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Combination Box and Desk Top Easel

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000090925D
Original Publication Date: 1969-Aug-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-05
Document File: 2 page(s) / 42K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Paganucci, RV: AUTHOR

Abstract

This unit when collapsed is a compact storage or shipping container. When unfolded into a delta configuration the unit provides a display easel for supporting visual matter on both upright legs. As cover 1 is raised as in A, it pivots relative to base 2 and exposes an intermediate portion 3 as in B, constituting an inner part of a double bottom for the box when closed. Cover 1 is further pivoted along hinge fold. Its unhinged end 5 is made to contact the inner upright surface 6 as in C of 2 to support 1 and 3 in inverted-V position and cooperate with base 2 to form a delta-shaped structure. Portion 3 has a strip 7 for retaining printed matter or the like 8 stored within the box when closed as in D. In use, one person faces portion 3 and a second person faces the underside of cover 1.

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Combination Box and Desk Top Easel

This unit when collapsed is a compact storage or shipping container. When unfolded into a delta configuration the unit provides a display easel for supporting visual matter on both upright legs. As cover 1 is raised as in A, it pivots relative to base 2 and exposes an intermediate portion 3 as in B, constituting an inner part of a double bottom for the box when closed. Cover 1 is further pivoted along hinge fold. Its unhinged end 5 is made to contact the inner upright surface 6 as in C of 2 to support 1 and 3 in inverted-V position and cooperate with base 2 to form a delta-shaped structure. Portion 3 has a strip 7 for retaining printed matter or the like 8 stored within the box when closed as in D. In use, one person faces portion 3 and a second person faces the underside of cover 1. The first person removes successive sheets of matter 8 from under retainer strip 7 and places them facing the second person, leaving exposed to the former person identical or related information providing a guiding outline for presentation, for example. Thus, the matter appearing on the front of each sheet being viewed by the second person is related to the matter being viewed by the first person on the back of the immediately succeeding sheet.

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