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March-8, 1938. F. A. suNDERHAUF ’ 2,110,429 DISPLAY RACK Filed April 28, 1956 2 Sheets-Sheet l 2,110,429 Patented Mar. 8, 1938 , UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE _ 2,110,429 DISPLAY RACK Frederick A. Sunderhauf, Rutherford, N. J., as signor to Reynolds Metals Company, New York, N. Y., a corporation of Delaware. Application April 28, 1936, Serial No. 76,7„32 2 Claims. The invention relates to display racks. The object of the present invention is to pro vide a collapsible display rack constructed from a single flat piece of stock by a simple die cut 5 ting and die scoring process and designed for (Cl. 248-198) nection between the rear support and the bottom use on counters,l show cases and similar places for displaying in retail stores small articles such as razor blade packages, packages of adhesive tape and other merchandise and adapted when 10 collapsed to be shipped and stored flat and cal pable of being easily and quickly set up for use. A further object of the invention is to provide a display rack of this character which will pre sent an ornamental and attractive easel ciîect 15 in displaying merchandise and which will en able the displayed goods to be readily inspected and easily removed by the purchaser when a sale is made. _ Another object of the invention is to provide a display rack in which the means for support G ing the displayed articles will when empty be of an ornamental character and enhance the at tractiveness of the display rack. With these and other objects .in view, the in vention consists in the construction and novel combination and arrangement of parts herein 2 after fully described, illustrated in the accom panying drawing and pointed out in the claims hereto appended, it being understood that vari ous changes in the form, proportion and details 3 of construction, within the scope of the claims, may be resorted to without departing from the spirit or sacrificing any of the advantages of the invention. Fig. 1 is a rear perspective view of a display rack constructed in accordance with this inven tion and arranged for use, the display rack be ing provided with tabs for supporting and dis 40 playing razor blade packages. Fig. 2 is a central vertical sectional view of the same. Fig. 3 is a horizontal sectional view taken sub stantially on the line 3-3 of Fig. 2. ' 4 Fig. 4 is a plan view of the blank from which the display rack is formed. Fig. 5 is a detail sectional view of a portion of the front member and bottom connecting member of the display rack showing the parts 50 on an enlarged scale to illustrate the construc ' tion of the laminated die cut and die scored- stock the parts being arranged at right angles for convenience of illustration. Fig. 6 is a detail rear elevation of a portion o5 of the display rack showing the interlocking con connecting member or base. Fig. ’l is a front perspective view of a display rack provided with circular openings for the display of packages of adhesive tape or other 5l merchandise. \ ' - Fig. 8 is a plan view of the blank from which the display rack shown in Fig. 7 is formed. Referring particularly to Figs. 1 to 6, inclu sive, of the drawing in which is illustrated a dis- 10I play rack -provided with means for displaying razor blade packages, the display rack comprises in its construction an inclined front member l, a rear inclined support 2 and Aa bottom connect ing member 3 constituting a base for the dis- 15 play rack and hinged at its front portion to the inclined front member and extending rearwardly therefrom and detachably interlocked with the inclined support when the display rack is set> up for use. The display rack is constructed from 20 a single piece of flat material and is die cut to form a substantially oblong blank 4 which is scored at 5 and die cut at 6to form the rear sup port 2. The rear support 2 is approximately U shaped and is composed of spaced parallel sides 2 'l and a bottom connecting portion` 8 which is provided with a central rectangular recess 9 adapted to be engagedvby an approximately T shaped head lll of the body member 3. The scoring 5 hinges. the sides l of the rear 30 support to the front member at opposite sides of the upper portion thereof and the support 2 is adapted to be arranged at an angle to the inclined front member to form a brace -or prop for supporting the front member in an inclined 3 position for use. The die cut 6 completely sev ers the inner edges of the support 2 from the front member and enables the support to lswing -on the hinge connections formed by the scor ing 5. 40 The blank 4 is scored at Illa to form a hinge connection between the bottom connecting mem ber 3 and the lower edge of the inclined front member I to enable the connecting member Elv to be swung rearwardly to form a base and a con- 45 necting element for retaining the inclined sup port in its supporting position. The blank is die cut to form the T-shaped head lll and is preferably provided opposite the arms I of the head with recesses l2 forming arcuate edges and 50 adapted to slightly enlarge the space between the arms Il and the body portion of the bottom connecting member 3. Tlïe straight sides 'l and the connecting bot tom portion 8 of the rear rsupport provides an 55 2,1 10,429 ".fi'fim‘ a _ Y ,l open pace 'or opening through which the head which may be readilyl placed in removed from Il is adapted to extend to enable the neck por tion i3 of the T-shaped head to drop into the the openings 24.v The display rack shown in I‘igs.4 recess 9 with the arms »li of the T-shaped head that illustrated in Figs.~ 1 to 6, inclusive, and is formed from a single piece rectangular blank 2l 5 and comprises the said front member 23, a rear4 , in engagement with the rear support. 