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Publication numberUS1599732 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateSep 14, 1926
Filing dateJan 11, 1926
Priority dateJan 11, 1926
Publication numberUS 1599732 A, US 1599732A, US-A-1599732, US1599732 A, US1599732A
InventorsJoseph S Westermann
Original AssigneeJoseph S Westermann
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Diversion, reconsignment, and special-order board
US 1599732 A
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Application filed January The specific purpose of the invention is the provision of a car order board whereby to expedite, facilitate and assure the consummation of orders relative to shipments of commodities and, particularly those of a perishable nature, such as fruits and vege tables, which are in transit, so that they may be redirected, reconsigned, or any other special order with reference to a shipment carried outwithout' anyzunusual delay, confusion, or additional expense.

While the: drawings: illustrate a preferred embodiment of the invention, it is to be understood that in adapting the means to meet specific needsand requirements the design may be varied, and such other changes in the minor details of construction may be resorted to within the scope of the invention as claimed, without departing from the spirit thereof.

For a full understanding of the invention and the merits. thereof, reference is to be had to the following description and the drawings hereto attached, in which:

Figure l is a front view of a car order board embodying the invention,

Figure 2 is a horizontal sectional view thereof, on the line 22 of Figure 1,

Figure 3 is a perspective view of the board, as seen from the rear, supported in upright position by a folding leg, the parts being on a reduced scale,

Figure 4: is an enlarged detail sectional view on the line 47 i of. Figure 1,

Figure 5 is a horizontal sectional view on the line 55 of Figure 4,

Figure 6 is a fragmentary view of a portion of the pocket forming sheet, as it appears when fiattened out,

Figure 7 is a detail view of the blank of a partition, and

Figure 8 is a detail view of an order card.

Corresponding and like parts are referred to in the following description and designated in the several views of the drawings by like reference characters.

The board is in the nature of a rack, since it-comprises a plurality of pockets for the reception of cards upon which orders and memoranda may be written, and it may be suspended from a wall, or like support, as indicated in Figure 1, or may be placed upon a shelf, table, or analogous support, as indicated in Figure 3. In the formation of the device anysuitable material may be employed although it is preferred to employ 11, 1928. Serial No. 80,6555.

sheet metal, such as tin, or galvanized. iron. The device may beof any dimensions and contain any preferred number of pockets, usuallysone hundred, and arranged in vertical and horizontal rows, ten pockets to each row.v For convenience the pockets are consecutively numbered, two figures being as signed to each, of the pockets to agree with thelast numbers of a car whereby to facilitate the: location. of an order and the identification of the car containing the cornmodity, or merchandise to be diverted, reconsigned, or otherwise handled: according to a special order relating thereto.

The board comprises a base 1, which may be provided with suspending rings 2, or a folding leg 3, so that it may be hung upon a wall, as indicated in Figure 1, or stood upon ashelf, counter, ortable, as indicated in Figure 3. For convenience, the base is provided at its lower end with similar holders i: and 5 for the reception of cards, and a projecting ledge, or rest 6, to receive sundry'articles, such as a pen, a pencil and bottle of ink, so that orders and other memo randa may be conveniently and expeditiously entered upon the cards The pockets are designated by the numeral 7 and are disposed in vertical and horizontal rows, therebeing ten pockets to each of the rows. The open ends of the pockets 7 face upwardly and project forwardly, and as a result, there is no interference between the h riaontal rows of pockets, and cards may be easily placed therein and removed therefrom with the greatest facility. The front of the pockets, as well as their upper ends, are open, thereby exposing the front of the order card so that the matter thereon is visible at all times which is essential to the execution of orders without any delay, or

confusion. The backs of the pockets incline upwardly and forwardly and are notched in their upper ends, as indicated at 8 to facilitate the grasping of an order card when it is required to remove the same. The pockets of the several horizontal. rows are separated by partition strips 9. Each of the partition strips is preferably formed from a blank, substantially as indicated in Fig ure 7, and which is elongated and of rectangular outline, and adapted to be bent along the dotted lines to form the partitions 9, a front 10, and an intermediate connect-- ing portion 11 which is folded against the rear side of the front 10. A tongue12 is All Eli!


provided at the upper end of the part 9 and serves as securing means to fasten the top.

The horizontal rows of pockets are separated by offsetportions 13 which close and form the bottom of the pockets. The re tainer portion 10 of each of the partition strips extends a short distance beyond each side of the partition so as to engage a vertical edge portion of an order card and retain it in the pocket against forward displacement. The lower end of each partition strip rests upon the offset portion 13 and is preferably secured thereto by means of a drop of solder. The retainer portion 10 is also utilized toreceive the numbers designating the pockets.

In the pr ferable construction, the backs of the pockets form parts of a metal sheet i l which is crimped, or bent along horizon tal lines, as indicated in Figure 6, whereby to form the offset portions 18. This pocket forming sheet M is provided With horizontal rows of openings 15 which intersect the broken lines representing the bends, and which form the finger notches 8. Other openings 16 are formed intermediate the openings 15 and are of a size to readily receive the tongues 12, the latter being bent after passing through the openings 16 to engage the rear side of the sheet and hold the partition strips in place. The pocket form-- ing sheet 14 after being bent to form the ofset portions 13 is placed against the front side of the base 1 and secured thereto in any preferred Way, as by having edge portions of the base folded over adjacent edge portions of the sheet 1 1, as indicated most clearly in Figure l. The base 1 is reinforced and finished at its outer vertical edges by flanges 17.

The order cards are indicated at 18 and are of a size to fit easily Within the pockets, as to be placed therein and removed therefrom with the greatest ease and facil- After the pockets have been filled With itv.

order cards a reserve number are placed in the holder l and used cards are placed in the holder 5. Each station along the route is provided With an order board and When an order is received it is entered upon one of the cards which is placed in a pocket, the last tWO figures, or numbers of which agree with the last two numbers or figures of the car containing the commodity, or merchandise to Which the order relates. It Will thus be understood that the orders are in position for ready observation and by having the pockets containing the orders numbered, in the manner stated, identification of a car containing the goods is facilitated, thereby insuring the chances of an order be ing properly executed, thereby saving delay, and extra expense.

1 Having thus described the invention, I claim:-

A substantially flat car order board consisting of sheet metal transversely crimped to form offset portions directly above one another in substantially the same vertical plane and intermediate inclined portions connecting the rear edges of the respective oi tset portions With the forward edges of the oi et portions next above and partitions disposed above the offset portions and ale the inclined portions and having op- '-i :ely disposed retainers at their forward edges.

2. A car order board comprising a base, a sheet applied to a side of the base and longitudinally bent to provide oirset portions which are notched along their upper edges and partition strips disposed along the parts separated by the offsets to form pockets, each partition strip consisting of a blank bent upon itself to provide a partition,

a retaining front, and an intermediate con necting portion, the front extending upon opposite sides of the partition.

In testimony whereof T afiix my signature.


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US2808939 *Aug 17, 1956Oct 8, 1957Gemerek Stanley WFile
US4859187 *Jul 11, 1986Aug 22, 1989Peterson Richard EDatabase management enhancement device
U.S. Classification40/124.2
Cooperative ClassificationB42F17/08