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Publication numberUS1434155 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateOct 31, 1922
Filing dateJul 12, 1921
Priority dateJul 12, 1921
Publication numberUS 1434155 A, US 1434155A, US-A-1434155, US1434155 A, US1434155A
InventorsScherotto John
Original AssigneeAmerican Lithographic Co
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Display device
US 1434155 A
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J. SCHEROTTO DISPLAY DEVICE APPLICATION Fl LED JULY 12,1921.

Patented Oct. 311, 1922.

'7u's Atria 72%- CAD Patented @et. 31, 1922.

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JOHN SCHEBOTTO, OF WEST HOBOKEN, NEW JERSEY, ASSIG'NOB TO AMERICAN LITHO- v GRAPHIC COMPANY, 015 NEW YORK, N. Y., CORPGRATION G2? NEW YGRK.

DISIPLAY DEVICE.

Application filed July 12,

T 0 all whom it may concern: 7

Be it known that I, J Ol-IN Scrmno'rro, a citizen of the United States, and a resident of West Hoboken, in the county offl-ludson and State of New Jersey, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Display Devices, of which the following is a specification.

This invention relates to display devices and particularly to that class thereof which is adapted to engage and be supported by a merchandise container. The object of my improvements is to provide a device of simple construction and one having eilioient and reliable means for self-supporting engagement with the container, to which it is applied.

ll ith these ends in view my improvements comprise features illustrated in their preferred embodiment in the drawing accompanying this specification, wherein Figure 1 is a perspective elevation of my improved device erected in position. Fig. 2 is a fragmentary detail sectional elevation showing a modification of my improvements. Both figures are to the same scale.

My improved device is particularly applicable to that class of. containers, usually made of sheet material, which is provided about its top with an opening within which is inserted a cover having an upstanding flange in engagement with the edge of said opening. One example of such class is the commonly known paint can such as illus trated in Fig. 1 of the drawing. My improved device is equally applicable to the common type of glass milk bottle, see Fig. 2,- and to numerous other containers of various cross sectional contours, whether circular, oval or polygonal, so long as each is provided with an upstanding flange, as 2, Fig. 2, surrounding a cover supporting ledge 3, within and below the top of said flange. Also the efficient operation of my improved device and its applicability to the particular container on which it is mounted are quite independent of the presence or absence of a cover on such container.

Directing attention now to Fig. 1 of the drawing, my improved device comprises two leaf portions at, 5, joined along two similar edges at 6. For simplicity of construction said two members are preferably made from one piece of cardboard or the like folded along said line 6. Said members a, 5 are 1921. Serial No. 484,091.

preferably similar in profile and the display portions as 7 of one or both may be of decorative outline. Those edges of said members 4c, 5 opposite their line of articulation 6 are of peculiar contour and are adapted for engagement with the container on which the display device is mounted. Directing attention now particularly to member l, member 5 being preferably a substantial duplicate thereof, said member 4 is provided with two downreaching opposite ears 9, 1O spaced apart a distance slightly less than the major transverse dimension of the container to which the device is to be applied. Also the inside edges 11., 12, respectively, ofsaid ears are usually parallel but said edges may obviously vary from such relation, to con form to various body shapes of containers. Lying between said ears and a substantial distance above their lower edges 18, 14, respectively, is flange engaging wing 8 preferably having profile conforming to the inside wall 15, Fig. 2, of the container flange.

' Said wing 8 is articulated at 16 to member l preferably normal to ears 9, 10 and when erected in position is bent outwardly from member a at approximately right angles so as to lie within the flange of cover 17, Fig. l, or within the flange 2, Fig. 2.

On each side, between wing 8 and ears 9, 10, member' l is provided with poo rats 18, 19, respectively, adapted to span the container flange. lVhile in Fig. 1 said pockets are illustrated as of rectangular profile it will be obvious that other profiles, to conform to other characters of flange profile, such as the curved profile of Fig. 2, may be employed when desired. While members 4, 5 may be identical in profile, including the wings, as 8, it will be understood that as far as the outward folding of said wings is concerned, said members are opposites. the wing of member at being folded forwardly and the wing of member 5 being folded backwardly.

