Search Images Maps Play YouTube News Gmail Drive More »
Sign in
Screen reader users: click this link for accessible mode. Accessible mode has the same essential features but works better with your reader.


  1. Advanced Patent Search
Publication numberUS2325483 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateJul 27, 1943
Filing dateApr 4, 1941
Priority dateApr 4, 1941
Publication numberUS 2325483 A, US 2325483A, US-A-2325483, US2325483 A, US2325483A
InventorsDavis Edward D
Original AssigneeBoye Needle Co
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
US 2325483 A
Abstract  available in
Previous page
Next page
Claims  available in
Description  (OCR text may contain errors)

E. D. DAVIS July 27, 1943.

CABINET Filed April 4, 1941 mmmmw A m l" WWW pearance of the cabinet.

Patented July 27, 1943 CAB -f E dwarci DQDaVis, Chicago; IlL, assignor to The Eoye Needle Company, Chicago, TIL, a col-para tam of Illinois Q Application April 1941 'Seria lNo. 3.865789 scams. (c1. a r- 60) This invention relates to; a cabinet and more particularly to a display cabinet for articles of. various types} such as for example, :knitting needles, etc.

There has long been is sturdy butwhich will support merchandiseso prominently that it can be seehjfrom all sides.

and readily examined while still in the cabinet, the merchandise being, supported den 2. way that the various, sizes can-be det by the merchant or purchaser. $.nce there is a greaterfldemand ,for certain sizes and since at times the demand changes making; other sizes more sought for; itis highly important that the cabinet prcvidegjmeans whereby the size compartment ca be. readily modified, by increasing or diminishing it or evenentirely removing one or more size, compartments without destroyingthe attractive appearance of thecabinet.

.. An objector the present invention is to pro-.

vide a cabin'ethaving the above characteristics while at the same time providing means for changing the compartment sizes; which means are barely'visible. and notinjurious to the; ap-. Another object is to, provide a case of. a certain conformationor shape which enables the articles to be displayed in stepped relation, the co-mpartznentsbeing stepped not only in vertical order but laterally so asto expose, even from the front of the cabinet, each tier of articles displayed. A further object is to provide a cabinetof a new and important conformation which enables the cabinet to. be ban-- died securely and the products to be displayed upon a sturdy base. advantages will appear as the specification proceeds.

The invention is illustrated, in a preferred embodiment, by the accompanying drawing, in

which Figure 1 is a front view in elevation of a cabinet embodying. my invention; Figure 2, a transverse sectional view, the section being taken as indicated at line 2 of Figure l; and Figure 3, a brokentransverse detail sectional View, the section being taken as indicated at line 3 of Figure 2.

In the illustration given, a cabinet H3 is illustrated which is formed of wood or any other suitable material. It will be understood that the details of construction may be modified according to the type of material used in making the cabinet. The cabinet is provided with a base i! and a back wall !2. The inwardly curved back wall is provided with a thin veneer wall It.

a need for a cabinet which fined readily Other specific objects and The side walls l4 taper from therear, wall fore I wardly andinwardly and are closed at the front end by a rearwardlyinclined;v front wall it. A molding base member it runs about the; lower portion of the structure. The front wail I5 is provided;Witnaveneer member it.

The interior of the cabinet is divided into transverse compartments by the transverse walls l8, l9, and 2 0. It will be understood, of course; that any number oftransverse walls be used. In, order to step the merchandise up f/Qjthe' desired height, I provide bottom members 28, 2!,

and 22 in the transverse compartment. The walls [1, l8, i9, 20 and I2 are preferably provided with spacedgrooves, 23 arranged in pairs facing each other and 'adapted to'receive thin partition blades 24.. The upper iace of the cabinet is curved rearwardly andupwardly as indicated by the line 25 and itwill be noted that the upper face of each of the partition blades 24 is similarly curved so as to form with the cabinet an unbroken curved top surface. If desired, molding strips 26 may I be secured to the top of the walls ll, [8, Band I By having "the compartments opening in stepped arrangement; above each other and by employing stepped bottoms, the merchandise can be supported at the desired elevation so that they are visible, Further, by having the side walls l4 tapered inwardly as they approach the front, the rear tiers of merchandise can be seen along the sides as they project laterally beyond the forward tiers. The stepped arrangement elimi 'nates shadows and causes the merchandise to stand out clearly. Further, there is a curved even contour of the cabinet along its top surface,

in which the side walls terminate 'flush with the partition blades 24. It will be noted that the merchandise can be readily grasped from the side of the case and the desired pin or other article selected and withdrawn.

