Search Images Maps Play YouTube News Gmail Drive More »
Sign in
Screen reader users: click this link for accessible mode. Accessible mode has the same essential features but works better with your reader.

Patents

  1. Advanced Patent Search
Publication numberUS852451 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateMay 7, 1907
Filing dateMay 29, 1906
Priority dateMay 29, 1906
Publication numberUS 852451 A, US 852451A, US-A-852451, US852451 A, US852451A
InventorsJohn J Requa
Original AssigneeJohn J Requa
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Display-stand.
US 852451 A
Images(1)
Previous page
Next page
Description  (OCR text may contain errors)

No. 852,451.- PATENTED MAY 7, 1907. J. J. REQUA. DISPLAY STAND. APPLICATION H'Lm) MAY 29,1906.

witty JOHN J. REdUii, on NEW YORK, N. Y.

DISPLAY-"STAND.

Specification of Letters Patent.

Patented May '7, 1907.

Application filed y 29,1906- fl N0- 319.252.

To all whom it may concern.-

Be it known that 1, JOHN J. REQUA, a citizen of the United States of America, residing at the borough of Brooklyn, in the county of Kings and the State of New York, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Display-Stands, of which the following is a specification, reference being had therein to the accompanying drawings, forming a part thereof.

Myinvention relates to stands for display cards and mountings, and has for its objects simplicity and economy of construction, ease of adjustment, and non-liability of derangement. My invention has other objects which will be more particularly enumerated.

It is one of my objects toprovide a stand that will be adaptable for display cards of various sizes and thickness; to provide a stand which will at all times preserve an erect position and not be subject to being easily tipped over.

It is another object of my invention to provide a rest for the card or mounting that will support the card in a fixed ,position. It often happens with cards that are carried upon a single upright-rod or stand, that the horizontal edges do not lie in a line parallel with the base upon which the stand rests.

Another object of my invention is to pro vide a stand that will replace the makeshift brace that is used with heavy cards employed as mountings for proprietary articles. These braces are called into use when the mounting is tilted backward at a considerable angle, and cannot be used to support cards which it is desired to stand in a true vertical position.

Another object of my invention is to provide a stand which may be adapted to project outward from any plane not horizontal,

' for instance from the side walls or the frame of a shop window.

To these ends my invention comprises a base or suitable support having extensible arms carried thereby which may be adjusted to hold cards or mountings of different sizes and thickness. 1

I will now describe the display stands embodying my invention illustrated in the accompanying drawings, and will thereafter point out my invention in claims.

Figure 1 is a front elevation of the display stand. Fig. 2 is an end view of the same. Fig. 3 is a plan view. Fig. 4 is a plan view of another embodiment of my invention. Fig. 5 is a longitudinal section through the plane 5-5 of Fig. 4. Fig. 6 is a front elevation of another embodiment of my invention. Fig. 7 is an end view of the same. Fig. 8 is an enlarged view of the card holding means.

in the embodiment of my invention, illus trated in Figs. 1, 2 and 3%, the base 1 is shown as comprising a suitable support, preferably of wood, in which four holes have been drilled transversely of the block and in a plane parallel to the base proper. These holes are adapted to receive the lateral extending portions of the arms. The extensible arms 3 and 4 are shown as consisting of a U-shaped wire in which cards or mountings of considerable thickness may be inserted. The arms are further bent in. the form of the letter L. The horizontal portions 3 and l of the arms are inserted in their respective holes and held therein by a light sliding lit. Set screws 5 are provided which securely hold the arms in any one position. At the upper end of the vertical portions 3 and a" the arms take on a slight outward curvature, such that when the lard or mounting 6 is in.- serted between the parallel wires comprising the vertical portions of the arms it will be permitted to extend slightly beyond such vertical portions. It is held, however, by the loop 7 in the wire at the extreme outer point of the curvature. The card may be securely held in the stand by clips 8 or other suitable means fastened to the arms. The use of these card holding means is especially valuable when the base is attached to a side wall, and the stand made to extend therefrom.

In the embodiment of my invention illustrated in Figs. 4 and 5, only two holes are bored in the base. These holes, however, are of such form and size that the corresponding lateral portions 3 and 4 of the respective arms 3 and 1 have a tight sliding {it in the same hole.

In the embodiment of my invention illustrated in Figs. 6 and 7, the extensible arms 9 and 10 are each shown as consisting of an L shaped rod. The vertical portions 9" and 10 are forked or slotted to provide for the insertion therein of the card or mounting. A clamping screw 11 is provided which may be used not only to tighten the grip of the forked arm on the card, but may be employed to engage the card itself and. hold it fast in the arm.

It is obvious that various modifications may be made in the construction shown and.

above particularly described within the spirit and scope of my invention as defined by the appended claims.

WVhat I claim and desire to secure by Letters Patent is 1. A card display stand comprising a disklike card supporting base and two arms adapted to engage and retain a card, one of the arms being extensibly fitted in such base and arranged to be moved to act in common with the other arm to retain the card in an upright position upon such base.

2. A card display stand comprising a disklike card-supporting base and two card re: taining arms shaped to engage and hold a card, each of the said arms being extensibly fitted in the base and adapted to be moved so as to act jointly with the other arm to retain the card in an upright position upon such base.

3. A card display stand comprising a cardsupporting base and two L-shaped arms, the vertical portions of the arms being shaped to receive and hold a card and the horizontal portions of such arms being fitted in such base and movable therein to vary the distance between the vertical portions of the arms.

4. A card display stand comprising a disk like base and two upright arms shaped to en gage and hold a card, one of the arms being eXtensibly fitted in such base and adapted to be moved inwardly to act jointly with the other arm to retain the card.

5. A card display stand comprising a disk- I like base and two upright arms shaped to receive and hold a card, each of the arms being slidably fitted in such base and adapted to be moved relatively to the other to engage and hold the card.

6. A card display stand comprising a base 40 and two arms shaped to engage and embrace a card, one of the arms being eXtensibly fitted in the base and adapted to be moved inward so as to act jointly with the other arm to embrace the card.

7. A card display stand comprising a base and two coacting extensible arms mounted thereon, each of the arms projecting laterally outward therefrom and bent to extend perpendicularly thereto, the perpendicular portion being slotted to receive the card therein.

8. A card display stand comprising a disklike base, a hole extending transversely through the base and two upright arms having their horizontal portions tightly fitted in such hole and arranged to be moved therein so that the respective vertical portions of such arms will co-act to engage the vertical edges of the card to hold such card in an upright position.

9. A card display stand comprising a base and two coacting arms, and each of the arms being eXte'nsibly fitted in the base and proj ecting laterally outward therefrom and bent to extend perpendicularly thereto, the perpendicular portions of the respective arms being adapted to receive the respective opposite edges of the card.

In testimony whereof I afiiX my signature in presence of two witnesses.

JOHN J. REQUA.

WVitnesses:

BERNARD CowEN, BETHUD T. BARNES.

Referenced by
Citing PatentFiling datePublication dateApplicantTitle
US3368783 *Feb 1, 1966Feb 13, 1968Becton Dickinson CoApparatus for mounting a testing device
Classifications
Cooperative ClassificationA47G1/142, G09F1/10