US 623377 A
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No. 623,377. A Patented Apr. la, |899. E. LEGER.
(Application led Aug. 6, 1898.)
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EDVARD LEGER, OF CHICAGO, ILLINOIS.
SPECIFICATION forming part of Letters Patent No. 623,377', dated April 18, 1899.
Application tiled August 5, 1898. Serial No. 687,796. (No model.)
To (all wtont it ntf/.y concern.:
13e it known that l, EDWARD LEGER, a citizen Aof the United States, residing at Chicago, in the county of Cook and State of Illinois, have invented certain .new and useful Improvements in Show-Fixtures; 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 appertains to make and use the same.
This invention relates to improvements in that class of devices that are used by merchants in displaying goods, and pertains more especially to the kind of fixtures that are supported in a suspended position, the same consisting of certain novel features in the construction, combination, and arrangement of the dierent parts.
In the drawings, Figure l is a View in perspective of a device embodying the improved features. Fig. 2 is a longitudinal section of a suspended bar and manipulating parts, and Fig. 3 a detached detail of one of the suspending hooks.
A represents a suspending-bar arranged horizontally and having its respective ends inserted in the companion hangers B B, secured to the ceiling or other overhead location. This bar is composed of ordinary round metal tubing, as is also the suspended bar C. The bar C is arranged in a vertical position and suspended from the horizontal bar A by means of the companion hooks D D, iixed in opposite sides of the head-piece D, mounted on the upper end of the bar C. The head-piece D- is provided with the tubular extension a, running down ou the inside upper end of t-he bar C, and is removably secured in place by Aa screw a.
On the inside of the tubular bar C and eX- tending longitudinally therewith is a rod E, the upper screw-threaded end a2 of which envgages with the elongated nut F. The upper end of this nut is curved out, as at c3, so as to have a gripping hold on the round surface of the horizontal bar A, with the under side of which it is adapted to have contact in locking the suspended bar in place. This nut is provided longitudinally with a groove a4, into which projects the inner end of a screw-pin 1),'
inserted through the headpiece D', and serves to prevent the nut from turning, and
also acts as a guide. A sleeve G is mounted on the lower end of the bar C and is secured iu place by the screws b2 b2. This sleeve is provided with a diaphragm b3, abutting against the lower end of the bar C. A stop b4 is fixed on the rod E and rests on the upper side of the diaphragm, as shown in Fig. 2. The lower cap end II is provided with the plug d, inserted in the lower end of the sleeve G, and has a threaded engagement with the lower end of the rod E, as at d', and comes to a bearing against the under side of the diaphragm. A set-screw (Z2 rigidly secures the plug end of cap H to the rod E. The upper end of this cap bears against the lower end of sleeve G, as at d3. The cap H provides a hand-grasp for turning the same, which movement transmits a corresponding rotary movement to the rod E anda longitudinal movement to the clamping-nut Fin engaging with or releasing the saine from contact with the suspending-bar A in accordance with the direction in which the cap H is rotated.
g represents the usual notched fixture-arm, any number of which may be mounted on the bar C.
The rods h for holding articles of wearingapparel have their ends resting loosely in the notches of the arm. These rods are shown broken away, the opposite ends being adapted to be supported in other notched fixture-arms mounted on a companion bar of the bar C, as all the suspending parts shown are duplicated in a complete iXture.
By turning the rod E in one direction the clamping-nut is released from contact with the horizontal bar, when the suspended bar may loe moved along on the same in either direction to any required position in arranging the display. Turning the rod E in the opposite direction throws the elongated nut into a locking position. Thus the fixture parts may be moved to bring them into the best display position without having to removean y of the parts or the goods therefrom. It the bar or bars C had to be turned in changing the position of the fixture, then the goods and bars holding the same would have tobe removed and the notched arms readjusted.
Having thus described my invention, what I claim as new, and desire to secure by Letters Patent, is-
1. In a show-fixture, the combination with a station ary horizontal bar, of a bar, suspended therefrom, the suspending-hooks, a rod, inserted longitudinally in the suspended bar, an elongated nut, having a threaded engagement with the upper end of said rod, and a cap, forming a hand-grasp rigidly secured to the lower end thereof, substantially as described.
2. In a show-fixture, the Combination with ahorizontal bar, xedin an overhead position, of a vertical bar, the hooks, secured to the upper end of the Vertical bar and hooking over the horizontal bar, a rod, inserted longitudinally in the vertical bar, an elongated nut, mounted on the upper end of said rod, a sleeve, mounted on the lower end of the Vertical bar and provided with a diaphragm through which the lower end of said rod projects, and a rotating cap, having a plug eX- EDVARD LEGER.
L. IWI. FREEMAN, L. B. CoUPLAND.