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Publication numberUS3164108 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateJan 5, 1965
Filing dateDec 18, 1961
Priority dateDec 18, 1961
Publication numberUS 3164108 A, US 3164108A, US-A-3164108, US3164108 A, US3164108A
InventorsRomero Victor R
Original AssigneeUnion Steel Prod Co
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Display racks
US 3164108 A
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1965 v. R. ROMERO 3,164,103

DISPLAY RACKS Filed Dec. 18, 1961 figiiigig iiii il /4 if E- I INVEN TOR. l/wfor R Rome/0 BY Q ATTORNEY.

United States PatentG 3,164,108 DISPLAY RACKS. Victon'Ri-komero, Albion, Migh assignor toUnion Steel ProductssCompany, Albion, Mich. Filed, Dec. 18, 1961, Ser. No. 159,953.

4 Claims. (Cl. 1081-28) This invention. relates to 'displayracks.

The main objects of this invention are:

First, to provide a rackfor displaying dishes and the like whichmay be formed. of 'relatively light stock and is strong and rigid and capable of supporting. relatively he avy, loads.

Second, to provide a display rack adapted to receive a plurality of plates,'sa'ucers, handled cups and thelike. Third, to provide a display rack adapted for the above indicated purposes which'is attractive in appearance.

7 Fourth, to provide a display rack having the above stated advantages which may be economically produced,

is strong and rigidand' one in which a plurality of the racks may be nestedfor storage or shipment.

Objectsrelating'to details and economies of the invention will appear from the description to follow. The invention is defined and pointed out in the claims.

A preferred embodiment of the invention is illustrated in the accompanying drawing, in which:

FIG. 1 is a perspective view of a rack embodying applicants invention with some dishes or receptacles conventionally illustrated thereon.

FIG. 2 is a plan view.

FIG. 3 is a fragmentary end elevational view.

FIG. 4 is a fragmentary view in longitudinal section on a line corresponding to line 4-4 of FIG. 2.

The embodiment of applicant's invention illustrated is designed for the displaying of tableware and the manner of positioning the tableware thereon is indicated in FIG. 1, the tableware being conventionally illustrated; plates 1, saucers 2 or the like and cups 3 being conventionally illustrated in FIG. 1. v

The applicants display rack includes a frame compris ing parallel side members 4 and end members 5, these desirably being formed of one continuous strand of metal, the joint for the ends not being illustrated. The side members 4 have downwardly offset intermediate portions 6 of substantial length, the portions 7 of the offsets being substantially vertical in the embodiment shown, although they may be inclined.

The longitudinal rack members 8 are laterally spaced relative to each other and to the side members 4 and have offsets 9 therein corresponding to the offsets 7. The ends of these longitudinal members 8 are disposed on the urn derside of and fixedly secured, desirably by Welding to the end members 5.

A second series of longitudinal members 10 are disposed between the frame side members and the first series of longitudinal members 8 and these have downwardly olfset portions 11 corresponding to the downwardly ofiset portions of the frame side members and members 8. However these members 10 terminate in spaced relation to the end members and in upwardly facing hooks 12 which are downwardly offset relative to the end members 5 and the members 8, see FIGS. :1 and 4.

Crossbars 13 are disposed below the longitudinal members 8 and desirably at the juncture of the hooks with the members 10, as is illustrated in FIG. 4. The hooks are spaced from the underside of the longitudinal members 8 to permit engagement of the handles of cups therewith, as is illustrated in FIG. 1.

The downwardly oifset portions provide shelf-like supports for the dishes 1 and the portion of the rack at the outer side of the downwardly offset portion provides a support for dishes such as 2.

3,164,18 Patented Jan. 5, 1965 ice 2; In the embodiment illustrated the legrnernbers designatedgenerally bythe numeral 14* are of inverted U-shape stock provided with crossbars 15 which are racks-embodying applicants' invention are capable of carrying heavy loads. The crossbars 13 serve to connect the ends of the longitudinal members 10 to the members 8, the ends of whichare sk ecu red to the ends .of the frame. The crossbars 10" are positioned so thatthehooks are not distorted .by articles placed thereon or by stresses to which they'may besubjected to. i

I have illustrated my invention in a desirable commercial embodiment. "I have notattempted to illustrate a modification adapted for particular goods to be displayed as it'is believedthis disclosure will enable those skilled in the art to embody or adapt, the-invention as may be desired.

