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Publication numberUS3482709 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateDec 9, 1969
Filing dateNov 17, 1967
Priority dateNov 17, 1967
Also published asDE1904548A1, US3482703
Publication numberUS 3482709 A, US 3482709A, US-A-3482709, US3482709 A, US3482709A
InventorsLarson Charles O
Original AssigneeLarson Co Charles O
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Inclined pegboard mounting displays
US 3482709 A
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Dec. 9, .1969 c. o. LARSON 3,482,709

INCLINED PEGBOARD MOUNTING DISPLAYS Filed Nov. 1'7, 1967 FIG. I H 2 50 FIG. 6 FIG. 7 H6 8 k 3 Q 52 60 7Q, INVENTOR.

. CHARLES 0. LARSON TTURNEYS United States Patent 3,482,709 INCLINED PEGBOARD MOUNTING DISPLAYS Charles 0. Larson, Sterling, Ill., assignor to Chas. O. Larson Co., Sterling, 11]., a corporation of Illinois Filed Nov. 17, 1967, Ser. No. 683,941

Int. Cl. A47f /00 US. Cl. 211148 16 Claims ABSTRACT OF THE DISCLOSURE Display structure for mounting a display member in an inclined position with respect to an upstanding pegboard having a plurality of holes arranged in equidistantly spaced horizontal rows and vertical columns. The display structure includes a display bracket comprising a base member having a substantially planar rear surface adapted to bear against the face of the associated upstanding pegboard. The base member includes mounting means integral therewith and extending outwardly therefrom for mounting the base member on the associated upstanding gboard. A support member is carried by the base member and includes a planar mounting surface disposed at an angle of less than 90 with respect to the base member. The mounting surface has a plurality of openings therethrough. An elongated display member is mounted upon the mounting surface by fastening means which pass through the openings in the mounting surface whereby the display member is supported on the associated pegboard at an angle of less than 90 relative thereto.

This invention relates to display structure adapted for use with pegboard displays, and more particularly to a display bracket capable of supporting a display member in an inclined position withrespect to an upstanding pegboard.

It is a primary object of the invention to provide a display structure which includes means for mounting an elongated pegboard section in an inclined position with respect to an upstanding pegboard display, whereby the total effective display area is greatly increased without requiring additional floor space for the upstanding display.

It is a further object of the invention to provide a display bracket for mounting a display member in an inclined position on an upstanding pegboard, the display bracket compirsing a base member, mounting means integral with the base member for mounting the base member on the associated upstanding pegboard and a support member carried by the base member and comprising a planar mounting surface disposed at an angle of less than 90 with respect to the base member, the mounting surface having a plurality of openings therethrough adapted to receive associated fastening means for rigidly afiixing one edge of an associated elongated display member to the mounting surface, whereby the display member is supported thereon at an angle of less than 90 relative to the associated pegboard.

It is a further object of the invention to provide a display bracket of the character heretofore described wherein the support member further includes rigidifying side flanges formed integral with the mounting surface and disposed normal thereto and an end flange integral with the mounting surface and extending in a direction opposite to the side flanges and abutting the base member, means being provided to afilx the end flange to the base member whereby the support member is secured thereto.

Still another object of the invention is to provide display hooks for use with a pegboard display of the character heretofore noted, the hooks being particularly 3,482,709 Patented Dec. 9, 1969 adapted for use with the inclined pegboard display sections disclosed herein.

Further features of the invention pertain to the particular arrangement of the elements of the display structure whereby the above outlined and additional operating features thereof are attained.

The invention, both as to its organization and method of operation, together with further objects and advantages thereof, will best be understood by reference to the following specification taken in connection with the accompanying drawings, in which:

FIGURE 1 is a perspective view of a pegboard display on the upper portion of which there is mounted three inclined pegboard sections mounted on display brackets and carrying article display hooks thereon and on the lower portion of which there is illustrated a display shelf mounted on a pair of display brackets, all as contemplated by the present invention;

FIG. 2 is an enlarged fragmentary plan view of one of the inclined pegboard sections of the type illustrated in FIG. 1;

FIG. 3 is an enlarged perspective view of the display bracket of the present invention for mounting a display member at an inclined position on an unstanding pegboard;

FIG. 4 is an enlarged sectional view of one of the inclined pegboard display sections taken along the line 4-4 in FIG. 1;

FIG. 5 is an enlarged end view of one embodiment of the article display hooks illustrated in FIG. 1;

FIG. 6 is a plan view of the article display hook illustrated in FIG. 5;

FIG. 7 is an enlarged plan view of a second embodiment of the article display hooks illustrated in FIG. 1;

FIG. 8 is an enlarged front elevational View of a third embodiment of the article display hooks illustrated in FIG. 1; and

FIG. 9 is an end view of the article display hook illustrated in FIG. 8.

