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Nov. s, 1938. W_ RYDBERG ' 2,135,914 ADVERTISING DEVICE Filed Aug. 12, 1937 2' I‘ - l4 \./ -------- -- ' ‘ ‘ “:5? .................. -- FIG. 2 ‘I'll it! ! I4 L " I 2'2 GL )2 / ' / 33 € 14 55/ o I 5 I ‘ . 1 INVENTOR WzllliM Rydberj BY aim ATTORNEY 2,135,914 Patented Nov. 8‘, 1938 UNlT ATENT OFFICE STATES 2,135,914 ADVERTISING DEVICE William Rydberg, Minneapolis, Minn. Application August 12, 1937, Serial No. 158,717 12 Claims. (Cl. 40—130) This invention relates to an improved advertis ing device and particularly to an advertising device in which certain elements or letters are adapted to move. It is intended primarily to provide positive means for imparting movement 5 to signs or the element forming the complete or part of the complete advertising device or devices whereby attention is attracted thereto. An object of the invention is to provide means for causing letters or elements to move in a given manner and having associated with the elements imparting the motion, means for illuminating the letters or elements. A further object of the invention is to provide an advertising medium in which at least certain elements or letters are adapted to move in a pre determined manner. Another object of the invention is to provide a sign of the type with characters on its advertising surface or surfaces which are moveable relative to the sign and operated so as to attract attention to the advertising device. Another object of the invention is to provide advertising device, or sign, which can be manu factured and maintained in operating condition at a minimum cost. With the foregoing and other objects in View the invention consists of the novel construction, arrangement and combination of parts herein to hollow pipe. member ll, through the of block l2 and pin l3. Block I2 is secured to the element H], for example Ill and nuts l5. An opening is provided 10 in block l2 into which one end of shaft l0 ex tends. Secured to the letter, character, or ele ment I0 is illuminating me'ans I6. The illuminat ing means is preferably of the neon type. The letter forms a housing ll of suf?cient depth to 15 shield or house the connection between the tube ends extending through the letter near the ends of such letter and the conductors l8. The con—, ductors l8 extend through apertures in the shaft ii. The apertures are properly bushed to give protection to the conductors l8. The conductors extend along the inside of the shaft H and pass out through the shaft walls near the rear end of the shaft. Suitable insula tion material l9 separates the conductors from 25 each other and from the Walls of the shaft. The insulation i9 is so arranged that shifting thereof is prohibited. The rear end of the shaft is closed by block 20 which block is secured to shaft l I by any suitable means such as pin 2|. stationary signs, etc. or element does not wobble and the arrangement shown prevents this undesirable result. Mounted 40 on support 25 are bearing members 26 and 21 which are suitably secured to the support 25. Secured around shaft I0 is member 28 which is clamped to the shaft by a set screw 29. Formed This invention is an improvement on an ad 10, 1937. In the drawing which forms a part of this in secured medium suitably by bolts after more speci?cally described and illustrated. In the accompanying drawing wherein is shown one embodiment of the invention but it is to be understood that changes, variations and modi? cations may be resorted to which fall Within the scope of the claims hereto appended. The advertising device hereinafter to be de scribed is adapted to be used on moving vehicles, vertising device on which Frank Cargill recently ?led an application Serial No. 153,029, dated July _ tages have been overcome in my invention by securing lever 30 to the shaft at substantially the center of gravity of the shaft and the letter. Referring to the drawing in detail, l0 indicates an advertising element which in the drawing is the letter “I”. ‘The element I0 is operatively The con ductors are secured to block 20 by any desired means such as bolts 22, and nut 23. When a series of letters, characters or elements are used the conductor 24 connects to the adja cent letter, character or element. Current for illuminating the lights I6 is furnished to con ductors 25 for any suitable source of supply. It is highly important that the letter, character application: integrally with and extending from member 28 Figure 1 is a front view of a letter having neon illuminating means attached. Figure 2 is a sectional view of a letter or ele ment of a sign which is adapted to move. Figure 3 is a sectional view of the letter or is handle-like lever 30. In the upper end of lever 39 is opening 3!. If a series of letters, characters element supporting means. Figure 4 is a view of the end of the shaft and insulation therein. Figure 5 is a view of bearings for supporting the letter moving shaft. Figure 6 is a View of a complete sign with parts broken away. In advertising devices in which elements are moved, there is a tendency for the moving ele 60 ments to vibrate and wobble. These disadvan or elements are used suitable means of connect ing the levers together near their free ends is used. Motion is imparted to upper lever 30 which transmits the movement to letter, character or elements l0. If desired the moving letters, etc., may be mounted in front of a suitable background. It is highly desirable that the unit shown in Figure 5,5 1 be completely enclosed in a suitable housing. Modi?cations are possible without departing from the spirit of my invention or exceeding the ‘scope of the claims. In ‘the speci?cation and claims when “letter” 60 2,135,914 is used, it is intended to mean letter, character bearings supporting the shaft, a letter supported or element. by the shaft at substantially its mid-section and adapted to be rocked through a limited arc, luminescent tubes formed to conform to the shape of the letter, said tubes’ ends passing Shaft I I may be and preferably is of “Bakelite” but it is to be understood shaft ll may be of any suitable material.