US 841536 A
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No. 841,536. l PATBNTBD JAN. 1.5, 1907.
J. M. KBLLEY..
DISPLAY RBGEPTAGLE. APPLICATION lFILED JAN.25,1906.
wi humo JOHN M. KELLEY, OF ROCHESTER, NEW YORK.
Specification of Letters Patent.
Patented Jan. 15, 1907.
Application filed January 25,1906. Serial No. 297,863.
T0 @ZZ whom it may con/cern,.-
Be it known that I, JOHN M. KELLEY, a
tures formed in the sides of the receptacle near its bottom, and upon the releasing of citizen of the United States, residing at the the pressure upon the portions 5 and 6 of the city of Rochester, in the county of Monroe and State of New York, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Display-Receptacles, &c.; and I do hereby declare the following to be a full, clear, and exact description of the invention, such as will enable others skilled in the art to which it appertains to make and use the same.
This invention relates to improvements in display-receptacles, and particularly to a tray-support formed, preferably, of resilient material-as, for instance, a wire.
The object of the invention is the provision of means for facilitating the supporting oi' trays adapted to display seed-packages.
l/Vith this and other objects in view the invention consists of certain other novel constructions, combinations, and arrangements of parts, as will be hereinafter fully described and claimed.
In the drawings,'Figure 1 is a perspective view of a display-receptacle constructed in accordance with the present invention. Fig. 2 is a top plan view of a receptacle with traysupports in a folded position and lying upon the bottom of the receptacle. Fig. 3 is a sectional view of the receptacle with one of the hinged sections in elevation and in position for supporting a tray or trays. Fig. 4 is afragmentary perspective view of one of the trays looking at the bottom thereof.
Referring to the drawings, 1 designates a receptacle to which is hinged, as at 2, a lid 3. The lid 3 is prevented from swinging backward to a horizontal plane by means of a slotted link 4.
The tray-support comprises a pair of springsections similarly constructed, and therefore it will only be necessary to specifically describe one of the same. Each of the sections of the support comprises an angular body consisting of a vertical portion 5 and an inclined or slanting portion 6. ends of portions 5 and 6 terminate in horizontal extensions or trunnions 7 and 8. The angular body is formed of resilient material` as, for instance, spring-'wire`so that 'when the section is to be secured within the receptacle or casing 1 it will only be necessary to slightly press the portions 5 and 6 toward each other, so that the horizontal extensions 7 and 8 may be positioned Within the receptacle and moved to and entered within aper- The lower angular body the resilient action of said body will cause the horizontal extensions or lugs 7 and 8 to enter the apertured portions. The extensions 7 and 8 not only constitute fastening means for securing the section in position, but also provide trunnions or pivots upon which the section may be swung to its normal upright position or to its horizontal closed position. The section is positioned horizontally when the tray-support is not in use*as, for instance, during shipment and storage of the receptacle or casing.
Hooks or brackets 9 are carried by eac section 2. Each tray 10 is provided near each end with a transverse slot or opening 1 l, formed in the bottom. Vhen a tray is positioned upon the tray-support, Fig. 1 a bracket 9 is positioned within each tray-support near each end, through the openings 11. The brackets 9 upon each section 2 are formed from a single piece of material. This piece of material is bent at a plurality of points intermediate its ends for producing the substantially rectangulanshaped brackw ets 9. The vertical sides 1l 1l of the brackets 9 are spaced apart and produce guideways 12, each guideway 12 constituting a slot. The upper bracket 9 is provided with horizontal extensions 9a, which extensions 9EL are engaged by the opposite sides ofthe uppermost tray, thereby retaining said tray in a horizontal position, preventing the same from tilting backward or forward. The contiguous or engaging sides of two trays are positioned within a guideway 12, formed by one side of two brackets.
When it is desired to ship the trays, it will ouly be necessary to remove the same from their display position, Fig. 1, and swing the hinged or pivotally -Imounted sections from the position shown in Figs. 1 and 3 to a horizontal position, Fig. 2. In such position the sections lie upon the bottom of the receptacle and the trays can be placed within the receptacle above and rest upon the folded sections of the traysupport.
What I claim is 1. In a device of the character described, the combination with a support, of a hinged, sectional tray-support carried thereby, each section comprising brackets, and yielding locking means for securing said brackets upon said support.
2. In a device of the character described, the combination with a receptacle, of hinged, tray-supporting sections positioned Within said receptacle, each section comprising a body having spring-pressed locking means, and stepped brackets carried by said body.
3. In a display device, a receptacle, anda resilient support having an inclined stepped upper edge, the said support being hinged adjacent the end of the receptacle and arranged to assume an upright position7 and a folded position Within and upon the bottom of the receptacle, and spaced brackets upstanding along the inclined edge ofthe support.
4. In a display device, a receptacle, a resilient support hinged adjacent the end of the receptacle, and arranged to assume an upright position7 and a folded position Within and upon the bottom of the receptacle, the said support having a stepped upper edge, spaced brackets upstanding along the edge of the support, and display-trays arranged to be positioned and supported upon the brackets.
5. In a display device, a receptacle, a support comprising resilient means whereby the support is removably hinged Within and adjacent the end of the receptacle, and arranged to assume an upright position and to be folded Within and upon the bottom 'of the receptacle, brackets spaced in stepped relation along the upper edge of the support, and trays each provided With an opening proportioned and positioned to receive one of the brackets.
6. In a display device, a receptacle provided With sockets, a support comprising resilient arms provided With trunnions Whereby the support is removably hinged Within the sockets and adjacent the end of the receptacle and arranged to assume an upright position and to be folded Within and upon the bottom of the receptacle, brackets spaced in stepped relation along the upper edge of the support, and trays each provided with an opening proportioned and positioned to receive one of the brackets and to be positioned Within the receptacle When the support is folded.
In testimony whereof I afIiX my signature in presence of two Witnesses.
JOHN M. KELLEY.
EMIL LUDEKENS, EMMA M. KELLEY.