US 1076501 A
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C. W. KRESS.
APPLICATION FILED APR. 16, 1913.
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To all whom it may concern.
Be it known that I, CLAUDE W Knees, a citizen of the United States, residini at New York city, county and State of ew York, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Displa Cases, of which the following is a full, 0 ear, and exact description.
This invention relates to display cases, and particularly to a unit of construction, simple in structure, which permits of ready access to the interior of the casing and which forms a desirable exhibitor of the wares displayed therein.
Among other features, my improved dis play case provides interior reflecting sur+ faces which greatly enhance the size and at tractiven'ess of the contents of the case; and
also rovides a readily removable front and top or the case.
These and other advantages will'be more clearly seen from the following detailed specification taken in connection with the accom anying drawings forming part there of an illustrating a preferable embodiment of the invention.
- In these drawings: Figure 1 is a view in front elevation of a display case constructs in accordance with the present invention. Fig. 2 is a view in end elevation of the same. Fig. 3 is a longitudinal, vertical section taken on the line 33, Fig. 2;; Fig. 4 is a transverse vertical section taken on the line 4-4 of Fig. 1.
Referring to the drawings by numerals, 1 indicates the bottom, 2 the back and 3 the sides of a casing composed of opaque material, such as wood, these arts being preferably paneled, as shown, or ornamental effeet. The sides 3 are in the form of trun' cated triangles, inclining upwardly and rearwardly from their front edges. The. inner top edges of the sides and back of the casing are channeled'as at 4 and have applied thereto angular sheet metal liner strips 7. These. liner strips 5 and 6 have their angular portions embracing the edges of reflecting plates 8.applied to the inner faces of the sides 3 of the casing and to the inner face of the back 2 of the casing, these reflecting plates being preferably in the form of mirrors shaped to conform to the interior face of the casing and held thereto by the metal liner strips aforesaid. The strips 7 serve to space the mirror of the back 2 fromits inner face, as will be obvious.
The base 1 of the casing has applied to its front edge a beading 9 acting as a retaining abutment for the front 10 of the display case, whose lower edge rests against said beading and whose side edgesrest upon the strips 6 applied to the forward edges of the sides 3 and their lining mirrors. The upper edge of this front, whlch is of trans parent material, such as glass, terminates in back and sides of the casing. Seated on the top edges of the back and sides and over the top edge of the front 10, is a removable top 11 likewise of transparent material, such as glass and likewise resting upon the metal strips .5 applied to the channeled edges of the sides and back of the casing. In order to prevent this top from being accidentally pulled from 'the'casing, it preferably carries a pin 12 adapted to be seated'in a suitable aperture formed in the channeled upper edge of the back of the casing; The forc ward edge of the top projects outwardly beyond the outer face of the front 10 so that by grasping this forward edge, the top may be moved upwardly to lift its pin 12 from the aperture in the topedge of the back. When this is done, the frontlO may'likewise be removed by merely lifting the same upwardly to avoid the retaining abutment formed by the beading 9. In order to strengthen and brace the strips and adjacent edges of the top and front of the case, a metal bar 1 3 is provided, which bar extends transversely of the case adjacent the meeting edges of the front and top and has its ends offset and appropriately secured to the sides 3 of the case in rear of the mirrors 8 applied thereto.
The bottom ofthe case is provided preferably with a linin of attractive opaque material, such as a p ate 14 of opaline glass or other suitable material. This plate is loosely seated on the interior face of the line with the upper channeled edges of the.
bottom of the casing and is readily removable therefrom when the top and front of the case have been removed. In orderto facilitate this removal, a finger aperture 15 extends through the bottom 1 of the casing so that the plate 14 may be lifted above the edge of the beading 9 by the insertion of a finger through this aperture.
The display case herein described forms a comparatively simple and yet very effective exhibitor, its interior reflecting surfaces magnifying the contents of the case, rendering it unnecessary to fill the case with a great amount of goods and thereby efl'ect; ing economy in the case of perishable goods, such as candies, etc. In addition, the contents of the case are easily accessible by the means described, and inasmuch as the bottom lining is removable, the interior may be kept in a clean and sanitary condition.
While I have herein described a preferable embodiment of my invention, it should be understood that the same may be altered in detail and relative arrangement of parts within the spirit of the invention and the scope of the appended claims.
What I claim, therefore, and desire to secure by Letters Patent is: i
1. In a device of the character described, a casingcomprising a bottom, sides and back, the sides being shaped as truncated triangles and inclining upwardly and rear Wardly from the bottom, a liner plate loosely resting upon the interior face of the bottom, an abutment member secured to said bottom adjacent its forward edge, mirror plates applied to the interior faces of the sides and back, a front for said casing of transparent material, said front being loosely seated on the bottom and sides of said casing and engaging at its lower edge with the rear face of said abutment, and a top for said casing loosely seating on the top edges of'said back, sides and front, V
2. In a device of the character described. in combination, a casing comprising a bottom, sides and back of opaque material, the sides being shaped as truncated triangles and inclining upwardly and rearwardly from their front edges, a liner plate of opaque material resting upon the interior face of the bottom, a retaining abutment carried exteriorly by said bottom at its forward edge, a transparent removable front having its lower edge engaging said abutment and having its side edges resting upon the upwardly and rearwardly inclining front edgesof the sides of the casing, and a transparent top resting upon the upper edges of the front, sides and back of the casing and having its forward edge projecting beyond the outer face of the front of the casing, and having means for detachable engagement with the back of said casing,
and means for removing the bottom liner plate from without the casing.
8. In a device of the character described, in combination, a casing comprising a bot tom, sides and back of opaque material, the sides being shaped as truncated triangles and inclining upwardly and rearwardly from their front edges and the forward and top edges of said sides and the top edge of said back being channeled, mirror plates applied to the interior faces of the sides and back, metal strips seated in said channeled edges of said sides and back and engaging and retaining said mirror plates thereagainst, a retaining abutment carried by the bottom of said casing, a transparent removable front engaging said abutment and seated over the upwardly extending channeled edges of said sides, and a transparent top resting in the channeled upper edges of the sides and back and over the top of said front, and means for detachably holding sald top relative to said back.
CLAUDE W. KRESS. Witnesses:
W. E. HARPER,
C. R. LONGFELDER.