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US1945789A
US1945789A US51199231A US1945789A US 1945789 A US1945789 A US 1945789A US 51199231 A US51199231 A US 51199231A US 1945789 A US1945789 A US 1945789A
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M. A. REVIS ADVERTISING DEVICE OR TOY Feb. 6, 1934.

Filed Jan. 29, 1931 Patented Feb. 6, 1934 UNITED STATES PATENT QFFKIE 1 Claim.

This invention relates to advertising devices or toys. One of the objects of my invention is to provide a kinetoscopic effect at much less expense than the so-called moving picture devices require. Another object is to provide such a device which is of very simple construction can be manufactured at a low cost and may be actuated w thout cost. I am aware that others have attempted to invent a device to produce the motion or effect my device produces, which prior devices have failed to deceive the eye for various reasons.

The foregoing and other objects which will appear as the nature of the invention is better understood, may be accomplished by a construction, combination and operative arrangement of parts such as is disclosed by the drawing. The nature of the invention is such as to render it susceptible to various changes and modifications, and, therefore, I am not to be limited to the construction disclosed by the drawing; but am entitled to all such changes therefrom as fall within the scope of my claim.

In the accompanying drawing:

Figure 1 is a side elevation of my device showing a picture of a golf player in position to strike a golf ball.

Figure 2 shows the opposite side to Figure 1 of said sign showing a picture of the golf player striking the ball.

Figure 3 is a cross section on the line 33 of Figure 2.

Figure 4 is a section on the line 4-4 of Figure 2 showing the pivot arrangement whereby my sign revolves.

As illustrated 12 represents an ornamental face or surface. The position of the objects or figures shown in Fig. 1 is designated 12a and the subsequent position of said figures shown in Fig. 2 is designated 121), which appears on the surface opposite to the one shown in Figure 1. Said figures are painted on said opposite surface 12 of a relatively thin gauge steel panel or plate 13, or they may be painted or printed on paper or like material and pasted or otherwise laid on said panel 13. An unlimited variety of subjects or letters is possible of course. Said plate 13 has two concaved portions as shown in Figure 3 of the drawing, so that it will be revolved by the blowing of wind no matter in which direction the wind comes from. Said panel 13 could be straight and flat however, in the event it is actuated by a motor, or if artificial air pressure constitutes the driving force, and may be made of any thin material such as steel, wood, I

cardboard, etc.

A frame 14 supports said panel 13 by means of two stub shafts 15 which are welded and riveted to the rotatable panel 13 for security.

Both riveting and welding are desirable because these signs are often used in public places where they could injure people if the panel should fall. Adjustable slotted screws 16 are screwed into the horizontal arms of said frame 14 at both the top and bottom, and said stub shafts 15 are inserted or journaled in said screws in such a way that they may freely rotate. A nut 17 screws tightly onto said lower screw 16 thereby preventing said screw from moving after my device is set up.

I find it preferable although not necessary, to use a governor 18 in order to govern the rotation of my device, thus making said rotation more even and regular than if no governor were used. This governor overcomes the effect of fitful gusts of wind which would revolve said panel 13 rapidly, after which it would slow down perceptibly. Said governor 18 is mounted on the upper stub shaft 15 and nuts 19, screwed to contact with said governor top, both above and below, tightly fix said governor to said shaft, whereby the rotation of said panel 13 necessarily rotates said governor.

Said panel 13 is purposely made of thin material, and I have chosen a metal of a thickness of about 26 gauge for best results although metal somewhat thinner or thicker could be used provided the thickness were not such that during the slow rotation of said plate said thickness would be obvious to the eye. The thickness of said panel should be less than one-half inch. If the thickness of said metal were apparent to the eye, then the apparent motion qualities of my device would be lost because the continuity of the picture vision would be broken.

It should be particularly noted that the stub shafts are located in the center of said panel 13 and that if these shafts extended through the objects 12a and 1212 they would cut approximately the center of the eyes and driving head of the golf club, that is the apparently moving portions of the pictures. Said location of these shafts is of the utmost importance for if the axis of rotation is any substantial distance to one side or the other of said portions, the parts of the objects which appear to move, such as the eyes and the golf club in the drawing, the effect of my device is almost wholly lost. It is also of considerable importance to have said axis of rotation cut approximately the center of said panel 13,

otherwise a lopsidedness or unevenness would be apparent, especially during rotation, which would detract from or spoil the motion effect.

The inside surface of said governor 18 may serve as a reflector by painting it white or nickel plating same, and in this event said governor should be of good size to provide ample area for reflection purposes.

What I claim is:

A device of the character described comprising supporting means, a panel, shaft means connected to said panel and rotatably mounted in said supporting means, said panel having two faces and pictures oi an object in different and succeeding positions on each race, said shaft means being so positioned with respect to said panel that the axis of rotation is substantially the vertical center of said panel, said panel being of such thinness that its vertically extending edges are not visible to the human eye during rotation of said panel, the portions of said object which show a changed position from one picture to the other being in such a position that said axis of rotation passes approximately through the center thereof, and a governor on greater width than said panel having an inner surface adapted to serve as a reflector.

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Cited By (9)

* Cited by examiner, † Cited by third party
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US2656630A (en) * 1950-05-20 1953-10-27 Jr Eugene F Mcdonald Advertising device
US2752816A (en) * 1955-01-13 1956-07-03 Vulcan Corp Educational spinning toy
US3088235A (en) * 1961-03-30 1963-05-07 Massillon Cleveland Akron Sign Co Wind operated sign
US5905564A (en) * 1998-03-10 1999-05-18 Long; Johnny D. Gyroscopic, arcuate and multi-positional reflector and cinematograph
US20060165529A1 (en) * 2005-01-12 2006-07-27 Sobel Martin M Air circulation system-driven, suspended rotating display device
US8523522B1 (en) * 2006-03-13 2013-09-03 Robert A. Vanderhye Vertical axis wind turbine rotating design elements
US20150353170A1 (en) * 2013-01-16 2015-12-10 Michael Greenfield Vessel mounted multi-directional signal assembly
US20160035258A1 (en) * 2014-07-03 2016-02-04 Howard Fergus Banner display with swivel interface
US9815536B2 (en) 2013-01-16 2017-11-14 Michael Greenfield Multi-directional signal assembly

Cited By (10)

* Cited by examiner, † Cited by third party
Publication number Priority date Publication date Assignee Title
US2656630A (en) * 1950-05-20 1953-10-27 Jr Eugene F Mcdonald Advertising device
US2752816A (en) * 1955-01-13 1956-07-03 Vulcan Corp Educational spinning toy
US3088235A (en) * 1961-03-30 1963-05-07 Massillon Cleveland Akron Sign Co Wind operated sign
US5905564A (en) * 1998-03-10 1999-05-18 Long; Johnny D. Gyroscopic, arcuate and multi-positional reflector and cinematograph
US20060165529A1 (en) * 2005-01-12 2006-07-27 Sobel Martin M Air circulation system-driven, suspended rotating display device
US8523522B1 (en) * 2006-03-13 2013-09-03 Robert A. Vanderhye Vertical axis wind turbine rotating design elements
US20150353170A1 (en) * 2013-01-16 2015-12-10 Michael Greenfield Vessel mounted multi-directional signal assembly
US9783274B2 (en) * 2013-01-16 2017-10-10 Michael Greenfield Vessel mounted multi-directional signal assembly
US9815536B2 (en) 2013-01-16 2017-11-14 Michael Greenfield Multi-directional signal assembly
US20160035258A1 (en) * 2014-07-03 2016-02-04 Howard Fergus Banner display with swivel interface

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