US20060175945A1 - Article tidy-up cabinet - Google Patents

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US20060175945A1
US20060175945A1 US11198729 US19872905A US2006175945A1 US 20060175945 A1 US20060175945 A1 US 20060175945A1 US 11198729 US11198729 US 11198729 US 19872905 A US19872905 A US 19872905A US 2006175945 A1 US2006175945 A1 US 2006175945A1
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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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    • AHUMAN NECESSITIES
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    • A47BTABLES; DESKS; OFFICE FURNITURE; CABINETS; DRAWERS; GENERAL DETAILS OF FURNITURE
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An article tidy-up cabinet designed so that not only the person storing articles therein but also a third person can instantly take the articles out without mistakes. First and second panels F1 and F2, having groove rails 11, third and fourth panels F3 and F4, having groove rails 15, and a back panel F5 frame a rectangular parallelepipedic cabinet main body A opened only in the front. A wall panel 20 having groove rails 23 and at least one pair of wall panels 21 and 22 are inserted between opposed groove rails 11, while plates 28 are removably inserted between opposed groove rails 15 and 23. An index panel 27 is attached to the pair of partition wall panels 21 and 22, while an end index panel 26 is attached between wall panel 20 and the third or fourth surrounding panel F3 or F4 adjacent thereto.

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    TECHNICAL FIELD
  • [0001]
    The present invention relates to an article tidy-up cabinet which is used by being installed indoors in ordinary homes, offices, schools, hospitals, and the like and which is adapted for anyone to instantly take out, without mistakes, not only various articles of uniform size, shape, hardness or thickness, such as newspapers, magazines, print paper sheets, catalogues, slips, letters, compact disks (CDs), and medical record files, but also nonuniformly varying clothing, toiletries, tableware, plastic film bags, and other various articles.
  • BACKGROUND ART
  • [0002]
    As for this type of article tidy-up cabinets, I have previously proposed Japanese Paten Laid-Open 2001-270278.
  • [0003]
    And, described in this known invention is a front-opened main body 1 comprising a main top plate 2, a sub-top plate 3, a shelf plate reception support side plate 4, a back plate 5, a ground plate 6 and a shelf plate reception support assembly 9, wherein the space 12 of the main body 1 is partitioned by movable shelf plates 7 used by being inserted into grooves in each row.
  • [0004]
    Further, a description is given therein to the effect that item panels 8 with items 13 written therein or attached thereto are attached always to form sets with the movable shelf plates 7. For this reason, there is an advantage that not only the person himself or herself directly taking part in the storing operation but also a third person can instantly take out, without mistakes, various articles stored in the space 12 partitioned by the shelf plates 7, on the basis of the items 13 on the item panels 8 adjacent thereto.
  • DISCLOSURE OF THE INVENTION
  • [0005]
    However, as a result of hearing the users' wishes and repeating diligent investigation thereafter, it has been found that so long as the art concerned remains the same as in the arrangement described in the invention of Japanese Patent Laid-Open 2001-270278, there are following problems to be solved in performing industrialization.
  • [0006]
    That is, although there is the wording to the effect that the shelf plate reception support side plates 4 forming rows in this known invention, the item panels 8 and the shelf plate reception support assembly 9 are provided with grooves for receiving the shelf plates 7, as can be ascertained from FIG. 2, and that the partition distance can be adjusted for widening or narrowing by slide operation and mount and dismount operation of the item panels 8, grooves for receiving the item panels 8 are not at all provided in the sub-top plate 3 and the ground plate 6.
  • [0007]
    As a result, at the time of assembling the main body 1 or making a partition distance adjustment for widening or narrowing, the partition distance must be calculated by measuring the dimension of the vertical partitioning positions due to said item panels 8 one by one, a fact which is very troublesome, and moreover if there should be a mistake in the calculation, the item panels 8 will not hold the state of parallel vertical setup, as rows in the main body 1, and the shelf plates 7 cannot be used by being smoothly and correctly inserted in the state of parallel horizontal setup.
