US 2944665 A
Description (OCR text may contain errors)
July 12, 1960 F. J. OBECK 2,944,665
BRUSH DISPLAY CARD Filed Jan. 31, 1957 2 Sheets-Shget 1 July 12, 1960 F. J. OBECK 2,944,665
BRUSH DISPLAY CARD Filed Jan. 51, 1957 2 Sheets-Shee t 2 ma. 8 FIG.9 F! a. \0
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This invention relates to a card for displaying and supso that when the extension is folded upon flap a brush handle may be inserted through both holes by rotating the brush into a plane vertical to the cardand the inserted handle may be secured or locked in position by rotating the brush to a plane parallel to the card.
As a still further feature, the invention comprises the provision of notches in the lateral edges of the slot in the card formed by' punching the flap and extension, the notches being'designed to grip the edges of the extension thus holding the extension'and flap in the'relationship with considerable rigidity.
For a better understanding of the invention, reference 2 may now be had to the accompanying drawings in which:
porting an article and it has particular relation to a card I for'advantageously displaying and securely supporting'in suspended position, abrushlsuch as is employedin the coating art.
It has previously been commonfpractice to display articles upon cards to which they were atta'chedby Itapes, cement, rubber bands,'or by'inserting in slots or inholes in tabs or flaps formed in or attached to the cards. 'Many of the cards were designed merely for displaying articles forsale and were not suitable for purposes of employment' as a rack or support to which the articles could be attachedfor storage purposes between periods of use. Likewise, the articles could notconveniently be removed from the card to facilitate examination in the sales room and 'then returned to the card in their original position.
It is particularly tojbe emphasized thatthe presently employed typesr-of display cards are not well adapted for displaying brushes such as: are used'in the coating arts. 1
This is true=becausethe brushes frompthe' standpoint of display and storage, are somewhat awkward in' shape, in-
ivolving as they do, a large flexjible bristleportion which isnotwellladapted for attachment purposesand a handle =whichiis often ofrelatively;small section as compared -withthe bristle-portion; Means for securing such an article to a card, should he'designed. to hold the .brush securely, and'in a, natural, vertically pendant position.
I At the same time, it should permit easy removal bfythe ;brfush. from thecard'forexamination or for use and should permitthebrush to be returned at will to its original posi- :tion' as .often as may be desired. This/involves a considerable problem 'whichis accentuated in those instances bristle: portion uppermost;
in whichit is desirable tosuspend the cardwith the ar- .ticle thereupon from a hook -or other attachment. The conventionalgsystems for supporting-the articles do not :atione and the same time hold the article securely and permit its quick and easy removaLor replacement onthe -card when desired. 7.. 5 Y 7 This invention comprises .supportfor a brushwhich is simple, :but. which-will em- .a pendant positionwith the tips of the bristles pointed .downwardlyan'd which will also permit the brush'readily 'to be removed and returnedt-o its initial positionsubstan- -tially as often asmay be desired. i I f f Briefly, as one feature, the-inven on comprises .the provision of a card for display and storage of brushes comprising a-flap-like 'attachmentzelement for thebrush han- .dle'formed witha holefor the handle, the hole being vertieally; elongated and of suchwidth as topermit thehandle to be inserted when the brush is turned in a plane vertical to the card but being of a width; to grip the handle *when the brush is'rotated into a plane parallel to the ,card. As a further feature, the invention comprises the ciently grip a brush by its handle and hold it securelyin ono f-anextension upon theflap-lik'e element said,
Fig. 1illu'strates a card for displaying and holding brushes before the brush is attached.
Fig. 2 is a plan View of the same card with the brush in position thereupon.
Fig. 3 is an edge view of the card and brush as illus-v trated in Fig. 2.
Fig. 4 is .a fragmentary view illustrating the brush handle in its final position in the holes of the flap and its extension.
' Fig. 5 is a fragmentary edge view illustrating the insertion of a brush handle into the holes of the holding flap.
Fig. 6 is a sectional view taken substantially upon the line. Vl-VI of Fig. 4 illustrating a section of a brush handle through its restricted portion.
