Title:
Residence number sign
United States Patent 2074280


Abstract:
This invention relates to a sign and particularly to a sign adapted to indicate the number of a residence, other building or location. It is particularly aimed to provide a sign which is simple, durable and inexpensive and may be viewed from a plurality of sides or angles, for instance by...



Inventors:
Smith, Rudolph J.
Application Number:
US9308136A
Publication Date:
03/16/1937
Filing Date:
07/28/1936
Assignee:
Smith, Rudolph J.
Primary Class:
International Classes:
G09F7/16
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Description:

This invention relates to a sign and particularly to a sign adapted to indicate the number of a residence, other building or location.

It is particularly aimed to provide a sign which is simple, durable and inexpensive and may be viewed from a plurality of sides or angles, for instance by pedestrians, and by traffic approaching from different sides.

It is especially aimed to provide a sign adapted for use on a lawn or parking between a curb and a sidewalk.

It is still further aimed to provide a sign primarily made from angle iron or the equivalent in combination with novel sheets containing numbers detachably connected to the angle iron.

The more specific objects and advantages will become apparent from a consideration of the description following taken in connection with accompanying drawing illustrating an operative embodiment.

In said drawing:Figure 1 is a view in perspective illustrating the use of the improved sign; Figure 2 is a view in elevation of the improved sign; Figure 3 is a cross sectional view taken on the line 3-3 of Figure 2; Figure 4 is a front elevation of one of the sign elements alone, and 39 Figure 5 is a top elevation of the sign.

The improved number sign constituting my invention is adapted to be used on a lawn as at 10, between a sidewalk II and a curb 12, in most instances, although no limitation in this connection is to be inferred. The sign has a stake 13, which is adapted to be driven into the earth at the lawn 10. Such stake may be of any desired material, size and configuration and preferably is of angle iron as best shown in Figure 3. In order to produce numbers on the stake, to indicate the number of the dwelling or other building suggested at 14, one or more number elements 15 may be employed. These elements may be made of any suitable metal, for instance tin, sheet iron, copper or other material on three sides of which letters 16 are produced in any desired manner as by embossing, superimposition, or merely by painting. The color of the numbers and the remainder of the elements are preferably contrasted.

Said number elements 15 are adapted for folding along three parallel lines 17, so that the same will enclose or surround the stake 13 and be secured thereto by a detachable bolt 18 or the equivvalent passing through registering openings 19 in the elements 15 and openings 20 in an angle of the stake 13. Any number of the elements 15 may be secured to the stake, one above the other.

With such a sign, the number of the dwelling or building 14, may be observed from three sides, especially by pedestrians and by traffic from opposite directions.

Various changes may be resorted to provided they fall within the spirit and scope of the invention. For instance, the shape of the elements 15 may be varied. They may consist only of two number portions forming a V-shaped element and secured to one or both of the flanges by means of bolts. However I prefer the specific number element illustrated since a single bolt will effectively hold it as a continuous body attached to the stake.

I claim as my invention:1. A sign of the class described comprising a stake having flanges spaced from each other at their free edges, discontinuous sign strips, said strips being wrapped closely around the stake to contact the flanges thereof and span the space between the edges of the flanges, the ends of each strip overlapping and secured to a flange. 2. A sign of the class described comprising a stake having flanges spaced from each other at their free edges, discontinuous sign strips, said strips being wrapped closely around the stake to contact the flanges thereof and span the space between the edges of the flanges, the ends of each strip overlapping, and bolts securing said overlapping ends to a flange.

3. A sign of the class described comprising a stake of angle iron having flanges diverging from each other, discontinuous strips bearing numbers, said strips being wrapped closely around the stake to contact the flanges thereof and span the space between the edges of the flanges with the 45 ends of each strip overlapping, and securing elements for the overlapped ends attaching them to a flange.

RUDOLPH J. SMITH.