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Publication numberUS2066844 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateJan 5, 1937
Filing dateMar 23, 1936
Priority dateMar 23, 1936
Publication numberUS 2066844 A, US 2066844A, US-A-2066844, US2066844 A, US2066844A
InventorsHarold E Lynch
Original AssigneeOttawa River Paper Company
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Display stand structure
US 2066844 A
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Jan. 5, W37. H. E. LYNCH Q 2,966,844

DI SPLAY STAND STRUCTURE Filed March 25, 1936 2 Sheets-Sheet 1 Jan. 5, W3? H. E LYNCH DISPLAY STAND STRUCTURE Filed March 23, l936 2 Sheets-Sheet 2 Ham/0 [T Lynch 7 Patented Jan. 5, 1937 UNITED. STATES PATENT OFFICE DISPLAY s'rAND STRUCTURE Harold E. Lynch, Toledo, Ohio, assignor to The Ottawa River Paper a corporation of Ohio Application March 23,

11 Claims.

This invention relates to display stands or corrugated paper or similar material and an object is to produce a stand of thischaracter which can be collapsed into arelatively flat condition when not in use and has a top part supported in elevated position and extending laterally beyond .thebase Other objects and advantagesof the invention reside in detailsof construction and. arrangement, and for purposes of illustration, butnot of limitation, embodimentsof the invention areshown in the accompanying drawings, in which Figure l is a perspective view showing one form of the display stand in positionof. use;

\ Figure Zis an enlarged perspective view of the upper end portion of the display stand shown in Figure 1 with a portion of the top sheet or panel broken away and showing one of the side wall extensionsfolded upwardly;. V

Figure .3 is an enlarged vertical sectional elevation of the line 3 "3 of Figure 2;

T Figure 4 is an enlarged vertical sectional elevation on the line 4-4 of. Figure2;

Figure 5 is a perspective view of the upper end portion of the display stand with the supporting sheet or panel removed and with the side wall extensions folded outwardly;

Figurefiis a perspective viewof the display stand showing it in collapsed position;

Figure 7 is aperspective viewof another form Lof display stand providing a flat or tabletop;

Figure 8 is atransverse sectinal view on the line 8-8 of Figure 7;.

Figure 9 is a perspective view. of the upper end portion of the display stand shown in Figure 7 looking upwardly and showing one of the side walls and its flap. disconnected from the pedestal;

and

lshownin Figures 1 to 5 comprises ,a'displaystand of corrugated paper or similar. sheet material hav- .ing a pedestal A and top B mounted on the pedestal. pedestal in this instance consists of a .singlelength of corrugated paper folded to providefour vertical panels ID of substantially the ,Same sizeQand foldably connected. to each other along vertical fold lines I l. The free ends of the Company, Toledo, Ohio,

1936, Serial No. 70,284

strip are secured together by tape |2 at one of the fold lines. Provided in each of a pair of opposed side Walls is a vertical scoring line l3 which extends from top to bottom and which enables those side walls to be folded outwardly and as indicated in Figure 6. This enables the other two side walls or panels In to be folded against each other, thereby collapsing the pedestal A into a relatively small package.

The top B is of rectangular shape, but larger transversely than the pedestal A'in order to extend laterally beyond or overhang the sides of the panels H] of the pedestal. The table is pro- .vided with opposed ledges l4 which extend beyond .4

the adjacent side walls or panels of the pedestal A. Integral with each ledge l4 and depending at substantially right angles therefrom is a tab l5 which is secured by staples Hi to the inside of the adjacent panel I 0 of the pedestal.

are side walls I! and connected to opposed side walls I! by vertical fold lines I8 are opposed side walls I9 which are spaced laterally from the ad- Integral with the ledges i4 and rising vertically therefrom jacent side walls or panels of the pedestal A.

