US 1406464 A
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E. C. LAWRENCE.
APPLICATION FILED FEB. 10, 1921.
1,406,464. Patented Feb. 14, 1922.
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NT orrieny EDWARD C. LAXVRENCE, OF KANSAS CITY, MISSOURI.
Application filed February 10,.1921. Serial NOQ LMQOO'F.
Kansas City, in the county of Jackson and State of Missouri, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Display Stands; and I do declare the tollowing to be a full, clear, and exact description of the invention, such as will enable others skilled in the art to which it appertains to make and use the same, reference being had to the accompanying drawings, and to the letters and figures oi: reference marl-ted thereon, which form a part of thisspecification, v
This invention relates to an article display stand and the primary object is to provide an adjustable stand particularly tor use in supporting display cards or signs.
Heretofore it has generally been the practies to provide a different size frame for each different size display card, thus requiring an unnecessarily large stock of display stands to be maintained on hand at :11: times.
With my invention 1 can provide a standard type and size of display stand which will be adjustable to suit varyingconditions. For example, a display card oi relatively small area may he elliciently and artistically supported by the stand and when it is desired to enlarge the advertising space by providing a larger card, the display stand can be adjusted to meet this requirement.
Various general zn'rangcments may be provided while still contori'ning to the generic principles involved and I, therefore, reserve the right to make such changes in form, proportion und minor details or construction as come within the scope of claim.
In the drawings,
Fig. l is a perspective view of a stand constructed in accordance with my invention, the display card being shown in dotted lines.
Fig. View through the stand, the base, and a display card in place, the adjustable bar or rod for the standard being shown in elevation.
Fig. 3 is a perspective view of a modified form of stand, and
Fig. 4 is a further modified form of an upper jaw and a light reflector.
Referring now to the drawlngs by numersis of reference:
1 designates a base on which is a hollow standard 2. The standard 2 may be tasthe appended 2 is a vertical, longitudinal, sectional tened tothe base by fastening devices shown as screws 8. There is a rigid jaw i extend ing laterally from the standard 2 having a horizontal card-edge-rc'ceiving groove 5 into which the bottom of the card 6 maybe received. The jaw l ficient area to provide an extended 7, which may be utilized as a stand display oi? goodsi't desired. I
Slidable within the hollow standard 2 is a rod or bar 8, polygonal in cross section, received within the polygonal opening 9 so that the bar will be guided in the opening 9 but be prevented from turning. I
At the upper end of the bar or red 8 is a movable jaw 10, rigid with the bar, 8 but movable with respect to the jaw a. The forward lower face of: the jaw 10 is provided with a lateral groove 11, co-operating with the groove 5 to support the card 6, as shown in Fig. 2. The head it) may be fastened to the bar by fastening devices such as nails 12.
When the device shown in Fig. 2 is in the position shown in Fig. the smaller size card will be supported, the jaw 10 at that time resting upon or substantially resting upon the upper edge of the standard 2. If it is desired to enlarge the advertising space by utilizing a larger card, the rod 8 will be raised. For example, by engaging the head 13 so that the aw 10 may be moved away from the jaw i a suflicicnt distance to accommodate the larger card; then the jaw 10 will be lowered until the upper edge of the card is received within the groove 11 so that the card will be held in the position shown in Fig. 2. The upper edge of the card then serves as a rest or support tor the jaw K0, insuring that the two aws i and 10 will securely hold the card.
Therefore, it will be seen that the jaws 4 and 10 are movable towardand away one from the other so that they may have relasurface for the tive adjustments to accommodate cards of any size between two extremes. Therefore. a single standard type ot'display stand will accommodate a number of sizes of; cards.-
In Fig. 3 I have shown. a slightly modified form in which the standard ii is supported upon a base 15. The hollow standard 1 L receives a vertical adjust-able bar or red 16 provided with a groove, 17, into which projects one end of a pin 18, passing through the standard 14 so that the bar or rod 16 may have vertical movementbut be held against rotative movement. On the ispreterably of sufstandard 14 is a rigid jaw 19, cor to the jaw 4 on the standard 2. The rod or bar 16 carries a movable jaw 20 correspond ing to the jaw 10.
The jaws l9 and 20 are provided with cardsedge-receivinggrooves 21 and 22v and since the aw 20 is vertically adjustable with respect to the jaw 19, it is obvious that the displaystand shown in Fig. 3 is also capable of receiving cards of. different size.
In Fig. 41 have shown a further modified form in which the jaw 20 is provided wit-h a forward extension in the form of a concave or trough-like portion 22, preferably provided with a reflector surface 23 and within which is a light-emitting medium 24 adapted to cast its rays down upon the front surface of the card. 7
The light source 24 is shown as a lamp of special construction, the filaments of which 7 are elongated within an elongated globe and the filaments of which. are preferably energized through a conductor 25, which passes through the hollow rod 26,1 fastened to the jaw 20.
responding j If it is desired to utilize the stand as a display device, the card may be omitted and the articles may be placed upon the surface 7 in'Fig. 1 or on the surface 27 in Fig. It will be obvious, however, that the device is particularly applicable. for use as a card display stand and that the jaws have relative movement with respect to one another so that various size cards may bereadily accommodated.
WV hat I claim and ters-Patent is: j
A display stand comprising a standard, ajaw rigid on the standarcha second jaw adjustably supported by the standardand having movement toward and away from the'first jaw off-set grooves in said jaws to receive a card whereby the card will be held at an angle with respect to the standard, and a light-reflecting hood having a light desire to secure by Letsource for directing the rays of light in the direction of the card held between the'jaws. In testimony whereof'I aflix my signature.
EDWARD C. LAlVRENCE.