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Publication numberUS634589 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateOct 10, 1899
Filing dateFeb 21, 1899
Priority dateFeb 21, 1899
Publication numberUS 634589 A, US 634589A, US-A-634589, US634589 A, US634589A
InventorsJames Edwin Russell
Original AssigneeJames Edwin Russell
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Cabinet or laces, &c.
US 634589 A
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lSIPIEIGIFIGATION forming' part of LettersPatentrNo. 634,589, dated October 10, 1899. Application filed February Z1, 1899. Serial No. 'I'Oilit'hv (No'model.)

' Be it known that I, JAMES EDWIN RUSSELL, a citizenof the United States, residing at E1- kins, in the county of Randolph and State of llestlirginia,vl have invented certain new and particulars, as will be hereinafter pointed out.

Figure l of the drawings-is a perspective view of a cabinet embodying my improvements. Fig. 2 is a vertical longitudinal section." Fig.y 3 is a transverse section. Fig. 4 is a perspective view of the top of the cabinet inverted and illustrating the means for lling a spool. Figs. 5, G, and 7 are detail views enlarged. Fig. 8 is a longitudinal sectionalview of a spool made in two parts'telescopically tting together.

The cabinet is preferably mounted on a base B, in which is a drawer or drawers h, and is supported upon va vertically-disposed pivot c, so that it may be revolved thereupon. l

The cabinet is preferably made doublethat is, itis arranged to support the spools which carry the goods upon either side of a central partitionD. When the case is made single, the partition serves as the back of the case, as will be understood.

E E represent the ends of the case. They are entirely closed, thus adding to the neat and finished appearance of the cabinetand serving to tightly close it against the admission of dust and dirt, in this respect differing from cabinets of this kind as heretofore made,

wherein the ends are perforated for the mounting of the spool-carrying shafts.

F F represent the spool-supporting shafts, and G the spools upon which the goods are wound. The shafts are mounted within the cabinet so that they will not turn as the spools are rotated thereupon during the act of unwinding the goods.

complish by squaring the ends of the shafts, as atf, and mounting these ends in recesses (designated as a whole by A).

This I prefer to .ac--

- formed in bearing blocks'or pieces H, secured to the inner faces of the end pieces E. In-

stead of havingthe shafts extend entirely across the cabinet I prefer to subdivide the interior compartment of the cabinet by transverse partitions I, one being represented on each side of the partition D. The spools G, which are preferably formed of paper, in their formation, have a central tubular portion -g and end flanges g', and they t loosely upon the shafts F, so as tobe free to turn thereon. \The contiguous spools when in place upon the shafts are separated from each other byw'ashers J or otherv suitable though other material may be used spacing devices held so as not to turn' upon devised to prevent the Washers from turning on the shafts.

The sides of the cabinet are provided with removable sections or doors K, which may be taken off to permit access to the compartments ofthe cabinet or fastened in place to close the same. Vthen the doors are in place, there are narrow slits or openings L, through which the goods extend.

It will be seen that whenever a spool becomes empty, and for that reason or for any other it becomes desirable to rem-ove it from its shaft, the door of the compartment of that particular spool is opened and the shaft of vthe spool removed from the case or cabinet, which can be easily done by lifting it from its bearings. The desired spool may thenbe taken from the shaft and another put in its place, the drawer B being used to contain filled spools, if desired, or the shaft returned without another spool being placed thereon to take the place of the one removed.

In ribbon or lace cases as heretofore made it has been the custom to provide for filling IOO used for supporting them for display. f rlhere are several objections to this arrangement,

all of which I avoid by providing a sirnple f means for Winding they spools which is entirely independent of the supporting-shafts F.

M represents the top 4of the ease or cabinet. f

It is removable and ts tightly npon'the ends f E, soy as to give a finishedappearanee to the y cabinet and at the saine timeto tightly close' the upper part.themof.y The top is so shaped as to rform one ory more compartments, as clearly represented in the drawings, and lin the top there is mounted a shaft N, extend'- in g through one of the end pieces m of the top and shaped at its outerend to receive a Crankyhandle O, by which :it may be turned. This shaft is removable, so that ythe spools G may be easily placed thereon and removed therefrom. lt may be Amounted in any suitable manner and arranged either to remainy pervrmanently in place or to be put in plaoeonly when itis desired to use it.y This shaft is preferably smaller in size than the shafts F and has mounted thereony a Wedge-piece P, rwhich is fitted to the shaft so as to turn th-erewith and yet is rpreferably free to slideV upon the shaft, This Wedge-piece is'preferably turn together.

r:formed of a cylindrical portion p and a tapery ing fingery p', which lies eloseto the faee of the shaft. lVhen the spool is to be filled', the top is inverted, the shaft N re1noved,and the spool slid upon that shaft and the wedge P made to engage therewith, the finger pentering the tubular part 'g of the spool and so uniting the spool to the shaft that they will The Wedge P might be intet l gral With or securely fastened to the shaft,

if preferred.

soopioally fitting together, as represented in oornmodate goodsof different Widths.` f

The cabinets may be made of any size and shape desired, and if thought desirable may be provided with glass outside doors. Aconvenient-sized cabinet is one containing six yshafts each nine ineh'es long on eaeh side of the partition B.

What I claim isf l. A cabinet' for ribbons and like narrow vshaft therein, and spool-supporting shafts in the bodyfof the cabinet, substantially as set forth.

2.' A cabinet for yribbons yand like narrow goods, havinga removable top, a series of reshaft, substantially as set forth. JAMES VEDXVIN RUSSELL.

yVitnesses: f

L. E. J. Cnoss, W.r II. KEIM.

The spoolsy may be made in twofpartstele.

.-Fig. S, so that4 they may be adjusted yto ae-y goods having a removable top, a Winding#r drioal portion substantially parallel With the movable spool-supporting shafts mounted in f o. The combination of a shaft and a device

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