While the cabinet when filled with merchandise becomes quite heavy and the upwardly projecting articles cause considerable top weight, the rearwardly extended base provides a firm foundation which prevents the case from tipping. At the.

time, the inwardly curved rear wall of the cabinet enables the cabinet to be, when the same is lifted, supported by one hand in the curved portion and the other at the forward corner of the base and the cabinet can be readily moved to the desired position on the counter, etc. without tipping.

The cabinet provides a minimum of structure The grooves by the merchandise. With a minimum of effort,- the dealer can vary widely the size of the various compartments to suit the needs for the par tioular day. By terminating the A blades flush with the top curved Wall of the cabinet, the blades are rendered less visible and noticeable and since they do not extend beyond the upper contour of the cabinet, they do not interfere at all" with the operation on the part of the customer of eX-, aminin'g, selecting and withdrawing a knitting pin or other article.

, -While in the foregoing description, Ihave' specified certain details for the purpose of illustrating the invention, it Will be understood that a great number of the detail may be widely varied without departing from the'spiritpffrny invention. Ii I claim: 1. In a display structure of the character set forth, a casing having a wide base, a short rearwardly-inclined front wall, a relatively tall and rearwardly-inclined rear wall substantially'wider than said front wall, inclined partitionsdividing' said casing into compartments open at their top, and side walls connecting the ends of the par titions, the front, and rear'w'alls, with a continuous curve at the top of each side wall in which the front and rear walls are merged.

2. In a display structure of the character set forth, a casing provided with a wide base, a front wall carried by said base and tapering rearwardly, a rear wall having a concave rear surface and extending above said front wall, aid rear wall being wider than said front wall, transverse par titions dividing the interior of said case into compartments open at their top, removable blades extending between saidpartition for dividing said compartments into smaller compartments, and side walls joinin the ends of said front and rear walls and having a top surface providing a gradual curve between the tops of said front and rear walls, said transverse partitions terminating in alignment with the curved top of said sides and being secured at their ends to said ides.

3. In a display structure of the character set forth, a casing open at its top, a relatively narrow front wall for said casing, a relatively wide rear wall for said casing, side walls connecting the ends of said frontand rear walls and tapering rearwardly and outwardly from said front wall, transverse partitions dividing the interior of said easing into compartments open at their top, the partitions being secured at their ends, to said side walls, and removable blades extending between said partitions for dividing said compartments into smaller compartments.

4. In a display structure of the character set forth, a casing having a wide base, a short rearwardly-inclined front wall, a relatively tall and reaiwardly-inclined rear wall, inclined partitions dividing said casing into compartments open at their top, and side Walls connecting the ends of thepartitions, the front and rear walls, with a continuous curve at the top of each side wall in which the front and rear walls are merged.

5. A display casing open at its top, comprising a relatively narrow and short rearWardly-inclined front wall, a relatively tall and wide rearwardlyinclined rear wall, side walls connectingthe ends 'of said front and rear walls and tapering rearwardly and outwardly from said front wall, the

-. upper surface of each of said side walls curving upwardly and rearwardly from the portion thereof which joins said front wall, partitions extending laterally within the casing between the side walls and secured at their ends to the side walls, partitions within said casing disposed transversely with respect to said lateral partitions, said lateral and transverse partitions-providing a plurality of compartments open at their top and disposed in vertically and laterally stepped relation. 4


Referenced by
Citing PatentFiling datePublication dateApplicantTitle
US2929511 *Jan 2, 1958Mar 22, 1960Gilbert JosephsonCrimped wire tubing for purposes of support
US3977521 *Jun 3, 1974Aug 31, 1976Murphy Helen MNovel baseball equipment storage device
US5655671 *Jan 16, 1996Aug 12, 1997Barry; Ralph E.Display stand for incense sticks
EP0713664A1 *Nov 24, 1995May 29, 1996EURO GRAPHICS, Sulzenbacher & GürsterDisplay stand
U.S. Classification211/60.1, 206/380
International ClassificationA47F7/00
Cooperative ClassificationA47F7/0021
European ClassificationA47F7/00C