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Publication numberUS3645403 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateFeb 29, 1972
Filing dateDec 9, 1970
Priority dateDec 9, 1970
Publication numberUS 3645403 A, US 3645403A, US-A-3645403, US3645403 A, US3645403A
InventorsWalters Max
Original AssigneeWalters Max
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Combined ring display device and carrier
US 3645403 A
A display device and a carrier therefor adapted to receive and retain a ring thereon for display purposes wherein the ring is received by a resilient tab formed on the display device and held against rotational movement at any desired angle, the display device having a leg portion that is received by a slot formed in an elongated carrier having a triangular cross-sectional shape.
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Waiters 1 Feb, 2 9 11972 [54] C(UMBENIEID RING DllSlPlLAY lDlE /HCE 2,027,799 1/1936 Wharton ..211/13 AND CARRIER 2,031,147 2/1936 Doolin...

2,481,903 9/1949 Brady...

ll'lVEblltOI'l Max Walters, CL, North W b n Beach 33162 3,497,074 2/1970 Shaheen ..211/13 [22] Filed: Dec. 9, 1970 Primary Examiner-Nile C. Byers, J r.

[21] Appl' 97437 Attorney-Salvatore G. Militana [52] IU.. C1 ..2.1l1/]l3 ABSTRACT [51] llnt.Cl. 1 .AMf 7/00 A dis 1 play devlce and a carrier therefor adapted to receive and [58] Field nfSearch ..21l/l3,4, 120 retain a ring thereon for display purposes wherein the ring is l 56] R f 1r Ct d received by a resilient tab formed on the display device and e e wees n e held against rotational movement at any desired angle, the dis- UNETED STATES PATENTS play device having a leg pcrtion that is received by a slot formed 1n an elongated earner havmg a tnangular cross-sec- 287,623 10/1883 Camp ..21 1/13 tiona] Shape.

1,742,542 l/l930 Howell ..312/234 1,785,753 12/1930 Weisner ..2l1/120 3 Claims, 6 Drawing Figures PATENTEDresas m2 FIG.1

FIG?) //W'/vr0/? MAX WALTERS COMBINED lRllNG lDllSlPLAlf Dill/RUE AND CAlRlklllEllt This invention relates to display devices and is more particularly directed to a display device for rings and a carrier therefor:

A problem confronted by those who sell jewelry and especially rings is brought on by the requirement that the rings which are displayed during the hours of business must be removed to a place of safe keeping as in a safe, during the hours in which the place of business is closed. Since this movement of rings back and forth is time consuming, there is a tendency to be less concerned with the preparation of attractive displays. The present invention is directed to providing an attractive display device for a ring and at the same time reduce to a minimum the time required to collect and carry the combined rings and display devices from the display area to a place of safekeeping.

Therefore, a principal object of the present invention is to provide a display device which will readily receive a ring and maintain the ring in a position that is attractive to the viewer.

Another object of the present invention is to provide a ring display device that supports the ring at any desired angle with respect to the viewer without being encumbered by a display device that would detract from the features of the ring.

A further object of the present invention is to provide a ring display device made of clear plastic so as to make the display device as inconspicuous as possible, or the plastic may be colored to simulate the same material out of which the ring is made.

A still further object of the present invention is to provide a ring display device that may be readily placed on a carrier or holder to facilitate the transferring of the rings to and from a display area to a place of safekeeping as well as utilizing the carrier as a support for a number of rings mounted on display devices in the display area.

With these and other objects in view, the invention will be best understood from a consideration of the following detailed description taken in connection with the accompanying drawing forming a part of this specification, with the understanding, however, that the invention is not confined to any strict conformity with the showing of the drawing but may be changed or modified so long as such changes or modifications mark no material departure from the salient features of the invention as expressed in the appended claims.

In the drawing:

FIG. l is a perspective view of a ring display device constructed in accordance with my invention shown with a ring in position thereon.

