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Patented Oct. 4, 1887.
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Patented Oct. 4, 1887.
BY fill-@440 ATTORNEY] UNITED STATES PATENT OFFIC FltlDRlOH SEIPELT, OF NEW YORK, N. Y.
SPECIFICATION forming pan. of Letters Patent No. 871,100, dated October 4, 1887.
To aZZ whom, it may concern.-
Be it known that I, FRIDRIOH SEIPELT, of the city, county, and State of New York, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Album-Stands, of which the following is a specification.
This invention relates to certain new and useful improvements in folding stands, such as are used for supporting albums, books, &c.
The object of my invention is to provide'a new and improved album-stand which can be folded easily,and which is firm and rigid when erected and very ornamental.
The invention consists in a U shaped standard, to which lugs or braces are pivoted, and a support pivoted to the lugs or braces and resting on a cross-piece uniting the shanks of the stand; and the invention also consists in vertical adjustable pieces on the top edges of the album-supporting arms, which pieces support the bottom edges of the album-leaves, the edges of the covers resting on the supportingarms, all as will be fully described and set forth hereinafter, and finally be pointed out in the claims.
In the accompanying drawings, Figure l is a perspective View of my improved albumstand erected for use. Fig. 2 is a cross-sectional view of the same folded. Fig. 3 is a front view of a slightly-modified construction. Fig. 4 is a cross-sectional View of the same folded. Fig. 5 is a detail view of part of the stand shown in Fig. 1, shown in cross-section. Fig. 6 is a detail side View of the supporting arm, showing the adjustable piece. Figs. 7 and 8 are modifications of the same. Fig. 9 is a perspective view of my improved standard provided with the additional pieces for supporting the leaves of the book.
Similar letters of reference indicate corre sponding parts.
The inverted U-shaped standard A. is pro vided at the top with an ornament, A, in any suitable manner, and to the inner sides of the shanks of thestandard A the two braces or legs B are pivoted. A U-shaped supportingarm, 0, is pivoted to the legs B near their lower ends, the side pieces or shanks of the supporting-arm O resting on a cross-piece, D, uniting the ends of the shanks A near the bottom. Lugs E project downward from the supporting arm 0 in front of the cross-rod D, against which they rest, and are provided for the purpose of holding the legs or braces B at the proper inclination to the shanks of thestandard A.
In place of the lugs E projecting from the inner sides of the shanks of the supportingarm 0, the headed studs F may be provided on the outer sides of the arm 0, which studs rest against the front edges of the shanks of the standard A and serve for the same purpose as the lugs E. (See Fig. 5.)
The bottom edges of the cover of the album or the book rest on the top edges of the shanks of the supportingarm G, and as the edges of the cover project beyond the edges of the leaves of the album the leaves would sag, as they cannot rest on the top edges of the supportingarm C. To prevent said sagging the projecting pieces H are provided on the top edges of the supporting-arm O, the bottom edges of the covers resting on the top edges of the arm 0 and the bottom edges of the leaves resting on the raised pieces H. In some albums the edges of the covers project a greater distance beyond the edges of the leaves than in others, and if such raised parts are not made I adj ustablc they will necessarily only be applicable for certain albums. I therefore make this raised part adjustable a greater or less distance from the top edges of the supportingarm 0, either by means of screws, springs, or other devices. Said raised parts' consist of a Ushaped wire, H, Fig. 6, having the ends of the shanks passed through vertical slots or apertures in the shanks of the supporting-arm O, which wire H is provided with a screwstcm, J also passing through a vertical slot or aperture in the arm, and through a nut, K, mounted to turn in a horizontal slot, L, in said arm 0, which slot L extends through from side to side. By turning the screw-nut K the U shaped wire passed through the slots of the arm can be raised or lowered, and can thus be adjusted to the distance that the edges of the cover project beyond the edges of the leaves,
whereby the stand can always be so adjusted that the bottom edges of the leaves and the covers of the album have a proper support.
In the modification shown in Figs. 6 and 7 springs are used. In Fig. 7 the U-shaped wire H has but-tons or heads at its lower end, and a bow-spring, \V, is interposed between the top of the U-shaped piece and the top of the arm, which spring presses the Ushaped piece upward against the bottom edges of the leaves, the edges of the boolrcovers resting on the arm or suport.
In the modification shown in Fig. 8 spiral springs W are coiled around the shanks of the U shaped part II and press the same upward.
In the modification shown in Figs. 3 and 4 the U-shaped part or frame A is made in the shape of a lyre, and headed studs M are screwed on the bottom edges of the supporting-arms G, of which there are two, supported by the crosspiece,said supporting-arms restingon the crosspiece D, as shown in Fig. 3. At the left-hand side the leg or brace B is pivoted to the frame A, or, as shown on the right-hand side, it may be mounted to swing on the cross-picce N, in which the upper ends of the rods representing the strings of the lyre are fastened.
As shown in Fig. 3, the legs or braces B can be united at theirlower ends by a cross-piece,O.
I am aware that albumstands have been pro vided with fixed projections on the arms for supporting the bottom edges of the albumleaves, for the purpose of preventing the sagging ot' the said leaves between the edges of the covers; but this I do not claim, broadly, as I make my projections on the supports for the bottom edge of the album adj ust-able, thus permitting of adjusting said projections according to the distance from the edges of the covers to the edges of the leaves.
Having thus described my invention, I claim as new and desire to secure by Letters Patent- 1. An album-stand having an upright frame with side pieces united at the top, braces or lugs pivoted to the side pieces of the upright frame, supporting'arms pivoted to the braces and resting against the inner edges of the uprights, which arms are united at their front ends, a cross-piece uniting the side pieces of the upright frame near the lower ends and supporting the arms pivoted to the braces, and lugs or projections on said supporting-arms in front of the cross-piece, on which said arms rest, substantially as shown and described.
2. In an album-stand, the eombination,with the supporting-arms, of a vertically-adj ustable projection on the upper edges of the same, for the purpose of supporting the bottom edges of the album-leaves when the edges of the cover rest upon the arms, substantially as shown and described.
3. In an album-stand, the comhinatiomwith the supporting-arms, of a verticallyad j ustable projection on the top edges of the same, and a screw mechanism for'adj usting said projecting pieces, which vertically-adjustable projections serve to support the bottom edges of thealbumleaves when the bottom edges of the cover rest on the arms, substantially as shown and described.
4. In an album-stand, the combiuation,with slotted supporting-arms, of pieces N on the top edges of the arms, a screw, J, projecting downward from each piece H, and a nut in the slot of each arm, through which nuts the screws J are screwed, substantially as shown and described.
In testimony that I claim the foregoing as my invention I have signed my name in presence of two subscribing witnesses.
Oscar: F. GUNZ, MARTIN PETRY.