US 728219 A
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0,728,219 "PATENTED MAY 1.9, 1903.
' L. FELDMANN, JE- & 0. A. HAAS.
, DISPLAY RACK. APPLICATION FILED rm; 27 1903 2 sums-8111mm.
ATTORNEY PATENTED MAY 19, 1903. LTELDMANN, JR- & c. A. HAAS.
DISPLAY RACK Arrmunmn 3pm) 21:13.21, 1903.-
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ilmrnn STATES Patented-May 19, 1903.
LOUIS ELDMAn JR., AND CYRUS A. HAAS, or s1. LOUIS, MISSOURI.
srEoIFIcArrioN forming part of Letters :aiem No. 728,219, dated May 19,1 903.
' Application filed-February 27, 1903. Serial No. 145,304. (No model.)
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In 'the drawings, Figure 1 is an elevation of the rackwith the burlap removed from the Fig. 2 is a top plan of the rack. Fig. 3 is an enlarged sectional detail on line 3 3 of Fig. 2. Fig. 4 is'a top plan of Fig. 3. Fig. 5 is an eleva: tional detail showing the construction of the upper corner of the rack-frame. Fig. (5 is a horizontal section on line '6 6 of Fig. 5. Fig. 7 is a detail showing the lower corner of the Fig. 8 isa horizontal'section on line 8 8 of -Fig. 7.; base of the diagonal brace of the frame. Fig. 10 is a View similar to Fig. 9, but showing the parts. in longitudinal section. Fig. 11 is a section on line11 11 of Fig. 10. Fig'. 12 isan elevation of one of the intermediate legs of the frame. Fig. 13 is a top plan of the intermediate leg. tional and sectional detail showing manner of mounting the swinging leaf. Fig. is an Fig. 14 is a combined eleva-' Fig. 9 is adetail showing the enlarged cross-section on line 15 15 of Fig.
14. Fig. 16 is a plan of one of the roller-- brackets. Fig. 17 is a side eleval-ionol' Fig. 1-6, showing, however, an additional leaf, said brackets being specifically adapted for small raclrs. Fig. 18 i's'a side elevation of a rollerbracket as appliedmore particularly to'large racks, Fig. lilis a top plan of Fig..18. Fig. 20 is a sectional detail of the adjustable bumper. Fig. 21 is a detail showing bottom connection oftlie endwise tension-adjusting t1e-r0ds. Fig. 22 is a cross-section on line 22 22 of Fig. 21. Fig, 23 is an elevational detail ore leaf for a small rack. Fig. 2; is an enlarged detail showing hinge-bracket for the small leaf, and Fig. 25 is an edge view of Fig. 21.
The present invention is an improvement on the construction of rack covered by United States Letters Patent issued to us under date of November 11, 1902, numbered 713,417, and while possessing the advantages ofihe patented rack the present device is characterized by superiority in details'imparting to the new construction advantages, among which may be mentioned the following: The present rack is self-supportable, standing without any ar-' tificial support; is adjustable in every direction, requiring no blocking up orshimming, the adjustment being effected whether the rack is loaded or not; will not sway endwise or hackward'or forward; is provided with special adj usting devices for the leaves and for ad-- justmeut of the frame in two distinct planes; is lightydoes not sag; is provided with hooks on the tie-rods, thereby preventing turning of the same during adjustment; the center of equilibrium does not depend on the weight of the basal castings of the frame, as the position of such center can be readily adjusted; is provided with adjustable bumpers; the position of the rollers can be shifted at pleasure; can be brought closely against the wall; is provided with special devices for preventing unscrewing of the adjusting-rods; is com-' posed of a minimum number of parts; the rollers may he confined to every second leaf for small frames, thereby materially simpli-.
fying the construction; the burlap is sewed around the frame, which allows it to be Inachine-sewed insteadof hand =sewed; the burlap is cut and inserted on the bias and. mounted to better distribute the strain to which the leaf -is subjected; the bearings are forced on and held in position byclamped .jaws, which are bent around the burlap, thus 37 binding the two brackets firmly together, Figs. 16, 17.