  • [0008]
    Further, in the arrangement of said known invention, not only a pair of the shelf plate reception support side plate 4 and the shelf plate reception support assembly 9 which are opposed to each other, but also a total of three pairs including the item panels 8 interposed therebetween are separately prepared in the first place, and the component parts are not for multi-purpose use; thus, the assembly accuracy of the main body 1 tends to vary, so that the effect of mass production of article tidy-up cabinets cannot be exhibited to the maximum.
  • [0009]
    Further, FIGS. 1-18 of said known invention disclose various examples of practical use of the article tidy-up cabinet, and there is a description to the effect that main bodies 1 are made in separate type and placed side by side or back to back, so as to be used by two persons at the same time. However, even if the various examples of use are investigated, the shelf plate reception support side plates 4, shelf plate reception support assembly 9, and the item panels 8 are limited to the state of vertical setup. As a result, the shelf plates 7 are only in a monotonous partition pattern, limited to the state of horizontal setup.
  • [0010]
    It is pointed out by way of precaution that the portable type for use in a vehicle shown in FIG. 7 and the tray type shown in FIG. 10 are in the state of use with the opened front of the main body 1 directed upward, but in these article tidy-up cabinets, the dispositional directivity of the shelf plates 7 remains unchanged with the shelf plates being in a monotonous partition pattern, limited to one direction alone, vertical or horizontal.
  • [0011]
    As a result, because the shelf plates 7 are thin-walled as compared with the item panels 8 and shelf plate reception support assembly 9 and depending upon such factors as the size, shape, hardness, and thickness of various articles, the user will be under the pressure of necessity to aimlessly and frequently reinsert the shelf plates 7, a problem that there is a lack of accommodatability and convenience of use of various articles.
  • [0012]
    In this respect, the invention of Japanese Patent Laid-Open 2003-93172 contains a description to the effect that a plurality of furniture main bodies Q1 can be connected through a frame body R. However, even in FIG. 8 showing an example of use of side-by-side connection, shelf plates Q3 are all in the state of horizontal setup, and the dispositional directivity is limited to one direction alone, so that the same problem as in Japanese Paten Laid-Open 2001-270278 arises.
  • [0013]
    Further, in storage furniture described in the invention of Japanese Patent Laid-Open 2003-93172, a sheet material (steel plate material) Q122 belonging to the lower surface of a top plate Q121 and the same sheet material Q132 belonging to the upper surface of a bottom plate Q131 are press-worked to form guide grooves Q122 a and Q132 a for receiving intermediate partition members Q2, with the result that said problem of Japanese Paten Laid-Open 2001-270278 is solved, allowing the partition members Q2 to be used by being smoothly correctly inserted from the front of the furniture main body Q1; thus, it may be said that there is an advantage that the partition distance can be easily adjusted for widening or narrowing.
  • [0014]
    However, even in the invention of Japanese Patent Laid-Open 2003-93172, the side walls Q11 of the furniture main body Q1 and said partition members Q2 are prepared to be different in arrangement.
  • [0015]
    That is, the arrangement of the partition member Q2 is such that a pair of upper and lower plates Q22 are integrally welded to opposite ends of a core material (square pipe material) Q23 and, besides this, it is necessary that a pair of partition plates (acrylic resin plates) Q24 formed with shelf receiving groove Q246 be held between core materials Q23 and fixed thereto.
  • [0016]
    On the other hand, the side plate Q11 of the furniture main body Q1 consists of a panel plate P11 and its arrangement is such that the inner plate Q113 formed with shelf receiving grooves Q113 a is required to be fixedly attached to the inner surface of the side panel Q111 by a plurality of set screws, so that as in the case of the invention of Japanese Paten Laid-Open 2001-270278, the assembly quality of the furniture main body Q1 can hardly be maintained uniform and the effect of mass production of storage furniture cannot be exhibited to the maximum.
