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Publication numberUS1015722 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateJan 23, 1912
Filing dateJun 20, 1911
Priority dateJun 20, 1911
Publication numberUS 1015722 A, US 1015722A, US-A-1015722, US1015722 A, US1015722A
InventorsJohn E Bezold
Original AssigneeJohn E Bezold
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Bookcase or the like.
US 1015722 A
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1,015,722. 7 Paten tgd Jan. 23, 1912.





1,015,722. Patented Jan. 23, 1912.


case thereof Fig. 7 is a cross section on line- JOHN E. BEZ OLD OF JERSEY CITY, N 'EW JERSEY.

BooKcAsE on THE IKE.v

Specification of Letters Patent.

Patented Jan. 23,1912.

Application filed June 20, 1911. Serial No. 634,318.

To all whom it may concern:

Be it known that I, JOHN E. BEZOLD," a citizen of the United States of America, residing .at Jersey City, in the county of Hudson and State of New Jersey, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Bookcases or the Like, of which the following is a specification.

The present invention relates to shelves for stores, libraries, etc., and has for its object to provide horizontally slid-able and tiltable sectional shelves which will allow of storing thereon articles, as books, or the. like, in two or more rows, one behind the other and on shifting the shelf outward and tilting it, of easily and conveniently reaching the rear rows of the articles. Such construction affords much saving inspace and has the advantage-that the rear rows of the articles are within easy reach and may be stored away in the sameorder as the fron row. 7

The principle of my invention is particularly adaptable for book or documentfiles or cases and may be utilized for sectional book cases, as will be hereinafter fully explained.

To the above end, my invention consists incertain novel features and details of construction, arrangement of combination of parts as hereinafter fully described, illustrated and embodied in the claims.

In the accompanying drawings, in which similar reference numerals denote corresponding parts, Figure 1 shows a perspective view of a book case equipped with my adjustable shelves; Fig. 2 is a vertical section of the case and a shelf; Fig. 3 is a perspective sectional view of a shelf; Fig. 4 is a similar view as Fig. 2 showing the shelf withdrawn and tilted; Fig. 5 is a perspective view of a sectional bookcase equipped with adjustable bottoms constructed on the. same principle-as the adjustable shelves;

Fig. 6 is'a vertical section of an individual 7. 7 of Fig. 6; Fig. 8 is a similar section as Fig. 6 showing the adjustable bottom withdrawn and tilted; 9 .is a bottom view of an individual case and Fig.10 is an elevation-of'a part of the sectional casewitlr' the bottom partlywithdrawn 'illusit-rating eas e-for books or th e like in "which a mum-- the operation; of the frontglassIdoor.- In the-drawing, this specificatiom; 1

"denotes; an ordinary which some, a; part; of"

saidarmsafre connected a cross-bar .15. 1 Normallyythat is to say, when the SllGlflSl ber of vertical tiers of shelves are arranged. The width of said book case is made sufiiciently large to accommodate two ormore rows of books or other articles-onebehindl the other. To allow of the rear row or rows of the articles stored in said case being easily reached and removed without the .necessity'of removing any one of the articles in the front row, my shelves are made of a particular construction which. constitutes the subject matter of my invention.

The side walls of the case are provided with two opposite horizontal guide. ways 2 for each shelf in which the latter is horizont0 tally supported and capable of sl iding in and out of the case. Theshelf proper is constructed in two (or more) sections '3, 3 the rear section 3* having lateral extensions 4 engaging the guides 2, and stops 5 whereby its forward'movement'is limited. Fixedto the sides of the rear section 3 'are thin sheet metal members 6, as plates, or the like, formed with reinforcing ribs 7-.- T0 the.

sidesof the front section 3 of theshelf thin" tion of the two sections 2%,3 the *front, section 3* is allowed when theshelf .isisuificiently withdrawn from the case to' be tilted down as shown in Fig.4, whereby the rear row ofthebook's resting on-the secti'on 3 is brought. to the front, and may bev easily reached, whilethelbooks on the tilted front section '3 are supportediin. tilted position.

