US 1480427 A
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Jan; s, 1924. 1,480,427
E. UNDERWOOD COLLAR BUTTON DISPLAY TRAY Filed June 21. 1922 amaam' '1 Patentedan. 8, i924,
meant* i naar. Unnnnwoon, or New YORK, n. VY.,
ASSlGNOR, TO KREIVZENTZ &, COMPANY, OF
NEW YORK, N. Y., A CORPORATION .OF NEW S'VERSEY.V
Application led June 21, 1922. Serial No'.'5`69,991. Y
T0 all whom t may concern:
Be it known that l, EARL UNnnnwoon, a citizen of the United States, residing at (S4-4l Riverside Drive, borough of Manhattan, city and State of New York, have invented a certain new and useful Improvement in Collar-Button-Display Trays; and I hereby declare the following to be a specification thereof.
VThe object of my invention is to providel plan view of the display tray showing thek arrangementof the grooves, a, and the slightly overlapping` alternate projected portions, and the inclined portion, @gat the top of the tray by means 01 which the collar buttons are slid into the grooves, a.
In Fig. 2 we have a cross sectional view of the tray showing the grooves, a, and the projected portions, I), the rim, (Z, the bottom of the tray, e, and a felt pad or cushion,y f, on the bottom of the tray, also the lining, g.
Fig. 3 is a longitudinal sectional view of the tray showing the inclined portion, c, at one end and the groove in which the collar button slides. Y
The position of the ,collar button in the groove is shown in Fig. l which isan en larged sectional detailed view ot a groove. Referring more particularly to the drawinjrs above mentioned, the tray consists ot a quadrilateral wooden base with a wall or rim, (Z, preferably about an inch 1n height; The interior ofthe tray contains an added lmember, k, super-imposed upon the floor with alternate parallel grooves, a, and projections, b. The top, L, of the projections is extended laterally slightly overlapping the groove to secure the button in the groove and lalso to provide a'cushion spring for the but-V ton, as will more fully appear. VThe interior of Jthe tray is covered with velvet or asimilarsubstance, g, which is glued in place, eX- cept at the recesses, z', extending under the edges, @of the projections, b, thus permit- 'Y ting the material to act as av lateral spring inthe recesses, 1I, or the sides ot the` groove.
This gives the desired lateral pressure against the button when it is inserted in the groove, as illustrated in Fig. l. The collar button is thus heldV securely in position in the groove, and prevents one collar button .fromprubbing against another, thus preventlng the inarring of the goods and-'the spoiling of the display.
lt'may thus be seen that whenthe collar Y buttons are inserted in the grooves, at'the vinclined part of the tray, c, theymay be slid along same until the tray is iilled. collar buttons will retain their positions in the grooves, a, due to the projections Z), and
lthe lateral pressure of the velvet'in the recesses, e', and the tray may be exhibitedv flat The kj or at any desiredV angle toV the eye. vThe inclined part of the tray, c, also permits oi the vremoval oi:V the collar 'buttons from the grooves with increased-facility. j
Havingthus described my invention, what l now claim and desire to protect by Letters Patent is as follows: 'A collar button display tray consisting of a'base and rim, and provided with alternate parallel grooves and projections, the tops of which projections, extend laterally, a. Y vlining otsuitable material, glued to the interior oithe tray, excepting atthe recesses. that extendY under the edges ot the projecting portions, toprovide a cushion spring v for the collar buttons when they are inserted in the grooves, an vinclined portion atfthe top of the tray to permit the insertion of the collarv buttons in the grooves and their removal from same with-facility.
, EARL nunsswoon.,V