  • Means for Solving the Problems
  • [0017]
    An object of the invention is to solve such problems, and to achieve the object, the arrangement of a first aspect of the invention is characterized by comprising
  • [0018]
    a pair of first and second surrounding panels identical and opposed to each other in which a number of parallel partition wall panel receiving groove rails keeping a fixed opening width and a spacing pitch are formed in rows along the direction of the depth of the inner plate surface,
  • [0019]
    a pair of third and fourth surrounding panels identical and opposed to each other in which a number of parallel partition plate receiving groove rails which lie in planes orthogonal to the partition wall panel receiving groove rails of the first and second surrounding panels and are formed in rows along the direction of the depth of the inner plate surface so as to keep a fixed opening width and a spacing pitch which are less than those of the partition wall panel receiving groove rails,
  • [0020]
    at least one partition wall panel in which a number of parallel partition plate receiving groove rails which are the same as the partition plate receiving groove rails of the third and fourth surrounding panels are formed in rows along the direction of the depth of the one side plate surface, wherein said first through fourth surrounding panels and a back panel are used to integrally frame a cabinet main body in the form of a rectangular parallelepiped or regular hexahedron opened only in the front,
  • [0021]
    an end ornamental panel is integrally attached from the front to the cut end surface of one of the third and fourth surrounding panels, the third surrounding panel, in such a manner as not to block the partition plate receiving groove rails of the third surrounding panel,
  • [0022]
    a single end partition wall panel to be juxtaposed with the remaining fourth surrounding panel is fixedly inserted from the front into the opposed partition wall panel receiving groove rails of the first and second surrounding panels,
  • [0023]
    an end index panel having a fixed plate width greater than that of the end ornamental panel is integrally attached from the front to the two cut end surfaces of the end partition wall panel and fourth surrounding panel in such a manner as not to block the partition plate receiving groove rails of the end partition wall panel, a required number of partition plates are used by being removably inserted from the front between the opposed partition plate receiving groove rails of the third surrounding panel and end partition wall panel, thereby partitioning the interior of the frame of the cabinet main body into a plurality of article storage chambers,
  • [0024]
    identification emblems serving as indexes for various articles stored in each of the plurality of article storage chambers are set such that they can be applied to the end index panel.
  • [0025]
    The arrangement of a second aspect of the invention is characterized in that not only the single end partition wall panel to be juxtaposed with the fourth surrounding panel but also at least one pair of identical intermediate partition wall panels to be interposed between the end partition wall panel and the third surrounding panel opposed thereto are removably inserted from the front into the opposed partition wall panel receiving groove rails of the first and second surrounding panels in a juxtaposed state in which the partition plate receiving groove rails which open in the one side plate surface thereof are directed mutually oppositely outward,
  • [0026]
    an intermediate index panel having a fixed plate width greater than that of the end ornamental panel is integrally attached from the front to the two cut end surfaces of the intermediate partition wall panels in such a manner as not to block the two partition plate receiving groove rails,
  • [0027]
    identification emblems serving as an indexes for various articles stored in each of the plurality of article storage chambers are set such that they can be applied to the intermediate index panel.
  • [0028]
    The arrangement of a third aspect of the invention is characterized in that
  • [0029]
    the first and second surrounding panels are each formed by sticking together a panel main body decorative plate in which a wood-base material, such as plywood, particle board or MDF, is overlaid with a decorative sheet of synthetic resin, such as melamine resin, and an identical grooved decorative plate having partition wall panel receiving groove rails cut therein in advance,
  • [0030]
    the third and fourth surrounding panels and the partition wall panels are, respectively, substantially the same in arrangement, each of them being formed by sticking together a panel main body decorative plates in which a wood-base material, such as plywood, particle board or MDF, is overlaid with a decorative sheet of synthetic resin, such as melamine resin, and identical grooved decorative plates having partition plate receiving groove rails cut therein in advance.
