|Publication number||US569367 A|
|Publication date||Oct 13, 1896|
|Filing date||May 18, 1895|
|Publication number||US 569367 A, US 569367A, US-A-569367, US569367 A, US569367A|
|Inventors||Thomas E. Wood|
|Export Citation||BiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan|
|Referenced by (4), Classifications (1)|
|External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet|
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T. B. WOOD.
GOMBINATION DISPLAY CABINET.
No. 569,367. Patented Oct. 13, 1896;
(No Model.) 2 Sheets-Sheet '2.
T. E. WOOD.
COMBINATION DISPLAY CABINET.
Patented Oct. 13, 1896.
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THOMAS E. IVOOD, OF KALAMAZOO, MICHIGAN, ASSIGNOR OF ONE-HALF TO CHARLES D. FULLER, OF SAME PLACE.
SPECIFICATION forming part of Letters Patent No. 569,367, dated October 13, 1896.
Application filed May 18, 1895. Serial No. 549,800. (No model.)
To all whom it may concern:
Be it known that I, THOMAS EJVOOD, a citizen of the United States, residing at the city of Kalamazoo, in the county of Kalamazoo and State of Michigan, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in a Combination Display-Cabinet, of which the following is a specification.
My invention relates to improvements in cabinets or albums, and more especially to improvements wherein an album is embodied in the construction of pieces of furniture, as a secretary, bookcase, or the like. The cabinet-album here shown is an improvement on a display-rack for which I received United States Letters Patent No. 506,893, dated October 17, 1893.
The objects of my invention are to provide, in a neat and durable form, an album which can be united with furniture, which, when closed, shall present the appearance of an ordinary cabinet, and which will open readily and completely to display whatever may be contained therein, whether photographs, engravings, or any other articles which would be appropriately preserved and exhibited in this way.
Other objects are to improve the displayrack above referred to in certain respects, making it a more complete cabinet and better adapted for the use intended.
I accomplish these objects of my invention by the devices shown in the accompanying drawings, in which- Figure 1 is afull perspective view of a combined bookcase, writing-desk, and album in the same piece of furniture embodying the features of my invention. Fig. 2 is a view of the album as it may be constructed in separate cabinet form for use independent of any piece of furniture. Fig. 3 is a top plan view of the cabinet closed, the upper shelf portion being removed. Fig. 4 is a detail view of the upper back portion of the album, showing the method of hinging the parts together. Fig. 5 is an enlarged detail view of the upper portion of the central leaf, showing the pivotal support for the same in section at that point. Fig. 6 is a top plan view of the leaf portions appearing in Fig. 5. Fig. 7 is an enlarged detail sectional view of the pivotal connection under the bottom of the leaves for supporting the same.
In the drawings similar letters of reference refer to similar parts throughout the several views.
Referring to the lettered parts of the drawings, A represents the main body of a combined writing-desk, bookcase, and album embodying the features of my invention. The improved album is made up of leaves arranged side by side and hinged together at the top and bottom, as indicated at E in Figs. 4:, 5, and 6. The outer leaf D is appropriately decorated by carved work, the insertion of a mirror, or in any other manner to suit the taste or fancy of the user. These leaves are hinged together and are supported between the shelf B and upper shelf B on suitable pivots, a pivot F extending down into a little bearing or socket F on one of the central leaves D at the top. On the bottom of the same leaf is another socket or bearing G, which operates on a pivot G, which is shouldered to support the same at an appropriate height. As shown in Fig. 1, the outer leaf D extends beyond the other leaves slightly to fit against the portionO, and the swinging leaf 0 shuts around the back of the same to give the same a finished appearance. In Fig. 2, where the album does not fit up against another part, the swinging piece 0 is attached to shut over the open edges of the same, and the whole closes to form a complete casing or cabinet around the outside of the album.
I desire to say that other styles of albumcases can be united with furniture and answer the purpose very well, although the exact form I have shown here is preferred for the purpose.
An examination of my improved displayalbum will show that it can be combined with furniture of almost endless variety and that it is especially adapted for use in this connection. The leaves need notbe of the same material or form. The manner of fastening the cards, pictures, or articles to be preserved therein is not material because there are numerous methods by which this can be accomplished. The leaves can be constructed of heavy paper or of sheets of metal, though the material used by me must of necessity be preferred.
Having thus described my invention, what I claim as new, and desire to secure by Letters Patent, is
1. An article of manufacture consisting of a piece of furniture provided with an album comprising sections D hinged together at their backs at E, an upper shelf B, a lower shelf B, said shelves having a space between them open on three sides in which said sections are pivotally supported and being of sufficient dimensions to cover and protect the upper and lower edges of said sections when closed, and a suitable casing pivoted at each end of said shelves and closing upon the folded leaves, substantially as described.
2. An article of manufacture consisting of a piece of furniture provided with an album comprising sections D hinged together at their backs at E, an upper shelf B, a lower shelf B, said shelves having a space between them open on three sides in which said sections are pivotally supported and being of sufficient dimensions to cover and protect the upper and lower edges of said sections when closed, substantially as described.
111 an article of furniture, the combination of hinged sections pivotally supported thereon; and adapted to close like a book the outer section forming a cover that projects slightly beyond the others and a suitable casing adapted to engage the outer leaf thereof in closing to form the sections into a closed cabinet, as specified.
4. In an article of furniture, the combination of sections or leaves hinged together and adapted to close like a book; a suitable support for the same; and folding wings adapted to shut over the back and front of said book to form the same into a cabinet, as specified.
In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal in the presence of two witnesses.
THOMAS E. YVOOD. [L. s.]
MARIAN LONGYEAR, WALTER S. Wooi).
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