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March E,’ 1933. H. SAPEER . ' 2511 09,977 SHOE DISPLAY SUPPORT Filed-Aug. 38, '1934 >> ‘ /// 7/ % w @X 19-1 F’ 20 JNVENTQR Patented Mar. 1, 1938 2,109,977 UNITED STATESPATENT OFFICE 2,109,977 SHOE DISPLAY SUPPORT Hyman Sapeer, Munhall, Pa. Application August 28, 1934, Serial No. 741,760 5 Claims. (Cl. 211-37) My invention relates to a shoe display support, ‘piece 3 centrally intermediate of the pair of and important objects thereof are toyprovide a support of the character described, which is adaptable for attractively displaying a shoe in 5 various different positions, which- embodies means for attaching placards therewith, which is simple in its construction and arrangement, durable and efficient in its use, compact, attrac tive in appearance, and comparatively inexpen sive to manufacture. ' ' With the foregoing and other objects in view which will appear as the description proceeds, the invention resides in the novel construction, _ combination and arrangement of parts herein ' speci?cally described and illustrated in the ac companying drawing, but it is to be understood that changes in the form, proportions, and de tails of construction may be resorted to that come within the scope of the claims hereunto 20 appended. In the drawing wherein like numerals of ref erence designate corresponding parts throughout the several views: Figures 1 and 2 are, respectively, front and ' side views of a shoe display support constructed in accordance with the invention. Figure 3 is a sectional view on line 3-3, Figure 1. Figures 4, 5, 6, and 7 are views illustrating the adaptations of the device for displaying a shoe 30 in varying positions. Figures Sand 9 are, respectively, front and side views of a modi?ed form of shoe display support. ‘ Referring in detail to the drawing I denotes ' the entire support, which is preferably an in tegral bridge-like structure of considerable thick ness and constructed from any suitable mate rial. The support I comprises a pair of spaced, ver 40 tically disposed legs 2, which carry, and are joined with respective ends of, a horizontally ex tending crosspiece 3. The crosspiece is provided with bevelled ends 4, and the top 5 thereof is clearance space at the rear of the former. The inner edges of the spaced pair of legs 2 provide the walls I2 of the opening l3 therebe tween and into which the tongue II depends. The walls I2 are shaped to converge toward each‘ 10 other at their upper and lower ends. The tongue l l is adapted for insertion into the counter-portion of the shoe 9 when said counter portion is engaged in the opening I3, as shown in Figure 5. The engagement of the shoe by the 15 tongue II and the walls l2 provides a wedging action, whereby the shoe will be rigidly held in position by the support I and may be displayed from various positions. Owing to the space clearance rearwardly of the tongue, the counter 20 portion of the shoe will not project beyond the plane of the rear surface of the support, whereby the latter may be positioned to rest upon said rear surface to display the shoe in the vertical position, as shown in Figure 6. 25 The outer edge of each of the pair of legs 2, is notched to provide a pair of opposed heel rests, respectively indicated at I 4 and I5. When em ploying the lattenth'e support I is positioned to rest upon one edge thereof, and the heel II] of 30 the shoe 9 is positioned against the heel rest l5, as clearly shown in Figure‘ 5. The heel rest I4 is adapted for use with shoes having low heels, which are further suited to the support by the 35 bevelled ends 4 of the crosspiece 3. The construction and conformation of the in ner and outer edges of the legs 2 provide leg bot toms I.6 having areas of considerable extent, whereby the support I will readily maintain its regular vertical position. However, the top 5, of the support, is also of sufficient area to allow the support to be positioned in the inverted posi tion to carry a shoe 9 upon the leg bottoms I6, formed with a longitudinally extending groove 6. " The latter is disposed in the rear half portion of as shown in Figure ‘7. Each of the bevelled endsli of the cross piece the top 5 and is substantially triangular in trans 3 is provided with a vertically disposed slot I1 and a transversely extending slot I8. Each‘ of verse cross section, having a vertical front wall 1 and providing an angularly disposed heel rest 8 declining toward said front wall. In displaying a shoe 9, with the support in the 50 vertical position, the heel ID, of the shoe, is seated upon the angularly disposed heel rest 8 and en l legs 2. The thickness of the tongue is approxi mately only one-half of the thickness of the other parts of the support. The tongue is dis posed at the front of the crosspiece to provide a" K gages the front wall 'I, of the groove 6, as clearly illustrated in Figure 4. A tongue II depends vertically from the cross the legs 2 is also provided with slots, respectively indicated at I9 and 20. The slots 19 extend along and open at the front of the legs adjacent to the 50 lower ends of the latter, and the slots 20 are dis posed longitudinally on the bottoms I6 of the legs. All of the slots are very narrow and provided to frictionally receive and hold placards 2| in the form of price cards and the like. The relative 2 2,109,977 positions of the slots permits the convenient at tachment of the placards regardless of the uti lized position of the support I. The modi?ed form of the device, illustrated in Figures 8 and 9, differs from the preferred form thereof only in that the crosspiece 3 has a verti cal extension 22 having a centrally disposed re cess 23, and provided for engaging the heel of the shoe to render the latter less liable to displace piece of substantial thickness having an angu larly disposed top portion forming a heel rest, a pair of legs joined with respective ends of said crosspiece, a tongue of substantial thickness de pending from said crosspiece centrally inter mediate of said pair of legs and adapted for en gaging the counter-portion of a shoe, the thick ness of said tongue being approximately one~ half the thickness of said cross-piece to provide ment from its displayed position. The. present invention provides an inexpensive, simple, and most e?icient device of its kind, a space for the counter-portion of a shoe. 4. A shoe display support comprising, a cross which is readily adaptable for displaying shoes in 15 various positions in the manner set forth. What I claim is: 1. A shoe display support comprising, a cross piece of substantial thickness, a pair of legs joined with respective ends of said crosspiece,.a tongue of substantial thickness depending from 20 said crosspiece centrally intermediate of said pair of legs and adapted for engaging the counter portion of a shoe, said tonguebeing of a thick ness approximately one-half the thickness of said crosspiece. .25 2. A shoe display support comprising, a cross piece of substantial thickness having an angu larly disposed top portion forming a heel rest, a pair of legs joined with respective ends of said .crosspiece, a tongue of substantial thickness de 30 pending from said crosspiece centrally inter mediate of said pair of legs and adapted ‘for en gaging the counter-portion of a shoe. 3. A shoe display support comprising, a cross 1O piece having an angularly disposed top portion forming a heel rest, a pair of legs joined with respective ends of said crosspiece, a tongue de pending from said crosspiece centrally inter mediate of said pair of legs and adapted for en gaging the counterportion of a shoe, the outer edge of each of said pair of legs being notched to form a plurality of heel rests. 5. In combination, a shoe display support com 20 prising, a crosspiece of substantial thickness hav ing an angularly disposed top portion forming a heel rest, a pair of legs joined with respective ends of the latter, a tongue of substantial thick ness depending from said crosspiece centrally ,25 intermediate of said pair of legs and adapted ‘for engaging the counter-portion of a shoe, said tongue being approximately one-half the thick ness of said crosspiece to provide space for the reception of the counter-portion of a shoe, the 30 outer side edge of each of said ‘pair of legs being notched to form a plurality of heel rests. ' . HYMAN SAPEER.