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SPECIFICATION forming part of Letters Patent No. 59 5,549, dated December 14, 1897. Application filed December 14,1896. Serial No. 615,585. (No model.)
To aZZ whom it may concern:
Be it known that we, PETER ROUsH, J r., and HENRY ROUSH, citizens of the United States, residing at Greenfield, in the county of Highland and State of Ohio, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in EX- hibiting Apparatus, of which the following is a specification, reference being had therein A to the accompanying drawings.
This invention relates to certain new and useful improvements in an apparatus for exhibiting lace curtains, wall-paper, portieres, dress goods, and other articles either in retail or wholesale stores.
The general object of this invention is to enable the store-keeper to easily and quickly exhibit such goods to his customers, so that a number of styles may be shown at a time and so that they may be turned to get the right light on them; and to this end ourinvention consists, essentially, of a fixed bracket, a swinging bracket connected therewith, and a number of racks or arms supported by the swinging bracket and each arm capable of being swung from side to side independently of the other arms.
A second feature of our invention consists in making the swingingbracket capable of being moved up and down on the fixed bracket,- so that in the case of long curtains or goods the arms may be raised high enough to permit such goods to hang down full length and so that also in some cases the arms may be raised so as to lift the goods up out of the way.
A third feature of our invention consists in providing the arms with a background curtain or cloth and a cord arranged to be pinned to the goods to be displayed and to be drawn upon so as to draw up such goods into folds and give effect to the designs thereon which are brought out by the background.
In the accompanying drawings, on which like reference-letters indicate corresponding parts, Figure 1 is a side elevation of our goodsdisplay apparatus; Fig. 2, a plan View thereof; Fig. 3, a detail perspective view of one arm with the background-sheet and adjusting-cords and a sample of goods; Fig. et,'a side elevation of the modified form in which the arms are to be adjusted up and down; Fig. 5, a front elevation of this modified form of the adj ustable bracket hung upon the retaining-hook; and Fig. 6, a similar elevation showing the retaining-hook in the act of being disengaged from the adjustable bracket.
The letter A designates a plate or board adapted to be secured in any convenient manner to the wall or other fixed' obj eet in a store. To this plate we attach a bracket B by means of boltsO, whose nuts are let into recesses in the plate A, as shown in dotted lines. To this fixed bracket we secure a swinging bracket D by means of a bolt E. To the swinging bracket, and practically as a part thereof, we attach plates F and G by means of bolts H. These plates have a series of perforations, as shown in Fig. 2. To the upper plate we pivot a series of arms or racks 1, preferably made of wood and secured to clips J, which are directly pivoted to the plate F by means of bolts K, having cotter-pins L, so that the clips may be held and easily removed. Each of these arms or racks is further supported by a brace M, secured thereto and pivoted to the lower plate G by bolts 0. To the lower plates G we similarly pivot arms or racks P, having clips Q, also pivoted upon the bolts 0 and held by cotter-pins B. These lower arms or racks are braced by rods S, secured thereto, and to clips T, pivoted on the bolts K. Each of these arms or racks is designed to support and display lace curtains, dress goods, wallpaper, and other fabrics or goods by hanging the same thereon, as shown at U in Figs. 1 and 2. Each arm also has a background sheet or curtain V, which comes into play when displaying open-work or thin goods. -The 'arms can be swung to different positions, and
one style of goods can be displayed on one side and another style on the other side of the same arm, and different styles can be displayed on the upper arms from those on the lower arms. We have illustrated two upper and twov lower arms in Fig. 2, but it will be understood that there may be as many arms as there are provided perforations in the plates F and G. Besides the ability of the arms to swing on their pivots, the plate D may swing on the bolts E until the plates F and G touch the support. This is done in getting the right light-and position to display the goods.
Referring to Fig. 3, it will be seen that We provide eyes or openings 0. for the passage of cords b, one end of which we preferably pin or secure to the background-curtain V, as shown at 0, while the other end of the cords, respectively, is pinned or secured to the curtain or goods to be displayed, as shown at d. By taking hold of the cords b the goods can be drawn up and folds produced to give effect to the design and style of the goods.
Referring to Sheet 2, Figs. 4 to 6, it will be seen that we provide means for adjusting the arms or racks up and down, so as to more readily display long goods, as long lace curtains. In this form the arms or racks and their braces and the plates F and G are the same as in the other form. The bracket D, however, is modified and constructed to form a slidable as well as a pivoted bracket. It is composed of a plate D, to which the plates F and G are bolted by bolts E and F. The bolt F also connects a bifurcated clip G to the plate D, which clip carries a grooved roller II, mounted on an arbor I. The lower end of the plate D is extended rearward and bifurcated, as shown at J, and carries a similar roller K on an arbor L. The stationary bracket is modified in this form, and instead of being constructed of a plate-like piece, as shown at B in Fig. 1, it is constructed of a pipe M, secured by parts 0 to the base,which is divided into two pieces A A. The rollers 11 and K travel on the pipe M and the bifurcated clip G and parts J embrace the pipe, so that the plate D can travel up and down on said pipe. To adjust the bracket with its arms up and down, we provide a sheave Q, mounted on the bolt F, and a sheave R, mounted on a plate S, supported by the extension T of the pipe M, or what in this case is the stationary bracket, a crank and drum U, mounted in a bifurcated bearing V, secured to the lower end of said bracket, and a rope or chain or wire cable IV, adapted to wind on said drum and passing up through the pipe M, over the sheaves R and Q, and secured to the plate S at X. By manipulating the crank this rope is wound or unwound and the plate or movable bracket D is hoisted up or let down. To maintain it up, a hook e is pivoted atf to the extension T, and its stud g is arranged to travel in and out of a recessed boss h on the upper end of the plate D. hen the plate is hoisted high enough to bring the cam extension '5 of the boss over the stud g, the latter moves out, and as the plate descends the stud travels along the outside of the said extension 71, and when again hoisted the stud travels along down the outside of the cam extension j and swings back into the recess. Thus this hook automatically engages and disengages with the plate D. In this form also the movable bracket can swing sidewise on its connection with the pipe 3 Thus it will be seen that we have provided a display apparatus of great convenience and adaptability to the various conditions that arise in the artistic display of the various articles indicated and others for which the apparatus may be used.
Having thus fully described our invention, what we claim as new, and desire to secure by Letters Patent, is-
1. In a display apparatus, the combination with a fixed bracket and a movable bracket mounted thereon and adapted to swing sidewise and carrying upper and lower plates, of an upper set of arms and a lower set of arms pivoted to said plates respectively and braces from the upper arms to the lower plate and from the lower arms to the upper plate.
2. In a display apparatus, the combination with a fixed bracket and a movable bracket mounted thereon and adapted to move up and down and to swing sidewise, a Windlass, a rope and suitable sheaves therefor to adjust the movable bracket, a hook and a cam construction to automatically engage and disengage the movable bracket with and from the hook, and upper and lower plates carried by the movable bracket, of an upper set and a lower set of arms pivoted to said plates, and suitable braces for said arms.
3. In a display apparatus, a rack or arm, a background-sheet carried thereby, and cords supported by said arm and adapted at one end to be secured to goods supported by and displayed on said arm so as to raise said goods and form folds therein.
In testimony whereof we aflix our signatures in presence of two witnesses.
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