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Publication numberUS2002734 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateMay 28, 1935
Filing dateMay 16, 1934
Priority dateMay 16, 1934
Publication numberUS 2002734 A, US 2002734A, US-A-2002734, US2002734 A, US2002734A
InventorsHarve Ferrill
Original AssigneeCreative Displays Inc
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Display article and method of producing the same
US 2002734 A
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May 28, 1935. H. FERRILL 2,002,734

DISPLAY ARTICLE AND METHOD OF PRODUCING THE SAME Filed may 16, 1954 Patented May 28, 1935 DISPLAY ARTICLE AND METHOD OF PRO- DUCING THE SAME Harve Ferrill, Chicago, Ill., assignor to Creative Displays, Inc., Chicago, 111., a corporation of Illinois Application May 16, 1934, Serial No. 725,886

This invention relates to improvements in display articles and method of producing the same, and it consists of the matters hereinafter described and more particularly pointed out in the appended claims.

. One of the objects of the present invention is to provide a simple article of pleasing appearance capable of use either alone or with others in providing an attractive display.

by a novice.

Still another object of the invention is to provide an article of this kind including a piece of sheet material formed into a tubular body and to the inside and outside of each end of which pairs of inner and outer collars are applied that hold the body in tubular form, thereby adapting the article to be stood on end for use in its intended purpose A further object of the invention is to provide a simple and improved method of producing the article and which consists in certain assembly steps of the component parts of the article that may be performed by a novice, without requiring tools of any kind.

The above mentioned objects of the invention, as well as others, together with the several advantages thereof, will more fully appear as I proceed with my specification.

In the drawing:

Fig. 1 is a perspective view of an assembled display article embodying therein the preferred form of the invention;

Fig. 2 is a longitudinal vertical sectional view on an enlarged scale, through the top and bottom ends of the display article as taken on the line 2-4 of Fig. 1;

Fig. 3 is a view in elevation of a fragmentary piece of the sheet material adapted to be shaped into the tubular body of the article;

Fig. 4 is a perspective view of one of the outside collars of the article, preferably made as a cap for closing the associated top end of the body;

Fig. 5 is a perpective view of the bottom outside collar of the article;

6 Claims.

Fig. 6 is a perspective view of one of the two inside collars of the articlei Fig. 7 is a perspective view of the sheet shown in Fig. 3 rolled into tubular form to provide the body and temporarily held in this form by one 5 of the outside collars and further showing one of the collars of Fig. 6 positioned inside of one end of the body;

Fig. 8 is a view similar to Fig. 7 showing howthe outside ring is pushed toward the bottom 10 end of the body to coact with the collar on the inside of said end to hold said end in shape; and

Fig. 9 is a view similar toFig. 8 with a second collar positioned inside of the top end of the body which is now ready for application of the cap 15 shown in Fig. 4 to said end of the body to provide the finished article shown in Fig. 1.

Referring now in detail to that embodiment of the invention, illustrated in the accompanying drawing: 2

l indicates as'a whole, the tubular body of the article which is preferably made from a piece of sheet material 2 of the desired area, a fragment of which is shown in Fig. 3. I prefer to use as such material, the socalled single face cor- 25 rugated paper which includes a plain sheet 3 and a corrugated sheet 4 secured thereto. When such a material is hand rolled into the tubular body, the plain sheet forms the inside thereof and the corrugated sheet forms the outside thereof.

On the inside of the top and bottom end of the tubular body the collars 5--5 are engaged and on the outside of each of said ends collars 6 and 1 respectively, are engaged. The collar 1 is curled over inwardly at one end to secure a disc 8 in place therein so that said collar in effect, forms a cap which closes what afterwards becomes the top end of the body. These collars all preferably have a slight compressive frictional fit with the body, the inside collars 5-.-5 holding the body against internal collapse and the collars 6 and I holding the body against springing outwardly. The collars 6 and I preferably have a surface finish different from that of the body to provide a contrasting appearance.

In producing an article of this kind, in accordance with one embodiment of the invention,

I take a piece of the sheet material 2 and hand roll it into a cylindrical shape, to form the body with the corrugations of sheet 4 on the outside of the body and with the plain sheet 3 on the inside of the body. In hand rolling the sheet in this manner, the opposite side edges thereof are brought substantially together and preferably without an overlap, With the body thus produced, the outer collar 6 is slipped over one end thereofto a point between the ends of the body as shown in Fig. '7.

