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Патент USA US2120197

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June 7, 1938.,
w. c. ADAMS
Filed July 25, 1937
W6 Jdams
m. 4
Patented June 7, 1938
William Crawford Adams, Panama City, Fla.
Application July 23, 1937, Serial No. 155,309
1 Claim.
This invention relates to a combined- display
shelf and table.
An object of the invention is the provision of
a device which is slidably mounted on a ?xed
5 support and which may lie in a vertical plane
or be moved to a horizonal position and support—
ed by legs to form a table.
Another object of the invention is the provi
sion of a device which may be applied to a wall
10 for displaying goods in a vertical position or
which may be positioned horizontally for display
ing goods, a shelf being removably connected to
the device when in a vertical position, the device
being movable vertically with means for main
15 taining its adjusted position.
A further object of the invention is the pro
vision of a combined display shelf and table
which is mounted for vertical adjustment and
swingable from a movable support with legs for
20 supporting the table in a, horizontal position.
This invention will be best understood from a
consideration of the following detailed descrip
tion, in view of the accompanying drawing form
ing a part of the speci?cation; nevertheless, it is
25 to be understood that the invention is not con
?ned to the disclosure, being susceptible of such
changes and modi?cations as de?ne no material
departure from the salient features of the in
vention as expressed in the appended claim.
In the drawing:
Figure l is a view in perspective of my com
bined display shelf and table in a vertical posi
Figure 2 is a central vertical section,
Figure 3 is a top plan view,
Figure 4 is ahorizontal section taken along the
line 4-4 of Figure 1,
Figure 5 is an enlarged horizontal section taken
along the line 5—5 of Figure 1, and
Figure 6 is a vertical section similar to that
shown in Fig. 2 disclosing the display table in a
horizontal position.
Referring more particularly to the drawing,
Ill designates a post from which projects a brack
45 et or arm H which is adapted to be secured to
(Cl. 211-—2)
removed to permit the removal of the board 2|]
from the cross bar I2. Cleats 23 are secured to
the board 2!] and at the rear face thereof. These
cleats are spaced apart at their inner ends to
receive the post [0. Said cleats reinforce the Ol
display board 20 and the inner ends thereof aid
in guiding the board through a vertical path
when the cross bar I2 is moved through the same
A shelf, generally designated by the numeral
25, has a bottom portion 26, a front wall 21 and
end walls 28. The end walls are provided with
a groove 29 to receive the ends of the display
board 20 and pins or screws 30 are provided
which pass through perforations in the end walls
28 and into the side edges of the display board
20 for securing the shelf 25 in position. By
means of the pins or screws 36 the shelf may be
adjusted to any height along the display board
26 when said board is in a vertical position.
board is lowered sufficiently the legs may rest on
the floor. of a room and- support the board in
a horizontal position so that the board at that
time may be used as a table not only for display
purposes but for other purposes.
In this instance the shelf 25 may be removed
if desired. The legs 3| when not employed for
supporting the board 20 in horizontal position
may be moved in ?at contact with the rear face
of said board when said board is located in a
vertical position, as shown in Figs. 1 and 2. Clips
may be employed for maintaining the legs in an
inoperative position. Braces may also be em
ployed for holding the legs 3| in a vertical po
sition when supporting the board 20.
A cable 35 is secured at one end- to a weight
36 and at its other end to the cleat l3, as shown
at 31. The cable is trained over a pulley 38 40
carried by the upper end of the post 10. The
cable then passes through the guide 39 secured
to the rearwardly projecting support H. The
weight 36 will support theweight of the board
a ?xed support such as a wall of a building.
A cross bar l2 has cleats l3 secured to the rear
20, the cross bar l2, and the shelf 25 so that
when the board 20 is moved to an adjusted posi
tion it will remain in such position. Therefore
face and these cleats are dove-tailed, as shown
the board may be raised or lowered as desired.
at Ill, to engage around the post It! for guid
50 ing the cross bar vertically on the post. Rein
forcing bars l5 are secured to the rear face of
the cross bar l2 adjacent the lower edge.
A display board 20 is hingedly connected at
2| to the cross bar I2 and the hinges may be
55 of such construction that the pintles 22 may be
Legs 3! are hingedly connected at 32 to the
outer end of the board 20 so that when this
The cross bar l2 and- likewise the display board
26 are adapted to have articles of merchandise
secured thereto so» that these articles will be in
full display to customers and attract the atten
tion of the customers. Nails, pins, or pegs may
be employed for supporting the articles in a well
known manner.
The shelf 25 is also adapted to hold articles
which cannot be very well displayed on the
board 20.
The ?xture may also be employed in an o?ice
for ?ling papers and for displaying bulletins.
While I have shown legs hingedly connected to
the lower ends of the table it may not be nec
essary to employ legs in cases where the lower
free end of the table may be supported on a
10 show-case or other table for display of goods.
I claim:—-
A combined display shelf and. table comprising
a post having means for attaching said post to
a ?xed support, a cross bar slidably mounted
on the post, a display board hingedly connected
at one end on the bar and suspended therefrom,
a detachable shelf mounted on the other end of
the board, means for balancing the weight of the
bar and board and comprising a weight, a pul
ley on the upper end of the post, a cable having
one end connected to the cross bar and the other
end connected to the weight, said cable being
trained over the pulley, legs hingedly mounted
on the board for supporting said board in a hori 10
zontal position so that said board may form a dis
play table.
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