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Publication numberUS1078248 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateNov 11, 1913
Filing dateJul 26, 1913
Priority dateJul 26, 1913
Publication numberUS 1078248 A, US 1078248A, US-A-1078248, US1078248 A, US1078248A
InventorsJames A Buchner
Original AssigneeJames A Buchner
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Folding floral-display rack.
US 1078248 A
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Patented Nov. 11, 1913.




Patented Nov. 11, 1913.


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FOLDING FLORAL-DISPLAY RACK4 7 Specification b Letters Patent.

Patented Nov.-11,1913.

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a citizen of the United States, residing I at Maqnoketa, in p the county of Jackson I and State of Iowa, have invented certainlnew and useful Improvements in Folding E1oral Display Racks, of which, the following a spe cificatiomreference being had to the companying draw ngs and racks, and it more p arti ciilarly relates to an improved form of fioral display racks. i

One of the objects of the invention is to P vi a di p y rack, of. i c aracte which is especially adapted for useby undertakers, for supporting and displaying wreaths,igarlands and other floral display at the ,residence of the deceased, at the church and at the cemetery, before the flowers are finally laid upon the grave, Another object of the i ventionistojprovide a display rack of this characterwith nation of which is sufficient to effect thebest possible display of the flowers, without allowingthe flowers to slide ,the inclined Another object is toi provide a rack of this character wh ich maybe quickly d, a ly de e ra ly nt ae mpar r tively small space, and which is light, strong, rigid, comparatively inexpensive, and thoroughly practical and efiicient. J I, r a

In the accompanying drawings, which supplement this specification, Figure 1 is a side elevation View, illustrating the device in full linesin operative position,andin dotted lines in folding position, certain parts of the frame being broken out for the purpose of disclosing otherparts; Fig. 2 is a View, at right angles to Fig. 1, of the device in folded position Fig. 3 is a view somewhat similar to Fig. 2, certain parts being broken away and certain parts being shown in dotted lines; Fig. .4 isa sectional view taken on the line 4 4; of Fig. 1; Fig. 5 is a fragmentary detail View; Fig, 6 is an e, v "entree b war V Dr n w Be it known that I, JAlSiES;A. BU QI -I NER,

slotted and normally inclined shelf or rack elements; and Fig.1? isa side elevation view 9f; t e. deride in f dd'fp i a' h ow e l. n reke i 0 In these drawings, in ivl' ich similar reference characters correspond with; similar parts throughout the several views,(the' rack T y s ,tcen st s ent al y. fiwelpp f T inve la s. t display. st H S a dards. 0. an 0f, treern i ll Suppor in b 1 and w lpiv ly mounted supporting'yok'eslz, two pivotally mounted shelf members 13, and a combined shelf .m hb e l lh ne -J'Q n fi ey me ber 14LJ Tl1e standards 1O and lO are conre adj c n to he upp n -by imeansj of a l1 or izontal, brace rod lojwhile a combined brace rod and pivot member 16 .Q Qnhw s hQ i l Q h i wr ends, ma la qomhndrivotwd a s em .1 connects them .1 together between the members 1 5 and lfi, andadjacent' to the upper ends thereof The members 11, 11'," and 13 inclined shelves, o r rack members, the inclil aye their ewpa endspivotally connect ed to, the memb ers 101 and :10? by means of the member 17, while the member le is pivotally connected to he embe'rs 10, and 10 by means of the member 16. The for- ,wardend portion of the member leis pivotally connected to the members 11 and 11 by means of a combined pivot and brace rod 18, the loweryoke 12 being also pivotally mounted onthe member '18, its lower ends being seated between the inner surfaces of themembers 11 and 11 respectively and the outer surfaces of the member 14. "A combined pivotand brace member 19 connects the members 11 and 11 approximately half way between themembers 17 and 18, and the lower shelf member 13 is pivotally mounted on the member 19, while the lower ends of the upper member 12 are pivotally seated on the pivot rod 19 between the, inner surfaces of the. members 11 and 12 and the outer surfaces of the lower member 13. i

Eachyoke 12 preferably consists of two side elements 20 and 20- respectively, rigidly connected together bymeans of a com Y any desired number of such bars, or may use any proper auxiliary means for reducing the amount of space between these bars, for properly supporting the floral display.

