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1958 J. H. SALYERS ET AL 2,822,634
MEANS FOR MOUNTING ADVERTISTING PLACARDS ON PUBLICLY DISPLAYED DEVICES Filed May 8. 1956 v INVENTORS.
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United IVIEANS FOR MOUNTING ADVERTISING PLAC-' Our. invention relates to a novel arrangement for mounting advertising matter suchaspaperboard: placards or signs.
More specifically our invention relates to an arrange ment for aflixing advertising placards to television re ceivers, vending machines, clocks, record players and other devices such as commonly encountered iii-public places and which comprise cabinets protecting vulnerable partsofi the devices.
An important object of our'inventioii is to providean" arrangement whereby advertising placards maybe demountably afiixed to such publicly displayed devices, the arrangement being advantageous in that placards may be: conveniently. and expeditiously mounted and dc mounted asdesired without damage to the cabinets ofthe devices.
An equally important object of our invention is to. provide an arrangement as above set forth which is extremely inexpensive to produce and' which also is ad vantageous inthat-it is simple and expeditious to employ.
Another object of our invention is to provide'an ar rangernent-as aboveset forth comprising placard supporting-elements aflixed to the cabinet of a public device and adapted to coact with fastening means serving to'm'ount' placards, the arrangement being advantageous'in that the placard supporting elements or panels thus serve asmount ings for placards and as various placards are afiixed thereto or removed therefrom, no damage is imparted to the cabinet ofthe device involved;
Still another object of our invention is to provide an arrangement as just above set forth and wherein. the placard supporting elements are d'etachably afliXed to the cabinet by'meansofa clamping device, the arrangement being surprisingly'effica'cious in' that the placard supporting elements may' be conveniently afli'xed' to or removed from thecabinet without marring or damaging the; surfaces thereof:
Other objects andadvantages of" our invention will be apparent with; art-understanding of: the ensuing description.
Referring-'now'to the'drawings', wherein like parts are indicated by like reference numerals throughout the various figures:
Figure 1 is a front elevational view illustrating an exemplary embodiment of our invention as adapted for use with a television receiver.
Figure 2 is a plan view thereof.
Figure 3 is an elevational view taken from the right side of Figure 1.
Figure 4 is a detailed perspective view showing a placard supporting element.
Figure 5 is a similar view showing a modified placard supporting element.
Figure 6 is a front elevational view showing still another modified placard supporting element.
Figures 7 and 8 illustrate a further modified arrangement of parts.
'tes. Patem A 2,822,634 I Patented Feb; 1-1;
Figure-9 is-a-sectionalwiew illustratinga suitable type of cable'wh'ichmay be'employed, and
Figure-1 04s asmall scale front elevational view some what diagrammatic in character'and illustrating" our in; vention aswadapted for'use with a cabinet comprising: a convex-1y curved surface;
With reference now to Figures 1 through 5 of the? draW ings, we have illustrated a preferred embodiment of our invention wherein: a conventional television receiver ha'ving atpicture screen 15 and' control knobs I6 is mount edwithin a rectangular cabinet'17 comprising a bottom panel 18 and: atop panel 19 joined by sidewall panels 20 a'nd. 21.
In various public places it is common practice to ex hibit. such a television receiver by placing it upon a suitable and' usually elevated support, such as a table or shelfgenerally indicated in dotted lines at 22. In addition it i's also common practice, or it is readily per missible, to so position the receiver that its front face 23 extends forwardly of, or overhangs, the front edge 24 of 'the supporti2-2, as shown in Figure 3. The foregoing description with reference to the drawings is all well k no'wfi in the' art andformsno part of our inventi'onas will! readily be understood.-
However, and in accordance with the concepts of our invention we provide the cabinet 17 with placard supporting elements 25, 26, 27 and 28 of. substantial width arrangedas shown and respectively detachably afliked to-the panels-1 8; 19 20and. 21. by virtue of a cable. 29' which; as shown" in-Figure 9, comprises a rubber cover ing 29z -to obviate marring of the cabinet and which cable surrounds the various supporting elements arrangedabo'nt' the cabinet, the cable being highly tensioned by means of a' turnbuckle or' the like 30, so as to-efiectively clamp-the placardsupporting elements to the cabinet.- It= is:a feature' ofour'invention that the position of the cable is-in termediate the widthof the placard supportsso thatthey will'be supported in non-rocking position.
Referring briefly to Figure 2 the turnbuckle 30- com;- prises a main body portion 31 fitted withoppositely threaded screws 32' and 313 which respectivelyprovide eyes.34' and 35" to receive the ends of the:cable 29.--' In attaching the placard supporting. elements tothe'cabin'et the ends of the cable 29 are passed'throughthe eyes-of the turnbuckle and manually. drawntaut whereuponth'e ends of-the cable are twisted or tied so as to effect==a semi permanent attachment. With the cable thus initially: engaging. the various placard supporting elements: the mainbody portion 31 of the turnbuckle will be turnedto' draw the screws 32 and 33 toward each other, thus sez verely tensioning the cable whereby the placard supporting elements .are firmly and securely clamped to "the cabinet. 17 with no tendency to rock:
With reference to' Figure 4,. the'placard supporting elements 25 through 28- maycomprise" rectangular? strips of white pine or other material which may be readily cut to length, as may be convenient for attachment to various sizes of cabinets, and is suitably adapted to receive thumb tacks or thin staples as may preferably be employed for mounting the advertising placards. Each of the supporting elements is provided with a pad 36 to obviate marring of the cabinet and the opposite side thereto will be medially and longitudinally grooved as at 37 to receive the cable 29, whereby the elements are retained in alignment with the front face 23 of the cabinet.
