Description: Patent for new and improved shelving. This design "consists of three sections, a central main portion and two half-sections hinged at each end of the main section, said side sections being one half the length of the main section and adapted to fold face inward against the middle section, and the whole supported upon brackets that terminate in caster-rollers, and is removably secured to the store-wall by hooks on the shelving engaging eyes in the wall . . . The object of this invention is to so construct the shelving of stores that in case of fire the sections of shelving may be quickly closed together" (lines 13-28).
Date: July 15, 1890
Creator: Thomas, Oscar P.
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