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Publication numberUS2284209 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateMay 26, 1942
Filing dateJul 9, 1941
Priority dateJul 9, 1941
Publication numberUS 2284209 A, US 2284209A, US-A-2284209, US2284209 A, US2284209A
InventorsHolm Charles B
Original AssigneeHolm Charles B
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Novelty or flag display
US 2284209 A
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NOVELTY OR FLAG DISPLAY Filed July 9, 1941 2 Sheets-Sheet 2 Patented May 26, 1942 NOVELTY on FLAG DISPLAY 1 CharlesB. HolnnLyons, Ill. 7 Application July 9, 1941, Serial No. 401,665

9 Claims.

waving in the breeze and which will be portable,

durable and electrically operated from any conveniently located electric output.

With these and other objects in view as will become more apparent as the description proceeds, the invention consists in certain novel features of construction, combination and arrangement of parts as will be hereinafter more fully described and claimed.

For a complete understanding of my invention,

reference is to be had to the following description and accompanying drawings, in which Figure 1 is a side elevation partly in section illustrating a novelty constructed in accordance with my invention.

Figure 2 is a fragmentary top plan view illustrating the device. I

Figure 3 is a sectional view taken on the line 3-3 of Figure l. v

Figure 4 is a sectional view taken on the line 4-4 of Figure 1.

Figure 5 is a sectional view taken on the line 55 of Figure 1.

Figure 6 is a fragmentary side elevation illustrating a modified form of my invention.

Referring in detail to the drawings, the numeral 5 indicates a flag, 6 the staff for the flag and l a portable mounting for the staff in which is located an electric vibrating unit 8 having the staff 6 suitably connected therewith for setting up vibration in the staff. The staff extends freely into the mounting l and is preferably made of a material which will be extremely sensitive to vibrations.

The mounting 1 includes a housing 9 preferment ll, one end of which is connected to the (c1. ire-173i if desired may be designed as the globe of the world. V

An amplifying spring I 2 is connected to the upper end of the staff 5 and is of the coil formation having certain convolutions at one end thereof reduced in size to frictionally grip the upper end of the staff.

A flexible supporting rod [3 is gripped by certain of the convolutions of the spring'adjacent one end and the latter-named end is equipped witha weight M. The supporting rod 13 extends into aheml5 formed in the upper edge of the flag 5. The hem l5 extends'for a portion of the length of the flag, also the supporting rod leaving a short portion of the flag free at the upper edge.

One vertical edge of the flag is provided with a hem [6 through which extends a flexible elesupporting rod 13 adjacent the spring I! and the other end is detachably-connected to the staff 6 by a spring clip l8 which may be readily adplified by the spring l2 and transmitted thereby ably of substantially spherical shape forming a of the housing 9 be of a decorative nature and tention-attracting qualification,

into the flexible rod l3. These vibrations of the rod l3 will create a waving action to the flag 5 simulating a flag floating in the breeze.

Thus it will be seen from the foregoing description taken in connection with the accompanying drawings, that a very practical, portable and durable device has been provided for the support of a flag in a position of simulating a flag waving in the breeze. Further, it will be seen that the fiag thus supported will have an extremely at consequently rendering the device extremely practical for display purposes. Also it will be noted that the device can be conveniently moved from one place to another and set up for operation and that the cost of maintainment'and operation will be extremely low and that the device in entirety may be manufactured and sold at a low cost.

Referring to my modified form of the invention the staff thereof is indicated by the character 19, the upper end of which has a goose-neck formation 20 to which the vibrating spring I2 is connected. Due to the arrangement of the staff as specified in this form of the invention, the spring orrics 2 I A I 2,284,209 I2 is supported in a depending position and receives adjacent its lower end the short end of a supporting rod 2| and enters the hem [5 of the flag 5. The attached end of the supporting rod 2 I is ofiset and is gripped by certain convolutions of the spring The free end of the-spring I2 terminates in an eye 22 to which the flexible element l1 is-connected. Further it will be seen that the flexible element is connected to the staff 19 by theclamp l8. I ,1

