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Publication numberUS1262789 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication date16 Apr 1918
Filing date24 Feb 1917
Priority date24 Feb 1917
Publication numberUS 1262789 A, US 1262789A, US-A-1262789, US1262789 A, US1262789A
InventorsWilliam C Heller
Original AssigneeWilliam C Heller
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Cabinet for phonograph-records.
US 1262789 A
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w. c. HELLER! CABINET FOR PHONOGRAPH RECORDS.

APPLICATION FILED FEB.'24.1917.

1,262,789. Patented Apr. 16, 1918.

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CABINET FOR PHONOGRAPH RECORDS.

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Specification o! Batters Patent. Patented Apr. 16, 1918.

Application filed February 24, m7. Serial as. 150,640.

. To all whom it may concern:

Be it known that 1, WILLIAM C. HELLER, a citizen of the United States, and a resi-- dent of Montpelier, in the county of Williams and State of Ohio, have invented'a certain new and useful Cabinet'for Phonograph-Records; and I do hereby declare the following to be a full, clear, and exact description of the invention, such as will onable others skilled in the art to which it appertains to make and use the same, reference being had to the accompanying drawings, and to the characters of reference marked thereon, which form a part of this specification.

This invention relates to cabinets, and particularly to those adapted for filing phonograph records.

The object of my invention is the rovision of a simple, efiicient and improve cabinet of the class described, which is operable by an opening or closing of the door to move a record holding rack, contained therein, to record delivering or record storing positions, respectively. Other objects and advantages of the invention will be apparent from the following detailed description thereof.

While the invention, in its broader aspect, is capable of embodiment in numerous forms, a preferred embodiment thereof is illustrated in the accompanying drawings, in which I Figure 1 is a perspective view of a cabinet in open position embodying my invention. Fig. 2 is an enlarged fragmentary sectional view thereof with the cabinet in open position. Fig. 3 is a vertical section of the same in closed position. Fig. 4 is a bottom perspective view of the ca section of the cabinet, and Fig. 5 is a agmentary top perspective view of the record receiving section of the cabinet.

The cabinet embodying my invention is preferably of the sectional type, and in the illustrated embodiment comprises the base I section 1, the cabinet proper or record storg section 2, and the cap section 3, built up one on top of another. W

The cabinet section 2, in which the primary feature of my invention resides, has its front side open, with a door 4: hinged therein at its lower edge to adapt it to have outward and downward opening movements. The top strip 5, which is sed adjacent to the upper front edge of t e cabinet seetion, acts as a stop for the closing movements of the door.

A record holding rack 6 of V-form in cross-section is'mounted within the cabinet for rocking movements, being hinged at its apex to the cabinet bottom, slightly to the rear of the front edge thereof, as at 7. The space between the side walls of the rack is divided into-a plurality of record receiving stalls by transverse partitions 8.

Each end ofthe rack 6 is connected to the respective end portion of the door, at its inner side, by a link 9, which is pivoted at one end to the rack, preferably adjacent to its upper forward edge, and at its other end to the door. The relative positions of the link-pivots are preferably such that the 'links stand in substantially vertical or up right positions when the door is in closed position, as shown in Fig. 3. It is thus evident that upon an opening of the door theopening or forward rocking movement of the rack is very slow at first and gradually increases to substantially that of the door, and that upon a closing of the door the speed of the rearward closing movement of the rack is graduallydiminished while the movements of the door may be uniform. This is important as a sudden opening or closing of the door will not communicate any shock to the records in the rack. When the rack is in closed position its rear side stands slightly inclined from a horizontal plane to prevent records rolling rearward out of the stalls, and a front wall of the rack also stands slightly inclined from a horizontal plane when in open position to prevent a forward rolling of records therefrom. Thecenter of ravity of the rack and recordscontained t erein is at the rear of the rocking axis of the rack when the door is near its closed position, thereby exerting a closing effort on the door, which is an important feature. The opening move ment of the door and rack is limited by the rear end portions of the rack ends striking stops 10 on the cabinet ends. The cabinet is substantiallyair-tight to provide an air cushion for the door when closingto prevent a slamming action. The door 4:, when in open position, forms a shelf in advance of the rack on which records or other articles may be .placed, and is provided on its top side lengthwise of the rack with a frame or plate 11 for receivin or holding a card 12 having divisions erein in r' with and a bar being preferably of metal. This bar is intended to fit up into a registering recess 14 provided longitudinally in the under side of the bottom 15 of the next superimposed section, but is not extended entirely through said'bottom, thus preventing relative backward and forward movements of the two sections. One or more buttons 16 of elongated form are pivoted to the section bottom at a side of the recess 14 and adapted to be turned to engage under a bar when in such recess and retain it therein, as is apparent. This provides a simple interlocking means for the sections and at the same time enables the top side of the bottom 15 to be perfectly smooth. p y

I wish it understood that my invention is not limited to any specific construction, arrangement or form of the parts, except in so far as such limitations are specified in the claims.

Having thus described my invention, what I claim as new, and desire to secure by Letters Patent, is

1. A cabinet having its front side open, a door for closing said opening and hinged at its lower edge therein,-an article holding rack ii-form in cross-section pivoted at its apex within said cabinet for forward and backward rocking movements, and means connecting said rack and door for imparting predetermined rocking movements to the rack when the door is opened and closed.

2. A cabinet having its front side open,

a door for closing said opening andhinged at its lower edge therein, an article holding rack ll-form in cross-section pivoted at its apex within said cabinet for forward and backward rocking movements, and means connecting said rack and door for imparting predetermined rocking movements to the rack when the door is opened and closed, the closing movement of the rack being gradually lessened in speed relative to the closing movement of the door.

A cabinet having its front side open, a door for closing said opening and hinged at its lower edge therein, an article holding rack pivoted within said cabinet and having its side Walls disposed in diverging relation, means connecting said rack and door for communicating forward rocking movements to the rack when the door is opened, and vice versa, the center of gravity of the rack when in closed position being at the rear of its pivot and when in open position being at the front of the rack.

4. A cabinet having its front side open, a door for closing said opening and hinged at its lower edge therein, a rack V-formin cross-section pivoted at its apex Within said cabinet for forward and backward rocking movements and having article receiving stalls, connection between said rack and door for swinging the rack forward to record delivering position when the door is opened, and vice versa, the center of gravity of the rack being disposed at the rear of its pivot when in closed position and the front and rear sides of the rack standing in inclined position when the rack is respectively in open and closed positions.

In testimony whereof, I have hereunto signed my name to this specification.

WTLLTAM C. HELLER.

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Classifications
U.S. Classification312/9.43, 312/275, 312/107, 312/315
Cooperative ClassificationA47B81/067, G11B15/6835