  • [0031]
    Further, the arrangement of a fourth aspect of the invention is characterized by comprising
  • [0032]
    a pair of first and second surrounding panels identical and opposed to each other in which a number of parallel partition plate receiving groove rails keeping a fixed opening width and a spacing pitch are formed in rows along the direction of the depth of the inner plate surface,
  • [0033]
    a pair of third and fourth surrounding panels identical and opposed to each other in which a number of identical parallel partition plate receiving groove rails which lie in planes orthogonal to the partition plate receiving groove rails of the first and second surrounding panels are formed in rows along the direction of the depth of the inner plate surface,
  • [0034]
    at least one partition wall panel in which a number of parallel partition plate receiving groove rails which are the same as the partition plate receiving groove rails of the first through fourth surrounding panels are formed in rows along the direction of the depth of the one side plate surface, and in which insertion convex rails which can be inserted into the partition plate receiving groove rails of the first through fourth surrounding panels are formed in rows along the direction of the depth of the two cut end surfaces, wherein
  • [0035]
    first through fourth surrounding panels and a back panel are used to integrally frame a cabinet main body in the form of a rectangular parallelepiped or regular hexahedron opened only in the front,
  • [0036]
    an end ornamental panel is integrally attached from the front to the cut end surface of one of the third and fourth surrounding panels, the third surrounding panel, in such a manner as not to block the partition plate receiving groove rails of the third surrounding panel,
  • [0037]
    a single end partition wall panel to be juxtaposed with the remaining fourth surrounding panel has its insertion convex rails fixedly inserted from the front into the opposed partition plate receiving groove rails of the first and second surrounding panels,
  • [0038]
    an end index panel having a fixed plate width greater than that of the end ornamental panel is integrally attached from the front to the two cut end surfaces of the end partition wall panel and fourth surrounding panel in such a manner as not to block the partition plate receiving groove rails of the end partition wall panel, a required number of partition plates are used by being removably inserted from the front between the opposed partition plate receiving groove rails of the third surrounding panel and end partition wall panel, thereby partitioning the interior of the frame of the cabinet main body into a plurality of article storage chambers,
  • [0039]
    identification emblems serving as indexes for various articles stored in each of the plurality of article storage chambers can be applied to the end index panel.
  • [0040]
    The arrangement of a fifth aspect of the invention is characterized in that not only the single end partition wall panel to be juxtaposed with the fourth surrounding panel but also at least one pair of identical intermediate partition wall panels to be interposed between the end partition wall panel and the third surrounding panel opposed thereto are placed in a juxtaposed state in which the partition plate receiving groove rails which open in the one side plate surface thereof are directed mutually oppositely outward, and in this state the insertion convex rails of the two intermediate partition wall panels are removably inserted from the front into the opposed partition plate receiving groove rails of the first and second surrounding panels, an intermediate index panel having a fixed plate width greater than that of the end ornamental panel is integrally attached from the front to the two cut end surfaces of the intermediate partition wall panels in such a manner as not to block the two partition plate receiving groove rails,
  • [0041]
    identification emblems serving as indexes for various articles stored in each of the plurality of article storage chambers are set such that they can be applied to the intermediate index panel.
  • [0042]
    The arrangement of a sixth aspect of the invention is characterized in that in order to additionally prepare at least one pair of intermediate partition wall panels which are orthogonal to the intermediate partition wall panels, the insertion convex rails are removably inserted from the front between the partition plate receiving groove rails of the intermediate partition wall panels and third surrounding panel opposed thereto, between the partition plate receiving groove rails of the intermediate partition wall panels and fourth surrounding panel opposed thereto, and/or between the partition plate receiving groove rails of adjacent intermediate partition wall panels forming a pair and opposed to each other, the intermediate index panel is integrally attached from the front to the two cut end surfaces of said separately additionally prepared intermediate partition wall panels in such a manner as not to block the two partition plate receiving groove rails.
