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June 7, 1938. ’ - R. s‘. KIEFF'ER ET AL DISPLAY ‘ 2,119,788 STAND Filed June 25, 1935 HT 3 Sheets-Sheet 1 5 [16.3 N a _ INVENTORS. A'IFOBEET 5'. K/EFFER ATTORNEYS, ' June 7, 1938. ‘2,119,788 R. s. KIEFFER' ET AL > DISPLAY STAND Filed June 25, 1935 3 Sheets-Sheet 2 Q) . INVENTORS. m .RMv?mw. 15Amm “MmRL. 0L R E mr: June 7, 1938. R. s. KIEFFER ET AL 2,119,738 DISPLAY STAND Filed June 25, 1935 3 Sheets-Sheet 3 ‘ . INVENTORS.‘ NéPOBEPT 6'. KIEFFER. BY h/ALTER ,4. CHEN/(£1 ‘ 4 ATTORNEYS. Patented June 7, 1938 ‘ 2,119,788 . PATENT OFFICE , - UNITED STATES 2,119,788 DISPLAY s'raim . Robert s. Kie?er and Walter A. Schenkc, Cin cinnati, Ohio, assignors to The Procter& Gamble Company, Cincinnati, Ohio, a corpora tion of Ohio Application June 25; 1935, Serial No. 28,887 9 Claims. ‘ ((1.211-187) Our invention relates to display stands com? posed of paperboard or corrugated board for the display of articles in a store, primarily for the purpose of advertising the articles and making an “inspection and a selection by the purchaser easy. It is an object of our invention to provide a display stand which may be shipped in a ?at tened condition and which may be erected by the receiver with the minimum amount of difficulty. It is a further object of our invention to pro vide a display stand which is extremely strong in its set up condition and will hold articles for display purposes of relatively great weight. Our display stand is preferably composed of corru gated board, but we do not intend to limit our selves to this material since any heavy paper board will su?ice. . It is a further object of our invention to pro vide a display stand made up of a minimum of independent units and from a minimum of integral paper board blanks. An object incorporated in our novel display stand is a novel method of bracing the shelves when the display stand is in its set up condition whichis independent of the bracing action of the shelves themselves. vThese and other objects of our invention which will be set forth hereinafter or may be apparent v to one skilled in the art upon reading these speci ?cations, we accomplish by that certain con struction and arrangement of parts of which we shall now describe a preferred embodiment. Reference is now made to the drawings which Figure 1 is a plan view of the blank forming the front, the two sides and the lower shelf of our _ display stand.‘ Fig. 2 is a plan view of the blank forming the rear wall and the upper shelf of our novel dis play stand. Fig. 3 is a plan view of a blank forming the front of the upper shelf. Fig. 4 is a perspective view of one of our novel braces. ~ Fig. 5 is a plan view of our completed display stand in its knocked down or ?attened condition. Fig. 6 is a perspective view, with portions cut away, of our novel display stand in a partially erected condition. Fig. 7 is a section taken on the section lines 1-‘! of Fig. 6. ' s Fig. 8 is a section taken on the section lines 8-8 of Fig. 6. IO-IO of Fig. 9. g ' Brie?y, our novel display. stand comprises a 5 standhaving an upper and a lower shelf in stepped relation to each other and. in which the lower shelf is formed from a portion of the front of the stand while the upper shelf is vcomposed of a portion of the back wall of the stand, and 10 in which both the upper and lower shelves are independently braced by means held in position by the side walls of the display stand. In‘the speci?cation and claims reference to the display stand as having shelves in "stepped" relation 15 means ‘that the display stand ‘has a series of steps or step-like shelves which are not in verti-v cal alignment but which are similar to stairs as regards relative position of the shelf parts, in other words the steps are terraced in our com‘ 20 struction. , ' l _ ' Referring to the drawings, Fig. 1 illustrates the blank containing side walls I and 2, a front 8 and a shelf 4 all formed as a single unit. The back wall 8 and the upper shelf 8 are formed 25 in a single unit as is illustrated in Fig. 2. v The, side walls I and 2 are cut out as at ‘I to form two distinct shelf sides 8 and 8 in stepped relation with the upper shelf side 8 set back from the lower shelf side 9. ‘We do not intend 30 to limit ourselves‘ to the configuration of the side walls or of our display stand as a whole but merely describe the preferred form illus trated for the purposes of illustration and not limitation. vi form a part thereof, and in which:-— _ vi Fig. 9 is a perspective with the portions cut away of the completely erected stand. Fig. 10 is a section taken on the section lines . There is a panel portion III