The pads 36 may be of thin felt-like material or may comprise a suitable friction imparting material such as rubber which aids to resist displacement of the elecents when placards are mounted or demounted.
With reference to Figure 5, the supporting element 26a is provided with an intermediate cut-out portion or recess 38 to receive the turnbuckle and to provide clearance therefor as the turnbuckle is rotated to tension the cable. Figure 6 shows an alternate arrangement whereby the element 26b has inclined end portions 39 and 40 anda cut-out portion 41 to provide clearance for the turnbuckle 42. Figures 7 and 8'show a further alternatemethod of providing clearance for the turnbuckle 43 whereby the outer ends of the screws 44 and 45 are bent downwardly as shown, thus elevating the main body portion of the turnbuckle sufficiently to allow rotation thereof.
It will be clear that our invention. is not limited to use of a'placard supporting element on each side of a cabinet. Thus in Figure 7 the cabinet46 is provided with placard supporting elements 47, 48 and 49 clamped in place by reason of the cable 29 tensioned by the turnbuckle 43. This arrangement may be' employed where it may not be feasible to arrange the cabinet with its front face extendin forwardly of the support, the relatively small diameter of the cable passing beneath the cabinet being negligible in regard to appearance or operation of the device.
With reference to Figure 1, it will be apparent that the placard supporting elements 25 through 28 need not extend fullyto the corners of the cabinet. In the ar rangement of Figure 7 however, the elements have been extended to meet at corners of the cabinet, the lengths of the elements being'a somewhat arbitrary matter inasmuch as the cabinet will not be marred in either arrangement.
In Figure 1 of the drawings the placard supporting elements 25 through 28 serve to mount placards generally indicated at 50, and which are mounted thereto by means of wire staples generally indicated at 51. In Figure 7 a placard as indicated at 52 may be aflixed as by thumb tacks 53. Adhesive may of course, be employed for afiixing the placards but for purposes of eX pediency we prefer the use of staples orthumb tacks.
It will be clear that the sizes and shapes of the placards as well as the matter imprinted thereon form no part of our invention and various modifications thereof may be readily devised without departing from the scope of the appended claims.
' It will be readily apparent that by obvious modifications our invention is readily adaptable for use with devices comprising cabinets having curved surfaces. Thus with reference to Figure 10, a cabinet 54 having a con vexly curved upper surface 55 may obviously be provided with a similarly curved placard supporting element (not shown) fitted thereto. However, for purpose of expediency and inexpensive construction we prefer to use a straight placard supporting element 56, formed as above described, and to employ short vertically disposed pieces 57 and 58, which maybe quickly cut to length and positioned as shown, to support the outer ends of the element 56 as the cable 59is tensioned by means of the turnbuckle 60. The cable 59 serves to clamp the placard mounting element 56 firmly to the cabinet and also to retain the upright pieces 57 and 58 in position.
In some modifications only a top panel may be provided in which event it is preferable to have the top panel of greater length than the width of the set as suggested in Figure 7. At the bottom corners we may provide pad covered corner pieces which will hold the cable out from the corners. The cable then, when it is tightened, will not mar the side walls of the set and a single advertising placard may be attached to the top panel. r r
Various modifications and adaptations of our invention will readily occur to those skilled in the art without departing from the spirit of our invention or the scope of the appended claims.
Having thus described our invention what we claim as new and desire to secure by Letters Patent is:
1. An advertising display supporting device adapted for ready attachment to television sets and the like comprising placard supporting panels of substantial width having lengthwise grooves extending medially along the outer surfaces of the panels and a cable of sufiicient length to enclose the top, side and bottom walls of the set with the panels in position thereon,.and a turn buckle conveniently adjustable to tension the cable and clamp the panels in secure position whereby advertising displays may be secured to the front walls of the panels, and said cable being coated with a resilient outer cover, said placard supporting panels having their under surfaces coated with thin resilient material and one of the placard supporting panels being recessed to receive the turn buckle.
2. An advertising display supporting device adapted for ready attachment to television sets and the like comprising at least one supporting panel of substantial width having a lengthwise groove extending medially along the outer surface of the panel, said panel being of. greater length than the width of the set and a cable of sutficient length to enclose the top, side and bottomwalls of the set with the panel in position thereon, said cable being received within the groove in the panel, and, a turn buckle conveniently adjustable to tension the cable and secure the panel in firm position for the attachment thereto of advertising displays.
3. An advertising display supporting device as set forth in claim 2 wherein the panel is recessed to receive the turn buckle.
References Cited in the file of this patent UNITED STATES PATENTS France Jan. 22, 1934