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Publication numberUS1925603 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateSep 5, 1933
Filing dateJul 8, 1932
Priority dateJul 8, 1932
Publication numberUS 1925603 A, US 1925603A, US-A-1925603, US1925603 A, US1925603A
InventorsReiher Paul F
Original AssigneeWilliam T Champion
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Price tag molding
US 1925603 A
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Sept. 5, 1933.

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ATTORNEY Patented Sept. 5, 1933 1 U NIJTED STATES.

1,925,603 PRICE TAG MOLDING Paul F. Reiher, Paterson, N. J assignor of onehalf to William T. Champion, Paterson, N. J.

Application July 8,- 1932. 7 Serial No. 621,330

3 Claims. (Cl. -46) Store shelving is usually provided with a strip of Wood molding which is nailed thereto and to which the price tags for the different articles displayed on the shelves are. attached, sometimes directly and sometimes by means of sheet metal holders. This becomes split and broken and detracts from the appearance of the shelving and in addition the price-tags cannot be readily shifted to various positions along the shelves. My object is to replace this by molding adapted to receive the price-tags and permit their shifting to any position and which shall itself be strong and durable and strongly reinforce the shelves and which may bemanufactured at little expense and readily attached to the shelves.

'In the drawing, I

Fig. 1 is a front elevation of shelving equipped with my improved molding;

Fig. 2 is a vertical sectional View thereof;

Fig. 3 is a fragmentary front elevation thereof on alarger scale;

Fig. 4 a fragmentary cross-sectional view of a shelf and the improved molding;

Fig. 5 is a fragmentary front elevation of two of the moldings alined with each other, showing how they may be connected; and

Fig. 6 is a perspective view of the dowel to form the connection shown in Fig. 5. I

It is not material what form the shelving takes. In the drawing the shelves are designated a and the lower ones are shown supported by and between the uprights b whereas the upper ones are shown supported by pilasters c. 7

Having a strip blank of strong sheet metal, such blank is rebent on a line parallel with one of its longitudinal edges, as at 1, and this rebend is bent to overhang what I term the front face of the blank, thus forming a tag-holding projection; the portion 2 of the blank outwardly flanking the projection is left projecting as a lip from the opposite or rear face of the blank at substantially a right angle thereto. The blank is also rebent on another line parallel with its opposite longitudinal edge, as at-3, and this rebend is bent to the rear face of the blank and form a lip substan-.

tially parallel with and spaced from the lip at 2.

In other words, when the molding has been fitted to the shelving, applied against its edge as shown with its lips 2 and 7 bearing against the upper and lower surfaces, respectively, of the shelf and preferably secured thereto by driving nails 8 through the shelf and lips and bending over their entering ends, a tag-holding molding or tag-holder is produced which greatly reinforces the shelf because of the return flange which exists at 4a, 5 and 6. This return flange is preferably below rather than above the shelf, since in the former position it presents no objectionable obstruction.

In Figs. 1 and 2 the molding is designated by character 9.

While I prefer that the molding shall extend the full length of the shelf from one support to the other I do not wish to be limited thereto. The depth of the molding is desirably greater than the thickness of theshelf so that a tag of adequate depth may be accommodated, and if the molding has the mentioned reinforcing flange it will be better adapted to withstand accidental blows which might otherwise mutilate or mis-shape it.

If the shelving is so constructed that the molding projects beyond the front faces of the supports the adjoining ends of two adjoining moldings may be positively kept in alinement with each other and the system of shelving further reinforced by the connections 10, here consisting of cross-sectionally triangular dowels fitted into their flanges, as shown in Figs. 5 and 6, which are in effect triangular-tubular in cross-section.

Having thus fully described my invention what I claim is: p

1. Shelf molding consisting of a blank of stiff sheet material having tag-holding projections reaching toward each other and adapted to receive a tag, the portion of the blank outwardly flanking one such projection being bent off and extending past the plane of the part of the blank intervening between said projections and forming a lip and the portion of the blank outwardly flanking the other projection being also bent off and extending past said plane, then bent at substantially a right angle'and toward, and then bentin another substantial right angle and in substantially the same direction as but spaced from, the first portion and having its free end forminga lip to coact with the first lip to receive the shelf-edge between them.

2. In combination, with shelving, alined moldings applied to an edge of the shelving and each having upper and lower tag-holding projections The tags are indicated at A.

reaching toward each other, said moldings having alined tubular portions, and a dowel fitted into said tubular portions and holding the moldings alined with each other.

3. In combination, with shelving comprising spaced uprights and a shelf supported by the uprights, molding extending from substantially one to the other upright and consisting of 'a strip. of stiff sheet=materia1 'aifixed to the shelf *in-coverifs

Referenced by
Citing PatentFiling datePublication dateApplicantTitle
US2856711 *Mar 28, 1955Oct 21, 1958Colotrym CompanyMolding
US3074194 *Aug 22, 1960Jan 22, 1963M & D Store Fixtures IncMerchandise display shelf with integral convertible price tag molding
US5120941 *Nov 15, 1988Jun 9, 1992Ralston Purina CompanySelf-service sales system for large containers using bar coded peel-off labels
US8600820Jul 23, 2009Dec 3, 2013Pro Shop Plans Co. Inc.Method and system for labeling and managing the sale of manufactured concrete blocks
Classifications
U.S. Classification40/650
International ClassificationG09F3/08, G09F3/20
Cooperative ClassificationG09F3/20
European ClassificationG09F3/20