integral with the front portion 8 and the lower shelf portion 4 and divided therefrom by score lines I I and I2. There is also a tab portion I8 ‘set oil.’ from the shelf portion 4 by the score line II. Score lines I5 and I5" set oh the front portion 8 from the two side portions I and 2. The back portion 8 has a panel I8 integral therewith and divided by the score line H. The upper shelf 8 is di vided from the panel I8 by the score line I8. There is also a tab portion I8 divided from the shelf portion 8 by the score line 28. The back edges 2| of the two side portions I and ‘2 are foldably fastened to the sides 22 of the back portion 8 by tape 28. We do not wish to limit ourselves to the use of tape since other methods of fastening may be used and since it is apparent that the back portion shown in Fig. 2 and the side and front portion shown in Fig. 1’ can be formed as a single integral unit 35 40 45 so 85 2. 2,119,?” I or blank and only taped or fastened at one side. erable for the assembler of the display stand to insert them in position. , In erecting our display stand the two side por While we have found it preferable, in‘ order tions l and 2 are bent backwardly on the score lines II and II’ in order to place them at right to attain the greatest degree of strength; to angles to the‘ front panel 3 and the back panel I. form our display stand from corrugated board In each of the side panels I and 21s‘ cut upper with the corrugations running in a vertical di and lower inverted‘ U-shaped slots 24 and 25. rection, in reference to the assembled stand it There is provided a strap or brace member 28 may be advisable to construct the stand of any in the form of an elongated rectangle with heavy paper board since our novel brace con 10 opposite ends 21 and 21‘. This brace member struction braces the shelving to such a degree 10 that extremely heavy weights may be placed on 26 is so proportibned that in the set up condi _ tion of the display stand the end portions 21 and the stand. It is to be understood that different forms of 21' may be inserted in the slots 24 so that the ears 28 will project within the rectangle and so our preferred form may be made without de 15 that the ends 21 and 21" will be positioned on parting from the spirit of our invention. Having thus described our invention, what we the outside of the display stand. The slots 25 in the lower portion of the side of the display claim as new and desire to secure by Letters stand are not as deeply cut as the upper slots 24. There is a lower brace member 29 which is 20 similar to the brace 26 excepting that the end portions 21a are cut out as at 30 to permit the side portion 29 of the brace to be as wide as pos sible without the necessity of cutting the slots 25 25 any deeper, or nearer the edge. After the display stand has been opened up to form a hollow rectangle and the brace 26 inserted over the ears 28 as heretofore described and the lower brace 29 inserted in place in the slots 25, the front shelf portion 4 is bent back 30 wardly on the score line l2 completely upon itself so that the panel III will be positioned against the back of the front panel 3. The lower shelf portion 4 is then bent forwardly at right angles to the panel III on the score line H. 35 The positioning of the lower slots 25 is such that when the shelf portion 4 is in horizontal posi tion parts of said shelf portion intermediate between the front and back edges thereof as de?ned by score lines H and M respectively will 40 rest against the upper edges of the brace 29. The tab portion I3 is bent on the score line l4 so that it will slide down and position itself at right angles to the shelf 4 and against the back wall 5. There is a panel 3| which is attached by tape 45 or otherwise to the front edge of the upper portions 8 of the sides I and 2 in order to form a front for the upper shelf. The upper shelf portion extending from score line I‘! is bent for wardly and downwardly on the score line I1, so that the panel It will position itself against the back wall 5. The upper shelf 6 is then bent forwardly on the score line l8 until it assumes a horizontal position at right angles to the panel 55 It. The front tab I9 is then bent downwardly and at right angles to the shelf 6 on the score line 20 so that it will position itself against the back of the frontpanel 3|. The slots 24 in the side members I and 2 are so positioned that 60 parts of shelf portion 6 intermediate between the front and back edges thereof as de?ned by score lines 20 and I8 respectively will rest against the upper edges of the sides 26 of the upper brace. 