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Publication numberUS1680275 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateAug 14, 1928
Filing dateMay 25, 1927
Priority dateMay 25, 1927
Publication numberUS 1680275 A, US 1680275A, US-A-1680275, US1680275 A, US1680275A
InventorsMaurice Albaugh
Original AssigneeMaurice Albaugh
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
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Aug, M, 1928. 1,@8.275

M. ALBAUGH DISPLAY CASE Filed May 25, 1927 45 Fig. 6 is a bottom planview of on e end 8 by means of tongues 8 struck out from 50 of rectangular shape; end members 2; and sition. on base plate 1 by means of a. lug

V 55 tudinal grooves. 2 and; 3,disposed- .in the wardly.

Patented Aug. 1d, 1928. l fifi d MAURICE ALBAUGH, or QUINCY, onIo.

DISPLAY CASE.

Application filed m 25, 1927. Serial No. 194,012.

This invention is a novel improvement in and rear edge of a glass or othertranspardisplay cases or the like, and the principal ent plate 4, which forms the top of the case. object is toprovide a display case Open at The front of the case is open and a strip the front and having a transparent top, and 5, preferably of same materialas the mem- 6o 5 having a plurality of spring pressed followbers' 2 and 3, extends between the end men1- ers thereinadapted to press the articles to bers 2 at the upper frontends thereof, the bedisplayed upwardly against the transparends of strip 5 being seated in the front ends ent top, meansbeing provided for individ'uof grooves 2 which grooves are preferably ally depressing the followers when filling the slightly cut away as at 2 to allow for the .10 case; and means being also provided for extra thickness of strip 5 over that of the discharging the contents'of the case one at a glass plate 4. Preferably the rear edge of i p I 1 strip 5 is grooved as at 5 on its under side The display case is particularly adapted to tothethickness of the glass plate 4, leaving be placed on the counter-of a store orthe a narrow strip 5 which slightly overlaps 7 like, and to hold printed booklets or leafglass plate 4 to give a neat appearanceto the lets, .suchas time-tables for railway and top of the case. steamship lines, catalogues, advertisements, Extending through the strip 5 infront of and similar articles, which may be disgroove 5 are a series of spaced aligned rec- ,charged one at a timefrom thedisplay case tangular openings .5 adapted to eachreceiv 75 as d i d, aroller 6, covered with a friction substance Another object of the invention is to proand rotatably mounted on a rod 6 which eX- vide a novel 'display'case which will distends the. full length of strip 5 and is conpla-y, file, and make, instantly available one tained in a longitudinal gggoovet'i on the axis copy at a time, any width or length of bookof openings 5, said rod 6? being retained 50 let, printed card, catalogue, orsimilar art 1n the groove, 5 by means of clips 5 overcle; the featuresbeing capableofv embodi- 'lylng the groove 5. Rollers 6 are of diamement either in a portable or a built-in dis- .ter equal to substantially twice the thickplayvcaseb A w g ness ofstrip 5 so that the roller extends I will explain the invention with reference both above and below the said strip. 30 to the accompanying drawing which illus- Within the case,.at therear thereof below trates one practical embodiment thereof to the glass plate 4, is a rod 7 journalled in enable others to adopt and use the same; the end members 2, and also supportedat the andI will summarize in the claims the novel center in bearing 7 mounted on the rear features of construction, and novel construc member 8.

35 tionofparts, for which protection is desired. WVithin the case, below each roller 6 is I id d i i j 1 a follower plate8 havin g its rear end piv- Fig. 1 is a top planview of the complete otally connected to the hinge rod 7 such case, showing articles retained upon some as byrolling theendof the plate around of the followers, l r the rod 7 as at 8*. The front end of each 40 Fig. 2 is a front 'end view thereof.- follower plate 8 is urged upwardly against Fig. 3 is a section on the line 33 Fig. 2. the roller 6 by means of a coil spring 9in- I Fig d; is a sectionon the line d agFig. 2.. terposed between the base 1, and the under- Fi 5.,1 anenlarged perspective view of s1de of follower plate 8., The upper ends of one oft-he followers detached. spring- 9 is preferably connected to the plate of the follower showing the connection bethe plate1 8 around the upper coil of said tween the spring and follower. spring, the tongues 8 underlying the upper As shown int-he drawing, the display'case 'C ll of said springs. The lower end of preferably comprises abase 1, preferably sprlng 9 may be maintained in proper po- 0 a back member .3, the upper edge of end 1 fitting within the coils of spring 9, or members 2 preferably sloping'slightly upany other desired manner. Any other type wardly towards the back memberB. In the or arrangement of springs however may be inner faces of members 2; and 3 are longiused for urging the follower plates up- 11 plane aeaxaaapea ta receive the The forward end as), plates slightly beyond the front edge of strip?) and horizontal leg having an elongated slot 8" for the reception of a screw 8 engaging ports for said rod 7 The inclination of the plate 4. I V i Partitions 10 may also be provlded for is bent back upon itself as at 8, the outer portion of part 8 being bent downwardly as-at 8 through an arc of 180 degrees and terminating at a point below the front edge of the body portion of plate 8, the portions 8 and 8 serving as a groove to receive the a thumb for depressing the follower plate to insert the articles therein. To further facilitate the entry of the thumb oi-finger into the portion 8 the front edge of plate 81s recessed as at 8?. 1

