US 1333102 A
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Y 'AI DIETS'CHE.- ARTICLE DISPLAY RETAhlNEH.
APPUCATION HLVED JULY 2,1917.
1,333,102. Patented Mar.' 9, 1920 dphie mwar: che.
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' ADOLPH DIETSCHE, OF FOREST HILLS, NEW YORK, ASSIGNOR TO AMERICAN LITHO- GRAPHIC COMPANY, OF NEW YORK, N. Y.-, .A CORPORATION OF NEW YORK.
To all whom it may concern.'
Be it known that I, ADoLPH DIETsoHE, a citizen of the. United States, and a resident of Forest Hills, in the county of Queens and State of New York, have invented certain new and useful improvements in Article- Display Retainers, of which the following is a specification.
This invention relates to article display retainers, such for instance as are'employed for surrounding at its base and preserving in predetermined A conformation a pile of small articles, such asoranges or theylike,
may be thus assembled together in circular form.
in the accompanying drawing-` Figure iis aperspective view illustrating my improved device as comprised of several strips assembled together ready for use. Fig. 2 is a front elevation of an indi- 'vidual strip. Figs. 3 to 8 inclusive. are aseries of pairs of fraentary` front elevations and plan views respectively, illustrat im? several steps in assembling the interleciking means. Figs. 9, -10 and 11 are'three fragmentary front elevations illustrating alternate constructions respectively of one 'portion of the interlocking means. Fig. 1 1s to one scale, and Figs. 2 to 11 inclusive are to another and larger scale.
In a device of the character specified it is .highly desirable that it be adjustable as to diameter of band formed when assembled and thus readilyv adaptable to a variety of conditions in use. Thisis greatly facilitated by having the individua strip of comparatively short length. Also the short length strip tends to economy in cost of manufature, as frequently the material for Specification of Letters Patent.
said short length strip may be obtained from waste cuttings incident manufacture.
Directing attention now to the drawing, stri 2 therein is shown provided at one end witi a lengthwise extending neck 3 havin a head a provided with opposite, latera, outwardly extending ears 5, 6. Near the other end of said strip 2, a transverse opening 7 is provided for the reception .therethrough of said head 4. Opposite portions Patented Mar. 9., 1920. Application mea my 2, 1917. serial No. 178,058.
to other lines of i 8, 9 of longitudinal edge 10 of opening l7 are adapted for interlocking engagement with ears 5, 6 respectively, of said head 4.
Said opposite portions 8 and 9 converge toward the adjacent end 11 of strip 2 and thus have an angular relation respectively to ears v 5 and 6, which causes ready and edective interlockingl of the parts when in operative positions. The other longitudinal edge, `12, of opening 7 is of tongue-like formation, the action of which will be described later herein. Said head d has a maximum width' from ear to ear slightly less than the length v transversely of the strip of opening .7.
l preferably form transverse opening 7' .as illustratedin' Figs. 1 to 8 inclusive,
modications of said opening, as shown in Figs. 9, 10 and 11 are sometimes found desirable. In Figs. 9 and 11 the longitudinal edge 12 of opening 7 is of straight conformation so that the tongue effect of the other figures is'absent. I i
v The operation of assembling my improved device is as follows: When the device is comprised of one long strip, said strip is first bent into a band of approximately circular form, when end 11 is sprun inwardly and head a passed thereover, un er. tongue 12 and entered into opening 7 as shown in Figs. 3 and 4. Head 4; now continuing 1nthe same direction until, having passed entirely through saidopening 7, ears 5 and 6- snap into the positions of Figs. aand 6, due to the pressure lof tongue 12 against that portion of the strip lying adjacent saidhead, and well within the inner surfaces of said opposite portions 8 and 9 respectively.
Theband then being distended and head 4 moved inthe Aopposite direction, ears\5 and 6 thereof pass into interlocking engagement Y with said opposite ,portions 8 and 9 respecneeegyea tively and said head comes Ato rest, through the intersections of neck 3 and ears 5 and 6 respectively, seating against edge l0 of 4 opening 7, as shown in Figs. 7 and 8. This action of head 4 seating against edge 10 of opening 7 also draws .the overlapping portions o the strip into alinement.`
When the device is comprised of several comparatively short strips the assembling is the same with the exception that head l of one strip is passed over end l1 of another strip and entered into transverse opening 7 lil thereof, one strip with another, until the circular hand is completed.
ln assembling where the modications oi Figs. 9 and 11 are used, the tongue-like formation of longitudinal edge 12 of transverse ;o ening 7 heingahsent, 1t is necessary for t e operator to place ears 5 and 6 in interlocking positions entirely lay hand.
strip ont material, a head formed at one end' of said strip and having outwardly directed ears, the other end of said strip having a curved transverse opening therein of greater length than said ears whereby said head is directly insertible within said opening with the ears engagin one side wall or" the curved opening or retention and being spaced from the ends of the slot.
Signed at New York, borough of Manhattan,'n the county of New York and State of New York, this 29th day of June, i917, before two subscribing witnesses.
`Fnosrinr S. VIRDEN,
Winsen M. Sirone.