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F. G. BURGESS.
APPLICATION FILED MAR. 14, 19m.
1 ,272,6 1 8. Patented J ply 16, 1918.
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TTE S ATES PATEN FREDERICK G. BURGESS, OF BROOKLYN, NEW YORK, ASSIGNOR TO J. F. ST'URDYS SONS 00., 0F AT'ILEBORO FALLS, MASSACHUSETTS, A CORPORATION OF MASSACHUSETTS.
Application filed. March 14, 1918.
To all whom it may concern:
Be it known that I, Fitnonnrox G. Bononss, a citizen of the United States, and resident of the city of Brooklyn, in the county of Kings and State of New York, have invented certain new. and useful Improvements in Display-Cases, of which the following is a specification.
This invention relates to a case for the display of goods to be sold, more particularly such goods as jewelry or the like, and the object of this invention is to provide such a display case having a body partitioned into a plurality of compartments, a standard being connected to the lid of the box to support it in open position when desired. This standard being so arranged as to mount a plurality of sets of goods and present and display them most advantageously, each set of goods being in position to register with its corresponding compartment in the box so that the different kinds of goods displayed on the standard represent those carried in the different compartments in the box.
A further object of the invention is to so form the forward edge of the body of the box as to provide a lip against which the lower edge of the standard may rest, the lip being formed by a forward extension of the box on which the price or other descriptive matter of the goods may be marked in front of its individual compartment to be exposed when the display standard is in position.
With theseand other objects in view, the invention consists of certain novel features of construction, as will be more fully described, and particularly pointed out in the appended claim.
In the accompanying drawings:
Figure 1- is a perspective view showing my improved display case with the standard in position to display the goods.
Fig. 2- is a sectional end view of the box, showing the lid in open position and the lower edge of the standard engaging the supporting lip. I r Fig. 3 is a plan view showing the cover of the box in open position and illustrating Specification of Letters Patent.
Patented July 16, 1918.
Serial No. 222,281.
showing the lid closed and the standard folded inside thereof.
Referring to the drawings, 10 designates the body of box, which is divided into a plurality of compartments 11 by partitions 12. The upper edges of these partitions .are slightly lower than the edges of the walls of the box thereby providing a lip 13 at the forward edge of the box for the purpose presently described.
Beyond the front edge 14 of the box I have provided an extension 15, the upper face of which is adapted to receive any desired inscription which may be placed thereon, such for instance as a price mark or description of the goods carried in each of the separate compartments.
A lid 16 is hinged at 17 to the lower edge at the rear of the body portion of the box. and to the free edge of this lid is hinged at 18 a standard member 19, which standard member is preferably a plain plate whose length is substantially equal to that of the box and is adapted to swing from the dotted position within the lid, shown in Fig. 2, out to the position illustrated in full lines, in this figure, its lower edge being arranged to engage the lip 13 for the purpose of firmly supporting the cover in raised position and at the same time itself being supported on an incline for the purpose of presenting and displaying in an attractive manner samples of the goods carried in each of the different compartments in the box, each of the samples being supported on the standard in position to register with its individual box compartment so that in order to supply a customer with the one selected it will be only necessary to liftthe cover and remove one of the packages from its particular compartment and when the stock in any compartment is getting low it at once becomes apparent to the salesman who at once replaces it with a fresh supply.
This display case is designed more particularly for carrying such goods as jewelry which is adapted to be mounted on cards'QO and therefore I have provided a pair of clips or fingers 21 to engage both the bottom and the forward edge of the lid at 22 and I have 21150 notched the lower edge of the standard member as at 23 so as to facilitate the engagement of each when-manipulating the box and its members.
The foregoing description is directed solely toward the construction illustrated, but I desire it to be understood that I reserve the privilege of resorting to all the mechanical changes to which the device is susceptible, the invention being defined and limited only by the terms of the appended claim.
A display case comprising a body portion divided into a plurality of compartments, a forwardly extending portion on said body beyond said compartments, a lid hinged to said body, a standard member hinged to the free edge of said lid and arranged to swing out and support said lid in open position and swing back into the lid when the latter .is to be closed, the inner edge of said extending portion serving as a stop for limiting the forward swing of said standard, and means on said standard for supporting a plurality of sets of goods in position to register with its corresponding compartment in the box.
In testimony whereof I aflix my signature in presence of two witnesses.
FREDERICK'G. BURGESS. \Vitnesses ROBERT H. Boom r, FREDERICK G. BURGEss, Jr
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