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Publication numberUS1781203 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateNov 11, 1930
Filing dateApr 12, 1926
Priority dateApr 12, 1926
Publication numberUS 1781203 A, US 1781203A, US-A-1781203, US1781203 A, US1781203A
InventorsBenjamin Teleki
Original AssigneeLeslie L O Bryan
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Composite structure
US 1781203 A
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COMPOSITE STRUCTURE Filed April 12, 1925 3 Sheets-Sheet. 3

, tion, illustrating one of the principal struc- Patented Nov. 11, 1930 UNITED [STA-res PATENT omen BENJAMIN TELEKI, OF CHICAGO, ILLINOIS, ASSIGNOR OF ONE-fin! TO LESLIE OBRYAN, OF CHICAGO, ILLINOIS COMPOSITE STRUCTURE Application-filed April 12,

This invention relates to devices for various purposes built up from structural units,.

A further object is to provide improvedunits from which the composite articles may be assembled.

Other objects will appear hereinafter.

The invention is exemplified 1n the combination and arrangement of parts and in the details of construction shown in the accompanying drawings and described in the following specification, and 1t 1s more part1cu larly pointed out in the appended clalms.

In the drawings- Fig. 1 is an elevation of a composite structure showing one adaptation of the present invention;

Fig. 2 is a section on line 2-2 of Fig. 1;

Fig. 3 is an elevation, with parts 1n sectural units;

Fig. 4 is an elevation, with arts in section, showing the relation of t e assembled 80 parts for one assemblage;

Fig. 5 is an elevationof the portlon of the assemblage shown in Fig. 4; Fig. 6 is an elevation of a d1fierent composite structure from that shown 1n Flg. 1, showin another adaptatlon of the mventlon; Fig.3 is a top plan view of the structure shown in Fig. 6;

- Fig. 8 is an" elevatlon' of still another assemblage; and I Fig. 9'is a top plan view of the assemblage shown in Fig.8. v

While the. present invention 1s susceptible to a large variety of, applications, 1t 1s especiall' valuable for use m-conn ect1on with win ow trimming and other dlsplay purposes. The invention comprlses a plurallty of units which are readily assembled and disassembledand rearranged into airinfinite variet of structures. One ofthe primary umts is shown 'in Fig. 3 and comprises an elon- 1926. Serial No. 101,461.

gated element 10 made of wood or other suitable material and shaped to give an artistic effect when assembled with other parts. At one end the part 10 is provided with a pin 11 having the outer surface thereof threaded, as shown in the drawings. This pin may be a continuation of the material of the part 10 or maybe a separate pin secured in the end of the part 10. At its opposite end the part 10 is provided with a threaded opening 12, no

the threads of which correspond in pitch and diameter to the threads of the pin 11. Where the part is turned from a piece of wood in which the grain runs lengthwise of the pin, difliculty is sometimes experienced in threading the interior of the opening 12. Where this is found to be true a separate block 13 may be inserted in the end of the piece 10 and lued or otherwise secured in place and the mternal threads formed in an opening in this [0 block. If the threads are formed in a wooden member it has been found advantageous in some cases to arrange the block 13 with the grain of the wood extending transversely of the opening 12. It will be seenthat a plu- 1| rality of units 10 may be assembled end to end by threading the pin 11 of each unit into the opening 12 of the next adjacent unit.

. The parts 10 may, of course, be made of varydiameters to suit different on ing lengths and re uirements.

n Fig. 1 there is illustrated a combined floor lamp, cigar stand and reading rack assembled from various structural units in which units like the member 10 are assembled end to end to provide the upright standard 14. A bracket 15 comprising a bar having openings 16 and 17 at opposite ends thereof is inserted in one of the joints between the units 10. It will be apparent-that a, bracket 00 of this kind ma be easilyplaced in the structure in any 0 the joints in the pedestals. The opening 16 is placed over the pin '11 and the adjacent ends ofthe structural units 10 are clamped against opposite sides of the bracket by threadin the member-11 into the opening 12.. This orms a rigid connection for the bracket15 so that the bracket is firmly supported on the pedestal. A unit 18 is secured to the outer end of thebracket 15 by means of a-pin 19- extending through the opening-17 and having a nut 20 threaded on the projecting end thereof. The unit 18v is similar to the unit 10, except that at its upper end it is provided with a flattened ear 21 havblock 25. The plate 23 is provided with a ledge 27 for supporting a book or other paper on the plate 23. The block 25 has an ear 28 secured thereto having an opening throu' h which a thumb screw 29 extends, the end 0 the thumb screw being threaded into the opening in the ear 21. With this arrangement the book support may be clamped in place upon the pedestal 18 and may be readily adjusted to any desired angle or position. It is apparent that the pedestal 18 may be rotated by loosening the nut '20 and turning the pedestal on its axis, and then by tightening the nut the pedestal may be firmly clamped in position. The angle of the book support 23 may be varied by loosening the thumb nut 29 and tilting the book support to its desired position.

