Printer s dry-rack
US 291030 A
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UNITED STATES PATENT GFFICE.
GEORGE A. OLAPPER, OF WOOSTER OHIOQ P RINTERS DRY- RACK.
SPECIFICATION forming part of Letters Patent No. 291,030, dated January 1, 1884.
I Application filed September 3, 1883. (No model.)
'Wooster, in the county of Wayne and State of Ohio, have invented a new and useful Printers Dry-Rack, of which the following is a specification.
My invention relates to improvements in dryracks for printersand other similar uses; and its object is, first, to provide a large drying-surface within a comparatively small space; second, to afford facilities for drying separate parcels at the same time and handling them independently of other parcels upon the rack. I attain these objects by the mechanism illustrated in the accompanying drawings, in which similar letters of reference indicate like parts. Figure 1 is a view in perspective of the entire device. side of the frame, showing the parts claimed in detail.
The standards D D, cross-bars F F, and feet E E constitute the frame-work of my invention.
T T T are leaves of slat-work, having opposite shafts, R R, adjustable upon the frame in notches or supports, as shown, and adapted to be removed therefrom at will.
I I are opposite corresponding supports for the leaves of the rack. These supports may be constructed of wood, iron, or any other suitable material, and may be attached to or cut into the standards D D, so as to form a part thereof. These notches or supports are adapted to receive the ends of the shafts R R, to which the crossslats are attached at T to form the leaves of the rack, and support them horizontally, as shown at A, or at any upward angle, as shown at A, by means of ratchets G; or the shafts may be withdrawn from the notches, as shown. The supports or notches I are provided each with bearings B S and one or more ratchets C, so that when the ends of the shafts R are placed under the bearing B, as shown at A, the shaft of the leaf R will rest upon the bearing S and hold the leaf in a horizontal position. The outer end of the leaves are adapted to be elevated at any angle, as shown at A, when the lower ends of Fig. 2 is avertical section of one the leaf-shafts will pass downward along the ratchet-curves and drop under the ratchets O, as shown at A, thereby holding the leaf in an elevated angular position, as shown at A, the elevation of the leaves being determined by the number and position of the ratchets 0 upon the back part of the notches I.
By this arrangement I am able to economize room and at the same time obtain ready access to each leaf independently of every other, either by elevating the neXt higher leaf or by removing the leaf from the frame. The opposite standards and notches are of course right and left duplicates of each other, as are also the shafts of the leaves.
Having thus fully described my invention, what I claim as new, and desire to secure by Letters Patent, is
1 In a dry-rack, the opposite corresponding notched standards, D D, opposite corresponding notches or supports, I I, having bearings B S, and one or more ratchet-stops, 0, adjustable lattice-leaves T, having shafts R R, adapted to enter the supports I I, substantially as and for the purpose specified.
2. In a dry-rack, the combination of the standards D D, united to form a rack-frame with opposite notches or supports, I I, in or upon the inner side of the standards D D, each having opposite bearings, B S, and one or more ratchet-stops O, substantially as and for the purpose specified.
3. In a dry-rack, the combination, withthe perpendicular rack-frame D D, having shelfsupporting notches or supports I I, of adj ustable leaves or shelves T, adapted to connect with and be supported by said notches or sup ports, so as to project from the rack-frame either horizontallyor obliquely upward, and also to be detached from the supports and rack-frame at will, substantially as and for the purpose specified.
In testimony whereof I hereunto set my hand.
, GEO. A. OLAPPER.
M. G. ROUGH, GEO. B. MILLER.