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Publication numberUS892615 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateJul 7, 1908
Filing dateJul 22, 1907
Priority dateJul 22, 1907
Publication numberUS 892615 A, US 892615A, US-A-892615, US892615 A, US892615A
InventorsFrank W Perry
Original AssigneeFrank W Perry
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Metal sign.
US 892615 A
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No. 892,615. PATENITEDJ'XULWYI '7, 1903.



2 sums-MEET 1.

No. 892,615. PATENTED JULY 7, 1908. F. W. PERRY.




q qwcmcooca FRANK w. PERRY, or DENVER, COLORADO. V


To all whom it mag concern:

Be it known that I, FRANK W. PERRY, a "citizen of the United States, residing in the tit and county of Denver and State of Co orado, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Metal Signs; and I do declare the followin to be a full, clear,

and exact description 0 the invention, such as will enable others skilled in the art to which it appertains to make and .use the same, reference being had to the accompanying drawings, and to the letters andfigures of re erence marked thereon, which form a part of this s ecification.

My invention relates to improvements in metal sins, my object being to rovide a racticai y indestructible si 11 an also one aving removable advertislng sections or plates, whereby these advertising members may be removed from the sup orting structure as often as may be desired either for changing or renewing the matterthereon. The invention will' now be describedin detail reference being made to the accompanying drawing in which is illustrated an embodiment thereof.

In this drawing, Figure 1 is a perspective view-of my im roved sign. Fig. 2is a side elevation of t e same. Fig.3 is. 'a horizontal section taken through the sign looking downwardly, the parts being shown on a larger scale. Fig. 4 is a fragmentary detail view illustrating the manner of anchoring the sign, the arts being shown on a larger scale than in i s. 1 and 2. Fig.5 is a perspective view 0 one of the removable advertising members. Fig. 6 is a similar view of another member.

the same-parts in all the views.

Let the numeral 5 d esignate upwardly projecting bars or standards which may occupy the vertical .or a somewhatv inclinedjpo'siti on as may be desired. ThGSGL standards as shown in the drawing are bent at their lower extremities as shown at 6 at right angles to their main portions, and ass through openings formed in anchor me m ers'-7-, the latter consisting referably. of hollow, cylindricalrbars split at t eir lower extremities as shown at 3, the lower part of eachmjember being embedded in concrete 4. Upon the standards 5 which are preferably circuler in cross section, are mounted the. advertising members 8' and 9. The

members 8 may be termed the end members Specification of Letters Patent.

' Application filed July 22, 1907. Serial No. 384,951.

vertical edge bent into an approximately Patented July 7, 1908.

and the member 9v an intermediate member. Fig. 5 shows one of the members 8 and these members are interchangeable upon the standards. In Fig. 5 he member 8 is arranged as shown at t e left of Fig. 3. In' order to utilize this member for the member 8 at the right of Fig. the upper extremity as shown in Fig. 5 would become the lower extremity. Each member 8 has its outer cylindrical orm constituting a tubular art 10 of such size to slide freely over a stan ard 5. The opposite edge is of similar form as shown at 12, exc'eptthat the part 12 where it joins the body of "the member is provided with a shoulder 13. The part 12 as well as the art 10, is constructed to .fit over a stan ard 5 in such a manner that it may be readil removed and replaced. The member 9 is a so rovided atits o, posite edges with ofiset tu ular parts 14 adapted to fit over the standards 5. These parts 14 are slightly different in shape from the adjacent edges of the two members 8 with which they are connected when the members are assembled in the completed sign. As shown in the draw-;

ing the two members 8 are first put in place after which the member 9 is put in position. The parts 14 of the member 9 must be large enough to slip downwardly around the parts 12 of the member 8, andthe member 9 is so shaped that its opposite edges as shown at 15, will fit the ad acent shoulders 13 of the members 8 on opposite sides. By virtue of this construction the face of the completed si n presents a smooth unbroken surfaee w 'oh is important in a structure of this .class. Thesame reference characters indicate posed of any desired number of members 8 It is. evident that the sign may be comand 9. The intermediate members 9 will all be of the same construction, while there will only, be two members 8 in any sign regardless of its size. Of course the size of the members is immaterialjexcept that in order to'form a rigid substantial si 11, they should not be too wide, since the wi th of the members deter mines the distance 'apart of the supporting standards 5.' i

