US 1610834 A
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Dec. 14 1926.
M. L. WEBSTER COMPARTMENT DISPLAY AND SHIPPING CASE Filed Augdst 6 1925 gnwnkw M. L We se 7' Patented Dec. 14 192 6.
UNITED STATES PAT NT- orrics;
I MELVIN L. WEBSTER, or INDEPENDENCE, Iowa.
COMPARTMENT DISPLAY AND SHIPPING CASE.
\ Application fi led August 6, 1925. SeriaL/No. 48,551.
, My invention relates to improvements in compartment. display and, shipping cases, and the object of my improvement is to 1 combine with a device of this class of a col- 5 lapsible nature and having a plurality of stepped compartments, an apertured face plate for segregating in each compartment articles to be displayed therein and for con venient removals and replacements. 1o
claimed, and which are illustrated in the accompanying drawings, in which similar numerals denote corresponding parts throughout the several iews, it'bcing understood T-thatchanges in the precise embodiment of invention herein disclosed can be made withm the scope of what is claimed without de parting from the spirit of, the invention.
In said drawings, Fi 1 is a front elevation of my device Wit a portion broken away, and Fig. 2 is a vertical section thereof taken on the broken line 22 of'said Fig 1. ig. 3 is a front elevationof a modified ,form of my invention, and Fig. 4 is a vertical section thereof taken on the broken flap 9 to be swung to and from each other.-
The said side walls are rigidly connected by astepped compartmental structure also of fiber board, made up'of bent plates 12 shaped with a number of transverse stepped 5 pockets or compartments between front I ledges and rear wall parts, the ends of the T- compartments having endclosures 7 artiall ly separated and bent to be glued on t c said side walls. H i
I have incorporated an easel type ofsupporting means for this device, in which' is included a fiber board flap or spacer 10 flex- .tu're 12. at 11 so as to be swung between the -Thi s object I have accomplished by themeans' which are hereinafter described and ibly hinged to' an angle of the stepped struc-' corner parts 9 to hold them apart,'-whercby the device is stood stably in an upright position. lVhen-the flap 10 is swung forwardly ./to clear said side wall parts 9, the parts 9 may be swung inwardly toward eachother and into the same plane, whereby the device may be contracted in volume, so as to cocupy a minimum space for storage or shipping; J,
'Ihe numeral 1denotes a fiber board face plate ofany desired shape or dimensions, having a number of apertures 5. The plate 1 may be rigidly mounted upon the stepped structure 12 by gluing it upon outturned flaps bent from the forward inclined margins ofthe side wall parts 6 I The apertures'5 may be of any shape, but preferably rectangular, with parts of the plate partially separated to provide flaps'at 13 which are turned over inwardly and glued to the double thickness ledges of the structure 12 as shown in Fig. 2. Pocket-s of this kind may hold packets of seeds or other articles for display and sale, standing upright.
The device illustrated in Figs. 3 and 4 is identical in principle to the other device,
but the stepped structure may be made up of glued parts such as shown at 12 and 17, with glued flaps 13 from the face plate 1, but other flaps 15 may be bent-over inwardly from the side edges of the apertures" 5,
and these flaps may be allowed to extend loosely'into the pockets angularlyas shown if desired, or to project straight back, in the former position contacting with cans 16 mounted in the pockets 5 as shown in dotted lines, tending to center the cans in the pockets. The pockets 5 of Figs. 3 and 4 are caused to open forwardly rather than upwardly, and thus reverse thepositions of the pockets of the Figs. 1 and 2.
' Blank spaces '2, 3101 ,4 appear on the plate.
1 of Fig.1, which may be utilized to contain inscriptions or advertising matter. This renders'the dev cevery attractive visuall as a display case. f-
H aving described my invention, what I claim as new, and desire to secure byLetters Patent, is: r v
1. A device of the character described, comprising a stepped structure, and a" face plate mounted over the steps thereof havmg a plurality of apertures'opening into the I hollows of'the step's rovided by partially 1y opening containers, and a face plate separated portions w ich extend into the mounted over said ledges and having aperhollows and are mounted upon the steps as tures opening into said containers provided connecting reinforcements. by partially separated flaps which extend 2. 'A device of the character described, into the containers and are secured thereto.
comprising a stepped'structure Whose steps r In testimony whereof I afiix my signature.
have raised front ledges providing'upwardv MELVIN WEBSTER.