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Publication numberUS593312 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateNov 9, 1897
Filing dateMay 12, 1897
Publication numberUS 593312 A, US 593312A, US-A-593312, US593312 A, US593312A
InventorsHarry Sciiandein
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Rack for bottles and graduates
US 593312 A
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- (No Model.)



No. 593,312. Patented Nov. 9,1897.





SPECIFICATION forming part of Letters Patent No. 593,312, dated November 9, 18 97.

Application filed May 12, 1897. Serial No. 636,132. (No model.)

To all whom it may concern:

Be it known that we, HARRY SOHANDEIN and MONROE P. LIND, citizens of the United States, both residing in the city and county of Philadelphia, State of Pennsylvania, have invented a new and useful Improvement in Racks for Bottles and Graduates, which improvement is fully' set forth in the following specification and accompanying drawing.

Our invention consists of an improved construction of racks for bottles and graduates, and is especially adapted for the use of druggists, chemists, &c., provision being made for retaining the bottles in position by the novel means hereinafter fully set forth, and pointed out in the claims.

The figure represents a perspective view of a holder for bottles embodying our invention.

Similar letters of reference indicate corresponding parts in the figure.

Referring to the drawing, A designates the rack, the same consisting of a bed or base B, having located at either end thereof the standard 0, but a single standard being shown in the present instance, and since the description of each end of the rack as well as of the retaining device for each bottle is substantially the same a description of one will suffice for all.

D designates a bar extending between the upper portions of the standard 0, the lower portions of the latter being joined by the rod E.

F designates the retaining devices for the lower portions of the bottles 1'' the same consisting of transverselyextending wires G, which have the downwardly-deflected portion H and the laterally-extending eye J, which is secured to the bed B by means of pins or other fastening devices K, the rear portion of the wire or member G being doubled upon itself or bent so as to form an eye L, through which passes the rod E, said lat ter eye terminating in the extension M, which is inserted in the base B.

G designates the means employed for retaining in position the necks N of the'bottles, said device consisting of a strip H, which has a foot or portion F secured to the bar D, said strip 11 being doubled upon itself at J and then bent or curved so as to form the clip L, the sides K of which engage the neck of the contiguous bottle,it being understood that said strip H is composed of suitable flexible material and is preferably continuous.

At or near the central portion of the rack the strip H, out of which the clips L are formed, has the port-ion P projecting therefrom, which is curved, as at Q, and bent upon itself in reverse direction at the point B, thereby forming the clip T, the walls S of which engage the graduate U, thereby retaining the latter in suspended position.

It will be evident from the foregoing that the wires G are arranged in parallel rows, substantially the width of the lower portion of the bottle; whereby the latter is retained in position, while the necks of the bottles are held in position by the clips L, the preferable manner of disengaging a bottle beingto grasp the same by its neck and tilt the upper portion until said neck is disengaged from the clip or clamp, after which the bottle can be readily removed. H

By sustaining the graduate in the desired position it will be evident that it is prevented from all liability of breakage, as are also the bottles M.

Attention is also called to the fact that the rack when in use is placed on the counter so that the front thereof is the edge nearest the standards 0, whereby there is no liability of the bottles M being tampered with or stolen, it being also noted that the graduate is always in convenient position and ready for-- use.

Having thus described our invention, what we claim as new, and desire to secure by Letters Patent, is

1. In a rack for bottles, a plurality of standards, a bed upon which the same are supported, a rod connecting the lower portion ofsaid standards, wires arranged in transverse order, an eye on the front extremity of said wires, whereby the latter are secured to said bed, and an eye in the rear portion of said wires, said latter eye engaging said rod and having an extension engaging said bed, in combination with a bar extending between the upper portions of said standards, and a clamping device or clip attached to said bar and adapted to engage the neck of a bottle.

' 2. In a rack for bottles, a bed, a plurality of standards, supported thereupon, a rod connecting the lower portion of said standards, and transverse wires arranged in substantially parallel order and secured at one end to the upper face of said bed and at their other end to said rod, said Wires being adapted to hold in position the base of a bottle, in combination with a bar connecting the upper portion of said standards, said bar having a strip attached thereto, said strip being bent

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Cooperative ClassificationA47B73/00