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Publication numberUS926304 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateJun 29, 1909
Filing dateFeb 24, 1909
Priority dateFeb 24, 1909
Publication numberUS 926304 A, US 926304A, US-A-926304, US926304 A, US926304A
InventorsThomas A Thompson
Original AssigneeThomas A Thompson
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
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T. A. THOMPSON.

GOVER FOR CHEESE.

AP-PLIGATION FILED FEB. 24,1909.

Patented June 29, 1909.

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THOMAS A. THOMPSON, OF BRAZIL, INDIANA.

COVER FOR CHEESE Specification of Letters Patent.

Patented June 29, 1909.

Application filed February 24, 1909. Serial No. 479,790.

To all whom it may concern: Be it known that I, THOMAS "A. Tnonrson, a citizen of the United States,,residing at Brazil, in the county of Clay and State of Indiana, have invented a new and useful Cover for Cheese, of which the following is a specification. 1 f v The objects of the invention are, generally,

the provision, in a merchantable form, of a 1 device of the class above specified which shall be inexpensive to manufacture, facile in operation and devoid of complicated parts;

specifically, the provision of a coverof novel and improved form, of a standard to support the cover, andof novel means for assembling with the cover and thestandard, counterpoise weights whereby thecover may be elevated; other and further objects being made manifest hereinafter as the description of the invention progresses. l l i 1 The invention consists in the novel construction andarrangenient of parts hereinafe ter described, delineatedin the accompanying drawings, and particularly pointed out in that portion of this instrument wherein patentable novelty is claimed for certain distinctive and peculiar features of the device, it being understood that within the scope of what hereinafter is thus claimed, divers changes in the form, proportions, size and minor details of the structure may be made Without departing from the spirit or sacrificing any of the advantages of theinvention.

Similar numeralsof reference are employed. to denote corresponding parts throughout the several figures of the drawings.

In the accompanying drawings :Figure 1 shows my invention in perspective Fig. 2 is a horizontal section in a plane passed through one of the uprights above the case and one of the counterpoise weights, portions of the structure being broken away.

In carrying out my invention I provide, primarily, a base 1. Thisbase 1 may be the counter upon which the device is mounted, or it may be a separate block, so that the device as an entity, may be lifted bodily from the element upon which the block is supported. Rising from the base 1 is a frame comprising standards 2, united at their upper terminals by a bridge piece 8. The standards 2 and the bridge piece 3 if desired may be fashioned from common metal pipe, and, in such case, the aforementioned. elements may be united by common right angle couplings 4,. Longitudinally mounted upon the adj astandard, and in thisslot 6 is disposed a pulley 7, journaled for rotation upon an axle 8.

Ball bearings or other suitable anti-friction means are used to space the pulleys 7 from the axle 8. g

The case or cover comprises a frame 9, open at the top, bottom and sides, the spaces in the sides and top being filled by glass plates 10. Mounted upon the sides of the case, near the top and bottom thereof, are guides 11, arranged to engage the guide strips 5. Flexible elements 12 are dis osed about thepulleys 7 their adjacent ends eing united with the top of theoase, their remote ends carrying .counterpoise weights 13. These counterpoise weights 13 are each provided with a superficial, longitudinally disposed slot' 14, arranged. to engage the'standards 2. The depth of these slots 14 is such that the counterpoise weights may fit about the standards suiiiciently. to engage the edges of the guide 1 strips 5, which are mounted upon the adjacent faces of the standards,

The distance from the center of the axle 8 to the periphery of the pulley 7 is slightly less than the distance from the center of the standard 2 to the'point of suspension 15 of the counterpoise weight, and by this construction the weight willnormallybe held against the standard 2 and incontact with the guide strip 5.

It will be seen that by spacing apart vertically the guides 11, the case can have movement in a vertical direction only, and, by mounting the counterpoise weights as hereinbefore pointed out, these weights, like the case, can have movement in a vertical direc tion only. It will therefore be impossible for the weights to swing about the standards as they are raised and lowered, contacting with the top of the case. All danger of injuring the case in the operation of thedevice is thereby obviated and the weights are thereby caused to work smoothly and evenly upon the standards. The counterpoise weights are adapted to hold the case in any position along the standards, and the said case may readily be raised or lowered to admit and house cheese, bake-stuffs, confectionery and other perishable products which are ordinarily and commonly exposed for sale in retail stores.

Having thus described my invention, what I claim as new, and desire to protect, by Letters Patent, is

1; In a device of the class described, a pair of standards; guide strips carried by the adjacent faces of the standards; a case disposed between the standards; a pulley carried by each of the standards near its top; a flexible element passed about each of the pulleys, the adjacent ends of the flexible elements being attached to the case; counterpoise weights carried by the remote ends of the flexible elements and longitudinally recessed to engage the standards, and to contact with the edges of the guide strips; the flexible elements being arranged to hold the weights normally against the standards and in contact with the guide strips.

2. In a device of the class described, a pair of standards; guide strips carried by the adjacent faces of the standards; a case disposed between the standards; guides carried by the sides of the case and arranged to engage the guide strips; a pulley carried by each of the standards near its top; a flexible element passed about each of the pulleys, the adjacent ends of the flexible elements being attached to the case; counterpoise weights carried by the remote ends of the flexible elements, the said counterpoise weights being longitudinally recessed to engage the standards, and to contact with the edges of the guide strips.

8. In a device of the class described, a pair of standards; guide strips carried by the adjacent faces of the standards; a case disosed between the standards; guides carried by the sides of the case and arranged to engage the guide strips; a pulley carried by each of the standards near its top; a flexible element passed about each of the pulleys, the adjacent ends of the flexible elements being attached to the case; counterpoise weights carried by the remote ends of the flexible elements and longitudinally recessed to engage the standards, and to contact with the edges 4. In a device of the class-described, a

frame; a guide strip carried by the frame; a

case inclosed by the frame; a counterpoise" weight longitudinally recessed to engage the frame, and to contact withthe edges of the guide strip; a flexible element terminally assembled with the case and with the counterpoise weight, a pulleyicarried by the frame and arranged to receive the flexible element; the said flexible element being arranged to hold the weight normally against the frame and in contact with the guide strip.

5. In a device of the class described, a frame; a guide strip carried by the frame; a case inclosed by the frame; a guidecarried by the side of the case and arranged to engage the guide strip; ,a counter-poise weight longitudinally recessed to engage the frame and to contact with the edges of the guide stri a flexible element terminally assemble with the counter-poise weight and the case; and a pulley carried by the frame and arranged to receive the flexible element.

6. In a device of the class described, a frame; a guide strip carried by the frame; a case inclosed by the frame; a guide carried by the side of the case and arranged to engage the guide strips; a counter-poise Weight recessed to engage the frame, and to contact with the edges of the guide strip; a flexible element terminally assembled with the case and with the counter-poise weight, and arranged to hold the weight normally against the standard and in contact with the guide strip; and'a pulley carried by the frame and arranged to receive the flexible element.

In testimony that I claim the foregoing as my own, I have hereto aflixed my signature in the presence of two Witnesses.

THOMAS A. THOMPSON.

Witnesses WILLIAM CO LIER.

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Classifications
Cooperative ClassificationA47G19/26