US 1555566 A
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H. FURSTE DISPLAY DEVICE Sept. 29, 1925.
Filed June 1925 gwuento henpg Rrsfe, :4
Patented Sept. 29, 1925.
UNITED s'rArEs PATENT orrlca.
HENRY FURSTE, O11 CINCINNATI, OI-IIO, ASSIGNOR TO THE UNITED STATES PRINTING & LITHOGRAIH COMPANY, OF CINCINNATI, OHIO, A CORPORATION OF OHIO.
Application filed June 1, 1925. Serial No. 33,964.
To all whom it may concern.
Be it known that I, HENRY Funs'rn, a citizen of the United States of America, and a resident of Cincinnati, in the county of Hamilton and State of Ohio, have invented new and useful Improvements in a Display Device, of which the following is a specification.
. An object of my invention is toprovide a display device which is adapted, when in an operative position, to present to the observer the appearance of a container.
Another object is to provide a display device of this kind which mav assume the form of a single flat sheet so that it may be conveniently stored andshipped.
Another object is to provide a device of this kind which is novel in appearance and economical of manufacture.
Another object is to provide a device of this kind in which a maximum of space is utilized for display or advertising purposes and in which a negligible amount of stock is wasted. a
These and other objects are attained by the means described herein and disclosed in the accompanying drawings, in which:
Fig. 1 is a perspective view of the device of my invention, parts being broken away.
Fig. 2 is a plan view of the device in a flattened position which it may assume in order to be economically packed.
As shown in'Fig. 2, the device of my invention comprises a single sheet 5 of suitable foldable material such as card stock which is provided with a main display panel 6 suitably printed or decorated and a small auxiliary display panel 7 disposed interiorly of the remaining portion of the sheet 5. This remaining portion of sheet 5 constitutes a foldable back panel 26. As will be observed in Fig. 2, the printing or decoration ofpanel 7 is inverted with relation to that of panel 6. The panels 6 and 7 are decorated at a single operation after which the sheet 5'is slitted, scored and perforated as hereinafter described. These latter operations may also be performed at one time by using a combined scoring and cutting die in a manner well known to those conversant with the art. The printing or decorating is placed on only one face of the sheet 5 so that the card stock. need have. on y a si g e 26. The slots 10 arecut in spaced relation adjacent the top edge ofsheet 5 and the perforatlons 11 may be provided adjacent scored lines 12, if desired. The panel 7 has its side edges 13 and top edge 14- cut free of the remainder of the sheet 5 andis provided with apair of integral cars 15 also. cutfree of the sheet 5. The edges 16 of ears 15 are cut for a distance into the body of the panel 7 and terminate at points 17. The slits 18 extend from scored line 19 to the edges 16 of ears 15 so that the panel 7 is hingedly connected to sheet 5 and may be swung about its hinged connection and folded against the body of sheet 5 adjacent the scored line 19. If desired, the points 17 may have a scored line 21 connecting them. In this way a hinge panel 22 is formed. The panel 7 is then bent in the opposite direction along scored line 21 until panel 7 assumes a position substantially at right angles with the back panel 26 and the hinge panel 22 will lie in abutment with the face of back panel 26. The cars 15 will then be passed over the top edge 20 of the sheet and when the panel 7 is again bent about scored line 21, the cars 15 will be disposed upon the rear face of panel 26. The ends of ears 15 may then be passed through the slotslO so that said ears and the hinge panel 22 are disposed upon the rear and front faces respectively of the panel 26. A pair of sub stantially U-shaped slits 28 are cut inter-.
mediate the side edge 24 of the sheet 5 and the scored line 12 adjacent thereto so that these slits are located in the narrow foldable strip25 and are spaced so as to receive therein the tongues 8. j The notches 9 afford clearance so that the tongues 8 may be readily inserted into theU-shaped slits 23. When the tongues 8 are inserted in the U-shaped slits 23, the main display panel 6 is bulged outwardly because the back panel 26 is relatively narrower than the main panel 6. In the form shown, the panel 6 being free of scoring, assumes a substantially semicy indrical formand the back, I
panel 26 forms a closure therefor so that a hollow body open at its top and bottom is formed.
