US 1391090 A
Description (OCR text may contain errors)
W. M. ANDERSON.
PRICE CARD HOLDER.
APPLICATION FILED AUG-28,1920.
PatentedSept. 20, 1921.,
UNITED STAT- 5 PATENT OFFICE.
WILLIAM'M. ANDER-so v, orivrrnnniiroms, MINNESOTA, ASSIGNOR T0 IDEAIi PROD- UGTS COMPANY, or MINNEAPOLIS, MINNESOTA, A LIMITED PARTNERSHIP.
' PRICE-CARD HOLDER.
To all whom it may concern: 7 I
Be it'k'nownthat I, WILLIAM MLANDER- SON," a citizen ofthe United States, residing at 'Minneapolis,-in the county'of Hennepin and State ofMinnesota, have invented certain new and usefulImprovements in- Price- Card Holders; and I do herebydeclare the following to be a full, clear, and exact de scription of the invention,"such as will enable others "skilled in the art' to-which it appertains to make and use the same. T
My invention-has for its object to provide avery low cost, highly efficient marker card holder, meaning thereby, a holder for price cards, name plates, and the like; and to the above ends, generally stated, the invention consists of the novel devices and combinaor characters thereon.
tions of devices hereinafter described and defined in the claims.
The holder is stamped integral from a sin gle piece of thin sheet metal, preferably sheet brass. As an additional feature'of novelty, the marker plate is preferably made of sheet metal and formed withpocketsto receive detachable I and interchangeable character pieces, certain of which, at least, have figures In the accompanying drawings which illustrate my invention, like characters indicate like parts throughout the several views.
Referring to said drawings; Figure 1 is a front elevation of the holder and marker or price card held therein,
Fig. 2 is a perspective looking at the rear of the holder, the arms thereof being folded;
Fig. 3 is a rear elevation of the holder;
Fig. 4 is a perspective of the marker plate with the character pieces removed;
Fig. 5 is a horizontal section taken on the line 55 of Fig. 3;
Fig. 6 is a section on the line 6-6 of Fig. 3;.
Fig. 7 is a fragmentary section on the line 7-7 of Fig. 5;
Fig. 8 is a perspective looking at the rear of the holder and showing its arms opened Fig. 9 is a perspective looking at the rear of the holder and showing one arm thereof opened out; 7
Fig. 10 shows the holder opened as shown in Fig. 8 and applied to a shelf, the latter being in section;
Fig. 11 is a section on the line 1111 of Fig. 4;
Patented se afeo, 1921.
Fig. 12 is a perspective of-a small headed punctuation pin;
1 Fig. 13 isa perspective of one of the character pieces; and
Fig. 11 is a' section on the line 14-14 of Fig.13.
, The holder comprises a rectangular 'marginal frame 15 that is stamped with a cha'ng nel or bead, the outer edge of which projects backward farther than its inner edge. Stamped integral with this frame and left attached to one longitudinal inner edge there of, is a back plate or main wing 16 and also end clamping arms 17. These-arms '17, at'thei-r attached ends, are slightly'oifset and they have longitudinal stiffening ribs--17" that extend around these offset portions and stiffening the same so that when said arms are turned outward, they will be outwardly shifted approximately to the outer flange of the frame channel to which they are attached."
them to embrace, for example, a gths inch shelf when there is but 5% of an inch transversely between their attached portions.
The arm 18 has a laterally pressed sharp pointed barb 19 which adapts the holder to be attached, for example, to a bolt of cloth. The marker card, already referred to, is preferably a thin flat metal plate 20 provided with depressed perforated pockets 21 to receive and frictionally hold individual disk-like, so-called character pieces 22, some of which are markedwith figures or other characters, which, when assembled, will indicate price, or the like. These character pieces are interchangeably applicable in the pockets 21.
Thenumeral23, (see Figs. 1 to 12), in-
holder can be shipped form.
will be firmly held against the inner flange of said I frame, and the outer flange of said frame and said back plate will securely hold said marker plate in position.
When only the one arm 18 is bent outward, the holder is-then adapted to be set substantially upright on a table-orother flat support. This holder may be made entirely by dies and, in one operation,-hence,- is of small cost. It can, of course, be used to hold ordinary paper or cardboard price cards, or the like.
The barb 19 can beinserted into a bolt of cloth, into a piece of meator other article, either while the arm 18 is bent outward, as shown in Fig. 9, or when all of the arms are bent inward, as shown in Fig. 1, the and packed in fiat What I claim is r 1. A marker card holder comprising a marginal frame, a back plate attached thereto at one edge and having, an arm attached to itsfree edge, and a pair of'arms attached to said frame adjacent to the ends of the attached edge of said back plate, said arms bein adapted to be opened up to embrace a shel 2. A .marker card holder comprising a marginal frame,a back plate attached thereto at one edge and having anarm attached to its free edge, a pair of arms attached to said frame adjacentto the ends of the attached edge of said back "late, said arms being laterally offset at their attached ends and having ribs that extend to said offsets and cause the same when bent outward into parallel relation, to be separated farther than the lateral distance between theirattached end portions.
3. A marker card holder stamped from a single piece ofsheet'metal and comprising a marginal beaded rectangular frame, the outer flange of which projects laterally rearward of the inner flange of said frame, a
back plate integrally attached at one edge to one longitudinal inner flange of said frame, an arm stamped from, but integrally attached to the free edge portion .ofsaid back plate, and a pair of arm'sintegra'lly attached to the inner-flange of said frame immediately adjacent to the attached edge-of said back plate, said arms being adapted to V be opened up to embrace a shelf.
4. A marker card-holder stamped from a single piece of sheet metal and comprising a mar inal beaded rectangular frame, the
outer ange of which projects laterally rear-7 Ward of the inner flangev of said frame, a
back plate integrally attached at one-edge to one longitudinal inner flange of said frame, an arm stamped from, but integrally attached to the free edge portion ofsaid back plate, and a pair of arms integrally attached to the inner flange of said frame.
offset portions and cause said arms, whenf turned outward into parallel relation, to :be laterally spaced farther than the distance between the attached .end portions.
In testimony whereof I affix my signature. I
WILLIAM M ANDERSON.