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Publication numberUS1155558 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateOct 5, 1915
Filing dateJan 23, 1915
Priority dateJan 23, 1915
Publication numberUS 1155558 A, US 1155558A, US-A-1155558, US1155558 A, US1155558A
InventorsLenpha A Folsom
Original AssigneeLenpha A Folsom
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
US 1155558 A
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APPLlcAnoN FILED 1AN.23,1915.

Patented Oct. 5, 1915.




1,155,558. Patented Oct. 5, 19l5.


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lsllatented.O ct. 5, 1915.

` Application IedJanuary23;1915. ,Seria11\o.3,v921.

"'fBe it knownethat I, LEN-PHA A.{-FoLsoM, a citizen ofthe United States ofAmerica,re

\ Vsid-ing at Boonville, "VVarrick county, "Indiana, United? States ofArnerica, Vhave `invent- -ed certainnewand useful Improvements in `ence beinghadto `theaccompanying drawgings,v and 4to -v letters Aor figures of `reference .mark'edthereem=wh1chfform apart of this specification.

"This invention has`-forits Vobjectfto provide an improved rack or standfor-displaying merchandise, and adaptedforuse either` on the ,outside of astore-where-it can be-readilyand conveniently attached `to the vfr-ame ofthe show-window, orto a post, or it may be used/)inside the storeand Vplacedlona counter or showcase.

A further-objectyof @the 1invention is lto provide means wherebyg" the display# arms maybeplaced in any desired position and be freely swung therefrom,l to permit-inspection of the goodsLhungxon-any arm, and when released, said-farm =will=automatically swing back into position.

tvThe invention consists `in providing` one or more supporting plates made ivnI two pieces adjustably connected together and forming jaws by which the assembled rack may be clamped to a frame member or post, said plates being provided with inclined sockets for the reception of display rods and substantially vertical sockets for holding supporting standards; a plurality of rod holders being vertically and horizontally adjustable on the standards and provided with inlined sockets to receive additional display ro s.

In the accompanying drawings-Figure 1 is a perspective view of a display rack constructed according to this invention and illustrating the rack fastened onto the outside of a show window. Fig. 2 is a plan view, partly in section of the top plate. Fig. 3 is a bottom view of the latter. Fig. 4 is a section on line 4-4 of Fig. 1. Fig. 5 is a vertical section of one of the rod holders. Fig. 6 is a vertical section on line 6-6 of Fig. 2. Fig. 7 is a front elevation of a modi- "fiedform of-rack, and-Fig. 8 is a detail `of the latter.

The preferredforni ofrack, illustrated in AFig. l, comprises aA base plate 1 and a top -plate2 both of which aresubstantially alike -and-madeintwo parts 3, 4, (Figs. 2 ,to d). lThe plates are substantially U-shaped. Aand -theinnei-face `5 of each part is curved to -form a-'circular'recess Vdesigned to conform to the shape of the frame of a window or y post'Ay which, as a rule, are cylindrical. The ends ofthe parts Iarepreferably beveled to fifit againstthe glass to make a neat appearrance. "-Theyfront-portion of each part has Lan -earf Gformed-onits top,which ear has la boreto receive a screw'bolt 7 by which the two-;}; artsare connected. Theborein ltheeary of part 4 ismade smooth and has a countersink to receive thefhead of the screw --while the bore inthe ear ofpart 3 is inter- -n`fally screw threaded to yreceive the threadsl on thefscrew bolt.

':The straight opposing faces of theparts 3 andi .tare kpreferably provided with a tongue and groove connection 8 and 9. This 'connection'will facilitate the. assembling of theeparts by=lockingthem in thesameplane and-prevent a relative movement or twisting -ofi-the two parts during the bolting operation.

Standards 10, preferably consisting of Vround rods are iXed in the plates 1 and 2 so that they will converge slightly from the bottom plate toward the top plate, the pun pose of which will be hereinafter described. Said standards are mounted in sockets formed in the plates, the plate l having two vertically disposed sockets 11 in its top and the plate 2 having two similar sockets 12 (Fig. 3) in its under side, the sockets ,l2 being slightly closer together than the sock` ets 11.

Slidably mounted on the standards 10 are a plurality of adjustable rod holders 13 (Fig. 5), preferably, but not necessarily provided with set screws 14 to hold them in fixed position on the standards. Each holder 13, any number of which may be provided, has an upwardly inclined portion l5 formed with an axial bore or socket 16 adapted to receive the end of a supporting rod 17. These rods have their ends so bent that the rods will be normally supported in a horizontal position and owing to said bent Y ends and the inclination of the sockets, in

which they are mounted, said rods will, When swung out of the vertical plane of the holder be raised. It will therefore be seen that as soon as the rod is released, it will automatically swing by gravity back into the vertical plane of the holder. If it is desired that goods displayed on the rack shall lie close to the window, the holders 13 are clamped by the set screws 14C, to the standards 10 in the position shown in Fig. 1, 11. e., in a plane parallel to the glass of the window.

If the standards 10 are loose enough in the sockets 11 and 12 to permit rotation of the standards and the holders 13 are clamped to the latter by the set screws 14, the arms will, when swung, return to their normal posit-Cilon, due to the inclination ofthe standar s.

The inclination of the socket 16 assists in causing the weight of the arm 17 to exert a binding action of the holder on the standard so that the holder will not voluntarily slide on the standard but will stay in' any position in which it is adjusted without the aid of the set screw, which is used chiefly to prevent accidental rotation of the holders on the standards.

Inclined sockets 18 are preferably formed Y in the base and top plates 1 andQ to hold additional display arms as 19 and the bent ends of the rods mounted in the sockets of horizontal portions.

The rack shown in Fig. 7 is designed for i inside use. Here the base plate 1 serves as a pedestal for supporting the standards and the top plate is omitted, the standards being connected at or near their upper ends by a tie-bar 20, (Fig. 8), mounted in the sockets Y of two of the rod holders.

It will be apparent that various changes or modifications may be made in the rack and will readily suggest themselves to anyone using the same and I do not therefore restrict myself to the specific arrangement of parts herein shown.

I claim- 1. A display rack comprising a standard,

a rod support adjustably mounted thereon a. vertical frame member of a show case, of

a base-plate and a top plate each formed of two parts having recessed portions partially embracing the frame member, meansto connect said parts together, upwardly converging standards mounted in sockets formed in said plates, rod holders adjustably mounted on the standards and having upwardly inclined sockets, and horizontal supporting rods having bent end portions rotatably mounted in the sockets of the holders.

In testimony that I claim the foregoing as my invention, I have signed my name in presence of two subscribing witnesses.




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Washington, D. C.

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U.S. Classification211/107
Cooperative ClassificationA47B96/1425