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Publication numberUS1389984 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateSep 6, 1921
Filing dateJul 18, 1919
Priority dateJul 18, 1919
Publication numberUS 1389984 A, US 1389984A, US-A-1389984, US1389984 A, US1389984A
InventorsReed Evan L
Original AssigneeReed Evan L
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Rack for glass globes
US 1389984 A
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1,389,984. PatentedSept. 6, 1921.





1,389,984. Patentedsept. 6,1921.




Specification of Letters latent.

Application filed 1111718, 1819. Serial .No. 811,705.

To all whom it may concern:

. Be it known that I, EVAN L; Rm, a citizen of the .United States, residing at Sterling, in the county State of Illino-is ,-have ln'vented certain new and useful Im rovements in Racks for Glass Globes, of which the following is a specification.

My invention has reference to racks for glass globes, and has for its purpose to provide a simple and efficient su port for rece tacles of the kind mentione morespeciall for use in the home, for holdin teas, spices and similar kitchen articles. y the use thereof it is possible to have the contents of the jars always in sight, and in position to be readily reached, when it is desired to remove the contents of any of the jars. In one form it is also constructed so as to be reduced to a compact space for the purposes of shipment or storage. It is not limited to the domestic use referred to above, but can be 'utilized for the display and sale of pickles,

olives, preserves, candies, and other commod1t1es 1n a sales-room. By the use of said 4 device it is possible to arrange and group the various articles in an attractive manner, and so as to occupy a minimum of space.

The glass globes are also held in place conveniently for removing the same, when it is desired to replenish the contents thereof.

In the drawings: Figure 1 shows my invention in front elevation, in position when in use. Fig. 2 is a detail of one of the holders 9. Fig. 3 is a cross-section of the frame of my device with a part of the arms 9 broken away. Fig. 4 is a similar view, with some of the parts in a folded position. Fig. 5 shows a modified form of the device, in vertical cross-section.

Fig. 6 is a horizontal cross-section, showin one of the retaining frames of the modified form of the device.

My invention comprises a rectangular frame, formed of end-pieces 1, at top bar 2, and a lower bar 3, all rigidly united at their ends. Pivoted to the pieces 1 is a pair of arms 4, with the outer ends of which is connected a bar '5, preferably in an integral manner. Said arms and bar are supported in a horizontal position, when in use, by means of a air of braces 6, pivoted to the frame at their upper ends, and secured to the arms 4 b means of bolts 7. The frame is adapted or support against a wall by means of Whiteside and which is provided with a knob 12 for that purpose. When removed from the jar the top can be supported in one of a pair of upon Patented Sept. 6, 1921. a

spring clips 13, fixed to the bar 5. Said bar is also provided with several pairs of clips 14, slidable thereon,'the several pairs thereof being designed to hold labels 15 for indicating the character of the contents of the ars.

J The bars 5 pass beneath the globes at a point a little in front of the center of gravity of said globes, so that the tendency of the globe is to incline in a rearward direction, toward the bar 2. This obviates the danger of the globe accidentally tipping forwardly and slipping out of the arms'9, which might be caused by the weight of the jar and its contents. By using a simple form of bar for the support of the globes the amount of material required for that purpose is reduced to a minimum.

When it is desired to ship or store the frames the bolts 7 are removed and the braces 6 and arms 4 folded into approximate alinement with the main part of the frame, as shown in Fig. 4. A number ofthe frames can be nested, or packed tightly together.

The structure above described comprises one unit of my invention. Several of said units can be arranged in cabinet form, if desired, the sizes of the units and of the jars supported therein being varied, so as to provide for more bulky articles, or for those requiring less space. I

In Figs. 5 and 6 is shown another form of my invention, which is intended to be supported upon the floor of a room, instead of against the wall.- It comprises a base, formed of a pair of'cross-pieces 20, upon which is supported a pair of upri hts 21, united at their u r ends by 'a p ate 22, formin a shelf. rejecting inwardly from the uprights 21 are flanges 23, united at intervals by bars 24, each of which is adapted for the support of two or more of the glass globes 25, depending upon the length of such bars.

The globes 25 are held in place by means of cross-frames, having semi-circular portions 27, connected with the flanges 21 by means of end-pieces 28 and bolts 29 passing through the end-pieces and flanges, and provided with Wing-nuts on their threaded ends. The parts 27 are united by a bar 30, integral therewith, and are braced by means of a bar 31, connected with said parts at its ends. Bails 32, preferably formed of wire, are hung on the bar 30 by means of loops on the ends of said bails, the other ends thereof being also looped to receive the bolts 29, by Which means said bails can be held in closed positions. When thus closed the members 27 and bails 32 loosely embrace the necks of the globes 25, as indicated in broken lines at 33, and hold the same firmly from release. The contents of the globes can then be removed at will.

l/Vhen it is desired to remove the jars themselves, the wing-nuts on the bolts 29 are released, and the bails swung out of the wa 1 0 facilitate the movement of the device upon the floor, the cross-bars 20 are pro- 1 provided with pairs of arms 34, similar to the cli s 13, for supporting the covers of the glo es When they are removed.

It will be obvious that by reason of the globes being arranged in rows, one above the other, a comparatively small amount of floor space is required for the invention.

What I claim and desire to secure, is:

1. A device of the class described, comprising a frame; a bar foldably connected with said frame, "adapted to hold a plurality of 'lobes; braces foldably connected NVltll sai frame and detachably connected with said bar; and means for removably embracing the necks of said globes.

2. A device of the class described, comprising a suitably supported frame; a bar supported at a suitable distance in front of sald frame, adapted to hold a plurality of glass globes; spring arms projecting from said-frame at a suitable distance above said bar, adapted to embrace the necks of said globes; and airs of clips slidable on said bars, for holding labels indicating the character of the contents of the several jars.

In testimony whereof I ailix my si nature.


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U.S. Classification211/74, 211/89.1, 248/316.7, 211/104, 248/313
International ClassificationA47J47/16, A47J47/00
Cooperative ClassificationA47J47/16
European ClassificationA47J47/16