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Oct. 9, 1928. 1,687,137-
H. L. MYERS DISPLAY DEVICE FOR MERCHANDISE Filed March 25. 1927 2 Sheets-Sheet 11!.41114141 IIIIJIII IIIII IIIJI;
ATTORNEYS Patented Oct. 9, 19 28.
UNITED s'rA "res - I ,1,6s7,137 PATENT OFFICE.
mnom L. Evans, or monarscrown, imw mnsnx.
DISPLAY DEVICE FOR, MERCHANDISE.
Application filed March 25, 1927. Serial No. 178,199.
The invention relates to display devices attractive and easily accessible manner. The
invention contemplates further the provision of displaydevices of the indicated type which are of simple construction and capable of being folded into compact form for purposes of storage and shipment and which, in such folded form, constitute eflicient shipping means for the merchandise. Other more specific objects will appear from the descrlption hereinafter, and the features of novelty will be pointed out in the claims. The present application is in part a continuation of another application filed by me on May 22, 1926, Serial #110,892.
In the accompanying drawings which illustrate several examples of the invention without defining its limits, Fig. 1 is a front elevation of the display device in a form of a stand adapted particularly for pencils; Fig. 2 is; a plan view thereof; Fig. 3 is an end view showing the device set up as in stand in its display position; Fig. 4 is a sectional view on the line 4--4 of Fig. 1; Fig. 5 is a front elevation corresponding to Fig. 1; illustrating the device in a form adapted to be suspended; Fig.
6 is an end view of this form of stand, and
Fig. 7 is a sectional view on the line -77 of Fig. 5. A
In the form shown in Figs. 1 to 4 inclusive,
, the device comprises a support which consists of a base 10, foldable upon a line 11, and side members 12 foldably connected'with'said base along lines a. The side members 12 are provided with apertures 13 for the accommodation of end sections of the pencils 14 or equivalent articles of merchandise, and with tongues 15 adapted to frictionally engage said pencils or the like, as shown in Figs. .3 and 4. The means whereby the pencils or equivalent articles are removably fixed in upright positions, in this form of the inven-Q. tion, comprises a device of irregular diamond shape, consisting of side members 6, foldallly connected along lines o with end members (lwhich are in turn foldably connected with each other along a line e. Openings points in registry with each other and with the apertures 13 as shown in Fig. 4.
16 andv 17 are formed in the members I; and d atapertures 13 and the openings 16 and 17 of this form of the invention are illustrated in dimensions to accommodate individual pencils or their equivalent andare located in alignment with each other upon opposite sides of the vertical center lineof the display stand, as illustrated in Figs. 3 and 4. The
pencils, when in position on the device, with.
the latter in the display position shown in drawings, are received in the apertures 13 and project through the openings: 16 and 17, and are removably fixed thereby upon both sides of the stands in oppositely inclined positions,
which diverge downwardly. In this form, the pencils, upon opposite sides of the device,
are in registry with each other. so, said pencils will approach each other at their u per ends,
as shown in Figs. 3 and 4. It wil of course be understood that the pencils may be located in staggered arrangement upon opposite sides of the device, so that if said penclls are long enough, they may cross or intersect each other at their upper end ortions. The device of Figs. 1 t0 4 is pre i drably made of a single sheet of material-secured in position, for 1n-v stance, by having a strip f comprising an extension of one 0 he side members 12. pasted a) one of the side members 6, and another strip f comprising a continuation of one of the side members b pasted in surface engage'-. ment with the aforesaid side member 12,1 in such case, suitable score linesflg areprovlded at the proper points'to ermitthe necessaryfolding'adjustment of t e parts.
