US 651525 A
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Patented lune l2, I900. J. W. COLLINS. RE CEPTACL E FUR PHUNOGRAPH- RECORDS.
(Application fllad Mar. 20, 1900.)
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JOHN COLLINS, OF \VASHINGTON, DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA.
RECEPTACLE FOR PHONOGRAPH-RECORDS.
SPECIFICATION forming part of Letters Patent No. 651,525, dated June 12, 1900.
' Application filed March 20, 1900. $erial No. 9,352. on model.)
To, aZZ whom, it may concern.-
Be it known that I, JOHN WV. COLLINS, a citizen of the United States,residin g at Washington, in the District of Columbia, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Receptacles for Phonograph-Records and I do hereby declare the following to be a full, clear, and exact description of the invention, such as will enable others skilled in the art to which it appertains to make and use the same.
My present invention relates to improvements in receptacles or holders for phonograph-records, one object being to provide an inclosing case whereby the record will be protected from damage by abrasion or other causes during transportation,storage,or while removing it for use.
A further object of said invention is to obviate the usual handling of the record and to provide means whereby the same may be readily fitted upon the cylinder of the phonograph or other similar machine and as easily removed therefrom without its coming in contact with the hands. 7
To the above ends my invention consists of the novel details of construction and general arrangement of parts, as will be hereinafter fully described, and pointed out in the claims.
In the accompanying drawings, Figure 1 represents a side elevation of my improved receptacle in a closed position; Fig. 2, a similar view with the top lid removed and the inclosing case sprung open for the removal of the record; Fig. 3, avertical longitudinal section of the same and the record, showing mannor of adjusting the record upon the cylinder of the phonograph; Fig. 4, a transverse section of the main body of the receptacle or holder, and Fig. 5 a detail View showing the receptacle with perforated sides.
, Similar letters of reference indicate like parts in the severalfigures of the drawings. It may be observed that heretofore it has been customary in packing or storing records to first wrap or inclose each record in asheet of cotton-batting prior to placing the same in an inclosing tube or box, and in the operation of removing the said record for use it is necessary to spread or extend two fingers of the hand into the same to withdraw it from the box, while with the other hand the covering of cotton-batting is removed from the record prior to placing it in position upon the machine. This constant handling of the record is objectionable in many respects, and particularly in that it is liable to fall and break by accident or carelessness, as also the liability of particles of cotton-batting or foreign substances adhering to the surface of the record. These objections are obviated by my improved construction, as well as the danger of breaking or marring a record by striking the end against a hard surface common to the manner of packing heretofore employed.
In carrying out my invention the main body of my improved receptacle is composed of an open tube or cylinder A, preferably formed of thin sheet metal, having an opening B upon one side extending from the top to the bottom, the edges of which are adapted to close or abut one upon the other by compressing said tube or cylinder. The circumference of the said tube or cylinder is such that when in a closed position it fits snugly upon the record D, thereby retaining the same rigidly in place, and said tube is held closed through the medium of the overlapping edges ofthe upper and lower lids or caps C C. The lower lid or cap C is provided with a central opening E for adjusting the receptacle and its record upon the pins of a receiving box 'or cabinet; but when the receptacle is to be used for transporting or storing the records the opening E in said lid or cap is adapted to be closed by a perforated disk E. The upperlid or cap C is also suitably perforated and provided with a space for marking the name of the record thereon.
The inner surface of the tube or receptacle A is provided with a lining F of canton-flann'el or other soft yielding material to prevent abrasion of the exterior surface of the record.
As already stated, the upper and lower lids or covers of the tube or receptacle Aare perforated to provide suitable ventilation of the record, and, if desired this matter of ventilation may be further enhanced by perforating the main wall of the tube or receptacle proper, as shown in Fig. 5.
The construction of my invention being as above described, it willbe observed that when the record is to be used the upper lid or cover sition the record is securely held in place within the receptacle.
Having thus described my invention, I claim as new and usefull. A receptacle for phonograph-records, consisting of the compressible tube or cylinder A, provided with a soft elastic lining F,
and with the lids or covers 0,0 substantially as specified.
2. A receptacle for phonograph records, consisting of the compressible tube or cylinder A, provided with a soft elastic lining l and the perforated lids or covers 0, 0', substantially as specified.
3. A receptacle for phonographrecords, consisting of the compressible tube or cylinder A, provided with the perforated lids or covers 0 ,C, the lower lid being provided with a central opening E adapted to receive a disk E substantially as specified.
In testimony whereof I aflix my signature in presence of two witnesses.
JOHN XV. COLLINS. lVitnesses:
THOMAS D. OoLLINs, PARKER II. SWEET, Jr.