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May 24, 193%. m 18,543 J. ASANGER BILLBOARD Filed Nov. 23, 1937 JA c 05 #514 IVQ-E H, INVENTOR. BY a 2,118,543 Patented May 24, 1938 ' ‘UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE 2,118,543 BILLBOARD Jacob Asanger, Hollywood, Calif. Application November 23, 1937, Serial No. 176,035 1 Claim. (01. 40-125) As illustrated, particularly the frame, that is to This invention relates to structures commonly used on vacant properties along the roadsides, surround the large display portion of the board for displaying advertising matter, news-items, or proper, is made in distinct sections that are pre anything to which the attention of the public is to produced, to be merely assembled at the location 5 be called. One of the objects of this invention is to mod ernize, beautify, and simplify such a billboard. Another object is to make it possible that the billboard can be pre-?nished in certain portions 10 to require only an assembling at the location. Another object is to make such portions of cer~ tain design and construction as to facilitate a the ends ID of the straight pieces 5 and 6. The longitudinal pieces 5 and 6, as well as the end pieces 1 and 8 are held together by orna ' 15 for the main structure portions of harmonizing Other objects will appear from the following description and appended claim as well as from the accompanying drawing, in which, Fig. 1 is a front elevation of a billboard em bodying this invention. Fig. 2 is a fragmentary cross section through the frame on an enlarged scale. Fig. 3 is a fragmentary cross section through 25 a portion of the frame and as applied to a por tion of the sub-structure. Commonly used billboards are of a rather standard design and structure, practically adopt ed throughout the country. For practical as well as for artistic reasons there are, however, considerable objections to be made against such commonly adopted construc tions. Billboards have to be transferred frequently 35 from one location to another, and any dismount ing and reassembling of the old type of boards involves quite considerable expenses due to breakage, but, more particularly, due to dif ?culties in dismounting and reassembling pro 4.0 visions, or rather the lack of such provisions. Moreover, public attitude against unsightly ob structions in the landscape is such that the old type billboard can not satisfy for many reasons. This new billboard, disclosed herewith, is made 45 of such sections that can readily be produced preparatory to being taken to the location, in other words, can be produced in sections in any suitable workshop to only require mere assem bling that can easily be accomplished by any un 50 skilled men. mental joining pieces ll, one of such joining 15 pieces being shown in proper position over a attractiveness. 30 inbetween so that the ends 9 of the rounded cor- 10 ners are simply brought into abutment against proper assembling. Another object is to provide connectingparts 20 where the ?nished board is to stand, there being 5 the upper and lower straight pieces 5 and 6 be sides the end pieces ‘I and 8. The end-pieces are preferably made to include the rounded corners with the straight portion ‘ This stipulates, of course, that the more di?icult Work is done by skilled men in a workshop, to include such work and portions that are orna mental and part of the attractiveness of the 55 Whole structure. joint in Fig. 1, while the other three joints are uncovered, the joining pieces for these places be ing merely indicated in dotted lines, to indicate their proper locations. Fig. 2 illustrates a joining in cross section, hav 20 ing the joining piece applied over the frame pieces, and having bolts l2 indicated for uniting the frame pieces by the joining piece. in Fig. l, the locations for the bolts are merely 25 indicated by dots at l3, to indicate the possibilities of having means at the opposite sides of a joint for holding the different pieces together. From this it should be understood that any in the least difficult pieces, such as the curves and 30 the ornamental joining pieces, are pre-?nished at a suitable place, such as a shop where proper tools and equipment as well as skilled men can be kept; while the assembling along the road can be ac complished by unskilled truckmen. 35 Such a frame can then be made real orna mental, and, since this frame really is the prin cipal part of any billboard, a billboard can al ways be made equally attractive and of well ?n ished design and workmanship. 40 The central portion I4, forming the part on which matter is commonly displayed, may be of any suitable material, metal, wood, or any other suitable sheet material. Further sub-structures, such as the pieces I5 45 and the posts it, may be of any less ?nished ma terial, since, as a rule, behind the board and frame proper; and the lower substructure, or base i‘! with its ornamentations [8 may also be of simpler kind to not be di?icult for the roadmen to 50 cut and fit at the location, preparatory to as sembling, so that the pre-?nished pieces form the principal part of the completed board as it stands at the roadside. The bolts I2, of course, may be provided of 55 2 2,118,543 such a size and length as to hold, either, the frame individually, or the frame together with the substructure. Having thus described my invention, I claim:-_ In a billboard of the class described, in com bination with a sub-structure and a central dis playing surface, a frame for the displaying sur— face made in sections to ?t the horizontal lon gitudinal as well as the opposite upright end edges, the longitudinal sections being of plain straight form with transverse abutting ends, the upright end-sections including straight portions to correspond to the upright edges of the surface and curved portions to correspond to similarly shaped corners of the surface and having trans verse abutting ends to meet the abutting ends 6 of the longitudinal sections, and joining pieces shaped to ?t on the front faces of the abutting longitudinal and end sections for overlapping the sections and having means by which to join the sections. JACOB ASANGER.