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Publication numberUS2707609 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateMay 3, 1955
Filing dateJun 22, 1949
Priority dateJun 22, 1949
Publication numberUS 2707609 A, US 2707609A, US-A-2707609, US2707609 A, US2707609A
InventorsLarkin James L
Original AssigneeForbes Lithograph Mfg Company
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Display stand
US 2707609 A
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y 3, 1955 J. I. LARKIN 2,707,609

DISPLAY STAND Filed June 22, 1949 United States Patent DISPLAY STAND James 'L. Larkin, Scarsdale, N. Y., assignor to Forbes Lithograph Manufacturing Company, Chelsea, Mass., a corporation of Massachusetts Application June 22, 1949, Serial No. 100,720

4 Claims. (Cl. 248-174) the invention is of an exceptionally simple and inexpensive construction, easily erected, and well serving its purpose.

The invention will be well understood by reference to the following description of certain illustrative embodiments of the invention shown by way of example in the accompanying drawings, wherein:

Fig. 1 is a front elevation of the display stand in use;

Fig. 2 is a side elevation thereof;

Fig. 3 is the plan of the blank from which the stand is formed;

Figs. 4 and 5 are side elevations on a smaller scale showing steps in manufacture; and

Fig. 6 is a side elevation of a modified form shown empty.

Referring now to Figs. 1, 2 and 3, the stand shown in Figs. 1 and 2 is constructed from a simple one-piece blank of a single thickness of light cardboard, the blank being shown in Fig. 3. Cardboard having a thickness of about A of an inch is suitable. The card may be finished on one side only since, as will appear, one face only is exposed to View when it is in use. Such a stand is usually printed for decoration and information, and the one under consideration requires printing on said one exposed side only.

The stand and the blank of which it is formed comprises a main panel 10, having a number of panels at either end thereof joined by fold lines permitting the stand to be brought to the position of Figs. 1 and 2, wherein the panel 10 provides an under-riding support for the box B, the weight of the box and the articles C contained therein maintaining the parts in position. It will be convenient to speak of the relation of the various panels in terms applicable to the erected position of Figs. 1 and 2.

At the forward end of the main panel 10 there is provided, connected to the panel 10 and to each other by suitable fold lines in order an upwardly bent panel 12, a downwardly bent panel 14 of equal width, and a terminal forwardly bent panel 16. The panels 12 and 14 are secured together in back to back relation, herein by means of the wire stitches (staples) 18 adjacent their lower edges and provide an upstanding wall to engage the forward side of the box B, as shown in Fig. 2, while the forwardly bent panel lies upon the supporting surface and serves to stiffen and maintain this wall. At the rear end of the main panel 10 there is a downwardly bent panel 20 which may be of the same width as the panel 12, and an upwardly bent panel 22, the two being secured together in face to face relation by the staples 24 to provide a leg for supporting the rear end of the main panel 10 elevated. The panel 22 is wider than the 2,707,609 Patented May 3, 1955 panel 20, so that it projects above the main panel to be engaged by the rear side of the box B, the box fitting between the forward wall (formed by the panels 14 and 12) and the upwardly extending portion of panel 22. Herein the panel 22 at about the position of the top I of the box, merges into a display card 26, which may be joined to the panel 22 along a fold line 28 to permit the part 26 to be tilted somewhat rearwardly relative to the forward rake of the panel 22 as shown in Fig. 2. I have herein shown a tongue 30 cut from adjacent parts of the panels 22 and 26, based on the latter and extending across the fold line 28. This tongue may be engaged with some adjacent portion of the box or its contents,

to hold the display card 26 erect as seenin Fig. 2.

When the parts are stapled together the staples 18 and the staples 24 desirably are located respectively at the same distance from the folded edge connecting the two panels, 12 and 14 in one case, and 20 and 22 in the other. The parts being loosely folded together as in Fig. 4, the folded edge between the panels 12 and 14 may be inserted against a gage G in the stapling machine S, Fig. 4, preferably a gang stapler having two heads and the staples 18 inserted. The operator may then merely rotate the blank in the plane of the paper viewing Figs. 4 and 5, bringing it to the position shown in Fig. 5.

The folded edge between the parts 20 and 22 may be placed against the same gage and the two staples 24 inserted. The simplicity of the operation is evident.

