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Publication numberUS319312 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateJun 2, 1885
Publication numberUS 319312 A, US 319312A, US-A-319312, US319312 A, US319312A
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
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No. 319,812. Patented June 2, 1885.

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No. 319,312. Patented June 2, 1885.

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' Application filed April Li, 1884. (No model.)

To all whom it may concern.-

Be it known that I, CHARLES A. PETERSON, a citizen of the United States, residi ng at Galesbnrg, in the county of Knox and State of Illinois, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Label-Cabinets; and I do hereby declare the following to be a full, clear, and exact description of the invention, such as will enable others skilled in the art to which it appertains to make and use the same, reference being had to the accompanying drawings, and to letters or figures of reference marked thereon, which form a part of this specification.

Druggists, apothecaries, or others who sell drugs for medicines and other purposes, generallykeep an assortment of labels of the drugs most called for ready for pasting or otherwise attaching to bottles or packages sold by them. XVhere the sales are extensive it not only requires a great deal of space, as they are generally kept,for the preservation of these labels, but they are not convenient of access nor quickly and readily found.

The object of my invention is to provide means of keeping such labels in the least possible space and in such manner that any particular label which may be wanted can be easily and quickly found, and can be readily removed from its attachment to the labelacarrier; and to this end my invention consists in constructions and combinations hereinafter described and claimed.

In the accompanying drawings,which illustrate one method of applying my invention, Figure 1 is a perspective, partly broken away to show certain parts. Fig. 2 is an enlarged elevation of a portion of the label carrier. Fig. 3 is a sectional elevation in the line 00 m in Fig. 2. Fig. 4 is a sectional elevation.

Referring to the parts by letters, the same letter indicating the same part in the different figures, G represents the case, formed of wood or any other suitable material. As shown, the case G is provided with drawers 9 in its lower part and a chamber, 9, in its upper part. The chamber 9 is provided with a hinged leaf, 9, which may be turned up to close it, as shown at Fig. 4, and down to form awritingtable, as shown at Fig. 1. When in the position shown at Fig. 1, the leaf 9 is held by the ordinary chain holders, h.

The case G may be formed as I have shown and described, or it may be formed in any desired manner that will provide a suitable chamber for the labelcarrier I, hereinafter described. It is deemed preferable, also, that the case G be provided with drawers 9, as I have shown, or with other receptacles for containing labels not yet arranged on the labelcarrier, or for other purposes.

The label-carrier I is suspended by journals t in suitable hearings in the sides of the chamber and is provided at one end with a notched annular flange, i, by which it may be rotated 011 the journals 2'. The label-carrier may be cylindrical in its cross-section, as shown in Fig. 1; but I prefer it of polygonal crossseotion, as shown in Fig. 4, whereby suitable flat surfaces or sides, I, are formed for the packages of labels. These sides I are designated each by a letter of the alphabet, (see Figs. 1 and 2,) or by two letters on some of them if there are a less number of sides than there are letters in the alphabet. The labels, in packages of each kind, are placed on that side I which is designated by the first letter of said label, as shown at Fig. 2. For instance, the packages of "'ammonia labels, arnica labels, and other labels beginning with the letter A are placed on the side I, which is designated by the letter A, and so on through the alphabet, with reference to other labels beginning with the other letters.

The labels are held in place on the carrier by spring-clamps J, formed each of a piece of steel or other spring-wire, bent at its central part to form a clamp part, j, and its ends coiled to form a spring part, j, and inserted in the faces I to hold the clamp in place, as

shown most plainly at Fig. 3. The clamp labels in alphabetical series on the rotary carrier will enable the druggist or apothecary to find any label desired very readily and quickly,


and the attachment of the labels to their carrier is such that any desired label may be quickly and easily removed therefrom.

The label-carrier may be differently journaled from what I have shown, and different means from what I have shown and described may be used for rotating it, and the labels may be held on the carrier differently from what I have shown; hence I do not limit my claim to the specific method shown of journaling said label-carrier, nor my claim to the specific method shown for giving it the rotary motion, nor to the specific construction of clamps shown for retaining the labels in place on the carrier.

I am aware that a revolving carrier having flanges for supporting the articles on said carrier is old, and that a revolving reel having boxes the contents of which are held in place by a spring-clamp is also old; but my device differs from that form in that the clamps are placed upon the outer surface of the carrier,

so that the printed matter upon the label will be exposed to View.

What I claim as new is 1. In a label-cabinet, a rotating carrier provided with suitable supports and having attached to its outer surface a series of clamps, substantially as described, for holding the labels, as set forth.

2. In a label-cabinet, a rotating carrier provided with suitable supports and having on its outer surface a series of flat faces and a series of clamps attached to the said flat faces, substantially as set forth, for holding the labels in place.

' 3. A rotating carrier having suitable supports and provided with the'letters of the alphabet in a series thereon, in combination with the label-holding clamps arranged on the outer surface of said rotating carrier in series coincident with said letters of the alphabet, substantially as described. 7

In testimony whereof I affix my signature in presence of two witnesses. 5

CHARLES A. rnrnnsou Witnesses:


Referenced by
Citing PatentFiling datePublication dateApplicantTitle
US3680819 *Feb 26, 1970Aug 1, 1972Meland MartinLabel holder
US6390298 *Oct 31, 2000May 21, 2002Thomas D. GarroOrganizer for a plurality of sets of fastener sockets
Cooperative ClassificationY10S24/08, Y10S24/10, G09F11/30, A47F7/146