‘ Shown in Figure 6 is one form the sign may take. An enclosing member 35 is provided with a suitable face in front of which is adapted'to move letter If]. 10 The shafts ll extend through the face and support the letters adjacent the face of the enclosing member. Rods or bars 32 con nect the ends of members 30 together and a rod 33 is connected to a suitable power transmitter 34 and to the rods 32. What I claim is: 1. A sign including rockable letters, a hollow shaft secured to substantially the mid-portion of each letter to be rocked, luminescent tubes car ried by the letters and having de?nite character 20 form, electrical conductors extending through the hollow shaft and connected to the luminescent tube, each letter formed_of su?icient depth to form a housing for enclosing the connection of the conductors and the tubes, bearing members for supporting the shaft, a member attached to the shaft and having an arm extending there from substantially parallel to the letter, and the arm connected to a power-imparting mechanism. 2. A sign comprising a rockable shaft, a letter 30 carried by the shaft, a luminescent tube ?xed on the letter and having de?nite character form, an electrical circuit connected with the tube to illuminate the same, the letter formed to cover the connection between the electrical circuit and 35 the tubes, bearings supporting the shaft, a mem ber encircling the shaft and secured thereto, an arm extending from the encircling member in a plane substantially parallel to the letter, and the arm connected to a power mechanism. 3. In a sign, letters pivoted at substantially the mid-section and adapted to move about the pivot a limited extent so that said letters can be read while they move su?iciently to attract attention, a hollow shaft connected to each letter, a neon 4.1 light carried by the letter, a member attached to the shaft and having an arm-like member ex tending therefrom in a plane substantially paral lel to the letters, power mechanism connected to the arm and a line circuit extending substantially through the shaft and connected to the light. 4. A sign of the class described comprising a letter mounted for rocking movement, a hollow shaft, bearing for supporting the shaft, a block for closing one of the shafts by extending into the shaft, another block for closing the other end of the shaft by extending over the outside end of the shaft, said last-mentioned block secured to the letter, a member attached to the shaft and having an arm-like member extending outwardly 60 therefrom, and power mechanism connected to the arm-like member. 5. A sign of the class described, a hollow shaft, electrical conductors extending along the interior of the shaft, 2. letter carried by the shaft, luminescent tube carried by the letter and having de?nite character form, the electrical conductors connected to the tube, the letter formed of a depth to shield the connection between the con ductors and the tube, a member connected to the shaft and having an arm extending outwardly therefrom and in a plane substantially parallel to the letter, and power mechanism connected to 50 the arm. ' 6. In a sign of the class described, a shaft, through the letters near the end thereof, an elec trical circuit connected to the tube ends, a mem ber connected to- the shaft and having an arm like member extending therefrom, and power mechanism connected to the arm-like member. 101 '7. In a sign, a plurality of shafts for supporting letters, a plurality of letters each pivoted at sub stantially the middle to a shaft and adapted to be moved about said pivot a limited extent so that the ends of the letters will move through an 15 arc of substantially 90 degrees, bearings for sup porting each shaft and means for imparting motion through the medium of the shaft to the letters; said motion imparting means secured to each shaft between the bearings. 8. In a sign, a plurality of shafts, a plurality of characters each character supported by a shaft at substantially the middle thereof and adapted to be moved so that the ends of the characters will move through an arc of less than 180 degrees, 25 bearings for supporting each shaft, a lever con nected to each of the shafts at substantially the center of gravity of the shaft and the character, and means for imparting motion to said lever which is transmitted through the medium of the 30 shafts to the characters. 9. In a sign, a shaft, a letter supported by the shaft and adapted to move through a limited arc of less than 180 degrees, spaced apart bearings supporting the shaft, means attached to the shaft 35 between the bearings for imparting motion to said shaft, illuminating means carried by the letter, and electrical conductors extending through the shaft for supplying electrical energy to the illuminating means. 40 10. In a sign, a shaft, 2. letter supported by the shaft at about the middle of the letter and adapted to be moved through an arc of less than 180 degrees, neon illuminating means carried by the letter, bearing support for shaft, means at 45 tached to the shaft at substantially the center of gravity of the letter and the shaft for imparting motion to the shaft, the free end of said motion imparting means substantially parallel with the letter, and electrical conductors in said shaft 50 and connected to the illuminating means carried by the letter. 11. In a sign, a ?ber shaft, a letter supported by the fiber shaft at substantially the middle of the letter, bearings for supporting the shaft, lever 55 means connected to the shaft for imparting motion to the shaft, the upper end of said lever being substantially ?at and lying in a plane sub stantially parallel with the letter illuminating means mounted on the letter, and means passing 60 through the shaft for supplying electrical energy to the illuminating means. 12. In a sign, a plurality of shafts, a character supported by each shaft, bearings supporting each of the shafts in substantially the plane of 65 the middle of the characters, means operatively connected to each shaft at substantially the center of gravity of the shaft and the character, for imparting rocking motion through the shaft to each character, whereby the character is 70 rocked with a minimum of vibration while mov mg. WILLIAM RYDBERG.