US 929074 A
Description (OCR text may contain errors)
R. E. BROWN & o. G. WYATT.
SEUTIONAL FOLDABLE DISPLAY CASE.
APPLICATION FILED MAILS, 1909.
Patented, July 27, 1909.`
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UNITED sTATEsl PATENT oEEIoE.
ROBERT E. BROWN AND CHARLES Gr. WYATT, OF ST. JOSEPH, MISSOURI.
SECTIONAL IFOLDABLE DISPLAY-CASE.
Specification of Letters Patent.
Patented July 27, 1909.
Application led March 9, 1909. Serial No. 482,404.
To all whom it may concern:
Be it known that we, ROBERT E. BROWN and CHARLES G. WYATT, citizens of the United States of America, residing at St. Joslph, in the county of Buchanan and State of issouri, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Sectional Foldable Display-Cases, of which the followingvis a specification, reference being had therein to the accompanying drawing.
Our invention relates to improvements iny fo dable display case, that the sections, ofk
which said case is formed can be interchangeably combined and separated, at the pleasure of the user thereof, and be folded into neat and compact form, perfectly adapted to be either transported by hand, or snugly packed in an ordinary trunk, or other suitable receptacle; third; to so construct and arrange the parts of said case, that every facility shall be provided for detachably securing merchandise,` samples and the like therein, and for the removal of same therefrom, with the utmost ease and rapidity, and in which the same shall be protected from injury, arising from handling and from transportation; fourth 5 to so construct a sectional foldable display case, that said case shall be extremely light of weight, rigid, substantial and durable, and be eXtreme y cheap in cost of manufacture. We attain these objects by the mechanism illustrated in the accompanying drawing, in which z- Figure 1. is a perspective view of the case,`
as it appears when opened, ready for use. Fig. 2.1s a perspective view of the case, when folded, ready for transportation. Fig. 3. is a transverse section, cut vertically through the center of one of the outside sections, and one of the inside sections, in folded position. Fig. 4. is a longitudinal section, cut' vertically through the center of one of the inside sections, certain parts being broken away, to avoid useless repetition and eXtension of the drawing. Fig. 5. is a transverse section, out vertically through the center of one of the inside sections illustrating the operation of inserting a air of merchandise carrying cardstherein. ig. 6. is a perspective view of two separately detached inside sections, having their card carrying devices provided with horizontally arranged ivots, certain parts of one section being b) away to avoid uselessV extension of the drawmg.
Referring to Fig. 1, our invention comprises two outside sections, 1 and 2, preferl ably formed of wood, and scrimped with cloth, in the usual manner, well known to the trunkor case makers art. Outside sections 1 V,and 2, have a strip 3, preferably of sheet metal, suitably secured, diagonally in each of the four corners of said sections, for detachably holding an ordinary merchandise carrying card 4, therein, and for rigidly bracing said corners. Cards 4are provided with any desired number of suitable fasteners 5, adapted to detachably hold various forms of merchandise 6, to be' displayed and transported in said sections. Thelrear edge of section 1 is detachably secured tothe rear edge of section 7, by two suitable hinges, one of which is seen at 8.k Said hinges and hin es 8 and 8, are of any well known detacha le kind, now generally in'use. Section 7 is an open frame, preferably formed of wood and scrimped vwith cloth in the usual manner, previously mentioned. To the under surface of the upper side 7 of said section is secured the metal strap 9, having its central portion vprojected downward to form bearing 10, and its ends turned downward at right angles thereto, to form stiffeners and reinforcements foi` the two upper corners of said inside section, to which said strap and reinforcements are secured by clench nails 12.
