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Publication numberUS1273238 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication date23 Jul 1918
Filing date11 Mar 1916
Priority date11 Mar 1916
Publication numberUS 1273238 A, US 1273238A, US-A-1273238, US1273238 A, US1273238A
InventorsAlpha B Vance
Original AssigneeMorris Leon
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
US 1273238 A
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Patentedi J? 1115 23, 1918,

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Application filed March ll, 1916. Serial No. 83,52t.

, of Sebastian and State of Arkansas, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Display-Holders, of whlch the following is a specification, reference being had therein to the accompanying drawing.

This invention has particular reference to those display devices that arelmown in the trade as T stands, which ordinarily include a base, an upright standard, and a substantially horizontal bar at the top of the standard over which articles of fabric to be displayed are draped; and it is an object of the invention to provide for such a stand a holder for more rigid articles such as shoes, boxes, etc. The holder is so arranged that it may easily be placed on and removed from the stand, it may be placed on the stand at the same time the latter is in use for fabric and like articles, it may be ad justed to have difl'erent inclinations on the stand, and it may be used independently of the stand.

When read in connection with the description herein, the details of construction and arrangement of parts contemplated by the invention will be apparent from the accompanying drawing, forming part hereof, wherein an embodiment of the invention is disclosed, for purposes of illustration.

Like reference-characters refer to corresponding parts in the views of the drawing, of which- Figure l is a side view;

. Fig.2 is a heel: view;

Fig. 3 is a front view;

Fig. 4 is a view illustrative of the use of the holder on a standard without a cross piece;

Fig. 5 is a view of the rate from the stand; and

Fig. h is a detail view of the adjustable arm.

Having more particular reference to the drawing, A designates a base, B a standard, and (l a cross-piece of a T-stand such as is commonly used for display purposes in storesand elsewhere for display of fabric articles that may be draped over the crossholder in use sepapiece.

it frequently is desired to display in connection with articles that can be draped others that, because of their character cannot be draped or otherwise conveniently attached to a "l'"-stand of ordinary form, such, for example, as hosiery and shoes, which frequently are sold together and sometimes are required to match in color, and this invention is designed to meet this demand in a simple and practical manner,

For this purpose, the invention rovides a holder that includes a platform which preferably is made of sheet metal, but which also may be made of wood or other suitable material. The platform has at its normal lower end a flange 8, which may be formed by bending when pliable material is used for the platform, this flange being for the purpose of retaining articles 011 the platform when it is in an inclined position. The platform in its uppe portion has at each side a hook or other to engage a horizontal member such as the cross-piece C of a T-stand, and when the platform is made of pliable material the hooks or projections may be formed by slitting and bending the material,

Near the portion of the platform that is normally the lower there is hinged on the back face thereof an arm 10, having at its free end an indentation or seat 11 arranged to embrace an upright membersuch as the standard B of a l stand, so that, when the hooks or projections 9 are iii-engagement with the cross-piece, the fllll'MWlll act as a strut to maintain the platform at an inclination, as shown by Fig. 1. Preferably the arm lO shouldhave at orcuear its point of projection 9 adapted hinge connection with the platform one or more depending stops 12 arranged to contact with the platform and thereby to prevent the arm from swinging downwardl too far and from becoming disengaged ill-om the standard at the other end and permitting the platform to assume a vertical or nearly vertical position. Moreover, the arm 10 advantageously is made of two pieces overlapping each other and slidable one with respect to the other, and these pieces are adjustably held together by a clamp 13, whereby the arm may be made longer or shorter and the inclination of the platform thereby altered as desired. Ordinarily the arm 10 is fabricated of wire, in which case the material of the piece hinged to the platform is bent to form an extending loop portion 14, the strands of which widen toward their ends and then bend downwardly and then upwardly to form the stops 12 and then at their terminals extend toward each other as hinge-pintles 15, which seat in knuckles 16 on the platform. When the platform is made of pliable material, the hinge-knuckles may be formed conveniently byslitting andbending the material as shown. The other piece of the arm 10, when it is made of wire, is formed generally of U shape with legs 1'? stracldling the loop let of the other piece and -;heldthereto by the el amp 13. The *seat'll' is formed by bending the wire in'the form of a-yokelS at the free end of the In order to keep the arm 10 from swingingagainst the platform when the holder is used irrespective of the cross-piece G, a st-rutlt) is hinged at or nearthe free "end of the arm and arranged'to contactwith the under surface of theplatform at a place removed fromthe connection of the arm and platform, and the freeend of the strut may be "held inengagement with the platform by a hook or other projection. 20', which inay he formed by bending out of thematerial of the platform when that material is pliable. The strutserves to support the ippeiypw- "tion of the 'platforn'i when the holder'is placed on a=counteror other placeseparate fron'i' a stand; and, of course, in that case ing the holder to be usedon a'stand without aicross-pieee or to be placed lower down on a standard having a removable cross-piece,

L l l clination being subject to alteratim'by changing the length of the arm as in the otheroases. V

- Having thus described our invention, what we claim as new, and desire to secure by Letters Patent, is

15A di .ay-holder comprising av sheet- =metal normally inclined platform. haying in the upper part its side marginal portions slitted and material thereof bent outwardly whereby projections are provided that are arranged ixp enga'ge removably over a was piece, amlhaving also Ill its upper portion an o1itwaidly bent hook,an arm hinged to the lower portioii of the platform and arranged. to engage'a,standard of a stand, and a strut hingedto said arm and arranged to engage sa1d l1oel g1t'ltsfree end. r A display-holder comprising a' normally inclined platilorm having a prop-rtion on its uppe i portion arranged to engage a. cross-piece of a. disiilawstand, an arm imaged at one end to theflower portion of the platform. m dliaa'mg at its other enda stand, and a strut hinged at one end to said yoke and arranged to engage the upper po r t-ion of the platform at its free e'nd.

In testimony 'whereof we a'llix our sign'a'ftures-in p'resence oftwo witnesses. 4



J. T. Benson.

Gopiesptthis p atentmay be obtained. ior fivecents each, by addressing the Ceinmissioner otlat e nts,

. Washington, D. 0.

80 ,yoke arranged to engage a standard oi? the

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U.S. Classification248/126, 248/300, 211/72, 211/37
Cooperative ClassificationF16M13/02