Shelves That “Come to You” (Jul, 1961)

SQL ’61 was not nearly as useful as it’s later incarnations.

Shelves That “Come to You”

Rotating inside a large cabinet, motor-operated shelves save up to 50 percent of floor space and manual labor.

Since there are no drawer pull-outs, narrower aisles are permitted and, since the shelves operate with an automatic self-leveling, push-button operation, time is saved searching for the right shelf.

With up to 16 shelves, it can be operated from either sitting or standing position.

The Motorshelf is manufactured by Wheeldex & Simpla Products, Inc., 1000 N. Division St., Peekskill, N. Y.

  1. Max says: February 10, 200811:30 am

    Back in the early 1980s I worked with machines something like this, though not as tall as this one. They held hundreds of trays of IBM punch cards that were each embedded with a frame of microfilm, from which poster-sized prints could be made on demand. All that technology became obsolete rather quickly!

  2. compwalla says: February 10, 200812:22 pm

    Our office used many of these in the early 90s to store accounting and contract files in the offices of 5th Corps Finance & Accounting. Government insistence on hard-copy signed paper contracts made the mass of files necessary. These filing cabinets made the most of limited space.

  3. jayessell says: February 10, 20081:56 pm

    When you got a new one, would you need ballast on the unused trays until you filled it up?
    I’d like one for my Comix, VHS tapes, LPs, CDs and DVDs and action figures.
    A small one was in my local drug store 40 years ago to display watches.

  4. Kent says: February 10, 20089:07 pm

    The vertical carousel is still a popular storage device.


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