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Publication numberUS1428730 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateSep 12, 1922
Filing dateApr 22, 1922
Priority dateApr 22, 1922
Publication numberUS 1428730 A, US 1428730A, US-A-1428730, US1428730 A, US1428730A
InventorsWeston Edward B
Original AssigneeWeston Edward B
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Display rack
US 1428730 A
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E. B. WESTON.

DISPLAY RACK.

APPLICATION FILED APR.2 2,1922.

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Patented Sept. l2,- 1922. I

EDWARD WESTON, OI DAYTON, OHIO.

DISPLAY BACK.

Application fled April 28, 1988. Serial 80. 558,070. I

To all whom it may concern:

Be it known that I, EDWARD B. Wnsron,

a citizen of the United States, and a resldent of Dayton, in the county of Montgomery and State of Ohio, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Display Racks, of which thefollowmg 1s a full, clear, and exact descrlptlon, reference being had to the accompanying drawings, forming part of th1s spe c1ficat1on.

The object of my invention 1s to provide a construction of metallic open frame racks which shall be an effective substitute for the wooden display racks which are in use by grocers, bakers and the like, for the display of cartons of cakes, biscuits and the llke, in which the shelves may be used horizontally or set at an angle to hold' the cartons wlth their open glass-covered lids tilted in forward position.

My purpose is to provide a metallic rack of a minimum number of parts which can be shipped in knock-down condition and which, when erected, shall be so braced and bolted together as to form a solid and substantial framework in which the open shelves may be fixed either in horizontal or inclined position, and in which the single racks may be readil fitted together to form so as many units as esired.

One of the special features of my invention also relates to the construction in which with a single pivot for each end the back member of the shelf may be adjusted and braced in a plurality of positions as may be desired for cartons of different sizes.

In the drawings,

Figure 1 is a perspective view of a unit rack.

Figure 2 is a similar View of one of the shelves.

Figures 3 and 4 are details showing the method of bracing the back member of the shelf in its two positions.

The side standards are formed of two parallel upright metallic bars 1, 1, arched together at the top and braced together by cross braces 2, 2. These cross braces are ofiset at the points of attachment, so that 50 the body of each brace lies in the same plane with the upright bars.

Each shelf comprises two members, a main member 4, an open, rectangular metal frame with diagonal braces 5, and a back member 6, with end arms 7, 7, which are pivoted to theslde members of the main frame at the rear corners.

In order that the back member may be held rigldly at right angles to the main frame or at an ang e to it, an offset is provided at the ends of the arms 7, 7, to bring the arms nto the same plane with the sides of the mam frame. This offset for each arm may be integral therewith, but I prefer to rivet an extension 8, 8, on the lower end of the arms and these extensions are pivoted by bolts 9, 9, to the main frame.

The rear end of the extension plates is beveled off at 10, and the bolts 9 are pivoted 1n a vertical slot 12 in the extension. To hold the back member rigidly at right angles to the main. shelf, the ends of the arms rest and find a bearing on the upper edge of the sides of the main frame with the bolt at the upper end of the slot 12.

For cartons or boxes to be placed on the mam shelf which are sometimes only half the depth of the usual box and to brin the dlsplay fronts of such boxes all in a ignment, it is necessary to tip the back forward to serve as a su port for the smaller cartons. To provi e for this adjustment and to hold the back member rigid, the bolts 9 are loosened and the back raised in the slots and tipped forwardly until the lower edges of the arms 7 rest on the sides of the main shelf at 13 (Figure 4), at the same time the beveled portion 10 comes to a firm seat against the rear bar of the main frame, then the bolts are tightened, holding the back member rigid in its tipped position.

To mount the shelves in the side standards 1, 1, in either an angled position or horizontally, bolt holes and bolts 14 are provided in the front and rear members of the side standards the proper distance above the cross brace attachment and similar bolt holes and bolts 15 are provided in each cross brace near the rear. The same bolts which pivot together the two members of the shelf are of suflicient length to be used to pivot the shelf to the cross bars. Then with the back member of the shelf at right angles to the main shelf, the back member is secured rigidly in place by a bolt 14. When it is desired to provide horizontal shelves as shown for the top shelf in Figure 1, the shelf is raised from its attachment to the cross bar and secured by the bolts 14 in horizontal position, and the back member is bolted to the. upright bythe bolt 16.

As illustrated, by removing the various bolts, the shelves and side standards can be packed in knock-down condition so asto occupy very little space.

In order to extend the rack for any length desired, the bolts for the shelves can be employed to attach shelves in either or both ends of the unit rack to make up with additional side standards additional units as desired.

Having thus described my invention, what I claim as new and desire to secure by Letters Patent, is

1. In a display rack, the combination of flat metallic bars connected together at the top and with metal cross braces bolted to the bars to form side standards, the cross braces provided with a bolt-opening near the rear end and the standards with boltopenings at front and rear, of open metallic shelves comprising a front member and a back member pivoted together with means for securing the shelf members in angular relation to each other, with bolt openings in the front shelf near the corners and bolts to secure the shelves either at an angle or horizontally in the side standards.

2. In a display rack, he combination of metallic end standards, with open metallic shelves to be secured in said standards, said shelves each comprising a main shelf and a rear section, with means for pivoting the two sections together, and means for locking the sections in angular relation.

In a display rack, the combination of metallic end standards, with open metallic shelves to ,be secured in said standards, said shelves each comprising a main shelf and a rear section, with the two sections of the same length, the rear section having offset portions and pivots therefor, with the main section, whereby the rear section is adapted to rest upon the main section for a seat.

4. In a display rack, the combination of metallic end standards, with open metallic shelves to be secured in said standards, said shelves each comprising a main shelf and a rear section, with the two sections of the same length, the rear section having offset portions, with the offsets slotted, and pivot bolts connecting the two sections together through the slots, whereby the rear section may be shifted to rest on the main section.

both at right angles and at an acute angle thereto.

5. In a display rack, the combination of metallic end standards, with open metallic shelves to be secured in I said standards, said shelves each comprising a main shelf and a rear section, with the two sections of the same length, the rear section having offset portions, with the offsets slotted, and pivot bolts connecting the two sections together through the slots, whereby the rear section may be shifted to rest on the main section both at right angles and at an acute angle thereto, with the offset portions beveled to rest against the rear portion of the mainframe when the sections are adjusted at an acute angle.

" EDWARD B. WESTON.

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Classifications
U.S. Classification108/1, 108/59
International ClassificationA47F5/01
Cooperative ClassificationA47F5/01
European ClassificationA47F5/01