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No. "750,063. v 'PATENTED JAN..19,'1-904.
M.. J. BEDDING;
APPLICATION FILED SEPT. 17, 1903.
' UNITEDP 'STATES: PATENT Patented January 19, 1904.
MICHAEL J. BEDDING, or BALTIMORE, MARYLAND.
' SPECIFIGATIONfor-ming part of Letters Patent No. 750,063, dated January 19, 1904. I
v Application filed September 17, 1903. fierial No. 173,515. (No model.)
To allwhom it mwyconcern: j
Be it known that I, MICHAEL J. BEDDING, a citizen of the United'States, residing at Baltimore, in the State of Maryland, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Display-Racks, of which the following is a specification.
This invention relates to improvements in display-racks for bottles.
The object of the invention is to provide a device for attractively exhibiting the bottles in such a manner that one or more of said bottles can be conveniently removed or rearranged without disturbing the remaining bottles, also to provide a device of such a construction that the largest possible number of bottles may be neatly and attractively exhibited in a small space, also to provide a device with adjustable bottle-rests to accommodate the various sizes of bottles to be exhibited, and also to provide means for exhibiting bottles in an inverted position. I
Other features of the invention will be fully set forth in the following specification and pointed out in the claims.
In the accompanying drawings, Figure 1 is a side elevation of my improved rack, showing several bottles in position thereon. Fig. 2 is a detailed front view of one of the bottle-rests, showing a bottle in position thereon, the supporting-rod being broken away. Fig. 3 is a detailed view of one of the bottle-neck clamps. Fig. 4: is a detailed plan View of one of the adjustable bottle-rests. Fig. 5 is a detailed view of one of the loops for holding the body of the bottle when exhibited in an inverted position. Fig. 6 is a detailed view of one of the adjustable rests through which the bottle-neck proj ects when the bottle is exhibited in an inverted position.
Similar reference-numerals designate like parts throughout the several views of the drawings.
Referring to the accompanying drawings, forming part of this specification, 1 designates the supporting-rod, having a hook 2 at its upper end, by means of which it is hung from the ceiling of the window or other place Where the bottles are to be exhibited. Upon the rod 1 are arranged a suitable'number of rests, upon which the bottles stand. I These rests each consist ofaboss 3-, having an aperture 4 thereln,
through which the rod 1 projects, and a screwthreaded aperture 5. at the rear thereof, through which the thumb-screw 6 passes for the purpose of locking the said rest in its ad,- justed position on the rod 1. Projecting fromthe front of the boss 3 are two fingers 7, upon which themetal disk 8 is supported. The said disk 8 is provided with a plurality of eyes 9 on the lower surface, through which the fingers 7 project. These eyes 9 are formed by stamping the metal disk from the top or upper surface. The rests are adjustable vertically on said rod 1 and are held in the adjusted position by the thumb-screw 6 to accommodate bottles of varying heights, and the disks 8 are adjustable longitudinally on the fingers 7 to accommodate bottles of varying widths. clamp 10 is arranged on the rod 1 above each of the said rests. These clamps are formed of wire or other spring metal and are each provided with an eye 11 at the rear, through which the rod 1 projects, and are adapted at the front ends to receive the neck of the bottle and hold the latter in an upright position. The said clamps are slidable vertically on the rod 1 to accommodate the various sizes of bottles to be exhibited.
In exhibiting champagne it is customary to place the bottles in an inverted position, and to exhibit bottles in this position I have provided two adjustable metal loops 12 and 13. The loop 12 is provided with a boss 14, having an aperture 15, through whichthe rod 1 projects, and a screw-threaded aperture 16 in the rear thereof for the thumb-screw 17 by means of which latter the said loop 12 is held in its adjusted position on the said rod 1. The loop 13 is considerably smaller in diameter than the loop 12 and is also provided with a boss 18, having an aperture 19, through which the rod 1 projects, and a screw-threaded aperture 20 in the rear thereoffor the thumb-screw 21, by means of which latter the said loop 13 is inverted position, it is placed with the neck resting through the loop 13 and the body held in the loop 12.
Any desired number of the rests and loops maybe employed upon the rod 1, according to the number and size of the bottles to be exhibited, and are adjustable to accommodate the various sizes of bottles. The rod 1 is hung from an eye or other device placed in the ceiling of the window and may be of varying lengths and arranged to suit the taste of the exhibitor.
Having thus described my invention, what I claim is 1. In a bottle-displaying device, the combination with the supporting-rod, of the rests each comprising a boss having an aperture through which the said rod projects, two fingers projecting from the said boss, and a disk adjustable upon the said fingers; and means to hold the said rest in the adjusted position.
2. In a bottle-displaying device, the combination with the supporting-rod, of the rests each comprising a boss having an aperture through which the rod projects, two fingers projecting laterally from said boss, and a disk adjustable upon the said fingers; a thumbscrew to lock the rest in its adjusted position on the said rod; and a clamp arranged on the said rod above each rest.
3. In a bottle-displaying device, the combination with the supporting-rod having a hook at its upper end, of the rests each comprising a boss having an aperture through which the said rod projects, two fingers projecting laterally from the said boss, and a disk having a plurality of eyes on its lower surface through which the said fingers project; means to hold the said rest in its adjusted position on the supporting-rod; and a clamp slidable on the said rod above each of the said rests.
In testimony whereof I alfix my signature in the presence of two witnesses.
MICHAEL J. BEDDING.
HUGH A. NORMAN, OHAPIN A. FERGUSON. 4