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Publication numberUS1059464 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateApr 22, 1913
Filing dateMay 29, 1909
Priority dateMay 29, 1909
Publication numberUS 1059464 A, US 1059464A, US-A-1059464, US1059464 A, US1059464A
InventorsJames W Hine
Original AssigneeJames W Hine
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
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APPLIOATION mum my 29. 1909.

Patented Apr. 22, 1913.



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Specification of Letters Patent. Patented Apr, 22, 1913,, Application filed May 29, 1909.1 Serial No. 499,219.

Jamestown, in the county of Chautauqua.

and State of New York, have invented certain Improvements in Library-Shelving, of which the following is a specification.

This invention relates to library shelving.

The objects of this invention are to construct the shelving so that all binding of prevented; to overcome the necessity of entirely withdrawing the shelf inorder that it may be shifted from a higher to a lower level; to so construct the uprights that the collection of dust is prevented, and to provide for free ventilation.

The invention consists in the employment of uprights thicker at their rear than at their forward edges thereby forming an outwardly flaring structure. The shelf is wider at its front than at its back edge. In"

this wa when the shelf is partly withdrawn all bin in of the shelf is prevented.

The she ves aresupported by a series of I lugs formed on then rights. These lugs are preferably stamps formed on the uprights which; are preferrights causing Therefore this invention provides means for from or otherwise ably of sheet metal. By the formation of these lugs openin are formed in the supust to collect therein.

closing the openings caused by the formation 0 the lugs. This means in the form of a dust uard may be either a;lining placed inside t e hollow upright or a sheet metal stri within the lugs.

Tlie shelf :is preferably formed of sheet metal and provided with supporting ledges at its ends for engagin the ugs on the u rights Rearwarclly o the ledgesthe she f is provided with recesses of la width and depth slightly greater than thewidth: and depth of the lugs whereby when the shelf is artly withdrawn the recesses will ahne wit the lugs and the shelf may be raised from a higher to a lower level without being entirely withdrawn from between the uprights. The supporting ledges are preferably provided with depending lugs wh ch engage the recesses formed in t elugs so as to prevent the shelf from bem arredout of place. In order to provide or free yentilation the shelf is preferably provided with depressions or. apertures, or both,

stamped and punched therein.

in the preferred form the lugs Although pressed from the sheet metal upare direct y rights these rate sheet metal stri which can be riveted or otherwise secure to the uprights. The shelf may also be supported at its back edge if desired, this support being preferably 1n the form of a lugstamped from the attaching flanges of the sheet metal uprights.

Certain features of the invention may be employed in any kind of shelving whether formed of sheet metal, cast iron or of wood.

In the drawings: Figure 1 is a. erspective view showinga portion of the s elving; Fig. 2 is a cross section throu h one of the upri hts above one of the she ves showing view; Fi 7 is an elevation of a modified form of t is invention; Fig. 8 is a section on the line 88 Fig. 6; Fi 9 is a section on the line 99 Fi 6; an Fig. 10 is an end view of the shel Referring to Figs. 1 to 4 inclusive, 11 designate the sheet metal uprights which are secured to the wall or back 12 by means of screws through the flanges. A series of rows of lugs 13 are formed on the uprights.

