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Publication numberUS1896678 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateFeb 7, 1933
Filing dateJun 26, 1931
Priority dateJun 26, 1931
Publication numberUS 1896678 A, US 1896678A, US-A-1896678, US1896678 A, US1896678A
InventorsMyers Harold L
Original AssigneeMyers Harold L
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Display device for merchandise
US 1896678 A
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Feb. 7, 1933. H MYERS DISPLAY DEVICE FOR MERCHANDISE Filed June 26. 1931 2 Sheets-Sheet l 5 LA o5 E ...Vl N mM Mm v T N T DYMf E M u #n Feb- 7, 1933- H'. 1 MYERS DISPLAY DEVICE FOR MERCHANDISE Filed June 26, 1931 2 Sheetsheet 2 INVENTOR /POLD L NYE/P5 ATTORN EYS Patented Feb. 7, v1933` PATENT ortica i HAROLD L. MYERS, or ifionnztsrowiv, NEW JERSEY .DISPLAY Darren soit iiinncrrannrsn Application filed. 511116.28, 1931.,.Se`ria1 No. 546,995.

llie invention relates to display devices for merchandise and has for its object to provide a displaydevice whereby the articles of nierchandise are displayed for sale in an attractive manner and so to be easily accessibley for individual or groupV distribution of'purchasers.

' The invention contemplates further 'the )revision of a display device of the indicated'y type, which is of simple construction and capable of being constructed from a single continuous sheet of material such `as cardboard.`

or the like, and which is adapted to be folded into compact form for purpose of storage and shipment, and which, in snch folded form, constitutes an efficient vshipping means for the merchandise for which it is designedl` Other more speelde-objects Will appear from the description hereinafter, and `the features @I of novelty Will be pointed out in the claims.`

1n the accompanying drawings, which il#` lustrate several examples of the invention Without defining its limits. Fig. 1 isa perthereof on the line 2-2 of Fig. 1; Fig. 3 is a fragmentary View of the'blank from which the display device of Fig. 1 is constructed.;

Fig. l1 is a perspective View of anotheiI form of said devicerF ig. 5 is a fragmentary sectional view thereof on the line 5-5 of Fig. e; Fig. 6 is a perspective view of a third form of the display device, and Fig. 7 is a frag.y I meiitary section'thereof on the line 7 7 of A Fig. 6.

' tion and referred to for convenience of description as an upper section 10 and a lower section 11. The device further `includes a holding section for merchandise, which, in the illustrated example under discussion, compiists a top consisting of a plurality of members 12 foldably connected at 13 with the section 10 aiid'located in spaced relation to provide recesseslel of predetermined dimensions, said members 12 being formed by. cutting the spa-ces 111 from said back. The holding secltion further includes a front consisting of a Vtutes an integral continuation of the holding section which overlaps the section 10 and lies vbetween the latter and the section 11, so that in its finished condition the device includes a three-ily folded portion' ext-ending trans-` Y versely across the same as illustrated in Figs. 1 and 2; in the speciiic form shown in these figures, the means forming the bottom of the holding section. consists of plurality of members '12 similar to the members 12 and likewise arranged in spaced rela-tion to provide recesseslfl located in vertical registry with the recesses 14. lf desired, those portions of the'material'vvhich are cut from the sheet of material to provide the recesses 14 may be severed fiom said sheet only along opposite sides and one end to provide tongues 22 `tvh-icln'in such case, remain in folding connection with said sheet, as indicated at 23 in Fig. 3. Any suitable means may be uti# lized for fixing the device in its folded condition atan intermediate point to maintain lhe aforesaid three ply folded portion, as by pasting orothervvise securing tliesections 10, 2GV and 11 in surface engagement With each other, as illustrated in Fig. 1; the specific means shown in 4this figure of the draws ings for accomplishing this result consist of Wire staples 24 which pass through the sections 10, 20 and 11, as indicated. The form of the device now being described maybe constructed from` a single sheet 25 of card board or other `suitable material which is scoredpat a to provide the fold 21 and the intermediate section 2O and at b and c to provide the means 17,I which asl previously stated, is cut to form members 12 and recesses 11"corresponding to the members 12 Vand,recesses14; The scorings l) and ccon- A stitut-e thfJ folding lines 18 and 19 of Figs. 100

