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n NOV» 22, 1938- B. A. SLAUGENHAUPT 2,137,594 SIGN EASEL Filed June ‘7, 1958 Mí' ¿4 INVENTO ATTOR N EYS Patented Nov. 22, 1938 2,137,594 UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE 2,137,594 SIGN EASEL Bernard A. Slaugenhaupt, Chelan, Wash. Application June 7, 1938, Serial No. 212,342 1 Claim. (Cl. 40-152.1) This invention relates to sign easels and has for an object to provide an easel having a removable panel upon the front face of which a paper web may be supported for displaying an announce ment of any type, there being a supply roller for the web disposed in rear of the panel so that by simply turning back a pair of fastening buttons the panel may be swung back to permit a fresh length of the web being disposed upon its front face when a new announcement is to be dis played. A further object is to provide an easel having a panel provided with perforations to receive pins or other devices for displaying merchandise. A further object is to provide a device of this character which will be formed of a few strong simple and durable parts, which will be inexpen sive to manufacture, and which will not easily get out oi order. With the above and other objects in View the invention consists of certain novel details of con struction and combinations of partshereinafter fully described and claimed, it being understood that various modiñcations may be resorted to within the scope of the appended claim without departing from the spirit or sacrificing any of the advantages of the invention. ‘ In the accompanying drawing forming part of this specification, Figure l is a iront elevation ci a sign easel ccn structed in accordance with the invention. Figure 2 is a cross sectional view taken on the line 2-2 oi Figure 1. Figure 3 is a rear elevation of the sign easel with parts in section and parts removed. Figure 4 is a detail cross sectional View taken on the line 4_4 of Figure 3. Figure 5 is a rear elevation of a modiñed form of panel. Referring now to the drawing in which like characters of reference designate similar parts in the various Views, the easel is shown to comprise a frame including side members I@ and longitudi nal members Il. The frame is supported at the ends by feet I2. A A panel I3 or" laminated wood or other material is ñtted at the edges into a rabbet I4 formed on the inner edges of the side and end members of the frame. A cleat i5 is disposed on the rear face of the panel for inserting and removing the panel from the frame. A pair of turnbuttons I6 are pivotally secured to screws Il passed into the rear faces of the side members of the frame. These turnbuttons when turned to engage stops I8 on the rear face of the panel, hold the panel securely in place. A pair of bracket arms I9 are disposed on the rear face of the lower longitudinal member II of the frame. A roller 29 is journaled at the ends in these bracket arms. A paper web 2l is wound upon the roller and this web is drawn under the 10 bottom of the panel I3 after the turnbutton I6 has been released to permit the panel to be rocked rearwardly, and then the web is passed upwardly over the front face of the panel and terminally engaged in the rabbet on top the panel. l' When the panel is swung back into position and the turnbuttons turned to operative position the Web will be securely held to present a Writing surface upon which announcements may be Writ ten, the panel I3 forming a rigid support for the brush or writing tool while the announcement is being Written. In some instances it may be de sirable to display small or large articles of mer chandise on the panel and to accomplish this a modified form of panel 22 is shown in Figure 5. The panel is provided with stops 23 to receive the turnbuttons above described and is also provided with a grip for manipulating the panel. A plural ity of periorations are formed in the panel and open through both faces of the panel to receive 30 pins or projections from which articles may be suspended for display on the panel. From the above description it is thought that the construction and operation of the invention Will be fully understood Without further explana tion. What >is claimed is: A sign easel comprising a substantially rec tangular iframe, feet disposed transversely of the bottom of the frame for supporting the frame in upright position, a substantially rectangular panel in the frame, there being a rabbet formed in the bottom side of the frame receiving the lower edge of the panel, buttons swivelly secured on the frame and extending over the panel for removably 45 securing the panel in the frame, a roller mounted upon the rear side of the frame below the panel, and a roll of paper carried by the roller extend ing over the front side of the panel and clamped between the frame and the edges of the panel. BERNARD A. SLAUGENHAUPT.