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Publication numberUS1697641 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateJan 1, 1929
Filing dateOct 1, 1925
Priority dateOct 1, 1925
Publication numberUS 1697641 A, US 1697641A, US-A-1697641, US1697641 A, US1697641A
InventorsGiett Albert B, Knowles Renne W
Original AssigneeWhite Company
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Sectional stand
US 1697641 A
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Application filed October 1,1925. Serial No.V 59,919Q

This invention relates to sectional stands,

i and relatos particularly to that type of sectional stands which are adaptable to the purpose ot displaying pictures and advertising signs and which are especially useful as applied toy picture exhibition stands or supports adapted to be knocked down and conveniently packed for shipment. 1 One object ot' the invention is to provide a sectional stand having a plurality ot detachably connected walls in which light weight and great strength are combined.l

Another object of the invention is to provide a section stand the sections of which may be readily disunited and stored in a flat compact crate or container for shipment. i Another object. of the invention is to provido'an improved illuminated display stand for` exhibiting a number or' pictures or signs f which are made of a translucent material.

@ther objects otour invention and the in-` vention itself will bel disclosed in the following description or an embodiment of our invention and in which .description reference will be had to the accompanying` dra-wings forming part or" this specification. In' the accompanying drawings, Figure 1 is aside view or an iniproveddisplay stand, embodying our'inventionp Figure 2 is averti'cal section taken through vone of the sides adjacent the cen-ter.

Figure 3 is a detail view in' section taken through the upper portion ot the picture 1 supporting trame, upon a plane indicated by the line 3 3 in Figure 1 `Figure t is a similar view taken through the lower portion of the frame, the section being indicated' by line i-fl in Figure 1.

Figure 5 is a horizontal section taken on the line 5-5 oi" Figure 2.

Figure 6 is a perspective of a portion of the display stand corner locking bar.

Figure 7 is a detail view in section taken through the side members of the picture supporting frame upon a plane indicated by the lines 7 7 in Figure 1.

VFigure 8 is a detail view in elevation of the lower portion of the picture supporting frame. Y

i Referring to the drawing, in which like parts are designated by like reference characters, the four-sided closed display stand eo1n' prises three superimposed sections 10, 11 and 12, and a'capl. Each section is composed of four separable plates or panels, de-signed inodate the telescopic engagement of the contiguous sections. As shown in Figures 1 and 2, the plates forming the base section 10', and the upper `section "12, of lesser rectilinear perimeter are vertically disposed, while plates of the intermediate sec-tion are inclined inwardly lto connect the upper `edge ot' the base section with lower edge of they upper section. l We preferably construct our improved display stand oi sheet metal of a gauger suitably .light for the purpose, andwe thus secure' a device which is relatively light. At the same time ample strength and durability is a.t-' tained by the manner of Vforming and connectinn'y the various units.l l

The bottom of eac-h panel oi the/base 10-is formed with an inwardly depending flange 14, and the upper edge-ot the Vpanel is con- Y with llangedtop and bottom edges to accom# structed with a ni-nwardly and downwardly depending flange 15.

The side edges 16 convergeinwardly a-nd rearwardly forming channels or groovesv 17 adapted to engage the {langes 18 oit a locking bar 19 -as shown in Figure 5. The .grooves 17A arey of a properkwidth' to permit a free sliding movement of the locking bar1l9, when outer :tace of eac-h of the pane-ls of the base` 10. The pockets are provided to retain and display pamphlets and the like and are pref- 9 erably constructed of channel irons, the outer flanges of which are of a suitable width to support the pamphlets witho-ut obscuring their cover.

The section 11, which is superjacent the base 10, is, in the present-case, in the form ot' a pyramidal frustrum and is of a design siinio lar to the base being constructed of separable panels provided with corner locks 19, and hooks 21. The lower edges of the panels 11, arev formed with inward and ydownward depending flanges 24 adapted to permit the base 10, to be nested in the upper section 11, and

flanges 25, are provided on the upper edge ot f the panels 11, to pilot and support the section 2f" Les' 12. The panels in sections 11 and 12 are constructed with apertures 26,;into which frames 27, for retaining the subject matter to be displayed, are detachably secured.y

We preferably construct the frames 27, of

sheet metal which is formedk with upper and lower marginal grooves 28, of likeconstruction. These grooves are of a suitable width to retain the edges of a picture 29, a mat 30, and a pane of glass 31. As-shown in Figures l, 3,

4 and 8, the frame comprises two members 27a tively, so as to envelop the outer fianges of the guide bars 32. The frames 27 are attached to the panels of the` sections 11and 12, by inserting a grooved ledge 34, formed in the rear wall of the frame, through the apertures and elevating tlie'frame. until a ledge Aor hook, 35, depending rearwardly from 'the frame, may be admittedinto the opening 26, and brought into engagement with the edge of the aperture inthe panel. Lateral alignment of the frames isV afforded by flanges 3G, which depend rearwardly from the rearwalls of the frame members 27 and 27h, and extend through the apertures 26 abutting the vertical edges of the opening as shown in Figure 7.

Theassembly of the frame is eiiectuated by separating the frame members 27a and 27b sliding the picture, mat and glass into the grooves'28, in one of the members, inserting the guide bars 32 into the other frame memi bei", and sliding the two` sections 27 n and 27 b together. l A

The frame as above described has generally a vertical medial cross sectional form'similar to the letterU and an inverted letter U eX- cept that the forward flangesrare of much greater length than the rear or inner flanges.

lilluminate the pictures or signs mounted in The border portions of the supporting wall are encompassed between these flanges and the bases of the U sec-tion are in uxtaposition with the upper and lower edges of the opening in the supporting wall. Y

' The embodiment of our invention herein the frames 27 and we preferably provide the cap 13, with a cover plate v38, coated with a reflective material that will increase the brilliancy of the illumination. When itis desired to disassemble the sectional stand the sections 10, 11, 12 and 13 may be Vlifted apart and the panels comprising these sections may be readily disunited by releasing t-he hooks 21, and withdrawing the locking bars 19. The cap, panels and the associated elements thereof, are substantially flat pieces when disuiiited, and by virtue of this design the knocked down stand may be conveniently packed in a relatively small crate or box'where it is necessary to ship the display stand or to move it about We wish it understood that we do no-t limit our invention to the specific forms of con struction which have been shown and described, except as indicated in the vclaims which follow.

ive claim:

1. In a isplay fixture, in combination with an apertured supporting wall, a removable display frame comprising inset rearwardly extending,A fastening means insertable vthrough said aperture, said means having op- ALBERT B. GIETT. RENNE W. KNOVVLES.

Referenced by
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US5046273 *Jun 12, 1989Sep 10, 1991Alexander VirvoPortable display system
U.S. Classification40/611.6, 40/605
International ClassificationG09F15/00
Cooperative ClassificationG09F15/00
European ClassificationG09F15/00