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US3858726A
US3858726A US41918973A US3858726A US 3858726 A US3858726 A US 3858726A US 41918973 A US41918973 A US 41918973A US 3858726 A US3858726 A US 3858726A
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    • AHUMAN NECESSITIES
    • A47FURNITURE; DOMESTIC ARTICLES OR APPLIANCES; COFFEE MILLS; SPICE MILLS; SUCTION CLEANERS IN GENERAL
    • A47FSPECIAL FURNITURE, FITTINGS, OR ACCESSORIES FOR SHOPS, STOREHOUSES, BARS, RESTAURANTS OR THE LIKE; PAYING COUNTERS
    • A47F7/00Show stands, hangers, or shelves, adapted for particular articles or materials
    • A47F7/02Show stands, hangers, or shelves, adapted for particular articles or materials for jewellery, dentures, watches, eye-glasses, lenses, or the like
    • A47F7/021Show stands, hangers, or shelves, adapted for particular articles or materials for jewellery, dentures, watches, eye-glasses, lenses, or the like for eye-glasses
    • YGENERAL TAGGING OF NEW TECHNOLOGICAL DEVELOPMENTS; GENERAL TAGGING OF CROSS-SECTIONAL TECHNOLOGIES SPANNING OVER SEVERAL SECTIONS OF THE IPC; TECHNICAL SUBJECTS COVERED BY FORMER USPC CROSS-REFERENCE ART COLLECTIONS [XRACs] AND DIGESTS
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An eyeglass display card is provided wherein the temples of each pair of glasses are maintained in a folded configuration thereby preventing removal of the glasses from the display card without first removing the display card from a rack or frame which also serves to maintain the display card in a generally upright position.

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United States Patent [191 1111 3,858,726 Rosenwein 1 1 Jan. 7, 1975 154] EYEGLASS HOLDER 2,716,485 8/1955 206/4514 X [76] Inventor: David Rosenwein, 137 S. Harper L08 Ange/es, callf- 90047 3,184,058 5/1965 Crowther 206/5 [22] Fil d N 27 1973 3,200,958 8/1965 Hudgeons et a1 211/4 [21] Appl. NO-I 419,189 Primary Examiner-Roy D. Frazier Related Application Data Assistant Examiner-Thomas .1. Holko [63] Continuation of Ser, No. 253,798, May 16, 1972, Attorney Agent or Flrm Harold Stowe nbnmlnned, I I ABSTRACT [52] U.S. Cl 211/13, 206/4515, 248/D1G. 2 An y gl display card is provided wherein the im- [51] Int. Cl. A471 7/02 ple of each pair f gla e are maintained in a folded [58] Field of Search 211/4, 13, 169, 169.1; fig r i n hereby preventing removal of the 248/D1G. 2; 206/76, 77, 45.14, 45.15 glasses from the display card without first removing the display card from a rack or frame which also [56] References Cited serves to maintain the display card in a generally up- UNITED STATES PATENTS PQSIIIOII- 1.156644 10/1915 Vetter 206/45.l1 3 Claims, 4 Drawing Figures PATENIEU JAN I 7 I975 sum 1 or 2 Bum W @xns EYEGLASS HOLDER This is a Continuation, of application Ser. No. 253,798, filed May 16, 1972, now abandoned.

BACKGROUND OF THE INVENTION Eyeglasses and particularly sunglasses which are sold from counter displays in drugstores, gas stations, novelty stores and the like are often stolen and it is a primary object of the present invention to provide an eyeglass display holder which will permit prospective customers to examine the glasses and still render it difficult to remove the glasses from the display card to thereby reduce to a minimum shop-lifting thereof.

It is a further object to provide such a device which is relatively inexpensive to manufacture and does not detract from the prominent displaying of the glasses.

It is a further object of the present invention to provide a shoplifting protective device which will receive conventional eyeglass display cards including cards having advertising indicia thereon.

These and other objects and advantages of the present invention are provided by an eyeglass display holder comprising an elongated generally flat display card, vertical rows of pairs of openings, the spacing of said pairs of openings being generally equal to the spacing between the temples of the eyeglasses to be displayed, and sized to receive the temples thereof, a card receiving frame, said frame including a back wall, vertical side members and a bottom member, said side members and said bottom member being grooved to slidingly receive said display card in spaced relationship to said back wall with the spacing between the card and the back wall permitting reception of the folded temples of the displayed glasses.

