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Publication numberUS889517 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateJun 2, 1908
Filing dateApr 6, 1908
Priority dateApr 6, 1908
Publication numberUS 889517 A, US 889517A, US-A-889517, US889517 A, US889517A
InventorsCharles L Gerken
Original AssigneeCharles L Gerken
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Rotary display-stand.
US 889517 A
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@Ami-limone UJI PATBNTED JUNE 2, 1908.




oHAELEsL. GERKEN, or NEW Yoan, N. Y.


. specicatin of Letters Patent.

Patented June 2, 1908.

Application filed April 6, isos. serial No. 425,305.

I which the following is a specification.

This invention relates to a rotary display stand which is adapted to present merchandise under favorable light-effects in a conspicuous and inviting manner. In the accompanying drawing: Figure 1 is a front elevation, partly in section, of my improved rotary display stand; Fig. 2 a horizontal section on line 2--2, Fig. 1 Fig. 3 a similar section on line 3-3Fig. 1; Fig. 4 a detail of the shelf-supporting means, and Fig. 5 a wiring diagram.

An upright 'tubular shaft 10 enters with its.' lower end a fixed hollow base or foot 11- adapted to be placed uponthe floor 12 of a show-window or other support. Shaft is stepped into a bearing 18 of foot 11 and is.`

axially rotatable from a suitable motor, (not shown), by pulley 14, or otherwise. At its upper end shaft 10, telescopes a spindle 15 rotating in a bearing 15, secured to the top 16 of the showewindow. enter shaft 10, to a greater or less extent, the device may be vreadilyziitted to windows of different heights.

From shaft' 10 extend, ,at suitable inter vals, a number of diverging arms 16 upon which are supported horizontal y,display shelves 17 that surround shaft 10, and are preferably made of glass. Shelves 17 are perforated near their periphery for the passage of chains 18 attached at their upper ends y' to a hub 19 fast on shaft 10, while their lower ends are secured to the lowermost arms 16. The outer ends of arms 16 projectthrough the chain-links, by which they are held in position, so that by selecting the proper links, the relative position of the arms and consequently of the shelves may be readily varied.

To the inner ends of arms 16 are secured fixtures 20, each carrying a cluster of incan- As spindle 15 may descent light bulbs 21, which are thus placed directly beneath the shelves and are rotatable therewith. From each -fixture 20, two

wires 22a, 23a; 22h, 23"; and 22C, 23C, lead through the bore of shaft 10, to one of a pair of metallic brushes 24a, 25a; 24", 25h; and 24C, 25C, which project laterally from shaft ,10 and are housed in hollow base 11.

`U on` the rotation of shaft 10 each pair of brushes is adapted to engage, successively, a

pair of contacts 26, 27, of a suitable lighting system. These contacts extend into base 1 1,

y so' as to project into the path of the brushes,

and are secured to a block 28 pivoted at 29 and influenced by a s ring 30.

It will thus be seen t at the clusters'of lights are lighted and extinguished in succession, so

that the attention of the public is attracted.

,Y By making the shelves transparent,- the light of 'theivarious lamps may pass freely therethrough, so as to illuminate, not only, thev adjoinin0r shelves, but to Hood. the entire stand. n this way the goods placed upon the shelves are dis layed in a conspicuous manner, well calcu ated to attract the attention of the public.

I claim:

ent shelves surrounding said shaft, rotatable electric lights between the shelves, and means for successively connecting said lights to a 1spurce `of electricity, substantially as speci- 4 2. A rotary dis lay stand comprising a rota'table shaft, pe orated transparent shelves carried thereby, chains enga ing the shelve.C arms engaging the chains, c usters of lights carried by the arms intermediate the shelves, and means for successively connecting said clusters to a source ofelectricity, substantially as specified. A Signed by me at New .York cit (Manhattan,) N. Y.,Athis 3rd day of Apri 1908.



vv1. A rotary display stand, comprising a rop `Atatable shaft, a series of horizontal trans par-

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Cooperative ClassificationA47B13/12