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US1673839A
US1673839A US245752A US24575228A US1673839A US 1673839 A US1673839 A US 1673839A US 245752 A US245752 A US 245752A US 24575228 A US24575228 A US 24575228A US 1673839 A US1673839 A US 1673839A
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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
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June 19, 1928.
A. T. MCWANE CABINET Filed Jan. 1o, 1928 ATTORN EYS Patented .l une 19, 1928.
UNITED STATES AARTHUR T. MCWANE OF BIRMINGHAM, ALABAMA.
CABINET.
YApplication filed January 10, 1928. Serial No. 245,752.
This invention relates to storage recepy tacles and aims, among other objects, to provide an ornate cabinet having an improved lid or cover and hinge therefor. In the drawings:
Fig. 1 is a Aperspective view of a file cabinet embodying the invention;
Fig. 2 is a fragmentary central sectional view of the cabinet shown in Fig. 1;
Fig. 3 is anotherI sectional view showing the lid open; and n F ig. 4 is-a fragmentary perspective view of cabinet showing the lid closed.
Referring particularly to the drawing, the cabinet is shown as comprising a box portion 1() having a hinged lid 11 .to close the open upper end of the box.
Herein, the box is made ofa suitable size to constitute a letter lile and the outside Walls are so designed that they imitate a series of bound volumes so that it can be stored in an ordinary book case. The outer walls of the box are shown as being covered with a suitable covering 12 which may bev either leather or imitation leather and the like, and the front wall .is corrugated or grooved to imitate the bound, hinged edges of the volumes.
The rear wall of the box, as well as the upper wall of the lid, presents spaced ribs 13 to imitate the edges of the book bindings and these ribs serve to strengthen the walls as well as to improve the ornamental appearance of the cabinet.
1n order that the cabinet may have the same general appearance as a set of bound volumes, it is .necessary that the lid shall close within the upper open hinge of the box so that the ribs imitating the edges of the binding are substantially flush with the top side edges of the box portion or the outside bindings of the end volumes. Herein, the inside of the box adjacent to the top edge is kerfed at 14 to provide a stop shoulder or jamb for the lid on the side and front walls. In the present example, the upper edge of the rear wall and the rear edge of the lid are shown as being bevelled to present a neat joint between them when the lid is closed and the front edge ofthe lid is preferably square to be seated in the kerf 14.
Referring to Figures 2 and 3, the hinge for the lid is shown on the inside of the cabinet or box so that it concealed when the lid is closed. It will be seen that it is necessary for the lid to be moved forwardly in order that it may be swung open.` To this end a compound or double-jointed hinge, which may be made of metal or-other suitable ma terial, is shown as' being connected to the under face of the lid adjacent to its rear edge and to the inside of the rear wall of the box. Herein, the hingeA is shown as comprising a strip 1,5 of strong fabric conveniently secured to the lid` and to the rear wall of the box, byl means of wooden strips 16, so that the hinging action'will take place at the opposite edges yof these strips.
To utilize the compound hinge as a stop to hold the lid open or in an upright position such as that shown in Figures -1 and'3, there is shown a rigid strip 17 secured to the fabric hinge strip 15 between the 'edges of the rigid strips 16. Referring to Fig- .ure 3, it will be observed that thebevelled rear edge of the lid kis seated against the rear face of the strip 17 which prevents the lid from swinging farther backward. Moreover, the upper edge lof the rigid strip 16 is shown as being sli htly bevelled to'permit the rigid strip 17 to swing forwardly to a limitedV extent and this edge acts as a stop to hold it in the position shown in Figure 3. Further, theadjacent edges of the rigid strips 16 and 17 are preferably bevelled 'at angles of 45O like the rear edge of the lid to permit the lid to be closed (see Figure 3).
Since the rear edge of the lid swings inwardly in the box when it is opened, the kerf 14 extends farther down in the side walls at the rear to permit adequate movement of the rear edge without binding.
