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Publication numberUS983439 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateFeb 7, 1911
Filing dateMay 19, 1910
Priority dateMay 19, 1910
Publication numberUS 983439 A, US 983439A, US-A-983439, US983439 A, US983439A
InventorsJohn L Harr
Original AssigneeJohn L Harr
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Wall-paper-display rack.
US 983439 A
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Spec'ication of Letters Patent.

Patented Feb. A7, 1911.

Application ined May 19,191.0. serial 110.562.238.

To all whom tt 'may concern: l. i Be it known that I, JOHN L7 HARK, a

citizen of the United States, residing at Nora Springs, in the county'of Floyd and State of Iowa, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in VVall-Pape'r` Display Racks, of which the following is a.

specication, reference being had therein to the accompanying drawing. y

This invention relates to what 'are'known asl display stands, so constructed and arranged that goods for sale may be conveniently assembled and separatedy and be accessible for inspection.

The invention lhas for its object to provide an improved display stand of this character b means of which `different samples' of goo s may be conveniently arranged so as .to be readily displayed and inspected,

and anynumber of such samples collected together in a compact space so as not to take up room, and yet easily and conveniently brought into view for inspection, and also readily placed in and removed from the positions in which they are displayed.

This invention has especial reference to an` improved display stand by means of which di-'erent patterns of-wall paper may be simultaneously displayedl and successively in quantities brought into view and inspected.

Referring, to the accompanying drawings: Figure 1 is a ,view in elevation and 'partly in horizontal section of a display stand constiucted in accordance with this invention..

Fig. 2 is a detail vie'w'in peispectiveoi a modified form o1 the invention showing one .of the display frames mounted in position.

Fig. 3 'is a detail viewy in horizontal section of al portion of one of the display frames. Fig.l 4 is an enlarged plan View with parts broken away of a portion of the topzof the device shown in Fig. 1 and a'v portion of thev display frames mounted thereon. Fig. 5 is a detail view of one of the display frames hinged to a wall. Fig. 6 is aviewshowing one`of the display frameswithfamodified form of hinge; and Fig. 7 is a detail View in perspective of a hinge of the display frame shown in Fig. 1. ,y

In carrying out the invention, aJ number of display frames are hinged to .a suitable support, each of said frames being preferablyconstructed of two rectangular frames soldered oi' otherwise suitably secured to gather, one of said ,frames 1 being formed with a sheet-metal back- 2 and with bottom and side ed es 3 formed by bending over the edge of t e metal'into an L-shape lel; the

whole orming'a pocket with an open front and an open upper end. The other portion pf `the` frame consists of the frame 5 which is-of a rectangular shape and has its bottom and sides formed of a U-shaped' strip of metal 6 secured to the frame 1, the back of which serves as a back to the frame having the U-shaped sides and bottom. Each of said frames is provided about midway between its .ends with a projecting lip 7 formed of a strip of metal rojecting from' said frame on each side and ent inward and parallel with the back 2 of the frame 1. The entire frame just describedis provided at its upper and lower corner on one side with hinges 8, said hinge 8 being formed of the two rectangular strips of metal 9 adapted to straddle the corner-of the frame and having perforations 10 for securing it thereto by means of rivets 11, and a bent arm 12 at one corner which forms a pintle adapted to engage a socket in any suitable support.'

By means of the frame as hereinbefore described, wall paper patterns of dierent kind may be simultaneously displayed in the frame as follows; and on bothl sides thereof: Referring to Fig. 1, a wall paper 13 is first slipped into the top of the frame and is slid A down to the bottom'until it fills the lower half of the frame. A border 14 is then slid down through the top of the frame in the position shown in Fig. 1, its lower edge restingat its ends on the mturn'ed lips 7. A ceil-l -otlier patterns of a diierent kind may be simultaneously displayed on the other side ot the frame.` Any number of these framesL may be employed, so that, by means of the same a great number of wall paper patterns of diii'erent kind maybe displayed. A numberof these frames may be hinged to supports of diierent kind, as for example, in Fig. 1, a rotary support, consisting of the upper and lower disks 16 connected together -by suitable means, as for example, by means of the rods 17, said support being mounted on a central vertical rod 18,011 the upper end of which is pivoted the upper disk 16, said rod 18 passing through an opening191`n-the lower disk 16. The rod ,18: 1s mounted `on ,a suitable base 20 secured .thereto in any suitable manner, as for example, by having-its lower endscrewed into a socket 21, secured to vthe base 20.. 'Anynmb'er of' the' frames hereinbefore described may be hinged by means of the hinges 8 tothe disks 16, the

pintles 12. of the hingesen'gagingsockets m-saiddisks. By means ofthis construction, not only caneaeh frame 'be swu'ng on its hinges and the patterns' ozt different kin ds inspected on both sides of" the frame', but the entire sup ort on the upright 18 can be ro-A tated v to bring the different frames into position for swingingthemand inspecting the patterns thereon.

In'order to keep the several patterns in.

Vplace in the frame, suitable means is pro# 4vided for preventing them from bucklin or bulgingout at the center,'as for examp e, a bar 22-which is inserted 'across the center of the frame'with its ends behind the L'.shapfedv portions 4 of the sides'of thev frame andfin- 'A side of the U-shaped frame 6, as 'showniin `frame is secured onone side to a tubular support 28 having a shaft 29 with 'pintles 30 at its ends mounted in sockets in brack- 'ets :31, said construction aording an ext'ended hinge. support to the frame.

, While the frames have been described as constructedfin' a particular Way, the invention. is not Aconfined to said particular construction, but broadly covers a frame having a central vertical partition and side channel bars, and a bottom channel bar, with the top of the frame open, said frame forming two receptacles-back to' back of each other, and each with' anopen front, and with lateral projections' between the ends of the frame, whereby different sets of patterns may be individually displayed, 'one above another.

Having-described the invention, I claim: 1. In a display stand of the character described, a display frame consisting of two receptacles secured together and each having an open end, saidreceptacles having the bottom and sides thereof formed of channel bars with a partition separating'said recep ends projecting rearward and spaced from the back of each receptacle, whereby sets of 'different lpatterns may be displayed oneI above another.l

2. 'In a display stand of the character described, a display frame having an open upper end Vand a channel bottombar and channel side bars, and inwardly bent projections on the saidside bars whereby sets of different patterns may be simultaneously displayed in said `frame yone above another. In testlmony whereof I hereunto affix my signature 1 n presence of two witnesses.

JOHN L. HARR. lYitnesses I G. N. THOMPSON,


tacles, and supports located in the sides of. said receptaclesabout midway between their

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Cooperative ClassificationA47F5/02