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US490288A
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    • AHUMAN NECESSITIES
    • A47FURNITURE; DOMESTIC ARTICLES OR APPLIANCES; COFFEE MILLS; SPICE MILLS; SUCTION CLEANERS IN GENERAL
    • A47BTABLES; DESKS; OFFICE FURNITURE; CABINETS; DRAWERS; GENERAL DETAILS OF FURNITURE
    • A47B57/00Cabinets, racks or shelf units, characterised by features for adjusting shelves or partitions
    • A47B57/06Cabinets, racks or shelf units, characterised by features for adjusting shelves or partitions with means for adjusting the height of the shelves
    • A47B57/16Cabinets, racks or shelf units, characterised by features for adjusting shelves or partitions with means for adjusting the height of the shelves consisting of hooks coacting with openings

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W; H. HUBBARD 82; A. GOODRIGH.
SHELVING.
Patented Jan. 24, 1893.
UNITED STATES PATENT @rrrcn.
WILLIAM H. HUBBARD AND ABRAM GOODRICH, OF AUBURN, NEXV YORK.
SHELVING.
SPECIFICATION forming part of Letters Patent No. 490,288, dated January 24, 1893.
Application filed June 11, 1891. fierial No. 3951843. (No model.)
To all whom it may concern.-
Be it known that we, WILLIAM H. HUBBARD and ABRAM Goonnron, citizens of the United States, residing at Auburn, in the county of Cayuga and State of New York, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Shelving; and we do hereby declare the following to be a full, clear, and exact description of the invention, such as will enable others skilled in the art to which it appertains to make and use the same. Our invention is an improvement in shelving and consists in the novel features of construction and combination of parts hereinafter fully described.
In the accompanying drawings we have illustrated one form in which we have contemplated embodying our invention and the same is fully disclosed in the following description and claims.
Referring to the said drawings, Figure 1 is a perspective view of a book case embodying our invention. Figs. 2 and 3, are details of parts of the same. Fig. 1-, is a detail of a slight modification. Fig. 5 is a detail view showing method of securing the sliding adjustable partition in position. Figs. 6 and 7 show modifications of parts referred to hereinafter.
In the drawings A A are the vertical corner standards of the case which are tubular and engage suitable sockets a secured to a base or platform B. We prefer to form these sockets with a screw threaded aperture adapted to be engaged by a screw portion of the standards A, and provided with laterally extending wings or flanges secured to the base 13 by means of screws or other devices. The top portions of the standards A are united by a rectangular framework 0 which consists preferably of hollow metal tubing suitably united together and to said standards by means of screw threaded T couplings in a well known way, the T couplings having their horizontal arms disposed at right angles to each other to form the corners of the frames. We may also provide the shelving with any number of pairs of intermediate standards A A if desired to strengthen the frame at its central portion, as shown in Fig.1 and these intermediate standards will be fitted in sockets Ct at their lower ends and have their upper extremities secured to the rectangular frame 0 by T couplings as shown in the drawings. The shelving can thus be made in any length desired. When used in stores it may be made to extend the whole length of the apartment without a break and may be located at one side or in the center of the same.
By constructing the frame of hollow tubing we secure several very advantageous lresults. The shelving can be cheaplymade and quickly, and easily put together by screw-threading the ends of the several sections of tubing and coupling them together by suitable couplings, and when completed the frame will be very strong and at the same time light and we secure further advantageous results which will be fully described hereinafter.
The corner standards and intermediate standards, which we shall term the supporting standards of the case, are provided on their inner faces with a series of key-hole slots a as clearly shown in the drawings, and we prefer to locate these slots at regular intervals along the entire length of said standards.
The shelf supports D consist of slender rods, preferably circular in cross sections, either solid or tubular which have notches d d cut'on each side of the same adjacent to either end, the distance of the slots of one end to the slots of the opposite end being equal to the distance from one of the rear standards to its corresponding front standard. The rods D are longer than the distancebetween the two standards and in order to place one in position one end of the same is placed in the larger or circular portion of the keyhole slot and pushed into the tubular portion of the standard as indicated at cc, Fig. 2, the other end then can be brought easily into line With the opposite key-hole slot and by moving the rod longitudinally the rod can be placed in position with the notches d c1- engaging the narrow portions of that key-hole slots.
