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21213.22,l 1938. R; L, MAPSON ' DISPLAY 2,109,255 FIXTURE V Filed July 27, 1935 5 Sheets-Sheet l .2f-3216.5'4 /7 *já A’Z. /7 In” Feb. 22, 1938. R~ |__ MAPSON 2,109,255 DI S PLAY FIXTURE Filed July 27, 1955 / / ~ > 5 Sheets-Sheet 2 “ / Feb. 22, y1938. R. L. MAPSON 2,109,255 DI S PLAY FIXTURE Filed July 27, 1955 é . 40 9 _f„4éO» 0 40 5 Sheets-Sheet 5 7, f W E „w d _wwf-we «ww 2,109,255 Patented Feb. 22, 1938 UNITED STATES BATENT >OFFICE 2,109,255 DISPLAY FIXTURE Robert L. lMapson, Los Angeles, Calif., assignor to M. & <1)'. Display Mfg. Corporation, Los Angeles, Calif., a corporation of California Application July 27, 1935, Serial No. 33,445 3 Claims. (Cl. 211-128) My invention relates to apparatus for display ing merchandise and has particular reference to a step fixture for use on display counters. Fig. 2 is a longitudinal, vertical sectional view of the unit shown in Fig. 1. Fig. 3 is anv enlarged transverse sectional view In stores retailing small articles of merchandise 5 such as hardware, notions, etc.,’it is customary .to provide counters upon which the merchandise is displayed. Suitable means is provided on the counters for forming compartments or bins such taken on the line 3-3 of Fig. 1. as disclosed in Patent No. 1,911,377 issued to me . .a a -May 30, 1933 and is also somewhat similar to sectional view taken on the line 5-5 of Fig. 1. Fig. 6 is a view similar to 3 showing the 10 manner in which the fixture shown in Fig. 1 mycopending application, Serial No. '716,191 filed March 1'7, 1934, (now Patent No. 2,048,802). It is also advantageous in displaying small g articles to provide elevated or step fixtures onv ' vthey counters for displayingl certain merchandise` » Fig. 4 is a perspective View of some of the 5 parts of the fixture shown -inl Fig. 1 as they appear when disassembled. . Fig. 5 is an enlarged, fragmentary, horizontal may be increased in width. ` Fig. 7 is an enlarged plan view of a portion ' of the fixture shown in Fig. _1. Fig. 8 is an enlarged lperspective View of one 15’ above the level of' other merchandise on the of the corner clips shown in Fig. 1.Y counter. Fig. 9 is a detail perspective view of the re movable cap shown on the clip in Fig. 8 and It ' has been found in ' practise that the ‘sale of merchandise can be appreciably in creased by displaying the goods in step'ñxtures. 20 In this manner the articles so displayed are more readily noticed by the customers, and articles that do not sell readily can be more quickly dis posed of when displayed in such añxture. ' The step fixtures in' present use` are either 25 permanently constructed of wood or are built up by superposing inverted boxes. Neither of these methods of constructing step-fixtures is entirely Fig. 10 is a fragmentary perspective View of the upper end of the clip shown inv Fig. 8. 20 Referring specifically to the drawings, Aa step fixture I El, comprising a preferred embodiment of my invention, is shown in Figs. l and 2. this fixture including tray supporting members II,aback wall I2, trays I3 and l3a and compartment v25 v forming apparatus I4. The trav supports Il, one of which is shownk satisfactory as the permanent ones cannot be , in detail in Fig. 4, are identical excepting thatA readily changed in size to meet future require 30 ments and the built up type is not rigid and requires considerable skill in the formation thereof. An object of my invention is to provide a step K fixture that may be readily taken apart or as 3 sembled, the disassembled partsthereof making a compact package for shipment. Another object of my invention is to provide a step fixture that may be readily disassembled yet one that is as rigid and substantial as a 40 permanent fixture when assembled for use. , A further object of my invention is the pro vision of a step fixture upon which compartments or bins of different sizes may be readily formed. Still another object of my invention is the provision of a step ñxture that can be varied in width. A further object of my invention is the pro~ vision of a clip for supporting relatively high glass partitions on a display fixture. 50 Other objects and advantages will become ap parent in the following description taken in con nection with the accompanying drawings, in which: i Fig. 1 is a perspective View of a preferred form 50 of fixture of my invention. one is right hand and the other left hand. Each of the Ysupports II includes an outside and inside 30 sheet of metal I5 and It respectively having flanges l? and IS at their lower edges, the ñanges » I‘I and IS being spot welded or otherwise secured together. Formed integral with the outside sheet I5 are tabs I9, 26. ZI and 22, the latter being 3:5` formed soas to retain the sheets I 5 and I6 in proper spaced relationship, As shown in Fig. `4 the upper edges of the sheets I5 and IG are cut to provide progressively higher steps 24. Z 5 and 26. . The back wall. i2 is formed of a single sheet 40 of metal to provide a bottom ñange 30 and side iianges 3l, the latter being cut at their upper ends to provide notches 32. As seen in Figs. 2 and 4, the upper edge of the wall I2 is return bent and formed to provide a channel 33. 45 The trays I3. one of which is shown in Fig. 4, are each formed of a single sheet of metal to provide a top 35, end flanges 36. a rear flange 31 and a front flange 38. the latter being returnf bent at its lower edge to provide a channel 39. 