Патент USA US2405266код для вставки
Aug. 6, 1946. T; F, MCFALL ' . 3,405,266 ILLUMINATED 5 IGN Fiiea Feb. 15, 1944‘ 3 [N VINTOE ~ 7752700 OEZ' [7742M .44TTOBNEY5’ Patented Aug. 6, 1946 ST PAN 2,405,266 ILLUMINATED SIGN Theodore F. McFall, El Cerrito, Calif. Application February 15, 1944, Serial No. 522,494 1 4 Claims. (01. 40-130) An object of my invention is to provide a new In making the sign, the base 2!, angle type of luminous sign which provides a luminous background for the characters supported on the sign. The device is simple in construction and attractive. ~ ' Other objects and advantages will appear in the following speci?cation and the novel features of the device will be particularly pointed out in the appended claims. Figure l is a perspective View of a sign with 10 characters secured thereto; mem bers 27 and shield 39 may be cut to form pieces of any desired length. The sign is then assembled in the manner already described. When the sign is lighted, the opaque ietters will stand out against an illuminated background. The tabs will be hidden from. I the _ The message of sign may be changed if desired by merely chang ing the characters. The sign is designed to be constructed by the purchaser who buys the nec Figure 2 is a vertical section taken substantial essary parts and then assembles the parts. 7 ly along the line 2-—2 of Figure 3, and The angle members ii are spaced from the Figure 3 is a transverse section taken substan tially along the line 3—3 of Figure 2. sides of the shield 39 by the thickness of the While I have shown only the preferred form 15 tabs l3 and this provides Ventilating slots 52 of my invention, it should be understood that for the passage of heated air therethrough. The various changes or modi?cations may be made sign is kept ventilated in this manner, the heated within the scope of the appended claims without air generated by the tubes 32 passing through departing from the spirit and scope of the inven 20 the slots 42. tion. I claim: A sign supporting characters is disclosed in 1. In a sign, a pair of supporting members Figures 1, 2 and 3. The sign, indicated gener spaced from and paralleling each other, said sup ally at E has an opaque semi-cylindrical base 21 porting members having horizontal portions, that is secured to lugs 22 by screws 23. The lugs 22 are integral with end plates 24 which in addi 25 characters mounted on the horizontal portions, a translucent U-shaped shield carried by the tion have side lugs 25, against which the sides of supporting members and bridging the space the base bear, and top center lugs 26. Angle therebetween, and lighting means for illuminat members 27 extend the length“ of the base and ing the shield. have their ends secured to the side lugs 25 by 2. In a sign, a pair of angle members spaced screws 28. rI’he downwardly extending sides of 80 from and paralleling each other, a translucent the angles 2i’ carry tabs l3 spaced the desired U-shaped shield carried by the members and distances apart for supporting the letters D bridging the space therebetweemlighting means spelling the word “Gifts.” The character D may housed within the shield, characters placed on be hollow and may be made out of any material desired. The characters may also be opaque, 85 both sides of the shield and resting on the mem translucent or transparent. bers, and tabs for securing the characters to the members. Bolts 29 secure the tabs !3 to the angles 27 3. In a sign, a pair of angle members spaced and the bolts also secure a translucent U-shaped from and paralleling each other, said angle mem shield 39 in place. The shield 39 encloses illumi nating means such as a globe or a luminline tube 40 bers having horizontal and vertical portions, 32. The shield also acts as an illuminated back ground for the characters of the sign.‘ Screws characters mounted on the horizontal portions, ;abs secured to the vertical portions and to the characters for holding them in place, a trans lucent U-shaped shield carried by the angle mem the end plates 241 support and hold the shield in “a._' bers and bridging the space therebetween with proper shape. the exception of the thickness of the tabs, the 355 secure the shield to the top lugs 28. uh-shaped guides integral with the top lugs 26 and with, space between the shield and the angle members The globes 33 are received in sockets 35 that extend through r_=penings 35 provided in the end providing ventilation slots, and lighting means housed within the shield. plates 24. The socket is secured to a support 37 by a standard screw 33. The support in turn is 50, 4. In a sign, a frame having parallel horizontal portions for supporting letters, an inverted attached to an annular shoulder 39 formed in a U-shaped member disposed between the horizon hollow opaque end piece 48 by screws 81a. Screws tal portions and permitting light rays to pass 4! secure the end plates 24 to the end pieces 40. From the foregoing description of the various parts of the device, the operation thereof may‘'55, be readily understood. The character D may take any shape desired. The tabs secure the characters to the supporting surface. therethrough, end pieces for the frame and U-shaped member, and lighting means carried by at least one of the end pieces and having its illuminating portion coinciding with the end of the U-shaped member abutting the end piece. ‘ .60. ‘THEODORE F. MCFALL.