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Publication numberUS1903936 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateApr 18, 1933
Filing dateSep 27, 1930
Priority dateSep 27, 1930
Publication numberUS 1903936 A, US 1903936A, US-A-1903936, US1903936 A, US1903936A
InventorsNunnery Raymond B
Original AssigneeNunnery Raymond B
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Display rack
US 1903936 A
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April 18, 1933- R B NUNNERY DI SPLAY RACK Filed Sept. 27, 1930 ATTORNEY' Il l Y lw W 0 mgl WITNESS Patented Apr. 418, 1933 UNITED STATS DISPLAY RACK Application filed September 27, 1930. VSerial No. 484,897.

This invention relates to display racks and more particularly to pencil display racks.

A primary object of the invention is to so construct a rack of this character that a large number and variety of pencils may be displayed while occupying a very small space.

Another object is to construct a display rack in pyramidal form having a plurality of series of pockets arranged in step-lilhe relation, that is one series being stepped 1n relation to the adjacent series, whereby many different kinds of pencils may be displayed in groups, each group containing one variety thereby temptingly presenting to the view of a purchaser pencils of different degrees of hardness, or different color, and of different brands.

In carrying out these objects, the invention is susceptible of a wide range of modilication without departing from the spirit or sacrificing any of the advantages of the claimed invention; there being shown in the drawing for illustrative purposes a preferred and practical form, in which:

Figure l isa perspective view of a rack constructed in accordance with this invention' Y Fig. 2 is a transverse vertical section thereofl Fig. 3 is a detail front elevation with parts broken out;

Fig. 4 is a detail perspective view of a portion of the frame constituting a part of said v rack; and

Fig. 5 is a similar view of a portion of one of the compartment partitions.

In the embodiment illustrated the rack V1 comprises a bottom 2 having upstanding end members 3 and 4 rising from the ends of the bottom member. These end members have step-shaped side edges and suitably secured to the inner faces thereof are similarly shaped members 3a and 4a which reinforce members 3 and 4 and also form supports for the pocket bottoms 5 presently to be described.

Arranged between the end members 3 and 4 are a plurality of vertical pocket forming partitions 6 spaced longitudinally apart a distance to define the length of the article containing and display pockets which are ported by the end members 3a and 4a arranged in series, oneseries beingdisposed above the other in step-like relation as is shown clearly in Fig. 2. These partitions 6 are shaped similarly to the end members 3a and 4a', having step-shaped side edges as shown clearly in Fig. 4. Asshown in the drawing there are twelve of these members, the end members 3a and 4a making fourteen so that between'them are formed thirteen pockets in each series there being here shown and be interloclingly engaged therewith.

The ends of these partitions 8 have notched recesses 1l which' are designed to lit the upper step-shaped portions of the end members 3aand 4a to position the upper part of said partition ends l2 flush with the outer faces of the end members 3 and 4.

It will thus be seen that when these longitudinal partitions 8, four of which are shown on each side of the rack, are'arranged to straddle the transverse partitions 6 the pockets l() will be formed in step-lilrerelation, one above the other so that pencils or other varticles to be displayed when placed in said pockets will project above the lower front walls thereof for inspection by a purchaser. Attached to these front walls at their upper edges are holders 13 in which price tags or other identifying indicia may be placed. These holders 13 are sho-wn formed of longitudinally extending strips secured in any suitable manner to the outer faces of the front walls of the pocket at their upper edges. These strips have inturned lips or flanges 14 along their sideedgesto retain the indicia tags in position, said tags being adapted to be slid in from the end of the folder.

The bottom pockets l of the rack have their outer front Walls formed by upstanding side member l which are also equipped near their upper edges with the indicia carrying holders 13 the same as the front Walls ror partitions 8 of the other pockets.

The step-shaped formation of the end members 3 and 4 and the vertical partitions 6 With the longitudinal partitions 8 attached in the manner above described provides a rack Which is pyramidal in end elevation or transverse section, presenting a step-like formation from either side so that the series of pockets which extend longitudinally of the rack Will eectively display the pencils or other articles to be exhibited. Each of the pockets 10 is designed to contain a number of such articles so that a group of one kind of pencils may be carried by each pocket, the groups being preferably of different varieties, althoughof course this need not necessarily be so. A single series of pockets is arranged `at the apex of the pyramid and below Which on each side in step-shaped relation are the other series, four of such series being here shown arranged on opposite sides While the central or top series makes nine. Of course this number may be varied to meet the convenience of the user.

From the above it will be obvious that this style of fixture overcomes the great Waste in display space Which is usually required When such articles are placed on shelves or in show cases'and at the same time an attractive exhibit is provided capable of being lreadily inspected by a prospective purchaser.

, Without further description it is thought that the features and advantages of the invention will be readily apparent to those skilled in the art, and it will, of course, be understood that changes in the form, proportion and minor details of construction may v be resorted to, Without departing from the spirit of the invention or its scope as claimed.

I claim:

l. A pyramidal display rack for pencils and the like comprising a plurality of independent transversely and longitudinally arranged partitions slotted to interlock at right angles, to form article receiving pockets, the longitudinal partitions having notched recesses at the ends, the transverse partitions having formed edges providing spacers for the longitudinal partitions, said transverse partitions having transversely extending slots, longitudinal strips extending' through said slots in said transverse partitions and forming bottoms for the pockets, end members for said rack, and step-shaped portions on said end members providing supports on which said notchedrecesses are fitted.

2. A pyramidal display rack for pencils and the like comprising sets of independent transversely and longitudinally arranged partitions intersecting one another, one of said sets of partitions having slots to receive the other partitions and form article receiving pockets, the transverse partitions having step-shaped edges, the steps forming spacers for the longitudinal partitions, said transverse partitions having transversely extending slots, and longitudinal strips extending through said slots in said transverse partitions and forming bottoms for the pockets.

3. A display rack comprising a bottom having upstandinfr end members rising therefrom, said members having step-shaped side edges, similarly shaped reinforcing members secured to the inner facesA of said end members and forming pocket-bottom supports, a plurality of vertical, longitudinally spaced pocket forming partitions, said partitions having step-shaped edges corresponding to those of the end member reinforce pocket bottom forming strips extended through said vertical partitions with their' ends mounted in said end reinforcing members, and a plurality of longitudinally extending vertical plates arrangedV at right angles to the trans.- verse partitions to form the outer Wallsof the pockets and having slots in their lower edges to straddle and be interlockingly {en-v gaged with the transverse'partitions.

4. A display rack comprising a bottom having upstanding end members rising therefrom, said members having step-shaped side edges, similarly shaped reinforcing members secured to the inner faces of said end members and forming pocket bottom supports, plurality of vertical longitudinally spacedv pocket forming partitions, said partitions having step-shaped edges corresponding to. those of the end member reinforce pocket bottom forming strips extended through said. vertical partitions with their ends mounted in said end reinforcing members, and a plurality of longitudinally extending vertical plates arranged at right-angles to the transverse partitions to form the outer Walls of the pockets and having slots in their lower edges to straddle and be interlockingly `engaged with the transverse partitions, the ends ofv said plates having notched recesses to fit the step shaped edges of the end reinforces toposition the upper part of said plate endsA flush with the outervfaces of the end members,

RAYMOND B. NUNNERY.l

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US7128000 *Dec 11, 2003Oct 31, 2006Nomi MummertCatering display for food
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Classifications
U.S. Classification211/69.5, 211/55, 211/128.1
International ClassificationA47F7/14
Cooperative ClassificationA47F7/146
European ClassificationA47F7/14F