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Publication numberUS817061 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateApr 3, 1906
Filing dateJul 12, 1905
Publication numberUS 817061 A, US 817061A, US-A-817061, US817061 A, US817061A
InventorsBurdett W Griffin
Original AssigneeAmerica Street Sign Company
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
US 817061 A
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PATBNTED APR. 3, 1906.l




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Speeiiieetionf Letters Potent.

Patented dipril 3, 1906.

Application iiled July 12, 1905. Serial No. 269,43.

To t/1 wiz/frm, may concer-n,.-

lio it i-,inowii that li, Bennirrr burnin', a citizen of tbe United States, residing' at 'llo-` ledo, in tbe eonnty et' Lucas und State of liio, bave invented certain new and useful inji'provements in irltreetiigns, and l. do liereby dec-.lare tbe following to be a full, vicar, and enact deerf-ription of tbe invention, sncli as will enableotliorsslrilied in tlieart to wliieii it a'ipertains to maite and use tbe saine.

My invention relates te certain new and useful iniproveinents in street guides or signs, and partil'inlarly to`tbat ola-es shown and de" scribed in United fitates liet-ters lia-tent No. 716,098, and wliieil. involves tiro si,e,'nplati}s arranged imola; to laici'^ with a central stein or support secured et its base to n suitable post and baring oonplinwpieees and a nnt for securing all }nt1', ;etlier. l

My' invention has for its-olijeet'eertain inv proveinents in the details of eonetinetion of suoli a guide or sign and in tbe means for securing tl'ie same in position not onlyy npon l l` posts or poles, but also upon tbe corners oi Jnildlngsl 5 and with tbese ende lnvleni my xnvon tion consists in the detstils of eonetrnction and arrangement hereinafter and niore fully explained. l, A'

in order tliat those skilled inthe vart to which my 'invention apperteins moy know how to'inakirzind ereetiny' improved sign and fully appreeinteall of its advantages, i will proceed to describe the seine, referring by numerals to the accompanying' drawings, in whioi1- Y Figure 1 isjft perspective View of two of my improved signs mounted in propel' relation to one another and shown as seein-ed to the ieee of en angular support or tbe corner of a building. Fig is a similar View showing the form oi' supportingyarm when scoured to a curved surface. Fig. 3 is a similar view showing' a modification of tbe supportingarm. Fig'. 4t is a Vertical section talcenfon the line e ofllig'. 1. Fig, 5 is a detail` per Spee-tive vieiv of tbe several nienibors e1nployed in conneetingtbo sign-plates and sup-I porting tbem in position. if 1g. 6 is a borizontal Section of tbe upperone of tbe signs in Fin, 1 looking upward..

Similar reference -numerals indicate like ports in the several figures of tbe drawings.

l. i are two plates, preferably of sbeot metal, which are enameled or otherwise treated to indicate streets or localities and slig'lftly curved, so that wlen placed baci; to back tliey will be snll'iciently separated :it tlaeir renters for tlgc passage of a serio-infri'od, presentl)r referred to.

.2 represents metal bindings, preferably struck np from slieet metal, which areA tl :di pe in l"ros.-section and curved oui Wardly in their longitudinal directions to conform to bindings when placed over ille longitudinal edges of said plaies will eonline tbe cxtreme ends, as clearly shown in Figs. l L?, and 2%. The bindings .2 are formed at tbeir centers with n, suitable liole for tbe passage of bolt or rod 3, formed with an o yo fi at its lower end and tbreaded at tbe opposite end for tbe roocption ol a not 5.

When tbe two sets of siernplates are to be arranged at an annie to one another, as elxown, an intermediair-e saddle il, nitb a cen-- trai pnssairefnfay for ille rod or bolt 3 and with vertical pioieclzions 7, is located between tbe two sets of talen plates, tbe adjarent edges of Wbicll are located in tlm` recesses ta between tbe projertions i", as clearly sbown, and a U-shaped rap il, witb a central rod or bolt passage, is lot-,ated upon tbc oppcrcdges of tbe nppt-ernloet sbt of siginplates. is tbe series of recesses t ol' the saddle (i are radialor dia'inetrie, it will be readily seen tliat tbe two sets of sign-plates may be arranged and lield at Varying .angles to one another.

