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Publication numberUS478584 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateJul 12, 1892
Filing dateMay 9, 1892
Publication numberUS 478584 A, US 478584A, US-A-478584, US478584 A, US478584A
InventorsPerry Frxizer
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Filing and supply case
US 478584 A
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No. 478,584. Patented July 12, 1892./

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SPECIFICATION forming part of Lettersglatent 1 \To. 478,584, dated July 12, 1892.

Application nea May 9, 1892.

To all whom it may concern:

Be it known that I, PERRY FRAIZER, a citizen of the United States, residing at New Castle, in the county of Henry and State of Indiana, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Filing and Supply Cases, of which the following is a specification.

The object of my said invention is to pro-v duce a case in which blanks, stationery, and such like articles may be kept in such a condition that they may be easily recognized as soon as the case is opened Awithout the necessity of handling and at the same time effectnally protected from dust and exposure.

It consists generally in a casing provided with a series of racks, which racks are hinged vertical structures, the rims of said racks being preferably rectangular frames and their centers composed of wires, strips, or netting so perforated or open as to be easily seen through, permitting the articles to be freely inspected without being disturbed, said wires or strips beinglarranged closely enough together flatwise to hold the blanks or other articles upright.

It further^consists in certain details of con struction, all as will be hereinafter more particularly described and claimed.

Referring to the accompanying drawings, which are made a part hereof,vand on `which similar letters of reference indicate similar parts, Figure l is a perspective view of a filingcase embodying my said invention with the door and the vertically-hinged racks swung open in various positions, thus illustrating its use; Fig. 2, a horizontal sectional view through Y the same with the door and one of the racks partly open, and Fig. 3 a Vdetail vertical sec- In said drawings the portions marked A represent the outer structure or casing, B the door, and C the hinged racks.

The casing A is in general of an ordinary form and is adapted to be set on a desk secured to a wall or otherwise arranged in c0n venient position in an office. The 'side to which the door is hinged is provided with a strip or strips A', having as many osets as there are racks, and to these offsets these racks are respectively hinged, as shown. This is so that the racks can be swung out at right the several swingingracks serai No. 432,301. @It man.)

Y angles with the general structure of the case and'still not interfere with each other.

The door Bv is an ordinary hinged door, preferably provided with a lock, and is adapted when shut to inclose the racks and whatever is contained therein. On its inner surface itis provided with ribs b and strips and wires b', thus constituting it a rack in itself with one-half the capacity of the other racks. The back of the casing strncted with-'ribs c and strips or wires a and serves a similar purpose.

The racks C are Ahinged to the strip A', as

Y shown, and are adapted to swing ont like doors, so that by proper manipulation either of the two sides `of any rack may be exposed and the articles contained therein thus rendered accessible at pleasure. They are divided centrally by wires c, and to the surfaces thereof are fsecnred other wires or strips c. As shown, one side may be arranged to contain large ,blanks-such as insurance-policiesof substantially the entire size of the rack, whilthe other side, by reason ot' partitions Cfrnay be arranged to contain envelopes, blotters,"noteheads, or such like smaller articles. The wires or strips being. some distance apart, whatever is placed behind them and thus contained within the racks is capable of being .plainly seen and is easily accessible.

may be opened.

Having thus fully described my said invention, what I claim as new, and desire to secure by Letters Patent, is-

l. The combinatiom'in ya filing-case, of the outer structure or casing A, the door B, and C, having wires, strips', or netting extending over their sides, and thereby forming receptacles for blanks, stationery, dto., substantially as shown and described.

2. The combination, in a filing-case, of the outer structure or casingA, having the stepped strip or strips A', and the racks C, hinged thereto, as shown, whereby said racks are en-V abled t0 be swung ont to a position at right angles with the body of the case without interfering with each other, substantially as shown and described. 3. In a filing-case, the hinged rack C, con- A is similarly con.

Each rack preferably has a ringor knob C2, by which it ICO sisting of a frame, wires or strips extending down through the center thereof vertically, thus dividing said rack into two parts, and Wires or strips ext-ending over the outside 5 also, whereby the contents are held in upright position, Where they may be easily observed, substantially as shown and described.

4. The combination, with thev casing of a filing-case, of racks hinged within said cas- 1o ing and provided with transverse 'divisions and retaining Wires or strips covering the sides, substantially as and for the purpose set forth.

In Witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal, at New Castle, Indiana, this 15 5th day of May, A. D. 1892.

PERRY FRAIZER. [L. s] Witnesses:


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Cooperative ClassificationA47B53/02