US 1004281 A
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R. O. KUHN.
PHONOGRAPH RECORD CABINET.
APPLICATION nun DEC. 27, 1910.
Patented Sept. 26, 1911;
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Specification of Letters Patent.
rammed Sept. 26, 1911.
Applipation filed December 27, 1910. Serial No. 599,616.
T 0 all whom it may concern:
Be it known that I, RUDOLPH C. Kin-xiv, of Minneapolis, Hennepin county, Minnesota, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Phonograph-Rccord Cabinets,
of which the following is a specification.
The object of my invention is to provide a cabinet for phonograph records from which the records can be removed, one at a time, second record cannot be taken out of the cabinet until the first one has been replaced, thereby preventing the accumulation of records around the machine, which always results in injury to them from dust and those exposed are accidentally broken.
A further object is to provide a cabinet which will contain a large number of records and which will present a neat, ornamental in theroom.
The invention consists generally in a cabi net having a tilting rack therein provided with pockets or recesses adapted to receive the records, and means permitting the records 25 to be removed, one
at a time.
Further the invention consists in various constructions and combinations, all as hereinafter described and particularly pointed out in the claims.
so. In the accompanying drawings forming part of this specificatiom'Figure 1 is a front view of a cabinet embodying my invention, Fig. 2 is a transverse sectional view of the same, F ig. 3 is a sectional view on the line showing the record holding rack in its open position,
In the drawing, 2 represents a cabinet of any suitable length, preferably of suitable size to accommodate onehundred records, door 3 hinged at 4 and adapted to swing outwardly and upwardly to a horizontal position and slidcback within the case upon the bars 5, as usualin sectional Within the cabinet I provide a extends lengthwise of the cabinet and is q supported in the end walls thereof. These racks are adapted to swing independently of one another, each having a finger grip 8 which is accessible when the cover 3 is ened. Each rack has a pocket 9, that 18 "opted to receive phonograph record of l th disk form and ofthe size generally used in a phonograph. Each rack has an opena ing 9 through which the label or the record visible when the rack is swung to an open position, and the edge of the rack has a recess 10 exposing the edge of the disk for convenience in grasping it with the fingers.
in the upper part of the-cabinet, in front of the racrs, I arrange a rod 11 having a series of buttons 12 looscly'mounted thereon, there being one less button than there are racks in the cabinet, as indicated in Fig. 1.
These buttons depend below the upper portion of the racks, as shown in Fig. 2, and lock them in their closed position, but by sliding the buttons on the rod ii any one of the racks may be released and tilted forward to its exposed position, but only one rack can be operated at a time, the other racks being locked by the buttons depending in front of them. The buttons cannot be moved when any one of the racks is in its open position and consequently the rack must be returned to its closed position before access may behad to any of the other racks and records.
To insure the replacing of a record in its rack before the rack is tilted back into the cabinet, I provide a locking device consisting, preferably, of dogs 13 pivoted at let on each rack and having a lower end 15 that is adapted to contact with a. cross bar 1.6 on the cabinet and prevent the cabinet from being tilted backward as long as the dog is in its raised position. The locking position of the dog is shown in Fig. 3,.its.gravity causing it to assume that positi in when released from thepressure of the isk, the lower end of the dog swinging outwardly while its upper end swings inwardly to a point where it will be struck by the disk. when it is returned to its rack. with the dog will swing the-dog inwardlv toward the pivot of the rack and the racc may then be tilted back into the cabinet and, if desired,'anotherrack tilted forward to expose and permit the removal of another record. I )refer to provide an inclined surface 16, isee Fig. 3) on which the racks rest when tilted forward to their open posi- This contact of thedisk in their open position, as I regard thesefeatures as details of construction which may be changed to suit different forms of .,oab inets and different ways of arranging the racks therein. I
It will be understood that the racks or receptacles for the records may be made of sufiicient width to accommodate one, two or more records, as desired, and it will not be necessary to extend the racks entirely across the cabinet, as it will be evident from an inspection ofthe drawing that only one rack could be swung to an open position at a time Whether the racks were one less in number :Ihan' the buttons or looking devices, or whether there were only a few racks in the cabinet. The locking devices would be just as effective with a small number of racks as they would be when the cabinet is full.
. I have shown this invention as adapted for use as a cabinet for phonograph records, but it may be utilized for other purposes wvithout departure from the spirit of my invention;
I claim as my invention 1. A cabinet comprising a casing, a series of racksarranged therein'and means permitting them to be drawn out, one ata time, said means preventing the drawing out of a second rack until the first one has been replaced. I r
2. A phonograph record cabinet comprising a' casing, a series of racks therein adapted to contain phonograph records, means arranged to lock all but one of said racks in said casing and permitting the withdrawal of, that one and preventing the withdrawal of any other rack until the first one has been replaced. I
3. A phonograph record cabinet comprising a casing, a series of racks adapted to contain phonograph records therein, a rod disposed ,in [front of said racks, a series of buttons slidably arranged on said rod and depending in front of said racks, the munber of buttons being one less than the number'of racks, for the purpose specified.
at. A phonograph record cabinet comprising a casing,"a series of racks adapted to contain phonograph records pivoted in said casing and adapted to tilt forwardly and expose said records, and means for looking said racks against said forward tilting move ment, said means permitting anyone of said racks to be tilted forwardly but preventing the tilting of all the other racks until the first one has been returned to its normal position.-
5. A phonograph record cabinet comprising a. casing, a series of tilting racks therein movable independentlyof one another and each adapted to contain a phonograph re'cord, a rod mounted in said casing, a series of buttons'slidably mounted on said rod and. depending in front of said racks, there being one less button than there'are racks, whereby any one of said racks may be tilted forwardly to expose its record while the other racks are locked by said buttons.
6. A phonograph record cabinet comprising a. casing, a series of racks pivoted therein and adapted to swing outwardly to expose the records, a rod arranged in front of said racks, a series of buttons slidably mounted on said rod, said buttons correspending substantially in thickness to the thickness of said racksand there being one less button than there purpose speeified.
7. A phonograph record cabinetcoinprisare racks, for the dug a casing, a series of tilting racks therein a record when it is returned to its rack, and
tripped by the-pressilre'of the record to allow the rack to return to its normal position.
8. A phonograph record cabinet comprising a casing, a series of racks mounted therein and adapted to contain phonograph records, dogs pivoted in sald racks and arranged to swing to an operative position and I lock said racks in their open position, said dogs being in the ath of a disk inserted into its rack and tripped by the pressure of the disk to allow the rack to return to it: normal or closed position. I
9. A phonograph record cabinet comprising a casing, a series of racks mounted therein, each adapted to contain a record disk, means permitting any one of said disks to be forwardly tilted to expose its record while the other racks are locked in their,
closed position, each rack having a means for looking it in its open position, said look can be removed from the cabinet at a time