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Publication numberUS3481481 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateDec 2, 1969
Filing dateNov 20, 1967
Priority dateNov 20, 1967
Publication numberUS 3481481 A, US 3481481A, US-A-3481481, US3481481 A, US3481481A
InventorsBeercheck Thomas, Witek Joseph
Original AssigneeHudson Mfg Co H D
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Display bracket
US 3481481 A
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J. WITEK ETAL DISPLAY BRACKET Dec. 2, 1969 2 Sheets-Sheet 1 Filed Nov. 20, 1967 k wk 4282+:

ATTORNEYS Dec. 2, 1969 J. WITEK ETAL 3,

DISPLAY BRACKET Filed Nov. 20, 1967 2 Sheets-Sheet 2 INVENTORS ATTORNEYS United States Pat 071 U.S.-Cl. 211-49 6 Claims ABSTRACT OF THE DISCLOSURE A wire display bracket for attachment to an upright perforated panel which is uniquely shaped to support a plurality of hand sprayers in side-by-side relationship.

- Background and summary of the invention This invention relatesto a means for displaying merchandise from a conventional upright perforated panel or Peg Board.

It is common practice among manufacturers tosupply retail dealers with merchandise display racks which comprise a Peg Board equipped with brackets or hangers designed to be retained in the openings of the Peg Board. The merchandise is then supported from the brackets for easy access and removal by the customer.

The brackets of present design generally comprise a rear arm adapted to enter the hole of the Peg Board and a horizontally extending portion from which the merchandise is hung by various means. This structure is adequate for many types of merchandise but has been found to be inadequate for others. For example, in displaying bulky items such as a hand sprayer, it has been necessary to position the items on a shelf rather than support them directly from the bracket. The merchandise on the shelf tends to become disoriented which in turn leads to an unsightly appearance and reduced sales.

It is therefore an object of the present invention to provide a display hanger from which bulky items of merchandise may be conveniently displayed. It is a further object of the present invention to provide a display hanger.

which can be easily attached to an upright perforated panel, and which will retain the merchandise in a neat and pleasing arrangement.

It is another object of the present invention to provide a display bracket from which the items of merchandise are sequentially removed by the customer without disturbing the remaining items.

In a general sense, the display bracket of this invention comprises a generally U-shaped horizontal wire supporting tray, the free ends of the tray including substantially vertical arms which are adapted to extend through a pair of perforations in the supporting panel, a horizontal bight portion connected to each of the vertical arms and extending beyond the sides of the supporting tray, and a horizontal end support connected at each end of the bight portion and extending in a direction generally parallel to the side of the supporting tray.

Further objects and advantages of the present invention will become immediately apparent to one skilled in the art from the following detailed description.

Brief description of the drawings FIG. 1 is a perspective view of the bracket of the subject invention;

FIG. 2 is a horizontal view, partly in section, showing the bracket mounted on a vertical Peg Board, the sprayers being shown in phantom lines;

FIG. 3 is an overhead view, partly in section, of the 3,481,481 Patented Dec. 2, 1969 bracket mounted on a vertical Peg Board, the sprayers being shown in phantom lines; FIG. 4 is a view taken along the line 44 of FIG. 3.

Description of the preferred embodiment Referring to the drawings, the display bracket of the subject invention is generally indicated at 10, In the illustrated embodiment the bracket 10 is designed to be supported from the upright perforated panel or Peg Board and in turn to support and display a number of hand sprayers or dusters 30.

The bracket 10 comprises a generally U-shaped supporting tray 11 which is designed to support the body of the sprayer 30. The free ends of the tray include two vertically extending arms 12 which are bent in the manner illustrated at 13 to enter the holes of the Peg Board and engage its back wall to support the tray in a generally horizontal position. A bight portion14 is connected to each of the vertical arms and extends an equal distance beyond the sides of the tray 11. An end support 15 is connected at each end of the bight portion and extends in a direction generally parallel to the sides of the tray but in a spaced relation to form a vertical opening therebetween. An upper retaining member 16 may be connected at the middle of the bight portion 14 to lie in a plane parallel to and above the tray '11. Also, a support rod 17 may be positioned between the bight portion and the end of the tray for added rigidity.

The hand sprayers 30 are supported from the tray in the manner shown in FIGURES 2-4. The sprayer 30 shown in phantom lines in the drawings is of conventional design and includes a pump and depending container. As will be apparent, the sprayers 30 are positioned on the bracket by sequentially sliding them between the tray 11 and the upper retaining member 16 in such a manner that the container attachment means enters the vertical opening between the end support 15 and the sides of the tray 11. As illustrated, the end supports 15 may be slightly above the plane of the tray 11 to conform to the shape of the pump at the nozzle end. For maximum space utilization, the sprayers may be positioned in alternate directions as shown in FIGURE 3.

It will be understood that the bracket 10 may be made from various materials. However, it is preferred to use metal wire of a type which may be bent and formed to provide the essential elements of the invention. The various elements may be connected to each other by any suitable means, such as by welding.

The plane of the tray 11 may be horizontal as shown in the drawing, or slightly tilted such that the sprayers will tend to be retained in a position adjacent the Peg Board.

While a preferred embodiment of the invention has been described and illustrated herein, it should be understood that the invention is in no sense limited thereby and its scope is to be determined by that of the appended claims.

We claim:

1. A display bracket adapted to be attached to an upright perforated panel comprising,

a. generally U-shaped horizonal supporting tray, the free ends of said tray comprising a pair of substantially vertical arms having a bent portion adapted to extend through a pair of perforations in said panel,

a horizontal bight portion connected to each of said vertical arms and extending beyond the sides of said supporting tray, and

a horizontal end support connected at each end of said bight portion and extending in a direction generally parallel to the side of said supporting tray to form a vertical opening therebetween, the portion of each horizontal end support remote from said bight portion terminating in an unconnected free end whereby said vertical opening is uninterrupted along the side of said supporting tray.

2. A display bracket as defined in claim 1 further including an upper retaining member connected to the bight portion and having a portion thereof lying in a plane substantially parallel to the plane of said supporting tray but in spaced relation therefrom.

3. A display bracket as defined in claim 2 wherein the bracket is made from metal wire.

4. Display means for attachment to an upright perforated panel comprising in combination,

a display bracket including a generally U-shaped horizontal supporting tray, the free ends of said tray comprising a pair of substantially vertical arms having a bent portion adapted to extend through a pair of perforations in said panel, a horizontal bight portion connected to each of said vertical arms and extending beyond the sides of said supporting tray, a horizontal end support connected at each end of said bight portion and extending in a direction generally parallel to the side of said supporting tray to form a vertical opening therebetween, the portion of each horizontal end support remote from said bight portion terminating in an unconnected free end whereby said vertical opening is uninterrupted along the side of said supporting tray,

and a hand sprayer supported by said tray and includ- 4 ing a tubular pump and a depending spray container, the connecting means between said pump and container positioned in said vertical opening, whereby said hand sprayer may be loaded onto or removed from said bracket by sliding said sprayer horizontally along the surface of said supporting tray.

5. The display means as defined in claim 4, the display bracket :further including an upper retaining member connected to the bight portion and having a portion thereof lying in a plane substantially parallel to the plane of said supporting tray but in spaced relation therefrom.

6. The display means as defined in claim 5 wherein said display bracket is made from metal wire.

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Classifications
U.S. Classification211/49.1, 211/124, 248/220.41
International ClassificationA47F5/08, A47F5/01, A47F7/28
Cooperative ClassificationA47F7/28, A47F5/0823, A47F5/01
European ClassificationA47F5/01, A47F5/08B1A, A47F7/28