US 2114357 A
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April 19, 1938.
w. P. SCHQTT DISPLAY STAND 2 Sheets-Sheet 1 Filed June 25, 1936 Patented Apr. 19, 1938 UNITED STATES DISPLAY STAND William P. Schott, Rockville Centre, N. Y., assignor to Socony-Vacuum Oil Company, Incorporated, New York, N. Y., a corporation of New York Application June 25, 1936, Serial No. 87,131
1 Claim. (01. 211-45) This invention relates to a stand adapted for the displaying of goods in cans, or other packages, which are of such form and size that they may be placed upon horizontal racks.
5 The object of the invention is to produce a stand, for the purpose in question, which is of simple and inexpensive but strong construction, and particularly of a construction which permits the parts of the stand to be folded and laid comlo pactly against each other for purposes of shipment and storage, and to be quickly and easily arranged and interlocked with each other when the stand is to be used.
To the foregoing ends, the stand is constructed 1:, with four legs, pivotally connected at the top in pairs and transversely braced by suitable tie bars, and with any convenient number of horizontal racks, which are supported upon the legs and so formed as to provide suitable support for rows 20 of cans or the like. The racks interlock with lugs or projections on the legs in such a manner that the legs are braced firmly in proper relative position so long as the racks are in place thereon.
The invention is more particularly described in Fig. 1 is an end elevation of the stand, with the parts in position for use, portions being shown as broken away to reveal the construction more clearly; Fig. 2.is a side elevation of the stand, with a portion of one rack shown as broken away; Fig. 3 is an end elevation showing the legs when arranged in folded position; Fig. 4 is a perspective view of one of the racks; and Fig. 5 is a detail view showing a modified form of construction for supporting the racks and interlocking them with the legs.
In the illustrated embodiment of the invention the legs iii are formed of angle iron and are 40 pivoted together in pairs, at their upper ends,
through the mediation of short links H. The
corresponding legs at each side of the stand are rigidly and permanently inter-connected by horizontal bars l2 fixed to the legs in any convenient 45 manner as, for example, by spot welding.
As shown in the drawings the stand is provided with three horizontal racks, differing in dimensicns but all similar in construction. Each rack comprises two parallel end bars I 3 connected by two outer parallel side bars l4 and inner parallel bars i5. As shown in Fig. 4 the bars l3 and it are formed from a continuous strip of metal and the bars l5 attached rigidly to the bars I! by welding or otherwise. The dimension of the rectangular space enclosed between the bars i5 and the bars I! is such that these members surround and closely embrace the four legs at the level at which the rack is to be supported. For the purpose of supporting the racks the legs are connection with the embodiment thereof illustrated in the accompanying drawings, in which provided, as shown in Figs. 1 to 3 inclusive, with upwardly projecting lugs ii on their faces, these lugs being conveniently, though not necessarily, formed by cutting and bending portions of the webs of the angle irons, as shown. When any one of the racks is passed over the legs and engaged with the corresponding lugs the inter-engagement of the rack and the lugs not only supports the rack, but also looks the legs in properly extended and braced position for use. on the other hand, when the stand is to be packed for storage or shipment the legs and the cross bars I! may be moved into compact parallel position,
as shown in Fig. 3, and the several racks may be packed flat against the sides of the leg members. The drawings show a number of larger and smaller cans I! and I8 supported upon the stand in inclined position. The inner angle of each can, at the bottom,lies between the bars I and ii of the rack, while the upper part of the can rests against one of the cross bars l2, which are located at such heights as to be convenient for this purpose.
Fig. 5 shows a slightly modified form of construction in which, in place of the lugs l6 projecting from the faces of the legs and cooperating with the bars ii, "there are short pins I! projecting from the surfaces of the legs at the proper heights and cooperating with the bars ll of the racks. These bars are notched, as shown, to provide seats for the pins l9 and thus lock the legs in extended position.
I claim as my invention:
A display stand for cans or the like comprising, in combination, two pairs of legs, the legs of each pair being pivotally connected at the top,
horizontal cross members rigidly fixed to and in- .terconnecting the corresponding legs of the two pairs, and a rack consisting of bars lying substantially in a common plane and rigidly conallel bars, and two end bars respectively connecting the corresponding ends of the parallel bars, so that the end bars and the inner parallel bars constitute a substantially rectangular frame of dimensions such that it may surround and embrace the legs when they are spread apart angularly, and projections on the legs, intermediate their ends and all in a comon plane, engageable with said rectangular frame to support the same on the legs in horizontal position, said pro- Jections and said frame being formed and arranged to be inter-locked against relative horizontal movement by lowering the frame over the legs when the legs are sufliciently spread and to prevent pivotal movement of the legs toward each other when the rack is in position thereon.
WILLIAM P. SCHO'I'I.