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No. 748,048. PATENTED NOV. 3, 1903..
J. s. SUFFERN. DISPLAY STAND.
APPLICATION FILED JULY 28, 1903.
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Patented November 3, 1903.
JOHN S. SUFFERN, OF OORNING, NEW YORK.
SPECIFICATION forming part of Letters Patent No. 743,048, dated November 3, 1903.
Application filed July 28, 1903- To all whom it may concern.-
Be it known that I, JOHN S. SUFF EN, a citizen of the United States, residing at Corning, in the county of Steuben, State of New York, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Display-Stands, of which the following is a specification, reference being had therein to the accompanying drawings.
This invention relates to a display-stand, and particularly to afoldable structure adapted to support an article in an inclined position.
The invention has for an object to provide a novel structure of stand comprising vertical standards and inclined front bars pivotally connected theretoat their upper ends and adj ustably held in relation to the stand ards by latching-bars at the lower portion thereof.
Other and further objects and advantages of the invention will be hereinafter set forth and the novel features thereof defined by the appended claims.
In the drawings, Figure l is a perspective of the stand. Fig. 2 is a central vertical section thereof with the parts indicated in folded position by dotted lines. Fig. 3 is a plan of the parts in folded position, and Fig. 4 is a detail perspective of one of the lugs at the lower end of the front bars.
Like letters of reference refer to like parts in the several figures of the drawings.
The letter A designates vertical standards, which, if desired, may be twisted, as shown at A, in order to strengthen the same, and are connected together at their upper ends by means of the cross-bar A threaded at each end, as shown at A The lower ends of these standards are connected by a similar bar A threaded at its opposite ends A Extending from the upper bar A and pivotally mounted thereon are diagonallydisposed front bars B, which are held against lateral movement upon the cross-bar A by means of the nutsA thereon, and the parts are secured together in relation to said ends by locking' nuts A upon the ends of the bar.
The front bars B are connected at their lower ends by the cross-bar B, which is threaded at its opposite ends 13 and there supplied with nuts B for retaining the bar in position upon the front bars. The lower ends Serial No. 167,341. (No model.)
in their position thereon by means of nuts A threaded upon the bar. The front ends of these bars are provided with a series of recesses or notches 0', adapted to engage the cross-bar B at the lower portion of the front bars, and the free ends of the latching-bars are formed with a lip or rest 0 against which the lower edge of the box or article displayed upon the stand is adapted to rest, and thus firmly hold the latchingvbars in their latched position'upon the cross-bar.
In the operation of the invention it will be seen that the weight or pressure of the box or merchandise, which is supported in an inclined position upon the stand, thus latches the bar in contact and prevents any accidental collapsing of the stand, while the structure thereof in which the inclined front bars are pivotally mounted upon the standards permits a folding of the parts in a substantially single plane, so as to occupy a minimum of space in storage or transportation. Furthermore, the construction involving the threaded cross-bars, upon which the other parts are held by the nuts thereon, involves a very simple structure capable of formation of ordinary strap material and without the use of special machinery, thus economizing in the manufacture thereof to a material extent. The disposition of the lateral lugs at the lower ends of the inclined front bars provides the most desirable method of pivoting the rollers and permits the ready movement of the stand by simply lifting the rear portion thereof, while when the lower ends of the vertical standards are incontact with the support upon which the stand rests it will be seen that there is no liability of the accidental movement thereof. Furthermore, the adjustable latohing-bar permits the inclination of the stand at different angles suitable for most conveniently displaying the goods supported thereon. I
It will be obvious that changes may be made in' the details of construction and configuration without departing from the spirit of the invention as defined by the appended claims.
Having described my invention and set forth its merits, what I claim, and desire to secure by Letters Patent, is-
1. In a display-stand, rear standards connected together, inclined front bars pivotally mounted upon said standards and provided at their lower ends with latching devices, and latching-bars pivotally mounted upon the lower portion of the standards and extended beyond the front bars to form a support and provided with means to engage the latching devices'carried by the front bars.
2. In a display-stand, standards connected together at their upper and lower ends by cross-bars, inclined front bars pivoted to the upper cross-bar and connected at their lower ends by a latching cross-bar, latching-bars extending beyond the front bars and pivoted to the lower cross-bar between the standards and provided with notches to engage the cross-bar carried by the front bars, laterallydisposed lugs atthe lower ends of the front bars, and supporting-rollers mounted in said lugs.
3. In a display-stand, standards connected together at their upper and lower ends by cross-bars, inclined front bars pivoted to the upper cross-barand connected attheir lower ends by a latching cross-bar, latching-bars pivoted to the lower cross-bar between the standards and provided with notches to engage the cross-bar carried by the front bars,
laterally-disposed lugs at the lower ends of 40 the cross-bar at one end of the standards,
nuts threaded upon the cross-bar at opposite sides of the front bars and standards, a crossbar at the lower end of the front bars, latching-bars mounted upon the cross-bar at the lower end of the standards, and nuts upon said cross-bar at opposite sides of the latching-bars and standards.
5. In a display-stand,standards, cross-bars at the opposite ends thereof provided with threaded portions extending through said standards, front bars pivotally mounted upon the cross-bar at one end of the standards, nuts threaded upon the cross-bar at opposite sides of the front bars and standards, a crossbar at the lower end of the front bars, latching-bars mounted upon the cross-bar'at the lower end of the standards, nuts upon said cross-bar at opposite sides of the latchingbars and standards, a lip or rest upon the free end of the latching-bars, a laterally-disposed lug at the lower ends of the front bars,
and rollers pivoted in said laterally-disposed lugs at the front of the stand.
In testimony whereof I affix mysignature in presence of two witnesses.
. JOHN S. SUFFERN. Witnesses:
HERBERT A. HEMINWAY, OLIVER A. CARY.