The main pedestal 14 may be continued upwardly to -a desired height and may support a reading lamp at the top thereof, as shown in Fig. 1. The pedestal 14 is provided with a base plate 30 which may be rectangular in shape, as shown in Fig. 2, and is provided with a central opening in which the lower end of the pedestal 10 is secured .by

-means of the threaded pin at the lower end of the lowermost unit and a nut 31 screwed on the projecting end of the pin. Supporting feet '32- are provided having threaded 'pins 33 similar to the pins 11 projecting u wardly through the corner openings in tl ie plate 30, the pins being held in place by nuts 34 threaded on the upwardly projecting ends of the pins. The nuts 34 are preferably closed at-theirtops to provide a finished appearance. Instead of a nut at one corner of the plate, a second pedestal 35 may be built p as shown in Fig. 1, and carries an ash tra 36 atthe top end thereofa Iii Fig. ,6 there is shown an assemblage especially arranged for display purposes. In this assemblage a central post 37 is bullt up from units similar to the unit 10 shown in Fig. '3. The lower unit is threaded into a base member 38 which may have a weight 39 of lead or other heavy materialv secured therein for imparting stability to the device.- At thetop of the first element of the post there. is arranged a display shelf 40 which is supported. at one corner between the elements of the post 37 in the manner similar to that shown in Fig. 4. At one corner of the shelf 40 a second shelf 41 is secured and is held in place by a headed pin 42 having a nut 43 on its lower end. Suspended from the shelf 41 is a drop bar 44 having a display shelf 45 secured to the lower end thereof by a threaded pin on the bar 44 and a nut 46. A T-support comprising a post 47 and a crossbar 48 are mounted at one corner of the shelf 40. The cross-bar 48 is threaded on a pin at the top end of the post 47 and the lower end of the post 47 is secured in an opening in the slgelf 40 by means of a threaded pin and nut 4 l Interpos'ed between the second and third element of the post 37 is a shelf 50 carried at the end of a bracket arm 51. A T-support 52 may bemounted on the shelf 50 in the manner similar to the support on the shelf 40. A smaller shelf 53 is clamped between the next two sections of the post 37. At the top of the next section there is provided a shelf 54 having a central opening by means of which the shelf is clamped to the main support. A T- support 55 is carried at one corner of the plate 54 and upwardly and downwardly extending bars 56 and 57 are clamped together at opposite sides of the shelf 54 at another corner thereof. A shelf 58 is carried at the lower end of the pendant arm 57 and a bracket arm 59 is threaded at the upper end of the support 56. The shelf 58, as shown in Fig. 7,

is provided with openings along one side thereof in which various forms of supports It will be readily seen that the parts can be adjusted in position and assembled in an in finite variety of relations to one another to adapt the device for displaying, goods of all classes and to properly shape the display support so as to harmonize with other features of the display and with the window or other 7 space in which the display is situated.

In Figs. 8 and 9 is shown an assemblage especially arranged for dress goods display in conjunction with small articles, such as pocket-books or hand bags. In this arrangement a base plate or plateau 60 is supported by foot blocks 61 similar to those shown in V Fig. 1. A central post 62 is supported from a central opening in the: plateau 60' and ,a cross-arm 63 is arranged at the top of the central post over which the dress oods may be draped and allowed tohang own upon the plateau 60. The dress goods will be separated to expose the small shelves 64 secured between the variousunits of the central post 62. These shelves are of various shapes and designs'to sup ort particular small articles.

which it is desired to display conjunction with the dress goods. i

I claim 1. A structural assemblyof the class described comprising' a main supporting stand ard constructed of a plurality of individual sections joined end to end, a base upouwhich said standard is mounted, said sections be-' ing joined together by co-operating threadi ed means at the ends thereof comprising a threaded pin on the end of one of each pair of adjoining sections, and a threaded socket on the adjacent end of the other of each pair of adjoining sections, a plurality of arm units each having toward one end thereof an extension unit secured thereto and each" of said arm units having an opening at its other end positioned to receive therethrough the threaded pin connecting the section having the pin with the section having the socket, and threaded 'means co-operating with the threaded element on the lower end of the lowermost section for detachably connecting said standard to said base.

2. A structural assembly of the class described comprisin a main supporting stand ard constructed 0 a plurality of individual sections, each having a similar projecting threaded pin at onejend and a socket at the other end to receive the threaded pin of an adjacent section, a base having a hole therein for receiving the projecting pin of the lowermost section, a plurality of arm units havin an opening in each end thereof, one end 0 each of said arms being clamped be tween the adjacent ends of the sections by the threaded pins extendin through one of the openings in each of sai" arms, a plurality of extension units each having a threaded end passing through the other of each of said openings, and a nut on each of said threaded ends.

In testimony whereof I have signed my name to this specification on'this 9th day of April, A. n. 1916. v


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U.S. Classification211/186, 362/98, 248/159, D26/53
International ClassificationA47F5/06, A47F5/04
Cooperative ClassificationA47F5/06
European ClassificationA47F5/06