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Publication numberUS525719 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateSep 11, 1894
Publication numberUS 525719 A, US 525719A, US-A-525719, US525719 A, US525719A
InventorsJohn M. Ray
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
US 525719 A
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(No Model.)

J. M. RAY.

CABINET ALBUM. No. 525,719. Patented Sept. 11, 1894.

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SPECIFICATION forming' part 0f Letters Pate/nt Nt).` 525,719, dated.V September 11, 1 894.

Application 'filed December 26, 1893. vSerial No.,494,793. (No model.)

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Be it known that I, JOHN M. RAY, of Hamilton, Ohio, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Cabinet-Albums, of

which the following is a specification.

My invention relates to that class of cabi- Vnet albums, adapted to expose photographic cards to view, and the obj ect of my improve- :nent is to provide means for successively turning the cards like leaves of a book, to protect them from becoming soiled, and to prevent their unauthorized removal. These objects are attained in the following described manner as illustrated in the accompanying drawings, in which- Figure 1 is a side elevation of the album; Fig. 2, a longitudinal vertical section through the center of a portion thereof; Fig. 3, a transverse vertical section of the bottom portion; Fig. 4, a perspective view of the slide and latches; Fig. 5, portions showing the construction of the case, and Fig. 6, alongitudinal section of the base showing certain modifications. v

In the drawings A represents a rectangular metal case consisting of top, and bottom, rails a and b, and corner posts b, the sides and ends being closed by removable glass panels C and D. The top, side, and end rails are preferably integral and are slotted for the insertion of the glass panels. rails are provided on the inside with integral lugs c that terminate upwardly below the top edges thereof to form a support for the glass side panels. The end panels-rest in rabbets in the bottom end rails therefor. The case isinclosed by a glass cover, retained in place by a marginal metal frame E, that is removably secured to the case by milled nuts d acting on corner bolts. A metal base F supports the case,which is fastened thereon by corner bolts. Said base is formed with slot G, extended lengthwise through its center, to receive slide H which rides on contiguous margins e and is free to reciprocate within, and to the extent of, the slot. Latches I pivoted to the opposite sides, and toward opposite ends, of the slide project above its top surface and face toward its transverse axis. The weight of that portion of the latches that The bottom side them vertical, and stops f prevent the top portions thereof from being turned toward the respective ends of the slide, but leaves them free to turn in the opposite direction.

Boss J, under the slide, is bored and tapped to engage threaded rod K that extends therethrough and is journaled in the ends of the base in line with the slot. Knobs L on the `respective ends, and without thek base, serve Vto turn the rod and prevent ,its movement endwise. The threads on the rod and inthe slide are purposely very steep that less turns of the rod will drive the slide to the extent off vided with a series of equidistant perforationsA through that portion contiguous to the sides of the case, to serve as bearings for trunnions h that project from the lower corners ofthe card holders N. Said holders consist of a se# ries of metal frames each adapted to hold two cards` facing outwardly from its opposite sides. The trunnions terminate through the holes in the metal strip under the glass sides, and against the base rails b of the case, and between lugs c thereon. The base rails b of the case, may be integral with the base and form a raised margin thereon. Lugs i depend fromeach holder and terminate below the axial line of the trunnions and in the path of the respective latches on the slide. They diverge from opposite sides of the plane of the holders to be alternately intercepted by the respective latches that, thereby successively fold the holders, like leaves of a book, and toward either end of the case. lThe latches alternately swing idly on their pivots or engage with the series of lugs in their path, as the slide is moved in opposite directions in the slot. Thus the alternate action and inaction of the latches on their respective series of lugs to expose opposite sides of the holders to view through the cover, corresponds with the reciprocations of the slide to any extent in the slot.

Should the folding of the holders become lroo . side of the base.

deranged from the relative position ofthe slide thereto, the latches will bothremain inoperative andV pass thelugs idly, during the movement of the slide to its proper position in relation tothe holders.

In Fig. 6 is shown cord j secured to the slide by its endsV and passed around idle sheaves lo that turn in brackets secured under opposite ends of the base and in the line of the slot. The middle portion of the cord is wound on spool Z in such manner as to pull the slide back and forth in the slot as the spool is turned by knob m from without the This construction may be substituted for the threaded rod and boss movement. A small sprocket wheel and chain may be used to displace the spool and cord to actuate the slide.

VHaving' thus fully described my improvement, what I claim as my invention, and desire to secure by Letters Patent, is

l. In combination, a rectangular case provided with'a transparent cover, a seriesof card holders trunnioned therein, a pair of lugs depending from each of the holders, a slide movable under the holders and a pair of latches carried by the slide to co-operate with the lugs whereby the holders may be successively folded toward either end of the case by the movement of the slide.

2. In combination with a case having a slot in its base, a series of card holders trunnioned within the case across the slot and at equidistant intervals, a double series of lugs depending from the holders below the axial line of the .trunnions, of a slide movable in the slot, latches pivoted on the slide and adapted to successively engage with the lugs of each series respectively, whereby the holders are folded in an opposite direction to that of the Yto support the panels, of a removable slide, and means forrreciprocating -the in the slot.

3. In combination with acaso having:y gitudinal slot in its base, arseries of t holders transversely trunnioned therein. equidistant intervals and adapted to fold their tops together and toward either the case, lugs depending from the h t andfdiverging toward opposite ends of.` case of a slide movable in the slot, lath the slideV adapted to respectively engage the lugs and fold the holders towardsite ends of the case and a. threaded adapted to reciprocate. the slide tothee of the slot.

4. In combination with a'reetmlguln` provided with a transparent cover and; y structed with toprails that contain el X the removable insertion of theY side and;` 'w panels of the case, and lugs'formedom, l inner surface of the bottom rails ofnthe strap or band forming a baseY margin.' n the case and being in contact with an?. "l" tended above the lugs whereby a g l M m formed with thebase rails for the lower. 1 ofthepanels.

5.In a cabinet album thecombination a case, a removable metal strapV forming; margin therein a series of card holders vided with trunnions said trunnione ex ing through and terminating ,withollti v. n strap, ofA movable glass side panels for t 1 y located without the strap and directly ev extremity of the trunnions to preventthe` moval of the strap and holders. JOHN M. RA Witnesses:


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Cooperative ClassificationB42D9/04