|Publication number||US2745556 A|
|Publication date||May 15, 1956|
|Filing date||Sep 24, 1951|
|Priority date||Sep 24, 1951|
|Publication number||US 2745556 A, US 2745556A, US-A-2745556, US2745556 A, US2745556A|
|Original Assignee||Archer Mills Inc|
|Export Citation||BiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan|
|Patent Citations (11), Referenced by (1), Classifications (4)|
|External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet|
A. LAKIN DISPLAY DEVICE May E5, 1956 INVENTOR.
Filed Sept. 24, 1951 United States Patent DISPLAY DEVICE Adele Lakin, Edgewater, N. J., assignor to Archer Miiis, 11m, Columbus, Ga., a corporation 0-. iieorgia Application September 24, 1951, Serial No. 247,933
2 Claims. (Cl. 211-45) The present invention relates to a display device for ladies stockings and, more particularly, it relates to a display device for ladies stockings wherein several stockings of difierent shades and colors may be matched with several swatches of various materials, designs and colors.
it is an object of the present invention to provide a display device which has a plurality of compartments, each compartment adapted to contain a ladies stocking of particular color and shade which may be compared or matched with various swatches of material, which are also contained in the same compartment.
A further object of the present invention is to provide a ladies stocking display device which presents a highly attractive appearance and which is designed to catch the attention of customers.
Moreover, it is an object of the present invention to present a ladies stocking display device wherein the stockings and swatches of material to be matched may be readily exchanged to provide a large number of combinations in color, design and shade from which a customer may choose.
An advantage residing in the present invention is that a customer can very easily examine and match the various stockings and swatches without enlisting the aid of a saleslady. This is particularly advantageous in the event the saleslady is otherwise busy.
Another advantage of the present invention is that it may be used continually throughout the year by simply replacing the various stockings and swatches with those appropriate to the particular season of the year.
A still further advantage of my invention is that the stockings themselves may be compared in appearance with each other as well as with the various swatches of material.
Moreover, my invention has the advantage that it dispenses with the need of a saleslady opening and handling a large number of boxes in order to display the various stockings to the customer.
And, yet, another advantage of the present invention is that the customer is able to determine in advance how a a stocking of particular color or shade will appear with a particular dress, suit, skirt or other garment. r
Other objects and advantages of the present invention will become more apparent as it is described in detail below, with particular reference to the accompanying drawings wherein:
Fig. l is a perspective view of the display device embodying the present invention;
Fig. 2 is a sectional view taken on line 2-2 of Fig. l, and looking in the direction of the arrows;
Fig. 3 is a fragmental front view of the display device, and
Fig. 4 is a sectional view taken on line 44 of Fig. 3, and looking in the direction of the arrows.
in accordance with the present invention, I have devised a display device for ladies stockings to be used in department stores and the like comprising a rack having a body portion, a base portion, several parallel compart- "ice ments extending the length of the body portion, each compartment adapted to receive a card with various swatches thereon, and parallel supporting members mounted on the rack which are adapted to bear various stockings in such a manner that each stocking can be readily compared with a respective series of swatches.
With particular reference to Fig. 1, there is shown a rack 13 having a body portion 11. At the bottom of the body portion 11, extending the width thereof and integral therewith is a base member 12, which has an upwardly and inwardly extending panel member 13, also extending the width of the body portion 11. Mounted on the body portion 11 and extending from the top thereof to the base member 12 are several parallel longitudinal ribs 14. These ribs 14, which are positioned at regularly spaced intervals, define the several compartments 15. The panel member 13 can be so sloped that it engages the ribs 14 (as shown) or almost engages the ribs, without departing from the invention. On the base member 12 there are several guard blocks 16, each positioned opposite a respective compartment 15.
At the top of the body portion 11, integral therewith, and extending the width thereof, is a flat extension member 17, which is parallel to the base member 12. In this flat extension member 17 are a plurality of holes or openings 18, each hole or opening located opposite a respective compartment 15. Extending upwardly from the flat extension 17 as an integral continuation thereof is a back member 19. Upright posts 2% are located at opposite extremities of the extension member 17 and have slots 21 at their tops, which slots are adapted to receive a horizontal rod 22. Another rod 23, which is parallel to the base 12 and to the rod 22, is fixedly mounted in and extends through the upper portions of the longitudinal ribs 14 in advance of the rod 22.
Positioned on the back of the body portion 11 is a block element 2-!- which is adapted to receive a supporting leg 25. When the leg 25 is in position in the block element 24. the entire display device may be placed or set on a display counter or other flat area, in which case the leg and base 12 serve to support the entire rack 10 in an erect manner. This leg 25 may be removed if it is desired to store the display away.
When it is desired to use the display device, the leg 25 is inserted into the block element 24 and the rack 10 then placed on a sales counter or show table. A card or similar object 26, bearing swatches 27 of different materials, designs and colors, is placed in a compartment as shown in Fig. 1. Then a ladies stocking 28 is positioned on the rack, as shown in phantom in Figs. 2 and 4, by passing the top of the stocking up through a hole 18, down and around the rod 23, and then upwardly and around the rod 22 so that the top of the stocking drapes over the card 26. The hole 18 confines the material of the stocking thus keeping it from slipping endwise accidently, and also keeping it from moving laterally on the rods. Since the stocking is generally sheer, the swatches can be readily seen. However, if desired, the stocking may be lifted by hand to more readily expose the swatches. The bottom of the card 26 abuts a block 16 so that it cannot slide downwardly, and is prevented from accidentally coming out of the compartment 15 by means of the rod 23 and the upwardly extending panel member 13.
The stockings are so chosen that each stocking is of a color or shade appropriate for wear with materials shown on the various swatches in the compartment. The cards bearing the swatches may be interchanged at will, and several cards may be stored in each compartment.
Both the panel member 13 and back member 19 may be utilized for descriptive advertising, if so desired.
While the invention has been described in detail and shown with respect to the accompanying drawings, it is not to be limited to such details, since many changes and modifications may be made in the invention without departing from the spirit and scope thereof. Hence, it is desired to cover any and all forms and modifications of the invention which may come Within the language and scope of any one or more of the appended claims.
1. A display device for ladies stockings comprising a base member, a body portion extending upwardly from said base member, a plurality of ribs spaced transversely of said body portion so asto form compartments, rcarward extension at the top of said body portion, a back member upstanding on said rearward extension, stocking supporting means mounted upon said back member, and openings corresponding to said compartments provided in said rearward extension through which the stockings are drawn before being passed around supporting means.
2. A display device for ladies stockings comprising a base member, a body portion extending upwardly from said base member, a plurality of ribs spaced transversely of said body portion so as to form. compartments, a rear- Ward extension at the top of said body portion, a back member upstanding on said rearward extension, stocking supporting means mounted on said back member, openings corresponding to said compartments provided in said rearward extension through which the stockings are drawn before being passed around said supporting means, and a rod extending horizontally through the upper ends of said ribs, said rod cooperating with said stocking supporting means and said openings in retaining portions of the stockings disposed side by side draped over said compartments respectively.
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