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Publication numberUS1219785 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateMar 20, 1917
Filing dateJan 12, 1915
Priority dateJan 12, 1915
Publication numberUS 1219785 A, US 1219785A, US-A-1219785, US1219785 A, US1219785A
InventorsFrank Soley, Edwin Stackhouse
Original AssigneeMiller Lock Co
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
US 1219785 A
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Patented Mar. 20, 1917.

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Specification of Letters Patent.

Patented ltiar. 20, 191'?.

Application filed January 12, 1915. Serial No. 1,785.

To all whom t may concern:

Be it known that we, FRANK Sonny and EDWIN S'raoiirioiisn, citizens of the lUnited States, and resident-s of Philadelphia, county of lhiladelphia, State of Pennsylvania, have invented certain Improvements in Racks, of which the following is a specification.

One object` of this invention is to improve the construction of ,racks for holding shoes and like articles. These racks are used in factories during the process of manufacture so that the shoes, as they are finished in one department, can `be transferred to another department and can be separated and held in proper position in order that they may be easily handled without the liability of the shoes being rubbed or otherwise scarred in the transfer.

` A further object of the invention is to make the racks of metallic angle shapes and plates sc that theywill be substantial yet light in weight.

Heretofore, it has been common practice to use wooden racks, but the undesirability of wooden racks resides in the fact that they are cumbersome, as well `as inflammable. Thousands of the-se racks are used in shoe factories, therefore it is not ,only desirable, but imperative, that they he lighty in weight and as nearly fire proof as it is possible to make them.

In the accompanying drawings:

Figure 1 is a view in front elevation, illustrating this improved shoe rack;

Fig. 2 is an end view;

Fig. 3 is a sectional plan View on the line a-a, Fig. 1;

Fig. 4 is a vertical sectional view on the line 6 7), Fig. 1;

Fig. 5 is an enlarged transverse sectional view through one of the shelves of the rack;

Fig. is a detached perspective view illusti-ating one of the bottoni plates and a division plate located on one of the longitudinal bars;

Fig. 7 is an enlarged longitudinal sectional view on the line c-c, Fig. 5;

Fig. S is anenlarged sectional perspective view of one of the lower corners of the rack;

Fig. 9 is a plan view of one of theposts;

Fig. 10 is a perspective View of one of the posts;

Fig. 11 .is a perspective view of a card holder at one end of the rack; and

Fig. 12 is a perspective View of a card holder at the opposite end of the rack.

Referring to the drawings, 1, l are the corner posts of the rack spaced a given distance apart and made of merchant angle bars. 2, 2 are angle bars located at the bottom of the rack and extending from one end thereof to the other. 3, 3 are short angle bars at Veach end of the rack forming, with the side bars, a quadrangular frame, as shown in Fig. 3. a, l are sockets made l either of cast or wrought metal to receive the ends of the three angle bars 1, 2 and 3, which also forni a hearing for the caster 5, which may be of any suitable type. 11a 11 are longitudinal bars extending from one end of the rack to the other and these are also made of merchant angle bars, as shown. 02 is a box located as shown by dotted lines, Fig. 1, in which are placed the shoe find ings. This `box rests on transverse angle'bars 8 extending from one side bar 2 to the other and this lower frame is braced by straps), as shown in Fig. 3. The frame vis also braced by diagonally arranged straps 10, as shown in Fig.` 1.

lfhe series of longitudinal bars 11, are spaced apart a slitlicient distance for the reception of shoes which are placed. upon trays carried by these bars..` l2, 12 are bars l0- l cated at each end of the frame, as shown in Fig. 13, 13 are ,diagonal'bracea which f stiften the ends of `the frame. The angle bars 11 have one Hange turned inward and the other tlanoe elevatedy and the sheet metal bottom` plate 14 rests on the bottom fianges of each set of bars and are prevented from nioi'iiig laterally Vby the vertical ffianges of the bars, as clearly shown in Figs. 5 and G.

