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Publication numberUS1190005 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateJul 4, 1916
Filing dateMay 11, 1914
Priority dateMay 11, 1914
Publication numberUS 1190005 A, US 1190005A, US-A-1190005, US1190005 A, US1190005A
InventorsJoseph E Ralph
Original AssigneeJoseph E Ralph
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Filing device for disk records.
US 1190005 A
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J; E. RALPH. FILING DEVICE. FOR DISK RECORDS. APPLicAnou, FILED MAY 11, 191.4. Y 1,190,005. Patented July 4, 1916.

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Patented July 4, 1916.

Application fi1ei1 May 11, 1914. Serial No. 837,858.

To all wit-m it may concern Be 1t known that I. Josnrn E. RALPH, a citizen of the United Statm, residmg at Newark, in the county of Essex and State of New Jersey, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Filing De: vices for Disk Records; and I do hereby declare the following to be a full, clear, and

exact description of thefiinvention, such as will enable others skilled in the art to which it appertains to make and use the same.

This invention relates to improvements in.

filing devices for disk records of talking machines and one object is to take advantage of the fact that of the two sizes of records in general use the smaller ones reatly preponderate, and to so vary the dimensions of the filing trays that the one arranged solely for small records will also provide spaces for catalogues without interfering with its interchangeability.

A further object is, to provide novel means for partitioning and indexing the inner trays in order that a special space maybe provided for each contained record according to its size, with an appropriate v ndex, and means ,to rearrange the various partitions in harmony with an index system, as conditionsvary by the accumulation or disposal of records.

"iVith these and other objects in view, the invention consists of the novel combination. construction and arrangement of parts as will be hereinafter more fully described and claimed.

In the accompanying drawings wherein similar reference characters designate cor.

responding parts throughout the several views: Figure l is a perspective view of the tray showing records, filed therein; Fig. 2 is a vertical longitudinal section through the tray; Fig. 3 is a vertical transverse section of the box seen in Fig. 2; Fig. 4 is a. longitudinal central section of a modified form of box adapted to hold other records than those held by the form shown in Fig.

2;Figg5 is a transverse vertical section of i the modification, seen in Fig. l; Fig. 6 shows tion card with a disk holder; Fig. 9 shows a device to adapt a partition in a tray for large records to accommodate a smaller record; Fig. 10 is a. view including the followng block shown in Fig. 4, the block carrymg a retaining device. I

I will first describe the tray for the matter to be filed, reference being made to Fig. 1, where it will be seen that the ends 52extend above" the=sides 53 so as to leave exposed the corners 5-1 of partition cards 55 which may be interposed between the disks 56. An approved form of partition card may be used and I shall describe several forms herein, but it is desirable whatever form is used that sufiicient space be allowed I at the corners 54 for the printing thereon of the titles'of the selections of the records at an indicated location 75. Where double records are employed, both the upper corners of the parting'cards will bear the names of the selections of the disk corresponding thereto.

Referring to Fig. ,2 it will be seen that the ends 52 are provided with blocks 57 having their inner faces inclined, these blocks being of less width than the width ,of the tray as seen in Fig. 3; Any suitable means may be, employed for securing the blockstovthe tray such as glue and in order that the partitions and adjusters, Figs. 6 to 9, which contain the disks may be held in the center of the tray, there are provided partitions 59 which extend the full length of the tray and. form with the blocks 57 a space within which the records may be placed. Any means may be employed for securing the plates 59 in place. It will be noted that between the plates 59 and the sides 53 of the container there are defined spaces 60 within which may be placed cata logues or other articles which will make the operation of the talking machine more convenient. Near the lower right-hand corner of the tray, Fig. 1, will be seen the end of a conventional locking rod l3 and the Figs. 6 and 7 the receiving orifices 76 and 76.

Referring to Fig. 3, it will be seen that there is centrally located with respect to the tray and in the bottom there-of a 'strip of corrugated rubber 61 having the surface corrugated crosswise as shown in Fig. 2 and ency of, the records to slip when inclined. If desired, the bottom of the tray may be concave as at 62 upon each side of the cushion 61. In order that the tray may be raised from the cabinet in which it is intended to be used, there are provided hand holds in the end walls 63 formed as seen in Fig. '2.

