ApplicationNo. 482504 filed on 06/24/1974
US Classes:40/584, SIGNS40/582, Reflective40/607.01, Post40/607.15, Including tabs40/622Prong
ExaminersPrimary: Chamblee, Hugh R.
Assistant: Pitrelli, John F.
Attorney, Agent or Firm
AbstractA novel sign usable for advertising or for decorative purposes, involving a mesh defining a large number of regularly recurring apertures, into which a number of colored chips may be easily installed in a pre-established pattern or configuration. By selective installation of the novel chips, letters and therefore words may be rapidly created, without it being necessary to expend the time or the money required in order to create a painted sign, or to utilize preformed letters. The novel chips may also be used for creating ornamental configurations, used alone or in conjunction with displays or symbols used in advertising. In the event the mesh used is in the nature of a chain link fence, having some dimension in the thickness direction, a display may be created on each side of the fence, with one display perhaps being entirely unrelated to the other. Further, a series of elongate members disposed in a parallel array between the chips may be utilized in order to create a pleasing background for the chips used. Advantageously, my novel chips can be inserted in the positions desired without any tools being necessary, but once inserted, they become locked into position, and cannot be removed except as the result of a deliberate effort.