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Publication numberUS2098844 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateNov 9, 1937
Filing dateOct 28, 1935
Priority dateOct 28, 1935
Publication numberUS 2098844 A, US 2098844A, US-A-2098844, US2098844 A, US2098844A
InventorsWaxgiser William V
Original AssigneeWaxgiser William V
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Article projection apparatus for shelves
US 2098844 A
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Nov. 9, 1937. w. v. WAXGISER 2,098,844

ARTICLE PROJECTION APPARATUS FOR SHELVES Filed 001;. 28, 1935 2 Sheets-Sheet l ATTORNEY Nov. 9, 1937 w. .v. WAXGISER 2,098,844

ARTICLE PROJECTION APPARATUS FOR SHELVES Filed Oct. 28, 1955 2 Sheets-Sheet 2 I ll V:

l I 9 INVENTOR ATTORNEY Patented Nov. 9, 1937 I UNITED STATES ARTICLE PROJECTION APPARATUS FOR SHVELVES William V. Waxgiser, Brooklyn, N. Y. Application October 28, 1935, Serial No. 46,997

,6 Claims. (cram-:11)

The present invention relates to means applicable to shelves for moving forwardly rows of packages such as tins. and canisters, and for discharging the foremost tin on a shelf to a holder projected forwardly of the shelf, and in position for convenient removal by an operator. A further object of the invention is to provide means of the character described, applicable to either steel shelving as a built-in combination,

or, to wooden shelving, as an attachment therefor.

Other objects of the invention will hereinafter appear. 7 1

The invention will be described with reference 5 to the accompanying drawings, in which:-

Figure l is a top perspective view, partly broken away, of a shelf section having an embodiment of the invention.

Figure 2 is a bottom perspective View of the structure illustrated in Figure 1.

Figure 3 is a transverse section on the line 3 3, Figure 1.

Figure 4 is a plan view, partly broken away, .and partly in dotted lines, showing a modified form of the invention.

V Figure 5 is a fragmentary vertical section on the line 55, Figure 4. y

c Figure 6 is a longitudinal section on the line 6 E, Figure 5, looking in the direction of the arrows.

Figure 7 is a View similar to Figure 6, showing pertain supporting elements moved outward.

. Figure 8 is a plan View of the elements shown in Figure 7. 5 In Figures 1 to 3 inclusive, I have shown a form of the invention in which a steel shelf I having front and rear flanges 2, has applied thereto a plurality of rectangular frame members 3, the front and back ends thereof being respectively indicated at 3x and 3mm. Frame members 3 rest upon the top of the shelf l and each element may be provided with a pull handle 4. It is to be noted that front flange 2 of the shelf is formed with a plurality of spaced apertures which receive a plurality of rods 5 which may be formed of bent wire, the wire being bent upwardly at the front flange to provide a stop member 5:13.73. One of the rod sections at its inner end is angularly bent at 5.1: to provide a stop which may abut against a flange bar 6 secured to the underface of the shelf, and apertured for the rods.

The frames 3 are preferably arranged side by 55 side and in mutual contact, and the side members of each frame are so spaced as to receive a canister l of specific diameter.

When the device is at rest, rows of canisters will. be bounded, as to each row, by one of the frames 3. When it is desired to remove a can 5 from any one row, the appropriate frame member is moved outwardly by its handle, thus contacting with the rearmost can and moving forwardly the row, the foremost can striking the stop member 5m: and moving the rods connected 10 thereto outwardly until the angularly bent end 5: thereof strikes flanged bar 6. At this moment,

the can will reach a position at which its inner In the structure of Figures ite 8 inclusive, ,the wooden shelf 8 is provided longitudinally thereof and near its front, with a plate 9 having longitudinally extending flanges lfi, like. lhe

frames are of the same construction as in the 25 preceding form of the invention, and bear the same numeral, to wit, 3.

Passing through apertures formed in the flanges 55, illzv, and one for each frame member, is contact member ll of wire bent into U-shaped 30 formation at an intermediate point, and extending vertically, and thence having its ends extending horizontally through said flanges. One of the horizontally extending ends of member H is angularly bent at i la: and in line therewith ,35 is the end iZa: of a contact member l2, having a vertically extending angularly bent section within a similarly bent section of member I I.

