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Publication numberUS2025522 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateDec 24, 1935
Filing dateFeb 14, 1935
Priority dateFeb 14, 1935
Publication numberUS 2025522 A, US 2025522A, US-A-2025522, US2025522 A, US2025522A
InventorsMyers Harold L
Original AssigneeMyers Harold L
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Display device
US 2025522 A
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Dec. 24, 1935e H. L, MYERS DISPLAY DEVICE Filed Feb. 14, 1955 2 Sheets-Sheei l l I x I llllllllhlill-Illll 'fr' 9L ATTRNEYS 24, 1935. H. L. MYERS 2,925,522

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UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE Claims.

My invention relates to devices for displaying articles of merchandise in an attractive manner and more particularly to display devices of the indicated type which include holding sections adapted to removably hold the merchandise in display positions. Experience has shown that in many instances it is desirable to make the aforesaid holding sections of triangular form or arrangement because of the rigidity and other advantages of such holding sections; the rigidity of such triangular holding sections as constructed up to the present however has the disadvantage that it prevents the display device from being folded to a ilat condition and accordingly develops diiiculties in shipping and storing the display devices of which such triangular holding sections form a part. The object of the invention is to provide a display device of novel construction in which all of the advantages of the aforesaid triangular holding sections are retained and in which in addition said holding sections are readily foldable to a flattened condition which facilitates storing and shipping; the invention contemplates further the provision of a foldable arrangement in which the adjustment of the device from its folded condition to an operative condition automatically adjusts the holding section or sections to an operative peaked position corresponding in efficiency to the triangular holding sections of previous devices. Other objects will appear from the description hereinafter and the features of novelty will be pointed out in the claims.

In the accompanying drawings which illustrate examples of the invention without defining its limits, Fig. 1 is a perspective view of one form of the novel display device in its operative condition; Fig. 2 is a front view of said display device in its folded condition; Fig. 3 is a section on the line 3-3 of Fig. 1; Fig. 4 is a section on the line 4-4 of Fig. 2; Fig. 5 is a fragmentary rear view of the device in its folded condition; Fig. 6 is a view of the blank from which the device shown in Figs. 1 to 5 inclusive is constructed; Fig. 7 is a front View of another form of the device; Fig. 8 is an edge view thereof and Figs. 9 and 10 are edge views of another form of the device showing the same in an operative and a folded condition respectively.

In all of its forms the novel display device consists essentially of a body portion and at least one and preferably two foldable holding sections arranged in spaced parallel relation to each other vand of peaked form in their operative positions,

in association with foldable means hinged to the body portions and to the holding section or sections respectively, and adapted to fold said holding sections to a flattened inoperative position and to automatically adjust said holding sections to their operative peaked form.

In the form shown in Figs. 1 to 6 inclusive, the body portion of the display device consists of a main panel i I and two rear panels i2 which in the illustrated example overlap each other and lie in surface engagement with the rear face of 10 the main panel II, as shown in Fig. 3; the rear panels I2 are. fastened to the main panel II in any suitable manner as by means of wire staples or stitches I3. In the form now being described the holding sections Irl extend vertically of the device in spaced parallel relation and, as shown in Fig. l, each consists of two members hinged together at I5 and having their inner edges hinged to the main panel at It. The holding sections I4 are provided with any suitable means for 20 receiving and removably holding the articles of merchandise for which the particular display device is designed; in the illustrated example the means referred to is shown in the form of circular openings I'I dimensioned to receive cylindrical 25 articles of merchandise such as indicated at I8. by dotted lines in Fig. 3. A's shown in Fig. 3, the rear panels l2 project in opposite directions beyond the main panel II to provide projecting portions to which the previously mentioned foldable means is hinged. In the form under discussion this foldable means consists of rear flaps I9 hinged along their inner edges at 2li to the projecting portions of the rear panels I2 and hinged along their outer edges at 2l to front flaps 22 35 which in turn are hinged along their inner edges at 23 to the outer edges of the holding sections I4. The parts are so designed and dimensioned that in the operative positon of the holding sections Ill the hinge 2e is located between the 40 hinges l5 and 23 and preferably in registry with, the hinge I5, whereby the two members of each holding section I4 are foldably connected together, or otherwise expressed, in registry with the ridge of the peaked holding section; in the aforesaid operative position of the parts the foldable means occupies a position in which it lies in the plane of the body portion, that is the front flaps 22 lie in the plane of the main panel I I and the rear flaps IS correspondingly lie in the plane of the rear panels i2. In this adjustment of the device, the holding sections I4 are accordingly adjusted to peak form with the openings II thereof in position to receive the articles of merchandise I8 in the manner indicated in Fig. 3. 55

