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Publication numberUS1543295 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateJun 23, 1925
Filing dateOct 13, 1924
Priority dateOct 13, 1924
Publication numberUS 1543295 A, US 1543295A, US-A-1543295, US1543295 A, US1543295A
InventorsParker William H
Original AssigneeParker William H
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Adjustable card holder
US 1543295 A
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June 23, 1925. 1,543,295


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Application filed Gctober 13, 1924. Serial No. 743,245.

T 0 ctZZ who-m it may concern.

Be it known that 1, WILLIAM. PARKER, a citizen of the United States, and a resident of Toledo, in the county of Lucas and State of Ohio, have invented? a new and useful Adjustable Card Holder, which invention is tully described in the following speci; fication.

My invention. has for its-object toprovide an exceedingly convenient card holder that, is attachable to a great variety of articles of different shapes. The invention provides an easel like construction that is attractive in appearance for supporting price cards in juxtaposed relation to the articles or materials to which the cards relate. It is provided with a spring clamping member so connected and shaped that the card holder may be connected to a plate or sauce pan or dish having a wide bead or lip, or to a shelf, or other device, and so that the card may be maintained at the proper angle for display purposes.

The invention may be contained in card holders of different forms. To illustrate a practical application of the invention and for the purpose of describing the preferred embodiment of the invention I have selected a card holder containing the invention and shall describe it hereinafter. The card holder selected as an example is shown in the accompanying drawing.

Figure 1' is an edge View of the card holder. Figure 2 is a side view of the hold.- er. Figure, 8 illustrates the card holder in a pendent position, Figure 4 is a view of a section taken on the plane of the line 4&4 indicated in Fig. 1. Figure 5 is a view of a section taken on the plane of the. line 5&5 indicated in Figure 2. I

The card holder shown in the drawing is formed largely of sheet metal parts and consequently can be made at a very low cost of production. One sheet metal part forms the clamping member 1 whereby the card holder may be connected to articles of different forms for containing or supporting material to which the cards may relate. The clamping member 1 is provided with a broad base part 2 that forms the body portion of the clamping member. t is provided with two tongues 3 that are bent from the body portion2at the ends thereof so as to curve with a relatively small curvature away from the body portion 2 to a point opposite to the end parts of the body portion, where they terminate in parts a that extend over the major portion or the end: parts of the. body portion 2 in a plane substantially parallel to the body portion 2, and thus form relatively broad: opposed elastic clamping parts at the ends of the clamping member that are. con,- sequently spaced apart a material distance whereby the clampingv member may be quite rigidly and yet readily secured to an article. The radius of the. curved portions 50f the tongues 3 being comparatively large enables the clamping member to be inserted on the edge of a dish having a comparatively large head or lipiand so as to enable. the clamping. parts of the clamping member to engage the surfaces of a dish notwithstanding the. exist;- ence of the head or lip. Thus the clamping member may be connected to dishes of different shapes, such as dishes that have a broad lip as commonly found in enamel ware, such as pie plates or crockery where a pronouncedbeaded edge is common. Also the clamp may be readily connected to shelves for supporting articles or different forms.

The other sheet'metal part is the clip 6 for receiving the card. The clip 6 has a relatively broad body portion that terminates in an upwardly bent lip 7. The lip 7 has an outwardly curved portion 8 whereby a card may be, easily inserted between the lip 7 and thefbody of the clip 6 and will be held in position in the clip 6.

The clamp l and the Tcard' holding clip 6' are adjustable in. their relation to each other, whereby the clamp may be connected to various devices having edge portions that extend at various angles while the clip 6 is preferably maintained at proper. display angles and proper heights above the material or things to which they relate. The clamp is provided with a bracket 9 integrally formed from the sheet metal of the clamp by bending a pair of tongues 10 upward, the lines of the folds of the tongues extending at an angle to each other so that they will meet in a line extending through the center of the clamp and their ends may be so placed that their opposing surfaces will lie in the same plane. Consequently the end portions of the tongues may be secured together as best shown in Figures 2 and 5. This forms an exceedingly stiff bracket that extends a very material part of the length of the body portion of the clamp 1 and consequently will rigidly hold any thing connected to the clamp through the bracket.

