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Publication numberUS2588635 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateMar 11, 1952
Filing dateMay 19, 1947
Priority dateMay 19, 1947
Publication numberUS 2588635 A, US 2588635A, US-A-2588635, US2588635 A, US2588635A
InventorsJunkin Newton R
Original AssigneeJunkin Newton R
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Display device
US 2588635 A
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I March 11, 1952 JUNKI'N 2,588,635

DISPLAY DEVICE Filed May 19, 1947 INVENTOR. /VW7'0/V Ju/vK/A Patented Mar. 11, 1952 UNITED 'STATES PATENT OFFICE DISPLAY DEVICE Newton a. Junkin, Detroit, Mich. Application May 19, 1947, Serial No. 748,979

1 This invention relates to tag holders and the like and more particularly to identifying tag A holders for food displays, such as produce.

Price tags and. the like for produce have -here-, tofore been exhibited in various ways such as by. suspending of the tag from a cord extending.

across the display or bymounting of the tag upon a board extending in front of the display.

Such arrangements not only detract from the artistic appearance of such displays but sub-,

It is therefore an object of the invention to.

provide a tag holder which will not only allow' full vision of food items it identifies but will, in addition, add a distinctly artistic effect to any display.

Another object is to provide a holder having provision for a price tag and, in addition, an identifying tag with the name of the food corresponding to the price tag.

Still another object of the invention is to provide a tag holder of the above type designed to hold tags on opposite sides of the holder, for use primarily where customers may approach the display from opposite sides.

Another object is to provide a tag holder wherein the tag may be attached to the holder on the reverse side thereof to facilitate changing tags or in some cases to prevent unauthorized tampering with the tags. Y

A feature of this invention is to provideia display device comprising a transparent body having a pair of spaced parallel diverging grooves formed therein for receiving price tags.

Other objects, advantages and novel details of construction of this invention will be made more apparent as this description proceeds, especially when considered in connection with the accompanying drawing, wherein: a

Figure 1 is a perspective view of the tag holder embodying the present invention;

Figure 2 is a sectional view taken substantially on the line 2-2 of Figure 1; and

Figure 3 is a modification of the tag holder embodying the present invention.

Referring more particularly to the drawing, the numeral l indicates a tag holder or similar support for mounting tags H (shown in broken lines). The tags, having any desired indicia, such as prices or names, are preferably formed 4 Claims; (Cl. 40-16) 2 from a flexible material and are sprung into place on the holder I 0.

The tag holder I 0 comprises a .body or plate 12 formed of a transparent material, such as glass, methyl methacrylate, ethyl cellulose, or other similar substances, and is provided with a pair of laterally spaced undercut grooves [3 in the front surface thereof. As shownin Figure 2, the grooves diverge into the body I2 to provide a bearing surface I I for securing the adjacent sides of the tags H. Grooves may also be provided on the back surface of the body l2 as shown in Figure 3 so that the tags may be viewed from the front or rear of the holder, in which case the respective grooves are preferably formed in horizontal alignment and the body is formed of a plate having suflicient depth to allow such construction without unduly weakening the tag holder. A pair of holes l5 are provided adjacent an edge of the plate for securing the holder to any suitable support, such as by nails or screws.

,Additional pairs of grooves [B may also be provided on the front and back surfaces of the plate l2 to accommodate identification tags I! or the like, having the grooves formed similar to grooves l3, and if desired, the pairs may be of different spacing to accommodate different size tags or to accentuate a particular part of the sign. For means of illustration, the tags II and I1 are shown on opposite sides of the plate, but itv is obvious that any arrangement may be employed without departing from the present invention.

'While it may be desirable to simultaneously use both grooved surfaces to display the same price or identifying name, such as in the case of window displays, or to use the holder to separate different commodities with their corresponding identifications carried by the adjacent surface of the plate, the tags may be placed on the reverse side only of the plate in a manner such that indicia on the card are visible through the front side of the plate. By such an arrangement, the tag is somewhat protected from unauthorized tampering and, in addition, adds an artistic effect to any display. Moreover, it can be seen that by using a tag having the same indicia on both sides, the display information may be viewed from a position at either side of the plate.

Although the tag holder 10 may be used in various ways in connection with different displays, it is apparent that no part of the display is obscured by the holder since the latter is transparent. Also it is to be noted that the holder does not detract from the artistic effect of the I, 3 display, but on the contrary, actually improves the appearance of the display.

What I claim as my invention is:

1. A display device comprising a solid transparent body having a pair of laterallyspaced diverging grooves therein and a display card positioned in said grooves and projecting outwardly from said transparent body to form a semi-cylindrical surface having printing on both sides thereof, whereby one surface of said semibylindrical portion presents an unobstructed view to the observer and the other printed surface is legible through said transparent body.

2. A display device comprising a solid transparent fiat plate having a pair of laterally spaced diverging grooves in one side and a display card positioned in said grooves and projecting outwardly from said transparent body to form inner and outer surfaces, said outer surface presenting an unobstructed view to the observer and said, inner surface being clearly visible through said transparent body.

3. A display device comprising a flat plate of transparent material enabling relatively free passage of light rays therethrough whereby indicia on cards supported at either side of the plate are visible through the plate, said plate having laterally spaced undercut elongated grooves in one side for respectively receiving opposite edge portions of a flexible card having indicia on one or both sides.

4. The display device set forth in claim 3 in which the plate has laterally spaced undercut grooves in opposite sides whereby indicia cards may be attached to both sides of the plate.


REFERENCES CITED The following references are of record in the file of this patent:

UNITED STATES PATENTS Number Name Date 1,943,168 Doppel Jan. 9, 1934 2,122,910 Garfinkle July 5, 1938 2,173,942 Hiatt et a1. Sept. 26, 1939 2,238,990 Carroll 1 Apr. 22, 1941 2,317,192 Hopp Apr. 20, 1943 2,340,421 Obrist Feb. 1, 1944

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U.S. Classification40/650, 40/618
International ClassificationG09F3/20, G09F7/02, G09F3/08, G09F7/10
Cooperative ClassificationG09F3/20, G09F7/10
European ClassificationG09F7/10, G09F3/20