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Publication numberUS1947325 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateFeb 13, 1934
Filing dateNov 18, 1932
Priority dateNov 18, 1932
Publication numberUS 1947325 A, US 1947325A, US-A-1947325, US1947325 A, US1947325A
InventorsBiley William J
Original AssigneeBiley William J
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Multiple revoluble tray rack
US 1947325 A
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aciaims. (01. 211-458) The present invention relates to a rack for revolubly supporting a plurality of trays, said trays adapted to receivenails, screws, bolts and nuts and like hardware parts, in such wise that ,5 said hardware parts are easily accessible and handy at all times.

A purpose of the invention is to provide a rack of any suitable proportions with means for fastening it to a stationary support such as the wall 1.0 01' the like including a vertical element, with sleeves swingingly mounted thereon, the sleeves having lateral portions provided with openings therein for the reception of right angle depending arms of a plurality of rods, which in turn support a plurality of trays in superimposed positions one above the other, and in such a manner that any one of the sleeves may be swung around from within the rack, to allow the trays to be easily removed.

Another purpose is to provide tensioned means on; the sleeves for cooperation with a longitudinal groove in the vertical element for holding the supporting rods and the trays one directly over the other.

Still another purpose is to provide spacing sleeves forspacing the swingingly mounted sleeves apart to permit trays of varying depths to be supported.

It is to be understood that the particulars here- ;-in given are in no way limitative and that while 'still keeping within the scope of the invention, any desired modification of details and proportions may be made in the construction of the appliance according to circumstances.

The invention comprises further features and combination of parts to be hereinafter set forth, shown in the drawings and claimed.

In the drawings:

Figure 1 is a view in side elevation of the imeoproved multiple tray rack constructed in accordance with the invention.

Figure 2 is a view in front elevation of the upper part of the multiple tray rack.

Figure 3 is a detail view in perspective of a ;portion of one of the tray supporting rods, showing the depending right angle arm.

Figure 4 is a perspective view of a portion of a vertical rod of the rack with one of the swinging sleeves thereon, showing the means for rej taining the sleeve against swinging movement.

Figure 5 is a plan view of the multiple tray rack showing the uppermost tray swung partially to one side out of alignment with the trays below, thereby illustrating a tray with circular compartments.

Figure 6 is a sectional plan view showing a tray in dot and. dash lines with circular compartments, more clearly showing the construction of the rack itself.

Figure 7 is an enlarged detail sectional view of one of the swinging sleeves illustrating the means for cooperating with the vertical element or rod to retain the sleeve against swinging movement.

Referring to the drawings 1 identifies a bracket plate, which may be of any proportions, and con- 05. structed of any suitable metal and secured thereto by means of screws or the like 3 (which also pence trate through the plate 1 and into the wall or other stationary support) are socket members}.

Threaded into the socket members are solid 79 or tubular rods 4 and 5, to which elbows 6 are threaded. The elbows 6 in turn threadingly re ceive nipples '7, into which the verticalrod .8 is threaded. By means of the nipple '7 the rod 8 may be arranged in its proper position, so that parts of the rack will remain rigid.

The rod. 8 has a longitudinal groove 9, the purpose of which will appear later.

Mounted to swing on the vertical rod fiand in axial alignment with each other are sleeves 10, which are provided with laterallyprotruding extensions 11. These extensions 11,have.sockets 12, and the end walls of the lateral extensions 11 are notched away as shown at 13. These notches are immediately adjoining the upper ends of the sockets 12, which receive the depending right angle arms 14 of the supporting rods 15. The rods 15 assume horizontal positions, and immediately where the arms 14 engage the sockets 12, the rods 15 engage the notches, thereby preventing movement of the rods relative to the sleeves 10.

The free ends of the rods 15 are provided with tees 16, which are threaded to rods 15. Also threaded into the opposite ends of the tees 1s 5 are rods 17, which are at right angles to the rods 15. These rods act to support trays 18. These trays have a plurality of compartments 19. It will be noted, inv Figure 5 that the uppermost tray is shown as having been revolved or 1 9 swung to one side out of superimposed position with the trays below, thereby illustrating the type uf tray immediately under the uppermost tray. The purpose of this arrangement is to illustrate that the tray immediately below the uppermost tray (which has rectangular compartments) is provided with circular compartments.

