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Publication numberUS944158 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateDec 21, 1909
Filing dateMar 13, 1909
Priority dateMar 13, 1909
Publication numberUS 944158 A, US 944158A, US-A-944158, US944158 A, US944158A
InventorsMathias Smith
Original AssigneeMathias Smith
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Revolving cabinet.
US 944158 A
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Description  (OCR text may contain errors)


944,158; Patented Dec.21, 1909.

2 sun's-sunny 1.

adueutoz M. SMITIL.


Q4, 158. I Y Patented Dec. 21, 1909.


( uucufoz MATHIAS'SMITH, OF CRAB'IREE, onnoon.


Specificationof Letters Patent. i 'Patentpd 1M1; 2 I, 1909.

Application filed March 13, 1909i -Seria1 No. 482.1%.

To all whom it may concern:

lie it known that I, i\'i.\'ri-1I.\s SMITH, a citizen of the United States, residing at tlrabtred'in the county of Linn and State of Uregon, have invented a newand useful Revolving Cabinet; and l do hereby declare the following to be a full. clear, and exact de cription of the invention, such as will A able others skilled in the art to which it 'appertains to make and use the same.

This invention belongs to the art of stands sli ,ling and swinging drawers, for containing cvlinder and disk records.

A further object is the provision of a plurality of drawers, winch are not only.

slidable within the cabinet, but are capable being partially or wholly swung or oscillated, o'ut from the cabinet, for the purpose of ti ready access to the disk records contained therein.

A furtl'ier object is toprovide a device of this design whereby the cabinet for holding the records may be revolved independent of the stand or table top, on which a phonograph or talking machine may c positioned.

ii i'urther object in view is the supplying of means for limiting the partial sliding action of the swinging or oscillating drawers.

This invention comprises further objects and combinations of elements, which will be hereinafter more fully described, shown in. the accompanying drawings, and the novel features thereof will be pointed out by the appended claim.

She .TCHtLtYGS, elements and the arrange incnt thereofiwhich constitute the above ontitled invention, may be changed and varied, that is to say, in an actual reduction to practice with the understanding that the changes and variations accuring from said reduction to practice are hunted to the'scope of the appended claim,

To obtain a full and correctunderstanding of the details of construction, combina-, tions of features, elements and advantages, reference is to be had to the hereinafter set forth description and the accompanying drawings in connection therewith, wherein" Figure 1. is a perspective view of the pho nograph stand and record cabinet, showing positioned thereon a talking machine of the usual type in dotted lines. Fig. 2 is a vertical sectional view centrally through the stand and the revolving cabinet, showing the manner in. which the revolving cabinet is rotated independentof the stand top and its legs. Fig. dis a horizontal sectional view through the cabinet, showing the plurality of sliding and pivoted or oscillating drawers. Fig. 4 is a detail perspective view of one of the oscillating drawers, showing the means in which the drawers are pivotally mounted, which means is capable. of being partially slidable outv from the cabinet, and the means for limiting the partial sliding movement of the said means in which the said d 'awers are pivoted.

In regard to the drawings, wherein similar reference characters indicate correspond ing parts in the several illustrations, 1 designatcs the legsor supporting means of the 'stand or table, as shown clearly in Figs. 1

and 2 of the drawin These legs are provided with the usual caster wheels 2, as also clearly shown in the drawin The legs or supporting means merge into a. cylindrical shaped body portion 2-), from the upper surface of which a spindle or rod l: extends. Concentric with the center of this spindle or rod is an annular raceway 5 in which the usual ball bearings (5 are positioned. Surrounding the spindle or rod 4 is the cylinder 7 of the rabinct frame 8, in the lower face of which cylinder a raceway t) is formed, into which the ball bearings (3 extend, thus providing a ball bearing 1l.l()ltl1t;'

ing for the cylinder of the cabinet.

The, upper portion oi: the. cylinder 7 is recessed, as shown at 10, and the bottom of this recess is provided with a raceway 11 for the reception of the balls 12, as shown clearly in Fig. 2.

13 designates threads which are formed upon the upper extremity of the spindle or rod 4;, as shown in Fig. 2.

The numeral 14 designates the stand top,

to the under surface of which the socket member 15 is secured by means of the screws or other suitable fastening means 16. This socket member 15 is secured centrally of the said stand top, and the socket portion thereof is threaded, for the pur ose of engaging the threads of the spind e or red 4, as will be clearly evident. To prevent the threads of the socket member and the spindle or rod 4 from gradually disengaging, a setscrew 1.7 is provided, which penetrates the thickness of the socket member, and engages between or against the threads of the said spindle or vrod 4. The lower surface of the socket member is provided with a raceway 18, between which and the raceway 11 the balls 12 are positioned, as clearly shown in Fig. 2, thus providing a ball bearing between the cabinet and the socket member. This construction of mounting the cabinet between the supporting legs and the top of the stand is to allow the cabinet to :easily and readily revolve independent of the top of the stand and its supports.

The contour of the cabinet in cross section, as shown in Fig. 3, is of such a design as to provide four corners,'and from corner to corner the faces of the cabinet are slightly curved or bulged outward, as clearly shown. lhc design and configuration of the cabinet may be varied according to the desire of the manufacturer. The cabinet is divided oil into compartments 1%) and 20, by means of the partitions 21, These compartments are segment shaped in contour and are disposed one above the other, as clearly represented in Fig. 1. The com artmcnts 19 contain a plurality of sli able drawers 22, which are positioned therein one above the other. These drawers 22 are designed to contain cylinder records of the usual type.

The compartments 20 receive the drawers 23, which are positioned side by side, as

clearly shown. A side of each of the drawers is provided .with a pintle 24, WhlCl'l 1s mounted in a bearing 25, allowing a rotary movement of the drawers when partially I tures, elements an cated members 27, as will be seen, in Fig. 4

of the drawings. The forks 26 are provided with grooves 28, which receive the" guide rails 29. The guiderails 29 are fies toned to the divisional pieces 21 of the frame of the cabinet, as shown clearly in Figs. 3 and l. The bifurcated members 27 are provided with upwardly extending lugs 30, which contact with the pins 31, so as to limit the members 27 in their outward movement, after which the drawers may be swung or oscillated upon their pivots, as will be clearly evident upon examining Figs. 3 and 4 of the drawin s.

The drawers 23 are ivided into compartments 32 by the divisional pieces 33, and in which compartments 32 disk records are contained.

It will be readily seen upon examining the drawings that b the provision of the stand and record cabinet as above described, a novel and elfieient article of manufacture is afforded.

From the fore oing, the essential feathe operation of the device, together with the simplicity thereof, will be clearly apparent.

Having thus fully described the inve'ntion, what is claimed as new and useful is A cabinet comprising a revolving tramo having a plurality ofcompartments, said; compartments having trackways provided! with lateral extending pintles, U-shapd frames guided by said trackways, drawers pivoted in said frames, said frameshaving.

means adapted to-engagef, said intles to limit the outward movement of t e frame. In testimony whereof I have signed my name to this specification in the presence of two subscribing witnesses.


JAMES E. AItNoLD, W. H. FAUon'r'rE.

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Cooperative ClassificationA47B67/04