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Publication numberUS1416689 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateMay 23, 1922
Filing dateAug 6, 1919
Priority dateAug 6, 1919
Publication numberUS 1416689 A, US 1416689A, US-A-1416689, US1416689 A, US1416689A
InventorsClutter Le Roy P
Original AssigneeClutter Le Roy P
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Cabinet for phonographic disks
US 1416689 A
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To NZZ Hi/t0n?. t may concern.'

Be it known that l, Ln lier l). CLUfr'rnn, a citizen of the United States, residin` at l/Vest Finley, in the county of lifashington and State of ijennsylvaniu, have invented certain new and useful improvements in Cabinets for `Phonogial'ihic Disks, of which the following is a specification. i

This invention relates to cabinets, designed primarily for the reception or filing and storage of phono,J aphic disk records, but it is to be understood that the cabinet can be employed for any purposes wherein it is found applicable, and the invention has for its object to provide a cabinet for the purpose set forth with means, in a manner as hereinafter referred to, to enable the convenient locating', removing and replacing)` of a record disk when occasion so requires.

Further objects of the invention are to provide a cabinet for the purpose referred and in a manner as hereinai'iter set forth which is simple in its construction and arrangement, ornamental in appearance, strong, durable, ei'licient and convenient in its use, readily set up, and comparatively inexpensive to manufacture.

llith the foregoing and other objects in view the invention consists of the novel construction, combination and arrangement of parts, as hereinafter more fully described and illustrated in the accompanying drawings, wherein is shown an embodiment of the invention, but it is to be understood that changes, variations and modifications can be resorted to which come within the scope of the claims hereunto appended.

In the drawings wherein like reference characters denote corresponding` parts throughout the several views:

Figure l, is an elevation, broken away, of a cabinet in. accordance with this invention.

Figure 2, is a sectional end elevation,

liligure 3, is a perspective view of one of the tiling` elements,

Figure el, is a cross sectional view of a filing element,

Figure 5, is a detailv illustrating the latch.

Referring to the drawings in detail the cabinet comprises a hoc y portion formed of a bottom l, front wall 2, a rear wall 3, a pair of side walls 4i and a hinged cover 5. A keeper 6, is provided, vfor maintaining the cover 5 closed. The cover 5, is hinged to the rear wall 3, as at 7.

Specification of Letters Patent.

hanger rods l2,

,are provided on the shaft 9 for Patented tiay 23, i922, 1919. serial no. 215,605v

vwall 3, is a V-slrapcd member 8, which constitutes a support and a bearing'l for a shaft 9. Themembers 8 are arrangediin alinement with each other so that thcshaft 9 will be properly supported.

The shaft 9, revolves in its bearings and has fixed therewith, so as to revolve with the movement thereof, a carrier consisting of a pair of opposed spaced disks l0 and ill, which are connected together by a series of which not only constitute hangers for the filing elements to be presently referred to, but also act as bracing` and spacing` means for the disks lO, ll. Collars I h the purpose of mainti/immg` the disks l0, ll, spaced from the members S.

shank lei, l-.iaving` a reduced inner end l5, 1. Y i t l winch extends into an openingv l. The

shank lef, has its outer end formed with a head lb and a boss l'. rlhe shank ifi e;\'- tends through an opening 1,8 formed in the front wall 2 and the boss l? engages the outer face of the front wall 2, to arrest inward movement of the shank le. Secured, as at 19, to the .inner face of the front wall 2, 1s a spring 20, which overlaps the shank 14, as well as extends into a groove 2l. formed in the shank 141-. The fhnction of the spring 20 is to maintain the latchinp` device in engagement with the disk l0.

The revolvable carrier is adapted to support and shift a plurality of filing elements and each of these latter consists of a body portion 9.1, formed from a book like member including a pair of covers, a back and a series of leaves in the form of pockets for the reception of the record disks,` similar or substantially so to the ordinary phonographic record disk file now in general use. A pair of resilient re-inforcing members 22, of metallic material, is employed for the purpose of not only 'protecting the covers of the body portion 21', but also for maintain.-

ing the covers closed. Each of the re-inforcing members 22, is rounded at its rear, as at 23 to partly extend over and protect the basl; ot the body portion, and each of said members 22 has its forward portion inset, as at 24, which engages a cover and sets up a holding` characteristic :lor the member so 'that it will bear against a cover to maintain it closed. Each oi? said members 22, at the rear thereof, is formed with a pair of depending apertured ears 25, the ears 25 oi one member 22, overlapping the ears of the other member 22.

Each of; the hanger rods l2, extends through the rear of the body portion olf a filing element, at a point between the back of said body portion and the inuerends oit the pocket forming leaves,y and further projects through the overlapping apertured ears 25, forming,T a pivot Jor the members 22, when the iiling element is opened.

The filing elements are so set up relative to the hanger rods and to the carrier that When the carrier is shifted a iiling element can be brought to a position so that it will be supported tangentially to the carrier upon a lower iiling element, whereby that element which is supported in a position tangentially to the carrier, will be in convenient access to the operator, so that the filing element can be opened and a disk conveniently removed or replaced as the case may be.

lllhat l claim is:

l. A cabinet for the purpose set Jforth com- )rising a revolvable carrier, a latching device therefor, and a plurality of book-like filing elements for phonographic record disks suspended from the carrier and each arranged to support the other in a position tangential tolv the carrier when the latter is shifted to position a filing element at the top thereof, each of said filing elements comprising,` a pair of covers enclosing a plurality of leaves provided with pockets and further having' as a part thereof a pair ot exteriorally arranged re-in'forcimg and protecting members extending from the back towards the front of the element on the covers thereof.

2. A cabinet for the purpose set vforth comprising' a revolvable carrier, and a plurality oit book-like filing elements suspended from the carrier and each comprising' a plurality o'lE pocket :forming members and a pair of covers therefor, each of said elements further including a pail` of re-inforcing and protecting` members extending from the back towards the front of the element on each side thereof, said reinforcing members overlapping,- each other at the rear and having their forward portions inset.

In testimony whereof I ailiX my signature.


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US3172712 *Jun 7, 1963Mar 9, 1965Raymond AllenCombination bookcase-desk
US5197600 *Apr 23, 1992Mar 30, 1993Garcia Felix DDisc storage apparatus
U.S. Classification312/9.45, 312/305, G9B/33.6
International ClassificationG11B33/04
Cooperative ClassificationG11B33/04
European ClassificationG11B33/04