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April l19, 1938. _
w. P. cR'lLLY
2,114,735
DISPLAY STAND
Filed 00's. 5, 1956
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Patented Apr. 19, 1938
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2,114,735
DÍSPLAY STAND
William P. Crilly, Pico, Calif.
Application October 5, 1936, Serial N0. 103,969
s claims. (Cl. 248-121)
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This invention relates ,generally to display
equipment, and more particularly to display
said flutes being of substantially the same curva
ture as the side wall of the cylindrical cans or
stands for cylindrical cans, as for instance, for
containers to be supported by the stand, or oi
the curvature of the beads at the ends of such
cans of motor oil.
It is now common practice to vend motor oil
in cans of one quart capacity, and service station
operators frequently place these cans in View of
their customers for the purpose of promoting
sales. Cans of oil placed within reach of the pub
10 lic, however, are subject to pilferage, and a means
for somewhat restraining the cans against re
moval is therefore desirable. Also, it is desirable
thatv the holding or supporting means support
the cans in an attractive >and effective manner,
l5 so as to bring the brand of the oil to the favor
able attention of the customers of the station.
An object of the invention is therefore to pro
vide a novel and attractive display stand adapted
to carry and display in an effective manner a
20 number of containers, as for instance cans of
motor oil.
A further object of the invention is to provide
such a display stand with can supporting means
of such a nature as to restrain the cans. somewhat
25 against removal, so that the cans cannotV easily
be removed by unauthorized persons without the
knowledge of the service station operator.
A still further object of the invention is to
provide a stand that is simple in construction as
30 well as inexpensive to manufacture.
A. present preferred embodiment of the inven~
tion will now be described for illustrative pur~
poses, reference for this purpose being made to
the accompanying drawing, in which:
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Fig. l is an elevation of the stand of the pres
ent invention;
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Fig. 2 is a horizontal transverse section taken
on line 2-2 of Fig. 1;
Fig. 3 is a detail'view of a portion of the stand
` 40 ard and can supporting brackets.;
Fig. 4 is a detail section taken on line 4_4 of
Fig. 2;
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Fig. 5 is a detail section taken as indicated by
line 5-5 of Fig. 2;
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Fig. 6 is a detail section taken on line 6-6 of
Fig. 1; and
Fig. 7 is a detail section taken on line 1-1 of
Fig. 1.
In the drawing numeral l0 designates genn
50 erally the vertically fluted standard of the dis
play stand. This standard, which is formed of
sheet metal, lapped and welded as at Il (see
Fig. 2), is in the present instance provided with
six flutes l2 extending vertically from end to end,
55 the arcuate or concave wall portions I3 forming
a can.
The supported cans, indicated at C, are Ul
supported, by means later to be described, with
their cylindrical side walls adjacent these arcu
ate or concave wall portions i3 of the standard,
as in Fig. 2, and the cross sectional dimensions
ci the standard, that is, the diameter of the
standard and the dimensions of curvature and
number of concave wall portions or iiutes i3 and
connecting wall are such as to provide a suitable
spacing distance s between the cans to be sup
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ported on the standard (see Fig. 2).
In the present illustrative form of the inven
tion, the standard is equipped for support of three
vertically spaced tiers of cans, the cans in each
tier being arranged as in Fig. 2, though this nurn
ber may obviously be varied as desired.
The preferred supporting devices for holding
the cans in the positions described are as fol~
lows: mounted on the standard, opposite flutes
l2, and at suitable’ vertical spacing, are three
tiers of spring wire can supporting brackets t5.
Each of these bracket devices constitutes a
spring wire having its two ends bent downward
ly, as at ifi, so as to be engageable back of a pair
ci loops il bent outwardly from wall portion i3
of the standard. In forming these loops, the wall
portion i3 is provided with a vertically elongated
depression i3, substantially as deep as the thick
ness of the wire that forms bracket l5, and the
metal forming this depression iii is horizontally
slit at lâ and it) and loop il is bent outwardly 35
suiiiciently to receive the Vdownwardly turned in
ner end iii of the bracket. As clearly shown in
the drawing, two of such loops are provided for`
each bracket, and are suitably spaced to receive
the two downwardly turned bracket ends i6.
Each bracket l5 has portions 2i extending out
wardly at right angles from its downwardly
turned ends It?, and when ends itâ are engaged
back of loop il, these portions 2l extend out
wardly from the standard in a substantially hori
zontal plane and along lines substantially radial
to the Vertical center line or" the standard.
At
the outer ends of horizontally extending portions
2l, the bracket is. formed with upwardly and
slightly inwardly bent portions 22, the upper
50
ends of which are connected by an arcuate por»
tion 23 of substantially the curvature of the can
C which is to be supported by the bracket.
It was stated in the preceding paragraph that
the brackets extend outwardly from the standard 55
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in a substantially horizontal plane.
