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Publication numberUS1084378 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateJan 13, 1914
Filing dateJun 18, 1913
Priority dateJun 18, 1913
Publication numberUS 1084378 A, US 1084378A, US-A-1084378, US1084378 A, US1084378A
InventorsJohn Wall
Original AssigneeAuther N Hays, John Wall
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Display-rack for ax-handles and the like.
US 1084378 A
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J. WALL.

DISPLAY RACK FOR AX HANDLES AND THE LIKE.

APPLICATION FILED JUNE 18, 1913. 1,084,378. PatentedJan. 13,1914.

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DISPLAY RACK FOR AX HANDLES AND THE LIKE.

APPLICATION FILED JUNE 18, 1913.

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UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE.

JOHN WALL, OF LAKE VICTOR, TEXAS, ASSIGNOR- OF TWO-FIFTHS TO AUTHER N. HAYS, OF LAKE VICTOR, TEXAS.

Specification of Letters Patent.

I Patented Jan. 13, 1914.

Application filed June 18, 1913. Serial No. 774,442.

To all whom it may concern:

Be it known that I, JOHN l/VALL, a citizen of the United States, residing at Lake Victor, in the county of Burnet and State of TeXas, have invented a new and useful Display-Rack for AX-I-Iandles and the like; and I do hereby declare the following to be a full, clear, and exact description of the invention, such as will enable others skilled in the art to which it appertains to make and use the same.

This invention relates to a new and useful improved display rack, for holding ax handles and the like on display.

One of the objects of the invention is to provide a display rack of this nature so as to hold the aX handles or the like in such wise as to prevent their warping.

One of the features of the invention is the provision of a series of parallel bars having stationary clamping members, with which movable clamping members yieldably cooperate for yieldingly clamping the ax handles, said movable clamping members being independently and individually yieldable and actuated by means of slide bars, which are movable adjacent the first bars, and which slide bars are operated by a rock shaft, in order that the clamping members may be separated or brought toward one another.

Another feature of the invention is the fact that one or two of the first bars are adjustable vertically in the frame of the rack, in order to accommodate ax handles or the like of different lengths.

Another feature of the invention is the provision of an adjustable shelf or support at the base of the frame of the rack, which likewise may be adjusted downwardly to accommodate ax handles or the like of different lengths.

In practical fields it may be found necessary to subject the details of construction of the improved rack to alterations, provided the alterations fall within the scope of what is claimed.

The invention comprises further features and combination of parts, as hereinafter set forth, shown in the drawings and claimed.

In the drawings :Figure 1 is a view in elevation of the improved display rack for handles and the like. Fig. 2 is a sectional view on line 22 of Fig. 1. Fig. 3 is an enlarged detail perspective view of the bar 8 and a portion of the standard 1 including the attending cooperating stationary and individually yieldable clamps. Fig. l is a horizontal sectional view on line 44 of Fig. 3. Fig. 5 is a detail view of one of the slide bars partly broken away. Fig. 6 is a sectional view on line 66 of Fig. 1. Fig. 7 is a detail perspective view of a portion of the standard 2, showing how the bar 8 is adjustably clamped thereto, illustrating the notched plate 17. Fig. 8 is a sectional view on line 88 of Fig. 1. Fig. 9 is a sectional view on line 9-9 of Fig. 4. Fig. 10 is a detail view in perspective of one of the yieldable clamps 29. Fig. 11 is a detail perspective view showing how; the shelf 56 is adjustably connected to the standard 2. Fig. 12 is a detail perspective view of a portion of the standard 2 showing one of the legs 60.

Referring more particularly to the drawings, 1 and 2 designate the end standards of the frame of the rack, the lower portions of which are connected by the angular bar 3, while their central portions are connected by the angular bar 4, whereas their upper ends are connected by the angular bar 5. It will be seen that the bars 3, 4t and 5 are stationary. The end standards are provided with slots 6 and 7. Arranged between the end standards intermediate the bars 4 and 5 is another angular bar 8. Passing through the ends of the bar 8 and through the slots 6 of the end standards are bolts 9 having nuts 10. The ends of the bar 8 are provided with downwardly extending lugs 11, through which and the slots 7 bolts 12 extend having nuts 13. By the provision of this structure it will be seen that the bar 8 is movable vertically with relation to the end standards. Pivoted upon one of the bolts 9 is a latch plate 14; having notches 15, any one of which is adapted to receive a headed lug 16 adjacent the upper end of one of the end standards, to hold one end of the bar 8 in an adjusted position. Pivoted upon one of the bolts 12 is a plate 17 having notches 18, any one of which receives the headed lug 19 adjacent the upper end of the end standards 1. In this manner it will be seen that both ends of the bar 8 are held adjustably and in corresponding positions, thereby holding the bar 8 parallel with the bars 4 and 5.

