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Jl-me 1930- .1. G. HUYE 1,767,134

DISPLAY STAND Filed Oct. 29, 1928' D Van for Jisqab G. f/u ye, 24W! z 4 ATTORNEY- Patented June 24, 1930 UETED STATES I JOSEPH G. HUYE, OF NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA DISPLAY STAND Application filed October 29, 1928 Serial No. 315,811.

This invention relates to collapsible knock-down set-up display stands such as employed by merchants on their display windows and in their stores and on the tops of their counters to display their goods and is primarily intended for the display of millinery, though equally available to advantage to display a great variety of other articles.

is The primary objects of the present invention are, to provide a relatively slender high or tall pasteboard display stand with a relatively large area heavy base to give the stand a very low center of gravity andcombatits tendency to topple over when goods are being applied to its upper end or removed therefrom; to provide a simple, inexpensive and quick positive means for rigidly securing the. pasteboard column to the base; to provide a separate decorative paper cover or fabric cover which may bequickly applied to and, removed from the column, whereby said decorative covers may be removed, interchanged or replaced at will as frequently as may be desired, avoiding the unsightly appearance of the cracked corners heretofore present when the decorative paper covering was pasted to the pasteboard prior to the foldingor bending of the latter in display stands having columns of angular cross-section; to provide a very firm long slender stand which may be shipped flat and quickly assembled, or quickly taken apart and the column thereof collapsed preparatory to storage for conservation of storage space; to provide a very graceful and attractive display stand of small shipping weight and bulk and extremely economical to manufacture, both as to materials and as to manufacturing and assembling .operations; and to improve the detail features of such display stands, all as hereinafter more particularly set forth, described and claimed. In this application I show but several of the preferred embodiments of my invention simply to illustrate the practice of my said invention as by law required. However, I

realize that my invention is capable of other;

and different embodiments and that the vari- 5 one details thereof may be modified in'vari one ways, all Without departing from my said invention. Therefore, the drawing and description herein are to be considered as merely illustrative and not as exclusive.

Heretofore it has been the practice to make tall display stands of wood or metal in order toobtain the necessary weight and base. However, not infrequently one of these, unless ithas an extremely wide base, will be upset or topple over during the removal of a hat from it, as the natural movement in removing a hat when waiting on a customer is partly horizontal as well as vertical, thus shoving the top of the display stand sidewise so that the wooden column or stem is inclined and the weight of the upper part thereof exerts a leverage on the base under, the influence of gravityf Further such wooden stands must be of a good grade of wood with acostly finish and make a rather expensive display article and, because of their tendency to topple over, are frequently marred. so that. their upkeep is a decidedly appreciable item to themerchant who takes a pride in the appearance of his displays. I

Itehas. been usual heretofore to employ pasteboard display stands on top of counters andon stands in display windows, but such pasteboard display stands are relatively short, usually rest on the rims of the vertical tube, and must have a very wide base to give the necessary supporting base and are very easily damaged because unbraced and unprotected at their lower portion.

In the accompanying drawings:

Figure 1 represents a perspective view of a device embodying my invention as employed to display a ladies" hat in a display window I r V Figure 2, a side elevation thereof, with the lower end in centralvertical cross-see tion, the connecting bolt and nut being shown in elevation; I Figure3, a sectional view on the line 33 of Fig. 2 of the column or tubular post 1 by itself, looking in the direction of the arrows; I a Figure 4, a view on line of Fig.2, looking in the direction of the arrows;

Figure 5, a sectional View on a line corresponding to line 3-3 of Figure 2, of the stand as assembled and erected as illustrated in Figure 2;

Figure 6, a perspective separated view of the parts; and

Figure 7, a fragmentary detail sectional view of a slight modification wherein the decorative paper covering 6' is not clamped with the end tongues 7 between the wooden blocks 3 and 5. I v p Referring now in detail to the drawing, 1 designates the long slender pasteb'eard tubular column or body of the stand, preferably angular in cross-section, having tongues 7 preferably integral with its lower end and ea'chfolded in the same horizontal plane on a straight line and fitting between a preferably relatively thin wooden clamping block 5 fitting in the lower end of the column 1, and a thicker and much larger base block 3, said blocks 5 and 3 being drawn and held together against saidintervening tongues 7 by a slotted head bolt 6 extending through the center of said block 5 andthe center of said block 3 and into a recess 4 in the bottom of said block 3 and receiving on its screw-threaded lower end portion protruding into said recess awing nut 10, said nut serving to draw the screw or bolt 6 up tight to clamp the parts tightly together to prevent any relative endwise or turning movement between them, and to facilitate the screwing of the nut '10 on the bolt 6 a narrow staple having a bar portion not exceeding in cross-section or with the width of the slot in the head of the bolt 6 is driven into the upper face of the'block 5 in such location that its bar portion will "lie in said slot of the screw'6, so holding'the screw or bolt 6 against turning and also preventing its endwise displacement with relation to the block 5. Preferably the bolt 6 will "be of the bevel head slotted type and the upper face of the block 5 will be countersunk to receive said head of the screw so i that the upper face of said head will lie flush with the top of the block 5 "as shown. However, this is a decidedly minor feature, any other suitable type of bolt may be employed, and it is not essential that it shall be slotted or thatthe-staple 8 be employed,

