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Fuy 23, 1935. Q P. STQRCH 2,049,231
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705 INVENTOR @n O 1D. Storch BY l I M ATTORNEYS Patented July 28, 1936 UNITED STATES APA'I'Iezlv'I OFFICE 6 Claims.
The invention relates to display devices, and particularly to an improved collapsible display device adapted to be used in windows, on store counters, or in other places where goods are displayed in comparatively small quantities.
An object of the invention is to provide a simple form of collapsible display device which may be embodied in various formations and in all 'formations display in an alcove one or more objects, with certain parts of the device formed to present advertising panels.
Another object of the invention is to provide a collapsible display device which is adapted to be made from paper, cardboard, or other material which may be creased and .folded to the desired shapes, and provided with interlocking tabs to hold the parts in their set-up position.
An additional object is to provide a display device of paper or other material which may be collapsed into a minimum space or expanded when set up to present a supporting stand or blocks extending into alcove forms and arranged either singly or in multiple and in single` layers n or in tiers one above the other.
In the accompanying drawings- Figure 1 is a front perspective View of a display device presenting one embodiment of the invention, the same being in a set-up position ready for use;
Fig. 2 is a sectional view through Fig. 1 approximately on the line v2 2;
Fig. 3 is an elevation of the device shown in Fig. 1 when the same has been collapsed and is lying at;
. Fig. 4 is a sectional view through Fig; 3 on the line d-B;
Fig. 571s a perspective view similar to Fig. 1 but showing a modified form of the invention;
Fig. 6 is a sectional view through Fig. 5 on the line 6 6;
Fig. 'I is a view similar to Fig. 3 but showing the structure as illustrated in Fig. 5;
Fig. 8 is a sectional view through Fig. 'I on the line 8 8;
Fig. 9 is a front elevation showing a second modified form of the invention to that illustrated in Fig. 1;
Fig. 10 is a. sectionalview through Fig. 9 approximately on the line i-lil;
Fig. 11 is a sectional view through Fig. 9 on the line II-I I;
Fig. 12 is a view similar to Fig. 9 but showing a slightly modiiied form of the invention to that illustrated in Fig. 9;
' Fig. 13 is a sectional view through Fig. 12 on Aa different form of the invention;
Fig. 16 is a sectional view through Fig. 15 on the line I6-I6;
Fig. 17 is a front view of a further modified form of the invention to that shown in Fig. 9; 10 Fig. 18 is a sectional view through Fig. 1'7 on Fig. 19 is a front elevation of a further modified form of the invention showing a construction which may be folded when stored away; 15
Fig. 20 is anelevation of the structure shown in Fig. 19 after the same has been folded;
Fig. 21 is a bottom plan view on an enlarged scale of the folded structure shown in Fig. 20;
Fig. 22 is a front elevation of another form of the invention disclosing a triangular-shaped support for articles to be displayed;
Fig. 23 is a. sectional view through Fig. 22 on the line 23--23;
Fig. 24 is a front perspective view of a display device showing a further form of the invention;
Fig. 25 is a. sectional view through Fig. 24 approximately on the line 25-25;
Fig. 26 is a front elevation of a display device showing an additional form of the invention;
Fig. 27 is a sectional view through Fig. 26 on the line 2'I2'I;
Fig. 28 is a sectional view through Fig. 26 on the line 28-28; Y
Fig. 29 is a fragmentary vertical sectional view 35 through Fig. 26- on the line 29-29.
Referring to the accompanying drawings by numerals, I indicates what may be termed a blank as a whole, said blank being formed so that it may be set up to the position illustrated in Fig. 1. The blank I is provided with what may be termed a central body 2 connected by crease lines 3 and B to the respective walls 5 and 6. These walls are joined by crease lines `'I .and 8 to walls 9 and III, which walls in turn are connected by crease portions II and I2 with the bracing walls I3 and I4.. The body 2 at the top merges into laterally extending portions I5 and I 6, whereby a top panel is provided, said panel at its respective ends'being supplied with what may be termed hook exten- 50 sions I'I and I8 adapted to be forcedf' through the slots I9 and 20 and interlocked with the upper part of the blank as shown in Fig. 1, when the parts are assembled ready for use.
Arranged adjacent the bottom of the blank 55 is a front panel 2| having sections 22, 23, 24 25, and 26. The sections 25 and 26 are each secured by adhesive or otherwise to the flaps 21 and 28 pressed from the respective Walls 9 and IIJ, 'as illustrated particularly at the left in Fig. 2. The walls 9 and I0 are also provided with slits or slots as preferred, the same being indicated by 29 and 30 in Fig. 3. The sections 23 and 24 are provided With extensions 3| and 32, respectively, said extensions having projecting tabs 33 and 34, said tabs being adapted to be inserted in the slots 29 and 30, respectively, when the device is assembled as shown in Fig. 1. When assembled, as shown in Fig. 1, the extensions 3| and 32 form platforms or shelves projecting into alcoves 35 and 36, said alcoves being formed by the respective walls 5, 6, 9, and I0 when arranged at substantially rightangle positions to each other.