These lugs are formed by cutting throu the sheet metal and pressing or stampingt e lugs therefrom. The shelf liwhich is preferably formed of sheet metal is provided with ledges-15 cooperating withthe .lugs to support the shelves. A series of recesses 16 are formed inthe ends of the shelf heel: of the ledges 15 The ledges 15 are provlded with a series of depending lips 17 which when the shelf is in lace enter the recesses 18 formed in back 0 the lugs 13 and thus prevent the shelf from being jarred out of ace. p It willbe noted that the uprights 11 are so constructed as to be thicker at their rear than at their forward edges thereby forming a flared structure. The shelves havetheir ends taperin inwardly to correspond with the flare of t e u rights. In this way when the shelf is part y withdrawn as shown in Fi 3, all binding is prevented. The width and depth of the recesses 16 is slightly greater than-the width and. de th of the In 5 13. In this way whenthe elf is part y ugs may be formed on a sepaig. 5 is a, section withdrawn, as shown in Fi 3, it'may be f .readily. shifted from a hig er to alower level.- ,When the 'sheli-fispushed back in place the lips 17 will drop into place in the f recesses'18 and theshelf 1s securely-held 5:13pm- It will of course be obvious that the V, ance'between the bottom of the lugtiand the'top' ofthe shelf must be less than the- 'vertical distance between the lugs, sees t e a clearance and thereby allow-the shift" mgff the shelf; j p as to 'theformation of the lugs a series 0f fopenings are formed inthe sheet-metal +4 uprightswhichqwill cause dust to collect i .-therein. This "objection is overcome by pro guards to-close' the: openings? show the preferred form which consists o f a-lon g and. thin stri .19

- which fits i the- 111% '20 he openings *T e 'Qi,

omitted in. the remaining-fl and -,t-here by c OSBS nap ,in Fig. 4 is of clearness.- In practice this strip will be --ve ry'. Another form of dust guardis shown inFig.-3 consistingoiia'thinflining'I '2Qriveted or otherwisesecured to thefjsheetf of the uprights.

ht-bodi may'be- 1for1ned of wood and ormed ati 1111 Although he obvious that a" lit-iii; wilte er d ifle ressienssqaa pea pressed th re used, t;

st guardshave been V I I es for the.

sake of! clear-ness."' The" thic ess of ;-the: exaggerated-"for the sake serving to permit the fInj-this construction the 7 31st, guards 1' naybe di pfelised with, j V Inthe constructionshown'in Figs; Gland 7 the shelf'is lsuf orted by. one or moreylu'gsy o m d;

sy a I rename ing between the shelf and uprights is prevented and it may be shifted from a higher 'toa lower level without entirely withdrawcolleotion of dust within the hollow uprights isprevented; In-practice a series'of ,upr-lghts 11 are secured to the back or wall ofplu'gs13 the height or spacing of the shelves-may; be adjusted as desired. A

'.--It is,obv1ous that 'varlous changes in the fd8ttllSCOf construction maybe made withition, and'it-is therefore to be understood that this inven tion isn' ot to be limited to the "gecific construction shown and describe J a What rcl'aim x' pluralit 10f uprights providedaon their adjacent, aces with s acedvsupports,.a shelf and having stationaryledge structures arranged in "spacedrelation' on the opposite e f to-be moved-into engagement with any. of the sup arts-with- -"P Q tween the] tiltin the-shelf.

' 'thei '1;; opposite ends to 1 engage and serving to permit-the selves to y-.'Q;. tl p awin the she l I} hej'u' r1 hts andgwithout t ortsf'without wholl v withf shares; rra'nged; hori nta emm -T t "as f "a .s

ithou ,t' ting the sheik- .9 H i'ther form-maybe .nsed or forms 1' when the shelf is partly withdrawn all bind-.

12, two adjacent uprightssupporting a series of shelves. ,By providing a suitable number "arranged horizontal y between said uprights ends ofthe shelf to en a e the supports and out wholly jwithdrawin'gthe she f from itsprights'and without 2. 11 library shelving, combination, a.

y between? structures: arranged in spaced relation on the supports p e in-. dependently moved into engagement with f'from its osition etween iI tingthe shelf. J3, p ibrary -shelving;injcombination, a j plurality Iof "uprights each including congingflsidelportlons provided onytheirremote; faceswith spacedsup'pcrts .a plurality-Z1 I I ll between? v and ar n e pr -f i- 1;. ed; j.with stationary ledge structures. ar-i ranged inspected relation' .en;said ends; said '120 dge ttus jes being ptedl b e a the w upp'orts. and senving to permit theshelf to ing it. By the provision of dust'guards the out departing froln the spirit of this inven-- 1.v In library shelving, combination, aa ntogenga emen't with any of the" I ut w tql yew dsa s h 1 0 'tion between the uprightsjqlzli .-ithe combination with 'a ,s i r ri hts o movab ands tially rectangular-shelvesarraiigedbetweengmo supports for su porting said shelves at different adjustab e levels, the engaging; portions of said shelves, uprights and supporting means beinglconstructed so that a transverse movement of a shelf with respect to said uprights will cause saidshelf to clear said uprights and supportingmeans.