though it is important "that, whatever the shape as the lower end "of the column "or body 1 and of such size as to make a nice fit in the lower end thereof, as illustrated in Figures 2 and 4, and the block 3 will preferably be of the same shape, but preferably twice the dimensions thereof, or more, to give a wide supporting base to the stand, and the exposed base block 3 may be covered with a decorative covering paper 0, shown of exaggerated thickness in Figs. 2 and 6. The dimensions, weight and thickness of the blocks 3 and5 will preferably be determined in a general way with relation to the size of the-particular display stand, the said blocks 3 and 5 together with the bolt 6 and nut 10 weighing preferably at least twice as much as the column 1 with its tongues 7, so that even though the display stand as a whole be rocked way over much farther-than usual in removing a hat, the rocking contact with the floor will be along one edge or at one corner and the restof the block 3 being disposed to one side of said point and exerting its weight as a lever will forcethe stand to quickly right itself, the leverage exerted by said blocks 3 and 5 and their weight being in excess of the weight plus the leverage of -the stand or column 1.

The recess 4 will of course be of such depth as to entirely'receive the wing nut 10, and the bolt 6will of'course be of less length than the combined thicknesses of the blocks 3 and 5 and the interposed tongues 7 so that it will not extend beyondthe lower face of the'block 3 so that said block will rest perfectly'flat and even on the floor or top of a counter.

In order to provide for frequent change in the finish of the column 1 and-to avoid the cracking of the decorative paper covering at the corners, as occurs when the covering is pasted to the surface'of'an angularbody subj'e'ct'to folding atsaid corners, the column 1 will preferably be formed of a pastebo'ard body a formed of a single 'piece for-med into tubular shape andgpasted together or otherwise suitably secured together in usua'il manner by the usual overlap, as illustrated in Figs. 3 and 5 ,and a decorative'tubular sleeve flexible preferably decorativepaper covering .7) conforming in shape to the external face of the body sand of such sizejas to make a snug glove fit thereon, andwi ll have tongues of the same size as, and conforming in position to, tongues 7, so as to fit with the latter between the blocks 3 and 5 and 'be clamped thereby, where'by said blocks;will serve to secure'said decorative covering 5 in place.

To assemble, he block '5 will be inserted in the lowerend of'col-umn 1 and the tongues 7 'will be folded over against said block 5,

when the block "3 will 'be applied-to the'end of b'olt'6 and'inoved up against the tonguesi',-

the nut '10 then beingscrewed "on "the end of bqlt e o P Y I p A In the modificat ien illustrated in Figure 7,

the construction and operation are in all respects the same as above described, except that the decorative tubular covering 6 does not have the tongues fitting between the blocks 3 and 5, but instead is held in position on the column 1 by means of a decorative elastic band 9 fitting around the extreme lower end portion of said covering 6 and holding it against the outer face of the lower end portion of column 1, and in this form to remove said covering 6 and replace it with a fresh covering 6 it suflices merely to remove the elastic band 9, remove the decorative covering 6, replace it by a new decorative covering 6 and then replace the elastic band 9 in proper position.

While I have shown and described the stand as angular incross-section, it need not be quadrilateral as shown, but may be of any angular or other cross-sectional shape desired, any suitable means, other than that shown, for drawing and securing the blocks 3 and 5 together may be employed if preferred, and any suitable materials, other than those mentioned, may be used for the various elements, or any of them if preferred.

Having thus described my invention, what I claim as new and desire to secure by United States Letters Patent is: V

1. A display stand comprising a light tubular vertical member having tongues connected to its lower end portion and adapted to be folded inward, in combination with a small block disposed in the lower portion of said tubular member immediately above said tongues as folded, a flat bottomed block of much larger transverse area than the base of said tubular member, and means for drawing and holding said blocks toward each other into clamping engagement with said tongues interposed between said blocks.