The operation of-my improved device will be obvious from the drawing and description. Sufiice it to state that the device is pushed downwardly over the container top, with the ears 9, 10 of member 4 forward of the transverse axis of the container top and wing 8 is seated forwardly as shown; at the same time the ears of member 5 are pushed downwardly over the container top rearwardly of said transverse axis and its wing is seated rearwardly within the container flange. This brings members 4, 5 into diverging relation at their lower ends while maintaining their articulated relation at their upper ends at 6. There is thus provided a rigid andsubstantial display structure.

I claim:

1. A display device adapted for erection on the top of an upstanding container including in combination two members of sheet material articulated along their upper edges, and two opposite ears downwardly reaching from each of said members spaced apart adistance slightly less than the major transverse dimension of the container.

2.,A display device adapted for erection on the top of a container having an upstanding flange including in combination two, members of sheet material articulated along their upper edges, two opposite ears downwardly reaching from eachwot' said members, and a wing articulated to each of said membersbetween saidears tor peripherally engaging the inside of the container flange.

3. A display device adapted for erection on the top of a container having an upstanding flange including in combination two members ofsheet materialarticulated along their upper edges, two opposite ears downwardly reaching from each of said members,

theadista-nce between said ears being less than the major transverse dimension of the container on which said device is adaptcdto ing in combination two: members of sheet material articulated along their upper edges, two oppositeears downwardly reaching from each of said members, a wingarticulated' to. each of said members between said ears,iand a pocket bet-ween each end of said wing and its adjacent ear, said pockets being adaptedto span the flange ota container to which the device. is applied.

6. A display device adapted for erection on the top or" a container having an upstanding nge including in combination twov than the major transverse dimension of the container on which said device is adapted to be erected, and a-wing articulated to each of said members between sa d ears andv norvmal thereto. for peripherally engaging the inside of i the container flange.

7 A display devioe'for containersincluding in combination two similar members of sheet, material articulated along their upper edges, two opposite ears downwardly reaching from each of said members, the distance between said ears being. lessthan the} major transverse dimension of the container ,on which said device is adapted to be erected, a wing articulatedeto each of said members between said ears and normal" thereto, said wing being adapted to engage the inside of the flange ota container to which the device is applied,.anda pocket between eachend of said wing and its adjacent ear, said pockets being adapted to span a containerflange.

8. A display device forcontainers includ ing in combination two members of sheet material articulated along their upper edges, two opposite ears downwardly reaching from each ofsaid members, the distance between said ears being less than the major transverse dimension of the container on whioh'said device is adapted to be erected, av wing articulated to each of said members between said earsand normal thereto, and

a pocket between each end of said wingand its adjacent ear, said pockets being adapted to span the flange o fa-container to which the device is applied 9. A display deviceadapted for erection ontlietop of a container having an upstanding flange includingv in combination-two members of sheet material. articulated along their upper edges, and a wing articulated to the lower edge of each of said members for peripherally engaging. .the inside of the container flange,

I In witness whereof, I hereby naturethis? day of July, l921 V JOHN SCHEROTTQ.

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US2914874 *Feb 8, 1957Dec 1, 1959Eye Beam Displays IncAdvertising displays
US3196567 *Jun 15, 1961Jul 27, 1965Boehmer Edward ADisplay device
US5373962 *Jun 29, 1994Dec 20, 1994Lee; Donald M.Drum top drier
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US7269917 *Oct 29, 2003Sep 18, 2007Martha A DempseyDisplay insert
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Classifications
U.S. Classification40/666, 40/306
International ClassificationG09F1/06
Cooperative ClassificationG09F1/06
European ClassificationG09F1/06