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July 31, 1962
R. D. TRlTT
3,046,684
HONEYCOMB DISPLAY DEVICE
Filed March 5, 1959
3 Sheets-Sheet 1
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R. D. TRITT
ATTORNEY
July 31, 1962
R. D. TRITT
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3,046,684
HONEYCOMB DISPLAY DEVICE
Filed March 5, 1959
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INVENTOR
R. D. T R ITT
BY
ATTORNEY
July 31, 1962
R. D. TRlTT
3,046,684
HONEYCOMB DISPLAY DEVICE
Filed March 5, 1959
3 Sheets—Sheet 3
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Patented July 31., 1962
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after it has been manipulated by a single motion to a
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con?guration wherein the three honeycomb portions are ~
. in the form of spheres and the ornament is supported in a
HGNEYCOMB DISPLAY DEVICE
Robert l). Tritt, 7 02 N. Pitt St., Carlisle, Pa.
Filed Mar. 5, 1959, Ser. No. 797,524
2 tClaims. (CI. 41-11)
stand;
FIG. 3, ‘a fragmentary elevation, to an enlarged scale,
of one of the side honeycomb portions of the ornament
shown in FIG. 2;
This invention relates to ornamentation, decoration,
and entertainment. More particularly, this invention
FIG. 4, a front elevation of the ornament shown in
provides a collapsible ornament that can be quickly and
FIG. 2, without the stand, wherein the two side honey
easily formed into a variety of attractive con?gurations 10 comb portions have been manipulated to cylindrical
to form eye-catching devices in merchants’ displays and
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FIG. 5, a side elevation ‘of the ornament con?guration
for decorating tables, mantelpieces, and the like.
In the sale of consumer goods in grocery supermarkets,
shown in FIG. 4;
drug stores, and other establishments various lines of ‘con
FIG. 6, an elevation of the ornament shown in the pre
sumer goods are offered. In the midst of this competi 15 vious ?gures wherein the two side honeycomb portions
have been manipulated to \irusto-conical form and the top
tion, it is of importance to each store owner or manager
honeycomb portion has been manipulated to a di?erent
that his displays of goods be attractive and eye-catching.
frusto-conical form ‘and rests on one of the side honey
Displays are used not only to ‘attract customers into the
stores, but, also to induce a frame of mind conducive to
comb portions;
the making of purchases.
Further, with the pressure of complex modern-day
vFIG. 7, an elevation of the ornament shown in the pre
living it has become the custom to assemble groups of
people in varying numbers to enjoy eating and fellowship
together, and frequently decorations and displays of vari
ous kinds are used on such occasions to enhance and 25
beautify the surroundings.
vious ?gures wherein one side honeycomb portion and
the top honeycomb portion are in the form of spheres
and the other side honeycomb portion has been extended
to form a loop engaging the two spherical honeycomb
portions;
Also, desks, tables, and
FIG. 8, an elevation of the ornament shown in the
mantelpieces ‘are frequently decorated in order to appeal
to the esthetic nature of the occupants.
previous ?gures in collapsed form for transportation and
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storage;
FIG. 9, a vertical section on line 9—9 of FIG. 8, but
lHeretofore, collapsible ornamental devices have been
provided including sheets ‘connected to la ?exible honey 30 showing the trunks of the support plates or sheets broken
comb structure. By folding the sheets, the honeycomb
for convenience of illustration;
FIG‘. 10, ‘a fragmentary horizontal section on line 10‘—
structure is expanded into an ornamental shape. How
10 in FIG. 8;
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ever, only one shape could be formed because the sheets
FIG. 11, a top plan View of the ornament shown in the
were connected to each other along a hinge line.
It is an object of the invention to provide a collapsible 35 previous ?gures in a con?guration wherein the three
honeycomb portions are extended in elongated'arcs;
ornament that can be readily formed into a variety of
con?gurations.
FIG. 12, a top plan view of the ornament shown in the
previous ?gures in a con?guration wherein one honey
comb portion is »in frusto-conical form and the other two
for children that can be manipulated to form a series of
40 honeycomb portions are in the form of elongated arcs;
amusing con?gurations.
A further object of the invention is to provide a toy
It is a ‘further object of the invention to provide a col
lapsible ornament that can be formed into a variety of
con?gurations with one motion of the parts.
