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Publication numberUS1030376 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateJun 25, 1912
Filing dateNov 5, 1910
Priority dateNov 5, 1910
Publication numberUS 1030376 A, US 1030376A, US-A-1030376, US1030376 A, US1030376A
InventorsAlfred Baecker
Original AssigneeAlfred Baecker
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Record-holding cabinet.
US 1030376 A
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1,030,376. Patented June 25, 1912.



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Specification of Letters Patent.

Patented June 25, 1912.

Application filed. November 5, 1910. Serial No. 590,811.

To all whom it may concern:

Be it known that I, ALFRED Banonnn, citizen of the United States, residing at Detroit, county of Wayne, State of Michigan, have invented a certain new and useful Improvement in Record-Holding Cabinets, and declare the following to be a full, clear, and exact description of the same, such as will enable others skilled in the art to which it pertains to make and use the same, reference being had to the accompanying drawings, which form a part of this specification.

My invention relates to an improvement in phonograph record cabinets, shown in the accompanying drawings and more particularly pointed out in the following specification and claims.

The object of my invent-ion is to provide means whereby a large number of records may be conveniently stored, protected from dust, and readily accessible at all times, the arrangement being such that the records may be arbitrarily grouped if desired, on the several shelves of the cabinet. ;for instance one shelf may be devoted to popular music, another to grand opera, etc., means being provided whereby the several shelves may be successively elevated to a point where the titles of the records may be easily read and a selection made.

()ther advantages and improvements will hereafter appear.

In the drawings accompanying this specification:Figure 1 is a perspective view of the cabinet with its roll top cover partially raised,-a portion of the record holding spindles being removed to show more clearly the shelf supporting hangers. Fig. 2 is a vertical cross-sectional view through the cabinet. Fig. 3 is a perspective view of a detail, indicating the spring dog for locking the sprocket chain.

Referring now to the letters of reference placed upon the drawings :-A, A, are the side Walls of the cabinet; A the glass front; and A the roll top, by raising which access may be had to the interior of the cabinet for the purpose of replacing or removing the records. This top may be provided with a suitable lock (not shown) to protect the records from unauthorized use.

B are a plurality of shelves on which are mounted spindles 6 over which the records are sleeved. The shelves B are secured at their ends to hangers B in turn supported by the sprocket chains C, certain links of which are provided with projecting pins 0 serving as pivots for the hangers B.

D and D are sprocket wheels supported in bearings at the top and bottom of the cabinet respectively, and on each side thereof, with which the sprocket chains C engage.

On the shaft of the sprocket wheel D is keyed a gear E, meshing with a pinion F mounted on the shaft of the manually operated crank arm G, by operating which the sprocket wheels are actuated and the shelves containing the records raised or lowere(l,

the object in providing the spur gear E and pinion F being to regulate the speed with which the shelves may be raised or lowered through careless operation of the crank arm.

H is a locking dog secured to the wall of the cabinet adapted to enter the depression 6 formed in the hub of the hangers B, by which means the shelves are locked against the operation of the crank arm, until manually released by depressing the thumb piece 7L against the action of the spring 72..

I is a door provided in the lower part of the cabinet by removing which any record dropped by accident to the bottom of the cabinet, may be recovered. I are guide blocks set in the corners of the cabinet at the base and are designed to prevent the shelves swaying while passing around the lower sprocket wheel.

Having indicated the several parts by reference letters, the operation of the device will be readily understood. The records are inserted and removed from the cabinet through the opening protected by the roll top cover, and while the glass front may be in the form of'a hinged door, I prefer the closed construction shown. To present the record supporting shelves at the opening in positlon for receivmg or removing a record,

the locking dog H is first depressed to re-- lease the sprocket chain, whereupon the manually operated crank arm may be actuated to raise or lower the shelves. In the event of a record being accidentally dropped in the bottom of the cabinet, it may be recovered by opening the door I through which access is had to that part of the device.

While I have shown the cabinet arranged for cylinder records it is apparent that it is equally well adapted for disk records by providing the shelves with suitable parti tions between which the records may be lodged. By the arrangement shown, all the records in the cabinet are readily accessible for selection and may be easily removed or replaced. 7

It will thus be seen that by virtue of my peculiar locking device and especially by virtue of its locking connection with the shelves, rather than with the chain, that when the locking means is released the chain H is free to move until the neXt shelf presents itself without manually holding the dog out of engagement with the brackets or chain. By reason of this arrangement the operator does not have to continually hold the dog H in released position while operating the actuating lever.

In operating the device, the shelves will naturally sway back and forth due to the movement of the chain, and until this swaying ceases it is difiicult to read the titles on the record. In the present case, therefore, the locking device instead of having direct connection with the chain for locking purposes, has direct engagement immediately with the shelf and thereby secures the shelf against swaying making it easier to readily read the names on the ends of the record. Moreover, by having the locking device in side of the cabinet it is secured against childrenor others meddling with it.

Having thus described my invention, what I claim is 1. The combination of a cabinet having endless chains mounted therein with each chain provided with projections, the projections of one chain being opposite the projections of the other chain, brackets swingingly mounted on the projections of the chains with each bracket provided with a slot, a shelf supported by the opposite brackets, a dog confined within the cabinet and pivoted intermediate its ends with one end adapted to pass into and out of the slot of each of the brackets interchangeably, to lock the chains against movement and also to hold the bracket engaged thereby and the shelf supported by the bracket against swinging movement.

2. In a device of the class described, a cabinet, chains mounted in the cabinet, pairs of brackets swingingly secured to the chains,

'pair, interchangeably,

a shelf mounted in each pair of brackets, one bracket of each pair having a slot, means for raising and lowering said chains to raise and lower the brackets and shelves, and a locking dog pivotally mounted with ing the cabinet and adapted to engage one bracket of each pair, interchangeably, to lock the chains against movement and also to hold the bracket engaged thereby together with the shelf supported by said bracket from swinging movement.

3. In a device of the class described, a cabinet, a pair of sprocket chains mounted in the cabinet, means for operating the chains, pairs of brackets swingingly secured to the chains, a shelf supported by each pair of brackets, and a locking means confined within the cabinet and adapted for engage ment with one of the brackets to lock the chains against the raising and lowering operating means and to hold the shelf whose bracket is engaged by the locking means against swinging movement, said locking means engages said bracket disposed out of the path of movement of the chains.

&. In a device of the class described, a cabinet, chains mounted in the cabinet, pairs of brackets swingingly secured to the chains, a shelf mounted in each pair of brackets, means for raising and lowering said chains to raise and lower the brackets and consequently the shelves, and a locking dog mounted and confined within the cabinet and adapted to engage one bracket of each so that the chains may be locked against movement step by step by engagement of the locking dog with one bracket of each pair as the pairs of brackets are brought opposite the locking dog and by the engagement of the dog with said brackets hold the bracket engaged by the dog together with the shelf supported by said bracket'from swaying movement.

In testimony whereof, I sign this specification in the presence of two witnesses.


Witnesses Gnacn E. WVYNKoor, SAMUEL E. THOMAS.

Copies of this patent may be obtained for five cents each, by addressing the Washington, D. G.

having that portion thereof which Commissioner of Patents.

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U.S. Classification312/134
Cooperative ClassificationA47F3/08