US 3351208 A
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D. SIEGEL Nov. 7, 1967 DISPLAY STAND FOR SUNGLASSES AND THE LIKE 2 Sheets-Sheet 1 Filed May 12, 1966 INVENTOR.
Nov. 7, 1967 D. SIEGEL DISPLAY STAND FOR SUNGLASSES AND THE LIKE 2 Sheets-Sheet 2 INVENTOR. DEV/D 515651.
-7 HTTOR/V Y Filed May 12, 1966 United States Patent 3,351,208 DISPLAY STAND FOR SUNGLASSES AND THE LIKE David Siege], Yonkers, N.Y. (302 th Ave, New York, N.Y. 10001) Filed May 12, 1966, Ser. No. 549,511 5 Claims. (Cl. 211-13) This invention relates to new and useful improvements in display stands for sunglasses and the like.
A principal object of the present invention is to provide a display stand that will support and display sunglasses and other like objects at a slight angle to the horizontal for more effective display purposes.
Another object of the invention is to provide a display stand of this kind with means for readily mounting interchangeable bracket assemblies of various types.
A further object of the invention is to provide a display stand of this kind with a panel adapted to support desirably and interchangeably bracket assemblies of various types.
Yet another object is to provide a bracket assembly adapted to support sunglasses, paper or plastic containers and the like in effective display position.
A specific object of the invention is to provide a display stand of this type with panels having means for supporting .bracket assemblies and for supporting the temples of sunglasses in interlocking relation, the bracket assemblies being adapted to support the bridge portions of the sunglasses, the sunglasses being supported at a slight angle to the horizontal.
For further comprehension of the invention and of the objects and advantages thereof, reference will be had to the description thereof to follow taken in connection with the accompanying drawings and to the appended claims wherein the novel features areset forth.
In the accompanying drawings forming a material part of this disclosure:
FIG. 1 is a front perspective view of a display stand embodying one form of my invention, sunglasses being shown supported and displayed thereon.
FIG. 1A is a top plan view thereof.
FIG. 2 is a vertical sectional view taken on the line 2--2 of FIG. 1A.
FIG. 3 is a front elevational view of one of the bracket assemblies supporting panels removed from the stand.
FIG. 4 is an edge view thereof.
FIG. 5 is a side elevational view of one of the bracket assemblies removed from the display stand.
FIG. 6 is a cross-sectional View taken on the line 6-6 of FIG. 5.
FIG. 7 is a side elevational view of another of the bracket assemblies removed from the stand.
FIG. 8 is a view as seen from the line 8-8 of FIG. 7.
FIG. 9 is an elevational view of the top of the bracket assembly shown in FIG. 5, sunglasses being shown supported and displayed thereon.
FIG. 10 is a front elevational view thereof.
FIG. 11 is a side elevational view of the bracket assembly shown in FIG. 7, with paper containers supported thereon.
Referring now in detail to the various views of the drawings, in FIG. 1 a display stand 10 embodying the preferred form of the invention is shown. The body 12 of the display stand is hexagonal in configuration and in cross-section. The body of the stand is supported on a circular flat base 14 having a shallow recess 16 in the bottom surface thereof. A rubber ring 18 is fastened to the bottom surface of the base by adhesive.
An upright solid metal post 20 is supported rotatably on the base 14, its bottom threaded end 22, reduced in diameter, extending through a central hole in the base and secured in position by a nut 24 fixed on the bottom end thereof, a washer 26 being interposed between the nut and base. A hub 28 is sleeved around the bottom end of the post 20 and turns therewith, the hub rotating on a washer 30 interposed between the hub and the top surface of the base 14. A plurality of spaced metal spokes 32 radiate from the hub 28, one end thereof being embedded in the hub. Another hub 34 is sleeved around the top end of the post 20 and turns therewith. A plurality of similar spaced spokes 36 radiate from hub 34, one end thereof being embedded in the hub. The upper and lower spokes are in alignment. An elongated tubular member 38 is sleeved around the post 20, from hub to hub, the ends being embedded in the hubs. The post 20 and spokes 32 and 36 constitute a rotary frame. The top end of post 20 extends above the top hub 34 and is threaded and has a ball-shaped handle 40 threaded thereon. The post 20 and spokes 32 and 36 constitute a rotary frame turnable by means of the handle 40.