Connected to the upper ends of each of the walls I1 and I9 and connected thereto along horizontal fold lines are extensions 20 with which flaps 2| are connected along fold lines. It will be noted that the side walls I9 and the flaps integral therewith are provided with transverse fold lines 22 to enable the structure to be collapsed as will hereinafter be described.

In setting up the display stand the pedestal A is first folded into rectangular shape and the extensions 20 with their flaps 2| which are outwardly disposed are folded inwardly with the extensions 22 folded against the inside of the adjacent side wall and the flaps 2| disposed in horizontal position at substantially right angles to the extension 20. Preferably the extensions are folded in pairs, the extensions connected to the opposed side walls being first folded in- Wardly and thereafter the extensions connected to the side walls l9 are folded. It will be apparent that the flaps adjacent the side walls will rest on the ledges I4 and the flaps onthe side walls l9 will rest upon those flaps already folded. To provide a supporting surface a sheet or panel 23 of substantially the same size as the inside of the top is inserted to provide a supporting surface for articles to be placed therein.

In order to collapse the structure the sheet or panel 23 is first removed and then the side wall extensions 2|] with their flaps 2| are folded outwardly away from the adjacent side walls.

The ledges M are then folded relative to the flaps I5 and into substantial alignment therewith. Thereafter the pedestal is collapsed as above explained, and the table collapses as indi cated in Figure 6 with the side walls I9 folded along the fold lines 22 inwardly toward each other.

The form of the invention shown in Figures 7 to 10 comprise a pedestal A and a top B. The pedestal in this form is of one piece and hexagonal in shape. The top B has a flat rectangular article-supporting surface 24 formed with opposed pairs of depending sides 25 and 26. Each of the sides 25 has a depending flap 2'! which is secured to the inside of the adjacent panel by staples 28. It will be noted that opposed panels in the region of the flaps 21 are cut out as indicated at 29, so that the top 24 is in supporting relation to the upper end of the pedestal A and flap 21 is disposed below the upper end of the pedestal. Each of the side walls 26 is formed with a flap extension 30 which is adapted to be folded at substantially right angles to the side walls 26 or horizontally and tucked into a slot 3| cut in the pedestal and disposed in the apex formed by the adjacent panels. When the flap extensions 30 are disposed in the slots 3| the pedestal and top are held in position of use against collapsing.

Formed in the top 24 centrally thereof between the side walls 25 and in line with the fold lines of the subjacent panels is a fold line 32,- fold lines 33 being formed in each of the side walls 26 and their respective flap extensions 38 in alignment with the fold line 32. These fold lines enable the structure to be collapsed, which is accomplished by disengaging the flap extensions 30 from the slots 3! and then folding the top member 24, side walls 26 and flap extensions 30 along the respective score lines 32 and 33, and in an upward direction as indicated in Figure 10. The pedestal A folds into a substantially flat condition with the panels to which the flaps 21 are secured being folded toward each other.

It is to be understood that numerous changes in detail of construction and arrangement and choice of materials may be eifected without departing from the spirit of the invention, especially as defined in the appended claims.

What I claim is:

1. A display stand comprising'a pedestal having a plurality of relatively movable panels connected by vertically disposed score lines, a top having portions extending laterally beyond the sides of said pedestal and provided with side walls, opposite side walls having intermediate score lines, tab means depending from said side walls in overlapping relation to said pedestal, and means securing said tab means to said pedestal, said pedestal and top being collapsible concomitantly along said fold lines.

2. A display stand comprising a pedestal composed of a plurality of relatively movable vertical panels adapted tobe collapsed into flat condition, a top having a plurality of vertical side walls connected at their corners by vertical fold lines, said side walls extending laterally beyond the side walls of said pedestal extensions foldably connected to certain of said side walls and adapted, when folded inside thereof, to hold the top in position of use and enabling collapsing of the top when folded outwardly into substantial alignment with the side walls, and means for securing said top to said pedestal.