ings 20 for the reception of the merchandise as will 'appear vmore fully hereinafter. -In the'preferredarrangement tongues 21 depend from the support 10 in registry; with the openings 20-as shownin Fig. 5'. The end members 19 further are-foldably connected, along score lines 22 with main s de members 23 which are provided with openings 24 in vertical registry with theopenings 20 of the end members 19; the side members 23 in turn are foldably connected along score lines'25 with a sub panel 26 continued in turn in the form of intermediate members 27 foldable on. score lines 28 and foldably connected along score lines 29 with secondary side members .90 In the form shown in Figs. 5 to 7 inclusive 34 with the secondary side members 30 and further are foldably connected with, each along a score line 35 to complete the device. e latter is preferably made from a sin-' gle sheetof material such as cardboard or the like, comprising complemental sections foldable uponthemselves on the score line 35 into surface contact with each other. Those parts of the two sections of the sheet comprising the main panel 10 and the sub panel-26 are glued or otherwise fastened together in surface engagement, the otherparts .of the device being free and disconnected from 7 each other as clearly illustrated in Figs. 6 and 7. The tongues 21 and 32, which preferably are cut from the openings 20 and 31 respectively, in such case are double' tongues and depend from eachof the sheet sect-ions comprising the panels-10 and26; by thus cutting the tongues from the o enings the production of the device is simpli ed and thefnecessity for removing cut material from said openings is avoided. o v The openings 20, 24 and 31 of this form 'of the invention are illustrated in dimensions to accommodate individual encils or their equivalent and are located 1n vertical alignment with each other uponop osite sides of the vertical center line of the isplay device, as illustrated in Figs. 6 and 7. The pencils, when in position on the device with the 'lat-' ter in its suspended display position, are re-. ceived in the openings 20 and project throu h the openings 24 and into the openings 31; the
pencils lie in surface engagement with the panels 10 'and 26.and are 'rempvably fixed in positions on the device in attractive display positions, and are readily accessible for removalv hen desired. In this form, the
pencils upon opposite sides of thedevice,
are in registry with each other, it being of course understood that the pencils may be located upon opposite sides of the device in staggered arrangement if this should be preferred. It will furtherbe understood that as the pencils pass through the openings 20 and into the openings 31, the'tongues 21 and 32 will be placed undera tension and thus will exert a frictional grip upon said pencils which assists in maintaining the latter against -unintentional removalfrom the devlce.
'It will be noted, in both of the illustrated forms 'of the invention, that the pencils or jother articles of merchandise extend alternatelyin front tions' of the dis lay devices.
of and behind contiguous por- The latter are develops thus placed an er a tension: which a grip upon the merchandise "and thereby:
easily removed at will.
holds it firmly in position on the device and yet permits the .mdividual' articles to be The form of the device shown in Figs. 5 to 7 is perfectly flat in its initial condition, that is minus a supply of mer.chandise, and is thus capable of being easil 7 stored and shipped in 'largequantities in re atively small inwardly o the score linesll and a; in such folded con ltion of the device the pencils or equivalent articles of merchandise in predetermined quantities or members areheld in position, so as to be ca able of shipment in this condition in suita le containers;
In'all of its forms, the invention rovides a display device in which the mere andise, such as pencils or equivalent articles arev displayed in anattractive,- easily accessible manner,-and so as-to' be easily dispensed,
either individually or in predetermined numbers to purchasers. The devices all comprise a support provided with apertures for the reception of end ortions of the pencils or other merchandise, in combination with means "combined with .said support and. provided with openings through which the pencils or the like project, and whereby the latter they are preferably constructed of single 11k sheets of material, may be printed prior to being folded into shape and secured together; That is, the printin may. all be done on one surface whilethe evices are still in sheet form; the cutting and creasing of the sheets 1 a may also be accomplished as a. single operation. The tongues which comprise material cut as a result of the formation of the apertures of the devices, need not be plucked out or. removed from such apertures, and are-18 'inade use of to .add efliciency to the device;
the tongues or tabs which result from the formation of the openings of the stands automatically adjust themselves to their op-.
erative positions when the device is set up or '1 filled with merchandise, and are thereby automatically removed from said openings to free the same for the reception ofthe pencils or their equivalent. -As reviously stated, the
devices may be shipped IN are removably fixed in upright positions. As reviously stated the device in all of its forms of engaging the pencils or the-like with 10! sufliclent friction 'toremovably fix said pen at and collapsed bot-h. lll
with and without the articles of merchanside in lace thereon.
arious changes inthe specific form shown and described may be made within the scope t 1e of the claims without departing from spirit of the invention.
