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Publication numberUS2133336 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateOct 18, 1938
Filing dateNov 20, 1933
Priority dateNov 20, 1933
Publication numberUS 2133336 A, US 2133336A, US-A-2133336, US2133336 A, US2133336A
InventorsZiemmerman Henry
Original AssigneeChicago Cardboard Company
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Folding display holder
US 2133336 A
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FOLDING DISPLAY HOLDER Filed Nov.l 20, 1953 2 Sheets-Sheet l Oct 18, 1938 H. ZIEMMERMAN- 2,133,336

FOLDING DISPLAY HOLDER Filed Nov. 20, 1933 2 Sheets-Sheet 2 Patented Oct. 18, 1938 UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE FOLDING DISPLAY HOLDER Henry Ziemmerman, Chicago, Ill., assignor to Chicago Cardboard Company, Chicago, Ill., a corporation of Illinois Application November 20, 1933, Serial No. 698,756

Referring to the drawings, particularly the form 4 Claims.

This invention relates in general to a holder for advertising and displaying articlesl to be sold or shown in a convenient way, and one of the important objects of the invention is to provide a holder of this kind which is preferably constructed of cardboard or some similar material cut and scored to form aI collapsible folding structure which acts as a container when set up and folds flatly when collapsed, to occupy a minimum space for storage and shipment.

Another object of the invention is in the provision of a folding display in the form of an open container adapted to receive articles loosely therein for display and exhibition purposes, to adequately support the articles in the container upon the same supporting base, and to provide a plate or display card projecting upwardly at one side of the container for holding articles filed therein, ias Well as provide a display or advertising surface for the holder.

inafter, preferred embodiments thereof being illustrated in the accompanying drawings.

In thedrawings, Fig. 1 is a perspective, and Fig. 2 is a section of a display holder in accordance with the invention;

Fig. 3 illustrates the blank from which the supporting rim is made; and

Fig. 4 shows the blank of which the remainder of the display is made;

Fig. 5 is a perspective View of a modification of the display holder;

Fig. 6 is a sectional view thereof; and

Fig. 7 is an illustration of the blank from which the modified form of holder is made.

Display holders of vaous kinds are made to hold specific products and usually the products fit closely or accurately therein or are mounted in or fastened to the holder in some particular manner. The present invention differs from holders of this kind in the provision of an open basket or hopper type of folding display into which articles of various kinds or of the-same kind can be dumped or contained loosely and without regard to any regular or specific arrangement. Holders of this kind may be used by a particular manufacturer in displaying his goods or by a storekeeper in displaying goods of various manufacturers or various kinds, The holders of this invention are quickly and easily set up from a cut and scored blank of sheet material such as cardboard and when not in usemay be taken down and collapsed in substantially flat condition where they occupy a minimum space for storage and shipment.

Other objects of the invention will appear hereof display holder shown in Figs. 1 to 4, the body portion of said holder is in the form of an annular container, preferably of inverted cone shape, presenting a series of integrally connected triangular walls or surfaces I0, at a slight angle to each other, defined by fold or score lines II, and as the container is made of a single sheet of inaterial the ends are secured together by an exten-u sion or flap I2 at one secured to the other end terial is secured togeth end pasted or otherwise When the sheet of maer it forms an open receptacle or holder having a `series of triangular shaped Walls or surfaces converging downwardly .to a meeting point I3 at the lowermost part of the receptacle, and to support this container in substantially upright p osition a rim or collar,

hereinafter described, is employed -in connection therewith.

Extending upwardly from one of the angular shaped walls or surfaces I0 of the container, and

integral with said wall,

is a display plate or card I4 supported by inwardly projecting Wings I5 each foldable on a score line I edges of the container yaddition yto the score lin 6 and engaging the upper at their lower ends. 4 In es I6 there is a score line In order to hold the wings upright position the lower display plate I4 in edges of the wings are I5 extended and the provided with engagingvtongues I8 and the cooperating triangular shaped rolls or surfaces IIJ with engaging slots for receiving the tongues and ably in position.

holding the wings releas- To support the container in an upright or inclined position there is a supporting rim or collar 20 having integrally connected Walls or surfaces,

defined by score lines,

to correspond in number with the triangular shaped walls or surfaces of the container. The ends of this collar are secured together in any suitable manner, as by means of an end ilap 22, and one of the sections of the collar has a flap 23 which is secured adhesively or otherwise to the underside Vof one of the holder sections I0 so that it will be attached to and fold with the other portions of the holder. In order to secure the rear end of the collar in place another section thereof has a projecting tongue 24' adapted to be inserted through a slot 25 in the holder so that when they are engaged the collar will be held firmly in place with respect to the sides of the holder. By certain of the collar sec inclining the edges 26 of tions as clearly shown in lit Fig. 3, the display will '.be supported by the collar in an inclined position.. By making the collar of the proper height the lower end of the container and lower edge of the collar will rest and be supported upon the same plane surface so that the display will be iirmly supported and held in place thereby. It is obvious that the collar 20 may be wider to support the display holder at a distance from the oor or from any support upon which it is placed, in which case the bottom or lower end of the-inverted cone shaped container will be at an elevation above the surface on which the holder is supported.

