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Publication numberUS946446 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateJan 11, 1910
Filing dateFeb 6, 1909
Priority dateFeb 6, 1909
Publication numberUS 946446 A, US 946446A, US-A-946446, US946446 A, US946446A
InventorsFred W Leuthesser
Original AssigneeFred W Leuthesser
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
US 946446 A
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Patented Jan. 11, 1910.

fa! Wleufzeser maindcr of the card to be UNITED sTATEs PATENT ormoni.

:einen w. nsufrnnssnn, or CHICAGO. ILLINOIS.

NAME-nanterre. i

To all-whom 'it 'may concerm.

Be it known that I, F inn) V. LEUTHnssER, a citizen of the United States, residing.,r at

Chicago, in the county of Cook and State of Illinois, 'have invented certain new and useful Im rovements in Name-Registers, of which tiie following is `a specification.

The object of this invention is to provide a name board o r re ister adapted to hold and retain a seriesoigcards whereon may be inscribed' the names of individuals or coindesirable to prominently and publicly dis-4 play upon the register, and permits the re- .employed for the recording of charges or-other private information which, when the card has been inserted in the register, will be obscured and hidden from public observance. lhe invention serves in the double capacity of a register and card index tile, thereby facilitating the keeping of records to which it 'is' necessary. to refer at frequent intervals.

The object of the invention is to primarily construct the register board in such ihanner as to make provision for the easy filing or removal of cards of the character indicated; and the invention relatesparticularly'to the method of forming and securing the partitiop plates which divide the'board into the card compartments. Further objects will appear from the detailed description of the invention, which consists of the features of construction and combination of parts hereinafter describedand claimed.v

In the drawings, Figure 1 is a front faceview of register or board, showing a small number of compartments; Fig. 2 a vertical sectional elevation of the same; Fig.

3 a transverse sectional view of the same;A

Fig. 4 a face view of one of the retaining plates; and 'Fig 5 a perspective view of one of the partition plates.A

The name register comprises a. rectangular .outer frame G, comprisinr side rails 7, a .top

.rail 8, and a bottom rai 9 of any suitable surface configuration. The side rails are undercutto provide 'foi' .the reception of a pair 'of inner mounting. rails-10,' and the space intermediate the mounting rails is di- Specication ot Letters Patent. Application iedfebrnary 6. 1909. Serial No. 476,407.

Patented Jan. 11, 1910.

` vided into. any suitable number of compartments by the provision of vertical partition rails l1, one only of which is shown in the presentembodiment of the invention. The side mounting rails and the inner partition rail or rails are each provided, on their adjacent inner edges, with vertically extending grooves or channels l2, best shown in Fig. The side mounting rails, and the intermediate partition rail or rails, are further provided, on their rear or back faces, with an inout shoulder 13, which shoulders provide grooves for the reception of a plu rality of .vertically extending mounting plates 14, which fill the spaces intermediate the vertical mounting rails and the side and intermediate railsof the frame. The mounting plates 14 are provided with a plurality of slots 15 .which are arranged in vertical rows and in horizontal register with onef another. The slots provide for the reception of inturned tongues '16 which inwardly project from the anged lower edges 17 of .a series of partition plates 18, which serve to divide the vertical spaces or columnsinto a plurality of pockets or receptacles for the cards. The partition plates are beaded at their'upper edges 19 to receive wire rods 20, the ends of niich. roject laterally therefrom a sufficient istance to enter the grooves or channels12 and thereby hold the partition plates in oblique relation with respect to t e mounting plate to which their lower edges are secured.

Referring to Fig. 2, it will be noted that the tongues 16 are entered through the mounting plate 'and upturnedor upset on the rear side thereof, and that the upper edges of the partition plates are held in register with the grooves or channels l2, there- `by providing a series of pockets or partitions, open at their upper ends for the reception of the cards and closed lat. their lower ends by the flanged lower edges of the par- ',tition plates, which flanges Aserve to'ati'ord a bottom for the pockets, of suitable width to prevent jamming or cramping of the cards when inserted. The partition plates are maintained at a uniform distance from one another, so that the pockets 'will be of equal width from top to bottom, thereby providing for 'the insertion of oneor more-cards 21 in eachpocket, which cards are preferably of uniform size-and. of greater length .than the-...depth Vof the pockets, whereby a poition geair.card wil be allowed to project beyond the pocket in position to permit of easy inspection without removal of the card trom tne pocket. 'lhe body portion of each card, however, will be hidden within the pocket, so that records or information 4of a pr ate'eliaracter can be inscribed thereon, thus enablingr the register to serve in the capacity of a card index.

