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Publication numberUS1594076 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateJul 27, 1926
Filing dateAug 30, 1923
Priority dateAug 30, 1923
Publication numberUS 1594076 A, US 1594076A, US-A-1594076, US1594076 A, US1594076A
InventorsSperos Theodore S
Original AssigneeSperos Theodore S
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
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I. A "July 27 1926.

SHO CASE I Filed August so. 1923 2 Sheets-Sheet 1 Y Fl w QM mw v limited number of boxes -ofci'gars -may be I practicable to, so 3 display the, merchandise} n consideration of the foregoing," it is one: of the important'jobjects of the present invention to provide a showcase embodying a slidable top. so'mounted and constructed show cases'andmore particularly to "type embodying a sliding top.

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. This invention relates to improvementshin. l t at It is ordinarilydesirable to s'upportadisplay of merchandise upon the top sofa show 7 case,as, for example, a number of boxes of cigars, where the commodity'to be dispensed V is of this nature, but flthislcannot be conof the sliding"- type, it, is'usuallyvfound im' that it may supporta considerable display of merchandise. and may be" moved into 7 and; out of closed; position without, in any way,

disturbing or disarrangingthei'display and without any likelihood of breakage of:

the top, notwithstanding the considerable.

- through the bottom wall of the grooves '5, the said eye members being open gat; their weight which may beimposed. thereon;

' f Another object of the-invention is to pro-' sliding movementacross the 1 thereof in a'front to rear wardly vide'az-show case having atop'mounted for open upper side ,7 direction 7 so that, without disturbing the merchandise on display upon the said top,- -it'maygbe slidrearto open position-thereby exposing to 7 "view the entire contents ofthe case and oermitting' the customer to make'his selection,

individually, from the nierchandisecontained'therein. In this manner handling of V 'Figure l is a perspective view, parts being 7 more accessible.

the eigars'or other merchandiseby the sales man .is'entirely obviated.fand provision is madeffor a more eifectual display of the merchandise, audit is furthermore rendered V In the accompanying drawings:

shown'in section,- of a show case constructed 1n accordance wlth the present invention;

Figure 2 is a top plan View of one end of the show case, the top being illustrated as' I top of the show case in its V partly open;

F1 31s a detail transverse stasis saw on the line of Fi 2;

although where such a each forward corner of the the line 4'4 of Fig.- 2; I

Fig. 5 is a view similar-to Fig/3 1111199 trating a modified form of the invention ;j ig.:6. is adetail sectional view on theline 6 6 of Figp5;

Fig. 7iisaper'spe'ctiveview of one ofthe if:

removed-fromthe case; ,7 Thes'how case embodying the invention rails of the structureshown in 5 .Eigg et is a front to rear sectional' view on,

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comprises the usual bodyor casev structurewhich'is indicated in generalbythe'numeral land: which initself.

mayabe' of any; of-the" I ordinary constructions "exceptas regards its open top. The openvtop' of-the case "comprises the usual frontwand rear irailsiridi- 'cated respectively-by the; numerals 2 andB,"

are formed intheir upper sides] "with. longitudinally extendinggrooves indicated by the numeral 5. These 5 grooves a e-of suflicient depth andbreadth .toaccommoda'te, a' r'od'yindicated by ,the numeral 6, the rod being preferably circular in crosssection and being supported nearv'its extremities in 1 threadedfondriveninto the ,j side' rails4 eye members 7 which are sidesas indicated by the numeral 8so that} I after they have the rod so as to' ho1d;-. the tudinal displacement, 7

,:VThesliding top of the as is" steals by V the numeral ,9 and thesame comprises 3516,0 tangular frame 10 including sideira'ils 111 Which overlie {the side rails 4' of the top..-

frame ofth'e casel,;a'pane{ofgla ss indicated "by the: numeral 12V-Vbeing arranged within 7 the frame 9 and constitutinga supporting surface upon which any desired display ofv underside of the side rails 11 of the frame 9, one of theeyelets being positioned near 7 slidable top 9.- Thefeyel'ets 13 slidably engage the res ective r ods. 6 and serve to guide the sli ing movement from 'open 'toclosed position and vice versa. It