By referring'to Fig. i. there will be seen a. modified form of tray which is like the tray shown in Fig. 2 in most respects. but differs in that it has one of the blocks 6% movable and provided with means for holding the same in any adjusted position. As seen in Fig. 5, the bottom of the tray shown in Fig. i has a ratchet 65. the upper surface of which is provided with a plate 66 which may overhang the ratchet 65 slightly. Fig. 10 shows a spring catch which can be used for engaging the ratchet 65 so as to hold the block (it in any adjusted position. this catch comprising a rod 67 pivoted as at 68 to the block and having the lower end thereof provided with a tooth G9 which may be normally pushed outwardly by means of a spring 70, the upper end of the rod being provided with a finger clip 71. When the clip 71 is pulled outwardly, of course, the tooth 69 would be drawn away from the ratchet 65 and it will be possible to move the block back away from the corresponding inclined block 72. It is understood. of course. that when the block 64. is to be moved toward the block 72, there will be no need for operating the finger clip 71 as the tooth (39 will slide over the ratchet 65. The tray as shown in Fi 5 is not provided with partitions such as are shown at 59 in Fig. 3 and the reason for this is that the modified form of container is to be used with larger sizc d i-ks, while the preferred form as seen in Fig. 3 is to be used with smaller sized disks in so far as this description goes. Apertures i3. 43. 43* and 43*, may be provided for the accommodation of a locking rod. These openings are made in blocks 57 and in the frontof the tray.

In Fig. (5 I have shownthe form of partition card designed for use in the tray shown in perspective in Fig. 1 adapted to contain records of one size only. The partition card itself 55 may be cut from wood. thin metal or card. of thequality known as manila tag board. and having its upper corners rounded as at 54. To give ready access to records, the top is centrally notched at T3 and may also be similarly notched centrally on the bottom edge as at 77. To space the partition cards properly. pads 74. cut from material of approximately the same thickness as the records to be filed. are secured by glue or other suitable means at the two lower corners of the card To effect the indexing. the titles of the records may be printed or written on the upper corners at T5 of the appropriate partition. The orifice 76 through the right-hand pad is for a conventional locking rod which, however. may be omitted without seriously interfering with the use of the apparatus. It wiil be noted that the adjacent ends of the pads H are spaced to leave an opening 77 through which the disk may extend. The opening 77 is so positioned as to allow the disk when extended to contact with the cushion (31 and the corrugations formed on the cushion. 61 will serve to space the disks and prevent sliding of the same longitudinally with respect to the container.

Fig. 7 shows a modified form of the in vent-ion wherein the partition and pads are notched as at T8 for use within a tray with sliding block and ratchets as shown in Figs. i and 5 otherwise 67 is identical with partition 55 in Fig. 6 having pads 83, title spaces 85 and locking rod orifice 76 similar and for the same purposes. as the spaces and rod orifices already described.

As the tray, Figs. 4 and 5. for descriptive purposes arranged to receive records of several sizes some special forms of partitions and devices adapted to support the records of lesser diameter and maintain them in alinement are shown in Figs. 8 and 9 of the same type as shown in Figs. 7. but they would be made with full lower corners as 35 in Fig. (3 for use in the preferred tray shown in Figs. 2 and 3.

