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Dec. 15, T936. 1.. J. SCHNEIDER SIGN DISPLAY STAND ‘ Filed Sept. 25', 1935 2,064,127 2,054,127 Patented Dec. 15, 1936 ATENT OFFICE UNITED STATES 2,064,127 SIGN DISPLAY STAND Louis J. Schneider, Chicago, Ill. Application September 23, 1935, Serial No. 41,761 1 Claim. (01. 40—125) The object of the present invention is to pro vide a sign display stand or frame adapted to be disposed upon a side-walk to receive, interchange ably, signs or display cards advertising products 5 for sale in the store in front of which the device is disposed. A further object of the invention is to provide a sign display stand or frame of the type speci?ed which may be shipped in knock-down condition, that is, by removal of the supporting legs from the frame member and which is easily reassem bled by the purchaser to whom the same is de livered. Another object of the invention is to provide a structure of the type speci?ed wherein the dis play cards may be interchanged through the bot tom of the frame member. Suitable embodiments of the invention are il lustrated in the accompanying drawing, wherein Fig. 1 is a perspective view of a sign display stand constructed in accordance with the in vention, the sign contained within the frame member thereof being shown as partly broken away. - Fig. 2 is a bottom plan view of the structure shown in Fig. 1, the ends of the supporting legs of same being broken away in part. Fig. 3 is a fragmentary detail perspective view showing a lower corner portion of the frame member of the structure. Fig. 4 is a detail vertical sectional view taken on the line 4-4 of Fig. 1 illustrating the cross sectional shape of the upper end rail of the frame member of the structure. Fig. 5 is a fragmentary detail perspective view 03 Cl showing a portion of one of the supporting legs of the frame member and a bracket secured thereto for engagement with a side rail of ‘the frame member when said supporting leg is as 40 sembled with said frame member. Fig. 6 is a fragmentary detail vertical sectional view showing another embodiment of the inven tion. Fig. 7 is a fragmentary detail perspective view further illustrating the modi?ed form of con struction illustrated in Fig. 6. The device of the present invention comprises a frame member consisting of channeled side and top rails l and 2, respectively, in which the top and side edge portions of advertising or similar 4 card or sign 3 is adapted to be received and en gaged. The side walls of the side rail I of the frame member are preferably welded at their lower ends 0 to the upwardly extending ?anges 4 of angle iron 5 which are spaced from each other a distance equal to that which spaces apart the side walls or flanges of the side rails of the frame member and thus provides an open slot 6 between said angle bars 5 through which the card or‘ sign 3 is adapted to be inserted into and removed from the frame member. Pivotally secured to one of the horizontally dis posed flanges of one of the angle bars 5 and to the lower face thereof, is a plurality of sign sup ports ‘I which are adapted to support the sign or card 3 disposed within the frame and are ar ranged to be turned to the dotted line positions shown in Fig. 2 to permit removal and replace ment of said sign or card 3. 15 A pair of supporting legs 8 is provided for the frame member above described, consisting each, preferably, of an angle bar bent to arcuate form and having bevelled ends disposed to cause the extremities of said supporting legs to rest ?rmly upon a supporting surface, such as a side-walk. As shown in Figs. 1, 2 and 5, secured to» each of the supporting legs 8 and to the vertically disposed outer ?ange thereof, is a bracket plate 9 equipped at its upper end portion with a socket member Illv 25 adapted to receive a lower end portion of one of said rails l of the frame member. Each of said plates 9 is welded, preferably, to the outer verti cal flange of a leg 8, but may be otherwise secured thereto. The arcuate upper ?ange of each of 30 the legs 8 is provided midway between its ends with a recess ll and, at each side of said recess, with a perforation l2 which is adapted to register with a similar perforation in a horizontal ?ange of an angle bar 5 for purposes of bolting or simi larly securing the legs 8 to the said angle bars 5. 35 Obviously, the recess l I will register with the slot 6 formed between the angle bars 5 and thus permit of the insertion of the sign or card 3 of the full width of the frame member as indicated. In practice, the frame member is made upv sepa rately from the legs 8 with the brackets 9 secured thereto and said respective component parts of the completed device are forwarded to the ulti mate consumer in disassembled condition, thus rendering the entire shipment compact. The consignee then assembles the structure as shown in Fig. 1 whereupon it is ready for use. In Figs. 6 and 7, I have illustrated a modi?ed form of construction or different embodiment of the invention wherein the supporting legs l_3 for the frame member [4, constructed as illustrated in Figs. 1, 2, and 3, are equipped with a bracket member l5 comprising a U-shaped upper end 65 2,064,127 formation l6 adapted to receive the side rails of the frame member I4 corresponding to the side rails I of the structure of Fig. 1, the remainder of said bracket member l5 comprising leg portions I‘! between which the vertical ?anges of the angle bars l8 of the frame member “I are received and which terminate in horizontally disposed portions indicated by reference numeral I5 to ?t over the 10 horizontal ?anges of the angle bars l8, the termi nal ends of the portion l5 being L-shaped and secured to the upper ?anges of the supporting legs [3 by means of the rivets H! or in any other suita I claim as my invention: A sign display structure comprising a frame equipped with channeled side and top rails and a slotted bottom rail for engaging the peripheral edge portions of a sign-plate and permitting in sertion and removal thereof, the said bottom rail equipped with outwardly projecting ?anges pro vided with perforations at points adjacent to the lower ends of the side rails, a pair of supporting leg members provided in their upper faces with 10 perforations registering with those in the afore said ?anges of the bottom rail of the frame, re movable coupling devices engaged in the register ble manner, as for example by welding. In this structure, the upper ?anges of the sup ' ing perforations to secure the leg members to said porting legs I3 are devoid of the recesses“ of the 'frame, brackets rigidly secured to said supporting 15 supporting legs 8 of the structure of Fig.1, the leg members and equipped with upper end por said supporting legs 13 being adapted to be moved tions engaging the side rails of the frame member telescopically outwardly out of engaging relation 20 to the frame member for purposes of inserting and removing display cards, such as the card 3, the latter being supported ‘upon the said ?anges of the supporting legs l3 when the latter are .dis posed in the position shown in Figs. 6 and 7, re spectively. for cooperation with said coupling devices to maintain said leg members ?rmly engaged with the said frame against movement relatively there 20 to ‘and a‘pairxof sign supporting devices ‘each piv otally secured to the lower face of bottom rail and adapted to be moved to and from positions spanning the slot therein. LOUIS vJ. SCHNEIDER.