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US909497A
US909497A US1907406948A US909497A US 909497 A US909497 A US 909497A US 1907406948 A US1907406948 A US 1907406948A US 909497 A US909497 A US 909497A
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    • AHUMAN NECESSITIES
    • A47FURNITURE; DOMESTIC ARTICLES OR APPLIANCES; COFFEE MILLS; SPICE MILLS; SUCTION CLEANERS IN GENERAL
    • A47FSPECIAL FURNITURE, FITTINGS, OR ACCESSORIES FOR SHOPS, STOREHOUSES, BARS, RESTAURANTS OR THE LIKE; PAYING COUNTERS
    • A47F7/00Show stands, hangers, or shelves, adapted for particular articles or materials
    • A47F7/14Show stands, hangers, or shelves, adapted for particular articles or materials for pictures, e.g. in combination with books or seed-bags ; for cards, magazines, newspapers, books or booklike articles, e.g. audio/video cassettes
    • A47F7/148Show stands, hangers, or shelves, adapted for particular articles or materials for pictures, e.g. in combination with books or seed-bags ; for cards, magazines, newspapers, books or booklike articles, e.g. audio/video cassettes the show stands or the like being made of wire, tubes or metal strips
    • BPERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING
    • B42BOOKBINDING; ALBUMS; FILES; SPECIAL PRINTED MATTER
    • B42FSHEETS TEMPORARILY ATTACHED TOGETHER; FILING APPLIANCES; FILE CARDS; INDEXING
    • B42F17/00Card-filing arrangements, e.g. card indexes or catalogues or filing cabinets
    • B42F17/02Card-filing arrangements, e.g. card indexes or catalogues or filing cabinets in which the cards are stored substantially at right angles to the bottom of their containers

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B. 0. WILLIAMS. HOLDER FOR ILLUSTRATED POST CARDS. APPLICATION FILED DE.0.17.1907.

909 ,497, Patented Jan. 12, 1909.

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UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE.

ERNEST O. WILLIAMS, OF JACKSONVILLE, FLORIDA, ASSIGNOR TO PERFECTION CARD RACK COMPANY, OF NEW YORK, N. Y.

Specification of Letters Patent.

Patented Jan. 12, 1%09.

Application filed December. 17, 1907. Serial No. 406,948.

To all whom it may concern:

Be it known that I, ERNEST O. WILLIAMS, a citizen of the United States, residing at Jacksonville, in the county of Duval and State of Florida, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Holders for Illustrated Post-Cards, of which the following is a specification, reference being had to the accompanying drawings.

My invention relates to improvements in holders for illustrated post cards and more particularly to those constructed of wire and adapted to be interlocked with and suspended from each other in a vertical string or chain.

One object of the invention is to provide a holder of this character for the storage and display of illustrated postal cards or similar articles, in which the cards will be efiectively supported in an upright or vertical position so that they may be readily seen.

Another object of the invention is to so construct a holder of this character that it may be made of comparatively light wire and at the same time be strong and substantial enough to support a large number of cards or the like.

A further object of the invention is to provide interlocking holders of the character mentioned which may be readily engaged with and disengaged from each other and which when engaged will adjust themselves so that each one hangs squarely.

Nith the above and other objects in view, the invention consists of the features of novelty hereinafter fully described and claimed, and illustrated in the accompanying drawings, in which Figure 1 is a perspective view of a group of my improved inter ocking holders; Fig. 2 is an enlarged perspective view of one of the holders; and Fig. 3 is a vertical section through the same.

