US 1687136 A
Description (OCR text may contain errors)
Oct. 9, 1928. 1,687,136
. H. L. MYERS DISPLAY STAND FOR MERCHANDISE Filed May 22, 1926 2 Sheets-Sheet 1 ATTORNEYS Oct. 9, 1928. H 1,687,136
H. L. MYERS DI S PLAY 5 TAND FOR MERCHANDI SE Filed-May 22, 1926 2 Sheets-Sheet. 2
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Application filed May 22,
' for displaying lead pencils and articles of ing the invention be foldable inwardlly, as indicated in Fig; of the drawings. e
more or less similar physical characteristics, and has for its object to provide stands of this class whereby the pencils or other articles of merchandise are displayed in an attractive andeasily accessible manner. The invention contemplates further the provision of display stands of the indicated type which areof simle constructionandcapable of being folded -1nto compact form and which are adapted in such folded condition to constitute efiicient shipping means for the merchandise. more specific objects will appear from the description hereinafter, and the features of novelty will be pointed out in the claims.
In the accompanying drawings which illustrate several examples of the invention without defining its limits, Fig. 1 is a front elevation ofthe display stand in a form adapted particularly for elongated, relatively flat articles, suchas carpenters pencils; Fig. 2 is a plan view thereof; Fig. 3 is an end view of the stand in a folded condition showing the pencils in place therein; Fig. 4 is a similar view showing the stand set up in its display position; Fig. '5 is a sectional View .onythe line 5--5 of Fig. 1 Figs. 6 and Tare views corresponding to Figs. 1 and 2 and illustrating another form of the stand; Fig. 8 is an end view of thisform of stand in its display posi-' tion; Fig. 9 is a sectional view on the line 9-9 of Fig. 6; and Fig. 10 is an end view showing this form of stand in its foldedcondition and minus the pencils.
For the purpose of illustrating and describ- I have shown it in forms arranged to contain pencils and the like for which purpose the stands are particularly adapted; it will be understood, however, that the novel stands may be used with equal efiiciency for displaying other articles of merchandise. g
Referring more particularly to the form shown in Figs. 1 to 5 inclusive, the stand comprises a support 20 which is preferably of triangular form in its display position and includes a base 21 scored lengthwise at an intermediate point as indicated at 22 so asto 3 T support is prefera ly made of one piece material, such as cardboard or the like, and is bent into form upon lines a which constitute folding lines, and along which the side' members bjoimth'e' base 21.v
1926. Serial No; 110,892.
The one side member b is bent or folded upon a line a to form a strip (1, which projects over and lies 'in surface engagement with the other side member I), and is secured thereto by-pasting or otherwise to complete the structure of the support 20. The linesa and a comprise folding lines on which the support is folded to the condition shown in Fig. 3, or unfolded to' the display position indicated in Figs. 4 and 5. In the form of the invention now being described, one of the side members I) is provided with apertures 23 for the reception ofend sections of the pencils 24 or equivalent articles of merchandise for which the stand is designed. These apertures 23 may be of any predetermined width, and in the example illustrated, are dimensioned-to accommodate a plurality of pencils, as shown in Figs. 1 and 2; it will be understood that the apertures '23 may be constructed and arranged to accommodate a greater or lesser number of pencils than shown in Figs. 1 and 2, and if desired, may be provided in suflicient numbersand arranged to accommodateindividual pencils. In any case, tongues 25 are located in the aperturns-23 and preferably comprise sections of material which result from the cutting operaitions whereby the apertures 23 are formed; with this arrangement the tongues 25 remain in connection with the side members I) at their upper ends and are free therefrom along their opposite side and bottom edges. At a point near the top of the support 20 a fla'p'26 is provided, which extendsoutwardly from the side member I) in which the openings or apertures 23 are located, said flap being itself provided with apertures 27 corresponding in dimensions in so far-as width is concerned with the dimensions of the apertures 23,- and located in registry therewith. In the preferred arrangement, the flap 26 comprises a 'continuation of the previously mentioned. strip 03,
which isfastened in surface engagement with the aforesaid side member 5, and in such form is scored, forinstance, along lines 6 to place upon the stand, as. shown in Figs. 1-5.