Suitable back stops are provided on each follower plate 8'to limit the entry of the articles into the case, each stop comprising a substantially L-shaped metallic strip 8 having its vertlcal leg extending through a slot 8 inthe plate 8 adjacent its rear end, the

plate 8 from the under side. Each stop 8 is therefore adjustable longitudinally of the follower and the vertical leg extends up wardly substantially to meet the glass subdividing the-case into a plurality of'compartments containing one or more followers '8;-saidrpartitions extending the full height and'--width of the compartment, and being notched as at'10 attheir rear edgesto fit over the rod 7 and to provide bearing supglass plate 4 will maintain the display case. p

In operation, the followers 8 ,are' depressed, as above explained, and the piles of articles A placed upon the followers with the front ends of the piles 'deposedat the front edge of strip 5.- By the action of partitions 10 in springs!) the articles are urged upwardly so that the upper article of each pile contacts p with the lower port-ions ofthe friction rollers 6. When it is desired to remove an article from the case 1t 1s only necessary torub the hand over the roller 6 in a direction towards the rear of the case, and the'upper' article on the respective pile will be p jected forwardly out of the open end of the" case into position to. be grasped by the hand and'hence removedfrom the case. The a-rticlemay be replaced on the pile Aby de-- pressing the followeri8 and placing'the ar- ;ticle upon'the top'of thepile A.

The above'featu'res may be embodied in either a portable or in a vbuilt-indisplay case, and I do not limit my invention to the" exact form shown in the'drawings, for ob-f 1 viously changes may be made therein within the scope of the claims.

1. In combination,

frontand top; a transparent closure for the top; a strip at the front edge of the closure, said strip having a series of aligned openof the casing;

a casing open" at the ings therethrough; rollers in said openings extending above and below the strap; and spring. pressed followers within the casing disposed below thetrollers and adapted to normally contact therewith. V V

2. In a combination as set forth in claim 1, afrod extending through the casing adjacent the rear thereofyand said followers comprising a series of plates pivotally mounted on said rod and extending beyond the front edge of the stripwiths'prings interposed betweentlie plates and the' bottom ofthe casing.

3. In combination, a casing open at: the ii front and top; a, transparent closure forjthe top fa strip'atthe front edge of the closure, said strip having a series of aligned openings therethrough a longitudinal groove in the lower side of said strip on the axis of said openings; a'rod' retained in said groove;

rollers mounted on said rod' within said openings extending above and; below the strip; and spring pressed followers'within the casing disposed below the rollers and' adapted to normally contact therewith. i

4. In a combination asset forth'in claim 3,a rod extending through the casing adja cent the rear thereof;' and said followers comprising a series iof 7 plates j 'pivotally' mounted on said 'rodand extending beyond the front'edge'of the strip; with springs in-' terposed between the plates and the bottom 5. In combination, a casing'open at-the 7 front andtop; a transparent closure for the top a strip at' the front edge of the closure, said'strip having a series of aligned open ings therethroughj frictional rollers in said openings extending above and below'lthe str1p;'a rod extendingthrough the casing adjacent the rear thereof; followerlplates pivotally mounted on said rod ,below each roller and extending beyond the front edge ofthe strip and adapted tonormally con-V tact with their respectivefrollers;i'and :coil springs interposed between the plates and the bottom of the casing.

6. In combination asset" forthlin claim 5; 'aflongitudinal groove in the lower side of said strip on the axis/of said, openings;

and a rodflretained in said groove; [saidrollers beingmountedon said rod, 7

7. In combination as set forth in claim 5, a semicylindrical lip depending from the r nt end of each followel" 'plateythe upper edge thereof. being recessed, for the pu os specified. '7 l r v 8. In a combination as set iniclaimf Q5, said follower plates having tongues struck therefrom adapted to engage the uppercoils' of the springs to secure the springs thereto.

9.'iIn a combination asset forth imam 52; partition 7 plates between the follower plates,-'said partitionsr'having,notches in" their rear ends for supporting the rod.

j front and top; a transparent closure for the so top; anarrowstrip at the front edge of the closure, said strip having a series of aligned rectangular openings therethrough; a longitudinal groove in the lower side of said strip on the axis of said openings; a rod retained in said groove; frictioned rollers mounted on said rod within said openings extending above and below the strip; a rod extending through the casing adjacent the pivotally rear thereof; follower plates mounted on said rod below each roller and extending beyond the front edge of the strip; and, coil springs interposed between the plates and the bottom of the casing to causethe plates to normally contact with V the rollers.

12. In combination as set forth in claim 11, a semicylindrical lip depending from the front end of each follower plate, the upper edge thereof being recessed, for the purpose specified. a a

13. In a combination as set forth in claim 11, said follower plates having tongues struck therefrom adapted to engage the up per coils of the springs to secure the springs thereto.

14. In a combination as set forth in claim 11, said follower plates each having a slot therein; an L-shaped back stop having one leg extending upwardly through said slot; and means for adjustably connecting the other leg to the underside of the follower plate.

15. In a combination as set forth in claim 11, partition plates between the follower plates, said partitions having notches in their rear ends for supporting the rod.

In testimony that I claim the foregoing as my own, I affix my signature.

MAURICE ALBAUGH.

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Classifications
U.S. Classification221/131, 221/155, 221/231, 221/259
International ClassificationA47F1/00, A47F1/06
Cooperative ClassificationA47F1/06
European ClassificationA47F1/06