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Publication numberUS914775 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateMar 9, 1909
Filing dateApr 15, 1908
Priority dateApr 15, 1908
Publication numberUS 914775 A, US 914775A, US-A-914775, US914775 A, US914775A
InventorsSamuel L Aarons
Original AssigneeSamuel L Aarons
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
US 914775 A
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Specification of Letters Patent.A

Patented Marche, 1909.

Application lod April 15, 1908. Serial No. 427,277.

To all 'whom fit may concern:

Be it known that I, SAMUEL L. AARoNs, residing in Milwaukee, inthe count lof Mil- Waukee and State of Wisconsin, have invented new and useful Improvements in' Si s, of which the following is a description, re erence being had to the accompanying drawings, which are a part of thlsspeei- 'iieation 4 My invention has relation to improvements in signs. l

The primary object of the invention is to provide a chea form of sign which can be readily applic to a window or other vertical support and secured thereto detachably in a moments time, and as readily removed when desired.-

The invention further contemplates as an object a construction -which is exceedingly sim le in character and inex ensive in cost.

ith the above, and ot 1er incidental, objects in view, the invention consists of the devices and parts, or their equivalents, as hereinafter set forth.

In the accompan fing drawing, Figure` 1 is a side elevation o vthe invention, showing the same applied to a Vertical support, such as a pane of glass, the said support being in section; Fig. 2 is a topv view of the sign 3e illustrated 1n Fig. 1, with the holdimr cu s in section; lFig. 3 is an end view of t 1e evice; F ig. 4 is a side elevation 0f a modified form of construction showing the sameapplied to a pane of glass or other support,

said su port )eingin section; Fig. 5 is a top -view ol the device illustrated in Fig. 4; Fig. 6 is an' end view of Fig. 5; and Fig. 7 is a fragment of a portion of the material of which the sign is made, to illustrate how 4o the same is cut in order to secure the construction shown in Figs. 4 to 6.

Referring first to the Figs. 1 to 3 form of construction, the numeral S indicates the frame'of the sien. This frame is preferably .15 made of some heap material such as a strip of cardboard, and this cardboard is preferably bent into triangular form, so as to provide two sloping sides running to a front edge o r x cx', and a rear flat-end iiece, the

cardboar overlapping at the en to form a double thickness. ln order to detaehably secure the sign to a window pane, or other vertical support, I employ rubber suction cups .9, the concavities ol' said cu s being outermost. Extending from the Pbottoms l ranged 'at the four corners'of'the end piece.

.pressed firm y against the su port's as to Fig. 7.

-of these cups are threaded stems 10. These stems pass through the overlapping end portions'of the frame of the sign and therefore serve to not only unite the cups to the end of the sign, but also to secure the over-V lapping end portions of the frame together, nuts 11 being turnedon to these threaded stems and against the inner lapping portion of the frame. Only one of these cups disposed centrally of. the end of the frame might be em loyed. MIn orde'rto'flhold the frame perfect ysecure", howeverpit isl preferred, that a plurality of said 'cu s-be used. Four are shown in Figs. 1 tov 3'of t 1e drawing a's-the preferred number, and these are ar- In order to attach the signt'o" theglass or other vertical support 12, the rubberacups are advisabl moistened,slightly, andfthen 75 compress the cups, as clearly s iown'in Fig.' 1. The suction thereby created Willhold the sign with sufficient iirmness' against accidental removal under ordinary conditions. When it is desired. to detach the sign, all 8o that is necessary is to exerta pull outwardly n thereon with some slight force.

In Figs. 4 to 7 inclusive I show a-modifed form of construction. In this modification the frame of the sign may be 'similar to the form of frame shown in Figs. 1 Vto 3, excepting thatthe portions of therblank which forni theoverlapped end thereof are eut out at the corners of the end piece as indicated by the numerals 13, 13 to form the 'projecting tongues 14. The out is clearly illustrated in These projecting tongues are designed to rest against vthe glass or vertical support 12, andhence serve to assist in preventing the sigur from tilting sidewise. 'l' 95 show in this modified form only two of the suction or vacuumcups,'inasmuch as vthe legs 14 serve to prevent the frame from tilting. Indeed, in the construction shown in Figs. 4 to G, only one suction cup, preferably 100 centrally located, could be used and successful results obtained. In the instruction shown in Figs. 1 to 3, however, in which the legs 14 are omitted, it is ldesirable,that four of the cups arranged at the four corners of the .105

- rear -end of the fralne be provided in order to secure a Vdistribution of the sul'porting means, and to prevent tilting of'thesign, or sidewise movement thereof, due to heavy winds, o vlvr causes K'lhe threaded stem 11(` Figs. l to 3 construction in order to enable said cu to be placed against the glass, in

view o the fact that if the cup was in' far enough to have its bottom against the end of the frame as in the other form of construction the outer edge of the cup would be prevented from coming in contact with the glass by reason of the projection outwardly of the tongues 14.

