US 1297311 A
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APPLICATION man lung a. 191s.
Patented Mar. 18, 1919.
DAVID BACI-IER, OF NEW YORK, N. Y.
Speciicaton of Letters Patent.
Patented Mar. 18, 1919.
Application filed June 8, 1918. Serial No. 238,818.
To all whom t may concern:
Be it known that I, DAvin Bastian, a citizen of the United States, residing at New York city, in the county and State of New York, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Display Devices, of which the following is a specification.
The present invention relates to a display device of extremely simple and inexpensive construction, wherein the goods to be displayed may be held in an inclined position S0 as to be shown to greatest advantage when in or on a show case.
The preferred embodiment of the invention is shown in the accompanying drawing in which- Figure l is a perspective view of a display device such as contemplated by my invention, contained within a box, the article to be displayed lying fiat within the box;
F ig. 2 is a similar view showing the article supported in an inclined display position;
Fig. 3 is a substantially central vertical sectional view; and
Fig. 4 is a development of the blank which constitutes the display member proper.
It is my object to so construct the display member shown in Fig. 4 that the articles supported thereby, such as neckties, may either lie flat within the container or may be held in an inclined display position, and to this end the blank fr in which the display member is formed comprises a preferably pasteboard body portion 10, an end flap 11 and an article supporting tongue 12. The end flap 11 is connected to the body 10 by a score line 13 and the article supporting tongue 12 is connected to the body 10` by thel two parallel score lines 14 and 15.
The free end of the flap 11 is inclined or beveled as at 16 and is provided with a cen- I tral notch 17, while the tongue tapers toward its free end s0 that the narrower portion thereof may rest in the notch 17.
In the drawing, neckties 18 have been shown as the articles on display, and these neckties are laid upon the tongue 12 with the smaller portions of the ties beneath the lower face of the tongue and a band 19 is slipped over the ties to hold them in position.
It is desirable to place the display member within a box 20 with the base 10 resting upon the bottom of the box, the section 21 between the score lines 14 and 15 abutting one end of the box and the end ilap 11 adjacent the opposite end of the box.
When it is desired to display the ties in an inclined position as shown in Fig. 2, the tongue 12 is raised, thereafter the end flap 11 is raised and the tongue permitted to descend so that its narrower end rests in the notch 17. The display member is made of fairly substantial stock so that when in display position the tongue will not bend or sag to any appreciable extent.
It the ties are to be moved out of display position, the tongue 12 is raised out of the notch 17 the iap 11 bent down upon the body 10 and then the tongue 12 permitted to tall into place, and a cover may be placed over the box and the latter is ready for shipment or distribution.
1t will be noted that my device is characterized by extreme simplicity, which naturally tends to economy of manufacture, and that the display member proper consists of but av single blank which may be formed by one die operation.
What I claim is:
A display device comprising an integral blank consisting of a plane body portion adapted to lie horizontally in operative position, a ap movably connected to one end of said body portion, said flap having a notch at its free end and extending at an obtuse angle from the body portion when in operative position, an intermediate movable section connected to the o posite end of said body portion and extent ing at right angles to said body portion when in operative position and a tapering tongue connected to said intermediate section, said tapering tongue being adapted for insertion in the notch of said flap and extending at an obtuse angle to said intermediate section when in operative position.
ln testimony whereof l have aiiixed my signature in presence of two witnesses.
Witnesses OTTO MUNK, CLARIGE FRANCK.
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