In accordance with the present invention, a plurality of panels 42 are removably mounted in upright vertical position on the frame in side by side relation. The panels are formed of transparent plastic material. Each panel 42 comprises an elongated rectangular shaped body 44 with shallow flanges 46 along the long side edges 48 thereof. A pair of spaced reinforcing ribs 54 extend lengthwise on both sides of the center thereof terminating short of the end edges of the body. The ribs 54 are the same depth as the flanges 46. A rib 56 extends across the body 44, spaced from each end thereof, intersecting the elongated ribs 54 and are connected to the side flanges 46. A series of triangular shaped elongated slots 60 is formed in the body of the panel closely spaced from each side edge 43 in opposed relation. The apical ends of the slots extend downwardly. A series of spaced keyholes 62 is formed in the body along the longitudinal center thereof. A series of keyholes 64 is also formed in the body of the panel between the center keyholes 62 and each series of triangular shaped slots 60, the center keyholes 62 and the side keyholes 64 being in vertical and horizontal alignment. The side keyholes 64 are in opposed relation. Enlargements 66 are formed in the outer or front surface of the body 44 of each panel at each end thereof at the center thereof. A hole 68 extends through each enlargement.
The panels 42 are removably mounted on the radial spokes, the top end of the panels being mounted on top spokes 36, extending through the holes 68 in the enlargements 66 thereat and the bottom end of the panels being similarly mounted on the bottom spokes 32 aligned with the top spokes and extending through the holes 68 in the enlargements 66 thereat. The panels are removably fixed in position by means of spherical nuts 69 threaded on the extreme protruding ends of the spokes. The panels are angularly disposed relative to each other as best seen in FIG. 1A. The panels rotate with the frame.
For use with the panels for supporting sunglasses and similar shaped objects I have provided various types of bracket assemblies, such as the bracket assembly 70 shown in FIG. 5 and the bracket assembly 72 shown in FIG. 7. The display stand may mount bracket assemblies of the same type or preferably may mount a number of each as shown in FIGS. 1 and 1A.
Each bracket assembly 70 is formed of transparent plastic material and includes an elongated flat body 74 with an integral flange 76 extending from the front center thereof. At spaced intervals along the flange 76, integral radial arms 78 project forwardly of the body, the arms slanting upwardly slightly from the horizontal. The bottom surface of the arms taper slightly upwardly and terminate in a solid disc-shaped extremity 80 pointing upwardly. The top surface of the arm adjacent its intersection with the flange is slightly curved opening upwardly terminating in an inverted V-shaped lug 82 and continues upwardly in an upwardly slanting surface to the disc-shaped member 30, as best seen in FIG. 5. Opposed ribs 84 extend along the outer surfaces of the arms on both sides thereof from the flat body 74 thereof to a point in line with the pointed end of the lug 82. Keys, in the form of buttons 86 with reduced neck 88, are integrally formed on the rear surface of the body 74 in spaced relation therealong. In assembling, the buttons are inserted through the round portions of the keyholes 62 and then moved downwardly in order to interlock with the edges of the narrow portion of the keyhole. The dimensions of the keyholes and buttons permitting this operation.
Each bracket assembly 72 shown in FIG. 7 includes an elongated fiat body 90 of transparent plastic material with a central forwardly extending flange 92. At spaced intervals along the flange are round arms 94 of the same material as the body. The arms terminate at their outer ends in bent ends or hooks 96 which are disposed at a slight angle to the vertical. At spaced intervals along the rear surface of the body, there are keys in the form of buttons 98 with reduced necks 100.
In use, sunglasses are supported and displayed on the bracket assemblies 70 and 72 when assembled in the display stand. For example, sunglasses 102 are shown supported on the display stand in FIG. 1 and also shown in FIGS. 9 and 10. The sunglass 102 comprises lens frames 104, 104 connected by a bridge portion 106, the frames supporting lenses 108. Side arms or temples 110 are hingedly connected to the frames as is customary. In mounting the sunglasses 102 on the bracket assembly 70, the side arms or temples 110 are inserted into a pair of opposed triangular slots 60 and the bridge portion 106 connecting the lens frames is positioned on or seated on the upwardly slanting portion of the arm 78 between the lug 82 and the disc-shaped extremity member 80 as shown in FIGS. 1, 9 and 10. It will be noted that the bottom long edges of the temples 110 are seated against the apical ends of the slots and interlocked with the side edges of the slots so that the temples are directed slightly upwardly thereby tilting the lens frames slightly from the vertical as best seen in FIGS. 9 and 10. This is the most effective position for displaying sunglasses.
In mounting the sunglasses on the bracket assembly 72, the temples 110 are inserted into a pair of opposed slots 60 and the bridge portions 106 connecting the lens frames are positioned on or seated on the round arms 94 adjacent the intersections with the flanges 92 as shown in FIG. 14. The bottom edges of the temples will contact the bottom apical ends of the slots tilting the ends of the temples downwardly and the lens frames with lens upwardly so that the lenses are positioned at an angle to the horizontal.
