|Publication number||US977395 A|
|Publication date||Nov 29, 1910|
|Filing date||Oct 7, 1909|
|Priority date||Oct 7, 1909|
|Publication number||US 977395 A, US 977395A, US-A-977395, US977395 A, US977395A|
|Inventors||Bernard W Norton|
|Original Assignee||Bernard W Norton|
|Export Citation||BiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan|
|Referenced by (4), Classifications (3)|
|External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet|
B. W. NORTON.
DISPLAY DEVICE. APPLICATION FILED OUT. 7, 1909.
977,395. Patented Nov. 29, 1910.
WITNESSES: INVENTOR v fig, LC, ATTORNEY UNITE l- BERNARD W. NORTON, OF OAKLAND, CALIFORNIA.
To all whom it may concern:
Be it known that I, BERNARD W. NORTON,
a citizen of the United States, residing at Oakland, in the county of Alameda and State of California, have invented new and useful Improvements in Display Devices, of which the following is a specification.
The object of the present invention is to provide a device for displaying small articles adjacent to a window or other smooth surface. It may be advantageously used for displaying articles immediately behind the window of a store.
In the accompanying drawing, Figure 1 is a broken front view of a window showing the device in use; Fig. 2 is a perspective view of the device; Fig.3 is a horizontal sec tion on the line 3-3 of Fig. 1. r
Referring to the drawing, 1 indicates concavo-convex rubber disks, each having extending centrally from the convex slde a short stem 2.
3 indicates a cruciform frame or holder, having a horizontal member 4' with enlargedrounded ends, in the center of each of which is formed a hole 5 adapted to fit closely upon the stem 2 of the corresponding disk. the
edge ofthe metal around the hole being bent rearwardly or toward the free end of the disk, and embedded into said stem. Extending transversely to the horizontal member 4 are lower and upper extensions 6, 7. The lower portion 6 is slitted and bent back on itself to form a hook 8, while the upper portion 7 is bent, first inward, and then, at its extreme end, outward, as shown at 9.
10 indicates a supporting bracket comprising a horizontal seat portion 11, which may be of a general circular-or oval shape, according to the form of the article which it is desired to support, and, depending from one side thereof, a curved support plate' l2, apertured at 13 in the upper portion, to ermit the end 9 of theupper extension to pass therethrough, while the lower portion is forked, as-shown 211314: to pass on opposite sides of the hooked lower end 8 of the lower extension. The edge 15 of said seat is preferably bent upward to prevent the article supported thereon slipping off at the side.
In use the two disks, having preferably been slightly moistened, are pressed firmly against the glass of the window, in the same Specification of Letters Patent.
Application filed October 7, 1909.
Patented N 0v. 29, 1910.
Serial No. 521,516.
horizontal plane, and are flattened'as much as possible to expel all the air from their cavities. lVhen the pressure is removed, the elasticity of the rubber causes the disks to partly resume their cup-shaped form, producing a vacuum within their cavities, so that the disks are firmly held against the glass by the atmospheric pressure on the outside of said disks. The support is then placedin position, the upper end of the vertical member 7 of the holder passing through the hole 13 in the curved supporting plate 12, and the forked sides of the lower end of said supporting plate being disposed at opposite sides of the hooked end of the vertical member 6. A light article 16 may now be placed upon the supporting seat, and, if desired. a
card 17 containing a suitable legend maybe suspended from the hook.
The advantages of the, invention are that small articles can be placed close to a window at any portion thereof, except from the hook 8 or slit in said window itself, so that they" can be readily examined rom the outside.
I-claims e ,1.T he'c1ombination of a pair of rubber vacuum disks, concave on one side whereby they may be supported on a window or other smooth surface by'atmosphoric pres sure, a cruciform holder having horizontal and vertical members, the horizontal member being secured to said vacuum disks, and
a supporting bracket consisting of a horizontal seat portion and depending from one side thereof a plate, apertured in the upper portion, said aperture being engaged by the upper end of the vertical member, and the lower portion being forked to pass on opposite sides of the lower end of said vertical member, substantially as described.
2. The combination of a pair of rubber.
vacuum disks, concave on one side whereby they may be supported on a window or other smooth surface by atmospheric pressure, a cruciform holder having horizontal and vertical members, the horizontal member being secured to said vacuum disks, the vertical memberbeing formed into a hook at its lower end, and said lower end being slitted to suspend therefrom a ticket, and a supporting bracket consisting of a horizontal seat portion to support an article and ture being eIigaged by the upper end of the Witnesses.
depending from one side thereof a plate, In testimony whereof I have hereunto set apertured in the upper portion, said apermy hand in the presence of two subscriblng vertical member, and the lower'portion be- BERNARD W. NORTON. ing forked-t0 pass on opposite sides of the Witnesses: I
lower end of said vertical member, sub- F. M; WRIGHT,
stzu tially as described. D. BJRICHARDS.
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