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Publication numberUS321624 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateJul 7, 1885
Filing dateApr 9, 1885
Publication numberUS 321624 A, US 321624A, US-A-321624, US321624 A, US321624A
InventorsJames A. Mcphekson
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
US 321624 A
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WHIPRAOK. No. 321,624. Patented July 7; 1885.

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SPECIFICATION forming part of Letters Patent No. 321,62, dated July 7, 1885.

Application filed April 9, 1885.

To all whom it may concern.-

Be it known that I, J AMES A. MoPHnnsoN, a resident of the town of Brunswick, in the county of Rensselaer and State of New York,

have invented certain new and useful Improve ments in VVhip-Racks; and I do hereby declare that the following is a full, clear, and exact description of the invention, that 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 thelet tors of reference marked thereon, which form a part or" this specification.

Similar letters refer to similar parts in the several figures therein.

My invention relates to improvements in whip-racks.

The object of my invention is to provide a whip-rack made up of horizontal whip supporting sections, one overlying another, and each overlying section projecting out beyond its underlying Section, whereby a greater number of whips can be supported in a given space without having the butts of an inner hanging tier of whips concealed by those of an outer hanging tier.

My invention consists in providing a frame for supporting whips, made up of two or more horizontal sections having in their outer edges whip-supporting notches, said sections overlying one an other and connected by braces, by which the frame may be mounted to be revolved upon a vertical spindle, or rigidly attached to a fixed support, the whip-supporting notches in an upper section projecting out beyond the notches in a lower section.

Figure 1 of the drawings is a side elevation of niyiniproved whip-rack secured to the ceiling of a room or inclosure. Fig. 2 is a cross section taken at broken lines my in Fig. 1, showing whips supported in a notch. Fig. 3 is a plan view of same viewed from the bottom. Fig. 4 is a side elevation of a portion ofa whip-supporting section having a supporting-notch, and enlarged in scale.

A is a shaft or spindle, fixed by plate or block A to ceiling B, and supports a revolving frame made up of the circular sections (3 D and connecting-braces G and H. The braces (No model.)

extend from one section to the other and across their centers. The braces are provided with central apertures adapted to receive the vertical spindle A and revolve thereon, being held on the spindle by a pin or similar device. The upper portions of the sections 0 and D diverge from the spindle as they extend upward, as shown, and contain a series of Y shaped notches, a. Each notch is adapted to receive and support one or more whips, as shown in Fig. 2.

v The number of whips which can be supported by a single notch is only limited by the depth of the notch inclosed by parallel edges.

By having two or more whipsupporting sections one above another, and the upper sections larger than the lower ones, the butts of the inner tier of whips will not be concealed by the butts of the outer tier, but will hang down below them, thereby exposing to view the price,nu1nber, &c., which areusnally affixed to the butt of the whip. Such an arrangement of sections upon a frame adapted to revolve upon a vertical spindle ali'ords an observer from any fixed point a view of any or all of the whips when the frame is revolved, and a large number of whips can be exposed to view in a very small space. By removing pin b the frame is easily removed from the spindle, and the parts can be safely and compactly packed for shipping.

What I claim as new, and desire to secure by Letters Patent, is

A whip-supporting frame made up of two or more overlying horizontal sections having in their edges whipsupporting notches, said sections gradually increasing in diameter or size from the lower section upward, and provided with a vertical supporting-spindle, on which the sections are mounted and adapted to be revolved, substantially as and for the purposes set forth.

In testimony whereof I have hereunto set my hand this 6th day of April, 1885.


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Cooperative ClassificationA01G9/02