN Robert M. Meisel, Detroit, Mich. Application October a, 1935, serial'No. 43,292 '2 Claims. (01. 40-1138 My invention relates to a new and useful improvement in a display sign and has for its object the prowision of a display sign provided with a stationary supporting body mounted upon which is a display body spaced outwardly from the supporting body and moveable relatively thereto.
It is an object of the present invention to provide a display sign in which a moveable body shall be so mounted upon the supporting body that upon a jarring of the supporting body, the moveablebody will oscillate or move relatively to the supporting body so as to attract attention.
Another object of the invention is the provision of a. display sign so arranged and constructed that the moveable supporting body will be supported in a plane parallel tothe supporting body and in its movements remain in a plane parallel to the supporting body.
Another object of the invention is the provision in a display sign of a moveable display member mounted on a supporting body in such a manner that it will move relatively thereto upon a jarring of the supporting body, while remaining in a plane parallel to the supporting body, on an axis lying within the moveable display body.
Another object of the invention is the provision of a display sign having a supporting body with a moveable display member mounted thereon and adapted to move relatively thereto bodily without changing its inclination to the supporting body, upon a jarring of the supporting body.
Other objects will appear hereinafter.
05 The invention consists in the combination and arrangement of parts hereinafter described and claimed.
The invention will be best understood by a reference to the accompanying drawing which forms a part of this specification, and in which,
l is a front elevational view of a display sign embodying the invention.
Fig. 2 is a fragmentary, front, elevational View of the display sign embodying the invention in a slightly modified form.
Fig. 3 is a fragmentary, front, elevational view of a display sign embodying the invention in a slightly different modified form.
Fig. 6 is a sectional view taken on line 66 of Fig. 2.
as. at 12 and the opposite end is turned as at Fig. 4 is a sectional view taken on line 4-4 of Fig. '7 is a sectional view taken on line '!1 of Fig. 3. p w
As shown in the drawing, the invention comprises a supporting body 9 which may be used for displaying advertising and thelike. Mounted on the exposed face of the body 9 is a block ID to one end of which is attached a resilient supporting bar H, preferably made from. spring metal, This bar II is bent intermediate its ends fastened to a inner face of The exposed block l3 which is mounted on the the moveable display, member l4. face of the member I4 carries advertising and when the member .9 is mounted in a body sub- .ject tojars, such as a bus, street car or the like,
the member l4, upon a jarring of the member 8, will move relatively to themember 9 and in the form shown in' Fig. 1 this movement will be a vertical movement. The member I 4 lies in a plane parallel to the member 9 and in its movement upwardly'and downwardly, the member M will move in this plane which is parallel to the plane of the body 9.
In Fig. 2 I have illustrated a slightly modified form of construction in which the moveable dis play body l4 carries on its inner face a block l3. The supporting body 9 is provided with the block 10 to which one end of the supporting bar II is connected. This supporting bar is bent from the edge of the block l3 at its lower end this bar is again angularly- I5 and attached to the lower surface of the block l3. In the form shown in Fig. 1 the supporting bar II is connected to the upper surface of each of the blocks and in the form shown in Fig. 2 it is connected to the upper surface of the block l0 and to the lower surace of the block I3. Consequently, when the supporting body 9, in the form shown in Fig. 2, is subjected to a jarring, the display body M will oscillate or rock on an axis within itself which is subsantially midway between the two blocks. This rocking or oscillating movement is always in the plane parallel to the plane of the sup porting body 9 as the member I4 is mounted in such a plane.
In the form shown in Fig. 3 the display body 9 carries a block I0 to one end of which is attached a wire or supporting bar II. The opposite end of this bar is attached to the block l3 carried by the display body M. It will be noted that the bar II is bent as at [2. The function and operation of the form shown in Fig. 3 is substantially the same as that shown in Fig. 1 excepting that the display body l4 downwardly and extends at an inclination to the supporting body 9. This body l4", however, lies in a plane parallel to the plane of the body 9 and the same oscillating movement is effected.
In each of the forms shown, the blocks serve as spacing members to retain the parts in separated relation but the mounting of the supporting bar II is such that ordinarily the block This is so because if a coil spring or the like were to be fastened at one end to the supporting body and at its opposite end to the display body, while the bobbing and oscillating or relative movement would be obtained, there would be a tilting of the display body-relatively to the supporting body which is a very undesirable feature in a display sign of this kind. When the supporting sign is extended parallel to the supporting body and the display body mounted in a plane parallel to the supporting body, ,the advertising displayed on theouter face of the display body may be read at all positions of its movement. This is due to the fact that the plane of the display body does not tilt relatively to the plane of the supporting body and is effected by retaining the supporting bar in the parallel extension referred to. 7
While I have illustrated and described the preferred form of construction, I do not wish to limit myself to the precise details of structure shown, but desire to avail myself of such variations and modifications as may come within the scope of the appended claims.
Having thus described my invention, what I claim as new and desire to secure by Letters Patent is:
1. A display sign comprising a supporting body having a planal face; a block secured on said face; a display member having a planal face opposed to the planal face of said supporting body and in spaced relation parallel thereto; a block secured on said planal face of the display member and out of registry with the supporting body block; and a leaf spring disposed between said planal faces with its transverse plane perpendicular thereto, one end of said leaf spring being secured to one of said blocks, and. the other end of the spring being secured to the other block.
2. A display sign comprising a supporting body having a planal face; a block secured on said face and having a flat surface perpendicular thereto; a display member having a planal face opposed to the planal face of the supporting body and in spaced relation parallel thereto; a second block secured on said planal face of the display member out of registry with the first named block and having a flat surface perpendicular to the display member face and on the far side of the block with respect to the fiat surface on the first named block; and a leaf spring disposed between said planal faces with all points of its transverse plane perpendicular thereto, one end of the spring being secured to the flat surface on one block, and the other end of the spring being secured. to the fiat surface on the other block.
ROBERT M. MEISEL.
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