US 1288681 A
Description (OCR text may contain errors)
s.y H. RICE.
CABINET AND RECORD APPLIANCE.
APPLICATION FILED JUNE l5, 1911..
' Patented Dec. 24, 1918.
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APPLICATION FlLED JUN l5, 1911.
Patented Dee. 24, 1918.
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CABINET AND RECORD APPLIANCE.
Patented Dec. 24, 1918.
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fa a /7 /7 j SAMUEL H. FJ'LCE, 0l SAN FRANESC, CALIEJENEA, .tSSGNOR T0 KALAMAZOO LOGSE LEAF BXNDER G0., OF KALAMAZOO, MICHEGAN.
CABNET AND RECRD APFLANCE.
Application filed Y une 15,
To all wiwi/t t may concern Be 1t known that f, SAMUEL H. RICE, a
citizen of the United States, residing at San Francisco, California, have invented certain 5 new and useful Improvements in Cabinets and Record Appliances, of which the following is a specification. 4
This invention relates to improvements in cabinets and record appliances.
My improvements relate particularly-to means for filing and handling record sheets and loose leaf binde-rs therefor, although the same may be readily adapted for handling bound record books.
rFhe main objects of this inventionare:
First, to provide an improved cabinet for record books in which several record books may be manipulated and all are conveniently and readily accessible and at the same time provide a structure which is quite compact and simple.
Second, to provide an improved appliance for the handling of loose leaf binders and the sheets thereof which greatly facilitates their manipulation.
Third, to provide an appliance having these advantages which is simple and eco nomical and very convenient to use.
Further objects, and objects structural details, will definitely appear from the detailed description to follow.
l accomplish the objects of my invention by the devices and means described in the following specification. fFhe invention is clearly defined and pointed out in the claims.
A structure which is a preferred embodiment of my invention is clearly illustrated in the accompanying drawing, forming a part of this specification, in which: 4o Figu is a detail perspective view of a re l structure embodying the features of my 1nvention with the cover opened, two of the binder holders being shown in their elevated and open position with binders therein, the
third holder being shown in its elevated position without a binder therein, parts of the cabinet being broken away to show struc tural details.
Fig. H is an enlarged detail transverse 5o section on a line corresponding to the broken line 2-2 of Fig. l.
Fig. Hl is a perspective view of one of the holder members in its Fig. llV is a collapsed position.
detail perspective view of one Specification of Letters Patent.
relating to A Patented Dec. 24:, 1918.
1917. Serial No. ll.
of the holders showing structural details thereof, the supplementary or center member being shown in disengaged position by dotted lines.
Fig. V is an end view of one of my improved holders in collapsed position with the binder therein, the adaptability to binde-rs of dierent sizes being indicated by dotted lines.
Fig. Vl is a perspective view of a slightly modified form of my improved holder in its extended position.
. ln the drawings, similar' reference characters refer to similar parts throughout the several views and the sectional views are taken looking in che direction of the little arrows at the ends of the section lines.
Referring to the drawings, illustrated comprises a frame consisting of top and bottom longitudinal rails l and 2, end cross pieces 3, and suitable wall panels l. rFha top rails have grooves 5 in their'inner edges adapted to receive the exible roll top 6. rEhe details of this roll top are not illustrated as suitable roll or flexible tops are. known.
In the structure iilustrated, the corner posts 7 are extended to provide legs 8. provide a plurality of holders which in the structure illustrated comprise the rectangular frame-like bases 9 and a pair of holder members designated generally by the numerals 10 and ill. These holder members are pivoted at i2 to the end members of the base. The holder members comprise sides i3 and le and ends l5 and 16 secured thereto so that the members may be tilted or ad.4 justed to an provide a pair of supports, receive a binder member, as illustrated in Fig. li. YFhe end members are of such width that they may be collapsed, as shown to permit the holder being adjusted to an upright position to support the binder in closed position.
rlie end members are provided with slots *i7 adapted to receive the binder strips of a bi-v der such as shown in the patent to Wigon, No. ,l784,458, March 7, 1916, the cture illustrated beinoE particularly ,Lied for use with loose s ieet binders of thi type. Tt is, however, readil and desirable for use with various other types of binders.
adapted the cabinet convenient position I provide a removable center or supplemental member 18, A-shaped to coact with the end members, filling the gap between the same when they are adjusted to their extended position. This holder illustrated is the same as that illlustrated and made the subject matter of the claims of my copendmg application Serial N o. 174,919, led June 15, 1917, and, therefore, is not described in further detail herein.
In the embodiment shown in Figs. V and VI, the center member 18, is adapted to over lap the end member 15 instead of end abutting the same, as shown in Fig. IV. rI`his is also described in detail in my said copending application and I do not, therefore, describe the same in further detail herein.
. The cabinet, is provided with a plurality of opposed vertical Ways 20 adapted to guide the carrier bars 21 of the holders, the holders being provided with spaced plates 22 embracing these bars. rI`hese carriers are suspended by cables 23 Which are the ends of the carrier bars and passed over guide pulleys 24 arranged between the spaced longitudinal members 25, see Fig. III. Counterweights 26 are secured to the opposite ends of these cables, the counterweights being in the form of bars having a plurality of removable plates 27 so that the counter- Weight may be adjusted to approximately the load in the holder.
