|Publication number||US1713908 A|
|Publication date||May 21, 1929|
|Filing date||Dec 31, 1927|
|Priority date||Dec 31, 1927|
|Publication number||US 1713908 A, US 1713908A, US-A-1713908, US1713908 A, US1713908A|
|Inventors||Henry Lane Moses|
|Original Assignee||Henry Lane Moses|
|Export Citation||BiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan|
|Referenced by (6), Classifications (4)|
|External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet|
May 21,1929. I LANE; 1,713,908
DISPLAY STAND Filed Dec. 31, 1927 I i l /0-e INVENTOR Mose: h. Lane A TTORNEYJ' Patented May Ell, T929, 1
U hit T U h T r nses hi T MOSES HENRY LANE, OF KALJLMAZOO, MICHIGAN.
Application filed December 31, 1927.
The main objects of this invention are to provide an improved display stand for merchandise which is attractive in appearance, effectively displays the goods, retaining them in their arranged relation and at the same time is simple and economical in structure.
A further object is to provide a display stand of large capacity which may be shipped or stored in the knockdown and readily set up for use without the aid of special tools.
Objects relating to details and economies of my invention will appear from the detailed description to follow. The invention is defined and pointed out in the claims.
A structure which is a preferred embodiment of my invention is illustrated in the accompanying drawing, forming a part of this application, in which:
Fig. 1 is a front perspective View of my improved display stand.
Fig. 2 is a vertical section on line 2-2 of Fig. 1.
Fig. 3 is a fragmentary perspective view, parts being broken away to bettershow the assembled relation thereof.
Fig. 4 is an inside perspective view of one of the end members.
In the drawing similar reference characters refer to similar parts throughout the several views.
Referring to the drawing, my improved display stand comprises a pair of end members 1 formed of sheet metal and having stepped front edges, the vertical portions of these stepped front edges having inturned flanges 2 thereon. The end members also have inturned flanges 3 and 4: on their rear and bot tom edges respectively, these flanges 3 and l forming reinforcing members for the end members and also means for attaching parts, as will later appear.
I provide a plurality of angle shelf members, each consisting of a bottom portion 5 and upper portion 6, these shelf members being duplicates. The bottom portions of the shelf members have upturned flanges 7 on their front edges while the upright portions have downturned seam flanges 8 on their upper edges. The shelf members are arranged between the end members with the edges of their flanges in the plane of the horizontal edges 9 of the end members, the seam members 8 of one shelf member being arranged to embrace the upstanding flanges of the adjacent memher.
The flanges 2 of the end members are ar- Serial No. 2423,8467.
ranged within the seam members in overlapping relation to the upright portions 6 of the shelf members, these flanges and the shelf members being secured together by bolts 10 arranged through the flanges 2 of the end members, the upstanding flanges 7 of the shelf members and the overlapping seam portions.
In view of the shelf members being arranged between the end members in abutting relation to their inner sides and the flanges and seams being overlapped and secured to gether as described, a rigid connection for the parts is provided.
The upright portion of the top shelf member projects above the end members and is secured to the rear flanges 3 thereof by means of bolts arranged through the upright portron and the rear flange.
The bottom end flange 2 is bolted to the flange 7 of the bottom shelf member which rests upon the horizontal flange 4. of the end member.
The end members are preferably connected by a cross piece 11 which is arranged in the angle of the flanges 3 and 4 and connected to the end members by the bolts 12. improved display stand is very simple in ts parts and the parts may be rapidly and eas ly assembled by persons other than on perienced mechanics so that the structures may be shipped in the knockdown to be set up by the purchaser.
The structure is also attractive in appearance and is of relatively large capacity, the tray-like shelves effectively retaining the articles arranged thereon.
Having thus described my invention, what I claim as new and desire to secure by Letters Patent, is:
1. A display stand comprising end members having stepped front edges, the vertical portions of which are provided with int-urned flanges, said end members also having inturned flanges on their rear and bottom edges, a plurality of angular shelf members disposed between said end members in stepped relation and having upturned flanges on the front edges of their horizontal portions and downturned seam flanges on the upper edges of their vertical portions embracing the up turned flanges of the succeeding shelf members, said flanges on said end members being arranged within said seam flange-s in overlapping relation to the upright portions of said shelf members, bolts arranged through the overlapping flanges of said end and shelf members, and, a cross rail arranged in the angle of the bottom and rear flanges of said end members and secured thereto.
2. A'display stand comprising end memarranged through the overlapping flanges of said end and shelf members.
3. A display stand comprising end 1nen1- bers having stepped front edges, the vertical portions of Which are provided with inturned joint members, a plurality of angular shelf members disposed between said'end members in stepped relation and having upturned flanges onthe front edges'of their horizontal portions and joint members on the upper edges of their vertical portions engaging the upturned flanges of succeeding shelf memhere, said joint members of said end members being arranged Within and secured to said shelf members, and a bottom cross piece connecting the lower rear corners of said end members. 7 j
In Witness whereof I have hereunto setmy hand.
MOSES HENRY LANE.
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