On the sloping sides of the frame may be painted or p1inted the sign intended to be isplayed, and if the sign is desired to be used at ni ht the lettering thereon may be cut out of t `e material forming the frame and a suitable light, such as an electric are lamp, prlaced within the sign; or the sides of the ame may be eut out and the cut out portions covered with some suitable transparent material containing the sign so that the light will radiate therethrough. I prefer, however, that the frame -be'composed of an inexpensive material such as pasteboard on which the signs are printed or painted, although I do not'wish to be understood as limiting myself to any particular material. For instance, some suitable transparent material may be em loyed through which rays of light emitte from an incandescent lamp or other suitable li ht producing medium Within the sign will ra( iate. Where pasteboard, or other inexpensive bendable material is employe-d, it will be evident that a very cheap crm of construction is provided, which can be placed on the market at a minimum of expense, and when one sign becomes worn out or unfit for use, another can be readily substitutedl therefor lwithout involving 'the user in any great expense.

While I have shown the sign of triangular shape, yet I do not wish to be understood as limiting myself thereto, inasmuch as the ma terial of the frame may be bent or formed into any other desirable shape, as for instance, square or rectangular, without departing from the spirit and lsco e of my invention, as defined by the scope of the appended claims.

What l claim as my invent-ion is:

1. A sign comprising a frame of triangular form, the sides of the triangle adapted to contain signs, and surface grasping meansv at the inner end or base of the triangle, said means adapted to rigidly but removably hold the frame to a show window or analogous attachingr device in such lnanner'that the plane of thc faces of the sides of the triangle containing tht` signs will project out' -the frame wi wardly at an angle to the plane of the -win dow or other attaching means.

2. A sign comprising a light hollow frame- 'ner that the Blanc of t e faces of the sides of the frame wi to the plane o ing means.

l3. A sign comprising a light hollow frame of triangular form,'the sides of the triangle adaptedv to contain signs, and surface grasping means at the inner end or base of the triangle, said means adapted to rividly but removably hold the frame to a show window or analogous attachin device in such manner that the lane of t e faces of the sides of llproject outwardl at an angle lier attaching iproject outwardly at an angle to the plane of the Windowor ot device.

v4. A si comprisin a frame formed of light ben able materia bent into triangular -shape the sides of the triangle adapted to contain signs, and surface grasping means at the inner end or base of the triangle, said 'means adapted to rigidly but removably hold the frame to a show window or analogous attaching device in `such manner that the lane of the faces of the sides of the triang e containing the si s will project outwardly at an angle to t e plane of the Window or other'attaching means.l

5. In a sign, the combination of a frame composed ofobendable material bent to provide side pieces and an end piece, the latter made u of overla )ping end portions of the materia said overlap in portions being cut out to form tongues W ich pro'ect outwardly from points at or near the si e edges of the end p1ece to provide feetvadapted to be adjusted against a vertical sup ort, of a suction cup fitted to the end piece ci) the frame, with the concavit provided withY a stem extending` through the overlapping portions of the end piece and secured thereto. y

6. A sign comprising a frame sha ed to form side pieces and an end. ieee, t e end piece provided with outwar ly eXtendin r tongues or feet, and the side pieces adapte to contain si and surface grasping means at the end o the frame, said means adapted to rigidly but removably hold the frame to a show window oranalo ous attaching device in such manner that tire plane'ofthe faces of the sides of the frame containing the signs will ,project outwardly at an angle to the plane o the window or other attaching device.

7. A frame for a sign composed of bendable material bent to provide side pieces land an thereof outermost, said cup the Window or other attachend piece, the latter made up of overlapping Inw testimony whereof, I affix my signaend portions of the material, said over apture, in presence of two witnesses.

ping portions being out out to form tongues p which project outwardly from points at or SAMUELL AARONS' 5 near the slde edgesvof the end piece to pro- Witnesses:

vide feet adapted to be adjusted againsta A. L. MORSELL,

vertical support. ANNA F. SOHMIDTBAUER.

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Cooperative ClassificationY10S116/24, G09F21/04