US 3204356 A
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INVENTORSZ Sept. 7, 1965 E. B. CLOSE ETAL DISPLAY BOARD Filed Aug. 25, 1962 United States Patent O 3,204,356 DISPLAY BQARD Egbert B. Close, Fort Myers Beach, Fla., and Joseph A.
Patenaude, Devon, Pa., assignors to C & P Phonoproducts Incorporated, Philadelphia, Pa., a corporation of Pennsylvania Filed Aug. 23, 1962, Ser. No. 219,061 2 Claims. (Cl. 40-10) This invention relates to a display board which is adapted to be used a-t service stations and the like commercial establishments 'for selectable advertising or other displays on a board provided with means for holding a sales ticket pad for making entries and for signing by the customer.
One of the objects is .to provide a board which is of .a convenient size, shape and construction 'for handling, for changing displays, for holding sales ticket pads Ior slips, and for hanging in a convenient place :for access.
Another object is to provide a two-sheet board having sheets of simple design which can be quickly separated for the insertion `of `display material between them and which can be quickly assembled into a coherent unit without tools.
Another object Iis to provide a display board which will provide space for .advertising bet-Ween sheets and means for holding a ticket for signature over a porti-on of the area of .the board, leaving the advertising visible on other parts Iof .the board.
Another object is to provide .a multi-part board having interconnecting parts which can be easily .formed by simple cutting and molding operations.
The above and other objects of the invention as `well as various features of novelty .and advantages will be apparent from the following description of an exemplary embodiment, reference being made to the accompanying drawings, wherein:
FIG. l is `a perspective top or front view showing the parts being assembled;
FIG. 2 is a similar View of the assembled board being used for writing on a ticket;-
FIG. 3 is an enlarged top plan view, parts being broken away in places;
FIG. 4 is a side elevation;
FIG. 5 is an enlarged partial section taken on the line S-AS of FIG. 3;
FIG. 6 is an enlarged partial section taken on the line 6-6 of FIG. 3; .and
FIG. 7 is an enlarged partial perspective View in the zone of circle 7 in QFIG. 3 showing .the parts during assembly.
As shown in the drawings, .the board comprises a front sheet 10 and a rear or back .sheet 1.1 which are separable trom each other and adapted to be assembled so as to hold together without any extraneous connecting means, all connecting elements being integral with the basic parts.
The board sheets or plates 10, 1|1 are adapted to hold between them a sheet or sheets providing a rear page l12, .as of instructions to a gas station :attend-ant, visible through the back sheet I1.1, and a @front page 13, as of .advertising matter, visible through .the front sheet |10. The front page may have a blank `area 13a of .the size of a ticket to be secured on the :front thereover. A springy clip `11a is provided on :an edge, preferably the top, of the area 13a -for holding the ticket pad While it is being filled out and signed. Both exterior surfaces of :the board .are plane and smooth over most of their area suitable for writing.
The front sheet l10 of the assembly is a simple at sheet which can readily be cut 4from a larger sheet by a 3,204,356 Patented Sept. 7, 1965 ICC shear die set or which can be molded. It is entirely plane and rectangular except for holes y10a to match holes .11b in the other sheet for hanging on nails or the like, securement notches l10b on the sides, and a nger notch 10c for engaging the inserted display sheet or sheets tor insertion or removal in case it is not desired to separate the sheets of the board ttor ychanging the display.
The rear sheet 111 has holes l111b, as mentioned above. Also it has at the top a raised projection and ilange `111e shaped in molding and spaced above the surface of .the main plane of the sheet by a distance sutiicient to ernbrace .the upper edge of the sheet i10. The sheet 111 has an aperture .11d beneath the overhanging aznge providing space lfor .a mold projection [from behind .to extend through in forming the ilange 11e.
The projection 11a forming the clip 'for ticket pad securement lis similarly stormed with an aperture '.11e therebeneath for a mold projection but stands at a higher eleva-tion so as to embrace not only the sheet 10 but also a ticket pad. The root portion '1.1f is offset downward so as to embrace only the edge of the sheet 10. The outer end of .the clip is also provided with a lower projection 11g. This is for assisting in holding the ticket pad.
Projections with overhanging tdanges 11h and corresponding apertures .111i therebeneath are provided on the sides .in like manner as the dlanges 11a and 11C with their apertures 111e and 111d respectively and for a like purpose. 'I'he anges of 111k embrace the edges of the sheet 10 and the holes 11i provide space for mold projections to Vform the spaced flanges and permit the mold form part to be lifted olf after molding.
