US 1719146 A
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y 2, 1929- w. B. STRINGER 1.719.146
STAND Filed May 25, 1927 2 Sheets-Sheet l July 2, 1929. w, B, STRlNGER 1.719.146
STAND Filed May 25, 1927 2 Sheets-Sheet 2 1Z7. Efiftrin ger INVENTOR ATTO R N EY Patented July 2, 1929.
UNITED .STATES WILLIAM B. srnrnenn, or crinnunnn, TEXAS.
1 Application filed May 25,
This invention relates to a display stand for vegetables and the like, the general object of the invention being to provide a plurality of trays having transparent fronts for holding the vegetables 0111 display, with a stand in which the trays are supported and with means for forming an ice chamber in the stand to keep the vegetables or other articles in the trays cool. 1 1
Another object of the invention is to make the stand rotatable so that the various trays can be brought to a position where the articles can be taken therefrom.
This invention also consists in certain other features of construction and in the combination and arrangement of the several parts, to be hereinafter fully described, illustrated in the accompanying drawings and specifically pointed out in the appended claims.
In describing my invention in detail, reference will be had to the accompanying drawings wherein like characters denote like or corresponding parts throughout the several views, and in which Figure 1 is a side view of the device.
Figure 2 is a top plan View thereof.
Figure 3 is a section on line 3 -8 of Figure 2.
Figure 4 is a section on line t 1 of Figure 3.
In these views, 1 indicates an upright which is supported by a base 2 and which has secured to its lower part a supporting disk 3 which has a race therein for the balls 4. The bottom 5 of the tray supporting cabinet A has a race in its lower face to receive portions of the balls 4, and this bottom is connected by the strips 6 with the top piece 7 of the cabinet. This top piece is of smaller diameter than the bottom piece 5 and the strips are convergently arranged from the bottom piece to the top piece. These strips 6 are spaced apart as shown, and they divide the cabinet into compartments, each of which receives a tray 8 which has its bottom resting on the bottom aiece 5 and its top engaging the top piece 7 he front and rear of each tray slopes upwardly and inward ly to conform to the shape of the cabinet. Each tray also has its side walls convergently arranged with its front wider than its rear, the front fitting snugly in the space formed by the strips, and as each pair ofstrips are Wider apart at their lower ends than at their upper ends, the tray is made. wider at its lower part than at its top part. A door 9, composed of a frame and a transparent member 10, covers the open front of each tray and each door is hinged to one of the strips 6, so that access can 1927. Serial No. 194,215. 1
be had to the tray by opening said door. The traycan alsobe removed from the cabinet though the door opening formed by the space between the two strips. 1 l
The rear portions of the trays abut, as clear- 1y shown in Figure l, so that the rear portions of the trays form an interior cham ber 11 in the center of the cabinet through 1 which the post 01' upright 1 passes.
A substantially annular ice reccivingcasing 12 having its circumferential part open is placed in the lower part of the chamber and has an inwardly sloping bottom which rests on an inwardly sloping base 13 placed upon the bottom piece 5. The casing 12 is provided with a central opening 14: through which the upright 1 passes and a spout 15 is arranged in the inner wall of the casing 12 for draining the water from the melting ice therefrom. This water will pass through the openings in the base 13 and bottom piece 5 through which the upright 1 passes and will drain through a port 16 formed in the disk 3. Vent holes 17 are formed in the top piece 7. By making the ice receiving casing with an open outer part, which is closed by the rear ends of the trays, the ice and cold air in the ice receiving casing acts directly on the rear portions of the trays so that the maximum cooling effect is secured. 1
From the foregoing it will be seen that vegetables and the like can be placed in the trays and customers can see the articles by looking through the transparent portions of the doors so that they may make their selections without touching the articles. The articles will be kept fresh by means of the cooling effect of the ice placed in the casing 12, which causes the air in the said casing and in the chamber 11 to become cool and as this air is in contact with the rear walls of the trays, the
articles in the trays will be kept chilled. The
cabinet can be turned on the disk 3 so that all the trays can be brought lnto view w1thout the customer walklng around the cabinet.
It is thought from the foregoing descrip tion. thatthe advantages and novel features of my invention will be readily apparent.
I desire it to be understood that I may make changes in the construction and-in the combination and arrangement the several parts, provided that such changes fall with in the scope of the appended claims.
What I claim is 1. A display stand ofthe class described comprising an upright, a cabinet rotatably mountedthereon said cabinet comprising a bottom piece, a top piece and spaced strips connecting the two pieces together, trays removably arranged in the spaces between the strips and resting upon the bottom piece, doors having transparent portions hingedly connected with the strips for closing the fronts of the trays and'perinitting"removal of the. trays, the inner Walls of the trays forming a central chamber in the cabinet and an ice receiving casing located in said chamber and having an outer circumferential opening therein which is closed by portions of the rear partsiof the trays.
2. A display stand of the class described comprising an upright, a cabinet rotatably mounted thereon, said cabinet comprising a bottom piece, a top piece ofsmallerdiameter mg arranged in said chamber and having an opening in its center through which the upright passes.
In testimony whereof I ailix my signature.
\VILLIAM B. STRINGER.