The clip 6 is connected to the clamp through the bracket 9 by means of an elastic member 11 that may be formed of wire bent to form the U-shaped end 12 and having legs 13 extending parallel to each other, which terminate in eyes 14 that may be located on opposite sides of the bracket 9. The length of the legs or parts 13 may be varied according to the extreme height that it may be desired to place the clip 6 relative to the clamp. The elastic member 11 is secured to the bracket 9 by means of a suitable rivet, preferably one having a relatively large exterior diameter, such as the rivet 15. The eyes 1 1 formed at the ends of the wire from which the member 11 is made have the same relatively large diameter, and being frictionally engaged by the surfaces of the rivet heads there will be produced a relatively large contact area as between the bracket 9, the member 11 and the rivet 15, whereby the member 11 will be frictionally held in its relation to the clamp 1.

The clip 6 is connected to the member 11 by means of tongues 16 and 17. The tongue 16 extends from the upper end of the body portion of the clip 6 while the tongue 17 extends from the base line of the lip 7 and may be formed from metal struck from the body portion of the clip 6, as best shown in Figure 2. The tongues 16 and 17 are provided with slots 18, where by they may be inserted over the end 12 of the member 11 and consequently the clip 6 may be shifted along the member 11. The length of the slots 18 is materially less than the distance between the outer sides of the legs 13 of the member 11, when the clip is removed, whereby the legs 13 will be caused to frictionally and elastically engage the tongues 16 and 17 at the ends of the slots 18, and thus the clip 6 may be placed and will be sustained at any desired height along the member 11 and at any desired angle relative to the clamp 1, since the member 11 may be tilted to any position relative to the clamp 1. If desired, the clamp 1 may be inverted or placed at any desired angle with respect to the member 11, as indicated in Figure 1. Also, if desired, the clamp may be so connected to any device in such a manner that the member 11 will hang downwardly, such as from a shelf. In that case, theclip 6 may be slipped off from the end of the member 11 and inverted so as to properly position the tongue 7 that the clip may support a card. This position relative to the member 11 is shown in Figure 3.

I claim 1. In a card holder, a clamp having elastic clamping parts, an elastic wire loop member pivotally connected to the clamp and an easel member adjustably supported on the wire loop member and secured in position by the elasticity of the wire loop member.

2. In a card holder, a clamp having elastic clamping parts located at opposite ends of the clamp, an elastic wire loop member pivotally connected to the clamp at a point midway between the clamping parts, and an easel member adjustably supported on the wire loop member and secured in position by the elasticity of the wire loop member.

3. In a card holder, a clamp forned by a pair of elastic tongues extending over the ends of the clamp, a bracket formed by tongues bent to a plane at right angles to the plane of the body portion of the clamp, a wire loop member pivotally connected to he bracket, a card supporting member having a pair of tongues for receiving the wire loop member and frictionally engaging the wire loop member by the resistance of the tongues to the outward expansion of the wire loop member, whereby the clamp may be adjusted to any angular position relative to the wire loop member and the card supporting member may be adjusted longitu-- dinally to any position relative to the wire loop member.

In testimony whereof, I have hereunto signed my name to this specification.


Referenced by
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US2927701 *Oct 28, 1958Mar 8, 1960M & M Mfg Company IncDisplay hanger
US2942831 *Oct 21, 1954Jun 28, 1960Personal Products CorpDisplay device
EP0059105A1 *Feb 23, 1982Sep 1, 1982Red Wing Products, Inc.A message holder and clip therefor
U.S. Classification40/658
International ClassificationG09F1/00, G09F1/10
Cooperative ClassificationG09F1/10
European ClassificationG09F1/10