65 Patent, is:— - 1. A display stand comprising a front, a back and side walls, an upper and a lower shelf in 20 terraced stepped relation, said upper shelf formed 1 integral with said back wall in one blank and said lower shelf formed‘ integral with said front wall in a second blank. I 2. A display stand comprising a front, a back 25 and side walls, an upper and a lower shelf in stepped relation, said upper shelf formed inte gral with said back wall in one blank and said lower shelf formed integral with said front wall in a second blank, and braces held by. said side 30 walls and extending therebetween to support said shelves between the front and back edges thereof. 3. In a display stand having two side walls and a shelf, a brace supported by said side walls and supporting said shelf, said brace comprising 35 a strap forming a closed rectangle, ears on said side walls over which the ends of said strap ?t, said ears being so positioned that the shelf will rest on the edge of said strap forming the sides of the rectangle. 4. A display stand having shelves in stepped relation comprising a back wall and an upper shelf separated from said back wall by a panel, the whole in the form of a single integral blank, a front wall, a lower shelf separated therefrom 45 by a panel and two side walls separated from said front wall by- score lines and the whole in the form of a single integral blank, free edges of said side walls being fastened to the edges of said back wall, said upper shelf being bent at 50 right angles to said back wall and said panel being bent against said back wall so said upper shelf will lie between said side walls in a hori zontal position; said lower shelf being bent at ' right angles to said front wall with said panel 55 lying against said front wall and said lower shelf lying between said sides, and means supported by and extending between said sides to brace said shelves. 5. A display stand formed of corrugated paper 60 board and comprising a back wall and an upper shelf integral‘therewith, a front wall, two side walls and a lower shelf formed from a single sheet of paper board, means comprising a plu From the above it is apparent that our display I rality of strips of corrugated paper board sup stand may be collapsed as is illustrated in Fig. 5 for shipping. In order to make the bundle smaller in shipping the whole upper portion of the back portion illustrated in Fig. 2 may be 70 bent forwardly on the score line II. From this it is apparent that the containers may be easily shipped in this knocked down condition and erected by the receiver. The novel braces may, of course, be inserted in position before the dis 75 play stand is ?attened or it may be found pref-~ 65 ported by and extending between‘ said side walls in such a manner that portions of said ‘shelves intermediate between the front and back edges thereof. rest on the upper edges of said strips when said shelves are in assembled position. 6. A display stand comprising two side walls, a front wall and a shelf formed from an integral blank and a back wall and second shelf formed from a second integral blank, and bracing means for said shelves running between and supported we 3 2,119,788 thereof. 7. A display stand comprising a back wall, 8. In a display stand having two side walls and an upper and lower shelf in stepped rela tion, a brace for each shelf supported by and extending between said side walls wholly beneath the respective shelf and supporting said respec tive shelf between the front and back edges two side walls, a front wall and an upper and thereof.. by said side walls, said shelves resting on said bracing means when said shelves are in‘a hori zontal position, said bracing means contacting said shelves between the front and back edges lower shelf in stepped relation, said side walls, said front wall and said lower shelf being formed 10 from an integral blank, and said back wall and said upper shelf being formed of a second inte gral blank, bracing means supported by and ex tending between said side walls, said shelves rest ing upon said bracing means when said shelves 16 are in an assembled position and the upper edges of said bracing means contacting said shelves in termediate between the front and back edges thereof. ' I 9. In a display stand having two side walls and an upper and lower shelf in stepped rela tion, bracing means for each shelf comprising 10 one or more straps supported by and extending between said side walls wholly beneath the re spective shelf in such manner that points be tween the front and back edges of each shelf rest on and are supported by the upper edges 15 of the respective bracing means. ROBERT S. KIEFFER. WALTER A. SCHENKE.