Preferably,
however, the bracket is so formed as to assume
a normal position, when no can is mounted there
on, extending outwardly from the standard in a
direction slightly above horizontal, as indicated
in the full lines of Fig. 5. When the can is to
be mounted on the bracket, it is ñrst placed with
its bottom end in the position shown in full lines
in Fig. 5, with the outer portion of its lower end
engaged back of bracket portion 23, and with the
bead 25 at its lower end against the concave Wall
portion I3 of the standard. The can is then
The cap is also provided with a pair of handle
devices 41, here shown in the form of loops pro
vided with vertically extending portions 48 slid
able through apertures 49 provided in cap 40,
portions 48 being bent inwardly at their lower
ends, as at 50 (Fig. l) , so as to engage the under
side of the cap when lifted to the carrying posi
tion of Fig. 1.
When the can is not being car
ried, the handles drop to the position shown at
the left in Fig. 6, all but the upper horizontal
handle portion 5I at this time being concealed.
There has now been described one speciñc il
thrust downwardly and inwardly, bending the ' lustrative embodiment of the invention; it is to
bracket downwardly through the position shown be understood, however, that various changes in
in dotted lines in Fig. 5, and on down until its
design, structure, and arrangement may be made
bottom end fully engages bracket members 2i
and its side surface comes against wall portion
without departing from the spirit and Scope of
the invention or from the broader of the ap
I3 of the standard. The can is then released,
and the bracket springs slightly upwardly, as to
pended claims.
a position with members 2l in a substantially
1. In a display stand, the combination of Ya 20
standard having a horizontally curved concave
surface, of a curvature such as substantially to
ñt the convex side of a can to be supported, and
a spring bracket adapted to support a can with
horizontal position (Fig. 4), and so presses
the can somewhat tightly against the con
cave wall portion I3 of the standard. The
bracket thus functions as a combined support
and yielding clamp.
To remove the can, it is
simply grasped by its upper end and rocked out
wardly from the standard, whereupon it becomes
released by the spring bracket. Preferably, the
spring bracket is so formed as to grip the lower
end of the can with some fair amount of tight
, I claim:
its side adjacent said concave surface, said
bracket comprising a Vwire having its two ends
engageable withthe standard in a manner to
support the bracket on the standard, and having
two can bottom supporting portions extending
outwardly from said standard in a substantially 30v
be knocked from the bracket, and cannot be
horizontal plane, said last two portions merging
with a bent upconnecting portion adapted to
lifted from the bracket without at least some
engagel the lower portion of a can mounted on
ness, so that the can cannot accidentally fall or
exertion of effort against the restraint imposed
. by the bracket.
However, this yielding restraint
to removal of the can imposed by the spring
bracket may be adjusted to any degree desired,
and in certain instances, it may be desirable to
eliminate'this restraint entirely, the bracket then
serving simply as a support, and having no clamp
ing characteristics. It will be obvious that the
degree of clamping action possessed by the
bracket depends entirely upon the length of the
members 2i with reference to the diameter of the
.rs Li can to be supported, and that this relation may
be adjusted as desired to meet the requirements
of any given situation.
The lower end of the standard rests on and is
said can supporting portions on its side opposite
the standard. ‘
2. In a display stand, the combination of a
standard having a horizontally curved concave
surface, of a curvature such as substantially to
fit the convex side of a can to be supported, and
a spring bracket adapted to support a can with
its side adjacent said concave surface, said brack
et comprising a wire having its two ends en
gageable with the standard in a manner to sup
port the bracket on the standard, and Vhaving
two can bottom supporting portions extending
outwardly from said standard in a substantially
horizontal plane, said last two portions merging
with a bent up connecting portion curved hori
zontally to substantially the curvature of the can
circular plate having a downwardly turned mar- . and adapted to engage the lower portion of a
ginal portion 3! adapted to rest on the floor or can mounted on said can supporting portions on
ground surface. A cross brace member 32 is its side opposite the standard.
mounted in the lower end of standard Iû, being
3. In a display stand, the combination of a
fastened to the side walls of theY standard as by standard having a’horizontally curved concave
rivets 33. The standard is then secured to base surface, of a curvature such as substantially to
member 30 by means of a screw 34 passing down
ñt the convex side of a can to be supported, and
wardly through cross member 32 and a central a spring bracket adapted to support a can with
aperture 35 in base 3U, a nut 35 being screwed its side adjacent said concave surface, said brack
on the lower end of said screw and being set up
et comprising a Wire having its two ends bent
GO against the under side of base 30, as clearly shown
downwardly and engageable with the standard, 60
in Figs. 1 and 7. There is thus provided a simple whereby the bracket is supported on the standard,
but rigid base mounting for the standard.
and having two can bottom supporting portions
The upper end of the standard is closed by a
extending outwardly from said standard in a
cap 40 provided with a downwardly turned mar
substantially horizontal plane, said last two por65 ginal flange 4! secured by means of screws 42 to
tions merging with a bent up connecting por 65
secured to a base member 3i) in the form of a
opposite
I4 of the standard.
tion curved horizontally to substantially the
Mounted on the upper side of this cap 4B are two
brackets 43, spaced to receive between them a
wall portions
curvature of the can and adapted to engage the
vertically extending card or panel 45, which may
porting portions on its side opposite the standard.
be shaped in any attractive manner desired and
may-carry suitable advertising matter, as indi
cated.
This panel 45 is fastened between brack
ets 4,3 as by means of screws 46. Y
lower portion of a can mounted on said can sup
WILLIAM P. CRILLY.
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