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Publication numberUS3370368 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateFeb 27, 1968
Filing dateNov 16, 1966
Priority dateNov 16, 1966
Publication numberUS 3370368 A, US 3370368A, US-A-3370368, US3370368 A, US3370368A
InventorsPaschal Don F
Original AssigneeChronicle Publishing Company
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Display mounts
US 3370368 A
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Feb. 27, 1968 b. F. PASCHAL DISPLAY MOUNTS 2 Sheets-Sheet 1 Filed Nov. 16, 1966 INVENTOR Don Pascha/ United States Patent Ofiice 3,37%,368 Patented Feb. 27, 1958 3,370,368 DISPLAY MOUNTS Don F. Paschal, St. Charles, 111., assignor to Chronicle Publishing Qompany, St. Charles, Ill, a corporation of Illinois Filed Nov. 16, 1966, Ser. No. %,917 4 Elairns. (CI. 40-42%) ABSTRACT OF THE DISCLOSURE A foldable calendar mount comprising a main easel panel one edge of which rests on the supporting surface and having a pivoted supporting leg assembly along the other edge. The supporting leg assembly extends above and below the plane of the main easel panel and is further provided along the upper edge with a panel which engages the main easel panel and thus acts to maintain the assembly in operative position.

This invention relates to display mounts for calendars, memo pads, and other pictorial or graphic material and more particularly to such mounts of the type which are folded fiat when the mount is shipped or not in use and which may be set up and locked in display position by relative movement of a support leg and an easel section.

Display mounts of this type are usually fabricated from paperboard and are given away as part of an advertising or promotion campaign. They must, accordingly, be attractive, inexpensive and must offer a substantial measure of user convenience.

It is an object of the present invention to provide an improved display mount of this type which satisfies all of these requirements and which is particularly inexpensive to manufacture, to ship and to store.

It is a further object of the present invention to provide improved display mounts which are movable between their essentially flat stored position and a display position in which they are supported on an easel leg by simple manual manipulation.

It is also an object of the present invention to provide improved display mounts preferably fabricated from paperboard or the like which are formed from a single blank and which may be formed by a single die cutting operation and which do not require subsequent assembly of parts.

It is also an object of the present invention to provide an improved calendar display mount formed of a single piece of paperboard or like material which includes a calendar carrying portion which may be readily displaced from its normal position to provide an extruded flat continuous writing area.

In attaining these and other objects, the present invention provides a display mount comprising a single piece of paperboard having a main body portion over which end portions are folded, one of the end portions providing a calendar display area and the writing area and the other end portion providing a support leg swingable between a fiat or stored position and a position for supporting said mount in display position, and the last-mentioned end portion and the main body portion have cooperating means to maintain the supporting leg in display position.

Additional objects and advantages of the present invention will become apparent as the description proceeds in connection with the accompanying drawing in which:

FIGURE 1 is a perspective view of the display mount constructed in accordance with the present invention;

FIGURE 2 is a side view of the mount of FIGURE 1;

FIGURE 3 is a side view of the mount shown folded fiat for storage;

FIGURE 4 is a plan view of a paper blank from which the mount is constructed showing the first step of manufacture; and

FIGURE 5 is another view similar to FIGURE 4 showing a second major step in manufacture.

Referring now more particularly to the drawings and especially to FIGURE 1, the'display mount of the present invention comprises a single piece of paperboard, often called chipboard divided by transverse score lines and binge lines to provide the various mount sections. More specifically the main body or easel portion is connected by a hinge 22 to a flap 24, to the upper surface of which is glued or stitched a calendar pad 26. At its opposite end the easel portion 2%) is connected by a hinge 28 to an intermediate leg portion 30. The lower edge of the intermediate leg 30 is connected by hinge line 32 to a main leg portion 34, the upper end of which in turn is connected by hinge 36 to a locking panel 38. The free end of the locking panel 38 is provided with a locking tab 49 which projects through an opening 42 in the main easel portion 29.

In its erected position as shown in FIGURE 1 the mount is supported on the lower edge of the easel panel 20 at the hinge line 22 and at the lower end of the leg portions 34 and 34 at the connecting hinge 32.

The outer surface of the panel 38 provides a convenient location for imprinting the advertisers name and copy. The panel 24 is swingable about the hinge line 22 to expose the inner surface of the panel 24 as well as the upper surface of the panel 20, which together provide an extended area for the notation of memos, telephone numbers and the like. If desired, the upper surface of the panel 20 and the inner surface of the panel 24 may be suitably printed or covered with a printed sheet to facilitate notations of this kind.

The mount may be placed in its essentially fiat or stored position of FIGURE 3 by lifting the tab 40 from the opening 42 and rotating the leg portions 30 and 34 in a counterclockwise direction as viewed in FIGURE 2 until the various panel sections of the amount occupy the position of FIGURE 3. Conversely the mount may be erected from its stored position by rotating the leg panels 33 and 34 in the opposite direction. When this rotation is completed the tab 40 will snap into the opening 42 locking the mount securely in display position.

