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Publication numberUS1617676 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateFeb 15, 1927
Filing dateMay 14, 1923
Priority dateMay 14, 1923
Publication numberUS 1617676 A, US 1617676A, US-A-1617676, US1617676 A, US1617676A
InventorsDobbin Albert J
Original AssigneeDobbin Albert J
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Piece-goods-display support
US 1617676 A
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Feb. 15, 1927. 1,617,676

A. J. DOBBIN PIECE GOODS DISPLAY SUPPORT Original Filed May 14, 1923 I Q j a mvsm'on- M2 m 6 QZQ VM ATTORNEY Patented Feb. 15, 1927.


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Applicationiiled May I4, 1923, Serial 110.638,!)68. Renewed November 1, 1926.

The object of my said invention is the provision of a piece-goods display support characterized by a fiat body shaped and embellished to simulate the female human body and a supporting means at the back of the body, the supporting means being of foldable type so that when not in use the support will occupy but little space and can be handled with facility.

In the use of the novel piece-goods display support, the support is arranged in a wall casing or in a show window, and 1s draped with piece-goods in such a manner as to display the goods to advantage in the same relation that they would be employed on the female human body.

To the attainment of the foregoing, the invention consists in the improvement as hereafter described and definitely claimed.

In the accompanying drawings, forming part of this specification Figure 1 is a front elevation of my novel support.

Figure 2 is a rear elevation of the support.

Figure 3 is an edge elevation of the same with the legs extended to enable the body to support a considerable weight of piece- ,g'oods draped thereon.

H Figure t is an enlarged detail section showing the leg connection.

Similar numerals of reference designate corresponding parts in all of the views of the drawings.

The body of my novel support is desig nated by 1. It is in one piece of flat boardlike character and is made of wall board or any other appropriate flat board sufliciently heavy to stand when supported at the bacz and to sustain the weight of piece goods draped on the body. The said body 1 is shaped in outline to simulate the female human body with all of the members thereof in fixed relation to each other and in the same plane, and the face of the body is em embodiment ofthe invention one arm2 of the figure represented is shownin a graceful downwardly extending position, and the other arm 3 of the figure is arranged at approximate right angles to the torso portion so as to form a bracket on which a pendent portion of piece-goods may be draped to hang loosely as illustrated in Figure 1. It is to be understood, however, that the figure may be made in various poses Without affecting my invention. In addition to the body 1 characterized as shown and described, my novel support includes means at the back of the body 1, for supporting the same in upright position and maintaining the body 1 in such position notwithstanding the weight of the piece-goods draped on the body 1 after the manner illustrated in Figure 1. I prefer to employ the supporting means illustrated which includes an upright rod 4 adjustably secured by set screws 1* in blocks 5 which are affixed to the back of the body 1, a collar 6 adjust-ably fixed by V a set screw 7 on the rod 4 and legs 9 hingedly connected at 10 to the ends of said collar 6. It will be apparent that the legs 9 can be expeditiously and easily positioned so as to lie in substantial parallelism to the body 1, and when the legs 9 are so arranged the support as a whole may be conveniently carried and may be shipped or packed in a space of small compass. It will also be apparent that when it is desired to support the body 1 in vertical or upright position, substantially vertical, the legs 9 may be positioned as shown in Figures 2 and 3 so as to cooperate with the rod at and thereby adequate- 1y support the body 1 and the piece-goods draped and displayed on the body 1.

WVhile highly advantageous for the puraose indicated my novel piece goods display support is obviously simple and inexpensive in construction, and with proper usage is adapted to last for an indefinite period of time.

I have entered into a detailed description of the construction and relative arrangement of the parts embraced in the present and preferred embodiment of my invention in order to impart a full, clear and exact understanding of the said embodiment. I do not desire, however, to be understood as confining myself to the specific construction and relative arrangement of parts inasmuch as in the future practice of the invention various changes and modifications may be made such as fall within the scope of my invention as defined in my appended claim.

Having described my invention, what I claim and desire to secure by Letters- Patent,'

A display support comprising a body formed to simulate the female human body, blocks fixed to the back of the body and spaced apart in superposed relation and having coincident apertures, an upright rod extending through said apertures and adapted to be secured therein, a collar adjustably fixed on the rod below the lowermost block and being capable of slidable movement on said rod, and legs hingedly secured to the opposite ends of said collar and arranged in contacting engagement with said ends in a manner whereby they may be swung in a vertical plane.

In testimony whereof I ai'fix my signature.


Referenced by
Citing PatentFiling datePublication dateApplicantTitle
US3010225 *Mar 21, 1958Nov 28, 1961Hale Helen WLife size figure for displaying garments
US3149424 *Aug 16, 1962Sep 22, 1964Samuel BeitlerDisplay form for cut-up yard goods for garments
US4739911 *Jan 16, 1987Apr 26, 1988Trim Corporation Of AmericaMannequin for displaying a garment
U.S. Classification223/68
International ClassificationA47F8/00
Cooperative ClassificationA47F8/00
European ClassificationA47F8/00