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Publication numberUS1924858 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateAug 29, 1933
Filing dateFeb 4, 1932
Priority dateFeb 4, 1932
Publication numberUS 1924858 A, US 1924858A, US-A-1924858, US1924858 A, US1924858A
InventorsLeo Hopp
Original AssigneeGeorge Hopp, Harriet Gold
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Price ticket holder
US 1924858 A
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Aug. 29, 1933. L. HO PP 1,924,85

PRICE TICKET HOLDER Filed Feb. 4, 1932 Invenior Attorney 1 Patented Aug. 29, 1933 PRICE TICKET HOLDER Leo Hopp, New York, N. Y., assignor of one-half to Harriet Gold and one-half to George Hopp,

both of New York, N. Y.

Application February 4,1932. Serial No. 590,869

4 Claims. (01. 24s-n The present invention relates to new and useful improvements in display devices, and more particularly it pertains to price ticket holders.

Certain commodities such for example as oranges, apples, lemons and similar fruits and vegetables are displayed for sale in piles carried by bins, counters or the like. Such display of commodities of this type renders awkward the displaying of signs or tickets bearing prices or other description of the commodity offered for sale, and so far as I am aware, no device for this purpose of highly satisfactory nature has as yet been devised.

It is one of the objects of the present invention to provide a device for the display of price tickets or signs bearing other data relating to commodities offered for sale which commodities are displayed in piles or stacks carried by bins, counters, containers or the like,

A feature of the invention resides inthe provision of a supporting base and a novel construction whereby a price ticket or sign may be ad justably supported with relation to the base.

A further feature of the invention resides in a novel structure whereby the price ticket or sign carrying member may be adjusted with relation to the pile or stack of commodity being displayed as the same decreases in size.

A still further object of the invention resides in a novel construction whereby the device may be readily assembled when not in use for purposes of storing or for the purpose of substitution or renewal of parts.

Other features of the invention relate to certain novel and improved constructions and arrangement of parts hereinafter described and particularly pointed out in the claims, the advantages cf which will be readily understood and appreciated by those skilled in the art.

The invention will be clearly understood from the accompanying drawing illustrating the invention in its preferred form and the following detailed description of the constructions therein shown.

In the drawing,

Figure 1 is a perspective view illustrating a device constructed in accordance with the present invention and its manner of use,

Figure 2 is a view in front elevation of the device,

Figure 3 is a fragmentary longitudinal sectional view taken on the line 3-3 of Figure 2,

Figure i is a transverse sectional view on an enlarged scale taken on the line 44 of Figure 3, and; 1

Figure 5 is a fragmentary perspective view of a portion of one of the elements of the device.

Referring more specifically tothe drawing, the device includes a base 10. This base may be; of wood, metal orother suitable material, and while int-he present illustration of the invention it is shown as circular in form, it may be of other contour if desired. v

Projecting from the base 10, thereis a tubular member 11 the upper end 12 of which is open. As best illustrated in Figure 5, this tubular mem' ber 11 is formed with a notch 14 which notch is positioned preferably adjacent the upper end 12 thereof and is of such dimension as to intercept the passage 15 through the tubular mem-- ber 11. I The reference character 16 designates a price ticket carrier or holder and this may be of any desired type the one herein illustrated being of the type covered by United States Patent No. 1,398,- 782, of November 29, 1921, granted to Leo Hopp and Hermann Hopp. i

This price ticket carrier is mounted upon a member 17 which is adapted to telescope into the member 11 and have free sliding movement therein. The lower end of the member 17 is preferably rounded or slightlytapered as indicated at 18in Figure 3 to facilitate its insertion into the passage 15 of the tubular member 11 as well as for another purpose which will be hereinafter described.

Means is provided to retain the member 17 in any one of a plurality of adjusted positions with relation to th member 11 and this means will now be described.

