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Publication numberUS1439441 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateDec 19, 1922
Filing dateJan 9, 1922
Priority dateJan 9, 1922
Publication numberUS 1439441 A, US 1439441A, US-A-1439441, US1439441 A, US1439441A
InventorsGuy Ouellette Eugene
Original AssigneeGuy Ouellette Eugene
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Phonograph-record cabinet
US 1439441 A
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Dec. 19, 1922. 1,439,441.


FILED 1AN.9. I922- snow Mow Patented Dec. 19, 1922.



Application fi1ed.J'anuary 9, 1922. Serial No. 527,904.

a series of such holders for alternative movement from within a cabinet to a position without the cabinet, where a record may be readily removed therefrom.

A further aim is to offer a simple container device of thischaracter which may itself be readily labelled'with the title of a record; It is also an important aim to effect an improvement in themanner of constructing such a device, whereby it may be produced economically and readily assembled in a cabinet. A still further purpose is to enable the mounting of a series of such containers in such manner that the mounting will involve but little space. I

Additional objects, advantages, and features of invention reside in the construction, arrangement and combination of parts as will be more readily understood from the following description and drawings, wherein,

Figure 1 is a top view of an assembly of record holders within a cabinet, the upper part of the cabinet being cut away,

Fig. 2 is a side elevation partly in section of oneof the individual containers,

Figs 3 is a fragmentary elevation of a number of the containers, illustrating the mounting thereof,

Fig. 4 is a detail top view of one of the pivot fittings of a container.

Fig. 5 is a cross section on the line v55 of Fig. 1.

There is illustrated a'cabinet 10 which may be constructed in accordance with any usual practice in design and structure of such furniture, a door 11 being provided thereon by which one side of the cabinet may be opened. Upon suitable brackets 12 closely adjacent the front of the cabinet and to the left of the door opening, a vertical shaft 13 is mounted. and pivoted upon thisshaft in closely superposed relation, there are mounted a multiplicity of record containers 14. These containers each includes a-dish-like outer circular part 15, which may be pressed from sheet metal, and a pivot piece 16 mounted revolubly upon the shaft 13.

As at present constructed, the pivot piece 16 is of a form which may be readily cast, and includes an ear plate 17 having a large recess 18 at one side, centrally of which a circular aperture 19 considerably larger than the shaft13 is formed through the plate. In the recess 18 there is fitted a bushing 20, which is of sufficient thickness to set slightly above the face of the plate, as shown in Figures 2 and 3, while a reduced part 21 is fitted in the opening 19. The bushing is suitably bored to fit snugly upon the shaft 13, and is fitted revolubly in the plate 17 so that when the bushing is held in fixed position, the carrier may be swung pivotally thereon. The piece 16 is formed wlth an inner arcuate edge 22, and lateral arms 23 adapted to embrace the container 15 partly.

The individual container element 15 includes a centrally apertured body bottom portion 24, the outer edge portion of which is turned upwardly, as at 25, forming a cylindrical wallv portion, then it extends outwardly a distance, as at 26, in a horizontal plane, and the extreme outer edge portion of the receptacle is then turned downwardly, forming a cylindrical flange'27 parallel to the wall 25, but not extending downwardly quite as far as the bottom 24 at its lower part, as may be readily seen in Figures 3 and The depth of the container 15 is suflicient to permit a record 15 to lie therein below the plane of the out turned part- For a distance, the downturned flange 27 is cut away so that the pivot piece 16 may extend through, the opening thus formed, and the arms 23 extend laterally under the part 26 and within the remainder of the flange 27 a distance. The arms 23 are of a width to snugly fill the channel 29 formed under the edge of the container, so that the edge portion of the container may be readily pressed thereon. The container 15 may be secured upon the base element 16 in any suitable manner, as, by soldering or welding, spot welds at suitable intervals on the undersidedown upon the bushings 20, so as to compress them together and clamp them firmly against relative movement at all times (see Fig. 3). The base pieces 16 are ground or otherwise finished to fit snugly between the bushings 20, so that a minimum of loose movement will be permitted, while yet allowing free movement of the record containers.

At a point opposite the base 16, the downturned part 27 of the container 15 is interrupted by having the metal at the outer part continued beyond the part 26 and ina plane therewith, to form arest flange 30, by which the outer part of the container may be supported as will be explained, and a short slit is formed in this extension at one side, concentric with the container and in line with the flange 27, forming a tongue 31. The tongue 31 is bent downwardly and slightly recurved to form a hook-like stop 32 adapted to engage one of a series of horizontal pins 33 mounted on a post 34 which is secured to the side of the case 10. The pins stop short of the flange 27, and are so located as to engage snugly under the rest flanges 30 whereby the latter will be supported. The post is properly located to cause the pins to engage the hooks 32 just before the containers 15 engage the rear wall of the case when they are swung thereinto. V

More to the front of the container when in closed position, the flange 27 is slit then at the upper part a distance and downwardly to the edge, forming a tongue-like piece which is bent outwardly and recurved upon itself to form a rounded knob 34 adapted to v be engaged by the finger of a person, for

movement of the carrier.

In the use of this form of the device, the containers are normally located in the position shown in full lines in Fig. 1, pressed nwardly against the stop. When a record is to be placed in or removed from one of outwardly, until the carrieris in the position shown in dotted lines in Fig. 1, when, if a record is to be removed, the record may be raised by insertion of the hand upwardly through the opening 24!, or if a record is to be placed therein, it may be so laid, and the container then swung inwardly.

- It is an advantage of this construction that small slips containing the title of the record to be placed in the container may be pasted upon the outer faces of the flanges 27 so as to be readily viewed from the front, and the location of records thus facilitated.

What is claimed 1. In a device of the character described, a vertical shaft, a base element pivoted thereon, a sheet metal disk record container of circular form having a downturned edge, said base element having an outer edge part concentric with the container element and parts engaged under said downturned edge snugly.

2. A device of the character described comprising a support, dish-like containers pivoted for horizontal swinging movement thereon, having outwardly projecting edge portions, the part of each opposite the pivot being formed with a stop in the form of a hook with the shank at the upper side and open in the direction of closing movement, a stationary member adjacent the path of the containers, and vertically spaced members thereon positioned to engage respective stops to check inward movement of, and support the containers at one side.

In testimony whereof I have affixed my signature in )resence of two witnesses.





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U.S. Classification312/9.58
International ClassificationA47B81/00, A47B81/06
Cooperative ClassificationA47B81/067
European ClassificationA47B81/06B