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I1 (noden A; M. & W. JONES.
, Dry Gds Cabinet. K No.V 236,820. Patented Jan. 18,1881.
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ALBERT M. JONES AND CHARLES W. JONES, OF OSKALOOSA, IOWA.
SPECIFICATION forming part of Letters Patent No. 236,820, dated January 18, 1881.
Application tiled November 10, 1880. (Model.)
To all whom it may concern:
Be it known that we, ALBERT M. JONES and CHARLES W. JONES, of Oskaloosa, in the county of Mahaska and State of Iowa, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Dry-Goods Cabinets; and We do hereby declare that the following is afull, clear, and exact description of the invention, which will enable others skilled in the art to which it appertains to make and use the same, reference being had to the accompanyingl drawings,
which form a part of this specification, and in ient of access, as will behereinafter fully described, and particularl'ypointed out in the claim.
In the drawings hereto annexed, A represents the body of the case or cabinet, which is mounted upon a vertical pivot, B, so as to revolve freely, for the inspection of its several sides. The body of the case is divided by a horizontal partition into two compartments, C and D, the lower one of which, I), contains a tier of drawers, K, for the reception ot' spool-cotton or other go0ds. At the sides and back of the drawers vertical partitions E are arranged, which form, with the outer slidin g glass doors, F, separate compartments for silk or other dress goods, which is wound upon horizontal rollers Gr G, from which, while finely displayed, it may be readily removed, when desired, without heilig crumpled or otherwise injured. The rollers are provided with handles or cranks E, for winding the goods, and the said handles or cranks are made detachable from the rollers, as shownin Fig. 3 of the drawings, for
the purpose of enabling the said rollers to be removed, when desired. This is effected by makl ing a square mortise'oi` recess, g, inone end of each of the rollers, adapted to receive a square projection or tenon, h, on the inner end of the crank, the shaft of which works in bearings bored in the corner-pieces or uprights of the casing A, and is made with an annular groove, i, to receive a pivoted latch, L, which is pivoted at l to the upright A, as shown in Fig. 4 of the drawings, and which serves to hold the crank in its proper position, as shown in dotted lines in Fig. 3. By lifting the latch the crank-shaft is readlly withdrawn and the roller removed from the case.
In the upper compartment, C, of the case a fixed or rotating pyramid, I, having several tiers of vertical cylinders or rollers, J, is mounted, said rollers being utilized for lace, ribbons, and the like. The sides of this compartment may be partitioned oi for the reception of horizontal dress-goods rollers, like the lower compartment, suitable slidin g glass doors being in this case provided for each compartment.
By this inventionj a simple, compact, and inexpensive dress-goods case is provided, in which valuable materials may be tastefully exhibited for sale with greater convenience than in any other manner known to us, and with security against damage from dust and similar causes.
Having thus described our invention, we claim and desire to secure by Letters Patent of the United States- The show stand or casing A, having an upper compartment, C, and lower compartment, D, said lower compartment provided with the drawers K, vertical partitions E, sliding doors or sashes-F, placed parallel to the partitions E, and detachable rollers G, mounted in the space between the partitions E and doors F, with their bearings in the uprights A, substantially as and for the purpose herein shown and specified.
In testimony that we claim the foregoing as our own invention, we have hereunto affixed our signatures in presence of two witnesses.
ALBERT M. JONES. CHARLES W. JONES.
EMoRY G. RICE, A. MGKAMY.