US 1574335 A
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Feb. 23 1926. 1,574,335
1. R. ALLEN DISPLAY DEVICE FOR GABTERS Filed May 15, 1925 Patented Feb. 23, 1926.
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DISPLAY DEJEGE FOE, GARTERS.
Application filed May 13, 3.925.
To all whommaig concern: Be it known that L-lnvino R. A LEN, a citizen of the United States, and a residentof lVheaton, DuPageGounty, and State of lllinois, have invented certain'new and usetul Improvements in Display Devices for Garters, of which the following is declared to be a i'ull,'clear, and exact description.
ihis invention relates to display device :tor garters, and its principal object is to provide simple, inexpensive, and attractive device for displaying garters in stores or wherever sold, which device also acts as a container for the garters during storage and shipment. Another object is to provide a garter displaying device which shall simulate parts of a pair of legs with socks depicted thereon, and adapted to receive and support a pair of garters in a position which will give the impression of supporting the socks on the leg portions of the device. An other object is to provide a cardboard displaying device shaped to simulate parts of a pair of legs and scored along a vertical line midway between the side edges of the device, whereby it may be bent along said score line to form two angularly disposed halves or leg parts, that will stand upon a counter or show case with the garters thereon in a position occupied when supporting the socks on the legs, the device being capable of being further folded upon said'score line to bring the two ha ves together, whereby the device, with the garters thereon,
may slipped into a bag or wrapper when sold and given to or shipped to a customer. The inventionconsists in the several novel fe tures hereinafter fully set forth and claimed.
The invention is clearly illustrated in the accompanying drawing, in which:
Fig. 1 is a front elevation of a display device for garters illustrating a pair of garters thereon, one of which is shown in dotted lines and the device being spread out flat, and Fig. 2 is a plan of the device, showing two positions thereof.
Referring to said drawing, the reference character 5 designates a cardboard piece which may be blanked out from a sheet of cardboard by suitable dies. The cardboard piece 5 comprises two halves 6, 6 each shaped to simulate a part of a human leg and having printed thereon, near the lower end, a design 7 simulating the upper end of one of Serial No. 30,034.
apair of socks. The cardboard pieceo is a slot 13, immediately above the edge of the portion that contains the printed matter 7 depicting the sock portion, and below said edge is a hole 1 1, the purpose of which will appear later.
The elastic band portion 15 of a garter 16 is slipped over the upper portion of each leg member 6, 6, the tab 17 is slipped back through the slot 13 and the button head 18 brought forward through the hole 14. The loop 19 is then engaged with the button head 18.
The cardboard piece is folded-slightly upon its score line 8 to bring the two leg members 6, 6, at a wide angle to each other,
whereupon the device may be set upon a fiat Y surface such as the top 01" a counter, show case and the like for the pur'poseof displaying'the garters.
When stood up the device displays the garters more effectively than when displayed in a box or carton. It gives to the possible customer a more accurate impression of the garters as they appear when worn.
,Another advantage of the device is that it may be folded along the score line 8, to bring the two halves together, thereby reducing the size of the device and forming a holder for the garters which may be placed in a small paper bag or package when sold to a customer. If desired, the upper porttions of the leg members 6, 6, may be tinted to represent flesh color to makethe article more attractive. The back thereof furnishes space for advertising mat-teror other printed data. The article is simple in construction, requires but little space in'use and while in storage. a
More or less variation of the exact details of construction is possible without departing from the spirit of this invention; I desire, therefore, not to limit myself to the exact form of the construction shown and described, but intend, in the following claim,
to point out all of the invention disclosed herein. v
I claim as new, and desire to secure by Letters Patent:
A display device for garters, comprising a flat cardboard piece formed with a bifurcated upper portion and a bifurcated lower portion, both forming two joined similar halves shaped to simulate parts of a pair of human legs, said fur-cations leaving V-shaped notches extending in from the upper and lower edges, and the cardboard piece being scored vertically between said notches, and the lower portions of said halves having surface portions depicting parts of socks, the upper bifurcated portions being adapted to receive the elastic band portions of garters and the bottom of the upper notch acting as a stop whereby the elastic band portions of the garters may be aligned across the display device, and said halves being folded upon said score line, whereby the two halves may assume a widely spreading angle to display the garters in position as worn, and whereby the two halves may be folded together to partly enclose thei'n.
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