I The pivot members or rods 21 extend through theslots 23 of the respective shelf members 13, and normally rest in the up wardly extending notch or seat 24, so aslto positivelyand securely prevent the yokes from accidental movement relative. to the a shelf members when in use. The rear end I. of "thejupperv shelfmember ispivotally mounted on the member 17 inwardly of the members 11 and .11,- while the rear end of r themember 14 comprises a pair of links 14 which have their rear ends. pivotally mounted onthe rod 16,'while the forward ends of these linksare pivotally'connect-ed with the substantially horizontal shelf member by means of a pivot rod 25. This substantially horizontal shelf member comprises a frame 7 consisting'of two parallel bars 14* and 14 having their front ends connected by means of a brace rod 26 and shelf elements or slats 27, while their rear ends are connected by means-of thepivot member which con- 'stitutes apart of said horizontal frame or shelf member. The forward end portion of the horizontal frame extends forwardly beyond the members 11 and 11, so as to constitutea shelf on which flowers may be displayed, while at the rear end of this shelf,

- and forwardly of the hinge joint or pivot element 25, the members 1 and otally mounted onthe rod 18.

The shelf members 13 are each provided with a laterally and horizontally extending in are pivslat 27, similar to those on the member 14,

and as many of these slats may be employed as may be found desirable, but in the present instance, the slats are disposed only upon the forward ends of the respective shelf members, and provide stops, for preventing thefioral display from sliding off of the shelves.

The application and use of the device will be clearly obvious to those familiar with the art, from an inspection of Fig. l in connection with the. foregoing description.

When it is desired to fold thedevice, it is only necessary to slightly raise the forward ends of the shelf members 13 and push the upper ends of the members 12 rearwardly, so that the members 21 slide in the slots 23' until the members 11, 11, 12 and 13 lie in the same common plane; then raise the hinge joint 25, which may be done by percentage of the material is removed from these bars, in the provision of these slots, it is seen that the weight of the rack is greatly diminished, so that the device may not only be easily handled, but may also be conveniently carried in the floral conveyance of the undertaker. The ends of the bars 22 and 22 are beveled, as at 22 so that when the device is folded, these elements .22 of the upper shelf member rests against the rear end of the lower shelf member 13, so as to prevent the movement of this shelf member beyond the common plane of the shelf members and supporting beams.

It. will beseen that I have provided a display rack of this character especially applicable for the purpose specified, and the device -is not-limited by this specific use.

While the accompanying drawings illustrate what I believe to be the preferred embodiment of my invention, it is to be understood that the invention is not limited thereto, but that various changes may be made in the construction, arrangement and proportions of the parts without departing from the scope of the invention, as defined in the appended claims.

I claim:

1. In a folding display rack, a pair of substantially vertical standards, a pair of inclined supporting beams, a forwardly and downwardly inclined shelf member, a pivot member connecting the standards and pivotally connected to an end respectively of the inclined supporting beams and shelf member, said shelf member being provided with a longitudinal slot, and a forwardly and upwardly inclined yoke pivotally connected to the inclined supporting beams and engaged with the slot of said shelf member and adapted to slide rearward therein, so that the said inclined shelves may be swung downwardly and folded with the supporting beams and yoke into such relation that they lie in a common plane.

2. The combination in a folding display rack, of a pair of substantially vertical standards, a pair of inclined supporting beams having their upper ends pivoted to the standards, ahingG-jointed member pivotally connected to the lower portion of the standards and to the lower portion of the inclined supporting beams, a plurality of forwardly and downwardly inclined shelfmembers pivotally connected to the supporting beams, and a forwardly and upwardly inclined yoke member movably connected to each of 5 the inclined supporting beams and to each shelf member for supporting the latter so that the shelf members may be folded in the mately in the same plane of the supporting beams and to allow the supporting standsame common plane therewith.

In testimony whereof I hereunto afiix my signature in the presence of two witnesses. JAMES A. BUGHNER.

same plane with the standards and with Witnesses: said supporting beams, said hinge-jointed F. W. MYATT, 10 member being adapted to be folded approxi- E. M. KEARNEY.

five cents each, by addressing the Commissioner of Patents,

Copies of thispatent may be obtained for Washington, D. 0.

ards to be swung approximately into the

Referenced by
Citing PatentFiling datePublication dateApplicantTitle
US4667833 *Jul 26, 1985May 26, 1987Jamison Albert LModular display structures
U.S. Classification211/149
Cooperative ClassificationA47F5/116