US 1672633 A
Description (OCR text may contain errors)
June 5, 1928.
P. R. VOGEL DISPLY CABINET 1 2 Sheets-Sheet Filed July 2l, 1924 P. R. VOGEL DISPLAY CABINET June 5, 192,8. 1,672,633
Filed July 2l, 1924 2 Sheets-Sheet 2 @WW a@ Patented June 5, 192s.
1,672,633 .PATENT OFFICE.
PAULB. voGEL, or CHICAGO, ILLINOIS.
Application vtiled July 21, 1924. Serial No. 727,171.
My invention relates to display cabinets, and more particularly to a cabinet that 1s adapted for displaying cards, such as birthday and other similar cards, postal cards., booklets, etc. 1
It is a purpose of my invention to provide a display cabinet of the above-mentioned character which comprises a verticallyl extending cabinet or rack which is known as a back rack, a rack that is Vprovided with hinged doors to keep the same in closed 'condition, and drawers that contain trays that are removable therefrom, which trays are display racks in themselves.
It is a further purpose f the .invention to" provide a lcabinet of the above-mentioned character in which the drawers are mounted within the cabinet so as to form a dusttight enclosure withinwhich the tray is removablyimounted.' The object of this arrangement is that cards, such as Easter, Christmas or New Years cards, which are only sold during certain seasons, may be kept clean and free from dust when not partition members in the vertical or back rack of the cabinet, and are preferably made detachable from wooden partition members 1n `the tray members that are mounted within the drawers.`
It is still another purpose of the invention to providepartition members that are adapted to engage with flanges on theracks or tray members which are arranged in stepped formation, said partition members being provided with tapering or wedge-like slots, within which vthe flange members are adapted to engageto securely hold the partitions in any desired position along the racks.
It is still another purpose of the invention to provide a display rack that is made up of flanged members arranged in a stepped formation, each of said steps comprising a single sheetmetal member that is sccuredin overlapping relationship to the adjoining member at one side thereof, and in underlapping relationship to the adjoiningmember at the other side thereof.4 f
Other objects and advantages of the inplaced on exhibition for sale, and which, due Vention will appear as the description of the to the arrangement of the detachable display racks within the drawers, may be readily placed upon a counter or hung upon a wall to be displayed when the proper season for the cards arrives. In order to carry out this purpose of the invention, the trays that are removably mounted within the drawers are provided with legs or supports that are foldable compactly against the bottoms of they trays when in the drawers.
It is still a further purpose of the invention to provide a display rack of the abovementioned character that has partitions that are adjustable along said rack so as to divide the compartments or bins into a plurality of smaller bins or compartments of such sizes as to conform to the sizes of the various shape and size cards that are commonly in use. In the preferred form, these partitioning members are so mounted as to be adjustable to cards of any size.
It is another purpose of the invention to provide means for supporting the cards in the racks or on the shelf-like members of the racks so that the cards will not fall out of the same when the rack or tray is in a vertical position or in aA substantially vertical position. said means being in the form of wings or flanges against which the cards are adapted to rest. The wings or flanges are preferably made integral with metallic accompanying drawings proceeds. However, I desire to have it distinct-ly understood that I do not intend to limit myself to the exact details shown or described, but that I intend to include as part of my invention all such obvious changes and modifications of parts as would occur toa person skilled in this art and as would fall within the scope' of the claims.
Fig. 'l is a perspective view of my improved display cabinet wit-h one of the. drawers thereof partly open;
Fig. --2 is a section of a portion of thc cabinet taken on the line 2---2 of Fig. l;
Fig. 3 is a fragmentary section taken on the line 3 3 of Fig. 2;
Fig. 4 is a vertical sectional view of a tray showing the same removed from the drawer and in a substantially vertical position such as it would assume when being adjacent a wall;
Fig. 5 is a reduced side elevation of the tray, showing the same in the position which it assumes when on a counter with the supporting leg moved to supporting position;
Fig. 6 is a fragn'ientary, enlarged perspec` Referring in detail to the drawings, the cabinet comprises a body portion 10 having the legs 11 and provided with drawers 12. Above the drawers 12 the cabinet is provided with a display cabinet 13 having the glass doors 14 by means of which the contents ofthe portion 13v can be viewed without opening the same. The cabinet is further, provided with a vertically extending back rack portion 15.
