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Publication numberUS1065307 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication date17 Jun 1913
Filing date2 Feb 1912
Priority date2 Feb 1912
Publication numberUS 1065307 A, US 1065307A, US-A-1065307, US1065307 A, US1065307A
InventorsJames P Evertts
Original AssigneeJames P Evertts
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Vacuum sticker or attaching device.
US 1065307 A
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Patented June 17, 1913.



Specification of Letters Patent.

Patented June 17,19513.

Application filed February 2, 1912. Serial No. 675,097.

T 0 all whom it may concern:

Be it known that I, JAMES P. Evnu'r'rs, a citizen of the United States, residing at Sayre, in the county of Bradford and State of Pennsylvania, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Vacuum Stickers or Attaching Devices, of which the following is a specification reference being had therein to the accompanying drawing.

This invention relates to vacuum stickers or attaching devices of a character adapted to connect parts or members, and is designed more especially for use in connection with"; the display of articles, in windows, show cases, etc.

One of the primary objects of the invention is to provide a sticker, exceedingly simple in construction, inexpensive, and at the same time one that will be durable in use and eflicient in operation.

It is the custom in stores to place in show cases and windows various advertising posters, placards, etc., and various forms of means have been provided for securing said posters, etc., to the window pane, the more accustomed method being to provide paper strips or the like having an adhesive applied thereto adapted to paste the poster to the pane and it is contemplated by myself to overcome objectionsincident to such attaching means and others which are at present in use, and to this end the invention includes a substantially integral structure which may be made relatively .small, and one pleasing in appearance whereby it does not detract from the otherwise neat appearance of the articles on display.

More particularly the invention includes a single piece rubber structure having a body portion connecting at opposite ends with a cup shaped member, which said cup shaped members are adapted to be compressed due to the yieldability of the rubber and on pressure being relieved to create a vacuum whereby they are held. in place.

While the invention is more particularly designed for use in attaching posters and cards to the pane of a show window or the like, at the same time the device is of such a character that it may be used to support other articles, and to this end the cup shaped terminals of the device when in use are preferably separated by an intervening unob structed space whereby said cup shaped terminals may project over the edges of the article to be supported and both of said cup shaped members he engaged with the pane, in a manner to be more particularly referred to.

Other improvements and novel details in the construction and operation of the device will be more particularly pointed out in the description to follow which for a clear understanding of the invention should be considered in connection with the accompanying drawings, forming a part hereof and wherein is disclosed for the purpose of illustration convenient and preferred embodiments of the invention.

In the drawings: Figure 1 is an elevation of one form of sticker, Fig. 2 a cross section of same, Figs. 3, 4 and 5 show the applica-' tion of the sticker, Figs. 6, and 7 are sectional views of a modified form of sticker,

and Figs. 8 and 9 show applications of the same.

Again referring to the drawings wherein like reference numerals refer to corresponding parts throughout the several views and with more partlcular reference to Figs. 1 and 2, 1 is a body part of yieldable material, and preferably constructed of rubber. The said body part constitutes a connecting web between 'two' preferably similarly constructed cup shaped members 2, which said cup shaped members are preferably integral with said body portion and are oifset laterally therefrom so as to present open spaces 3 extending substantially parallel with the longitudinal axis of the body portion. The

cup shaped members 2 are preferably formed of highly yieldable material preferably rubber or rubber composition and are adapted upon pressure being applied to the body portion overlying said cup shaped members to be compressed thereby emitting the inclosed air and upon pressure being relieved to be retained in place by the created vacuum. p

The sticker described presents practically a continuous surface which will be pleasing to the eye and at the same time the cup shaped members 2 are substantially reinforcedby the connected body portion which it will be noted overlies the base of the cup shaped membersthereby increasing the efficiency and durability of the .device. It is preferred to employ a metallic reinforcing member 4 of any desired construction for the connectin web or body portion the same being embed ed in the rubber and preferably of spring sheet metal.

In Fig. 3 of the drawings it will be observed that the device is'applied to a poster or card one cup shaped member overlying the card and the other being in direct engagement With the window pane or part to which the member is adapted to be applied. In Fig. 4: it Will be seen that both cup shaped members engage directly the window pane or the like whereas the unobstructed space between the members, and the main portion of the body part 1 overlies the corners of the card or the like. In this connection the device is of especial advantage in use in retaining a card of heavy material, because of the substantial unobstructed space between the cup shaped members. Also various articles other than cards or the like may be supported in the same manner as illustrated in Fig. 5.

Various modifications are Within the contemplation of the invention one of such being illustrated. in Figs. 6 and 7, 8 and 9 in which 1 represents a body portion of yieldable material and preferably rubber the same having enlarged terminals 2 extending in the same general direction as the body portion and said terminals being recessed at 3 to vconstitute the vacuum cups. In this form of the invention, in use the body portion may be bent to the form illustrated in Fig. 7 and operates in substantially the same manner as the device heretofore described. This particular form of construction' is also of especial advantage when it is desired to fit the device over corners of the window pane that is one terminal engaging one pane and the other another pane extending at angles to the first mentioned pane, when the same may constitute a clip rumor for receiving articles positioned in corners of the window as illustrated in Fig. 8 or to engage a card or the like one on each pane as illustrated in Fig. 9.

What I claim as new is:

1. A vacuum sticker comprising spaced rubber vacuum cups arranged to engage a surface and be retained in position by vacuum, and a member connecting said cups comprising an elongated integral extension of said cups, and said member being relatively thin and yieldable, whereby the cups may be positioned out of alinement to engage difi'erent surfaces, substantially as and for the purpose described.

2. An integral rubber structure for the described purpose comprising an elongated body terminating at opposite ends in enlarged port-ions projecting at substantially right angles to the body portion and re cessed to form vacuum cups, the space to the side of the body portion and between the enlarged portions being unobstructed and forming a receiving pocket substantially as and for the purpose described.

3; An integral rubber structure comprising a relatively thin elongated bendable body portion terminating at opposite ends in enlarged port-ions recessed to form vacuum cups, operating in the manner and for the purpose described, and a metal member embedded in the bendable part of said structure.

In testimony whereof I afix my signature in presence of two witnesses.




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U.S. Classification248/206.4, 279/3, 116/DIG.240, 4/255.11
Cooperative ClassificationF16B47/00, Y10S116/24