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Patented Oct. 18, 1938 2,133,824 UNITED ‘STATES PATENT OFFICE‘ 2,133,824 DISPLAY SIGN - Robert M. Meisel, Detroit, Mich. Application October a, 1935, serial'No. 43,292 '2 Claims. (01.. 40-1138)‘ My invention relates to a new and useful im provement in a display sign and has for its ob ject the prowision of a display sign provided with a stationary supporting body mounted upon 5 which is a display body spaced outwardly from the supporting body and moveable relatively thereto. , It is an object of the present invention to pro vide a display sign in which a moveable body 10 shall be so mounted upon the supporting body that upon a jarring of the supporting body, the moveablebody will oscillate or move relatively to the supporting body so as to attract attention. Another object of the invention is the provision of a. display sign so arranged and constructed that the moveable supporting body will be sup ported in a plane parallel to- the‘ supporting body and in its movements remain in a plane parallel to the supporting body. Another object of the invention is the provi sion in a display sign of a moveable display mem ber mounted on a supporting body in such a manner that it will move relatively thereto upon a jarring of the supporting body, while remain 25 ing in a plane parallel to the supporting body, on an axis lying within the moveable display body. Another object of the invention is the provision ‘ of a display sign having a supporting body with 30 a moveable display member mounted thereon and adapted to move relatively thereto bodily without changing its inclination to the support ing body, upon a jarring of the supporting body. Other objects will appear hereinafter. 05 The invention consists in the combination and arrangement of parts hereinafter described and claimed. The invention will be best understood by a ref erence to the accompanying drawing which 40 forms a part of this speci?cation, and in which, l is a front elevational view of a display sign embodying the invention. ’ Fig. 2 is a fragmentary, front, elevational View of the display sign embodying the invention in a slightly modi?ed form. ' Fig. 3 is a fragmentary, front, elevational view of a display sign embodying the invention in a slightly different modi?ed form. 50 Fig. '7 is a sectional view taken on line '!—1 of Fig. 3. p w .7 _ As shown in the drawing, thelinvention com prises a supporting body 9 which mayv be used for displaying advertising and thelike. Mounted on the exposed face of the body 9 is a block ID to one end of which is attached a resilient sup porting bar H, preferably made from. spring metal, This bar II is bent intermediate its ends ‘as. at 12 and the opposite end is fastened to _a block l3 which is mounted on the inner face of the moveable display, member l4. The exposed face of the member I4 carries advertising and when the member .9 is; mounted in a body sub .ject to‘jars, such as a bus, street car or the like, the member l4, upon a jarring of the member 8, will move relatively to the‘member 9 and in the form shown in' Fig. 1 this movement will be a vertical movement. The member I 4 lies in a plane parallel to the member 9 and in its move ment upwardly'and downwardly, the member M will move in this plane which is parallel to the plane of the body 9. _ In Fig. 2 I have illustrated a slightly modi?ed form of construction in which the moveable dis; play body l4’ carries on its inner face a block l3’. The supporting body 9 is provided with the block 10 to which one end of the supporting bar II is connected. This supporting bar is bent from the edge of the block l3’ downwardly and " at its lower end this bar is again angularly _ turned as at I5 and attached to the lower sur-_ face of the block l3’. In the form shown in Fig. 1 the supporting bar II is connected to the upper surface of each of the blocks and in the - form shown in Fig. 2 it is connected to the upper surface of the block l0 and to the lower surace of the block I3’. Consequently, when the supporting body 9, in the form shown in Fig. 2, is subjected to a jarring, the display body M’ will oscillate or rock on an axis within itself which is subsantially midway between the two blocks. This rocking or oscillating movement is always in the plane parallel to the plane of the sup— porting body 9 as the member I4’ is mounted in such a plane. . In the form shown in Fig. 3 the display body 9 carries a block I0 to one end of which is at The op Fig. 4 is a sectional view taken on line 4-4 of ' tached a wire or supporting bar II’. Fig. 1. g ’ Fig. 5 is a sectional view taken on line 5-5 of Fig. 1. Fig. 6 is a sectional view taken on line 6—6 of 55 Fig. 2. posite end of this bar is attached to the block l3’ carried by the display body M’. It will be noted that the bar II’ is bent as at [2’. The function and operation of the form shown in Fig. 3 is substantially the same as that shown in Fig. 1 excepting that the display body l4” 55 2,183,824 2. extends at an inclination to the supporting body 9. This body l4", however, lies in a plane par allel to the plane of the body 9 and the same oscillating movement is effected. In each of the forms shown, the blocks serve as spacing members to retain the parts in sepa rated relation but the mounting of the support ing bar II is such that ordinarily the block carried by the display body does not contact with 10 the face of the supporting body. When a display sign such as illustrated is mounted in position where it is subject to jars, as in a street car, bus or the like, the display body which is supported on the supporting body by the resilient bar will continue to bob or move so as to attract attention. ' . It will be noted that the supporting bar in limit myself to the precise details of structure shown, but desire to avail myself of such varia tions and modi?cations as may come within the scope of the appended claims. Having thus described my invention, what I claim as new and desire to secure by Letters Patent is: 1. A display sign comprising a supporting body having a planal face; a block secured on said face; a display member having a planal face 10 opposed to the planal face of said supporting body and in; spaced relation parallel thereto; a block secured on said planal face of the display member and out of registry with the support ing body block; and a leaf spring disposed be 15 tween said planal faces with its transverse plane perpendicular thereto, one end of said leaf spring being secured to one of said blocks, and. the other end of the spring being secured to the block. This is so because if a coil spring or‘ the like other 2. A display sign comprising a supporting body were to be fastened at one end to the support a planal face; a block secured on said ing body and at its opposite end to the display having face and having a flat surface perpendicular body, while the bobbing and oscillating or rela thereto; a display member having a planal face tive movement would be obtained, there would 25 be a tilting of the display body-relatively to the opposed to the planal face of the supporting body and in spaced relation parallel thereto; a second supporting body which is a very undesirable fea ture in a display sign of this kind. When the block secured on said planal face of the display member out of registry with the ?rst named block supporting sign is extended parallel to the sup porting body and the display body mounted in and having a flat surface perpendicular to the 30 display member face and on the far side of the a plane parallel to the supporting body, ,the ad block with respect to the ?at surface on the vertising displayed on the‘outer face of the dis play body may be read at all positions of its ?rst named block; and a leaf spring disposed be movement. This is due to the fact that the plane tween said planal faces with all points of its of the display body does not tilt relatively to transverse plane perpendicular thereto, one end 35 the plane of the supporting body and is effected of the spring being secured to the ?at surface on by retaining the supporting bar in the parallel one block, and the other end of the spring being secured. to the ?at surface on the other block. extension referred to. 7 While I have illustrated and described the pre ROBERT M. MEISEL. ferred form of construction, I do not wish to each instance extends parallel to the support ing body and also parallel to the display body.