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OHAPLET AND SHRINE OF THE HOLY ROSARY.
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Patented Sept. 29, 1908.
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WITNESSES INVENTOH UNITED STATES" PATENT OFFICE.
WILLIAM HEN DRIGK, 01* NEW HAVEN, CONNECTICUT, ASSIGNOR TO CHARLES GAY, OF NEW HAVEN, CONN EGTIOUT.
CHAPLET AND SHRINE OF THE HOLY ROSARY.
Specification of Letters Patent.
Patented Sept. 29, 1908.
Application filed August 1, 1906. Serial No. 328,720.
"new and Improved Chaplet and Shrine of the. Holy Rosary, of which the following is a full,
clear, and exact description.
The object of the invention is to provide a new and improved chaplet and shrine of the holy rosary, arranged to successively display pictures of a religious character, one at a time and in proper order, according to the intended devotional exercise.
The invention consists in novel features and arts and combinations of the same, whic will be more fully described hereinafter and then pointed out in the claim.
A practical embodiment of the invention is represented in the accompanying drawings forming a part of this specification, in which similar characters of reference indicate corresponding parts in all the views.
Figure 1 is a perspective view of the inn provement; Fig. 2 is a sectional rear elevation of the same on the line 22 of Fig. 3, and Fig. 3 is a transverse section of the same on the line 33 of Fig. 2.
The casing A, adapted to be fastened on a wall or placed on a table or other support, is provided with a dis lay front A having an opening A preferab y'covered with .a pane B 0 glass or other transparent or translucent material. An endlessweb C of paper or other flexible materialff and cont aining pictures or the like on its outer face is adapted to move in a strctched'condition past the rear face of the pane B, to display the pictures in the opening A the pictures being preferably of a reli ious character and of a size for one to fill t 0 opening A at a time, and the said pictures are arranged in a predetermined order and successively displayed in the opening A according to the intended devotional exercise. The portion of the web v C not stretched over the pane B is arranged in folds within the casing A, and in order to move the web 0, to hold a portion C stretched in the rear of the ane B and to fold the remaining portion within thecasing A, the following device is provided: The stretched portion 0' of the web 0 extends over the front of a board D held within the casing and spaced from the pane B, and the upper end of the stretched portion 0 passes etwecn the drawing rollers E and F, of which the drawing roller E is journaled in suitable bearings in the upper portion of the casing A, and the drawing roller F is journaled on a spring frame F attached to the casing and serving to ex ert sull'lcicnt pressure on the web G to draw the latter along when the roller E is rotated.
As indicated in Fig. 3 the frontof the roller E is approximately flush with the front face of the board D, so that the web C readily passes u over the roller E and then between the r0 ers E and F, continued. adhesion of the web C to the roller E being prevented by fingers D preferably formed integrally on the upper end of the board D and engaging the inner face of the'web C at cut-out annular ortions E in the roller E. The web C as it l eaves the drawing rollers E and F passes into the folding space A formed'within the casing A, and havin side Walls D secured to the board D, as p ainly indicated in Fig. 2. In order to form the folds spring arms G are provided secured to the upper end of the casing A, and located approximately opposite the fingers D to engage the outer face of the web C, the said spring arms being curved, as shown in Fig. 3, to insure a ready formation of the folds. The lowermost folds are engaged by a retarding device in the form of a crossbar H, secured to the side walls D adjacent to a guide I, extending on the rear face of the board D and secured to the side walls D Thus a narrow slit or space is provided between the guide I and the retarding device H, for theweb O to pass from the folding .space A? over the guide I and then over another guide D formed integrally on the lower end of the board D and leading to the front face thereof a distance below the bottom of the display opening A In order to hold the web 0 in proper sidewise alinement, edge guides J are provided,
for turning the drawing roller E with a view to move t e web 0 intermittently past the display opening A;
arm L may be connected with the shaft of the roller E, to enable the operator to turn prising a casing having a display the drawing roller in the proper direction.
By the arrangement described an exceedingly long, endless web 0, containing many pictures, may be employed, as the web readily folds into a com aratively small space and only the portion isplayed at a time is held in a stretched condition in the display-opening A By using an endless web in the manner described no rewindin of the web is required, and consequent y the web is always in proper position, and it is only necessary to turnthe drawing roller E in one direction to successively display the pictures in the dis lay-opening A he ap aratus shown and described is Very sim e and durable in construction and is not he le to easily get out of order.
for instance, a crank i Having thus described my invention, I claim as new and desire to secure by Letters Patent:
An apparatus of the class described, con1- opening, an endless web arranged within the casing and havii'ig a portion extending behind the display opening, feed rollers at the U)POI end of the display opening between winch the web passes, guides fixed in the casing at the lower end of the display opening, and oyer which said web passes, a retarding dcvice comprising a crossbar within the casing adjacent to the guides for supporting the web and guides for the edges of the web adjacent to said first named guides.
In testimony whereof I have signed my name to this specification in the presence of two subscribing Witnesses.
WILLIAM HENDRICK. "Witnesses e. 1). Hum, GEORGE HILL.