US 760866 A
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PATENIED MAY 24', 1904. v
No. 760,866. F. H. HOHOFF.
DISPLAY ,RAGK FOR UMBRELLAS OR THE LIKE.
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SPECIFICATION forming part of Letters Patent No. 760,866, dated May 24, 1904.
' Application filed. anuary13, 1903. Serial No. 138,866. (No model.)
To 00% whom it may concern:
Be it known that I, FREDERICK H. Honour,
Washington, in the District of Columbia, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Display -Racks for Umbrellas and the Like, of which thefollowing is a specification.
This invention relates to display racks or supports for umbrellas and the like, and has for its object to simplify the construction of such supports and so arrange them that they shall occupya minimum amount of space and at the same time support and hold the articles to, be displayed securely in their respective positions, so as to be readily inspected without removal and so separated from each other as to prevent injury by contact The invention consists in providing a plate adapted to be securely fastened to a wall or other suitable support having a bar or rod disposed obliquely to the said plate, the said bar provided throughout its length with pins or other desired spacing devices which are adapted to contain and support between them the articles to be displayed.
Figure 1 is a plan view of a series of my devices attached to a support and arranged for use. the supports, showing several of the umbrellas arranged in their respective places. Fig. 3 is a longitudinal sectional view, ona larger scale, of one of said supports. Fig. 4 is a plan view of one end of the support, illustrating two modifications of the division-pins.
In carrying out this invention I employ a supporting-plate A, of brass or other suitable material, adapted to be securely fastened to a wall or support B by means of screws or other fastening devices a. Extending obliquely from this plate is a bar C, preferably hollow and having a plurality of pins or projections 0 upon one side thereof so arranged as to project at right angles thereto and so spaced as to accommodate an umbrella or other like article D between them. The hollow bar C projects from its supporting-plate in a horizontal plane and substantially at an angle of fortyfive degrees thereto. The inner end of the hollow bar C is secured within a projecting Fig. 2 is a front elevation of one ofsocket a of the plate A, said end entering the socket and fastened therein by brazing or other suitable means, while at the other end of the bar is provided an ornamental cap 0. The spacing-pins c are fastened to the bar C at predetermined intervals along its length and'by any suitable means, butpreferably by inserting the ends of said'pins withinperforations in the bar and then brazing- All of the parts of this rack are preferably made of polished metal and the various corners well rounded, so that smooth surfaces are provided, which prevent injury to the articles supported and displayed therein. These supportingbars are preferably arranged in series along the rear wall of a show-case or cabinet; but I do not desire to be understood as limiting myself to this arrangement, for the reason that without departing from the nature of the in vention I could use the device singly, fastening the same to any suitable support. The
racks are adjusted in position upon the wall or other support so that the articles may rest upon the floor of the display-case and their upper ends supported between the spacingpins, as hereinbefore described.
In Fig.4 of the drawings are illustrated two modifications of the supporting pins or projections c. Instead of the straight pins the U-shaped devices, as shown at E, or the L- shaped projections,ias shown at F, may be employed, each of which is securely fastened to the bar C by any suitable fastening means. such, for instance, as the screws 0.
It is apparent that in carrying out my invention some changes from the combinations herein shown and described may be made,
' and I would therefore have it understood that I do not limit myself to the precisedetails herein shown, but hold myself at liberty to make such changes and alterations as fairly fall within the spirit and scope of my invention.
Having described my invention, what I claim is- 1. A display-rack for umbrellas and the like comprising a plate having a flat rear face adapted to rest against a support, a rod secured to said plate and projecting forwardly and laterally at an angle to said plate, and a rod secured in said socket, and a series of 1 series of devices projecting from the front pins projecting from the front face of the rod. side of said rod and serving as supports for In testimony whereoflhave signed my name the articles to be exhibited. to this specification in presence of two wit- 2. A display-rack for umbrellas and the nesses.
like, comprising a plate having a flat rear FREDERICK H. HOHOFF.
face adapted to rest against a support, a Witnesses: socket projecting forwardly and laterally JAs. E. HU'roI-IINsoN, from the front face of said plate, a horizontal HARRY S. WOLF.