US 2262240 A
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Nov. 11, 1941. KQEBLE 2,262,240
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,4 7 Toe/KEYS- Patented Nov. 11, 1941 UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE DISPLAY DEVICE Albert Koeble, Irvington, N. J., assignor to The United States Printing & Lithograph Company, Brooklyn, N. Y., a corporation. of Ohio Application August 15, 1940, SerialNo. 352,817
. This invention relates to improvements in dis- Claims.
play devices and has particular reference to a display of the easel type.
An object of the invention is to provide an improved display device of simple and practical construction wherein both surfaces of a main body portion may be used for advertising matter and in which pivotal supports for said body portion are interconnected by braces for maintaining said supports at divergent angles to said body portion-and to each other.
Another object is to form a display device from a single sheet of material having its edges and ends cut to form two separate supports which are pivotally movable relative to the remainder of the sheet constituting the body portion of the display and which may be interchangeably and variously arranged to support said body portion in different positions of display. 7
The above and other objects will appear more clearly from the following description when taken in connection with the accompanying drawing which illustrates a preferred embodiment of the inventive idea.
In the drawing:
Figure 1 is a perspective view. of the display device in one of its assembled or operative 'positions.
Figure 2 is a vertical section on the line 2 2of Figure 1. I
Figure 3 is a horizontal section on the line 3-3 of Figure 2. s
Figure 4 is a fragmentary perspective View illustrating the manner in which the braces are inter- Ina similar manner, the support 9is cut from the sheet along the end line l3 and side lines 14, and. the sides ofsaid support terminate at'the folding'lines 5, spaced slightly from the lines I2, the sides of both supports 8 and 9 being of equal length. Thus, the support 9 maybe swung rearwardly and downwardly from the plane of the bodyportion l to its operative position'wherein it is disposed at an angle to said portion 1 andalso to the support'8, with the lower part of the portion 1 arranged in a plane between said supportsu" Complemental braces l6 are employed to maintainthe body portion 1 and supports 8 and 9 in relatively immovable positions when the device is in use. Each brace is cut from a sheet of material similar to that of the main portion of the display, and along one side edge the brace is formed with two end notches H and 18, while the opposed edge has an intermediate notch l9 therein. When placing each brace 16 in its operative position, it is inserted in a vertical plane between the inner edges of the sides of the supports 8 and 9, as indicated in dotted lines in Figures 2 and 3 andin full lines in Figure 4, and then forced downwardly until the upper edges of the bases of said supports engage in the notches l1 and I8. Each brace is then turned inwardly to a horizontal position and, in so doing, the adjacent lower side edge of the body 1 will enter the intermediate notch 19, whereupon the portionsof the brace contiguous to the notches l l and I8 will rest upon the upper edges of the bases of said supports and the inner edges of connected with the body portion and supports, the sides of said supports will engage in said Figure 5 is a plan view of the parts constituting the display device in their disassembled or inoperative positions.
notches I! and [8, thus completing the assembly operation. 1 The display may be knocked down by a reversal of the operation just described and :whenthe supports 8 and 9 are restored to the Referring more particularly to the accompany- 40 plane of the portion 1, as in Figure 5, it will be ing drawing, the numeral 6 indicates, generally, a sheet of cardboard or like material of rectangular formation from which main body portion 1 and the supports 8 and 9 are made.
The support 8 is formed by cutting the material of the sheet 6 along one end thereof, as indicated at I0 (Figure 5), and then along the opposed side edges, as at l I, to points intermediate the ends of the sheet where folding lines [2 provide a pivot for the section 8 whereby the same may be swung forwardly from a position in the plane of the sheet to one in which the support is disposed at a downwardly diverging angle to the body portion 1 to aid in supporting the latter in a substantially vertical position.
obvious that the parts of the display may be readily contained in flat condition within an envelope or similar container.
