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F. L. PARCHERT. SHOE RACK APPLICATION FILED JAN-12.1920.
Patented Dec. 27, 1921.
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Patented Dec. 2 7, 1921.
Application filed January 12, 1920. Serial No. 350,844.
To all whom it may concern:
Be it Known that I FREDERICK L. PARcH- Eur, a citizen of the lnited States, residing at Brookline, county of Norfolk, State of Massachusetts, have invented a certain new and useful Improvement in Shoe-Racks, of which the following is a specification, reference being had therein to the accompanyin drawings.
y invention relates to shoe racks for use in boot and shoe factories rubber shoe factories, and the like, and has for its ob ect a shoe rack which will be more convenient for use of the operator and which will occupy less floor space in the factory or in the vulcanizer or heaters. The shoe rack embodying my invention is of inexpensive construction and is so arranged that the shoes accessible.
The invention Wil be fully understood from the following description when taken in connection with the accompanying drawin and the novel features thereof will be pointed out and clearly defined in the claim at the close of this s ecification.
In the drawings, igure 1 is a view in perspective of a shoe rack embodying my 1nvention.
Fig. 2 is an end view of the shoe rack shown in Fig. 1.
Referring now to the drawings, the frame of the shoe rack comprises four posts 11, 12, 13 and 14, a seriesof inclined end members 5, and a series of longitudinal members 6. The corner posts are preferably provided with casters 7 and the structure is braced as shown at 8, so that it will stand the strains to which it is subjected in the factory by being pushed about over the floor when filled with shoes. Shelves are formed by connecting the op osite inclined end members 5 with each 0t 1cr by means of bars or dowels 9 which may be spaced at any desired distance apart according to the kind of shoes which are being manufactured. As shown in the drawings, the dowels 9 are closer together where the heels rest than where the soles rest, so that a maximum air circulation is provided for. Each of the shelves thus formed by the inclined members 5 and dowels 9 slopes upwardly but in opposite directions. Thus the lowest shelf 5 slopes upwardly to the left as viewed in Fig. 2 while the second shelf 5 slopes u wardly to the right as viewed in Fig. 2. n
practice, I make the highest point of one shelf coincident with the lowest point of-the shelf next above it, but this is not essential to. my invention. To prevent the shoes sliding off the shelves, the longitudinal members 6 are so located as to form a lip against which the heels of the shoes rest. The space between the ends of the adjacent shelves will be determined by the height of the shoe for which the rack is to be used. Thus, where a womans shoe having a high top is to be manufactured, the shelves at this point will he farther apart than where a shoe having a short top, or an oxford, is to be manufactured. The shoes placed on adjacent shelves face in opposite directions; Thus, the shoe 2 faces in one direction while the shoe faces in the other direction.
Shoe racks embodying my invention may be made to hold one, two or more cases of shoes and may be braced and constructed in any suitable manner, the essential feature of my invention being the opposite inclina tion of adjacent shelves which greatly economizes space and at the same time provides a shoe rack which is convenient to use.
My invention is particularly valuable in shoe factories where the shoes have to remain on the racks to be dried, and in rubber shoe factories where the shoes on racks are placed in the vnlcanizers or heaters. In both of these instances, it is important to economize space and, therefore, my shoe rack is very satisfactory.
Another important feature of the hereindcscribcd shoe rack is that shoes of one kind may be put in the rack from opposite sides, that is on alternate shelves and the two kinds of shoes cannot get mixed, as is the case in shoe racks as heretofore constructed. This saves a great deal of time, loss and annoyance which has heretofore resulted from odd shoes getting into the wrong case.
What I claim is An improved shoe rack comprising a saeleton frame having two vertical posts at cell end of the rack, a plurality of horizontal strips connecting the two front vertical posts, a plurality of horizontal strips connecting the two rear vertical posts, the strips which connect the front posts being arranged parallel with and in staggered relation to the strips which connect the rear posts a plurality of transverse end strips which connect each pair of vertical posts,
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