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Publication numberUS929889 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateAug 3, 1909
Filing dateOct 26, 1908
Priority dateOct 26, 1908
Publication numberUS 929889 A, US 929889A, US-A-929889, US929889 A, US929889A
InventorsWesley J Snyder
Original AssigneeWesley J Snyder
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Cabinet for displaying lace.
US 929889 A
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Patented Aug. 3, 1909.




Patented Aug. 3, 1909.


I Witnesses Clf i @gui MM5/w1 am :n in@ i@ -tt OAENET DKSPL YING LACE.

Ipeccaton of Letters Patent.

Application tiled October 2G, 1908.

Patented Aug. 3, 19C9.

Serial No. l.1159,536.

To all whom it may concern:

known that l, villnsmir tl. Sivrnnn. citizen of the United States7 residing at Ailken, in the county of ifiiken and State of South Carolina, have invented certain new and useful lmproverents in Cabinets for lisplaying Lace7 of which tie following is a specification.

This invention designed to provide an hibitor designe-d most especially' for distying lace, embroidery, ribbons and like nnings generally kept in stock wrapped upon cards or provided in the form of rolls or bolts.

The invention supplies convenient means for displaying such materials as aforesaid the best advantage and at the saine time exhibiting price tickets therewith, thereby enabling the custorgier or the merchant to de1erinine at a glance the cost of any tieular trinnning or material.

The 'nvention also enables the material to v drawn ott and conveniently haneasi dled and the surplus amount rewound,`

thereby ireventing the loss usually entailed by having the loose ends of the material exposed ano becon 1" oiled or tangled.

' f the invention d a so to acquire a knowledge of the oetai s of construction of ineans for effecting the result, reference is to be had to the following description and coinpanying drawings.

lll'hile the invention may be adapted to different` forms and conditions by changes in the structure and minor details without departing from the spirit or essential fe( tures thereof, stillV the preferred embodiment of the invention is shown in the accompanying drawings, in which:

Figure l is a perspective view of a cabinet constructed in accordance with and embody ing the invention: Fig. 2 is a side view of the upper oortion of the cabinet, parts being broken away: lfig. 3 is a detailed View of the support for the cards or bolts of lace or other material to be displayed: Fig. e is a detail view showing more clearly the construction of the device for connecting the spool to its supporting shaft.

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.

rlhe cabinet l may be of any struction and finish according to and the merits thereof an size or con the cost and particular purpose for which intended. Boers 2 close the front of the cabinet and are hinged thereto und when closed are held by suitable fastenings 3. Si series of sha' ts are mounted their ends in the sides of the cabinet so as to turn freeiy, one end of each shaft being provided with a crank hanov. the spools mounted upon the shaft. The ods or bars t are intended to support the oose ends of the lace or other material and o receive the price tickets or other matter o )e 1isplayed in connection with the goods exhibited or wound upon the spools. rl`he rods f supported in any manner -he side pieces of the cabinet.

Y receives a series of spools 7 sliiped thereon so as to turn 'e spools T may be of any conction and are adapted to have the lace, b idery, or the like, wound thereon.

spool is adapted to be connected to its l and by preference have their ends secured 4 the shaft to wind the mater al upon spool. r.the connecting means best adapted for the purpose consists of a friction device which consists of a spring wire or strip 8 secured at one end as to a head of the spool and adapted to have its other end confined by means of a headed pin or like fastening l0. The friction device 8 normally clears the shaft l but when it is required to'connect the spool and the shaft the free end of the wire or strip 8 is deflected and engaged with the pin or fastening l0 thereby causing the middle `iortion of the wire or strip to engage frctionally with the shaft Ll with sutlicient pressure to cause the spool and shaft to turn together. Tfhen the free end of the element 8 is disengaged from the fastening l0, the spool is adapted to turn freely upon the shaft 4t thereby permitting the lace or material to be readily unwound from the spool when measuring off the amount required by the customer.

Lace7 embroidery and like trimmings or material are generally wrapped upon cards. ln order to unwind the material from said cards and wind it upon the spools T, it has been found advantageous to devise the following means. A. support ll is arranged under the upper end of the cabinet and is mounted upon arms 1Q, which are adjustiably connected to the top or" the cabinet. The arms l2 have their inner ends inserted in bearings 13 fitted to the top of the cabinet, said arms being` secured in the bearings in an adjusted position by means of set screivs ls. The outer ends ot the arms l2 are depressed or otherwise termed to receive the journals ot the support ll to admit of the latter rotating as the material is un- Wound from the oard placed thereon. The support ll consists ot a strip preferably ot sheet metal, which is corrugated longitudinally to give the necessary stii'xness thereto. The journals l5 are litted to the ends ot the support and are mounted in the outer ends ot the arms Flat springs lo are provided at intervals in the length ot the support ll, and are attached at one end thereto, the other end being` t'ree to receive the card containing the material to be univound, said card being` coni'ined between the support ll and the spring The card or cards containing the laee or other material to be displayed is slipped upon the support ll after the latter 1has been removed from the arms l2, said support passing' between the folds of the material, the card beingl arranged so as to be coni'ined between the support l1 and a spring 16. litter the card or cards have been secured upon the support ll, the latter is replaced upon the arms l2 and the loose end ot the material is engaged With the body ot the spool, pins l? being provided for this purpose. By turning,` the shaft through the instrumentality ot the eranlz handle 5. said spool having een previously connected with the shaft by the friction device or clutch in the manner aforesaid, the spool is rotated, thereby Windingl the material thereon and unwinding the same from the card or analogous device upon which it is Wound at the factory or mill. The price or other matter to be displayed in conjunction "with the material Wound upon any spool, is added to the rod or bar 6 in convenient position for observation.

Then the spools are filled, end portions of the material may be observed through the glass doors ot the cabinet, thereby enabling any particular pattern or Width of trimming or material to be selected at a moments time which is of advantage both to the customer and the merchant in expediting the sale. ril'oreover, should a surplus amountof material be drawn from the spool it may be quickly rewound.

rhe rods or bars G are provided upon their Jfront sides with spurs 18 which are designed to engage with the lace, embroidery or other material and prevent Winding` ot the loose ends upon the spools when turning the shafts to Wind the trimniinpj upon one or more spools held rictionally to the shaft by means ot the part 8. rlhese spurs 18 may be provided in any manner. ln the event ot' the bars G being formed ot strips ot metal the spurs i8 may be punched outiva rd therefrom as will readily be comp-rehei'ided.

having; thus described tue invention, what, is claimed as new is:

.ln a displa r cabinet, the combination a shaft, a spool mounted upon the shaft, a 1friction device tor conneetingl the spool with the shaiit to admit ot both turning` tooether,

ion device consisting` otl a substant allv i J. iight spring attached at one end to the spool and laying` its opposite end tree, and a fastening applied to the spool tor conlining the tree end ot said spring when deflected and brought into frictional engage nient with the shaft.

in testimony whereof atl'ix my signature in presence ot two Witnesses.

WESLEY J. SNYDER. 1Witnesses R. vW. Vloonivlinn, D. Honsonnaon.

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