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Feb. 8, 1938.
c. w. McANALLY, SR
2,107,576
SUPPORTING AND DISPLAY RACK ,
Filed March 20, ‘.1957
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Feb. 8, 1938.
c, w. McANALLY, SR
2,107,576
SUPPORTING AND DISPLAY RACK
Filed March 20, 1937
2 Sheets-Sheet 2
Patented Feb. 8, 1938
2,107,576
UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE
2,107,576
SUPPORTING AND‘ DISPLAY RACK
Claude W. McAnally, Sr., Trinidad, 0010.
Application March 20, 1937, Serial No. 132,163
4 Claims. (Cl. 211-28)
This invention relates to the class of display
I which is preferably formed of angle iron mate
?xtures and pertains particularly to a structure rial and which consists of the parallel end rails 2
designed for supporting and displaying bed and the front and rear longitudinally extending
‘springs.
rails 3 and 4 respectively. This frame has at
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In the handling of bed springs in furniture tached to the side rails 2, adjacent the rear ends 5
stores considerable difficulty is experienced in thereof, the reinforcing arms 5 each of which ex
maintaining the springs properly stored and in a tends rearwardly beyond the rail 4 and terminates
manner which will facilitate the easy removal of in the right angularly directed foot or bracket arm
any one from the lot for display to a customer.
6. These angularly extending bracket arms 6 are
10 The present invention has for its primary object
designed for application against the face of a sup— 10
to provide a novel structure whereby a number of porting wall in the manner illustrated and where
bed springs may be stored in a compact manner
conditions require it, there may be ?xed to the
and whereby any selected one thereof may be re
supporting wall, the wood plate ‘I to which the
moved from the rest to be shown to a prospective attaching brackets 6 are secured.
15 purchaser.
Secured to the side rails 2 inwardly of the for
A further object of the invention is to provide ward or outer ends thereof are downwardly ex
a storage and display ?xture for bed springs tending plates 8 to each of which is riveted or
wherein springs of different sizes may be con
otherwise suitably attached, the upper end of a
veniently handled and the same may be selec
post 9 which is preferably of angle iron material
and which is longitudinally split at its lower end
2 O tively withdrawn from the group, without undue
exertion on the part of a salesperson and with
to form the base ?anges I0, which are particular
outinterference from the adjacent spring struc
ly illustrated in Figure 5. These flanges are de
tures.
signed to be riveted or otherwise secured to the
A still further object of the invention is to pro
underlying ?oor.
Disposed between the end rails 2 of the frame
25 vide a novel bed spring storing and displaying
?xture in which the springs are individually sus
and extending from the front to the rear of the
pended upon shiftable carriers by means of which latter is a series of spaced parallel track bars, each
the removal of any particular one thereof from of which is indicated by the numeral I I and each
the lot is facilitated.
of which has a right angularly upturned end por
The invention will be best understood from a tion forming a hanger I2. Each of the hangers
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consideration of the following detailed descrip
at its upper end is turned to form the attaching
tion taken in connection with the accompanying ear I3 which is secured, as shown in Figure 2, to
drawings forming part of this speci?cation, with the adjacent horizontal portion of a longitudinal
the understanding, however, that the invention is
35 not con?ned to any strict conformity with the
showing of the drawings but may be changed or
modi?ed so long as such changes or modi?ca
tions mark no material departure from the sa
lient features of the invention as expressed in the
40 appended claims.
In the drawings:
Figure 1 is a view in perspective of a structure
representing the present invention.
Figure 2 is a. sectional view taken through the
4:5 structure from the front to the rear thereof.
Figure 3 is a sectional view taken on the line
3-—3 of Figure 2.
Figure 4 is a sectional view taken on the line
4—4 of Figure 2, upon an enlarged scale.
Figure 5 is a section on the line 5—5 of Figure 2.
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Referring now more particularly to the draw
ings, the form of invention here illustrated is de
signed for partial support from a floor surface and
an adjacent wall and the device comprises, as
55 shown, a rectangular horizontally disposed frame
1y extending rail of the frame.
Between the front and rear rails 3 and 4 and
parallel with the same, is an intermediate track
supporting bar I4 which has its ends upturned,
as indicated at I5, for attachment to the side rails
2 and this supporting bar I4 extends over the tops
of the track bars I I and is attached to each by a 40
short suspension ear I6, Figure 3.
