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July 30, 1963
R. w. HARRIS
3,099,357
COLLAPSIBLE FLOOR DISPLAY STAND
Filed June 1, 1961
2 Sheets-Sheet l
FIG!
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INN TOR.
ROBERT WOODMAN HARRIS
A TTORNE Y
July 30, 1963
R. w. HARRIS
3,099,357
COLLAPSIBLE FLOOR DISPLAY STAND
Filed June 1, 1961
2 Sheets-Sheet 2
INVENTOR.
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FIGS
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Patented July 30, 1963
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COLLAPSIBLE FLOOR DISPLAY STAND
in ?attened condition and with the shelf support collapsed
thereover, portions of the shelf support being broken away
to show the construction thereunder,
Robert Woodman Harris, 01d Greenwich, Conn, assignor
FIG. 10 is a plan view of the struck shel-f support of
to William Melish Harris Associates, Greenwich, Conn, 5 the corrugated basket shown in FIGS. 7, 8 and 9,
a partnership
FIG. 11 is a perspective view of the ring stand sup
Filed June 1, 1961, Ser- No. 114,209
porting a still different type of a foldable corrugated card
3 Claims. (Cl. 211-133)
board basket having more depth, yet connected to the
This invention relates to a collapsible ?oor dump dis_
play stand ‘for use in grocery chain, drug and hardware
stores.
It is the principal object of the present invention to
ring in the same manner as the other baskets are sup
ported thereupon, utilization being made directly of the
sharp folded vertical edges for the provision of the ring
receiving supporting slots, and
FIG. 12 is a plan view of the deep type basket shown
in FIG. 11, in its struck and ?attened state.
from collapsed parts and supported in the middle of the
Referring now particularly to FIGS. 1 to 5, 15 repre
?oor and in which a shipment of ‘goods can be dumped 15
sents a top basket support ring to which three triangular
‘for pupposes of display, handling and consumer collec
shaped leg supports 16, 17 and 18 are respectively piv
tion.
otally linked by respective clips 19, 21 and 20. Each of
It is another object of the invention to provide a col
these leg supports can be collapsed upon the underside
lapsible ?oor display stand having a collapsible ring
of the ring 15, one over the other in the manner best
stand in which a collapsible depressed bottom basket
illustrated in ‘FIG. 4, ?attened in pancake formation and
support can be detachably inserted and be supported
such that it can be stored on edge close to a wall and
therein by its peripheral engagement with the ring.
provide a ?oor dump display stand that can be made up
It is still another object of the invention to provide a
simple collapsible corrugated board basket with pe
thereby consume little ?oor space.
Each of the triangular-shaped leg supports 16, 17 and
ripheral external recesses adequately rein-forced for re 25 18 are formed of one rod bent upon itself in hairpin
fashion to provide downwardly diverging side legs 22
ceiving a metal ring and bear up under the dump load
placed in the basket.
‘It is a further object of the invention to provide in a
and 2211 with their apex serving {for the hinge connection
through the clip 19, 21 or .20‘ with the support ring 15
and bent at their lower ends to extend vertically as indi
display and dump basket of the collapsible type, a col
lapsible shelf in order that certain goods may be dis 30 cated respectively at 23 and .24 in \FIG. 3. These bent
lower end portions '23 and 24 are spaced so as to be
played in an upright and elevated manner when desired
united with similar lower end leg portions by means of
rather than in a mere dumped formation with the basket.
clips 25, 26 and 27 to hold the leg supports against out
It is a still further ‘object of the invention to provide a
ward and inward displacement under the table ring and
three-legged metal ring support stand in which the leg
supports can be collapsed by inward hinging movement 35 with the ring 15 erected into» a ring stand. The down
wardly diverging side legs 22 and 22a are rigidly held to<
upon the underside of the ring and into pancake con
gether by horizontally-extending brace rods 28. The leg
formity to ‘make possible the easy storing of the col
supports are held together against the ring in their col
lapsed stand edgewise within a small space next to a
lapsed condition as shown in FIG. 4 by a solitary fasten
wall.
