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Publication numberUS1393284 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateOct 11, 1921
Filing dateNov 9, 1920
Priority dateNov 9, 1920
Publication numberUS 1393284 A, US 1393284A, US-A-1393284, US1393284 A, US1393284A
InventorsHenry George M
Original AssigneeHenry George M
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Phonograph-record-cabinet attachment
US 1393284 A
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APPucAfloN FILED NOV. 9, 1920.

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1 To all whom, it may] concern Be it known that I, GEORGE M. HENRY, a citizen of the United States, residing at Pullman, in the county of Whitman and State of Washington, have invented a new and useful Phonograph-Record-Cabinet Attachment, of which the following is a specification.

The objectof my invention is to provide a cabinet having means for removing any desired record by one push button, instead of many, as in cabinets heretofore devised. It is also an object of my invention to provide a novel combination and arrangement of parts disclosed; and to provide a practical, simple, and effective apparatus for accomplishing the desired results without injury to the records. I attain these and other objects-of my invention by the mechanism illustrated in the accompanying drawings, in which- Figure 1 is a front elevation of the invention applied to a phonograph cabinet;

Fig. 2 is a vertical section through the cabinet;

Fig. 3 is a top plan of a portion of the cabinet;

Fig. 4 is a transverse vertical section on line 4-4 of Fig. 2;

Fig. 5 is a detail sectional view, partly in elevation, on line 55 of Fig. 2; and

Fig. 6 is a detail sectional view on line 66 of Fig. 2.

Like numerals designate like parts in each of the several views.

Referring to the accompanying drawings illustrating my invention, I provide a record holding cabinet 21 which is insertible into the bottom compartment or cabinet of a disk phonograph cabinet 23. The recordholding cabinet 21 is provided with vertical partitions 22 suitably spaced to accommodate one record in each of the chambers formed by the partitions 22, and having a suitable index, such as the numeral index 24 illustrated in Fig. 1, for the several individual record compartments.

Referring to Fig. 2, I provide at the rear of the cabinet a series of record-ejecting levers 17 pivotally supported on a rod 18 which extends across the back of the cabinet'in the recesses 19. Levers 17 each have a suitable projecting end 20 adapted to engage the edge of the record to be ejected.

For the purpose of operating any desired one of the series of levers 17, I provide a Specification of Letters latent.

Patented Got. 11, 1221.

Application filed. November 9, 1920. Serial No. 422,788.

,push rrod 2 having a rear forkedcnd 25 adapted to releasably engage the upper end i of any of the record-ejecting levers 17. Push rod 2 is provided with a push button 1 at its front end. Push rod 2 is mounted on brackets 3 and 7, which in turn are mounted on supporting arm 11. Member 11 terminates in an indicator 11, as shown in Figs. 1 and 2. I provide a spring 5 attached at one end to a fastener 6 which is secured to push rod 2 while the other end of the spring is attached to a bracket 4 which is mounted on the supporting arm 11, as shown in Fig 3. Supporting arm 11 is slidably aifixed to a shoe and arm track 13 and wood track support 14, as shown in Fig. 2. Track support 14 is mounted on the top member 16 of the record cabinet 21. The shoe 12 to which member 11 is secured is slidable in the track 13.

Extending along the top of the cabinet, I provide a suitable ratchet track 15 having its notches suitably spaced to correspond with thecompartments beneath, one notch for each compartment. As shown in Fig. 6, I provide a ratchet dog pressed downwardly by spring 8, the dog 10 and spring 8 being mounted in the tube 9, which is positioned on-the front end of the supporting arm 11 in position for the dog to engage the ratchet track 15.

In operating the device the indicator (and with it the supporting arm 11 and push rod 2) are moved transversely on the record cabinet until the device is brought to a standstill over the compartment containing the desired record. In this position the dog 10 engages the ratchet bar 15, under the ressure exerted by spring 8, as shown in *ig. 6. Spring exerts tension on puch rod 2 to normally rest in its outermost position, as shown in full lines in Fig. 2. The forked end of push rod 2 is adapted to engage the upper end of the desired ejecting lever17, as shown in Fig. 3. Sliding shoe 12 is slidably mounted in the metal shoe and arm track 13, the latter being rigidly attached to track support 14. Dog 10 functions to hold the supporting arm 11 firm while the record is being ejected by push rod 2 and ejecting lever 17 The track 13 is attached to track 14 by screws, the heads of which are countersunk, leaving a smooth surface for arm 11 to slide on, as shown in Fig. 2.

The attachment cabinet 21 can be housed -10 compartments each of which is of suitable size for one disk record, a series of ejecting levers, pivotally mounted at the rear of the cabinet one for each compartment, and a springcontrolled and forwardly pressed forked rod slidably mounted on the top of the cabinet adapted to releasably engage any one of the ejecting levers and operate same.


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US2976510 *May 2, 1957Mar 21, 1961Sperry Rand CorpWrench for printed circuit card library rack
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U.S. Classification312/9.14
International ClassificationA47B81/06, A47B81/00
Cooperative ClassificationA47B81/067
European ClassificationA47B81/06B