US 353554 A
Description (OCR text may contain errors)
v T. F. GODFREY.
REVOLVING SHOW RACK. No. 353,554. Patented Nov. 30, 1886.
UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE.
THOMAS E. GODFREY, OF DETROIT, MICHIGAN, ASSIGNOR TO THESEELY I LXXUFACTURING COMPANY, OF SAME PLACE.
SPECIFICATION forming part (if-Letters Patent; No. 353,554, dated November 30, 1886.
A pplieation tiled November-16, 1885. Serial No. lr2,998. (No model.)
To all whom, it may concern.-
Be it known, that. l, THOMAS F. GODFREY, of Detroit, in the county of Wayne and State of Michigan, have invented new and useful lmprovcnurnts in Revolving Show-Racks; and I do hereby declare that the following is a full, clear, and exact description thereof, reference being had to the accompanying drawing, which forms a part of this specification. to This invention relates to certain new and novel improvements in show-racks; and the invention consists in the peculiar construction of a rackespccially designed to hold sample or show botftes, and in providing means for securing them against accidental displace ment, and in the peculiar construction, arrangement, and combinations of the various parts, all as more fully hereinafter set forth.
In the accompanying drawing, which forms a part of this specification, my improved de vice is shown in perspective, in which A represents a revolvingi'ack consisting of the eircularhorizontal tables or trays a b a, secured to a shalt, d. Preferably these parts are secured together in such a manner that they can readily be separated, so as to enable the device being packed and shipped in compact form.
B is a base provided with a central pintle or pivot, upon which the lowerend of the shaft,
(2 is stepped, and upon which the rack revolws.
In the upper faces of the trays a b are formed sockets or depressions e, while the pcriphcries of the trays b 0 have formed in them the slots 11. i directly in vertical line over the sockets below. In the peripheries of the trays b c is formed a channel or groove, j, to receive a spring-retaining ring, C, the resiliency of 40 which holds the ring in place within the groove. The ends of the rings are bent outwardly and joined together, forminga loop, E.
In practice, when it is desired to till the rack with bottles upon the lower tray, the ring is moved in its channel until the open portion of the loop is coincident with oneof the slots. The neck of the bottle is then inserted in the loop, the bottom o'fthe bottle placed in the socket, and the neck then pushed into the slot, and so on till the rack is full, the loop being left between two slots, as shown. It will be seen that the bottles cannot fall out accidentally, while the stoppers can readily be removed at will.
What I claim as my invention is 1. In combination with a revolving rack having slots, as shown, a movable retaining ring surrounding said rack and constructed to allow of the insertion and removal of articles from said slots, substantially as and for the purposes described.
2. In combination with a revolving rack, a movable retaining-ring surrounding said rack and provided with a loop, E, substantially as and for the purposes set forth. 6;
3. A revolving rack consisting of the trays a b 0, slots h i, and rings G, constructed and arranged to operate substantially in the manner and for the purposes set forth.
I. The combination, with a tray, as 1), provided with a groove, f, and recesses or slots to receive articles to be held in the tray, of a movable retaining-ring sliding in said groove and constructed to allowof the removal of the articles from said slots, substantiallyas decribed.
A THUS. F. GODFREY.
Witnesse H. S. SPRAGUE, JOHN SCHUMAN.