40
Still further objects of the invention are to provide a
collapsible ?oor dump display stand, having the above
objects in mind, which is of simple construction, inex
ing clip 29 releasably securing the outer leg support 17
against the ring 15. Thus, upon elevating the display
stand the leg supports are hinged upon their clip con
nections with the ring 15 and the clips 25, 26 and 27 on
the lower leg portions of the leg supports, one being on
displayed, light in weight, compact, easy to assemble,
45 each leg support are clipped over the lower leg portions
effective and ef?cient in use.
of the adjacent leg support whereby to hold the leg sup
For a better understanding of the invention, reference
ports locked against displacement and the display stand
may be had to the following detailed description taken
pensive to manufacture, can be shipped with goods to be
in connection with the accompanying drawing, in which:
held upright. When the display stand is collapsed the
clips 25, 26 and 27 are disconnected and the leg supports.
FIGURE 1 is a perspective view {of the collapsible
?oor dump display stand with a depressed bottom basket 50 16, 17 and 18 are collapsed over the underside of the ring
15 to assume the positions shown in FIG. 4.
?tted into the stand ring and with portions of the basket
In FIG. 1, the stand supports a depressed bottom basket
broken away to better show the collapsible stand,
30‘ having a peripheral down-turned edge 31 conforming
‘FIG. 2 is a top plan View of the ring stand alone, the
in shape and size to the ring 15 of the stand and su?icient
basket being removed therefrom,
FIG. 3 is a side elevational view of the ring stand set 55 ly rigid to sustain the basket 30* with its load within the
up ‘for use,
FIG. 4 is a top plan view of the display stand in its
collapsed state with the hinge supports pivoted upwardly
against the underside of the stand ring,
FIG. 5 is a perspective view of the same ring stand
with a foldable corrugated board basket supported there
in,
ring and against downward displacement therefrom. This
basket may be made of plastic or it can be made of ?exible
material with the peripheral portion of the same being
made rigid. Into this basket, store goods are dumped to
be displayed.
As shown in FIGS. 5 and 6, a still different type of
basket and formed of foldable corrugated cardboard is
supported in the ring in much the same manner. This
FIG. 6 is a plan view of the ring-supported foldable
basket indicated generally at 35 is formed of a struck
corrugated board basket ?attened and as struck with the
65 sheet having a hexagonal shaped bottom 36 with fold
score fold lines therein,
lines 37 running about the periphery thereof and a diag
‘FIG. 7 is a perspective view of the display stand sup
onally-extending fold or score line 38 to permit the ?at
porting by its ring a still funther form of a collapsible
tened basket to be folded in half for storage purposes.
corrugated board basket which has display shelves therein,
FIG. 8 is a vertical ‘sectional view of the basket and 70 Extending upwardly from the bottom fold lines 37 are
respectively six side areas 39 that are joined by collapsible
ring stand as viewed on line 8-8‘ of FIG. 7,
triangular-shaped pleated areas 40‘ that collapse outwardly
‘FIG. 9 is a plan view of the struck cardboard basket
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upon themselves upon a central fold line 41 and to draw
port 75 is released from the side areas 56 and 58 when it
is desired to ?atten the basket as shown in FIG. 9. A
diametrical fold line 89' extends through the bottom 76 so
that the ?attened basket can, upon the shelf support 75
together fold lines 42 and 43 of their connection with the
side areas 395. These pleated areas 46 are provided with
elongated slots 44 that when the area is folded provide for
a notch that will‘receive the ring 15 in such a manner
being released and collapsed, be folded upon intself for the
purposes of being stored.
that the basket best shown in FIG. 5 is retained against
downward displacement through the ring 15 until the
It should be now apparent that not only has a stand
been provided which can be collapsed for the purposes of
being stored but the dump baskets are so shaped and
be displayed are dumped into the basket 35 so as to be 10 formed to be collapsed and folded upon themselves for
this same purpose. It will also be apparent that not only
displayed and easily picked up by the consumer. With
the stands but the baskets can be quickly assembled and
the weight vof the goods, the basket 35 is easily kept within
made ready to receive the dump load of goods to be dis
the ring 15.
played.