-the Lipper and lower edges of the mounting plates are retained within inout recesses L': in upper and lower mounting rails -23 which lit into the rails ot the outer frame 1n a manner identical with that in which the side rails are secured. ln order to hide the upset tongues lt on the rear face of the mounting plates, a plurality of backing plates or strips 2l are provided, which overlie the mounting plates from end to end thereof. 'lhe mounting plates and the haelting plates are held in position by means of overlying strips 2J, otherwise secured to the inner side tition rails of thc frame and serve :is cleats to prevent the displacement of the 'inserted therein. Obviously, other methods ol' securing the plates in position strut-ting the frame as a whole might be employed.

ln order to provide a system of numberi g or lettering the various ot metal 2t) o t channeled formation are secured to the left hand inner side rail and the partition rail or rails, which channeled strips are adapted to receive lettered oi' iniinhered strips .ZT, the indicating charactersrof which are adapted to register with l l l l l l l l i l l i l A g into the recesses, substantiallyI which are nailed or. and par- W'hat I lregard as new and desire to secure by Letters Patent is:

l. ln`a naine register, the combination of amountingplate, a plurality of partition plates secured, at their lower edges, to the.

jacent the mounting plate and provided with recesses, and members laterally projecting from the partition plates and entered into the recesses, substantially as described.

2. 1n a name register, the combination of a mounting. plate, a plurality of partition Aplates secured, at their lower edges, to the mounting plate, a pair of rails laterally adjacent the mounting plate and provided with recesses, a bead on the upper edge of each partition plate, and .a wire rod entered through said bead and having its ends pro- ;'ecting outwardly therefrom and entered as described.

Il. ln a naine register, the combination of a mounting plate, a plurality-of partition plates secured, :it their lower edges, to the l s i plates n-ionntingr plate, a pair of rails laterally adjacent the mounting plate and provided with or nt conz vertical grooves, a bead on the upper edge of cach partition plate, and a wire rod ntei .i

i through said bead and having its ends pro- ;Jet'ting outwardly therefrom and entered pockets, strips I the spaces to be occupied by the projecting i ends'of the cards when inserted in the several pockets, as clearly appears front the inspection ofrlfig. 1.

'l'he method ol' l'orining and securing the partition plates is one which permits of great variation in the size, depth and number of the pockets, since these variations can be easily secured by varying the vertical distance between the slots in tliemounting plates or by changingr the length of the.

partition plates. or folds. liui'therniore, the method ol securitiethc partition plates is one which renders their attachment easy and secure and obviates the use of nails, screws or other exposed attaching means which might beconuloosened and permit the displacement of the parts. of the upper edges of the partition plates not only provides for a proper retention of the wire rods entered therethrough, and also serves to give a suitable and snuiothfinish to the exposed edges of the plates, whereby easy-manipulation of tbe'ards' will be facilitated. li`urtliermore. thc devictas a whole is lextremely neat, coapiact and attractive in appearance, which devices of the prt-sent character which are intended fon-public display and inspection. n

'l lic beading' i's of importance inV iiiio the vertical described.

4. In a naine register, the combination of a mounting plate provided with a plurality of holes cut. therein, a plurality oi spaced partition plates in oblique relation to the mounting plate and provided' with tongues entered through the holes therein, and means for securing the upper ends-ot' the plates and holdiugtlicni properly spaced with re .pi-et :o one. another, substantially as dcscribed. i

5. ln a naine register, thc combination of a mounting plate provided with a plurality ol holes cut therein, a plurality of spaced partition plates in oblique relation t the mounting plate` and provided willi tongues entered through the holes therein, side rails provided with recesses, and members laterallyprojccting from the partition plates and entered into said recesses. substantially as described.

6. In a naine register, the combination of a mounting plate provided with a plurality of holes c nt therein, a. plurality of spaced partition plates in oblique relation 4tosthe `grooves, substantially las* mounting plate, a pair of rails laterally ad.

mountingr )late and )rovided with toneue's entered through said beads-and of a length to permit their ends to project laterally therefrom and enter said recesses, substantiallyas described. i

T. ln a naine icgister. the combination of mounting nlato provided with a plurality' a bead in the upper. cdgt; of eaelr'partiticn plate, and wire rods of slots therein, a series or" spaced `partition jectng therefrom, and adjacent'. rails proplates extending oblquel with respect to the mounting plate; and anged along their lower edges and provided with tongues nwardlyprojectng through the' slots, bends on the upper edges of the partition plates, 'Wire rods extending through the beads and of a length to have their.,` ends laterally provided with vertical grooves or channels ntolO Whh the projecting ends of the Wire rods fare entered, substantially as described.


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