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Publication numberUS1156401 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateOct 12, 1915
Filing dateNov 14, 1910
Priority dateNov 14, 1910
Publication numberUS 1156401 A, US 1156401A, US-A-1156401, US1156401 A, US1156401A
InventorsWilliam D Hawley
Original AssigneeMonitor Time Clock Co
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Card-rack.
US 1156401 A
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W. D. HAWLEY.

CARD RACK.

APPLICATION FILED Nov. 14, 1910.

' Patented 0131.12, 1915. 1

' ATTORNEYS WILLIAM D. HAWLEY, OF SYRACUSE, NEW YORK, ASSIGNOB T0 MONITOR TIME CLOCK (30., OF SYRACUSE, NEW YORK, A CORPOTION' OF NEW YORK.

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Specification of Letters Patent.

Patented Oct. 12, 1915.

Application filed November 14, 1910. Serial No.592201.

of Syracuse, in the county of Onondaga and State of New York, have invented a certain new and useful Card-Rack, of which the following is a specification.

My invention has for its object the production of a particularly simple and eflicient card rack particularly designed to hold the time cards of workmen, or cost keeping cards, such rack being generally used in connection with what are known as card time recorders; and the invention consists in the combinations and constructions hereinafter set forth and claimed.

In describing this invention reference is bad to the accompanying drawing in which like characters designate corresponding parts in all the views.

Figure 1 is a face view of my card rack. Fig. 2 is a vertical sectional view thereof and the contiguous part of a supporting wall for the rack. Fig. 3 is'a horizontal sectional view through two of the units of this card rack.

This card rack comprises, generally, a plurality of units, duplicates of each other, each unit having means for interfitting with the next unit. Preferably the units are fitted together, by an endwise sliding movement,

. each unit being provided with parts extending in a-lengthwise direction thereof, which telescope or fit into complemental means of the next unit. The units are usually arranged one in front of and below the other, and are provided with means for limiting the relative sliding movement thereof.

In the illustrated embodiment of my invention each unit is folded from a sheet metal blank and comprises a back 1, side flanges 2 and a bottom flange 3, the front of each unit being open and the back of each of the intermediate units closing thefront of the unit in next rear thereof, thereby forming a card receiving pocket; and the slidably interlocking or interfitting means comprises external heads 4 formed at the bases of the sides or flanges 2 and internal grooves 5 formed near the free edges of such flanges, the beads 4 of the flanges of any one of the intermediate units fitting into the grooves 5 of the flanges of the unit next in rear thereof, as shown in Fig. 3. Thus the flanges 2 of each unit embrace those of the next unit in front thereof. Preferably, the heads 4 are formed by deflecting outwardly lengthwise portions of the bases of the sides or flanges 2, and the grooves 5 are formed by deflecting the lengthwise front portions of said sides or flanges outwardly laterally farther beyond the of said flanges than the heads 4 project in order that the grooves may receive the beads 4 of a duplicate unit. As clearly seen in Fig. 3, the walls of the grooves 5 engage with the margins of the back and outer faces of the beads 4 of the sides of the contiguous unit, and thus hold said contiguous unit from movement forwardly or rearwardly. The sides or flanges 2 are not connected, save at their bases, and being formedv of metal are free to yield laterally throughout thelr length, thus permitting a tight and yielding fit of the beads 4 of one unit in the grooves 5 of the contiguous unit. Furthermore, as the beads 4 of the units are close to the bases thereof they are relatively rigid, and as the grooves 5 are carried by the front portions of the sides or flanges 2, said sides are readily capable of lateral movement to planes ofthe major parts permit the coacting beads 4 to slide in said 1 length thereof and extending rearwardly beyond the plane of the main portion of the back and arranged to engage the bottom 3 of the next unit in the rear as shown in Fig. 1. 7

Usually the portion of the back of each unit projecting above the upper edge of the next unit in' front is provided with means for holding a suitable member or card having a distinguishing character for the pocket formed by said unit and the back of the next unit, such means being formed by slitting the back as at 8 and pressing a portion 9 between such slits rearwardly'beyond the general plane of the backl so that the .card can be inserted in front of the portion 9 through either of the slits 8.

When card time recorders are used, usually a card rack is provided for holding the cards'of the workmen when they are out and another card rack for' holding cards twentyfive workmen in his employ andadds one more workman he must buy a new card rack containing at least twenty five pockets. Bymy invention the employer, if

he has fifteenworkmen, can buy a rack composed of fifteen units and if he increases his force by one or more men it is only necessary to add one or more units by first'removing theslide 6. and sliding additional units in position. Thus owing to my card rack the employer is not obliged at any time to purchase any more pockets than he has men in his employ.

My card rack may be supported on awall in any suitable manner or may be inclosed A in a cabinet or supported in any other desirable manner.

jWhat I claim is- 1. A card rack comprising a plurality of units, duplicates -of each other, each unit having' a back and lengthwise sides, the

' units being arranged one in front of the other, and the sides being formed of metal, and, each side having a lengthwise portion thereof deflected outwardly to provide a lengthwise bead, and having another length- -wiseportion deflected outwardly to provide a lengthwise groove between the bead and the front edge of the side, the beads of one unit fitting into the grooves of the contiguous unit, substantially as and for the purpose described.

