st“ 22, 1946. 2,409,926 R, A, BLC'JOM DISPLAY CHEST Filed Aug. 17, 1944' __ _\.____ __ ______._ ____________.._/.-... J. .9 '4 77 /d- / 7 ‘ INVENTOR. ' Flam/w fLBloo/w , arm/Mfrs Patented Oct. 22, 1946 2,409,926 UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE 2,409,926 DISPLAY CHEST Richard A. Bloom, Kenwood Station, N. Y., as signor to Oneida Ltd., Oneida, N. Y., a corpora tion of New York Application August 17, 1944, Serial No. 549,919 2 Claims. (Cl. 206-75) 1 2 This invention relates to improvements in dis ware articles when placed in the loops 9 and play chests and more particularly in chests used slots l3 substantially cover the inside of the lid for containing and displaying silver and silver and the panel Ill. The lid and panel H} are plated ?atware articles. joined by a fabric web M so that in effect the The general object of the invention is to pro fabric covering ll of the panel Hi and the liner vide a silver storage chest having improved visi 8 of the lid are a continuous piece of material, bility for displaying purposes. and the lid 2 and panel In are joined together With this general object and still other ob by links 15 and pins [6 and H so that when the jects which will appear in the following full de lid is lifted, the rear edge of the panel It‘! is lifted scription in mind, the invention consists in the 10 and pulled rearwardly into the position of Figure combinations and arrangements of parts and 2 and may also serve as‘ a stop to prevent the details of construction which will now ?rst be lid being opened too far. In this way, the holder fully described in connection with the accom I2 is lifted up until it is substantially level with panying drawing and then be more particularly the upper edge of the body liner 1 and the articles pointed out in the appended claims. 15 held in the slots I3 are fully visible through the In the drawing: front cutout 4. Upon closing the lid, the mov Figure 1 is a perspective view of a chest em 'able panel In slides back into the position of bodying the invention in a preferred form and Figure 3. As will now be apparent, the chest of showing the same with the cover raised, the invention provides for attractive display of Figures 2 and 3 are vertical cross sections of the chest and contents, with full visibility of the the chest of Figure l and showing the chest in contents, and at the same time provides a con open and closed position, respectively. venient and compact home container for the con Referring to the drawing, the chest comprises tents of the chest when sold. a body I, a lid 2 connected therewith by hinges What is claimed is: 3, and is provided with suitable ?ttings for hold 25 1. A chest for flatware and the like comprising ing silverware or other articles to be displayed, in combination, a body, a lid hingedly secured the articles themselves being omitted in the draw thereto and having article holding means on its ing for clarity of illustration. The middle portion inner surface, an article holding panel in said of the front wall of the body I is cut down, as at body and forming a ?oor therefor, fabric cover~ 4, to provide improved visibility when the chest 30 ing for said article holding means and for said is used for display purposes and the lid 2 has a panel and extending therebetween to connect the correspondingly shaped projection 5 which ?ts same, and means connecting said panel to said in the cutout 1i and ?lls the same when the chest lid for raising the panel edge adjacent the lid is closed. The dowel or head it attached to the hinge into position substantially level with said projection 5 serves as a handle for opening the 35 hinge and moving said panel into tilted position chest and also conceals the joint between the when said lid is open. cutout 4 and the projection 5, when the chest is 2. A chest for flatware and the like comprising in closed position. in combination, a body having a cutout in its The bottom, sides and front of the body l are front wall, a lid hingedly secured to said body ?tted with a liner 7 which extends slightly above 40 and having a projecting portion adapted to ?t the edges of the walls so as to ?t within the within said cutout when the chest is closed, an . lid 2, when in closed position and thus close the article holding panel resting in said body and chest. The liner 1 will normally be covered with forming a ?oor therefor, means connecting said a suitable soft fabric both for appearance and to panel to said lid for raising the panel edge ad close the chest more effectively. The top or lid 45 jacent the lid hinge into position substantially is provided with a ?xed inner fabric lining 8 level with said hinge and moving said panel into carrying article holding means, such as the loops tilted position when said lid is open, article hold 9 adapted to receive knives, and the body portion ing means on the inner surface of said lid, and contains a movable panel l0 covered with fabric fabric covering for said article holding means H and provided with a fabric covered holding 50 and said article holding panel and extending member I2 in which are formed slots [3 for re therebetween to connect the same‘. ceiving stacks of forks, spoons and the like in the usual way. As will be understood, the silver RICHARD A. BLOOM.