. Fig. 7 is a fragmentary sectional view taken substan- Fig. 8 is a planned view of a supporting card slightly modifiedconstruction and is illustrated as being adapted for supporting a brush having a handle of round section; 1 Fig.9 is aside elevational view of the construction shown in Fig. '8 with a;;brush applied thereto with the Fig. 1-0 is a further side elevational view of the card shown in Fig, 8 but with the. bristle portion of a brush thereupon disposed downwardly;
Fig. 11 is a sectional viewsubstantially upon the line XI-XljofFig. 10; I I Fig. '12 is asectional view taken substantially upon the line XIIXII of Fig. 10.
In the drawings, like numerals refer to like parts A brush such as may be supported upon a cardlin accordance with the provisions of the present invention handle 10 which comprism a relatively-wide'llaredupmay be conventional and may conveniently comprise a per. portion 11 and a restricted mid portion 12, sections the provision ofa earddike 1tional-ferrule-15of sheet metal or the like.
nests;ma aw laedsew w t l s m of holding the jacket securely in place.
convenient covering for the brush bristle .of 'which are illustrated respectively in Figs. 6 and 7.
v The handle also includes a wide shoulder, portion. 13 holding a fiattenedbristle portion .14. .Means to join the "shoulder and the bristles may includea. conven- The shoulder portion and the bristles are illustrated as being enclosed in ajacket lfi whichmay be of paper,
sheet plastic such as a; transparent sheet of cellophane,
aluminum foil orrthe'like. This, jacket isshown inthe drawings as terminating a substantial distance above ,the tips of the bristles leaving a portion T, imorder, to
facilitate examination of the latter. The jacket is further illustrated as being provided near its-upper edge '.with conventional fiber discs 17 for the attachment of a cord string 18 adapted to be wrapped around the handle 10 and over the shoulder portion 13 for purposes The brush jacket, is not an essential feature,- of the 'A card for supporting the brush for display or; storage Ji y. .2 .1 0.
mass s n acr r n e with the en ion Q he Pre C approximating U. shape and providing lateral edges 22 and 23 and a transverse lower edge 24. The fiap' may be integrally united wit-l1 the body of the card along a line of score X at its upper edge and providing a hinge between the two. Portion 21 includes two sections, the upper one 26 of which is deemed to be more fundamental and includes an ovoid hole 27 having its major axis extending vertically of the hinge and its minor axis extending parallel to the hinge. The hole 27 is of a length 'a little greater than the width of the upper portion 11 of the brush handle 10, but being of a width slightly greater than that of the restricted portion 12.
The lower section 28 of the flap upon the swinging end of the section 25 is integrally attached along a line of score Y; this line of score also provides a hinge between the two sections which permits the two sections to fold upon each other as in Fig. or to assume a V relationship as shown in Figs. 3 and 4. It will also be observed that the section 28 is formed with a hole 29 substantially corresponding to the hole 27 and being designed substantially to register with the latter when the sections 26 and 28 are replicately folded upon each other.
If desired the edges 22 and 23 of the opening in the card 20 may be provided with notches as at 31 and 32 adapted to receive ear like portons 33 and 34 at or near the lowermost portion of the section' 28 of the flap. The latter section is illustrated in Figs. 2 and 3 as being positioned to engage the ears or extensions 33 and 34 in the notches thus more positively locking the sections in predetermined position.
"For purposes of permitting the card to be hung in vertical position with the tip portion of a brush upon the card pointed downwardly suitable suspension means may be provided. In the embodiment illustrated, this suspension means comprises arsmall hole 36 adapted to receive a pin or hook 37 upon any convenient support.
