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Publication numberUS1114080 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateOct 20, 1914
Filing dateDec 22, 1913
Priority dateDec 22, 1913
Publication numberUS 1114080 A, US 1114080A, US-A-1114080, US1114080 A, US1114080A
InventorsSigmund Weil, George Grier Waters
Original AssigneeSigmund Weil, George Grier Waters
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Stock-display cabinet.
US 1114080 A
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Patented Oct. 20, 1914.





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To all 'whom t may concern y Be it known that we, SIGMUND WEIL and GEORGE GRIER WATERS, citizens of the United States, residing at Atlanta, in the county of Fulton and State of Georgia, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Stock-Display Cabinets, of which the following is a s eclication.

Our invention re ates to improvements in stock and display cabinets, and is particularly designed for the purpose of producing a useful and attractive piece of store furniture, as will be described.

The primary Aobject of our invention is to improve the construction of cabinets for the display `of merchandise in stores and other places, in certain particulars, such as increasing the space for exhibiting the mer* chandise contained in the cabinet by providing display panels at the interior` of the cabinet doors, increasing the capacity of the cabinet by arranging the receptacles therein in the best manner to occupy the space in the cabinet, and to enhance the accessibility of the cabinet bv providingl doors at numerous parts of the cabinet, andalso to provide improved means whereby the interior of the cabinet may be adjusted for use in connection with different sized units, as display trays. H

The invention consists in certain novel combinations and arrangements of parts as will be hereinafter more` fully pointed o-ut.

In the accompanying drawings we have illustrated one complete example `of the physical embodiment of our invention constructed according to the best mode we have so far devised for the.practicalapplications of the principles of` our invention, and in which we have illustrated a' portable rotarycabinet.

Figure l is a side elevation of4 a cabinet* constructed according to and embodying the principles of our invention, a yportion of the base of the cabinet being broken away to illustrate the wheeled supports lfor the" cabinet. Fig. 2 is a plan view of oneofthe trays, showing in section the four posts which support the trays within the cabinet. Fig. 3 is a sectional view of Fig. 2, on line 33. Fig. L is a fragmentary vertical sectional view showing one of the upper corners of the cabinet, and one of the lower corners in its relation thereto, and also its hinge 8. Thehinged panels terior of each door 7 may be composed of serial No. sos,195.

showing the hinged lid of the cabinet. Fig.` 5 is a iorizontal sectional view showinga corner of the cabinet, one of the supporting posts in section, and a cornerportion of one of the supporting shelves. g Fig. 6 is a perspective detail `view of 'a `,handle or pull memberwhich might be used on the` trays.

j Fig. 7 isa perspective view showing a plurality of boxes supported upon the adjust-` able shelf. l. Fig. 8

y shows the adjustable shelf in its modified form. Fig; 9 shows the supporting cross bars used in connection with the "modiiiedi adjustable shelf.

In-the preferred embodiment of our in` vention as shown in Fig.I 1, wehave illustratedthe cabinet as comprising the posts 1 at the corners of the cabinet which are supl ported from the base 2,"and the latter forms a cover `for `a boxing 3 which includes the 14 supported on the rotary wheeled frame frame 5 having the rollers The cabinet issupported upon" the frame 4? to `revolve with relation to the `frame 5, and the supporting `rollers 6 4in the'V fra means by which the cabinet may moved with facility whendesired. V

The cabinet comprises four doors each indicated by be bodily opening,`and a display panel 10 is hinged at `11 to the inner side *of each door 7, and `this from right, is` open on` hinged panel is adapted to swing `to left when thecabinet door 7 at the'insuitable material kas metal, wood, or glass, but in the drawings we have illustrated the panel as composed of glass located just within the' glass panel`12 `of eac-h door 7 .y

In Figs. 4 and 5 it will "be seen that'these` display shelves 13 are supported adjacent" to the` outer face of each panel 10. y, These display shelves are adapted to support merchandise `and stock of diiferentcharacle 5 provide speciatibn f Letters Patent. Patented Oct 20,1914., Application inea December 22, 1913.

the numerals 7, and onebeing located at each of the four sides ofthe cabinet. These doors are hinged tothe posts ,1 at 8-8, and are provided with fastenings "9 of suitable construction. All of the doors are adaptedto swing fromleft to right in ter, and each shelf is provided with a slotted lug 14: adapted to pass overa headed pin 15. The headed' pins are secured in perforations in a metallic strap 17, which extends from the top to the bottom, in the center of the ipanel, andthe strap is secured in the top and i j tractive and artistic in appearance, but if desired the panels maybe of wood, glass, or other material and in which case the display fixtures may be secured thereto in simple manner as will be understood. The glass panel 10 is surrounded by strips 19, and as will beseen in Fig. 5, the hinge 11 is attached to one of these strips. Thelid 2O of thecabinet ishinged at 21 to the top frame 22, andthe lidV alsohas a glass panel 23 through which the contents of a top tray 24; may'beinspected. rlhis to-p tray 24 is sup ported upon one of a series of shelves 25 that are a'djustably fixed within the interior theslottedlugs 26 of the shelves, and by means of an uppernut 31 and a lower nut of the cabinet.

