US 1038841 A
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H. 0. BROWN. CABINET FOR HOLDING TALKING MACHINE RECORDS.
APPLICATION FILED m 11. 1916.
Patented Sept. 17,1912.
M/VENTOR HENRY c. nnown, or BHILADELPHIA, PENNsYLVANIA,
CABINET FOR HOLDING TALKING-MACHINE RECORDS.
Specification ofglietters Patent.
Patented Sept. 1' 7, 1912.
' Application filed May 11, 1910. Serial No. 560,589.
To all whom it may concern: I
Be it known that I, HENRY C. BROWN, a citizen of the United States, residing at Philadelphia, in the county of Philadelphia 5 and State of Pennsylvania, have invented an Improved Cabinet for Holding Talking- Machine Records, of which .the following is a specification. I M invention is a cabinet designed for holding talking machine records, of different sizes, under pressure, exerted over substantially their entire surface, which will kee them flat, correct warping and avoid rub ing. My improvements are. also designed to provide for the ready insertion and withdrawal of the records.
A further object of my improvements is ,to provide a simplified construction.
In the drawings, Figure 1 is a perspective view of a cabinet having my improvements a plied thereto; Fi 2 is .a transverse sectlonal view of the rawer shown in Fig. 1, taken on the line 2-2 of Fig. 1;-Fi 3 is. a longitudinal sectional view of the rawer taken on the line 33 of Fig. 2; Fig. 4 is a perspective view of a block comprised in the improvements; and Fig. 5 1s a perspective view of a detached partition comprised in the improvements.
The 1 improvements, as illustrated in the drawings, are us (1 in combination with a casing 1 having t 0 drawer 2. The drawer has in thesides thereof slots 3 which are slightly inclined tothe' vertical and which 85 receive boards 4 forming backs for support ing the respective sets of portfolios and the records held therein. Longitudinal ribs 5 are formed on the sides near the bottom and longitudinal grooves 6 are .fdrmed inthe bottomof the drawer.
' Separators or partitions 7 are designed to extend transversely across the drawer, and have in the sides thereof recesses or notches 8 for receiving the ribs 5, whereby the sep- 'arator's are movable'independently' in the drawer without being accidentally removed or displaced in withdrawing or inserting records.
bythe block is centered, held 'ag inst lateral movement and permitted longitu inal movement. The back 10 of the block has an inclined surface correspondin'g to the inclination ofthe backboard 4' against which it In the bottoms of the separators are formed notches 9 adapted for receiving 50 apb l ock 10 having longitudinal bottom ribs 11 which register with the grooves 6, where-- fits; a notch 10" is cut out of the forward part of the block to permit the latter to clear the spring support hereinafter described and engage the front of the drawer, and the top of the block is provided with the cylindrical concavity 12 extending lon 'tudinally of the drawer for the purpose 0 centering and properly supporting a record of small size. a
' A movable board 13 extends across the. drawer in front of each set of separators 7 and is held in place b the enga ement of the recesses 14 in the sides thereo with the ribs 5. A-recess 15 in the bottom of the board permits the passage of the block 10.
Bearings 16 are fixed to the bottom of the drawer in front of the respective boards 13 and support rods 17, the front rod lying in the notch 10" of the block 10. The rods 17 support wire loops 18, having spring coils 19 thereon and ends 20 engaged to'the bearings 16, the loops with their connections providing automatically acting levers for pressing the boards 13 and thereby exerting an even pressure upon the separators and a the records therebetween.
As shown, a block 10, is'inserted in th fofward portfolio. The insertion is readily efi'ect'ed by withdrawing the back 4, press- 35 ing the separators forward, insertin the 1 block, and replacing] the back, which olds the block securely. in place.
- A set of small disks 21are adapted to be held between the forward separators upon the block 10, the surface 12 of the latter en-" gaging the correspondingly curved edges of the records, which are centered thereby. Largersized records 22 are adapted to be placed between separators of the rear set 5 and rest directly upon the bottom of the drawer, beingheld in position bythe sides thereof. It will be understood that, for the insertion and withdrawal of a record, separators 1 c adjacent thereto can be'opened by the inser-" 'i tion .of the hand and pushing forward the arts in front thereof, including the spring l i 'er.
The separators are preferably made flexible so that they can be sprung to enga e them with and disengage them from tl ie ribs ,5. p 7
Having described my invention, I claim:
In Va-cabinet,...a drawer, aback board ref movably engaged in guides thereof, separators'having recesses in the bottoms thereof,
a front board having a recess in the bottom In witness .whereof I have hereunto set thereof, means for pressing said front board my name this tenth day of May, 1910, in 10 an}? separators sowaigl said back board:1 and the presence of the subscribing witnesses. a lock adapte to e inserted in sai re- 5 cesses by the removal of said back board and HENRY W to be held against the, front of said drawer Witnesses: by the engagement of the reinserted back -J0s. G. DENNY, Jr. board therewith. JOHN I. HOWARD.