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se'PL 20» 1938- J. E. BIELsKx 2,130,917 DISPLAY SIGN Filed April 7, 1938 5534 @i 2 Sheets-Sheet 1 Sept. zo, 1938. J. E. BIELSKI 2,130,917 DISPLAY SIGN Filed April 7, 1938 @a 2 sheets-sheet 2 ' Patented Sept. 20, 1938 2,130,917 v Í UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE 2,130,917 DISPLAY SIGN Joseph E. Bielski, Oak Park, Ill. l Application April 7, 1938, Serial No. 200,593 ì _ . 12 Claims. This invention relates to display signs, and more particularly to signs in which advertising Hmatter is presented to view in changing or dis solving effect, that is, moving before the vision -of a» person observing the same,'successively in an obverse direction to the direction of reading "or alternating view ineither direction, thus pro vidingan attractive and inexpensive medium of bringing advertising or` slogans for products or wares before the purchasing public. . ` sThe inventionfurther contemplates an illumi (Cl. 40-40) for movably or rotatably supporting a heat lamp I8. This heat lamp may be of any preferred de sign but is shown as embodying a transparent chamber or cylinder I9 of celluloìd or other trans parency reinforced by bands 20 at the upper and lower ends thereof and held by staples or other fasteners 2 I, certain of which pass through over lapping portions 22 of the transparent cylinder and the bands. The cylinder I9 is arranged within a casing in -na-ted display' or -sign device in the form of a the form of a shade 23 of opaque material such as cardboard suitably ornamented externally to heat lamp embodying an opaque casing adapted render the same attractive in appearance. As il ,':tobemoved or rotated about ai lamp bulb and 12155 ¿having one or ’more sides ywith an opening there `in` and la corrugated or similar panel set behind lustrated, this casing is triangular in cross-sec tion, but may be any suitable shape, and instead of being polysided, may simply be a wall suitably the ¿opening with a plurality of display characters Ithereon visible at difîerent angles, thus providing arranged in front of a lamp or other illuminating means and arranged to completely or partially an lattractive device with a constant change of y.characters or reading matter. Another object of the invention is to provide "a .novel display panel and arrangement ofdis ¿play matter thereon in conjunction with the mov ing casing or Wall and an opening through which .theV panelis displayed in front of an illuminating means, if desired. -¿ Other objects and advantages will appear and revolve or rotate about the same or have other form of movement imparted thereto such as oscil 20 latory movement or otherwise. The shade 23 may be formed of a strip and the ends thereof may be overlapped and glued or otherwise fas tened as at 23a at one corner or otherwise. The shade or casing 23 is open at the bottom 25 so as to y:tit over the lamp bulb and is closed near the top by a. wall 24 shown having edge portions 25 folded upwardly against the inner faces of _lication wherein: , the walls or sides of the shade and suitably glued Fig. 1 is an elevation of a display sign associ- _ or otherwise fastened thereto. The top of the 30 äated with a heat lamp; cylinder I9 is fastened beneath the cover or top «.. Fig. 2 isa plan view; wall 2.4 at an opening 26 provided therein as by v _¢Fig..3 isf a sectional `view taken on the line 3_3 means ofangular pieces 21 glued or otherwise `of Fiti‘l.;` - .f secured to the underface of the top wall 24 and «„ _Fig._ 4 isa .horizontal sectional view taken on between the cylinder wall I9 and the upper band 35 lbeïbrought out more fully in the following speci thev line 4,-4 of Fig. 1 with parts in elevation; Fig. 5 is an enlarged fragmentary sectional ¿view taken along the section line 5-5 of Fig. 2; Fig. ybis an enlarged detailed sectional View y,taken on the line @-6 o_f Fig. 3; ` "v, 'Figf'lisÉanenlargediview of the casing of the #display sign; m QFigLS is an enlarged fragmentary view of one "‘of ythe panels in extended or stretched out posi Fig. 9 is an enlarged fragmentary sectional view -showing a modification of the panel construction. Referring more particularly to the drawings, ¿.Illfis a lamp stand having a socket I I at the upper end from'which extends a `cord I2 having .a plug I3 .adapted to be connected to a wall socket. for supplying current, the lamp being con ’.trolled `by a switch I4. A bulb I5 fits in the I ïsoclretV II and supports ra spring wire clamp I6 having a pointed bearing I‘I extending upwardly 20 so as to suspend the cylinder. ’ Over the opening 26 in the wall 24 is arranged a fan 28, certain blades of which have tongues 29 extended through slots in the top 24 and clinched, as particularly seen in Fig. 5. The fan 28 is preferably of metal and has a central open ing 30 receiving a bubous glass or other bearing 3| with a spherical closed upper end and a flange 32 at the bottom disposed against the bottom face of the central portion of the fan and held in position by a clip 33 above said central portion. This bearing is designed to ñt over the pin bear ing I'I so that the heat from the bulb and the heat waves impinging upon the blades 28 will cause the shade to rotate in a given direction 50 according to the angular position