US 1935223 A
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NOV. 14, 1933. DAVIDSON 1,935,223
FOLDING DI SPLAY STAND Filed Oct. 17, 1932 2 Sheets-Sheet l 1933- E. L. DAVIDSON- FOLDING DISPLAY STAND 2 Sheets-Sheet 2 Filed Oct. 1'7, 1952 Patented Nov. 14, 1933 FOLDING pisrrAY STAND'H Ellsworth L. Davidson, Chicago, 111., assignor V V e Mandell Manufacturing C 0., Chicago, 111., a
, corporation of Illinois Application October 17, 1932. Serial No. '638,1 2 1 Claims. .(Cl. 211-157) This invention relates to that type of foldable display stands'or supports in which a sheet of cardboard or like flexible materialisformedwith predetermined hinge lines or scores dividing the 5 same into a series of integral sections or panels which when properly folded in relation toeach other constitutes a .self supporting standior displaying goods and articles. And the present im: provement has for its object: "1 a To provide a structural formation and arrangement'of parts in a' stand or support of'the above described type, wherein a sheet'or blank of fiexiblematerialus formed with hinge lines' or 7 scores, enabling the read'yfolding and securing the connected parts or portionsof'the' blank into acompleted stand or Support in which condition the portionsflcoact' to, produce a .ligl 1t,'j rigid and substantial structure, the arrangement fof"parts being such asto automatically bring into registry conditions the coupling meansby which the parts of the standare locked in a set up condition of the same, all as will hereinafter more fully appear.
1n the accompanying drawings: 7
Fig. l is a front perspective view of the stand or support in an assembled condition ready for use.
Fig. 2 is a rear perspective view of the same. Fig. 3 is an end elevation of the portions in a partially foldedcondition in a set-up operation on the stand, and illustrating the movement wherein the locking lugs or ears of this improvement are automatically brought into register and engagement with receiving slits in adjacent portions of the structure.
Fig. t is an end elevation of the completely setup stand or supportf Fig. 5 is a face view of the blank in a complete and unfolded condition.
Fig. 6 is an end elevation of said blank in a compactly folded conditionflfor shipment from place to place.
Fig. 'i is a rear'view of the blank in the folded condition shown inFig. 6.,
Li e reierence'numerals indicate like parts in the difierent views.
The stand or support of this improvement, in its set-up condition, comprises portions or panels, etc., as-ifollows:
Anupright rear panel is integrally connected at its lower end by a hinge line 11 with a forwardly extending and preferably horizontal panel 12, which constitutesthe top web of the box like main body of the stand in its set-up condition.
At its forward edge the panel 12 is integrally connected by a hinge line 13 with the upperedge of a panel 14 which constitutesthe front wallof the boxflike main'body aforesaid. The panel 14 is inturn integrally connected by a hinge line'15 with ahorizontal-panel l6 constituting the bottom wall of the aforesaid main body.
v The bettom panel 16is in turn integrally connected'at its rear edge by a hinge line 17. with.
the lower end of 'an upright panel orextension' 18 which'extends upwardly in contact with the aforesaidrear panel 10 of the structure andis fixedly attached thereto by paste or other means to the rear face of the panel 10. g f In this improvement a. detail formation of the portions or panels above describedis provided.
The portions or panels 10, 12 and 14 arethe'full width of, the structure, while the remaining portions or panels are of 'aless width and are iornied' as followsze- 1 The bottom panel 16 is of less width than theaforesaid panels 10, .12 and l gand is integrally connected'at its respective ends 'by hinge lines" 19, 19 with end extensions or panels 20, 20, which when folded upwardly constitute the respective end Walls of the main box like body of the structure which in their abutment against the edges of the panels 18 and 22 provide a rigid bracing of set upv structure, and in addition constitute a substantial under support for the panel 12. In the construction shown the forward ends 20, 20' of said panels 20, 20, have an inclined form to afford clearance between adjacent parts in effecting a ready and semi-automatic assembly of the stand.
The panel or extension 18 is also of a like and less Width as the panel 16, and is integrally connected at its respective sides by hinge lines 21, 21, with end extensions or panels 22, 22, which when folded to right-angle relations to the panel 18 are adapted to impart strength and rigidity to the set-up structure. As shown, the respective panels ,20, 20, and end extensions or panels 22, 22, are
integrally connected, end to end, by diagonal hinge lines 23,23 in the cardboard blank from which the stand is produced, with such connec- I tion acting to efiect a simultaneous movement of said panelsin the unfolding and refolding operation of the stand parts and in addition bring the locking means now to be described into opera correspondingly inclined formation ofthe upper edges of the panels 20, 20. And when so desired the portion or panel 12 may be orificed so as to receive and hold in place bottles and like articles as usual in the present type of display stands or supports.
The conversion of the blank into the shipping condition illustrated in Figs. 6 and 7 into a rigid set up form for actual use, involves the pushing the connected panels 12, 14 and 16 away from the rear panel 10 to form the lower box like body of the structure in manner illustrated in Figs. 3 a e u g uch m vement t her in'de' scribed connection of the portions causes the panels 2 0, 2 0 to fold upwardly t0 constitute the end walls of the box like body of this improvefne'nt, and at the same time bring the'lo'cking lugs or ears 240i the supplementary panels 22 into register with the slits; 25 of the end wall forming panels 20, 20, so that by the engagement by hand of the lugs inthe'slits the entire portions of the stand are rigidly and strongly connected in a set-up condition ready for actual use,
Having thus fully described my invention, what I claim as new, is:-'--" A f ldi g ay tand m risin a p imary pr gh a pane a" forwardly x ndi panel hinged at its rear end to said upright rear panel, a bottom panel'having hinged connection at "its forward end with the aforesaid forwardly: extending panel, a secondary uprightrear panel hinged at its lower end to the' rear end of the aforesaid bottom paneland having fixed attach ment to the rear face of the aforesaid primary rear panel, the bottom panel aforesaid having at its respective ends hinged end extensions or panels adapted to fold upwardly and constitute, end walls for the stand in a set up condition of the same, and means for connecting said end extensions of the bottom panel t0, v the aforesaid secondary rear panel. 1
2. In a foldable display stand as specified in claim 1, and wherein the rearwardly extending panel and its end extensions or panels are formed with locking slits, and the aforesaid upwardly extending rear panel is formed with, looking lugs at its sides for engagement in said slits.
3. In a foldable display stand as specified in claim 1, and wherein the secondary upright rear panel is provided at its respective sides with hinged extensions having diagonally disposed hinge connections with the respective end extensions of the aforesaid bottom panel, and adapted to impart movement in unison to said parts in the folding and unfolding operations of the, stand. i
4 In a fcldable display stand asspecified in claim 1, and wherein the end extensions, of the 1;
aforesaid, bottom panel are formed with looking slits, and the secondary rear panel is provided with hinged extensions at its respective sides, with said extensions formed with looking lugs.
for engagement in thefaf oresaid slits in the, end 1 extensions of the bottom panel in a set-up eondition of the stand. i
5. In a folding display stand as specified in; claim 1 and wherein an upright front panel cone stitutes' the connection between the forwardlyextending panel and. the bottom panel ofpthe structure, and is hinged at its upper end to the forward end of the aforesaid forwardly extending panel and at its lower end to the forward end: of the bottom panel aforesaid.
ELLSWORTI-I L; DAVIDSON.