Music or paper holder
US 405791 A
Description (OCR text may contain errors)
L. F. MOUSHEY.
MUSIG 0R PAPER HOLDER. No. 405,791. Patented June 25, 1889.
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UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE.
LOUIS F. MOUSHEY, OF CANTON, OHIO.
MUSIC OR PAPER HOLDER.
SPECIFICATION forming part of Letters Patent No. 405,791, dated June 25, 1889.
Application filed February 2, 1889. Serial No. 298,542. (No model.)
To all whom it may concern.
Be it known that I, LOUIS F. MOUSHEY, a citizen of the United States, and a resident of Canton, county of Stark, State of Ohio, have invented a new and useful Improvement in Music or Paper Holders, of which the following is a full, clear, and exact description, reference being had to the accompanying drawings, making part of this specification.
My invention relates to improvements in racks or holders for music, paper, and other articles, the object of which is toprovide a light, open, durable, and inexpensive holder that may be hung against the wall to receive such articles as may be placed therein.
\Vith these ends in view my invention consists in certain features of construction and combination of parts, as hereinafter described, and set forth in the claim.
Figure 1 of the accompanying drawings is a view in perspective illustrating my invention. Fig. 2 is a front view of the bottom portion of one section or pocket and the top portion of another. Fig. 3 is an end view of the same parts.
The holder is composed of a series of open wire pockets or receptacles, as A, which are made of a single continuous piece of wire of such size as maybe required, preferably about No. 8.
The wire Bis formed as follows: Beginning at a the wireis passed to Z2, at which point it is bent upwardly to c, at which point it is bent over and down, forming a small inverted-U- shaped link (Z, substantially as shown in the drawings. The wire is then passed down to a point, as e, forming the lower rear corner or elbow, thence outwardly to a point, as f, forming a lower front corner, thence up to a point, as g, and from which point to a corresponding The wire may be wrought into any desired form of ornamentation. From the point 7L the wire is passed down to a point, asj, at which point it is bentback to a point, as Ir, forming the front lower corner on that side of the holder, thence up to a point, as Z, at which point the wire is formed as shown at b c, forming a link, as (Z, and thence to a, the place of beginning, when the two ends of the wire are hooked together, thus forming the upper portion or holder, as shown in Fig. 1 of the drawings.
of the section there is secured in the inverted.
U-shaped links d a bail, as O, by which the series of pocket-sections are supported, the U portions securing the end portions ofthe bail in position, and at the bottom of the lower pocket a similar bail is provided, substantially as shown, by which the series of pockets may be secured in tightened or stretched condition between the fastenings by which the holder is secured to the wall.
At the lower portion of each of the pockets there is provided a narrow metal shelf D, on which the contents of the pocket may rest, which is secured to the rear vertical supporting-wire, leaving the front edge free, so that the additional pockets may be added, the wire passing down between the front wire and the front edge of the shelf to the position shown in the drawings.
The holders may be finished in avariety of ways, by plating or enameling, and one peculiar advantage in this construction is that it is not liable to gather dust or dirt, nor to become a catchall for odds and ends.
It will be noticed that by the construction hereinbefore described aseries of open-ended pockets or shelves are formed, placed one above the other, and secured together at their back portions, and having an upwardly and outwardly projected front portion, as j, free at its upper portion forming the outside portion of the pocket or holder.
Having thus fully described the nature and object of my invention, what I claim, and desire to secure by Letters Patent, is
As a new article of manufacture, a music or paper holder consisting of a series of frames hinged together, each frame constructed of a single piece of wire bent to form a top crosspiece, side pieces, and the front section It gof the pocket, substantially as set forth.
In testimony whereof I have hereunto set my hand this 25th day of January, A.D, 1889.
' LOUIS F. MOUSHEY. lVitnesses:
W. K. MILLER, CHAS. R. llIILLER.