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Publication numberUS2168912 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateAug 8, 1939
Filing dateFeb 4, 1938
Priority dateFeb 4, 1938
Publication numberUS 2168912 A, US 2168912A, US-A-2168912, US2168912 A, US2168912A
InventorsMeyer Pierre H
Original AssigneeMeyer Pierre H
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Yieldable ticket holder
US 2168912 A
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Aug. 8, 1939.

-YIELDABLE TICKET HOLDER Filed Feb. 4, 1938 INVENTOR HER/FE M017? Y BY 7 ATTOR EY P. H. MEYER 2,168,912

Patented Aug. 8, 1939 UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE 2 Claims.

This invention relates to ticket holders for supporting price tickets, cards or the like, in conjunction with merchandise arranged and displayed on a counter, shelf or other support; and the object of the invention is to provide a device of this kind employing a ticket or card supporting plate and a spring arm detachably coupled with the plate in several positions to provide different arrangements of the plate with respect to said arm; a further object being to provide means for detachably mounting the arm in connection with a suitable support, said means comprising a base plate having a socket in which one end of the arm is adapted to be placed, said base plate having means for detachably or otherwise securing the same to a supporting surface; a still further object being to provide means for supporting the arm in an angular position with respect to a support; and with these and other objects in view, the invention consists in a unit of the class described involving three detachably coupled parts which is constructed as more fully hereinafter described and claimed.

Fig. 1 is a perspective view showing one form of the unit and indicating the flexibility of the spring arm or standard thereof.

Fig. 2 is a view similar to Fig. 1 showing only a part of the construction and with a part in different position.

Fig. 3 is a side edge view of the device shown in Fig. 1 showing another method of mounting the ticket supporting plate in connection with the arm.

Fig. 4 is a view similar to Fig. 3 showing another form of construction.

Fig. 5 is a partial section on the line 55 of Fig. 1 on an enlarged scale and with parts of the construction broken away, and

Fig. 6 is a perspective View of the arm or standard detached.

In practise I provide a card or ticket supporting unit consisting of three detachably related parts, comprising a base ID, a standard or arm I I, and a ticket supporting plate I2. These parts may be detached for packing, shipment, and storage; and assembled in several different manners to produce different displaying effects of the ticket supporting plate I2 with respect to the base or a suitable support.

The base II] in the construction shown, comprises an oblong rectangular plate I3 having a series of apertures I4 by means of which the plate I3 may be fixedly secured to a suitable support by nails, screws, or the like. In some cases, I may utilize a key-hole aperture I5 for detachably supporting the plate in connection with a headed screw I6, especially when one edge of the base is arranged adjacent a support which would prevent rotation of the base on the screw I6. One. end of the base includes an integral upwardly projecting flange II to which is secured a metal strip or strap I8 by welding or in any other desired manner; the strap having an offset portion I9 which forms between it and the flange II, a socket 20 for receiving one end of the standard or arm I I. The strap I8 or the offset portion I9 thereof includes an integral extension |9a which extends onto the upper surface of the plate I3 and is welded thereto so as to reinforce the socket 2!! and give rigidity thereto.

The arm II is frictionally held and supported in the socket 20. This arm is preferably composed of spring steel to give free flexibility or resiliency thereto so that if the plate I2 be accidentally hit or engaged, the arm will simply vibrate or flex in the manner indicated in dotted lines as seen at Ila in Fig. 1 of the drawing by virtue of the spring properties thereof. The upper end 2| of the arm is offset with respect to the longitudinal plane of said arm in order to support the plate I2 in an angular position. The plate I2 has inturned upper and lower flanges I212, I212, which retain a card or ticket such as 22, Fig. 1 of the drawing, against displacement from the upper and lower edges; whereas the side edges I2c are flexed forwardly a sufficient degree to flex a card 22 and prevent lateral accidental displacement thereof, while at the same time facilitating the forceable removal of the card or ticket 22 through either side of the plate as in other devices of this kind.

