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R. D. HAYES.
DRAWER FOR CARD CATALOGUES.
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Patented July 26, 1910.
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11.91am. BREWER FOB CARD GATALOGUES.
APPLIOATKON TILED KAXLZZ. 1907.
Patented July 26, 1919.
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R. D. HAYES. DRAWER FOP CARD CATALOGUES. APPLIOATIO; mum xuhzz, 1901.
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port, so that the space between the cards combinations of parts set forth and claimed UNITED STATES PATEN OFFICE.
ROBERT D. HAYES, OF NEW HAVEN, CONNECTICUT.
DRAWER FOR CARD CATALOGUES To all whom it me 1!. concern:
Be it known that-I, ROBERT D. Hares, of the city and county of New Haven and b'tatc of Connecticut. have invented new and useful Improvements in Drawers for (lard- Catalogncs and Similar Uses, of which the following is a full, clear, and exact description when taken in connection with the accoinpanying drawings, which form a part thereof.
This invention relates to drawers or other receptacles for holding in place cards of a card catalogue or for similar uses, and has for its object the production of a novel and eliicient form of drawer, and simple and effective means folsupporting the cards and retaining them in place, which may be easily operated Wile}- desired to release the cards.
One of the features of the invention consists of an endless belt to which is attached a support for the cards so that the support may be moved longitudinally in the drawer without lifting it therefrom. By this construction a certain elasticity is given the supmay be increased when desired for inspection by pressing the top of the support backward. 4
Another feature of the inventioii consists in the construction of the drawer itself -whereby it may be readily separated into its parts or assembled as desired.
The invention further consists of a band for holding the cards in the drawer. The band engages the cards and by moving it any particular card may be released so that it may be withdrawn from the drawer. The particular method by which the band described hereafter engages; the cards arises from the varying width of the band itself. The cards are so formed that when the wider portion of the band engages them they are held from removal, but when the narrower portion is brought opposite the desired card it may be readily removed.
The invention consists of the above features, and the several improvements and hereinafter.
Referring to the drawings, Figui'e 1 represents a perspective view of a drawer embodying theinvention, Fig. 2, a. longitudinal central vertical section through the same, Fig. 3, a top view of the same, Fig. 4,:1 transverse vertical sect-ion on line 44 of Fig. 3,
Specification of Letters Patent.
- Application filed March 22,
Fig. 5, a rear end View of the drawer, Figs.
Patented July 26, 1910. 1907. Serial No. 363,382.
11-11 of Fig. 3, and Fig. 12, a section similar to Fig. 4 of a modification of the drawer.
In all figures, similar letteis of reference represent like parts.
T he construction 01 the drawer or receptacle is as follows: It consists of the sides which are designated in the drawings by the letter 1. and the rear end Q, and the forward end K. and is open at the top and bottom. The bottom of the drawer is par tially closed by means of two strips R which are adapted to slide lengthwise in longitudinal grooves or ways S in the sides P, as more particularly-shown in Figs. 4 and 10. The strips 1t when in place are held from removal by a front plate T, Fig. 11, which is adapted to be secured to the forward end K, and may be provided with the usual holder tents of the drawer. One or more screws \V,
which secure the holder to the front plate T are, as shown more particularly in Fig. 11, adapted to project through the front plate and engage the front end K of the drawer, thereby holding the plate '1 in )lace. An open space is left. along the mi die of the bottom of the drawer between the strip B, so that dirt or dust may sift from the drawer through this opening.
(designates the movable support for the cards whichare held between the support A and the forwardend K of the drawer. The front face of the movable support A and the rear face of the front end K of the drawer are inclined downward and inward in well known manner, as shown more particularly in Figs. 2 and 3. so that when the cards are in place they will incline forwardly or rearwardly. The movable support A is secured to an endless belt B (Figs. 2 and 3) adapted to pass over axles Y- (Figs. .2 and 10) in the rearend Q and the forward end K of the drawer, and fit in the open space between the stri s B. When the belt B is moved longitu'inally the movable sup o"t A will be moved correspondingly lengt wise in the drawer, so as to provide more or less space for the cards between it and the front end K. Owing to the flexible nature of the belt BEST AVFLl-LJ rBLE CGPY the support A has a certain elasticity so that it may he pressed backward to permit the cards; to he separated farther if desired.
