US 1745713 A
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Feb. 4, 1930. D R'REED I 1,745,713
K RUG DISPLAY RACK I Filed Nov. 19, 1928 A TTORNEY.
PatentedFeh 4, 1930 UNrrs srATl-:s PATENT or-Flcn 'DAVID 1R. REED, OF DALLAS, TEXAS, ASSIGNOR TO ONOR L. ONES', OF DALLAS, TEXAS RUG-DISPLAY RACK Application led November 19, 1928. Serial No. 320,469.
v This invention is related to racks or hang f vers for the display of merchandise, more particularly racks for rugs.
' The primary object of the invention is the provision of a display rack for rugs of a size whichV substantiallycover the floor of a room or the like. Rugs of standard sizes for this purpose are somewhat heavy for easy handling in display and the invention aims'to provide a swingable and adjustable rack on which one` or more rugs may be suspended or f i hung for inspection.
Another featureof the rack is that it is of ycomparatively small dimensions, occupying n 20.,tion,y taken in a connection with the accompanying drawings forming a part of this lspecification and wherein: Y
`Figure 1 is a side elevational view of the j rack attached to the wall of a building,
Figure 2 is anend view of the rack, i Figure 3 is a top plan view, and' Figure 4 represents a detail view of one of its rollers and adjacent parts.
Having a more detailed reference to the '30 drawings, 1 denotes a building wall or other stable support to which the rack may be attached. y This may be accomplished by means of the angle members 2 and 2, the latter one being at the floor line, indicated at 3.v
The rack comprises an upright rod 4, spaced between and rigidly connected to an angle bar 5 and a strip 6. As clearly shown in Figure 1, both the rod 4 and strip 6 are pivoted to the angle members 2 and 2 to permit the rack lto be swung from side to side in displaying the rugs.l The rod 4, angle bar 5, strip 6 and members 2 and 2 comprise a swingable frame upon which is mounted an adjustable element upon which the rugs are f directly suspended or hung.
This element consists of a horizontally disposed bar 7 with sharp projecting elements y 7 the bar sutticientlystrong and formed of any suitable'material, and reinforced by an ,50 obliquely disposed supporting bar 8. The bar 7 and barl 8 are connected together at their outer ends, at A. Y
To enable the rack element to adjustably ride the rod 4, a roller 9 and a roller 10 are provided. To support the roller 9, the inner end ofthe bar 7'is forked and straddles the rod 4, and spaced between the forks is seated the roller 9. This enables the roller to bear against one side of the rod 4 andthe fork maintains the roller in ralined engagement with the rod.
The roller 10 is disposed on the inner side of the rod 4 and is seated between opposite sides of a bracket 11 (see Figure 4). The bracket is attached to the inner end ofthe obliquely disposed bar 8 in such manner as to allow the roller 10 to bear against the inner side of the rod 4. Both rollers, however, may be arrangedotherwise than here shown in enabling them to roll in opposite positions or sides of the rod 4.
Referring to Figure 1, it will be observed that the inner or freeend 5 of the angle bar 5 is bent over and is recessed for the reception of the bar 7. This straddle-wse arrangement maintains the bar 7 in alinement with the angle bar 5 when the rack element is at the top of the frame and prevents lateral movement of the rack element and rugs.
The means for raising and lowering the rack element is provided by an arrangement of pulleys 12 and 13 land cord 14. In the present structure, the cord has one end attached to the angle bar 5 at the point 15 and rides over the pulley 12 thence over and around the pulley 13. The pulley 13 is mounted in a support forming part of the angle bar 5, and from this point the cord eX- tends to a knob 16 in the wall or support 1, to prevent the cord from slipping when the rack element is in operative position.
' ln operation, the rugs are impaled on the projections 7 one rug on each side of the bar 7 and the rack element is swung from side to side to show the surfaces of the rugs. The dotted line position in Figure 1 denotes the lowermost positionof the rack element and at this position the rugs may be easily attached to the rack. The cord 14 may then be kao pulled and the rugs raised to position for inspection.
Obviously, changes and alterations are possible in the present structure, such modifications to come within the appended claims.
lhat is claimed is y 1. A display rack for rugs, comprising a vertical-rod spaced between and rigidly con nected to an angle bar and a strip, said strip and angle bar being pivoted to a stationary support; a horizontal bar carrying projecting elements for attaching the rugs tothe bar, the inner portion of the horizontal bar having spaced parts to embrace the rod, a roller on the ends of the spaced parts, the roller adapted to ride alongthe rod to hold the bar thereupon; means for bracing the bar on the rod, ymeans for raising and lowering the bar and means for stabilizing and holding the bar in display position.
2. A display rack for rugs as' set out in vclaim l, said means for raising and lowering the bar comprising a pulley mounted upon said horizontal bar, a pulley mounted upon said angle bar and a cord attached to the angle bar and connected to the pulleys; said bracing means comprising a bar connected to the outer end or" the rug supporting bar, the inner end of the bracing bar encircling the rod and carrying a roller and adapted toride v loosely upon the rod in supporting the rug supporting bar.
In ltestimony whereof I aiIiX my signature.
DAVID R. REED.