US 261089 A
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UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE.
JOSEPH S. GOLD, OF COLUMBUS, OHIO, ASSIGNOR OF TWO-THIRDS TO GEORGE W. BALL AND RIPLEY O. HOFFMAN, BOTH OF SAME PLACE.
SPECIFICATION forming part of Letters Patent No. 261,089, dated July 11, 1882,
Application filed January 17, 1882. (Model.)
To all whom it may concern Be it known that I, JosEPH S. GoLD, of Golumbus, in the county of Franklin and State of Ohio, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Bulletin-Boards; and I do hereby declare the following to be a full, clear, and exact description of the invention, such as will enable others skilled in the art to which it pertains to make and use it, reference to being had to the accompanying drawings,
which form part of this specification.
My invention relates to an improvement in bulletin-boards; and it consists in the combination of a central frame which is adapted to hold the signs which are notin use, and to which are pivoted the two bulletin-boards in which the different signs are arranged, as will be more fully described hereinafter.
The objectof my invention is to provide a portable folding bulletinboard for different kinds of business, by means of which the merchant can indicate to passers-by particular kinds or brands of goods which he has for sale, or of which he makes a specialty.
Figure 1 is a vertical section of my invention ready for use. Fig. 2 is a side elevation of the same. Fig. 3 is a detail view. Fig. 4 is an enlarged detail view.
A represents a suitable frame, which has 0 the merchants name and number or any suitable advertisement painted or otherwise marked upon opposite sides of its upper .end. This frame is provided with a door at one end, so as to allow the different sign-boards O to be read- 5 ily removed from the frames when they are wanted for the bulletin-boards,.or to be returned when not in use. Pivoted to opposite sides of this frame are the two bulletin-boards D, which are intended to be inclined slightly 4o outward at their lower ends, so as to act as braces for the frame and prevent it from blowing over. Each one of these boards can be arranged at any desired angle to the frame A, and held in that position by means of screws,
5 catches,oranyothersuitabledevices,F. Each one of the bulletin-boards will preferably be made rectangular and have a suitable ornamental molding formed around its sides, so as to hold the sigirboards in place and hide the ends of the different sign-boards C, and one part, V, of this molding, upon one of the sides, will be hinged, so that it can be turned backward to expose the ends of the sign-boards when it is desired to remove or place them in the bulletin to indicate the various articles for sale. This hinged part of the molding will be held over the ends of the signs by means of a suitable hook, catch, or other similar device, B. These sign-boards C will preferably have certain articles painted or otherwise marked upon one side, while their opposite sides will be painted black, so that they can be written upon by apiece of chalk. Should there .not be a sufficient number of marked sign-boardsG to indicate all the different articles, any one of the boards can be reversed and have the name of some article written upon its back, and then inserted in the bulletin along with the others.
In order to prevent the sign-boards from slipping downward in the bulletin-board, each one of them has a recess, E, made in its end, so as to catch over a stop or projection, I, which are secured to opposite sides of the bulletin-board D. By having these recesses in the end of the sign-boards and the stops to hold them in place, any one or more of the sign-boards can be removed from the bulletin without having the other boards become displaced.
These bulletin-boards are intended to be placed upon the sidewalk in front of the store, and will be placed so as to face both up and down the street, so that persons coming from either direction will have the different signs exposed before them. When it is designed to take the bulletin-board in at night, or to transport it from place to place, the two bulletinboards will be closed inward upon the frame, and thus a much smaller package be formed than when they are spread out.
Having thus described my invention, 1 claim 1. In a bulletin-board, the combination of a frame, A, adapted to hold sign-boards O, 5 with one or more bulletin-boards, D, attached thereto, substantially as shown.
2. A bulletin-board having suitable stops s altose or projections, I, in combination with sign- In testimony whereof I affix my signature in 10 boards (J, having recesses E in their ends, presence of two witnesses. substantially as described.
3. The combination of a bulletin-board pro- JOSEPH S. GOLD. vided with stops or projections I, and having one side of its molding or edge adapted to be YVitnesses: turned backward, with the sign -boards 0, F. A. LEHMANN, adapted to be removed from or inserted there- I \V. W. MORTIMER. in, substantially as set forth.