Sept. 17,1946. AQHgYOUNGSTROM - 2,407,732 MULTIPLE FILING SPINDLE Filed March 3, 1944, . - y M ' . Patented Sept. 17, 1946 2,407,732 UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE 2,407,732 MULTIPLE FILING SPINDLE Axel H. Youngstrom, Minneapolis, Minn. Application March 3, 1944, Serial No. 524,869 1 Claim. (01. 129——21) 1 This invention relates to a multiple ?ling spindle for temporarily ?ling checks and other papers. It is a general object of the invention to pro vide a multiple ?ling spindle unit which includes a pair of connected and relatively movable spin dle base elements each having a substantially 2 dle base element l4, and a similar complemen tary base element I5 is secured to the left hand end of the rod 9. The pivoted rods 8 and '9 and their complementary base portions 24 and I5 are’so arranged that when the two rods are swung together as in the full line position of Fig ure 1 the straight sides of the semi-circular base elements l4 and i5 will contact each other. Mid from and wherein the base elements and spindles way of ‘the straight sides or edges of the comple when separated from each other provide a pair 10 mentary base elements l4 and ii are comple vertical ?ling spindle extending upwardly there of separate ?ling spindles, but when the bases and spindle elements are moved together they comprise a single base and spindle unit. mentary spindle elements Iii and H. The semi invention will more fully appear from the fol~ spindle 6 and a second spindle made up of the circular cross sectional shape of each of the spindle elements It and I‘! and their location Another object of the invention is to provide a relative to the complementary base members l4 conventional base and spindle extending upward 15 and i5 permit them to lie closely adjacent each ly therefrom and a composite spindle unit mov other with their straight sides in contact so that ably secured thereto wherein said composite unit when the arms 8 and‘ 9 and base elements I4 can be manipulated to provide a single spindle and i5 are swung together the spindle members or a double spindle with two spindle elements It and ll’ provide in effect a single spindle unit. spaced from each other. 20 When the device is swung to the full line posi These and other objects and advantages of the tion of Figure 1 the entire structure provides a lowing description made in connection with the complementary spindle portions IE5 and ll. How accompanying drawing, wherein like reference ever, if an additional spindle is needed the arms characters refer to the same parts throughout 25 8 and 9 and base elements l4 and It can be the views, and in which: swung away from each other, the complementary Fig. 1 is a plan view of an embodiment of the spindle members 16 and I1 thereby being sepa invention with a portion broken away and with rated from each other so that a three-spindle an alternate position thereof in dotted lines; unit is provided. 30 Fig. 2 is a side view of the device with a por The device is of relatively simple construction tion of one of the bases broken away; Fig. 3 is an enlarged transverse section taken and of compact form. When it is used as a dou ble spindle unit there is no unused third spindle present which might otherwise get in one’s way approximately on the line 3-3 of Fig. 1; and Fig. 4 is an enlarged transverse section taken or be a source of possible danger to the person approximately on the line 4—4 of Fig. 2. 35 using the spindles since an unused spindle ad In the drawing, at the right hand portions of jacent the others might be forgotten while the‘ Figures 1 and 2 is shown a one-piece spindle base attention of the user is directed to the other two. 5 having a perpendicular spindle rod 6 extending However, the device can be quickly adjusted to vertically therefrom, the lower end of the spin provide three spindles when that number of the dle 6 being threaded into the base 5 as indicated 40 device is required and actually being used. at 1. It will, of course, be understood that various Pivotally mounted upon the spindle 6 are lat changes may be made in the form, details,'ar erally extending arms 8 and 9 which are held rangement and proportions of the various parts adjacent the base 5 by means of a nut 10 on the without departing from the scope of my inven spindle 6. The rod 8, as best shown in Fig. 3, is 45 . tion. of channel formation with an open side and the What I claim is: ‘ , rod 9 is relatively thin and ?at and adapted to In a ?ling spindle, a ?rst base element having swing into the channel shaped arm or rod 8. The a spindle extending upwardly therefrom, a pair rod 9 is provided with a dimple ll adapted‘ to of complementary base elements each having a. receive a projection I2 struck inwardly on the 50 spindle extending upwardly therefrom, and lat outer channel shaped rod 8. Thus the two rods erally inter?tting bars pivotally connecting said are yieldingly held together against relative ?rst base element respectively with said comple swinging movement about the spindle 6. mentary base elements. ‘ Secured to the left hand end of the rod 8 as by rivets I3 is a substantially semi-circular spin. 55 AXEL H. YOUNGSTROM.