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Publication numberUS956857 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateMay 3, 1910
Filing dateMay 20, 1909
Priority dateMay 20, 1909
Publication numberUS 956857 A, US 956857A, US-A-956857, US956857 A, US956857A
InventorsGeorge E Jennings
Original AssigneeGeorge E Jennings
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
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G. B. JENNINGS.

SIGN.

Patented May 3, 1910.

WITNESSES); I 5 ifif yww SIGN.

To all whom it may concern Be it known that 'I, Gmonoa E. Jamzmos,

acitizen of theUnited, States, and resident though the entire structure remains stationary and. the advertising matter remains unchanged and always visible in its entirety.

My invention comprisesthe novel detailsof improvement that will be more fully hereinafter set forth and then pointed out in the claims.

. Reference is to be had to the accompanyingadrawings forming art hereof, wherein-.-

I igure 1 1s a front e evation of a sign embod mg m invention; Fi 2 is a vertical sectlon, su stantially on t e plane of the line 2, 2 in Fi 4; Fig. 3 is a face view of the rear mem r or back round, the front member being removed,san Fig. 4 is a horizontal section, substantially on the line 4, 4' in Fig. 1

In the drawings thenumeral 1 indicates a front member or board, shown rovided with a plurality of openings 2', w ich are shown in the form of relatively narrow elonated slots cut or otherwise formed in memer 1. Said member may be formed by cutting the openings 2 directl from a suitable sheet or suitably'built up card, or may be formed of slats suitably connected together.

At 3 is a rear. member or board shown in solid form, located directly behind the front member 1, to be seen through 0 enin s 2 of the latter, and spaced at a s'uita 1e distance from the front member 1. shown the front member 1 and the rear member 2 are connected by suitable spacers 5, and said mem'bers may be supported in any suitable manner, as by braces 6 holding the front and rear members in a firm structure, U on the front face of rear member 3 'a' suita is design is produced, such as by painting thereon stripes 7 or other suitable pattern, or such design may be applied by pasting suitable paper or the like on the rear member, and the outer face of the front member, orthe front faces of the slats, may

' Specification of'letters Patent. Application flied ma a0, 1909. Serial No. 487,163.

invention is to provide and when 'the observer the .parts of the stripes or and In the form v be painted or otherwise produced in colors contrasting to the colors of the stripes or design 7. Advertising or other matter may ,be placed on the outer face of the front member 1, and such matter may be painted on the front member or may be made in separate parts, such'as of wood, metal or the like, and laid on the forward face of the front member, as indicated at 8.

A sign. produced in accordance with my Patented May 3, 1910.

invention may be located in "any suitable position, where a person will observe the same while gassing the sign, as, for instance, along t e side of a railway track, on the side of a building, or in other suitable position asses or is carrie past the sign and while ookin at the same esign on the rear member 3 which are visible throu h the openings 2 of the front member 1, W111 appear to move while the advertising mat.

ter remains statmnary and always visible in its entirety. In other words, the device provides an apparently movin back ound for the advertising matter, giving a p easing effect and one that will ,attract attention. It will thus be understood that while the parts of the si remain stationary relative to each other t e movement of the observer relatively to the sign causes the apparent movement of parts of the sign, or an optical illusion, without requiringany movement of the 51 n or its parts. Hence the sign may be insta ed and aft without any attention of construction shown and described, as the same ma be varied within the scope of the a pende claims without de arting from t a spirit of my invention, an while I have described my invention asa for advertismg signs it wil V e understood that the same may be utilized for other analogous purposes; a

Having now described my invention what I claim is 1. A sign comprising a member havin a glurality of o enings, a permanently visl le esign u on t e front face of said member inde en ent of said openings, and a rear mem er maintained at a distance from the front member in fixed relation to the same and provided with a design ada ted to be seen through said openings an arranged in such relation to the openings in the front get the effect of a moving slgn is pro licable to use member as to cause apparent movement of the visiblep'arts of the rear design when an observer passes the sign, the first named design remaining unchanged in-appearance at al times from any ang e of vislon.

2. A si 11 comprising a front member provided wit a lurality of similarly disposed openings, a design superimposed upon the front of said member and partially coverin said openings, and a rear member maintaine at a d1stancefrom the front member in fixed relation tothe same and provided. with a suitable design adapted to be observed through said 6 enin the rear design be ing so spaced rom t e front member asto be partially visible through the front openings at all angles of vision so as to cause apparent movement of the rear design beber in fixed relation to the same and pro- Y vided on its forward face with a design having lines and spaces at an angle to the openings of the .front member ada ,ted to be seen through said openings, the mes on the rear member being partially visible through the front openings and artially obscured by the solid parts of the ront member.

4. A si 11 comprising a front member provided wit a plurality of parallel openings and solid portions located at an angle to the horizontal and provided on the front face with a permanently visible design independent of said 0 enings, a rear member located at a suitab e distance from the front member and provided with a design having substantially parallel lines and" spaces located at an angle to the openings and solid portions of the front member to cause the ap earanoe of undulating motion of the vislble parts of the rear design when an observer passes'the sign all parts of the sign being maintained in fixed relation to each other at all times.

Signed at New York city, in the county of New York and State'of New York, this 19th day of May, A. D. 1909.

GEORGE E. JENNINGS.

Witnesses:

RALPH E. ROBERTS, T. F. BonaNE.

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Classifications
Cooperative ClassificationG09F19/14