US 1745164 A
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Jan. 28, 1930. H, L GRIFFjTH 1,745,164
DI SFLAY STAND Filed Jan. 27, 1928 @Mdm ` "-50 fun;
Patented Jan. 28, 1930 PATENT OFFICE' HENRY L. GRIFFITH, OF MINNEAPOLIS, MINNESOTA nI'sPLAY s'rAND Application filed January 27, 19.28. Serial No. 249,854.
My invention has for its objectthe provision of a simple and highly-efficient display stand, intended for general'use but especially adapted for use in displaying jars of goods,
such as pickles and the like, said goods to be sold by the jar or in bulk from the jars containing the same.
- By the use of my improved stand, pickles may be sold in bulk or in hermetically sealed containers in a novel and attractive manner. Said stand, while occupying a very few square feet of floor space, is designed to hold an entire stock of pickles in a very compact space but at the same time attractively distainers may be individually removed from the stand or replaced thereon without disturbing the other containers on the stand. f The bulk pickles are sold from large-mouthed containers in which the pickles lare originally packed and hermetically sealed. These large-mouthed containers enable a merchant to remove the pickles therefrom by the use of a fork or ladle without having to lift the pickles out of an unsanitary keg or barrel, as bulk pickles 'are now sold, which often causes a ,loss on account of spoilage.
To the above end, generally stated, the inn vention consists of the novel devices and combinations of devices hereinafter described and` Referring to the drawings:
Fig. 1 is a perspective View of the display stand with a jar of goods supported on the table thereof; i l p i Fig. 2 is a view ofthe display stand in transverse vertical section with some parts broken away and illustrating a jar of goods on each of the shelves thereof-g Fig. 3 is a perspective view of the casing removed from the table and with the door of thecasing removed; p
Fig. 4 is a fragmentary detail 'view in section taken ou the line 4.- 4 of Fig. 2, on an enlarged scale, with one of the jars shown in play the same in a manner in which the con- Fig. -5 is a shelf; and
c Fig. 6 is a fragmentary' detail view principally in section showin the false shelf supported on one of the she ves of the casing.
The numeral 7 indicates a square table top having at its corners four supporting legs' 8 and at its edge an upstanding marginal retaining flange 9 in the form of a hollow square. Removably supported on the table top 7 is a casing l0 having shelves ll in its front in Steppe arrangement. Said casing 10 at its base is of such length as to snugly fit between opposite members of the retaining flange 9 withits back engaging the respective member of said retaining flange as a stop. 'llhis casing 10 has a width substantially half of that of the table 7 so asto leave aspace on the table 7 in front of saidcasing for the display of goods in front thereof. By arranging the retaining Hangs 9 inthe form of a hollow square it is possible to place the casing l() on the table 7 so that it will faceV in any one of four different positions and at the same 'time beheld against endwise or backward movement on the table 7 by the retaining Hangs 9.
The risers for the shelves 1l, as shown are made progressively lower from the table 7 up and said shelves, as shown, are made ropressively narrower from the bottom s elf up.` rlhe casing 10 has a back section l2 perspective view of the false zo i which extends upward from the top shelf 11 y for a considerable distance and not only forms a back for the top shelf 11 but has ample space for advertising matter. The sides of the casing 10 extend above the shelves l1 at the ends thereof and their upper edges are inclined from the bottom shelf 11 to the back sec' tion 12. y y l The shelves 1l have upstanding relatively wide retaining flanges 13 at their outer longitudinal ledges and the inner surfaces of said iianges are inclined, for a purpose that` will presently appear. On the bottom of the casing 10 at the front and sides thereof. are inturned supporting Vflanges lfirwhich' rest directly .on the' table 7. Win nut- -equipped bolts 15 are passed through a igned holesin-the top of the table 7 and flanges 14 detachably secure the casing 10 to the table 7. The casing 10 affords a storage compartment 16 for surplus goods of the kind dis layed on the table 7 and shelves 11.
he open back of the casing 10is normally closed by a sliding door 17 held in place by ides18 at the rear vertical edges of the sides of the casing v10. As shown, goods contained in jars are placed on the shelves 11 for display and these goods are to be sold by the jar. The jars y on the shelves 11 decrease in size from the bottom shelf up and said jars are held inI place on said shelves by the sides of the casing 10 and retaining iianges 13.
Relatively large jars y, only one of which is shown, are placed on the table 7 in front of the casing 10 and contain goods to be sold in bulk therefrom. The cover-equipped necks for the jars y are relatively large so that the goods may be easily removed therefrom with a fork or ladle.
The jars a: on the shelves 11 are illuminated at night by an electric light bulb 19 within the compartment 16 back of the shelves 11 and back of which is a reflector 20. Light passages 21 are formed in the inclined inner surfaces of the flanges 13 and light passages 22 are formed in the riser of the lower shelf 11. Obviously, the light from the bulb 19`passing through the light passages 21 will produce a flood light on the jars a: and the light passing through the passages 22 will illuminate the jars y and thereby give the entire display a pleasing appearance. A suitable switch for the light bulb 19 will be provided, but for the purpose of this case it is not thought necessary to illustrate the same.
In'case certain of the jars are of a low vtype and it is desirable to raise the same in order to give the display a better appearance,
there is provided a false shel 23 having at its front and rear longitudinal edges short legs 24 and at its outer longitudinal edge an u standing retaining ange 25. The false shel 23 is of such length as to snugly fit between the sides of the casing 10 above the `shelf 11.on which it is placed and between the respective retaining flange 13 and riser, as shown in Fig. 6.
In actual usage false shelves of the type shown in Fi 5 will be rovided in different widths for t e several s elves 11. The compartment 16 affords ample space for the stor-f age of surplus goods of the type displayed o n the stand. making the table 7 and casing 10 separab e, the same ma be shi ped or stored in relatively compact orm and) facilitates the handling thereof. The above described dis lay stand has, in actual usage proven hig ly efiicient for the'purpose ha 1n view.
What I claim is: A
1. A display table having an upstanding marginal retaining flange, a casin having enclosed sides removably mounte on the table Iwithin the retaining flange and held thereby against lateral or rearward movements, the sides of said casing being adapted to extend substantially flush with the flanged sides of said table, said casinor havin a front side stepped to provide she ves an spaced .from the retaining fiange at the front of the table to leave a portion of the top of the table in front of the casing and within the retaining iiange to form a lowermost step consecutive with the series of shelves supported thereby for the display of goods.
2. A display table comprising a flanged top and shelves supported on said top and arranged in stepped relation from said top, said shelves having supporting side plates adapted to telescope with the flanged sides of said top and stopping short of the forward flanged edge thereof.
3. A display device comprising a casing having shelves arranged in stepped relation, said shelves having upstanding retaining flanges, at their outer longitudinal edges, said flanges having apertures opening into said casing, whereby a source of light supported within said casing will be reflected through said apertures and directed on the surface of the goods displayed on said shelves.
4. The structure defined in claim 2 including means for permitting rays of light from a light source within the cabinet to illuminate articles displayed on said shelves.
In testimony whereof I afiix my signature.
HENRY L. GRIFFITH.