V M will be evident that inasmuch as the eyelets 11 0 I merchandise may be arranged. vEyelets 13 j are threaded or otherwise driven into the e0" ,rod against longi-J' I preferably are located at the forward corners of the sliding top, the top may be slid to an extreme rear position without any likelihood oi overtilting and without disturbance of the display of merchandise thereon. It will be observed by reference to ot the drawings that the head of the eyelet 7 is square at its lower side so that when the shank of the eyelet is driven into the side rails 4 the said face of the head will rest squarely upon the flat bottonrwall of the grooveo. In this manner the eyelets are rendered more substantial, and an accurate horizontal positioning of the rod 6 is effected.

In that form oi the invention shown in Figs. 5, 6 and '4" of the drawings, the side -rails oi: the case, which rails-are indicated by the numeral 14, are formed each with a longitudinally extending groove indicated by the nu1n:eral 15,and seated within each 'roove 15 is a guide rail indicated in general by the numeral 16. This guide rail is formed from an integral sheet metal blank provided at its ends with attaching ears 17 through which openin s 18 are formed for the passage of securing elements 19 to secure the rails in position upon the rail 1a of the case. The said attaching ears 17 are preferably formed in the upper-side of the rail 14; at the ends'oi the groove so that the-upper side otthe body of the rail 16 will be flush with the upper surface of the said rail 1 as clearly shown inl ig. 6 otthe drawings. A slot 20 is formed longitudinally in the'body of the rail 16, and the rail at its opposite longitudinal ed es is provided with depending flanges 21 which seat against the inner tacos oi": the side walls of the groove 15 and rest at their lower edges upon the bottom wall of the said groove. The formation of the tlanges 21 serves to reiniliorce the body of the rail 1 6 and likewise the engagement of these flanges against the inner faces of the side walls oi the groove, and the enga e mentot their lower edges against the botv n wall otthe groove, serves to materially reinforce the connection of the rail with the rail 14.

The sliding top of the case in this form of "the invention is indicated by the numeral 22 and the same is of the general structure seatedin countersinl-zs previously described and threaded into the under side of the side rails 23 of the said top, or otherwise secured to the under side of the top, is a headed guide comprising a shank 24 and a transverse head 25, the head extending at right angles with relation to the shank and the said shank engaging slidably through the slot 20 in the respective rail 16. By reference to Fig. 6 of the drawings it will be observed that the head 25 is received within the open underside" of the rail 16 and rides inclose proximity to the under side of the body or web portion of the rail. This form of the invention opcrates in substantially the samenianner as the previously .described'form :and presents all-0t the advantages possessed by the said previously described form.

Having thus described theinventiom'what is claimed as new iis.:-

In a show case, a body structure openits top and having side and end walls with flat upper edge. faces, :a top .slida'bly disposed upon the upper edge faces of the walls of said body structure andmovable longitudinally of the end walls from a position overlying and closing the open'top of the show case to a position suhstantisa l wholly displaced beyond the open top, said end walls having longitudinally extending grooves opening through their upper edge faces and having recesses leading iroin the ends of the grooves and-constituting seats, rails mounted in said grooves andeach' having an upper wall formed with a longitndinally extending siot and depending side walls in close contacting engagement with the side walls otthe groove with their lower edges resting upon the bottom of the groove, said upper wall being extended beyond the faces of the depending side walls and secured in saidseat-s, and headed elements tending downwardly from. opposite ends of the sliding top with their shank portions passingthrough the slots in the respec rails and having heads slidably engaging beneath the-upper walls of the rails and preventing movement of said elements out of engagement with the rails.

In testimony whereof I aiiix any signature.

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Referenced by
Citing PatentFiling datePublication dateApplicantTitle
US6042202 *Jun 8, 1998Mar 28, 2000Goppion S.R.L.Sealed showcase
U.S. Classification312/114, 312/140
International ClassificationA47F3/00
Cooperative ClassificationA47F3/00
European ClassificationA47F3/00