It is of course apparent that we may depart in a measure from the details herein without in any wise affecting the nature or spirit of our invention.
Having described our invention, what we claim is 1. In a display-rack, a suitable frame, an overhanging truss forming part of the same, tension-rods disposed in the plane of the frame, and a series of leaves hinged to the frame under the truss, substantially as set forth.
2. In a display-rack, a suitable frame, an overhanging truss forming a part of the same, tensionrods disposed in the plane of the frame, diagonal brace members disposed forwardly of the frame, and a series of leaves hinged tothe frame on the side of the diagonal members and under the truss, substantially as set forth.
3; In a display-rack, a suitable frame, an overhanging truss forminga part of the same, tension -rods disposed in the plane of the frame, adjustable diagonally-disposed brace members extending in front of the plane of the frame, and a series of leaves hinged beneath the truss, substantially as set forth.
4. A display-rack comprising a horizontal upper member, and terminal vertical members, corner-pieces for receiving the meeting ends of said members, basal shoes having sockets for receiving the lower ends of the vertical members, a lower bar connecting the shoes, intermediate legs or supports for the lower bar, diagonal brace members extending from the corner-pieces in front of the plane of the frame, sockets for receiving said diagonal members, connectingmembers joining said sockets to the shoes aforesaid, tension-rods disposed from the medial portion of the lower bar to the respective corner-pieces, an overhanging truss projecting forward from theframe and composed of tension-rods secured to the corner-pieces, and of a strut connecting the middle of the tension-rods to the upper member of the frame, and a series of leaves hinged to the frame beneath the truss, substantially as set forth.
5. In a display-rack, a suitable frame, hollow rotatable diagonally-disposed brace members extending in front of the frame, sockets for the reception of the bases of said members, a screw-threaded stem or bolt having a seat in said socket, and a conical nut operating on said bolt, and having its peripheral surface gripped by the walls of the hollow brace member, substantially as set forth.
tatable diagonally-disposed brace members extending in front of the frame, sockets for the reception of the bases of said members, a screw-threaded bolt or stem mounted in said socket, a conical nut operating on said stem. and having its peripheral surface gripped by the base of the brace member, and means for limiting the travel of the nut along the stem, substantially as set forth.
'7. In a display-rack, a suitableframe, leaves pivotally disposed along the same, brackets projecting from the leaves and adj ustable along said leaves to or from the hingeline, and rollers carried at the free ends of said brackets, substantially as set forth.
8. In a display-rack, a suitable leaf comprising a frame, a sheet of burlap forming the body thereof, brackets adapted to be disposed along the frame and grip said member at points exterior to the line of connection thereof with the burlap, substantially as set forth.
9. In a display-rack, a suitable leaf comprising a frame, a sheet of burlap forming the body thereof, brackets composed of two sections adapted to be clamped to one another and to the frame, teeth formed on the respective sections for gripping the frame, and rollers mounted on one of the bracketsections, substantially as set forth.
10. In a display-rack, a suitable frame, means for preventing swaying of the frame endwise and buckling in a plane at right angles to the frame, and diagonal brace members for preventing tilting of the frame forward, substantially as set forth.
11. In a display-rack, a suitable frame, leaves hinged along the same, and adjustable bumpers carried by the frame to arrest the impact of the terminal leaves of the series, substantially as set forth.
12. In a display-rack, a suitable frame, a leaf hinged thereon, a hollow pipe-bar forming the upper member of the frame, a lower bar at the bottom of the frame, a spindle disposed along the hinge-axis of the leaf and entering the pipe-bar, and a lower spindle having a conical tip entering a corresponding recess in the lower member of the frame, substantially as set forth.
In testimony whereof we affix our signatures in presence of two witnesses.
LOUIS FELDMANN, JR. CYRUS A. HAAS.
EMIL STAREK, Gr. L. BELFRY.