Sept. 17, I946. ' L. w. SANDERSON 2,407,747 MOTION DISPLAY s'mm Filed Sept. 12, 1945 i5 /5, 2? 1E2". . [aw-9RD Mfmvbznsolv Patented Sept. 17, 1946 , UNITED 7 ' ‘ 2,407,747 STATES ' I ' 2,407,747 PATENT " OFFICE l I MOTION DISPLAY STAND l Leonard W. Sanderson, Toronto, Ontario, Canada Application September 12, 1945, Serial No. 615,802 ' 10.Claims. (Cl. ‘211—1.6) 2 I The invention relates to improvements in dis the turntable to have vertical movement while play standsadaptedfor use in displaying wear rotating. ing apparel on a mannequin or other exhibiting purposes. ' Fig. 8 isia sectional detail of a clamping device forthebase ofthe mannequin. In carrying out my invention I provide a base ‘ The general object of the: invention is to pro vide a stand or ?xture in which a mannequin, model or the like used in display of wearing ap parel such as dresses, coats, et cetera, is animated in a manner to attract attention and to centre it upon the article on display by causing the 10 mannequin or model to rotate with an accom plate Ii! of rectangular shape for supporting the turntable II and the mechanismby which it is actuated. Said base plate is a ?at member pref erably rectangular shape and of greater length than width: It. rests upon the ?oor of a‘ show window‘ or-other supporting surface and maybe panying vertical. movement as regards. to the apertured‘as at I2 for receiving screws or other platform onwhichit is supported. Another object is to provide a dispiay‘sta'nd fastening ‘elements should it be desired to'secure it permanently‘ in place. Its ends may be sup wherein a model or mannequin for exhibiting an 15 plied with hand holesias at l3ifor- conveniencein article is given a life-like-‘motio'n by causing it carrying it from place to place ‘when it is desired to spiralupwardly from an opening in a plat to change the location of the display device. 7 form and then to return in ‘like manner. The base plate is housedby a platform I4 of a The invention comprehends an organization box-like nature comprising a top wall l5 and side wherein a turntable centrally carries the manne 20 walls I6. The platform is of a shape similar to quin or model and is mounted in a platform so the base plate which‘ is con?ned within the side as to ascend tothe top thereof while it. is turn walls I6 thereof. ‘ ing and to then descend while turning in oppo The top wall 15 provides a surface or table site direction. The turntable is mechanically above» which the mannequin is exhibited and it driven and electrically controlled. . is; largely cut- away to provide an opening I’! ree The ‘invention provides a display apparatus eptive to said turntable. Both the turntable particularly suited for show windows and the in and the opening I? are circular, the opening being terior of'stores; It exposes to best advantage the of a slightly larger diameter to freely-admit the article on display and exhibits it in a‘ compre4 turntable which is a disk on which a mannequin, hensive manner such that onlookers may see it 30 model or the like is adapted to be‘ detach'ably from all angles in a way which is fascinating" and mounted for central support therein. . conducive to promote sales. The mannequin, illustrated at I8, is detachably The invention is illustrated in the accompany mounted so that it can be removed and another ing drawing‘wherein a practical form of the same substituted as occasion requires in the‘useof the isishown, it‘ being understood that such changes 3.5 invention. and modi?cations may be resorted to as come ' The turntable is provided with 3.‘ depending sleeve H? which is internally screw threaded and engaged with a feed screw 25 upstanding from the within the spirit of the disclosure as de?ned in the claims which form a part of the speci?ca tion. ‘ base‘plate. Said sleeve is located axially of» the ' In the drawing, 40 turntable and. secured thereto as by a pierced ?ange 2i whichis- screwed. or otherwise attached Fig.‘ 1 is an elevational view of the invention to the turntable. The sleeve and the feed screw are proportioned so that when the turntable is turned. in one direction it will be lowered into the chamber of the platform to a position well below the top surface thereof. The turntable is re turned to its uppermost position by reverse rota tion. In order to rotate the. turntable the sleeve I9 showing the turntable in lowered position. Fig; 2 is‘ a plan view of Fig. 1 but omitting the mannequin; , Fig. 3 is a vertical section omitting the marine quin and showing‘th'e turntable raised approxi mately to its upper position Fig. 4. is a perspective view of. the base of. the display stand.‘ _ Fig. 5 is a side view of the feed screw for the 50 is’ ‘supplied with a ring gear 22 rigid therewith and provided with. peripheral teeth in. mesh with turntable. Fig. 6 is a perspective view of a threaded sleeve that mountsthe turntable on the feed screw. Fig. 7 vis a detail of an idler gear which permits an elongated idler 23 whose length accommo dates the vertical travel of the turntable so that the ring gear is in constant mesh. 55 Said idler isjournalled on a ?xed vertical shaft 24 having 2,407,747 3 its lower end attached to the base plate It]. Said idler gear is driven by a spur gear 25 keyed on a vertical shaft 26 rotatably supported in brack ets 21 and rotated by mitre gears 28 from an electric motor 29, which is also rigid with said base plate. Said motor is of the reversible type erable within said aperture for supporting an object to be displayed, and electro-mechanical means for rotating said turntable with an ac companying axial movement whereby it is caused to descend and ascend within said chamber dur ingrotation. . suitable length for making electrical connection 3. A display stand comprising a platform in cluding a chamber and a top wall having an Y switch has its actuator interposed between the said means including a feed screw and a sleeve andis provided with a conductor cord 30 of a aperture leadinginto the chamber, a turntable witha service outlet. It is also supplied with a switch 3| for reversal of rotation. The switch 10 operable within said aperture for supporting an object to- be displayed, and electro-mechanical is of a known type and in the present instance means for rotating said turntable with an ac is shown as provided with an actuator 