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Publication numberUS1283901 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateNov 5, 1918
Filing dateApr 4, 1917
Priority dateApr 4, 1917
Publication numberUS 1283901 A, US 1283901A, US-A-1283901, US1283901 A, US1283901A
InventorsEmil Edward Rettig
Original AssigneeEmil Edward Rettig
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Filing device.
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Description  (OCR text may contain errors)




2 SHEETS-SIIIEE I FILING DEVICE. `,wPucmcm nanna. i911.

Patented Nov. 5, 1918.





Speclcatlon of Letters Patent.

Patented Nov.. 5, 1918..

Application led April 4, 1917. i Serial No. 159,630.

To all whom t may concern.'

Be it known that I, FMIL E. Barrio, a citizen of the United States, and a resident of Sacramento, in the county of Sacramento and State of California, have inventeda new and Improved FilingDevice, of which thefollowing is a full, clear, and exact description.

My invention relates to filing devices in the form of a spindle or rod on which letters, bills, accounts, cards of card systems, or indexes, or like articles may be placed.,

The prime object of the invention is to provide a filing device of the indicated character in which relatively `movable sections are arranged ina novel manner to permit ready access to and removal of any particuy lar letter or the like without tearing.


The invention will be particularly" explained in the specific description following.

lfiference is to be had tothe accompany ing.,' 'drawings forming a part of this speciiication in which similar reference characters indicate corresponding parts in all the views.

Figure 1 is a sectional side elevation of a filing device embodying my invention;

Fig. 2 is an enlarged Vertical-section of a portion of said device; v

Fig. 3 is a side elevation given to illustrate one manner of dividing the filed letters, cards, or the like, into two general groups and separately supporting the same, whereby to make a removalor insertion of a particular filed article; y

Fig. 4 is a sectional side elevation showing a slightly modified form of the lower end of a rod section;

Fig. .5 is a'sectional sideelevation illustrating another form of the invention;

Fig. 5a is an enlarged vertical section of the upper portion of the device shown in Fi 5 Fig. 6 is a sectional side elevation of a liling device of the general form shown 1n Fi s. 5 and 5, but somewhat modified; y

ig. 7 is a perspective view of the filing device in arched form;

Fig. 8 is a fragmentary view partly in section showing a portion of the ling device illustrated in Fig. .7.

Referring more particularly to Fi s. 1, 2 and 3, the filing device is generally o spindle-like form. and includesa rod section 10 removably tting within a hollow standard 11, the standard having a base 12 which may alone be relied upon for base support, or it may be secured by screws 18 or the "like to any suitable supplemental base or support 1 4. ln any case the base support has a `vertical hole in register with the hollow stand ard 11 through which the lower end of the rod section 10 extends to the under side of the base structure. In Fig. l a slot 15 entends laterally and downwardly in the rod section 10 to removably receive a retaining ring 16.

The rod section 10 extends above the tubular standard 11 and is shouldered* to support a sleeve 17 into whichthe upper end of the rod section extends. A. pointed terminal rod section 18 has telescoping connection with the upper end of the sleeve 17. A

` resilient connection is establishedbetween the rod sections 10 andV 18 through the medium of an elastic band v19 which is deand a similar sleeve section 241 at the lower separately supported in either one of twof ways that may be preferred, the construction permitting of either being utilized. Thus, a transverse pin hole 22 is formed in the rod section 10 in the reduced portion thereof, which is received within the lower end of the sleeve 17. A similar transverse pin hole 23 is formed in the reduced lower end of the terminal section 18. `Referring lo 'i to Fig. 3 it will be seen that the terminal sectiony 18 has been withdrawn from the sleeve 1"( and swun with the sleeve section 24 to a position at right angles to said sleeve 17, the elastic connection 19 serving to hold said terminal section in transverse position. llt will be seen that the slot is uppermost so that the elastic strand 19 will not become detached. Any particular number of letters, checks, cards or the like on the ling device may now be raised and passed onto the sleeve 17T, after which the user will dispose the terminal section 18 and the rod section 10 at right angles to the sleeve 17 so that the letters, cards, etc., will be held on said iet iro

sleeve between the said rod section and terminal section, it being understood that the sleeve section 24 swings with the terminal section 18 and that the lower sleeve section 24a will swing with the sleeve 17 or relatively swing by the swinging ot the rod section 10 at right angles. The accidental displacement of the letters, etc., on the sleeve 17 having been thus guarded against, the section 10 may be withdrawn from standard 11, and the upper letter or the like remaining on thestandard may now be removed oranother one placed on said standard and the rod section 10 replaced therein, whereupon the sleeve 17 and the terminal section 18 may be restored to their original positions.

