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l COLLAPSIBLE DISPLAY STAND Application filed December 26, 1928. Serial No. 328,344.
l My invention relates to stands of the type used in grocery and other stores for the display. of goods in package form, i. e., goods put up in cans, cartons and the like. lt is 5 the usual custom to displaysuch goods by placing them loosely on shelving, stanas, or in stacked relation. WhenV so supported, the owner is subjected tomore or less loss from theft of the goods', which is particularly heavy in those instances where the goods are displayed in the front of stores or in open spaces in the stores readily accessible to the public. `Furthermore,when the goods are displayed in the loose ormreferred to, particularly when in stacked relation, they are liable to fall when pushed against, in which event the packages are subject to damage, throughbreakage, or other injury suchfas denting ot' the cans, with consequent loss to the owner.v i V vWith the foregoing Vin mind,.it has been the object ot" my inventionA to. provide an improved display standby means oi which packaged goods in any desired quantities may be openly displayed in stack form without liability ot loss from theft or otherwise. rihis object I attain by means ofthe improved stand hereinafter described and claimed and which is illu-strated in the accompanying drawings,
j 3o in which- Figure l is a front elevation of a display stand embodying my invention having a quantity of. canned goods mounted thereon in stacked relation.
35., Figs. 2 and 3 are top` and side views respectively, of the' same. Y
Fig'. 4 is an enlarged sectional detail through the upper part of the stand, for the clearer illustration of the assembly of certain 4010i the stand parts and the stacking of the cans or packages in relation therewith.
Fig. 5 is a sectional detail of the lower or base plate ci the stand, showing the i-orin ot same and the connectionk therewith oi` the standard with which the several package holding plates ot t-he stand connect. j
Figs. 6 and 7 are top views of two of the package holding plates forming part or" the stand.
The stand compriwses a plurality of package holding plates, such asl, 2,3, 4 and 5, which may vary in size and number to meet diderent requirements and which are held in superimposed relation b y connection with a vertical standard 6 at the rear side thereof, the connection oi said plates with the standard, other than the bottom plate, being va loose one to permit of their spacing or adjustment relatively to each other according to the height of the packages to be held by the stand. j
'lhe bottom plate lis provided with suitable means to engage with the sides of supported packages to prevent lateral displace` ment or the packages thereon. .As shown, it
is provided with a series of depressions or seats 7 to receive the lower ends of the packages, here shown inthe form ot cans c.
, lin the use'oi my improved stand, a row of cans, here shown as live in number, are placed on the bottom orbase plate l. A second plate 2 isthen positioned to rest upon the top of these cans.` :it the cans areto be stacked in pyramidal torni shown, this second plate 2 will. preferably be of less length than the f lower one but in any event will beoi sullicient length to partially overlie all ofthe cans oi the lirst row or tier as shown. This second plate is provided with openings or perforations, 'such as 8, to receive the lower ends of the second row of cans, which latter will thus rest directly upon the tops of therst row, but will be held thereon against lateral displacement by the engaging walls 01" the openings -in said plates, asbest shown in Fig. t. Further rows may then be stacked in the same way by means ot the additional plates 3, l and 5, whichare ot the same construction as the plate 2, but, ashereshown, are of progressively less length because oi' the progressively less length oi the rows of'cans as they approach the top of the pyramidalstack.
The several holding plates, as hereinbefore referred to, are held in superimposed relation `by connection with the standard 6, which latter `has a fined connection with the bottom or base plat-e, here shown (see Fig. 5) as a screwthreaded connection with a socket piece l5 at the rear of said plate. Thelconnection of the other plates with this standard is a sliding one and is eected by means of a perforated (lil extension 16 at the rear of each through which the standard loosely extends. lVith such loose or sliding connection of the plates with the standard,.they are readily adjusted to the different heights of the cans or packages being stacked and so permit of the ready and compact stacking of the same.
After stacking of the cans in the way described, they are neXt secured in such relation and against removal from their holding plates by means of a fastening cap or plate 17 carried by the standard and engaging with the upper side of the top can, this fastening plate cooperating with the' base plate to hold the interposed rows of cans against vertical movement relatively to each other and thereby securing the cans against removal from the openings of ytheir laterally engaging holding plates. j
After the cans have been thus stacked and secured, the only way of removing them from the stand without loosening up or removal of the cap plate 17 is to swing any of the plates in a horizont-al direction about the standard .6 and thereby expose the underlying can 0r cans. This would be difficult to accomplish because of the friction between the parts, particularly if the cap plate 17 was secured down tightly, but in order to prevent possibility of such horizontal movement of the plates, each ofthe same above the base plate is provided with downwardly projecting lugs, such as 18, at their front and rear edges, which engage the upper ends of the immediately underlying cans, as shown in Figs. 1 and 2, and thereby lock the plates against horizontal Vmovement such as referred to.
The cap plate 17 may be adjustably connected with the standard in any suitable way.
As here shown, it is connected with the upperv end of a rod 21 slidably fitted within the upper tubular end of the standard 6 in which it is held for vertical adjustment by means of an engaging set-screw 22 mounted inthe head of the standard. During stacking of the cans, the plate 17 may be raised or swung laterally out of the way, but after the stacking is completed said plate is brought down tightly against the upper Vside of the top can to thereby lock the several rows together as a single unit, after which it is secured in such position by tightening the set-screw 22.
` As a means for carrying a display card for price or other indicia, the plate 17 is provided with a suitable holder 25 therefor. With the card holder thus supported, it is always in position at the top of the stack irrespective of the height or form of the latter.
In stacking cans in loose form as ordinarily practiced, it is customary to startl with a double or triple row as a base-on which to stack the upper rows, in order to give the stack as a whole the necessary stability to maintain it against collapsing when subjected to any slight jarring or pushing. With my improved stand this is not necessary, as the interlocking of the several rows 0r tiers together as a single unit permits them to be laid up or stacked in single rows, and further, after being so stacked, to be readily moved about as desired without any taking down or unstacking of the same.
What I claim is n 1. A collapsible display stand, comprising a base plate for the support of a plurality of rows of superimposed packages and having means for engaging with the sides of packages placed thereon, a top plate for engaging the top of the upper row, intermediate plates having openings to receive therethrough the packages of the rows above the bottom one and adapted to rest on the tops of the Vunderlying rows, said intermediate plates also having downwardly projecting parts for engagement with the front and rear sides of the underlying rows, and a standard connecting the several plates and having means for holding the top and bottom ones vertically in fixed relation.
2. A collapsible display stand, comprising a base plate for the support of a plurality of rows `of superimposed packages, a top plate forengaging the top of the upper row, intermediate plates having openings to receive therethrough the packages of the rows above the bottom one and adapted to rest on the tops of the underlying rows, said interv mediate plates also having downwardly proof the underlying rows, and a standard connecting the several plates and having means for holding the top andv bottom ones vertically in fixed relation.
1n testimony whereof I aliiX my signature.
MURRAY J. MARRITS.