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Publication numberUS934475 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateSep 21, 1909
Filing dateFeb 5, 1909
Priority dateFeb 5, 1909
Publication numberUS 934475 A, US 934475A, US-A-934475, US934475 A, US934475A
InventorsMaurice Taussig
Original AssigneeMaurice Taussig
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Shelving.
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M. TAUSSIG.

SHELVING..

APPLIUATION FILED 1113.5, 1909.

934,475. y Patented sept. 21, 1909.

YIIII MAURICE' TAUSSIG, or cHIc'AGofILLINoIs:

snELvING.

Specication of Letters :Patent Patented Sept. 21, 1909.

Application led. February 5, 1909. Serial No. 476,206.

To all wwm it may concern:

Be it known that I, MAURioE TAUssIG, a-

citizen of the United States, residing at Chicago, in the county of Cook and State of Illinois, have invented new and` useful Improvements in Shelving, of which the following is a specification.

This invention relates to shelving, and more particularly to that class of shelving known as store fixtures'wherein a plurality of shelves are supported in a suitable frame and a curtain is rovided for inclosing the wares in the shefving after hours. In the ordinary forms now in use, the curtain. or a section of the support-.upon which it is hung is made detachable so that the curtain may be entirely removed from the shelving, whenever it is desired to expose the shelving to view, and in another form a large ca inet is provided on one end of the shelving and adapted to receive the curtain. When a construction is used in which the curtain is removed, space must be furnished in which to store the same and when a cabinet is provided upon the end of the shelving, considerable space is taken up on account of the extra length that is added to the shelving. It is quite apparent that economy of space is an important factor in commercial establishments, and one ofthe objects of my invention is tosave space and tosuch end I provide an extremely narrow pocket upon one or both ends of the shelving which pocket shall be no wider than the ornamentall ilaster at the corner of the shelving, which is usually from two to four inches wide. The pocket is closed by a door or removable panel which opens up toexpose the entire pocket, which is adapted to receive and hold a slid'able curtain.

The invention further consists in the several novel features of constructionand yarrangement of parts,fof which a description will be found 1n the following specification and the essential features of whlch will' be more definitely vpointed out in the claims appended hereto.

he invention is clearly illustrated in the drawings furnished herewith, in which- Figure 1 is a perspective view of a fragment of a shelving containing' my im rovements, the curtain being shown as sli in to the pocketA and the door ofl saidv pocket be" A17, a to ing shown slightly ajar. Fig. 2 is a horizontal section taken on the line 2--2 of Fig. 1, showing the door closed in full lines and partly open in dotted lines, Fig. 3 is a vertiy cul, lon itudinal, section through a fragment of the s elving and pocket, Fig. 4 is a detail` cross section through a form of track used in this device and showing a hanger 1n end elevation, Fig. 5 is a view partly in side elevation and partly in longitudinal section of the parts seen inFig. 4', Fig. .6 is a detail cross section taken through the top of the shelving and illustrating the preferred method of securing the track upon -the shelving, Fig. 7 is a side view of a fragment of the track and curtain and Fig. 8 is'an underplanview of a fragment of the track showing a bend therein which occurs at the corner of the shelving'.

Referrin to the ydrawings 10, represents a set of shelvln of the ordinary form, and as shown comprises a base 11, pilasters 12, 16, 13, end walls 14, and shelves 15. The she ves may be supported in the device in any suitable manner well known to those skilled in the art. The corner pilasters, one of which is shown at 16, are stationary, that is they are rigidly secured to the fixed or stationary portion of the shelving, but the end pilaster 17, at either or both front corners thereof, is movable and as shown forms a part of a swinging door 18, which is Fig. 2, or swung outy to expose the enti-re pocket 20, which is'formed between the end wall 14 fof the shelving and the door 18. The en ilasters form the ornamental corners of t e s'helvn and are in actual use from two to yfour inches wide, and conseuently the pocket between the end wall and door is extremel narrow and takes up no additional space cause of the fact that it is `locatedbetween the exterior finishing panel,

which in this case is in the form of the swinging door 18, and the lining vor inner wall 14.v As shown, the door 18, extends between the base 11, and the'top board 13, and when swun open exposes the `en tire pocket. y The top oard 13, 1s formed with a longitudinal groove 21, which extends on the under side inthat 'part of the top which projects f beyond the edges of the shelves. A