As an alternative means to group the letters or the like and sustain the upper group, the section 18 may be slightly raised and a pin passed transversely through the upper pin hole 23. The tension of the elastic strand 19 will then exert pressure on the pin to prevent it from displacement and hold its ends projecting beyond the sleeve. The sleeve 17 may be raised on the rod lsection 10 after the letters have been passed upward thereon and a second pin passed through the hole 22 to sustain the letters in position. By using the pins it becomes unnecessary to swing the rod section 10 and the terminal 18 at right angles. The terminal section 18 is pointed for an obvious purpose and the transverse hole 25 is formed therein near the point, through which a string may be inserted, so that the contents of standard l1 may be pulled up on the string for Stringing and tying the same.

In Fig. 4 the parts are the same as described eXcept that the rod section 10a does not extend through the base 14a but terminates at the lower end of the standard 11.

In the form shown in Fig. 5 pins 26, 27 are employed and adapted to be passed through transverse pin holes 28, 29 in the terminal section 18a and iii the rod section 10", which extends materially above the sleeve 1111 and directly receives the said terminal section, the latter being formed with a tubular lower end 18b receiving the reduced upper end 18 of the section 10". To exert resilient pressure against the pins 26, 27 to prevent their accidental displacement, rubber blocks 30, 31 are employed, the block 30 being received in the tubular end 18b of terminal 18. Steel balls 32 are employed with the blocks 30, 31 to take the wear and receive directl contact of the pins, whereby not to damage the rubber blocks. Also, a steel ball 33 may be interposed between the block 30 and the reduced end 13c of the rod section 10". The block 31 is received in a transverse slot 34 of the section 10b and in order to atiord access to the slot of the block tor renewal ot the latter, a separate sleeve .extend through said sleeve and through the standard 11, that its slot 15 may receive a retaining ring 16. |The string liole`25, pin

holes 28a, 29 for pins 26, 27, are used as well as rubber blocks 30, 31, and metal balls 32 in the transverse slots of the rod, similarly to the construction shown in Fig. 5.

In the form shown in Figs. 7 and 8, an arched tiling rod is provided, the construction including an oblong board or supporting block to which the bases 12a of standards 11b are suitably secured, said standards receiving the upright ends 10 of the tiling rod, said tiling rod including a central removable section 18g. The filing device in Figs. 7 and 8 is formed to receive pins 26, 27u for grouping the letters or the like on the standards 11b and on the section 18g. The pins when inserted are held against displacement by rubber blocks 31n and balls 32, the blocks being received in slots 34 in the reduced ends 18 of the section 18g, which are received in the tubular ends 18l of the relatively fixed oppositely disposed terminals of standards 10d.

The standards 11b and the ends 10d are resilient to permit the same to be sprung apart suiicient-ly for the removal from either end 10c1 of the intermediate section 18S after withdrawing either pin 26a or 27*l so that the said section 18S and one rod section 10d may be swung lateraly through an angle. The idea of swinging the section 18g with one or other of the ends 10d is to permit the removal, insertion, etc., of cards, letters, or the like. With this form of the invention, also, writing may be done upon either side of a card on the device without the removal of said card, that is to say, by withdrawing the pin 2G, for example, all cards at the ri glit thereof may now be passed laterally to the left and downward on the sleeve 11", the particular card desired being thus at the top, to write upon that side of the card which is now uppermost. Or, if a particular card is to be written on the opposite side, the cards may be passed onto the right hand sleeve 111 of Fig. 7 by withdrawal of the pin 27 u, assuming the card desired was at the right of the pin 26a.

I wisli to state in conclusion that although the illustrated examples constitute practical means for carrying out my invention, I do not limit myself strictly to the details herein illustrated since manifestly the same can be varied without departure from tlie spirit ot :inea

tlie invention as defined claims..

.Having thus described my invention li claim as new, and desire to secure by Letters lllatent:

l. i filing device of the class described including relatively movable rod sections, one ot which is formed with a transverse pin hole Wliereby ,to permit insertion of a pin therethrough to bear against the adjacent member, and resilient pressure means acting to cause pressure against the pin.

2. A nling device of tlie class described, including a tiling rod having transverse pin in tlie appended lioles therein, and spring-pressed means in rod at tlie pin holes to exert yielding?,I



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US4792253 *Aug 31, 1987Dec 20, 1988Jacobson Ralph SBinder ring having slip-on folio stops
U.S. Classification402/20, 402/62, 402/7, 99/419, 211/57.1
Cooperative ClassificationB42F3/04