Referring now to Fig. 2, it will be seen that the portion 13 of the cabinet is provided with a rear wall 16 and with an inclined wall portion 17 upon which a display rack is mounted, which comprises the end walls 18 and 19, between which are mounted the side members 20, which are cut out in a zigzag fornito provide the surfaces 21 and 22, against which the metallic members forming the trays or bins of the rack are adapted to rest. -Said metallic members each comprise a foot portion 23 and a flange portion 24 thatl is turned back upon itself as at 25 to provide a double flange through a portion of the height of the member 24. Said sheet-metal member is further provided with a short flange portion 26, which is adapted to rest under the foot portion 23 of the next adjoining member, and which is preferably secured thereto by means of securing means 27 which extend through the foot portions 23 and 26 and into the member 20. All of the rack-forming sheet-metal members are substantially alike except the last of said members, which merely has the foot portion 23 and the upstanding portion 24.
It will be seen that the sheet-metal members described above collectively form a display rack which comprises tapering, alternating flanges and shelf-like portions, thus forming longitudinally extending trays or bins within which articles'to be displayed may be placed. The rack further comprises transversely extending partition members 28, which may be of any desired form, but which are shown in Fig. 2 as being provided with curved ends 29, and which have tapering slots 30 therein which are adapted to receive the doubled portions of the metallic members which form the flanges of the rack. In View of the fact that the slots 30 are tapering, it will be obvious that the members 28 can be moved int-o wedging engagement with the flanges of the rack so as to be held firmly in posit-ion thereon no matter where the same are placed along the rack. Thus it is pos sible to place the partitions close together for small cards and farther apart for larger cards.
The vertically fitting rack member 15 is provided with similar sheet-metal members to build up the bins or trays of the rack, the corresponding parts of this rack member bearing the same numerals as do these parts in the rack that is mounted on the inclined member 17. The only difference between the rack described above and-the vertically mounted rack provided on the back of the cabinet is that the partition members 28', which are shown as being of sheet metal, are provided with integral outstruek ears or flanges 31 for supporting the cards placed therein. This is necessary when the rack is in a vertical position, as cards of relatively large si'ze would be overbalanced and would tilt out from behind the flanges rovided on the trays or bins when the radii is in this position if these flanges were not provided. The partition member, 28 is made preferably of a doubled ieee of sheet metal, as will be clear from ig. 3, and is provided with the tapering slots 30as is the member 28, so that the members 28 may be adjusted and held in any desired position along the flanges of the racks.
Within the drawers 12 are provided trays having the side members 32 and the end members 33, the side members 32 corresponding to the members 2() of the fixed display rack in the top of the cabinet. These trays. are provided with the sheet-metal members forming the stepped flanges in a similar manner to those of the permanently mounted rack, and are also provided with partitions 28. The entire tray, made up of the members 32, 33 and the sheet-metal members forming the bins of the rack, may be removed from the drawer 12 as a unit. Such a unit is shown in Fig. 4 as being placed in a vertical position. In this figure the numerals placed thereon refer to the parts corresponding to the parts bearing the same numerals in Fig. 2, the sheet-metal members being the same and being used in the same manner for building up the rack having the bins provided with the flange-like members for receiving the tapering slots in the partition members 28. The tra-y member is further provided with a cross member 34 extending between the side members 32, which has hinged thereto at 35 a leg 36 that 1s adapted to be moved to the position shown in Fig. 5, when it is desired to place the tray, which is a display rack unit, into position on a counter or other horizontal snpporting surface. A flexible member such as a chain 37 is provided for limiting the movement of the member 36 in an opening direction. The tray is further provided with a side member 38 lying outside the member 32, so as to finish ofi' the tray and give it a good appearance when taken ont of the drawer' 12.
