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Publication numberUS1801058 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateApr 14, 1931
Filing dateOct 30, 1929
Priority dateOct 30, 1929
Publication numberUS 1801058 A, US 1801058A, US-A-1801058, US1801058 A, US1801058A
InventorsSutcliffe Edwin A
Original AssigneeVictor Mfg & Gasket Co
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
US 1801058 A
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April 14, 1931. E. A. SUTCLIFFE RACK Filed Oct. 30. 1929 V Ira/em Ednah 2Q ,i'zizdzj a Patented Apr. 14, 1931 UNITED STATES;


This invention relates in general to display devices, and more particularly to an improved rotatable rack having a plurality A of panels or boards provided with supporting elements capable of variable disposition thereon and while the invention is illus trated and described as peculiarly suited as a means for displaying gaskets it will find a wide field of utility.

An object of theinvention is to provide a rack, that is adapted to support articles, such as gaskets, for display on both sides thereof, and is arranged for rotation in a vertical plane, so that the gaskets on opposite sides may be viewed from a plurality of different positions.

Another object of the invention is to provide a rack that will occupy a relatively small space and may be easily knocked down and conveniently packed in a container for shipment.

Another object of the invention is to provide a display device characterized by the provision of cross braces adapted to fit different sized display boards, and interchange able with standards of different suitable lengths for such different sizes of display boards, the standards being adapted to be conveniently secured in an interchangeable base provided therefor.

Another object of the invention is to provide a rack including display boards, provided with a plurality of openings, in which hooks are mounted and may be conveniently variably arranged for the suspension of articles, such as gaskets thereon.

Another object of the invention is to provide a gasket rack that may conveniently be stamped out of sheet metal and which is thus easy of manufacture and inexpensive in cost of production though it may be manufactured in other ways.

With the foregoing and such other objects in view, as will become apparent upon a perusal of the specification and claims, a preferred embodiment of the invention is illustrated in the drawing, in which:

Fig. 1 is a perspective view of the rack embodying the features of the invention.

guide 16 is provided Fig. 2 is a longitudinal vertical section through the rack.

Fig. 3 is a fragmental sectional view of the upper part of the rack. 1

Fig. {l is anenlarged fragmental view of a display board showing the corner construction.

The display rack of the present invention consists of a plurality of hook carrying display boards, inclined outwardly from the top thereof and rotatably mounted on a standard disposed between said display boards.

The display board is preferably stamped from a piece of material such as, for example, sheet metal, bent to form integral channel reenforcing members 11 at its edges, all terminating short of the corners to facilitate manufacture thereof.

A. plurality of groups of complemental apertures 9 are provided preferably in pairs in each display board, to demountably receive books 10 and for permitting variable disposition of said hooks in spaced positions relatively to each other.

Corner filler members 12 are provided, to build up the parts of the display board adjacent to the corners, which, as pointed out above are not provided with an integral reenforcing channel. The filler members 12 as best illustrated in Fig. iareright angular shaped and, are fashioned to channel cross section, of substantially the same external dimension and shape as the channels 11 of the display board and said filler members-have their ends l3'reduced in external dimension, so as to fit within the channels 11 snugly, thus providing corner sections thatare flush with the. integral re-enforcing channels 11, and presenting a neat'appearing display board. As both displayboards are of substantially identical construction only one has been described;

An upper cross brace here shown in the form of a channel section 14, secures the dis play boards in angular spaced relationship; and, as illustrated in Figs. 1 to 3 of the drawings,machine screws 15 extend through apertures in the display board into threaded holes provided in the flanges of the channel 14. A formed of a bent plate,

' having central opening, for receiving a supa standard may be inserted. lhis lower crQSS member 17 is preferably secured to the side I forcing channels of display boards like and is disposed above the lowerre-ensaid side display boards.

It is to be noted here that the side display boards may be of any length desirable and that the same upper and lower cross brace are used, the onlydiflerence being that should the side boards be longer than'here shown the lower cross brace will be a greater distance from the lower edgeof said board.

"A sign board 18-ispro'vided for placing such identification 'or advertising matter thereon as desired, and extends upwardly between and beyond the upper edges of'the side display boards. 7

Spaced legs 19 support the sign board 18in position and have their lower ends bent at substantially right angles thereto, said ends being secured tothe crossmernber lain any suitable manner.

The'standard base 20 preferably relatively heavy and relatively large in diameter, has a threaded bore 21 into which a standard 22 threadedly engages. This standard is adapted to extend upwardly through the openings in the lower cross brace 17 and into the guide 16 through an opening provided therein to supportgthe rack in upright'position, and since said standardis loose play boards thereabout. 7

Since it is contemplated to-employ the same cross braces, hooks and" provided is very simple, may be easily are interchangeable, to 'suitfdiflerent-sizes of display boards. i 7 I claim: 1. A display rack including a pair of angula-rly disposed display boards having their upper edges uxtapose'd, a crossbraceextending-between and secured adjacent thetops of said display boards, and a standard between andsupporting said display boards, the upper by machine screws 16 or the forcing channels, tending between and secured adjacent the top fittedin the opening it afitordseasy'rotation "ofthe disend of which standard supports saidcross brace.

2. A. display rack including a plurality of angularly and rotatably disposed display boards having outwardl projecting integral re-enforced edges extending short of the cor- 11ers and non-integral re-entorcing" corner members, an upper cross brace extending between and secured. adjacent. the op o a d display boards, a lower cross brace having a central opening and extending between and secured adjacent the bottom of said display boards, a guide having an opening in axial alignment with the opening in said lower cross brace and secured to said upper cross brace and asupporting. standard extending through said openingsinto said guide. 7

3. A display rack includinga plurality of angularly and 'rotatably disposeddisplay boards having. outwardly stamped 'EQrcnforeing channels extending short of the corners thereof and re-enforc'mg corner channel membersfitted-mto and flush with sa dsrerenn upper cross. brace ex of said display boards, a lower cross brace having a central opening. and-extending between and secured-adjacent thefbottom of said displayboards, a guide-having anopening in axial alignment with the opening said lower cross brace and. secured to,- said upper exteidingthrough said openings; into said gu1 e. i p

In testimony whereof I afilx my signature at Chicago, Illinois.

EDWIN A. spec a ises.

cross; brace and a'supportin-g. standard 1 other parts for display boards of, different lengths-, the upper -knockeddownfor shipment andthat its parts 1 "iao

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U.S. Classification211/163, 248/221.11, 108/108, 211/70.1
International ClassificationA47F5/02
Cooperative ClassificationA47F5/02
European ClassificationA47F5/02