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Publication numberUS1719503 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateJul 2, 1929
Filing dateApr 8, 1926
Priority dateJul 14, 1925
Publication numberUS 1719503 A, US 1719503A, US-A-1719503, US1719503 A, US1719503A
InventorsEgan George F
Original AssigneeEgan George F
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Display device
US 1719503 A
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Description  (OCR text may contain errors)

July 2, 1929. G, F, EGAN 1.719.503

DISPLAY DEVICE Original Filed July 14, 1925 Patented July 2, 1929.



Original application filed July 14, 1925, Serial No. 43,546. Divided and this application filed April 8, 19 26.

, Serial No. 100,613.

The present invention relates to improvements in display devices and constitutes a division of my similarly entitled cop endmg application, filed July 14, 1925, Ser1 al No. 43,546.

An object of the invention described in this specification and claimed in the claimsv appended hereto is to provide an improved holder for cards, tags and the like for display in connection with store counters,

shelves, display windows, and other places,

ticularly pointed out in the claims appended hereto. 1 p

' In the drawings, wherein like symbols refer to like or corresponding parts throughout the several views,

Figure 1 is a perspective View of a display device constructed according to the present invention;

Figure 2 is a similar view showing a. slight modification;

Figure 3 is a perspective View showing a further modified form;

Figure 4 is a perspective View showing a still further modified form of the device;

Figure 5 is a perspective View similar to Figure 3 but with squared corners;

Figure 6 is a perspective View, with portions broken away, showing a modification in th base plate; and t Figure 7 is an edge view of the same.

Referring more particularly to Figure 1, the body portion 22 of the device is shown as bent on a transverse line 23, so that the major part 24 liesin a substantially hori zontal plane and may rest, through an extended surface, upon a shelf or other support, or be inserted between two surfaces. The bent up part is shown as disposed backwardly at an angle to the part 24 and in this upstanding part a tongue 25 and prongs 26 are shown as cut.

The tongue 25 is shown as a truncated triangle, and the base line is shown as larger, so as to receive and support a card throughout an extended lower edge. The base support is shown as comparatively deep. This will add to the appearance of the device and providea smoother edge to the thumb or linger in inserting or removing a card.

In Figure 3 the parts are also substantially the same except for the fact that an additional fold 28 of the body material is shown as made about the line 29 thus giving overlapping thickness and providing a heavier and more substantial base for the device. Difficulty is encountered in display devices toppling over in store windows and other places and the message on the card is not conveyed to the public. Besides, in order to reach the toppled over display device to restore it to proper position 'it is oftentimes necessary to remove goods and replace such goods With a substantial, base, such as is provided in the device shown in Fig ure 3, cards of large size may be placed in the holder without fear of upsetting. Moreover, the forward free edge 30 of the overlapping part 28 may engage against the rear wall of the upright tag holder portion and reinforce and strengthen this against back bending in the direction of inclination. This also admits of placing a heavier card there- 1n.

In Figure 4 the upright part 31 is shown as bent back and as supported upon the base part 32.- In this instance an elongated triangular tongue 39 is shown as provided and as having a rounded tip 40 to facilitate the insertion of a card in place. The tongue is shown as substantially triangular and is adequate to support certain types of cards while holding the card through a greater area as to height.

Figure 5 is very similar to Figure 3, except that the tongue 41 is of less width and greater length. Also the greater length of the tongue ell and the prongs 26 aids to support a much higher card, and the corner portions may be left in this device so as to support a larger card throughout a substantial area. The base part 24 and overlapped portion 28 are the same as in Fig.- ure 3.

Coming now to Figures 6 and 7, these figures show adevice similar in all respects to Figure 5, except that the base part 24- is shown as provided with an interlocking tongue 42 adapted to enter a slit 43 made at an appropriate point in the overlapping portion 28. The tongue is preferably triangular and the tip end. of the tongue is shown as of smaller size and of considerably less width than the width of the slot 4L3 to facilitate the passage of the tongue therethrough.

The otherformsof the device may also, if desired, be provided with perforations,

such as the perforation L4, and the forms shown in Figures 1, 2 and 4 may be provided with a fold, such as is shown in Figure 3, and

all forms may, if desired, have an interlock ing tongue and slit, such as is shown in Figure 6, to hold the base part and the fold together.

Devices embodying this invention may be either placed upon a flat surface, such as a shelf or counter or the base portions maybe inserted between two surfaces or between the shelf and the goods on the shelf.

It is obvious that various changes and modifications may be made in the details of construction and design of the above specifically described embodiment of this invention without departing from the spirit thereof.

I reserve the rightto make all such changes as fall within the scope of the following claims.

What is claimed is 1.. A display device comprising a body part consisting of an upright portion having a tongue cut therefrom, a base plate also having a tongue out therefrom, and an overlapped portion on the base plate provided with a slit to receive said second-mentioned tongue, said base plate and overlapped part being perforated to receive a fastening.

2. A display device comprising a base plate comprising a long wide substantially heavy piece of material bent intermediately upon itself and providing lower and upper portions, the upper portion being received in contact withthe upper surface of the lower portions and having an opening through both overlapping portions to receive a fastoning, atongue out from the lower portion and. bent upwardly, said upper portion hav ing a slot to receive the tongue, an upright integral portion bent upwardly from the base plate and backwardly against the free edge of the upper overlapped port-ion, and a tongue out from the upright portion leaving relatively offset flanking prongs.

3'. A display device comprising a body part consisting of an upright portion having a tongue out therefrom, a base plate also having a tongue out therefrom, and an overlapped portion on the base plate provided with a slit to receive said second-mentioned tongue.

4. A display device comprising a piece of sheet material having one end thereof bent angularly to form an upright portion to receive a card and having the intermediate portion thereof disposed to form a base, the other end port-ion being bent over on top' of the base and pressed down thereagainst, and

means for securing the last mentioned end" portion and the intermediate portion together to form a weighty base for the device. In testimony whereof I afix my signature.


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U.S. Classification248/453
International ClassificationG09F3/08, G09F3/16
Cooperative ClassificationG09F3/16
European ClassificationG09F3/16