1 and 2. The sheet 25 is further scored at d and c to provide the folding lines 16 and 13 and is cut as indicated to form the Inembers 12, the recesses 14, and the previously mentioned tongues 22, which, if desired, may

also be completely cut from the sheet 25, or plucked from the recesses 14, in which case the recesses 14E will simply comprise openings for the accommodation of the merchandise.

The type of display stand shown in Figs. 1 and 2 is particularly adapted for the ac-v commodation of lead pencils or the like 26 which are provided with clips 27 of the well known type. These pencils or their equivalent are inserted downwardly through the recesses 14, and through the recesses 14 in the means 17, which register therewith, and are held in place by the clips 27 which in such case project over the panel 15, as shown in Fig. 2; the tongues 22, if they form part of the device, exert a resilient tension upon the pencils 26 or their equivalent, which assists in holding the pencils 26 or their equivalent in the holding section and may alone be relied upon for this purpose, if the clips 27 are not provided on said pencils 26 or their equivalent.

In the form shown in Figs. 4 and 5, the device comprises a back, which is folded upon itself at a plurality of intermediate points to provide sections 10a, 10" and 11a arranged in overlapping relation, and a plurality of holding sections, each provided with a top comprising a group of members 12a, foldably connected at 13n with one of the back sections and located in spaced relation to provide recesses 14a similar to the recesses 14 of Fig. l. The holding sections further each consist of front panels 15a foldably connected. with the aforesaid members 13a at 16" and means 17a constituting the bottom of each holding section and corresponding to the means 17, and likewise foldably connected at 18n with the panels 15a, and at 19a with intermediate sections 2On foldably connected at 21a with the sections 1()b and 11 respectively in a manner similar to the arrangement of Fig. 1. The device may be secured in its folded condition by pasting or by means of metal staples 24a, as illustrated. In the eX- ample under discussion, the means or bottom 17 1 of the upper holding section consists of spaced members similar to the members 12a and similarly spaced to provide recesses 14; in registry with the recesses 14a, while the means or bottom 17a of the lower holding section comprises a solid strip of material arranged to form a solid bottom for such lower holding section. In this form of the device, which is also designed particularly for pencils and similar articles of merchandise, the pencils 26L or their equivalent are inserted downwardly through the recesses 14a and the recesses 14 of the upper means 17, and through the recesses 14 of the lower holding section, with their lower ends resting upon the means or bottom 17 f* of said lower holding section, as illustrated in Fig. 5. This form of the device may also include tongues 22a corresponding to the tongues 22 of Figs. 1 and 2. The device of Figs. 4 and 5 is also constructed from a single sheet of cardboard or other suitable material in a manner similar to the form first de scribed, with the exception that the additional folds and folding lines are provided.

The form of the device shown in Figs. 6 and 7 is designed to accommodate articles of merchandise or individual packages of merchandise of predetermined character, it being understood that the device will in each instance be designed to accommodate specific articles or package of merchandise, as will be apparent. rlliis form of the device comprises a back folded upon itself at a plurality of spaced points to provide sections 10, 10d and 11b located in overlapping relation, as shown best in Fig. 6. The device includes three holding sections comprising upper, intermediate and lower sections, each of which in the illustrated form consists of top members 12b spaced apart to form recesses 14 and foldably connected with the sections 10C, 10d and 11b respectively, at 13". The members 12" in turn are foldably connected at 16b with front panels 15b which in turn are foldably connected at 18b with means illustrated in the form of a bottom panel 17"; in the upper and intermediate holding sections the means or bottom panel 17b is foldably connected at 19b with intermediate sections 2Ob which in turn are foldably connected at 21b with the sections 10d and 11b respectively. rlhe means or bottom panel 17b of the lower holdingsection in this form of the device is foldably connected at 19c with an extension .20c constituting an integral continuation of said holding section and overlapping the sec tion 11b, as indicated in Fig. 6. The intermediate folded portions of the device of Figs. 6 and 7 are fixed in their folded position in any convenient manner, as by means of metal staples 24th, while the extension 2Oc is similarly secured to the section 11b in any suitable manner, as by means of corresponding staples 24C. In this form of the device the recesses 11ib or their equivalent are dimensioned to aecommodate the articles of merchandise 26h, which as previously stated may be individual articles of merchandise or packages of merchandise, and the means 17b of each holding section consists of a continuous strip of material designed to form the solid bottom of each holding section on which the articles of merchandise 26b are adapted to rest.

