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US1523653A
US1523653A US49333621A US1523653A US 1523653 A US1523653 A US 1523653A US 49333621 A US49333621 A US 49333621A US 1523653 A US1523653 A US 1523653A
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Gronberg Victor
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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
    • A47B47/00Cabinets, racks or shelf units, characterised by features related to dismountability or building-up from elements
    • A47B47/02Cabinets, racks or shelf units, characterised by features related to dismountability or building-up from elements made of metal only
    • A47B47/03Cabinets, racks or shelf units, characterised by features related to dismountability or building-up from elements made of metal only with panels separate from the frame
    • YGENERAL TAGGING OF NEW TECHNOLOGICAL DEVELOPMENTS; GENERAL TAGGING OF CROSS-SECTIONAL TECHNOLOGIES SPANNING OVER SEVERAL SECTIONS OF THE IPC; TECHNICAL SUBJECTS COVERED BY FORMER USPC CROSS-REFERENCE ART COLLECTIONS [XRACs] AND DIGESTS
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    • Y10TTECHNICAL SUBJECTS COVERED BY FORMER US CLASSIFICATION
    • Y10T24/00Buckles, buttons, clasps, etc.
    • Y10T24/44Clasp, clip, support-clamp, or required component thereof
    • Y10T24/44966Clasp, clip, support-clamp, or required component thereof having gripping member shifted by operator
    • Y10T24/44974Threaded cylindrical rod and mating cavity

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Jan. 20, 1925.

1,523,653 AMJ. E. LARSON ET AL METAL CABINET Filed Aug. 18, 1921 2 Sheets-Sheet l 6 Z7 A 7 /0 z a7 w A fray/var Jan. 20, 2 1,523,653

A. J. E. LARSON ET AL METAL CABINET Filed Aug. 18, l92l 2 Sheets-Sheet 2 A ATTOR/Vf/l Patented Jan. 20,1925.

' UNITED STATES ALGO'I. J. E, LARSON, LEON C. LE ROY, AND VICTOR GRO'NBERG, OF JAMESTOWN, NEW

YORK, ASSIG- NORS TO ART METAL CONSTRUCTION COMPANY, OF JAMESTOWN, NEW

YORK.

PATENT OFFICE.

METAL CABINET.

Application filed August 18, 1921. Serial No. 493336.

To all whom it may concern:

Be it known that we, Amer J. E. LARSON, LEON C. Ln ROY, and VICTOR GRoNnERo, citizens of the United States, residing at Jamestown, inthe county of Chautauqua and "State of New York, have invented a new and useful Improvement in Metal Further objects are to improve metal cabinets or cases in the other respects herein- 1 after described and claimed.

In the accompanying drawings:

Fig. 1 is a front elevation of a filing cabinet embodying the invention.

Fig. 2 is a sectional elevation thereof, on

' an enlarged scale.

' Fig. 3 is a horizontal section thereof, on line 3-3, Fig. 2.

Fig. 4: is a sectional elevation of a portion thereof, showing the means for securing the top of the cabinet in place.

Fig. 5 is a horizontal section of a portion thereof, on line 55, Fig. 2.

Fig. 6 is a perspective group view of the 2 sides, top, bottom-and back and front frame of the cabinet, disassembled.

' Fig. 7 is a vertical section thereof, on an enlarged scale, on line 7"(', Fig. 2. Fig. 8 is a vertical section thereof,.on an enlarged scale, on line 8-8, Fig. 2. The cabinet of this invention comprises, generally stated, two sides A, a front frame member B, atop C, a bottom 1'), a back E, and drawer suspension or guide members F, which are separable from each other and may be packed. in a relatively small space and may be readily assembled. G represents su table drawers.

