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Publication numberUS580655 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateApr 13, 1897
Filing dateApr 20, 1896
Publication numberUS 580655 A, US 580655A, US-A-580655, US580655 A, US580655A
InventorsJohn W. Thew
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
US 580655 A
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(No Model.) l



Y Patented Apr. 13, 1897.




SPECIFICATION forming part of Letters Patent No. 580,655, dated April 13, 189'?.

Application filed April 20, 1896.

To all whom it nw/,L/ concer/t:

Beit known that I, JOHN W. THEW, of Marion, Marion county, Ohio, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Display-Stands; and I do hereby declare the following to be a full, clear, and exact description of the invention, such as will enable others skilled in the art to which it pertains to make and use the same.

Myinvention relates to improvements in display-stands more especially designed for dis- Y playing seeds in boxes, berries in boxes, goods or merchandise placed upon boards, dac., and capable of supporting the boxes or boards at different elevations; and the invention consists in certain featureswof construction and combinations of parts hereinafter described, and pointed out in the claims.

In the accompanying drawings, Figure l is a view in perspective of a display-stand embodying my invention. Fig. 2 is a top plan of the stand. Fig. 3 shows more clearly the construction whereby the supporting angleplates or angle-bars are adjustably secured to the horizontal arms of the stand.

My improved stand comprises two upright posts A A, arranged a suitable distance apart and provided at the bottom respectively, with feet a, having casters a'. Each post A is provided with any suitable number of inwardlyprojecting horizontally-arran ged arm s B, that are preferably adjustable verticallyof the post. Each arm B at the post-engaging end terminates in a vertical sleeve l?, slidably mounted upon the post and secured in the desired vertical adjustment by means of a set-screw Z2', adapted to bite the post and extending through correspondingly threaded holes in the sleeve. The arms B of one of posts A are tubular and telescope over the arms B of the other post A. The arms B of each post are therefore capable of sliding` endwise of the arms of the other post, and the length of the stand is increased or decreased according as the two posts are adjusted toward or from each other. Each tubular arm B is provided with a set-screw B', that extends through a correspondinglythreaded hole in said tubular member and is adapted to bite the arm B, embraced by said Serial No. 588,288. (No model.)

tubular member, and thereby secure the two arms in the desired adjustment.

The members of each pair of companion arms B support two cross-pieces D, arranged a suitable distance apart in the same or approximately same horizontal plane and parallel with each other and respectively composed, preferably, of an angle-bar or angleplate arranged crosswise of the supportingarm. Each pair of plates or bars D form a support for a seedbox, berry-box, displayboard, &c.

The angle-plates or angle-bars D are preferably adjustable longitudinally of their supporting-arms to accommodate different sizes of boxes, display-boards, the., and each bar or plate is preferably riveted at d to a sleeve E, slidably mounted upon the arm supporting said plate or bar, and said sleeve is provided with a set-screw e, extending through a correspondingly-threaded hole in the sleeve and adapted to bite the supporting-arm and thereby secure the said bar or plate in the desired adjustment.

The bars or plates of each pair of angle plates or bars that are arranged in the same horizontal plane are arranged with their horizontal members presented to each other, so that a box or board or other object placed upon said bars or plates are received thereby upon their horizontal members and between their upright members, and said plates or bars at any suitable point between their central portion and opposite extremities are provided, respectively, with any suitable number of project-ions D', formed in any approved( manner and constituting stops for preventing displacement of the box or obj ect placed upon the-aforesaid bars or plates endwise of the latter. Projections D' are preferably formed upon the upper side of the horizontal members of bars or plates D and upon the inner side of the upright members of said plates or bars, and the upright members of each pair of said bars or plates form stops to prevent displacement of the displayed box or object laterally of said plates or bars.

I would have it understood that my invention comprises, broadly, a display-stand having two parallel cross-pieces adjustable apart IOC) laterally and provided with stops for preventing displacement of the box or object sup- Y ported from said cross-pieces.

l. A display-stand comprising two upright posts A A arranged a suitable distance apart; arms suitably supported and projecting` in- Wardly from one of said posts and adjustable vertically; arms suitably supported and projecting inwardly from the other post longitudinally of the irst-mentioned arms, and adjustable vertically, means instrumental in securing the arms of each pair of adjacent arms in the desired adjustment, sleeves mounted slidably upon said arms, and cross-pieces secured to said sleeves, substantially as set forth.

2. A display-stand comprising two upright posts A A arranged a suitable distance apart; tubular arms suitably supported and projecting inwardly from one of said posts and adjustable vertically); arms suitably supported and projecting inwardly from the other post into said tubular arms, and adjustable vertically; a pair of cross-pieces D D supported from each pair of telescoping arms and adjustable apart laterally and provided with stops for preventing or limit-ing displacement of an object supported from said cross-pieces, substantially asset forth.

3. A display-stand comprising two upright posts A A arranged a suitable distance apart; tubular arms suitably supported and projecting inwardly from one of said posts at different elevations, respectively; a corresponding number of arms supported from the other post and projecting into and arranged to be telescoped over by the different tubular arms, respectively, sleeves mounted slidably upon said arms, and suitably-arranged angle-bars or angle-plates secured to said sleeves, substantially as shown, for the purpose specilied.

In testimony whereof I sign this specification, in the presence of two Witnesses, this 9th day of April, 1896.




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Cooperative ClassificationA47F5/0025