US 1063961 A
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H. G. DRBYER.
DISPLAY STAND FOR FLOWERS.
APPLIOATION FILED JULY 25, 1912.
1,063,961 Patented June 10,1913.
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DISPLAY STAND FOR FLOWERS.
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HENRY G. DREYER, OF CLEVELAND, OHIO.
DISPLAY-STAND FOR FLOWERS.
Specification of Letters Patent.
Patented June 10, 1913.
Application filed July 25, 1912. Serial No. 711,385.
To all whom it may concern:
Be it known that I, HENRY G. DREYER, citizen of the United States, residing at Cleveland, in the county of Cuyahoga and State of Ohio, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Display-Stands for Flowers, of which the following is a specification.
This invention has reference to display stands for flowers, and the invention consists in a flower display stand used by florists and others which is convertible and variously adaptable in its parts, substantially as shown and described and particularly pointed out in the claims.
In the accompanying drawings I show the invention in at least two popular forms or combinations. Thus, Figure 1 is a perspective view of a pair of stands and a rack-or carrier supported at its ends thereon as well as illustrating other supports for pots as hereinafter described. Fig. 2 is an enlarged sectional elevation of one of said stands with two pot supports hung thereon, and Fig. 3
is a cross section of the rack shown in Fig. 1.
Fig. 4 is a perspective view of a modification of the rack, and Fig. 5 is an elevation of two stands of different heights with the rack shown in Fig. 4 hung thereon.
The several stands shown are constructed alike though they may vary in size, as they do herein, and are built exclusively of metal and have three legs each indicated by 3, a sheet metal top 2 of pan or dish shape and brackets 4 secured to thebottom of said top by bolts and having the said legs bolted thereto, thus making the top and the legs separable and adapting each to be separately nested for shipping and storing. A fixed brace band I) connects the legs 3.
The peculiar shape of the stand top with its upturned flange 5 all. around makes the said top not only available to set a pot therein but to engage the rack or se arate pot supports thereon. Two forms 0 rack are shown, but others might be suggested, and whatever the form or style I provide the ends thereof with hooks k which engage firmly upon the flange 5. The said hooks are separate parts in this instance pivotally riveted or otherwise secured on the ends of the rack and adapted to be rotated to make hanging connection with or upon the flanges 5 of the stand or other support.
In the present case the ends of both the racks shown are spread somewhat as com- ,Fig. 1. Thus,
pared with the body of the rack and otherwise adapted to make connection with the stands and the rack 0, Fig. 1, is built with side bars 6 and intermediate but shorter bars 7 at intervals lengthwise and occasional cross or brace bars 8 upon which the said bars 7 are fixed flatwise as seen in Fig. 2. This provides a flat even surface between the edgewise side bars 6 for the flower pots to stand upon as seen in Fig. 1. Incident to this arrangement I show two different arrangements of individual pot supports in at the left, I have a support 10 of pan shape with a spring arm 1]. hooked on the flange 5, and the said pan is horizontally disposed At the right I show a ring or loop 12 to set the pot therein with hook arm 14, and the loop is inclined to give a different position or effect to the pot from what is shown by pan 10. A more or less inclined position can be obtained by bending the said arms accordingly.
In Fig. 4 the rack d has sides 6 as in Fig. l
and cross-bars 7 at intervals, but here I e1nploy 100 s or rings 15 intervening said crossbars an which are bolted to the side bars 6 so as to be adjustable to any preferred position as compared with the said sides 6. Thus, in Fig. 4 the said loops or rings 15 are fixed in the same plane as the side bars and adapt the rack to use similar to the rack c in Fig. 1, but in Fig. 5 the rack is set at a decided inclination lengthwise by the use of a high stand at one end and a low one at the other, while said loops are swung to a horizontal position and out of the plane of the rack body as shown.
It is clear from the foregoing that a wide range of adaptability is provided for in a display make up of this character, and While I show certain practical and desirable forms or combinations thereof it should be understood that quite a number of other more or less similar combinations or individual constructions are possible without departing from the spirit and intent of the invention.
It will be noticed that the hooks h are first bent upward at right angles and then downward so as to bring the level of the racks 0 down toithe level of the bottom of the stand tops 2. Furthermore, said hooks are inclined in respect to each other so as toengage upon the inclined circular flange 5. The arms 11 and 14 of the individual supports 10 and 13 are provided with hooks another.
h resembling the hooks h in all essential particulars. In the construction Figs. 1 and 4 the hooks h are attached swinging parts while in the-individual supports Fig. 2 the hooks h are integral portions of the arms 11 and 14.
The pans 2 may be nested together in j view of their flaring flanges 5, and the legs 3 may also be nested in their united state when pan 2 is separated from brackets 4, said legs being inclined in respect to one The swiveled hooks permit the racks to be suspended at any angle as well as in a horizontal plane.
What I claim is:
1. In flower stands, a rack having side bars set edgewise and extending beyond the body of the rack at both ends, the said ends being bent outward and having swinging hooks with the hook portions on the inside and inclined to each other, thereby adapting said hooks to engage on a circular support.
2. A display rack for flower pots comprising a frame having pivoted rings for the pots and swiveled hooks to support the frame in an inclined plane in combination with stands of different elevations having rims over which said hooks are'engaged.
3. A display rack for flower pots comprising a frame, a series of rings independently pivoted within said frame and a pair of hook members oppositely on each end of said frame to support the rack. I
4:. A display rack for flower-pots and the like consisting of a rigid frame having book supports at its ends, rigid cross-bars at intervals and rings between said bars pivotally mounted in the sides of said frame.
,In testimony whereof I aflix my signature in presence of two witnesses.
HENRY G. DREYER.
R. B. MOSER, F. G. MEssUN.