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Publication numberUS783976 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateFeb 28, 1905
Filing dateJul 11, 1904
Priority dateJul 11, 1904
Publication numberUS 783976 A, US 783976A, US-A-783976, US783976 A, US783976A
InventorsJohn Pinten
Original AssigneeJohn Pinten
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
US 783976 A
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PATENTED FEB. 28, 1905.v




wJOHN Pl Fe/1' Patented February 28, 1905.




SPECIFICATION forming part of Letters Patent No. 7 83,97 6, dated February 28, 1905.

.lpplioatioil filed July 11, 190 Serial No. 216,133.

To all 'tlil'I/fl'lt it um/y concern.-

Be it known that 1, JOHN PINTIGN, a citizen of the United States, residing at Detroit, in the county of Wayne and State of Michigan, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Display-Cabinets, of which the following is a specification, reference being had therein to the accoi'npanyingdrawings.

The invention relates to display-cabinets, and particularly to a combined shipping-box and cabinet; and it consists in the novel construction of the cabinet, in novel and simple means for holding the seed-packages therein; further, in a hinge for the cabinet-cover permitting the latter to be thrown to the rear of the cabinet to afford the desired display of the cabinet contents, and, still further, in a lock for the cover, all as more fully hereinafter described, and pointed out in the claims.

In the drawings illustrating my invention, Figure I is a perspective view of my improved cabinet. Fig. 2 is a sectional perspective view of the cabinet-top, showing the construction and application of the hinge. Fig. 3 is a simi lar view of the lower front corner of the cabinet, illustrating the application of the lock. Fig. 4; is a perspective view of the lock, and Fig. 5 is a modified form of framework for the seed-packages. i

In the drawings thus briefly described the referenceletter A represents the cabinet proper, consisting of a rectangular base B, having secured to the front edge thereof the cleat (J, ta iering sides I), narrowing,as shown, at their upper ends, back E, and a top F, secured to the back and sides, as plainly indicated in Fig. 1. A

G represents a cover reinforced at its upper and lower edges by cleats Hand I, and J represents a hinge connecting the cover at its upper edge to the cabinet-top.

The connection referred to is of the double hinge type, which permits the cover when opened to be thrown rearwardly of the cabinet in a position indicated in Fig. 1, so as to afford an unobstructed View of the cabinet contents. Preferably the hinge is formed of a single piece of wire K bent, as indicated in Fig. 2, to form two oppositely-disposed loops shelf.

Land M, secured to the upper edges of the cabinet-tops and cover by staples 0.

Within the cabinet is arranged a plurality of longitudinally-extending shelves 0 and P, and independent compartments are formed on these shelves by a framewi'n'k Q. Preferably the framework is of wire, fashioned to form the side walls and front of the compartments. As indicated in Fig. 1, the wire forms a series of spaced transverse members R, arranged at a considerable distance above the shelf, forming the compartment sides, and a longitudinally-extending series of loops R, projecting downwardly from the outer extremities of the transverse members to the Each alternate loop is preferably connected at its lowest point by means of a suitable staple to the shelf, and the several trans verse members at their inner ends are connected to the cabinet-back by similar staples 0. By thus forming the compartments the packages, while fully exposed to view, areheld securely in place.

In Fig. 5 a modified form of framework is shown. Here a single strand of wire is used to form raised transverse members S, similar to those previously described, and loops for the front of the compartments, somewhat similar to the loops 1%, but of different configuration and of greater number to each compartment. Insteadof having practically a single loop for each compartment, as in Fig. 1, three loops are used, (indicated by the reference-letters c, f, and which serve to effectively hold the packages within the compartments and at the same time permit of their being readily seen by the customer. Both the transverse members and the longitudinal loops in the modification are secured in the same manner as previously described.

To hold the cover in place when closed, 1 preferably employ a lock T in the form of an angle-plate, two of these plates being used and applied to the cabinet in the manner indicated in Fig. l. The vertical member it of 2' to the cabinet-base.

apertured, as indicated, overlaps the lower reinforcing-cleat of the cover when the cabinet is closed, and by inserting a screw (0 within the portion J and within the cleat the cover is held tightly in place.

What 1 claim as my invention is 1. A display-cabinet having one or more series of compartments therein formed by a shelf or shelves, and a framework extending longitudinally of each shelf comprising a series of spaced transverse members at a substantial distance above the shelf forming the compartment sides, and a longitudinal series of loop-sections connecting the several transverse members and extending from their outer extremities to the shelf.

2. In a display-cabinet, the combination with the cabinet proper having a plurality of shelves therein, and a framework for and arranged longitudinally of each shelf forming compartment sides and front, each framework being fashioned from a single piece of wire shaped and bent to form a series of spaced transverse members arranged at a considerable distance above the shelf and fastened at their inner ends to the cabinet-back, and a series of loops extending from the outer ex presence of two witnesses.



H. 0. SMITH, E. 1). Ann.

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Cooperative ClassificationA47F7/145