US 511894 A
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DISPLAY CASE. 7
Patented Jan. 2, 1894 wimzagzg. W Q. 164% gm w mm PATENT JOHN KAHN, OF LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA.
SPECIFICATION forming part of Letters Patent No. 511,894, dated. January 2, 1894.
Application filed May 5, 1393. Serial No. 473.034. (No model.)
To all whom it may concern:
Be it known that 1, JOHN KAHN, a citizen of the United States, residing at Los Angeles, in the county of Los Angeles and State of California, have invented a new and useful Display-Case, of which the following is a specification.
The object of my invention is to provide a display case for holding ribbons, cloaks, &c., so that the contents will be in plain view and thoroughly protected from dust, and in which all the space in the case may be utilized for containing goods, (thus economizing space,) and whereby the goods may be conveniently removed from the case when desired.
A further object of my invention is to provide a compact and convenient case provided with numerous compartments, each separate and distinct in itself, whereby I am enabled to arrange the various shades of ribbon so that in making a selection of ribbon no confusion of colors will result by the reflection resulting from the close proximity of conflicting shades of color.
My invention comprises various combinations and arrangements of parts hereinafter set forth.
The accompanying drawing illustrates my invention.
The figure is a perspective side elevation of a display case constructed according to my invention. A portion of the top of the case is broken away to expose the construction.
A represents the case which is formed of any suitable material and is provided at its top with a supporting rail Ct (a) (a") (a') which is arranged slightly inclined toward the back of the case and is arranged transverse the length of the case and projects from the front of the case a distance substantially equal the depth of the case.
B (B') (13") (B') indicates a display compartment, which, as shown in the drawing, is provided with a series of shelves 1), which shelves divide the compartment B, 850., into smaller compartments 1) suitable for containing ribbons. To adapt the compartment for containing cloaks, the shelves b are'omitted.
The compartment B (B', &c.,) is provided with a back 0 and one side 0 of wood or other suitable material, and the front of the com partment is closed by a sheet of glass D or othersuitable transparent material to allow the inspection of the contents of the compartment when closed.
The compartmentB (B, &c.,) is supported by means of two supporting wheels E (E', &c.,) which are arranged upon the supporting track a (a', &c.,) and is provided at its bottom with a suitable guide groove e (e', &c.,) adapted to receive a guide stripf (f, &c.,) which is secured to the bottom of the case to guide the bottom of such compartment when the compartment is drawn out of the case to remove the contents therefrom.
In practice when the case is arranged to display the stock of ribbons, the shelves 1) are slightly inclined toward the closed-side of the compartment to cause the rolls of ribbon to rest against the closed side of the compartment. The size and shape of the compartment may be varied to suit the goods which are to be displayed, and I do not limit my claim to any especial shape of the compartment, the essence of my invention being the compartment having the back and one side permanently closed and having the front of glass and having its other side open and adapted to be closed by the wall of the case. By inclining the guide rail Ct toward the back of the case, the compartments B, 820., will normally tend to remain in the case.
As illustrated in the drawing, a series of compartments and a series of guide rails are provided, the closed side of one compartment forming the closure for the open side of its adjacent compartment when the compartments are in place in the case. The outer end of the guide rails are secured to a supporting beam A. Suitable handles F are provided by which the compartments may be pulled from the case.
In practice, the cases containing the compartments are arranged along the walls or upon the counters, and the goods are arranged in the compartments to suit the taste of the salesman.
When it is desired to remove the goods from a compartment, the compartment is removed from the case by pulling upon the handle F, and the wheels E roll forward upon the rail a which thus supports the compartment and allows it to be easily moved forward. When the compartment is drawn forward out of the case, the goods may be removed from the open side 0" of the compartment. After the goods are replaced in the compartment, it is pushed back into the case and the open side 0" is closed by the Wall A of the case, or the closed side of the adjacent compartment and the dust is thus excluded from the compartment.
G is a top arranged to cover the supporting wheels E, &c., when the compartments are in place in the case.
Now, having described my invention, what I claim as new, and desire to secure by Letters Patent, is-
The combination of a suitable case provided at its top with a series of transverse horizontally arranged supporting rails each projectlug outward beyond the front of the case; a
ALFRED I. TOWNSEND, F. M. TOWNSEND.