2. A display stand comprising a light tubular vertical member having tongues connected to its lower end portion and adapted i to be folded inward, in combination with a small block disposed in the lower portion of said tubular member immediately above said tongues as folded, a fiat bottomed block of much larger transverse area than the base of said tubular member, and means for drawing and holding said blocks toward each other into clamping engagement with saidtongues interposed between said blocks, the total weight of said blocks and means being 1n excess of the weight of said tubular member.

3. A display stand comprising a light tubular vertical member having tongues connected to its lower end portion and adapted to be folded inward, in combination with a small block disposed in the lower portion of said tubular member immediately above said tongues as folded, a fiat bottomed block of much larger transverse area than the base of said tubular member, and means for drawing and holding said blocks toward each other into clamping engagement with said tongues interposed between said blocks, the total weight of said blocks and means being at least twice the weight of said tubular member.

4. A display stand comprising'a tubular pasteboard vertical member having integral tongues extending from its lower end portion and foldable on the line of the bottom edge of said member inward into a horizontal plane, in combination with a small block disposed in the lower portion of said tubular member immediately above said tongues as folded, a fiat bottomed blockof much larger transverse area than the base of said tubular member, and means for drawing and holding said blocks toward each other into clamping engagement with said tongues interposed between said blocks.

5. A display stand comprising a light tubular vertical member having tongues connected to its lower end portion and adapted to be folded inward, in combination with a small block adapted to be disposed in the lower portion of said tubular member immediately above said tongues as folded, a fiat bottomed block of much larger transverse area than the base of said tubular member adapted to be disposed immediately below said tongues as folded, with its center vertically in alignment with the center of said small block, a bolt extending vertically through the center of said small block, means for holding said bolt against axial and rotary movement relative to said small block, said large block being centrally vertically bored to receive said bolt and recessed in its lower face above said bore, and r a nut received in said recess and turning on the lower end portion of said bolt, to draw said blocks together to clamp on the said tongues interposed between them, said bolt being of less length than the combined thickness of said blocks and the interposed tongues, and said recess being of such depths asto completely receive said nut. V

6. A display stand comprising a pasteboard tubular member having tongues con nected with its lower end portion and foldable on the line of the lower edge of said member inward into a horizontal plane, and a decorative flexible tubular covering ofthe same shape as said member and of such size as to make a snug fit thereon, said decorative covering having tongues "extending from its lower end portion and of the same size, shape and location as said body tongues and respectively lying against the respective bottom faces thereof as folded, in combination with a small block adapted to be disposed in the lower portion of said tubular member immediately above said tongues as folded, a fiat-bottomed block of much larger area than than the base of said tubular member and adapted to be disposed immediately below said tongues as folded, and means for drawing and holding said blocks toward each other to clamp between them the superposed interposed tongues of said tubular member and said cover.

In testimony whereof, I have signed my name to this specification at New Orleans, Louisiana, this 22 day of October, 1928.

JOSEPH G. HUYE.

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US2544723A (en) * 1945-07-25 1951-03-13 United Shoe Machinery Corp Machine frame
US2603357A (en) * 1952-07-15 Supporting device
US3176419A (en) * 1962-10-03 1965-04-06 Eye Beam Displays Inc Display assembly having a collapsible structural member
US4040520A (en) * 1975-08-25 1977-08-09 Jean Joaquin Display device
US4043278A (en) * 1976-05-12 1977-08-23 Kessler Products, Inc. Knock-down light weight table kit
US20080012194A1 (en) * 2006-07-10 2008-01-17 Sapp Willie L Device and method for suspending and supporting a workpiece to allow a user to apply a coating to the entire exterior surface thereof

Cited By (6)

* Cited by examiner, † Cited by third party
Publication number Priority date Publication date Assignee Title
US2603357A (en) * 1952-07-15 Supporting device
US2544723A (en) * 1945-07-25 1951-03-13 United Shoe Machinery Corp Machine frame
US3176419A (en) * 1962-10-03 1965-04-06 Eye Beam Displays Inc Display assembly having a collapsible structural member
US4040520A (en) * 1975-08-25 1977-08-09 Jean Joaquin Display device
US4043278A (en) * 1976-05-12 1977-08-23 Kessler Products, Inc. Knock-down light weight table kit
US20080012194A1 (en) * 2006-07-10 2008-01-17 Sapp Willie L Device and method for suspending and supporting a workpiece to allow a user to apply a coating to the entire exterior surface thereof

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