Search Images Maps Play YouTube News Gmail Drive More »
Sign in
Screen reader users: click this link for accessible mode. Accessible mode has the same essential features but works better with your reader.


  1. Advanced Patent Search
Publication numberUS931960 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateAug 24, 1909
Filing dateMay 8, 1908
Priority dateMay 8, 1908
Publication numberUS 931960 A, US 931960A, US-A-931960, US931960 A, US931960A
InventorsFrank N Robinson
Original AssigneeFrank N Robinson
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Revolving stand.
US 931960 A
Previous page
Next page
Description  (OCR text may contain errors)




931,960. Patented Aug. 24, 1909.

.9 n ililnw nliin iwiiii MIL Will 1 5 Mill; WI"



Specification of Letters Patent.

Application filed May 8, 1908.

PatentedAug. 24, 1909.

Serial No. 431,686.

To all whom it may concern:

Be it known that I, FRANK N. ROBINSON, a citizen of the United States, residing at Portland, in the county of Multnomah and State of Oregon, have invented a new and useful Revolving Stand, of which the following is a specification.

My invention relates to revolving stands, which is composed of a series of sections of cylinders madein such a manner and mounted on a vertical shaft such that the larger one is placed at the bottom and succeeding and smaller ones are mounted each above the other upon the shaft. These sections are inclosed at the top with a rotatable cover so made, that when it is desired, it completely covers the section. I attain these objects by the mechanisms illustratedin the accompanying drawings in which V Figure 1 is a front elevation of the entire stand showing the different parts in their respective positions. Fig. 2 is a top elevation of the rotatable cover. Fig. 3 is a front elevation of the same. Fig. 4 is a sectional detail of construction.

Similar numerals refer to similar parts throughout the several views.

1 is the shaft to which the various sections are fastened by means of the flange 2.

3 is the cylindrical side which I prefer to make of an opaque substance and may be made of one or several parts.

The rotatable cover is made up of segments; the number of segments or sides varies with the diameter of the section. The larger the section in diameter the greater the number of sides of the cover, and the smaller the section in diameter the consequent lesser number of sides of the cover. Since the cover for the section is made up of a number of sides, a method of holding these sides in place is necessary. This I prefer to do as shown at 6.

7 are the sides of the closure. One of these sides is so made that it is fastened by means of a hinge to section 3; this hinged member is shown at 8.

9 is a rotatable knob which stands perpendicular to 8. When it is lifted into the position as shown at Fig. 1 it is impossible to rotate the cover because 12 would come in contact with 8, but when 8 is dropped, as shown in Fig. 3, 12 will clear; there being no obstruction 4. may be rotated in either direction and access may be had to the interior of the section, but when 4 is returned to the initial position and 8 is raised, as shown in Fig. 1, and 9 is turned to hold 8 in the upright position, no access may be had to the section. The cover 4 projects or is greater in diameter than 3; because of this and because of 4 being flanged, as shown at 11, a bearing is afforded for 4 on 3.

13 is a pedestal connecting flange 2 on the bottom section to the arms 14:.

15 are the casters which facilitate the moving of the stand from place to place.

16 is a receptacle which is placed upon the top section.

In mounting the different sections upon shaft 1 a small space is left between the flange 2 and the cover 4.; flange 2 being fastened rigidly to shaft 1 supports section 3 and enables the turning or revolving of cover 4.

I claim:

1. In a device of the character set forth, a cylindrical receptacle, a closure for the receptacle rotatable thereon and having a flange embracing the upper portion of the receptacle and also having an opening on one side, a door hinged to the receptacle to swing upward to close said opening, and means to hold said door closed to prevent rotation of the closure.

2. In a stand, a cylindrical receptacle, a closure rotatable thereon and having an opening on one side, a door connected to the receptacle to swing upwardly to close said opening, means extending downwardly from the closure to receive said door therebetween when the door is closed to prevent rotation of the closure, and means carried by the door to keep it closed.




Referenced by
Citing PatentFiling datePublication dateApplicantTitle
US4822118 *Feb 5, 1988Apr 18, 1989Watkins James ARotating pastel storage tabouret
US7878337 *Dec 4, 2007Feb 1, 2011Abdullah Adel M AMulti-chamber container
Cooperative ClassificationA47B21/045, A47F5/13