James edwin hills
US 615702 A
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No. 6l5,702. Patel lted Dec. l3, I898. J. E HILLS. DISPLAY CARD.
(Application filed. 192m. 17, 1898.)
I l I C I it: i l I 1 LB I 37 1 I l UNITED STATES JAMES EDWVIN HILLS, OF NEIV YORK, N Y.
SPECIFICATION forming part of Letters Patent No. 615,702, dated December 13, 1898. Application filed March 17, 1898. Serial No. 674,196. (No model.)
To aZZ whom it may concern.-
Be it'known that I, JAMES EDWIN HILLS, a citizen of the United States, residing at New York city, borough of Brooklyn, county of Kings, State of New York, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Display-Cards, of which the following is a specification.
My invention relates to display-cards of the type which are used for mounting jewelry, silverware, 85c. and it consists generally in a blank which may be bent or folded into a shape suitable for displaying the article mounted upon the card.
The object of the invention is to make a cheap and simple card which will clearly show the object mounted on it and at the same time securely fasten the object to it, and thereby prevent injury in transportation, 8:0.
The accompanying drawings will serve to illustrate my invention.
Figures 1 and 2 are plan views of displaycard blanks; Figs. 3 and 4, end views of such blanks when bent to the required shapes; Figs. 5 and 6, perspective views of the fastening device. Figs. 7 and S are end views showing the article mounted on the displaycards. Fig. 9 is a perspective view of a gangcard and its fastening device.
In the drawings, A A, Figs. land 2, represent two blanks from which the display-cards can be made. The blank at the left, A, is provided with three longitudinal creases B and is perforated to form two transverse slots 0. This card when bent and folded takes the form shown at D, Fig. 3. The blank at the right, A, is creased, as at B, and has slots 0, and when bent and folded takes the form shown at E, Fig. 4. M anifestly by creasing the blank differently other shapes may be given to the display-card when bent and folded.
At Fig. 7 there is shown a display-card having the shape of Fig. 3 carrying a link cuffbutton F. The shank of this button G is located in the slot 0, and the button is secured in position by means of the fastening device H, Fig. 5, which, as shown, is a V-shaped portion of paper or cardboard. This fastening piece 11 may be formed of wood, metal, paper, cardboard, or other material. WVhere paper is used to form the blank, the shape of the display-card can be maintained by using a strip of paper I, Fig. 7, pasted or otherwise secured to the back of the blank. Where cardboard is used, this strip is not essential and may be dispensed with.
It will be observed that in Fig. 7 the inner sides of the ends of the buttons lie parallel, or approximately so, with the inclined sides of the inverted V of the card. This secures the button in a fixed position. In Fig. 9 there is illustrated a gang-card made up of six cards similar to that shown in Figs. 1 and 3. The card is perforated, so as to allow the individual cards to be easily separated. The fastening device H in this figure is also perforated, so as to be readily torn apart.
In Fig. 8 the card E is shown as carrying a spoon J, the shank K lying in the slot 0 and secured by the fastening device H, Fig. 6,
which also conforms to the shape of the card.
Preferably I make the ends of the fastening device pointed, as at H Fig. (3.
There are two slots 0 shown as formed in each blank. Manifestly the number and shape of the slots may be changed as desired.
Having thus described my invention, I claim- 1. A display-card arranged to be bent and provided with longitudinal creases and hav-- ing transverse slots in combination with a fastening device in the form of a strip situated under the bent portion of the card and which in use is adapted to secure the articles mounted on the card.
2. A display-card arranged to be bent and provided with longitudinal creases and having transverse slots through the upper part of the'bent portion in combination with a fastening device in the form of a strip arranged under the bent portion and adapted to secure the articles mounted on the card.
3. In a display-card the combination with a blank such as D or E, of a fastening device such as H or H.
In testimony whereof I affix my signature in the presence of two witnesses.
JAMES EDWIN HILLS.