From the foregoing, it will be apparent that by forming the supports 8 and 9 from the margins of the sheet 6, both surfaces of the main portion 7 will be unobstructed and will thus afford a maximum space for the printing of advertising matter. Also the arrangement of the supports is such that should it be desired to display the opposite side of the portion 1 from that shown in Figure 1, the support 8 may be swung about its pivot 12 beneath the lower edge of the portion 1 so as to be at substantially the same relative inclination as the support 9 in Figure 1,
and the latter support may be swung upwardly about its pivot l5 and over and beyond the upper edge of said portion 1 and thence downwardly until it assumes a reversed position from that shown in said figure. Further, it is possible, as will be obvious, to invert the display from the position of Figure 1, in which event the positions of the supports 8 and 9 with respect to the: front and back of the body portion will be reversed.
It is to be further noted that when the braces [6 are in their horizontal positions, they may be employed to support articles of light weight which may be used in conjunction with the advertising matter on the surfaces of the portion 1.
What is claimed is:
l. A display device comprising a main body portion, pivotally movable supports therefor extending forwardly and rearwardly therefrom, and braces each having a series of notches therein, one for receiving an edge of said body portion and the others for receiving edges, of said supports.
2. A display device comprising a main body portion, supports therefor each formed from two of the side edges and one of the end edges of said body portion and pivotally movable relative thereto, one of said supports being movable to a forwardly inclined position and the other to a rearwardly inclined position relative to said body portion, and means connecting said supports to releasably maintain the same in said positions.
3. A display device comprising a main body portion, supports therefor each formed from two of the side edges and one of the end edges of said body portion and pivotally movable relative thereto to forwardly and rearwardly inclined supporting positions, and braces interengaged with said body portion and said supports, each brace having a series of notches therein, one for receiving an edge of said body portion and the others receiving edges of said supports.
4. A display device comprising a main body portion and pivotal supports therefor, said body portion and supports being made from a single sheet of material out along its opposed side edges to form the sides of said supports and along its ends to form the bases thereof, and means to interconnect said body portion with said supalso along one of its ends to provide a pivotal support, and also being cut from other intermediate points along said side edges spaced from the first named points and along the other end of the sheet to form a second pivotal support, said cuts defining the main body portion of said device and said material being bendable at said intermediate points to form the pivots for said supports.
7. A display device made from a single sheet of material, said sheet being out along its side edges to opposite intermediate points thereof and also along one of its ends to provide a pivotal support, and also being cut from other intermediate points along said side edges spaced from the first named points and along the other end of the sheet to form a second pivotal support, said cuts defining the main body portion of said device and said material being bendable at said intermediate points to form the pivots for said supports, and braces interposed between the side edges of said body portion and of said supports and having notches therein for receiving said edges.
8. A display device formed from a sheet of material out along its side and end edges to define a body portion and to provide two substantially U-shaped supports having pivotal connection with said body portion, said supports being movable about their pivotal connection from positions in a plane with said body portion to forwardlyand rearwardly inclined supporting positions relative thereto, and braces each interengaged with a side of said body portion and ports to maintain the latter in operative position. y
5. A display device comprising a main body portion and pivotal supports therefor, said body portion and supports being made from a single sheet of material out along its opposed side edges to form the sides of said supports and along its 1; 'r
portion and the others receiving edges of said 1*} supports.
6. A display device made from a single sheet of material, said sheet being out along its side edges to opposite intermediate points thereof and adjacent sides of said supports and resting upon the bases of the latter.
9. A display device comprising a main body portion, a support for said body portion pivotally connected thereto at opposed points along the side edges thereof, a second support also pivoted to said body portion at opposed points along said side edges and vertically spaced from the first named points, and braces each having notches therein, one for receiving one of said side edges and others for receiving portions of said supports.
10. A display device formed from a sheet of material out along its side and end edges to define a body portion and to provide two substantially U-shaped supports having pivotal connection with said body portion at adjacent points along said side edges, one of said supports being movable about its pivotal connection in a plane with said body portion to a forwardly and downwardly inclined supporting position relative thereto, and the other of said supports being movable from the plane of said body portion to a downwardly and rearwardly inclined position relative thereto, said supports combining to maintain said body portion in a substantially vertical position, and means connecting said supports.