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Publication numberUS2136006 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication date8 Nov 1938
Filing date14 Feb 1936
Priority date14 Feb 1936
Publication numberUS 2136006 A, US 2136006A, US-A-2136006, US2136006 A, US2136006A
InventorsFisher Carl G
Original AssigneeFisher Carl G
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
US 2136006 A
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Description  (OCR text may contain errors)

C. G. FISHER Nov. 8, 1938.

MODEL Filed Feb. 14, 1956 Patented Nov. 8, 1938 UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE 1 Claim.

This invention relates to improvements in models for use in connection with the display of merchandise in store windows, show rooms, show windows or other places where merchandise may be displayed. The model may be used actually to support articles of merchandise or may be used to attract attention to merchandise adjacent the model.

One prime object of the invention is to provide a model of such construction as will cause it to attract the attention of the potential customers passing the window or show counter or thru the room.

The invention is an improvement over the models shown and described in my co-pending application Serial No. 44,290 filed on October 9, 1935 for Advertising model and the improvement consists principally in the eyes of the model. In the present application the model is provided with movable eyes and with mechanism for imparting a number of movements to the eyes.

For purposes of simplicity the present model heads are shown with only one face. The invention is intended to be applied to the two faced heads shown in the co-pending application referred to above as well as to the single faced heads here shown.

Further objects and advantages will become apparent from the description which follows.

. Referring to the accompanying drawing which is made a part hereof and on which similar reference characters refer to the same parts thruout the specification,

Figure l is a view in elevation of a show window having my new model therein in association with merchandise on display.

Figure 2 is a side view of the model head with parts broken away to show a side view of mechanism for moving the eyes of the model.

Figure 3 is a view taken substantially on line 3-3 of Figure 2 showing the mechanism for moving the eyes but on a larger scale than the showing in Figure 2.

Figure 4 is a section taken on line 44 of Figure 3. I

As shown in Figure 1 a model It) is shown in a window II in which merchandise l2 and I3 is also shown. Sale signs with price marks l4 and l 5 may be placed adjacent the articles l2 and I3 as indicated.

The model head l6 may be of the construction shown in the co-pending application referred to or may have a single face. The single face is shown for the purpose of simplicity without limiting the invention to this construction. The

model head is provided with movable eyes set in sockets and held therein by springs 2| which may be secure-d to the inside of the face by rivets or screws 22 or any other suitable means. Means is provided for imparting movement to the eyes consisting of a motor 23 operating thru reducing gears 24.

The eyes are connected by a link 20 having ball and socket connections IS with rearwardly extending pins l8 fastened to the eyes. ating lever 3| is connected by ball and socket joint 26 with the link 20. This lever has an elongated slot 25 which fits over a pin 28 on a bracket 21 mounted within the head. The lower end of the lever 3| is provided with a cam slot 29 within which engages a pin 30 on the slowly driven gear plate 32.

From the structure described it will be apparent that operation of the motor will impart a slow rotary motion to the gear 32 thru the reduction gearing 24. The pin 30 engaging the cam An operslot will impart both a vertical and a lateral motion to the lower end of thelever 3| which will in turn impart the same movementsto the link 20. This will give the eyes both a vertical and a lateral movement and will also give them a somewhat rolling motion.

If desired the lever may be so arranged that either the vertical or the lateral movement may be imparted to the eyes without the other.

While the mechanism has been shown as moving the eyes in unison it may be arranged to move the eyes separately or to move them in different directions, the purpose being to attract attention. Any unusual sign or moving sign will arrest attention. This device is designed to provide just such a sign.

The face of the model will be made of any suitable material and may be translucent, semitransparent or transparent material. Preferably a light will be positioned within the head to illuminate the face and this light may be provided with a flasher to give better effect to the s1gn.

While the head has been shown as of a single piece, it obviously can be made of separable portions held together in any suitable way, as, for example, shown in the co-pending application referred to.

It will be obvious that various changes may be made in my invention without departing from the essentials thereof, I, therefore, do not limit myself to the structure as shown in the drawing and as described in the specification but only as -set forth in the appended claim.

What I claim is:

An advertising model having a head with movable eyes mounted in sockets therein, said eyes having operating attachments thereon extending back into the head, a bar having its ends connected by ball and socket connections to the ends of the said operating attachments, a lever having a slot near its center engaging over a fixed pivot on the said hea-d, the said slot providing a little lost motion during vertical movement of the lever but no lost lateral movement for the lever, the said lever being pivotally connected at one end to the said bar near its center and being operatively connected at its other end to an operating motor.


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U.S. Classification40/416, 446/344
International ClassificationG09F19/08, A63H3/00, G09F19/00, A63H3/40
Cooperative ClassificationG09F19/08, A63H3/40
European ClassificationA63H3/40, G09F19/08