The preferred embodiment of my invention is illustrated in the drawings and is constructed of a single piece of wire of suitable size and length. This wire is bent angularly at its center as at 1 to provide a V- shaped up or central member or portion 2 at the ends 0 the arms or branches of which are formed angular bends or seats 3, 4 which rovide means of suspension for the ho der. Vertical back retaining portions or members 5, 6 depend from the outer sides of the supporting or sustaining bends 3, 4 and at the lower extremities of the portions or members 5, 6 are formed bottom supporting portions 7, 8, on which latter the cards or similar articles rest as shown in Fig. 1. At suitable points intermediate the ends of the back portions 5, 6 are formed end retaining portions or members 9, 10 which are in the form of right angular shaped arms having inner portions 11 which project horizontally or outwardly at right angles to and in the plane of the back portions 5, 6, and outer portions 12 which project forwardly from the outer extremities of the branches 11. lhese end retaining portions or arms 9, 10 are formed by doubling or bending the wire of which the back portions 5, 6 are constructed so as to provide upper and lower right angular branches which are united at their converging outer extremities and have their inner extremities twisted together as shown at 13 so as to give the necessary strength. The bottom portions 7, 8 are disposed in horizontal planes and at their inner ends are formed downwardly bent loops 14, 15 adapted to form seats for the reception of the bends or seats 3, 4 on the holder suspended from the one of which they form a part. The loops or seats 14, 15 are at the lower extremities of the back portions or members 5, 6 so that the weight of the several holders will be upon said portions or members and not upon the bottom portions 7, S as presently explained. The wire at the outer extremities of the bottom portions 7, 8 is bent upwardly and inward y at an acute angle to provide upwardly and inwardly inclined front retaining portions or members 16, 17 which project upward a suitable distance, preferably a little short of the end retaining portions or arms 9, 10, and terminate in inwardly extending heads 18, 19 preferably constructed by bending the extremities of the wire into circular loops or rings disposed in vertical planes at right angles to the plane of the portions 2, 5, 6.

The upper holder A of the series may be suspended from a wall or other vertical support by engaging its bends or seats 3, 4 with screws, nails or other suitable supporting devices or it may be suspended by a swivel or similar means engaged with said bends so that the entire series of holders may be swung or turned at any angle. This upper holder supports the next lower holder B which is engaged with the former by inserting its V- shaped central member 2 between the portionsorarms' 9'; 10 and ends or heads 1'8, 19 of the portions 16, 17 and then dropping the member 2 into the loopsor seats T4; 1 5; llt will be seen that owing to the angularshape of the member 2 the bends or. seats 3,, 4 will I drop into the loops or seats 14', I5 and the lower holder will thus adjust itself upon the u per one which supports it. Thenext holder B and as many more as maybe neces-v sary or desirable are suspended in a similar manner.. w

From the foregoing. it will be seen thattby rovid'ingi the loops or seats 1.4, 15 at the ower end of the vertical. back portions or members 5, 6 the weight of thelower holders will be in a vertical. line and almost entirely upon. said members 5, 6 so that. there. will be little or. no tendency of suchlower holdersto pull downwardly the bottom portions 7 8' oi the holder which suspends them. It will be further noted that by making the front retainingor confining portions L6; 11 asshown, that is, so that they project upwardly and inwardly at. a slight angle and have the heads or enlargements 18,. 19 at their upper ends, the cards in such. holder will be" yieldably pressed against the haclcportions. or members 5, 6 so that they will be supported in vertical position and; cannot tilt so as. to prevent them from being readily seerr when. the holder is on a level with or lelow the eye. 'lhe provision of the inwardly projecting. heads or enlargements T8,. 19 cause the. cardsto be engaged at two points only by thefi'ont retaining portions so that. they may be more. readily removedand there will be less danger of scratching or marring t'he cards. By con.- structing the end retaining portions or members 9,. 1:0 asshovvn and; disposing them. upon. the back members 5,. 6' it will be seen: that the device will be much stronger and more rigid than if they were carried by the front portions or members 1.6,. 17'.

By makingv the holder asabove describedit may be constructed of much lighter wire than it is necessary to use in the construiction of similar devices heretofore produced;

It will? be' understood that. while I preferably make the holder of a single piece of wire it may be otherwise constructed.

Having thus: described my invention what I claim is: I

1. A holder of' the character described formed of wire and having straight upright back portions 5, 6, front. portions, bottom portions uniting. the front and back portions, and the V-shaped central member 2' having. its lowest point at its center and the diverging arms inclined upwardly and outwardly from said center and connected by the bends 3', 4 to the upper ends of the back portions 5-, 6 substantially as and for the purpose specified. &

2. A holder of the character described, formed of wire and having supportingv bends or seats, front and back portions united by portions intermediate their ends.