At one side of each hange y11h there is formed an inlwardly extending projection 1 1j adapted to be embraced by a notch .10b of the sheet 10.
At the top and sides the sheet \.1l1 is provided with a peripheral raised rib 1f1k which in assembly is disposed beneath the plate =10 so as to provide space for the insertion of a display sheet or sheets between the sheets 10 and 11. At the top and sides there is also a peripheral raised rib 111m standing above the rib 11k and adapted to embrace the top and side edges of the plate 10.
The plate .i111 is also provided with a iinger notch 11n `at its lower edge matching the notch 10c `of the plate v10 to aid in inserting and removing display sheets and cards.
It will be seen that the sheet 11 can be Vformed by a simple molding operation, the apertures beneath the retaining anges .receiving projections for assisting in forming the spaced projections and then being removable from behind.
In assembling together, the plain sheet |10 and the flanged and apertured sheet I1.1 are brought into superposed relationship and the upper edge of the sheet 10 is inserted beneath the top flanges 11a and 1t1c and pushed up fully, then the lower portion of sheet 10 is brought down and bowed transversely and the edges inserted under the flanges .11h and the notches `10b brought into embracing position over the projections '111]'.
Clear exible material, such as Plexiglas or Lucite is well adapted fior cutting or molding in the manner described and for bending during assembly es required.
When assembled, the sheets 10 and `|11 ."Will :not fall apart .in use but can be readily taken apart when desired by pulling up the lower lpart of sheet 10 to bend it and pull .it `from the flanges 1r1h and projections 1-1 y' and then pulling it down .from under the projections .lala .and 111C.
lIt is thus seen that the invention provides a simple and convenient display board which is convenient to use, which is attractive inappearance, which displays advertising attractively, which permits advertising or other sheets to be readily changed, which comprises parts which can be Iformed by simple die cutting and molding operations, which can be easily assembled and taken apart 'Without tools or separate connecting elements, and which will conveniently hold tickets for making entries or signing. v
While one embodiment of the invention ihasbeen described for purposes of illustration, it is to be understood that there may be various embodiments and modications 'within the general scope of the invention.
We claim: v
1. A display board comprising a generally rectangular rear plate having .a central planar section and a generally rectangular -front .plate having a central planar section, said plates being lheld together in confronting relation with the planar sections thereof in spaced parallel relation, a peripheral ange on the top and side edges of said rear plate in engagement with the'topand side edges of said front plate, `a raised rib .extending along the top and side edge porti-ons of Asaid rear plate .adjacent said peripheral flange to maintain the confronting planar surfaces of said front and rear plates in spaced relation, a locking flange formed integrally with said peripheral iiange along a portion of the top edge of said rear plate overlying said rib in spaced parallel relation therewith to 'hold the top edge ofk said front plate in engagement withL 25 6401287 said rib, side locking flanges formed integrally with said peripheral :flange of said rear plate adjacent the bottom portion thereof and overlying said rib in spaced parallel relation therewith to maintain the side edges of said :front in the side edges of said front plate adjacent a portion of said side locking anges, a stop member on each side locking flange adapted to be received within thel notches on the adjacent side edge of `said Ifront plate to loc-k said front plate in position, and aspring clip member formed integrally with said rear plate and overlying a portion of the upper end of said Afront plate to bold material in positi-on -on the upper surface of said front plate.
, 2. A display board as set forth in claim 1 'wherein said diront and rearvplates are stormed of a flexible material whereby said front plate can be secured to the Irear plate by inserting its upper end beneath the top locking flange and bowing the bottom portion of said front plate and inserting its side-edges beneath the side locking flanges on the side of said rearrpl'ate, the front plate after springing flat from its bowed condition having its sides disposed beneath the side locking dianges. of the rear plate and the notches therein in engagement with the stop member of said rear plate.
References Cited by thel Examiner UNITED STATES PATENTS 2,528,366 10/5() Houston 40-152.l 2,592,386 4/52 Breakey 40-11 6/ 5 3 :Lacoursiere 40-al6 FOREIGN PATENTS 473,292 9/114 France.
CHARLES A. 'WI'LLM'UTH, Primary Examiner.
E. V. BENHAM, JEROME SOHNALL, Examiners.