The cabinet has a pair of similar but oppositely arranged side walls or members 11, and is provided on its inner side with a vertically disposed retaining strip 12. The

retaining strips 12 which may be welded or otherwise suitably secured to or formed on the sides, are provided with front and rear. flanges which are spaced inwardly slightly from the sides A and respectively designated as 13 and l4. The front flanges 1,3 of the retaining strips are provided with a plurality of spaced notches 15. The rear edges of sides A are provided with flanges 16 extending inwardly or towards each other and the front edges are formed with rearwardly opening channels 17. In the construction illustrated, these channels 17 are formed by bending the front edges of sides A. inwardly and then rearwardly. 18 designates a pair of shelf supports, one on the inner side of each side A near its base and provided with a flange 19 spaced from the side A. As shown, the shelf supports are formed by bent metal strips welded to the sides and they terminate short of the front and rear edges of the sides.

The upper, inturned flanges 10 of the sides are each provided with a suitable number of spaced apertures 20. As illustrated in the drawings, flanges l0 terminate short of the front and back of the cabinet for a purpose to be hereinafter explained.

The front frame member B preferably comprises a. pair of upright, outwardly opening, channel side bars 21 connected by a plurality of drawer division or strike bars 22 and a bottom apron 23. The strike bars and apron v23 are preferably of the inwardly opening channel shapes shown and are welded or otherwise securely attached to the side channels so that the front frame B will be strong and rigid. The. side bars 21 are formed with apertures 24 between each pair of strike bars. When the cabinet is assembled, the forward portion of the side bars 21 seat in the channels 17 of the sides, as shown in Fig. 3, so that the front frame B ties the sides A together andholds their front portions rigidly in place;

The top C preferably has downwardly and inwardly bent front, side and back flanges 25, and the front flange carries a depending tongue 26, adapted when the parts are assembled, to engage behind the rearwardly extending front flanges 17 of the sides A. The side flanges 25 of the top are provided on their un er sides with a plurality of lugs 27 which engage in the oles 20 in upper flanges ,10 of sides A.

The bottom shelf D referably has front, rear and side depen mg flanges 28, the.

' side flanges being adapted to fit snugly in the spaces between flanges 19 of theshelf support and the sides'A, the rear and side flanges being cut away or notched as at 29 so as to permit of those portions of the bottom fitting over retaining strips 12.

The back E is provided with forwardly extending sideflanges 30 and also prefer;

4 lust/rated in Figs. 2 and 5. The. front end of each uide F is provided with a down-.

wardly irected tongue 35 which engages in one of the openings 24 in the side channel 21 of the front frame 13., The drawer guides are secured in position by means of suitable fastenings such as small screws 36 or the like, which enga e threaded holes 37 in front frame channe 21. The interlocking connections between the drawer guides and the channels 21, and stri s 12 carry the, weight of the guides an 'the' drawers thereon and only one small securing screw 36 for each guide is used, sim ply to prevent the disengagement of the interlocking'part's. The drawer guides may be of an usual or suitable construction.

Each tame, side bar 21 has a threaded hole 38 near the u per' end and the sides A have correspon ingly positioned holes 39, to permit the insertion of small screws or'tlie like to holdthese parts in their in terlocked relation. Each of the inwardly extending flanges 16 of the sides'is providednear 1ts upper end with a hole 40 and .similar purpose of securin the back E is provided with a pair of correspondingly positioned threaded holes 41 adapted to register with the holes 40 and toreceive small'screws or the-like for the the back and sides in their interlocked re ation'. The top 0 likewise is secured after bein interlocked with the sides of the cabinet by small screws or the like 42 inserted in registering holes iri'the contacting flanges of "the top and sides. 4

' The cabinet may be stored and shipped in knock-down condition and maybe easily assembled by placing the sides on the front frame, thenforcin :the front frame as far forward as possibe in the sides so vthat the forward portions of upright chanconnected nels 21' take their positions in the front channels 17 of the sides. The back E is then inserted downwardly between the sides, the side flan es 30 of the back takin under flanges 14.- of the retainin strips'an the back is shoved downward? lower end rests on the bottomv flanges 11 of the sides A. The back is confined bey until its tween the rear flan es 16 and the strips 12 on the sides, ant rigidly ties the two sides together. Bottom shelf D is then placed in position and engaged with shelf supports 18. The drawer suspension channels are then placed in position, as hereinbcfore described, and the sides, front frame and back are then secured together, preferablylby means of the four small screws, 4 I

as explained. Thetop is. then'placed in position by inserting the lugs on the top plate into the slots in the top flanges of the sides and pushing the top towards the rear of the cabinet until the rear edge of the top is flush with the back of the cabinet, after which the top is secured by means of-the small screws as described. Since the sides, back, front frame and top are joined, as explained, by interlockingparts thereon, these members are rigidly connected inde endently of the securing screws, and only. t e few small screws mentioned are required to hold the members in proper. relation. The, top and bottom arranged and connected as explained hold the cabinet in the intended rectangular shape.