Instead of making theV display holder and collar of separate pieces they may be combined and formed from a single blank as shown by Figs., 5,

6 and 7 in which there is a main back or display plate 3l and a connected elongated portion scored to dene wall sections 32 and 33, as well as corresponding rim or collar sections 34 and 35, and a bottom 36 with an attaching flap 31. Extending from the side of the display plate or card 3| opposite its connection .with the portion of the blank constituting'the aforementioned wall sections there is an attaching tongue 38 adapted to engage the other end of the blank through a slit 39 therein when the blank is folded to provide the display holder.

To set up this display the collar sections 34, 35,

are first bent downwardly from the connected side portions 32 and 33 along the score line 40, and after bending these sectionsfand the portions 32, 33 to form the container and supporting rim, they are secured together at the meeting ends by Ithe tongue and slit 38 and 39 with' the bottom 36 extending upwardly within the side walls of the container. The flap 31 at the inner end of the, bottom is bent downwardly to engage the floor` or other surface upon which the holderis supported or the lower edge thereof may be engaged by tongue cut-outs 4l -'near the bottom of the display card 3l, thereby holding the device-more rmly in set up position and display card in upright position.

It will be seen that the lower edges of the sides 32 and 33 of the body of the container and the rim portions 34 and 35`of the supporting collar will rest upon the same plane surface in supporting the display device so that the holder may contain a considerable weight without collapsing'. When the parts are disconnected the score and fold lines of the display adapt it to fold ompactly thereon to occupy a minimum space.

In scoringand creasing heavy cardboard for defining the fold lines'between the various sections, the material will bulge outwardly at the` fold lines forming a ridge 42 of material which requires that notches 43 be provided at certain points of the blank and inthe bottom 36 in order to set up the display easily and properly.

Angular or curved holders of different sizes and shapes and with different numbers of sides may thus be provided which are both strong and pleasing in appearance, adapted to hold a large number of articles, and to provide a. display plate for advertising or other purposes, the sides and rim portions resting on the same plane surface so that the display will be stable and rigid. 'I'he display of Fig. 1 lmay be made in one piece of material by turning the flap 23 the other way and hinging it to the outer edge 'of the adjacent side/ section I0 but it is more easily and economically made in two pieces, as shown. It is obvious that other variations of structure may be made Without departing from the spirit and scope of the invention.

I claim:

1. A foldab'le display holder comprising a container formed of triangular sections hinged together and having a common meeting point at the bottom of the container, and a rim or supporting collar therefor having the same number of connected sections, the lower edge of the collar and common meeting point at the bottom of the side walls of the container being on the same horizontal plane forming a supported open container or hopper of great strength.

2. A foldable display holder comprising a container formed from Aa sheet of material scored to define triangular wall sections having a common meeting point at the bottom of the container, a supporting rim or collar having wall sections corresponding in number with those of the container and coinciding therewith, some 0f the sections of the collar being inclined to support the container at an inclination, and means for holding the container on the rim or collar.

3. A foldable display holder comprising a container scored to dene a plurality of triangular wall `sections having a common meeting point at the bottom of the container, one of the triangular Wall sections being extended upwardly to provide a display plate or card, a` supporting rim or collar having wall sections corresponding in number with those of the container and vcoinciding therewith, the opposite upper .edges of the supporting collar being inclined upwardly from the front of the ,holder to support the container at an inclination, and means for holding the container on the rim or collar.

4. A foldable display holder comprising a container scored to define a plurality of triangular wall sections having a common meeting point at the bottom of the container, the triangular Wall section at the rear of the holder being extended upwardly to provide a display plate or'card, said extension having forwardly projecting Wings at opposite sides thereof, a supporting rim or collar having 'wall sections corresponding in number with those of the container and coinciding therewith, the opposite upper edges of the supporting collar being inclined upwardly from the front of the holder to support the container at an inclination, means for holding the container on the rim or collar, and means for attaching the lower ends of the wings of the display card to the upper end of the container.

' HENRY ZIEMMERMAN.

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Classifications
U.S. Classification229/102.5, 229/110, 248/152, 229/171, 229/116
International ClassificationG09F5/00
Cooperative ClassificationG09F5/00
European ClassificationG09F5/00