US 2069957 A
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H. KLEIN Feb. 9, 1937.
Filed March l0, 1934 INvT/LOR @ya l BYC, @Jl/W44 ATTORNEY Patented Feb. 9, 1937 UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE 2 Claims.
This invention relates to trays.
In many retail trades such as butcher shops, candy stores, bakery shops and the like, foodstus are displayed in trays. The prices are frequently indicated by placing price tags on the foodstuffs or by price tags secured to metal or wood pins which are inserted into the foodstuffs. Such methods are unsanitary and detract from the appearance of the displays.
One of the objects of this invention is to provide a tray wherein the price and/or product name may be carried by the tray.
Still another object of the invention is to provide a tab carrying portion integral with the tray.
A further object of the invention is to provide a tray havin-g a tab carrying portion of such design that the tray can be made of diverse materials at relatively cheap cost.
A still further object of the invention is to provide a price tab carrier integral with a tray.
Referring to the drawing:
Figure 1 is a perspective view of a portion of the tray showing a price tab element embodying the principles of my invention.
Figure 2 is a sectional view of Figure 1 along the line 2, 2, looking in the direction of the arrows.
Figure 3 is a modified form of Figure 1.
Figure 4 is still another modied form of Figure 1 wherein the tray and price tab carrier are molded, cast or otherwise formed integral with the tray.
Food stuff trays are made from a variety of materials such as metal, glass, agate ware, hard rubber and compositions.
In carrying out my invention, I propose to make my tray I of the various materials now used and to provide integrally therewith and formed from the substance as the body of the tray an upright element 2 adapted to hold ,Celluloid or paper markers 3. Where the body of the tray I is metal on one side the element 2 is cut and formed in Figures 1, 2 and 3. Element 2 comprises an upright portion 4 extending vertically from the side of tray I and has a bent-over portion 5 paralleling portion 4 and contacting therewith. The free end 6 is bent up and a flap 'I which is cut out of back portion 4 is bent over portion 5. Flaps 6 and 'I are adapted to receive the price indicator and the name of the product. If desired, the width of opening between aps 6 and 'I may be varied as shown in Figure 1 by having the turned up portion 6 of varied height. 'I'his latter is accomplished in the blanking of element 2. As the portions 5 and 6 are below the rim of the side of tray I and as portions 4 and 5 contact there is added sturdiness and rigidity to Velement 2. The top bent-over flap 'I gives a rounded top surface to the major portion of element 2 preventing the scratching or injury to the handlers of the trays. A button 8 may be pressed out of the metal to prevent the riding over of the two tags or as shown in Figure 3 the dislodgment of the tag from the opposite side and the proper centering of the price tag.
In the case of a tray not made from sheet metal, element 2 is molded, cast or otherwise formed of the same material as the tray. The top surface of element 2' is curved having a channel I0 formed on its underside exteriorly of the tray and from the bottom of element 2' is a projection II having a corresponding channel I2 formed therein. Channels I0 and I2 cooperate to hold the price tag or other card as desired.
It will thus be seen that I have invented a tray with means carried by the tray for the indication of the contents and price which is sanitary, attractive in appearance, and requiring only the insertion of the celluloid or pasteboard tags and which means are always available.
Modification of my invention may be made and still fall within the scope of my invention. For instance, in the case of metallic trays the element 2 might be welded or riveted to the tray. In addition, the shape of the opening exposing the cards can be readily varied and the stop or button 8 may be varied or changed to a tab or lug.
What I claim is:
1. A tray, an immovable extension integral with and extending above the sides of said tray, said extension having an overhanging projection at the top and a protruding projection at the bottom, grooves in said projections exteriorly of said tray and adapted to receive insertible price tags, and to frictionally retain same above and exteriorly of the tray.
2. A tray, an extension for said tray extending above the sides of said tray, said extension having an overhanging projection at the top and a protruding projection at the bottom, grooves in said projections adapted to receive insertible price tags, and to frictionally retain same above the tray.