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Publication numberUS2890530 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateJun 16, 1959
Filing dateSep 26, 1957
Priority dateSep 26, 1957
Publication numberUS 2890530 A, US 2890530A, US-A-2890530, US2890530 A, US2890530A
InventorsMorton Goldsholl, Stone Nathan E Van
Original AssigneeSherwin Williams Co
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Spectrum color display easel
US 2890530 A
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INVENTORS SHOLL MCRTON GOLD VAN TME THAN E.

ATTGRM EY United States Patent O SPECTRUM COLOR DISPLAY EASEL Morton Goldsholl, Chicago, lll., and Nathan E. Van

Stone, Chagrin Falls, Ohio, assiguors to The Sherwin- Williams Company, Cleveland, Ohio, a corporation of Ohio Application September 26, 1957, Serial No. 686,523

4 Claims. (Cl. 35-28.3)

This invention relates to a color display easel useful in illustration of the color gamut of a line of decorative coatings.

The object of the invention is to provide instantaneous means for viewing an entire color line, viewing combinations of three of the colors in close one-to-the-other proximity and selection from a dispensing bin for removal of individual ones of said color chips for consideration of the colors thereof when one is apart from the display unit.

Referring to the drawings:

Figure l is a front View of the display easel in partial assembly.

Figure 2 is a plan view with movable parts removed to show detail.

Figure 3 is a rear view with parts removed.

Figure 4 is an end view with parts removed.

Figure 5 is a partial sectional view through line 5-5 of Figure 1.

Figure 6 is a sectional view through line 6-6 of Figure 2 with color chips removed.

Figure 7 is a sectional view through line 7--7 of Figure 2 with the color display book removed.

Referring to the drawings in greater detail, a hollow solid base 1 of ive sided section has a bottom surface 2 parallel to a first top and forward face 3. At right angles to surfaces 2 and 3 is a front face 4, and a rear face 5 parallel to front face 4. Joining with forward top face 3 is a second top face 6 which is at an acute angle to the line of bottom surface 2. Normal to surface 6 of base 1 is attached a book simulating panel 10 whose leaves or pages 11 and 12 are open at an obtuse angle of approximately 170.

In viewing Figure 1,/it is observed that pages 11 and 12 of book panel 10 are cut out and depending from the top cut edge 14 are a series of wire loops 15 held in place by fasteners 16; and similarly a bottom cut edge 17 has a corresponding matched set of wire loops 19 directed upwardly therefrom.

Wire loops assembly 15 and loops 19 are shown more in detail in Figure 5 showing suspension of loops 21 and 22 from horizontal suspending wires 24 and 25 to which loops 21 and 22 are individually welded.

Wire loops 15 and 19 provide means for mounting a plurality of cylindrical tubes 26 parallel to one another and at the same angle to face 6 of the base 1 as the book pages and 11 by means illustrated in Figure 5. Each of said tubes 26 are coated along their length with a plurality of bands of different hue, value and chroma selected from the spectrum of colors available in two or more qualities of material. Thus, in assembled array, as in Figure 1, the eye is met with the full gamut of available color, and because of the curvature of the display, the viewer has a greater appreciation of all the colors under a variety of lighting conditions, not possible in viewing merely a ilat sheet of color at a constant angle of viewing.

Mounted at one end of horizontal surface 3 of base 1 is an elevatedv legend board 30 and centered forward of the legend board 30 and set lush into front surface 3 of base 1 is a semi-cylindrical trough 31 adapted to receive and hold a ring type binder (not shown) positioned in front of said legend board 30 and in substantially the same plane as front surface 3.of base 1.

The ring binder to be set in the bookv trough 31 isa color harmony book in which cut outs in the pages reveal different colors in juxtaposition as the viewer turns the pages.

At the opposite side of center of base 1, set into the forward plane surface 3 of base 1 is a rectangular box 35 which is fitted with dividers 36 and 37 normal to the long dimension of box 35. The resultant strip-like volumes are adapted to receive color chips of similar dimension and corresponding in color to colors Viewable upon the horizontal tubes 26 and in the color-harmony book in position in the trough 31. The receiving chambers 4l! delined by dividers 36 and 37 are adapted to provide color strip mementos to be taken from the point of display for later color study.

Thus, the color display easel herein described provides first a means for over-all appraisal and selection of a principal color from a broad spectrum of colors of interest to the potential decorator and user. Second, the area of principal color interest may be compared with harmonizing and contrasting colors by means of the color harmony book conveniently held in the display easel. Having determined one or more color combinations of specific interest, the interested party may then take with him swatches of selected colors for viewing in the intended place of use.

Having thus described our invention, what we claim is:

1. A color display easel comprising a supporting base having a horizontal bottom surface, a first forward upper face thereof parallel to the bottom surface and which meets with a second upper rearward face, said rearward face at an acute angle to the horizontal bottom surface; a pair of converging book-like leaves opened at an obtuse angle to one another supported normally from said second upper face, in which leaves a rectangular area has been cut out, and a plurality of cylinder-like columns mounted vertically in said rectangular cut-out area, the forwardly extending surfaces of which are horizontally banded with a plurality of colors of differing hue, value and chroma.

2. A color display easel comprising a supporting base having a horizontal bottom surface, a first forward upper face thereof parallel to the bottom surface and which meets with a second upper rearward face, said rearward face at an acute angle to the horizontal bottom surface; and in the other end of said face a receptacle for storage of an ordered plurality of color chips; a pair of converging book-like leaves opened at an obtuse angle to one another supported normally from said second upper face, n which leaves a rectangular area has been cut out, and a plurality of cylinder-like columns mounted vertically in said rectangular cut-out area, a plurality of cylinderlike columns the forwardly extending surfaces of which are horizontally banded with a plurality of colors of differing hue, value and chroma.

3. A color display easel comprising a supporting base having a horizontal bottom surface, a first forward upper face thereof parallel to the bottom surface and which meets with a second upper rearward face, said rearward face at an acute angle to the horizontal bottom surface; in one end of said upper forward face a book receiving trough and a pair of converging book-like leaves opened at an obtuse angle to one another supported normally from said second upper face in which leaves a rectangular area has been cut out, and a plurality of cylinder-like columns mounted vertically in said rectangular cut-out area, the forwardly extending surfaces of which are horizontally banded with a plurality of colors of differing hue, value and chroma. f

4. A color display easel comprising a supporting base having a horizontal bottom surface, a rst forward upper face thereof parallel to the bottom surface and which meets with a second upper rearward face, said rearward face at an acute angle to the horizontal bottom surface; mounted downwardly in one end of said rst upper face a book receiving trough and in the other end of said face a receptacle for storage of an ordered plurality of color chips; a pair of converging book-like leaves opened at an obtuse angle to one another supported normally from said second upper face,` in which leaves a rectangular area has been cut out, and a plurality of cylinderlike columns mounted vertically in said rectangular cutout area, the forwardly extending surfaces of which are horizontally banded with a plurality of colors of differing hue, value and chroma.

No references cited.

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US3938686 *Nov 18, 1974Feb 17, 1976Milligan Robert TPaint container
Classifications
U.S. Classification434/103, 211/49.1, 206/81
International ClassificationG09F5/04, G09F5/00
Cooperative ClassificationG09F5/04
European ClassificationG09F5/04