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Publication numberUS1803851 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateMay 5, 1931
Filing dateNov 23, 1929
Priority dateNov 23, 1929
Publication numberUS 1803851 A, US 1803851A, US-A-1803851, US1803851 A, US1803851A
InventorsJulius Horwath
Original AssigneeArvey Corp
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Display stand and the like
US 1803851 A
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May 5, 3931.. J. HQRWATH DISPLAY STAND AND THE LIKE Filed Nov. 23, 1929 2 Sheets-Sheet l May 5, 19310 J. HQ'MATH wwssn DISPLAY STAND AND THE LIKE Filed NOV. 23, 1929 2 Sheets-Sheet 2 Patented May 5, 1931 UNITED STATES JULIUS HORWATH, OI CHICAGO,

ILLINOIS, ASSIGNOB TO ABVEY CORPORATION, OF

CHICAGO, ILLINOIS, A CORPORATION OF ILLINOIS DISPLAY STAND AND THE LIKE Application filed November 23, 1929. Serial No. 409,265.

This invention has to do with improve ments in display stands for exhibiting and dispensing articles for sale, etc. The invention has refere ce particularly to an improved construct n of display stand for exhibiting and dispensing small samples of such articles as artificial foods in the form of fair sized cereals, etc., but it will be understood that the features of invention are not limited thereto except as I may do so in the claims.

One feature of the invention relates to the provision of a display stand which includes a container wherein the granules or particles of material are contained, which stand is also provided with a gate control-led opening through which the materials may be dis pensed to the person seeking to examine them. This container is also so constructed as to provide a convenient chute or spout over which the materials are delivered so that the person may readily catch and retain them in the hand.

Another feature of the invention relates to the provision of a container having a false bottom which slopes forwardly towards the discharge opening, so that the materials will be naturally delivered to said opening, the false bottom being formed on an angle substantially equal to or greater than the angle of repose of the materials.

This false bottom arrangement also results in the provision of a container whose actual normal capacity is relatively small as compared to the total outside dimensions thereof. Consequently the display stand presents the appearance of a container of reasonable size, but does not require more than a relatively small quantity of product to normally fill it.

Another feature of the invention relates to the rovision of a collapsible knock-down stan the construction of which is such that it can be readily folded up into a flat package of relatively small size. In other words the container can be brought into a package whose length and width are not excessive; and the thickness of said package is very much less than the actual depth of the container when in use.

One object of the invention is to provide a dlsplay stand which is especially intended for displaying such materials as artificial foods which are bulky and are usually delivered in fair sized packages. In the past it has been found necessary or desirable to ship the display stands in separate packages from the packing cases wherein the food packages themselves are contained. The result has been in the past that the delivery of the display stands has entailed considerable extra expense due to the size of the same, and the necessity for packing and shipping them in separate bulky packages.

According to one object of my invention, I have provided a display stand which can be readily folded up into a comparatively thin package. As a consequence, I have made it possible to deliver the display stand either in a small additional thickness to the shipping case which contains the packages of material to be sold, or a relatively thin separate package which can be shipped and delivered at small expense.

Other objects and uses of the invention will appear from a' detailed description of the same, which consists in the features of construction and combinations of parts hereinafter described and claimed.

In the drawings:

Figure 1 shows a perspective view of a display stand embodying the features of the present invention, the same being set up in working or normal position;

Figure 2 shows a perspective view of the box structure disconnected from the back sheet;

Figure 3 shows a back view of the inside 7 unit;

Figure shows a development of the chute; and

Figure 5 shows a face view of the gate valve.

The display stand illustrated includes a back sheet 7 which is intended to stand in a vertical position. Secured to and extending forward from the lower portion thereof is a box-like structure or housing 8, the lower edge 9 of which preferably registers with the lower edge 10 of the back-plate 11. Consequently,

when the stand is brought into its normal or working position as shown in Figure 1, the same has a base of suflicient width and depth to stand alone with stability.

The housing 8 comprises a sheet of cardboard or the like of the general form shown in Figure 2. This sheet is cut to establish a central panel 11 to the sides of which are connected the side-plates or wings 12 and 13, which reach the full height of the panel 11. The rear edges of the panels'12 and 13 are provided with flaps 14 and 15 which can be folded inwardly towards each other as shown in Figure 1 for permanent attachment to the front face of the panel 7. The flaps 14 and 15 are thus attached to the panel 7 at a proper spacing so that the side panels 12 and 13 be parallel to each other. As a consequence it is possible to lay the entire housing 8 over to one side or the other practically flat against the back panel 7.

