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Publication numberUS1940505 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateDec 19, 1933
Filing dateJun 30, 1930
Priority dateJun 30, 1930
Publication numberUS 1940505 A, US 1940505A, US-A-1940505, US1940505 A, US1940505A
InventorsHerman R Paulick
Original AssigneeHerman R Paulick
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Corner splicer
US 1940505 A
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Dec. 19, 1933. H. R. PAULICK CORNER SPLICER Filed June 30, 1930 3 e W fl m 3\ z 5 5 WM, a. F 0 w m 1 LA W 4 W, v V 4 Patented Dec. 19, 1933 UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE- CORNER SPLICER Herman R. Paulick, Chicago, Ill, Application June 30,-1930. Serial No. 464,755

Claims. (01. 312-140) This invention relates to glass partition supporting and corner splicing means and more particularly for such means as may be employed in conjunction with bulb edge glass partitions em- 6- ployed upon display table tops for displaying small articles in separate open compartments.

, It is customary, particularly in, the retailing of certain classes of merchandise such, for example, as hardware, to provide upon the floor of the store 10 a plurality of display tables upon which numerous articles are displayed for the benefit of the prospective purchaser. In such classes of merchandise, the articles are for the main portion of small size and usually readily lend themselves to advantageous display in loose bulk form. Where it is desired to display a large variety of such small articles upon a display table top, it is of course desirable to prevent promiscuous commingling of the articles. While heretofore, speciallybuilt tables having their tops provided with a plurality of built in or built up compartments have been provided, such fixtures may bereadily adaptable for one class of merchandise but would not be so adaptable for other classes of merchandise, and this is even true in one class of merchandise; particularly where a merchant maydesire' to display one class of articles for a shorttime and another entirely different class of articles at another time. Addedto this, are other detrimental 30 features in that built in compartments are hard to clean, do not present a pleasing appearance particularly upon a table top, cannot be varied for depth when desired, etc.

Consequently, it hasbeen found desirable to provide an arrangement which will more readily lend itself for numerous and various display purposes, which will be neat, and which will be very eflicient in use. To this end, bulb edge glass has come into extensive use for providing partitions 40 upon table tops to form desired compartments for display purposes. Frequently, such partitions, particularly those which are employed to form the outer boundaries of the entire display, are rather long and it is desirable to providefor suitable bracing means or supporting means therefor at points intermediate the ends thereof. V

The present invention embodies in its scope, the'provision of such a suitable reinforcing or bracing member. To this end, the supporting member of the present invention comprises a onepiece sheet metal member formed of spring stock, having a base flange or supporting portion adapted to be secured toatable top or the like, a body portion extending iromthe base portion against which one side 'of a glass partition is adapted to abut, and a yieldable bent portion adapted to take over the upper edge of such a glass partition, such edge being that of largest cross sectional dimen sion. Inasmuch as the member is formed from springstock, it is desirable to suitably reinforce 60,

the body portion to render it rigid and this is preferably accomplished by providing one or more beads therein running lengthwise of the body portion. Thus, a comparatively simple device is" provided which may be readily formed by stamping at a comparatively rapid rate of output;

, In forming compartments of preferably rectan- I gular configuration, it is also desirableto provide for suitable cornersplicing. With this inview, the present inventionfurther contemplates the provision of a member similar in character to the device briefly heretoforedescribed, such corner splicing means beingformed or" similar sheet metal spring stock. In carrying out this feature of the invention, the device is also formed preferably 75.

by stamping and comprises a base flange or supporting portion adapted'to besecured to a table top, a body portion extending from the base flange or supporting portion and provided at the end opposite the base flange or supporting portion with 80, a yielding grip portionadapted to takeover that edge of the bulb edge glass partition which is of largest cross sectional dimension. "To, suitably reinforce the body Portion to render it rigid, it is provided with a longitudinal bead. To accommodate the e'nd'edge of anotherpartition forming a corner therewith, the body portion is provided along one edge with a perpendicularly disposed flange extending for a substantial distance along such edge. A suitable guideway for accommodat- 9.0 ing this end edge of the partition glass forming the cornerwith the first partition glass is formed by punching out from the body portion one or more tabs in the directionof the side edge flange and in spaced parallel relation thereto. Thus, a 9

suitable corner splicing means for bulb edge partition glass is provided from a single piece of sheet metal spring stock. 7 p 7 By. the provision'of such bracing or supporting mea'ns and'corner splicing means a large variety V of suitable compartments for table top display purposes may be quicklyand readily accom plished and the resultant display compartments are neat in appearance, sturdy, readily rearranged thereby being quite adaptable for quick 5 changesfrom compartments of one size to those of another and inasmuch as thepartitions may be quicklyremoved, the resultantrdisplay table top may beexpeditiously disassembled for; cleaning' or washing purposes. n

t e I have shown a table top 10 provided onthe sur- Other features and advantages will appear from the following detailed description of a preferred embodiment of my invention illustrated in the accompanying drawing in which:

Figure 4 is a perspective view of such a cor ner splicer; and Q 7 Figure'5 is an elevation of a bracing or supporting means embodying the features of th'e present invention. 2

Referring now more particularly to Figure 1,

faceethereof and adjacent one edge thereof with a partition-glass llof'the bulb 'edge' type-and a similar partition-glass 12 disposed alonganother edge orthe table top. 7

I shall f rst describethe corner splicer. Ref erring' more particularly to Figures2, 3 and-4 the corner splicer 13 comprises a unitary integral member formed of sheet metal springstock,

