Title:
Display device
United States Patent 2193154
Abstract:
My invention relates to improvements in a display device wherein a preferably slightly inclined and rotatably mounted wheel, having spokes, is provided with a lateral shelf or support adjacent the periphery and parallel with the axis of said wheel to support a display, such as a performer of...


Inventors:
Amilio, Antinori
Application Number:
US27458739A
Publication Date:
03/12/1940
Filing Date:
05/19/1939
Assignee:
Amilio, Antinori
Primary Class:
Other Classes:
40/538, 472/44, 472/75
International Classes:
G09F11/23
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Description:

My invention relates to improvements in a display device wherein a preferably slightly inclined and rotatably mounted wheel, having spokes, is provided with a lateral shelf or support adjacent the periphery and parallel with the axis of said wheel to support a display, such as a performer of an illusion, a lay figure, or merchandise to be displayed, suitable fastening means being provided to secure to said wheel any performer or display on said shelf or support, a second support or shelf, diametrically opposed to the first shelf, being also provided to engage the head and support a performer while inverted. Braking means are also provided to prevent rotation of the wheel while a display is being secured, or to stop said wheel after the same has been rotated.

An object is to provide a new and improved display device of the character described, which may also be used for displaying lay figures or other merchandise in a manner to attract attention.

I accomplish these and other objects by means of the improved device disclosed in the drawing forming a part of the present application, and in whichPig. 1 is a front elevation of the device, as in use; Fig. 2 is a side elevation of Pig 1; and Fig. 3 is a detail of one form of head rest. 30 Referring to the drawing: The nlumeral I is used to designate a suitable frame having a preferably slightly inclined bearing 2 thereon.

A wheel 3, having the usual standard spokes 4, is rotatably mounted within the inclined bearing 2 so that said wheel 3 is also slightly inclined from a vertical position, as more clearly disclosed in Fig. 2 of the drawing.

A suitable shelf or support 6 extends laterally from one side surface or face of the wheel 3, adjacent the periphery and in parallel relation with the axis of said wheel. A suitable display, figure or performer 9 is normally supported by said support or shelf 6.

Suitable fastening means, such as aperture 7 or eyelets 8, are provided in or on the spokes 4 whereby a display, figure or performer 9 on said shelf 6, may be spread-eagled or otherwise secured to the wheel 3 and held thereon while said Swheel is being rotated. Also, a suitable adjustable head rest II, may be adjustably secured to one of the spokes 4 and in diametrical opposition to the support 6, in order to hold the head of a performer while said wheel is being rotated.

Suitable braking means 12 are pivotally mounted upon the frame I and normally in disengaging relation with an adjacent portion of the rim of the wheel 3.

The braking means 12 are provided to prevent rotation of the wheel 3 while the display or performer 9 is standing upon the support 6 and being suitably secured to the wheel 3.

A second shelf or support 5 for the head may be provided, if desired, in diametrical opposition to the first shelf or support 6, as disclosed at the upper portion of Pig. 2 of the drawing, to engage the head and support the performer 9 while the wheel is being rotated and the said performer is in an inverted position.

The lower eyelets 8, near the support 6 as disclosed in Fig. 1 of the drawing, may be used to secure the ankles of a performer 9 while spreadeagled, with the feet of said performer substantially at the ends of the support or shelf 6, in which case the arms or wrists may be secured to the eyelets or securing means 8 near the upper portion of the wheel, as indicated by the dotted position of the left arm of the performer 9, as disclosed in Fig. 1 of the drawing.

Having described my invention, I claim: 1. The combination with a wheel, of a lateral support arranged parallel to the axis and adjacent the rim of said wheel; and eyelets on said wheel for holding a display on said support to said wheel.

2. The combination with a wheel having 2 spokes, of a lateral support extending from one side of said wheel and arranged parallel with the axis and adjacent the periphery of said wheel; fastening means on said spokes to secure a display on said support to said wheel, to hold said display on said wheel while the same is rotating; supporting means for rotatably supporting said wheel to permit rotation thereof; braking means mounted on said supporting means and normally disengaging said wheel; and a head rest secured to said wheel and diametrically opposite said support thereon.

3. The combination with a supporting frame of a wheel having spokes and rotatably mounted on said frame; a lateral extension on said wheel arranged parallel to the axis and adjacent the rim thereof; eyelets on said wheel for securing a display on said support to said wheel; and braking means on said supporting frame and normally disengaging said wheel.

4. A display device comprising a supporting frame; an inclined bearing on said frame; a wheel having spokes and rotatably mounted in said inclined bearing; a lateral support extend- 5o ing from one side of said wheel adjacent the periphery and parallel to the axis of said wheel; eyelets on said spokes to secure a display on said support to said wheel; a head rest mounted on said wheel in diametrical opposition to said support; and braking means mounted on said supporting frame and adjacent a portion of the rim of said wheel and normally disengaging said rim.