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Publication numberUS1126814 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateFeb 2, 1915
Filing dateApr 25, 1913
Priority dateApr 25, 1913
Publication numberUS 1126814 A, US 1126814A, US-A-1126814, US1126814 A, US1126814A
InventorsLouis L Manetsch, Charles R Crisp
Original AssigneeLouis L Manetsch, Charles R Crisp
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
US 1126814 A
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Specification of Letters Patent.

Patented Feb. 2, 31915.

Application filed April 25, 1913. Serial No. 763,645.

To aZZ whom it may concern:

Be it known that we, LOUIS L. MANETSCH and CHARLES R. CRISP, citizens of the United States, residing at Marcus, in the county of Stevens, State of Washington, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Picture-Exhibitors; and we do hereby declare the following to be a full, clear, and exact description of the invention, such as will enable others skilled in the art to which it appertains to make and use the same.

This invention relates to picture itors.

The object of the invention resides in the provision of a device of the'character named which includes a frame and means for supporting a plurality of pictures therein in such manner that upon the rotation of the frame the pictures will be successively brought to view at a single point of observation.

A further object of the invention resides in the provision of a picture exhibitmgdevice which will be simple in construction, efiicient in use and which may be manufactured and sold at a comparatively small cost.

With the above and other objects in view the invention consists in the details of construction and in the arrangement and combination of parts to be hereinafter more fully described and particularly pointed out in the appended claim.

In describing the invention in detail reference will be had to the accompanying drawings wherein like characters of reference denote corresponding parts in the sevenhiberal views, and in which- Figure 1 is a side elevation of a picture exhibiting device constructed in accordance with the invention; Fig. 2, a section on the line 2-2 of Fig. 1; Fig. 3, a section on the line 33 of Fig. 1; Fig. 4, a detail perspective view of one of the movable picture frames disposed within the casing of the device; Fig. 5, a longitudinal section through one of the picture frames, and Fig. 6 a detail perspective showing the mounting of the sliding picture frame supporting blocks.

Referring to the drawings the device is shown as comprising a base 10 in which are suitably mounted a plurality of drawers 11 for the storage of post cards, pictures and the like.

Rising from the upper side of the base 10 at the ends of the latter respectively are uprights 12 and 13 the upper ends of which are connected by a rod let.

Rotatably mounted upon the rod 14 is a spider casing A which includes arms 15, 16, 17 and 18 disposed in alined pairs or in other words the arms 15 and 17 are disposed in alinement as are likewise the arms 16 and 18. These arms of the casing A all communicate with each other at the central portion of the casing. The front and rear portions of each of the arms of the casing A. are formed of frames 19 in which are mounted glass panes 20 whereby the contents of the arms of the casing may be readily observed from either the front or the rear.

Formed on the inner faces of the side members of the arms of the casing A near the inner ends of said side members are transverse grooves 21 in which are slidably mounted respectively supporting blocks 22 which have their outer sides provided with notches 28 of a number suitable for the capacity of the particular device. These blocks 22 are of a length somewhat less than the length of the grooves 21 whereby they are capable of a limited sliding movement during the rotation of the frame A.

The pictures to be exhibited in the device are mounted in the frame B each of which includes top and bottom members 24 and 25 respectively and end members 2 and 27. The top and bottom members 2-1 and 20 are provided respectively in their inner edges with longitudinal grooves 28, while the end member 27 is provided with a slot 29 the ends of which register respectively with the bases of the grooves 28. By this construction it will be apparent that the pictures to be exhibited can be readily applied to the frame B by passing same through the slot 29 and into the grooves 28. After the pictures have been thus applied to the frame a cover plate 30 is secured against the outer side of the side member 27 so as to prevent lateral movement of the pictures during the operation of the device. Suitably secured to the outer ends of the outer edges of the top and bottom members 24 and 25 on the frame B are rubber lugs 31 which serve to deaden sound as the frames pass from one alined arm of the casing A to the other under the influence of gravity.

By referring to Fig. 3 it will be apparent that four frames B are disposed in the arms 15 and 16 and that five frames B are disposed in the arms 17 and 18, the frame B on the right of the arm '17 in said Fig. 3' having just been delivered from the arm15 under the influence 0t gravity. Upon rotat ing the casing A'through an angle of 90 in Fig. 3 the supporting blocks 22 and frames B in the arm 15 Will fall under the influence of gravity to the opposite side of said arm and the advance frame B in the arm 18 will fall under the influence of gravity into the arm 16. This movement of the frame B will also cause the supporting blocks 22 otthearm-l'? to move to the oppoe siteside of said arm and leavethe advanced frameB in said arm 17 Ifree to be delivered to theiarm 15. This delivery of-the. ad-, vanced-frame B and the'arm 17 is accomplished by rotating the frame again through.

The operation vjust tie-- any angle: of 90. scribed is repeated so longas thepframe A is rotating tothe right 1n big, 3 and by continuing this rotation a sufficient number of times it Will be apparent that all the pictures on one side of the-frameB Will be convene;

iently exhibited at a single point of observation. To exhibit the pictures on the reverse side of the arms 13 it is only necessary to.

change the position of observation and the direction of rotation of the frame A as Will be obvious. i

lVhat We claim is In a picture exhibitor, the combination of a rotatable spider casing having its arms arranged in alined pairs, a plurality of articleholders disposed in said arms, one

arm of an alined pair having one holder in arm'pof .said pair, and supporting blocks transversely-slidable in the inner end of the arms-respectively adapted to. retain against movement a number of holders equal to thoseiinthe armof an alined pair carrying theleast number, .andto permit the excess holder to ,pass from, on'eQarm of an alined '35 excess of the number of holders in the other,

pair 'tQx theother arm: during the rotation of "the: spider casing.

Copiesofthis patent may be obtained for five cents each, by addressing the, Commissioner of Patents,

Washington, D. G.

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U.S. Classification40/493, 40/508
Cooperative ClassificationG09F7/22