Top and bottom panels 16 and 17 are hinged to the top and bottom edges of the front anel 11. These panels 16 and 17 are provi ed with the rear flaps 18 and 19 respectively which are folded towards the inside of the housing when the panels are turned 'into position. Preferably also the lower edges of the side panels 12 and 13 are provided with flaps 20 and 21 which can' be folded inwards towards each other as readily evident from Figure 2. I It will now be evident that when the housing 8 has been turned. out so as to bring the side panels 12 and 13 into right angles with respect to the back panel 7, it is possible to fold the top and bottom panels 16 and 17 into place, bringing the flaps 18 and 19 into the housing 8 and thereby retaining the panels 16 and 17 firmly in place.

There is an interior or false member, the construction of which is shown in detail in Figure 3. It includes a front panel 22 and side panels .23 and 24 corresponding to the front panel 11 and to the side panels 12 and 13 respectively.

There is also a false bottom member 25, the lower portion whereof comprises a flap permanently attached to the back face of the panel 22 as shown in Figure 3. This flap is of substantially the full width between the side panels 23 and 24.

The member shown in Figure 3 is intended to be set down into the housing 8 after said housing has been brought into proper form with the top 16 still in raised or open posit-ion. The false bottom flap 25 is then brought into a slanting position so that it reaches upwardly and rearwardly as shown by the dotted lines in Figure 1. This false bottom then serves to establish an up er chamber which slants downwardly and orwardly towards the front wall 11 of the housing 8.

There is a delivery opening 27 in the central lower portion of the front panel .1; and the front panel 22 has another opening 28 which comes into registry therewith when the parts are assembled.

A gate 29 comprising a strip or bar of pasteboard or the like is set through slot 30 in the front edge of the side panel 13. The inner end of this gate 29 is pivoted to the front panel 11 by means of a suitable pin such as a brass clip or the like 31, (see Figure 1). The other end 32 of the gate then projects through the slotted opening 30 a sufficient distance to establish a convenient operating handle.

The gate is provided with a downwardly de endingltongue or enlargement 33 substantia ly at t e position of the delivery opening 27. This tongue or enlargement works across said opening to open and close the same. However, as shown in Figure 1, it is preferred that the parts be so proportioned that when the gate is fully lowered the o ening 27 is not completely closed. This is fbr the purpose of reventing any crushing or shearing action eing performed on portions of material which project partially through the opening 27 at the time the gate is closed. This is especially beneficial and desirable in the case of such materials as artificial foods like puffed rice, crackels, etc., since the same are relatively crisp and readily broken or crushed.

The side panels 12 and 13 are provided with display 0 enings 34 and 35 respectively, said openings eing so located that they are above the false bottom 25 when the latter is in place and therefore serve todisplay the materials supported on the false bottom. The panels 23 and 24 are likewise provided with companion openings 36 and 37 which are adapted to register with thegopenings 34 and 35 when the device is assembled. These openings 36 and 37 are protected by transparent materials such as celluloid or the like so "as to establish transparent windows.

A chute 38 is removably attached'to the front panel 11 of the housing 8 below the position of the delivery opening 27 This chute comprisesa central panel 39 together with side wings 40 and 41 respectively. The rear edges of all of these parts are cut on such angles that when the chute is set up against the front panel 11, it slants down the proper manner.

The chute 38 is removably connected to the housing by a pair of hook shaped lugs 42 and 43, on the rear edges of the said panels 40 and 41. These lugs 42 and 43 can be set a through slotted openings 44 and 45 of the front panel 11, companion slotted openings 46 and 47 being. rovided in the front panel 22 of the false ottom member. The lugs 42 and 43 are then extended clear through both panelsll and 22.

When the device is to be folded up for shipment, the chute member 38 is fiist removed and flattened out into the development of Figure 4. The false bottom member is then lifted up out of the housing 8, the top 16 havin been raised to permit this being done. e false bottom member may then be folded into a flat form.- The top and bottom 16 and 17 respectively are then laid out fiat and the housing 8 can then be laid over in one direction or the other fiat against the back panel 7. In some cases the false bottom member may be left in place within the housing. When this is done it is only necessary to turn the false bottom 25 for wardly fiat against the front panel 22, whereupon the housing 8 may be folded over flat against the back anel 7 as already explained.

While I have erein shown and described only a single embodiment of the features of my present invention, still I do not intend to limit myself thereto except as I may do so in the claims.

