US 1236085 A
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R. A. HUDNUT.
BOTTLE DISPLAY STAND.
APPLICATION FILED JAN.3.1916.
Patented Aug. 7, 1917.
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RICHARD A. HUDNUT, OF NEW YORK. N. Y., ASSIGNOR TO RICHARD HUDNUT, OF NEW YORK, N. Y., A CORPORATION OF NEW YORK.
Application filed January 3, 1916.
To all whom it may concern:
Be it known that I, RICHARD A. HUDNUT, a. citizen of the United States, and a resident of the borough of Manhattan of the city of New York, county and State of New York, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Bottle-Display Stands, of which the following is a specification, reference being had to the accompanying drawings, which form a part hereof.
This invention relates to improvements in bottle display stands.
The invention seeks to provide an improved display stand for bottles whereby the bottles may be conveniently inspected and their contents compared, the arrangement being such that the bottles are reliably locked in place in the stand against unauthorized removal but may be readily removed by the store attendant as occasion requires.
In the accompanying drawings forming part of this specification, and in which like reference numerals designate corresponding parts in the several figures,
Figure 1 is a perspective view of the bottle display stand showing two of the bottles in place.
Fig. 2 is a cross-sectional elevation of the stand showing the rear wall turned down for removal of the bottles.
Fig. 3 is a side elevation of one of the bottles designed for use with the stand.
Referring now more particularly to the structure as shown in the drawings, 1 is a shallow open-top tray composed of a bottom 2, end walls 3 and 4, and front and rear walls 5 and 6. The front wall is relatively low so that the bodies of the bottles may be fully seen above it as they stand upright on the bottom wall. 7 is a base flange projecting below the bottom from the front and end walls and forming the base for the tray. The tray is divided into separate bottleholding compartments by a plurality of bottle engaging arms 8, 9, 10, 11, etc. Each of the bottles, such as the bottles 12 and 13, occupies one of these compartments, the
Specification of Letters Patent.
Patented Aug. *7, 1917.
Serial No. 69,809.
bottles being suitably engaged by the bottleholding arms and held in place against unauthorized removal.
In the preferred arrangement, the bottles are provided on opposite walls with slots or recesses 14 into which the bottle-holding arms enter to engage and hold the bottles in place.
In the present instance, these arms extend across the space'between the frontand rear walls 5 and 6 of the tray and are elevated above the bottom and are composed of thin metal strips. The intermediate arms, such as the arms 8, 9 and 10, are secured to and project from the front wall 5, the opposite ends of these arms entering stepped recesses, such as 15, formed in the rib 16 of the rear wall 6. The arms at the ends of the tray, such as the arm 11, are secured not only to the front wall 5 but also to the respective end walls.
The rear wall is arranged for displacement to permitthe bottles to be removed from place. For this purpose, in the present instance, the rear wall 6 is shown as being hinged at 17 to the base flange 7. When the rear wall is turned down into the position as shown in Fig. 2, the bottles may be slid rearward out of the tray.
Any suitable means may be employed for locking the rear wall in closed position. In the present instance, this is provided for by means of pins 18 and19 which pass through eyes formed on the rear wall 6 and on the end walls. In Fig. 2 one of the eyes of the rear wall 6 is indicated at 20 and the cooperating eyes on the end wall 4 are indicated at 21. Either the front wall or the rear wall may be hinged or otherwise displaceable, the other wall being fixed.
What I claim is:
A bottle display stand comprising a shallow open-top tray having a bottom wall adapted to support the bottles separately in upright position for display and front and rear walls, one of which is fixed and the other of which is displaceable, the front wall being relatively low so that the bodies of the bottles may be fully seen above it and the displaceable Wall acting When in place to prevent the bottles from being Withdrawn laterally across the bottom Wall and When displaced to allow the bottles to be re moved, and a plurality of bottle engaging arms dividing the tray into separate bottleholding compartments, said arms being elevated above the bottom of the tray and extending across the space between the front and rear Walls.
This specification signed this thirtieth day of December, A. D., 1915.
RICHARD A. HUDN UT.
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