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A. FLUSS CARD HANGER Filed Feb. n17, 1940 INVENTOR Patented Apr. 7, 1942 UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE CARD HANGER .Abram Fluss, Jamaica, N. Y.
Application February 17, 1940, Serial No. 319,481
(Cl. I0- 124) 2 Claims.
This invention relates to card hangers.
An object of this invention is to provide a device of the character described, in which greeting cards or other cards may be mounted for display purposes, the device being adapted to be hung in a show window or showroom or on any wall and on display stands.
A further object of this invention is to provide a simple and durable device of the character described on which different sized cards may be mounted and which may be easily assembled, relatively inexpensive to manufacture, attractive in appearance, and yet practical and efcient to a high degree in use.
Other objects of this invention will in part be obvious and in part hereinafter pointed out.
The invention accordingly consists in the features of construction, combinations of elements, and arrangement of parts which will be exemplified in the construction hereinafter described, and of which the scope of application will be indicated in the following claims.
In the accompanying drawing, in which is shown various possible illustrative embodiments of this invention,
Fig. 1 is a front elevational View of a card hanger embodying the invention, with cards mounted thereon;
Fig. 2 is a cross-sectional view taken on line 2-2 of Fig. 1;
Fig. 3 is a front elevational view of part of the device, embodying the invention;
Fig. 4 is a top plan view of one of the slitted sheets;
Fig. 5 is a view similar to Fig. l, but illustrating a modied construction; and
Fig. 6 is a front elevational view of a device embodying the invention, and illustrating a still further modied construction.
Referring now in detail to the drawing, I designates a card hanger embodying the invention. 'Ihe same comprises an elongated central flat strip II which may be made of any suitable flexible sheet material or plastic, such as Lumerith, Pliolm, Cellophane, Celluloid, paper cardboard and the like material.
The strip II has parallel side edges I2 being of uniform width throughout. The upper end of the strip II is attached to a rubber suction cup I3 to permit the device to be attached to a wall without necessity for handles.
Slidably mounted on the strip II, are a plurality of similar sheets I4, each formed with a pair ofl parallel slits I somewhat longer than the width of the strip Il. The sheet I4 is wider than the strip II, and the slits are parallel to the upper and lower edges I1 of said sheet. The strip Il passes forwardly through the upper slit I5, and then rearwardly through the lower slit I5. up and down on the strip II, but has substantially no sideways movement thereon.
A card may be mounted between each pair of adjacent sheets I4. The upper edge of the card 20 is received between the lower end of the upper sheet I4 and the strip I I. The lower edge of the card 20 is received between the upper end of the lower sheet I4 and said strip I I. Thus, a pair of adjacent sheets I4 hold the card against the strip I I.
The sheets I4 may likewise be made of transparent material, such as plastics of the Lumerith, Pliolm or Cellophane type. The lowermost sheet I4 may be attached to the lower end of the strip II by adhesive 25.
It will now be observed that cards of various sizes may be mounted between the sheets I4.
In Fig. 5 there is shown a card holder I0a embodying the invention, comprising a relatively wide sheet formed with two vertical rows of pair of horizontal slits I5a. Between each pair of slits I5a is a strap 35, and between the straps 35, are portions 35.
The slits in one row are aligned with the slits in the other row. Each pair of slits I5a are closely adjacent, and one pair of slits may beelongated strip 3I preferably of transparent ma-I .terial passing rearwardly through the upper slit of each pair of slits I5a and forwardly through the lower slit of each pair. The strips 3| thus pass behind the straps and in front of the portions 36 of the sheet 30.
A card 32 may then be mounted between the portions of the strips 3l which lie between adjacent pairs of slits I5a and the sheet 3l), as illustrated in Fig. 5.
The strips 3| are formed with semi-circular cuts 33 adjacent the upper and lower ends thereof, producing semi-circular tabs 34, to engage the straps 35 between the pairs of adjacent slits I5a at the upper and lower ends of the two rows of slits. The tabs 34 overlie and engage the straps 35 to prevent the strips 3| from sliding up or down.
In Fig. 6 there is shown a card holder Illb comprising a sheet 4D formed with adjacent pairs Thus, the sheet I4 may be slidably moved of slits 4I. At the upper and lower ends of the sheet I4 are single slits 42. Between each pair of adjacent slits 4l, is a strap 43. Extending through the slits 4|, 42, is an elongated strip 45 of transparent material, passing forwardly through the upper slit 42, rearwardly through the upper of the next pair of adjacent slits 4|, and then forwardly again through the lower of the pair of the slits 4l and so forth. The strip 45 thus passes behind the straps 43 and in front of the portions 46 of sheet 40 which lies between the straps 43.
Cards 5l) may be inserted between the portions oi the strip 45 which overlie portions 46 of said portions 4l.
The lower end of the strip Il of article l0 may be formed with a semi-circular cut, to form a semi-circular tab to engage the lowermost sheet I4, thus obviating the necessity for pasting the sheet I4 to the lower end of said strip.
It will thus be seen that there is provided a device in which the several objects of this invention are achieved, and which is well adapted to meet the conditions of practical use.
As various possible embodiments might be made of the above invention, and as various changes might be made in the embodiments above set forth, it is to be understood that all matter herein set forth or shown in the accompanying drawing is to be interpreted as illustrative and not in a limiting sense.
Having thus described my invention, I claim as new and desire to secure by Letters Patent:
l. A sheet having pairs of parallel slits and forming straps between said slits, an elongated transparent strip passing through said slits, behind said straps, and in front of the portions between said straps, and cards inserted between said strips and said sheet, said strip being formed with a U-shaped slit forming a tab engaging one of said straps.
2. A sheet formed with two vertical similar rows of pairs of slits and forming straps between said slits, the straps of one row being aligned with the straps of the other row, an elongated transparent strip passing through the slits in each row and behind the straps of said row, and in front of the portions of the sheet between said straps, and cards inserted between said strips and sheet, each card passing between portions of both strips and said sheet, said strips being formed at their upper and lower ends with U-shaped slits forming tabs engaging straps of said sheet.