US 1670973 A
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May 22, 1928. 1,670,973
J. G. MAY
SHOE DI SPLAY RACK Filed May 18, 1927 2 Sheets-Sheet l 15 PB L 15 V IN VEN TOR. LTess 9 6.11441,
W TTORNEY' May 22, 1928.
J. G. MAY
SHOE DI SPLAY RACK Sheets-Sheet 2 Filed May 18, 1927 V INVENTOR. Jhsse Gu lfcgy,
Patented May 22, 1928.
tlhllTED STATES JESS E MAY, OE PUEBLO, COLORADO.
Application filed May 18, 1927. Serial No. 192,299.
The invention relates to a rack or 'stand and more particularly to the class of display racks or stands primarilyfor exhibiting footwear. g V
The primary object of the invention is the provision of a rack or stand of this character, wherein the same is readily convertible for use in the form of an easel or a shelf bracket, so that articles such as footwear, for example shoes or the like can be visibly displayed, in a'manner that full View of the article can be had by a customer, thereby relieving a store keeper or salesman from opening up containers for the shoes or articles and the removal of the containers from the shelf or other place of storage, as the displayed article can be minutely inspected by a prospective purchaser.
Another object of the invention is the pro vision of a rack or stand of this character, wherein the same is susceptible of adjust ment to assure the proper display or exhibit of the article held thereon, either when the rack or stand is upon a support or engaged on a shelf and when upon asupport is adaptable to display several articles, for example shoes.
A further object of the invention is the provision of a rack or stand of this character, wherein the articles to be displayed can be readily and easily hung thereon, without the use of fasteners and are freely removable from the rack or stand, so that such articles can be manually handled forminute inspection thereof and when upon the stand or rack will be fully exhibited, the rack or stand being of a special advantage in the retaining of shoes or other footwear, due to the fact that a customer can be served very much more readily and quickly as the style of footwear or shoe can be selected with dispatch as to its pattern or style.
A still further object of the invention is the provision of a rack or stand of this character, which is comparatively simple in con struction, readily and easily set up for use either upon a support, for example a table or upon a shelf, acting in the nature of a bracket, readily and easily adjustable,
strong yet light in weight, possessing but few parts, thoroughly reliable and efiicient n its purposes, neat and attractive in appearance, and inexpensive to manufacture.
With these and other objects in view, the invention consists in the features of construction, combination and arrangement of parts,
a support, such as a table, showing the stand or rack constructed in accordance with the invention mounted thereon, the articles be ing displayed upon the rack or stand are shown by dotted lines. I
Figure, 2 is an elevation looking toward one side of the rack or stand,
Figure 3 is a view similar to Figure 2 looking towards the other side of the rack or stand.
Figure 4 is a fragmentary vertical sectional view through a shelf, showing the rack or stand adjusted and engaged with said shelf with packages superimposed upon the shelf and coacting with the rack orstand.
Figure 5 is a top plan view of the rack or stand in the position shown in Figure t.
Figure 6 is a viewsimilar to Figure 5 looking toward the opposite side of the rack or stand.
Similar reference characters indicate corresponding parts throughout the several views in the drawings.
Referring to the drawings in detail particularly Figures 1, 2 and 3 thereof the display rack or stand comprises a pair of swingingly connected members A and B,respectively,
both being preferably made from sheet metal,
although the same may be made from any j other suitable material having the required rigidity and strength but possessed of lightness in weight. The member A is formed wit-h an inverted substantially L-shaped end portion constituting what may be termed'a saddle 10 serving as ahead and extending from this head are'outwardly divergent legs 11, being preferably a pair, arranged parallel but spaced from the long arm 12 of said head :10, and the latter in connection with the legs 11 provide a socket-to receive a shelf or other support, see Figure 4.