The principal steps in the novel method of manufacture of the display mounts are illustrated in FIGURES 4 and 5 to which detailed reference will now be made. In accordance with the present invention a sheet of paperboard or chipboard 44 having a height slightly greater than the combined length of sections 24, 26, 3t}, 34, and 38 and a width several times the width of the completed mount is die cut to form three parallel slots 46, 48 and 50 which terminate closely adjacent the lateral edges of the blank 44. The slots 46, 48 and 50 correspond to the hinges 36, 32 and 22 respectively.

After the material is removed from the slots 46, 48 and 50 the front and rear surfaces of the blank 44 are covered with thin decorative flexible paper sheets (not shown) preferably of contrasting colors. The covered precut blank is then subjected to a single die cutting and scoring operation as illustrated in FIGURE 5. Any desired number of the mounts may be formed in the die cutting operation depending on the number of dies and the size of the available apparatus.

The principal die out completely severs the mount from the blank along the outline shown in FIGURE 5. It will be noted that the sides of the panel 20 are cut away to form aligned notches 52 and 54 and the sides of the panel 24 are similarly cut away to form aligned cut-outs 56 and 58 which also effectively form tabs 60 and 62 which overly the notches 52 and 54 when the mount occupies its display position of FIGURE 1. in the completed unit the cutouts 56 and 58 enhance the appearance of the unit since they permit the contrasting color of the top surface of panel 20 to appear. The notches 52 and 54 cooperate with the tabs 69 and 62 to facilitate movement of the panel 24 from a folded position to an extended position about the hinge 22.

Also, in the die cutting operation, the panel is cut through along the U-shaped cut line 64 to form the opening 42 in the erected mount. The ends of the legs of the U-shaped cut 64 are connected to the edge of the panel by aligned score lines 66 and 68 which form the hinge 28.

The mount is completed by glueing or stapling the calendar pad to the panel 24 and by glueing or stapling panels 30 and 34 together after the panel 34 has been folded over the panel 30 to the position shown in FIGURE 3. The mount is then ready for storage, shipment or use.

The mount may be moved to its display position by simply rotating the leg panels 39 and 34 about the hinge 28 until the tab 40 snaps into the opening 42. The inherent resiliency of the hinges 28 and 36 holds the tab 40 securely within the opening 42.. It will be noted that the upper surface of panel 26 between the opening 42 and the hinge is not interrupted by slots or cut-outs to provide a solid continuous writing area of substantial size. As stated above, the upper surface of the panel 20 and the under surface of the panel 24 may be imprinted with lines or columns to facilitate the making of notations or a suitably printed sheet may be glued to the surfaces to provide a convenient writing area.

The invention may be embodied in other specific forms without departing from the spirit or essential characteristics thereof. The present embodiment is therefore to be considered in all respects as illustrative and not restrictive, the scope of the invention being indicated by the appended claims rather than by the foregoing description, and all changes which come within the meaning and range of equivalency of the claims are therefore intended to be embraced therein.

What is claimed and desired to be secured by Letters Patent is:

1. A display mount comprising a main easel panel one edge of which is adapted to rest on a supporting surface and a supporting leg assembly for supporting the opposite edge of said main easel panel above said supporting surface, said leg assembly comprising first and second portions extending below and above said easel panel, respectively, the lower end of said first portion being adapted to rest on a supporting surface, and a locking panel extending from the upper edge of said second leg portion toward said easel panel for locking engagement therewith.

2. The display mount according to claim 1 together with an additional panel hinge-connected to said one edge of said easel panel whereby said additional panel may overly said easel panel or be swung away to expose the upper surface of said easel panel.

3. The display mount according to claim 1 wherein said supporting leg assembly is hinge connected to said opposite edge of said easel panel, and said leg assembly comprises first and second leg panels, said first leg panel being connected to said opposite edge of said easel panel and projecting downwardly therefrom and said second leg panel being hinge-connected to the lower edge of said first leg panel and projecting upwardly therefrom above the plane of said easel panel, whereby said first leg panel and a portion of said second leg panel form said first leg portion and the upwardly projecting portion of said second leg panel forms said second leg portion.

4. The display mount according to claim 3 wherein said locking panel is hinge connected at its upper end to the upper end of said second leg panel, the free edge of said locking panel being provided with a tab for locking engagement with an opening in said easel panel.

References Cited UNITED STATES PATENTS 2,472,166 6/1949 Mathewson 248-459 X 2,902,785 9/1959 Nichols 40120 2,992,500 7/1961 Hayhow 4012O 3,152,415 10/1964 Nichols 401-2O EUGENE R. CAPOZIO, Primary Examiner. W. I. CONTRERAS, Examiner.

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U.S. Classification40/120, D19/20, 248/459
International ClassificationB42D5/04, B42D5/00
Cooperative ClassificationB42D5/043
European ClassificationB42D5/04C