In Fig. 6 I have shown a slight modification in which the main panel 10 and the panels 20 and 22 are longi- 3 tudinally divided for a portion of their fore and aft width to provide a section having fold lines permitting it to be bent differentially to said panels to provide an elevated shelf 32, a riser 34 depending therefrom which extends below the rest of panel 10, and a depending portion 36 forwardly of the riser in face to face contact therewith, and here shown as secured by staples 38. The whole construction can fold flat, and when erected it permits an article to be placed on the shelf 32 elevated relatively to others carried by the display. The width of the panel 36 is here shown as such as to provide a support for the sloping panel 10 which will be shorter than the part 20 because of that slope. Therefore the part 36 is severed from the riser 34 a short section of the blank being cut out at this position so that the tread 32 will not be raised above the horizontal.

I am aware that the invention may be embodied in other specific forms without departing from the spirit or essential attributes thereof, and I therefore desire the present embodiment to be considered in all respects as illustrative and not restrictive, as is in fact clear in several matters from the description itself. Reference is to be had to the appended claims to indicate those principles of the invention exemplified by the particular embodiment described and which I desire to secure by Letters Patent.

I claim:

1. A display stand for supporting a box comprising a. single strip of cardboard having a main panel between its ends providing an under-riding support for the box and having at the forward end thereof in order an upwardly bent panel, a downwardly bent panel of equal width, the two last-mentioned panels being secured in back to back contact to provide an upstanding wall to engage the forwardly facing side of the box, and a terminal, forwardly bent, panel and at the rear end of the main panel in order a downwardly bent panel and upwardly bent panel, the two last-mentioned panels secured in face to face contact to provide a leg for supporting the rear end of the main panel in an elevated position, the last-mentioned upwardly bent panel being wider than the first whereby it projects above the main panel to be engaged by the rearwardly facing side of the box.

2. A display stand for supporting a box comprising a single strip .of cardboard having a main panel between its ends providing an under-riding support for the box and having at the forward end thereof in order an upwardly bent panel, a downwardly bent panel of equal width, the two last-mentioned panels being secured in back to back contact to provide an upstanding wall to engage the forwardly facing side of the box, and a terminal, forwardly bent, panel and at the rear end of the main panel in order a downwardly bent panel and upwardly bent panel, the two last-mentioned panels secured in face to face contact to provide a leg for supporting the rear end of the main panel in an elevated position, the last-mentioned upwardly bent panel being Wider than the first whereby it projects above the main panel to be engaged by the rearwardly facing side of the box, the pairs of panels which are stated above to be secured in contact being so secured by inserted fastenings spaced in both instances the same distance from the lines of junction between the elements of the pair.

3. A display stand for supporting a box comprising a single strip of cardboard having a main panel between its ends providing an under-riding support for the box and having at the forward end thereof in order an upwardly bent panel, a downwardly bent panel of equal width, the two last-mentioned panels being secured in back to back contact to provide an upstanding wall to engage the forwardly facing side of the box, and a terminal, forwardly bent, panel and at the rear end of the main panel in order a downwardly bent panel and upwardly bent panel, the two last-mentioned panels secured in face to face contact to provide a leg for supporting the rear end of the main panel in elevated position, the last-mentioned upwardly bent panel being wider than the first whereby it projects above the main panel to be engaged by the rear wardly facing side of the box, the upwardly bent panel having a tongue cut from its projecting portion to be bent outwardly therefrom to engage the box to hold the panel upright with the leg in supporting position.

4. A display stand for supporting a box comprising a single strip of cardboard having a main panel between its ends providing an under-riding support for the box and having at the forward end thereof in order an upwardly bent panel, a downwardly bent panel of equal width, the two lastmentioned panels being secured in back to back contact to provide an upstanding wall to engage the forwardly facing side of the box, and a terminal forwardly bent panel, and at the rear end of: the main panel in order a downwardly bent panel and upwardly bent panel, the two last-mentioned panels secured in face to face contact to provide a leg for supporting the rear end of the main panel in an elevated position, the last-mentioned upward ly bent panel being wider than the first whereby it projects above the main .panel to be engaged by the rearwardly facing side of the box, the main panel and the panels at its rear being longitudinally divided for a portion of their width to provide a strip which has fold lines providing for bending the strip out of the planes of the rest of the panels to provide an elevated shelf, a riser at the front of the shelf, the riser having a portion extending below the rest of the panel, and a depending part from that portion of the strip forward of the riser face to face with the lower part of the riser.

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Classifications
U.S. Classification248/174, 248/450
International ClassificationA47F5/10, A47F5/11
Cooperative ClassificationA47F5/112
European ClassificationA47F5/11B