Title:
Support for flexible posters
United States Patent 2005134


Abstract:
Thiniie'-fltidn h:elates to -what ar kriown a flekibleP·Osters consisting 'Of' flexible sheet o na'teini: having reiiifotclrig bi stiffening strip diidsedl 'at! the 'efids thereof arid particularly t aI I Vi1e 'or stibpi 6ting siuch iosters in extendei poitiodii d iiiuponi a suitable support;...



Inventors:
Noble, Emley Jay
Application Number:
US70770634A
Publication Date:
06/18/1935
Filing Date:
01/22/1934
Assignee:
NAT PROCESS COMPANY INC
Primary Class:
Other Classes:
160/351
International Classes:
G09F1/14; G09F15/00
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Description:

Thiniie'-fltidn h:elates to -what ar kriown a flekibleP·Osters consisting 'Of' flexible sheet o na'teini: having reiiifotclrig bi stiffening strip diidsedl 'at! the 'efids thereof arid particularly t aI I Vi1e 'or stibpi 6ting siuch iosters in extendei poitiodii d iiiuponi a suitable support; and th object of the inventieof is to pbvide& a sfipportini deviiie or easel :for posters of the class describe( 1ifti;iMng.;6o oir: more rods and a 6coupling plati -i i- dbnrititldn With Which the rods are" mdouitec S3s tn folrmi a spting member of oneo rod or of .iwtýOf fibd coupled with the stiffeming strips oJ the 'pBster t6 support the poster sheet in- exteiidec &or dta positiori uder the ' tef'sidh of said iS vspriig'od or rods ghd fiirth't whereby the othei aP -o ftsMid'plae will form a: sbpp6ttfihg leg oo fetI for th'e coffiblete device; a- fufther' object belEitie t iidi a coubl'ihge plate in which the 'ods are rotatably mounted to facilitate adjusiment of tHe' stPiibotiing le" with. re'spct to th e potdr sheet iii ifihtiitf the' saeie in conie6eti6iiWith or upori &a Sitable slpiit6rifti sfee; a-nd wvith these' arid o*rPlf bet' t in KWiew'the ifnveintiofi corisists: in a d&kce'o6f :th cht's 'ndi fodr the purpose specified *Ti it is rfiiple iii tfiistucitfdon efficdient in u§se aIM 'which, is cofistiucted ds9 hereinifter ddsrii'ed &nVd claifred. The invention is fully disclo'sddi i th6e followi-. speciffcatlri, of Whi' the' a'dcompanying :M dfM g- fris a prt, iri, which the separate parts :of ity'inPyi'vexent ate'designated by suitable refertenee iaractifers ir:iea6h of the. views, and' :in ik.p' 1 is a pdrsp ctitep rear view Cf a poster :i shOiing dc' Cebf my imProved' supporting devices coupled therewith' arfd:&indicating the methO6d of its use.Fig.- 2 is7an enlarged sectibnil detail view oh the hthe 2-? of Mig. I.

49 Fig. 3 iAs ani enlarged sidd a'id.setiohal view' of aý coUplifng pldate which I emtPrt, indicatiingi the mounting. of, rods! inr Connection, therewith';: aiind, Fi'. 4 is a view' similar tO Fig. 3 showiniig a niodi'-' fibatios.IA) Ig of 'the drawing; I hi. save ShoWfi`at 5' a fleible: ploter sheet whbihi mayý bbe composed of any suitable material upon which may be'piirted, lithogra'phed'. piiniitedl or' otherwise. applied disPlayýo ad&vetti-lg -iimatter. Secured' !to6 hbt ' U0 Per land'lowc''d ies of this sheet are reinforcirig or'stiffeniig. strips: 6' and T which may b'b' c6iiL' pbged' of. aft-sitable niaterial: and whibh iri the conhstruetiboih Shownf are' indicated' as' strips: of wodu having centrally thereof apertures' 6f, a, U -to receive' the ends' of a spfing member -. Tht ,s m6~iber 8 in the cbonistruc.tioi showni in Figi l 1 ,f and 3 consists of two parts or rods ia afid Sb', s wherbaSiii Fig. 4 of the drawing, said fii&ber o cofiists of a single part otf rod Sc. The td&s 9ih d and 8b- are connebcted with a cofiplihg plhte 9 a e having Cylindrical sotkets' 9St aid .9b for the rodl g Sa,- Sb resgbectivey, the sbckle6s Sid aiid 9b bWiifg d foiffied bSy rolling o:ciurlirng one edg& of tk6 plaet e 9 f]pn itslf; anid it is preferred that the portibh 1 o" cyindcer be criiriped or corompesged as, itndI- 1 a cated'at'ei ce6dtrally thereof to limit the iiiWarl f toVeienet' of the rods 8n anii 8b as will ,be aparent.

