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Publication numberUS2046121 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateJun 30, 1936
Filing dateApr 7, 1936
Priority dateApr 7, 1936
Publication numberUS 2046121 A, US 2046121A, US-A-2046121, US2046121 A, US2046121A
InventorsLeo Hopp
Original AssigneeLeo Hopp
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Shelf molding
US 2046121 A
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L. HOPP SHELF MOLDING June 30, 1936.

' Filed April 7, 1936 A 7 r'r/iiih iiiga L 0 HOP/ INVENTOR.


Patented June 30, 1936 UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE 2 Claims.

This invention relates to new and useful improvements in price ticket holders and more particularly it pertains to price-ticket holders of the type commonly known as channeled shelf molding. v

In price ticket holders of the afore-mentioned type, considerable difliculty has been experienced in retaining the tickets in proper position relative to the shelves and the articles mounted upon the shelves to which the price tickets bear a definite relation, In all such devices with which I am familiar, the tickets have a decided tendency to slide longitudinally of the channel in which they are held, and when this takes place, the definite relation between the tickets and the commodities carried upon a shelf to which the holder may be attached is destroyed and the tickets, under these conditions no further serve their purpose.

It is an object of the present invention to provide a new and improved ticket holder of the afore-mentioned type which will prevent movement of the tickets longitudinally of the channel and which will retain the tickets in the desired position within the channel.

It is a further object of the invention so to construct a device of the afore-mentioned character that a positive retaining engagement with a ticket and positive assurance of its being held in proper display position will be had.

Other objects of the invention will appear as the nature of the invention is better understood, and reference will be had to the following specification and claims and the accompanying drawing, wherein:

Figure 1 is a fragmentary perspective view of a portion of a shelf showing a price ticket holding channel or molding constructed in accordance with the present invention secured to the forward edge thereof,

Figure 2 is a horizontal sectional view taken substantially upon the line 2-2 of Figure 1,

Figure 3 is a vertical sectional view taken substantially on the line 3-3 of Figure l, and;

Figure 4 is a vertical sectional view taken through one of the ticket holding elements substantially on the line 4-4 of Figure 1.

Referring to the drawing, the shelf is designated A and the channel or molding is designated B. The molding consists of a main elongated body portion l0 which is preferably flat. Extending longitudinally of each edge of the main body portion l0 there is a ticket retaining flange I2. These flanges are bent inwardly of the body portion so as to overlie the same in spaced relation therewith.

The reference character I4 designates a ticket which is flexed to bowed form, as shown, and has two of its edges positioned beneath the 5- flanges I2. The ticket is retained in bowed form by reason of the fact that it is slightly Wider than the width of the channel between the bases of the flanges, thus rendering it necessary slightly to fiex the ticket to bowed form 10 in order to place the same in the holder.

Extending longitudinally of the body portion closely adjacent and closely associated with each of the flanges I2, there is a bead I 6. This bead I6 serves as a support for the tickets at their 15 edges and functions to determine the curvature of the bow of the ticket.

By reference to Figures 2 and 3 of the drawing, it will be apparent that the main body portion of the ticket is spaced considerably from the main body portion 10 of the channel or molding with the ticket engaging the channel portion or molding throughout a very small portion of its area. The frictional contact of this small area with the tickets area is not suflicient 25 to retain the ticket against movement longitudinally of the channel or molding, and it often results that the tickets will become considerably displaced with respect to the position in which it is desired to retain them.

To retain the tickets against movement longitudinally of the channel or molding, I provide a plurality of lugs 20. These lugs 20 are in the form of looped portions struck from the main body portion [0 of the channel and extending in looped form into said channel. While, as above stated, the lugs 20 are struck from the main body portion 10 of the channel, they are so positioned with respect to the transverse dimension of the channel that they will be closely associated with one or the other of the longitudinally extending beads l6. By reference to Figure 4 it will be apparent that the lug 20 illustrated in said figure extends well into the bead IS with which it is associated. This construction provides a portion 22 of the lug which extends beyond the high portion of the bead against which the ticket is flexed in such a manner as to provide a shoulder for engagement by the edge of the ticket when the ticket is flexed over the bead. This is clearly illustrated in Figure 4 where the ticket I4 is shown in dotted lines as passing behind the portion 22 of the lug 20.

I am aware that lugs of this same type have been employed in devices of this character for 55 7 ever, in the present construction by forming the lugs partially from the body portion and partially from the beads which serve to determine the are upon which the ticket is bowed, I am enabled to retain the tickets in prcperposition V at all times.

Having thus described the invention, what is claimed as new, is: r

1. As an article of manufacture, a ticket hold ing channel comprising a main body portion of V elongated form, ticket retaining flanges extendin'g'along two opposite edges of said main body portion, a bead extending longitudinally of each side of said main body portion, each of said beads being closely associated with its respective ticket retaining flange, and ticket positioning means comprising lugs struck from the main body portion of thechannel and extending to and including a portion of one of said longitudinally extending beads.

2. As an article of manufacture, a ticket holding channel comprising a main body portion of elongated form, ticket retaining flanges extending along two opposite sides of said main body portion, a bead extending longitudinally of each 10 side of said main body portion and forming in combination with its respective ticket holding flange, means for retaining a ticket in flexed bowed position and spaced from that portion of nally extending beads and means for preventing movement of a ticket longitudinally of the ticket holding channel, said last mentioned means comprising a lug struckfrom the main body portion of the channel and extending into one of said 2 longitudinally extending heads at leastto the point where a ticket overlies the bead wherebyone edge of the ticket will engage at least a porthe main body portion between the longitudi- 15 tion of the edge or said lug where the ticket over- 5 lies the bead. a 7 LEOHOPP;

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US4406075 *Sep 4, 1981Sep 27, 1983Walther JaffeMarking-plates
U.S. Classification40/653, 40/650
International ClassificationG09F3/08, G09F3/20
Cooperative ClassificationG09F3/20
European ClassificationG09F3/20