US 1652114 A
Description (OCR text may contain errors)
Dec. 6, 1927. h C. L. GESTRINE CARD DRYING STAND ,Filed July 1o. 1925 v Z.
Il lNvENToR WITNESSES ATTO RN EY ZUM Patented Dec. 6,1927. Y I
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l f Lppncation lefiqul'yio, 1925-.v .sum1rmi-'411,'131---i This invention yrelates to4 `card "drying stands.'v
The object isv to provide a simple, Vstrong and cheaply manufactured stand for! ref' Y ceiving and holding cardsV or platesfor the A n I any availabley spaceall,V over the roomzvor.
studio, which.: often resulft'slin damage to thev 'i wet cardsbybeing accidentallyknocked orkr Vblown over.' i '1 l Y p proveddevice hasv great capacity, taking, but smallainount of' room, and the.V movedv about so as to purpose. ofal-lo-wing the sarne-toddry...
i The invention fis designed particularlyV for Vu-seby'- artists, show card writ ersl photoga raphers or others doing worltwhich 1s ref.
quired to be set aside carefully andlieldlfrom falling or contacting with'any object, or with each other, during thcjmore or lesswslow vice for accomplishing these purposes which process of drying of theink, film, paint, or,4 other lcoatingfwhile the operator may pro-j l l Y y port 1 preferablyformed of light, vstrongk ceed with. his work.
. A further object is to provide-A sucha deL may rest firmly and rigidly upon the'y Hoor or table takingup a minimum amount of space, andyet offering a maximum amount of capacity for yholding cards, etc. the latter being easily andy quickly inserted into engaginvention maybe obtained from a considerar ing-position with the stand` and asreadily removed [therefrom in groups, ifr desired,y when the same are driedgthus saving timel and labor usuallyspent in gathering, handling, sorting and grouping the same.
A. full and complete,understanding ofthe tion of the following detailed description,
Y takenin'connectionwith the accompanying drawing forming a part of this specification; it being understood that'V while the drawing shows a practical form of the`invention, the latter is not to be confinedto strict conformity with the showing thereof, but may be changed or modified, so long as Y such changes or. modifications Ymark no materialdeparture from the salient features of the invention, as specifically pointed out in fthe appended claim. l
f In the drawing, in which similar reference characters designate corresponding parts throughout the several figures l Figure. l is a perspective view of the improved card drying standard showing several Vcards being held thereby; l Figure 2 is an enlarged vertical section showing the manner of connecting the main post tothe base member.
Thedrying rack or stand of the presentl Vinvention may be made `in varying sizes vhaving diiierent capacities for use by different artists for holding signsor cards, that illustrated in the drawing being of a- 'suitable styleV for show card writers,`where the'artist Pfgdus Such ,Cards in: a-relativeiy rapidi ratei-@Md where,. he muststand the, Same to dry ,While` he proceeds'. withjthe writing :or
production. of other .similar cards.,y Ordi narily this? isfdone,byjstanding the cardsrv in wood` rectangular in ,cross section .and`
properly, 'smoothed'z' orr dressed. `A con-:-
venient size for most commercial purposes, is
about five inches wide'V and, two i-nchestlnck with a length of` aboutive feet.l With a post of this height m'ount'edon a. suitable base the artist can easily" reach to thertopmost,
position without arisinjgfrom his seat,
The post l; may be rounded at the topand equipped with al suitable metal oarrying'and liftingringy 9), which is; preferably provided with threaded shankscrewed into the top endo-f the post,v f s Y At the lower end, the post isA out ontsquarei andy is .suitably bored for thereception ,ofl the spaced' tie bolts or rods 3',`which are threaded thro-ughout their lengths and screwed tightly intopsaid bores with substantially their lower halves extended beyond the end of the post. A `base member 4 is adapted to be used in connection with the post, said base being preferably formed, of suitable Wood and preferably of rectangular form somewhat longer than Wide so as to provide a substantial footing for the post,
A supplemental base member 5 formed of vwood and having the same shape though Ysmaller dimensions, is mounted on the basel member .4, and is held thereon by four screws located adjacent to each corner of the sup- ;plemental base member, said screws passing yupwardly from. the lower face of thebase I member and being screwed tightly into thek Y supplemental member, with their heads countersunk in the lower face of the base, Vas in-l dicated at 5a in Figure 2 of the drawing.
The two base membersV 4, and 5 are provided With a pair of alined passageways 6V substantially half way t ceive the extended ends ofthe tie` bolts or rods 3, which are secured to the post. The tie rods pass freely through the said pas- Sageways G and are not threaded therein, and
the location of the tie rods with relation to the post is such as to arrange the wide and narrow side faces of said ost in corresponding relation to the Wi e and narrow sides of the base. y
The base member 4 is provided on its underface with sockets 7 arranged concentrically with the passagewa 7s and extending lirough said base member, and the terminals ofthe tie rods ex-` tendinto said sockets for `the reception of suitablewing nuts 8 which `bear `against washers 9 abutting againstthe inner end of the sockets. By tivhtly turning up the wing nuts the post is lbrought into tight, rigid relation to the base to prevent any rocking movement of the post u on the base.`
The narrower side `frzices of the post or standard 1 are each provided with a series of opposed slots l0 which extend entirely across said faces, thus having open ends.
The slots extend inwardly and downwardly at an angle of about fifteendegrees, and are cut in to a depth sufiicinet to receive and to hold cardboard or other signsor cards and support the same, in inclined position, with out danger of breaking the edges of the same by reason of their Weight.
The slots 10 may be arran ed closely adjacent toeach other with su cient space between to prevent breaking the wooden tongues thus formed between the slots, and the widths of the slots may vary for difer ent kinds of work or one side of the post may be equipped with slots `of one size and the other side may have larger or smallerslots,
as will be understood.
`F rom the foregoing it will be seen that a simple, chea ly-manufactured and `strong and durable evice has been provided for use in `sign shops or artists or photographers` studios, etc. for the purpose of holding signs, cards or photographic plates and similar articles While the saine are drying, that the device is designed to take up but a` small amount of Hoor space, that said articles are held in closely related position while drying without danger' of contacting with each other and without danger of being 'knocked n or blown about, the entire stand, whether loaded or unloaded, being readily moved 55` from place to place by means of the lifting or carrying ring. i
What is claimed is n A card drying stand com rising a wooden post having a lifting an carryino' i ring mounted in the upper end thereof, said post havin", in its side faces, continuous series of spaced, open-ended slots inclining down` wardly and inwardly, a base having central ly-disposed, spaced apertures formed verti- 6.5
cally therein, spaced tie-rods having screwA threads throughout their lengths and secured to and projecting from the lowerend of said post and adapted `to traverse the apertures in the base, said base having sockets in the lower face thereof and concentric with the apertures` and thumb-nuts threadedon the ends of the rods within said sockets to tightly draw the post onto the base. In testimony, that I claim the foregoing as 7 my own, I have hereto afiixed my signature.
`CARL L; GESTRINE.