Secured to the rear surface of the plate I2 is a strap 23, similar to the strap I8, and which is welded in position. This strap has an offset central portion 24, similar to the offset I9, except that the reinforcement |9a is mounted. The portion 24 forms a channel 25 between the same and the body portion of the plate I2 in which the end 2| of the arm II is adapted to be frictionally placed so that the plate I2 is firmly retained against displacement from the arm but can be forceably removed therefrom.

In the construction shown in Fig. 1 of the drawing, the strap 23 is disposed adjacent the lower edge of the plate I2. However, in Fig. 2 of the drawing, I have shown another method of mounting the plate I2 upon the angular end 2| of the arm II by simply inverting the plate to arrange the flange IZb at the top thereof instead of at the bottom. In this construction, it will appear that the plate I2 will extend over the base plate I3; whereas in Fig. 1, the plate I2 extends at the rear edge of the base plate I3.

In Fig. 3 of the drawing, I have shown another possible arrangement of the parts; and in this figure, the arm I I has been reversed in the socket 20 so that the plate I2 mounted on the arm as seen in Fig. 1, assumes a position extending over the base plate I3 rather than rearwardly thereof.

Both ends of the arm II are of the same width and thickness so that it would be possible to support the end 2| within the socket 20, and a ticket supporting plate I2 might be supported in any position upon the straight end portion of the arm if this type of display or mounting should be desirable. However, in Fig. 4 of the drawing, I have shown a modification which consists in providing an arm IIb having two offset end portions 26, 26a so that the arm IIb may be extended over the base plate I3 or may be extended away from this base plate by reversing the position of the arm I lb. The ticket supporting plate I2 may be supported on either side of the end 26 of the arm as indicated in full and dotted lines in Fig. 4; and in the dotted line position, may be attached in the manner taught in Fig. 2.

From the foregoing, it will appear that the invention consists primarily in providing two plate portions or parts, I, I2, each having a socket for receiving the other part II-IIb which is detachable with respect to the sockets of the plate parts Ill and I2. The plate part In forms the support or base of the resulting device; whereas the plate I2 forms the ticket or card holder. In this connection, it will be understood that the size and construction of the plate I2 may be varied to suit different types and kinds of cards employed, the only essential feature being the provision of a suitable socket on the ticket or card supporting member for frictionally receiving one end of the standard or arm I I--I Ib.

It will of course be understood that the arm II may be of diiTerent lengths to vary the height of the part I2 with respect to a supporting surface; and being composed of spring material, this arm may be shaped to any desired form or contour intermediate the ends thereof to produce a predetermined efiect. It will also be apparent that my invention is not limited to the specific arrangement of the sockets herein disclosed, as these are illustrative of a few uses of the invention.

Having fully described my invention, what I claim as new and desire to secure by Letters Patent, is:

1. In a ticket holding device of the character described, a supporting base comprising sheet metal plate having an integral upstanding flange at one edge thereof, an offset strap secured to the surface of the flange adjacent said plate to form between the flange and the offset portion of the strap a socket for the reception of a ticket holder supporting arm, said offset strap including an angular part extending onto the upper surface of said base plate, and secured thereto to reinforce the upstanding socket portion of said base.

2. In a ticket holding device of the character described, a supporting base comprising sheet metal plate having an integral upstanding flange at one edge thereof, an offset strap secured to the surface of the flange adjacent said plate to form between the flange and the offset portion of the strap a socket for the reception of a ticket holder supporting arm, said offset strap including an angular part extending onto the upper surface of said base plate, and secured thereto to reinforce the upstanding socket portion of said base, said arm comprising an elongated strip of spring material having an angular end portion offset in the plane of said arm, a ticket supporting plate, and an offset strap centrally of one edge portion of the rear surface of said plate for the reception of one end of the spring arm in yieldably supporting said plate in connection with said base.

PIERRE H. MEYER.

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Classifications
U.S. Classification248/454, 248/160, 40/651
International ClassificationG09F3/08, G09F1/00, G09F1/14, G09F3/18
Cooperative ClassificationG09F3/18, G09F1/14
European ClassificationG09F3/18, G09F1/14