The tongues 28, which result from the formation of the openings 27 naturally assume positions in surface engagement with the side member b, and if desired, may be fastened in such surface engagement therewith by past ing or otherwise, although this is not essen tial.
the aforesaid side b.' When the .be used for its intendedpurpose, the flap 26 the openings 27 and the apertures 23, so that In the normal condition ofthe' display agement with both of the side-members 20 y pasting or otherwise, to maintain the.
stand, withno merchandise in place thereon, the support occupies afolded condition such as indicated in n that the a ertured portion of the side member 6 lies at against the folded base 21, while the flap-26 lies'in surface engagement with stand is to is bent outward on its score lines a to ,the osition shown in the dra'wi s, in which t at ortion of said fla in whic openings 27 are coated, extends in a downwardly inclined directionfrom the strip" (1, while the remain-. der of the flap 27 depends in substantial parallelismwith the side member by In this position the pencils 24 may beinserted through the lower ends of the'pencils are in proximity to the base 21 and lie between the side mem-. her band the ,tongues 25, as shown in-Figs. 4 and 5. In this condition, the ton ues 25 and the contiguous portions of the si e member b are placed under tension and thereby develop the inherent resiliency of the tongues '25 in a manner'to cause these tongues to rictionally engage the pencils and to press them into engagement with the side member. 6; at
the same time, the pencils are located behind the de ending portion of the 'flap 26 and project t rough and be 0nd the openings -27 thereof. In the folde condition of the stand, with the pencils in lace therein, the parts occupy the position s own inFi t 3 in which the pencils are securely held agai st unintentionat removal and in a position to enable them to be readily shi ped in suitable containers, and in pre etermined I numbers. When the stand is set up in the display position indicated in Figs. 4 and 5,. in which the memtlglers 20 and .b and the base consgituting e support assume a trian ar s a; e, the pencils are removably fixed in u right, 1-
- clined positions, which ,correspon 'Wlth-thG- inclination of the side member b of the sup e port 20. In this position of the stand, t
' encils 24 are also securely, but removably with the .base 21, along lines a members 20. terminate adjacent to each other old in attractive and easily accessible dis-' plady5positions, as indicated in 2, 4
In. the form of the invention shown 6 to-10 inclusive, the stand is of t e same gen;1 eral construction as illustrated in Figs. 1 5 inclusive, and differs therefrom principally" in that it provideszwhat maybe termed. a:
' duplex stand for displayin the pencils upon opposite sides thereof. n this form the" stand also comprises a support consisting 3f a base 21, foldable along a line 229, and si members. which are foldably connected alon contiguous edges, which are secured 'in fix relation by means of a strip ,d, fold-j able. on a line c-and secured in surface en-- ig. 3, with this difier'ence" mova The side! structure ,of the support in a manner similar to the'strip d of the form first described. The strip tlf is continued in the form of flaps 26",
scoredi, for instance, alon linese so as'to provi e relatively foldab e sections ca able of projecting outwardl from each 0 the sides 20 and downwar 'relatively'thereto, and each rovided tvit openin s 27', as shown int e drawings? In this orm'iboth side members 20' are provided with a ertures 23and with tongues 25 corres on g re spectively to the apertures 23 an tongues 25 o of the form shown in Figs. 1 to 5inclusive.
In this form theopenings 27, and the apertures 23" upon one side of the stand arelo-- cated in staggered relation to the openings and apertures upon the other side thereof and said openings and apertures are so dimensipned asto each accommodate a'single enoil 24 or equlvalent article of merchan ise.
' In the display positionof the stand, the n-' cilsor'their equivalent are inserted in p ace groupupon'the other. side thereof and thereb .wil%l provide an attractive display in-whic eac le without interference with its bors, as shown in Figs. 8 and'10.