3. A holder of. the character described,

formed 01 wire and having supporting bends or seats, vertical back portions, horizontal bottom supporting portions and resilient front. portions inclined inwardly and upwardly and having at their upper ends heads to provide single points of. contact for cards-or. other articles; V p

7 4s holder of? the character described formed. of wire and havingsupporting. bonds or. seats, vertical back portions terminating in the downwardly turned loops or seats L4 and 1-5- to receive the supporting. bends or seats of the succeeding holder, the horizon. tally disposed bottom. portions projecting forwardl. 1 from theloops; or seats 14 and 15 and resilient front retaining portions inclined inwardly and upwardly tromsaid: bottom portions andhavingo their u per endsfiormed' with inwardly projecting, readsto ro-vide single points of contact for the front aces of the cards, substantially as setfortlr.

5-. A series ot holders of the character de scribed each. formed of wireand: having'ventical back portions, aV-shzaped central. member having diverging. arms inclined upwardly; and outwardly from its center to. its. outer ends supporting bonds or seats uniting the latter to the back. portinns, upright front portions, horizontal? bottom portions projecting inwardly tromithe firont portions, and the downwardly bent loops or seats uniting the bottom portions and the lower ends of the back portions and adapted to receive the supporting bends or seats at the succeeding er, substantially as set forth. 7

6 A holder of the character described formed of wire and having supporting bends or seats, vertical back ortions, horizontal bottom portions 7 8 resrient front retaining portions 16-, 17, inclined-upwardly and inwardly from the outer ends of. said horizontal bottom ortions, fi ront portions being indepen ent of each other and disposed o. posite said back portions, and. the inwardly projecting heads 18, 1.9 at the upper ends of said front portions said. heads projecting inside of the plane of the front portions and adapted to provide single points of contact for the front faces of the cards. and the other articles in the holder substantially as set fortln.

Z; A holder of the character described,

formed of wire and having supporting bends or seats vertical. back portions, right. angu- Q lar end. retaining portions arranged intermegdiate the ends of said back portions and i formed by doubling and bending. the latter, front retaining. portions bottom su porting portions uniting, the front and bash tionst por- 8. A holder of the character described, formed of a single piece of wire bent angularly at its center to provide a V-shaped central member having at the ends of its diverg- 5 ing arms angular supporting bends or seats, vertical back portions depending from the latter and having their intermediate portions bent to provide outwardly projecting right angular end retaining portions or mem- 1O bers, horizontal bottom supporting portions profecting outwardly from the lower ends of the vertical back portions and united thereto by downwardly bent loops or seats to receive the supporting bends 0r seats of the succeeding holder, and upwardly and inwardly inclined front retaining ortions rising from the bottom portions an having their upper ends bent to provide inwardly extending contact loops, substantially as and for the purpose set forth.

In testimony whereof I hereunto aflix my signature in the presence of two witnesses.

ERNEST O. WILLIAMS. Witnesses L. O. LITTLE, M. L. SKINNER.

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Cited By (6)

* Cited by examiner, † Cited by third party
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US2615576A (en) * 1947-10-17 1952-10-28 Etha A Dahlgren Filing aid
US2633246A (en) * 1947-09-22 1953-03-31 James E Guthrle Hat supporting hook
US2698690A (en) * 1950-10-25 1955-01-04 Harry J Rubenstein Display fixture
US2903137A (en) * 1957-07-15 1959-09-08 Edward N Brown Multiple utility racks
US3827664A (en) * 1972-10-24 1974-08-06 P Larson Tissue box holder for automobiles
US4067536A (en) * 1976-08-11 1978-01-10 Mcbeth Charles R Mounting bracket for record album covers

Cited By (6)

* Cited by examiner, † Cited by third party
Publication number Priority date Publication date Assignee Title
US2633246A (en) * 1947-09-22 1953-03-31 James E Guthrle Hat supporting hook
US2615576A (en) * 1947-10-17 1952-10-28 Etha A Dahlgren Filing aid
US2698690A (en) * 1950-10-25 1955-01-04 Harry J Rubenstein Display fixture
US2903137A (en) * 1957-07-15 1959-09-08 Edward N Brown Multiple utility racks
US3827664A (en) * 1972-10-24 1974-08-06 P Larson Tissue box holder for automobiles
US4067536A (en) * 1976-08-11 1978-01-10 Mcbeth Charles R Mounting bracket for record album covers

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