Rack for rubber stamps
US 624919 A
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No. 624,9l9. V Patented May 16, I899.
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BACK FOB RUBBER STAMPS.
(Application filed Aug. 12, 1898.) (No Model.)
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RACK FOR RUBBER STAMPS.
SPECIFICATION formingpart of Letters Patent No. 624,919, dated May 16, 1899.
Application filed August 12, 1898. Serial No. 688,413. (No model.)
My invention relates to racks for holding.
rubber stamps of the kind known as moldiug-stamps. Ileretofore such stamps have been usually kept in drawers or boxes, from which places it is difficult to select the required stamp from among a lot of others.
Furthermore, stamps kept in this way get both themselves and their receptacle smeared with ink. I overcome these objections by making the form of rack shown in the accompanying drawings, in which Figure 1 is a plan. Fig. 2 is a section on line 2 2 of Fig. 1, showing the rack supported in an inclined position on a table. Fig. 3 is an end elevation showing the rack supported on a wall, and Fig. 4 is a partial section on line 4 4 of Fig. 3.
In the said drawings, 101s a base-board on which are mounted four posts 11, which in turn support the parallel bars 12 and 13. On the two lower bars 12 are secured a series of the cross-bars 14 and 15, and on the upper bars 13 are similar cross-bars 16 and 17 directly over the bars 14 and 15. The b'ars14 and 16 are riveted to the bars 12 and 13, and the spaces between them are sufficient to accommodate molding-stamps of the ordinary oneline size. The bars and 17, however, are secured by screws 18, which pass through slots 19 in the bars 12 and 13. This permits the bars 15 and 17 to be adjusted to greater or less width, so as to accommodate stamps of dilferent sizes. For example, there are shown in the drawings two bars 15 and 17, and consequently three adjustable spaces. In case there should be some stamps of unusual width one pair of the bars 15 17 can be adjusted or moved from or toward the other, so as to leave one larger space, or they can be removed entirely and the other pair adjusted to a midposition, so as to give two larger spaces. The bars forming the rack are supported at about the positions shown in the drawings, these p0 sitions being such that the lower bars are high enough so as not to become smeared with ink from the rubber face of the stamps S, and the upper bars are low enough to permit the stamps to be easily seized with the fingers. On the back or top of the molding part of, the stamp is pasted a piece of paper P, on which is a print taken from the rubber face. \Vhen thus prepared and supported, all of the molding-stamps are held in a position from which the required stamp can be easily and quickly selected.
011 the back of the base-board 10 are two small bars of metal 20, which are secured by the staples 21. The bars 20 are bent at right angles at a point slightly removed from the center of their length, so that one leg will be longer than the other. The end of each leg terminates in a loop or ring 22. The staples 21 are driven -into the base 10 tight enough to make a holding friction between the back of the base-board 10 and the bars 20, yet not so tight but that the position of the bars 20 can be adjusted by blows delivered at either end of the leg secured to the board 10. Fig. 2 shows the rack supported on a table or desk 25 at an inclined position by means of the legs 20. It will be obvious that the degree of this inclination can be adjusted by adjusting the bar 20 in the staples 21, as previously described. It will also be evident that a further adjustment of inclination can be made I by removing the staples 21 and securing the shorter legs 20 to the back of the board 10 and using the longer legs for resting on the table 25. In Fig. 8 one of the rings or loops 22 on each bar 20 is hung on a pin or nail 26 in the wall 27 while the other ring rests against the wall, thus supporting the rack in the inclined position shown. In this position sliding the board 10 along the legs 20 changes the location with respect to the wall, but not the inclination. The inclination can be changed, however, by reversing the legs 20, as previously described, or by bending them so as to make the angle between the legs greater or less than a right angle. To permit this to be done, the bars 20 are preferably made of wrought-iron or mild steel, which supplies ample strength, yet is sufficiently ductile to permit of such bending.
What I claim is-- I 1. In arack for rubber stamps, abase-board,
posts thereon adjacent to the corners of said board, upper and lower bars supported by each pair of posts, and upper and lower crossbars supported parallel to each other by the first-mentioned bars.
2. In a rack for rubberstam ps, a base-board provided With posts adjacent to its corners, a pair of bars supported by each pair of posts, pairs of cross-bars supported parallel to each other on the first-mentioned bars, and means for permitting the adjustment of the lastmentioned bars.
3. In a rack for rubber stamps, a base-board, a series of parallel bars supported on said board and slightly above its face, a second series of bars supported above and parallel to the first-mentioned bars, and means for permitting the adjustment of said bars so as to vary the horizontal distance between them.
4. A base-board provided With a rack on the upper face thereof, legs consisting of metal bars bent at right angles and secured to the back of said board so as to support it at an inclination, and means for permitting said legs to slide on said base-board so as to vary the'inelination of said board.
5. A base-board, a bent bar having legs of unequal length, devices for securing one leg of said bar to said board so as to support it at an inclination, and means for permitting the reversal of said bar so as to support said board at a different inclination.
6. A base-board provided with a stamprack, a bentbarhaving legs of unequal length, devices for securing one leg of said bar to said board so as to support it at an inclination, means whereby said bar may be made to slide on said board so as to vary its inclination, and-means for permitting the reversal of said bar so as to give said board a still greater variation of inclination.
Signed by me, at Chicago, Illinois, this 9th day of August, 1898.
HARRY S. FOLGER.
CHAS. A. RIEKER, O. L. REDFIELD.