In order to separate the slices on the trays, a series of ltransverse partitions is provided, each Aconsistingof a sheet metal plate 15, shaped as shown in Figs. 5 and, and hav- `ing a beadededge 17 in` which is a rod 1S "for stiffening the partition and the ends 19 of the rod extend through holes in the sheet metal bottom plate 14: and through the h0rizontal flange of the angle bar. The ends may be threaded to receive nuts, as shown in Fig. or they may be headed by riveting toretain the partition in position.

lilach partition plate 15 has a perforated lug 20 at the center which passes through an aperture in the plate la and through which passes a longitudinal rod 21, which acts as a locking means to secure the partition and also as a means for supporting the bottoni plates 111. These bottom plates are perforated at 2Q and the edges of the openings are turned down, as at so as to malte them round and to avoid any sharp corners. This not only lightens the frame, but allows any dust which may accumulate ou the bot* tom plate to pass through the openings. The bottom plates lil: are turned up at each end 24 so as to present a rounded end at each end of the rack and these upturned ends bear against the first partition, as clearly shown in Fig. 7.

The upper end of each corner post has a cast metal. cap 25 secured thereto by rivets, Figs. 9 and 10. This cap is preferably triangular in shape and has a raised central portion 26 in which is a hole for the reception of the wires Q7 and 28, shown in Figs. 11 and 12. When the wires are in place they are merely bent out to a straight line and this retains them in position. In the present instance, the wire 27 is located at one end of the rack and has two ends, one end of the wire being mounted in one cap and the other end being mounted in the other cap. The wire is coiled, as at 99, so as to form a clamp for the reception of a card, such as y. Fig. 2. At the opposite end of the rack, the wire is shaped Vas shown in Fig. 12, the end of which is mounted in one of the caps and the opposite end is coiled to form a card clamp as shown in Fig. fl. These card clamps are used to designate the size or style of the shoe, or the number of the operator, according to the rule enforced inl the factory where these racks are used.

From the above description, it will be seen that a rack of this character is both substantial and light and will hold a large number of shoes and has the additional advantage of being readily removed from one portion of the factory to another.

While the invention has been described as a shoe rack, it will be understood that it can be used for other purposes without departing from the essential features of the invention. if'

We claim:

1. rlhe combination in a rack, of corner posts made of angle bars; a series of tray Copies o.' this patent may be obtained supports extending Jfrom one end of the rack to the other and also made of angle bars with the lower flanges turned inward; bottomplates mounted on. the inturned flanges; and transverse vertical partition plates mounted above the bottom plates and secured thereto and to the frame.

. 2. The combination of a rack havingcorner posts; a series of horizontally arranged angle bars spaced aparJ and having their lower flanges turned inward; a bottom plate mounted on each tier of angle bars; transverse plates projecting vertically above each bottom plate and spaced apart, each partition plate having an upper beaded edge; a wire in the beaded edge, said wire extending through the bottom plate and the supporting flange at each side of the rack and forming a means for securing the parts together.

3. The combination of a rack having vertical posts; a series of spaced horizontally arranged angle bars with their lower flanges turned inward; a bottom plate resting on the bottom lflanges of each tier, the bottom plate being perforated and the edge of the perforation being turned down; and a series of vertically arranged partitions extending transversely of the rack above each bottom plate and means for uniting said angle bars, plates and partitions.

4l. "he combination in a racl, of corner posts; horizontal angle bars having inturned lower flanges; a bottom plate resting on the lower flanges and having the ends turned inward; and a series of vertical transverse partitions, the end partitions being arranged close to the inturned edges of the bottom plate.

5. lhe combination in a rack, of corner posts; two longitudinal angle bars having inturned lower flanges; a bottom plate mounted on the flanges; a series of trans 'verse partition plates; means for securing the said partition plates to the bottom plate and the flanges of the angle bars, the bottom plate being perforated at inter rals; partition platesl having perforated lugs eX- tending through the perforations in the bottom plate; and a longitudinal rod extending through the several perforations and under the bottom plate.

In testimony whereof, we have signed our Tlames to this specification, in the presence of two subscribing witnesses.



Witnesses WM. E. SHUPE, WM. A. BARR.

for five cents each, by addressing the Commissioner of IEatents` Washington, D. C.

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