Ihinged to the structure at 19, so that it may y be swung into place as seen in full lines in 5. supporte transverse groove 22, is provided in' the end of the to board thatextends over the pocket 20, and t is groove connects with the groove 21, throucgh a curvedgroove 23. A track is track comprises a tube '24, havin a continuous slot upon its lower side w ich slot is formed between tw'o lips 25, as clearly shown 4 in Fig.l4. The track is sup orted upon the to board by means of brac ets 26, that are so dere'd or otherwisesecured to the-tubular ortion of the trackandfastened to the top board as for instance by screwing or nailing them thereto. The brackets are formed with flanges 27,- which are arranged to bear uponv one of the side .walls of theV slot, so as to properly position the track therein. At

the junction between the longitudinal andA transverse ortion ofthe track the tube is bent arounk as seen at 28, in Fig. 8, sov as to provide-a continuous .runway or track extending from end to end ofthe shelving and into the narrow pocket 20.

A curtain 29, is provided which is of a length" to extend from end to end of the cabinet, or if a pocket is provided upon each end ofthe cabinet then it may be of one half the length of the cabinet lif it is'so desired. The Acurtain is slidingly supported from the cured to the curtain at suitable .distances apart. In the preferred form, each hanger comprises a plate 31, which is formed with an eye 32, through which may be hooked a 35 pin or other fastening device 33, for` attach- 1n the curtain to the hanger. `The upper en of the plate 31, of each hanger is formed with a plurality of hooked portions 34, havin round bearing ed es 35, and tongues 36.' Ro 1ers 37, are journaled in the plate 31, and said rollers are preferably arranged in pairs connected by a pin 39, ofsmaller diameter and preferably iitegral therewith. The rollers are secured in place by slippin the pins in between thel tongues 36, and bo y of the plate, and then bending the tongues around the pins 39, as indicated in Fig. 5.

Shelvings are' made in' various lengths, sometimes being 30 to v40 feet long, and in order to `accommodate a curtain of such len h in a small narrow pocket, it is highly desirable that the entire ocketv be `exposed so that the curtain may e ulled into the pocket andA adjusted and fo ded into neat and compact form; otherwise it would be a practical impossibility to get7 such a `long curtain into a restricted space, unless additional-curtain handling devices were added to ack the curtain into the pocket;

n operation, the curtain is drawn out of the pocket and drawn across the face of the shelvin is usua y done at the close of business hours the wares being thus inclosed and protecv in the grooves and as shown saidv Vtrack by means of hangers Y30, which are se-v so as to inclose the waresand this' tion, and I u on one end from dust etc. until the opening of business on the next day. When it is desired to expose the wares a ain, the door 18, is opened and the curtain rawn into the pocket; and inasmuch as the entire pocket is exposed, the person may adjust the curtain into folds or plaits 'so as to pack it into compact form, and this is Vcontinued until the entire curtain is drawn into the pocket, when theY door may be closed. .The advantages of this device consist in the fact that means are provided for containingl the curtain without increasv ing the si/ze of the shelving, or disguring or rinterfering with its form or scene of ornamentation. The pocket merely takes up such width of s acevas resultsfrom the'use of the ornamenta corner pilasters, generally rangfrom 2 to 4 inches.

't is perfectly obvious thatthis inventionv is not limited to use in connection with store fixtures, but ma be used upon book cases or any other set o shelving in which it is desirable to provide a sliding curtain for covering up the material supported by the shelving. l

am aware that various alterations and modifications of this device are possible with-l out` departin from the spirit of my inveno not therefore desire to limit myself ,'to the exact form of construction shown and described. n

I claim as new and desire to secure by LettersPatent: y v

1. A shelving having a narrow, transversely extending pocket at one end, a swingstantially the Width of the corner pilaster, a door forming one wall of said pocket and adapted to be opened to expose the entire face of the pocket, and a sliding curtain supported by the shelving and adapted to e mclosed 1n the pocket.