FIG. 2 is a top plan view with the ring removed therefrom FIG. 3 is a side elevational view.

FIG. 4 is a cross-sectional view taken along the line 4-4 of FIG. 2.

FIG. 5 is a perspective view of a plurality of ring display devices with rings in position shown mounted on a carrier.

FIG. 6 is a cross-sectional view taken along the line 6-6 of FIG. 5.

Referring to the drawing wherein like numerals are used to designate similar parts throughout the several views, the numeral llll refers to my ring display device having an approxi mately L-shape and consisting of a face member ill and a leg portion 12 extending at an obtuse angle as at 15 to support the face member ill at an inclined angle to the horizontal when the free ends to and 17 of the face member ill and leg portion 12 respectively are resting on a flat surface.

The face member 1 l. is provided with a slotted portion l3 at its midposition with the side nearest the free end portion to of the face member 111 attached to form a resilient clip or tab M. The clip M is arcuate in shape, rising above a plane extending through the face member 11 at its midportion and terminating as at 113 adjacent the upper end of the slotted portion 13. The lower surface of the resilient tab or clip 14 is serrated as at lift to prevent a ring 20 positioned at an inclined angle on the dis play device llllll as best shown by FIG. 1 from slipping and rotating to an undesirable angle or position whereby the ring is not displayed at its best viewjnggpsition.

In the normal use of my ring rsplay device llll, the resilient clip or tab 14 is lifted at its free end It and the ring 243 is inserted therein, the tab lid being released as the ring 26 is held in the proper or desired position which is approximately normal with a plane passing through the face member ill. The combined display device ill) with its ring 20 mounted thereon then placed on a flat surface in a showcase or window display.

A carrier 36 may be used in connection with the display device ill for the purpose of carrying the rings to and from a showcase, for example to a place of safekeeping and for display purposes when a group of rings 20 are to be displayed in a row. The carrier 30 consists of an elongated member having a triangular cross section whose upper surface 311 is inclined at the same angle as the face member ll of the ring display device 10. The carrier 30 is provided with a slot 32 along its full length and at an inclined angle for receiving the leg portion 12 of the ring display device 10 as best shovm by FIG. 6. The ring display devices 10 are placed on the carrier 3d in side by side relationship whereby a large number of rings 20 may be readily carried when moving the rings to and from the display area to a place for safekeeping. The carrier 30 may be used as a display support if it is desired. to display a plurality of rings 20 in a row. In this instance, the ring display devices will be placed on the carrier 30 in spaced relation to each other in order that each of the rings 20 will be attractively displayed.

The ring display devices N as well as the carriers 30 may be made of clear plastic in order that the background of velvet upon which the devices 110, 30 and rings 20 are displayed will be attractive to the observers. 0n the other hand, the devices In and 30 may be made of colored plastic or of other material that enhances the attractiveness of the ring 20 which is being displayed.

What ll claim as new and desire to secure by Letters Patent of the United States is:

l. A ring display device comprising a substantially flat member having a leg portion and a face member extending at an obtuse angle with each other, said face member having a slotted portion and a substantially resilient tab member extending along said slotted portion and terminating in spaced relation to said face member, said tab member being arcuate and having a crown portion extending; above a plane passing through said face member for retaining a ring therein for display.

2. The structure as recited by claim ll taken in combination with carrier means comprising an elongated block member having a substantially triangular cross'sectional shape, said block member having a plurality of aligned slotted portions along one surface thereof for receiving said leg portions of each of said ring display devices and said face member of said ring display device lying on said one surface of said support means.

3. The structure as recited by claim ll wherein said tab member is provided with a plurality of serrations along its lower surface for retaining said ring by said tab member against inadvertant displacement thereof.

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US3822849 *Jan 2, 1973Jul 9, 1974Vargas Mfg CoFinger ring holder and display device
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U.S. Classification211/85.2, D06/682.4
International ClassificationA47F7/02
Cooperative ClassificationA47F7/02
European ClassificationA47F7/02