10 is a supporting-bowl, preferably of castiron, formed with al central passagwway for the rod or bolt 3 and with a central recess in. its bottom for the eye Ll of said bolt and with a diainetrie bolo l'l for the passage of a soeur ing-bolt 1?., which is iirxnly held in position by a nut 13. (See llig. 4.) 'ibis head 1() is formed 'on its up e1' surface with ribs i4, corresponding to t 1e curvature of the sign-- platos and adapted to embrace the edges,

thereof, as clear y shown, and the lower portion is reduced in dlalnetcr, as clearly shown 1n ille. 5, to receive and be embraeod by the eorrespondinglyshaped ternilnils of twov ln'zLoicet-ar|ns f5, which are lirndy secured in. position by tbe bolt 12, iwretolore referred to, and which passes through lioirs iti in said arms.

The rear ends of tbe ln'acket-arms .l5 when designed to be attached to an angular snpm poit--sl1eli, for instance, as tbe corner of a the curvature of lxe se'wplaies l, and tifoso bolted thereto and its -lower end oi a form made interchangeable, and consequently the vlzouilding-are bent outwardly correspondplace bysuitable screws or bolts 17, and an angularly-disposed bra ce i8 ,having its upper end ties of the bracket-arms 15 and angle-brace desired and placed in new, and desire to ingly, as shown at Fig. l, and are secured in located between the bracketsarms 15 and similar to theliraelietearmsds also secured to the support by suitable screws. 1When the surface to which the brackebarms are to be fastened ol' curved form-such, for insi ance, as a telig1apl1-pole-the rear extremi- 18 are, shown at Fig. 2, suitably shaped to lieilushagainst tliesurfaceof the pole orsupi port. 1When a lamp-post or similar support is utilized` the rear ends of the bracket-arms are made in the form shown at Fig. 3 to completvly embrace the support and are firmly clam iedthereon by screw-bolts 19.

when all oi the parts are in rclatl on shown at Figs. 1, il and 3 and the nut 5 is turned down upon the threaded end of the rod or bolt 3, it will be obvious that 'they willA all be iirmly held in rigid relation with one another.

From the construction' shown and described it will be seen that it becomes unnecessary to secure the sign-plates 1 to one another at their ends, as they are confined at such points by the bindings 2, which by reason of their concentric rel-ation with the longitudinal curvature of such plates hold the latter against any longitudinal movement, and hence all of the parts constituting the sign and its support may be individually packed in comparatively small compass for transportation and readily assembled when osition without the employment of skilled aber. All parts are signs may altered.

Having described the construction and advantages ci my improved sign, What I claim secure by Letters Patbe readily renovated, repaired, or

ent, is;

l. in ay street-sign, the combination with a central stein or bolt, two sign-plates curved in opposite directions and arranged back to back u on opposite sides of the stem or bolt, separa le bindings U shape in cross-section and corresponding to the curvature of the sign plates locatedv over the longitudinal edges of the signplates and entending from end to end of said plates, and means for holdifrom end to end of the latter, whereby theA sign-plates are held against longitudinal movement with reference to one another,

substantially as shown and described.

in a street-sign,`two sets or pairs of sign-plates curved longitudinally and arranged back to back, means for holding each pair 'of plates in fixed relation with one another, a saddle intermediate of the two sets or pairs of sign-plates and formed with diametric grooves or recesses ada ted to receive the longitudinal bindings of te sign-plates, and means for clam ing the two sets of signplates and the sad le together whereby the saidv sets oi sign-plates may be arranged and held at #ferions angles to one another, substantially as hereinbeiore set forth.

4. In a sign such as described, separable signlates curved longitudinally and reinovable lbindings located upon the'longitudinal edge/s oi' said sign-plates, said bindings being ofU slape in cross-section and curved longitudinally to correspond with the curvatures of 'the sign-plates and extendingv from end to end ot. said plates, substantially as and for theI purpose set forth.

'n testimony whereoic I have 'signedmy name to this specification in the presence of two subscribing Witnesses.




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