2. A card rack comprising a plurality of units, duplicates of each other, each unit having'a back and lengthwise sides, the units being arranged one in front of the other and the sides being formed of metal and each side having a lengthwise portion at the base thereof deflected outwardly to provide a lengthwise bead andhaving another lengthwise portion at the front edge thereof deflected outwardly laterally from the plane of the major part of said side farther than the bead projects in order to provide a lengthwise groove located to receive the bea of the next unit,'the beads of one unit fitting into the grooves of the contiguous unit, substantially as and. for the purpose specified.

3. A card rack comprising a plurality of having a back ofa single metal blank, theunits beingopen on its inner face with a lengthwise groove,

the beads of one unit-fitting into the grooves of the contiguous unit, substantially as and for the purpose set forth.

4. A card rack comprising a plurality of units, duplicates of each other, each unit having a back and arranged one in front of the other, and the sides being free to yield laterally throughout their length, and each side having a lengthwise portion thereof deflected out-= wardly to provide a lengthwise bead and having another lengthwise portion deflected outwardly to provide a lengthwise groove between the bead and the front edge of the side, the beads of one unit fitting into the grooves of the contiguous unit, substantially as and for the purpose described.

5. A card rack comprising a plurality of units, duplicates of each other, each unit having a back and lengthwise sides formed of a single piece of metal, the units being open at their fronts and arranged one in front of the other, and the back of any one of the intermediate units closing the front of the next unit in the rear thereof, and being spaced apart from the back of said unit in the rear thereof, the sides having outwardly projecting portions, and the frontportionsof the sides of any one of the intermediate units engaging the margins of T-L the back and the front faces of the out wardly projecting portions of the sides the contiguous unit, substantially as and for the purpose specified.

6. A card rack comprising a plurality of sides, duplicates of each other, each unit and lengthwise sides formed at their front and arranged one in front of, and below, the other, and the back of any one of the intermediate units closing the front of the next unit in the rear thereof and being spaced apart from the back of said unit in the rear thereof, the sides being free to yield laterally throughout their length and each having a lengthwise portion at the base thereof deflected outwardly to provide a lengthwise bead and'having another lengthwise portion at the front thereof deflected outwardly beyond the plane of the major part of the side farther than the bead projects from said plane, the deflected portion at the front edge thereof forming a lengthwise groove for receiving the head of the duplicate unit,

lengthwise sides formedof a single p1ece of metal, the units being and the walls of the 3 grooves of one unit being to receive the beads of the contiguous unit, substantially as and for the purpose set forth.

7 A card rack comprising a plurality of units, duplicates of each other, each unit comprising a back, and a bottom flange, the units being open at their fronts and arranged one in front of and below the other,

and the back of any one of the intermediate units closing the front of the next unit in the rear thereof, and each unit having means interlocking with the next unit by an endwise sliding movement of the units and also means intermediate the length of the unit and at the back thereof for engaging the bottom flange of the next unit in the rear 1 thereof and limiting the relative sliding movement of the units in one direction, substantially as and for the purpose specified.

8. A card rack comprising a plurality of units, duplicates of each other, each unit having a back and lengthwise .sides, and a bottom flange, the back and the sides being formed of metal, the units being open at their fronts and arranged one in front of and below the other, and the back'of any one of the intermediate units closing the front of the next unit in the rear thereof, the sides being free to yield laterally throughout their length, and each side having lengthwise portions thereof deflected out of the plane of the main portion of said side for forming means interlocking with the sides of the units in front and at the rear thereof by an endwise sliding movement of the units, and the back having means deflected,

rearwardly from the plane of the main portion thereof for engaging the bottom flange of the next unit in the rear and limiting the relative sliding movement of the units in one direction, substantially as and for the v purpose described.

9. A card rack comprising a plurality of units, duplicates of each other, each unit comprising a back, side flanges and a bottom flange, the units-being open at their fronts and arranged one in front of and below the other, and the back of any one of the intermediate units closing the front of the next unit in the rear thereof, and the flanges of each unit being formed with lengthwise externalbeadsnear the bases of said flanges, and with internal grooves near the free edges thereof, the beads of the flanges of any one of the units being, designed to slide into the grooves of the flanges of the next unit by an endwise movement of units, duplicates of each other, each unit be- ,ing formed from a blank bent to form a back, side flanges, and a bottom flange, the units being open at their fronts, and arranged one in front of and below the other, and the back of any one of the intermediate units closing the front of the next unit in the rear thereof, and the side flanges of each unit being formed with lengthwise external beads located near their bases and in front of the-back of said unit, and with internal grooves near the free edges of the side flanges, the beads of the flanges ofany. one unit being designed to slide into the grooves of the flanges of the next unit by an endwise movement of the units, and the back of each of the intermediate units having a projection struck rearwardly therefrom, and located intermediate the length of the unit for engaging the bottom flange of the next unit in the rear and'limiting the relative endwise movement of the units, substa'ntially as and for the purpose described.

In testimony whereofyI have hereunto signed my name in the presence of two attesting witnesses, at Syracuse, in the county of Onondaga, in the State of New York, this 31st day of October, 1910.

' WILLIAM D, HAWLEY.

Witnesses:

S. DAvIs, F. B. SMITH.

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Classifications
U.S. Classification40/124.2, 40/394, 211/50, 211/55
Cooperative ClassificationB42F17/08