It is a further object of the invention to provide a col
FIG. 13 an elevation of the ornament shown in the
previous ?gures in a con?guration wherein the right side
honeycomb portion is in frusto-‘conioal form, ‘the top
honeycomb portion is in f-rusto-conioal form and rests on
lapsible ornament comprising a plurality of :parts that 45 the right side honeycomb portion, and the left side honey
comb portion extends in a loop embracing the trunk of
cooperate to achievea unitary attractive appearance.
the ornament ‘and engaging the lower portion of the right
It is a further object of the invention to provide a
collapsible ornament that can be manipulated to form a
variety of con?gurations for use as attractive eye-catching
ornaments adjacent goods displayed for sale.
side honeycomb portion; and,
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FIG. 14, a top plan view of the ornament shown in the
previous ?gures in a con?guration wherein the center
‘A further object of the invention is to provide a col
honeycomb portion has an arched .form and the two side
lapsible ornament that can be manipulated in an enter
honeycomb portions are elongated.
Brie?y stated, the invention provides an ornamental
expansible device including a plurality of expansible, ?ex:
ible honeycomb portions having opposite ends secured to
two separate support plates or sheets. Each support
plate includes a trunk portion, two semicircular branch
portions extending from opposite edges of the trunk por
tion, ‘and a semicircular end portion. Each of the semi
taining manner to form a variety of pleasing ‘and ‘amusing
con?gurations.
it is a further object of the invention to provide an
ornament having a plurality of parts that can be collapsed
into compact form for transportation and storage.
A further object of the-invention is to provide a col
lapsible ornament that can be supported in a stand.
‘It is a further object of the invention to provide a 60 circular portions is secured to one end of a honeycomb
portion.
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collapsible ornament that can be formed into con?gura
When
the
ornament
is
in
collapsed form, the support
tions suitable as a center-piece for a dining room table
plates extend parallel to one another ‘and embrace be
or a decoration for a living room mantelpiece.
Further objects and advantages of the invention will .
become apparent upon a reading of the ‘following descrip
tion of the physical embodiment of the invention shown in
the accompanying drawings, in which:
tween them the honeycomb portions that are collapsed
into the form of herni-cylindrical' stacks. By manipu
lating the support plates and the honeycomb portions as
hereinafter described, a variety of attractive, amusing,
and pleasing con?gurations can be ‘formed.
Referring to FIGS. 1, 8, 9 and 10, the ornament is
invention having three explansible honeycomb portions 70 shown in collapsed form and includes support plates or
FIG. 1 is a perspective of an ornament according to the
and shown in collapsed condition;
FIG. 2, an elevation of the ornament shown in FIG. 1
sheets 20 and 22 of identical shape and extending par
allel to each other. The plates can be formed of colored
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plate 20 includes a trunk portion 24 which serves as a
A.
right circular cylinder 58 shown in FIG. 4. The cylin
der 58 is manitained in shape by a piece of transparent
manipulating handle and for mounting the ornament in
a stand. Two semicircular branch portions 26 and 28
extend from opposite edges of trunk portion 24. An
cylinder 58.
The con?guration of FIG. 6 is formed by manipulat
a.)
or colorless plastic, cardboard, or the like. The support
cellophane tape 69 attached to the trunk portion 32 and -
end semicircular portion 30 is formed at one end of the
trunk portion 24. Similarly, support plate 22 includes
a. trunk portion 32, two semicircular branch portions 34
and 36 extending from opposite edges of trunk portion
32, and an end semicircular portion 40 at one end of 10
trunk portion 32.
ing the con?guration of FIG. 2 as follows. The op
erator pivots the upper hemisphere of sphere 50 around
the outer end of branch portions 28 and 36 to produce
the frusto-cone 62. Similarly, the operator pivots the
upper hemisphere of sphere 52 around the outer end of
branch portions 26 and 34 to produce the frusto-cone
Three expansible, ?exible, elastic honeycomb portions
64. Next, the operator pivots the upper hemisphere of
are secured to and extend between the semicircular
sphere 48 around the right-hand edges, as seen in FIG.
2, of end portions 30 and 40 to produce the frusto-cone
branch portions of the support plates 20 and 22. These
honeycomb portions are formed "of ?exible sheet mate
66 that rests on frusto-cone 62.
