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June 7, 1938., w. c. ADAMS 2,120,197 DISPLAY FIXTURE Filed July 25, 1937 26-) 27I. zo 30 W6 Jdams Z’ m. 4 \ I Patented June 7, 1938 2,120,197 UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE 2,120,197 DISPLAY FIXTURE 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. 30 In the drawing: ~ Figure l is a view in perspective of my com bined display shelf and table in a vertical posi tion, Figure 2 is a central vertical section, 35 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 path. 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 20 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. 55 2 2,120,197 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:—- I 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. WILLIAM CRAWFORD ADAMS.