a 5. In shelving, the combination: with a series of uprights provided with'shelf supporting lugs, of a shiftable shelf arranged between said uprights, said shelf being provided with ledges arranged to coiiperate with said lugs, and with recesses arranged to aline with said lugs, said shelf and uprights being constructed to permit'said shelf to be moved transversely with respect to said uprights, for the purpose set forth.

6. In shelving, the combination with a series of uprights provided with shelf supporting lugs, of a shiftable shelf supported at its edges on said In s, said shelf having recesses formed in its e ges and arranged to aline with said lugs, said shelf and upri hts being constructed to permit :said shel to be moved transversely withrespect toisaid upri hts, for the purpose set forth.

7 n shelving, the combination with a series of uprights each provided with horizontally arranged lugs, a pair of saidlugs -on opposite facesof said uprights project- .m

g inwardly beyond another pair, of, a slnftable shelf having stationary supporting ledges arranged n spaced relation at its ends to cofiperate with said lu s, the forward ledges projecting outwar 1y beyond the rear, led es. 7,

8. In she ving, the combination with a series of flarin uprights having shelf supporting lugs ereon, of 1a shiftable shelf aving its ends taperin andarranged be- .tween said uprights, said shelf'being :pro-

vided with le ges cooperating with said lugs and with recesses arranged to aline with 'stam ed .or aformed integral therewith a shiftableshelf provided with depending lips for engagin the recesses formed within the lugs, sai shelf having recesses located back of the lips and arranged toahne with said lugs.

11. In shelving, the combination with a series of uprights havin supporting lugs thereon for the ends an the back of the shelf, of a shiftable shelf provided with end supportin ledges, and with recesses back of the le ges arranged to aline with some of said lugs, for the urpose set forth.

12, In shelving,t e combination with a ing shelf end supporting lugs and back su porting lu s stamped t e constructe to be supported by said lugs.

13.'In shelving, a sheet metal upright having an attaching flange, an end supporting lug pressed from the porting lu ressed from the flange.

14. n s sheet metal body portion avmg lugs pressed efrom, of a she f ody and a back supe ving, an u right including a v 170 series of one piece sheet metal uprights hava therefrom and a strip fitting within the lugs and closing the openings caused bythe formation of the lugs.

15. In shelving, a hollow sheet metal upright having lugs pressedtherefrom, and a sheet metal lining fitting within the upright and constructed to close the openings caused by the formation of the lugs.

16. In shelving, a sheet metal upright hav ing a series of vertical rows of lugs pressed therefrom, and a sheet metal strip for each row fitting withinthe lugs.

17. In shelving, the combination of uprights thicker at their inner than at the1r outer edges, having a plurality of series of narrow supporting lugs thereon, and: a shelf havinli s to engage with the lugs and recesses ac of the lips, whereb the position of the shelfwithin the uprlghts may be changed without completely withdrawmg it therefrom.

18. In shelving, the combination of uprights, each having a series of narrow supporting lugs thereon, and a shelf having,

ps to engagp with the lugs and recesses back of the peas 1 at in width as the:

width of the lugs, w ereby the position, of 4 the shelf-on the uprghts can be changed Evithout completely thdrawlng it there In testimon whereof I aifix my signature i in presence 0 two witnesses. d

' JAMES W. HINE. Witnesses:

Fnnn' W. KOHMAN, F N. Parmnsou.

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U.S. Classification108/107, 211/187
Cooperative ClassificationA47B57/265