As a continuation in an entertainment act, or as dif~
rial, such as paper, constructed in conventional manner
to form a multi-layered stack that can be expanded in
accordion-like fashion to achieve an expanded honey
ferent form of table decoration, the con?guration of FIG.
7 can be employed. To produce this con?guration from
the con?guration of FIG. 2, the operator grasps the upper
portion of sphere 52 and pulls it into an elongated loop
68. The loop 68 is pulled over to top sphere 48 and
then released. The elasticity of the honeycomb loop 68
comb form comprising a plurality of hexagonal cells.
The honeycomb portions can be formed in a variety of
colors to achieve eye-catching and attractive results.
The central honeycomb portion 42 has its opposite
ends respectively secured, as by glue, to end semicircular
causes it to embrace the spheres 48 and 50 in the man
ner shown in FIG. 7.
portion 30 and end semi'circular portion 40. Similarly,
side honeycomb portion 44 has its opposite ends respec 25 As an attractive and pleasing table decoration, the
tively secured to branch portions 28 and 36. In the same
con?guration of FIG. 11 can be used. This con?gura
manner, side honeycomb portion 46 has its opposite ends
tion is formed in one motion by manipulating the col
respectively secured to branch portions 26 and 34.
lapsed form shown in FIG. 1. The operator grasps the
trunk portion 24 in one hand and the trunk portion 32
While the entire honeycomb portions are cellular, for
convenience of illustration only fragmentary parts of the ‘ in his other hand. Then he rotates the trunk portions
honeycomb portions have been shown as cellular in the
through an arc of 90 degrees so that the end portions
drawings.
36 and 40 move away from each other, thus expanding
It will be seen from FIG. 1 that the ornament, when
collapsed, has a compact form suitable for storage and
honeycomb portion 42 into elongated form 70. By this
same motion, the honeycomb portion 44 is expanded into
elongated form 72 and the honeycomb portion 46 is
expanded into elongated form 74. The elongated form
transportation. Because the support plates 20 and 22 lie
parallel to one another, a plurality of the collapsed orna
ments can be stacked upon one another in ‘a pile for
76 extends above the elongated forms 72 and 74 so as
to make the forms 72 and 74 appear, as viewed from
storage with economy of space.
The con?gurations of the ornament shown in FIGS.
above, as portions of a single honeycomb portion extend
ing beneath the elongated forms 72 and 74. The trunk
2, 11, 12, 13, and 14 can be formed by a single motion
of the support plates 20 and 22. To form the con?gura
tions shown in FIG. 2, the operator manipulates the
collapsed ornament shown in FIG. 1 by grasping trunk
portion 24 in one hand and trunk portion 32 in his
other hand and rotating one of the trunk portions around
its end semicircular portion as a pivot through an angle
of 180 degrees until the support plates 20 and 22 over
lie and touch each other. In the con?guration shown
in FIG. 2 end portion 30 contacts end portion 40, branch
portion 28 contacts branch portion 36, and branch por
tion 26 contacts branch portion 34. By the foregoing
rotation, the honeycomb portions 42, 44 and 46 have
been expanded into the form of spheres 48, 50 and 52
shown in FIG. 2. For holding the con?guration of
portions 24 and 32 overlap each other and lie ?at on the
supporting surface, such as a dining room table.
By a simple manipulation of the con?guration of FIG.
11, the con?guration of FIG. 12 can be formed. The
operator rotates the trunk portions 24 and 32, while
maintaining them in the same horizontal plane, until
they form an ‘approximate right angle. The honeycomb
portions are then in the form of a hemi-frusto-cone 76,
a curved elongated form 78, and a curved elongated
form 80 extending above hemi-frusto-cone 76. This con
?guration is for decoration of buffet tables.
In ‘FIG. 13 there is shown another con?guration that
can be formed by a single motion from the collapsed
form shown in FIG. 1. The operator grasps the trunk
portion 24 in one hand and the trunk portion 32 in his
FIG. 2 upright on a table, the two trunk portions 24
and 32 are inserted in a vertical slot formed in stand
54. Thus, a number of tables can be decorated rapidly
other hand. While maintaining the support plates 20
and 22 in vertical planes, the operator pivots the sup
port plate 22 around the outer end of branch portion
36 as a pivot point until the support plates touch each
other with all portions thereof superposed, as shown in
FIG. 13, as a result of this motion, the honeycomb por
by a simple manipulation of the collapsed ornament and
subsequent insertion of the ornament in a stand.