The op eration of securing a brush in position upon the card 20 is best illustrated in Figs. 4 and 5. As shown in Fig. 5 the sections 26 and 28 are doubled together in such manner as to bring the two openings 27 and 29 into register. brush whichpis to be securedaupon the card is then rotated into a plane perpendicular or normal to the plane of the card 20. The wide portion 1'1 of the handle is then inserted through the registering openings. It is introduced approximately to the point of minimum width after which the brush is rotated about its longitudinal axis a quarter turn, that is through 90 degrees thus disposing the portion 12 transversely vith respect to the openings and by reason of the flaring of the, brush handle at 11, looking the brush handle so that it can not be withdrawn without actually rotating the brush back to the position illustrated in Fig, 5. This can readily be accomplished by purposeful manipulation but is unlikely to occur by accident. The sections 26.and 28 are allowed to spring apart to the relationship as illustrated in Fig. 4 and the brush will be held very positively without further manipulation. The springing apart of the section obviously tends to produce further gripping action upon the brush handle and will usually maintain the tip T a littleabove the lower edge of the card and the tip of the handle below the hole 36. However, if desired to maintain the brush at a definitie height upon the card, the section 28 of the flap may be doubled back to the position indicated in Fig. 3 and the cars 33. and 34 may be inserted in the notches 31 and 32 thus locking the sections in definite angular position with respect to each other. V
In those instances where the section 28is disposed in placement from the opening in the card.
'will po'sitively. prevent downward displacementv of the enses 1 t It will be apparent that the tip portions of the bristles can readily beihspec'ted while the brush is upon the card but if it is desired to heft or otherwise to handle the brush in the sales room, the separation of brush and card to facilitate such operation, is very simply eifected by reversal of the operations already described. Any reason-able number of removals and replacements may be accomplished. The card as thus described is excellent for use in thedisplaying of brushes in sales room. During. such time, the card with a brush, in place can be hung up for display. The assembly can also be laid down on a counter, in a show case or in any other convenient place. and the :brush will stay in place very satisfactorily. Needless to. say, the brush and the card may also be stored separately and a card may be added upon the purchase of the brush. This method is perhaps more economical from the standpoint of space. It is likewise within the scope of the invention to place the brush upon the card with the tip portion T uppermost. The brush will. still be retained, even though the, card is hung or stood vertically.
Single cards may be provided with a plurality of flaps, adapting them to hold several brushes.
It is also obvious that the card may be employed by the user as a device for storing the brush when the latter is idle. For example, the brush after it has been used and cleaned, can be returned to its jacket and then secured to the card in the manner already described after which, the card may be hung up in the manner indicated in Fig. 3 so that the bristles are. perfectly straight and free of strain, which is theproper method of storing brushes when notinuse.
In the construction as illustrated in Fig. 8 of the drawing a brush supporting card 40 is provided with a hole 41 by means of which the card may be hung upon an appropriatae hook. The card is cut as at E along a line which approximates an unciform or U-shape to provide a flap 42 comprising an upper section 43 and a lower section 44 which are hinged together along a line of scoring 46 permitting the two sections to be doubled to.- gether in the manner described in connection with'the flap portion of the card illustrated in the preceding figures of the drawings. Section 43 is alsohingedalong a line of scoring 47 at its upper edge and is thus integrally joined with the body of the card. V
Se'ction44' of the flap at its lower corners is provided with lugs or ears 48 which extend laterally and as illustrated in Fi gs. 9, 10 and 11 are adapted to engage back of the card 40 at the edges formed by cut E. These ears or. lugs function to lock the extremity'of the section 44 from. retraction from the opening formed by the flap as do the cars 33 and 34 shown in Figs. lthrough 7.
As shown in Fig. 8, the sections 43 and 44 of the 'flap are provided with openings 49 and- 51 which when the sections of the flap. are doubled upon each other as illustrated in Figs. 9 and 10 are inregister with each other to permitinsertion of a brush handle. These openings are shown as being round, though they could also-be formed of oval, square or other appropriate outline. The round openings are well adapted to receive'a-handle portion 52 of a brush having shoulders 53 and bristles 57 ct -conventional type secured thereupon in well known manner. In this embodiment of the invention the handle 52 may be round. This type of handle does not aflford the locking engagement obtained by use of handles of 'flat sectioniand as illustrated in Figs. 1 through 7. However, in many instances the brush can be inserted in the openings inthe sections 43 and 44 in inverted position as illustrated inFig. 9. The card may then be hung upon a nail, orother appropriate hook and the shoulders '53 brush. Although the brush is less securely held, it may s be nsert th, he. rist PQ TF QQ. P t downwar lws lu trated in 0- hen t soins rte the gripping action afliorded by the sections 43' and 44 tending to spring apart into angular relation is usually sufl'icient to hold the brush. This is especially true in those instances in which the brush handle, is tapered toward the bristle portion as illustrated in the drawings so that the outer portion of the handle is of greater diameter than the portion near the shoulders 53.
