US 1102145 A
Description (OCR text may contain errors)
'W. H. DAVIS.
DISPLAY CASE. APPLIOA'I'ION FILED mm. 19, 1913.
1,1 02, 145. Patented June 30, 1914.
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COLUMBIA PLANonRAPn c0., WASHINGTON, D. C.
UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE.
WILTON H. DAVIS, OF CAMDEN, NEW JERSEY.
To all whom it may concern Be it known that I, \VILTON H.DAvIs, a citizen of the United States, residing at Camden, in the county of Camden and State of New Jersey, have invented new and useful Improvements in Display-Cases, of
other public buildings for the general convenience of the traveling public.
A further OlJJGCt of the invention is to provide a display case whlch is of maximum simplicity of construction inexpensive of production, neat and ornamental in appearance, and which provides for the ready, easy and convenient insertion and removal of display cards when occasion requires.
The invention consists of the features of construction, combination and arrangement of parts herein fully described and claimed, reference being had to the accompanying drawing in which Figure 1 is a front elevation of a combined railway train schedule and advertising case embodying my invention. Fig. 2 is a similar view of the rear wall of the case. Figs. 3 and 4: are sections through the case taken respectively on the lines 33 and fir-4: of Fig. 1.
In carrying my invention into practice, I provide a frame or case 1, made of suitable material, and preferably of oblong rectangular form. This case 1 is provided with a rear wall 2 and a hinged front door 3, which may be locked or fastened in closed position in any preferred manner. The said door 3 consists of a frame having a glass or other transparent panel. 1 through which the interior of the casing may be viewed. Fitted within the case against the back wall 2 is a mat 5, composed of cardboard or other suitable material, which mat is cut out to provide a main central display opening 6 and vertical rows of smaller display openings 7 on opposite sides thereof. The opening 6 is adapted for the display therethrough of a train schedule card or sheet 8, while the openings 7 are adapted for the display therethrough of individual advertising cards 9. The train schedule may be printed Specification of Letters Patent.
Application filed December 19, 1913.
Patented June30, 1914.
Serial No. 807,729.
or otherwise suitably placed upon the card or sheet 8, and may indicate the arrival and departure of trains from and to any particular place or city, while the cards 9 may embody the advertisements of merchants and others and display matter of general interest to tourists and the traveling public generally. The case may be hung upon the wall in a station, hotel or other public place for conspicuous display and consultation. The sheet or card 8 is confined in position upon the front face ofthe back 2 of the case by thin sheet metal clamping strips 10, which are secured in place at their ends by tacks, screws or other suitable :t'astenings 11, said strips being spaced a somewhat greater distance than the width of the opening 6 to receive the edges of the card or sheet 8 and clamp the same in position. The rows of cards 9 are individually secured in position on opposite sides of the pair of strips 10 by pairs of similar strips 12, which are however secured to the back 2 by rows of spaced fastenings 13. The free portions of the strips 12 between the fastenings 13 are provided with right angularly bent tongues or flanges 1 1- to hold the edges of the cards 9 in position for display through the opening 7, the strips 10 holding the card or sheet 8 in position for display through the opening 6, as will be readily understood. The cards or sheets 8 are applied by placing them in position between the holding strips and properly bowing them, so that opposed edges thereof may be inserted beneath the strips, after which by releasing the cards they will straighten out, thereby bringing their edges into engagement with the tongues or flanges 14. By similarly bowing the strips the edges of the cards may be withdrawn from engagement with the strips, allowing the cards to be readily removed.
It will be observed from the foregoing description that the invention provides a frame case for the purpose specified which is simple of construction, neat and ornamental of appea'ance and inexpensive of production, and bymeans of which a train schedule and advertising or other matter may be readily and conveniently displayed; From the construction disclosed it will also be obvious that upon opening the door 3 the mat 5 may be drawn outward, thus exposing the cards upon the back of the case, so that the cards may be readily and conveniently applied and removed when occasion requires.
I cla1n1: A display case comprlsing an oblong recobservation openings and pairs of holding strips arranged upon the back wall the holding strips of each pair being secured to Copies of this patent maybe obtained for 1,1o2,1 ia
the back at spaced intervals by fastenings and having their free portions between the fastenings bent to form flanges or tongues to engage and hold cards to be displayed through the said rows of observation openings.
In testimony whereof I my signature in presence of two witnesses.
V WILTON H. DAVIS.
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