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Jan. 29, 1963
A. HENNEL
PAPERBOARD POLE s'rANn
Filed June 6, 1961
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Each of the legs 14 of the base includes a pair of
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Anthony Hennel, Skokie, Ill., assigner to ‘Container Cor
PAPERBOARD POLE STAND
poration of America, Chicago, Ill., a corporation of
Deiaware
Filed June 6, 1961, Ser. No. 115,170
3 Claims. (Cl. 248-158)
horizontally spaced generally vertically extending side
wall panels 20 and a downwardly and outwardly sloping
top wall panel 22 which is hingedly connected at its
side edges along hinge lines 24 to the respective side
wall panels 20. Each top wall panel 22 is preferably
triangular in shape being wider at its upper or inner ex
tremity and tapering down to a point at its lower or
outer extremity. At their upward or inner extremities
This invention relates to display stands of the type
commonly employed in retail stores for advertising or 10 .the leg top wall panels 22 are hingedly connected along
the display of merchandise.
hinge lines 26 to the respective outer edges of the gen
The invention comprehends an improved stand for a
erally horizontally disposed center wall panel 16.
display of this type, comprising a pole removably re
Each side wall panel 20 is hingedly connected at its
ceived in and supported by a base.
inner edge, along a generally vertically extending hinge
Many of the pole stands in use today requires a sup 15 line 28», to the inner edge of the side wall panel 26 of
porting member or base'which is complex, cumbersome,
an adjacent leg of the base. Thus, when the base is
diiiicult to erect, and expensive to produce.
assembled, as shown in IFIGUREI l, the hinge lines 28
It is, therefore, a primary object of this invention to
interconnecting adjacent side wall panels of the respec
provide, in a pole stand of the «type described, a pole
-tive base legs are all disposed in relatively close proximity
supporting base which is of simple design and construc 20 .to each other and in substantial vertical alignment with
tion, and which can be readily assembled and disassem
.the pole receiving opening 18 of the base center wall 16.
bled, and which can be formed oi a one-piece blank of
Referring now to FIGURE 4 of the drawing, it will
foldable paperboard so a-s to be economical to produce.
be seen that the base is provided, along each of the hinge
A more specific object of the invention is the pro
lines 28 inwardly adjacent the outer extremities thereoft,
vision, in a pole stand of the type described, of a pole 25 with a generally A-shaped slot or opening 4d which forms
supporting base member which includes integral means
a generally triangular projection or tab 42 extending into
the opening 40.
'operable to receive and retain the pole therewithin, with
out outside securing means such as staples, adhesive, or
other retaining element-s, and also operable to maintain
the base itself in assembled condition.
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These and other objects of the invention will be ap
parent from an examination of the following description
and drawings, wherein:
FIGURE l is a perspective view of the base and a
portion of the pole of a display stand embodying features
of the invention;
The purpose or function of the openings 4@ and tabs
42, best illustrated in FIGURES 2 and 3 of the draw
ing, is to receive and engage the lower edge or ex
tremity of the hollow pole li?. It will be seen that when
the base is folded and assembled to the position illus
trated in FIGURE l, with the openings 40 and tabs 42
of the respective hinge lines 28 disposed below the pole
receiving opening 18 in the base center Wall 16, the pole
can be inserted downwardly through the opening 18
`FEG‘URE 2 is a partial vertical section taken on line
Íuntil its lower extremity engages and is received within
2_2 of FiGURE 1;
the openings 4Q with the tabs 4t2 being positioned within
FIGURE 3 is a partial horizontal section taken on
40 the pole.
line 3_3 of FIGURE l; and
In this way the engagement between the openings and
FIGURE 4 is a plane view of the blank from which
tabs of the Ibase and the pole serves the dual purpose
the base of «the FIGURE 1 may be formed.
of maintaining the pole in proper position within the
It will be understood that, for purposes of clarity,
base and interlocking the separate legs of the base with
certain elements have been intentionally omitted from
each other to maintain the base in a rigid erected con
certain views where they are illustrated to better advan
dition.
tage in other views.
It will be further understood that, for purposes of
Inasrnuch as the nature and character of the merchan
storing and transporting the base, it may be knocked
dise receiving tray or advertising sign which can be car
down to a iiat condition and then readily'assembled by
ried by a pole stand of the type embodied in this inven 50 folding the leg members about their respective hinge lines
tion does not form an essential part of this invention,
until the base is in condition to receive the lower ex
the description of the invention will be limited to a de
tremity of the pole.
scription of the structure of the pole supporting member
or base and that portion of the pole which is received
within the base.
