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Publication numberUS302624 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateJul 29, 1884
Publication numberUS 302624 A, US 302624A, US-A-302624, US302624 A, US302624A
InventorsMartin H. Dickinson
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Adjustable shelf-partition
US 302624 A
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SPECIFICATION forming part. of Letters Patent No. 302,624, dated July 29, 188%.

Application filed June 19, 1884. (No model.)

To all whom it may concern:

Be it known that I, MARTIN H. DICKINSON, a citizen of the United States, residing at Kansas City, in the county of Jackson and State of Missouri, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Adjustable Shelf- Iartitions, of which the following is a specifi-, cation, reference being had therein to the ac coinpanying drawings.

This invention relates to an improved adi ustable shelf-partition and sample-holder, and it is specially designed for the use of dealers in paper-hangings, although it will be found useful to others for various purposes.

The object of the invention is to provide a partition which may be applied to any shelf or series of shelves, and which may be moved or adjusted to any position, so as to form spaces or cribs of convenient size, as occasion may require. These objects I attain by the means illustrated in the accompanying drawings, in which-- Figure 1 represents a perspective view of a series of shelves, showing my improved partitions applied thereto. Fig. 2 represents a front elevation of the same, and Fig. 3 repre sents a perspective view of one of the partitions detached.

The letter A indicates a case or cabinet having a series of horizontal shelves, B.

0 indicates the adjustable partitions, which are constructed of sheet metal in sizes to suit all the spaces between the shelves. The said sheets are divided or cut at theirlowcr portions, and are bent laterally in opposite directions at right angles to the uncut portion, so


as to form abase upon which the partition may It will be seen that as thus constructed the partitions will be sell'supporting, and that the main portions will stand securely in a vertical position, and that they can be moved upon the shelves, so as to regulate the width of the intervening spaces or cribs to accommodate the quantity and quality of the goods stored therein, so that every particle of space maybe utilized, and as the goods are disposed of may be contracted, leaving unbroken shelving, which can be filled with other material in place of unsightly empty spaces. By the use of these adjustable shelves it is apparent that just the room necessary may be made for any desired quality of goods, nomatter of what quantity, thus preventing waste, and giving the shelving at all times a neat and uniform appearance.

Having thus described my invention, what I claim, and desire to secure by Letters Patent, 1s-

An adjustable sh'elf-partition consisting of a sheet of metal split, cut, or divided at its lower portion, the cut portions being bent at right angles to the nncut'portion, so as to form a base for the uncut portion, to support it in a vertical position, substantially as specified.

In testimony whereof I affix my signature in presence of two witnesses.



G. B. ILATT, J. S. Hnnnisoiv.

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Cooperative ClassificationA47F5/005