Referring to Fig. 3, channel bar 13, having channel 14 formed in its under side, is preferably formed of stamped sheet metal and is rotatably secured to ybearingy 1() by rivet 15. Said channel is adapted to detachably hold the upper edges'of two merchandise carrying cards, Aa front card 4 and a rear card 4; thus providing rotatable carrying means, for carrying the upper ends of said cards. Said cards are provided with any suitable fasteners, secured thereon, and adapted to detachably secure merchandise 6 not shown, and cards4"and 4, are placed in to saidcards, as seen `at 5. Said fasteners and the previously mentioned fasteners 5,`
preferably of tough, semi-elastic thick card board. i To the ufpper surface of the lower side 7l of section 7, (see Fig. 3,) is secured' an exact duplicate of the previously de-A scribed .rotatable carrying means,` whereby the lower ends of said cards are detachably heldin channel 14' of channel bar 13", which, together with the previouslydescribed rotatable carrying4 means, provides rotatable holding means, whereby cards 4 andV 4 are rotatably held insection 7 g Since inside section 17, (see Fig. 1,) is eX- actly like section 7, in its construction and operation, ardetailed. description ofsaid section is unnecessary. Section 17 hasitsfront edge detachably secured to the rear edge of'inside; section 7, by hinges 8f, whilethe rearedge of section 17'Y is detachably secured' to the. rear edge of outside section 2, by hingesS. Where it is desirable, as for exainple,in, the display andxtransportation of shirts, and the like, bearings 1.0, and their attached parts,
are secured to the opposite sides of said in-Y side sections, as shownat l0', in Fig. 4,7and in Which it will beseen that section 17y is detached from section 27. j,Y 4
ln the operation and useof our'inyention, the display case is placed in position, seen in Fig. .71',on anr ordinary Vtable or counter,
the position seenin Fig. Y6, with their lower edges resting in channel'- 14', of channel bar li after. which,VV Said cards are flexed, or
bent,zas seen, and their upper edgesarein:
sertedl in channel 1.4, of channel bar 13, afterV which, the semi-flexibility of said cards, Will cause said cards to belstraightened, andy toY assume the position seenin Fig. 3. It will4 be seen and understood that said cards, or either one of them can be removedand with other cards of the same kind, (not shown,) are perfectly interchangeable. Cards 4 are inserted and interchangeable in the same manner in outside sections 1 and'2. Y
It will be seen and understood, that the merchandise 6, is displayed on cards 4, -inoutside sections 1 andZ, and that merchandise 6', on front card 4', in section 7, is also displayed. When it is desired' to display the merchandise 6, on card 4V, the `user, not shwn, grasps the edges of saidY cards and'rotates them and their rotatable holding means, from the position shown insection 7 to the osition seen in section 1:7, inFig.v 1, andstill further rotates said cards andv their holding means, on p ivot 15, untilsaidirotatable parts assumeA a reversed position, with rear card 4 broughtto the front and front cardvv4 thereby rotated to. the rear; thus bringing all of the merchandise in the described display case, to view. When said user wishes to transport said case he grasps Voutside sections 1 and 2 -andby' them folds ythe sections to the position seen in Fig. 2, with utmost ease and rapidity, after which Vany suitable carrying strap, now in use, and
not'sh'own, is secured thereon,in the usual manner, for-transporting said folded display Y case by hand. We thus provide a sectional foldable displaycase, of extreme conven-v ience, durability and lightness of Weight.
Said display case is made of any desired` fsize or relative proportions, adapted to'fit .snugly in any ordinary trunk, not shown,Y and` any number of sections, sufficient to fill said trunk, is packed therein, withV every facility for the saving of time.
It will be seen and understood thatl inside sections 7 and 17, always in pairs, can be-de. tachably attached together, in any desired number between outside sections 1 and 2;, as
shown in Fig. 1 and that said sections are perfectly interchangeable. l
Having fully described our invention, what We claim as new, and desire tosecure by Lettei'sPatent isz- 1. In a sectional Vfoldable display case, in.
combination, two outside sections, providedwith a diagonal. brace, secured in each ofthefour cornersofeach section, said braces being adapted todetachably hold an ordinary card, by the corners thereof, in each of said secf tions; a plurality of even number, of inside sections, each ofv Which isprovided with aA bearing plate, securedV to each of twooppo site inner surfaces thereof; each of said bearing plates. having a bearing, Vformed in lthew central portion thereof andv its ends 'adapted-l to form reinforcements, one for each corner of said section, and securing means whereby said, bearing and saidA reinforcements are se-v cured in said section.; two channel-'bars'in each of said insidesections, said `barshav-ingv their centers, respectively, rotatably secured, one toY each of said bearings, saidchannel bars, being provided, each witha channels therein, and facing4 eachother, and adapted' to detachably hold` merchandisev carrying cards therein, by the edges thereof andfdetachable hinges secured on the edges of said inside sections and on the edges of said'outside sections, by which said'sections are-fold-f ably and detachablyhinged together.-
2. In a sectional, foldable display case, an. inside section, Ycomprising an openY frame,
rovided with hinging means, adaptedE tor oldably and detachablyhinge the .edges of; said inside section, to the edges ofother sec. tions of a similar kind two bearing plates,
portion thereof andl the ends of said platesV '125 each having a bearing formed in the central Y CIK tion, and securing means, whereby said bearing plate and said reinforcements are secured in said section; two channel bars, each provided with a channel formed therein, and securing means,v whereby the central portion of each bar is pivotally Secured respectively to each of said bearings, with their channels facing each other, said channels bein adapted to detachably hold two merchan ise carryirg cards therein, by the edges of said lo car s.
In testimony whereof we afiX our signatures in the presence of two witnesses.
ROBERT E. BROWN. CHARLES G. WYATT. Witnesses:
SYLVESTER MOSER, J. B. MALLOY.