The invention will be more particularly described in reference to the accompanying drawing wherein:

FIG. 1 is a perspective view of the eyeglass display holder of the invention with the eyeglass display card shown removed and in its inserted position;

FIG. 2 is a front elevation of the device shown in FIG.

FIG. 3 is'a back perspective view of the structures shown in FIG. 1 and 2; and

FIG. 4 is a section substantially on line 44 of FIG. 3.

Referring to the drawing 10 generally designates the eyeglass display holder of the invention and includes an elongated generally flat display card 12. The display card 12 may be constructed of any relatively rigid selfsupporting material such as corrugated paperboard.

The display card 12 is provided with a zone generally designated 14 which may be utilized for advertising purposes and there below are two rows of vertical openings generally designated 16 and 18 with row 16 consisting of openings 20a and 20b and row 18 comprising openings 22a and 22b.

The openings may be completely punched from the display card or as illustrated the openings may be formed by cutting along three of the edges leaving a flap 23 attached along the illustrated dotted lines 24 as more clearly shown in FIGS. 2 and 4 of the drawing.

The spacing between the vertical rows 20a-20b and 22a22b of openings is so selected as to be substantially equal to the spacing between the temples 26a and 26b of the eyeglasses generally designated 28. Further pairs of the openings are vertically spaced such as to permit the displayed glasses 28 to be individually displayed in non-overlapping relationship.

vWhile the display card 12 in the illustrated form of the invention is adapted to receive two rows of eyeglasses each containing six pairs the number of rows and the number of glasses per row may be varied without departing from the scope of the present invention.

the invention also includes a frame generally designated 30. The frame 30 includes a bottom frame member 32 and a pair of side frame members 349 and 34b. The frame members 32, 34a and 34b are secured in their illustrated arrangement by a back wall 36 which is secured to the frame members by gluing, nailing or the like.

In the illustrated form of the invention each vertical frame member 34a and 34b and the bottom frame member 32 are of an L-shaped configuration in transverse section so that when the back 36 is attached thereto side grooves 38a and 38b and bottom groove 40 are formed.

The side of the groove 38a, 38b, and 40 are such that the display card 12 is freely insertable therein with the displayed eyeglass temples 26a and 26b in folded relationship as shown in FIG. 4 of the drawing. It will be particularly noted from FIG. 4 that the eyeglasses 28 are retained in their displayed position as the back wall 36 prevents the temples from opening thereby preventing removal of the eyeglasses until the display board 12 is lifted upwardly to a position such that the folded temples 26a and 26b of the eye-glasses to be removed are clear of the top edge 42 of the back 36. Once the card 12 has been lifted sufficiently to free the temples 26a and 26b from engagement with the back wall 36 the temples may be unfolded and the eyeglasses readily removed.

In the illustrated form of the invention the display holder also includes a pair of bracket like legs 44 which cooperate with the back wall 36 and the side and bottom frame members to render the structure selfsupporting.

The frame 30 may be constructed of wood, metal, plastic or combinations thereof and the material of construction is not deemed to be material. Further it will be appreciated by those skilled in the art that the bottom and the side frame members of the frame may be slotted rather than having the members L-shapcd in transverse section.

From the foregoing description it will be seen that the items and the objects of the present invention are fully accomplished.

I claim:

1. An eyeglass display holder in combination with a plurality of pairs of eyeglasses comprising an elongated generally flat, rigid self-supporting display card, vertical rows of pairs of openings, the spacing of said pairs of openings being equal to the spacing between the temples of each pair of said eyeglasses, and receiving the temples thereof through a pair of said openings, the temples being folded one upon the other retaining the eyeglasses on the card, means restricting opening of the folded temples of the card supported eyeglasses including; a frame slidably receiving said card, said frame including a back wall of substantially the same size and shape as the display card, vertical side members and a base member including means for supporting the eye glasses display holder in an upright position which is adapted to seat on the top of a counter, said side memfolded temples of the displayed glasses in abutting relationship with the back wall whereby said glasses cannot be removed from the card without first at least partially removing the card from the frame.

