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Publication numberUS1509125 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateSep 23, 1924
Filing dateApr 15, 1922
Priority dateApr 15, 1922
Publication numberUS 1509125 A, US 1509125A, US-A-1509125, US1509125 A, US1509125A
InventorsBurbank Edward A
Original AssigneeBurbank Edward A
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Display rack
US 1509125 A
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. v E. A. BURBANK DISPLAY RACK Filed April 15 i922 tilt: 9"!

Patented Sept. 23, i924.

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Application filed April 15, 1922. Serial No. 552,836.

To all whom it may concern: 1

Be it known that I, EDW'ARD A. BpnBANK, a citizen of the United States, residing at Boston, in the county of Suffolk and State of Massachusetts, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Display Racks, of which the following is a specification.

This invention relates to racks for displaying cards, pictures, and small articles, and which are journaled to revolve on vertical spindles; and it consists in the novel construction and combination of the parts hereinafter fully described and claimed.

In the drawings, Figure 1 is a side view of a rack constructed according to this invention, a portion of the frame being broken away to show one top crossbar in section. Fig. 2 is sectional plan view, taken on the line 2-2 in Fig. 1. Fig. 3 is a cross-section through one of the horizontal plates, taken on the line 83v in Fig. 2. Fig. a is a plan view of a frame having three side panels.

A vertical spindle 6 is provided, and it projects from any suitable base 7, which may be stood on a table or counter.

The frame 8 is preferably formed of thin sheet metal bars and plates, so as to be as light as possible. The frame may have three side panels, as shown in Fig. 4, or four side panels as shown in Fig. 2, or it may have any additional number of side panels. Each frame has a lower horizontal plate 9, and an upper horizontal plate 10,

of thin sheet metal provided with flanges 12 at their edges. These plates are shaped to suit the number of sidepanels to be secured to them, and they are both alike, but

the flanges of the upper plate project clownwardly, and those of the lower plate project upwardly. The side panels of the frame are secured tothe flanges 12, and the frame projects vertically above the upper plate for about twice the distance between the plates. This enables a shorter spindle to be used.

Each horizontal plate has a hole in its middle part, and an eyelet 14 is placed in the hole and bent over so as to secure it. These eyelets are journaled on the center spindle, and the bottom eyelet rests on the base 7 so that the frame can be revolved. These eyelets have flanges 14 which are secured against the plates 9 and 10, and they have convex tubular portions which bear against the spindle 6. The lower eyelet also bears on the base 7 These eyelets form anti-friction bearings for the rack, and enable the plates 9 and 10 to be made of very thin metal. The panels of the frame are all alike in size and shape, so that they can be made inexpensively in large quantities, and used interchangeably in building up the frames. The side bars are relatively narrow in proportion to the length, and are soldered together at their edges to form a frame having the predetermined number of panels. This construction enables racks to be made of relatively large size and light weight, and very rigid and strong, and suitable for the display of small articles (such as bags of salted nuts) which are attached to stout cards which are slid in the panels of the frame.

Each side panel is formed of two vertical bars 15, a top crossbar 16, and a bottom crossbar 1'4". Each verticalbar 15 is hookshaped in cross-section, and its wider part is secured against the two crossbars, so that a channel is formed at the front of the panel in which a card 18 or other similar support may be slid. One card 18 is shown in Fig. 3, and it may be a picture card, or it may have advertising matter on it, or it may have small articles secured to it by any suitable means. The bottom crossbar 17 is also hook-shaped in cross-section, and it forms a bottom for the guide channel in which the display card is slid and supported.

The top crossbar 16 is also hook-shaped in cross-section, but its hook is bent closer to its broad part so as to form a narrow bead on the inside of the frame, which stin ens the crossbar and does not obstruct the channel in which the display card is slid. The side panels of the frame are secured together at the backs of their hooks by solder 20, as shown in Fig. 2, or by any other approved means.

When a large display rack is made, its sides may be formed of a plurality of panels arranged edge to edge. I In the form of the rack shown in Fig. 4, one of the sides of the frame is shown provided with two additional vertical bars 15 secured edge to edge and arranged at the middle part of the main panel and forming two narrow panels. A.

display card 18 is slidable in each narrow channel, in a similar manner to the card 18.

hat I claim is:

In a display rack, a skeleton frame formed of a series of similar vertical panels secured edge to edge and arranged around a common axis, each panel comprising side bars, a top bar and a bottom bar secured together in horizontal plate secured :to the {panels in- 10 rectangular form and having an open space terniediate of their ends, each horizontal between them, all of said bars being hookplate being provided with a bearing at the shaped in crosssection and the hook ofthe axis ofthe frame, and a supporting base and top bar being arranged to project inwardly axial spindle upon Which the said bearings and in the reverse direction from the hooks are journaled. 15 of the side and bottom bars which form a In testimony whereof I have affixed my channel for a card, horizontal plate sesignature.

cured :at the bottom ends of the pane1s,-a EDlMABDA- BURBALNK-

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U.S. Classification40/493
International ClassificationA47F5/02
Cooperative ClassificationA47F5/02
European ClassificationA47F5/02