Referring now to the drawings and more particularly to FIG. 1 thereof, there is illustrated a display designated generally as 10, which display includes a generally rectangular upstanding pegboard 11 having front and rear surfaces 12 and 13 respectively. A downwardly directed rod 14 is secured to the bottom edge of the pegboard 11, the rod 14 being appropriatey supported at the opposite end thereof on a fixed base 15. The pegboard 11 has a plurality of holes 16 arranged in equidistantly spaced horizontal rows and vertical columns, the holes 16 therethrough being adapted to receive supporting prongs of various types of brackets or display hooks for attachment to the pegboard.

Also as seen in FIG. 1, a plurality of inclined display structures, designated generally as 20, are mounted on the pegboard 11, and include the three elongated pegboard sections 21 on the upper portion of the upstanding pegboard 11 and the inclined display shelf 23 disposed near the lower portion of the pegboard. Each of the pegboard sections 21 and the display shelf 23 is mounted on a display bracket, designated generally as 25, of the type contemplated by the present invention and best illustrated in FIGS. 3 and 4.

As best seen in FIG. 3, each of the display brackets 25 comprises a base member 30 having a rear surface 31 adapted to bear against the face 12 of the associated pegboard 11. A plurality of mounting prongs 32 is integraly formed with one edge 33 of the first base 30, which prongs extend outwardly therefrom. Each of the first mounting prongs 32 comprises a relatively straight first leg element 34 having one end formed integrally with the edge 33 of the base member 30 and extendedat right angles to the plane of the base member 30. Each of the first leg elements 34 is of sufiicient length to extend through the openings 16 in the pegboard 11, and thus the length of each of the first leg elements 34 is determined by the thickness of the pegboard with which the display bracket 25 is to be used. Normally, the thickness of the pegboard will be at least one-quarter inch and the thickness of the material from which the display bracket 25 is formed will be less than the thickness of the pegboard with which it is to be used.

A second leg element 35 is carried by the outer end of the first leg element 34 and is disposed normal thereto, whereby the second leg element 35 extends in the opposite direction to the base member 30. The second leg element 35 comprises a front surface 36 that is substantially parallel to the plane of the base member 30 and offset with respect to the rear surface thereof a distance substantially equal to the thickness of the pegboard 11. As best seen in FIG. 4, the upstanding second leg element 35 extends upwardly above the opening 16 a suflicient distance so that the flat surface 36 thereof may bear against the rear surface 13 of the pegboard 11 after the mounting prongs 32 have been inserted through the cooperative openings 16. It will be apparent from FIG. 1 that the spaces between each of the adjacent mounting prongs 32 is equal to the spacing between two adjacent holes 16 in the pegboard 11.

The display bracket 2-5 further includes a support member, designated generally as 40, carried by the base member 30 and extending outwardly therefrom in a direction generally opposite to the mounting prongs 32. As best seen in FIGS. 3 and 4, the major portion of the support bracket 40 comprises a planar mounting surface 41 disposed at an angle of less than 90 with respect to the base member, the preferred angle being substantially about 60.

The mounting surface 41 is provided with an end flange 42 which is formed integral with the inner end thereof. The support member 40 is fixedly secured to the base member 30 by welding the end flange 42 thereto, as at 43, or, if desired, the support member may be rotatably secured to the base member 30 by way of a rivet (not shown). When the support member 40 is mounted upon the base member, the mounting surface 41 thereof is outwardly inclined with respect to the end flange 42 at an angle exceeding 90, whereby the included angle between the mounting surface 41 and the base member 30 is less than 90, as previously noted, the preferred inclination being substantially about 60.