FIG. 3 shows the structure of the honeycomb portions
in detail. The spherical honeycomb portion 50 includes
some hexagonal cells of large cross sectional area and
other hexagonal cells of small cross sectional area.
tions have achieved the forms of a frusto-cone 82 rest
ing on a frusto-cone 84 and an elongated loop 86 sur
To form the con?guration of FIGS. 4 and ‘5, the upper
hemisphere of sphere 50, shown in FIG. 2, is pivoted,
by the hand of the operator, around the outer end of
branch portions 28 and 36 to achieve the form of a rig-ht
65
rounding the trunk portions 24 and 32 and engaging the
bottom of frusto-cone 84.
Another attractive con?guration useful as a table deco
ration is shown in FIG. 14. This is another con?gura~
circular cylinder 54. While the honeycomb portions tend
tion that can be achieved by a single motion from the
to remain in the form given them by the hand of the
operator, nevertheless a piece of transparent cellophane 70 collapsed form shown in FIG. 1. The operator, grasp~
tape 56 can be attached to the cylinder 54 and the trunk
ing trunk portion 24 in one hand and trunk portion 32
portion 32 for maintaining the cylindrical form.
in his other hand, rotates the trunk portions through
an angle of 90 degrees to the position shown in FIG.
Similarly, the operator pivots the upper hemisphere
14 Where the trunk portions are collinear and coplanar.
of sphere 52, shown in FIG. 2, around the outer end of
branch portions 26 and 34 to achieve the form of the 75 The honeycomb portions have achieved the form of a
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center arched portion 88 between two parallel elongated
portions 90 and 92.
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said second support plate, and a third expansible, ?ex
ible, elastic honeycomb portion having one end secured '
vIn an entertainment act before an audience, the fore
to said second semicircular branch portion of said ?rst
support plate and the other end secured to said second
nipulations of the ornament, can be employed in a series Cl semicircular branch portion of said second support plate.
to the ‘amusement of the audience.
2. A display device comprising a pair of stiff sheet
It will be seen that the invention provides an ornament,
facing support members having a trunk portion and a
which has a compact form for storage, and can be quickly
plurality of branch portions, at least two of said branch
and easily manipulated to achieve a variety of attractive
portions of one member being oppositely disposed to a
and pleasing con?gurations‘.
10 like number of branch portions of the other member,
It will be obvious to those skilled in the art that vari
and ?exible extensible honeycomb structure mounted be
ous changes may be made in the invention without de
tween .and attached to said oppositely disposed portions
parting from the spirit and scope thereof and therefore
and comprising the only connection between said por
the invention is not limited by that which is illustrated
tions, said honeycomb structure being of su?icient length
in the drawings and described in the speci?cation, but 15 to enable it when extended to assume more than one
going con?gurations, and others obtainable by other ma
only as indicated in the accompanying claims.
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position.
What is claimed is:
*1. For use in ornamentation and entertainment the
combination of a ?rst and second support plate, each
said support plate having a trunk portion, ?rst and sec- 20
ond semi-circular branch portions extending outwardly
from opposite edges of said trunk portion, and an end
References Cited in the ?le of this patent
UNITED STATES PATENTS
2,310,711
2,346,824
Savage _______________ __ Feb. 9, 1943
Cohen ______________ __ Apr. 18, 1944
686,418
Great Britain _________ __ Jan. 21, 1953
semicircular portion ‘at ‘one end of said trunk portion, a
FOREIGN PATENTS
?rst expansible, ?exible elastic honeycomb portion hav
ing one end secured to said end semicircular portion 25
on said ?rst support plate and the other end secured to
said end semicircular portion of said second support
plate, a second expansible, ?exible, elastic honeycomb
portion having one end secured to said ?rst semicircular
OTHER REFERENCES
Brazel Novelty Co., Catalog #78, published at 4176
Apple Street, ‘Cincinnati, Ohio.
branch portion of said ?rst support plate and its other 30 Holiday Celebration Goods, page 37, col. 1, Figs 4
and 5.
end secured to said ?rst semicircular branch portion of
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