2. A shelving Vhaving a narrow, trans'- versely extending pocket at one end, a swinging door forming one wall of the pocket and a curtain slidably supported upon the shelving and ada ted to be drawn into said pocket and inclose therein. f

'3. A shelvin having a narrow pocket ormed between the end -Wall o the s helving and a-movable wall,fsaid movable wall having a pilaster upon .its front end which forms the corner of the shelving, and a curtain slidably supported upon the sheying and adapted to be drawn into said oc et. p 4.' A shelving having an lend wall, front and rear pilasters at the cornersof the end wall, a-swinging door carrying one of said pilasters-and closing a narrow, transversely extending pocket, and a curtain slidabl supported upon said shelving and vadapte to be drawn into said cket.v

5. A shelving avin a suitable top board formed with a ongitu inal and a transverse groove in its under face which grooves are nameito the foregoin specification at Chiconnected by a curved portion, a track supcago, Cook county, Il mois, this 25th day of 10 ported in said grooves, hangers running on January A. D. 1909.

Correction Letters- Patent N. 934,475.

said track a curtain secured to said hangers i and a narrow, transversely extendin pocket MAURICE-v TAUSSIG at one end of the shelving which is c osed on Witnesses:

one side and end by a door. 'WALTER J. FLEBCH,

. l In witnesswhereof, -I have subscribed my EUGNE W.VP.`F1 .EscH.

It is hereby certified thet in Letters Patent No. 934,475, granted September 21, 1909, upon the appiicaton of Maurice Taussig, of Chicago, Illinois, for an improvement in Shelving,` an error lappears' .in the printed specification requiring correction,. as follows: Page221, line 99, the article sind word al swingshould. read o f mdr;l

land tha-t the said Letters Patent should be read with this correction therein that the saine may conform to the record of the case in the PatentOflice. l

Signed and-Sealed this 19thday of Ctober, A. D., 1909.

Y [Sm-L1 i o. c. lLLINGs;

Acting 00mwvnzlsai'ionerv 'of Patents.

groove in its under face which grooves are nameito the foregoin specification at Chiconnected by a curved portion, a track supcago, Cook county, Il mois, this 25th day of 10 ported in said grooves, hangers running on January A. D. 1909.

Correction Letters- Patent N. 934,475.

said track a curtain secured to said hangers i and a narrow, transversely extendin pocket MAURICE-v TAUSSIG at one end of the shelving which is c osed on Witnesses:

one side and end by a door. 'WALTER J. FLEBCH,

. l In witnesswhereof, -I have subscribed my EUGNE W.VP.`F1 .EscH.

It is hereby certified thet in Letters Patent No. 934,475, granted September 21, 1909, upon the appiicaton of Maurice Taussig, of Chicago, Illinois, for an improvement in Shelving,` an error lappears' .in the printed specification requiring correction,. as follows: Page221, line 99, the article sind word al swingshould. read o f mdr;l

land tha-t the said Letters Patent should be read with this correction therein that the saine may conform to the record of the case in the PatentOflice. l

Signed and-Sealed this 19thday of Ctober, A. D., 1909.

Y [Sm-L1 i o. c. lLLINGs;

Acting 00mwvnzlsai'ionerv 'of Patents.

Correction in Letters Patent Nd. 934,475.

It is hereby certified that in Letters Patent N 0. 934,475, granted September 21, 1909,

upon the application of Maurice Taussig', of Chicago, Illinois, for an, improvement in Shelving," an error appears in the printed specification requiring correction,

as follows: Page 2, line 99, the article and word a swingshould read of mfr; and thzf'l the said Letters Patent should be read with this correction therein that the same may conform to the record of the case in the Patent Olice.

Signed and sealed this 19th` day of October, A. D., 1909.

[SEAL] C. C. BILLINGS,

Acting ommssoner fPatents.

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US2753588 *May 18, 1953Jul 10, 1956R L Grosh & Sons Scenic StudioRoller carrier for curtains and the like
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Classifications
Cooperative ClassificationA47G25/54, B65D19/12