With the parts thus arranged, the binders with their sheets may be arranged in the holders, the holders closed or collapsed and lowered into the cabinet. vWhen access is desired to any binder, the same is raised, and
the holder opened and the binder extended and adjusted thereinas shown in Fig. I, in
which position'the sheets are readily accessile and convenient for manipulation.
The supplemental end members 18 arepreferably provided with ides 28 for sheets so that they may be'o set to indicate selected groups.
To facilitate the use of the appliances, I
provide a table 29 adapted to receive a type'- Writer or accounting machine. rIhis table is mounted upon a track 30 on the side of the cabinet so that it may be moved alon to a relative to the particular binder in use. `With this equipment, a large number of accountin sheets may be conveniently handled and are all readily accessible and further, the structure is quite. compact and when closed the records are edectively protected.
he cabinet may be formed of metal or other material, as desired, for protection.
have not attempted to illustrate or describe various modifications and adaptations which I'contemplate and which might be de sired in adaptin my improvements .to various uses for which it will be found advantageous, as I believe the disclosure made will secured to enable those skilled in the art to which my invention relates to embody or adapt the same as may be desired.
Having thus described my invention, what I claim as new and desire to secure by Letters Patent is:
1. In a structure of the class described, the combination of a cabinet open at the top and provided with a plurality of pairs of opposed vertical carrier guide Ways, andl a rolltop, holders each comprising apair of members mounted for adjustment to provide a pair of supports each adapted to receive a binder member with sheets resting thereon or to be collapsed to support a closed binder in upright position, bar-like carriers on which said holders aremounted disposed in said ways, and suspending' cables for said carriers provided with adjustable counterweights whereby said holders may b'e collapsed and lowered with binders therein into said cabi` net or elevated through the top thereof and extended, for the purpose specified.
2. In a structure of the class described, the combination of a cabinet provided with a plurality of pairs of opposed vertical carrier guide ways, holders each comprising a pair of members mounted for adjustment to provide a pair of supports each adapted to receive a binder member with sheets'resting thereon or to be collapsed to support a closed binder in upright position,-barlike carriers on which said holders are mounted disposed in said ways, and suspending cables for said carriers provided with adjustable counterweights whereby said holders may be collapsed and lowered with binders therein into said cabinet or elevated and extended, for the purpose specified.
3. In a structure of the class described, the combination of" a cabinet provided with vertical guide ways,
a pair of members mounted for-adjustment to provide a pair of supports each adapted to receive a binder member with sheets resting thereon or -to be collapsed to support a closed binder, carriers posed in said ways, and suspending cables for said carriers provided with counterweights whereby said holders may be collapsed and lowered with binders therein into said cabinet or elevated and extended, for the purpose-specified.
4. In a structure of the class described, the
kcombination of an open topped cabinet profor said holders dis-V pair o" members adjust,-4
holders each comprising 5. Iu a structure of the class described, the combination of a cabinet provided with a vertical guide Way, a holder comprising a pair of members mounted for adjustment to provide a pair of supports each adapted to receive a binder member with sheets resting thereon or to be collapsed to support a closed binder,` a carrier for said holder disposed in said way, and suspending cables for said cai rier provided with adjustable counterweights whereby said holder may be collapsed and lowered with a binder therein into said cabinet or elevated through the top tzhereof and extended, for the purpose speci- 6. In a structure of the class described, the
combination of a cabinet open at the top, and provided With a plurality of vertical guide' ways, a holder adapted to be extended to support a book in an open position or collapsed to support the book in a closed position, carriers on which said lholders are mounted disposed in said ways, and suspending cables for said carriers provided with counterweights whereby said holders with books therein may be collapsed and lowered into said cabinetl or elevated through the top thereor1 and extended, for the purpose specified. i
7. In a structure of Vthe class described, the combination of a frame, a binder holder comprising side and end members pivotally mounted for adjustment to provide a pair of V-shaped supports each adapted to re ceive a binder member with sheets resting thereon or to be swung to a collapsed position with the side members engaging the sides of a blnder restmg upon the end members, a removable -shaped supplemental member, and means whereby said holderceive a binder member with sheets resting thereon or to be swung to a collapsed position with the side members engaging the' sides'of a binder resting upon the end members, and means whereby said lholder may be retracted into the said frame when collapsed or projected to operative position.
9. In a structure of the classV described, the combination of a frame, a holder adapted to be elevated in said fra-me and extended into operative position or collapsed and lowered, and an adjustable counterbalance therefor, al1 coacting for the purpose specified.
' 10. In a structure of the class described, the combination of a frame, and a series of holders disposed side by side, said holders being adapted to be elevated through the top of the frame and extended to support a book in open position or collapsed and lowered to support a book in closed osition, the holders being arranged to over ap adjacent lower holders when extended.
In witness whereof, I have hereunto set my hand and seal in the presence of two witnesses.
, S l 'tf El EL H. RICE. [L s.] Witnesses:
H. L. GUNZBURGER, M. F. Rmx.