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Publication numberUS1301797 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateApr 22, 1919
Filing dateJan 21, 1919
Priority dateJan 21, 1919
Publication numberUS 1301797 A, US 1301797A, US-A-1301797, US1301797 A, US1301797A
InventorsOscar G Ziegler
Original AssigneeHoen & Company A
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Knockdown display-rack.
US 1301797 A
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Patented Apr. 22,1919.

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Patented Apr. 22, rare.

Application filed January 21, 1919. Serial No 272,259.

Z '0 all whom it may concern Be it known that T, OscAn G. ZTEGLER, residing at Halethorpe, in the county of Baltimore, and State of Maryland, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Knockdown Display-Racks, of which the following is a specification.

This invention relates to improvements in knock-down display racks.

The objects of the invention are to pro vide an improved construction of display rack that may be readily assembled or taken apart; that may be constructed of heavy card-board but when set up be of suiiicient rigidity to hold an article of considerable weight,such as an automobile tire; which will display the article in an upright position, and provide ample surface for the display of advertising matter and which when taken apart may be packed in a fiat condition and shipped if desired, in a crate with a single tire.

The invention is illustrated in the accompanying drawing, in which,

Figure 1, shows the improved device in perspective.

' Fig. 2, illustrates the same in side view.

Fig. 3, shows the assembled rack in top plan, and

Fig. 4 illustrates, in perspective, the separated parts of the rack in relative positions one with respect to another for assembly to show how the several slotted edges of the parts interlock one with the other.

Referring to the drawing, the numerals 5 and 6 designate two main supports each having a rear upright portion 7, and a forwardly-extending base portion 8, at its lower and. The upright portion of each main support has a front edge 9, and the forwardly-extending base of each of said main supports is provided in its upper edge with a slot 10, immediately in front of said front edge, whereby saidfront edge 9, and the slot 10, both project down below the uppermost edge 11, of said extending base portion, as clearly seen in Fig. 4, of the drawing.

At the rear, each main support is provided with a slot.12, which extends forwardly from the rear edge 13 and toward the front edge 9, .and by preterence, these slots 12, are inclined downwardly so that their forward ends are lower than their rear ends, for a purpose which will presently be explained.

1 The forwardly-extending base portion of each mam support also has a slot 14, extending upwardly from the bottom or base edge 15 which latter slot is referably parallel with the slot 10, and a so with the front edge 9, of the upright portion.

The two mainsupports are to be sustained 1n an upright position on the base edges 15, but spaced with respect to each other, and the means for effecting this spacing will now besexplained.

A. front bar 16, has two spaced apart notches 17, extending downwardly from its upper edge 18, and the unnotched space 20, between the lower ends of these notches and the bottom edge 21 of the bar is equal in depth to the depth of the slots 14-, in the base portion of the main supports, so that theznotches 17, and the slots 14, may be brought into register until the inner ends of the two abut. whereupon the bottom edge 21, of the front bar 16, and the bottom or base edge 15, of the main supports will become flush, as shown in Fig. 2, of the drawing. The engagement, therefore of the downwardly-extending notches of the front plate 16, with the upwardly-extending slots 14, of the main supports not only looks the supports to the bar but also edects a spaced-apart front locking of the two supports with respect to each other so that neither longitudinal nor lateral movement can take place between the locked-together parts.

At the rear the two main supports are held in a spaced-apart locked condition by a rear spacer bar 22, which latter also has spaced apart notches 23, which extend rear-' wardly from its forward edge 24. These notches 23 are of such depth that when they are brought into register and straddled with the slots 12, in the upright portions 7 of the main supports, the rear edge 25, of the rear spacer, bar will be tlush with the rear edge 13, of the main supports, and the front edge 24, of said rear spacer bar Wlll be flushwith the front edge 9, of said main supports. When this spacer bar 22, is eI 1-, gaged with the two s aced main supports it will have an incline posltlon' with respect to the latter as shown 1n lF'i 2, and danger of accidental rearward disp acement of said rear bar is avoided.


A partition plate 26, is provided between bottom edge. This partition plate has potil sition directly in front of the edges 9, of the uprights" 5 and 6, and the notches in the lower or bottom edge straddle the slots 10, in the projecting portions 8, of the two main supports and thereby provide an intermediate cross-wise locking of the two main supports in addition to retaining the partition in place. T he rear side of the partition plate seatsagainst the edges 9, at the front of the uprights of the main supports, and is therefore braced so as to withstand pressure that may be applied to its front side.

lln outline the partition plate may vary,

but in the present instance I have made its upper portion of a circular outline because if have designed the form shown particu-- larly as a rack for sustaining and displaying automobile tires. For this same reason ll provide the upper edge of each extended base portion 8, with a concavity 29, which latter is located between the front spacer plate 16, and the partition, plate 26, so that 4 being straddled whereby to hold the sup ports in spaced relation; detachable means the circumferential surface of a circular tire may seat in the two spaced-apart concavities while the upper portion of the tire may incline slightly and rest against the partition plate", as shown by broken 1 lines in Fig. 2, ofthe drawing.

From the foregoing explanations it will be seen that the rack'is formed from-a series of flat plates, thick card-board bein the preferred material, which are notche and slotted so as to fit one into another whereby to lock the several plates together and that the same may be readily assembled or taken apart. It will also be seen that when the plates. are separated they may readily be laid one upon another and placed in a crate with a single sample tire and shipped to a place where the tire is to be displayed.

- In practice, the central circular portion of the partition plate 26, adords ample space for advertising matter as does also the front flat face of the front plate 16. What ll claim is,- v 1. ln a displayrack the combinationwith two separate upright supports, of a detachable front bar connecting said supports at the lower front portion of the latter and I holdin the same spaced apart; a separate rear p ate detachably connectingthe upper amar/e7 portion of said supports at the rear and a detachable upright partition plate sustained by the supports between the lower front bar and the upper rear plate.

2. In a display rack the combination with twoseparable upright supports each having a forward extension at its lower front side,

of a detachable spacer bar extending between and connecting the forward exten-- sions of said supports to lock the same spaced relation; able rear plate in a plane above the forward extensions and extending between and detachably connecting the separable upright supports, and a plate secured to the said forward extensions" and extending upwardly in front of the detachable rear plate.

3. lln a display rack the combination with two upright supports each having a forward extension atits lower end and each exten sion having a slot extending downwardly from its upper ,edge and also having a slot extending upwardly from its bottom edge and in front of the downwardly-extending slot, of a spacer bar having spaced-apart slots which open at the upper edge said spacer-bar slots and the upwardly-extending front slots in the forward extension down from saidyupper edge and at the rear of the edge-concavity,'of an upright plate having bottom-edge notches which register withand straddle the notches in said forward extensions of the two upright supports and said plate extending upwardly from the said extensions and in front of the upright supports; a detachable spacer bar connecting the tworforward extensions in front of the edge 'concavities and a detachable rear spacer plate-connecting the two supports at the rear of the upright plate and in a plane above the said extensions.

lln testimony whereof I afix my signature.

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U.S. Classification211/24, 248/174
Cooperative ClassificationA47F7/04