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Publication numberUS1126258 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateJan 26, 1915
Publication numberUS 1126258 A, US 1126258A, US-A-1126258, US1126258 A, US1126258A
InventorsCharles H Myers
Original AssigneeCharles H Myers
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Transparent cover.
US 1126258 A
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c. H. MYERS. TRANSPARENT COVER.

. APPLICATION FILED MAR. 23, 1910.

1,126,258. Patented Jan.26,1915.

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To all whom it may concern Be known that l,

Buffalo, in the county of "Erie and New York, have invented a new at Transparent C ver, of which the to; is a specification.

The invention relates to improvements in covers for protecting and displaying goods for advertising and other purposes.

The object of the present invention, is to.

improve the construction of covers "for displaying and protecting merchandise, and to provide a simple, light non-breakable trans parent cover, capable'ot being cheaply mannfactured, and adapted while displaying goods to adord an absolute protection against insects, dust and dirt It is also an oloje'ct or" the invention to provide a transparent display cover, adapted to afford the necessary ventilation when do sired.

With these and other objects in view, the invention consists in the construction and novel combination of parts hereinafter telly described, illustrated in the accompanying drawing, and ointed out in the claims hereto appended; it being understood that various changes in the term, proportion, size and minor details of construction, within the scope of the claims, may he resorted to without departing from the spirit or seerificing any of the advantages oi? the invention. v

In the drawing :Fignre l is a perspective view of a transparent cover, constructed in accordance with this invention. Fig. 2 is a vertical longitudinal sectional view of the same. Fig. 3 is an enlarged horizontal sectional view of one corner of the cover. Fig. 4 is an enlarged vertical sectional view o" one of the corners.

Like numeralsof reference designate corresponding parts in .all the figures of the i n-triicte material, such thin transparent s celluloid, fibroid, or nous pyroxylin products. The top sl est its side and end hcnt dew ward to form side and end flanges 6 and "l, and the material is bowed or curved adjacent to the flanges, as shown, the bowed or curved portions 8 and 9 supporting the'hody portion of the sheet above the plane of the upper edges .ot the top frame, sci earl shown in l ig. 2 or the drawing The sheet l is split diagonally at the corners and out so the contiguous edges of the flanges and i I the bowed portions 8 arid t) t nether when the parts of the cover are senibled. 'lhe flanges l5 and T are secured y tacks 10 to the inner -laces of the side and end bars of the iipperrectanigular trams l,

The upper edges otthe side and walls are secured to the inner faces of the upp r rectangular trains l by nsane of the said or ornamental wooden molding, as shown,

but any suitable material may be employed in the construction of the frames.

lln order to provide a rigid connection between the upper and lower frames, the cover is reinforced at the corners hy inner and outer metallic angle strips ll and 12, arranged at the inner and outer faces of the side and end walls at the corners or angles -termed by the same, and fitted in the angle formed by the bars or members ol the upper and lower frames. The thin transparent material is cut so that their adjacent vertical edges properly meet at the corners, as clearly shown in Fig. 3 of the drawing, and the angle strips are provided at intervals with perforations 13, the metalloeing par tially severed to form the perforations and roviding spurs or projections 14;, extending from the angle strips and embedded in till i the fastening of the angle strips to the adjacent edges of the side and end walls are suff cient to form a cover of the required stiffness. The angle strips are of uniform width. and the arrangement of the strips interiorlv and exteriorly of the transparent walls throws the inner and outer spurs and projections out of alinement, and they pierce the transparent material in different vertical planes. By this arrangement the fastiming of one angle strip does not interfere with the fastening of the other.

The side and end walls are provided adjacent to the upper frame with small perforations 15, punched or otherwise formed in the material, as ventilating apertures, but these i may be-omitted when it is desiredto provide a perfectly air tight cover. These per forations while affording ventilation are sufiiciently small to exclude insects and dust and dirt.

The cover is equipped with a suitable handle l6, provided with a threaded stem 17, piercing the top sheet or piece at the center thereof and extending through registering perforations of upper and lower metallic clamping plates 18 and 19, having flat peripheral portions, and maintained in engagement with the top sheet by a nut 20, arranged on the threadedstem.

Having thus fully described my invention,

what I claim as new and desire to secure by Letters Patent, is

1. A removable transparent display and protecting cover comprising upper and lower-spaced frames, each composed of side and end bars rigidly connected and arranged in rectangular form, a thin sheet of flexible transparent material substantially .as described extending across and having its side and endedges bent downwardly and fitted against the inner side edges of the bars of the upper frame and permanently attached 'thereto and forming therewith the closed top. of the cover, vertical walls constructed of thin flexible transparent material substantially as described secured to the inner side edges of the bars of the upper and lower frames and connecting the same, and means arranged in the inside of the vertical walls for connecting the upper and lower frames at the corners, the lower frame being arranged around the outside of the lower messes flush relation with the said lower edge, so as to constitute a protector therefor, the bottom of the cover being open.

2. A removable transparent display and protecting cover of rectangular form comprising upper and lower spaced frames, each composed of side and end bars rigidly connected and arranged in rectangular form, a thin sheet of flexible transparent material of rectangular form substantially as described having its edges curved downwardly and permanently secured to the bars of the upper frame at the inner side edges thereof and forming therewith the closed top of the cover, the said sheet being split at the corners and the downwardly curved portions being fitted together in the angles of the upper frame, and vertical walls constructed of thin transparent flexible material substantially as described connecting the upper and lower frames and fitting the space between the same, means for connectin gthe said upper and lower frames at the corners, said means being arranged on the inside of the verticalwalls, the lower frame fitting around the lower edge of the vertical walls and-flush with said edge so asto constitute a protector therefor, the bottom of the cover beingopen.

. 3. A removable transparent display and protecting cover comprising upper and lower frames, each composed of side and end bars rigidly connected and arranged in rectangular form, a rectangular sheet of thin, flexible, transparent material, substantially as described, having its edges curved or bowed downwardly and secured to the bars of the top frame at the-inner side edges thereof to form a closed top for the cover, the top sheet being split-diagonally at .the angles and the downwardly bowed portions being fitted together in the corners of the upper frame, and vertical walls of thin, flexible, transparent material, substan? tially as described, secured to the inner side edges of the bars of the upper and lower frames and connecting the same, the upper edges of the said walls overlapping the downwardly extending edges of the top sheet. i 4. A removable display cover comprising upper and lower rigid rectangular frames, a

rectangular sheet of thin flexible material substantially as described,- having its edges bowed downwardly and secured to the upper frame at the inner face thereof, vertical walls constructed of thin, flexible transpa'rent material substantially as described, con necting the upper and lower frames and secured to the inner faces thereof, and inner and outer reinforcing angle strips fitted against the inner-and outer faces of the said walls at the corners thereof and secured edge of the vertical walls and disposed in meeeee g Y thereto, the upper and lower ends of the as my own, I have hereto effixd my sign strips being efitende? so as ti hi1; carrifed by ture in the presence of two Witnesses. the upper an ower rames,t e oWeI' reme t K constituting a protector for the bottom of CHARLES M ZERS" 5 the cover, the latter being open at the Witnesses:

bottom. HAROLD A. CLARK, In testimony, that I claim the foregoing ALBERT Homzm.

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Classifications
U.S. Classification312/137, 312/140, 220/665, 312/114
Cooperative ClassificationA47F3/12