Having thus described the invention, what is claimed as new and desired to secure by Letters Patent is:

1. A display rack of the class described comprising a frame having integral substantially parallel side members and end members, the side members having downwardly offset intermediate portions of substantial length, a first series of laterally spaced longitudinal members having downwardly offset intermediate portions corresponding to the downwardly offset portions of said frame side members and having their ends fixedly secured to the said frame end members, a second series of longitudinal members disposed between said frame side and said first series of longitudinal members in laterally spaced alternate relation thereto and having corresponding downwardly offset intermediate portions and terminating at their ends in downwardly offset upwardly facing hooks disposed inwardly relative to the said frame end members with their tips disposed below the plane of said first series of longitudinal members, crossbars disposed on the underside of and fixedly secured to said first and second series of longitudinal members at the inner sides of said hooks, and inverted U-shaped leg members disposed with their bight portions on the outer sides of theupright portions of said downward offsets of said frame side and said longitudinal members and fixedly secured thereto.

2. A display rack of the class described comprising a frame having integral substantially parallel side members and end members, the side members having downwardly offset intermediate portions of substantial length, a first series of laterally spaced longitudinal members having downwardly offset intermediate portions corresponding to the downwardly offset portions of said frame side members and having their ends fixedly secured to the said frame end members, a second series of longitudinal members disposed between said frame side and first series of longitudinal members in laterally spaced relation thereto and having corresponding downwardly offset interme diate portions and terminating at their ends in downwardly offset upwardly facing hooks disposed inwardly relative to the said frame end members with their tips disposed below the plane of said first series of longitudinal members, and inverted U-shaped leg members disposed with their bight portions on the outer sides of the upright portions of said downward offsets of said frame side and said longitudinal members and fixedly secured thereto.

3. A display rack of the class described comprising a frame having integral substantially parallel side members and end members, the side members having downwardly offset intermediate portions of substantial length, a first series of laterally spaced longitudinal members having downwardly offset intermediate portions corresponding to the downwardly offset portions of said frame side members and having their ends fixedly secured to the said frame end members, a second series of longitudinal members disposed between said frame side and first series of longitudinal members in laterally spaced relation thereto and having corresponding downwardly oifsetintermediate portions and terminating at their ends in downwardly offset upwardly facing hooks disposed inwardly relative to the said frame end members with their tips disposed below the plane of said firstseries of longitudinal mem bers, and inverted U-shaped leg members disposed with their bight portions on the outer sides of the upright portions of said downward offsets of-said frame side and said longitudinal members and fixedly secured thereto with their legs positioned outwardly relative to saidsframe side members and in diverging relation. I

4. A display rack of the class described comprising a frame having laterally spaced side members and end members fixedly connecting said side members, a first series of laterally spaced longitudinal members having their ends fixedly secured to said frame end members, a

s aid'frame side and said first series of longitudinal members in laterally spaced alternating relation thereto and terminating at their ends in upwardly facing hooks which are downwardly ofiset relative to said first series of longitudinal members and with their tips in a plane below the plane thereof, crossbars disposed on the underside of and fixedly secured to said first and second series of longitudinal members at the inner side of but adjacent to said hooks, other crossbars spaced inwardly relative to said aforementioned crossbars and fixedly secured to said side members and said first and second series of intermediate members and provided with downwardly projecting legs.

References Cited by the Examiner UNITED STATES PATENTS FRANK L. ABBOTT, Primary Examiner. second series oflongitudinal members disposed between 25 CLAUDE A. LE ROY, WESLEY S. COLE,

Examiners.

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Classifications
U.S. Classification108/28, 211/41.2, 108/92, 211/41.1, 211/41.4
International ClassificationA47F5/01
Cooperative ClassificationA47F5/01
European ClassificationA47F5/01
Legal Events
DateCodeEventDescription
Nov 12, 1982ASAssignment
Owner name: BARCLAYSAMERICAN/BUSINESS CREDIT, INC.; 530 NORTH
Free format text: SECURITY INTEREST;ASSIGNOR:USP, INC.;REEL/FRAME:004063/0027
Effective date: 19820330