Brush jacket 58 is also indicated, but is an optional feature. It may be of paper, transparent plastic, or the like. a a In the embodiments of the invention as illustrated in the drawings, the sections 26 and 28 as well as 43 and 44 constituting the brush supporting flap are struck integrally from the card. It will be apparent, however,
that if desired, the elements 2 6 and 28 or 43 and 44 could be formed as separate units and secured upon the card with conventional wire staples.
6 folded to provide an inverted V, and the handle of said brush being inserted inthe openings in the sections of the flap and being rotated to lock the same in position.
2. As an article of merchandise, a brush and a display card upon which said brush is mounted, said brush comprising a flattened bristle portion having a handle which is also flattened in the plane of the bristle portion and being restricted in width near the bristle portion and flared in It will be apparent that the forms of the invention as herein described are by way of illustration. .Obviously, numerous modifications may be made therein without departure from the spirit of the invention or the scope of the appended claims.
1. As an article of merchandise, a brush and a display card upon which said brush is mounted, said brush comprising a flattened bristle portion having a handle width away from said bristle portion and being of greater width than thickness at its wide portion, said card having a flap formed by a cut substantially of U shape and hav- 1 the lines of score in said flap and their minor axes in which is also flattened in the plane of the bristle portion and being restricted in width near the bristle portion and flared in width away from said bristle portion, and being, of greater width than thickness at its wide portion, said card having a flap fo'rmed by a cut substantially of U-shape and having a hinge connection with. the card provided by a line of score disposed transversely of the flap near the end of the cut, the flap being formed of an upper section and a lower section, the sections also having a hinge formed between them by a line of score extending parallel to the first-mentioned line of score, said sections both having ovoid openings formed therein and being adapted to register with each other when the sections are folded together, said openings receiving the handle of the brush, the openings having their major axes perpendicular to the lines of score in said flap and their mino'r axes in parallel to the lines of score, the minor axes of the openings substantially corresponding in width to the width of the brush handle to be held, in the zone of restriction, and the major axes of the openings substantially corresponding in width to the width of the flared portion of the handle when the sections of the flap are folded upon each other, whereby the flaps can be folded upon each other and hinged toward vertical position with respect to the card, and the handle of a brush in a plane vertical to the card and the folded flap can be inserted in the openings of the flap, and the brush can then be rotated a quarter-turn about its dwn longitudinal axis to a plane parallel to the card, whereby to lock the brush handle in the openings, said sections of the flap being parallel to. the lines of score, the minor axes of the openings substantially corresponding in width to the width of the brush handle to be held, in the Zone of restriction, and the major axes of the openings substantially correspending in width to the width of the flared portion of thehandle when the sections of the flap are folded upon each other, whereby the flaps can be folded upon each other and hinged toward vertical position with respect to the card, and the handle of a brush in a plane vertical to the card and the folded flap can be inserted in the openings of the flap, and the brush can then'be rotated.
a quarter-turn about its own longitudinal axis to a plane parallel to the card, whereby to lock the brush handle in the openings, said sections of the flap being folded to provide an inverted V, and the handle of said brush being inserted in the openings in the sections of the flap and being rotated to lock the same in position, the edges of the V-shaped out having a pair of opposed notches formed therein and the tip portion of the lower section of the flap being flared and the edges of the flared portion being disposed in the notches, whereby to lock the flaps in predetermined angular relationship with respect to each other and with respect to the card.
References Cited in the file of this patent UNITED STATES PATENTS 1,049,654 Bloom Jan. 7, 1913 1,913,105 Case et a1 June 6, 1933 2,401,615 Chittum June 4, 1946 FOREIGN PATENTS 460,459 Great Britain Jan. 28, 1937