US 1466335 A
Description (OCR text may contain errors)
Aug. 2s, 1,923. 1,466,335
Yp'xi VvmmsoN SHELF STAGKING TRAY Filed July 5,- 1922 4 nv VEN TOP.
Patented Aug. 28, M923..
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`SZAL`.E.'X.- GLEASON, 0F SAN FRANCESCO, CALIFORNIA.
Application filed July 5,
'which insures systematic arrangement and order of the goods, prevent-s mixing or misplacing of the same, permits stacking of the p goods and conservation of space and insuring regularity and uniformity in piling; to provide a tray which may be constructedof sheet metal throughout and which is provided with a label holder adapted to display the name of the merchandise, quality, price or any similar data desired, and further to provide means for preventing displacement of the merchandise when in position on the tray. Other objects will hereinafter appear. VOne form which my invention may assume is exemplified in the following de-v scription and-illustrated in the accompanyinfr drawings, in whichtling. l is a perspective view of the tray showing it in position on' a shelf..
Fig, 2 is a side elevation of the same.
Referring to the drawings in detail, and particularlyto Fig. l, A indicates the bottom portion of the tray, and 2 the main 5 y The tray lis preferably constructed of sheet metal which is placed in'a blanking die and then bentV so that the side and bottom sections 2 and A, respectively, will be disposed at right angles to each other. The merchandise to be supported and displayed is placed on the tray, as indicated by dotted lines at B, and the tray is particularly designed to receive such merchandise as spice containing cans and the like. One, two or more rows of cans may be stacked on top of each other, as indicated, and the vertical height of the side section 2 is deter-V mined entirely by the number of rows to be stacked, in this instance the side section is designed to receive two rows, one placed on top of the other. For the purpose of retaining the merchandise in position when on the tray, an end section 3 has been provided,
1922. Serial No. 572,879.
an auxiliary side section 1i, an auxiliary front section 5 and a combined handle and label section 6. y, All of these parts are formed integral. For instance thef'end sec.- tion 3 is Vformed as an integral partof the side section 2 and is bent atrightangles thereto, the end section preventing endwise movement of the merchandise on the tray. The side section t which, in reality, is
nothing more or less than an upturnedv angc, is formed as an integral part of the bottom section and is verticallydisposed at right angles to the bottom section. The cams placed between the side 4sectio-ns 2 and are in this manner secured againstlateral or side ino-vement on the tray. The fronti section 5 is also nothing more or less than an inturned flange .and is formed as an integral part of the side section 2, being bent at right angles thereto. This front vsection engages one corner of the foremost cans 'in the rows and as such serves as a front stop to prevent the foremost cans from toppling olf ,the tray. The combined handle and la el holder is formed as an integral part of the bottom section; This label holder consists of a rear section 7 'bent downwardly at right angles to the bottom section A and then returned uponnitself to form lavface,
section 8. Aslight spacing is maintained between the sections 7 and 8 and in this lspace is inserted a card or label displaying.
the name of the; goods or any other info-rmation or data desired; thefront section 8 being provided with a window or .opening 9 thro-ugh which the card or label is displayed.
The innerA section7 is sufficiently long'` to project a slight distance below the shelf C, upon which the tray is supported, and as such permits the shelf to be easily grasped and pulled in a forward direction when the merchandise is to. be removed. The front or outer section 8 is similarly projected upwardly into alignment with the top edge of the side section 4 and as such forms a second front stop against which the foremost can in the lowest row e-ngages, thus further securing the same against toppling over when the tray is pulled out or replaced during the removal of merchandise.
To maintain the spacing between the sections 7 and 8, a pair of side lugs l0 is provided. These lugs are formed as an integral part of the section 8 and are bent inwardly behind the section 7, thus' securing the sections 7 and 8 with relation to each other ing is maintained between the same by and reinforcing and strengthening the same.
The tray here illustrated may be placed on the usual store shelves and when so placed may be lilled with merchandise such as spice cans and the like. This merchandise is in this manner displayed in a systematic and orderly way, and'it is furthermore easily removed when purchases aremade. @ne tray after another may be placed side by side and one tray will not interfere with the movement of the adjacent tray as spacthe shallow side langes or sections Zi. The length of the trays will depend entirely upon the depth of thel shelves, and the height of the side section vQ and the end rsection 3 may be varied so that one, two or more rows of merchandise maybe stacked if desired.
While certain features of the pre/sent inventi-on are more or less specifically illustra-ted, wish it understoodv that various changes in form and proportion may be resorted to within the scope ot the appended claims, similarly that the materials and iin- Yish of the several parts employed may be such as the experience and judgment of the manufacturer may dictate or various uses may demand.
. Having thus described my invention, what iclaim and desire to secure by Letters Patent is- Y g 1. A tray of the character described comprising a vertical sheet'metal side andk an integral horizontal bottom section, an'upturned flange on the bottom section on the edge opposite to the side section and parallel therewith, and a iront and rear stop cooperating with the bottom section, said. tray being open at the front and'side above the flange of the bottom section and the front stop to expose goods at the front and to permit lateral displacement of the goods at the side of the tray.V p
2. i-lr'tray of the character described co-mprising'a vertical sheet metal side and an integral horizontal bottom section, an upturned flange onthe bottom section on the edge opposite to the side section and parallel therewith, and a front and rear stop cooperating with the bottom section, said rea-r stop forming a part of theV side section and being bent at right angles thereto and the said tray being open at the iront and side above the bottom flange and the front stop to expose goods at the iront of the tray and to permit lateral displacement of the goods at the side of the tray. Y
3. `A tray of the character described comprising an integral sheet metal side and bottom section, an upturned flange on the bottom section on the Vedge o-pposite to the side section and parallel therewith, a vertically disposed inturned flange formed on` the iront endof the side section, andan in turned end section integral With the side section, said tray being open at the front and side above the front stop and the bottom fla-nge to expose goods at the front. of the tray and to permit lateral ,displacement of the goods at theside of the tray.
4. A tray ot the character described .com prising an integral' sheet metal side and bottom. section, an upturned flange on the bottom section on the edge opposite tol the Vside section and parallel therewith, a ve-rtif cally disposed inturned flange formed on the front end of the sideV section, an inturned end section forming a part ofthe' side' section, and a combined handle and label holder integral with the bottomrsection and disposed at the iront end thereof, saidtray beingopen at the vfront and the side above the iront stop and the bottom iiange toeXpose goods at the front off the tray and .tofpermit lateral displacement of the goods at vthe side of the tray.v
5. In a tray olfthe `character described the combination with the bottom section, oft' a combined handle and label holder forming a part thereof, said handle and label holder comprising an inner section bent atk right angles to the bott-om` section and then turned upon itself to form a front. section,
spaced to receive a display card, a window 'formed in the front section to permit dis- YALE eLnAsoN.
Vsaid inne-rand Vfront sections being inter-