When the removable tray is placed in a vertical position, as shown in Fig. 4, it 1s necessary that wings or supports be provided for the cards so as to prevent the same from accidentally dropping out of the bins, as described in connection with the vertillU cally' extending rack in Fig. 1. As these wing members would be unnecessary when Vthe tray is within the drawer, and would make it necessary to malte the drawers unusually deep to accommodate the height of the wings. referably the wing members are made detac able from the removable trays, said wing members being indicated by the numeral 39 in Figs. 4 to 7. inclusive. members 39 are made of a flat piece of sheet metal that is adapted to lie closely adjacent the upstanding portion 24 of the sheet-metal bin-forming members. Each of the members 39 is provided with av central slot 4() that divides the member 39 centrally thereof to form a pair of wings or ears 41 at the upper end thereof. The material eut out to form-the groove 40 is turned back on the member 39 so as to form a hook 42 that is adapted to hook over the flange between adjoimng shelf-like portions of the rack to thus hold the member 39 in position thereon, particularly when it assumes a position adjacent a side member 38. as shown at the right of Fig. 6. The members 39 usually are placed adjacent the partitions 28 and straddle the same. as shown in Fig. 6. with one ear 41 lying on each side of the member 28, the member 28 being received in the slot 40 of the member 39. and being grooved as indicated at 43 to receive the edges of the members 39 adjacent the slot 40. thus interlocking the members 39 with the partitions 28. the hooks 42. of course` also engaging with the flanges of the rack at the same time that the members 39 are interlocked with the partition-forming members 28 to thus more securely hold the parts in position.
The drawers 12 are made so as to provide a. dust-tight enclosure for the trays containing the cards when the same are closed. The drawers comprise side walls 44. a rear end wall 45. and a forward end wall 46.y which is provided with suitable pulls or handles 47. The forward end Wall 46 is rabbeted s0 as to provide a wall portion 48 that extends vertically and a wall portion 49 that extends horizontally. The Vcross members 50 provided on the front of the cabinet between the drawers 12 and above the top drawer 12, which form the stops for the drawers. are also cnt away or rabbeted so as to provide a horizontally extending shoulder 51. a vertically extending shoulder 52 and a horizontally extending shoulder 53. A piece of felt or other sealing member 54 is provided on the vertically extending face 52 of the grooved portion of t-he cabinet adjoining the drawer. and when the drawer 12 is closed the vertically extending wall 48 thereof will be in compressing or sealing engagement with the felt 54 to thus exclude all dust from the interior of the cabinet` which will prevent the cards within the same from being soiled. The tray for the cards is omit- Thev transversely of said shelf-like members, said partition having wedging means engaging said flanges for adjustably securing said partition 1n any desired position along said shelf-like members.
2. In a device of the character described., a plurality of shelf-like members having upstanding flanges, and a partition extending transversely -of said shelf-like members, said partition having tapering slots receiving said flanges and providing inclined faces for wedgingly engaging said flanges for adjustably securing said partition in any desired position alon said shelf-like members.
3. In a dev1ce of the character described, a plurality of shelf-like members arranged in step formation having upstanding flanges. and a partition extending transversely of said shelf-like members, said partition having means engaging said flanges for adjustably securing said. partition in any desired position along said shelf-like members and having a laterally extending wing memably securing said partition in any desired position along said shelf-like members and having detachable wing members engaging said partition and said flanges for supporting cards in said flanged shelf-like members.
5. In a device of the character described. a plurality of shelf-liko members arranged in step formation having u-pstanding flanges. and a partition extending transversely of said shelf-like members. said partition havf ing means engaging said flanges for adjustably securing said partition in any desired position along said shelf-like members and having detachable wing members engaging said partition and said flanges for supporting cards in said flanged shelf-like members; said partitions having slots therein for receiving said winIg members.
6. In a device of the characterl described, a plurality of shellf-like members having upstanding flanges and wings forming extensions of said flanges having means for detachably engaging said flanges.
7. In a device of the character described7 a plurality of shelf-like members having tensions ot said flanges having hook portions for detachably engaging said flanges. l 8. In a device of the character described,
a plurality of shelf-like members arranged in step formation having upstanding flanges and a partition extending transversely of said shelf-like members` said partition having means engaging said flanges for securing it in position on said shelf-like members and having laterally extending Wing members aligning with said flanges for supporting cards in said flanged shelf-like members, said wing members having slots therein receiving said partition.
In Witness whereof, I hereunto subscribe my name this 11th day of July, 1924.
. PAUL R. VOGEL.