The support member 40 further includes rigidifying side flanges 44 formed integral with the mounting surface 41 and disposed normal thereto, thereby to prevent the mounting surface 41 from deforming under the weight of the display member carried thereon. The side flanges 44 may be punched to provide the openings 45 therethrough so as to reduce the weight of the display bracket.

Also as shown in FIG. 3, each of the side flanges 44 includes an inwardly directed edge flange 46 formed integral with the inner end thereof and disposed in substantially the same plane as the end flange 42, whereby the rear surfaces of the edge flanges 46 are positioned to bear against the face of the base member 30. The edge flanges are effective to distribute the forces upon the base member 30 and the associated upstanding pegboard when an associated display member, such as the pegboard section 21 or the display shelf 23, is aflixed to the mounting surface 41 in the manner hereafter described.

As noted in FIG. 3, the mounting surface 41 is provided with a plurality of openings 47 therethrough through which suitable fastening means, such as the bolts 48, may pass. Upon passing the bolts 48 through one edge of an elongated display member, such as the pegboard section 21 or the display shelf 23, and through the openings 47 in the mounting surface 41, the display member is rigidly aflixed to the mounting surface 41 by locking the bolts in place with the nuts 49. In lieu of the nut and bolt arrangement, other suitable fastening means, such as screws (not shown) may be used in cooperation With the openings 47 in the mounting surface. Upon aflixing the elongated display member to the mounting surface 41, the display member is thus supported at an angle of less than 90 relative to the base member 30.

In the preferred embodiment, the mounting surface 41 and the pegboard sections 21 are coextensive in width, the pegboard section 21 being wide enough to include at least two equidistantly spaced vertical columns of equidistantly spaced horizontal openings 22, whereby the pegboard section 21 is adapted to receive any one of a plurality of article display hooks, such as the books 50, 60 or 70 as illustrated in FIG. 1. Also as shown in FIG. 1, a pair of the display brackets 25 may be aflixed to one edge of the generally rectangular display shelf 23, thereby to support the display shelf in an inclined position with respect to the upstanding pegboard 11. In this case, the display shelf 23 is provided with a laterally extending stop means 24 along the outer edge thereof,

the stop means 24 serving to prevent articles displayed on the shelf from sliding off.

There are many articles which cannot conveniently be displayed on the conventional elongated type display hooks, either because the articles have a tendency to stack, or are too bulky, whereby only one or two articles can properly be displayed on each hook, thereby resulting in an inefficient use of the available pegboard display area. The display bracket and inclined pegboard sections disclosed herein, however, take up the same space on the upstanding pegboard as a single display hook normally uses, yet the inclined sections conveniently provide additional display area for those articles which otherwise cannot be efliciently displayed. In this regard, the display hooks 50, 60 and 70 illustrated in the drawings, each having a relatively short display arm, are particularly adapted for use with the inclined pegboard display sections 21 of the type disclosed herein.

As best seen in FIGS. 5 and 6, the display book 50 includes a base 51 having a rear surface adapted to bear against the face of the associated pegboard or pegboard sections, whichever the case may be. The base 51 is provided with the mounting prongs 52 integral with the edge 53 thereof, the prongs 52 having a configuration corre spondin g to the mounting prongs 32 on the display bracket 25, whereby the display hook 50 may be removably mounted upon the pegboard. An article support arm 55 is formed integral with the other edge of the base 51 and extends outwardly therefrom in a direction opposite to the prongs 52. The support arm 55 is generally planar and is disposed normal to the base and is adapted to support an article or display package having an opening therein conforming to the cross section of the arm 55.

The display hook is substantially identical to the display hook 50, and includes the base 61, mounting prongs 62 and support arm 65. The support arm 65 of the display hook 60 is further provided with a circular opening 66 therethrough, whereby the support arm 65 is adapted to receive and support an article having a complementary cylindrical cross-section.

