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Publication numberUS1050409 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateJan 14, 1913
Filing dateFeb 28, 1911
Priority dateFeb 28, 1911
Publication numberUS 1050409 A, US 1050409A, US-A-1050409, US1050409 A, US1050409A
InventorsJames Milton Wadsworth, Elmer George Brua
Original AssigneeJames Milton Wadsworth, Elmer George Brua
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Map-filing cabinet.
US 1050409 A
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APPLICATION PILED 1211129.11111.

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Application filed Februezy 235, 1911. Serial No. 611,541.

maps; second, lo facilities the imneoi-ion of f #he maps and their removal. from the eabinet; third, to eeoiiolnze Space; and fourth, to provide for :1n adequate system of index ing.

`With the nlneve and other objects in View our invenion cone of the parte; and the oonstrnfftimis, nrrnngonxems and emnlnnntions ol' parte n'hivli we will hereinuiler describe and vlniin.

In the ziceonnmnying drawings 'forming purl, of this speeillimon and in which. like reference numerals iiidii'ne corresponding partis in The Several vieWS;

Figurefl :,pernpeoiive 'View of n map fili lj cabin e enilfiodying our in vention, Fig. 2 is .ni enlarged detail nhoxvinfr in section lle upper @nih olf tiro opp-@s of the cabinet Willi n, six t-1' nln g enending then-"ilo- Lv/eon. Fig'. 'l n oro. motion of (he from. of the ce1-'se Showing" a portion of one end and. the link connu-lion hetwwn said from and end. Fig. el an enlarged Cross section of one end of the mise showing' one end of the suspending rod und connections. Fig. iS an edge view of one of the susgending hooks. Fig. G n side elevation of 'me saine showingone of the members of the hook moved @inwardly in domed poeit'ion. Fig.

7 is n hollom pl-in View of the! hook' and n. porllon of tliefflneprnlinig rod ln carrying' onli i invenion We con brun. e. filing cf n or nlnet of suitable de.- nign or o mgm 4 n eigi es herein Shown Enid. we invlndus two Similar ends, e. 1L. n. from, if?, hinged tloelfeh; its; lower edge and n rop, 4; hing l 11o (he boel; of ihre said iop proviiled with. Ifn'.r.\e'.l linl. whieh rommel il. wnh the ende ol lfor mso :an-fl hold the lop in it;l open punition an indiesned in Fig'. l.

The. fron?. of ln: com im' also prov'idwi l with pivoted slotted heks., (l, which; are np l haw only nehalf the length of sind case.

propriately guided in grooves or channels formed by plates or like partel secured to and placed over the upper portion of the ends of the case. as shown. The case muy be of any desired diinomions and ils con` struction may vary within reasonable limb;` without departing froxn the Salient feritnves of the invention. Exlendng uurosn the ense from end to end is n rod. f. lmving perforntions. g. et sniiable poinha in its hangin. these perforniions beine: porwndiunlnr o the anis of lhe rod and being riesig-ned lo ri eeive the suspending hooiifi, shown in lu f5., G and 7. One of three hook nllnened to ihn rod at eni'h of l'ho aforesaid perf rions and v@nid hook prei'ernlwlv fornnfd of two pieces of still' wire hinged together Il, to forni the two Sides, i. 'i'. the ln'ler of which is designed to he moved toward und from die companion member to open up the lower portion of the hook lo permit, the insertion or" a inap or like article, sind hook` lnivingr moth of ils members, bent at the bottom to form overlapping porlions1 j, Y. each of which provided `with nolehes :nul said portions adopted, when pressed together. to snap ino interlocking contnrl. In prmee. one end of the hook is atlnrhrd to one of the perorations in the rod so than the hinged joint lief` Close 'fo the. rod, and hen the hook is opened and the mop .in-- Serieel. the parts of the hook .tney he 'foreed 'pasa each other S0 that they 4will snap info engagement; by reason of the elastifzity of he wire, of which the hook is formed, there by retaining the map in position on the hook.

Each end of the rod, f, is threaded and fitted to n knob or nut, Z, which seats upon a shoulder at the upper end of the sides of the case, as shown in Figs. 1, 2 and 4. said knoo or nul being of any desired forni and. being screwed on the end of the rod until il;

lnsh with lh@- end thereof.

In' praetiee. and assuming that the rod with its perform/ions has been placed in pow s ition in ihe ense, the hooks are opened and the longer ends. j, are passed thnough holes vi'ch 'which the map fo be suspended is pro- 'vided after which the hook is closed and looked as before described. Une ease euch as' herein shown and described will aecommodate forty or Fifty or any other desired number of maps the same len Lh as that of the ense or twice the number o `lin-.ips if they Patented Jan. 14, 1913( Each rod with the map or maps suspended from it is supported at its ends on the edges of the metal strips, e, which are secured on cleats in the ends, a, a, of the cabinet, the edges of the metal strips projecting above the cleats so that the nuts, l, on the ends of the rod will not touch the cleats When the device rests upon and slides along the metal strips. In this way, the nuts, prevent the device from falling from its position on the metal strips. Filing cabinets may be constructed to accommodate as many of these suspending devices as may be desired. The maps hang close together and thereby avoid any waste space in the cabinet and also any possibility of Wrinkling or tearing the maps or other suspended articles.

Since the upper corners of the maps may be placed evenly, it is quite apparent that the maps are readily indexed. When it is desired to inspect any map and remove it from the cabinet, the particular rod and suspended maps are lifted out of the cabinet and laid on a table. Maps on top of the desired one are revolved on the hooks While closed, and the desired map may be inspected or removed by unsnapping the hooks. After replacing the maps and snapping the hooks shut, all maps on the rod fall easily into place and the rod With its suspended maps Inay be replaced in the cabinet.

Having thus described our invention what We claim as new and desire to secure by Letters Patent is :d

1. A map filing device including rods supported at their ends provided with collars at the ends to prevent longitudinal displacement and perforated at intervals of their lengths, rect-angular hangers having one end adapted to pass through the holes in the rods, and the oppositetmap-supporting link ends separable to allow the maps to be removed or replaced, said ends overlapping and interlocking.

2. In a map filing device, rods having enlarged collars u on the ends, said rods having holes ma e through them, and hangers consisting of jointed, substantially rectangular links having one end suspended in the holes in the rods and the other ends separable to receive the vmaps and adapted to overlap and interlock, the lower member of one link being longer than the opposing member to receive a plurality of maps, and said opposing members having interlocking notches closable to retain the maps in place.


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US8667908Apr 22, 2011Mar 11, 2014Steelcase Inc.Frame type table assemblies
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U.S. Classification211/46, 312/184
Cooperative ClassificationB42F15/0094