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Sept. 17,1946.
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2,407,732
MULTIPLE FILING SPINDLE
Filed March 3, 1944,
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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: ‘
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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.
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Secured to the left hand end of the rod 8 as
by rivets I3 is a substantially semi-circular spin. 55
AXEL H. YOUNGSTROM.
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