Improvement in spool-thread cases
US 129688 A
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LEONARD o. SMITH, or PHILADELPHIA, PENNSYLVANIA.
IMPROVEMENT IN sPooL-THREAD cAsEs.
specindatioii forming pm of Letters Patent No. 129,658, dated July 23, 1612.
4Specilication describing" a Sectional Spool- Thread Cabinet, invented Aby LEONARD O. SMITH, of the cityof Philadelphia and State of Pennsylvania.
My invention consists of *.a cabinet for the display of spool-threads or other articles of merchandise, constructed so that one or more sections may be added any time for the purpose of adapting the capacity of the cabinet to the variety of goods to be exhibited, as hereinafter described.
Figure l is an isometrical view of the improved cabinet with the lower drawer B only in its place. Fig. 2, Sheet 2, is a like view of one of the sections C. Fig. 3 is-a view of the section in a reversed position.
Like letters in all the iigures indicate the same parts. r
A is the bottom of the cabinet, and Al the top, between which there are any number of sections, C, which are removable from each other, as hereinafter described. Each section is provided with one or more drawers, B.V The' bottom A and the top A( are either permanently connected with the contiguous sections or removable therefrom. By this means the cabinet may at any time be enlarged, as the capital of its owner permits, or to meet any t desirable increase in the color or style of goods. `The sections are constructed with outer rabbets bb at the bottom edges of their sides,
' and the inner rabbets 4b b at their upper edges, y
which match together. The back of each seotion has a groove, c, in the bottom edge, and a corresponding tongue, d, on its upper edge. The upper rabbets b are provided with dowels or steady-pins e, which enter corresponding holes e in the lower side of the section above them. The top Al has grooves ff, which connect with any of the tongues g g on the top of the sections. The. bottom A is made to conform to the bottom of either section, so
that either section may be connected therewith or any additional section inserted at the bottom of the cabinet instead of at the top, or any intermediate point, if desired. By the use ofthe rabbets, dowels, tongues, and grooves the sections are brought accurately together, so as to prevent lateral slipping. The sections are held together in front by means of the hat plates DD and the hook-plates D D', represented in Figs. 2 and 3.' They'are held together at back by means of the spring-catch E,
fastened by screws to the inside of the'back F of one section, and the slotted plate G of the contiguous section above it. The fastenings on the bottom of each section are so made as to connect with the 'asteningsv on the top of every other section.
When it is desired to remove one ofthe sections a disconnection is eifected by means of a wire key, it being placed in the hole in p the back F of the section beneath the one to be removed and pressed against the springcatch E so as to unhook it from the plate Gr, admitting of the section to be removed being drawn back and unhooked in front, after the section has been raised in the rear, to disconnect the groove c from thetongue d.
I do not confine myself to the precise mode of connecting the sections, nor of fastening them together.
lI claim as my invention- A cabinet for the display of spool-threads or other articles of merchandise constructed in sections, so as to admit of the insertion of additional sections, substantially as described.
LEONARD O.. SMITH.
Witnesses THOMAS J BEWLEY, STEPHEN Usriok.