- The draw er as above described is obviextends under tluy upper strand or ()ll l,' adapted for use with any desired form of Lam. and with or without means for looking or retaining the cards in place in the dra wer. The present invention pro ides, as has alreadv heen stated. meansfor ordinarily llhlilllfl the cards in place. consisting of hand adapted to engage the cards when ill the drawer. \Vhile I do not intend to limit myself to the exact form of band and me hod of engaging the cards with thehand, I will describe the method which I prefer to use.
Mounted on an axle Q n the rear endQ of the drawer is a spool or pulley G and in the front end mounted on an axle. K is a similar wheel or pulley G. Over these pulleys G and (l passe.= an endless hand hav ng one portion t wider than the other portion D. the hand U is adapted to pass fre ly throngh a slot or opening H in the movabl support A it is capable of morenient independent of the support and irrespeetite of the location of the support, in the drawer. \Yhile various forms of cards may .he adapted for ass in connection with this belt the one shown herein is that of well known construction having at the bottom a narrow slot. or entranceE to a wider slot or groove M. The narrow portion D. of the hand is sulliciently narrow to take into the openingxor entrance, E of-the slots in the card u! cards F. as mote. particularly shown in Fig. S,so that when any particular card I is ahove the narrow portion D of the hand itv may he freely lifte from the drawer. ()n the other hand, lllt portion t. of the band C l), as: slum'lt more particularly in Fig. 9, is too wide to pass laterally through the narrow slot l). and when therefore it isinfhe 7 slot M it prevents the removal ot'the card-F;
1y llllfi form of hand-C-l),thecardsare. therefore held 111 place solongastl e widerportion C of the handengages in the slut M.
Asfhe hand (l) movable longitudinally .overtlie p00ls orpnlleys Gand i'. .the band nix; he moved so asto bring either the. narrow portion D or the wide portiont, in rout of any parucularacard: ornuinher of cards.
To prevent the accidental movementof the band (.-D locking mechanism isiproviderl afuliOWS: Aspring plate mounted v ire-ans of wires Z on'the axle Q ot'the,
pulley The plate isiprorided with a .forwardly projecting roll or wedge t), which the hand C-D. Figs. 3, G and 7.- lYhen the spring phi..- N s in iiISJIDImHl position (Figs- 1'. ant-r 3) the roll U is adapted .to hear-0n; the
under side of the band and :press it upward against the rear end Q of the drawer. The attempted movement of the hand in thedireotion indicated hy the arrow (Fig. U.
merely tends to wedge the. roll 0 hetween the pulley G and band and squeeze the hand between the roll and the end (Q of the drawer. To release the hand the plate N is pressed forward to substantially the position indicated in Fig. 7, wherein the roll (7) is forced downward away from the elt (l, which is free to move longitudinally.
As shown more particularly in Fig. the wheel (l projects slightly beyond the rear end of the drawer. When therefore he drawer is removed from its ease and tilted so so that the wheel G rests upon any surface such as a table top, the wheel (l may he rotated to more the hand (I) as desired, when the spring locking mechanism is released as above described.
As shown more particularly in Figs. 10 and 11. the wire axles Y are held in place by the strips R, and the. axle K is retained in the front end K by the plate '1. To remove these axles and the band and beltv supported 99 therd itis only necessary to release the plate T and withdraw the strips R, when. the axles may be taken out, and the band or belt; released.