The display device may be supported in display position in any suitable way and may, for instance, be suspended and in such case is provided with a suspending opening 28 for this purpose.

In all of its forms, the invention provides a display device in which the. articles of merchandise are displayed in an attractive easily accessible manner, and so as to be capable of being easily dispensed either indi'- vidually or'in predetermined numbers to prospective purchasers. l

In all of its forms, the device comprises single units of simple construction capable of being produced economically; because of the fact that said devices are preferably constructed of single sheets of material, they may be easily printed prior to being folded into shape and secured in such position, the printing being capable of being done upon one surface, while 'the devices are still in sheet form. The cutting and scoringof the sheets may also be accomplished as a single operation and, as previously stated, the tongues comprising the material cut as a result of the formation of the recesses of said devices need not be plucked out or removed from such recesses, but may be utilized to add efliciency to the device; these tongues i" or tabs automatically adjust themselves to their operative positions when the device is in its operative condition and are automatiu cally removed from the recesses or openings to free the same for the` reception of the varticles of merchandise. lt will be readily apparent that the devices themselves, before the merchandise is inserted therein7 may be folded to a flattened condition to facilitate.

staring or shipping thereof. The devices also provide means whereby the merchandise in predetermined quantities may be readily shipped to dealers.

Various changes in the specific forms shown and described may be made within the. scope of the claims without departing from the spirit of the invention.

I claim:

l. A display device comprising a back fold ed upon itself in three plies at an intermediate point and secured in folded position to provide overlapping upper and lower sections, and a holding section for merchandise located at the lower edge of said upper section in integral, foldable connection therewith and foldably connected with the intermediate ply of said folded portions.

2. A display device comprising a bach folded upon itself in'surface engagement at an intermediate point to form integral overlapping upper, intermediate and lower sections, means for fixing said sections in overlapping surface engagementwith each other, and a holding section for merchandise constituting an integral part of said upper and intermediate sections and foldably connected therewith.

2. A display device comprising a back consisting of overlapping upper and lower sections, an intermediate section foldably connected with said lowerl section and extending between the latter and said upper section and below the latter to form a three-ply folded portion extending transversely across the device, a merchandise holding section comprising a top consisting of a plurality of members in integral foldable connection with said upper section in spaced rclation to provide recesses of predetermined dimensions in said topf, a panel in integral foldable connection with all of said members to form the front of said holding section, and means in integral foldable connection with said front panel and said intermediate section to constitute a bottom for said holding section. v Ll. A display device comprising` a back folded upon itself at a plurality of intermediate points and secured in folded position to provide a plurality of three-ply folded overlapping sections extending Atransversely across said device, and a plurality of holding sections for holding articles of merchandise constituting integral parts of said back and foldably connected with adjacent plies of the overlapping sections thereof. Y 5. A display device comprising a back folded upon itself at a plurality of intermediate points and secured in folded position'to provide a plurality of three-ply folded overlapping sections extendingV transversely across said device, and a plurality of holding sections for holding articles of merchandise located at the lower edges of one ply of said overlapping sections in integral, foldable connection therewith, and in integralfoldable connection with an adjacent ply thereof.