, Both ofthe forms shown in'Figs. 6 -to 10 ed in oppositely.
pencil is individually accessible and reneigh. ioo
inclusive, areca'pable-ofbein folded to relatively flat positions, in whic the pencils or equivalent articles of merchandisejnprede: I
termined quantities or numbers are helel in position,'so as to be'capable ofshi ment in suitable containers. .Furthermore, t e stahds' of th two forms indicated,in their normal conditions and free from'merchandise, are
capable of being folded into flat form for storage or shipment in approximately the same way as the form illustrated in Figs. 1 I
to 5 inclusive. It will be noted that each pen- :cil 24 and 24 m its equivalent, after having, .passedthrou h an'opening '23 or 23' lies partly in sur ace engagement with the front ace 5 orits equiv ent so that a part of'sai supof'the side m'ember b or 20, and partly surface engagement with. the rear face thereof, asshown in'Figs. 4, 5, 8, and 9. As
l u I -rt extends diagonally across the pencil or i 7 7 an opening 27 or 27 likewisefiexes a flap 26.
.1118 iiivalent; the latter 'accordin ly'is fric i2 5 em- I or 265 out of the plane of the side member 6 or 20' and thus causes the or equiv a- I lent to be '5,8and9..-
In all of its forms, the invention provides a display stand in which the merchandise,
such as pencils or' equivalent articles are displayed'in an attractive, easily accessible mannet, and so as to be easily dispensed, either;
individuallyor in predetermined numbers to purchasers. The] stands all comprise a support preferably of triangular shape in its display position, provided with apertures for the reception of end portions of the pencils or other merchandise, in combination with means combined with said sup ort and provided with openings throu h w ich the pencils or the like roject, an whereby the lat or the with suflicient friction to remov abl fix said ncils or the like in position ter are remova 1y fixed in upright, preferably inclined positions. The stand in all of its' forms further preferably includes tongues located in such relation to the aperturesas to be capable of engaging the upon the stan 1 I The stands comprise single units of sim-' ple construction and because of the fact that they are essentially constructed of single sheets of material, maybe printed prior single operation. The -t0ngu to being folded into shape and secured together ;that is, the printing may all be done on one surface, while the stands are in sheet form. The cutting and creasingof the sheets may also be accomplished. as a eswhich comprises material cut as a result of the forma' tion of the apertures of the stands, need'not' be plucked out or removed from suchraper tures, and .are made use of to add efficiency to the device; the tongues or tabs which resultfrom the formation of the o at. the top of the stands automatically remain in surface engagement with theside members of the stand when the latter. is setup, and are therebyautomaticall'y removed from said openings to free the same forthe reoep tion of the pencils or their equivalent. As
previously stated, the stands may be shipped flat and collapsed both with andwithout the articles of merchandise in place thereon.
Various changes in the c form shown and described may be ma e the chandise, comprising a support provided a 7 said side members and said tongues and flaps gripped, as indicated in :Figs. a plurality of apertures through which ends sections of said articles are adapted to extend so as to lie upon the outside surface of said support to' one side of said apertures and u on the inside thereof at the other side 0 said apertures said support at said apertures 'being' flexed out of its plane by said articles of merchandise whereby said support is caused to exert a clamping action from th'e'inside and outside respective y upon said articles of merchandise, flexible tongues connected at oneend with said support in registry with said apertures and adapted to lie upon'the inside of said articles and to exert a clamping action thereon from the ina side,- and a 'contmuous flap extending across a said support and having spaced openings vthrough which other portions of said articles of merchandise project, said flap be' connected at one point. with said support an being otherwise free therefrom and be' adapted to exert a clamping action on articles of merchandise toward said su port. 2. A; foldable display stand for cilizjand similar articles, comprising inc edside membersfoldably connected with each other along their upper meeting edg a foldable base foldablg connected withsa i d bers alolng t eir lower edges, said side mem-.
side memas I bers being each provided near said base with I aiseries of apertures, those of-one series bestaggered with respect to thoseof the 0 er series, flexible ton a connected at one end with said side mem rs in registry with said apertures and being-otherwise free from. the side-members,- and continuous flaps .ex-
tending acrosssald side members and havvertical re try with the apertures series, said apsbeing foldably connected with' said side members along lines near the meeting edges thereof and being-otherwise free from'said side members,
said pencils 'or similaro. articles extending 10 through the openings ofsaid flaps and lying ,upon the outside surfaces of said side mem bers and projecting through-said apertures into'engagement with the inner surfaces of lying respectively upon the inside and outside -ofsaid pencils or similar articles and exerting clamping actions thereon toward the contiguous portions of 'said side In testimony'whereof I have hereunto set myhand.