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if. Il. BEACH.
Patented Dec. 17, 1912.
APPLICATION FILED DEC. 13, 1909.
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H L. BEACH. DISPLAY sum). APPLICATION FILED DEC. 13, 1909.
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Specification of Letters Patent. Application filed December 13, 1909. ser'ialvlio. 582,891.
Patented Dec. 17, 1912.
To all whom it may concern:
Be it known that I, HARRY L. BEACH, a
citizen of the United States, residing at Coshocton, in the county of Coshocton and State of Ohio, have invented a new and useful Display-Stand, of which the following is a specification.
The invention relates to improvements in display stands.
.The object of the present invention is to improve the construction of display stands,
and to provide a simple and inexpensive one of a highly ornamental character, designed for displaying merchandise, or other articles, and constructed entirely of sheet metal and of a take down character so as to occupy but little space for storage and transportation, and capable also of being readily set up or assembled.
With these and other objects in view, the
invention consists in the construction and novel combination of parts hereinafter fully described, illustrated in the accompanying drawings, and pointed out in the claims hereto appended; it being understood that various changes in the form, proportion, size and minor details of construction, within the scope of the claims, may be resorted to without departing from the spirit or sac Iificing any of the advantages of the invention.
In the drawings :-Figure 1 is a perspective view of a display stand, constructed in accordance with this invention. Fig. 2 is a vertical sectional view of the same. Fig. 3 is a horizontal sectional view on the line 3 3 of Fig. 2. Fig. 4 is a similar view on the line &4: of Fig. 2. Fig. 5 is a perspective view of the standard, the upper and lower trays and the upright sign carrying member being detached. Fig. 6 is a perspective view of the upper tray and the hinged sign carrying member. Figs. 7 and 8 are detail views, illustrating the manner of hinging the u right, sign carrying member to the upper tray; Figs. 9 and 10 are detail perspective views of the separable sections of the standard. Fig. 11 is a detail sectional .view, illustrating the manner of locking the trays upon the supporting shoulders of the standard.
Like numerals of reference designate cor-, responding parts in all the figures of the drawings.
In the embodiment of the invention illustrated in'the accompanying drawings, the display stand comprises in its construction a standard, upper and lower trays 1 and 2 and an upright sign carrying member 3, all constructed of sheet metal. The standard is composed of upwardly tapered ornamental sections 4 and 5, consisting of sheets of metal and provided with interfitting vertical slots 6 and 7. The vertical slot 6 extends downwardly from the top of the section 4, and
the slot 7 extends upwardly from the bottom.
of the section 5. The sections are arranged. a! right angles to each other, and in assembling the parts the section 5 is placed in the slot 6-of the section 4 and is moved downward, the lower portion of the section 4; 7
being received within the slot 7 of the section 5, as clearly illustrated in Fig. 5 of the drawings. The sections are provided at their lower edges with horizontally disposed attaching flanges 8, forming feet and pro- 7 vided with perforations 9, adapted to receive fastening devices for securing the display stand to the supporting surface upon which it is placed when desired.
The sections are provided with curved edges and have upper and lower horizontally alined supporting shoulders 11 and 12, adapted toreceive the upper and lower trays 1 and '2. The lower. shoulders 12 are located a greater distance from the center of the standard than the upper shoulders 11, and the lower tray 2 is provided with a central opening 13 and diametrically arranged crossed slots 14, which receive the wings formed by the interlocked sections of the standard. The lower tray is moved downward along the sections of the standard to the lower supporting shoulders 12, and it is maintained rigidly thereon by means of resilient lugs 15, formed integral with the sections of the standard by partially severing the metal thereof, and having their lower free edges bent outward and engaging the upper face of the tray. The lugs or tongues 15 extend downwardly and outwardly from the planes of each of the sections of the standard, and they are adapted to be pressed into the apertures 16, formed by such partial severing of the metal to permit the lower tray to be moved downward upon the supporting edges or shoulders 12. The tongues 15 are also adapted to be readily depressed or moved into the apertures 16 to permit the lower tray to be detached fromv the standard.