It will be noted from FIG. 11, that the bracket assembly 72 is adapted to support and display a number of paper or plastic containers 112 along the arm 94 in back to back relation by slipping the holes 114 in the top center of the containers over the hooked ends 96 thereof.
In FIGS. 13 and 14, a modified form of sunglass 102' is shown supported and displayed on a bracket assembly 70 in a manner similar to the mounting of the sunglass 102 thereon shown in FIG. 9. The sunglass 102 differs from sunglass 102 in that the lens frames 104' are curved sunglass 102". The display stand 10" comprises a U-shaped round Wire frame 116 and a single panel 42 supported thereby. The frame is formed with angular ends or hooked threaded ends 118 extending through a pair of opposed keyholes 64" in the body of the panel, and the frame and panel are fixed together by nuts 120 on the protruding ends. A bracket assembly 70" is interlocked with the central keyholes in the body of the panel and is adapted to support sunglasses on the arms 78" similarly to the arms 78 of assembly 70. A sunglass 102" similar to sunglass 102 is shown supported and displayed on the stand. The frame 116 rests on its bight portion 122 and the panel 70" on its bottom end edge 52".
While I have illustrated and described the preferred embodiments of my invention, it will be understood that changes and modifications may be made in details of construction without departing from the principle of the invention and I desire therefore to be limited only by the state of the prior art and the appended claims.
1. A display stand for sunglasses and the like including at least one rectangular shaped panel and means for supporting said panel at a slight angle to the vertical, said panel having a transparent plate-like body with a series of spaced keyholes extending centrally of the longitudinal center of the body, with a series of triangular shaped slots along each long side edge of the body, in opposed spaced relation and with a series of pairs of keyholes disposed angularly of the triangular shaped slots, said centrally disposed keyholes removably supporting a bracket device having. forwardly extending arms for supporting the bridge portion of a sunglass frame, a pair of opposed triangular shaped slots adapted to receive the temples of said sunglass frame, with the edges of the temples seated in the ends of the triangular shaped slots and the bridge portion of the frame seated adjacent the upper end of the arm whereby the lens frame and the lenses are positioned at a slight angle to the vertical.
2. A display stand forsunglasses and the like as defined in claim 1 wherein the panel has a recess with a central hole at the center of each of its top and bottom ends, said recesses intersecting the end edges, and wherein the means for supporting the panel at a slight angle to the vertical includes a rotary frame having an upright central post, arms radiating from the top of the post, one of said top radial arms extending through the hole in the top recess in the body of the panel, One of the bottom radial arms extending through the hole in the bottom recess in r the body of the panel, the top radial arms being shorter than the bottom radial arms, and nuts on the extending ends of the radial arms.
3. A display stand for sunglasses and the like as defined in claim 1 wherein the means for supporting the panel at a slight angle to the vertical includes a U-shaped frame with the free ends of its side legs having bent threaded ends extending through a pair of opposed keyholes in the body of the panel, and nuts on the extending ends of the U-shaped frame, said frame adapted to rest on the bight portion thereof on a supporting surface, the bottom end edge of the panel adapted to rest on said supporting surface, at a point spaced from said bight portion.
4. A display stand for sunglasses and the like as defined in claim 1 wherein the forwardly extending arms of the bracket device each has its upper edge extending slightly at an angle to the horizontal, an upstanding integral lug on said upper edge midway the. ends thereof, and a curved disc-shaped member on the extra free end of the arm, the upwardly slanting surface between the lug and disc-shaped member adapted to receive the bridge portion of the lens frame of a sunglass, said bracket device having keys on the rear surface thereof coacting with the keyholes in the longitudinal center of the body of the panel.
5. A dis-play stand for sunglasses and the like as defined in claim 1 wherein the forwardly extending arms of the bracket device each is elongated and round in cross-see tion and terminates in an upwardly bent end disposed at a slight angle to the vertical, and keys on the rear surface of the bracket device coacting with the keyholes in the longitudinal center of the body of the panel.
References Cited UNITED STATES PATENTS 1,709,822 4/1929 Griffith 206-80 5 1,801,058 4/1931 Sutcliife 211-163 2,166,766 7/1939 Owens 206-80 3,333,708 8/1967 Leblanc et a1. 2l113 JOHN PETO, Primary Examiner.
10 W. D. LOULAN, Assistant Examiner.