SThe othe side' edge of the plate is disp-ieed * angularly with respect:to thededge incltdingthie it * sockets Sa, Sb and is curled to form a'soclket- ad ex0en difng or opening through the Wide end of the plate' to faeilitate the attachment of a r6od MtI With said socket 9d to' forin of the rod- [O the leg: of the easel structure Which consists-r &2 the member 8, plate 9 and leg 10. Inward Inovez menIt of the rod or leg ID' with' reslect to' the plite 9 is restricted by, a compression of the curled, cyfinder or socket 9d as at 9e.

With' the construction shown in' Fig. 4, I embloy a modified form of coupling plate I i which differs f rom theý plate 9 siniply in Providing a continhuois cylTd'er t ta at one side of the plate' by curlilg said side edge of theT Plate, and this cylinder may be slightlzy ar6hed or curved as indicated' i Fig. 4 36 to comlpensate to s6me degree: for the curvature of thte spring r6d' or member 8c when' mbunted in position for use. It will be und'ersto6d, loW60vet, that the curvature of the cylindet Ifaet is not :absolutely necessary: The other side edge of thle 3i plate I' ha' a cylindrical socket Ilb for receiving thd:le.g i'0, the latter being similar in all respects tO the cylindrical sobket 9d,-the same being cb6M pressed as. sben at I 1 c to limit inward: movemnmht of thleg 'rrod 10. I. With' the construction' shown ini Figs.: 1 ahd' 34 of' the drawing, the supporting device orl easbi for the flexible poster is first assembled by couiPlinb the rodse 8&t, 8b with the respecti-e soke6ts efi'plyed on the plate 9; and thbri' coupling the- leg rod 10 with its socket Sd, after which' the enr Of one of: the rods 8t, 8b is pliced' in, thb' aperture ati, t' of one' of the'strips" 6- aid' T, and bothrods 8at, b are then.sprung outwardly and' the'pPoiSe'd end 'is mounted in the& aperture of thv'oppbsed id strip; afid'when Coupled; the member 8' will a'ssume a bowed position; mhaintaining the shbet 5 under tension;, thus: supporting- said sheet in a straight and smooth position-,-forming"a'neat and finished, appearance. It willi be understood, that 1I the leg 10 serves to support the poster in upright to position on a table, floor or other surface, and by at virtue of the mounting of the rods in connection er with the plate 9, said plate may be rotated to pc position the leg 10 at any desired angle with re- ac spect to the back of the poster to facilitate the tc placement of the poster. re With the construction shown in Fig. 4 of the p1 drawing wherein a single rod 8c is employed, it will be apparent that the plate II will be capable di of longitudinal movement on the bowed rod 8c es when mounted in connection with the poster, thus s facilitating the arrangement of the poster in dif- c: ferent angular positions in the vertical plane. tc At this time, it will also be apparent that the p same result could be accomplished by having the r leg member or rod frictionally engage its support- e ing socket in the plate 9, 10 to provide for adjust- p ment of the leg 10 with respect to such plate, t This is especially true in view of the fact that f the poster has no material weight to be supported f by the easel.

It will be apparent that my invention is not r necessarily limited to the mounting of the poster r -25 in the particular position indicated, nor am I I necessarily limited to the particular form of the coupling plates herein disclosed nor to the number of rods employed in conjunction with said plate, and various changes in and modifications of the 80 structure shown and described may be made within the scope of the appended claims without departing from the spirit of my invention or sacrificing its advantages.