I claim:

1. As a new article of manufacture, a device of the class described including in combination a main panel, a housing member comprising front and side panels, inturned flaps on the rear edges of the side panels of the housing member secured to the front face of the main panel, a top panel havin its front edge hinged to the top edge of the rout panel of the housin member, a bottom panel having its front e ge hinged to the bottom edge of the front panel of the housing member, a false member inserted within the housing member and comprising front and side panels of proper size to seat within the housing member, said false member also including a false bottom panel having its lower edge hingedly connected to the lower portion of the back face of the front panel of the false member and slanting rearwardly upwards to the main panel, there being cooperating windows in the side panels of the housing memher and the false member adapted to regisfor with each other when the false member is in position within the housing member, and there being cooperating delivery openings in the lower portions of the front panels of the housing member and false member cooperating with each other when the false member is in position within the housing member, a suitable gate pivotally connected to the front panel of the housing member and working over the opening thereof, and a suitable discharge chute removably connected to the front panel of the device beneath the position of the discharge opening, the window and discharge openings being positioned above the falsebottom panel of the false member when the same is in working position, substantially as described.

2. As a new article of manufacture, a device of the class described including in combination a main panel, a housing member comprisin front and side panels, 'inturned flaps on t e rear edges of the side anels of the housing member secured to the ront face of the main panel, a false member inserted within the housing member and comprising front and side panels of proper size to seat within the housing member, said false member also including a false bottom panel having its lower ed e hingedly connected to the lower portion 0% the back face of the front panel of the false member and slanting rearwardly upwards to the main panel, there being cooperating windows in the side panels of the housing member and the false member adapted to register with each other when the false member is in position within the housing member, and there being cooperating delivery openings in the lower portions of the front panels of the housing member and false member cooperating with each other when the false member is in position within the housing member, a suitable gate connected to the front panel of the housing member and workin over the opening thereof, and a suitable (fischarge chute connected to the front panel of the device beneath the position of the discharge opening, the window and discharge openings being positioned above the false bottom panel of the false member when the same is in working position, substantially as described.

As a new article of manufacture, a device of the class described including in combination a main panel, a housing member comprising front and side panels, means for connecting the rear edges of the side panels aforesaid to the main panel, a false member inserted within the housing member and including a false bottom panel slanting rearwardly upwards from the lower portion of the front panel of the housing member to the upper portion of the main panel, there being windows in the side panels of the housing member and a delivery openin in the lower portion of the front panel 0% the housing member, said windows and deliver opening being located above the position 0 the false bottom panel when the same is in working position, said false bottom panel being ingedly mounted at its lower edge whereby it may be folded upwards towards the front panel of the housing member, and a chute removably connected to the front panel of the housing member below the position of the delivery opening, whereby said chute may be removed and whereby when the false bottom member is folded up against the front panel of the housing member, said housing member may be folded over against the main panel, substantially as described.

4. Asa new article of manufacture, a device of the class described including in combination a main panel, a housing member comprisin front and side panels, means for hinge y connecting the rear edges of the side panels aforesaid to the main anel with said side panels parallel to eac other, a false bottom panel having its rear portion hinged adjacent to the lower portion of the front panel of the housing member, there bein windows in the side panels of the housing member and a delivery opening in the lower portion of the front panel of the housing member, said windows and delivery opening being) located above the position of the false ottom panel when the same is in working osition, and a chute on the front panel of t e housing mem-' ber below the position of the delivery opening whereby when the false bottom member is olded up against the front panel of the housing member said housing member may be folded over against the main panel, substantially as described.

5. As a new article of manufacture, a device of the class described including in combination a main panel, a housing member comprising front and side panels, means for hingedly connecting the rear edges of the side panels aforesaid to the main panel with said side panels parallel to each other, a false bottom panel having its rear portion hinged adjacent to the lower portion of the front panel vof-the housin member, and there being windows in the si e panels of the housing member and a delivery openin in the lower portio'n'of the front panel 0 the housing member, said windows and deliver opening being located above the position 0 the false bottom panel when the same is in working position, whereby when the false bottom member is folded up against the front panel of the housing member said housing member maybe folded over a ainst the main panel, substantially as descri ed.

JULIUS HORWATH.

Referenced by
Citing PatentFiling datePublication dateApplicantTitle
US3284147 *Aug 11, 1964Nov 8, 1966SchroerDispensing arrangement
US4030596 *May 24, 1976Jun 21, 1977Snyder Robert OCartons
US4315455 *Feb 19, 1980Feb 16, 1982Shaklee James LAdjustable soffit vent
Classifications
U.S. Classification229/122.1, 229/162.6, 222/531, 229/125.12, 248/174
International ClassificationB65D5/72
Cooperative ClassificationB65D5/725
European ClassificationB65D5/72D