The rods 15 engage between the walls of certain of the compartments and transversely of the no trays, while the rods 17 engage between the walls 1 of certain other of the compartments, in directions longitudinally of the trays. These rods 15 and 17 may be fastened to the upper walls of the trays in any suitable manner preferably spot welded as shown at 20, so that when the depending right angle arms of the rods 15 are disengaged from the sockets 12, the rods 15, and 17 and the trays can be removed together.

Inspection of Figure 1 discloses the fact that E1116 compartments of the trays are of increasing depth from the uppermost tray to the lowermost tray so as to receive a substantial quantity of nails, screws, bolts and nuts and similar hardware parts. It is obvious that all the trays may be circular compartments or rectangular oompartments. It may be observed that the first three top sleeves 10 are immediately together, while the remaining sleeves are unevenly spaced by means of spacing sleeves 21 for the purpose of accommodating trays having compartments of greater depth than those above. It will also be noted that a sleeve 21a is interposed between the lowermost sleeve 10 and the lower nipple '7 of e the supporting rack, for the purpose of spacing the lowermost sleeve 10 from the nipple.

The sleeves 10 are provided with laterally disposed openings 22 for the reception of the ball detents 23. Secured to the sides of the sleeve, in fact to one side or" the extensions 11, preferably by means of screws 24 are leaf springs 25. The ball detents 23 are large enough in order to protrude beyond the openings 22, and since the leaf springs 25 are disposed on angles to overlie the openings 22 and engage against the protruding portions of the ball detents 23, the

detents are held to ride against the vertical rod 8. It will be noted that when the sleeves 10 are axially aligned one immediately above the other, the trays likewise being superimposed in alignment one above the other, the detents are held into engagement with the longitudinal groove 9 of the rod. By this means the sleeves are held axially in alignment and the trays superimposed immediately above each other. It is obvious that suiiicient force can be applied laterally in either direction on the trays and cause the detents to disengage from the groove 9-, and therefore the detents will roll around the rod 8. By this operation the trays can be swung to the front of the rack, in order to have access to any one of the compartments of the trays, or the trays removed, by disengaging the right angle arms 14 from the sockets 12.

The invention having been set forth, what is claimed is:

1. In a multiple tray rack, a laterally projecting supporting rack including a vertical element, a plurality of axially aligned sleeves mounted for swivel movement on the element, a plurality of trays provided with means to cooperate with the sleeves for supporting them on the sleeves, and cooperative means carried by the sleeves and the vertical element for retaining the trays instantly laterally removable from superimposed positions directly one above the other.

2. In a multiple tray rack, a laterally projecting supporting rack including a vertical element, a plurality of axially aligned sleeves mounted for swivel movement on the element, a plurality of trays provided with means to cooperate with the sleeves for supporting them on the sleeves, and cooperative means carried by the sleeves and the vertical element for retaining the trays superimposed directly one above the other, said last named means comprising a longitudinal groove in the vertical element, and tensioned detents in the sleeves engaging said groove.

3. In a multiple tray rack, the combination with a laterally supported angular rack including a vertical element, of a plurality of sleeves mounted for swivel movement on the element, a plurality of superimposed trays provided With depending arms, said sleeves having lateral extensions provided with sockets to removably receive said arms, and means to prevent the arms from rotating in the sockets, and cooperative means carried by the sleeves and the vertical element for retaining the trays superimposed directly one above the other, said last named means comprising a longitudinal groove in the vertical element, and tensioned detents in the sleeves engaging said groove.

WILLIAM J. BAILEY.

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US3992068 *Jul 23, 1973Nov 16, 1976Renee GaltonDevice for stocking, filing and displaying small articles
US4334623 *Sep 4, 1979Jun 15, 1982Frank GearyRack for the display and storage of stemmed drinking glasses
US6568546 *Jan 25, 2002May 27, 2003Steve HuangRotary hanger device
DE2646064A1 *Oct 13, 1976Apr 20, 1978Peter SeitzVorrichtung fuer das gruppieren und den transport von warenversandbehaeltern
WO2005034682A1 *Oct 15, 2004Apr 21, 2005Zengin ErtanAn embodiment for exhibition and placing
Classifications
U.S. Classification211/88.1, 211/95, 211/96
International ClassificationA47B46/00
Cooperative ClassificationA47B46/00
European ClassificationA47B46/00