US 1240402 A
Description (OCR text may contain errors)
C. W. ALMON.
APPLICATION man APR. 17, 1915 Patented Sept. 18, 191? CABINET.
Specification of Letters Patent.
Patented Sept. is, raw.
Application flledApril 1'7, 1916. Serial No. 91,572,
To aZZ whom it may concern: Y
- Be it known that 1, CHARLES W. ALMoN, a citizen of the United States, and residing at Youngstown, in the county of Mahoning and State of Ohio, have invented a new and Improved Cabinet, of which the following is a specification.
This invention relates to means for storing sound records and other disks, and its object is to provide means for. projecting groups of these records forwardly beyond the others so that they can be easily grasped and removed.
This invention consists of. a ease for holding the records vertically parallel to each other and so closely together that the removal of any desired record is diflicult, and a manually operable device which projects thedisks of a predetermined numerical sequence forward beyond the others so that any one of those thus projected can be easily removed from the case.
This invention further consists of the details of construction illustrated in the accompanying drawing and particularly pointed out in the claims.
In the drawing, Figure 1 is a rear view of the cabinet. Fig. 2 is a longitudinal vertical section of the cabinet. Fig. 3 is a horizontal section of the cabinet just below the, upper guide. Fig. 4: is a perspective of the projecting device.
Similar reference characters refer to like" parts throughout theseveral views.
The cabinet shown has the sides 1 and 2,
the top guide 3, the bottom guide 4, and the partitions 5, whose number will depend upon the number of disks to be StOI'Gdu The bottom and top guides are preferably formed to slope down toward the rear 1n order that the disks 7 will roll back into the cabinet and not out of it. The top and bottom guides may be formed with grooves 6 to guide the disks although both partitions and grooves may not be necessary at the sanie time.
Extending across the back of the disks between the sides 1 and 2 and having pintles 8 revoluble in these sides, is a bar 9 having fingers 10 and 11 in .two longitudinal rows, the fingers of the two rows alternating along the bar. Whilethe planes of the two rows are preferably at right angles to each other, this is not necessary and may be modified as desired. The ringers are spaced along the bar to correspond to the spacing of the disks in the cabinet and the bar is preferably so placed that when a disk rests against the body of the bar, it is entirely back of the front edges of the adjacent partitions, but when the bar is so turned that when the finger immediately in the rear of the disk projects horizontally forward, the disk incontact therewith will be forced. forwardly out of the case so that it can readily be grasped between the thumb and a finger.
It will be understood that each alternate disk in the cabinet (when the cabinet is full) will thus be forced forward, the other disks remaining in position. The space between these projected disks will be ample to permit any desired disk to be grasped to be removed, even when the disks are placed very close together in the cabinet, something that very diflicult, if not impossible, when all the disks are coaxial in the cabinet at all times.
To turn the bar 9 and to swing the fingers 10 and 11 up and down, a crank arm 13 may be secured to the bar 9 and be provided with a pivot 14 at its outer end. A link 15, guided atl6 at the front of the cabinet in any desired manner, connects at its rear end to this pin 14, and has its front end extending from the front of the case in the form of a handle 17. 'Pushing this link in and out will therefore cause alternate disks to be projected forward or be permitted to roll back into the case, the mechanism being very simple and efiicient. In addition to the guide 16, the link 15 may be formed with a slot 18, through which, a screw 19, carried by the block 20 on the side 2, may extend to guide the front end of the link.
The preferred form of the fingers 10 and 11 is shown in Fig. 4. The tops of\ these fingers are notched so as to prevent the disks from slipping sidewise, while the spaces between the fingers taper and thus insure perfect alinement of the disks at all times. Each space is in transverse alinement with the notch in the finger at right angles to the bar at that space, and the disks will at times be in both a space and a notch. Because of this alinement of notches and spaces, the rear portions of the disks will always be in alinement with the grooves 6 and all possibility of breaking the disks because of a disk slipping laterally from the end of a finger and then being engaged by the side of a finger is avoided.
' jections of one row being spaced to engage vertical partitions therein between which Many changes may be made in the details of the cabinet and the projecting mechanism Without departing from the spirit of my invention as set forth in the followin claims.
claim:- r 1. In a cabinet for disk sound records, the combination of the exterior case and the records may be placed on edge, a bar extending across the rear end of the case and hav ng a series of fin ers projecting at right angles therefrom, a ternate fingers rows of projections so spaced that the turning of the bar will project the disks for- Wardly from the case in predetermined groups.
4. In a cabinet for .disks,.the combination of the sides, a top and a bottom guide, the bottom guide sloping down 'rearwardly to cause the disks to'roll back into the case, a bar revolubl mounted in th'e'case at the rear of the dis s and provided with rows of projections so spaced that the turning of the bar will project the disks forwardly I from the case in predetermined groups, a
being at-substantially :right angles to each\ crank connected to said bar, anda link exother and so spaced as to engage alternate records, and means to turn the bar back and forth so that the fingers may press forward the alternate records alternately.
2 In a cabinet for disk sound records, the
combination of the sides, a topand a bottom guide, said top and bottom guides being formed with grooves to receive the edges of disks, a bar extending across the cabinet at the rear of said records and having two longitudinal rows of pro ections, the proalternate records While the projections of the other row arespaced to engage the ,re-
,mainder of the records, and means to turn said bar back and forth to project alternate records forwardly.
3. In a cabinet for disks, the combination of the sides, a top and a bottom guide; the bottom guide sloping down rearwardly to causethe disks to rollback into the case, and a bar revolubly mounted in the case at the rear of the disks and provided with v tending from said crank out of the front of the cabinet and movable longitudinally back and forth to rock said bar and the projections thereon. v
5. In a cabinet for disks, the combination of a case formed with vertical partitions between which the disks may be inserted and a movable member at the rear end of 'the cabinet for projecting the disks forwardly i'n predetermined groups.
6.-A cabinet for disks provided with a bottom on which the disks are supported v on edge-and which slopes down rearwardly to cause the disks to roll back into the case, and aprojecting member pivotally mounted in the case'back of the disks and provided with rows of projecting fingers so spaced that each disk willbe engaged by a finger when the projecting member is turned, said fin ers having notches intheir outer ends and the spaces between adjacent fingers in the same row tapering inwardly.
. CHARLES W. ALMON.