US 1616602 A
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R. F. WILLIAMS DISPLAY RACK' Feb, 8, 1927. y 1,516,602'
Filed Jan. 28, 1924 bz/fl# WW" f raieniedreb. 8,1927.' 'I l y 1,616,602
ROY F. WILLIAMS, OF NASHVILLE, TENNESSEE.
Application led January 28, 1924. Serial No. 689,089.
This invention relates to display rackV rack resting against said rods. The rod or made from sheet metal which while the same rods are secured to the bottom and top of is strong and durable can be discarded when the rack in any suitable manner as by spot the cards with which the rack was originally welding. 5 supplied have been sold. T he means for holding lthe rack in upright 50 The rack is intended primarily for disposition preferably'constitutes a bail memplaying Christmas cards, the season for ber 7 the free ends of which are suitably which is comparatively short. l/Vhen the hinged to the top of the rack as at 8, a hook season is ended, the rack can be discarded 9 being connected to the lower end of the v 10 thus obviating the necessity of storing the bail midway the ends thereof as at 10 and 55 same for future use. The rack is cheaply adapted to be removably connected with the manufactured and thus the item of cost need bottom of the rack als at 11, an eye being not be Considered but the rack discarded provided at the bottom of the rack for thisr when it is ei'npty. purpose. y The various novel features of the inven- Means for holding the cards in place on 60 tion will vbe set out in the following de-l the rack are provided in the form of sheet scription and more particularly defined in metal members 12 bent into rectangular" the appended claim. Y f form and secured to the risers 13 between .In the single sheet of drawing aceomthe steps by spot welding. rI`he card holdpanying this specification, Fig. 1 is a front ing members 12 have inwardly extending` 65 elevation of the rack; members 12lto prevent the cards from fall- Fig. 2 is a side elevation of the same; ing out, and inasmuch as the side members Fig. 3 is a plan view of a fragment ofthe to which said extensions 12 are secured are rack showing the holding means for the flexible, they may be bent inward to accomcards; modate the cards contained therein if the 70 Fig. 4 is a longitudinal section through cards should be shorter than the length of the rack, parts being broken away; and Y the holders.
Fig. 5 is a fragmentary view showing part It will now be seen that I have provided a of the easel structure for supporting the very simple andveasily manufactured rack rack in upright position. which is strong and admirably adapted for 75 'Referring to the drawings, numeral 1 inthe purpose for which it is intended. dicates the body portion of the rack which lVhat I claim is: p is made from sheet metal and bent to provide In a display rack, a supporting mema series of terraces or step-like members 2, ber comprising a single piece of sheet metal the upper portion of the body member ter bent into terraced form, a supporting rod at 80 minating in an upright plate or extension 3 the back of said member intermediate the to or on which may be affixed a paper for sides of the same and against which the bot` carrying printed matter or advertising mattom angles of the terraces are adapted to ter'relative to the cardsor dealer. engage, and means for holding the rack in 40 The display rack is made of comparatively upright position comprising a bail and hook, 85 Y i thin sheet-metal and in order to provide sufthe bail being hinged adjacent the top officient rigidity to the same, there is provided the rack.
a back brace in the nature of one or"`more In testimony whereof I affix my signature.
rods 5 extending from the bottom ofthe v rack to the top'thereof, the angles 6 of the ROY F. VILLIAMS.