32 pivj companying movement reciprocably of its axis, oted for movement between two positions. The ring gear 22 and the turntable so that when the 15 threadedly engaged therewith. ‘4. A display stand comprising aplatform in-3 turntable ascends to the level of the platform the ring gearv will trip the actuator and when , the turntable descends it will reversely trip the cluding a chamber. and a top-wall having an aperture leading into the chamber, a turntable. _ operable within said aperture for supporting an ' To operate the turntable it is only necessary 20 object to be displayed, and electro-mechanical means for rotating ‘said turntable with an ‘ac to energize the motor. The gearing rotates the companying axial reciprocation, said means in turntable which is caused to travel axially inv a cluding a ?xed feed screw within said chamber, reciprocal manner. The switch automatically a sleeve centrally depending from the turntable accomplishes the reversal of the motor. The compound motion causes the mannequin to as 25 having threaded engagement with the feed screw and a reversibly driven gearing connected to said cend and descend in a spiral manner. actuator. The means for detachably securing the man nequin on the turntable preferably comprises an arrangement of clamps equidistantly spaced therearound for engaging the usual base 33 of sleeve. ' ' ' ' ‘ 5. A display stand comprising a platform in cluding a chamber and a top wall having an aper ture leading into the chamber, a turntable oper able within said aperture for supporting an ob the mannequin. Since the bases of mannequins ject to be displayed, and electro-mechanical ‘may vary in diameter and thickness it is desir means for rotating said turntable withjanv ac able that the clamps be adjustable to different companying axial reciprocation, said means in bases. The clamps of the present disclosure pro cluding a ?xed feed screw within said chamber, vide for any necessary adjustment and each in a sleeve centrally depending from the turntable cludes a flat bar 34 radially arranged with an having threaded engagement with the feed ‘screw, inner end adapted to bear on a marginal part gearing connected to the‘sleeve, and'a reversible of the mannequin-base and with an outer end electric motor for operating the gearing having fulcrumed on a stud 35 having screw-threaded engagement therewith. The stud has a large 40 switch means to automatically reverse the direc tion of rotation. ' . head 36 which is seated upon the turntable. The 6. A display stand comprising a platform in threaded connection of the stud enables the bar cluding a chamber and a top wall having an 34 to be adjusted so that it will be horizontally aperture leadingvinto the chamber, a turntable arranged to suit different thicknesses of manneé operable within said aperture for supporting an quin-bases. Intermediate of the length of the object to be displayed,‘ and means for rotating bar 34 there is provided a bolt 31 which extends said turntable spirally about its axis, said means downwardly through a hole therein and through comprising a feed‘screw ?xed within said cham a radial slot 38 in the turntable. The head of ber, a sleeve centrally depending from the turn-v , the bolt is shouldered on the bar and the nut 39 is shouldered against the underside of the 50 table and threadedly engaged with the feed screw, ' turntable; thereby clamping pressure is applied on the bar to produce the clamping effect. Pref erably the area about the slot is reinforced by a wear plate 40. It will be evident from the preceding disclo sure that the invention provides a highly efficient and useful display ?xture which can be manu factured at low cost. ‘While the invention has been described in its preferred form it will be manifest that it need not be con?ned to the exact particular construc tion and arrangement herein set forth. What I claim is: ' a ring gear on the sleeve, an idler gear in mesh therewith having its axis disposed parallel to the sleeve and being of a length to remain in mesh with the ring gear throughout ‘axial travel of the turntable, and means for driving the idler ?rst in one direction and then in the opposite direction. ‘ ' 7. A display stand comprising a platform in cluding a chamber and a top wall having an aperture leading into the chamber, a turntable operable within said aperture-for supporting an object to be displayed, and electro-mechanical means for rotating said turntable with an ac companying axial reciprocation, said means, con 1. A display stand comprising a platform in cluding a chamber and a top wall having an 65 sisting of a stationary feed screw upstanding from the bottom of said chamber, an internally aperture leading into the chamber, a turntable threaded sleeve centrally depending from said operable within said aperture for supporting an turntable and threadedly mounted on said feed object to be displayed, and means including a screw, a ring gear on the lower end of said sleeve, motor and gearing for rotating said turntable with an accompanying axial movement whereby 70 an idler gear in mesh therewith and of a length such that it remains in mesh during screw action it is caused to descend and ascend within said of the sleeve, a reversible electric motor, gear chamber during rotation. _ ing connecting the motor to said idler, 'and an 2. A display stand, comprising a platform in electric switch‘ in the motor circuit having an cluding a chamber and a top wall having an ap erture leading into the chamber, a turntable op 75 actuator adapted to be tripped in the axial travel 2,407,747 of the turntable and the ring gear on the sleeve, posed clamping devices for centrally securing the for reversal of the motor. base of a mannequin thereon. ‘ 8. A structure as claimed in claim 7, and in 10. A structure in accordance with claim 1, which the platform is in the form of a box loosely ?tted on a base plate which supports the 5 in which the turntable is supplied with radial slots for clamps, and in which the clamps com turntable and the electro-mechanical means by prise clamping bars bolted to the turntable which it is operated. ' 9. A structure in accordance with claim 1, in which the turntable is provided with radially dis through said slots and supported atian end by adjustable studs. _ ‘ ‘ ‘ LEONARD W. SANDERSON.