of the blades. Each side of the shade or casing 23 is provided With an opening 34 which, while shown oval, may be of other desired geometrical outline. Ar ranged in back of each opening is a panel 35 of 55 12,130,917 2 , paper or other suitable translucent material shown corrugated and suitably glued or other wise fastened to the inner faces of the sides of the shade at the ends 36 as well as at the top and bottom edges so as to entirely cover the open ing Sli-and overlie the edges thereof. The alter nate-or opposed faces of the corrugations are printed or otherwise produced with suitable sets of characters 3l and 38, parts of each character 10 being printedor- otherwise producedupon alter nate or staggered walls of the corrugations fac ing in the same direction so that when viewed at different angles from vone direction, one of the characters will be visible and when viewed at di'f 15 ferent angles from the opposite direction, lthe rotate, and especially adverse to the direction of reading, it is to be understood that the panel may be moved in any other way or may have limited rotation or may be oscillated to render the different characters successively visible. This provides an attractive display of advertising mat ter whereby said advertising matter or slogans pertaining to products may be brought before the purchasing public and, therefore, constitutes an inexpensive medium of advertising. Itis also to be understood, instead of sharp angular portions of the corrugations, as illus ~ trated, the panel may be otherwise suitably corru gated in sinuous or wavy form with similar eñ‘ect upon the display matter or characters thereon, 15 but in either case, the opposite sides or outer may be suitabh7 ornamented or colored andthe exposed folds or sides of the corrugations bear printing or characters are». preferably made of' " ing parts 'of the advertising display will be divided and 44,arranged upon alternate or staggered por contrasting colors so as to produce an attractive tions'òf the face of the panel to give the same 20 20 medium for advertising products or wares »of cer other characters will be visible. _These »panels tain manufacturersvisible to passersby when the lamp is placed in a conspicuous location. While the characters will be visible iny daylight without the same from the lamp or electric light bulb l5 constituting the illuminating >means in the em bodiment shown. tions and modifications as come within the scope the panels, and theA projection of light through , It may also be mentioned that while the im printing of the characters on the panels and the corrugations thereof may .be effected in any suitable manner and sequence, these panels are preferably ñrst printed with the characters and 35 then corrugated,-the parts of at least two differ ent characters being printed upon alternate divi sions 39 and 4B ofthe panel running vertically and representing the opposed faces of the corru gations facing in opposite directions or in angular relation to each other at any desired degree of angle, and then corrugated alongthe lines of the divisions between these corrugations, as will be more readily apparent from Fig.~8 of the draw ings. This provides an effective and practical 45 method of producing the panels economically in quantities so that the advertising matter thereof of the appended claims. 30 ' Having thusy described my invention, what I claim as new and desire to secure by Letters Pat ent is: l. In a display sign, a light impervious wall with an opening and a corrugated panel adapted to pass light therethrough mounted over the opening, alternate corrugations having differ ent characters thereon visible at different angles and both being visible intermediately and means to mount said panel to move to different angular 40 positions. » shown in which instead of Vindividualpanels for 2. A display sign including an opaque wall with an opening and a panel to permit light to be vemitted therethrough in back of ’the opening having corrugations with alternate obverse por tions thereof produced with different characters successively visible in the direction of reading, said wall and panel being mounted to move to present the characters to View from different each side of the shade or casing fastened atA the _ directions. margins thereof, a single vstrip may be employed for all three sides with intermediate portions 26a 3. A display sign including an opaque wall with an opening and a panel in back of the open ing having corrugations with> alternate portions thereof produced with different characters al ternately viewed from different angles, said panel being translucent and adapted to be illuminated from` the back, and said panel being adapted may be changed as the occasionarises. In Fig.. 9 of the drawings, .a modification is 50 . While I have illustrated and described the pre ferred forrn of construction for carrying my in vention into effect, this is capable of variation and modification without departing from the spirit of the invention. I, therefore, do not wish to be limited to the precise details of construction set forth, but desire to avail myself of such varia illumination, they will be rendered more attrac tive and visible at night'by the illumination of 30 effect as heretofore described