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Publication numberUS2519632 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateAug 22, 1950
Filing dateMar 22, 1947
Priority dateMar 22, 1947
Publication numberUS 2519632 A, US 2519632A, US-A-2519632, US2519632 A, US2519632A
InventorsBrinker John H
Original AssigneeGlobe Wernicke Co
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Visible record tray carrier
US 2519632 A
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8- 22, 1950 J. H. BRINKER 2,519,632



Patented Au 22, 1950 2,519,632 vIsInnE ma oon!) TRAY CARRIER John .ILlBrilrker, Nor-wood, Ohio, assignor to The Norwood, Ohio, at corporation of Ohio Application March 22, 1947,.seriamo. 736,543

4 Claims. 1

This invention relates to visible record tray carriers. for use in connection with visible record tray cabinets.

Visiblerecordsystems of various types are now on the; market in which the visible record trays are. .mounted in difierent ways for. ready access.

particular invention has to do with a. cabinet type: of visible record. system wherein the visible.

record trays aredisposed in a cabinet in the. mannor of drawers which canbe pulled outand tilted downward. when it is desired to examine the cards...

.Itis .an object? of; my present invention to provide carriers: for visible record trays to which. the traysthemselves may beattached, which: carriers mayslideonrnnners in the-cabinet and may extendsout from the front ofthe-cabinetso that when a tray is fully withdrawn, may hang down.

vertically clear of thefront of. the cabinet. It. is another object of. my invention to provide such carriers which are extremely simple. inconstruction: and. which can easily be: assembled. to. the cabinet and disassembled therefrom.

It is a further object of my invention. to provideca hanger for the: tray by means. of which thetray may be suspended from the carriers-and toprovide means. whereby the tray may quickly and. easily be removed from. the carriers but whereby the tray cannot-be accidentally removed from the carriers.

These and various-other objects of .my inven tion which. will be. pointed out more in. detail hereinafter or which. will appear to. oneskilled. in the. art upon reading these specifications, ac-

complish by that certain construction and arrangement of. parts of which Ishallnow describe the exemplary embodiment.

Reference ismade to the drawings forming a part hereof and .in which:

.Fig. 1 is. a front elevational view oil acabin-et with; one of. the. trays withdrawn and hanging down vertically.

Fig. 2 is across sectional View of. the same. taken on a'linef2-2 of Fig. 1.

3. is a fragmentary perspective view showing a corner of the cabinet and showing how the carriers and tray .cooperatetherewith.

Fig. 4. is. a plan view of a, blank from which. one of thecarriersis made:

Fig.5 is a cross sectional view on. an enlarged scale taken onlin-e 5- 5 of.Eig,.3.

Fig. 6 is a fragmentary perspective-of one of the vertical front frame members.

Briefly in. the practice of my invention I provideeacabinet having a series of: runners therein on both sides.

Pairs of carriers are provided which are adapted to ride on the runners. These carriers have sliding movement from front. to back the entire length. of the cabinet, and stop means are provided so that-at their extremeforward position they extend somewhat beyond. the front face of the cabinet. The. visible record trays are provided with hangers, which. engage pairs of the carriers and have movement withrespectto the. carriers.

Reierring more. particularly .to the. drawings, a cabinet of. conventional design is indicated at .IB' and is provided with .a-number. of. visible. record.

tray spaces, indicated generally at i.l'.. The.

spaces .LI are constituted by pairs of runners in.- dicated, generally at I2, which. are secured to frame members l3 in the cabinet. The runners are generally Z-shaped in cross section and the frame members l3 are slotted at 'interval'aasindicated at l4!v to accept the flanges L5v oifthe. various runners, The runners themselves are identical, except for. thefact that. there arerights and. lefts. for the two sides of the cabinet. .Inthe portion 16 of. the runners, there are provided raised. buttons H, which serve. a purpose, which will be described hereinafter. Likewise in. they portion it of each runner, there isv provided. a spring element I 8, which may lac-accomplished by the cutting of a .U-shaped slot 49 and thenstrik ing up the element l8 therefrom, so that it projects above the plane of the portion 1.6.

functionof thezelement will be describedhe after. there. is provided a cut-out portion 2i! in the Ver tical. limb 21- of the runner, and. theqflange 1:5 is" cut away from the opening 20 as .indicatedat '22 The function-of this structure will be clear asthe description proceeds.

The carriers: themselves will now be described in detail. These carriers are provided in rights.

and. lefts and: each: pair ofcarr'iers, except for the reversal of position, is identical in most re spect's, and may be made from a blank indicated generally in Fig. 4, which blank is generally rec- .tangu'lar in configuration and. is provided with a notcl'rzfi, abeveled portion 24, a U-shapedslot 25', an indentation 2 .6, .a stiffenin rib; 27,

3e, 31;. and. 3'2 to ere'ctit to the form pivotal longitudinal.

.ei-n-- Also, adjacent the front of each runner,.-

anlilaxlong slot 28.. This blank will be bent .on' the lines :29, shown in cross section in Fig. 5. The 'portion withinthe at 35. in Fig. 5 engaging The portion 36 is bent up at a right angle on the line 31a to provide a stop for the hanger as will be described in more detail hereinafter. In both the right and left hanger, there will be a slot communicating with the slot 28, but the slot indicated at 31 in Fig. 4 is the slot for the right hand carrier. The slot for the left hand carrier will not extend beyond the bend line 30, so that the left hand carrier will have only a vertically partial slot communicating with the slot 28, whereas the right hand carrier will have communicated with the vertical slot, a horizontal lot disposed at an angle, as best seen in Fig. 3.

