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Publication numberUS1955919 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateApr 24, 1934
Filing dateAug 21, 1931
Priority dateAug 21, 1931
Publication numberUS 1955919 A, US 1955919A, US-A-1955919, US1955919 A, US1955919A
InventorsKress Claude W
Original AssigneeKress Claude W
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Display stand
US 1955919 A
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. W. KRESS DISPLAY STAND April 24, 1934.

Filed Aug. 21. 1951 INVENTOR /7/l /fff/.LA

ATTORNEY Patented Apr. 24, 1934 srs'rss l Claim.

My invention relates to display fixtures and refers particularly to display stands capable of additive trays or commodity holders.

in counter displays it is frequently desirable to display a plurality of different commodities in separate trays, or containers, in order that they not be commingled, or inter-mixed, and it is further desirable that a minimum of counter area be employed for this purpose.

rThese requirements have resulted in the construction or devices consisting of a plurality or" trays, or containers, superimposed. above each other and separated from each other by supports xedly attached to the said trays, or containers.

Devices oi this character are objectionable in that they fre 'uently contain more trays than are desirable ior a particular display, and furthe', because they do not allow of an artistic arrangement ci stands having a varying number of trays, unless numerous stands having a diierent number of trays are maintained in stock.

A further disadvantage of the described display stands is the diiiiculty experienced in cleaning them and in keeping them in a highly polished condition if made or" metal.

A further objectionable feature of these stands is their liability to become broken because of their size and shape and the additional fact that if one of the trays becomes cracked, chipped or injured the entire stand is useless.

The device of my invention overcomes the above mentioned, and other, objectionable features oi the present employed one-piece display vstands and presents a device in which the number, arrangement and size or" the trays may be varied as desired, in which the several supports and trays may be readily cleansed and polished and in which injury to a support or tray does not affect the usefulness of any portion of my device other than the particular portion injured.

It will thus be seen that the separable display stand of my invention possesses artisticness, usefulness and economic features not incident to one-piece devices of this character.

In the accompanying drawing, illustrating one form of the device of my invention, similar parts are designated by similar numerals.

Figure 1 is a side view of one form of a three tray display stand of my invention.

Figure 2 is a top View of the device of Figure 1.

Figure 3 is an enlarged vertical cross-section of the lower portion of the device of Figure 1.

Figure e is an enlarged vertical sectional View (Cl. 2lb-133) of a portion of the device of Figure l, with the several elements separated from each other.

The particular form of the device of my invention shown in the accompanying drawing consists of a base-'support member comprising an 60 annular base l0 capable oi placement upon a counter, or table, an annular upright support 11 xedly attached to the base 10 and an annular outwardly flared tray support 12 Xedly attached to the upright support 11, the upper face 13 of the tray support l2 having an annular opening 14 therein. In order to give stability to the device, a lead, or other heavy, element 15 is oarried by the base 10. i v l The central portion of the tray 16, which may 7 0 be of metal, glass or other desirable material, is depressed forming the shoulder 17 and the downwardly extended wall 18, these elements being formed to allow the shoulder 17 to rest upon the shoulder 13 and the wall 18 to pass through 75 the opening 14, preferably forming a frictional contact between the outer face of the wall 18 and the inner edge of the member 13. It is evident, therefore, that the tray 16 may be placed upon the base-support in acomparatively permanent position.

The trays 19 and 20 are similarly constructed but are of different diameters from each other and from tray 16.

I have a plurality of tray supports and as these are similar to each other, it is necessary to describe but one of them.

Each tray support consists of a base 21, the lower face 22 of the tray support being such that it exactly litsy within the recess of a tray 16 90 and rests upon the upper face of the shoulder 17, it being preferable that there be frictional contact between the lower edge of the base 21 and the inner face of the depressed portion of the tray 16.

A shaft support 23 is fixedly attached to the 95- base 21 and carries a tray support 24, which is similar to the tray support 12 and has an upper face 25 having a central opening 26, capable of receiving a tray 19 which is similar to tray 16.

A similar tray support having the base 27, the shaft support 28 and the tray support 29 supports the tray 20.

It will thus be seen that the trays 16 and 19 are maintained in stable position by both lower and upper supporting means and that the addition of further supports and trays increases this stability.

The trays and the base member of the supports may be round, square or of other forms, the only requirement being that the contact between 110.y

the supports and the trays be such as to allow of the placement of commodities upon the trays Without disengagement of the various elements.

It is evident, therefore, that by means of my separable display stands, the number and arrangement of trays can be varied, without maintaining a large stock of inseparable devices, that injury to one of my elements will not affect an entire unity construction; and because the parts are separable, they may be readily cleaned and polished.

I do not limit myself to the particular size, shape, number, arrangement or material of parts as specically shown and described, as these are given simply as a means for clearly describing my invention.

What I claim is:- Y v A display stand comprising a vertical series of similar equidistantly vertically spaced freelyV separable trays, each of said trays having a shallow dish-like depression centrally in its upper side and having on its lower side an extension directly below and complemental in shape to said depression, such depression being of greater diameter than depth, said depression and extension being dened by a bottom wall and a surrounding wall, an oset in the surrounding wall of said depression and extensionl forming an inner shoulder and anV outer shoulder directly below the inner shoulder, a freely separable vertical standard interposed in each instance respectively between each two adjacent said trays and forming spacers which support said trays one above another successively, all of said standards being interchangeable duplicates and each of said standards having its opposite end portions of duplicated construction providing for reversibility or" such standard, each of said standards comprising an intermediate shaft portion and enlarged opposite end portions which respectively taper towards the shaft portion in conical form, any said enlarged end portion being so dimensioned and proportioned as to be adapted to have a telescopic t within the surrounding wall of any said tray depression above and be supported upon the top of said inner shoulder therein with such end portion then at the lower end of said standard, each enlarged end portion of each of said standards having an opening therein so dimensioned and proportioned as to be adapted to receive therein the surrounding wall of any said tray extension with a telescopic t below its said outer shoulderwith the latter supported upon the top of the end portion of said standard with this end portion then at the upper end of said vstand-- ard, and a freely separable supporting base member comprising an upright portion and an enlarged lower end portion adapted to form a supporting foot and the upper end portion of its up` right portion having an opening therein adapted to receive within it the surrounding wall of the tray extension on the tray next above said standard in said series with a telescopic `fit below its outer shoulder with the latter supported upon the Aop of the upper end of the upright portion of said base member.


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U.S. Classification108/101, 211/188, 220/23.83, 248/159, 206/501
International ClassificationA47F5/04
Cooperative ClassificationA47F5/04
European ClassificationA47F5/04