2. The invention defined in claim 1 wherein said display card comprises card-board and said card is provided with two vertical rows of pairs of openings.

3. The invention defined in claim 2 wherein the openings of said pairs of openings are flap like.

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1. An eyeglass display holder in combination with a plurality of pairs of eyeglasses comprising an elongated generally flat, rigid self-supporting display card, vertical rows of pairs of openings, the spacing of said pairs of openings being equal to the spacing between the temples of each pair of said eyeglasses, and receiving the temples thereof through a pair of said openings, the temples being folded one upon the other retaining the eyeglasses on the card, means restricting opening of the folded temples of the card supported eyeglasses including; a frame slidably receiving said card, said frame including a back wall of substantially the same size and shape as the display card, vertical side members and a base member including means for supporting the eyeglasses display holder in an upright position which is adapted to seat on the top of a counter, said side members being spaced apart a distance only slightly less than the width of the card, the frame having an open front wall enabling the frames and lenses of the glasses to be viewed while the temples thereof are folded behind the card to prevent pulling of the glasses off of the card, said side members and said base member being grooved, said grooves slidinglY receiving and housing the bottom and side edges of said display card in spaced relationship with said back wall creating a spacing between the card and the back wall accommodating the folded temples of the displayed glasses in abutting relationship with the back wall whereby said glasses cannot be removed from the card without first at least partially removing the card from the frame.
2. The invention defined in claim 1 wherein said display card comprises card-board and said card is provided with two vertical rows of pairs of openings.
3. The invention defined in claim 2 wherein the openings of said pairs of openings are flap like.
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USD245049S (en) * 1976-02-05 1977-07-19 Optarac Corporation Eyeglass lens display unit
US4056192A (en) * 1976-07-15 1977-11-01 Techniform Display device for spectacles
US4084700A (en) * 1976-02-06 1978-04-18 Optarac Corporation Display rack
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US5316153A (en) * 1992-07-10 1994-05-31 Chippenhook Corporation Display case apparatus
US5819957A (en) * 1997-02-26 1998-10-13 Gold Medal Fixture Company Point of sale eyeglass display fixture
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US20130032550A1 (en) * 2008-04-09 2013-02-07 Eye Designs, Llc Eyewear display system
US8777020B2 (en) * 2009-04-08 2014-07-15 Eye Designs Llc Eyewear display system
US9271585B1 (en) * 2013-02-27 2016-03-01 Elizabeth Vanessa Chung Hanging sunglass holder system
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US3933399A (en) * 1974-04-30 1976-01-20 Application Calculators Incorporated Display stand for articles of merchandise
USD245049S (en) * 1976-02-05 1977-07-19 Optarac Corporation Eyeglass lens display unit
US4084700A (en) * 1976-02-06 1978-04-18 Optarac Corporation Display rack
US4056192A (en) * 1976-07-15 1977-11-01 Techniform Display device for spectacles
US4150752A (en) * 1978-05-15 1979-04-24 Dentsply Research & Development Corp. Display rack for eyeglasses
FR2499388A1 (en) * 1981-02-08 1982-08-13 Gen Mills Prod Corp Display for jewelery items
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US4746009A (en) * 1987-02-09 1988-05-24 Wholesale Electrical Distributors, Inc. Carrying and display case
US5521911A (en) * 1988-01-19 1996-05-28 Al-Site Corp. Hanger for displaying eyeglasses
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US5316153A (en) * 1992-07-10 1994-05-31 Chippenhook Corporation Display case apparatus
US5819957A (en) * 1997-02-26 1998-10-13 Gold Medal Fixture Company Point of sale eyeglass display fixture
US20130032550A1 (en) * 2008-04-09 2013-02-07 Eye Designs, Llc Eyewear display system
US8573414B2 (en) * 2008-04-09 2013-11-05 Eye Designs, Llc Eyewear display system
US8777020B2 (en) * 2009-04-08 2014-07-15 Eye Designs Llc Eyewear display system
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US9271585B1 (en) * 2013-02-27 2016-03-01 Elizabeth Vanessa Chung Hanging sunglass holder system
US9408480B2 (en) * 2014-11-12 2016-08-09 Marchon Eyewear, Inc. Eyewear display assemblies and related methods

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