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Publication numberUS1201054 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateOct 10, 1916
Filing dateDec 31, 1915
Priority dateDec 31, 1915
Publication numberUS 1201054 A, US 1201054A, US-A-1201054, US1201054 A, US1201054A
InventorsHubert Mcbean Johnston
Original AssigneeReliance Mfg Company
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Combined advertising and display device.
US 1201054 A
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Specification of Letters Patent. Patented ()gt, 10, 1916,

Application filed December 31, 1915. Serial No. 69.655.

To all w hum it may concern Be it known that I, HUBnn'r M. JoHN- STON, a subject of the King of England, residing at Chicago, in the county of Cook and State of Illinois, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Combined Advertising and Display Devices, of which the following is a full, clear, concise, and exact description, reference being had to the accompanying drawings, forming a part of this specification.

My invention relates to a combined advertising and display device, and has for its object the provision of a device for displaying a garment, such as a shirt, upon a form or hanger, which is attached to an advertising card containing printed matter per-- taining to the qualities of the garment mounted upon the device.

My invention consists generally in an advertising card, a garment form or hanger, and a neck connecting the garment form or hanger with the advertising card, the form or hanger extending from the lower edge of the card. The hanger, neck and card are preferably made up of a single unitary sheet of paste board, thereby greatly reducing the cost of manufacture, the entire device as above described being stamped out in a single operation.

An important feature of my invention consists in the fact that the device may be hung upon an upright support in a vertical position, so that the advertising card, neck and hanger, lie in a single plane, or may be converted, without the addition of other parts, into an easel, which has the advertising card vertically disposed, and the garment form and garment carried thereby disposed in a horizontal plane extending forwardly from the advertising card. The back of the card is provided with a back stay, so that it may be held in an upright position. In converting the device of my invention into an easel, all that is necessary is to fold the garment form forwardly and to move the back stay for the advertising card into operating position. The easel may be placed upon a show case or in a show window, where the garment may be examined by the purchaser, and the advertising matter simultaneously called to his attention.

My invention will he more clearly understood by referring to the accompanying drawings in which,

Figure 1 is a front view of the device of my invention; Fig. 2 is a view similar to .Fig. 1, showing a shirt mounted upon the downwardly protruding hanger, and, Fig. 3 is a view illustrating the device of my invention converted into an easel adapted to be placed upon a show case.

. Similar characters of reference refer to similar parts throughout the views.

The device of my invention consists in a body portion 4, preferably made up of a single unitary sheet of. paste board comprising advertising card 5, a garment hanger or form 6, protruding from the lower end of the card, and neck 7, connecting the garment hanger or form with the advertising card 5 which contains advertising indicia pertaining to the qualities of the garment dis played, etc. The upper end of the card is provided with means 8 for hanging it up upon a vertical support.

WVhen the device is to be hung up vertically the garment is placed around the hanger, 6 in a manner so that the neck 7 extends through the collar of the garment, as illustrated in Fig. 2, in which figure a shirt is illustrated at 9. The garment may be folded in any suitable manner, so that any portion desired may be exposed. It is often preferable to expose only that portion of the garment which is seen when the garment is worn.

I will now describe the method of converting the device of my invention into an easel, whereby the same may be mounted upon a show case or in a show window instead of hanging it up. The back of the card 5 has glued or otherwise secured to it a back stay 10 which has a flap 11 folded at 12 along that portion of the stay which is glued to the card. The form 6 is folded forwardly along the dotted line 13, illustrated in Fig. 1, so that it extends at substantially right angles to the advertising card 5. The garment is then placed around the form, as illustrated in Fig. 3, the outwardly extending projections of the form extending into the shoulder portions of the garment, and the neck 7 extending through the collar. The flap of the back stay 11 is then folded backwardly so as to extend at rightangles to the advertising card to hold lower end of the card, said card and form the easel in an upright position. being made up of a single unitary sheet of Having thus described my invention, What paste board. V I claim and desire to secure by Letters Pat- In Witness whereof, I hereunto subscribe 5 ent of the United States is: my name this 28th day of December, A. D. 1, s

A combined advertising and display de- 1915. Vice comprising an advertising card, a back HUBERT MGBEAN JOHNSTON. stay carried by the card to hold the card in Witnesses: a substantially vertical position, and a gar- H. H. GOULD, i=3 ment form extending forwardly from the J. B. KINOTT.

Copies of this patent maybe obtained for five cents each, by addressing the Commissioner of Patents,

Washington, D. G.

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U.S. Classification206/760, 223/71, 206/296, 40/661.4, 206/459.5
Cooperative ClassificationB65D5/5213