7 having a base flange or'supportingportion 14 of substantially semi-circular formation. Substantiallyat'its central portion, this base fiangeor supporting portion is provided with a recess or perforation 15 which is adapted to accommodate a'sui table securing means such asa screw '16." A

bodyportion 17 extends upwardly from the base flanec su por r i 14 n e dic larly' thereto and'is provideda't its end opposite the base flange or supporting portion 14 with a reversely bent tongue 13 which formsa yielding gripping portion with the rear side of the: body portion 17;. Preferably the loweredge l9 of-the ton 18 s paced c os r to t e body portion than the; b we po io h eof so t ath n he ons e 1 slip d r h pe or hic e e f fiber la pa i io t widest portion i l uit b y ac ommoda he h k p r Qt th c ass r i nwhi h low ed '1 f the ton u 18 w lgy e d ely p hen rr n r ono h la rt ion V T e ody p i n s pro dcd'w th a ong ciinalb ad 2 d c t n edge: the of o suitably reinforce such body portion to render it ri i A o h pp s d e. o th b y por i n 7 there is o d' rpen u ar y disposed flange 22 of substantial length. Toform a' suitable guideway for accommodating the end edge'of a second" partition glasa such, f'or'examp1 as 011B m b 2, efe ab i sem circular formation are struck up from the body portion 17 and disposed in parallel relationto the edge flange 22. Preferably, the space between the edge fiange 22 and the tabs 23is determined by the thickness of the bulb edge glass at its narrower portion.

Referring now more particularly 'to-Figure 1, it. w ll be ot d that wi e cor e s lic n membe 13 in itio and s d to h ab e to .0. by me n Of c e after th t n ue 18 as b e slipped v r he ar ti n gl ss 2; the member 13 acts as a suitable reinforcing or bracns me be r h ar i n glas 12 a d, at h same time, provides a suitable guideway for accommodating the end edge ofthe partition glass 11 thereby providing a suitable reinforcing meme,

her-"or supporting means for the corner formed by the two partition glassesll and 12.

that it may be desirable to provide for relatively long transversely extending compartments running longitudinally of the table in substantially gridiron formation, the sizes of the compartments being" variedwithin the spacing limits such, for example, as partitionglass l2 and partition glass 2'7 for the provision of smaller compartments running transversely of the table top. Thus, corner splicing members 25 and 26 may accommodatea suitable partition glass; such as-28 to form a relatively small compartment A, or this partition' glass 28- ma be'omitted forming a compartment running irom'glass"11 to the opposed glass 29-; i.

Referring -now more particularlyto Figured; I have-illustrated thereina-brace or supporting member 30 formed" ofsheetmetal" spring stock material. This member comprisesabase flange or supporting "portion 31" having substantiallyits ids

centrally therethrough arecess or -perf-oration 32 v to accommodate a? securingmeans" for passagetherethroiigh. A body' portion 33' extends-up wardly from thebase fiangeorsupporting portion' l and terminates-at its upper enelwitha reversely bent tongue 34,- of similarchatacteris fore-described. To suitably reinforce" are; body portion 3 inasmuch as the member 30' is made of spring'stoclg material, oneor' more-beads 35 are provided thebodyportion 33 running 1on5 si iii a lr h r T 1 12 Q sup rt g m 9 P ticularly "suited" for" purposes of reinforcing the intermediate portion or portions of' a relatively long glass partition member such, for example, s. 1. s e i and viev f s a y general construction to the corner splicing I be readily QQQ' y @052 skill din the a t, c ta n han es m y be mad th rei w t u donating fr m" th nter t r, the n ni n" o e p rit r s ope f" ppended la ms. a r 1 C What cia m and des reioisec y etters Patent 'is: a V I I 1. A] corner {splicer for bulbedge partition-glass comprising} a base portion adapted 'to' be secured to a surface upon: which said partition glass is adapted to rest, a body portion extending from said base portion, a yieldable portion adapted to take over the upper edge of one partition, and a guideway near one edge of the body portion for accommodating one end of another partition, said other partition being disposed at aright angle to the first partition, said guideway comprising a flange bent from said body portion and a tab punched from said body portion and disposed in parallel spaced relation to said flange.

2. A corner splicer for bulb edge partition glass comprising a one-piece member formed of spring stock having a base portion, a body portion, a bead in said body portion for maintaining the body portion rigid, a yieldable portion adapted to take over one edge of one partition, and a guideway adapted to accommodate an end of another partition forming a corner with said first named partition comprising a flange along one edge of said body portion and a pair of aligned tabs struck up from said body portion anddisposed in parallel relation to said flange.

3. A corner splicer formed of spring stock comprising a base flange, a right-angularly disposed body portion extending from said base flange, a guideway on said body portion comprising an edge flange normal to the plane of said body portion and a plurality of aligned tabs struck up from said body portion and disposed in spaced parallel relation to said edge flange, a 1ongitudi-' nal bead formed in said body portion to render the body portion rigid, and a reversely bent yieldable gripping portion extending from said body portion at the end thereof opposite to said base flange.

4. A corner splicer for partition glass comprising a member formed of spring stock and having a base portion, a body portion, a yieldable portion adapted to take over one edge of one partition, anda guideway adapted to accommodate one end of another partition forming a corner with said first partition, saidguideway comprising a flange turned up from one edge of the body portion and at least one tab struck up from said body portion and disposed adjacent said flange.

5. A partition support comprising a planar body portion of generally rectangular form having the base and an edge thereof turned normal to the plane of said portion, a plurality of metal tabs struck out of said body portion in spaced relation to said turned edge, and a resilient portion extending from the top of and doubled back over said body portion.


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U.S. Classification403/205, 211/184, 312/140
International ClassificationA47F5/00
Cooperative ClassificationA47F3/142, A47F5/005
European ClassificationA47F5/00D1