We prefer to provide the rods D D with perforated eye cl as shown in Fig. 1,by means of which they may be secured to the shelf which they support, by a screw or nail passing through said eye and into said shelf. The standards A A are provided with like supporting rods D and the central rods D may be provided with a double eye d as shown in Fig. 1 or a single eye as found most desirable. It is obvious however that the rods D D may be used without the eyes (1 d if desired.
When the shelving is extended for use as a book-ease the lateral facesof the rear standards A A A are also'provided with supplecontact with the'end book of those remaining 7 and will prevent the remaining books from toppling over, as will be readily understood.
These movable partitions may. be used for other purposes,wherever they are found desirableto divide the shelving inte sections,
either permanently or temporarily. Each of r the movable partitions consists in this instance of a piece of thin rod, or thick wire bent into a substantially rectangular sh ape, and having its upperrportion projecting a distance about equal to the'width of I a shelf. The rear end of this arm f of the movable partition is providedwith a-curvedarmf.
secured to the same and extending at right angles thereto, which curved piece is provided with a collar f ofsufficient size to engage and slide on the rod E, or insteadof a oollarf we mayemploya curved portion or hook f as shown in Fig.6. \Vhen' the movable partition is moved along the rod E keeping the arm f at right angles to said rod it will slide easily, and may thus be moved up against the book if the device is employed as a bookcase. The pressure of the book leaning on thesup port tends to move the outer or'front arm f at an angle to the rod E as indicated in Fig. 5 and thereby causes the curved arm fand collar f" to grip the rod and prevent any movement of the partition. When used as a temporary or permanent partition where the shelving is employed for other purposes it may be moved into the required position and when once placed it will remain stationary until it is adjusted to another position.
By employing the hook construction shown in Fig. 6, the partition may be instantly removed from engagement with the rod E. The hook portion f" may also be made of flexible or spring material so that it can be readily pressed on to the rod E and remain in engagement therewith and yet may be quickly removed without removing the rod E from its supports.
While we prefer to employ key-hole slots and notch the supporting rodsD D on either side we may it found desirable use a circular or semicircular slot or aperture and employ a rod D having a notch only on one side and adapted to engage the lower edge of said slot or aperture as shown in Figs. l and 7.
In Fig. 2 we have shown the rod D provided with a sliding collar G to which is attached a wedge portion g. When the rod has been placed in engagement with the key-hole slot, the collar Gwill be pushed toward the standard and the wedge will enter the upper part of the slot thus preventing the rod from rising and forming a lock for holding the rod in engagement with the support.
forming to the upper edge of the slotin order that it may operate more efficiently and securelyto lock the rods against accidental disengagement.
What we claim and desire to secure by'Letters Patent is: V 1. The combination withthe hollow supporting standards, having their adjacent walls provided with apertures or slots, of the supporting rods having notched portions adapted to engagesaid slots or apertures, said rods being of greater length than the distance between'the apertured walls of two adjacent standards but of less length than the distance between the outerwalls of said standards,
whereby said rods can have one end passed standards and shelf supporting rods, of a horizontal guide rod engaging said standards and a movable partition having an arm extending along. the said guide rod and engaging said guide rod on the side adjacent thereto and onthe opposite side at a different point longitudinally of said rod,substantially as de scribed. I
V 3. The combination with the supporting standards, and shelf supporting rods, of a horizontal guide rod engaging said standards, a movable partition, an arm connected therewith engaging the side of the said guide rod adjacent to the partition and a hook or collar connected with the opposite end of said arm for engaging the opposite side of the guide rod, substantially as described.
4. The combination with the hollow supporting standards, provided with slots or apertures of the supporting rods, of greater length than the distance between said standards having notched portions to engage said slots or apertures, and the sliding collars engaging said rods and provided with wedged portions, substantially as'described.