  • [0043]
    The arrangement of a seventh aspect of the invention is characterized by comprising
  • [0044]
    a pair of first and second surrounding panels identical and opposed to each other in which a number of parallel partition plate receiving groove rails keeping a fixed opening width and a spacing pitch are formed in rows along the direction of the depth of the inner plate surface,
  • [0045]
    a pair of third and fourth surrounding panels identical and opposed to each other in which a number of identical parallel partition plate receiving groove rails which lie in planes orthogonal to the partition plate receiving groove rails of the first and second surrounding panels are formed in rows along the direction of the depth of the inner plate surface,
  • [0046]
    at least one partition wall panel in which a number of parallel partition plate receiving groove rails which are the same as the partition plate receiving groove rails of the first through fourth surrounding panels are formed in rows along the direction of the depth of the one side plate surface, and in which insertion convex rails which can be inserted into the partition plate receiving groove rails of the first through fourth surrounding panels are formed in rows along the direction of the depth of the two cut end surfaces, wherein said first through surrounding fourth panels and a back panel are used to integrally frame a cabinet main body in the form of a rectangular parallelepiped or regular hexahedron opened only in the front,
  • [0047]
    an end ornamental panel is integrally attached from the front to the cut end surface of one of the first and second surrounding panels, the second surrounding panel, in such a manner as not to block the partition plate receiving groove rails of the second surrounding panel,
  • [0048]
    a single end partition wall panel to be juxtaposed with the remaining first surrounding panel has its insertion convex rails fixedly inserted from the front into the opposed partition plate receiving groove rails of the third and fourth surrounding panels,
  • [0049]
    an end index panel having a fixed plate width greater than that of the end ornamental panel is integrally attached from the front to the two cut end surfaces of the end partition wall panel and first surrounding panel in such a manner as not to block the partition plate receiving groove rails of the end partition wall panel, a required number of partition plates are used by being removably inserted from the front between the opposed partition plate receiving groove rails of the second surrounding panel and end partition wall panel, thereby partitioning the interior of the frame of the cabinet main body into a plurality of article storage chambers,
  • [0050]
    identification emblems serving as indexes for various articles stored in each of the plurality of article storage chambers are set such that they can be applied to the end index panel.
  • [0051]
    The arrangement of an eight aspect of the invention is characterized in that not only the single end partition wall panel to be juxtaposed with the first surrounding panel but also at least one pair of identical intermediate partition wall panels to be interposed between the end partition wall panel and the second surrounding panel opposed thereto are placed in a juxtaposed state in which the partition plate receiving groove rails which open in the one side plate surface thereof are directed mutually oppositely outward, and in this state the insertion convex rails of the two intermediate partition wall panels are removably inserted from the front into the opposed partition plate receiving groove rails of the third and fourth surrounding panels, an intermediate index panel having a fixed plate width greater than that of the end ornamental panel is integrally attached from the front to the two cut end surfaces of the intermediate partition wall panels in such a manner as not to block the two partition plate receiving groove rails,
  • [0052]
    identification emblems serving as indexes for various articles stored in each of the plurality of article storage chambers are set such that they can be applied to the intermediate index panel.
  • [0053]
    The arrangement of a ninth aspect of the invention is characterized in that in order to additionally prepare at least one pair of separate intermediate partition wall panels which are orthogonal to the intermediate partition wall panels, the insertion convex rails are removably inserted from the front between the partition plate receiving groove rails of the intermediate partition wall panels and second surrounding panel opposed thereto, between the partition plate receiving groove rails of the intermediate partition wall panels and first surrounding panel opposed thereto, and/or between the partition plate receiving groove rails of adjacent intermediate partition wall panels forming a pair and opposed thereto,
  • [0054]
    the intermediate index panel is integrally attached from the front to the two cut end surfaces of said separately additionally prepared intermediate partition wall panels in such a manner as not to block the two partition plate receiving groove rails.
  • [0055]
    The arrangement of a tenth aspect of the invention is characterized in that the first through fourth surrounding panels and the partition wall panels are, respectively, substantially the same in arrangement, each of them being formed by sticking together a panel main body decorative plates in which a wood-base material, such as plywood, particle board or MDF, is overlaid with a decorative sheet of synthetic resin, such as melamine resin, and identical grooved decorative plates having partition plate receiving groove rails cut therein in advance.