I claim: 1. A display device comprising foldably connected end members arranged to diverge fromthe point .of connection, and provided with openings for the accommodation of articles of merchandise, side members foldably connected with said end. members :and-
- connected end members arranged to diverge from the point of connection, and provided with openings for the accommodation of articlesof merchandise side members foldably connected with said end members and arranged to-converge from the points of connection, said side members being connected with each other ,at their lower edges along foldi ng lines, and being provided with openings in registry with the openings of said end members, and additional members located below said first side members'and arranged to occupy divergent positions, said additional members being provided with openings in registry with the previously mentioned open- 1ngs.-
connected end members arrangedto diverge from the point of connection, and provided with openings 'for the accommodation ofarticles of merchandise,side-members foldably connected with said end members and;
openings in registry with the previously men-J tioned openings, and tongues located in registry with some of said openings.
4. A hanging display device comprislng a suspending member, upper end members foldably connected along a folding line in suspending relation to said suspending member, main side members foldably connected at the upper portions with said end members a panel connected with said main side members along folding lines, intermediate members foldably-connected with said panel, secondary side members foldably-connect'ed with 3. A display device comprising foldably said intermediate members, andlower end members foldably connected with said secondary side members and with eachother,-
said upper end members, main side members and intermediate members being provided with openings in vertical registry with each other. 1
' 5. A hanging display device comprising a suspending member, upper end members fol-dablv connected along'a folding line in suspending relation to said suspendmg-memher, mainside members foldably connected at theupper portions with said end members, a panel connected with said main side members along-folding lines, intermediate members,
foldably connected with said panel, secondary side members foldably connected with said intermediate members, lower end members foldably connectedwit-h said secondary side members and with each other, said upper end members, mainv side members and intermediate members being provided with openings in vertical registry with each other} and tongues in registry with the o eningso sai interme-.
' said upper end members and diate members.
6. A display device connected end members arranged to diverge from the point of connection, and provided with openings for the accommodation -of articles of merchandise, side members foldably connected with said end members and comprising foldably I arranged toconverge from the points of connection, said side members being'providedwith o enings in registry with the openings of sai bers located belowsaid first side members and arranged to occup additional mem openings in registry with the previously mentioned openings, and members foldably connected with said additional members and with each other. I V
7. A hafiging display device comprising a main panel, upper end membersfoldably connected with said main panel and arranged to di'verge-ffrom the folding line, main side membersfoldably connected with said end members and arranged to converge to wpoint of connection at their lower edges, 9. sub panel foldably connected with said side members along said point of connection, intermediate members foldably. connected with said sub panel and arranged to diverge from the line of connection, secondary side members foldydivergent positions, said ers being provided with end members, and additional memably connected with said intermediate mem'- bers and arranged to occupy spaced parallel posit-ions. and lower end members foldably connected with said secondary side members,
and with each other, said upper end members, ,7
. end members 'plemental sections each including a lower;
end member, an intermediate member, a sub fpa-nel,'a main side member, an upper end member, and a main panel, said sheet being folded upon itself to bring the complemental members of each section into registry and having the sub panels secured together in surf e engagement and the main panels secure together in surface engagement, the
.complemental members .-being otherwise free and d'sconnected from each other, the upper mainside members and inter mediate members being provided with openings in'v'ertical' registry with each other.
9. A display device j'comprising foldably connected end members arranged to diverge from the pointof connection, and provided.
' arranged to occu j ad ditlonal mem t oned openings,
with openings f9! the accommodation of articlesof merchandise, side members fold'ably connectedwith; said end members and arranged to converge'from the points of connection, said side members being provided of said 'end members, additional members located below said first side members and y divergent positions, said ers being provided with openings in registry with the previously menand members foldably connected -with said additional 'members and with eachother.
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