50 The entire top 35 of each of the trays I3 is formed ~ to provide a regular pattern of square apertures 4B as shown in Fig. '7. The lowermost or front tray I3a is identical to the trays I3 excepting that the front Wall 38a 55 ‘ 2.7 2,109,255 thereof is of less height than the walls 38 of the trays I3 and is inwardly bent at its lower edge to provide a flange 42. ì and 53 against the glass and greatly increase the strength of the clip as Well as improving the' gen eral appearance of the fixture. ` The compartment forming apparatus I4 in fil cludes high corner clips 44, low corner clips 45'. and right and left hand one-way clips 46 and 41 respectively. Each of the aforementioned clips has suitable lugs for interlocking engagement with the perforated topsr35 of the trays I3 and I3a substantially as set forth in the above referred to patent and copending application. width than the fixture I0 may be built with the apparatus of my invention. Sufiicient space is provided between the sheets I5 and I6 ofthe supports II to receive the flanges 36, of two trays Referring now to Figs. 8, 9 and 10, I have shown therein the details of one of the high corner clips 44. This clip, which is particularly adapted for use on the high glass partitions 48, includes a base 50 having lugs 5I formed thereon for engagement with the apertures 4!) as seen in I3 or I3a placed end to end asshown, it being 15 obvious that any desired number of the trays may be placed end to end as shown in Fig. 6. Although I have shown and described but one preferred form of my invention it is to be under Fig. 7. Formed integral withand extending up stood that many modifications and changes 20 might be made therein without departing from ward from the base 50 isA an outside angle 52, the spirit of the invention or the scope of the and welded or otherwise secured on the base 50 following claims. is an inside angle 53, _the latter being formed at its upper end to provide arcuate portions 54. I claim as my invention: Removably mounted on the upper endl of the angle 53 as shown in Fig. 8. ‘ ì ì ‘ ' each of said members comprising a pair of spaced sheets of metal, one of saidy sheets having tab portions for engaging andjretaining the adjacent 30y Ysheet in said spaced relation; and a tray extend ing between'said supporting members at each-,of` said steps, each of said trays having downward bent flanges at opposite ends thereof, said flanges , The respective parts of the step'fixture I0 are assembled ln the following manner; The back being received and supported between the spaced 35 sheets of said supporting members. wall I2 is secured to the rear ends of the tray supporting members IIr by inserting the upper ends of the flanges 3I in between the sheets I5 and I6 so that the rearmost edges of the tabs 2. In a display fixture, the ‘combinationV of : a pair of supporting members, each of said mem bers comprising a pair of closely spaced vsheets of metal cut at their upper edges to form a series 22 are receivedïby the notches 32. ' The wall I2 ' ’I then being swung into the position in which it is of steps; a tray _extending between said sup-` shownl in 2 with-_the flanges 3| thereof fully receivedbetween the- sheets I5 and I6 of the »members II. l I - _ edges to form steps of progressively higher levels,A ' Operation . 1. In a display fixture, the combination of: a. pair `of supporting members cut on their upper` clip 45 is a cap 60, the latter being formed of one piece of metal to provide vertical wallsy SI and yieldable ñngers 62, the latter being formed 3.0 to> engage the arcuate portions 54 of the inside 45M may be used throughout the unit or in any desir- f able combination to suit the requirements of the` merchandise to be displayed thereon. Referring now to Fig. 6, I have shown thereinY the manner in which a fixture 65 of greater 10 Received and supported by the various clips are high and low glass partitions 48 and 49 respectively as shown in Fig. 1. 40 Although I have shown high and low glass in the fixture I0 it is understood that either one - porting members at each of said steps, each of~ ~ said trays comprising a ilat sheet of metal hav ing downturned flanges on the front, rear» and end portions thereof, the flanges at the ends of l The uppermost tray I3 is then mounted on the members I I as shown in Figs. 1 and 2 with the said trays being receivedand supported between' 455 end flanges 36 of the tray beingreceived between the spaced sheets of said supporting members the sheets I5 and I6, it being noted that the rear y at said steps, the flanges on the rear edges Vof I flange 31 of the tray is received and supported vby the channel 33 of the back wall I2. The center tray I3 is mounted in the same manner, with the rear flange 31 thereof being supported by the channel 39 of th'evfront flange -38 of the uppermost tray I3. The front tray I3a is posi 5.5 » all but the uppermost of said trays being re ceived and supported by upturned portions on the lower edges of the ilange on the front edges of said trays. 3. In a display fixture, the combination of: a pair of supportingmembers cut on their upper tioned in the same manner and the compartment edges to form steps of progressively higher levels,> forming apparatus I4 positioned on theY trays I3 each of said members comprising a pair of spaced sheets, one of said sheets having tab portions for engaging and retaining the adjacent sheet in said spaced relation; a tray extending between said supporting members at each of said levels, each k604 of said trays comprising a flat sheet having and I3a as shown in Fig. l. f Each of the clips 44, 45, 45 and 41 is mounted by .inserting the lugs thereof into the desired 60 apertures while the clip. is held in a substantially horizontal position, the clip being then raised to vertical position as shown and described in the above referred to patent and copending applica tion. The glass 48 and 49 is inserted into pairs of the clips thus retaining the latter in inter locking engagement with the trays. After the high glass 48 is inserted into the corner clips 44 the caps SII' are snapped into position and re tained thereon by engagement of the ñngers'62 with the arcuate portions 54 .of the inside angle 53. The caps 60 serve to retain the angles 52 downturned flanges on the front, rear and lend portions thereof, the flanges at the ends of said \ trays being received between spaced sheets of said supporting members at said steps, Vthe flanges on the rear edges of all but the upper- - most of said‘trays being received and supported ' by upturned >portions on the lower edges of the flanges on the front edgesl of said trays. ' 70 ROBERT L. MAPSON.