US 2802291 A
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United States Patent 2,802,291 SIGN STAND Donald Bach, New York, and Tyler G. Kaus, Harrison, N. Y., a'ssignors toSuper Sign Co., Inc., Carlstadt, N. I.
Application December 9, 1954, Serial No. 474,166
4 Claims. (Cl. 40-64) This invention relates to a sign stand.
It is an object of the present invention to provide a sign stand upon which a plurality of separate sign elements can be assembled in interlocked relationship to one another and be held firmly ands-consolidated into a unit stand. 7
It .is' another object of the invention to provide a sign stand in which'an'y number of sign elements can be added or removed from the stand and the stand remain as a self-supporting unit.
It is another object of the invention to provide a sign stand particularly adapted for chain stores to announce the goods being displayed in the various sections thereof.
It is another object of the invention to provide a composite sign stand for chain stores which can be eflectively displayed either on the floor or upon the counter.
Other objects of the invention are to provide a multiple element sign stand which has the above objects in mind and which is of simple construction, inexpensive to manufacture, has a minimum number of parts, easy to assemble and reassemble, durable, easy to adjust, has long life, of pleasing appearance, easy to store, compact, effective and etficient in use.
For other objects and a better understanding of the invention, reference may be had to the following detailed description taken in connection with the accompanying drawing, in which:
Figure l is an elevational view of the sign stand embodying the features of the present invention with illustration made as to the manner in which the sign elements are assembled thereupon;
Fig. 2 is an enlarged vertical sectional view taken on line 22 of Fig. 1;
Fig. 3 is a transverse sectional view looking down upon the base and as viewed on line 3-3 of Fig. 1;
Fig. 4 is an enlarged fragmentary view showing two fragments as they are assembled upon the vertical supporting post.
Referring now to the figures, it represents a circular base adapted to rest on the floor or on the top of a counter. This base is strengthened and weighted by an overlying base member 11 to which is secured in a vertical manner a hollow tube 12 that has an opening 13 of square section and in which a vertically adjustable supporting post 14 is disposed. This post 14 can be adjusted to different vertical elevations and is retained in its vertically adjusted position by a thumb screw 15.
Secured to the upper end of the supporting post 14 is a transversely extending supporting channel 16. Screws 17 extend through the channel and into the end of the supporting post 14. Running along the underedge or flange of the transverse member 16 is a guideway or guide means 18 on one side of the post and a guideway 19 on the opposite side of the post. This guideway is welded to the flange of the channel member 16.
From these guidewaysa plurality of interlocked name card elements 20 may be suspended. These elements 20 are formed of metal strips and into each of them a structure.
- reamed Aug. 13, 1957 card 21 giving the name of the different goods located in the vicinity of the 'sign and replaceable by other name cards by sliding the same'from the end of the element and inserting the other card. Each element 20 is made up of frame members. Angle pieces 22 and 23 extend along the top of the element 20 and are held in spaced relationship by a top plate 24 that is welded along the members 22 and 23 and which provides for a space 25 between the depending sides of the members 22 and 23. The angle members 22 and 23 and the plate 24 make for a tongue arrangement or guide means adapted to be slid through and supported from either the guideway 18 or in the guideway on the lower portion of a name card element 20 as indicated at 26 and supported from angle members 27 and 28 by welding and holding such members in spaced relationship as viewed in Fig.2 to permit the insertion of the card 21. The ends pf the element 20 are formed of vertically extending strips 28and 29 which are welded to the vertically extending portions of the angle members. It will be seen that with all of the members secured together by such welding that a rigid and firm frame is provided into which a name'cafd'21 can be inserted or slid from either end of the element 29.
Into the guideway or guide means 26 of one of the elements 20 the top plate 24 and the angle members 22 and 23 can be assembled in the manner as shown in Fig. 2. Any large number of such frame elements can be assembled in this manner, one below the other bearing different name cards and assembled upon the supporting post 14. While the frame elements 20 will be subeffected by means of a pin 30 welded into and between the lower angle section members 27 and 28 and above the guideway 26. These pins project from the end of the frame and will enter a hole 31 in the side of the post 14. There are a series of holes vertically spaced from one another on each side of the post so that all of the frame elements assembled and depending from the channel member 16 will be interlocked not only with themselves but with the post so as to provide a firm and rigid The frame elements fit sufiiciently tightly in the guideways so that they are sustained against retraction or disengagement from the supporting post 14 and the pins 30 from their holes 31.
It will be apparent that with the frame elements 20 anchored to the post a composite and unitary stand is provided. The base parts 10 and 11 are of substantial width and weight so as to provide adequate support for the vertically extending parts and for any number of frame elements 20 that may be depended from the channel16.
While various changes may be made in the detail construction, it shall be understood that such changes shall be within the spirit and scope of the present invention as defined by the appended claims.
What is claimed is:
l. A sign stand comprising a'base, vertical support means extending upwardly from said base, a transversely extending member secured to the upper end of said vertical support means, said transversely extending member having guide means extending along one side thereof, a frame element having a cooperating guide means insertible through one end of the guide means of the transversely extending member said frame element having another parallel guide means adapted to receive cooperating guide means of another and similar frame element and means for releasably fixing the inner end of the frame element 3 to the vertical support means upon the frame element being slid home upon the guide means.
2. A sign stand as defined in claim 1, and said means for fixing the frame element to the vertical supporting means including a pin secured to the inner end of the frame element and projecting therefrom and'pinholes on the side of the vertical support means for receiving said pin. 7
3. A sign stand comprising a base assembly, a vertically extending hollow tube extending upwardly from said base assembly, a vertical supporting post adjustably secured in the upper end of the hollow tube, a supporting member extending transversely and secured intermediate its length to the upper end of said vertical supporting post, guideway members secured to the undersidesof the transverse member and extending from the opposite sides of the vertically extending post and running co-extensively with the supporting member, card holding frame elements depending from the opposite sides of said guideway member, said frame elements having cooperating guide means insertible into the guideway member on the upper side and a guideway member on its lower side adapted to receive cooperating guide means of an adjacent or underlying frame element, said supporting post having a plurality of vertically spaced pin openings on the opposite sides thereof, each of said frame elements having a pin projecting from the inner end of the ele- 4 ment and engageable with the pin openings whereby the assembly of the frame elements upon the supporting posts makes for a composite and unitary sign stand wherein the frame elements are held against forward and rearward deflection from the transversely extending supporting member.
4. A sign stand comprising a base, vertical support means extending upwardly from said base, a transversely extending member secured to the upper end of said vertical support means, said transversely extending member having guide means extending along one side thereof, a frame element having cooperating guide means insertable through one end of the guide means of the transversely extending member, said frame element having another parallel guide means adapted to receive cooperating guide means of another and similar frame element, said frame element further having at least one end open and adapted to receive a card to be supported by the frame element.