It will be noted when the articles of merchandise iii are in position in the holding sections iii illustrated inFig. 3 that said articles i8 extend in opposite directions beyond the hinges 2li and accordingly serve toi stiifen the device and prevent the parts from folding unintentionally on said hinges 2t. To fold the device to a fiattened.` condition, the foldable means, that is the rear flaps Ie thereof are folded rearwardly of said rear panels i2 on the hinges 2i! to the position illustrated in Fig. 4. As this rearward folding of the rear flaps i9 takes place, the members of the holding sections I4 are folded on the hinges le, i5, and 23 respectively, so as to occupy theY folded flattened condition shown in Fig. 4 in which the two members of each holding section are located upon opposite faces of the device respectively. As the rear flaps I9 are folded forwardly into the plane of the rear panels, the front flaps 22 will be likewise folded forwardly into the plane of the main panel il and will automatically adjust the holding sections I4 to the operative peak form shown in Figs. 1 and 3. This is due to the fact that the dimensions of the two members of each holding sections I4 between the hinges iii and I5, and I5 and 23, and of the front iiaps 22 between the hinges 23 and 2! are greater than the dimensions of the rear flaps I9 between the hinges 2@ and 2I'. Any suitable means may be included in the device for supporting the same in operative position; in the form now being described this means comprises an extension 2li of the main panel II.

`In the form shown in Figs. "I and 8 the holding sections Iiia corresponding to the holding sections ifi of the form first described, extend in horizontal parallel relation to each other and are hinged along their inner edges at Iiia to the main panel I Ia and along their outer edges at 23'(L to the front flaps 22a of the foldable means. These front fla-ps are hinged at 2Ia to the rear flaps I9a which, as in the first form, have their inner edges hinged at 20a to the projecting -portions of the rear panels I2e. The latter as in the form first described are located in surface engagement with the rear face of the main panel IIa and are secured in place in any convenient manner as by wire staples or stitches I3f-. In the form now being described the foldable means at the upper end of the device may constitute the means whereby the device may be suspended in displayY position and for this reason is of somewhat increased dimensions. Because of this and to add to the rigidity of the display device fas'- tening devices such as wire staplesor stitchings 25 may be located at intervals inregistry with the hinge 23a for the purpose. of fastening the front iiaps 22@ and the rear flaps I9a together-on said hinge 23a at said upper end of the device.

This form of the device is foldable in the same manner as described with respect to the first form; that is, by folding the front Vflaps 22a and the rear flaps i921 rearwardly on the hinges 23a, the holding sections Ida will be folded to a fiattened inoperative condition in the same way as previously described. When the flaps 22a and Isa are folded forwardly in the manner set forth with respect to the flaps 22 and I9, the holding sections Ida will be automatically adjusted to their operative peaked form in the same way as previously described. In the form shown in Figs. 9 and 1i), flaps corresponding to the front flaps 22 or 222L have been done away with and the rear flaps have been replaced by corresponding iiaps I9b of reduced dimensions and hinged directly along their outer edges to the outer edges of the holding sections Illb, as indicated at 23h in Fig. 9; the flaps I9b are hinged along their inner edges at Zb to the projecting portions of the rear panels I2b in the same 5 wayas in the other illustratedforms of the device. Otherwise, the form now under discussion may be the same as either of the two forms previously described and is adjustable to fold the holding sections to a flattened condition and to the peaked 10 operative condition in the same way as in the two other forms illustrated in the drawings. It will be understood that in the two forms shown in Figs. 7 to 10, the arrangements are such that the hinges 29a and 2Gb, in the operative condition of 15 the device, are located in registry with the hinges Vwhereby the two members of each holding section are hinged together; in other words, in all of the forms of the device the hinges 2e, Qta, and 2l)b are located in registry with the ridges of the holding 20 sections when the latter occupy their peaked operative form.