The bars 3, l and 8 are provided with stationary clamps or members 20, which are angular, not only in their whole contour, but the clamping jaws 21 are angular in anchored in the bars I vidually yieldable clamps 29 and 30. The

clamps 30 are adjacent the ends of the slide bars 25, and through their slots 28 the bolts 23 extend. Clamp 29 is mounted intermediate the ends of the slide bars 25, and in a horizontal plane just below that of clamp 30, as shown in Fig. 4, while the rivets 27 pass through slots 28 in the clamp 29. Arranged upon the rivets 27 and bolts 23 are coil springs 31, the arms 32 of which are 33, while the arms 34 of said springs are anchored in the jaws 35 of the clamps 29 and 30. The bar 33 is secured in position by the bolts 23 and rivets 27. It will be observed that by this manner r of arranging and constructing the clamping members toward ax handles or the like, but able with the slide bar 25, when the bar 25 is moved in order to bring said clamping members toward an handles or the like, but are movable independently of the bar 25, when said clamping members 29 and 30 con tact with ax handles or the like. When said clamping members 29 and 30 contact with said an handles, they not only move independently of the slide bars 25, or the slide bars 25 move independently with relation to said clamping members, but said clamping members 29 and 30 move or yield independently with relation to one another. For instance, if only one aX handle is in position to be clamped, and the slide bars 25 are moved, then only one clamping member 29 of each slide bar 25 will contact with the an handle, and bear yieldably thereagainst, and as this occurs the other clamping members will move with the slide bars. Vhen other an handles or the like are inserted in place to be clamped, then the other clamping members will bear yieldably against them. Also secured to the bar 8 by rivets 37, and by one of the bolts 9 is a strap 38, bent to form a bearing 39 for the sleeve 40. Mounted in bearings 41 of the end standards 2 is a shaft 42, which is rectangular in cross section, excepting where the same is mounted in the bearings 41. The sleeve 40 receives the shaft 42, and is rotatable therewith. Said sleeve is provided with integral collars 43, one above and one below the bearing 39. One end of the sleeve terminates in an arm 44, which is pivoted at 45 between the bifurcated end 46 of the lever 47, which in turn is pivoted at 48 to one of the slide bars It will be seen that as the bar 8 is adjusted vertically, the sleeve 40 will move longitudinally upon the shaft 42, and yet at the same time rock with said shaft. Movable with the shaft 42 are the arms 49, which are pivoted at 50 to the levers 51, which in turn are pivoted at 52 to the other slide bars 25. The lower end of the rock shaft 42 is provided with a lever 54, whereby the shaft may be rocked. As the shaft is rocked in one direction or the other, the slide bars 25 are simultaneously adjusted or moved toward the rock shaft 42, in order to bring the clamping members 29 and 30 tow -rd the stationary clamping members, so as to clamp ax handles or the like. The bar 8 is arranged or made adjustable vertically, so as to accommodate handles or the like of different lengths.

A supporting shelf 56 is provided for supporting the lower ends of the ax handles. This shelf 56 is provided with substantially upwardly extending arms 57 having apertures 58 which receive the lugs 59. It will be seen that the shelf may be so arranged that any two opposite apertures of said arms may receive the lugs 59, and in this manner the shelf 56 may be held in a lower or upper position in order to accommodate ax handles of difierent lengths.

Projecting rearwardly of the standards 1 and 2 and arranged at an angle thereto, are legs 60, so as to support the display rack upon an inclination. These legs are pivoted at 61 to the standards 1 and 2, and are held and braced relative to one another by the bar 62. Pivoted at 63 to the legs are latch braces 64, having notches 65 to engage the pins 66, th reby holding the legs in position relative to the standards 1 and 2. It will be seen that these legs may be folded, so as to facilitate the packing of the display rack for shipment.

The bottom bar 3 may be made adjustable in any suitable manner (not shown), for instance, adjustable in the same manner as the top bar 8.

The foot shelf 56, owing to the apertures in the arms 57 and the lugs 59, may be lowered as well as raise in order to accommo-' date an handles including the ax heads.

The invention having been set forth, what is claimed as new and useful is 1. In combination, a frame having a series of bars, slide bars adjust-ably connected to the first bars, a series of stationary clamps fixed to the first bars, a series of individually yieldable clamps movable with the slide bars, a rock shaft mounted in bearings of said frame and having connections with said slide bars, whereby the slide bars may be adjusted, and means whereby each end of the uppermost of the first bars may be adjusted vertically.

2. In combination, a frame having two horizontally arranged stationary bars including stationary clamps, an upper horizontally arranged bar including stationary clamps, means whereby each end of the upper horizontal bar may be adjusted substantially vertically, slide bars U-shaped in cross section adjustable parallel to the first bars, spring tensioned individually yieldable clamps carried in the U-shaped slide bars, a rock shaft mounted in bearings of said frame, connections between the rock shaft and the slide bars for adjusting the slide bars parallel to the first bars.

3. In combination, a frame having two horizontally arranged stationary bars including stationary clamps, an upper horizontally arranged bar including stationary clamps, means whereby each end of the upper horizontal bar may be adjusted substantially Vertically, slide bars U-shaped in cross section adjustable parallel to the first bars, spring tensioned individually yieldable clamps carried in the U-shaped slide bars, a rock shaft mounted in bearings of said frame, connections between the rock shaft and the slide bars for adjusting the slide bars parallel to the first bars, and a shelf adjustably connected to the lower por' tion of said frame.

In testimony whereof I have signed my name to this specification in the presence of two subscribing witnesses.

JOHN WALL.

W'itnesses M. H. WALDEN, F. F. SHELBY.

Copies of this patent may be obtained for five cents each, by addressing the Commissioner of Patents, Washington, D. C.

Referenced by
Citing PatentFiling datePublication dateApplicantTitle
US4621878 *Mar 11, 1985Nov 11, 1986American Greetings CorporationKnock-down merchandise display fixture
Classifications
U.S. Classification211/70.6, 211/195
Cooperative ClassificationB25H3/04