  • [0056]
    The arrangement of an eleventh aspect of the invention is characterized in that the end index panel and the intermediate index panel have fixed plate widths equal to each other and are set such that they can be interchangeably used.
  • [0057]
    The arrangement of a twelfth aspect of the invention is characterized in that
  • [0058]
    the partition plate is formed from a plywood having a colored synthetic resin film laminated thereto, or a transparent or colored synthetic resin plate, as a rectangular or square form,
  • [0059]
    a fingertip insertion notch for the operator's hand is applied to one side, the front side or back side, which lies in the direction of insertion of the partition plate receiving groove rails.
  • [0060]
    The arrangement of a thirteenth aspect of the invention is characterized in that ground-engaging leg seats capable of installation height adjustment or ground-engaging casters capable of moving to an installation site are attached to a lower surface where the cabinet main body is installed for use.
  • [0061]
    The arrangement of a fourteenth aspect of the invention is characterized in that a partition plate-intended storage box which can be opened and closed is attached from the front to a lower surface where the cabinet main body is installed for use.
  • [0062]
    The arrangement of a fifteenth aspect of the invention is characterized in that a carrying handle or a drawing handle is attached to the cabinet main body.
  • [0063]
    The arrangement of a sixteenth aspect of the invention is characterized in that the front of the cabinet main body is set such that it can be opened and closed by rotary doors pivotally connected to the cabinet main body or by a slide shutter removably inserted in the cabinet main body.
  • [0064]
    The arrangement of a seventeenth aspect of the invention is characterized in that a plurality of cabinet main bodies are combined into a unit so that the dispositional directivity of the partition wall panels and the dispositional directivity of the partition plates such that the partition plates are orthogonal to the partition wall panels.
  • EFFECTS OF THE INVENTION
  • [0065]
    The arrangements of the first and second aspects of the invention correspond to a first embodiment shown in FIGS. 1-13. According to the arrangement of the first aspect of the invention, a pair of first and second surrounding panels opposed to each other having partition wall panel receiving groove rails are the same with each other, and a pair of third and fourth surrounding panels opposed to each other having partition plate receiving groove rails are the same. Therefore, the cabinet main body can be integrally framed in a highly accurate assembled state with no variation while interchangeably using these pairs as component members of the cabinet main body.
  • [0066]
    Further, since the many partition wall panel receiving groove rails are in a parallel state keeping a fixed opening width and spacing pitch, an end partition panel can be smoothly inserted into the opposed partition wall panel receiving groove rails of the first and second surrounding panels and into a position adjacent to the fourth surrounding panel in an accurate state juxtaposed state from the front of the cabinet main body. And an end index panel having a fixed plate width which without fail is greater than that of the end ornamental panel can be integrally attached to the two cut end surfaces of the end partition wall panel and fourth surrounding panel.
  • [0067]
    On the other hand, the many partition plate receiving groove rails are in a parallel state keeping a fixed opening width and spacing pitch. On one side of article storage chambers into which the interior of the frame of the cabinet main body is partitioned by partition plates used by being inserted into the opposed partition plate receiving groove rails of the third surrounding panel and end partition wall panel, there is present in adjacent relation thereto, without fail, the end index panel which is in dispositional relation orthogonal to the partition plates. Therefore, with identification emblems attached thereto used as indexes, not only the person himself or herself taking part in the storing operation but also a third person can instantly take out, without mistakes, various articles stored in each article storage chamber.
  • [0068]
    Further, the cabinet main body is in the form of a rectangular parallelepiped or regular hexahedron, and the opening width and spacing pitch of the partition wall panel receiving groove rails in the first and second surrounding panels are changed to be greater than the opening width and spacing pitch of the partition plate receiving groove rails in the third and fourth surrounding panels and end partition wall panel. Therefore, if the thick end partition wall panel corresponding thereto is inserted and fixed and the cabinet main body is used in an installed state in which the fourth surrounding panel adjacent to the end partition wall panel provides a lower surface, the resulting effect is that even when a various heavy articles are stored or a large number of various articles are stored, a support strength is obtained to withstand the weight.