1 The section B is preferably in the form of a substantially triangular shaped leg -13 having cut and bent from its wider end a'pintle sleeve 14 located medially thereof for receiving a pintle or pivot pin 15, the latter being also passed through spaced aligning pintle sleeves. '16 cut and bent from a hinge leaf 1-7 riveted or other Wise fastened to the arm 12 at the point indicated in Figures 1, 2 and 3 of the drawings.
'manner as shown in Figure 1 of the drawlngs.
Cut and bent from the leg 13 longitudinally thereof is an extension 18 thereby providing a slot 20 in said leg 13. The extension 18 is folded on itself to provide a hanger 19 projected outwardly from the slot 20 at the inner end thereof to be disposed at an angle to said leg 13, whereby the heel of a shoe or other footwear can be hung upon the leg 13 for the display of said shoe or foot wear. The extension 18 from the hanger 19 is extended at an acute angle inwardly through an opening 21 provided. in the arm 12 of the head 10 and thence between the legs 11 of the member A so that the end portion 22 of this extension will. serve as a hanger to be engaged by the heel of a shoe or footwear for the display of the latter upon the member A, when the rack or stand is in the position as shown in Figure 1 of the drawings. l he extension 18 includes an intern'iediate V- shaped portion 23 having the outer faceof its bottom provided with teeth 3 which engage with the bevelled outer end w ll of the opening 21 for detachably connecting the sections A and B in upstanding position, see Figure 1. The extension 18 and arm 12 furtherpermit of connecting the sections A and B detachably together at selective inclinations. j
In the use of the rack or stand in the nature of an easel or tripod the members A and B are adjusted so as to have the extension 18 carried between the legs 11 of the member A, whereby on the placing of the rack or stand upon the table C as shown in Figure 1 of the drawings it can support one or several shoes or footwear for the display thereof.
If it is desired to have the rack or stand mounted upon a shelf, the members A and B are adjusted to the position shown in Figures 4-, 5 and 6 of the drawings and the member A is placed upon the shelf D, so that the legs 11 will lie transversely of the shelf at the top face thereof and the forward ends of the latter Wlll engage the short arm of the head 10, and the arm 12 will underlie the shelf against the bottom face thereof and in this positionpackaged articles exampled at E will be placedupon the legs 11 on the shelf D, retaining this member A in position thereonas shown in Figure 4c of the drawings. The member B will be swung outwardly at an angle for supporting and displaying a shoe or footwear engaged on the hanger 19 and its extension 18 will be an inverted l..-shaped saddle integral with one end of, extending from and opposing in spaced relation one of said leg members, means forpivotally connecting one end of the other leg member to that portion of the saddle which opposes the first mentioned leg member, and a hanger integral with one of said leg members and of a length to extend through the other leg member.
2. In a display rack a pair of leg members, an inverted L-shaped saddle integral with one end of, extending from and opposing in spaced relation one of said leg members, means for pivotally connecting one end of the other leg member to that portion of the saddle which opposes the first mentioned leg member, and a hanger integral with one of said leg members and of a length to extend through the other leg member, that portion of the saddle which opposesthe leg member provided with an opening for the passage of the hanger, said saddle and hanger having coacting means :for releasably maintain ing the leg members in extended position.
3. In a display rack a pair of leg members, an inverted L-shapedsaddle integral with one end of, extending from and opposing in spaced relation one of said leg members, means for pivot-ally connecting one'end of the other leg member to that portion of the saddle which opposes the first mentioned leg member, and ahanger integral with one of said leg members and of a length to extend through the other leg member, that portion of the saddle which opposes the leg member provided witl'i'an opening for the passage of the hanger, one of the walls of said opening being beveled, and said hanger having a toothed portion coacting with said beveled wall for adjustably maintaining the said legs in extended position.
4. In a dlsplay rack a pair of leg members, a saddle integral with one end of a leg member and projecting therefrom, means for pivotally connecting oneend of the other le member to said saddle and a han er la 7 c:
carried by one of said leg members and co- I j w1th said saddle for maintaining the actin,
rack in display position.
In testimony whereof, Ial'lix my signature hereto. JESSE G. MAY.