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Publication numberUS716367 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateDec 23, 1902
Filing dateApr 10, 1902
Priority dateApr 10, 1902
Publication numberUS 716367 A, US 716367A, US-A-716367, US716367 A, US716367A
InventorsErnst Bekker, Max Bekker
Original AssigneeErnst Bekker, Max Bekker
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Revolving photograph-cabinet.
US 716367 A
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Description  (OCR text may contain errors)

No. 716,367. Patented Doc. 23, I902.



[Application filed Apr. 10, 1802.)

(No Model.)

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SPECIFICATION forming part of Letters Patent No. 716,367, dated December 23, 1902.

Application filed April 10, 1902. Serial No. 102,326. (No model.)

To (Z whom it rim/y concern:

Be it known that we, ERNST BEKKER and lVIAX BEKKER, citizens of the United States, residing at Paterson, in the county of Passaic and State of New Jersey, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in RevolvingPhotograph-Cabinets, of which the following is a specification, reference being had therein to the accompanying drawings.

Our invention relates to picture-cabinets, particularly to a revolving cabinet adapted to hold a number of photographs in such a manner that by revolving the cabinet each picture may in its turn be exhibited to the view of the person desiring to inspect the same.

The object of our invention is to produce a noiseless revolving photograplrcabinet having glass or transparent covering on both sides to permit the pictures to be viewed by persons sitting or standing at opposite sides of the cabinet while it is revolving, one of said sides to form a cover which may be locked to secure the safety of the pictures and to prevent the handling thereof.

A further object of our invention is to provide a dust-proof cabinet that may be re volved by hand or other means on studs secured to an easel or other suitable stand, the cabinet being provided with hearings to receive said studs for that purpose; and a still further object of our invention is to provide a means for separating the upper from the lower tierof photographs and at the same time to serve as a guide to permit the odd picture in the upper tier to slide to the vacant space in the lower tier each half-revolution of the cabinet.

The invention consists in the construc= tion, arrangement, and combination of parts more particularly hereinafter described and claimed, and illustrated in the accompanying drawings, in which similar characters of reference indicate like parts in the various figures.

Figure 1 of the drawings is a side elevation of our cabinet mounted in a support on which it is adapted to revolve, part being broken away, showing the odd pict ure falling from the upper to the lower tier of picture-holders. Fig. 2 is a front view of cabinet, disclosing to view the upper and lower photograph-holders and showing a painted stripe or means on the glass to hide from view the space between the In the drawings, A represents the bodyof the cabinet, A the cover thereof, and A the easel or support in which it is revolved. The cover is connected with the body portion by the hinges a and is provided with a lock and key, as indicated by a In the upper portion a of the easel are provided suitable pins or studs a, adapted to enter metal hearings in the sides of the cabinet and to form pivots upon which the cabinet revolves. The front and back of the cabinet are inclosed by glass or other transparent material a and aiwhich is held in place by the beveled strips a ,Which pass around the four inner walls of the cover and is held in the back or bottom of the cabinet by the four inside walls a which are provided at their upper edges with the beveled portion a. When the cover is closed, the beveled strips (L12 come in contact with the beveled edges a of the four inner walls of the body portion, making a dust-proof connection. On each of the inner side walls is located centrally and secured avertical strip a which extends to within a short distance from the top and bottom of said inner side walls to form spaces or raceways a and 01,8 for the odd-picture holder to slide through in passing from the upper to the lower tier of pictures. The rest of the upper tier, except ing the end one, rests upon said vertical separating-strips a, which serve as guides for said holders 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9,10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 1.0, 17, 1s, 19, 20, 21, 22, and 23 as they successively change their positions in the cabinet during the revolution thereof. Without these vertical separating-strips a, the upper and lower tier of holders would be in contact with each other and would be apt to interfere with the facility and accuracy of their shifting movements. The inner side walls a are reinforced in each corner of the body by the vertical strips a which extend from the bottom to the top of the said inner walls, and to render the movements of the sliding picture-holders noiseless a piece of rubber or other suitable material (1 is inserted in the top and bottom of each of the said cornerstrips at the point where the sliding picture- 'holders strike successively in falling from the upper to the lower tier. Said rubber is indicated in the drawings by (1.

In Fig. 1 the picture-holder 12 is shown in the act of sliding down from the first tier to the second tier, and in Fig. 3 it is down, leaving a vacant space a between the side of the cabinet and the picture-holders 1 to 11,which there comprise the upper tier, holders 12 to 23 comprising the lower tier. When the cabinet is turned, as is indicated by the dotted lines in 1, holders 1 to 11, inclusive, will slide forward from back to front in a body between the corner-strips and the separating guide-strips a, thus filling the vacant space 0, andv leave the space vacant formerly occupied by holder 11, which space will be occupied by the holder 23 upon a half-turn of the cabinet. As each holder falls it is sure to strike the rubber a in the corner-posts, making the fall almost noiseless.

In Fig. 2, 01, and (1 refer to the sides of the cabinet.

To conceal the space between the upper and lower tiers of holders, a stripe a" may be painted on the glass or other transparent material which composes the back and front of the cabinet, as shown in Fig. 2, or a strip of some material may be pasted across the same, as indicated by a.

Our photograph-holders are constructed of a sheet b,of suitable material, preferably cardboard, having an opening or openings 1) capable of holding two pictures therein back to back, and an outer sheet of suitable material, as paper, having openings 1) not as large as the openings in the central sheet I) and attached to said sheet I), as indicated by b and b in Fig. 6, so as to leave the ends 19 of the sheet b loose for the insertion of the pictures P. A pivot or rivet 19 passes through the back sheet I) and the central sheet I) and has secured thereto a latch 19 which turns over the two pictures in the holder to prevent their displacement, the sides I), which project beyond and prevent the pictures from rubbing, the rims I)", which at the top and bottom of the holder overlap and confine together the upper and lower edges of the sheets b, 19 and b and a rubber or thread Z7 to conceal the latch b by holding the loose ends 19 of the sheet 19 down over it, the sides I) having the rounded ends b, the whole being constructed substantially as shown in Figs. 4, 5, 6, and 7 of the drawings.

B indicates the front of top holder in Fig. 2, B the back of said holder, and B the front of the bottom holder in Fig. 2. r

The cabinet is divided into two communicating compartments by the separating-strips a, between which and the inner walls of the box a continuous circulation or procession of pictures is going on during the revolution of the cabinet. These communicating compartments we call 0 and 0.

As our cabinet may be turned by power other than hand-power, we have shown a pulley cl and a crank d to cover any new or old method of communicating a rotary motion to the cabinet.

With this description of our invention,what

we claim, and desire to secure by Letters Patent, is

- 1. A photograph holder comprising the strips 1), b and b having openings therethrough adapted to hold two pictures in the central strip or sheet I) and between the outer sheets b and b a rivet passed through said sheets and a latch pivoted thereto to secure the pictures in place, the top and bottom rims binding said sheets together and the sides I) projecting beyond the faces of said sheets and binding the sides thereof together, substantially as set forth.

2. In a revolving photograph-cabinet, the combination with the body having a transparent back portion and a cover having a transparent portion, of separating-strips dividing the interior of the bodyinto two communicatingcompartments,the body and cover having beveled edges which overlap, forming a dust-proof joint when the cabinet is closed, and vertical reinforcing-posts inside in each corner of the cabinet, and rubber plates projecting from the extremities of each of said reinforcing-plates, substantially as set forth.

In testimony whereof we affix our signatures in presence of two witnesses.




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