US 1025349 A
Description (OCR text may contain errors)
' APPLICATION FILED AUG. 12,1911.
Patentqd May 7, 1912.
` DISPLAY FIXTURE.
' APPLICATION FILED AUG.12,1911.
Patented May 7, 1912.
2 SHEETS-SHEET 2.
SAMUEL WEISBE'RG-ER, 0F BARBERTON, OHIO.
Specification of Letters Patent. j
Application led August 12, 1911.
Patented May 7 1912. Serial No. 643,775.
To all whom it may concern:
Be it known that I, SAMUEL WEISBERGER; a citizen of the United States, residing at Barberton, in the county, of Summit and State of Ohio, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Display-Fixtures, of which the following is a specification, reference being had to the accompanying drawings.
This invention relates to display fixtures and has for its object to provide a device of this character which may be easily and quickly adjusted for the display of signs of various sizes and is also adapted to support boxes containing merchandise.
Another object of the invention resides in the provision of a plurality of adjustable arms having angularly adjustable plates arranged on their ends provided with means to receive the card.
A still further object of the invention is to provide a display fixture of the above character which may be manufactured at small cost, is strong and durable in construction and has a wide range of adjustment whereby very artistic effects may be obtained in the display of merchandise.
With the above and other objects in view, the invent-ion consists of the novel features of construction, combination and arrangement of parts hereinafter fully described and claimed, and illustrated in the accompanying drawings, in which- Figure 1 is a front elevation of my improved display fixture showing a card arranged thereon; Fig. 2 is a section taken on the line 2-2 of Fig. 1; Fig. 3 is a front elevation showing the device used for the display of merchandise; Fig. t is a side elevation thereof; Fig. 5 is a detail perspective view of one of the box supporting members; and Fig. 6 is a detail perspective view of one of the adjustable arms.
Referring in detail to the drawin s 5 indi- Cates a body plate which may be of any desired size or form. This plate is providedl with the radially -extending arms 6 which are longitudinally slotted as indicated at 7 said slots extending into the body plates. This body plate is adjustably mounted upon the upper end of a rod 8 which is telescopically engaged in the tubular standard 9 rigidly fixed to a suitable base 10. The rod 8 is formed in two sections which are hingedly connected by means of the pivot bolt 11 upon one end of which a wing nut 12 is threaded. The uppermost section of the rod 8 may be angularly disposed with relation to the other section which is disposed in the tubular standard and said rod sections rigidly clamped together by adjusting the wing nut 12. The body plate 5 of the fixture is mounted upon a bolt 13 arranged in the adjustable section of the rod 8 and on said bolt a wing nut 14 is threaded. It will thus be seen that the body plate may be rotated upon the bolt to dispose the arms 6 with relation to the supporting standard and said plate securely clamped in its adjusted position by means of the nut 14.
The extensible arms 15 are mounted upon the arms 6 of the body plate 5 and carry the threaded studs 16 which project through the slots 7. Wing nuts 17 are threaded on these studs whereby the arms 15may be rigidly secured in their adjusted positions. The ends of the arms 6 have suit-able guides 18 formed thereon which extend over the arms 15 and retain the same in sliding engagementwith the arms 6. Upon the outer ends of the arms 6 the plates 19 are adjustably arranged, said plates being rotatable upon the threaded studs 20 in the ends of the arms l5. Upon these studs the clamping nuts 21 are threaded to securely hold the plates 19 in their adjusted positions. Upon each end of the plates 19 a spring clip 22 is formed, and these clips are adapted to receive the edges of the card, or the merchandise to be displayed as shown in Fig. 3. j
As shown in Fig. l, in the use of the device, the arms 15 are first adjusted upon the arms 6 so as to properly dispose the card receiving plates 19 in accordance with the size of the card to be held therein. The clips 22 have their open ends disposed inwardly and after the arms 15 have been adjusted, the card is inserted at its edges beneath said clips. After tightening the various clamping nuts, it will be readily seen that the card is rigidly and securely held in position and that the frame or fixture is almost entirely covered or hidden from view thereby thus maintaining the attractive appearance of the window or case in lwhich the device is arranged.