In FIGS. 11 and 12, there is provided a more simple
ring will ride into the notches 44 and thus held against
outward displacement from the ring 15. The goods to
While various ‘changes may be made in the detail con
struction, it shall be understood that such changes shall be
within the spirit and scope of the present invention as de
?ned by the appended claims.
What is claimed is:
20' 1. A dump display stand comprising a collapsible stand
and a different type of basket to engage the ring 15 but 15
which is retained by the entry of the display stand ring
15 in side edge notches 45. As shown in FIG. 12, this
basket is formed from a half-circular shape having radial
ly-extending fold lines 46 extending outwardly and up
wardly from a center point 47 and across which the
notches '45 are provided. Between the fold lines 46 are
triangular-shaped side areas 48‘ of the basket and beyond
the diametrically-extended fold lines 46 are overlapping
sides 49 and Stl serving to unite the ends of the half circu
having a horizontally extending basket supporting ring and
collapsible legs, and‘a basket ?tted within said ring, said
basket having a hexagonal bottom, each edge of which is
hingedly secured to an outwardly inclined side area
lar basket together as best shown in FIG. 11 so as to close 25 portion, said'side area portions tapering outwardly towards
the support that side edge of the basket. With the slots
45 fully receiving the ring 15 the basket according to
‘this form of the invention is held against downward dis
their free ends and connected with each other by out
wardly extending integral pleated portions each formed of
two triangular sections having their apeXes meeting at a
point of juncture of two edges of said bottom, and one
Referring now to FIGS. 7, 8, 9 and 10, there is shown 30 side of each triangular portion being formed of a common
central fold line, said triangular portions being folded
a foldable corrugated paperboard basket adapted for con
outwardly of said basket against each other with the
nection with the ring stand similar in its body construction
central fold line outermost to provide downwardly taper
to the form of the invention shown in FIGS. 5 and 6
ing outwardly projecting pleats, each pleat having an in
but having raised side areas 55, 56, 57, 58, 59‘ and 6d.
The side area ‘60 is disposed to provide the front of the
clined notch therein, said notches engaging said ring re
basket while the other side areas build up to larger
leasably to attach said basket thereto.
heights from the opposite sides of the area 60 to a ?nal
2. A dump display stand as de?ned in claim 1, and said
height rear area divided to the high side areas 56, 57
bottom portion having a diametrically-extending fold line
placement through the ring 15.
and 58. The side area 60 has a short folded down ?ap
61 while the ‘side areas 55 and 59 have triangular-shaped
more extended ?aps 62 and 63. The rear side areas 56,
57 and 58 have still higher ?aps 64, 65 and 66.
The side
areas 55, 56, 57, 5'8, 59 and 611 are joined by outwardly
running with the folds of opposing pleated portions
whereby the basket when collapsed may be folded in half
'upon itself for storage purposes.
3. A dump display stand as de?ned in claim 1, and a
collapsible shelf portion being foldable upon itself and
70, 71 and 7-2 varying in height but all of which collapse 45 connected between the bottom portion and one of the
side area portions and having releasable hook projections,
outwardly upon theircenter lines and providing notches
other side areas having slots for receiving the hook pro
73 formed of elongated slots when the pleated portions are
jections whereby the collapsible shelf may be vertically
outwardly folded and by ‘which the folded basket is locked
vsupported within the basket.
to the ring '15 as the basket is forced downwardly there
into.
50
A foldable shelf support 75 is secured to hexagonal
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shaped bottom 76 by a bottom ?ap 77 with glue and is
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foldable along parallel fold lines 78, 79, v80, 81 and 82.
collapsible triangular-shaped pleated portions 67, 68, 69,
An upper flap 83 is similarly glued to side area 57 and a
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riser area portion 84 is secured by hook projections 85
and 86 into elongated slots 87 and 88 struck in the center
of the respective side areas 56 and 58. This shelf sup
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2,121,156
Hohorst ______________ __ Oct. 27, 1925
Leigh ________________ __ June 21, 1938
Neely ________________ __ June 28, 1960
I 2,942,750
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