US 845829 A
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PATENTBD MAR. 5. 1907.
P. G. TACKE.
APPLICATION nun 1:30.15, 1900.
D I VEN TOR. Frmendr/C- Fla/ 6 A TTORN E Y.
UN ITED STATES IATEN T OFFICE.
SHELF-DOOR- Specification of Letters Patent.
Patented March 5,1907.
Application filed December 18. 1906. Serial No. 348.489.
To all whom it may concern:
Be it known that I, FREDERICK TACKE, a citizen of the l'nited States. residing at St. Louis, State of .\lissouri. have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Shelf- Doors. of which the following is a full, clear,
and exact description, reference being bad to the accompanying drawings, fo ming a part hereof Blv invention has relation to improvements in shelf-doors; and it consists in the novel construction of door more fully set forth in the specification and pointed outin the claims.
In the drawings, Figure 1 is a front elevation of a shelf for the display of goods. wares, or merchandise. Fig. 2 is a vertical transverse section on the line 2 2 of Fig. I. Fig. 3 is an enlarged front view with parts broken away, showing the studs on which the doors are adapted to slide when slim ed out of the way to gain access to the goods on the shelf. Fig. 4 is a pelspective of the channeled end of the door, and Fig. 5 is a perspective showing the stud-plates by which the doors are supported.
The object. of my invention is to prov idc a door for display-shelves which may be readilyshoved out of the way when occasion arises to have access to the goods on the shelves, the construction by which such obect 1S fll.-(-O1ll]TllSll(d bemg simple, cheap. and
durable and one permitting the ready assembling of the parts entezing thereinto.
The advantages of the invention wiil he better apparent from a detailed descziption thereof, which is as follows:
Refusing to the drawings. 1 represents a .eabinet provided with a seiies of shelv es"! for the support and display of goods G, the compartment in which the goods'a 'e displayed being surmounted by a receptacle 3 for the reception and housing of the door I) when the latter is shoved out of the way to facilitate the handling of the goods. The door is composed of an outer frame containing a center glass or equivalent panel, as usual.
The opposite terminal or side members of the door-frame are, however, channeled out, said channel receiving the reinforcing channel serted the blocks 5, having each an inner cushioning layer or rubber pad (3. The blocks 5 are secured in position by rivets 7, driven through the sides of the channel-bars. 'Iheopposite facesof the partitions 8,separating the adjacent tmll'iitlitllltfnts'(if the cabinet, are prmided with plates 9 S), tied together by screws 10, passed through the partitions, the inner face of each plate being provided with a cylindrical stud l1 opposite thereceptacle 3, the studs entering the channelbars 4 of the doors. The studs thus serve to support the doors in all positions.
When a door is pulled out its full extent and allowed to drop, it is virtually suspended by a hinged connection with. the studs 11, the door closing over the front of its respective compartment and protecting the goods, Fig. 2. To open the door and remove it out of the way, the same is swung outwardly (seedotted position, Fig. 2) and upwardly to a horizontal position about the common axis of the studs at opposite ends of the door. Then it is shoved inwardly and into the receptacle 3,- 75
the studs] 1 confined in the channels 1', serving as pennanent s'u,-'pzn'ts therefor. The lilot'hS 5 of course limit the movement of the door in either (lIiOl'iIUIl, and the buffers or pads ti cushion the impact for any'sudden 8o movements of the door. For heavy doo s the studs 1 I may be provided with ant-it'ric tiUlI-I'UlltiS; but ordinarily these would not be required, and thev are not shown in the (it awings.
The foregoing coustruetion is simple, noiseltn cheap. durable. and the parts composing the same may be readily assembled.
Having described my invention, what I claim is- 1. In combination with a shelf-compartment having, terminal partitions or walls, a receptacle su mount ng the ompartment abo e tllv shcl', studs projecting from the pastition-wals into the receptacle, and a door ha\i.1g tcl'ioinal -Iz1.l3iels for receiv ng the studs and lim ting-blocks at the ends of the channcis. substai tially as set forth.
2. In combination with a shelf compartment having terminal partitions or walls, a
'receptacle surmountzng the compaitment plate or bar 4, at whose opposite ends are nabove the shelf, plates secured at the outer ends of theinner facesof the partitions oppol ating substantially as, and for the puipuse site the receptacle aforesaid, studs projecting Z set l nfith. 1o fIQlll the plates, 11 (lo-01', channels having rein- 1 In testinmny \vllet'eof l allix m signature forcing Channel-liars at opposite ends of the in preseiice ul" two witnesses.
door for receiving the studs of the plates FREDERICK C. 'lh-UIilfi. aforesaid, terminal limiting-blocks mounted Witnesses:
Emu, S nuuuc, MARY D. Wmrcmm.
in the charmel-bars, and bullers secured to the 1111181 faces of the blocks, the parts oper-