' Toallow of a. limited tilting of the front section 3 the rearjextension ofthe number 8is cut-outas at 11. is

The fi-Qnt edges of the .me'nibers 8, are

formed at; an intermediate pointywith'l ashoulder 12 the object of whichawillbe here: inafter explained. To prevent thefront row' of books or the like from dropping down when theshelf is withdrawn and tilted into'the position of Fig. 4, I provi de an angular sheet meta-Iarm'm ateach side of rear ndsof which is pivoted at '20 protruding parts,

' .the above described mechanism, the arms 13 not withdrawmthe said arms extending with their front ends outward rest on the bottom of the front margin. of the shelf. The knee portion 13 ofeach angular arm is cdnnect- 5 ed by a strong spring 16 to a stationary angular sheet metal corner piece or guard 17 secured to the rear members 6 of the shelf. The said spring 16 tends to lift the angular arms 13, but aslong as the shelf 10 is in normal or inner position, the arms are unable to swing upward. As soon, however, as the shelf is withdrawn and tilted into the position of Fig. 4, the arms 13 will be swung upward and engage with their 15 cross bar 15 the shoulders 12-so that the books B ,onthe front section of the shelf will find withtheir backs a support on said bar. The guards 17 have the object to protect the side Walls of the case against any as the pivots 10, etc., of

being each arranged between a guard 17 and a member 8. v

Applying the same principle to sectional book cases, I form each individual case with a slidable bottom composed of two sections 18 18 and arranged one behind theother, as the above described shelves 3, 3. A bottom open frame 19 is provided in each case section on which the slidable sectional bottom is supported and in which longitudinal guide rods 20 are secured whereby the rear section 18 by means of' guide members 21 is slidably supported. Of course, any other suitable construction to properly guide 'the shiftable bottom of the case may be provided.

When the bottom of the case s ect-ion is withdrawn and tilted the books resting on the front section 3 of the bottom lean with their backs against the door 22. The door 22 is provided with lateral and rearwardly extending sheet metal members or flaps 23, each provided with a vertical recess 24 engaging pins 25 projecting from the members 26 of the-front section 18 of the case-bottom. The door is thereby enabled. to be moved-a limited extent upwardand to be tilted rearwardly as indicated by dotted lines in Fig. 10. Secured to said members are plates '28 on which the upper margins 23 of the flaps 23 will rest when tilted into the upper'and rearward position. The door is held in closed position by means of suitable locking pins 29 projecting from the bottom of the front section 18 and that engage notches 30 in the lower edge of the When glass windows are used in the doors,

.60 the said window may be guarded by a cross bar 31 on which the backs of the books or the like will rest when in tilted position:

- To allow of the removal of books of the front row, the bottom of the case section must be slightly withdrawn (as in Fig. 10)

' so that the door may be disengaged with its pins 29 from the sockets or notches 30 and permitting on the withdrawalof the shelf or bottom of a limited tilting down of the front section and of reaching the rear row of articles, and means adapted on the tilting of the front section of the bottom to engage around the'front rowlor set-of articles and support the same.

2. In combination with a case for books, etc., of a bottom 'or shelf slidably supported I therein and composed of sections arranged one behind another, each section being adapted to support a row or set of the articles stored in the case, lateral members on ,each section pivotally connected to one another and permitting of a limited tilting down of the front section of the said bottom or-shel-f and a springi'actuated member pivoted to said bottom and adapted on the tilting of the front section of the bottom to rise and support the front row or set of articles 3. In a case for books, etc., a slidable bottom or shelf composed of two pivotall'y'connected sections arranged one behind the f other, of which the frontsection on withdrawal of said bottom or shelf is capable of tilting down, a door for said case capable of moving upward and tilting rearward and means for normally holding the said door in rigid position.

4. In a case for books, etc., a slidable bottom or shelf composed of two sections arranged one behind the other, lateral members on said sections pivotally connected to.

one another and permitting on the with drawal of the bottom, of a limited tilting of the front sectionthereof, a tiltable member connected to said front section and means for normally holding the said member in rigid position,

' 5. In a case for books, etc., of a slidable I bottom or shelf composed of two sections ar= ranged one behind the other, lateral members on said sections pivotally connected to one another and permitting on the withdrawal of the. bottom of a limited tilting of the front section thereof, a door connected to said member of the front section so as to be capable of moving vertically and being tilted rearwardly, and means for normally I holding the door in rigidp'osition.

6. In a book ca'se, etc., a. door having laterally and rearwardly e en ing recessed door in rigid position.

7. In a sectional book case, etc., a slidable bottom or shelf, a door having lateral and rearwardly extending recessed flaps, means on said shelf pivotally engaging the said 10 flaps and permitting of the door being moved vertically and tilted re arwardly and means for normally holding thedoor in rigid position.

In testimony whereof I afiix my signature in presence of two Witnesses.




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U.S. Classification312/303, 312/323, 211/43
Cooperative ClassificationA47B63/02