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Publication numberUS931961 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateAug 24, 1909
Filing dateDec 28, 1908
Priority dateDec 28, 1908
Publication numberUS 931961 A, US 931961A, US-A-931961, US931961 A, US931961A
InventorsFrank N Robinson
Original AssigneeFrank N Robinson
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Revolving stand.
US 931961 A
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REVOLVING STAND 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 n w and useful Revolving Stand, of which the following is a specification.

My invention consists of a series of sections of cylinders of a gradation of sizes of which the largest one is placed at the bottom and the next in size are laced each above the other, all rotating a out a shaft, but each independent of the others. On the up er portlon of each of these sections of cylind zers is placed another section but having a multiple of sides, said sides being hinged on their lower edges so made that they may be opened or closed at the will of the attendant. This upper section is made to also rotate about said upright shaft being supported by the 11 per portion of the sectional cylinder. At the lower extremity of each upper section is placed a shelf which also lot-ates about the upright shaft. To allow access to the section of cylinder it does not make a complete circumference, but instead allows entrance through two adjacent sides of the upper section. This shelf is secured to the upper sections. I attain these objects by the mechanism illustrated in the accompanying drawings, in which Figure 1 is a side view of the entire stand sho ring the parts in place and their relation to each other. Fig. 2 is a top view of the lower sections. Fig. 3 is the side view of the same. Fig. is an. enlarged view of one of the sections to better illustrate its construc tion. Fig. 5 is a view of the hinged member which allows for access into the upper members having multiples of sides. Fig. 6 illustrates the method of supporting the shelf. 7

Similar numerals refer to similar parts throughout the several views.

1 is the upright shaft around which the various sections rotate.

2 are flanged members which rotate about the upright shaft and to which the bottoms of the sections of cylinders are rigidly fastened. 3 is another flanged member which is rigidly fastened to shaft. Member 2 has an annular groove on its under side. Member 3 has an annular groove on its upper side. When members 2 and 3 are in place the annular grooves allow for the insertion of balls of the customary type.

Specification of Letters Patent.

Application filed December 28, 1908.

Patented Aug. 24, 1909. Serial No.- 469,652.

4 is the bottom of the sections of cylinders.

5 is a band surrounding 4 but wider than the thickness of 4, the projection being on its upper side.

6 1s a strip connecting 5 and 7.

8 is one of the sections composing the casing and is referably made of a transparent material. Vhere the different sections of 8 are joined together 6 is used to cover this joint and to also hold 5and 7 in their proper positions.

9 are corner strips for supporting 11 and 7 in their proper positions.

10 are doors which allow access to the inner side of the sections, they being hinged on their lower edges as shown at 12.

12 is a rotary shelf between each pair of sections.

13 is the base to which the upright shaft is rigidly fastened, thus preventing it from rotating within said base.

I am aware that prior to my invention revolving stands have been made consisting of a series of cylinders mounted upon a vertical shaft in such a manner that access may be had into them. I therefore do not claim such a combination broadly; but

I claim:

1. In a revolving stand, the combination of a vertical shaft, pairs of bearing members surrounding the shaft and one of each pair being secured thereto, and a plurality of pairs of compartment sections supported by the respective pairs of bearing members, each pair comprising a lower cylindrical section, an upper polygonal section having hinged doors, and a rotary shelf separating the sec tions. I

2. A revolving stand comprising a plurality of double compartment sections, each. of which includes a lower cylindrical section. having transparent walls and vertical supporting strips, a polygonal upper section iaving on each side a door hinged at its lower edge, and a horizontal rotary shelf between the polygonal and cylindrical sections.

In testimony that I claim the foregoing as my own and in witness thereof I hereunto attach my signature in the presence of two witnesses.


l/Vitnesses O. R. LISLE, W. A. GRONDAHL.

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Cooperative ClassificationA47F5/13, A47B21/045