US 2238451 A
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April 15', 1941. F. ROTH 2,238,451
PHoNoGnAPH DIsx RECORD Houma Filed July 17. 1940 2 sheets-shim 1" l I i [4a `L3I 3 3 I6 FjE E I l l /z 25a April 15, 1941.
l1.- ROTH PHONOGRAPH DISK RECORD HOLDER 2 sheets-sheet 2A Filed July 17, '1940 INVENToR 2l Fred Roi/c.
ATTORNEY BY nu adjacent records.
' Patented Apr. J15.1941 A f .UNITED STATES itPATENT OFFICE rnonocmirn msx ancona nomma Fred noch, Brooklyn, N. Y. l Application Julyrz, 1940, serial No, 345,953
This invention relatesto new'and useful iinprovements in a phonograph disk record holder.
The invention proposes to characterize the disk holder ina. convenient manner so that they may be removed individually, 'as desired. i
Still further the .invention proposes a novel so arranged will be securely supported by the arrangement of the side strips and the end por tions of the parallel Wire elements.
Another Yobject of the invention resides in a modified construction wherein means is provided for` holding'the side strips vin relatively spaced positions to vary the distance between the side strips to accommodate unusually'small-or large Still further the invention proposes the .con-- struction of a. phonograph disk record holder as mentioned, which is provided with a bar or similar element extended along the length of one of the strip portions of the frame of the holder and,
having transverse grooves at .positions located lbetween alternating adjacent pairs of wire elements so-that disk records may be placed between Fig. 2 is a vertical sectional view taken oni-the y line 2-2 of Fig. 1.
Fig.l 3 is an end elevational view of the holder shown in Fig. 1.
Fig. 4 is a perspective viewA of one of the sides of the rectangular frame.
Fig. 5 is a fragmentary horizontal sectional view taken on the line 5-5 of Fig. 4. v Y' Fig. 6 is a perspective view of one of the wire elements used in the device.
Fig. 7 is a fragmentary plan view of -a'disk 'record holder constructed in accordance with a modiiication of this invention.
Fig. 8 is a fragmentary vertical lsectional view taken on the lin`e 8 8 of Fig. '7.
Fig. 9 is a vfragmentary horizontal sectional view taken on the line 9+! of Fig. 8.
Fig. 10 is a fragmentary perspective view of one of the parts shown in Fig. 9.
Fig. 11 is a perspective view of a disk record u holder constructed -in accordance with another modification of this invention.
Fig.- 12 is a vertical sectional view the line I2-I2 of Fig. 11.
taken on Fig. 13 is a fragmentary vertical 'sectional view taken on the line l3-I3 of Fig. 11.
Fig. 14 is an end elevational view of a disk record holder constructed in accordance wit another modification of this invention. r
Fig. 15 is a fragmentary elevational view look- Aing in the direction of the line IS-IS of Fig. 14.
adjacent adjacent pairs of said wire elements and have-their edges vrest on said frame and bar 'pand said grooves in the bar Vso that adjacent .records project laterally of each other.
This offset lateral arrangement of the records facilitates individualv gripping of the edge portion of Still'. further :the invention proposes various embodiments in which one or more bars are used records in laterally ois'et for holding adjacent positions.'
Foi-' further comprehension of the invention, and of the objects and advantages, thereof, reference will be had to the following".description -and accompanying drawings, and to theappended claims in which the various novel features of theinvention are more particularly set forth-L In the accompanying drawings forming a material-part of this disclosure:
Y Figa-1-v is, a .perspective view of a disk record holder constructed in accordance with this invention.
- Fig. 1.6 is a fragmentary vertical sectional view taken on the line I6I8 of Fig. 15.