Having fully described my invention, what I 5 claim as new and desire to secure by Letters Patent, is: 1. A supporting device for posters of the class described comprising an elongated spring rod member adapted to engage the poster to support the same in extended position, a coupling plate on said member substantially centrally thereof, a leg coupled with said plate and extending therefrom angularly with respect to said member, and said plate being rotatable on said member. 2. A supporting device for posters of the class described comprising an elongated spring rod member adapted to engage the poster to support the same in extended position, a coupling plate on said member substantially centrally thereof, a leg coupled with said plate and extending therefrom angularly with respect to said member, and said plate being adjustable on said member longitudinally thereof.

3. A supporting device for posters of the class described comprising a coupling plate, one side edge of which is curled to form a cylindrical socket and the other side edge having a curled cylindrical socket disposed angularly with respect to the first named socket, rods detachably coupled with the sockets of said plate, one of said rods having end portions projecting from both ends of the plate and adapted to engage the poster to support the same in extended position, and the rod attached to the other socket extending from one end of the plate only and adapted to form a supporting leg for said poster.

4. A supporting device for posters of the class described comprising a coupling plate, one side edge of which is curled to form a cylindrical -socket and the other side edge having a curled cylindrical socket disposed angularly with respect to the first named socket, rods detachably coupled with the sockets of said plate, one of said rods having end portions projecting from both ends of the plate and adapted to engage the poster support the same in extended position, the rod tached to the other socket extending from one id of the plate only and adapted to form a supirting leg for said poster, and said plate being Ijustable longitudinally of the first named rod raise and lower the second named rod with *spect to a support to vary the inclination of the oster on said support.

5. A supporting device for posters of the class escribed comprising a coupling plate, one side dge of which is curled to form a cylindrical ocket and the other side edge having a curled ylindrical socket disposed angularly with respect o the first named socket, rods detachably couled with the sockets of said plate, one of said ods having end portions projecting from both nds of the plate and adapted to engage the oster to support the same in extended position, he rod attached to the other socket extending rom one end of the plate only and adapted to orm a supporting leg for said poster, said plate eing adjustable longitudinally of the first named od to raise and lower the second named rod with respect to a support to vary the inclination of the )oster on said support, and said plate being rotatible on the first named rod in the different positions of adjustment thereof.

6. In an easel of the class described, an elongated coupling plate having angularly disposed side edges, one edge being at right angles to the p9 ends of said plate and the other edge at an angle greater than ninety degrees to one of said ends, each side edge being curled to form a tubular socket, the tubular socket at each edge extending throughout the full length of the plate or edge thereof, the body portion of the plate joining the tubular sockets throughout the length of the plate, and independent rods mounted one in each tubular socket.

7. In an easel of the class described, an elongated coupling plate having angularly disposed side edges, each side edge being curled to form a tubular socket, the tubular socket at each edge extending throughout the full length of the plate or the edge thereof, the body portion of the plate joninig the tubular sockets throughout the length of the plate, and one of said tubular sockets being arc-shaped in form.

8. A display device of the class described comprising a flexible sheet having relatively rigid end 60 portions, an easel for supporting said sheet in extended position, said easel comprising a rod member of a length greater than the distance between the ends of said sheet, said member being placed under tension in coupling the ends thereof 45 with the rigid ends of said sheet and maintained under tension when attached to the sheet to maintain the sheet in extended position, said easel including another rod forming a leg for supporting the sheet in upright position, a sheet 6p metal plate coupling said member and leg together, opposed side edges of the plate being curbed to form bearings, one for said member and the other for said leg, and said bearings being angularly disposed with reference to each other o5 to arrange the leg angularly with respect to said member.

9. A display device of the class described comprising a flexible sheet having relatively rigid end portions, an easel for supporting said sheet in extended position, said easel comprising a rod member of a length greater than the distance between the ends of said sheet, said member being placed under tension in coupling the ends thereof with the rigid ends of said sheet and maintained under 70 2,005,134 3 tension when attached to the sheet to maintain leg, said bearings being angularly disposed with the sheet in extended position, said easel includ- reference to each other to arrange the leg anguing another rod forming a leg for supporting the larly with respect to said member, and said plate sheet in upright position, a sheet metal plate being rotatable and longitudinally adjustable on coupling said member and leg together, opposed said member. side edges of the plate being curved to form bear- JAY NOBLE EMLEY. ings, one for said member and the other for said JAY NOBLE ELEY