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Publication numberUS1138913 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateMay 11, 1915
Filing dateMar 23, 1914
Priority dateMar 23, 1914
Publication numberUS 1138913 A, US 1138913A, US-A-1138913, US1138913 A, US1138913A
InventorsJoseph B Tinsley
Original AssigneeJoseph B Tinsley
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
US 1138913 A
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DISPLAY CABINET. APPLICATION FILED MAR- 23, 1 9l4- 1 138,913@ Patented Mayll, 1915 2 SHEETS-SHEET 2.




Specification of Letters Patent.

Patented May 11, 1915.

Application filed March 23, 1914. Serial No. 826,566.

To all whom it may concern:

Be it known that I, JOSEPH B. TINSLEY, a citizen of the United States, residing at Kansas City, in the county of Wyandotte and State of Kansas, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Display- Cabinets, of which the following is a specification;

My invention relates to improvements in knockdown display cabinets, and one object is to provide a cabinet of this character which may be readily set up for use, or knockdown for storage or shipment.

The invention embodies bins and open shelves, adapted to hold a large variety of produce, or merchandise, and consequently the invention may be utilized to good advantage in grocery stores, hardware stores, department stores, etc. The shelves and bins are mounted to revolve about a central axis. Hence the cabinet may be set in a corner where it will occupy but little space, as any bin or side of a shelf can be brought 1 within easy reach by turning it upon said axis- In order that the invention may be fully understood, reference will now be made to the accompanying drawings, in which:

Figure 1 is a central vertical section of the curing the brackets to the shaft or axis of the cabinet.

A designates a floor and B the ceiling of a room in which "the cabinet is located, said floor and ceiling being provided, respectively, with vertically alined, bearings 1 and 2 to receive the journals 3 and 4 at the lower and upper ends, respectively, of a telescopic shaft 5, constituting the axis of the cabinet.

Shaft 5 com rises two sections 6 and 7, the

latter of WlllCll is slidably-mounted within the former, so that said shaft may be extended or contracted to accommodate ceilings of different heights. Section 7 is held at any point vof its adjustment in section 6 y a collar 8," adjustably engaging the former and resting upon the upper end of the latter. The upper portion of shaft 5 is provided with one or more shelves 9, comprising a plurality of brackets 10. and plates 11. Each shelf, preferably, consists of four overlapping at their inner ends and removably-secured to two of the brackets with bolts 12, Fig. 2. The inner ends of 'the brackets 10 are bent downward at right angles to their horizontal portions to fit against the shaft 5, they being removablysecured to said shaft by a collar 13 made in two pieces removably-connected by bolts 14. The inner side of the collar 13 has recesses 15 to receive the tapered downturned ends of the brackets 10, the walls 16 of said recesses serving to reliably hold the brackets equal distances apart.

17 designates the bin or drawer section mounted upon the lower portion of the shaft 5. Said bin section, in the present instance, consists of four bins 18, a top shelf 19, and a bottom shelf 20. The top and bottom shelves 19 and 20, respectively, are identical in construction to the shelves 9, while the bins 18 are, substantially, of triangular form in plan view, so that they abut as shown by Fig. 3, when in closed position. The front sides of the bins 18 are segmental in form to constitute a circle when the bins are in closed position, and thus conform to the contour of the shelves 9, 19 and 20. The front side of each bin has a handle ,21, whereby it may be readily opened or closed.

In order that the bins may be readily opened or closed, I provide each with an upper antifriction roller 22, and a plurality of lower antifriction rollers 23. The upper antifriction rollers 22 traverse the undersides of the adjacent shelf brackets 10 and are journaled in bearings 24 secured to the sides. of the respective bins, while the lower rollers'23 engagetlfeufidersides of the b1ns and are journaled in bearings 25 secured to the top of the bottom shelf 20. Guides consisting of angle bars 26 secured to the bottoms of the bins and channel-bars 27 secured brackets 10, and two semicircular plates 11 to the top of shelf 20 are provided to insure movement of the bins in straight lines when moved in or out. The front side of each bln is provided with a translucent or transparent pane 28, through which the contents of the bin may be viewed.

If the cabinet is set in a corner, so as to occupy but little space the articles on the rear portion of any shelf can be easily reached by revolving the cabinet on its journals 3 and 4 until the desired article is within easy reach.

Thecabinet can be quickly taken down for storage or shipment, after removing the bolts 12 and 14.

While I have shown and described the preferred form of my invention, I reserve the right to make such changes in the construction, combination, and arrangement of parts as properly fall within the spirit and scope of the appended claims.

Having thus described my invention, what I claim and desire to secure by Letters Patent, is:

1. In a device of the class described, the

combination with a vertically disposed shaft of a plurality of upper and lower horizontal brackets having their inner ends terminating in vertical portions, upper and lower shelves consisting of a pair of sections having their meeting edges disposed over certain of the respective brackets and detach- ,ably connected thereto,

2. In a device of the class described the bins slidably mounted between the upper 40 and-lower shelves.

In testimony whereof I aflix my signature, in the presence of two witnesses.



F. G. FISCHER, o F. O. Fisomm.

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US4042287 *Mar 21, 1975Aug 16, 1977Hallen Jan AkeService unit, particularly for a doctor's or a dentist's office
US20140339185 *Aug 4, 2014Nov 20, 2014Frances EllisonDecorative shelving unit
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U.S. Classification312/249.5, 211/144, 312/97.1, 312/280
Cooperative ClassificationA47B49/00