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Publication numberUS2190557 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateFeb 13, 1940
Filing dateApr 21, 1938
Priority dateApr 21, 1938
Publication numberUS 2190557 A, US 2190557A, US-A-2190557, US2190557 A, US2190557A
InventorsWilson Connell John
Original AssigneeUtility Steel Display Frames I
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Poster display frame
US 2190557 A
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Feb. 13, 1940. w, CQNNELL 2,190,557

POSTER DISPLAY FRAME Original Filed April 21, 1938 2 Sheets-sheet 1 Feb. 13, 1940.

J. w. CONNELL POSTER DISPLAY FRAME original Filed April 21, 1958 2 Sheets-Sheet 2 ll-Ill /r7 V 17 /'o r" Jain 14 1/3017 Com7e// Patented Feb. 13, 1940 U I D 1 I $519 55? v a s m mt JohnWil son Conne l l, Mountain View, KL L, as-: 'signo'r to'UtilityjSteel Display Frames, Inc.,

,New'York, N; ire riting a, Nana "Another objectfiis to provide a water-tight frame that willprotect the edges ofadisplay card or poster from rain or snow without thel'added use ofaglass panel front.

to allow the 'advertising p'oster to'beeasilytand quickly changed. arid, at the sa e'nme, brbviae means of firmly securing cards or "posters, which, at all time, will remain perfectly. rigid and will not'be subject to changing atmospherici condi tions. w

a frame of this character, whereby, posters printed on water repellant paper may be'ius'ed the usual cardboard cards, said I me, being adapted to stretch, the said paper" to s from creasing, as well as protecting its edges against weather conditions.

And furthermore, one of the objectsis to. D tt vide a display frame of simplefdesign' and M sis'tant construction, and particularlylcheap to manufacture. a s

It must be herein mentioned thatdisplay cards used for out-door display advertising arei'usiiallyl made of cardboard anclithas beenfoundthat fthey do not stand up to varying weather conditions.

After a card has beenlithographed or silkscreen. processed, it is usual to spray its surfacelwith a, light coat of varnish to prevent rain or moisture from penetrating its surface. This,h6wever,

"does not protect theedges, and as cardboard is composed of a number of layers of paper which vary according to the desired thickness of the card, the edges are, therefor, a vital part of the card which must be protected. If moisture is allowed to penetrate the edges, it splits or causes the layers of paper to separate from'one another and thus softens it and causes it toswell and wrinkle I and eventually destroy the message it carries.

The invention broadly consists of preferably a stationary frame adapted to be secured to a wall or the side of an automobile or of any vehicle, in which frame is placed a poster or a suitable display card, and of a hingedly secured outer frame adapted to overlap said stationary frame and the edges of said poster or card. Upon said hinged frame is located a circumferential gasket or any suitable strip of resilient material, such as rubber, which is adapted to engage the edges of said post- A further object istoprovidea frame designed Another object ofthis invention is to. provide e eats prevent it 1 (c aims. (01. iq-15a) oi. card jwhen said hirigedfframe is closed, to

its edgesIfrom-moisture, snow or rain. In a modification of the present invention is 10-.

longitudinal" protuberance provided upon the stationary. frame. Said stretching element is dispo'sedo'n either side of said frame, preferably the stationary frame, and suitably hinged thereto at one end and so designed as to enable the use of water repellant paper, in place of the usual cardboard cards. These elements, together with the rubber gasketahave for their object to cure said card .withinsaid frame, thus protectpaper and also serve as. afurther protection against weather conditions. Wing-nuts are Dr)- vided upon said elements and areanchored to the frame, being at the sametime suificiently free to turn and thusreadily secure, the paper sheet in said frame.

These stretching elements also.

serve the. purpose oflholding the movable or hinged frame'when in. its open position to. allow the freeiuse of bothhands when placing the poster paper in position.

Figure iis an enlarged cross section view on line 4-4 'of Figure '3, the hinged frame being disclosed;

Figure 5 is a greatly enlarged cross section on line 5-5 of Figure 3, disclosing in detail the stretching element and showing in dotted line 7 the frame which is hinged; and

Figure 6 is an enlarged longitudinal side ele-' vation view of the resilient gasket, broken away at the joint to-show the method used to secure the ends together.

Like numerals of reference indicate corresponding parts in each figure.

