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Patented Sept. 17, 1946
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BOQKRAGK OR CASING
Willis 1;. Ramsey, Par-ma, Mo.
Application October 27, 1944;. SeriaLNoi. 560,635
3’ Claims. (Cl. 2111-42)
1.
This invention relates to cabinets. for holding
hooks,v such as. catalogs or’the like, provided with
means for suspending thebooks. in compartments
ina desk or cabinet-like structure, in which book
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Figure 5, illustrates a sectional view on the lin
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holders are provided. that are movable from a
Figure 6 illustrates a sectional view similar to
Fig. 5 with the carrier in open position;
Figurer'l illustratesa sectional view on the line
closed] position. where the books are suspended in
1-—1 of Fig. 3; and
the cabinet. to an open. position where the book.
holders: are caused to assume an approximately
horizontal position at the top of the cabinet,
where. the books can be opened for consultation.
Figure i3v illustrates a sectional view of a. book
having an‘ aperture for the reception of the means
andreadingg
It. is. an object of the invention to provide a
cabinet with one or more book. holders or‘ car
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. for holdingit on the. carrier.
In these drawings a substantially rectangular
frame having parts generally identi?ed by the
numeral 10 is provided with a’ front panel I I and
end. panels I2 and. a plurality of partitions l3
riers,.swing_i-ng1y or pivotally mounted with rela
. spaced from one another to form compartments,
tion to. thecasing. and comprising a block or base ' in which the book holders operate and in which
having. an aperture to receive a pivot, and. pro
the booksare suspended. The book carriers each
vided with. means by which the. book may be de
comprises a rectangular head 14 having a, width
tachably held in placethereon; means being also
approximating that. of a compartment in which
provided for permitting. a book backing or cover
it operates between the partitions. A ‘pivot pin
to. be hinged tothe book holder.
l5. has its ends lodged in. the. ends of the cabinet
It is a further object of the invention. to pro
and it extends through apertures of the parti
vide. a cabinet of the character indicated where-i
tions and through apertures of the book carrier
by the book holder may be moved from within.
so that. the book. carrier may swing or oscillate
the cabinet. to the top thereof, in which latter _. onthe pivot. The upper side edges of the. book
position» it is held by the opened. book resting on. 25 carrier are beveled as at [6, to provide a clear
the. top of the cabinet or .the tops ‘of the‘ other
ance. for thebook backings I‘! which are attached
units of. the cabinet, and. the‘ relation of. parts is, , to the. carriers by hinges [8, as fully shown in Fig.
suchthat when the; book is closed, the holder as
7., the. hinges being. securedv to‘ the carriers by
sumes its position within the cabinet by gravity
fastenings l9, such as screws or the like. The
after it has been tilted off center by lifting the 30 book carriers are provided with shoulders on
end of the holder at the front of the cabinet.
which the inner butts 2| of the hinges are seated,
It is a still further object of the invention to
so that the upper surface of each butt of the
produce a cabinet or rack in which the books may
hinge is in line with the upper surface of the car
be installed or removed expeditiously, and in
rier; furthermore, the said shoulders are pro
which the holding means operate in conjunction 35 vided with screw eyes 22 at each side of the car
with relatively thin or thick books, within prede
rier between which the back of the book 23 is
termined bounds.
stationed, the said book having a transverse aper
With the foregoing and other objects in view,
ture, such as 24, shown in Fig. 8, through which
the invention consists in the details of construc
is laced the book retaining device, such as a thong
tion, and in the arrangement and combination 40 or ?exible member 25, which passes through the
of parts to be hereinafter more fully set forth
apertures of the book and through the eyes of the
and claimed.
screws, substantially as shown in plan, Fig. 3, the
In describing the invention in detail, reference
ends of the ?exible member or thong being se
will be had to the accompanying drawings form
cured to the carrier in appropriate manner, as
ing part of this application, wherein like char 45 by staples or tacks 26, conventionally shown in
acters denote corresponding parts in the several
Fi . 3.