5. The combination with the supporting standards and the guide rod, of the movable partition, an arm extending at right angles to the general direction of the partition and adapted to engage the said guide rod and a spring hook at the opposite end of said arm. whereby the movable partition maybe quickly attached and detached from the guide rod. substantially as described.
In testimony whereof we affix our signatures in presence of two witnesses.
WM. H. HUBBARD. ABRAM GOODRIOH. Witnesses:
O. A. WEEKS, G. B. LONGSTREET.
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US2439049A (en) * 1944-08-04 1948-04-06 John S Lesko Display rack
US2488702A (en) * 1945-06-22 1949-11-22 Sam J Brochstein Garment hanger rod
US2518955A (en) * 1947-06-19 1950-08-15 Arthur A Stelzer Knockdown chair
US2601926A (en) * 1949-11-04 1952-07-01 Mannie H Speaker Multiple garment hanger
US2913249A (en) * 1956-06-04 1959-11-17 Matilda D Welsh Baby stroller
US3032375A (en) * 1959-06-12 1962-05-01 Alladin Plastics Inc Chair comprising removable elements
US3217893A (en) * 1962-06-19 1965-11-16 Howard A Fleischman Slacks rack construction
US3333823A (en) * 1965-06-07 1967-08-01 Genauer Larry Components for constructing signs, railings and the like
US5463966A (en) * 1992-04-01 1995-11-07 Spacemaker Limited Framework for shelving unit
US5553549A (en) * 1992-04-01 1996-09-10 Spacemaker Limited Framework for shelving unit
US20070138158A1 (en) * 2005-12-21 2007-06-21 Young Steven B Steel mesh welding stock rack
US20070267372A1 (en) * 2006-05-19 2007-11-22 John Young Shelving support unit
US20080121542A1 (en) * 2006-11-24 2008-05-29 Ming-Chi Chang Toolbox frame
US8370114B1 (en) 2006-11-21 2013-02-05 Hrl Laboratories, Llc Method and apparatus for optimal placement of actuators for shaping deformable materials into desired target shapes
US9648949B1 (en) * 2016-02-15 2017-05-16 Ronaldo Green Penaflor Vinyl wrap hanger and stand

Cited By (15)

* Cited by examiner, † Cited by third party
Publication number Priority date Publication date Assignee Title
US2439049A (en) * 1944-08-04 1948-04-06 John S Lesko Display rack
US2488702A (en) * 1945-06-22 1949-11-22 Sam J Brochstein Garment hanger rod
US2518955A (en) * 1947-06-19 1950-08-15 Arthur A Stelzer Knockdown chair
US2601926A (en) * 1949-11-04 1952-07-01 Mannie H Speaker Multiple garment hanger
US2913249A (en) * 1956-06-04 1959-11-17 Matilda D Welsh Baby stroller
US3032375A (en) * 1959-06-12 1962-05-01 Alladin Plastics Inc Chair comprising removable elements
US3217893A (en) * 1962-06-19 1965-11-16 Howard A Fleischman Slacks rack construction
US3333823A (en) * 1965-06-07 1967-08-01 Genauer Larry Components for constructing signs, railings and the like
US5463966A (en) * 1992-04-01 1995-11-07 Spacemaker Limited Framework for shelving unit
US5553549A (en) * 1992-04-01 1996-09-10 Spacemaker Limited Framework for shelving unit
US20070138158A1 (en) * 2005-12-21 2007-06-21 Young Steven B Steel mesh welding stock rack
US20070267372A1 (en) * 2006-05-19 2007-11-22 John Young Shelving support unit
US8370114B1 (en) 2006-11-21 2013-02-05 Hrl Laboratories, Llc Method and apparatus for optimal placement of actuators for shaping deformable materials into desired target shapes
US20080121542A1 (en) * 2006-11-24 2008-05-29 Ming-Chi Chang Toolbox frame
US9648949B1 (en) * 2016-02-15 2017-05-16 Ronaldo Green Penaflor Vinyl wrap hanger and stand

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