We claim as our invention:

1. Ina knock-down cabinet, the combination of a back, a pair of side wall panels having integral ,portions forming rearwardly'extending upright channels, a front frame comprising spaced upright side bars y cross bars, said channels in said panels being unobstructed and said front-frame side bars being adapted to be inserted and snugly fit in said channels,

spreader bars 'releasably attached at their rear ends to said side panels,;and at their front ends tosaid front frame to maintain said upright side bars in said channels.

2, In a knock-down cabinetythe combination of a back, a pair of side wall panels having integral portions forming rearwardly entending upright channels, a front frame comprising spaced upright side bars.

connected y cross bars, said channels in said panels being unobstructed and said front frame side bars being adapted to be.

inserted and snugly fit in .said channels, drawer supporting rails having arts adapt ed to interlock with parts on said and'parts on said front frame whereby said uprights on said front frame are retainedin said channels. I

3, Ina knock-down cabinet, the combina's. tion of a back, a pair of side wall panels de- 1 tachablyconnected to said back and mainside panels.

a and drawer forming portions of sai tained in fixed, spaced relation to each other adjacent said back b interlocking fixed parts on said side panel; and back, said side panels havin integral front portions forming rearward y opening, upright channels, a front member comprising spaced upright side bars connected by cross bars, said frame being ada ted to be slippedinto place between sai side panels with its side bars fitting in said rearwardly opening channels,

guide members releasably attached to the rear portions of said panels and to said front frame to retain the side bars of said frame in position in the channels of said side anels.

4. In a knockown cabinet, the combination of a back, a top, a pair of side wall panels, and a front frame comprising upright side bars connected by cross bars, complete for ready assembly with said side members, said side panels having parts at their rear portions detachably interlocked with the back and having integral front portions forming rearwardly openin upright channels, whereby the front rame may be-readily slipped into place between said side panels with its side bars fitting in said rearwardly opening channels, said top having a part for engaging the channel side members, and

a part for engaging said back, whereby said side members and back are braced by said top, lugs depending from the side portions 0t said top, flanges on said side anels having apertures for receiving sai lugs, and stops on said flanges for engaging said In to position said top relatively to said si e panels and=baek.'

5. In a metal cabinet, the combination of a pair of upright side members having rearwardly opening vertical channels at their front portions, a front frame including s aced upright side bars connected by cross ars, said side bars being seated in the channels of said side member's, upright retaining strips secured to the inner sides of said side members and having vertically disposed rearwa-rdly extendin flanges spaced from said side members afjacent the back of said cabinet, a back having side flangesengaging between said side members and said rearwardly extending flanges,- fianges extending inwardly from said side members in rear of said back and holding pair 0 the back in engagement with said rearwardly extending angespand a top releasably mounted on said sides.

'ALGOT J. E. LARSON.

LEON C. LE ROY.

VICTOR GRONBERG.

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US2726129A (en) * 1952-06-13 1955-12-06 Jr David P Knapp Folding cabinet
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US2651559A (en) * 1946-05-31 1953-09-08 Lyon Metal Products Inc Locker construction
US2620252A (en) * 1947-02-01 1952-12-02 Lab Furniture Company Inc Industrial cabinet
US2686704A (en) * 1949-04-01 1954-08-17 Remington Rand Inc Vertical correspondence file
US2726129A (en) * 1952-06-13 1955-12-06 Jr David P Knapp Folding cabinet
US2750901A (en) * 1953-05-18 1956-06-19 Meilink Steel Safe Company Insulated metal cabinet construction
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