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Publication numberUS1549467 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateAug 11, 1925
Filing dateJul 18, 1924
Priority dateJul 18, 1924
Publication numberUS 1549467 A, US 1549467A, US-A-1549467, US1549467 A, US1549467A
InventorsDumond Clark G, Dumond Frank J
Original AssigneeDumond Clark G, Dumond Frank J
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Revolving display case
US 1549467 A
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Aug. M, w25. lmslw F. J. DUMOND ET AL.

REVOLVING DI SPLAY CAS Filed July l. 1924 2 Sheets-Sheet l Aug u, w25, @549,467


REVOLVING DISPLAY CASE Filed July :L8 1524 2 Sheets-Sheet 2 Patented Aug. 11, 1925.




Applicatign led July 18, 1924. Serial No. 726,798.

To all whom t may concer/n:

Be it known that FRANK J. DUMoND and CLARK G. DUMOND, citizens of the United States, residing. at Buffalo, in the county `of Wilson and State of Kansas, have in- Another purpose is to provide a display.

case or cabinet which makes it possible' to reduce the number of clerks to be employed and at the, same time facilitates the handling of an increased amount of goods with the same sales force. t

Still another purpose is the provision of a display casey or cabinet which requires comparatively small space for the display of the various goods and, since the cabinet or case is capable of revoluble movement through mechanical power, electrlcal or otherwise, it permits the patrons to observe all the goods on sale and enablesthem to very easily select the articles deslred.

Obviously, the clerk may stand practically in one place until the patron selects the various articles which may be desired and at the same time keep the patron under observation, thereby reducing to a minimum the possibility of theft.

An article display device of this kind also enables the customers to wait upon themselves and in this case the clerk may either remain at one end of the store room or mingle with the customers and thereby facilitate the sale of the goods and also keep those who may come into the store and those passing out under observation.

Still another purpose is to provide a display case or cabinet supported revolubly upon a standard connected between the floor and ceiling and suspended by truss rods so that the case or cabinet may be revolved slowly in order to give all the customers a reasonable time to select the goods.

lt is to be understood that the particulars herein given are in no way limitative and that, while still keeping within the scope kof the invention, any desired modifications of detail and desired proportions may be made in the apparatus according to the circumstances.

The invention comprises further features and combinations of parts to be hereinafter set forth, shown in the drawings and claimed.

In the drawings:

Figure 1 is a view in elevation of the improved revoluble case or cabinet constructed in accordance with the invention.

Figure 2 is a plan View, more clearly showing the supporting truss rods and other detailed structure of the cabinet.

Figure 3 is al vertical sectional View on line 3 3 of Figure 2. v

Figure 4 is a horizontal sectional view on line 4 4 of Figure l, more clearly showing the structure by which the lower tier of compartments of the cabinet is supported.

Figure 5 is an enlarged detail view illustrating the assembly of the compartments and showing how the lower tier'is supported by the upper tiers.

Referring to the drawings, 1 designates a stationary standard which is supported in a suitable manner between the floor and ceiling of a store room, and in surrounding relation to the standard is a revoluble tubing or sleeve 2. The lower end of this tubing or sleeve revolves upon ball bearings 3 while its upper end turns upon roller bearings l, thereby permitting the tubing or sleeve to revolve freely.

The lower end of the tubing or' sleeve is provided with a bevel gear 5 with which a bevel gear 6 on a shaft 7 meshes. The shaft 7 is operated by any suitable power (not shown), mechanical, electrical or otherwise, and the gearing is such as to revolve the tubing or sleeve and a cabinet or case supported thereon slowly, so that all goods or commodities on display for sale will pass slowly under the observation of the patrons in the store, enabling them to readily select the desired goods or articles.

The ,case or cabinet comprises upper and lower tiers of compartments 9 and 10. It will be noted that half the compartments of the upper tiers have closures or doors l1 while the other half of the compartments are open. Those compartments which are closed have the names of the goods or articles on sale printed on the exterior of the doors or closures to show what goods or articles are contained in the compartments. One-half of the lower tier of compartments also include doors or closures 12, the naines of the goods being printed on the exterior surface of the door thereof. The compartments of the other half of the lower tier are open.

t will also be observed that the compartments of the lower tier are deeper than the compartments of the upper tiers. Furthermore, the compartments of the lower tier project outwardly beyond the compartments of the upper tiers, thereby providing a shelf or support 13 on which goods or articles may be on display or for the support of such articles as may be selected by the customer.

