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Publication numberUS1182233 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateMay 9, 1916
Filing dateFeb 16, 1914
Priority dateFeb 16, 1914
Publication numberUS 1182233 A, US 1182233A, US-A-1182233, US1182233 A, US1182233A
InventorsJohn M Waddell
Original AssigneeJohn M Waddell
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Filing-cabinet for disk sound-records.
US 1182233 A
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Patented. May 9, 1916.




Patented May 9,191.8.


To all whom it may concern Be it known that I. Join M. amount. a

i citizen of the United States of America. and resident of Greenfield. county ot Highland,

and State of Ohio, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Filing- (abinets for Disk Smmd-llecords. of which the following is a specification.

This invention relates to filing cabinets for? disk sound records, and has for an object .to produce a cabinet in which disks may be filed compactly andso that any disk may be readily removed. by hand.

A further object is to produce a filing cabinetgin which any desired. record may be readily removed or replaced by onc's fingers. A further object is to produce a filing cabinet, in which no mechanism is used to effect removal and replacing of the records. These. and other olnects are. attained in the filing cabinet descrlbedin the following A specification, and" illustrated the accompanying drawings, in which, I

Figurel is' aside elevation taken partially insection, of' a cabinet embodyng' my invention, and showing the" upper record filing case in the record-accessible position.

.Fig: 2 .isa frontelevation of the cabinet illustrated in Fig. 1, showing the interior a of theacabinet with the lower record filing case intherecord-accessibleposit on. Fig. 3

is a transverse sectional view taken on line 33*of Fig. 4. Fig. 4 1s .a plan view of a ,wrecord-filing'case used in the cabinet em- 85 hodying my invention.

The cabinet-illustrated consists of a frame 5, having doors 6, and record filing cases 7 between them.

ends 12 otralternate spaces or compartments 13 0n one side liof each case, while in the opposite. ends 15 of the alternate spaceslG,

blocks 17 are placed. This arrangement of blocksicreates ineflect a series of record re ceiving spaces, which have their ends staggored with relation to one another, as shown in Fig; 4. \Vhen records are placed in these spacesrthe. edges of the records of one alterinate series 18 arestaggered' with relation to the edgesofthe recordsoi't the other alter- Specification of Letters Patent.


Patented May 9, 191

Application filed February. 16, 1914. Serial No. 818,829.

nate series, as shown in Figs. 3 and 4. This arrangement permits each of the records to be easily grasped by one's fingers, as shown in Fig. l, and thus greatly facilitates the removal of records from the case. 1

In order to aflord access to any desired record, I have provided that each record be given a number, and that it be filed in the space having a number corresponding to that of the record. The subject matter of the record is then written in an alphabeti{ cally indexed book, together with the number of the space in the filing case to which it belongs. Thus the desired record may be obtained at any time. The system of numbering the record spaces is shown at it) in Fig. l.

The mounting of the above described filing cases in the body or frame 5 of the.

cabinet is accomplished in the following manner: Shelves 20 and 21 are locate tin the cabinet, to receive the filing cases which are hinged thereto, as shown in Fig. 1. The hinges are secured to the edgesof the shelves and to the bottom of each case, in .iposition such that when the case is resting upon the shelf, its'center of gravity. will lie back of the hinge, in which position the case will remain upon the shelf. \Vhen, however, the case is tipped forward, to occupy the position of the top .case shown in Fig. 1, the cen ter of gravity will shift to cause the case to occupy the tilted position, without any tendency to return to the normal position, until manually placed in that position. Stops 22 and 23 are secured to the side walls of the cabinet, to retain the cases in the tilted positions shown.

It will be seen by referringto Fig. 1, that only one case at a time may occupy the tilted position, for the reason that the lower front edge of the upper filing case would collide with the tops of the records in the lower filing case, were the lower case also occupying the tilted positions at the same time, as

1 shown in dotted lines, Fig. 1. If, however,

the upper case was first caused to occupy the tilted position. the lower case would be prevented from also occupying this position for the same reason. In order to prevent more than one case from being placed in the tilted position at any one time, to prevent injury to the records in the lower case, I have providcd locking means 24. which are adapted to automatically lock either one of the cases their upper ends to the under side of the n of the cabinet, as shown in Fig. l, and are provided with stop blocks 27 and 28;

' 71'1 the normal position of the filing cases,

the rear top edges thereof contact the bars and 26 and hold the stop blocksfz'i and 28 out of contact with these edges. Vhen, however, one of the filing cases, as for example, the top case, is tilted, as shown in Fig. 1, bar 26 swings inwardly until block 28 has been swung over the top of the rear board of the lower filing case, thus preventing this .case from being tilted.

In order to move the lower case to the tilted or record-accessible position, the top case must be moved to its normal position, shown in dotted lines in Fig. 1. This causes the bar 26 to bepushed back, withdrawing block 28, and permitting the lower filing case to be moved to the tilted position, shown in dotted lines. In moving to this position,

bar 25 drops to the position shown, thusbringing stop 27 to engage the top rear edge of the upper filing case and to thereby lock it in the'normal position, shown in dotted lines.

In the cabinet above described, the sound tecords are so compactly filed, that thespaces between the records are reduced to a minimum, andyet each record is as readily accessible for removal b ones fin ers as though a much greater amount of space had been allowed between them.

Having thus described my invention, what I claim is:

1. A filing case for fiat record disks having a series of transversely extending partitions located therein to form a series of transverse record receiving spaces, and blocks located in alternate opposite ends of consecutive spaces to cause the ends of adj acent spaces to he staggered with relation to one another. 7

2. In a filing cabinet for sound records the combination of a frame, a series of superimposed filing cases mounted in the frame and adapted to be' moved to recordaccessible positions, and a series of depending lock bars pivotally attached at their upper ends to the frame, each bar being adapted to be engaged by one of the cases when the case is in its normal position, to

hold the bar out of locking engagement with the remaining cases, and to swing into engagement with the remaining cases to lock the cases against movement when the case controlling its operation is moved to its record-accessible position.v

In testimony whereof, I have hereunto subscribed my name this 12th day of February, 19M.


' WVitnesses:

C. W. Cnoss, T. L. STRATTON.

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U.S. Classification312/9.55, 312/221
Cooperative ClassificationA47B81/067