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Publication numberUS1827008 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateOct 13, 1931
Filing dateNov 15, 1929
Priority dateNov 15, 1929
Publication numberUS 1827008 A, US 1827008A, US-A-1827008, US1827008 A, US1827008A
InventorsHuckel John F
Original AssigneeHuckel John F
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Display rack
US 1827008 A
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INVENTOR J0/7/7 F: {f/re/ BY I I ATTORNEY Patented Oct. 13, 1931 UNITED STATES JOHN F. HUGKEL, or KANsAsoI'rYpivnsso Rr DISPLAY Rack Application filed November 15,1929. :Seria1;No. ;40 7,'5 14.'-

interest of regular customers, and make way.

for current issues of periodicals or new items of merchandise; the principal ob]ect of the invent-ion being to attractively display the upper ,fo'rwa'rd corners of each ofthe cabinet .1 articles offered for sale, and-provide ad- I justability for adapting the cabinet for articlesof different sizes or characteristics.

in accomplishing this object, I have provided improved details of structure, the preferred form ofwhich is illustrated in the accompanying drawings, wherein:

Fig. 1 is a perspective view of a display cabinet embodying my invention.

Fig. 2 is a transverse vertical section of the cabinet.

Fig. 3 is an enlarged transverse vertical section of the upper portion of the cabinet,

. panel FfQIjIjeta'ining a glass pane 26fb'earing particularly illustrating the illuminating elements. 7

Fig. 4.- is a similar view of the lower portion of the cabinet, particularly illustrating the adjustability of the cabinet.

Referring in detail to the drawings:

1 and 2 designate end members, 3 the back, 4 the horizontal bottom, 5 an intermediate horizontal partition, and 6 the. top member of a display cabinethaving an open front through which articles maybe positioned for display, removed for sale, and readily 0b- 5 served by prospective customers.

Located in the lower portion ofthecabinet is a rack 7, including a back board having a rounded lower edge adapted to'seat in any of the longitudinal retaining grooves 8 in the spaces 13 for a rod 14 that is attached to the, end members 1 and 2, and adapted for sup- 5 porting the upper endof the rack in any of upper face of the bottom member 4., and oflt described. i I v we v .Located infthe upperfportioii of the cabinet .and supp0'1 t ed 'on the horizontal partition ,5: are. shelves ,'1,5j1'6, etc, of dilie'rent depths to provide stepped supports'for books or= other articles whichvare to be I displayedjt'or sale.

I8 and .19 1 designate lamps located in the compartments, mam-41 "reflectors for lillaminating. the cabinet in fro'nt'of the respec- L tive racks to enhance the appearance of the .displayand facilitate the reading. oftitles or. other lmatter on the articles displayed injthe cabinet; the reflectors beingprefer'ably c'omposed! of sheet metalhaving fianges23 at their upper forward ledges, and attached to depending sign panel's'22lc )y screws 24 which extendjthroughthefianges23.

Eachof the panels 22 include s a sight awnin r ou by... a. fl ge 1 f [the matter descriptive of-the merchandiseinthe cabinet, and flocated in [front of the lamps 8-;19 so' .th.atthe mat ter maybe easily, read ,Ifroml'the front of the cabinet.


A cabinet embodying my improvements may be located in a storeroom, the waiting room of arailway station, or other place where books, magazines or other articles of merchandise are oifered for sale, and the articles placed on the, offset tiers of the racks in the upper and lower compartments of the cabinet so that they may be'readilyobserved and attract the attention and interest of prospective customers.

\Vhile articles of certain sizes or characteristics are more attractively displayed in the lower cabinet when the rack is at a given angle,,others may be more attractively display ed with the rack at a different angle. Consequently, Ihave provided the adjustment described and illustrated, whereby the rack may be set inone of the transverse grooves on the bottom member 4, and the angle varied by lifting the rack so that it Will slide over its supporting rod to be seated in one of the other longitudinal grooves, the illumination from the lamps in the upper forward corner of the lower compartment being eifective at any of the adjusted positions of the rack, and the rack being supported securely at the top by the angle supporting rod regardless of the angle to which the rack is adjusted.

What I claim and desire to secure by Letters Patent is:

1. In a display cabinet, a housing including a bottom member having spaced seats, stop means in the cabinet, and a rack including supporting backs in a common inclined plane but in offset relation to each other, and lateral supporting shelves connecting said backs, said rack being adapted for selective location in said seats and for leaning support on said stop means.

2. In a display cabinet,- a housing including a bottom member having spaced seats, stop means in the cabinet, a rack adapted for selective location in said seats and for leaning support on said stop means, and a bracket on the rear face of the rack loosely anchoring the rack to said stop means.

3. In a display cabinet, a housing including end Walls, and a bottom member having spaced seats, transverse stop means secured to the end walls, a rack adapted for selective location in said seats and for leaning support on the stop means, and keeper means on the rack embracing said stop means to anchor the rack.

4. In a display cabinet, a housing including end Walls, and a bottom member having spaced grooves in its upper face, a rack having a free lower edge adapted for selective location in said grooves, an elongated bracket on the upper end of the rack, and stop means on the end Walls extended into said bracket and providing sliding support for said rack.

In testimony whereof I aflix my signature.


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US2883252 *Dec 5, 1955Apr 21, 1959Superdisplay IncIlluminated display cabinet
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US8141713Sep 21, 2010Mar 27, 2012Menasha CorporationContainer with pull-out compartments
US8485370Aug 27, 2010Jul 16, 2013Menasha CorporationCorrugated shelving display system with two-piece shelves
US8827078Apr 27, 2012Sep 9, 2014Jana DoemelContainer with kick-back
U.S. Classification211/134
International ClassificationA47F7/14
Cooperative ClassificationA47F7/144
European ClassificationA47F7/14D