As will be noted from Fig; 2, the decorated panel 6 carries a foldable strip 25 at its right hand side and the foldable back panel 26 at its left hand side. The panel 26 comprises that portion of the sheet 5 from which the panel 7 is cut. By creasing the sheet 5 along the scored lines 12, the panel 6 may be bent to assume'an arcuate form as previously explained, and the tongues 8 may then be inserted into the U shaped slits 23 for retaining the panel 6 man arcuate form with the panels 25 and 26 looked upon one another. W'hilethe panel 6 is disclosed in Fig. 1 as assuming an arcuate or semicylindrical form, it will be readily apparent that it may takethe form ofa polygonal body by providing one or more, scored lines extending in parallelism to the-lines 12 and disposed intermediate the scored lines 12. The:
major panel 6, must in all events, be of a greater length between the scored lines 12 than the panel 26 between scored lines 12 and its outer edge 27. The panel 26 and f 'oldable strip 25 are normally hidden by panel 6when said panel is held in its ar-v cuate or se nicylindrical shape and therefore thesurfa'c'e ofthepanel 26 would be valueless=for advertisin or display purposes; By cutting the panel free of the'panel 26 and" by folding said panel upwardly, it will be apparent, as shown ingFig. 1, that a large portion of thepanel 26 may be utilized for a supplemental display panel such as 7; By placing the-decorative matter on the panels 6 and 7, in an invertedposition one to the other, the panel 7 when turnedupwardly as shown inFig; 1 will display its printing or; decorative matter in an upright; posi tion abovethe top edge 20' of, the sheet so that the entire device presents the appearance of a hollow container with an addie tional display panel projecting above it. The perforations 11 may have a piece of cord or'thelike passed through them and the entire device maybe suspended therefrom'again'st a vertical wall.
VVh'at I claim is: y
1'. In a device of the classdescribed the combination with afiexible display panel, a slotted back panel hingedly mounted along on'e edge o'f the display panel, a slitted strip hing-edly mounted along the opposite edge oftlie displaypanel, tongues carried by the free-edge of- 'theback panel and insertible in the slits in' the strip whereby the flexible display paneland back panel together may form; a; hollow body open at I its top and bottom, aim-auxiliary: display, panel cut from the body of; the-.- back panel and l'iingedly con: neete'dr thereto,v said auxiliary panel being foldable uponi. saidsbaek panelto assume a position".projectingbeyond at *bo'dy lines ot:
the said back panel, and means comprising ears insertible in the slots in the back panel for retaining the auxiliary panel in the last named position.
2. In a display device, a single sheet of flexible material comprising a bendable display panel, a slotted back panel hingedly mounted at one side of the display panel, a slit-ted strip hingedly mounted at the opposite side of the display panel, means for locking the free end of the back panel upon the slotted strip whereby the display panel and back panel may, form a hollow body open at its top and bottom, an auxiliary display panel cut from the body of the back panel and h'ingedly connected thereto, int'egral ears carried by the auxiliary panel, the ears ofsaicl panelbeing adapted tob'e passed over thet'op edge of the back panel by moving said panel about its hinge mount-- ing, the ears being insertible in the slots in the back panel for retainingthe auxiliary panel in alignment with andextending above the back panel.
3. In a device of the class described'the combination with a bendable display panel, of a back panel hingedly mounted along one edge of the display panel, a slitted foldable strip hingedly mounted along the opposite edge of the display panel, ears on the free edge of the back panel and insertible in the slits in the foldable strips whereby the display panel and back panel together form a hollow body open at its top and bottom, an auxiliary panel, a hinge member connected to the back panel adjacent the top edge thereof, the-auxiliary panel having a hinge connection upon the hinged panel, integral ears on the auxiliary panel adapted to be passed over the top edge of the back panel upon movement of the hinge member and auxiliary panel whereby the hinge-member and the ears may be disposed on, opposite faces of the back panel with the auxiliary panel extending beyond and in alignment with said back panel, the ears being insertiblein the slots in'the back panel for retaining the auxiliary panel in the last mentionedi position.
4. In a device of the class described the combination with a bendable'display panel, a back panel hinge'dly mounted along one edge of the display panel, means for connecting the opposite edge of the display panel and the free edge of the back panel and an auxiliary panel out from the body of the back panel and foldable upon itself wherebythe auxiliary panel is disposed aboye and in alignment with theback panel, and means comprising ears for locking" the auxiliary panel in the last named position.
5; In a deviceof" the class described the combination of a single" sheet of flexible material adapted-.1 to} be bent to form a Hol lowbo"dy, open at -its top and bottom; a
panel cut from the body of the sheet and adapted to be folded upwardly to project above the top of the hollow body, and means for securing said panel in the last mentioned position.
6. In a device of the class described the combination of a sheet of material having slits at a side edge thereof and slots adjacent its top edge, tongues carried by a second side edge for insertion in the slits whereby the sheet may have its side edges secured one upon the other for forming a hollow body, and a panel having ears out from the body of the sheet and foldable thereon so that said panel may project above the top of the hollow body and the ears may enter the slots.
In testimony whereof I have hereunto subscribed my 'name this 29th day of May, 1925. i