To manipulate the lid, there is shown a ribbon 18 conveniently attached to one edge of the lid or at any convenient place to imitate a book mark. Thus, the lid may be pulled forward slightly and lifted from the kerf and, then, be swung to an open position as indicated in Figure 3, the ribs 13 on the lid resting against the heel of the bevelled edge of the rear wall and the bevelled rear edge of the lid resting against the rigid strip 17 with the flexible hinge strip interposed between them.
As previously stated, the cabinet is adapted for use as a letter filing device and, to this end, the usual indexed division sheets 19 may be employed when it is used for this purpose. However, it is to be distinctly understood that it is Well adapted for other ul at! 1 of herein shown and described.
uses such, for example, asa cigar humidon cigarette box, stationary box or for storing other valuable commodities.
From the foregoing description, it will bel seen that this invention provides a very ornamental filing or storage cabinet which can be placed in an ordinary boo-lr section or bool; case, thereby enhancing the appearance of the book section. Moreover, this improved device 'constitutesa novelty which will appeal 'to the esthetic taste of office managers as well as employees.
Obviously the present invention is not restricted to the particular einbodin'ient there- Moreover, it is .not indispensable that Aall [he feati'lres of the invention be used conjointly, since they may be employed advantageously in various combinations and subcombinations.
What is claimed is zl. A cabinet of the character described comprising, in combination, a box having an open upper end; a lid for closing` the upper open end; the upper inside edges of the box being kerfed to permitthe lid to close within the upper end; a fabric hinge strip connected to the under face of the lid forward of thev extreme rear edge and to the inside of the rear wall of the box below the upper edge thereof; and a rigid strip secured to the fabric strip interposed between the rear edge of the lid and the connection of the flexible stripto the rear wall of the box.
2. Afcontainer ofthe class described comprising, in combination, a storage receptacle having an open upper end, the side and front walls ofthe receptacle being lierfed adjacent to their upper edges to provide a closure seat below the upper-edges; the upper edge of the rear wall of the receptacle being bevelled; a closure for the open end, also having a bevelled edge co-operating' with the bevelled edge of the rear wall of the receptacle; and a compound hinge foil the lid including a flexible hinge strip and a rigid strip secured thereto, providing a stop face against which the'bevelled edge of the lid abuts when it is open.
3. A cabinet of the character described comprising, in combination, a substantially rectangular box having an open upper end; a lid hinged to the rear wall of the box adapted to close within the open upper end; the upper edge of the rear wall of the box and the hinged edge of the lid being bevelled vthe hinge for the lid comprising a fabric strip secured to the `under'face of the lid and tothe inner face of the rear wall ofthe box below the upper ledge thereof; rigid strips for securing the flexible strip vto the lid and to the rear wall of the box; and a rigid strip secured to the flexible strip between the edges of said secured strip;fsaid intermediate vstrip adapted to swing 'for wardly into the box when the Ilid is opened; the rear face of said strip co-nstitutinga stop against which the rear bevelled edge of the lid abuts when the lid is opened; the adjacent edges of the intermediate stripand l*the securing strip on the lid being bevelled to correspond with the bevelled .edges of lthe lid and the rear wall to permit the lid to be closed; andthe upper edge ofthe securing strip on the rear wall of the .box Vbeing slightly bevelled to provide a stop. for the intermediate strip when it is swung `forwardly `within the box.
4. A compound hinge for cabinet lids and the like comprising, in combination, a fabric strip secured 'to the lid at a pointfspaced from its rear edge and tothe Vinside of the rear wall ofthe box below its npperiedge; and an intermediate rigid strip secured to the flexible strip between the rear edge of the lid and the rear wall of thefbox adapted to swing forwardly within the box, and constituting a stop for the lid when it is swung open.
In testimony, that vI claim the `foregoing as my own, I have hereto affixed my signature.
ARTHUR T. MCWANE.
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