US 1881736 A
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Oct. 11, 1932. UCHT'ER 1,881,736
DISPLAY SHEET Filed Feb. 26. 1950 H 5 4mm IHHI Ul f NW N 1mm 1mm IHIIH I v v MaZVNV my BY I ATTORNEY Patented Oct. 11, 1932 mum mourns, on NEW f .om Eois'TATe-s ,PATENT- OFFICE .DISI'LAY, sham My invention relates to display sheets of the kind'used for maps, calendars, pictures, various kinds of advertisements, etc., and'in which the display sheet is adapted to be suspended from a hook or other fastening member secured to a wall.
More particularly stated, my invention relates to the construction of the display sheet for the purpose of reducing the wear and tear to which it is subjected in use, and of lengthening its lifetime.
My invention further relates to means for strengthening the display sheet and for en for keeping it taut, under conditions of actual use. 7
Reference is made to the accompanying drawing forming a part of this specification and in which like reference characters indicate like parts throughout the several figures.
. Figure 1 is a fragmentary front elevation of my improved display sheet, certain parts being broken away.
Figure 2 is a sectionon the line 2-2 of Figure 1, looking in the direction indicated by the arrows. V 1 1 Figure 3 is a section somewhat similar to Figure 2 but showing the display sheet as mounted in a slightly different way.
A 'web 4 serves as the body portion of the display sheet. This web as here shown is made of paper, but it may be made of any other sheet material appropriate for the purpose. It is adapted to serve as a map, a
calendar, a picture or'the like, or to display advertising matter of memoranda of various kinds, in the manner well known in this art.
Located near the upper edge of the display sheet 4 is a reinforcing rod 5, and near the lower edge is a bottom reinforcing 6. These rods are preferably short pieces of straight,
Each reinforcing rod 5, 6, is of a length a little less than the width of the display sheet.
Located at the top of the display sheet 4, and secured to the same by an adhesive, is a top reinforcing strip 7 which covers and conceals the top reinforcing rod 5. This reinforcing strip is slightly longer than the reinforcing rod 5, and overlaps and conceals the YORK, N. Y., AssIeNoR o run sT'IcKLEss coaronnrron, A,
conrom'rron or new YORK ends 9a, 9a, thereof. But the length of the reinforcing strip is a little less than the width ofthe display sheet, thus leaving a small margin at'each end of the reinforcing strip. Another reinforcing strip 8,0f the kind just described, is mounted upon the bottom end of the display sheet, so as to cover the bottom relnforcing rod 6 and toslightly overlap the ends 6a, 6a, thereof.
The reinforcing strips 7 and 8' as here shown are made of tough paper, but they can be'made of any other flexible and tough sheet'material suitable for the purpose. abling 1t to remain flat and smooth, and also Extending underneath the middle portion :ofthe reinforcing rod 5 and thus under the adjacent middle portion of the top reinforcing strip 7 is an eye strap 9, secured adhesively to the reinforcing strip and to the adacent portion of the display sheet.
'Ahole 10 extends through the display sheet and through the adjacent portion of the eye strap 9 and reinforcing strip 7, as
may be understood from Figures 2 and 3. This hole is used for suspending the display sheet, as indicated in these two figures. I The eye strap 9 is provided near its free end with a hole 10a.
The display sheet may be suspended from ahook 11 by passing this hook through the hole 12, as indicated in Figure 2. In this With the display sheet suspended from a; hook, as indicated in either Figure 2 or F igure 3, the middle portion of the top reinforcing rod 5 rests directly upon the hook. By this arrangement, practically all of the strains to which the display sheet issubjected are borne by the top rod 5, and are thence distributed in both directions toward the ends of the rod and toward the ends of the reinforcing strip 7. From the top reinforcing rod 5 and the reinforcing strip 7 the stresses larly to distribute stresses taking place at the bottom end of the display sheet. ce that 'by I have found in actual :practi means of the construction above described the durability of the display sheet is greatly sheet interposed between the sheet and strip andheld thereby against displacement, an eye strap also interposed between the sheet and the strip and held thereby against displacement, a portion of the eye strap extendingbelowithestri p andbeingifreeof the sheet andilflstripi said sheet, strip and jst'rapl'having athrough hole therethrough close beneath the re-inforcing rod adapted to receive a improved, and its lifetime thereby "increased. '-'wall hook -for thereby suspending the-sheet It will be noted from Figures Q-and .3 that 3 the top reinforcing rod 5, bottom reinf0rci ing rod 6, and both reinforcing strips 7 and' i said hole in alignment with said through hole 8 are completely hidden from the iew, of a person standing away from the wall 13 and sheet. v V I do not limit myself to the precise construction shown, as Variations may be made thereinwithout departing from'my invention, the scope of which is commensurate with my claims. I b Having thus described my invention what 1: 1 ters Patent isas follows c 1. A display sheet having upp I claim as new and desire to secure-by Leter and lowace 'of the display I ,New York and- St-ate of New York, this 19th upon said hook, and the extending portion of said eye strap having a hole through its lower end part and being bendable to dispose to also receive said wall hook. Signedat New;York ci ty, in the; county of A D. 1930. l
day of February, Y N LIGHTER.
:eredges, areinforcing strip pasted alongthe 'iupper'edge of the sheet, a reinforcing-rod also extending along the upper edgeof. the
sheet interposed between the sheet'andflstrip a i and held thereby against displacementpan eye strap also interposed between the sheet 1 and-the strip and held thereby againstd-is i I I wall hook.
6oeye's'trap also-interposed between the-sheet i placement, aportion of the eye strap extending below the-strip and being freeof. the
sheet and strip and having a hole through J its'lower end part for use in suspending the sheet upon a wall,hook, and said sheet, strip and strap having a through hole therethrough close beneath the re-inforcin'g, rod i also for use in suspending the sheet upon the 2. A display sheet having upper and lower i edges, a-re-inforcing strip pasted along the upper edge of the :sheet,-a reinforcing rod also extending along the upper edge of the sheet interposed between the sheet and strip c and. held thereby against displacement, an
and the strip and held therebyagainst displacement, a portion of the eye strap extending below the strip and being free-of the sheet and strip, said sheet, strip and straphaving l a through hole therethrough cl se bene th. i I the re-inforcing rod adapted to receive a.
wall hook for therebysuspending the sheet uponsaidhook, and the extending portion of said eye strapbeing bendable and adapted to i P be bent upwardly into Spaced elation behind 7 A I i said strip so as to constitute a spacer. for
spacing the sheet away from the wall.
3. A display sheet having upper and lower edges, a 're-inforcing strip pasted along the I upper edge of the sheet, a re-inforc'ing .rod 7 also extending alongthe upper edge ofthe L