US 1109561 A
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J; B. WILLIAMSON.
DISPLAY EASEL. APPLICATION FILED coma, 1913.
1,109,561, Patented Sept.1,1914.
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J. B. WILLIAMSON.
DISPLAY EASEL. APBLIOATION FILED 00T. 23, 191 3.
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Specification of Letters Patent. Applicatlon flled October 23, 1913. Serial No. 796,944.
r Patented Sept. 1, 1914.
To all whom it may concern: v Be it known that I, JAMES B. WILLIAM- SON, a citizen of the United States, and a resident ofEverett, in the countylof Midassachusetts, have invented certainnew and useful Improvements in Display-Easels, of whlch the following is a full and exact description.
The object of this invention is the constructionof a support or easel upon which bottles of medicine, post cards and other articles canbe displayed, which easel shall be attractive in appearance, inexpensive to manufacture and capable of being shipped 5 flat and of'being easily put together for use.
For rendering the display easel inexpensive, and-easily put together, I prefer to die it out from a single sheet of card-board,
with all the lines scored along which the folds will come, and the slits cut by whlchthe parts will be securedtogether.
Referring to the drawings forming part of this specification, Figure 1 is a perspective view of the display easel put together and ready, for use. Fig. 2 is a central vertical sectlon of the same on the line X-X in Fig. 1. Fig. 3 is a detail view illustrative of the formation of one of the ornamental features thereof. Fig. 4 is a face view .ofthe display easel in its flat or knock-down form. Figs. 5 and 6 are perspective views illustrating a further improvement.
The easel comprises a back 1, sides 2 ss adapted by lines of scorings 3 to be readily bent at an obtuse angle wlth the back, and
several other parts having lines of scorings parallel with the top and bottom edges of the back, to compose the shelves of the easel,
and thesupporting-members therefor. Bent down from the top edge of the back 1 along the scored line 4:, is the upper frontal member 5, shown more clearly 1n Fig.2, and bent horizontally forward from said member on the scored line (Sis the top shelf 7 the lat 'eral edges of which fit against the inner surfaces of the sides 2, and are hence .oblique. This top shelf is-supported at its rear by said member 5, and at its front edge by the upright 9 which is bent down therefrom on the scored line 10, said upright having slits 11 adapted to eoact with the slits 12 1n the sides 2.
The second shelf 13 is in its turn supported at its rear edge by said u right, being bent out horizontally there rom on the scored line 14, and having its lateral edges parallel with the lateral edges of saidshelf 7. This second shelf I prefer to right 17 being bent down from said rim on the scored line 19 and formed with slits 2Qdadgpted to coact with the slits 21 in the s1 es front edge more or less curved for the sake of attractiveness in appearance, for which purpose it is cut entirely separate from the base upright 24, except for the short, central scored line 25. formedwith slits 26 for coacting with the slits 27 in the sides 2. When said slits are put into engagement, said base upright is curved back somewhat, as shown in Fig. 1,
the outjutting portions 29 of the 1shelf 22 and aid 1n supporting the latter, at the same time thereby adding to the ornamental a pearance of the easel, and increasing the shelf-area.
While the structure as thus far described composes a good and effective display easel, I prefer to add to its attractiveness of appearance by means of an ornamentation horizontal lines of the easel, and thereby any possible stiffness in design will be removed. In accomplishing this, I out out or away from certain parts of the structure are bent away from the adjacent part, said small portlons w1ll stand up clear and unbroken from said adjacent part. For inance-of the easel is made exceedingly ornate. As shown in Fig. 2, the shelf- 13 is formed provide with a frontal rim 15, which is bent Thebottom shelf 22 is bent forward hori-. zontally on the scored line 23, and has itsuntil portions of its top edge come beneath small portions thereof at one side of a scored line, so that when such part or parts card board, as shownin Fig. 1, the appear- -6 up therefrom on the second line 16, the upo This base upright is which will break up more or less of the stance, the upper frontal member or upright lot I purpose of exposing entirely some of the bottles, whilepartially covering more or less of the others.- What I claim is: A display easel composed of a single sheet of card board scored, cut and bent to form a substantially rectangular back, substantially triangular sides integral with the lateral edges of the back, each side having a plurality of vertical slits, a front integral with the top edge of said back and of equal Width and dependingl'vertically therefrom, a shelf integral with the lower edge of said front and supported thereby thereat, an upright integral with said shelf at the latters front edge, said upright being longer than said shelf and having vertical slits near its ends, the slits in said upright being put into engagement with certain slits in said triangular sides, another shelf integral with the lower edge of said-upright, and another upright integral with the front edge of said shelf, the latterupright z'being also longer than its connected shelf and formed with slits near its ends put into engagement with certain of the vertical slits in said triangular sides.
In testimony that I claim the foregoing invention, I have hereunto set my hand this 17th day of October, 1913.
JAMES B. WILLIAMSON;
Witnesses: A. B. UPHAM EDWIN SHIYELL.