The disk record holder, in accordance with this invention, includes a relatively deep rectanguiar frame I2 adapted to be supported in a horizontal position and provided with side strips I I. A plurality of Vparallelwire elements Il are arranged transversely of the frame l2 and have their end portions il* mounted on the side strips vIl of the'frame, and projecting upwards. .Each f wire element 'I4 is of identical size and shape. Each wire element Il is illustrated as of inver-ted V-shape. However, this is merely for disclosing' one form ofthe invention since the wire elements may be of other shapes.V
The frame l2 is formed from four strips of material secured together at their ends. There l are end strips i2 and side strips I2".` The side lstrips I2b are formed with a plurality of vertical grooves IB adapted to accommodate, re: ceive and hold the end portions Mof the wire elements i4. The strips Il are extended across the inner faces of the sidestrips' I2h and assist .2 inholding the nd portions Il* of the wire elements in position.
Bottom strips I6 extend along the bottom edges of the side strips I2b and I3 and serve to rigidly connect these parts together as a unit. The upper .inner edges or the -side strips I3 are formed slightly arcuate, indicated by reference numerals Il, to better conform with the edges oi' disk records placed in the holder. The dot and dash lines I6 in Fig. 2 schematically indicate a record in position. It should be noted that the records must be placed between adjacent pairs or the In lows:
Disk records are -placed in between adjacent wire elements Il. .It will be found that adjacent disk records will be supported in slightly'laterally offset positions. This facilitates gripping the edge portion of any record without interference from adjacent records. The records will be supported vin the offset position mentioned torthe reason that every second record will be Supported by its edge portion resting upon the adjacent topmost corner of one or the side strips I2b and the bar wire elements Il and have their edges rest on the side strips' I3 and have their bottom ends partially projecting into the open area within the trame I2.
In Figs. 7 to 1'0 inclusive, a modied form oi the invention has been disclosed which listin4 guishes from the prior form essentially in the fact that means has been provided for holding the 'side strips I3' in various relatively spaced positions varying the distance between these side strips to adapt the record holder for records oi different diameters.v According to this form of the invention the record holder includes a rectangular frame I2' which has end strips I2 and "side strips I2. The end strips I2 are formed with grooves I8 on'their' adjacent faces. The side stripsl I3' are attached Vto auxiliary side strips I3". These latter side strips I3 have end portions I3x slidably engaging in the grooves I8. Each end portion I3x is provided with an inwardly projecting handle portion I3y by whichV the end portion may be gripped and manually slightly pulled out of the groove I8. A pin lI S is mounted on each end portion I3x and engages in one of a seriesof 'openings 22 formed, in the bases oi thegrooves I8.
'Ihe side strips I3." are formed with a plurality -of parallel vertical grooves .'I5into which the' endsV I4* of the. parallel wire elements Il engage. The
` side strips |a' anais" are secured together :with
fastening elements 2-I. InV other respects this 21| and the other records will be supported by the side strip I2h andthe grooves 25. The dot and dash lines 2W in Fig. 12 illustrates the position of the ilrst group or records. The other rec- Y ords will assume the position indicated by the dot and dash lines 261. These records will be supported bythe near top edge o! the side strip I2 and by the bases of the grooves 25 in the bar 2l.
In Figs. 14, 15 and 16 another modiiled form of the, invention has. been disclosed which distinguishes from the prior forms essentially in the construction of the frame which supports the plurality of parallel wire elements Il. This frame l comprises a pair of spaced side strips 28. The
Yside strips vare fr ee of. each other, there are no connecting end strips as. are contained in the prior form oi the invention.
Each side strip 28 is constructed from a core strip 28 of wood or other material. Each core strip 28;* is formed with a plurality of spaced grooves 281 into which the end portions of the wire elements Il engage. A cover strip of sheet material 29 is pasted across the two side races andthe bottom edge oi each core strip ill to assist in securely holding the ends oi.' the wire elel ments I4. Furthermore. these ends may be forced lnto the groovesV 28b to aid in the securing together oi these parts.
