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US1568928A
US1568928A US67569023A US1568928A US 1568928 A US1568928 A US 1568928A US 67569023 A US67569023 A US 67569023A US 1568928 A US1568928 A US 1568928A
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    • BPERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING
    • B60VEHICLES IN GENERAL
    • B60QARRANGEMENT OF SIGNALLING OR LIGHTING DEVICES, THE MOUNTING OR SUPPORTING THEREOF OR CIRCUITS THEREFOR, FOR VEHICLES IN GENERAL
    • B60Q1/00Arrangements or adaptations of optical signalling or lighting devices
    • B60Q1/26Arrangements or adaptations of optical signalling or lighting devices the devices being primarily intended to indicate the vehicle, or parts thereof, or to give signals, to other traffic
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Jan; 5 1926.

A. A. SWANSON SIGNAL Original Filed Nov. 19, 1923 2 Sheets-Sheet 1 lifl Swanson.

lm onnnr WITNESS:

. Jan. 5 1926.

. V A. A. SWANSON SIGNAL Original Filed Nov. 19, 1923 2 SheetHhoet 2 a IIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIY4YI' ATTORNEY Patented Jan. 5, 1926.

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Application fi e'a Ii'ovember' 19", iezaseriai No. 675,690. Renewed June 24, 925.

To all "whom it'mmg concern:

Be it known that I,'AR'rHU-RA: Swanson, a citizen of the United-States, residing at Jamestown, in the county of Chautauqua and State of New York, have invented new and useful ln'iproyements in Signals, of

y fwhich' the' followingis a specification.

This invention relates to a signal for motor vehi cles, the ge'neral object of the invention being to pro rlcG means for indicat big when thevehicle is" to be turned to either the right or left or is to bestopped.

An'otlierobject of theinvention is to provide manually operated means for operating the turn signal and means actuated by one of the pedals for operating the stop signal.

This invention also consists in certain other features of construction and in the combination and arrangement of the several parts, to be hereinafter fully described, illustrated in the accompanying drawings and specifically pointed out in the appended claims.

In'describing my invention in detail, reference will be had to the accompanying drawings wherein like characters denote like .or corresponding parts throughout the several views, and in which 2-- Figure l is a view of the motor vehicle showing the invention in use.

Figure 2 is a section on line 22 of Figure 1. s I Figure 3 is an enlarged sectional view of the device itself.

Figure 4 is a section on line 4t of Figure 3. c

Figure 5 is a section on line 55 of Figure 3.

Figures 6 and 7 are detail views. In these views, 1 indicates a base which is adapted to be bolted to the running board of a vehicle, as shown in Figures 1 and 2.

This base supports an upright tubular member 2 which has a small rectangular casing 3 adjacent its upper end and which extends horizontally from its outer side. A slot 4 is formed inthe outer upper part of the tubular member with its lower end extending into the casing. A vertically movable tube 5 is arranged in the member 2 and the upper end thereof carries a hori zontally arranged arm 6 which passes through the slot and normally rests in the casing. This arm carries the word Stop on each face for indicating that the vehicle 18 to come to a stop. Thebottom of this tube 5 rests-upon the forked end of a lever 7 which passes through the body of-the" vehicle and has its bent end arranged under the pedal Swhich may be either the brake and thus cause the arm' bearing the signal stop to be 'raise'd' outof'the casing 3 so that it can be seen by the drivers of'other cars and persons on the street. A rotatably supported rod 10 passes through the member 2 and has its upper end forked to receive an arrow-shaped member 11, one face of which contains the word Right and the other the word Left. The lower end of the rod is provided with a head 12 to which the ends of a chain 13 are fastened, said chain being looped around a sprocket 14 which is arranged on an upright shaft 16 which is rotatably mounted in a tubular standard 17 supported in the vehicle adjacent the drivers seat. provided with a handle 18 so that it may be turned. A scale 19 is associated with the handle for indicating how the handle must be moved to place the arrow member in a position to indicate straight ahead or that the vehicle is to make a turn to the right or left. A casing 20 may be provided for the lower parts of the device to protect them from the elements.

From the foregoing itwill be seen that the handle should be in the straight position so that the arrow member will point straight ahead and thus indicate that no turns are to be made. If the driver wishes to make a turn he moves the handle to swing the arrow member to a position to point to the right or left according to the turn to be made. When the pedal 8 is depressed to stop the car the lever 7 will be raised and this will move the tube 5 upwardly so that the stop signal will be raised out of the casing and thus be visible to the drivers of other cars and to pedestrians and traific oflicers. As the operating parts are arranged within the vehicle it'is not necessary for the driver to extend his arm to give signals which is very disagreeable in bad weather.

The upper end of the shaft is Instead of placing the device on the running board as shown it may be placed at the rear of the vehicle and it may be operated by electrical means instead of the manual means shown.

It is thought from the foregoing description that the advantages and novel features of my invention will be readily apparent.

I desire it to be understood that I may make changes in the construction and in the combination and arrangement of the several parts, provided that such changes fall within the scope of the appended claims.

\Vhat I claim is 1. A signal for a motor vehicle comprising an upright casing, a vertically movable member in said casing, an arm on said menr her, said casing having a slot therein through which the arm passes, a horizontal casing on the upright casing for receiving the arm when the same is in lowered position and means for raising the arm carrying member when a pedal of the vehicle is depressed.

2. A signal for a motor vehicle comprising a base, a tubular upright member supported thereby, said member having a slot at its upper end, a horizontal casing carried by the tubular member and with which the lower end of the slot communicates, a vertically movable tube in said member, an arm thereon passing through the slot and adapted to rest in the horizontal casing when the tube is in lowered position, said arm having a stop signal thereon, a rod rotatably mounted and passing through the tube and tubular member with its upper end projecting from the tubular member, a signal member carried bythe said upper end of the rod, means for moving the tube and means for rotating the rod.

In testimony whereof I affix my signature.

ARTHUR A. SIVANSON.

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US2714867A (en) * 1953-05-15 1955-08-09 Rzepa Bruno Combination turning and emergency warning indicator

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US2714867A (en) * 1953-05-15 1955-08-09 Rzepa Bruno Combination turning and emergency warning indicator

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