US 1598727 A
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2 Sheets-Sheet l F., H. JONES SEGTIONAL STOCK RACK Filed April 28, 1922 Sept. 7 1926.
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SECTIONAL STOCK RACK.
Application led April 28, 1922. Serial No. 557,217.
terns, etc. @ne of the objects ot my invention is the production ot a sectional stock rack construction whereby from a comparatively small number otl interchangeable standard parts various types of racks may be readily assembled, such as racks which may be set out in the middle oit' the Hoor, or along-side of a wall and secured theretol or extended from the loor to the ceiling, or placed adjacent lathe or screw ma.- chincs and adapted to act as a support Yfor parts which are being machined. rlhere are other objects ot my invention and these will be more particularly pointed out in the ensuing speciication and appended claims.
For a better understanding of my invention reference is to be had to the accompanying drawings., in which- Fig. 1 is a side elevation oit one 'form oi assembled rack partly in section to show interior construction;
Fig, 2 is a double angular arm section;
Fig. 3 is a. double straight arm holding section; Fig. section; Fig. section;
Figs. 6 and 7 show two different lengths of spacers; i
F 8 shows a clamping cap;
Fig. 9 is a ceiling supported pattern rack;
Fig. 10 is a lathe or screw machine type of support and stock rack;
F ig. 11 shows a collar for use in the head ot' the lathe cap;
Fig. 12 is an enlarged view of the head of the lathe rack showing the method of locking the same in its adjusted position;
Fig. 13 shows a single storage rack;
Fig. 111 shows a wall storage rack; and
F ig. 15 is a cross sectional view through a carrying section B and the tubular standard showing the rectangular construction thereof.
Referring now more in detail to the rack shown in Fig. 1, it comprises a base A preferably having four supporting legs 15. The center hub 1G is cored out so as to receive a tubular standard 17 which drops holding 4 is a single angular arm holding 5 is a single straight arm holding down into the cored socket of the hub and extends. upwardly to accommodate the desired number oit arm holding brackets. This tubular standard 17 is preferably squared so that it will not rotate in its socket. The arm receiving brackets B are also cored out and have openings therethrough to slide over the standard 17 so that they will be held against rotation thereon. Thus7 the brackets B may be dropped down over the standard in various positions and are maintained against rotation thereon. The bracket B is provided with oppositely extending bosses 18 set at an angle and adapted to receive rack arms 19 which are preferably made ot square steel tubing the same as the standard 17 and are rre- 'inovably inserted in the socket-s oit the brackets.
ln a rack of the type shown in Fig. 1 l preferably provide arms 19 of gradually receding length as indicated in the drawing so that the stock may be more readily handled. A'suitable cap C is' placed over the top end of the standard 17 so that the assembled parts may be more tirinly clamped together. To this end a rod 2O is passed through the tubular standard 17 and threaded into a nut 21 non-rotatably held in a socket 22 cast in the under side of the base A. A second nut 23 is then threaded onto the top end of the clamping rod and drawn up until the parts are all firmly clamped.
The rack may then be used in various ways and by setting the sections along the floor may be arranged to carry bars ofmaterial horizontally across the arms 19.
The rack may be built up in various other ways by using other sections as D, E or F, and also spacing them apart when necessary by using different sized spacers as G and H. Thus, innumerable combinations and arrangements may be readily supplied by the interchangeability of the parts.
ln Fig. 9 I have shown another type ot rack adapted to be extended to the ceiling and secured thereto by the ceiling bracket J., This bracket is cored out the same as the others and adapted to slide down over the tubular standard 17 and suitably secured to the ceiling such as by lag screws. In the rack shown in Fig. 9 straight cross arm sections or brackets D are used carrying the straight tubular arms 29 which are slidably inserted in the sockets of the brackets D. These tubes 29 are also preferably squared although other shapes inay be used it desired. Spacers G are shown between the sections D thus spacing the arins 29 apart a 'suitable distance to carry patterns, such as for gears, Wheels and the like. It is not necessary that the rack be builtup to the top oic the standard 17 as in Fig. 1 and in order to securely hold the sections D and G in place l provide a collar K Which is slipped down over ythe tube 17 and held in place by set scrw'v 30.
In Fig. 10 l have shown another `forni of rack, being` a Vsingle arm lathe or vscrew -machine type adapted to be set in alignment With the head stock o1 the'finachine and not only carry the bar inaterial to be machined but also arrangedto support the bar Worked on. ln this type of rack 1 have shown a base l1 of the'three leg type as the rack is equipped With the single arin brackets. ln building up the rack l insert the usual square tubular standard 17 into socket in the base L and slip the brackets l? down over the tube. n the present cose instead orn using a cap C linprovide bar support M Aadjustably held in the tube 17. The support M consists of aloiver tif: fl na 32 and an upper pivotally vconnected 38, the two parts being clamped togethethe swinging nut 3d, in the usual in. rlhe shank 35 of the support lv nav Y inserted in the top of the tubular standard 17 and a bolt 37 isv threaded through the collar surrounding the' tube 1'? vand then `through theV tube to engage the shank so as to lock it in the tube in alignment with the spindle of the machine. in' using the support with very sinall stock a 1estrieting collar such as is shown in Fig. 11 may be used inthe support M. y*
lt'will valso be apparent that the type oi' rack shown in Fig. 10 mayy be used to set up against Walls on account ot the corner type of base L which is' used; ln such cases, however, the support M ina-y be replaced by a cap C. y
In Fig. 13 I have shown another forni of rack being ofthe single storage type, using' basesL and single straight arm brackets lll, suitably spaced apart by nieans of spacers H. Square tubular supports 39 are inserted into the sockets and the parts held together by the cap and clamping rods.-
tube nonrotatively set into t ln Fig. 14- 1 have shown a wall storage type of rack using the base L and brackets F together with the yceiling bracket J. all brackets N. are providedy having sockets to receive the bars 3S), which sockets are merely open topped so-ealled saddle ineinbers 110, vi'iush With* the top of the bar 89.
For the purpose of illustrating iny invention 1 have shown several preferred rack arrangements and preferred interchangeable parts, but it is to be understood that 1 contemplate using itin otherl Ways than that shown and described, and theretore, do not desire to be liiniteil to these arrangements but ai'in to cover all that Which comes within the spirit and scope of the an iended claims.
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lWhat claiin as new and desire to secure by United ,States Letters Patent is z- 1. in an interchangeable sectional stock rack construction, a base provided with a vertical socket, a tubular standar-i tor insertion in the base socket, interchangeable of arnrholding sections having horizontally extending socketed bosses and spacer sect-ions having vertical openings therethrough tor receiving the stan-dard readily removable tubular su porting arnis in said section sockets, said'sections being placed over the standard with adjacent ones engaging each other by direct Contact to build up the rack, and suitable locking ineans to hold theasseinbled parts, whereby racks ot ditlier- 'ent heights may be readily constructed.
QF. A sectional stock raclrfor holding metal bars and the like comprising afeast inetal base hawing central verticaily socketed hub and supporting ieet, an a` l ie socket intaA base, applurality-of cast nietal arm hol lin. sections nonrotatively and removably l`ttin over the tube `and having laterally extending bosses With rectangular sockets therein, said' sections engaging each other in building up the rack so as to themselves extend throughout the length of the tube, rectangular metallic tubular stock holding arms removably inserted in said latter sockets, and means4 for lioldingvthe,sections and base securely upon the tube includino' a rod extending through the tube with 'faste-ring ineans upon its opposite ends. y
n Witness vwhereof, 'I hereunto sill mribe iny naine this 3rd day of March A. D., 1922.
f Y n FREDI. JONES.