6A A display device comprising a back foldedupon itself at a plurality of intermediate points to form a plurality of three-ply folded overlapping sections extending transversely across said device, meansfor fixing sait sections in overlapping surface engagement with each other, and a plurality of holding sec tions for merchandise foldably connected with adjacent plies of said overlapping sections and constituting integral parts thereof.

`7. A display device comprising a back consisting of a plurality of overlapping sections, intermediate'sections foldably connected with 'one overlapping sectionfand each extending between the latter and the contiguous section and below the latter to form three-ply folded portions extending transversely across the device, a plurality of ygroups of members foldably connected with an overlapping section in transversely spaced relation to provide recesses of predetermined dimensions, panels foldably connected with each group of members, and means foldably connected with each panel and each intermediate section, each group of members, panels and associated means constituting respectively the top, front and bottom of a holding section for merchandise. Y

8. A display Vdevice comprising a back folded upon itself at an intermediate point and secured in folded position to provide a three-ply transverse fold whereby said back is divided into overlapping upper and lower sections, and a holding section for merchandise consisting of two parallel groups of members foldably connected with adjacent plies of said fold and located in spaced relation to provide vertically aligning recesses in the top and bottom of said holding section, and a continuous panel foldably connected with each group of members to form the front of said holding section.

9. A display device comprising a back folded upon itself at a `plurality of intermediate points and secured in folded position to provide a plurality of three-ply transverse folds whereby said back is divided into a plurality of overlapping sections, holding sections in integral foldable connection with said back and each consisting of parallel groups of members foldably connected with adjacent plies of one of said folds and spaced apart to provide vertically aligning recesses in the top and bottom of each holding section, and each including a continuous panel foldably connected with cfa-operating groups of top and bottom members to constitute the fronts of said holding sections, and a lower holding section in integral foldable connection with said back and consisting of a group of top and bottom members spaced to pron vide recesses registering with each other and with the recesses of the upper holding sections, a continuous strip of material form ing a bottom for the lower holding section, and a panel in integral foldable connection with said last mentioned group of members and with said continuous strip of material to form the front of said lower holding section.

l0. A display device comprising a back folded upon its-elf at a plurality of intermediate points and secured in folded position to provide a plurality of three-ply transverse folds whereby said back is divided into a plurality of overlapping sections, an upper holding section consisting of a plurality of members constituting the top of said holding section and foldably connected with a back section in spaced relation to form recesses, a continuous strip of material foldably connectefL with one of the plies of the upper fold to constitute a bottom for said holding section, and a continuous panel foldably connected with said members and said bottom strip to form the front of said holding section, an intermediate holding section consisting of a plurality of members constituting the top of said intermediate holding section and foldably connected with a back section in spaced relation to form recesses, a continuous strip foldably connected with one of the plys of an intermediate fold to constitute a bottom for said intermediate holding section, and a continuous panel foldably connected with said last named members and bottom strip to form the front of said intermediate holding section, and a lower holding section comprising a plurality of members foldably connected with a back section and spaced apart to form recesses, a continuous strip forming a bottom for said lower holding section, a continuous panel foldably connected with said last named members and bottom strip to form the front of said lower holding section, an extension foldably connected with said last named bottom strip and overlapping the lowermost back section, and means for Securing said extension in overlapping surface engagement with said back section.

ll. A display device comprising a bach folded upon itself at an intermediate point to provide a three-ply transverse fold whereby said bacl is divided into overlap` ping sections, and a holding section for meis chandise comprising members in integral foldable connection with each other and with a back section and one of the plies of said fold respectively, one of said members being provided with openings for the accommodation of merchandise.

In testimony whereof l have hereunto set my hand.

HAROLD L. MYERS.

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Classifications
U.S. Classification206/476, 206/214, 206/486
International ClassificationG09F5/00, G09F5/04
Cooperative ClassificationG09F5/042
European ClassificationG09F5/04B