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Publication numberUS1767753 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateJun 24, 1930
Filing dateDec 16, 1926
Priority dateDec 16, 1926
Publication numberUS 1767753 A, US 1767753A, US-A-1767753, US1767753 A, US1767753A
InventorsFreiberg Stanley B
Original AssigneeFreiberg Stanley B
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Easel support
US 1767753 A
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June 24, 14930. s, B, FR|EBERG 1,767,753

y BASEL SUPPORT Filed Dec. 16, 1926 IN VEN TOR.

A TTORNEY.

4f l '/577?? W Patented June 24, 1930 Per sur orrlcEf STANVLVEY B'. rnnIBEiae, vor CINCINNATI, omok y y,E14/isnt snrronr Application led December 16, 1925. SeralNo. 155,296.

lVIy-inventionrclates broadly to ythe gen- .eral class of easel supports,'and particularly to a support which may bek cutgfrom a sheet of thin material such as paper. y

It is the object of my ,invention to prof vide a simple easel support which may be formed from a Leut and .scored blank, and which, when operatively connected with an article such as avpicture-or sign to be displayed, may be brought into supporting position without other adjustment than the manual movement of the 'picture or sign to the position in which it is to be displayed. In this way, my novel easel support is what may be called automatically adjustable. It

is a further object of my invention to provide an easel support which willsupport a picture or sign. in a plurality of'inclined positions depending on the particular manner in which Vthe sign or picture is moved into inclined position for display.

Referring to the drawings'in which. I have shown an easel support in which are incorporated the above and other objects which will be noted in connection with the ensuing disclosure f Figure 1 is a rear elevation of a frame to which one of my novel supports is attached. y

Figure 2 is a side elevation of the frame shown in Figure l, with the support in partially extended position..

Figure 3 is a side elevation of the frame with the support in fully extended position. Figure 4 is a plan view ofthe structure shown in the same position as is shown in Figure 3.

Figure 5 is a horizontal section along the lines 5-5 in Figure 3.

Figure 6 is a plan view of the blank forming the easel support.

Referring first to the blank forming the support as shown in Figure 6, I have shown the fan shaped piece of cardboard l which 45 is scored along the lines a-a on each side to form a flap 2 on each side, which provides a simple means for attaching the support to a picture orframe such as is indicated at 3. The score lines -,b are also provided, which permits the support to fold in? support has -fa wedge shaped portion 4,

formed by the scored lines 0 0. This portion has an elongated end extending below the lower edges of they bellowsv folding portions 5. yIVhen the frame is inclined to a partially inclined position as shown in Figure 2, the lower edge of the portion 4 will bear against the surface on which the frame rests, and so supportthe frame. l/Vhen the frame is moved to a more inclined position such asis' shown in Figure 3, the frame will be supported not only by the lower edge of the portion 4, but also bythe lower edges of the bellows folding portions 5.`v I lind it preferable to cut the lower vedges of the bellows folding flaps so that they will provide additional support for the frame in fully extended position.

My easel support is particularly adapted for use in combination with display signs and pictures.y The structure -enables the support to be folded flat against the back of the frame, and the clerk can unpack and set up the'frame in a position for displaywithout adjusting the support. In moving the frame vinto position, the clerk has ,only to slide the frame at an angle to the length and width of the framefalong the surface on which it is to be displayed, and the easel support will be extended so that it kwill'support the frame whether it be fully inclined as shown in Figure 3, oronly partially inclinedfasshown in Figure 2.

Other uses for` a support constructed in accordance with my invention will readily occur to those skilled inthe art, and it will also be obvious that a similar support may be formed withthe easel supporting piece van integralpart of the sign or display device, 'Havingrthus `described my invention, what I claim as new and desireto secure by Let,- ters Patent, is A l. An easel support'for an article to be displayed, .cut from a lunitary blank, and

f 4. An easel suppor comprising portions for attachment to the article, a leg portion, the lower edge of which is adapted to bear against the surface on which the article is to be displayed, and interconnecting longitudinally bellows-folding portions extended between the attaching portions and `the leg portion.

2. An easel .support forv an article to be displayed, cut from a unitary blank, and comprising portions for attachment tothe article, a leg portion the lower'edge of which is adapted to bear against the surface on which the article is to be displayed, and intei-connecting longitudinally bellows-folding portions extending between the attaching portions and the leg portion, said leg portion being of sufficient length to extend at least to the lower edge of the Yarticle to be displayed, whereby the easel support will be automatically extended with the adjustment of the article in inclined position.

` 3. An easel support for an article to be displayed, comprising portions for attachment to the article, a leg portion the lower edge of which is adapted to bear against the lsurface on which thearticle is to be displayed, andV interconnecting longitudinallyV bellows-folding portions extended between the attaching portionsk and the leg portion, said leg portion being of suiiicient length to extend at least to the lower edge of the article to be displayed, whereby the easel support will be automatically extended with the adjustment of the article in inclined position, andthe lower edges of the bellows folding portions being of sufficient length to abut the surface on which the article is to bel-displayed, only when the article is in fully inclined position.

of sheet material, saidsupport comprising outerlfoldable portions for attachment to an article to be displayed, a centrally located portion having' an end sufficiently. long to extend at least to the lower edge 0f the article to be displayed when said centrally locatedportion is folded against the back of the article, and bellows folding portions joining the attaching portions and the centrally located portions.

5. An easel support formed from ablank of'sheet material, said support comprising 1 outer foldable portions for attachment to ranarticle tov be displayed, a centrally located portion having an end suificiently long to lextend at least to the lower edge of the Aarticle to be displayed when 'said centrally locatedvportion is folded against the back of the article, and means connecting the attaching portions and the portion with the elongated endfor limiting the outward invclination of the elongated end.V

6. An easel support formed from a blank of sheet material comprising outer portions for attachment to an article to be supported,

t formed from a blank a central leg portion, and intermediate bellows folding portions, said portions being articulated respectively to each other by substantially fanwise folds, said bellows folding portions adapted-in effect to hinge said leg portion to an article without .sep-

arate attachment of said legV portion thereto, said leg adapted to support an article by the engagement of its lower edge with ticle on both sides of said leg, said membersl being substantially triangular in shape and folded fanwise whereby ythe upper end of said leg is held close to .said article while permitting said leg to be at a plurality of effective angles thereto.

y STANLEY B. Famenne.

Referenced by
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US4357769 *Mar 12, 1981Nov 9, 1982Dennison Manufacturing CompanyPicture frame with rotatable easel
US4582286 *Aug 15, 1984Apr 15, 1986Mancuso Robert JEasel display stand
US5782452 *May 13, 1996Jul 21, 1998Bosworth; JohnCombination picture post card mailer and display easel
US20130075302 *May 10, 2011Mar 28, 2013Eziadz Pty LimitedPop up brochure display/product dispensing unit
US20130302540 *Aug 28, 2012Nov 14, 2013Barbara Jean VinecombeCard
Classifications
U.S. Classification248/459
International ClassificationA47G1/14, A47G1/00
Cooperative ClassificationA47G1/141
European ClassificationA47G1/14A