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Publication numberUS1671530 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateMay 29, 1928
Filing dateMar 30, 1927
Priority dateFeb 15, 1927
Publication numberUS 1671530 A, US 1671530A, US-A-1671530, US1671530 A, US1671530A
InventorsEmanuel Kristensson Robert
Original AssigneeEmanuel Kristensson Robert
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Vertical card system
US 1671530 A
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May 29, 1928. t 1,671,530

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a invention relates to card systems of the type in which the cards are stored in vertical position in acabinet, compartrnent or sin 1e card and its turning over horizon {casing of any desired or suitable construc- -tion. p

Irtca'rd systems of said type the cards ge'n-' *era/"ll-y rest with their loweredge on the bottom oi the cabinet or casing.v Systems of this kind areknown in which means are provided which allow the raising. of each tally-toward thetront or the rear ofPt-he 1 "casing-for making the desired entry thereon,

means being-further provided which normalty retain the ra'ised card and prevent-lit frorntbeing' removed from the cabinet or f"-""'1 he: chief object: of thlSuElHVQlitidli is to improve and-"simplify such card systems so =as=to facilitafiethe' entry oi: record ir-ia-tter on the" cardsiwhenitully raised up from {their normal position and; turnedtover in the one orother direction; I V

Another obfeet of the invention is to provide simple means for the retaining of the raised cards in the receptacle or casing and for allowing their insertion and removal from the casing when desired.-

A further object of the invention is; to strengthen the cards by carrying out the supporting and retaining means of the cards,

7 as strengthening reinforcements on the upper and lower edges ofthe cards.

With these and other objects in view the invention consists, chiefly, in the provision at'the longitudinal sides of thereceptacle -or casing of guiding barsada'pted to sup-.

port the cards in hanging position, projections being further provided at the upper corners of the cards by means of which they are suspended on said guide bars without abutting against the bottom of the'recep-f tacle, By this suspension arrangement the cards always take up a vertical position in the receptacle so that their upper edges together form a table-like flat surface which can steadily support a raised card when an entry is to be made thereon.

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formed either directly from the I or byproviding. attheuppen and. lower edges of the cards metallic reinforcements extendingbeyond the. vertical edges oithe cards, orthevextensionsmay be provided on .card holders adapted to; receive xthe yusual rectangular cards- .{In the accompanying drawings, I have showna one embodiment; of p invention,

Figs 1 is perspectivezview of a cardcasing ac-cording to this invention Fig. 2 is a plan thereof on a larger scale. Sisa vertical. onthe lineIII -lllo f 2. lfig. 4:, is a plan o-if'a portion-of one supporting :bar andmeans l'or operating same and Fig.

5.-i's.a, sectional viewthereof; Fig-x6, is an end v-iewqof a-guid'e card. .5 lteierring now a to the draw ng, represent's a receptacle or easing. adapted to re ceiv'ea large number of tile" cards 2 ,placed 6'by means of which the card is suspended on supporting bars 7 and 8 respectively se- .beh-ind guide cards 3,--. the -latterihaviri any desiredindication. Elie-"upper edge oi each castles provided with a metallic.reintorce- V mentae I forming both ends projections 5,

cured to the longitudinal side walls of the receptacle .1. Thelower edge of each cardis likewise provided with a Imetallic reinforcement, 9 forming at, both ends projece t'ions 10 and 11 which on raising a card from its normal .position for making an entry thereon strike against the bars .7 and 8 re-.

spectively and stop the card in such position that a hinge crease 12 thereon is level with the upper edges of the cardsrestinginnor mal positions in the receptacle. The raised cardcanthen' be bent over in one or the other direction untilit rests on the flat surface formed by the upper edges of the cards resting in suspended position in the receptacleas is illustrated in'Fig. 1. The upper projections of the guide cards are, preferably, at one or both sides provided with hori- 1 zontal tabs 13. adapted to receive the indicia receptacle are classified. ment shown the supporting bar 8' is movable laterally' to such extent that the pro jection 11 of a card'can pass b'yitwhen the card is to be inserted or removed, the

insertion and removal takingplace in such manner that the card is turned to a someeral movement of the guide bar 8 ought not 1 be so great that the cards stored in the casing Iaccording-to which the cards stored in the I In the embodi Whatoblique position, inasmuch'as thelat-fl J or in any other suitable manner.,

lose their support.. The'means for efiecting the lateral "movement ofthe bar'8 consists in the embodinientshown of an eccentric l4 'journalled on a short vertical shaft 16 in the Wallof the receptacle andengagingan oblong hole in the bar and being rotatable by means of a key adapted to engage a groove 17 formed inthe top of the-eccentric Whatl claim'is:

1. A vertical card system; comprising a receptacle'having parallel supporting bars t -ions on saidsupporting bars, and pro ections at the lower corners adapted-to strike at two of its sidewalls, and cards having projections at their upper corners adapted to hold the cards suspended in vertical pesi- I against the supporting bars inyraisingthe card from its normalposition in the recepta'cle, thus preventing the card from being I removed from the receptacle.

' 2.;A verticalcardsystem, comprising a receptacle having parallel supporting bars I attwo of its sidewalls, cards having reine forcements at their upper and lower edges,

projections from said upperreinforcements extending beyond the vertical edges of the cards and adapted to support the cards in hanging position on said supporting-bars,

and projections from said lower reinforcements adapted to strike against the supporting bars when'rai'sing the card from its nor-- nal positioninthe receptacle, thus preventing the card from beingremove dfrom the receptacle. a.

3. A vertical card system, comprising a receptacle having parallel supporting bars at two of its/side Walls, means .for laterally moving one of said supporting bars, and cards having means 1 to suspend them in hanging .position on said vsupporting bars 7 and means adapted to strike against the sup-J porting bars when raising the card'from its normal positionin the receptacle. t at r 4 A' vertical, card-system, co'mprisingc l.

receptacle having parallel supporting barsat two of its sidewalls, file cards and guid-. 1

ners extending beyond'the vertical sidesrof- "ing reinforcements at its upperand-loWer' edges, said reinforcements extending beyond the vertical'sides of the card so'as toform' v projections at the corners of the card". i

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the card; the upper projections beingof greater-length than the :lower projections.

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US6550874Aug 24, 2001Apr 22, 2003Compx International Inc.Adjustable hanging file system
U.S. Classification312/184
International ClassificationB42F15/00
Cooperative ClassificationB42F15/0035
European ClassificationB42F15/00C2B4