The third type of display hook 70 is best illustrated in FIGS. 8 and 9, and includes the base 71 having a rear surface adapted to bear against the face of the pegboard section. At least one mounting prong 72 formed integral with the edge 73 of the base, extends outwardly therefrom for mounting the base on the associated pegboard. The mounting prong 72 is substantially identical to the mounting prongs 32 heretofore described in connection with the display bracket 25. The opposite edge of the base 71 is also provided with a leg element 74 extending in the same direction as the mounting prongs 72, the second leg element 74 providing additional support for the dis play hook 70 on the associated pegboard. A plate 75, coextensive with the base 71, is secured thereto by way of a rivet 76. The plate 75 includes a generally hook-shaped arm 77 integral with the edge thereof opposite the edge 73 of the base and extending outwardly therefrom in a direction opposite to the mounting prongs 72 for supporting an article thereon. The hook-shaped arm 77 is generally U-shaped in cross section normal to the longitudinal axis thereof, thereby rendering the arm more rigid and preventing deformation thereof. The relatively short length of the arms 55, 65 and 77 renders them particularly useful for supporting articles on the inclined pegboard sections disclosed herein.

The display structures 20, illustrated in FIG. 1, may be removed from the pegboard 11 by merely pivoting the base member 30 thereof upwardly until the normally upstanding leg elements 35 of the prongs 32 are substantially parallel to the axes of the openings 16, whereupon the display structures may be withdrawn from the pegboard. The display structure 20 may then be relocated at any desired position on the pegboard by first inserting the second leg elements 35 into a corresponding number of openings 16 at the desired location and then pivoting the base member 30 downwardly to bring the rear surface 31 thereof into contact with the face of the pegboard. In a similar manner, the article display hooks 50, 60 and 70 may each be positioned on the pegboard 11 or the pegboard section 21.

While there has been described what is at present considered to be the preferred embodiment of the invention, it will be understood that various modifications may be made therein, and it is intended to cover in the appended claims all such modifications as fall within the true spirit and scope of the invention.

What is claimed is:

1. A display bracket for mounting a display member in an inclined position on an upstanding pegboard having a plurality of holes arranged in equidistantly spaced hori zontal rows and vertical columns, the display bracket comprising a base member having a substantially planar rear surface adapted to bear against the face of the associated pegboard, mounting means integral with said base member and extending outwardly therefrom for mounting said base member on the associated pegboard, and a support member carried by said base member and comprising a planar mounting surface disposed at an angle of less than 90 with respect to said base member, said mounting surface having a plurality of openings therethrough adapted cooperably to receive associated fastening means for rigidly affixing an associated elongated display member to said mounting surface whereby the display member is supported thereon at an angle of less than 90 relative to said base member.

2. The display bracket set forth in claim 1, wherein said mounting surface is disposed at an angle of substantially about 60 with respect to said base member.

3. The display bracket set forth in claim 1, and further comprising rigidifying side flanges formed integral with said mounting surface and disposed normal thereto, an end flange integral with said mounting surface and extending therefrom in a direction opposite to said side flanges and abutting said base member, and means affixing said end flange to said base member.

4. The display bracket set forth in claim 3, wherein each of said side flanges includes an edge flange integral with the end thereof disposed adjacent to said base member, said edge flanges lying in the same plane as said end flange, whereby the rear surfaces of said edge flanges are adapted to bear against the face of said base member so as to distribute the forces upon said base member when the associated display member is afiixed to said mounting surface.

5. Display structure for use with an upstanding pegboard having a plurality of holes arranged in equidistantly spaced horizontal rows and vertical columns, the display structure including a display bracket comprising a base member having a substantially planar rear surface adapted to bear against the face of the associated upstanding pegboard, mounting means integral with said base member and extending outwardly therefrom for mounting said base member on the associated upstanding pegboard, a support member carried by said base member and comprising a planar mounting surface disposed at an angle of less than with respect to said base member, said mounting surface having a plurality of openings therethrough, fastening means passing through said openings in said mounting surface, and an elongated display member carried by said display bracket, one edge of said display member overlying said mounting surface and rigidly aflixed thereto by said fastening means whereby said display member is supported thereon at an angle of less than 90 relative to said base member and to the associated upstanding pegboard.

6. The display structure set forth in claim 5, wherein said mounting surface of said display bracket is disposed at an angle of substantially about 60 with respect to said base member.

7. The display structure set forth in claim 5, wherein said display bracket further comprises rigidifying side flanges formed integral with said mounting surface and disposed normal thereto, an end flange integral with said mounting surface and extending therefrom in a direction opposite to said side flanges and abutting said base member, and means aflixing said end flange to said base member.

