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Publication numberUS1549111 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateAug 11, 1925
Filing dateJun 4, 1923
Priority dateJun 4, 1923
Publication numberUS 1549111 A, US 1549111A, US-A-1549111, US1549111 A, US1549111A
InventorsIsrael Grollman
Original AssigneeIsrael Grollman
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Display device
US 1549111 A
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Aug. 1l, 1925. 1,549,111

l. GROLLMAN DISPLAY DEVICE Filed June 4. 1925 l slnlmlmlm 5 ndrug., lll, 1925..



Application filed June 4,

To all whom t may concern.: y

Be it known that I, ISRAEL GROLLMAN a citizen of the United States, residing at Chicago, Cook County, Illinois, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Display Devices, of which the following is a specification.

The present improvements relate to means or devices for displaying objects, as for sale, for instance objects or articles carried by bottles, packages or cartons, or objects or articles not enclosed, for instance shaving brushes, tooth brushes, knives, etc., etc., and a large variety of other articles and objects ordinarily displayed in stores.

The principal objects of the present improvements are to provide a display device of the kind referred to which maybe produced at a reasonably low cost, which is simple in construction, which may be readily adapted to accommodate a. large variety of articles of the same Jkind or of different kinds in a single display device, or in different devices, which is neat and attractive in appearance, which may be distributed flat, 0r in knock-down condition and may readily be assembled by the user, and which does not suffer destruction or injury `when the articles displayed thereby are removed for sale, and which may therefore be repeatedly recharged and made to serve its purposes during a relatively long period of use. Other objects and advantages will appear hereinafter.

In the accompanying drawings, which form a part of this specification, Figure 1 is a face view showing in fragmentary form a sheet-like supporting member carrying a strip forming a plurality of receptacles for objects or articles to be displayed; Fig. 2 is a fragmentary view of the supporting member of Fig. 1 showing how certain clips and rest members are formed integral with the sheet; Fig. 3 is a fragmentary horizontal sectional view as on the line 8 3 of Fig. 1; and Fig. 4 is a fragmentary face view of the strip-like piece of thin and flexible material showing how it is scored or indented for ready bending into the loop-like receptacles shown in Fig. 3.

The supporting member 10 may be considered to be of cardboard or any suitablel thin sheet-like material. lt may well be of metal and in some instances metal plate would be preferred owing to its additional 192s. semi No. 643,174..

strength. It may be considered to have in practice any desired dimensions, and in my practice is given such size as readily to accommodate a considerable number of tiers or rows one above the other of articles or objects being displayed.

From Figs. 1 and 2 it will be noted that there is a normally upper series of tongues, lips or clips 11, 12, 18, 14, '15 and 16, and a similar-normally lower series 17, 18, 19, 20,V G5 21 and 22, these two series being in lines substantially parallel with each other. They will ordinarily extend horizontally, but they may well extend in the vertical direction if so desired. Each of these clips is shown 70 as being cut free along three of its edges from the body of the supporting member 10 and pressed outward slightly away from the general plane of the member 10. It will be noted also that upper and lower clipsareg substantially opposite each other and co-nstitute cooperating pairs of such clips, the members of which are directed toward each other. Adjacent ones of the upper series and adjacent ones of the lower series areiSO correspondingly spaced apart in the longitudinal direction of the line 0f clips. As thus formed the upper and lower series of clips form substantially a channel adapted to receive a strip-like piece of thin and flexi-v ble material and to hold the same in position on the supporting member 10.

Such a strip of thin flexible material 25 is shown in Fig. 4. The dotted lines 26, 27, 28 and 29 thereon indicate scoring, indent- 00 ing or creasing adapted to cause the strip to bend readily on straight-across lines at those respective places.

he same reference characters 26, 27, 28 and 29 are shown in Fig, 3 where the bend- 95 ing of the strip 25 occurs. From Fig. 3 it will also loe noted that the bend 29 occ-urs at one end of the clip 22 as the parts are assembled, and that the bend 28 occurs at one end of t-he clip 21, and also that the bend 27 occurs at the other end of the clip 21 and that the bend 26 occurs at one end of the clip 20. From Figs. 1 and 2 it will be clear that the upper clips hold the upper edge of the strip-like piece 25 in a corresponding 105 way. The clips are therefore sufficiently long, or at least their ends are so positioned as to hold the strip-like piece 25 in looplike formation against substantial enlargement.

In other words, this loop-like 'struc- 110 ture, well shown in Fig. 3, is a locked construction, and the clips simultaneously hold the strip 25 in looplike formation and also lirmly secure it upon the supporting meinber 10. Y

The size and shape or the loop-lilre structure will in all instances depend upon that of the particular object or article to be dis played. I'have shown an ordinary form of round bottle so held, but it is merely a matter of scoring'or other mechanical practice to form thesel loop-like receptacles with other sizes or shapes as may be desired.

I have shown a window or sight-opening 30 in the strip 25 to indicate that it' desired the advertising matter on the label oi" the article may'thus be made to appear. In some instances it will be preferableto omit the sight-opening and to label or print upon the strip such advertising matter in conne'ition with the individual articles as may be desired.

In Figs. l, 2 and 3 will be noted an inte.- gral rest or holding member 32 normally at the lower part oiE each of the receptacles or loop-like structures, this rest member 32 being cut out of' the main body ol* the member 10 after the manner of forming the clips mentioned, and is bent outward substantially at right angles. Its normal position to act as a stop or rest is well shown in Fig. 3. Even whe-n the supporting member l0 is formed of cardboard this outwardly eirtending tongue 32 acts as a suliiciently strong support for holdingl such objects as bottles, tooth-paste containers, etc., since the construction is such as to develop shearing strains close to whe-re this stop 82 is integral with the main supporting member l0. Y The strip 25 is veryV easily assembled with the supporting` member or carrierrlO since the clips numbered l1 to 22 inclusive may readily be bent upward slightlyto facilitate entry of the edge portions of the strip, or the strip itself may be bowed slightly to spring it under the clips, the loops being formed and the strip being caught beneath the upper and lower clips progressively beginning at one end and continuing until the other end of the strip is reached.

' I contemplate as being included in this invention Vsuch changes and modiica-tions from what is herein specifically illustrated and described as tall within the scope of the appended claims.

I claim:

l. In a display device of the character described, the combination of a sheet-like supporting member-,a strip-like piece'ol' thin and flexible material formed into a series of outwardly projecting loop-like receptacles, said strip-like piece extending normally substantially horizontally, normally upper andy lower clips integral with the supporting member for holding said strip upon said supporting member and in loop-like formation, and a tongue integral with said supporting member and extending outwardly therefrom near theV normally ,lower part ol eac-h of said loop-like formations to form a bottom rest `for an object held by each olf' said loop-like formations. f l

2. In a display device of the character described, the combination of a` sheetlilre supporting member having an upper series and a. lower series of holding clips, the upper series and the lower series being substantially parallel with each other, clips of the upper series being substantially' opposite respective clips of the lower series, said clips being` integral with said supporting member and substantially opposite onesthereof being directed substantially toward each other and also outwardly away from the plane ot' the supporting member, the adj-a cent clips o'll said series respectively being spaced apart. and a strip of sheet-1ike flexible material held by and between theoppositely disposed clips, said strip being formed with a series of loop-like receptacles for objects to bedisplayed, said loop-like receptacles extending outwardly away from the plane of said supporting members and being spaced apart at said supporting member by said clips.


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U.S. Classification206/479, 206/482, 211/72, 211/74
International ClassificationA47F7/00
Cooperative ClassificationA47F7/0028
European ClassificationA47F7/00C1