US 1552290 A
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J. B. FOWLER RoT'ARY DISPLAY STAND Sept. 1, 1925. 1,552,2 0
Filed Sept. 30, 1924 2 Sheets-Sheet l Sept. 1, 1925.
' 2 sheetri'slioet 2 Patented Sept. 1, 1925.
JAMES B. rowrirznlor Los Ai GnIiEs, ermdaim.
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' Application filed September 30, 1924. Serial No. 740,852.
To all whom it may concern."
Be it known that I,"JA Es B. Fow E a citizen of the United States, residing" at Los Angeles, in the county of Los Angeles and State of California, havejinventednew and useful Improvements in Rotary Display I Stands, of which the following is a specification. V j r p p This invention'contemplates the provision of a rotary display stand for various kinds of merchandise, and embodies amongst fioth'er' features a pair of spaced supporting members. upon which a wheel is, mounted'for rotation, the wheel supporting a plurallty of receptacles of any suitable construction, and in which the merchandise is adapted to be arranged. J
The chief characteristic of the present invention resides in the novel manner of mounting the wheel upon the supporting members, whereby the wheel while suscepti-' ble of being rotated, is adapted to befrietionally held in any given posltion, to eliminate the wheel from rotating of-itsownaccord under any circumstance, means being provided to vary the friction between the Wheel and the supporting members, so
1 lowing detailed description is read in connection with the accompanying drawings, the invention residing in the construction, combination and arrangement of parts as 7 a wheel made up of spaced annuli indicated that the wheel can be easily rotated manually or otherwise. N
The nature and advantages of the inventionwill' be better understood when the folclaimed. 4 v
i In the drawings forming part of this application, like numerals of reference indicate similar parts in the several views, and wherein:
Figure 1 is a side elevation of the display stand forming the subject matter of this invention.
Figure 2 is a view taken at a right angle to Figure 1.
Figure 3 is an enlarged fragmentary sectional view showing how the wheel is mounted upon one of the supporting members, and the members capable of adjustment to regulate the friction between said parts for the purpose above mentioned.
Figure 4 is a perspective view of one of the receptacles supported by the wheel.
Figure 5 is a fragmentary view of one of the wheel members.
As hereinabove stated, the' display stand forming the subject matter of myinvention embodies a pair of spaced upright supporting members, each member being preferably of the construction and. design shown in- Figure 1, or other designs may be used without departing from the spirit of the invention. In this figure it will be noted that the supporting member shown includes a pair of spaced supporting legs 10 and 11 respectively which are connected together adjacent their lower ends by a suitable frame work 12 which may be of any artistic design. The corresponding upper'extremities are joined together by a disk like portion 13 from the inner'side of which projects a hollowboss 14 constituting a bearingffor the wheel to be hereinafter'described. It will be noted upon inspection of Figure 2 that the corresponding legs of the spaced supporting members are connected together by-trans-. verse rods 15, the ends of which are equipped with nuts 16, whilethe disklike portions 13 at the upper. ends of said supporting members'are connected together by a transverse at 20, and each annulus is-formed' with a supporting member as shown in Figure 3.
Radiating from each hub is a plurality of spokes 22, and the corresponding spokes of said annuli are connected together by transverse rods 23, the ends of which are pro-' vided with nuts 24. Each hub carries a dust plate 25 which closes the inner side of the hub to prevent dirt and other foreign matter from finding its way into the hub, and it will be noted that the outer side of each hub is closed by the circular portion 13 of the adjacent supporting member. The dust plate is secured to the hub by suitable fastening elements 26, and each plate is formed with a central opening to receive a trans:
i to bind against the adjacent hubsQlof the wheel,- and in this, manner frictionally brought to viewof the customer speotion asthe Wheel 1s rotated.
tion', depending upon ,th'ech'aracter amerchandise adapted to be I displayed, being understood that the merchandise is arranged in these receptacles, ,which are for his in- ,The wheel may be rotated manually, or by a small motor not shown, but for the purpose of rotating the wheel manually each annulus is formed with ap lurality of handles Slwhich radiate from the peripherythereof.
As above stated one of the chief characteristics of the present invention ,resides in the fact that the opposed supporting members maybe adjusted to causesaid members maintain thefl wheel fixed relatively to, the supporting members in any g ven position, and in this wayprevent the wheel from rotating of its own accord, whether it is out o of balance or not, By reason of the factthat the supporting members are. adjustable in the manner descrlbed, that ls by ad ustlng 'the nuts 19, the friction between the supporting members and said hubs can be regulated to a nicety, that is sufficient to maintain the wheel in any given position, and at the sarne timenot require'verymuch effort on the part of the user to rotate the wheel to properly display oriexhibit the various merchandise contained in the receptacles 28. x If desired a sign 32 for various kind of advertising matter may be supported above the stand by means of the spaced parallel l J success vely supporting legs 33, the latter being adapted to be secured to 'the disk like portions 13 of the supporting members as shown in Figures 1 and 2. 7
WVh'ile' it is believed that from the foregoing description, the nature and advantages of the invention will be readily apparent, I
desire to have it understood that I do not limit myself to what is herein shown and described, and that such changes may be resorted to when desired as fall Within the V scope of what claimed.
What I claim is: I I
1,. A display stand the character described comprising spaced supporting menibeirs, a wheel including spaced like portions journaied upon the supporting members, a plurality of receptacies carried by sail Wheel and freely pivotedthe're'on adja: cent the periphery thereof, a transverse rod connecting the corresponding upper extremi ties of said supporting members, and nuts threaded on the ends ofsaid'rod, whereby said supporting members can be moved to Ward or away from each other to contact said hubs with the proper degree of friction to hold said Wheel in any given position and allow said wheel to be rotated between said supporting members for the purpose specitacles supported between said annuli and freely pivoted thereon, and means connectin t e w li piqi d s up r e o a supporting. members for adjusting the latter with ,relation to; said hubs, whereby said Wheel may be ifri'ctio'nally maintained in anygiven position irrespective of the balance of said wheel.
JAMES B. I FOWLER.