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Publication numberUS1168760 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateJan 18, 1916
Filing dateOct 16, 1913
Priority dateOct 16, 1913
Publication numberUS 1168760 A, US 1168760A, US-A-1168760, US1168760 A, US1168760A
InventorsMorris Sworzyn
Original AssigneeMorris Sworzyn
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
US 1168760 A
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Patented Jan. 18, 1916.


'ril/(1,110,171 I citizen of the United States of ED STATES PATE FFICE.




Specification of Letters Patent.

Patented J an. 18, 1916.

Application lerl October 16, 1913. Serial No. 795,502.

To all 'whom it may concern:

Be it known that I, MORRIS SwoRzyN, a

America, residing at Washington, in the District of Columbia, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Display-Cabinets, of which the following is a specification.

This invention relates to'the,class of inventions known in the art as store furniture.

An object of the invention is the provision of a container for merchandise and means whereby several species orl samples of certainy grades of merchandise of a particular character may be exhibited without necessitating removing the container from the shelf or from having to open the container in order to ascertain the direct nature of itsv contents.

A further object of the invention is the provision of a container" of this character wherein merchandise exhibiting means therefor may be adjustably mounted within the container and with such regard to the display opening thereof that will expedite the operation of initially adjustingthe sample ycard behind the opening.

`A further object of the invention is the provision of a device of this character wherein the exhibiting means may be operatively held against accidental derangement relatively of the display opening when the merchandise containing or exhibiting card is in place.

With these and other objects in View, the invention consists of certain novel features of construction, combination and arrangement of parts, as will be hereinafter described and claimed.

In the accompanying drawings Figure 1 is a perspective view of a portion of the container; Fig. 2 is a vertical longitudinal section therethrough; Fig. 3ds a horizontal section on the line 3 3 of Fig. 2; and Fig. 4 is a perspective view of the exhibiting member.

The container is principally designed to be used in connection with suitable exhibiting racks, file cases or the like, and is intended to accommodate varieties of merchandise and to permit merchandise of one variety to be separated from merchandise of another character. The container is in the form of a rectangular recep tacle divided into a plurality of compartments A by means of partitions B, it being obviously understood that any suitable num- 4and mounted ber of such compartments may be employed as may depend upon the number of compartments required and that no particular arrangement of the compartments is necessary so far as the subject-matter of my invention is concerned. It is all of the receptacles ends and are adapted to be closed by a cover C, as shown in Fig. 2 of the drawings.

While the container is specifically intended for use by tailors or like merchants for exhibiting their wares, such as buttons, it is apparent that I do not propose to limit myself to this specific use.

The vertical wall D at onel end of the receptacle is provided with a rectangular opening E and at the back of the opening for movement in the adjacent compartment A is a combined exhibiting and confining member 1. This member is constructed preferably of cardboard and is provided with a main fiat body portion 2 stated, however, thatare open at their upper having a strip of tape 3 secured thereto and fastened alongjone of its edges to the bottom of the receptacle so that said member l becomes hinged to the bottom in order that it may be moved angularly with relation to the display opening E and adjusted to lie parallel therewith when the sample card is in exhibited condition. Said member l is provided at its ends with substantially triangular integral extensions 4 havingangular edges 5 which are adapted to rest against the bottom of the adjacent compartment of the receptacle when the member l is adjusted to the dotted line -position shown in Fig. 2. At this time the edges 5 form stops which engage against the bottom of the receptacle so as to limit the tilting adjustment of the member 1 and permit the same to be held in upwardly diverging relation relatively of said adjacent end D of the receptacle and then combine therewith to form a guide by means of which the exhibiting card may be freely passed into the container and properly lodged at the back of the display opening E.

j The member 1 has one of its extensions 4 provided with a leaf spring or other equivalent yieldable keeper 6 having one end extended through said extension 4 and then upset against one side thereof, as at 7. The spring is then extended against the outer surface of the extension 4, and it is terminally upstruck and curved, as at-8, where it formed in the adjacent side of the rece tacle or container. The recess 9 is positione with such regard to the adjacent end D of the container as to cause the member 1 to be .held in a direct parallel position with respect to said end D when the exhibiting card is at the back of the displace opening. The exhibiting card F is of a size whereby it may be readily inserted between the body portion 2 of the member 1 and the adjacent end D of the container and centered relatively of the opening D so that buttons Gr or different varieties of merchandise or wares may be exhibited through the opening, as shown, to an advantage in Fig. 1. The articles G are equal in number to the compartments A of the container, and it is intended that at least one compartment contain a quantity of a particular button as indicated upon the card. The opening E is so formed that when it is desired to remove the display card F there- 'from the hand of the operator may be extended into the opening and pressure of the hand may be then applied to the display card so as to eifect a tilting movement of the member 1 and cause the same to be released from its active engagement with the card, as will be understood. The container 1s provided with a suitable manipulatin tab H whereby it may be readily drawn rom between other containers when the same are arranged in Vdisplay racks or the like. The extension 4 of the member 1 which supports the retaining springs is provided with an opening 10 which is adapted to receive the free end ofthe spring and to accommodate the same in its movement to a released position when the member 1 is moved to a released position.

From the foregoing description, taken in connection with the accompanying drawings, the construction and operation of the invention will be readily understood without requiring a more extendedv explanation.

Various changes in the form, proportion and the minor details of construction may be resorted to without departing from the principle or sacrificing any lof the advanta es of this invention as claimed.

1. A receptacle having an apertured wall, a member mounted in the receptacle for swinging movement behindV said apertured wall, and said member having inwardly disposed extensions at its ends serving to limit the yinward swinging movement of the member'.`

2. A merchandise container having an apertured front wall, a member pivoted in said container behindsaid apertured front wall, a card interposed between said member and said front wall, means for limiting inwardy swinging movement of said member, and means carried -by said limiting means to hold said member against said card.

3. A merchandise container including anapertured front wall, an inwardly movable member pivoted in said container behind said apertured front wall, angular extensions on said member for limitin inward movement of the latter, said contamer having concave recesses in its sides, and spring keepers carried by said angular extensions having curved ends adapted to engage in said concave recesses to yieldably hold said member in parallel relation to saidy apertured front wall. 1

In testimony whereof I aiiix my signature in presence of two witnesses.


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U.S. Classification206/730, 312/304, 40/325, 312/234, 206/348, 40/647
Cooperative ClassificationB65D5/528