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Sept. 27, 1938.
Filed Aug‘. 20; 1934
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Warm-‘a, m4, Serial No.‘ v"#415,591. 1...‘
This invention is directed to new and useiul _ Extehding-lziterallyat oppositefsides of the base‘
‘ improvements ‘in mountings ‘for. autocollimators
or re?ector buttons used in forming re?ecting
oi’ the housing I are'ears I fprovidediwit'h aper
tu'res L'One of these ears on' each-of these ‘
. housings is oifset from its "oppositeear sons to .
Its primary objectis. to provide axplurality of * - befon- a slightly higher'horizontal'plane.foiithe 5' I v‘ I‘
casings ‘adapted-to house such re?ector; buttons‘ ' purpose'hereinafteri ‘described. A1 plurality} of I
pivotally joined together at their bases'lby, means ' such‘ housings ‘are vpivotally joined .togetherlby
of laterallyextending ears to form va‘_fie\xible means ‘of relativelyfragileiihollowi'rivets'lfposi
' chain whereby characters of . anyv desired 'shape- '- 'tio'ned through the apertures .4 of the‘e'arsl. i In
10 can be formed and secured to a panel.
'> securing them together inithismanner' each 'o?- 10, i ‘
Afurther objectus to provide such ears’with ' set ear is positioned over a non-onset ear on ‘an
apertures through which they-may be secured in ' adjacent device. "-Thus' the. level of the swim _
position on a panel.
fStill a further object is to provide relatively
bled chain is maintained;
The glass re?ector buttons I are of tapered
l5 fragile members for holding the mountings to- . cylindrical shape each having an object lens ‘I 15- .
getlienthrough the ears whereby the chain may and a re?ecting portion I and provided with a ‘
be manually severed at any desired point as is
shoulder 9 adapted to coact with the shoulder I
necessitated in forming characters which make
of the housing I to hold the button from excess
up the sign.
forward movement through the housing.
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A met-
Another object is to provide such a chain of ~ al cap it ?ts around the rear portion of the glass 9°
‘ mountings which will maintain the re?ector but- button 0. The shoulders O and I prevent forward
tons in uniform spaced relationship.
motionof the button,v the cap it assures a‘ snug ,
Still another object is to provide a series of - ?t against the walls of the housing and the hous
* connected re?ector button housings which will ing is so dimensioned that it will permit the rear
88 greatly facilitate the forming of re?ector signs of the cap ‘[0 to extend rearwardly slightly. so 35
either in the ?eld or at the factory without neces-
that when ‘ the housing is secured to a panel the .
,sitating any prior preparation of the sign panels.
panel will press against the cap and hold it
Another object is to provide such housings for
the buttons which will securely hold the buttons
30 - in operative position after attachment to the sign
A further object is to provide mountings of
simple and inexpensive construction.
Other objects and advantages will be apparent
securely in position.
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An alternative or supplemental means for hold- .
ing the button in position is indicated in Fig. 5 3.
in which a rivet II is providedwith an extension
I 2 adapted to be positioned across a part of the
rear of the housing as shown in Fig.3.
It is obvious that by meansof this chain con
86 from an examination of the following detailed
struction any characters can be formed for ex- 35
description of this invention.
In the drawing:
. Fig. 1 is a front elevation of a re?ectorsign
formed by a plurality of chains of the mountings
ample as shown in Fig. 1 without preparing the
panel for- the reception of the units. By ex- I
amination oi" the word “Stop” formed on the
panelnin Fig. '1 it will" be seen that characters ' '
40 embodying this invention. Fig. 2 is a plan view of a chain of four mount-
S, O and’ P are each formed-by a“ continuous 40
chain of the units-and that the letter T is formed
ings with re?ectors.
Fig. 3 is a side elevation of the structure shown
in Fig. 2 partly in section.
45 , Fig. 4 is a perspective view of three mountings without buttons, one being in section.
Fig. 5 is a perspective view of an alternative
type of‘rivet for securing the housing together.
In detail the individual mountings or housings
50 i for the re?ector buttons are stamped in the
form of a‘ tapered hollow cylindergopen at both
ends with the upper edge turned in to form a
from two sho'rt'e'i‘ chains. The chains ' can be
any excess units and also'the units can be simply ,
joined together, if greater length of chain is
needed by manual riveting.
By use of this invention any desiredcombina- 50‘
tion of characters can‘be quickly, simply, and in
expensively formed on a panel to construct an at
shoulder 2 the edge of which describes a circle 7 tractive sign clearly legible in day and night.
of su?lcient diameter to permit the object lens‘.
secured in the desired positions by means of nails I,‘ I
or screws through the apertures 4 at any point.‘
After a character is preliminarily formed the'45'
chain may be manually severed to .do away with
I claim:
ll of the re?ector button to extend ‘therethroughri‘ "1 1. A mounting for ‘re?ector buttons compris- 55
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5. A re?ector sign comprising a panel, a plu
rality or re?ector button housings, re?ector but
tons in saidhousings, oppositely disposed lat
erally extending ears formed with apertures on
each housing, hollow members positioned through
ceive means for securing said Joined housings to a :said
ear'portions Joining some of said housings,‘
ing a plurality oi’ housings, laterally ‘extending
ears on each housing formed with; apertures and
hollow means extending through said apertures
pivotally Joining said housings and adapted to re
2. A mounting
for ‘re?ector; buttons comprising " characters formed by said Joined, housings and
- ha plurality of housings,
laterally extending vop
means positioned through said hollow members
positely disposed o?set ears on each housing and ‘ for securing said housings to the panel.
Y 6. A mounting for re?ector buttons comprising 10
10 hollow rivets extending through-said ears joiningv ‘ a plurality oi’ housings provided with open ends
said housings together to form a separable chain. '
3. A mounting for re?ector buttons comprising through which they receive re?ector buttons, re
a plurality of housings each housing comprising a - ?ector buttons in said housings, a pair or oppo
hollow tapered cylinder open at both ends, the 'sitely disposed ears on each‘ housing and means
edge of the smaller end turned inwardly to ‘form joining said 11011811188 together through said ears 15
each such means provided with ‘an extension por
a shoulder, oppositely disposed laterally extend
ing ears formed at the larger end and means ‘ex-x - ' tion. positionedin-a direction across the said
~ tending through the ears of adjacent housings open end of a housing to retain the button inthe '
pivotally joining said housings to form a ?exible
- 7. Amounting for re?ector buttons comprising 20
chain of housings.
~ 4. A panel mounting for re?ector buttons com
> aplurality of housings' ends
_ adjacent housings to removably and pivotally join
.. said-open ‘end or'a housing to retain the button
prising a plurality oi’ housings adapted to. par-‘ through which they receive re?ector buttons,
tially encase suchbuttons, each housing compris re?ector buttons in said housings, a pair of oppo_
ing a hollow shell open at both ends. oppositely sitely disposed ears oneach housingand means
Joining said housings together through said ears 25
25 disposed laterally extending o?set cars at one end comprising a plurality- oi-rivets each withan
- provided with apertures. ; vmeans extending
through the apertures, of complementary ears of -. -' extendingiarm positioned in a direction across the
the housings together to form a ?exible chain
in the. housing.
of ‘housings, said ears adapted ,ior receiving
means for securingsaid chain to a panel.
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