In the illustrated examples the hinges referred to in the description are shown in the form of score lines which is the simplest way of producing 25 the desired results; it is to be understood however that such score lines are not intended to arbitrarily indicate the only form of hinge which may be utilized in the construction of the device in all of its forms. It is further to be understood that 30 the openings Il may be replaced by other types and forms of means for receiving and removably holding the articles of merchandise, the character of such holding means being dependent upon the nature of the articles of merchandise for which 35 the device, in each instance, is designed.

The novel device involves no difficulty in its construction and as is evident retains all of Vthe advantages inherent in the triangular form of holding sections and at the same time includes the essential additional advantage that the device as a whole is foldable to a flattened compact cone dition whereby storage and shipping is greatly facilitated.

Various changes in the specific forms shown and described may be made within the scope of the claims without departing from the spirit of the invention.

I claim:

1. A display device comprising a main panel, a pair of rear panels lying in surface engagement with the rear face of said main panel and secured thereto, said rear panels projecting beyond opposite edges of said main panel, foldableholding sections hinged along their inner edges to said opposite edges of the main paneland ofr peaked form in their operative positions, rear naps hinged along their inner edges to the projecting portions of said rear panels, and front aps hinged to the outer edges of said rear flaps and to the outer 50 edges of said holding sections, said rear naps being foldable rearwardly of said rear panels to fold said holding sections to flattened inoperative positions and forwardly into the plane of said rear panels to automatically'adjust said holding 65 sections to operative peaked form-.-V

2. A display device comprising axmain panel, a pair of rear panels lying in surface engagement with the rear face of said main panel and secured thereto, said rear panels projecting beyond 0pposite edges of said man panel, foldable holding sections hinged along their inner edges to said opposite edges of the main panel and of peaked form in their operative positions, and rear flaps hinged along their inner edges to the projecting 75 portions of said rear panels and foldably connected with the outer edges of said holding sections, said rear flaps being foldable rearwardly of said rear panels to fold said holding sections to flattened, inoperative positions and forwardly into the plane of said rear panels to automatically adjust said holding sections to operative peaked form.

3. A display device comprising a main panel, a pair of rear panels lying in surface engagement with the rear face of said main panel and secured thereto, said rear panels projecting beyond opposite edges of said main panel, foldable holding sections hinged along their inner edges to said opposite edges of the main panel and of peaked form in their operative positions, and rear flaps hinged along their inner edges to the projecting portions of said rear panels and having their outer edges hinged directly to the outer edges of said holding sections, said rear flaps being foldable rearwardly of said rear panels to fold said holding sections to flattened inoperative positions and forwardly into the plane of said rear panels to automatically adjust said holding sections to operative peaked form.

4. A display device comprising a main panel, a. pair of rear panels lying in surface engagement with the rear face of said main panel and secured thereto, said rear panels projecting beyond opposite edges of said man panel, foldable holding sections hinged along their inner edges to said opposite edges of the main panel and of peaked form in their operative positions with their ridges in registry with the outer edges of said rear panels, and means foldably connected with said outer edges of said rear panels and with the outer edges of said holding sections, said means being ioldable relatively to said rear panels to fold said holding sections to flattened inoperative positions and to automatically adjust said holding sections to operative peaked form respectively.

5. A display device comprising a body portion, a ioldable holding section hinged to said body portion and of peaked form in its operative position, and foldable means hinged to said body portion and to said holding section, the hinge connecting said means with said body portion being located between the hinges whereby said holding section is connected with said body portion and means respectively and lying in registry with the ridge of said holding section is in its peaked operative position, said means being foldable' to fold the said holding section to a flattened inoperative position and to its operative peaked form respectively.

HAROLD L. MYERS.

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Classifications
U.S. Classification206/476
International ClassificationG09F5/04, G09F5/00
Cooperative ClassificationG09F5/042
European ClassificationG09F5/04B