The carriers are assembled to the runners by placing them on the runners in a position where the arm 35 is opposite the cut out portion 25. The carrier can then be pushed homewith the portion 35, passing through the opening 20 to bring the arm 35 beyond the flange l5. When the carrier is in position on the runner, it is held against vertical movement upward by the portion l6 of the next upper runner, and its weight is supported on its own portion l6, and it is held against lateral movement by the arm 35 extending over the flange I5. The carriers can easily be removed by sliding them toward the front of the cabinet until the portion 35 is opposite the opening 20 and then sliding them toward the center of the cabinet.

The visible record trays are indicated generally at 40 and may be of any conventional construction, except that at their rear or upper ends, they are provided with the rolled edge 4| embracing the hanger 42. The hanger 42 is essentially a rod having a major straight portion and portions bent upwardly therefrom as at 43 and terminal portions 44 parallel to the major portions. The hanger is free to rotate within the rolled edge 4 l.

The assembly of the hanger to the carriers is accomplished as follows: assuming that the carriers only have been assembled to the cabinet as described hereinabove, and it is desired to assemble to the carriers a visible record tray having the hanger described, the two carriers are brought toward the front end of the cabinet and the left hand portion 44 of the hanger is inserted through the slot 45 of the left hand carrier, so that the portion 44 rests on the strengthening bead 2'! with the upturned portion 43 passing through the slot 28. The visible recordtray is then rotated clockwise, as seen in Fig. 3, to the point where the right hand end 44 of the hanger can enter the angular slot 31. When the right hand portion 44 is passed through the slot 31 and the tray is straightened out, the right hand portion 44 will rest upon the bead 21 of the right hand carrier with its portion '43 passing through the slot 28 of the right hand carrier. As the drawer is pushed in, the hanger will ride along the slots 28 of the two carriers to its rearmost position, as seen in drawer A of Fig. 2. In this position the rolled edge portions 45, which are coaxial with the rolled edge portion 4!, will abut the member 36, as shown in Fig. 2. When the drawer is all the way in, the front portion of the drawer is supported on the elements ll, which extend above the plane of the member iii, an amount equal to the thickness of the bottom of the carrier.

When the drawer is pulled out, the hanger first rides along the slots 28 to the front to the position'shown in drawer B in Fig. 2, until the carriers have been pulled out to the position shown with drawer C in Fig. 2, where they extend somewhat beyond the front face of the cabinet. In this position then the drawer 40 can hang down vertically from the carriers. The limit of forward movement of the carriers is established by engagement of the arms 35 of the carriers with the edges Me of the front corner frame members l3.

The members I8 hereinabove described bear against the underside of the carriers to hold them slightly when the carriers are in their foremost position.

The function of the depressions 26 can now be understood; if one visible record tray has been withdrawn to the position indicated at C in Fig. 2, and it is desired to withdraw the next upper tray, when the carrier contacts the member iii to depress it, it will be depressed into the depression 26 of the next lower carrier. Thus, the only function of the depression 26 is to permit a drawer immediately above a fully opened drawer to be withdrawn.

It will be noted that by virtue of the construction, the parts will not normally or accidentally come apart, because in order to disassemble a drawer and hanger from its carriers the drawer must first be fully withdrawn and then cooked in a clockwise direction, as seen in Fig. 3, until the slot 31 and the hanger are aligned. The right hand end of the hanger can then be raised and removed through the slot 31 and then the left hand end can be removed through the slot 35. Likewise, the carriers themselves cannot be removed from the runners until the drawer has been removed, as just described. The assembly and disassembly of the parts is very simple and yet proof against accidental dislodgment.

It will be clear that numerous modifications may be made without departing fhom the spirit of my invention and I therefore do not intend to limit myself, except as pointed out in the' claims which follow.

Having now fully described my invention, what I claim as new and desire to secure by Let ters Patent is:

1. In a visible record cabinet having a visible record tray provided with a hanger, a pair of carriers arranged for sliding movement in said cabinet and engaging said hanger, each of said carriers being of channel-like cross-section with one of the arms of said channel constitutin the top of said carrier, said top arm having a return bend providing a member parallel to said top but spaced therebelow by a spacing member, said parallel member having a slot running substantially the length of said carrier and said spacing member having a slot communicating with said first mentioned slot adjacent the front end of said carrier, said hanger comprising a. rod having crank-like configurations at each end, said cranklike portions passing through said slots in said parallel members and the ends of said portions resting on said parallel members.

2. The structure of claim 1 in which said parallel portions are provided with longitudinal stiffening ribs providing supporting surfaces for the ends of said hanger.

3. The structure claimed in claim 1 in which one of said pair of carriers is provided with a slot in said top arm, the slot in said top arm being disposed at an angle less than a right angle to the axis of said carrier whereby said hanger may be removed from said carriers by swinging said tray laterally until the axis of said hanger is aligned with said angular slot, and lifting said hanger upwardly through said angular slot.

REFERENCES CITED The following references are of record in the file of this patent:

UNITED STATES PATENTS Number Name Date Rose Mar. 18, 1873 Rand Feb. 28, 1922 Rand, Jr Sept. 19, 1922 Ohnstrand July 22, 1924 Pilla Apr. 26, 1927 Gronberg Jan. 12, 1932 Wolters Apr. 8, 1941

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U.S. Classification312/323
International ClassificationB42F17/00, B42F17/18
Cooperative ClassificationB42F17/18
European ClassificationB42F17/18