' Cinev o! the strips 2l, or both of the strips 28, the
'latter condition is illustrated in Fig. 14, are proiorxn of the` invention is similar to the prior form-@f` and like parts may be identiiledby like reference numerals.
The operation of this form of as follows:
.the invention is.
' The handle portions I3y may be manually l gripped and pulled to disengage the pins Il from the openings 2li and then the side strips I3', I3"
may be shifted laterally4 to desired positions. The
wire elements I4 merely bend during the shifting operation. Thus the space between the side strips I3' may be variedrto better accornmdate disk records of diiierent diameters.
The disk record'holder in accordance with the form of the-invention illustrated in Figs. 11. 12 and 134 'includes a relatively deep drame I2 for resting on a support in a horizontal position and having a pair of spaced side'strips |21.` A piurality of parallel wire elements I4 are transversely mounted across the said`stripsfI-2b of the frame.
These wire elements are of inverted V shape and have their ends mounted upon the said side strips. 'A bar 24 is mounted on the frame I2 and extends along the length o! said side strips of the frame and isrformed with a plurality oi transverse` grooves 25 at positions located between altern nating adjacent pairs of the wire element I4. The frame I2 has` end portions. I2. Thcbar 24' is mounted between these end portions. In otherrespects this form of the invention is similartc the first described fonnand identical parts are recognized by identical reference numerals.
vided with bars 2U which are permanently mounted upon the rear faces thereof.. -These bars 30 are formed with transverse grooves 2i at positions located between alternating adjacent pairs of the wire elements Il. The arrangement is such that every second disk record will rest in the' bases oithe grooves JI and the other disk records will rest upon the top edges of the bars 30. This construction offsets alternate records as indicated by the dot and dash lines 26* and 28y ing` within the scopeot the invention as dened in the appended claims.
. Having thus described ,my invention, whatei claim as new, and desire to secure 'by United tates Letters Patent is: e
1. A disk record holder, comprising a relatively deep frame for resting on a support in a horizontal position and comprising a pair of spaced side strips, and a plurality of parallel wire elements transversely of said frame and having end portions mounted on said side strips and projecting upwards. 'whereby a disk record :may be use this disk record holder functions as fol-v i j 2,238,451 4 A side strips,l a plurality of parallel wire elements i placed between an adjacent pair of said wire elements and have its edges rest on vthe sides of said frame with its bottom extending into said frame, each of said pair of spaced side strips comprising a strip of material formed with grooves, the ends of said wire elements engaging and rigidly secured in said grooves and material pasted over the faces of said side strips for closing the open sides of the grooves, said material continuing at the lowerr edge thereof to surround and cover the bottom and outer side of the said grooved strip.
2. A disk record holder, comprising a relatively deep frame for resting on a support in a horizontal position and including a pair of spaced side strips,l a plurality of parallel wire elements transvers'ely of said frame and having end portions mounted on said side strips and projecting upwards, a bar mounted on said frame and extending. along the length of said side strips and having transverse grooves at positions located between alternating adjacent pairs of said wire elements, whereby disk records may be placed be- Gil transversely of said frame and having end portions mounted on said side stripsand projecting upwards, a bar mounted on said frame and extending along the length of said side strips and having transverse grooves at positions located between alternating adjacent pairs of said wire elements, whereby disk records may be placed between adjacent pairs of said wire elements and have their edges rest on said'frame and bar 'and said grooves in the bar so that adjacent-records project laterally oeach other, said bar being mounted upon one of said side strips, and an identical bar mounted on the other of said side strips.
4. In a disk record holder having a plurality of spaced wire elements, each of V shape and having tween adjacent pairs of said wireelements and have their edges rest on said frame and bar and said grooves in the bar so that adjacent records project laterally of each other, said iter being zontal position and including a pair of spaced inner face of each of said side members to close the open sides of said` grooves and bear againstthe exposed sides of the ends of said wire elev ments to assist the walls of said grooves in holding said' ends.'