As clearly seen in Figs. 2k and 3 the adjustable "shelf 25 is rectangular in shape havingan open center and at each corner is I provided with a slotted lug 26. There are a number of these shelves 25 located within the cabinet to support a series ofV trays, one oflwhich is indicated at 27 in Figs. 2 and 3, i' The shelves are adjustably supported l uponjfourlposts 28,v one of which is located in each of the four corners. of the cabinet, and fixed `at itsupper end in a bracket 29, and at its lower end,v in a'metal base 30 secured in the vbase 2 'ofthe cabinet. Each of these posts 28 is fixed with relation to the cabinet, and each of the posts is threaded .with screw threads throughout its entire length. rllhese upright posts pass through 32, eachshelf 25 may be clamped on the posts in a desiredlposition. It will be under,- stood that there are a pair of these nuts 31-.52 on each post, at each corner of each shelf, and by means of these clamped nuts itwill be evident that the shelves may be adjusted most minutely in order to secure the proper altitude of the adjustable shelves. Inthis manner the shelves may be adapted l for use in connection with trays 27 of varyingjheights, so that the cabinet is capable of using different shapes or sizes of trays or receptacles for different characters ofmerchandise. Thus, in Figs. 2 and 3, the trays 27 are shown as comprising four compartimentsvA, A, A, A, in which different sizes or grades orqualities o-f merchandise may be contained.

The adjustable shelves may be detached #from their' supporting posts with `facility by withdrawing the nuts 31-32 from the shelf at its corner so that the shelf may be tilted with relationvto the horizontal, and

the slotted lugs withdrawn from the posts as will be understood, and they may be replaced by reversing this process.

Each tray 27 comprises a metallic frame which includes a bottom 33, the lower side bars 34, and the upper side bars 35. At each corner of the frame a post 3G is provided and midway between each corner an intermediate post 37 is formed. A central post 38 is provided at its lower end with a bolt 39 and nut i0 by means of which the post is 'fixed in the bottom 33 of the tray. The post is rigid with the tray and is adapted to support the inner ends of the series of partitions 40 which serveto divide the tray into compartments A, A, A, A. The sides of the tray are made up of panels 41, and these panels like the partitions 40 are preferably composed of glass having their edges located in grooves formed in the corner and intermediate posts of the frame. The inner edges of the partitions 40 are also located in vertical grooves formed in the central post 38, as will vbe plainly seen in Fig. 2. It will be understood that these trays 27 may be made of various forms and of suitable material, and we do not wish to be limited to the shape of the trays shown in the drawings, nor to the metallic frame and glass sides and partitions, as set forth in the specication.

In Fig. 6 we have illustrated a handle 41', which may be used as a pull piece for the trays, and one or more of these handles may lbe attached at each of the four sides of the tray.

As before stated, the tray 24 is accessible by opening the lid 20 of the cabinet. The trays 27 located within the cabinet are accessible through any one of the four side doors, andit will be understood that the trays may be withdrawn from the cabinet between the lock nuts 31, 32 at the corners of the supporting shelf.

In the modified form shown in Figs. 7, 8, and 9, a plurality of boxes 50 are used in the place of the single drawer with the Separate compartments. These boxes 50 are supported upon the adjustable shelf 25 and on the integral cross bars 51. The cross bars 51 are provided with upwardly projecting flanges 52, and the bars at their ends are adapted to seat in diametrically arranged notches 53 cut in the inner edge of the open adjustable shelf 25', Additional notches 54 are provided in the adjustable shelf, by means of 'which other cross bars may be utilized in connection with the adjustable shelf, to adapt the modified form for other shapes and sizes of boxes. At the corners of the adjustable shelf we provide perforated lugs 55 to take the place of the slotted lugs 2G in the previous form of the invention shown. In some instances these lugs 55 are preferable, and we contemplate using that form of lug when desired.

having corner posts and hinged glass doors between pairs of posts, of a series of sup` porting posts and a plurality of independently adjustable shelves thereon, each of said shelves having an outwardly projected corner lug slotted and embracing a post, and means for securing said lugs in adjusted position with relation to the supporting osts.`

2. The combination in a display ca inet `having four corner posts and hinged doors i between the posts, a threadedpost adjacent each corner post, a supporting post having Copies of this patent may be obtained for ve centseaeh, by addressing Washington, D. C.

projected slotted corner `lugs surrounding the threaded posts, and clamp nuts on each threaded post `for supporting the shelf in adjusted position.

3. The combination with a display cabinet having four corner posts and hinged doors between said posts, an upright threaded post adjacent each corner post, a series of suporting panels each having corner lugs projecting therefrom and slotted to embrace a threaded post, an upper and a lower clamp nut foreach lug, and a tray supported upon each shelf. i

In testimony whereof we aix our signatures 1n presence `of two witnesses.


`Witnesses: l v j Ros'r.` LEE AVARY, HARVEY HATCHER.

the Commissioner of Patents,


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U.S. Classification312/126, 312/118, 211/134, 211/85.26
International ClassificationA47F1/14
Cooperative ClassificationA47F3/005