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No. 750,808. PATENTED FEB. 2, 1904. c. BURNSIDE & J. E. BEDELL.
APPLICATION rum) my 16. 1903.
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CURTIS BURNSIDE AND JEROME E. BEDELL, OF CHETOPA, KANSAS.
SPECIFICATION forming pit of Letters Patent N0. 750,803, dated February 2, 1904.
Application filed May 16, 1903. Serial No. 157,457. (No model.)
To all whom it may concern:
Be it known that we, CURTIs BURNSIDE and JEROME E. BEDELL, citizens of the United States, residing at Chetopa, in the county of Labette and State of Kansas, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Display-Racks, of which the following is aspecification.
WVhile the primary intention of the present invention is the provision of a rack for displaying saddles and farriers goods in particular, yet it is susceptible of a wider range of usefulness. Hence restriction as to special application is not desired.
For a full description of the invention and the merits thereof and also to acquire a knowledge of the details of construction of the means for effecting the result reference is to be had to the following description and drawings hereto attached.
lVhile the essential and characteristic features of the invention are susceptible of modification, still the preferred embodiment of the invention is illustrated in the accompanying drawings, in which Figure 1 is a perspective view of a rack embodying the invention. Fig. 2 is a vertical central section of the lower portion of the rack on a larger scale. Fig. 3 is a detail sec: tion of a joint.
Corresponding and like parts are referred to in the following description and indicated in all the views of the drawings by the same reference characters.
The rack comprises a stand and a superstructure, the latter consisting of a standard and a series of supporting-arms projected from the standard at different elevations and angles. The several parts are preferably constructed of tubing connected by ordinary gasfittings. The upper portion of the rack is mounted upon the standard so as to revolve about a vertical axis, thereby enabling any part of the rack to be brought within convenient position for observation and inspection of the goods supported thereby.
The stand is composed of a series of horizontal rods 1, vertical feetQ at the outer ends of the rods, cluster 3, and spindles 4, the latter being centrally disposed and vertically plates 7 to prevent injurious contact of thefeet with the surface upon which the rack may be supported. Spindle 4 and rods 1 are lengths of tubing and are connected to the cluster or fitting?) in any substantial way, as by means of a screw-thread joint.
The superstructure, rotatably mounted upon the spindle of the stand, comprises standard 7, arms 8, fittings 9, and hangers 10, the latter being approximately of bow form and provided intermediate of their ends with loop or crimp 11 to straddle the respective arms 8, to which the yokes are fastened by bolts or pins passed through corresponding openings in parts 8 and side members of crimps or loops 11. The lower end of the standard enters spindle a and is adapted to turn thereon. The standard is preferably composed of sections which are connected by fittings 9, the sections being of any desired length.
The arms 8 may be of any length and are located at different elevations and arranged to project from the standard at different angles, whereby the saddle or goods to be displayed are grouped around the standard in such a manner as to equalize the weight thereon and be evenly distributed around the rack. Each arm 8 may consist of a single rod or tube supported intermediate of its ends and having the end portions projected upon opposite sides of the standard, or each arm may consist of two members, each being applied to a coupling end of the fittings. When the arm consists of a single length, it is passed through corresponding lateral coupling ends of the fittings and is clamped thereto by screwing either the upper or lower section, or both, of the standard into the vertically-disposed coupling ends of the fittings. If each arm is composed of two parts, each is threaded into a lateral coupling end of the fitting and is adapted to bear at its inner ends against the standard, so as to clamp the fitting and hold'it and the arm stand for supporting sundry articles.
at the required position. In the latter case the fitting is vertically movable upon the standard and is adapted to be held in the required position by turning one or the other parts of the arm, so as to bind against the side of the standard. i
If desired, a shelf 12 may be applied to like T e arms may slide through the lateral coupling ends of the fittings and may be secured in place by turning either the upper or lower section of the standard so as to bear against the arms, or the fittings may be loose upon the standard and secured in place by turning either one or both members of the arms, as will be readily comprehended.
Having thus described the invention, what is claimed as new is A display-rack comprising a stand composed of a central cluster, a spindle projected CURTIS BURNSIDE. [L. s.] JEROME E. BEDELL. [L. s.]
E. W. BEDELL, G. D. BOON.