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Publication numberUS831510 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateSep 18, 1906
Filing dateAug 21, 1905
Priority dateAug 21, 1905
Publication numberUS 831510 A, US 831510A, US-A-831510, US831510 A, US831510A
InventorsHugo Heimann
Original AssigneeHeimann Miller Mfg Company
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
US 831510 A
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No. 831,510. PATENTED SEPT. 18, 1906. H. HEIMANN.







Specification of Letters Patent.

Patented Sept. 18, 1906.

To all whom it may concern:

Be it known that I, HUGO HEIMANN, a citizen of the United States, and a resident of the city of St. Louis, and State of Missouri, have invented a new and useful Improvement in Display-Fixtures, of which the following is a specification.

My invention relates to display-fixtures for use in show-cases, show-windows, and the like. Its principal objects are to provide fixtures capable of transformation into many different kinds of racks and stands; to provide a unit of construction for display-fixtures which may by combination be used to construct display-fixtures suitable for many different purposes, to provide display-fixtures that may be assembled without the use of any tools whatever, and other objects hereinafter more fully appearing.

My invention consists in the parts and in the arrangements and combinations of parts hereinafter described and claimed.

In the accompanying drawings, forming a part of this specification, and wherein like symbols refer to like parts wherever they occur, Figure 1 is a view of the ball which serves to connect the rods of the fixtures. Fig. 2 is one of the rods of the fixtures. Fig. 3 is a hook attachment which may be inserted in any ball. Fig. 4 is a ring attachment which may be secured to any rod. Fig. 5 is a diamond attachment which may be secured to any rod. Fig. 6 is a display-stand made up by the use of balls, rods, and diamonds. Fig. 7 is a hanging fixture or display-rack made up by the use of balls, rods, a hook, and a ring.

The unit of construction of the displayfixture comprises a ball 1, having a plurality of tapped holes 2 and a plurality of rods 3, which are screw-threaded at their ends and of such size as to fit in any of the holes 2 in the ball 1. The ball 1 is preferably spherical, out it may be an octohedron, a dodecahedron, or a polyhedron, having any number of sides, and the term ball is used herein and in the claims hereinafter as including polyhedrons having a finite number of sides as well as a sphere which is a polyhedron having an infinite number of sides. The ball shown has twelve tapped holes 2, regularly distributed; but a ball having more or fewer holes could j be used instead. The rods 3 may be of various lengths, but are all interchangeable. The hook attachment 4 is screw-threaded and will fit in any hole in any ball. The diaj mond attachment 5 and ring attachment 6 are provided with tapped bases 7, which will fit on the end of any rod. By combination of the elements above described in various ways many different display-fixtures may be constructed quickly and easily. Two assembled fixtures are shown in Figs. 6 and 7, respectively.

A display-stand is shown in Fig. 6. Three rods 3 are arranged in a ball 1 to form a trisaid ball 1 and carries at its top a second ball 1. The latter bell carries two diametrically opposite horizontal rods 3 and a vertical rod 3, each of said rods being tipped with a diamond attachment 5. A. hanging fixture is shown in Fig. 7. Like the display-stand, it comprises principally balls 1 and rods 3. the uppermost ball 1 a hook attachment 4 is inserted by means of which the fixture may be suspended. Upon a short rod 3 in the lowermost ball 1 a ring attachment 6 is secured. These two illustrations will suffice to indicate the manner in which a very great variety of fixtures may be built up.

The ball being provided with one hole at each pole, four holes in a great circle equidistant between the poles and equidistant holes in each hemisphere of the ball afford an almost unlimited range of adjustment and relative position of the rods.

What I claim as my invention, to secure by Letters Patent, is

A display-fixture comprising a ball having four holes in a great circle, one hole at each pole, and equidistant holes in each hemisphere, interchangeable rods detachably secured in said holes, and rings and hooks detachably secured to some of said rods.

In witness whereof I have signed my name to this specification, in the presence of two subscribingwitnesses,this 16thday ofAugust, 1905, at St. Louis, Missouri.


and desire Witnesses:

FRED. F. REIsNER, J. B. MneowN.

od. A fourth rod 3 rises vertically from

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Cooperative ClassificationA47G25/743