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Publication numberUS928292 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateJul 20, 1909
Filing dateFeb 26, 1908
Priority dateFeb 26, 1908
Publication numberUS 928292 A, US 928292A, US-A-928292, US928292 A, US928292A
InventorsJames D Walsh
Original AssigneeJames D Walsh
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
US 928292 A
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Patented July 20, 1909.



BY M mi. 928,292. a



Specification ofLetters Patent. Patented-Tully 2b,,l909.

Application filed February 26, 1008. Serial 116,417,864.

vTo alll'whom 'it me concern:

lie it known hat I, James D. VVALsH, sub cctof the'h'mg of Great Britain, residlng at St.-Imu1s,'State of .ll ssouri, have in yented certain new and useful Improvements in Display-Racks, a full, clear, and exact description, reference being had to the accompanying drawings, forming a part hereof.

My invention has relation to improvemeats in display-racks; and it consists in the novel construction of rack more fully; set forth in the specification and pointed out in the claim. r

In the drawings, Figure 1 is an elevation of one form of my display-rack; Fig. 2 is a top plan with leaves broken; Fig. 3 is a horizontal section on line 3-3 of Fig. 1,

with leaves broken; Fig. 4 is an enlarged sectional detail showing manner of mounting the center staff or pipe; Fig. 5 isa top lan of a modified form of rack; and Fig. 6 is an elevation of Fig. 5. a

The present invention has relation to a display-rackin which are employed series of swinging leaves, panels,frames or equivalent mem ers on winch the articles to be displayed are hung or mounted, the object of the. improvement beingto so mount the leaves that a maximum number of them can be clustered together within the smallest compass, permitting the exhibitor or salesman to waiton more than one customer at a time, or permitting several salesmen to dis play to severalcustomers without material interference of one with the other.

A further object is to provide a rack which is serviceable for mounting leaves of different dimensions.

A further object is to provide limiting devices or stops in such positions that one set or series of leaves will not interfere with the swingin; of an adjacent set, all as fully apparent from a detailed description of the inventionwhich is as follows:

.lleierring to the drawings, and particularly to Figs. 1 to 4 inclusive, A, A represent a pair of brackets secured to wooden st rips or timbers l disposed along the wall, and held in position in any suitable mechanical manner. the bottom bracket havingiu 'tegrally cast therewith a central pillar 0 provided with a basal flange 72 secured to the floor. The upper bracket is provided with a socket a in vertical aliuemeut with the pillar 11. Between these sockets is rotaof which the following is tably mounted a staff orypipe l thels ame resting on a conical Tivot .gfengagmg a socket in a plug 0 at he base ofthe pipe.

The pipe being thus rotatable about the pivot'f), it follows that "the rat-leash whole may be turned to any positionniost iconvenient. to,the salesman, and to the source of light :thrown on the articlesliuiig 6a the leaves L. The leaves L are mounted to freely oscillate about their hinge axes, being disposed around the )ipe, and adjustable vertically by virtue ot the following @011 struction.

. Sli ped over. the pipe 1 is the hollow boss 2 of tlie lower leaf-supporting bracket 8, and likewise the hollow boss 2 of the upper leafsupporting bracket 3'. The bosses, and hence their brackets, are freely adjustable along the pipe, so that they may be spaced to accommodate any length of leaf between them, and they may be further adjusted jointly to raise or lower the leaves collectively to any height above the floor; when adjusted they are clamped in position to the pipe by the screws 8. The brackets 3, 3' are su stantially'triangular in outline, the bracket 3 having disposed along two sides of the upper face thereof a series of sockets cl to correspond with similarly disposed holes h in the upper bracket, the sockets and holes being in vertical alinement for receiving the terminal spindles t of the leaves L, said spindles being of course disposed on the line of the hinge-axis of the leaf. Two sides of each of the triangular brackets 3, 3 are substantially at right angles to one another, a bumper or rubber butler m being. located at the vertex of each right angle, and a similar bufler m being located at the opposite ends of said sides, the position of the butl'ers being ,such that the swing of the leaves is confined to reasonable limits to avoid undue clashing between the leaves of the respective series. The leaves are thus disposed along the sides of a polygon (a triangle), and one clerk may display the goods on the leaves identified with one side'of such polygon, whereas another clerk may display the goods to another customer on the leaves on the next adjacent side of such pol vgonathc numper of sides oi such polygon being limited only by practical considerations. In the form described the leaves are mounted bet ween a pair of brackets carriedby a central staff or pipe, but in Figs. 5 and G, l have shown a form in which the leaf-supporting brackets are carried by a drawings.

Having described my invention, what I claim is: In combination with a wall, a' dis layrack comprisin a central vertical sta removed a suitab e distance from said wall, a

an frames 10,

'angle to each other, and leaves hinged bepair of brackets secured to the staff and rotatable about the axis thereof, said brackets having two contiguous sides disposed at an 20 tween the brackets and disposed along the respective sides, the staif being removed from the wall at a proper distance to permit the brackets to clear the wall in their rotation and likewise permit the leaves toflbe swung 25 against the wall.

In testimony whereof I aiiix my signature,

in presence of two witnesses.




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Cooperative ClassificationA47G25/0685