|Publication number||US242607 A|
|Publication date||Jun 7, 1881|
|Filing date||Mar 24, 1881|
|Publication number||US 242607 A, US 242607A, US-A-242607, US242607 A, US242607A|
|Inventors||George T. Cutler|
|Export Citation||BiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan|
|Referenced by (5), Classifications (1)|
|External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet|
G. T. CUTLER. Spool Exhibiting Case.
Patented June 7,1881.
NITED STATES PATENT OFFICE.
GEORGE T. CUTLER, OF FLORENCE, MASSACHUSETTS.
SPECIFICATION forming part of Letters Patent N0. 242,607, dated June 7, 1881.
Application filed March 24, 1881. (No model.)
To all whom it may concern:
Be it known that I, GEORGE T. CUTLER, of Florence, in the county of Hampshire and State of Massachusetts, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Spool-EX- hibiting Cases, of which the following is a specification.
Cases in which spool-silk is often kept and exhibited for sale comprise drawers divided into spaces for retaining the spools of silk in place; and the object of my invention is to construct these drawers so that spools of button-hole twist, which are different in size and shape from the spools of sewing-silk, may be kept side by side with the sewing-silk, and still be readily distinguishable therefrom by the difierent arrangement of the spools.
To this end my invention consistsin adrawer for exhibiting spools ofsilk, having its bottom constructed with unobstructed troughs or channels extending continuously from or near the front portion to or near the rear portion of the drawer, and a series of fixed subdivided troughs or channels arranged at right angles to and intercepted by the continuous troughs or channels, both series of troughs or channels being separated from each other, and all attached to or resting on the bottom of the drawer, whereby I provide for keeping the button-hole twist by the side of sewing-silk of a like shade, and at the same time separate therefrom, so that one can readily be distinguished from the other. The bottom of the drawer is preferably so constructed that the troughs, channels, or compartments for but ton-hole twist are continuous from front to back of the drawer, while the troughs, channels, or compartments for sewing-silk are intercepted by them.
In the accompanying drawings, Figure 1 represents a perspective view of a drawer constructed according to my invention. Fig. 2 represents a section of the drawings shown in Fig. 1 upon the dotted line Fig. 3 represents a section upon the dotted line 3 3 Fig. 1; and Fig. 4 represents a perspective view of a drawer of slightly modified form.
Similar letters of reference designate corresponding parts in all the figures.
Referring first to Figs. 1, 2, and 3, A represents the drawer, which is here shown as provided in its sides with grooves or ways a, which may slide upon ways in the case for which the drawer is intended. The drawer may also have a glass front, A,through which a portion of the contents may be seen, and a hand-piece, b, for moving it. The bottom of the drawer is com posed of or constructed with two series of troughs, channels, or compartments, B O, the first of which, B, are here shown as continuous from front to back of the drawer, while the latter, 0, arcintercepted by the first. The troughs or channels 0 are here shown as formed in a single piece of wood, which forms the bottom of the drawer, and the uppersurface of which is grooved or channeled, as seen clearly in Fig. 3, and are of a size to receive and hold spools D of sewingsilk. The troughs or channels 0 are cutaway transversely at proper intervals, and in the places so cut away are fitted separate pieces, which are grooved or channeled upon their upper side to form troughs, channels, or compartments B, which are of a size to receive and hold spools E of button-hole twist.
In Fig.4 the troughs, channels, or compart ments B for the button-hole twist are made as just described; but the troughs, channels, or compartments (J for the sewing-silk arcformed by rods or bars 0, arranged transversely to and extending through the pieces in which are formed the troughs, channels, or compartments B.
By my invention I provide for keeping spools of button-hole twist side by side with spools of sewing-silk of a corresponding color, so that they may be readily distinguished from each other by their arrangement, and the dealer is enabled to keep a supply of sewing-silk and button-hole twist in a drawer to correspond with the rate at which each is sold.
I am aware that it is not new to construct a drawer for holding spool-silk with an open or skeleton bottom to prevent the accumulation of dust, and to provide for dusting off the under sides of the spools contained therein, and hence do not claim such construction as of my invention.
What I claim as my invention, and desire to secure by Letters Patent, is-
1. A drawer for exhibiting spools of silk, having its bottom constructed with continuous and unobstructed trohghs or channels B, ex-
tending across the drawer, and a series of fixed subdivided troughs or channels, 0, ar-
ranged at right angles to and intercepted by 5 the troughs or channels B, both series of troughs or channels being separated from each other and all attached to or resting on the drawer-bottom, substantially as described.
2. A drawer for exhibiting spools of silk,
10 having its bottom composed of a series of unobstructed and continuous troughs or channels, B, and a series of subdivided troughs or channels interposed between and separated from the troughs or channels B by the longitudinal side walls of the latter, substantially 15 as described.
GEO. T. CUTLER. Witnesses:
OMER M. SMITH, E. P. AVERY.
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