Referring to the drawings, I designates a stationary angle shaped frame adapted to be secured by any suitable means to a wall or to the side of a vehicle (not shown) and 2 is a co-acting channel shaped frame hinged at 3 to the upper-end of the frame I and adapted to overlap its edges,

. producea tension (lateral) that will stretchthe frames, as if only solid rubber is used, insufficient resiliency is obtained. The meeting ends of the gasket 5 are preferably tongued and grooved at land 8 and a suitable liquid cement is used to close the joint and make it absolutely watertight.

To'secure a poster or a display card (shown only in Figure 5 of the drawings) in the frame, the hinged frame 2 is opened and the card laid into the stationary frame I. Upon closing the of the' card or poster and abuts and compresses it against the stationary frame 'I when the said frame 2 issecurely locked by means of two or more bolts Swhich extend fromthe bottom of 5 said stationary frame, said bolts passing through suitable openings located ,in the hinged frame 2 to be engaged by the nuts 10. Upon tightening said nuts, a constant tension is provided upon the ,gasket to produce a positive water-tight joint -that will prevent moisture or water from reaching the edges of the card.

In the modified form disclosed in Figures 3, 4, and 5, the purpose of which is to permit the .use of water repellant paper in place of the usual "cardboard poster used, two L-shaped members II are located, one at each end of the frame and each is hingedly secured at l2 to the lower portion of the stationary frame I. Each of said members consist of an; invertedU-channel mem- "ber IS in which are provided two or more holes Madapted to receive the stem l5 of a wing-nut l6 which is anchored therein by means of 'splitting its stem so as to be loosely secured but sufficiently free to allow the wing-nut to engage the 5' threaded end of the bolt I! which is preferably welded or otherwisesecured upon the said stationary frame I. In said U-channelmember I3 is suitably mounted a longitudinal rubbrr gasket 18, (female member) co-acting with a longi- 50 tudinaldie stamped protuberance (male member) I9,'between which the edge of the sheet of water repellant paper 20 is tightly secured, stretched and held under tension by simply tightening the wing-nut [6. The said members ll 55 may also serve the purpose of a bracket for holding the hinged frame 2 when in its open posi- .in many ways within the scope of the following claims of novelty.

What I claim as my invention is:

1; Aposter display frame consisting of a stationary frame, a co-acting frame hinged to said I stationary frame and bearing a circumferential gasket channel in which is mounted a resilient gasket, whereby a water tight joint is provided to protect the edges of a card from varying atmospheric' conditions, and means to secure said 20 frame 2, the rubber'gasket 5 engages the edges and hinged'thereto, said hinged frame bearing a resilient circumferential gasket, and means to secure said frames together, whereby the edges of a card mounted in between the said frames will be protected against atmospheric conditions.

3. The combination of a poster display frame and two coacting frames, a stretching element hingedly mounted oneach side of one of said frames, said element consisting of a channel shaped member bearing a resilient longitudinal female gasket adapted to register with a co-acting longitudinal male member or protuberance formed upontheother frame, means to secure said gasketover said protuberance, whereby a paper poster will be held in taut and secured position 'therebetween, and means to secure said frames together.

4. The combination of a poster display frame and two coacting frames bearing intermediate thereof means to provide a water-tight joint, whereby the edges ofa paper poster will be protected'against varying atmospheric conditions, a stretching element hingedly mounted on each side of one of said frames, said element consisting of a; member bearing a female gasket adapted to register with a'co acting male memher or. protuberance formed upon the other frame, means to secure said gasket to said protuberance, whereby a paper poster may be held taut and in secure position therebetween, and means to secure said frames together.


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US2525199 *Feb 27, 1947Oct 10, 1950Norman BennettDisplay device for advertisements
US2539167 *May 12, 1947Jan 23, 1951Niver Scism JohnPicture frame
US4817317 *Dec 30, 1986Apr 4, 1989Signcomp, Inc.Component sign system
US4949483 *Nov 14, 1988Aug 21, 1990William R. DobsonAdjustable thickness display frame
US5007189 *Mar 17, 1988Apr 16, 1991Kendrick BuckwalterSeal for art display frames of wood
US5353536 *Aug 28, 1992Oct 11, 1994Kane Graphical CorporationDisplay assembly
U.S. Classification40/779, 40/718
International ClassificationG09F1/00, G09F15/00, G09F1/12
Cooperative ClassificationG09F15/0012, G09F1/12
European ClassificationG09F15/00B2, G09F1/12