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Publication numberUS642576 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateFeb 6, 1900
Filing dateMay 1, 1899
Priority dateMay 1, 1899
Publication numberUS 642576 A, US 642576A, US-A-642576, US642576 A, US642576A
InventorsWilliam Boydell
Original AssigneeBoydell Bros White Lead And Color Company
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Displaying device.
US 642576 A
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SPECIFICATION forming part of Letters Patent No. 642,576, dated February 6, 1900.

\ Application filed May l, 1899. Serial No. 715,108. (No model.)

To all whom, t may concern,.-

Be it known that I, WILLIAM BoYDELL, a

' citizen of the United States, residing at Detroit, county of Wayne, State of Michigan, have invented a certain new and useful Improvement in Displaying Devices; and I 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,reference being had to the accompanying drawings, which form a part of this specication.

lWIy invention has for its object a novel displaying device, the same being more particularly designed for displaying a sample card or cards of colors-Y-as of prepared paint, for example-the same being especially adapted for use by dealers in paints; and the inven- -tionconsists of the construction, combination, and arrangement of devices hereinafter specified and claimed and illustrated in th accompanying drawings, in which Figure 1 is a view in perspective, illustrating my invention. Fig. 2 is a detail View in elevation, on an enlarged scale, showing details of construction. Fig. 3 is a partial vertical section illustrating details of my invention. Fig. 4 is a partial horizontal section illustrating features of the invention. Fig. 5 is a vertical cross-section of one of the corners.

My invention consists, essentially, of suitable supporting-brackets, (indicated at 1 and 2.) These brackets are preferably engaged upon a base 3.

The numeral 4 indicates a frame for the reception of a sample card or cards 5, the device being intended inore particularly to carry two sample-cards, as indicated more clearly in Fig. 4. These cards may be constructed and arranged in any suitable manner to display suitable samples of paint. The frame is made U-shaped in cross-section, as indicated in Fig. 4, forminginwardly-projecting flanges (indicated at a a) to embrace the edges of the sample-cards. Next to the cards I have shown mats, (indicated at 6,) outside of which are located the glass coverings 7, the edges not only of the sample-cards 5, but also of the mats and glass being embraced within the anges a and by means of which the contents of the frame are held suitably in place.

One of the leading features of myinvention consists in the construction of the frame,

whereby the sample-cards may readily be removed and replaced by other samples in a convenient manner whenever desired. Accordingly my invention contemplates the union of the four side pieces of the frame in such a way that the top and bottom pieces of 6o the frame may readily be separated from the two end pieces. Accordingly I employ removable corner-caps (indicated at 8) constructed to form an angle-shaped housing to engage over the ends of one of the upright pieces of the frame and the corresponding side pieces of the frame. These caps 8 are united to the adjacent portions of the frame by screws 9, permitting the read y removal of the caps. caps is removed, the corresponding upper or lower side of the frame may be removed, permitting the display-cards to be removed from the frame and others to be readily inserted thereinto.

The frame is supported so as to be revoluble upon the brackets 1 2. To this end to the upright portions of the frame are secured journals 10, the same being preferably'riveted or headed within the corresponding U- 8o shaped upright bar, as indicated at 11, Fig. 4. The journal 10 is passed through the upper portions of the corresponding supportingbracket, as indicated in Fig. 4, and is provided at its outer end with a head 12, preferably riveted upon the journal 10. Between the upper end of each of the supporting-brackets and the adjacent portion of the frame are located bosses 13. The inner ends of the journals 10 are reduced, as indicated at 14, form- 9o ing a shoulder (indicated at 15) abutting against the boss. lThe head 12 is riveted down upon the outer end of the journal or otherwise secured thereto, so as to bear against the adjacent edge of the bracket, and thereby force the bracket against the boss t produce a degree of friction, whereby the frame may I be supported in any given position to which it may be tilted. In order to secure the proper light upon the colors, it may be desired to roo When the upper or lower pair of 7o support the frame at dierent positions, and this frictional contact of the bracket against the adjacent bosses will be such as to hold the frame, as above stated, in any position to which it may be adjusted.

The supporting-brackets 1 2 may conveniently be made of sheet metal bent intermediate the ends to engage and support the journals l0, said brackets being looped intermediate their ends for this purpose.

Obviously such a construction affords a very simple and desirable device for displaying a sample-card of colors. By so constructing the device that two sample-cards may be employed in the frame it will be seen that by properly revolving the frame the card on the other side may be brought into displayed position.

It will be seen that the various bars or pieces of the frame are disjointed and are only held in engagement by the caps.

The side pieces of the frame are channeled and are preferably made of channeled metal, the corner pieces or caps being also correspondingly channeled at right angles. The legs of the supportingbrackets l 2 may be provided with connecting-braces 1(5,as shown.

I prefer that the screws which unite the corner-pieces with the side pieces should be made tapering and should be so located as to enter in between the two display-cards and thereby to press the edges of the cards, together with the adjacent matting-and glass, against the flanges of the frame, so that the contents of the frame will be held snugly and firmly in place against the flanges of the frame.

lVhile I have shown four corner-caps einploycd to hold corresponding parts of the frame together, I would have it understood that a single side of the frame might be made removable, in which case two removable corner-caps would be needed, the other corners of the frame being permanently secured together.

What I claim as my invention is- 1. In a displaying device, arotatable frame constructed of disjointed channeled bottom, top, and side pieces U-shaped in cross-section, forming retaining inwardly-projecting iianges, separate removable cornerpieces U-shaped in cross-section overlapping and uniting corresponding extremities of the side pieces ot the frame, removable cards having their edges and the edges of their transparent coverings embraced by the fianges of the frame, and screws to unite the corner-pieces to the side pieces of the frame, said screws projecting between the cards and wedging the cards and coverings against the corresponding flanges of the frame, as set forth.

2. In a displaying device,a revoluble frame, journals secured to the upright portions of the frame each constructed with a shoulder,

supporting-brackets to receive said journals, bosses upon the journals between the brackets and the upright portions of the frame abutting against said shoulders and against the sides of saidrupright portions, and heads ou the outer ends of the journals, respectively, to hold the brackets sn ugly again st the bosses, for the purpose set forth.

In testimony whereof I sign this specification in the presence of two Witnesses.



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Cooperative ClassificationG09F7/22