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Publication numberUS2035021 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateMar 24, 1936
Filing dateDec 7, 1934
Priority dateDec 7, 1934
Publication numberUS 2035021 A, US 2035021A, US-A-2035021, US2035021 A, US2035021A
InventorsChambers Watts E, Pyle Harry A
Original AssigneeChambers Watts E, Pyle Harry A
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Display stand
US 2035021 A
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March 24, 1936. H PYLE ET AL 2,035,021

DISPLAY STAND Filed Dec. '7, 1954 Wafzs E Chambers Patented Mar. 24, 1936 PATENT OFFICE DISPLAY STAND Harry A. Pyle and Watts E. Chambers, Dallas, Tex.

Application December 7, 1934, Serial No. 756,539 3 Claims. (Cl. 248-174) This invention relates to display stands for merchandise and it proposes to construct from a strip blank, suitably transversely weakened along certain lines, a stand or support utilizing a the weakened lines of the blank as folding axes, and adapted when folded to afford a window or counter display for small packages of merchandise, including a foot support for the bottoms of the packages, and inclined back support 10 against which the packages rest, and areas at the forward lower, and rearward upper parts of the stand, adapted to be devoted to advertisement.

Another object of the invention is to provide 15 a stand of the character described in which the angle between the foot and back supports may be altered at will from a right to an obtuse angle, giving a choice as to whether the packages displayed shall lie congruently one upon the other 20 or whether they shall lie in stepped relation so that the top portions of the rear row of packages are visible above the front row.

Other objects of the invention will appear as the following description of a preferred and practical embodiment thereof proceeds.

In the drawing which accompanies and forms a part of the following specification, and throughout the several figures of which the same characters of reference have been employed to des- 30 ignate identical parts:

Figure l is a plan view of the blank;

Figure 2 is a perspective view of the display stand set up with the foot support at right angles to the back; and

5 Figure 3 is a similar view, the foot support being flattened to form an obtuse angle determining a stepped relation for the front and rear rows of packages.

Referring now in detail to the several figures,

40 the numeral l represents a blank which is scored or otherwise weakened at the points 2,

3, 4, 5 and 6 to form areas or faces a, b, c, d, e

and f integrally joined. The blank is folded along the weakened lines, all the folds being in 45 the same direction excepting that along the line 5 at which the blank is reversely folded. The faces a, b, c, d, e and I thus become angularly disposed to one another so as to enable the blank to be set up in the manner shown in Figure 2 50 in which the face abecomes the back of the display stand, b the bottom, and d forming an upwardly directed dihedral angle I, the face (1 of which forms a foot support for the cartons or packages 8.

55 The face 6 forms a back support upon which the cartons 8 lie, said face forming with the face d an inverted dihedral angle 9. The face 1 coincides with the back face a reinforcing the latter and having its lower edge l0 resting upon the base I) thus supporting the back end of the face e at a definite distance from the bottom of the stand. A rubber band H passes around the faces a and to hold them in position and a second rubber band l2 has one side thereof lying in the trough of the dihedral angle 9 and 10 the other passing around the lower side of the bottom of the stand thus holding the dihedral angle in contact with the base of the stand.

In the normal position of parts as shown in Figure 2, the inverted dihedral angle 9 is a right angle so that cartons of similar size and shape placed in upper and lower rows upon the stand will have their tops lying in a common plane. In view of the fact that the dihedral angle 1 can be flattened, and that the rubber band is shiftable relative to the base or bottom I), the apex of the dihedral angle 9 can shift relative to the bottom, so as to make the dihedral angle 9 obtuse as is illustrated in Figure 3. In this adaptation of the invention, it will be observed that the two rows of cartons or packages, resting upon the face d assume a stepped relation so that the tops of the rearward row appear above the tops of the front row being thus displayed to better advantage.

The rubber band ll may be substituted by any other suitable means for securing the faces a and I together. The dimensions of the parts are so disposed that when the dihedral angle 9 has the value of 90, the coinciding faces a and f are vertical. It follows therefore that when the foot support is flattened in the manner shown in Figure 3, causing the apex of the dihedral angle 9 to slide relative to the base or bottom b, the face e will necessarily move rearwardly tilting the back face a slightly as is indicated in Figure 3.

In view of the knock-down nature of the construction, a great number of blanks can be packed flat for convenience in shipping and assembled in a moments time.

In the preferred construction, the face a. is made longer than the face i so that in the assembled device an upstanding area I3 is provided adapted to receive a label or carry advertising. The face 0 at the forward lower end of the device affords an area which may be utilized for a similar purpose.

While we have in the above description disclosed what we believe to be a preferred and practical device in the art, it will be understood by those skilled in the art that the details of construction as shown and described are merely by way of example and not to be construed as limiting the invention beyond such limitations as are inherent to the claims.

What we claim is:

1. Knock-down display stand for merchandise comprising an integral blank weakened along appropriate lines to define six successive faces lengthwise of the blank, the third and fourth faces being narrower than the faces immediately adjoining them, the blank being folded so that the first and second faces constitute the back and bottom of the display stand with the sixth face parallel to and in contact with the back, means for securing said sixth face to the back, the third and fourth faces being folded relative to one another and over the adjacent portion of the bottom to form therewith a relatively low triangular prism, the fifth face being folded upwardly with respect to the fourth face and overlying the remaining portion of the bottom, the fifth and sixth faces being folded relative to one another and forming with the said remaining portion of the bottom a relatively tall triangular prism, said fourth and fifth faces constituting respectively a foot and back rest for a unit of merchandise, and means for securing those faces constituting said foot and back rest to the bottom at the line of fold between said fourth and fifth faces.

2. Knock-down display stand for merchandise comprising an integral'blank weakened along appropriate lines to define six successive faces lengthwise of the blank, the third and. fourth faces being narrower than the faces immediately adjoining them, the blank being folded so that the first and second faces constitute the back and bottom of the display stand with the sixth face parallel to and in contact with the back,

the third and fourth faces being folded relative to one another and over the adjacent portion of the bottom to form therewith a relatively low triangular prism, the fifth face being folded upwardly with respect to the fourth face and overlying the remaining portion of the bottom, the fifth and sixth faces being folded relative to one another and forming with the said remaining portion of thebottom a relatively tall triangular prism, said fourth and fifth faces constituting respectively a foot and back rest for a unit of merchandise, and means for slidably securing those faces constituting said foot and back rest to the bottom along the line of fold between said faces.

3; Knock down display stand for merchandise comprising an integral blank weakened along appropriate lines to define six successive faces lengthwise of the blank, the third and fourth faces being narrower than the other faces, along which weakened lines the blank may be folded so that the faces substantially form a back and bottom, the narrow faces forming a convex dihedral angle of variable value overlying the end of the bottom opposite to the back, the fifth face rising obliquely from the foot of said dihedral angle to the back, overlying the bottom, the fourth and fifth faces constituting respectively a foot rest and back rest for a unit of merchandise, the sixth face coinciding with the back and engaging the bottom forming a support, said sixth face being narrower than said back permitting a portion of said back to extend above said back rest forming a display area, means for slidably securing the faces which'constitute said foot and back rest to the bottom along the line of fold between said faces, and means for securing the sixth face to said back.

HARRY A. PYLE. WATTS E. CHAMBERS.

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Classifications
U.S. Classification248/174, 248/459, 211/73
International ClassificationA47F5/11, A47F5/10
Cooperative ClassificationA47F5/112
European ClassificationA47F5/11B