Also, within member i2 is a similarly bent but smaller contact member l3, having its horizon- 40 tally extending sections [3a of shorter length than the corresponding elements of member I2, and also within the path of movement of bent end Hm carried by member II, is bent end i 311:.

In the operation of this modified form of de- 45 vice, it will be noted that each frame member initially embraces a row of cans, and that the rear transversely extending portion of the frame member, will, upon movement of the member, contact with the rearmost can and in the continued movement will carry the foremost can into engagement with contact member II. The bent end Hm, will, after a short movement of member ll, contact with a horizontal end section of member l2 and cause movement of the When'the frame member is pushed rearwardly, finger I4 carried by the frame member will suc-' latter. Member I2 lies immediately under the top of supporting surface of the shelf 8 and therefore it will follow the can as a support therefor during a forward movement of the can As the can moves forwardly, and just before it is'moved beyond the shelf 8, bent end member 'lla: will contact with one of the horizontal rodlike ends of member l3, and that member finally will be moved to the position shown in Figure 8, the can immediately prior thereto dropping slightly until 'it rests on members l2 and I3.

cessively contact with members l2, l3 and the frame member will contact with member Hfithe said members thus being restored to initial :po-

sition. v 7

The modification illustrated in Figures 4 and '5 is of advantage when the device is applied to a relativelythick shelf, and it is, necessary that 'the can drop from the top of the shelf to a point caps or containers, I include any article adapted to be placed in rows on a shelf and to which my invention is applicable.

Having described my invention, what I claim and desire to secure by Letters Patent, is as 'follows: V

1. Article projection apparatus for a shelf,

comprising {a plurality of frame members, each of 'rectangular bent formation and adapted 'to rest upon the top of a shelf, and each adapted to embrace a row of cans, and to move the row forwardly when the frame member is given a corresponding movement,'and a plurality of slides supported by and below the shelf for horizontal sliding movement, one for each'frameme'mber,

and each provided with supporting means for a can, the slides each having a portion extended .into the. path of the foremost cans and being movable by thelatter to a predeterminedextent,

so asto provide a support for the foremost can in front of the shelf I 2; Article projection apparatus for a shelf, comprising a plurality of frame members, each member being adapted to embrace a row of cans and having a contact section for the 'rea'rmost can whereby when the frame member is forwardly moved a predetermined distance on the shelf, the row of cans will be. given a forward movement, a bracket member supported by and below the shelf and a can support slidably held by said bracket member and having an upwardly bent section lying within a frame member in the path of the row of cans and having parallel rodlike extensions provided with means for engaging an abutment of the bracket member to limit the movement of the said support.

3. Article projection apparatus comprising a shelf provided with downwardly extending flanges, a frame member disposed upon the top.

path of movement of the foremost can, said section of the can support also lying rearwardly of an element of the frame member and within its "path pf movement thereby being adapted for return movement by contact with said element of i the frame member. I

AArticlemrojeetion apparatus for a shelf, and in combination with a shelf, comprising a frame member adapted to-embrace a row of cans, and having a-rearward contact element for engaging the rea'rmost can, a bracket member supported by and below the shelf and a plurality of .can supports slidably held by said bracket member and adapted for successive substantially horizontal movement forwardly of the shelf, and means by which said successive movement of the can supports is transmitted 'to the latter by the frame member, comprising interengaging means between the supports whereby the movement of one support Wl-ll impart subsequent movement to a second support.

5. Article projection apparatus constructed in accordance with claim 4,-in which the can supports comprise rods hav-ing horizontal sections and vertically bent sections, and inter-engaging means between the rods whereby the movement ofone rod will subsequently impart movement to r.

a second rod, a vertically bent section carried by one red for engagement by a can, vertically bent sections carried by the remaining rods and dis,---

posed within and below the first-named vertical extension; means for attaching the plate to the undersurface of a shelf and a frame member adapted to embrace a row of cans and also 'adapt- 'ed't'o embrace the first-named vertically extended member of the first named rod, and having a contact element for engagingithe rearmost can of the row.


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U.S. Classification211/59.3, 312/71
International ClassificationA47B81/00
Cooperative ClassificationA47F1/125, A47F5/005, A47B81/007
European ClassificationA47F1/12D, A47F5/00D1, A47B81/00E