Above the front panel 2| is what may be termed an intermediate panel 31, said intermediate panel being identical in structure with the panel 2 I, :and the lother parts of the device also formed identical except at an elevated position. It is therefore thought that no additional description will be necessary except to point out that the resulting I supporting blocks 39 and 4| are in line with the respective blocks 38 and 40.
When the device is used in a store window, on a counter, or in any other place, bottles or other merchandise may be placed on any of the blocks or supporting devices and be properly displayed in the various respective alcoves. As the respective walls forming-thealcoves are at substantially right angles to each other and as the walls I3 and I4 are at angles to the Walls 9 and I0, the device may be readily set up and support various objects. Preferably the panels 2| and 31 are secured in place by adhesive, but if desired they could be held in place by other means without departing from the spirit of the invention, as, for instance, staples. It will also `be evident that the extensions I5 and I6 present a panel for not only mechanically holding the parts in their proper position when assembled but also present a panel for the reception of advertising matter. The body I and Wallsm|3 and I4 may also be used for the same purpose. Ordinarily, the walls 5, 6, 9,
, and III are not provided with advertising matter but may be colored or ornamented in any desired manner in order to cause a better display of the merchandise. .Likewise the blocks 38 and 39 may be ornamented in any desired manner.
In Figs. 5 to 8, inclusive, a second form of the invention is shown which in principle is the same as that shown in Figs. 1 and 2 though the speciiic details are somewhat diierent. In this form of the invention the blank 42 has a top panel 43 formed with a hook member 44 adapted to interlock with a notch 45. Aside from this structure and the fact that there are three upper blocks 46 and three lower blocks 41, the structure is identical with that shown in Figs. 1 and 3 and the same reference numerals will be used.
It will be noted that in both the structure shown in Fig. 1 and that shown in Fig. 5, a formation has been presented which is adapted to lie fiat when not set up. This permits a large number of the display devices to be stacked or placed in a box for shipment without injury. As the parts are all creased and ready to assume the position shown in Fig. 5, the storekeeper or other person will have no trouble in quickly setting up the device and when once set up the device will readily stay in place and support comparatively heavy objects. It is also evident that the device could be made very large or very small. Display devices for windows may be made several feet high, while display devices for shoe cases, counters, and the like, may be made very small, as, for instance, six inches to a foot, though other sizes may be used without departing from the spirit of the invention.
Figs. 9 to 11, inclusive, show an additional form of the invention, which is the same as that shown in Figs. 5 to 7, inclusive, except for the arrangement of the panel 48.andthe walls 49 and 50. These walls extend outwardly and parallel to the panel 43. The panel 48 is provided with turnedin aps 5| and 52 at the respective ends so as to besecured to certain of the bent wall structures 53 which are formed as a zigzag formation when the device is in use. pressed-out portions 54 and 55 forming tabs which are adapted to be secured to the panel 48 by adhesive. This arrangement permits the device to be collapsed into a flat condition as is true of the structure shown in Fig. '1. This form of the invention also is provided with three blocks similar to the blocks 41 so as to present three supports,
Certain of these walls have each support being associated with an alcove in 26 a similar manner to that shown in Fig. 5.
Figs. 12 to 14, inclusive, showanother form of the invention, which is similar to that shown in Fig. 9, with certain additions, whereby they are provided a row of upper supporting blocks 56 30 and a lower row of supporting blocks 51. In this form of the invention the panel 48 is approximately twice as tall as the vpanel 48 in Fig. 9, and functions in a similar manner except that it is provided with pressed-out portions 58, 59, and 85 60, whereby the panel 6| may be secured in place. This arrangement permits the device to collapse in a similar manner to the structure illustrated in Fig. 7. This collapsing takes place after the panel 43 is disengaged and also after all the extensions 3| and 32' have been disengaged,
said extensions abutting in a similar manner to that shown in Fig. l0, as Well as that shown iny Fig. 1.
Figs. 15 and 16 show additional forms of the invention wherein-the respective blocks 62-are hexagonal in shape, the alcoves 63 also presenting a half hexagonal shape. In this form of the invention, as shown in Fig. 16, the side walls 64 and 65 merge into a number of rear walls 66, said rear Walls being formed with pressed out portions presenting tabs 61, 68, 69, and 10. The front panel 1I has certain portions secured by adhesive or otherwise to these tabs. The front panel 1| is also provided with extensions 12 similar to the extensions 3| and function in the same way except that they are hexagonal in shape.
In Figs. 1'7A and 18 a further form of the invention is provided wherein the blank is formed with side walls 13 and 14 merging into a top panel 15 having an interlocking extension 16 and walls 11 and 18, which when in assembled position form an alcove for the reception of. a supporting block 19. The block 19 in this form of the invention is entirely separate from the blank and connected thereto by side tabs 80 and 8|, as well as a top tab 82. When this device is to be shipped these tabs are pulled out and the block 19 is collapsed as Well as the blank.