The various members of the sign are connected at the top and bottomby transversely arranged stra iron members 16, which are connected wit the sign members by means of bolts 17. When'it is desired to remove the sign members from thelstandards, it is of course necessary to remove the connecting strips 16'. In order to do this it will only be necessary to detach the nuts 18 and remove the bolts. a

The sign is further supported by means of 'an le bars 19. whose upper extremities are spht to form clamping parts 20. These split ends are clamped to the tubular parts of the sign members 8 and 9 by means of bolts 21 to which are applied nuts 22. Beveled washers 23 may be employed. The lower extremitiesof the supporting bars 19 are bent at right angles as shown at 24 and passed through openings formed in anchor members 25 whose lower extremities are preferably embedded in concrete in a manner similar to The bars 19. are fur-' s'lid upon the upper extremities of the twomiddle standards 5 which project upwardly above the other standards for the purpose. This auxiliary plate is provided at its extremities with tubular parts 29 shaped to fit over the standards. This member may be used to designate distances where the signs are arrangedalong lines of railroad or it may beused for designating the name of the sign maker, or for any other desired purpose.

While the standards 5 shown in the drawing are circular in cross section, it is evident that any other desired cross sectional form within the scope of the appended claims may be employed without departing from the spirit of the invention. 7

Having thus described my invention, what I claim is:

1. A sign including supporting standards and advertising members having their edges formed into tubular shape to slide over the standards the adjacent tubular edges of adjacent members being arranged to telescope with each other, the said members being readily removable and replaceable for the purpose set forth.

2. A sign including supporting standards, advertising members having their edges bent into shape to fit around the standards, some of the members having their edges shaped to fit around the tubular parts'of adjacent. membersafter the latter have been directly applied to the standards, substantially as shown and described. Y j

3. A metal sign including sup o'rting standards, and advertising members aving their edges of tubular shape and slidably connected with the standards the adjacent edges 'of two members being arranged in telescopic relation whereby they are readily detachable, substantially as described.

4. A metal sign including sheet metal ad-- vertising members having their edges bent into tubular form whereby they may be slidably mounted on the standards, the adjacent edges of two adjacent members being so shaped that .the tubular edge of one member fits around or over the tubular edge of the other member, substantially as described.

5. A metal sign composed of supporting standards, anchor members, the lowerextremities of the standards being bent to pass through openings formed in the anchor .memhers, and advertising plates detachably connected with thestandards, substantially as described. a

6. A sign composed of supporting standards, means for anchoring the standards, ad vertising plates having their edges of tubular shape and slidably connected with the standards whereby they are readily removable and replaceable the adjacent edges of two members being arranged in telescopic relation, means for connecting the severe advertising members, and suitable auxiliary supporting means located in the rear of the sign and suitably connected therewith, substantially as described. r

7. Ametal sign composed of upright supporting bars, advertisingplates removably connected with the bars, and supporting means arranged in the rear of the sign and consisting of bars having bifurcated upper extremities, and means for clamping the said extremities to the sign, substantially as described.

8. A sign composed of supporting standards, and sign members having their ed es bent to form tubular parts adapted to sip over the standards, the adjoining edge of one sign member being shouldered and ofiset to receive the edge of the adjacent member to form a smooth or uninterrupted advertising surface, substantially as described.

9. A metal sign including supporting standards, and advertising members having offset tubular edges slidably connected with the standards the adjacent edges of two members being arranged in telescopic relation,




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