The operation of this form of the invention is 5. In a novelty display device, a flexible flag,

a staff for said flag, a vibrating means for the staff, a vibration transmitting spring connected to the staff, asupporting arm secured to the flag along one edge thereof and connected to said spring, and a flexible element connected to an edge of the flag at right angles to said first edge and'to the stall.

similar to the operation described in connection with the form of the invention shown in Figure 1. therefore, itis not deemed necessary to again set forth the operation specifically. V

While I have described the device for use in connectionwith a flag, it will be understood that it will be equally applicable to a banner, pennant, or the like. 7 p .o While I have-shown and described the preunderstood that minor changes in construction,

combination and arrangement of parts may be made without departing from the spirit and scope of the invention as claimed.

Having thus described the invention, what I claim is:

20v .oferred embodiment of my invention, it'will be 1. In a novelty display'device, an inherent flex: ible sheet-likemember, astafi for said member,

means for supporting and vibrating said staff, and means for connecting said memberto the staif for transmitting the staff vibrations thereto.

2. In a novelty display device, an inherent flexible sheet-like member entirely flexible throughout (its area, a staiI for said membena combined supporting and vibrating means for the staff, and a combined connecting and vibration transmitting means connecting said member to thestaff.

3. In a novelty display device, a flexible flag,

a staff for said flag, a vibrating meansfor the staff, and means for attaching the flag to the staif to transmit staff vibrations thereto and to sustain said flag extended'from the staffin a substantially fully flexible position. r 4. In a novelty display device, a flexible flag,

6. In' a novelty displaydevice, a flexible flag,

a stafi for said flag, a vibrating means for the staff, a ;vibration transmitting spring connected 7 to the stafi, a supporting arm secured to the flag j along one edge thereof and connected to said spring, a flexible element secured to an edge of the flag at right angles to said first edge and to the supporting arm, and means for detachably and adjustably connecting the flexible ele-= ment to the stall". v I

7. In a novelty display device, a flexible flag,

a staff for said flag, arvibrating means for the astaif for said flag, a vibrating means for the' staff, a vibration transmitting spring secured to the staff, a flexible supporting arm extending into the firsthem and connected with said spring, a weight connected to said arm, and a flexible element in the second hem and adjustably and detachably connected to the staff.

9. In a novelty display device, a flexible flag, a stafi for said flag,a vibrating. means for the staff, said staffihavinga goose-neck shaped end, a coiled spring connected to said end of the staff, a flexible supporting arm connected to one edge of the flag and tosaid spring, a flexible element connected to'another edge of the flag and to said a staff for said flag, a vibrating means for the stafi, a vibration transmitting spring connected to the staff, a supporting arm secured to theflag along one edge thereof and connected to "said spring.

spring, and means for detachably and adiustably connecting the flexible element to the staff,

CHARLES B. HOLM.

Referenced by
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US3063406 *Aug 15, 1961Nov 13, 1962Slick Fred SMeans for displaying a flag
US3081734 *Apr 10, 1961Mar 19, 1963American Optical CorpFlags and staffs therefor
US3867898 *Nov 21, 1973Feb 25, 1975Lakamp Ernest ADetachably mountable visual proximity and alignment indicator for connectable vehicles
US3995580 *Mar 10, 1976Dec 7, 1976Serrone Peter JFlag waving device
US4123813 *Jan 24, 1977Nov 7, 1978Adams Ronald JBuoyant float and flag assembly
US4461234 *Oct 25, 1982Jul 24, 1984Bounds William EFor waving a flag support on a staff
US5692328 *Apr 19, 1995Dec 2, 1997Pettit; Frank D.Flag waving apparatus
US5823844 *Aug 17, 1994Oct 20, 1998Markowitz; EliInteractive vibrating toy
US6371043 *Feb 25, 1999Apr 16, 2002Pearison, Inc.Flag chain apparatus
Classifications
U.S. Classification40/218, D11/166, 116/173
International ClassificationG09F17/00
Cooperative ClassificationG09F2017/0058, G09F17/00
European ClassificationG09F17/00