The upper tray 1 is also provided with a central opening 17, and it has diametrically arranged slots 18 to enable it to fit over the upper portion of the sections of the standard, and it is secured upon the shoulders 11 by resilient lugs or tongues 19, formed integral with the sections and constructed similar to the lugs or tongues 15. The upper and lower trays, when interlocked with the standard and locked on the seats formed by the horizontal edges or shoulders 11 and 12, provide a comparatively rigid structure and enable the stand to support a quantity of merchandise Hinged to the upper tray is a sign carrying member 20, provided in its lower porv tion with a vertical slot 21 to enable it to fit over the upper end of the standard and within the opposite angles formed by the wings of the same, and it is provided at its lower end with eyes 22, located at opposite sides of the slot 21 and extending through openings 23 of the tray and receiving pintles 24, which hinge the sign carrying member to the upper tray 1. The pintles 24, which are located at the opposite sides of the center of the upper tray, have angularly bent terminals 25, extending in opposite directions and retaining the eyes 22 in the openings of the upper tray. By this construction the sign carrying member is hinged to the upper tray, and is adapted to fold fiat against the same to enable the parts to be compactly arranged for storing or transportation, the openings 23 being sufficiently large to permit this operation. The interlocking of the lower portion of the sign carr; 11g member with the upper end of the standard maintains the said member rigidly in an upright position. The sign carrying member 3 is provided with an enlarged upper portion 26, and in practice is designed to bear suitable advertising or other matter.
Having thus fully described my invention, what I claim as new and desire to secure by Letters Patent, is
1. A display stand including a standard composed of singularly disposed interfitting sheet metal sections having horizontally alined edges forming seats, a plurality ofi trays arranged on the said seats and provided with slots receiving the sections of the standard, and resilient tongues formed integral with the sections and located above the seats and engaging the trays to retain the same on'the said seats.
2. A display stand includin a standard, a tray supported by the stan ard, and an upright member carried by the tray and interlocked with the standard.
3. A display stand including a standard, a tray supported by the standard, and an upright member hinged to the tray and interlocked with the standard, whereby it is maintained in an upright position.
4. A display stand including a standard, a tray provided with openings and supported by the standard, an upright member provided with eyes extending through the openings of the tray, pintles passing through the eyes and having angularly disposed terminals engagin the lower face of the tray, said pintles hlnging the upright member to the tray, and the upright member being interlocked with the standard and maintained by. the same in an-upright osition.
5. A display stand inclu ing a standard composed of angularly disposed sections, and an upright member provided at its lower portion with a slot and straddling the top of the standard and fitting between the sections thereof.
6. A display stand including a standard composed of upright interlocked sections arranged at an angle to each other and forming wings, an an upright member having a slotted lower portion straddling the top of the standard and fitting between the wings in the angles formed by the same.
7. A display stand including a standard composed of sections having opposite upper and lower interfitting slots, a tray supported by the standard and provided with slots receiving the sections. of the said standard, and an upright member connected with the tray and having a slotted lower portion fitted on and interlocked with the upper end of the standard;
8. A display stand including a standard composed of detachable interfitting sections consisting of sheets of metal and set at an angle to each other, a plurality of horizontal trays detachably supported by the standard and interlocked with each of the sections and arranged at diflerent elevations, and an upright member detachably fitted upon and extending upward from the top of the standard and connected with one of the trays.
9.'A display stand including a standard composed of sections consisting of interfitting sheets of metal set at an angle to each other, a tray supported by the standard and provided with slots receiving the sections, and an upright member having a slotted lower portion fitted on the upper end of the standard in opposite angles formed by the sections and detachably interlocked with the same. I
In testimony, that I claim the foregoing as my own, I have hereto aflixed my signature in the presence of two witnesses.
HARRY L. BEACH.
FRANK REFONB, CARL A. MANNER.