US 2167198 A
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July 25, 1939. H. BRowNs'rElN 2,157,198
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DISPLAY STAND Filed May l2, 1937 2 Sheets-Sheet 2 QM/Www@ Patented July 25, 1939 PATENT OFFICE 2,167,198 t DISPLAY STAND Harry Brownstein, yWarren, Ohio, assignor of one-half to Samuel Mark London, Girard,
Application May 12, 1937, Serial No. 142,245
'I'his invention relates toV display stands and more particularly display racks of the type adapted to exhibit large bodies such as bed springs, mattresses orcombinations of bed springs and mattresses. l
It is the object of the present invention to provide a display stand which is compact, light in weight, and economical to manufacture. An additional feature of the invention is the convenient collapsibility of the stand when not in use, thereby requiring minimum storage space.
The invention further comprehends a display stand which may be adjusted to vary the supporting element thereof so that the assembly is always in a stable condition and is not subject to accidental overturning or tipping. g
Another object of the invention is to provide a display stand for springs and mattresses in which the spring is xedly maintained in place in order not to permit any jarring movements thereof to aifect the positioning of the mattress under display.
It is a further object of the invention to provide a display stand for springs and mattresses fitted with a framed receptaclefor storing one or more mattresses in rolled-up condition in addition to the one under display in its fully extended position.
Other objects and purposes will appear from a more detailed description of the invention following hereinafter taken in conjunction with the accompanying drawings, wherein:
Figure 1 is a side elevation of a display stand in accordance with my invention showing a spring and mattress in displaying position,
Figure 2 is a front elevation of Figure 1,
Figure 3 is a plan view of the display stand,
Figure 4 is a longitudinal sectional view alongr line 4 4 of Figure 3,
Figure 5 is a front elevation of a different embodiment of the invention with the lower portion of a spring shown in position thereon,
Figure 6 is a plan View of a display stand of the type shown in Figure 5, and
Figure 7 is a longitudinal sectional view along line I-'I of Figure 6.
The display stand in accordance with the present invention is designed to support a spring and/or mattress upon the ends thereof and extending in an upwardly direction in .order to adequately display these articles. The stand is designed to be moved from place to place as the needs therefor arise, as is the case in furniture stores, and may be collapsed in order to take up the least amount of room when the same is not' in use.
, In Figure 1, is shown a horizontal base frame I which may be formed from two lateral steel angle-irons I2 and I3 of about 1 inch width and5 1/8 inch thickness, a rear bar I4 and a front portion 2 which preferably has an angular rise for purposes described hereinafter and terminates in a front bar II. f The base frame is supported on', a plurality of rollers 'I which are attached to the:l 10 Aunderside thereof. Although the rollers are rotatably mounted in their bearings, the mountings themselves may be fixed so that they are incapable of rotating upon the frame. AdequateK u mobility to the structure is imparted by such a 15 design.
` An upwardly extending frame 3'having a top bar 4 is pivotally attached to the rear portion of the frame I by means of rivets 8, or bolts and nuts, or like devices. 'Ihis frame 3 may be braced =-20 by arms 5 extending between the frame 3 and the frame I. The point' of engagement of each of Vthese arms with frame I may be adjustable by providing a plurality of apertures 2l or a continuous slot having depressions therein adapted 325 to fix by means of bolts or pins 22 the positioning of the arms 5 and the consequent inclination of the frame 3. Ihereby the supporting portion 3a of the frame 3 against the bodies to be supported such as the spring Ill and the mat- 30 tress 20 may be varied in .order to dispose the `center of gravity of the displayed articles'within the boundary of the base frame I in order to render the unit stable and not subject to accidental tipping.
In the preferred form of construction shown in Figure 3, a bracing arm I6 extends between the lateral arms I2 and I3 of the base frame and a spacing frame composed of lateral arms I8 and an upwardly extending arm I 9 is attached there- 40 to. This spacing frame serves to confine the location of the end of the spring to an intermediate portion of the base frame, as shown in Figure 1.
In order to obtain a lightweight construction 45 and one which is more economical to produce, the display stand may be of lesser width than the spring and/or mattress to be displayed. Thus the frame in Figure 3 may have a length of only two feet and a depth slightly greater than two feet. As shown in Figure 3, a support is provided for the end of the mattress which may be a plane Wooden board or a telescopic steel shelf I5-I5, in order to provide a support of the mattress without drooping at the ends. In the form of the invention shown in Figures 3 andA 4, the board in its collapsed condition ts within the confines of the frame between the bars l2 and i3 and results in a compact unit for storage. In the collapsed condition of the display stand, the upwardly extending frame 3 folds up closely against the frame l, which is permitted by the gaps occasioned by the bar IB terminating short of the vertical flanges of the arms I2 and I3.
The angular rise 2 of the base frame l is shaped therefrom so that it supports atly the end of the mattress under display in its inclined position. The porition 3a of the frame 3 is shaped similarly so that it may abut closely the portion 2 in the collapsed condition of the display stand.
In the form of the invention illustrated in Figures 5 to 7, a base frame 3| is provided with rollers 1, for a width corresponding to that of the mattress and/or spring to be displayed. A bracing memberI 39 extends between the end angle-irons 3l in order to brace the structure, and additional bracing means 32 are provided 'between 'bars 3l extending at spaced points in parallel to the angle-irons 3| between the bar 39 fand the `front bar 33.
A V-shaped frame formed by angle-irons 35 and 35, mounted upon the rear portion of the :angle irons 3l, terminates in upper bars 45 and 45, respectively, and are spaced by spacing bars 31 near the upper ends thereof. This V-frame is braced by bracing arms 38 extending between arm 45 and bar 39. The horizontally extending arm-46 serves to support the spring and mattress disposed upon the display stand.
tion with or independently of the mattress in its fully opened position at the front of the display stand.
Expedients for the adjustment and relative inclination-of the parts ci the display stand illustrated in Figures 5 to 7 may be provided in a manner shown in detail in the embodiment illus- `trated in Figures 1 to 4.
` While I have described my invention as emclose to the floor level adapted to support the body at the front portion thereof with a rearward inclination, a second metallic frame pivotally connected to the rear end of said rst frame and adapted to extend upwardly therefrom with an adjustable inclination, said second frame embodying a horizontal bar for supporting the body at a portion thereof resulting in a stable mount- Ying thereof, .and adjustable means connected to said two metallic frames for 4Varying 'their relative inclination.
2. A display 'stand for holding a mattress or spring body in upstanding position, comprising a horizontal rectangular metallic frame of lesser width than said body, an angular rise forming an extension-of Ysaid frame, a support overlying said extension of suicient width to carry the end of the body, a metallic frame extending upwardly from the rear end of said base frame having a width corresponding thereto, -means for pivotally mounting said last mentioned frame to said base frame, `and means for adjusting said frame to assume varying-inclinations for supporting the body at a portion thereof.
3; A display stand for holding a spring and mattress `body in upstanding position adjacent to each other, `comprising ra horizontal rectangular metallic base Yframe adjacent the floor level having an angular rise at the front end thereof adapted to support the end of the mattress body, a spacing vloar extending upwardly for a small extent from said base frame Yto the rear of said rise for spacing the spring from the mattress,
and a supoprting member pivotally mounted at the rear of .said base frame, and means for varying the inclination thereof to vary the point of support of said spring and mattress assembly upon said supporting member.
, HARRY BROWNSTEIN.