Figs. 19, 20,. and 21 show an additional ,form
blank is shown as set up, while in Figs. 20 and 21 it is shown folded. In this form of the invention the top panel 83 has a top or extension 84 secured permanently in place by adhesive and, consequenty, whenever the blank is unfolded the parts will automatically move so that alcoves 85 and 86 will be presented. The front panel 81 is similar to the front panel in Fig. 1 except there is no central body 2. This panel is provided with extensions 88 and 89 similar to extensions 3| and 32 respectively. All the parts are permanently and firmly' connected together except the extensions 88 and 89 which are held in place by the respective tabs 99 and 9|. The parts are creased at 92 whereby they may be merely swung around the fold as shown in.Figs. 20 and 21 when not in use.
In Figs. 22 and 23 the same general idea as shown in Fig. 19v is presented except that the front panel 93 extends straight across and is creased at 94. 'I'his results in the respective extensions 95 being triangular in shape. 'I'he extensions 95 are preferably provided with two tabs extending through slots, instead of one tab as shown in Fig. 19. 'I'he device shown in Fig. 22 is adapted to be folded along the lines 94 and 94'.
Figs. 24 and 25 show an additional form which is promptly set up so that the side walls 96 and 96 will be substantially at right angles to each other. The device embodied in this gure is the same as shown in Fig. 19 except for its formation and, consequently, will fold along the creased line 91 after the respective extensions 98 have been disengaged. f
In Figs. 26 to 29, inclusive, a still further form is shown which has a right-angle formation as shown in Fig. 24 but with only two large alcoves 99 and |08. Associated with these alcoves are various supports or blocks IUI, |02, |03 and |04, which are constructed the same as the structures shown in Figs. 12 to 14, inclusive, except for the center block |95, which fills in the notch between the blocks IUI and I3. Asthe parts are held together and formed similar to that shown in Figs. 13 and 14, no additional description is thought to be necessary.
What is claimed is:
1. A collapsible display device comprising a foldablc blank and a front panel coacting therewith said blank being formed with a plurality of walls movable to positions whereby alcoves will be provided and a connecting bar extending from one wall to another, said bar having an end disengageably connected with the said other wall for holding said walls in their respective positions for producing alcoves, said f-ront panel being formed with distortable sections and with extensions, said distortable sections forming side walls and a rectangular enclosure and said extensions forming a tcp for said rectangular enclosure, certain of said walls adjacent said'enclosure having apertures, and each of said extensions having aA tab, said tabs being adapted to be forced through the respective apertures whereby supports are provided in each alcove.
2. A display device comprising a blank creased to produce two pairs of adjacent walls, a central body between said pairs of walls, and a connecting panel, said connecting panel and one of said walls of each pair having interlocking hooks and apertures positioned to hold the walls of each pair of walls at substantially right angles to each other when functioning, and a front panel secured to said body and to certain of said walls, 5 said front panel having a pair of folding sections opposite said pairs of walls, each pair of folding sections having an extension provided with a tab, one wall of each pair of Walls having an aperture, said tabs being adapted to extend through said apertures when in functioning position whereby a supporting surface is provided for supporting objects on the respective extensions.
3. A collapsible display device including a blank formed with a plurality of creases whereby there l5 are provided a plurality of pairs of walls which are adapted to be moved to positions at right angles to each other so as to present alcoves, a pair of vertically spaced front panels connected to said blank, each panel being provided with a 20 pair of folding members opposite each of said alcoves and with an extension for each pair of folding members for forming a top therefor whereby there are provided a. plurality of article supports for each alcove. 25
4. A collapsible display device formed of a blank which is normally fiat and which is provided with a plurality of parallel creases, saidcreases being vertical when the blank is in vertical position, means for holding said blank in a position 30 whereby the parts within the zone of said creases will form a plurality of walls arranged at angles to each other for presenting a plurality of alcoves, and a. plurality of collapsible members approximately connected with the blank and arranged to 35 have a part thereof extend into the respective alcoves, said members being vertically spaced so as to present upper and lower supports for articles arranged in each alcove.
5. A collapsible display device including a blank formed with a plurality of parallel creases and a locking bar, said creases being vertical when the device is in use, said locking bar acting to hold the parts so that the zone carrying the creases will have a plurality of walls arranged at angles to each other whereby there will be presented a plurality of alcoves, a stepped formation of hollow blocks arranged so that certain of the blocks will fit into said alcoves and others will be positioned outwardly therefrom, said last-mentioned blocks being at a lower level than the blocks within the alcoves, all of said blocks presenting supports for articles to be displayed and adhesive for permanently connecting said stepped formation to said blank.
6. A collapsible device comprising a blank formed with a plurality of parallel creases, and a locking bar at one end, the material between said creases forming a plurality of pairs of walls, said walls being adapted to be moved to positions at 60 right angles to each other when said locking bar functions whereby a plurality of alcoves are presented, said blank having a plurality of apertures, one being formed in each of said walls and a block for each alcove formed with two side mem- 65 bers and a top, said top being formed with a tab, the tabs of the respective tops extending through the respective apertures.
O'I'I'O P. STORCH.