'I and 8 is constructed substantially the same as 'I'he U-shaped rear support while shown with straight sides and a straight connecting bottom portion may be of any other desired form and support 26 and a bottom connecting member `2'I ` _the blank I-‘ispreferably made of laminated stock engaging the recess 29 of. the. support .26. The 10 of board: I4 a?d metal foil I5‘, as' clearly illustrat which is provided with a T-shaped head 2l for blank is diescored and cut substantially lthe same 10 ed in Fig. 5 of the drawing. `The foil provides as the blank 4v with the exception that the cir for attractiveness of the display and the backing-` cular openings 24 are provided in place of the of card or other board prevents tearing or mu- 1 tabs i5 and Il and the recesses adjacent the tilation of the metal foil during shipment >and at ` -armsv Il of the T-shaped head 2l provide sub 15 the same time the laminated structure provides stantially straight >angular-ly disposed edges ll. a resilient joint or connection between the lfront . While tabs and circular openings are shown for member and the bottom member, the spring action of which resilient connection is adapted to cause the T-shaped head of the bottom con 20 necting member tosnap into engagementwith the recess 9 of the ‘support when the T-shaped head'is placed over the recess 9 and is released. When the T-shaped head o! the bottom con necting member is in engagement with the recess of the rear support the latter is securely retained supporting the articles to be displayed it will be clear that any other equivalent means may be 'provided formounting such merchandise on the display card formed by the inclined front 20 member. What is claimed isz- . , I »1. A compact display rack -formed of a Ysingle generally rectangular-shaped blank die-cut and die-scored into three complementa] sections 25 in its supporting Aposition and the said detachable _ adapted to be folded into a generally triangular y connection enables the display stand to> bel easily and quickly set up for use or arranged in> a.l fiat condition for storing or shipping. Y'I‘he large open space between .the- sides] of the support 2 greatly facilitates the setting .up‘of the display rack for use as the said space provides ample having a horizontal bottom .'edge equivalent to 'f room for the convenient handling- of the con-4 the width. of the display rack and adapted' throughout its entire length to contact a display counter, said front panel having a ,substantial necting member land the placing of the con ` necting member- and the support in proper posi tion for >their interlocking engagement. portion die-cut from stock originally lying within . In the i'ormA of the invention illustrated in Figs. 1- to 6, inclusive, of the drawing, the front the U :and a connective base panel section for connecting said front and rear sections, said sec- - member is provided with a horizontal row of ap tions being hinged together' and separated by die scoring and die-cutting without substantial loss proximately vertical tabs II. The blank I is die cut at I6 and may or may not be die scored-at I1 to fo'rm the horizontal row of vertical tabs l5 and a row of -horizontal tabs I8 is-preferably pro vided below the vertically exposed tabs I5 by die cutting the blank at I9. The blank may or may . not-be scored at 20 at one end of the horizontal tabs Il which are provided more for ornamental purposes. The vertically disposed tabs I! of the top row‘are- designed for displaying razor blade packages which may be slipped over the tabs but the said tabs I6 may be ‘employedvtor dis playing various other packages of merchandise or small articles.l The display stand provides ~form comprising a front or display panel section formed intermediate the other two_ sections, an adjacent U-shaped rear panel sectionv hinged by the ends of the U to said front-panel intermediate the top and bottom of said front panel and' of material from' the blank, said rear panel. sec tion being ‘provided with a locking recess formed in the bottom of the U and said display panel section being provided with an ornamental pro jection corresponding in shape to said locking 45 recess, and a locking projection upon said base section adapted to fold into said locking recess in the said rear section to lock the rack in display ' position. ' 2. A compact display rack formed‘of a single generally rectangular shaped blank die-cut and die-scored into three complemental sections -adapted to be folded into a generally triangular _ ample space above the -rows of tabs for advertis- . form comprising a iront or display panel section ing matter and it presents an ornamental ap pearance and it will be seen that the cutting of formed intermediate the-other two sections, an the substantially U-shaped support from the up the ends of the U to said front panel interme diate the top and bottom edges of said front panel, said front panel having a substantial area, of stock originally lying 'within the U, and a con per portion of the front member materially con tributes tothe ornamental character and at 60 tractiveness of the display rack. The material Acut to form‘the recess of the rear support pro vides a central projecting p_ortion at the top of the front member and> adds to the ornamental ~character of the display rack. 'I'he _tabs I5 and 4Il have‘rounded free ends and the openings 2| and 22 formed in the front member by the cut ting of the tabs adds to the attractiveness of the display rack. , > , , adjacent U-shaped rear panel section hinged by nective base panel section for connecting said front and- rear sections, said sections being hinged together and separated by die-scoring and die cutting without substantial loss of material from the blank, said-rear panel section being provided ' with a locking recess formed in the bottom of the U and said display panel. section being prof ' vided with an ornamental projection correspond In Figs. -'7 and 8 of the drawing is illustrated ing in shape to saidA locking recess, and a-lock70 another form of the invention in which the'front ing projection. upon s_aid base section adapted t0 member 23 isl provided with rows4 of. circular fold into said locking recess in the said rear sec openings 2l fo'r holding circular packages of ad ‘ tion to lock'thev rack in display position. hesive tape or other articles of a -similarfshapev FREDERICK .'A. SUNDERHAUF.