Referring now to the drawing for a better understand
lclaim:
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l. A pole stand assembly, comprising: a hollow cylin
55 drical pole; and a collapsible pole supporting base formed
ing of the invention, and particularly to FIGURE l, it
from a unitary 4blank of foldable paperboard, said base
having a plurality of legs each including a pair of gen
will be seen that the stand includes a preferably cylin
erally vertically extending side panels hingedly inter
drical hollow pole 10 having its lower extremity received
connected by a relatively narrow generally triangular
within and supported by a base or supporting member, 60 top panel interposed therebetween, the adjacent side
indicated generally at 12.
panels of respective legs being hingedly interconnected
Still reterring to FIGURE 1 of the drawing, it will
along generally vertically extending hinge lines, the top
be seen that the base 12 comprises a plurality of legs
panels of respective legs being hingedly connected at
14, preferably four in number, having upper portions
merging into a generally horizontal center wall 16 pre
senting a circular opening 18 extending therethrough for
receipt of the lower extremity of the pole 10.
The entire base 12 may be formed from the single
blank foldable paperboard, indicated generally at 19 in
FIGURE 4 of the drawing, which can be cut and scored
so as to be formable into the shape illustrated in FIG
URE 1 of the drawing.
their inner edges along generally horizontal hinge lines
65 to a center panel which has extending vertically there
through a hole for receiving said pole, each pair of
adjacent leg side'panels having at the hinge line inter
connecting them a generally A-shaped opening for re
ceiving a lower portion of said pole, and having extend
ing into said opening a generally triangular projection
for receipt Within the lower end or) said pole, so that the
interconnection between the lower end of the pole and
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(c) said base having a plurality of legs each includ
ing a pair of generally 'vertically extending side
panels hingedly interconnected «by a relatively nar
row top panel interposed therebetween;
the respective openings and projections of the base is
operable to support the pole by the base and maintain
the base in assembled condition, -portions of said leg side
panels being cut out to provide, at the outer ends thereof,
(d) the top panels of respective legs being hingedly
connected at their inner edges along generally hori
feet for supporting said base on a generallyhorizontal
surface.
2. A pole stand assembly, comprising: a hollow pole;
and a collapsible pole supporting base formed from a
unitary ,blank of foldable paperboard, said «base having
a plurality of legs each including a pair of generally 10
'vertically extending side panels hingedly interconnected
by a relatively narrow generally triangular top panel in
terposed therebetween, the adjacent side panels of re
spective legs being hingedly interconnected along gen
erally vertically extending hinge lines, the top panels of
zontal hinge lines to a center panel;
(te) said` center panel'` having extending vertically there
through a hole for receiving said pole;
(f) the adjacent- side panels oi respective legs being
hingedly interconnected alongv generally vertical
hinge lines;
(h) each pair of adjacent leg side panels having at
the hinge line interconnecting them a slot, cut par
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respective legs being hingedly connected at their inner
edges along generally horizontallyY hinge lines to a center
panel which has extending vertically therethrough a Yhole
for receiving said pole, each pair of adjacent leg side
.panels having at the hinge line interconnecting them a 20
generally A-shaped opening> for receiving a lower por
tion of. said pole and having extending into said opening
a generally triangular projection for receipt within the
lower end of said pole, so -that the interconnection be
tween the lower end of the pole and the» respective open 254
ings and projections of the base is operable to support
the pole by the base and maintainV the base in assembled
condition.
tially in each panel and formed> and, arranged to
receive a portion of the lower end of said pole to
interconnect said: pole and said base;
(ì) said interconnection between the pole and the
slots of the base serving to connect- the side walls of.
the base to each other and- thereby maintain the
base in erected' condition and at the same time~ to
releasably support the pole. from the base.
References Cited in the iile olf` this patent
UNITED STATES PATENTS
=3. A pole stand assembly, comprising:
(a) a hollow pole; and
(b) a collapsible pole supporting base formed from
a unitary blank of foldable paperboard;
FOREIGN PATENTS
30
99,620
Austria ___________ ...___ Apr. l0, 1925
Disclaimer
3,075,734.-Anúïwng/ Hennel, Skokie, Ill. PAPERBOARD POLE STAND.
Patent dated Jan. 29, 1963. Disclaimer filed IMM'. 24:, 1965, by the
assignee, Container Oorpomtz'on of Amem'ea.
Hereby enters this disclaimer to claims l , 2 and `3 of said patent.
[Oficial Gazette June 29, 1965.]
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