The compartments are caused to be formed by vertical partitions 14. Each partition comprises a lower relatively large portion and an upper relatively narrow portion. The upper edge of the large portion of each partition supports the annular ring or shelf 13, the inner portion of which 1s provided with radial recesses or cuts 16 which receive the upper relatively narrow portion of the partition.

An annular plate 17 is supported upon the revoluble tubing or sleeve by means of the collar 18 and projecting Jfrom this plate are extensions 19 into which the rods 2O are threaded or otherwise secured. These rods extend radially and pass radially through the upper relatively narrow portions of the partitions and also radially through the ring or plate 13. Their outer ends have nuts 21 to hold the parts together.

An annular piece 22 either made of metal or wood, preferably the former, forms the bottom of the lower set of compartments. ln fact, this piece 22 has radial recesses 23 to receive the lower edges of the large portions of the partitions, there being screws or bolts 24 passing upwardly through the piece and into the compartments to secure these parts together. The opposite faces of the large portions of the partitions have recesses 25 which receive shelves 26, subdividing the spaces between the plate or ring 13 and the piece 22 into upper and lower compartments. The rear of these compartments are closed by the pieces or backs 27.

Another annular piece 28, either constructed of metal or wood, preferably the former, engages with the upper end edges of the relatively narrow portions of the partitions, there being screws or bolts passing through the piece 28 and into the partitions to insure rigidity. The opposite faces of the relatively narrow parts of the partitions have recesses 29 for the reception of shelves 30 which divide the spaces between the partitions, that is, above the shelf or support 13, into upper tiers of compartments, the

rear portions of which are closed by the back pieces 31.

Also carried by the revoluble sleeve or tubing near its upper portion is a sleeve 32 having projections 33. rlhe sleeve 32 is connected to the revoluble sleeve to rotate therewith by means of the collar 34. Connected by threads to the projections 33 are truss rods 35 which are, in turn, connected by threads to the extensions 3G of the sleeves 37 which are secured to the rods 20. By this arrangement and construction of truss rods, the entire cabinet or case is supported to revolve with the revoluble sleeve or tubing.

It will be noted that the various radial and downwardly diverging truss rods may, if desired, be relatively braced or reinforced, so as to prevent any relative movement between the sleeve or tubing 2 and the frame of the compartments. The rods 2() may also be braced or reinforced to prevent any relative movement between the frame carrying the compartments and the revoluble sleeve.

rlhe invention having been set forth, what is claimed is:

1. A revoluble display case or cabinet comprising a revoluble sleeve, an outer framework of compartments having radial partitions, a truss rod framework connecting the frame of compartments and the revoluble sleeve, said truss rod frame comprising radial rods extending from the sleeve and passing through the partitions of the framework of compartments and secured thereto for holding said parts together, and radial downwardly diverging truss rods extending from the upper portion of the sleeve and connecting with the first radial rods.

2. In a revoluble display case or cabinet, -f

the combination with an upright standard, of a compartmental frame comprising back pieces in annular arrangement for the compartments of said frame and radial partitions spaced to form said compartments, upper and lower circular shelves engaging with the partitions constituting tops and bottoms for the compartments, means having radial rods revolubly supported on the standard, the radial rods having their outer lllO ends passing through the back pieces, the

partitions and the upper shelf for securing said parts together.

3. A revoluble display case or cabinet comprising an upright standard, a truss rod frame revolubly supported upon the standard and having radial extensions, a compartmental circular frame comprising back pieces in annular arrangement upright l.- shaped partitions radiating from the back pieces, a lower circular shelf secured to the lower edges of the l.shaped partitions, and an upper circular shelf with notches adjacent its inner edge straddling the vertical contracted upright portions of the L- shaped partitions, the under face of the up-` partitions and through the u per shelf with per shelf being provided with radial grooves means upon theirV outerv ends to hold theto receive the upper edges of the lower base parts together. r portions of the L-shaped partitions, the In testimony whereof they ax their sig' 5 radial extensions ofthe truss rod frame natures! 2 passing through the lower portions of the l FRANK J. DUMOND. upright contracted part-s of the L-shaped CLARK G. DUMOND.

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U.S. Classification312/9.46, 312/279, 312/265, 211/1.53, 211/134
International ClassificationA47F3/11, A47F3/00
Cooperative ClassificationA47F3/11
European ClassificationA47F3/11