Storage device for storing disc-shaped articles
Polyester film with smooth and highly adhesive surface and method of making same Patent #: 4732814
AbstractA device for storing and retrieving disc-shaped articles, such as compact recording discs, and including a support frame adapted to rest on a horizontal surface and including a tiltable housing that is pivotally mounted within the support frame for limited rotation about a horizontal axis from a rest position to a dispensing position, the housing including first and second spaced apart side walls. Mounted to the tiltable housing is slotted means for storing a multiplicity of upright, side-by-side discs, and there is a multiplicity of release elements adapted to releasably hold discs mounted in storage against forward movement out of their storage locations. A disc carrier, with a through-slot for releasably holding a disc, is slidably mounted on horizontal guide means for movement from one end of the disc storing means to its other end. The carrier is alignable with any selected one of the slotted disc storage locations. A control lever, pivotally mounted to the carrier, is operable to engage the release elements to unblock the storage slot to which the carrier slot is aligned, so that, under gravitational urging a disc may roll from the carrier into the storage slot when the housing is tilted in its rest position, and out of a storage slot and into the carrier slot when the housing is tilted in its dispensing position.