US 1497456 A
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June 10 1924.
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UNiTEo STATES COMPANY, 0F NEW YORK, N. Y.,
ACORPGMTION 0F NEW Y'BI.A
Application led Qotoberl, 1921. Serial No. 508,825.
To all 'whom it may concern:
Be it known that I, FRANK X. Lis'r, a citizen of the United States, and resident of the borough ofthe Bronx, city, county, and State of New York, have -invented certain new and useful' Improvements in Display- Stands, of which the following is a descrip- The present invention relates-to improvements in display stands and more particular,- ly refers to a construction of display stand 'to be made from cardboard or the like, out
from a single blank and sha ed to provide a stepped construction-for hol ingV articles one above another where they wil be exposed to pective bu ers.v f i ong a num er of obects and advantages of the invention, w ich will .be apprent to those skilled in this art, mig t mentioned simplicity of construction wherein a minimum amount of cardboard or the like material is used to form a display stand havin a relatively large compartment for hol ing numbers of articles on exhibition and yielding. a display space or panel for receiving printed or other advertising matter to accompany the display of the articles.
The invention also provides a novel and useful forin of fastening between the stepped display portion of the stand and sides used to enclose this portion, wherein an interlock is had between these parts by a simple mechanical relation,
With the foregoing and other objects in view, the invention will be more fully de- A D. Referring the invention is.
scribed hereinafter, and will be more particularly pointed out in the claims appended hereto. jA j n ln the drawings, wherein like symbols refer to like or corresponding parts through the several views,
' Fig. 1 is a erspective view of an improved(y display stan constructed according to the present invention Fig2 is a side view of the same;
3 is a' verticalsecticnal view of the stan 1 N Figu 4: ie a lan view of the blank'; and, Fig.` 5 is a agmentary view of thefim proved fastening.. v
more particularly to the drawonly e single embodiment of shown, 1 designates' the body of a blank; compos@ of cardboard or ings, wherein the like material and which is of a generally rectangular form having several score 2 running transversely of the blank body on which the blank is folded to produce a stepped construction as shown most plainly inAFigs. 1 and 3 and in which 3 and 4 designate the treads or supportin shelves and 5 and 6 represent the risers, e shelves 3 and 4; provide a suitable supportfor the articles of merchandise to be exhibited to purchasers. Lugs 7 and 8 are cut: out from the blank body 1 from portions of the treads and risers an when the stand is set up these lugs project upwardly in the saine planes with the risers 5 and 6 and lie at the forward portions of the supports 3 and 4, where they forni convenient retaining means to avoid articles moving oli the shelves. on which they are placed.
At the to portion of the blank body 1 is a panel 9 o a suitable coni ration preferably ornamental or execute in conformity with some artistic design in order to lend a pleasing appearance to the stand and genorally to (add to the attractiveness of the stand and its contents. ln the drawings, this panel 9-is provided with rounded wings and with a centrally rounded top ortion, but this is not essential; The pane 9 is appropriately large to receive printed matter which may be read in conjunction with the goods displayed or other matter ma be placed upon the panel to convey the se lers message to the public.
'At the lower end of the blank body 1, or at that end opposite' the panel 9 is a front enclosing part 10 for the stand adapted to be folded upwardly on thescore line ll and having reinforcing npriglits 1% and 13 lying at the corners of the stand and 'ving the a pearance of a frame in which t e articles el merchandise are set. Thefparts 12 and n13 also forni reinforcements r the front corners'of the stand,` and snitabl large an lines- FRAN! X. LIST, 0F NEW YORK, N. Y., ASSIQNOR TO 'NATIONAL GARD IOUNTING Y chorages to carry the sides 14: an 15.' Score lineslzand l? are provided between the sides and the front enclosingI part 1G and corner posts i2 and i3 on which to bend the sides readwardly so that they will enclose the ste pcd' di lay portion of the stand.
-plane of the side 14. Any tendency to seis.-
upper portion of the blank 1. Adjacent each of the incisions, each of the sides is further cut as indicated at 22 and 23 along line that converge away from the incisions, thus vforming 'tongues 24 of a wedge-shape having their wider'basal ends, which' are free, disecause of this quality possessed by the material of which the stand is made. The tabs are inserted in the incisions in the manner shown in Fig. land in so doing the tongues 24 are pushed outwardly inasmuchas the incision is narrower than the thickness of the tab. The condition which occurs after thrusting the tab 2O throu'h an incision in the side 14 is illustrated in i 5. Here the tongue 24 is flexed outward y beyond the rate on the part of the ,side 14 or stepped is play part of the stand will result in an attempted withdrawal of the tab 20 from the incision. Such a movement will cause the wedge-shaped ton ue 241:0 move inwardly back into origina l ming action is had upon the tab 2() and a relatively great frictional binding is caused which will under any ordinary circumstances casually met with in display stands, resist the tendency of these, parts to separate; and
quite generally the tabs 'and tongues will cooperate to hold the display stand in a correct set upl position.
In setting up the stand, a blank such as seen in Fig. 4 is first folded upon the score lines 2 to secure the -stepped construction.`
The front enclosing piece 10 is bent upwardly upon the score line 11 andthe sides`14 and 15 bent backwardly upon the lines 16 and display matter in advertisement thereof.
By reason ofthe placement of the tabs 20 and 21 projecting from the risers 5 and 6 a strong and rigid support for the shelves 3 and 4 is secured both above and below each shelf and moreover the weight of Athe goods upon the shelves will transmit strains to the tabs 20 and 21 which will further resist a tendency of them to pull out from the sides 14 and 15. The stand may be shipped flat osition and into the yplane of the side 14, ut in so doing a jammemes and set up at'the point of use in a quick manner and due to the simplicity of the de# sign any one not especially familiar with its construction may set it up without difficulty by simply following the obvious vcourse dictated by the construction of the posed at the incisions. The tongues 24 flex gbl ank. It is obvious that various changes and modifications may be made in the details of construction and design of the above spe'- citically described embodiment of this invention without departing from the spirit' thereof, such changes and modifications being restricted only by the scope of the following claims.
What is. claimed is- 1. A display stand comprising a paper structure formed from a single blank cut and shaped to :provide a substantially rectangular body portion folded transversely along a number of lines to provide a steppedstructure for holding articles one above another on display, .a front enclosing part for the stand formed at the lower portion of the blank and being folded upwardly, said en-fv closing part having an intermediate cut out portion with standards at the sides thereof, said front enclosingpart also having side Wings foldable rearwardly there about and against the sides of the stepped structure, said stepped structure and side wings having 'mutually cooperating means therebetween for securing these parts together whereby to. hold the stepped structure against collapse and the front enclosing part in an upright rigid position with respect to the other parts of the stand.
2. A display stand comprising a paper structure formed from a single blank cut and shaped to provide a substantially recf tangular body portion folded transversely along a number of lines to provide a terraced structure for holding articles one above another on display, restraining means for the articles cut from the body of the blank and lying upwardly at the forward edges of the steps, tabs` projecting -laterally from the body portion of the blank, a front enclosing part forI the stand lying below the body part and`foldable upwardly thereabout, and sides laterall of the front enclosed part adapted to be olded over upon vthe edges of the stepped portion and secured to the latter by said tabs.
In testimony that I claim the foregoing I as my invention, and l have signed my name