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Publication numberUS2345228 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateMar 28, 1944
Filing dateJun 3, 1943
Priority dateJun 3, 1943
Publication numberUS 2345228 A, US 2345228A, US-A-2345228, US2345228 A, US2345228A
InventorsRosaire Babineau
Original AssigneeRosaire Babineau
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Filing device
US 2345228 A
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March 28,. 1944. n BABINEAU f? @AW/W Patented Mar. 28, 1944 FILING DEVICE Rosaire Babineau, Pointe-aux-Trembles, Quebec, Canada Application June 3, 1943, Serial No. 489,511

2 Claims.

The present invention pertains to a novel ling device intended primarily, although not exclusively, for use in the drawer of a desk.

The principal object of the invention is to provide a device of this character permitting quick and easy access to classified groups of sheets such as forms, checks, notes, bills, envelopes and the like.

The objections to the usual desk filing devices are well known. The present device, however, is constructed to expose the top sheet of each group to full View, so that error in drawing the correct sheet is substantially eliminated. The construction for effecting this arrangement consists essentially of a series of parallel and contiguous blocks, preferably of right-triangular cross section. Each group of sheets lies on the hypothenuse of a given block and rests against the vertical side of the preceding block. Thus, the upper edges of the sheets in the group are slightly overlapped, to facilitate removal of single sheets.

Another object of the invention is to t the device snugly in drawers of varying length. This object is accomplished by providing beneath the series of blocks a base of extensible or adjustable length within a reasonable range.

The invention is fully disclosed by way of example in the Afollowing description and in the accompanying drawing in which:

Figure 1 is a perspective view of the device installed in the drawer of a desk;

Figure 2 is a longitudinal section thereof;

Figure 3 is a section on the line 3-3 of Figure 2, and

Figure 4 is a perspective view.

Reference to these views will now be made by use of like characters which are employed to designate corresponding parts throughout.

A number of blocks l, which are of prism shape or triangular in cross section, are mounted one behind another on a base 2. They are fastened to the base by any suitable means, such as glue, nails or screws. One of the sides 3 of each block lies perpendicular to the base, while another side 4 is the hypothenuse of a right angle.

The blocks are to be mounted transversely in a drawer 5 and are slightly less in length than the width of the drawer, thereby lforming spaces 6 at the sides of the drawer, as shown in Figure 3. However, the blocks may be placed and fastened directly within the drawer, without the use of the base 2. The hypothenuse of each block faces the front of the drawer, in either case, to be seen when the drawer is opened.

The sheets to be ,led or classified are designated by the numeral 1 in Figure 2. Each group is laid or assembled on an inclined surface 4 and has its lower edges in contact with the vertical side 3 of the preceding block. Owing to this positioning, the upper edges of successive sheets slightly overlap each other as indicated by the numeral 8, with the result that the upper sheet can readily be separated and removed without interfering with the lower sheets. Moreover, because of the inclined position of each group of sheets upon its surface Il, all groups are simultaneously visible on opening the drawer 5.

The blocks are more easily assembled for mounting in a drawer and held in alinement if mounted on the base 2 as previously described. The base may be reinforced and made adjustable by the means shown in Figures 2 and 4. A plate 9 is fixed to the lower surface of the base 2 at the forward end, and a similar plate I0 is adjustably attached at the rear portion of the base. The attachment is made by means of one or more pins ll receivable in a longitudinal series of registering openings i2 and I3 formed respectively through the base 2 and in the rearward blocks l. Thus, the plate IU may be extended lengthwise from the base 2 to form a projection I4 of sufficient length to engage the rear wall I5 of the drawer and thus prevent sliding of the iile. In order to provide a smooth vertical surface in front of the rst block, a vertical wall I'l is secured to the double base formed by the members 2 and 9.

Although a specic embodiment of the invention has been illustrated and described, it will be understood that various alterations in the details of construction may be made without departing from the scope of the invention as indicated by the appended claims.

What I claim as my invention is:

1. A ling device comprising a series of parallel and contiguous blocks, a base to which said blocks are secured, the upper exposed surface of each block sloping rearwardly and upwardly from said base, and a pair of plates applied to the lower surface of said base, respectively at the forward and rear ends thereof, the rear plate being adjustable lengthwise of said base.

2. A filing device comprising in a drawer, a series of parallel and contiguous blocks of substantially right-triangular cross section, a base to which said blocks are secured, and a pair of plates applied to the lower surface of said base, respectively at the forward and rear ends thereof, the rear plate being adjustable lengthwise of said base.


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U.S. Classification211/45
International ClassificationB42F17/00, B42F17/02
Cooperative ClassificationB42F17/02
European ClassificationB42F17/02