This means is preferably of a resilient nature, and consists in the present embodiment of the invention of a coil d spring 20 which surrounds the member 11 at that portion thereof where the notch 1e heretofore mentioned is formed. As best illustrated in Figure l, certain of the convolutions of this coiled spring 20 are distorted as indicated by the reference character 21 into position in the notch 14 and this distortionis carried out tosuch an extent that the distorted portions of the convolutions of-the coiled spring occupy a position where they intercept the passage 15 through the tubular member 11 as illustrated by dotted lines at 22 in Figure 4:; While certain of the convolutions of the coiled spring 20 are distorted ashoretofore described, this is not true of all of the convolutions and at least one or even more of the convolutions of said spring 20 are not distorted as indicated by the reference character 23 in Figures 3 and 4. This convolution or convolutions which are not distorted occupy a true circular position about the tublar member 11 as illustrated.

From the foregoing, it will be apparent that as the end of the member 17 is passed through the open end 12 of the member 11, the rounded or tapered end 18 of the member 1'7 will engage the portions 21 of coiled spring 29 and will place said convolutions under tension as the member 17 is forced thereby. The tension thus produced in the distorted convolutions of the coiled spring 20 Will cause the member 17 to move into frictional engagement with the interior walls of the passage 15 in the tubular member 11 as indicated by the reference character 28 in Figure 4. The coiled spring 20 will be of such character that this tension Will be suiiicient to produce frictional engagement at the point 28 adequate to hold the member 17 in any position to which it may be adjusted but at the same time will permit of movement of the member 17 relative to the member 11 for the purposes of adjustment.

From the foregoing it will be apparent that the present invention provides a new and improved type of price ticket or sign holder which may be employed in connection with a commodity of the type which is piled or stacked for display pur poses and that an adjustment may be obtained to insure proper relative position or" the price ticket or sign relative to the commodity as articles thereof are removed from the pile or stack.

While the invention has been herein illustrated in What may be termed a preferred form, it is to be understood that the same is not to be limited to the specific constructions herein illustrated, but that it may be carried out in other forms Without departing from the spirit thereof.

Having thus described the invention, what is claimed as new and what it is desired to secure by Letters Patent of the United States, is:

1. A device of the class described comprising a tubular member having a notch therein, a second member slidably mounted in said tubular member, and resilient means mounted in said notch and having engagement with said second member to hold it in adjusted position relative to said tubular member, said resilient means com prising a coil spring having certain of its convolutions positioned in said notch.

2. A device of the class described comprising a tubular member having a notch therein, a second member slidably mounted in said tubular member, and resilient means mounted in said notch and having engagement with said second member to hold it in adjusted position relative to said tubular member, said resilient means comprising a coil spring surrounding the tubular member and having a portion thereof distorted into position in said notch.

3. A device of the class described comprising a tubular member having a notch therein, a second member slidably mounted in said tubular member, and resilient means mounted in said notch and having engagement with said second member to hold it in adjusted position relative to said tubular member, said resilient means comprising a coil spring surrounding said tubular member and having a portion thereof positioned in said notch and intercepting the passage through the tubular member.

4. A device of the character described comprising a base, a tubular member having a notch therein carried by the base, a second member freely slidable in the tubular member, and means carried by the tubular member and engaging the slidable member through the notch of the tubular member to maintain the slidable member in holding frictional engagement with the tubular member, said last mentioned means comprising a coil spring surrounding said tubular member adjacent said notch certain of the convolutions of said coil spring being distorted through the notch to a position where they intercept the passage through'the tubular member.

LEO HOPP.v

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US2893766 *Aug 23, 1955Jul 7, 1959Meyer Cornelis AClamping devices
US3416477 *May 26, 1966Dec 17, 1968Ralph R. GundersonExtensible flagstaff for highway warning signal
US3642321 *Jan 27, 1970Feb 15, 1972Schwarz BernhardHead and neck rest
US5056746 *Sep 10, 1990Oct 15, 1991Mid America Sales Company, Inc.Table leg lock
US5911523 *Jul 22, 1997Jun 15, 1999Burchart; John LewisAdjustable display support
Classifications
U.S. Classification248/414, 116/173, 403/327
International ClassificationG09F3/08, G09F3/20
Cooperative ClassificationG09F3/201
European ClassificationG09F3/20B