In Fig. 3 of the drawings I have shown the device employed for the display of merchandise in boxes. In this use of my invention I employ the members 23 which are formed from sheet metal and are bent to provide the body portions 24 and the right angular extension 25. This extension f is flanged at its end as indicated at 26 and at the bend of the plate whereby said flange is formed the same is provided with a slot 27. In arranging these members in position for use, the plate 19 is first removed from the end of .the arm 15 and said arm inserted through the slot 27. The plate 19 is then replaced. One of these members may be arranged upon each of the arms if desired and they may all be disposed in the manner shown at lthe lower side of Fig. 3, when upon adjusting the arms 15, the body portions 24 of said members will be brought into clamping engagement upon the sides of the box arranged between the same. In the drawing I have illustrated a slightly different manner of supporting and displaying the contents of the box whereon the same is shown resting at one end upon the lower member 23 and engaged at its other end upon the portion 24 of the upper member 23 which is so disposed that the portion 24 thereof is arranged in a plane parallel to the arm 15, the fiange 26 engaging beneath the plate 19 so that the weight of the box resting upon said member causes said flange and the edge of the slot 27 to engage closely with the arm 15 whereby said member is held against gravity or downward movement on said arm. In this manner the box is also disposed at an angle, the upper end thereof being elevated so as to properly present the merchandise contained in the box to the view of the prospective purchaser. When Vthus used, the other of the plates 19 which are not necessary to support the box may .be angularly arranged upon the ends ofthe arms 15 and ties, hosiery or other articles which it is desired to display artisticallydraped thereon.
From the foregoing it will be seen that I have .devised a very simple and highly convenient Adisplay fixture which has a wide range of adjustment and by means of which a great variety yof yartistic effects in the display .-of merchandise may be obtained. Vhile I have described my invention as being arranged .upon an adjustable supportingstandard, it will 'be understood that the same may `ralso be ,otherwise mounted without departing L.from .the essential features of construction. The device would also be preferably constructed from sheet steel heavily nickel-plated. The clips on the ends of the plates 19 may be formed in various ornamental designs and engraved if desired. The device is also highly durable in practical use and may be manufactured at comparatively small cost.
IVhile I have shown and described the preferred construction and arrangement of the various parts, it will be understood that the invention is susceptible of considerable modification without departing from the essential feature or sacrificing any of the advantages thereof.
Havinothus described the invention what is claimec is 1. A display fixture comprising a body plate provided with a plurality of radially extending slotted arms, extensible arms mounted on the arms of the body plate, means carried thereby extending through the slots of said first named arms whereby the extensible arms may be secured in their adjusted positions, and angularly adjustable plates arranged upon the outer ends of said extensible arms and having article receiving means arranged upon their ends.
2. A display fixture comprising a body plate, oppositely extending arms mounted on said plate, plates arranged upon said arms, and box supporting and positioning means loosely mounted on the arms and frictionally engaged with said plates by the weight of the box whereby said supporting means is held against movement.
3. A display fixture comprising a body plate, oppositely extending arms mounted on said plate, and box supporting and positioning members longitudinally movable on said arms but frictionally held against such movement by the weight of the box thereon.
4. A display fixture comprising a body plate, oppositely extending arms on said plate, article receiving plates extending at right angles to the arms and carrying means to receive an article to be displayed, and box supporting members longitudinally movable on the arms and frictionally engaged with said arms and plates by the weight of the box thereon whereby said members are held against longitudinal movement.
5. A display fixture comprising a body plate, oppositely extending arms on said plate, article holding plates arranged on said arms, box supporting members movable on the arms, each of said members consisting of a body portion to be engaged by the box having an extension extending at right angles from one edge thereof, the end of said extension being flanged and adapted for engagement with the article supporting plate, said extension being provided with `a slot to receive the arm, one of said members being In testimony whereof I hereunto ax my adjustable on itsarm with relation to the signature in the presence of two Witnesses.
other member whereby the box may be disposed at an inclination, said members frio- SAMUEL VVEISBERGER' tonally engaging the arms and the article Witnesses:
supporting plates whereby they are held CHAS. M. BIRCKHEAD, against movement. M. C. LYDDANE.
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