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Publication numberUS1411281 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateApr 4, 1922
Filing dateJan 12, 1921
Priority dateJan 12, 1921
Publication numberUS 1411281 A, US 1411281A, US-A-1411281, US1411281 A, US1411281A
InventorsKellogg Charles B
Original AssigneeEugene U Knight
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Display stand
US 1411281 A
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C. B. vKELLOGG.

DISPLAY STAND. APPLICATION FILED JAN. 12. 192].

1,41 1,281. Patented Apr. 4, 1922 2 SHEETS-SHEET l- C. B. KELLOGG.

DISPLAY STAND.

APPLICATION FILED JAN-12.1921.

2 SHEETSSHEET 2.

Patented Apr. 4,1922.

I lmewr Ma sired, thin sheet metal.

' UNITED STATES CHARLES B. KELLOGG, or

PATENT for-Flea.

KNIGHT, or CHICAGO, 'ILLINoIs.

DISP AY strain).

Specification of: Letters Patent.

Application filed January 12, 1921,. Serial No. 436,636.

- material wasted, in proportion to the size of the device, will bereduced to a minimum; to so form a device of the character stated that the blank can be readily folded and assembled to producewitha minimum amount of labor the completed device; to so construct a device of the character stated that the holding members which hold the device in assembled position do not have tobe out p out of a portion of the sheet of material which will be visible in the completed article; and such further objects, advantages and capabilities as will later more. fully appear.

My inventlon further resides in the combination, construction and arrangement of parts illustrated in the accompanying drawings, and while I have shown therein a preferred embodiment, I desire the same to be understood as illustrative only and not as limiting my invention.

-In the drawings annexed hereto and forming a part hereof, Fig. 1 shows a plan view of the'blank after the samehas been cut from the sheet of material; Fig. 2 is a perspective view of the display stand which is formed by folding the blank shown in Fig. 1 and locking the parts in assembled relation; Fig. 3 is a vertical section substantially along the. plane indicated by the line 3 -3 Fig. 1: Fig. 4.- is a vertical section substantially along the plane indicated by the line 44 Fig. 3; and Fig. 5 is a horizontal section substantially along the plane indicated by the line 55 Fig. 3.

In constructlng my .device a blank is stamped out of a sheet of material such as cardboard, heavy'Bristol board or, if de- This stamping is done in a single operation and leaves the blank'in shape to be easily formed'into final shape by a few simple folding operations.

In most cases it will probably be desired to print upon the sheet material, either before or after the stamping operation, appropriate descriptive or advertising matter. This can easily be done either before or after the stamping operation, but before the folding operation. 1

In the form shown the body member 1 is provided along one edge with a front section 2. to which are connected side members 3. To the edge of body member 1, opposite that to which the front 2 is connected, is a back member 4, provided with lookingarms 5, having at their ends hooks 6, adapted to engage in slots 7 in the outward end'of the sides or wings 3; If desired a top 8 of any appropriate form may be leftattached to the back 4, this top being utilized for the reception of a picture, descriptive or advertising matter, 'or for any other desired urpose.

It is preferred to score the blank, during the stamping operation, along the lines 9,

10. 11, and 12 in order to make it more easy to fold the sheet material as desired. Diagonal cuts 13 and 14 are made so that depressions or'openings, as desired, may be formed in the body member 1 for the reception of the articles to be displayed. Of" course these cuts may' be made in other forms or arrangements than those shown if desired. so as to produce the shape and arrangement of depressions or apertures preferred. I

One of the important features of this inventionis the shape and arrangement of the parts 2. 3. 5, 6 and the position and direction of the folding lines 9 10 and 11. It was considered desirable that the holding members 5 and 6 should not be cutout of the body member 1, and yet that when the device was assembled it should form a closed figure,

that is, that there should be"no noticeable apertures between the sides 3, the body 1 and arms ,5. It was therefore necessary to cut the inner edges of the arms -.5 with a. sufficient inclination'to throw the inner ends or looking members 6 evenvwith or outside of the ends of the body member 1. This necessitated shaping the sides 3 and front 2 and locating the fold lines 9 and 10 so that when the device was folded and the hooks 6 inserted in the apertures 7 there would be produced a neat closed figure having its CHICAGO, rumors, 'Assr enon or ONE-HALF 'ro Enema 1:.

Patented Apr. 4, 1922.

