US 754227 A
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PATRNTRD MAR. 8, 1904. 1, f
COMBINRDRAMPLB CARRIER AND DISPLAY RACK.
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SPECIFICATION forming part of Letters Patent Ne. 754,227, dated Meren s, 1964.
Application med Jennery s, 1904.
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Beit known that I, PHUAZP H; MOOG, a citi- .zen of the United States, and a resident of New l instance,asthe usual samples of wall-papera In the accompanying drawings, Figure l is a side view of my improved device in the form '-of a combined carrier and display-rack rep- "resented as' closed as a carrier. l Fig. 2 is an end View of the device shown vpartly opened out from the closed position shown in Fig. l. Fig. 3 is an end view of the device represented as turned into the position of a stand or dis- -'play-rack.
In the drawings, A A' represent two series of samplesheets, suchas two books of wallpaper samples, and B B illustrate two rigid or stili backs of cardboard, wood, or any other suitable material. e
The'series of leaves AVA' and the backs B B are vconnected Atogether along one edge by i a ilexible joint that will permit the parts AA B B' being closed together like a book or rec- 'tangular Satchel, with lthe stiff backs or covers outside, as shown in Fig. 1, and will also permit the backs being bent backward in the opy posite direction toward each other, as shown in Fig.'3, with the series of sheets or leaves out- I side. The flexible joint here shown consists of short straps a a', one end of each strap a being secured to the outside of the samplesheet series A of the set A' B and the other endy secured to the outside ofthe back B of the set A B and one end of each strap a' being secured to the outside of the sample-sheet series A and theother end secured Vto the outside of back B. To thesaid backs B' B' are secured strap-handles C C', respectively, that may bebrought together when the carrier is closed, as Ashownin Fig". 1, and both strapserial No. 188,162. (Newman.)
handles grasped in one hand to carry the: de` vice. Alsostraps D D' are secured to the hacks B B", respectively, which straps act in two capacities. When the device is closed, Fig. l, the strapsD D are'buckled together over the series of leaves or booksA'A' to keep the carrier closed, and when the device is Patented March 8, 190.4'.
steadying and holding these backs in the position to form a display-rack-that is, the straps D D' prevent spreading of the parts A B and A' B' because of the weight of the device when it is set up as a rack, and should the rack be set up on a smooth surface the straps D D prevent the lower edges of thek claims hereto appended, and I do not limit myself to the specific construction shown and described. While the sample-leaves are shown as divided into two series, and this is preferable especially with a large number of samples or the same thickness of backs B B', it is not es sential. Any other suitable flexible joint maybe used in place of the straps aa'. Also it is evident that the strap-handles C C' or th straps D D' may be modified.
I claim as my inventionl. A combined sample carrier and display rack, comprising a series of sample-sheets, two rigid backs and a flexible joint connecting said backs and said sample-sheets along one edge, said joint permitting said backs to be closed together with the sample-sheets between them, or to be bent back toward each other in the opposite direction to form an upright display-rack with said sample-sheets on opened outasastand or display-rack-the straps D D are buckled together between the backs B B', as shown in Fig. 3, for the purpose ofthe outside adapted to be turned over and disin position as a display-rack.
3. A combined sample carrier and displayrack, comprising a series of sample-sheets, two rigid backs, a iexible joint connecting said backs and said sample-sheets along one edge, said joint permitting said backs to be closed together with the sample-sheets between them, or to be bent back toward each other in the opposite direction to form an upright display-rack with the -sample-sheets on the outside, handles by whichthe device may be carried, and means for holding said backs either in the-closed position asa 'carrier or in the position as a display-rack.
4. A combined sample carrier and displayrack, comprising a series of sample-sheets, two'rigid backs each provided with a strap,
land a flexible joint connecting said backs and said sample-sheets along one edge, said joint permitting said backs to be closedtogether with the sample-sheets between them, orto be bent back toward each other intheopposite direction ltoV form an upright display-rack with the sample-sheets on the outside, said straps-adapted to be secured together in leither position of said backs, to close the carrier whenthe backs inclose the samples,ior to hold tle backs in ,position for` displaying the samp es.
In testimony whereof I have signed my name to this specification in the presence of two subscribingwitnesses.-
PHILIP .I-I. MOOG. Witnesses: PETER Besen,
GEORGE W. ANDERSON.