Associated with each track bar II is a hanger
unit, which is generally designated by the numeral
I1, and which comprises two suspension units I8
and a coupling bar I9. Each suspension unit, con
sists of a grooved pulley wheel 20 through the cen
ter of which passes an axle bolt 2|, and a hook 22
which has a vertically disposed relatively long
back portion 23, the upper end of which has an
opening for the reception of the axle bolt 2 I. At
its lower end, each hook is formed to provide a
horizontal portion 24 and a short upstanding bill
25. Thus, each hook has a substantially rectan
gular article engaging portion, the form of which
is particularly designed to facilitate the engage- 55
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ment thereover of a bar of a bed spring struc
ture. Intermediate its ends the hook 22 has the
inset section 26 which lies beneath the wheel 28
and has attached to one side thereof the lower end
of the link plate 21, the upper end of which con
tacts the opposite side of the pulley wheel and
has the axle bolt 2! extended therethrough in the ,
manner shown.
The bolt 28 which passes through the lower
10 end of the link 21 and the intermediate part 25
of the hook, also passes through one of a series
wheel, and a connecting element between the
frames, each of’ said hanger units being of an
overall length materially less than the support
ing bar whereby the unit may be moved a sub
stantial distance forwardly with relation to asso
ciate hanger units, and means whereby the over
all length of each unit may be'changed to accom
modate articles of various widths consisting of a
plurailty of apertures in the connecting element
and a bolt for selective engagement therein and 10
coupling the element with a frame.
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of apertures 29, formed through the adjacent end
of the coupling bar l9, as shown in Figure 4. As
previousy stated, each hanger unit consists of;
15 two suspension units and thecoupling bar and
2. A supporting and display structure of the
character described comprising a horizontally
supported frame body, a plurality of track bars,
with a bar I 4 interposed therebetween. The cou-,,
pling bar of each hanger unit is preferably‘ of
20 approximately half the length of a track bar and
grooved pulley wheel rotatably attached to each
means‘ securing each of said track bars to the 15
the grooved wheels of the two suspension units 1 frame whereby the bars assume a spaced parallel
are mounted upon the top edge of a track bar I] relation, a pair of hook members for each bar, a
of a length equal to the width of the largest size
bed spring- unit. Thus‘, by means of the adjust
hook member and mounted upon the adjacent
track bar, a coupling bar between each pair of
hook members and having a plurality of aper
tures extending longitudinally .thereof and Hat 7
ment openings 29, the space between the hooks 22
of any hanger unit can be regulated to take care
25 of a particular size bed spring unit and when such‘
a unit is suspended from the hooks of a hanger
unit it maybe shifted on the’track bar a distance
approximateiy equal'to its own width so that
each end, and coupling bolts between the ends of
it may be removed sufficiently from a group of
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having parallel end’ rails and parallel front and
rear rails, a‘ bracket carried by the frame-in
spaced relation with the rear rail at each end of
ent that with ‘a rack constructed- in accordance
the same, for attachment to a vertical supporting,
structure, a pair of supporting posts eachv secured
with the present invention any number of bed
at its upper end to an end rail adjacent the, front
30 such spring units to enable a prospective cus
tomer to examine it conveniently.
From the foregoing it will be readily appar
3.5. spring units may be grouped together, depend
ing upon the number of track bars I! attached
to the frame, and any desired one of the spring
may be easily and conveniently drawn out
from the group for display.
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While the present illustrations and descrip
tion of the invention have been restricted to a
the coupling'bars and the hook members, said
plurality of apertures facilitating the changing
of the relative positions of the‘ hook members.’
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An‘ article supporting and display stri~ ture
comprising a horizontally disposed body - ame
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end of'the‘ latter, a plurality of track bars ar- l
ranged in spaced parallel relation and secured at 1’
their ends to the front and rear rails, and an
article hanger unit carried by each track bar and‘
consisting of a pair of hook members, a roller
attached to each hook member and mounted to
frame structure having outer supporting posts,
run upon thertop of the track‘ bar, and a coupling
bar joining each pair of hook members.
and having its inner side attached to a wall, it
will be readily apparent that the frame maybe
article suspending unit comprising a grooved
easily secured to a suitable overlying structure‘
wheel mounted to run on said bar, an axle bolt 45
such as a low ceiling or the ceiling of a balcony,
in which case the supporting posts may be done
passing through the wheel, a hook having a rela
tively long shank apertured at one end to receive
away with.
an end of said bolt and a bill at the other end
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4. In a display ?xture having a track bar, an
thereof, the portion of the shank between the
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1. An article display structure of the charac
, ter described comprising a horizontally support
ed frame, a plurality of track bars secured to said
bill and the vother end beingloffset to'extend 50
across the plane of saidwheel, the said o?set‘por
tion being apertured, a bolt in said last aperture,
frame in spaced parallel relation, and an article and a bar coupling the last ‘bolt with ,the other
supporting hanger unit suspended from each’ bar end of the axle bolt.
and consisting of a pair of grooved wheels adapt
CLAUDE W3 MoANALLY, SR.’
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