US 1109765 A
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H. J. LAMPERT.
APPLICATION FILED $EPT. s, 1913.
1,109,765. Patented Sept. 8, 1914.
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H. J. LAMPERT.
APPLICATION FILED SEPT. 6, 1913.
Patented Sept. 8, 1914.
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citizen: of the United States, residing at St.
"Toall.wltem itmdy cancem V I Speciflcationof Letters Patent.
Be. it known that'I, HENRY J. LAMPERT, a"
LouisQMi'sisofiri, have invented a certaini'new "Improvement in Display-Stands, hefollowing is -a full, clear, and
. exact id'es c'ription, such as will enable others skilled in the artto which it appertalns to make and use the same.
Th's invent'on' relates to display stands or racks for holding articles of merchandise that are offered for sale.
"One object of my inveutionvis to provide .a neat Sand -ornamental display stand that can be"shipped in knockdown form toretail'm'erchants and then assembled or set up easilywithout the; aid of tools or removable fastening devices.
- Another object is to provide'a strongand rigid display stand for packages of biscuits, crackers-"or similar articlesthat can bemaiiuffafeturedlat a-jlow cost and which is -so designed 'thatampleispace is provided on the members" bt'hefs'tdll'd forreceiving advertisement sreljating to" the goods or merchandise displayed 'on the stand.
Other objects and 3 desirable "features of myinvention will hereinafter pointed out.
.j-Eigure 1-'of=the drawings is a perspective .the shelves removed; is a" vertical sectional view of the stand; Fig. 4 is a detail sectional view illustrating the means that I prefer to use for connecting the shelves to the legs of the stand; Fig. 5 is a horizontal sectional vie'wtaken-in the-line 55 of Fig. 4; 'Fig'i 16- is a detail sectional view illustrating the-means that I prefer to use forconi-necting the legs to the top of the stand; and
Fig. 7 is a sectional view taken on the line 7,'7 of Fig. 6.
Referring to the drawings which illustrate the preferred form of my invention, A
' designates the legs of the stand, B designates tlgietop and C designates the shelves of which there are two- The exact number of'shelves is, of course, immaterial so far as my invention is concerned, and it is also immaterial whether the stand is rectangularshape and provided with four legs or triangular shape and provided with three legs.
The legs, top and shelves of the stand are fAppl ication iiledSepteinber 6, 1913. Serial No. 7881398.
preferably formed from sheet metal and they are connected together in such a manner that thestand can be ,disas'sem'bled and shipped in knockdown form to,a retail merchant and thenassembled easily by the merchant without the aid of tools or detachable fastening devices. The top 3 preferably consists of a rectangular-shaped piece of sheet metal 1 whose edge portions are turned downwardly so as to form shallow flanges 2 that are connected by rivets 3 or in any other suitable manner to a strip of'metal at that extends clear around the" sheet 1 so as to reinforce and strengthen same and also form a deep flange that gives the top'of the stand a'substantial and solid'appearance and also serves to hide from view the connections between the legs and said top. Said strip 4 preferably extends slightly above the top surface of the sheet 1 so as to form a lip 5 at the edge of the top, as shown in Fig. 6, that prevents the packages or articles displayed on the top of the stand from falling ofl of the same. The shelves C are'o-f sim-:
ilar construction, and each is formed'from apiece of sheet metal 1, whose edge portions are flanged and permanently connected to a strip of metal 4 arranged in such a manner that the upper edge of same will project slightly above the top surface of the "sheet 1 and thus form a retaining lip around the edge of the shelf. The legs A are approximately right angle shapein cross section, and while they may be formed from pieces of lightweight angle-iron I prefer to form them; from pressed metal so that the stand will' 'be light, the lower ends of said legs flaring outwardly at 6, as shown in Figs. 1 and 3,,so as to impart stability and also anvornamental appearance to the stand.
Thelegs A are detachably connected to the top B of the stand and the shelves are detachably connected to said legs so as to enable the parts of the stand-to be disassembled and assembled easily. In the preferred form of my invention as herein shown, each leg is'provided at its upper end with a laterally projecting flange 7 that slips under a strap 8 connected to the under side of the top of the stand, as shown in Fig. 2, said flange 7 being formed from a piece of metal that fits between the side portions of the leg and which has depending Wings 9 that are connected by rivets or in any other suitable rigid legs whose upper ends have a comiecesior flanges 7 at the upper end of the lggs underneath the straps 8 on the under side; of the top of the stand, and thereafter manner to the side portions of the leg. By forming the legs in this manner I obtain paratively large bearing area on the under side of the top of the stand but I do not wish it to be understood that my broad idea is limited to such a construction for the legs could be detachably connected to the top of the stand in various other ways without departing from the spirit of my invention. The corner portions of the shelves C fit inside of the legs A, which are angle-shaped in cross section, thus securely bracing the legs. Said shelves are connected to the legs by means of clips 10 on the legs that lap over the depending flanges 4 on the shelves, the clips herein shown being formed from short strips of metal that are riveted or otherwise connected to the legs and which are bent laterally away from the legs, as shown in Figs. 3 and 4:, so as to form spaces in which the vertical flanges at the edges of the shelves can fit snugly.
I11 assembling the stand the legs are first connected to the top B by slipping the capthe shelves Care arranged between the legs and forced downwardly so that the clips 10 on the legs will embrace the dependinga flanges 4* 0n the shelves. To disassemble the stand it is simply necessary to remove the sheliges and then detach the legs from the to 5 2k stand of the construction above-described is light and strong and it can be manufactured at such' a low cost that a manufacturer of biscuits, crackers or other small merchandise that is put up in package form can aflord to furnish the retail merchant with stands for displaying the manufacturers goods.
The stand can be shipped in knockdown form, and when it is received by'the retail merchant it can be assembled or set up easily without the aid of tools orv detachable fastening devices.
The stand presents a neat and ornamental appearance, and the wide flanges on the top and shelves and the wide side portions of the legs not only give the stand a solid substantial look but they also afford ample space for advertising matter relatingto the goods or merchandise displayed on the stand.
Having thus described my invention, what I claim as new and desire to secure by Letters Patent is: y
In a knockdown display stand, a sheet metal top providedon its under side with a pocket, a leg of angle-shape in cross section whose upper end abuts against the lower side of said top, and a laterally projecting pressed metal memberon said leg that fits in said pocket, said member having wings that are bent downwardly from said member and connected to the side portions of said legs.
In testimony whereof I hereunto aflix my signature in the presence of two witnesses,
this third dayof September, 1913.
HENRY J. LAMPERT. Witnesses:
WELLS L. CHURCH, GEORGE BAIGKEWELL.