views, and in which:
lifter the books have been installed on the book
Figure 1 illustrates a top plan view of a cabinet
carriers, each of said book carriers may be swung
or rack showing the book holders in plan;
to the position in which it is shown in Fig. 5 which
Figure 2 illustrates a View in elevation of the 50 may be regarded as the normal position of the
rear side of the cabinet;
book carrier, when the books are within the cabi
Figure 3 illustrates a plan view showing the de
net, or the book carrier may be turned to the
tails of the book holder;
position in which it is shown in Fig. 6 when the
Figure 4 illustrates a vertical sectional view
book is exposable on the top of the cabinet. The
55 book Carrier has two shoulders or flanges 21 and
longitudinally of the cabinet;
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28, the former of which engages the upper sur
mounted on the pivot, shoulders on the ends of
face of the top of the cabinet to limit the move
each book carrier for alternately ‘engaging the
ment of the book carrier and retain it in open
upper and lower surfaces of said member of the
position when the book is open, whereas the
frame whereby the book carrier is arrested in its
shoulder 28 engages the under surface of the rail
movement when oscillated, book backings asso
or strip of material [0' connected to the parti
ciated with each of the book carriers, a hinge
tions [3 and front panel II, which the shoulder
by which each book backing is mounted on the
28 abuts when the carrier is swung to a closed
book carrier, said book carrier having recesses‘
position, as shown in Fig. 5 and, in operation,
in its side edges forming clearances for the butts
when the book carrier is lifted from its position 10 of the hinges, means for securing the hinges to
as shown. in Fig. 6 to disengage the shoulder 21
the book carrier and book backing, respectively,
from the top of the cabinet, the carrier by gravity
assumes the position in which it is shown in Fig. 5
and the weight of the book serves to retain the
parts in the closed position.
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While the drawings show the book carrier as
having a single book installed in each compart
means on the book carrier for holding a book
thereon, said means comprising stationary ele
ments on the book carrier in spaced relation to
15 each other transversely of. the book carrier, the
space between the stationary elements being
adapted to receive the back of the book, a ?exible ,
ment, it is obvious that a plurality of thin books, ' J member threaded through apertures of the book
price-lists, catalogs or other informative publi
and attached to the stationary elements, and
cations may be nested or assembled on the book
means for securing the-?exible member to the
carrier and provided with apertures for the lac
ings, so that other than’ a single book may be
stored, in each compartment.
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carrier.
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3. In a device of the character described, a
frame having upright partitions mounted there
on, a member connected‘to the top at an~ outer
1, In a device of the character described, a 25 edge of each partition, a pivot supported by the
I claim:
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frame having upright partitions mounted there-'
' on, a member connected to the top at an outer
edge of each partition, a pivot supported bylthe
partitions near their upper edges, book carriers
in the spaces between the partitions oscillatably
mounted on the pivotjshoulders-on the‘ ends of
each book carrier for alternately engaging the
partitions near their upper edges, book carriers
in the spaces between the partitions oscillatably 30 upper and lower surfaces of said member of the '
mounted on the pivot, shoulders on the ends of
' frame whereby the book carrier is arrested in
each book carrier for alternately engaging the
its movement when oscillated, book backings
upper and lower surfaces of said member of the
associated with each of the book carriers, a hinge
frame whereby the book carrier is arrested in its
by which each book backing is mounted von the
movement when oscillated, book backings, asso-_ 35 book carrier, said book carrier having recesses
ciated with each of the book carriers, a hinge
in its side edges forming clearances for the butts
of the hinges, means for securing the hinges to
‘ 'by which each book backing is mounted on the
the book carrier and book backing, respectively,
book carrier, said book carrier having recesses
in its side edges forming clearances for the butts
means on the book carrier for holding a book
of the hinges,ymeans for securing the hinges to
thereon, said means comprising screw eyes an
chored in the carrier and spaced apart trans
the book carrier and bookbacking, respectively,
versely of the carrier'a distance to form a clear
and means on the book carrier for holding, a book
thereon.
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2. In a device of the character described, a
ance for the reception of a book back, a ?exible
element; threaded through the transversely dis
frame having upright partitions mounted there 45 posed apertures of the book, and through the
on, a member connected to the top at an outer
openings of the screw eyes for retaining the book
edge of each partition, a pivot supported by the
partitions near their upper edges, book'carriers
in the spaces between the partitions oscillatably
in position, and means for anchoring the ends
of the ?exible member to the said carrier.
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WILLIS L. RAMSEY,
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