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Nov. s, 1933. E. KERN 2,136,168 FILING DEVICE Filed Aug. 12, 1937 Imfeitor.‘ [.2212 ‘ ?aw/z. A 0mg. 2,136,168 Patented Nov. 8, 1938 UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE 2,136,168 FILING DEVICE Emil Kern, Long Island City, N. Y., assignor to Acco Products, Inc., Long Island City, N. Y., a corporation of New York Application August 12, 1937, Serial No. 158,682 '7 Claims. (Cl. 40-102) The invention relates to ?ling devices and more particularly to readily operable means for de tachab-ly clamping blue prints, maps, or the like for vertical ?ling or display. Drawings, such as are used by architects, build ers and engineers, are not easily ?led and main tained in accessible arrangement because com monly such drawings are laid flat one upon an other in drawers. The improved clamping means 10 is particularly adapted for use in vertical ?ling cabinets of a type such as are shown in Patents No. 1,867,158 and No. 1,867,159, both issued July 12, 1932, in which the drawings, wall paper or fabric‘, are suspended in a readily accessible man 15 ner and from which they can quickly and con that said arm may be mounted for swinging in a horizontal plane. In use, a plurality of said hanger arms pref erably are pivotally mounted in a readily accessi ble position upon a suitable support within a ?l 5 ing cabinet. To this end a mounting H is pro vided, which, in its preferred form, comprises a channel member having openings I8 in its flanges. The journal l6 of the arm is positioned between the mounting ?anges, in alignment with a pair 10 of the openings l8, and a pin I9 is inserted for securing said arm to the mounting. In this manner an independent ?ling unit supported upon the arm |5 is provided which is swingable there 15 with. The clamp ||, best shown in Figs. 2 and 3, veniently be removed. It is an object of the invention to provide sup preferably includes a suitable bracket 2| and a porting members for a vertical ?ling device with adjacent one end with spaced apart ears 23-—24, respectively, to receive a bearing pin 25. The bracket 2| is rotatably secured by a rivet 26 to the slidable member I2, an embossed bearing sur novel rotatably mounted spring actuated clamp20 ing elements. clamping element 22 each of which is provided Another object is to provide novel means to securely clamp drawings or the like to supporting ‘ face for the bracket2| preferably being formed members. The clamping element 22 has its free The foregoing and such other objects of the therein. end 28 bent outwardly slightly and an elongated invention as will more fully appear hereinafter as 25 opening 29 is provided therein adjacent said end the description proceeds, will be more readily to receive a hanger pin 3| therethrough when in understood from a perusal of the following speci clamping position. The clamping element is held ?cation, reference being had to the accompany in clamping position by a coil spring 32 carried ing drawing, in which: on the bearing pin 25. 30 Fig. l is a perspective view of a portion of a 30 The pin 3| preferably is threaded at one end ?ling or display device embodying features of the invention. Fig. 2 is a fragmentary elevational view of a slidable supporting member showing the improved 35 clamp in disengaged position. Fig. 3 is a vertical sectional view through the slidable member and clamp. 33 to receive a nut 34 whereby it is rigidly se cured to the slidable member l2. Two or. more pins 3| and a like number of clamping members H are mounted on each slidable member l2. As shown, the drawings or other sheets of material 35 to be secured to the slidable member are The improved clamp, indicated generally at II, suitably perforated adjacent one edge to receive the pins 3|. The, clamping members II are moved from a substantially horizontal ineffective position clear of the sheets 35 (as best shown in is secured, in a manner to be fully described in detail hereinafter, upon a slidable member H. The member I2 preferably consists of an elon sheets tightly against the slidable member I2. Fig. 4 is a fragmentary elevational view of a slidable member having a modi?ed form of clamp thereon. 45 gated strip of sheet material having its upper margin folded rearwardly and downwardly to provide a ?ange l3. The ?ange I3 is adapted to overlie the upper edge of a strip |4 forming a part of a hanger arm I5 whereby the member l2 50 may be freely slid onto or off of the strip Ill. The hanger arm |5 may be formed independently of the strip I4 or the arm and strip may be made of a single piece of material stamped or otherwise bent to the required form. An eyelet or journal 55 I6 is provided at one end of the hanger arm so Fig. 2) into a vertical position to co-operatively engage over the respective pin 3| to clamp the To remove any or all of the drawings or other sheets of material, the free end 28 of the clamp element is engaged and the clamp element is withdrawn from over the pin 3| and swung into its substantially horizontal position clear of the sheets of material. In the clamp illustrated in Fig. 4, the aperture 29a is cut through one edge of the clamping ele ment 22 thereby permitting said element to be rotated into or out of engagement with the pin 3| without the necessity of raising said clamping 55 2 2,136,168 element to clear the end of the pin 3|. The clamp is identical in all other respects with the one previously described. It is to be understood that various changes may be made in the details of construction and ar rangement of parts without departing from the spirit of the invention or sacri?cing any of the advantages thereof. 10 I claim: 1. In a ?ling and display device, a slidable member having spaced pins to receive and support sheets and like material, and hingedly mounted clamps rotatably mounted on said member co operating with said pins to retain said sheets thereon. 2. In a ?ling and display device, a unit com prising a supporting arm having means at one end to provide a pivotal support therefor, a member provided with a. downturned ?ange at its upper edge adapted to engage the arm, a plurality of pins on said member to receive and support sheets or other material on said member, and yieldable clamps mounted on said member co-operating one with each pin to retain the sheets in place. 3. In a. ?ling and display device, a unit com prising a supporting arm having means at one end to provide a pivotal support therefor, a mem ber slidable on said arm, a plurality of pins on said member to receive and support sheets or other material, clamps pivotally mounted on said member each having an opening to receive the free end of one pin to secure the sheets to said member. 4. In a ?ling and display device, a unit com prising a supporting arm having means at one end to provide a pivotal support therefor, a mem ber slidable on said arm, a plurality of pins on said member to receive and support sheets or 5 other material, a plurality of brackets rotatably mounted on said member, and a clamp element mounted in each bracket to co-operate one with each pin to retain the sheets in place. 5. A clamp comprising, in combination, a brack 10 et pivotally secured to a member, a pin on said member, and a clamp element yieldably secured to said bracket movable into engagement with said pin. 6. A clamp comprising, in combination, a brack 15 et pivotally secured to a member, a pin on said member adjacent said bracket, and a movable clamp element mounted on said bracket apertured to receive said pin. '7. A clamp comprising, in combination, a brack et pivotally secured at one end to a member, spaced ears adjacent the other end of said brack et, a bearing pin extending between said ears, a clamp element having an opening at one end, spaced ears on the other end of said element 25 journaled on said bearing pin, means between said bracket and clamp element to urge the free end of the clamp element toward the member, and a pin on said member to extend through the open 30 ing in said clamp element. EMIL KERN.