US 2003244 A
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May 28, 1935. R. J. CARBON! 2,003,244
COMBINED ADVERTISING AND DISPLAY DEVICE Filed Nov. 50, 1954 10 Z 1 a INVENTQR,
W QIWTTORNEX Patented May 28, 1935 UNITED STATES COIHBINED ADVERTISING AND DISPLAY DEVICE Ralph J. Carboni, New Orleans, La. I Application November 30, 1934, Serial No. 755,481
This invention relates to a combined advertising and display device, bracket or shelf, or it can be used as a placard without being folded to form the shelf or bracket.
It is an object of this invention to utilize a sheet of flexible material of sufficient thickness and strength to support the weight of material being displayed or held thereby, it being understood, as stated, that the sheet may be used as a placard to display advertising matter when suspended from an object in the wall or sheathing of a house or the like.
It is a further object of this invention preferably to use cardboard and to provide it with means whereby it may be held in positions of adjustment when folded, in carrying out the purposes heretofore indicated.
With the foregoing and other objects in view, the invention consists in the details of construction and in the arrangement and combination of parts to be hereinafter more fully set forth and claimed.
In describing the inventionin detail, reference will be had to the accompanying drawing forming part of this application, wherein like characters denote corresponding parts in the several views, and in which- Figure 1 illustrates a plan view of a blank cut and scored for use in shaping and holding it as a display device;
Figure 2 illustrates a side elevation thereof.
In this drawing the cardboard or other stock is shown as rectangular in plan and its surface may contain advertising when it is to be used as a placard. The material is provided with slits 5 and 6 in suitably spaced relation to each edge, extending from what would be the upper edge 1 of the material, and when the marginal portions beyond the slits are severed, they form tongues 8 and 9 which can be bent downwardly to form brackets for supporting the shelf portion it] which results from bending the sheet on the dotted line H. The sheet is bent on the dotted line l2 so that that portion therebelow will form a flange [3 which may be positioned at approximately right angles to the shelf.
Each tongue 8 and 9 has a slit l4 extending from its outer edge to a location about centrally its width and a tab or ear l5 thus results at the outer end of each tongue. The flange I3 has slits I6 through which a tab of each tongue is extended and the slit I4 of the tongue permits an interlocking of the tab with the said flange and serves to retain the parts in proper position when-they are assembled to form the display bracket or shelf. v
As assembled in Fig. 2, a shelf or bracket is produced which will serve to display commodities regardless of their character, within predetermined bounds, and obviously, that portion of the material'forming the shelf can be of increased dimensions as compared with those shown in the drawing, that is to say, the shelf may be wider and the front flange may be higher or lower, without departing from the scope of the invention, and of course the dimensions of the brackets may be modified to suit particular requirements.
Since it is possible to produce the device by- 5 well known cutting and stamping processes, the cost of manufacture will be comparativelysmall;
It is also possible by the use of this invention to shape the lower portion of the blank insemicylindrical form or at least curved instead of. 0 having the angular configuration to produce the shelf. When the invention is so used, the blank need not have angular bends, but the bends may be symmetrical so that a semi-cylindrical pocket or support would result from inserting the ends of the brackets in the slits near the lower end of the said blank.
1. In a display device, a blank comprising pliable material having slits near its side edges at the upper edge thereof extending a suitable 0 distance longitudinally of the blank, the portions between the slits and the side edges being adapted to form brackets when bent at the inner ends of the said slits, the portions of the brackets near their outer' ends being transvers'ely slitted to produce tabs at the ends of the brackets, the saidmaterial being scored transversely between its ends and havingscores between the first mentioned scores and the lower 40 end thereof, and the said blank having slits between the last mentioned scoring and the end I adapted to receive the tabs of the bracket when the material is bent on the line of the first mentioned scoring to form a shelf and on the 45 line of the second mentioned scoring to form a flange of the shelf, the transverse slits of the brackets forming clearances whereby the brackets may be moved transversely of the blank in the slits at the lower end of the blank to form an interlocking connection. M
2. In a display device, a blank having two slitted portions near the side edges thereof merging with the upper edge and terminating at suitable locations betweenits ends, the portions 55 of theblank toward the edges from the-slits forming brackets when bent at an angle to the main portion, the said bracket portions having transverse slits extending from their edges inwardly and terminating a distance from the first mentioned slits, the said blank having transversely disposed slits near it lower edge for receiving the ends of the brackets, the slits of the brackets forming clearances whereby the brackets may be moved transversely of the blank in the slits at the lower ends of the blank to form an interlocking connection, whereby the brackets retain the lower end of the blank at a tangent to the main portion of the blank.
RALPH J. CARBONI.