Thereafter a collar is inserted into that end of the body which later forms the bottom end (as shown in Fig.7) whereupon the collar (5 is pressed down toward said end into the plane of the collar 5, as is apparent from Fig. 8. This holds the associated end of the body in assembled position, the body material being held between the outer and inner collars by a slight compressive action.

A second collar 5 is then inserted into the open top end of the body to bring its top edge flush with the like edge of the body as appears in Fig. 9. Thereafter, the collar or cap i is applied to the said end of the body so as to complete the as,- sembly to produce an article as shown in Fig. 1.

Several advantageous results flow from the use of the single face corrugated paper as described. The frictional fit of the outer collars becomes much tighter due to the corrugations. The device, as a whole, has a greater strength against compressive strains in the direction of the corrugations which act in the manner of bracing or stiifening ribs and they also materially enhance the appearance of the article because of the high light effect produced.

Many combinations of arrangement of the articles, may be produced in a window or other display, with attractive results. Furthermore, many different color combinations of the various articles in the display may also be produced. If desired, because of its high compression resisting strength, each article or several associated articles may be used as a pedestal or column to support merchandise of considerable weight, sought to be displayed.

If desired, the collar portions may be removed and used in conjunction with another body portion of different color or other characteristics to change the efiect or appearance of a given dis play.

As is apparent, the article comprises but a few parts that are light in weight and are easy to assemble. Also when so assembled the parts mutually coact in imparting strength, rigidity and attractiveness to the finished article.

The particular article shown is cylindrical in shape but other tubular shapes may be advantageously used, if desired, in which event the collars and body would be correspondingly shaped.

While in describing the invention, I have referred in detail to the form, arrangement and construction of the parts thereof, as well as the manner of assembly thereof, the same is to be considered only in its illustrative sense so that I do not wish to be limited thereto except as may be specifically set forth in the appended claims.

I claim as my invention:

1. An article of the kind described embodying therein a length of corrugated sheet material formed into a tubular body having a periphery approximating said length, inner members, one for and extending around the inside of each end of the body, and outer members, one for and extending around the outside of each end of the body, said members coactingto retain the body in its tubular form, one of the outer members at one end of the body including means to provide a closure for said. end of the body.

aooavse 2. An article of the kind described embodying therein a length of single face corrugated sheet material rolled into a circular tubular form having a periphery approximating said length, apalr of inner and outer collars frictionally engaged with and extending around the inside and outside respectively of each end of the body and one of the collars at one end of the body including a disc to provide a closure for the associated end of the body.

3. The method of producing a. display article which consists in providing a sheet material of the desired length and forming it into a tubular body having a periphery approximating said length, applying a collar to the outside of the body at a point between its ends, inserting a second collar into an end of the body, moving the first mentioned collar toward said one end of said body to coact with said second collar in holding said end of the body in tubular form, inserting a third collar into the other end of said body and then applying a fourth collar to the outside of said other end of the body to coact with the said third collar in holding said end of the body in tubular form.

i. The method of producing a display article which consists in providing a sheet material of the desired length and forming it into a tubular body having a periphery approximating said length, applying a collar to the outside of the body at a point between its ends, inserting a second collar into an end of the body, moving the first mentioned collar toward said one end of said body to coact with said second collar in holding said end of the body in tubular form, inserting a third collar into the other end of said body providing a fourth collar with a disc in one end thereof and applying said fourth collar to the outside of the other end of the body to provide a closure therefor and to coact with said third collar in holding said other end of the body in tubular form.

5. The method of producing a display article which consists in providing a sheet of single face corrugated material of the desired length, forming the same into a tubular body having a periphery approximating said length, with the corrugations on the outside of and extending longitudinally oi the body, applying a collar to the outside of said body at a point between its ends, frictionaily engaging a second collar to the inside of one end of the body and then moving the first mentioned collar toward said end to coact with the second collar in holding the said end in tubular form, applying a third collar to the inside of the other end of the body and then applying a cap to the outside of the last mentioned end of the body to hold said end in. tubular form.

6. The steps the method of producing a display article which consist in providing sheet material of the desired length and to it into a tubular body having a periphery approximating said length, applying a collar to the outside of the body at a point between its ends, inserting a second collar into an end of the body and moving the first mentioned collar toward said end of the body to coact with the second collar in. holding said end of the body in tubular form.

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Classifications
U.S. Classification40/538, 493/108, 229/4.5
International ClassificationB65D3/00, B65D3/30
Cooperative ClassificationB65D3/30
European ClassificationB65D3/30