US 1333515 A
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J. W. THOMPSON.
APPLICATION FILED Anus, 1919.
1,333,515. Pathted Mar. 9,1920.
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JAMES w. rnourson, 6r wrenrm, Kansas.
To all whom/it may concern: 7
Be it known that I, JAMES W. THOMPSON,
a citizen of the United States, residing at Wichita, in the county of Sedgwick and State of Kansas, have invented new and useful Improvements in Shelf-Clamps, of which the following is a specification.
This invention relates to exhibiting devices, and has for its object the provision of a clamp adaptedzto be engaged upon the edge of a shelf or the like and which is provided with means for holding a show card, price ticket, or the like.
An important object is the provision of a device of this characterwhichis formed of two parts which are telescopically engagedwhereby', the device may be quickly and; easily adjusted for ready engagement upon shelves, tables, or the like of'difi'erent thick-- nesses, and which will remain in firmly secured position without danger of upsetting the ad ustment.
A further object is the provision of a device'of this character-whichwill be ex tremely simple and inexpensive in manufacture, highly eflicient and durable in use, neat inappearance, and a general improvement in the art.
With the above and other objects and ad vantages in view, the invention consists in 'the details of'construction to. be hereinafter more fully described and claimed, and illusvice in position upon'the, edge of a shelf,
Fig. 2 is 'a cross sectional View through a shelf showing my device in side elevation;
Fig. '3 is a similar cross sectional view through a shelf of 'greater'thicknes's and.
, showing my device applied thereto, the device also being shown insection, and
Fig; 4 is a cross sectional view on the line 4-4 of Fig. 1.-
Referring more particularly to the drawing, the letter A designates a shelf, table .edge
, or the like, upon which my device is adapted to be positloned.
In carrying out my invention I provide two members 10 and 11, both of which are formed from any suitable material, preferably sheet metal, such as brass, galvanized iron, or'thelike.
The member 10 is formed from an L- shaped? right angular piece of metal in-' 91uding a portion 12 adapted tobearupon Specification of Letters Patent. Patented Mar. 9, 1920. Applicatio'n'filed April 5, 1919, Serial No. 287,814. I I
the top of-the shelf A and a portion 13 which has its side edges bent upon them-. VI
selves in slightly spaced relation to the portion 13'to provide retainingflanges 14.
The member 11' is similar in shape to the member 10, that is it-is L-shaped or right angular and includes theportion 15 corre sponding to the portion 12 of the'member 10 and engageable beneath the bottom of the shelf A or the like. This memberll also includes a portion 16 which is of a 'size to be received within the guide formed by the inturned flanges 14 on the member 10. At the lower part of the portion 16 the member '11 is provided with ton es 17 proper distance apart to be engaged upon the shelf A, or it might be preferable that the device be first engaged upon the shelf,
which are vbent upwardly and toward the I other, as the case may be,- so that the por- -t1ons 12 and 15 will be disposed at the after which the operator, by pressing with his thumb and forefinger upon the'portions 12 and 15'may move the members 10 and'll togethersothat the portions 12 and 15 will engage and firmly gri the shelf, Owing to the fact that the portion 16 of the member 11' is telescopically engaged within the; I
guide formed by the flanges 14 on the mem- 'ber 10,.these members may be readily adjusted with the utmost ease.
' When the device is thus positioned upon 'a shelf or'table edge it will be' seen' that it -will be held firmly thereon so that the price ticket or show card B engaged within. the clips 17 'will be displayed in an efiicient manner.
- While I have shown and described the preferred embodiment of my invention, it
1s of; course to be understood that, I reserve the right to make such changes the form, construction, and arrangement jof parts as will not depart from the spirit of the invention or the scope of the subjoined claim.
Having thus described my invention, I claim:
A device ofthey character described'comprisinggapair of members each formedL- shaped and each including a flat portion adapted to bear against one fiat side of a shelf, one member further including a portion extending at right angles to said first named vportion and having its side edges extended inwardly toward each other whereby to provide guide flanges, and the other member including a right angularly extendi112 portion engaging within said flanges whereby said members will be slidably ad- 10 portion of both members being of the same 15 size and shape and parallel.
In testimony whereof I affix my signature.
JAMES W. THOMPSON.