In Fig. 8 is shown the modification of the partition card of Fig. '7 necessary to adapt it to receive and index a record of lesser diameter. The card T9 is identical in form as 6T shown in Fig. 7 having the round corners. central notch and title indications on its upper edge and the notched lower corners the only omission being the central notch on the lower edge as not needed. 4 The pad 81 to receive the record is of the same thickness as the pads in Fig. T. but extends entirely across the bottom of T9 and has an arcuate excision on its upper edge the lowest point of which is at such a distance from the lower edge of the pad that a superimposed record will have its upper edge in alinement with larger records in connection with partitions of the type in Fig. 7. To maintain a contained record in its proper relation to the partition T9 a tough paper face 80 is secured by glue or other means across the entire pad 81 and its arcuate excision. and to prevent tearing at the ends of the opening between T9 and S0 reinforcements of textile fabric 312 are inserted between the folded upper edge of face cover so. the ends of which extend backward and under the. upper ends of pad 81 where they are still further secured by wire staples Si or other means that also pass through and secure card 79. pad 81 and face 80 together.- A similar staple S4 is also placed below the bottom of the arcuate excision. There may also be an orifice similar to To for the pastwo sizes of records would be fitted with an.

assorted complement of partitions, see Figs. 7 and 8 and the changes due to size would be as convenient to arrange as for titles.

To adapt a partition for a large record to -use with a small record a supplementarv device shown in Fig. 9 is provided which is an adaptation of the device for very similar purposes shown in my application forfiling envelops bearing Serial Number 799,052 which hasa pad 88 of proper thickness to represent a small record the bottom edge of which is. cut on the same curve as the circumferenceofa large record, the sides parallel and of'the same width as a partition and provided on top edge with an arcuate excision suited to receive a small record. On

. the back of the pad is secured a tough paper cover 86 followin, its contour on sides and bottom but extending above, but not enough to cover the titles and top notch of a partition to which it is applied. A similar tough paper 87 is secured to the face of the pad that has its upper edge folded down with textile reinforcements 82 within and further secured by staples or equivalents 84 exactly like face cover 80 in Fig. 8 but in addition the upper corners of face cover 87 areturned over the upper ends of pad 88 and secured behind as at 89 with glue or other suitable means.

I claim:

1. A container for filed matter comprising a box structure having sides and ends, and a corrugated strip of cushioning material held centrally with respect to the bottom of the container, the sides of the container adapted to hold the filed matter so that the lowest portion thereof will engage the cushioning member.

2. A containerfor filed matter comprisQ ing a box structure having ends and sides,

roughened, the plates adapted to hold the filed matter in such position that the lowest portion thereof will engage the cushioning member.

3. A device for holding disk records comprising a partition strip, padding strips secured to one side thereof adjacent the bot-.

tom thereof, the upper surfaces of the padding strips being arcuate to conform to the shape of a,disk record, a space being defined between adjacent portions of the padding strips through which the bottom of the disk record may extend to engage the bottom of a suitable container.

l. A device for holding disk records comprising a partition strip, padding strips located adjacent the bottom thereof and having the upper edges arcuate, adjacent por tions of the padding strips being spaced to define an opening, a container for carrying a record having the bottom thereof arcuate and adapted, to conform to the arcuate edges of the padding strips, the bottom of the container adapted to extend into the opening to engage the bottom of a suitable container, said first mentioned container adapted to receive a disk record. i j

5. A device for holding disk records comprising a partition strip, padding strips located adjacent to the bottom of the partition strip and spaced apart to form an opening therebetween, the upper edges of the padding strips being of concave formation for receiving the rounded portion of a disk record, and means for securing the padding strips to the partition strip.

6. A device for holding disk records com prising a partition strip and carrying an indeX device, padding strips located adjacent to the bottom of the partition strip, said padding strips having their upper edges concave in formation for the purpose of receiving the rounded portion of a disk, and an envelop for carrying a disk record adapted for insertion into said holding device.-

7 A device for holding disk records comprising a partition strip, a padding strip secured to one side thereof, the upper edge of the padding strip being concave, a sheet extending across the padding-strip on the side opposite the partition strip, and reinforcing devices connecting the said sheet with the upper portions of the padding strip.

8. A device for holding disk records comprising a partition strip, padding material located adjacent to the bottom thereof and having its upper edge concave in formation, an envelop for carrying a record and having a portion of its edge convez': in formation, said envelop being adapted to receive a disk record and to be received by the concave portion of the padding material.

In testimony whereof I aflix my signature.


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U.S. Classification206/309, 229/67.1, 211/40
Cooperative ClassificationB65D85/544, G11B33/0422