herein. glued or otherwise securedto the corner or an gular portions of the shade, so that a plurality 55 of panels together with the Acharacters thereon may be producedat one time and then fastened in position overthe openings, after corrugating. In either instance,>it will'be obvious that the pri mary embodiment of theinvention- comprises a 60 wall having an opening with a panel in the open ing of corrugated or similar cross-section and bearing characters of contrasting design thereon `in which divisional portions of -the characters are produced upon spaced alternate' or staggered divi 65 sions of the panel. Thus, when the panel is cor rugated, the portions of the different characters facing ’in the ysame -angular 'direction will be "50 n to ymove so as to present the characters from different angles of view. ' 4. As an article of manufacture, a display sign panel produced with spaced alternate portions thereof having contrasting characters ¿adapted to appear continuous when the panel is rotated and means mounting said panel to tur-n to pre sent vdifferent views to the observer. 5. As an article of manufacture, a display sign be visible from one vside andthe other Acharacter panel produced with spaced alternate portions thereof having thereon >different characters, and the panel being corrugated along lines constitut T(i) ing the divisions between said spaced alternate from thel other >side While both characters' will be visible in a direction ’normal toy the plane of the panel and the wallon which it is mounted. While a heat lamp will fcause the shade to tinuous and presented to view simultaneously Aat an angle substantially normal to the panel and independently at opposite yangles when the .panel .75 brought into alignment vs'o as to appear continu- ' ous in formation and viewed with attractive ef 70 fect at different angles so that one character may portions whereby the characters will appear con 3 2,130,917 is rotated, and means to move the panel to pre sent the indicia to View from different angles. 6. In a display sign, a wall having an opening, a translucent corrugated panel behind the open ing, illuminating means behind the panel, and characters produced upon the panel adapted to be viewed from different angles, each character having portions produced upon spaced alternate and different corrugations of the panel, said 10 wall being mounted to turn and provide with means for driving the same and the panel for View in different directions. ' 7. As an article of manufacture, a corrugated sign panel. of translucent material, and a plu 15 rality of characters arranged upon the panel, portions of the characters being alternately ar ranged upon spaced opposite faces of the cor rugations to be viewed from different angles as continuous characters, and means mounting the 20 panel to move so as to present the characters from a different angle of View. 8. In a display sign, a heat lamp having il luminating means, a shade adapted to rotate thereon and having sides With openings in front 25 of the illuminating means, and panels over the openings through which light from the illuminat ing means is projected, said panels being cor rugated and having characters produced upon faces of the corrugations so that different char 30 acters may be viewed from different angles and both visible from a position substantially nor mal to the planes of the panels. - 9. In a display sign, a light excluding Wall khaving an opening, a corrugated light emitting panel for the opening having display matter thereon independently visible at different angles, appearing continuously when viewed at an angle substantially normal to the panel, said wall be ing mounted to move in a circular path so as to present the indicia from a different angle of view. 10. As an article of manufacture, a panel With characters printed on spaced alternate parts thereof and then corrugated so that all parts of each character will be read from the same angle,_ different characters from different angles and al1 characters at points in between said angles, and combined to form a continuous combined char 10 acter free of breaks when viewed at an angle, said panel having means to mount the same to turn. 1l. In a display sign, a movable opaque body constituting a display casing having an opening 15 with a translucent corrugated panel over'the o-pening and bearing advertising matter upon the opposite sides of the corrugated faces thereof visible at different sides upon movement of the body at different angles means mounting the body 20 and panel to turn and means for turning the same. 12. In a display sign, a heat lamp including a transparent chamber having illuminating means, a casing open at the bottom to ñt over the il luminating means and having a top with an open ing over the top of the chamber, means to sup 25 port the casing for rotation about the illuminat ing means, said casing having openings, and panels in back of the openings through Which 30 light from the illuminating means is emitted, said panels being corrugated and having differ ent characters produced upon opposite faces of the corrugations so that different characters may be viewed from opposite angles upon move 35 ment of the casing and both visible between said angles. JOSEPH E. BIELSKII.