US 1739623 A
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Dec. 17,- 1929. M. L. WEBSTER DISPLAY AND SHIPPING nnvxcm Filed MarCh 15. 1928 2 Sheets-Sheet Ira/@7250):
Dec. 17, 1929. M. wEBsTE DISPLAY AND SHIPPING DEVICE File a h 15 1928 2 Sheets-Sheet Fig. 6.
Patented Dec. 17, 1929 UNIEB STATES MELVIN L. WEBSTER, F INDEPENDENCE, IOWA DISPLAY AND SHIPPING DEVICE Application filed March 15, 1928.
My invention relates to improvements in display and shipping devices, and the object of my improvement is to supply a device having inexpensive, simple, and effective structural constructions which adapt it for use in the convenient mounting removably thereon of open receptacles for goods, the constructions being such as to strongly reinforce the device against crushing strains due to trans portation or otherwise.
I have accomplished this object by the means such as are exemplified in the devices described and claimed herein, and which are illustrated in the accompanying drawings, in which Fig. 1 is a vertical longitudinal section of one of my said devices and Fig. 2 is a rear elevation thereof, while Fig. 3 is a front elevation thereof. Figs. 4: to 6 inclusive are plans of the intermediate container structures of the device of said Fig. 1 as spread out in flat planes respectively. Fig. 7 is a vertical longitudinal section of a modified device, and Fig. 8 is a front elevation thereof.
It is to be understood that other modifications of my device may be made without departing from the principles of my invention or the scope of its claim.
The device of Fig. 1 has a pair of-spaced vertically disposed side wall standards 1 having their front edges stepped slopingly. These standards are rigidly connected by relatively superposed and slopingly stepped elements indicated by the characters A, B and C respectively the rear parts of the elements B and C being preferably positioned below the element A, the element B being extended under the forward part of the element A, and the element C being extended under the forward part of the element B to save room and material in construction and for convenience in shipping or on display.
The uppermost element A is a characteristic feature of my invention as to its structural reinforcements at its opposite front and rear ends which materially strengthen the Seria1 N0. 261,812.
device against transverse "crushing strains. This element A is a single plate ofa bendable material, such as plain or'corrugated'fiber board, andshown in. plan in 'Fig. 4 wherein the plurality of' transverse'dotted lines indicate creases lllldG-ELCIOSSthB board to'locate transversebends. I
This element Aisbodily of rectangular shape with side flaps numbered 6, 13,1'2,11 and 14 on oppositesides. :The middle body part 2 provides the bottom of' the upper container 'A, and the bendings 'of the plateiat the rearprovide parts 3, 4 and which with a securing endflap 7 cemented on the bottom part make a hollow triangular cross sectional reinforcing structure, the sideflaps '6 being bent over on: the side dotted lines or creases and cemented upon the inner walls ofthe standards .1. :Theforward en'dlpart of the element A is similarlyshaped into 'a triangular reinforcingor stiffening structure Irom the parts 8, 9 and 10 with likesideflaps 11 cementedalso to the-standards. The oppo- -site side fiaps '13, 12 and l t'are bent upwardly along the side'creases and cemented also-to the standards. Paper sealing stripsmay be used to line the angular. inneriparts of the open top container A thus formed if de- :SlI'Gd and to further reinf-orce'the device.
Y One or' more containers of the kind shown at A may bezused in'the device, but I have shownin the lower containers Band C modifications as follows. The container B is shown in planinFig. 5, being-a flat plate ,transvcrsely and longitudinally creased in dilferentplaces and itsparts bentzso that the main part 18 becomes thebottom of the container B, ope-nzatthe rear, but closed infront by a triangular section structure-formed by the-parts 19, 20 and21 and 'side flaps 22, whichlatter areilike the long side flaps 28 cemented to the standards 1. The part 21 overliesthe bottom'part 18. I
p The lowermost containerGis displayed in plan Fig. 6, wherein-29 provides the bottom of the container likewise open at the rear end below the container B, and the parts 26,
V 27 and 24 provide the forward triangular section structure with triangular side flaps 28, and the rectangular side flaps 31 and 30 all cemented upon t-hestandards 1. The part 24, however, underlies said triangular section front structure and the bottom part 29, and at a transverse hinging crease a terminal part 25 is. bent downwardly and is free at its side edges from the standards to supply a vertical prop for the device which can be swung against the part 24 when the rear corner parts of the standards 1 are collapsed inwardly along creases, to contract the device for packing and shipping.
The numerals 15, 16 and 17 denote like open top receptacles, adapted to contain packages of gum, confections, or other packed goods, and to be displayed upon the device, fitting removably into the hollows of the containers A, B and C respectively. When emptied, the receptacles may be removed and replaced with filled ones. In order to permit the seating of the receptacles in the lower containers B and C, the rear ends are left open, to receive them slidingly thereinto, there not being convenient access thereto from the front.
In the modified device of said Figs. 7 and 8 a like principle of construction is used as in the uppermost container A of said Fig. 1, in providing triangular section reinforcing structures at the front and rear ends. This device has the spaced side standards 31 to whose inner walls the side flaps 47, 43, 39 and 36 of the plate 42 or bottom part of the device are cemented. The upper rear triangular structure is made up of the parts 34, 35 and 37 while the lower front structure is made up of the parts 46, 45 and 44,
the latter continued upwardly in the part 42 cemented to the bottom part 46, and the part 32 extending from the part 34 underlying the part 38 and bent from the latter at a transverse crease to be a depending prop .33 to be used as that described in the firstmentioned device.
The bottom plate may be in parts 42 and 38 in the same plane, the middle part of the element being bent at appropriately located creases to be doubled upwardly into a middle transverse partition 41-40, thus afl'ording two containers to the device. This dou- MELVIN L. WEBSTER.
bled partition also strengthens the device as against transverse strains or warping.
Havlng described my invention, what I claim as new, and desire to secure by Letters Patent, is:
In a device of the character described, spaced side standards, and a plurality, of elements secured therebetween insuperposed stepped relation and shaped to rovide open top containers for removably fitting receptacles, the uppermost element having front