; parts securely locked together. It will be seen that with the form developed there is a minimum amount of waste material and very little labor is required in the assembling of the device. To secure the device in assembled position, it is only necessary to insort the holding members 6 in the slots 7,

' which is a very simple operation.

the spirit of my invention as set forth in It is of course understood that the specific description of structure set forth above may be departed from without departing from "members so that the stand is held in assembledrelation, the back member being" mainly above the other members when in normal operative position, and the body member being located) substantially flush with the upper extremities ofthe fro nt and side members.

2. A display stand of-unitary construction comprising a forwardly sloping bodymemher, a downwardly inclined front member connected to the forward edge of the body member, an upwardly extending back member connected to the rearward edge of the scribed, a'bo'dy ward edge body member, and sloping sides, connected I at their forward endsto the ends of the front member and inclined downwardly and lat- -erally fromthe end of the body member,

said side members havin adjacent their rearward'ends aperturw or the reception of lockln -fingers, thelateral ends of the back mem r having downwardly extending arms provided ad acent their ends with fingers adapted to enter the apertures in the side members to hold the parts in assembled relation. a

3. In a StlllCtllIG'Df the character demember having an aperture for the reception of articles to be displayed, a forwardly and downwardly inclined front member integrally connected with the forv of the body member, an upwardly extending back member integrally connected with the rearward edge of the body member, rearwardly extending laterally inclined sidesoonnected at, their forwardends to the laterally inclined ends ,of' the front member, said sides being providedadaoent thein rearward'extremities with per orations for the reception of locking members, locking arms at'the ends of the back member, said locking arms having their inner edges in -.clined downwardly and-laterally to 'eorre spond with theinclination of the side members, and said anus being provided:

7. An integral blank fora members.

4-. A unitary blank for the formation of a. display stand, said blank being formed from sheet materialand comprising a body member having extending rearwardly therefrom a member adapted to form an upwardly extending back for the, completed stand, a member extending forwardly from the body adapted to form a front for the completed stand, laterally and rearwardly ,directed wings connected with the ends of the said .frontmember, there being provided along the lines of junction of the -front member and wings fold lines, forwardly and laterally directed, said back member provided at its ends with forwardly direct e arms, back and body members, and'said arms arms having their inner edges forwardly and laterally directed from the junction points of thehaving locking fingers'adapted to 'co-operate with the aforesaid. wings. l

5. In a unitary blank for the formation of a display stand, back, body, front and side members, connected along indicated fold lines, the fold lines between the back and bodymembers and between the body and front members being substantially parallel, the fold lines between the forward ends of I the side members and the lateral ends of the front member inclining forwardly and lat.- erally so that when the'side members are folded. with respect to. the" front member they will incline laterally and downwardly from the body member, the side members being provided withperforations and the back with fingers to 'co-op'erate with the said perforations to hold the stand in assembled relation when assembled.

' 6. In a unitary blank for the formation of a display stand, back, body, front and side members, connected along indicated fold lines, the fold lines between the back and body members andbetween the body and front members being subdiantially parallel, the fold lines between'the forward endsof the side members and the lateral ends of the front members inclining forwardly and laterally so that when the side members are folded withrespect to the front member they will incline laterally and downwardly from the body member, said backmember having at [its lateral ends integrally formed, forwardly extending-;a.nns whose inner edges inclinelforwardly and laterally and are provided adjacent their forward ends w th inwardly extending fingers.

display stand, comprising body and back members, the

back member having at its lateral ends forwardly extending arms provided with inwardly extending fingers'cut from the mate rial without cuttinginto the body member, and side members perforated for the reception of the fingers when the blank is made wardly and laterally from the ends of the 10 into a stand. Y junction line between the back and body 8. An. integral blank for a display stand, members, in combinationwith side members comprising body and back members, the perforated for the reception of the fingers back member having at its lateral endsforwhen the blank is made into a stand.

' Wardly extending arms providedwith in- In Witness whereqf, I hereunto subscribe 15 wa'rdly extending fingerscut from the matemy name to this specification. rial without cutting into the body member, 1 the inner edges of the arms extending f0r- CHARLES B. KELLOGG.

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Classifications
U.S. Classification248/450
International ClassificationA47F5/10, A47F5/11
Cooperative ClassificationA47F5/112
European ClassificationA47F5/11B