3. A display stand comprising a substantially rectangular pedestal, a top having a ledge extending beyond the side walls of said pedestal, tab means depending from the inside of said ledges, means securing said tab means to said pedestal, side walls rising from the outer end of said ledges, and extensions on said side walls adapted to fold inside of said top.

4. A display stand comprising a rectangular pedestal having a plurality of vertical panels connected along vertical fold lines and adapted to be collapsed into substantially fiat condition, a rectangular top having ledges extending outwardly beyond sides of said pedestal, tab means depending from the inside of said ledges, means for fixing said tab means to said pedestal, side walls rising from the outer end of said ledges and connected along vertical fold lines at the corners thereof, extensions on each of said side walls foldably connected thereto to fold inside against the respective side wall, and tab portions on said extensions adapted to lie horizontally over said ledges, and a panel fitting the inside of said top and resting upon said last tabs.

5. A display stand comprising a pedestal having a plurality of panels foldably connected along vertical lines, a top having a horizontally disposed supporting surface, sides depending from said supporting surface and disposed outside of and substantially parallel with said pedestal, tab means on opposite side walls, means for securing said tabs to said pedestal, and tab means on at least one of the other side walls and engaging said pedestal to hold the top and pedestal from collapsing, said last tab means being disposed at substantially right angles to said pedestal when in engagement therewith.

6. A display stand comprising a pedestal having a plurality of panels connected by vertical fold lines and adapted to collapse into a substantially fiat condition, a top having a rectangular fiat supporting member provided with an intermediate folding line registering with opposed fold lines of the adjacent panels of said pedestal, depending side walls on said supporting member, and means for securing the opposite side walls remote from said fold line to said pedestal.

'7 A display stand comprising a pedestal having a plurality of panels connected by vertical fold lines and adapted to collapse into a substantially flat condition, a top having a rectangular fiat supporting member provided with an intermediate folding line registering with opposed fold lines of the adjacent panels of said pedestal, depending side walls on said supporting member, and means for securing the opposite side walls remote from said fold line to said pedestal, and means on at least one of the other side walls and detachably engaging said pedestal for holding the top and pedestal against collapsing. J

8. A display stand comprising a pedestal having a plurality of panels connected by vertical fold lines and adapted to collapse into a substantially fiat condition, a top having a rectangular flat supporting member provided with an intermediate folding line registering with opposed fold lines of the adjacent panels of said pedestal, depending side walls on said supporting member, and means for securing the opposite side walls remote from said fold line to said pedestal, and means on at least one of the other side walls and detachably engaging said pedestal for holding the top and pedestal against collapsing, said last means comprising a flap foldably connected to the respective side wall and said pedestal being formed with a slot to receive said flap with the latter disposed at substantially right angles to the pedestal.

9. A display stand comprising a one-piece pedestal having a plurality of relatively movable panels connected by vertically disposed score lines, a one-piece top having portions extending laterally beyond the sides of said pedestal and provided with side walls, opposite side walls having intermediate score lines, means for securing said top to said pedestal, and means disposed when in position of use at substantially right angles to said pedestal to hold the parts from collapsing, said top and pedestal being collapsible concomitantly along said fold lines upon movement of said holding means away from useful position.

10. A collapsible display stand comprising a pedestal having a plurality of relatively movable panels connected by vertically disposed fold lines, a top having portions extending laterally beyond the sides of said pedestal and having intermediate fold lines substantially registering with adjacent fold lines in the pedestal, means for securing said top to said pedestal, and releasable means for holding said pedestal and top from collapsing, said pedestal and top being collapsible concomitantly along said fold lines upon release of said holding means.

11. A display stand comprising a pedestal, a top having ledges extending beyond the side walls of said pedestal, means for securing together said top and pedestal, side walls on the outer end of said ledges, and extensions on said side walls adapted to fold inside of said top.

HAROLD E. LYNCH.

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Classifications
U.S. Classification248/174, 211/133.1
International ClassificationG09F5/00
Cooperative ClassificationG09F5/00
European ClassificationG09F5/00