8. The display structure set forth in claim 7, wherein each of said side flanges includes an edge flange integral with the end thereof disposed adjacent to said base member, said edge flanges lying in the same plane as said end flange, whereby the rear surfaces of said edge flanges are adapted to bear against the face of said base member so as to distribute the forces upon said base member and the associated pegboard.

9. The display structure set forth in claim 5, wherein said display member comprises a generally rectangular pegboard section having a plurality of holes arranged in equidistantly spaced horizontal rows and vertical columns, said pegboard section being coextensive in width to said mounting surface.

10. A display comprising an upstanding pegboard having a plurality of holes arranged in equidistantly spaced horizontal rows and vertical columns, display structure removably mounted on said upstanding pegboard, said display structure including a display bracket comprising a base member having a substantially planar rear surface adapted to bear against the face of said pegboard, mounting means integral with said base member and extending outwardly therefrom for removably mounting said base member on said pegboard, a support member fixedly carried by said base member and comprising a planar mounting surface disposed at an angle of substantially about 60 with respect to said base member, said mounting surface having a plurality of openings therethrough, fastening means cooperably associated with said openings in said mounting surface, and an elongated generally rectangular display member carried by said display bracket, one edge of said display member overlying said mounting surface and rigidly affixed thereto by said fastening means whereby said display member is supported thereon at an angle of substantially about 60 relative to said pegboard, said elongated display member comprising a pegboard section having a plurality of holes arranged in equidistantly spaced horizontal rows and vertical columns, said pegboard section being coextensive in width to said mounting surface and adapted to receive at least one pegboard display hook thereon.

11. The display set forth in claim 10, wherein said display bracket further comprises rigidifying side flanges formed integral with said mounting surface and disposed normal thereto, an end flange integral with said mounting surface and extending therefrom in a direction opposite to said side flanges and abutting said base member, and means afiixing said end flange to said base member.

12. The display set forth in claim 11, wherein each of said side flanges includes an edge flange integral with the end thereof disposed adjacent to said base member, said edge flanges lying in the same plane as said end flange, whereby the rear surfaces of said edge flanges are adapted to bear against the face of said base member so as to distribute the forces upon said base member and said upstanding pegboard.

13. The display set forth in claim 10, and further comprising a display hook removably mounted on said pegboard section, said display hook comprising a base having a. rear surface adapted to bear against the face of said pegboard section, at least one mounting prong integral with one edge of said base and extending outwardly therefrom for mounting said base on said pegboard section, and an article support arm integral with, the other edge of said base and extending outwardly therefrom in a direction opposite to said prong, said support arm being generally planar and disposed normal to said base and adapted to support an article on said pegboard section.

14. The display set forth in claim 13, wherein said support arm has a generally circular opening therethrough adapted to receive an article having a complementary cylindrical cross-section.

15. The display set forth in claim 10, and further comprising a display hook removably mounted on said pegboard section, said display hook comprising a base having a front surface and a rear surface adapted to bear against the face of said pegboard section, at least one mounting prong integral with one edge of said base and extending outwardly therefrom for mounting said base on said pegboard section, a plate overlying said front surface of said base and coextensive therewith, means rigidly securing said plate to said base, and a generally hook-shaped arm integral with the edge of said plate opposite said mounting prong on said base and extending outwardly therefrom in a direction opposite to said prong for supporting an article thereon, said arm being generally U-shaped in cross-section normal to the longitudinal axis thereof.

16. A display hook for use on a pegboard for supporting an article thereon, said display hook comprising a base having a front surface and a rear surface adapted to bear against the face of an associated pegboard, at least one mounting prong integral with one edge of said base and extending outwardly therefrom for mounting said base on the associated pegboard, a plate overlying said front surface of said base and coextensive therewith, means rigidly securing said plate to said base, and a generally hook-shaped arm integral with the edge of said plate opposite said mounting prong on said base and extending outwardly therefrom in a direction opposite to said prong for supporting an article thereon, said arm being generally U-shaped in cross section normal to the longitudinal axis thereof.

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Classifications
U.S. Classification211/187
International ClassificationB01D63/00, C22C1/08, B01D39/10, A47F5/08, B01D29/00, A47F5/00
Cooperative ClassificationB01D29/0093, A47F5/0815, B01D23/005
European ClassificationB01D29/00B, B01D23/00B, A47F5/08B1