US 1419485 A
Description (OCR text may contain errors)
I. G. ARCARO AND T. C. FURR.
APPLICATION FILED JULY 16.1921. I
L43. @A5 Patented .I une IIS, 1922.
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UNITE@ stares PATENT @FFECEO JAMES G. ARoARo, or WASHINGTON, DISTRICT or COLUMBIA, AND TURNER o. TURR,
' or RossLYN, VIRGINIA.
` ASsoRTING DEVICE.
Application led July 16,
new and useful Improvements in Assorting Devices, of which the following is a specication. f
This invention relates to a device capable of being used-for assorting various kinds of papers and the like, but it is especially designed for use by orchestra directors for assorting orchestrations into folios for the various players and for assorting or separating the folios of the various parts back into the orchestrations.
Heretofore, orchestra directors in order to assort orchestrations into folios for the various players according to a selected program have had to lay the parts of the orchestrations in separate piles flat upon tables or the like, and in order to separate the folios and assort the parts' back into the orchestrations, the have had to follow the same procedure.v uch a procedure is very undesirable, especially in the case of a large orchestra, as considerable table space is necessary to carry it out, and in addition to this, it takes an unnecessary amount of time. The present invention avoids such an undesirable method, since it consists o-f a compact rack-like device designed to be placed upon a table or the like across one side or end of the same, the device being provided with compartments into which the various parts of the orchestrations may be placed and stacked according to the order of the selected program and formed into folios for the various players.
The compartments of the device are formed by partitions which are arranged obliquely so as to cause the sheets of music as they are inserted into the compartments to instantly slide or pass to one side of the compartments, thus causing the parts of the orchestrations to be stacked in the same order in all the compartments. This quick movement of the sheets'to one vside of the compartments is facilitated by providing the bottoms of the compartments with inclined ways, which- 'serve the additional function of preventing thecurling of the lower ends of the sheets,
Specification of Letters Patent. Patented Juin@ 113, 1922.
1921.' serial No. 485,336.
which, of course, is a very desirable feature of the device.
The invention resides in the novel features of construction, and the combination and arrangement of parts, hereinafter fully described and claimed, and shown in the accompanying drawing.
Iny the drawing Fig. 1 is a front elevation of a device constructed in accordance with the invention;
Fig. 2 is an elevation of the device;
Fig. 3 is a transverse sectional view of the device taken on the plane. indicated by the line 3 3 of Fig. 1;
Fig. 4 is an enlarged vertical longitudinal sectional view -of the device;
bottom of the device; and
Fig. 6 is a front view of a portion ofthel forward edge of the base of the device. 'In the drawing similar reference char. acters are used to designate cor/responding parts throughout the several views.
Referring more particularly to the drawing, the numeral l represents the base of the "device This is shownas consisting of a flat rectangular board having each of its ends provided with dovetail notches 2. The numerals 3 and 4 represent end boards, which rest in upright positions upon the end portions of the base 1, and which are provided with dovetail tongues 5 fitted into the'notches 2. 'Screwed or otherwise suitably secured to the rear edges of the base 1 and the end boards 3 and 4 is a back board 6.
The front edge of thefbase 1 is beveled as front edges of the plates 8.
I which slant toward the other end of the base 1, that is, the end'of the base 1 opposite from the end toward which the plates 8 slant. The ways 12 are preferably in the form of blocks 13, which are substantially triangular shapedy in cross section, and are' preferably nailed and glued or. otherwise suitably securedl tothe base 1 and to the plates Fixed upon the beveled edge 7 of the base 1 are suitable guards, frames or keepers 14 for cards 15 marked with the names of the instruments of the orchestra to constitute individual indicators for the compartments 11, an indicator being disposed adjacent each compartment.
In using the device it should be pla'ced i upon a horizontal support, such asacross one side or end of a table or the like with the front of the device next to the user. vThe user may then while standing or seatedassort or separate the orchestrations accordingv n to the order of the selected program into the n much care except to place them right side various parts by placing the'm into the indicated compartments and thus without leaving his position form the folios for the variout players of the orchestra. In a like manner the folies may be assorted or separated back into the orchestrations.
' lIhe sheets'of music may be quickly placed inthe compartments without exercising outand up and into lthe right compartments, since the sheets as they are placed in the compartments move, slide and tilt over tolward and against the uppermost faces v8 of the oblique plates 8 and slide down theincliied ways 12. The inclined ways thus facilitate the quick positioning and stacking' of the sheets in one side of the compartments against the uppermost faces .8 of the plates 8, but they also serve the very important l function of preventing the lower ends ofthe I will also be seen that the notches 10 permitl sheets yfrom curling.
'I'he pocket 9 may be usedfor storage purposes, for instance, for storing pencils, paper, etc. l
The approximate size of the sheets of music with respect tothe size of the plates 8 mayA be seen from Figs. 3 and 4, in which the let ter Spdenotes the sheets. From Fig. 3 it the sheets S to be grasped the user of the device without interference by the plates 8. y l
From the foregoing description taken in connection with the accompanying drawing it will be seen that the objects of the invention have been effectively carried out in a simple and inexpensive manner, but since numerous changes in form, proportion and in the minor details of construction may be made without departing from the spirit and principle of the invention, it is to be 'understood that such may be done within the meaning and scope of the following claims.
What is claimed is t 1. A device of the class described comprising a base, oblique partitions supported upon said base -and forming oblique com- .partments, and inclined bottoms forl said u on said base, all of said plates being` s anted toward one end of said base and forming a plurality of oblique compartments, and inclined ways supported uponY said base between said plates and forming the bottoms ofsaid compartments, all of said ways being slanted toward the other end of the base, whereby to cause' sheets as they are ward and stack against thel uppermost faces of said plates and to prevent the lower ends of the sheets from. curling. l
3. A device of the class described'comprising a horizontal base, a plurality of spaced oblique utransverse partition plates fixed upon-` ward onev end of said base and forming a plurality of oblique compartments, andI curved inclined ways fixed upon said base between said plates and forming the bottoms of said compartments, all of said ways being slanted toward the other end of said base, whereby'to cause sheets as they are inserted linto said compartments to slide toward and stack against the uppermost faces of saidE plates and to prevent the lower ends of the sheets from curling.
In testimony whereof we aiix our signatures.
JAMES e. ART-cano. TURNER c. runs.
'said base, all of said plates being slanted to- 90 inserted into said compartments to slide to- 'f