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JULEUS SCEVARTZ, OF NFDW YORK, N. Y., ASSIGNGR TO UNITED GIGAR STORES COM- PANY OF AMERICA, A CORFORATIQN OF DELAW'ARE.
Application filed April 19, 1924. Serial No. 707,764.
This invention relates to improvements in display cases constructed in such a manner as to enable the same to be cheaply manufactured. The invention in the main comprises a plurality of superposed side Walls of less length than the underlying side Walls, the back ends of the side Walls being in alignment whereby a display case having a step-like appearance as viewed from the front is obtained. The back of the display case is closed by a Wall having a slidable y member therein to permit access into the interior of the Case. The step-like compartments are closed by closure members which may be readily removed. The invention also contemplates the provision of a display case of less length than the main case and mounted on top of the main case in the upper compartment thereof.
The various features of novelty and invention will appear from the detailed description taken in connection with the accompanying sheet of drawings forming part of the specification.
In the drawings, Fig. 1 is a perspective view of a display case made in accordance with my invention, the rear closure member being partially drawn out.
Fig. 2 is a transverse section taken through the main display case; and
Fig. 3 is a section taken on line 3-3 of Fig. 2.
The base of the case is indicated by numeral 1 and is preferably made of wood, the same being provided with a peripheral protecting member 2 of sheet metal. Mounted on the base 1 is a pair of side Walls 3 of a height which varies from the front of the case toward the rear thereof, the highest portion of the walls being at the rear. The bottom edge of the Walls 3 is received Within a U-shaped metal protecting member l and the upper edge of said Wall members is vcapped by a similar member 5. The top and bottom cap or saddle members 5 and 4;, respectively, are preferably held in place by means of a metal strap 6 suitably secured thereto as by soldering. The ends of the Walls are also preferably capped by U-shaped members 7. The member 2 which surrounds the peripheral edge of the base 1 is preferably U-shaped in form, and the upper leg thereof is sufliciently long to eX- tend inwardly of the wall members 3 as indicated by numeral 8 in Fig. 3. By making the member 2 in this manner the Walls 3 can be readily secured to the base 1 by soldering the bottom saddle member t of the Walls to the upper leg 8 of the peripheral can member 2 of the base 1.
ounted on the side Walls 3 is a pair of side Walls 9 of uniform height but of less length than the side Walls 3. rl`he top and bottom edges as Well as the ends of the side Walls 3 are capped or protected by U-shaped i,
metal members 10 the same as the under lying Wall 3. Inasmuch as the top edge of the Walls 3 is capped with metal and the bottom edge of the walls 9 is capped with metal the Walls may be readily secured to each sure members are preferably peripherally bounded by a metal cap 16 to protect the same and to enable them to be more readily secured as by soldering the ends of the side Wall members. ITie members 17 may also be provided to hold the top and bottom cap members on said closures in place.
The back of the case is closed by a Wall preferably comprising sectional walls 13 and 19 between which is mounted a slidable closure member 20. The peripheral edges of the members 18, 19 and 20 are also preferably bounded or capped by U-shapcd metal pieces.
Extending between the side Walls 9 at the bottoms thereof is a tray 21 preferably of metal. This tray at its rear end is preferably supported or braced by a brace 22 extending upwardly from a point adjacent the bottom of the base 1. The metal tray 21 is preferably secured to the metal caps surrounding the said side Walls.
Extending between the Walls 11 is a tray 23 also of metal and secured by soldering to the metal caps of said side Walls.
In dotted lines is shown an object 2st as resting on Vthe respective trays 21 and 23.
The tops of the compartments formed by the step-like arrangement of the walls are closed by metal cover members 25 adapted to overlie the extending portions of the side Walls and also the front closure members.
The covers 25 are conveniently held in place by hooks 26 engaging with eyes in the walls as will be readily understood.
As partof the display case above described there is provided another display case generally indicated by numeral 26. This second display case is of less length than the other Vcase and is adapted to be ref ceived Within the upper compartment. By
' to the rear of the case, an upwardly extending section between the side walls of the -upper section, the rear end of the walls being in alignment whereby the Walls are in stepped relation at their front ends, a Vtray between the lower and intermediate sections, and between the intermediate and upper section.
In testimony whereof I affix my signature.