In the modification shown in Fig; 12. the strips R are shown provided with projections R which extend under 'helt B. By this constructionwhen a, card or nmnher of cards are placed in the box they will hearon the upper strand of the-belt 1i and press 100 it down on the lower strand which in turn bears on the projections. R". The weight of the cards wiihtherefore, squeeze, the two strands; of the belt togeth r, and the fritr tional contact of the two strands will tend to prevent the movement ofthe belt B and' the support A. T'hisrwill aid to obviate accidental. movement, of the movable sup? port i Having now descrihedm'y-invention, what: 119: I claimand desire to secure by Plotters Patent, is:
1. In a card -c.-itnlogue-, or-similar-artiele,. the combination with adraweror receptaelwv for cards: a belt; mounted in saidfdrawer 1153 and movable thereinz anda support-for the I cards. secured to saidi belt, substantially. as described; l
2. In acard eatalogue or- -siniilai---article, the combination with adrawer:(in-receptacle 129: for cards; of an endless belt mounted in said: drawer; and a support for the cards secured, to said belt, substantially asclescrihed;
$3. In a card'ca'talogne, or similarsarl'icle,. the combination with,a. draweror-reeep tacle; ofa baud'movable in saidldraweradapted to engage the card or cards toli'oldi them in 1 said j drawer, snh'stant-iallv as .described. i
the combination with a drawer or rcceptacle; of a band of varying width, the wider portion of which is adapted to engage the card or cards to hold them in said drawer, substantially as described.
5. In a card catalogue, or similar article,
the combination with a drawer or receptacle; of an endless band adapted to engage the car\. or cards to hold them in said drawer, substantially as described. 6. In a card catalogue, or similar article, the combination with a drawer or receptacle; of an endless band of varying width, the wider portion of which is adapted to engage the card or cards to hold them in said drawer, substantially as described.
7. In a card catalogue, or similar article, the combination with a drawer or receptacle; of an endless band movable in said drawer; and means for checking the movement of said band,substantially as described.
8. In a card catalogue, or similar article, the combination with a drawer or receptacle; of a pulley; an endless band passing over said pulley; and means for checking the movement of said band, substantially as described.
9. In a card catalogue, or similar article, the combination with a drawer or receptacle; of an endless band movable in said drawer; and yielding means for checking the movement of said band, substantially as described.
10. In a card catalogue or similar article, a drawer or receptacle, having a removable front plate: and means in said drawer for holding the cards in place, the supports of which are made ac essible upon the removal of said front. plate, substantially as described.
11. In a card catalogue, or similar article. the combination with a drawer or rece )tacle for cards; of a support or follower slidable in the drawer for holding the cards in a substantiall upright position; and means for yielding y holding said support or follower in substantially an upright position, whereby it may be moved from said po ition without releasing said means, substantially as described.
12. In a card catalogue, or similar article, a drawer having an opening in the bottom thereof, and a flexible be t in said opening, substantially as described.
1?. in a card catalogue, or similar article, the combination with a drawer or receptacle; of a movable support for the cards; a band adapted to engage the card or cards to hold them in place, said band being movable imlependcntly of said support, substantially as described.
14. In a card catalogue, or similar article, the combination with a drawer or receptacle for cart of an endless belt mounted in mid drawer; a support for the cards secured to said belt; and means restraining the movement of said belt when the cards are in place, substantially as described.
15. In a card catalogue, or similar article,
the combination with a drawer or receptacle, having a portion of the bottom removable; of an endless band or belt in said drawer, said removable portion being adapted to hold the supports for said band or belt in place, substantially as described.
16. In a card catalogue, or similar article, the combination with a drawer or receptacle for cards; of a supportor follower slidable in the-drawer for holding the cards in a substantially upright position; Hid a connection between said support or follower and drawer, whereby the support or follower Jllil \-'-l)t' moved to and from its normal upright position without; disengagement of said connection, substantially as descrilmd.
In witness whereof, l have hereunto set my hand outhe 20th day oi March, 1907.
aonn It'l n. im Y as. Witnesses M. (Jun-z \ViLuams, SAMUEL lI. l isima.
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