  • [0069]
    Particularly, if the arrangement of the second aspect of the invention is employed, there is no need for making measurements one by one to make calculations so as to find the positions at which the cabinet main body is to be partitioned by at least one pair of intermediate partition wall panels. Furthermore, increase or decrease of the partition distances can be conveniently and correctly made by inserting or extracting the intermediate partition wall panels, such effect being developed the more remarkably, the larger the number of said intermediate partition wall panels installed.
  • [0070]
    In either of the first and second aspects of the invention, if the arrangement of the third aspect of the invention is employed, it is possible for various decorative patterns, such as wood-grain patters or abstractive patterns, depicted by synthetic resin-made decorative sheets of decorative plates to provide elegant furniture-like external decorative effects to the whole of the cabinet main body, and to suppress useless weight increase in the case where the cabinet main body is fitted and fixed in a drawer of a desk or bureau or the like which is an existing item of indoor equipment. Interchangeable use of the third and fourth surrounding panels and partition wall panels makes it possible to exert the effect of mass-production of cabinet main bodies to the maximum.
  • [0071]
    The arrangements of the fourth and fifth aspects of the invention correspond to a second embodiment shown in FIG. 15, and the arrangements of the seventh and eights aspects of the invention correspond to a third embodiment shown in FIG. 16. And, according to the arrangements of the fourth and seventh aspects of the invention, the pair of first and second surrounding panels opposed to each other are the same with each other and so are the pair of third and fourth surrounding panels opposed to each other. Furthermore, the partition plate receiving groove rails of the first through fourth surrounding panels are set the same as the partition plate receiving groove rails of the partition wall panels, while insertion convex rails which can be used by being interchangeably inserted into these partition plate receiving groove rails are projectingly formed in rows on the two cut end surfaces of said partition wall panels. Therefore, the cabinet main body can be conveniently and highly accurately assembled and the effect of mass production thereof is further improved.
  • [0072]
    Particularly, if the arrangements of the fifth and eight aspects of the invention are employed, the resulting effect is that, in addition to the achievement of said effect, the interior of the frame of the cabinet main body can be easily finely partitioned according to the user's desire and various articles.
  • [0073]
    The arrangement of the sixth aspect of the invention corresponds to a fourth embodiment shown in FIGS. 17 and 18, and the arrangement of the ninth aspect of the invention corresponds to fifth embodiment shown in FIGS. 19 and 20. If these arrangements are employed, the interior of the frame of the cabinet main body can be partitioned more finely in two directions, vertical and horizontal, orthogonal to each other by at least one pair of separately additionally prepared intermediate partition wall panels, thus increasing the correspondingness to various articles desired by the user and varying in size, shape, hardness, thickness, etc., and greatly improving convenience in use.
  • [0074]
    Further, if the arrangement of the tenth aspect of the invention is employed, in the article tidy-up cabinets shown in the second through fifth embodiments, it is possible to provide overall weight reduction and a furniture-like external decorative effect, and by making all the first through fourth surrounding panels and the partition wall panels, respectively, substantially the same in arrangement and using them interchangeably, it is possible to remarkably improve the effect of mass-production of the cabinet main bodies.
  • [0075]
    If the arrangement of the eleventh aspect of the invention is employed, the end index panel and intermediate index panel can be interchangeably used, so that the effect of mass production of cabinet main bodies further improves.
  • [0076]
    If the arrangement of the twelfth aspect of the invention is employed, various articles stored in article storage chambers can be identified by coloring the partition plates, such coloring enhancing the external decorative effect of the article tidy-up cabinet. There is the effect that various articles and partition plates can be easily taken out by the fingertips of the operator's hand inserted through a fingertip insertion notch formed in the partition plate.
  • [0077]
    If the arrangement of the thirteenth aspect of the invention is employed, the article tidy-up cabinet can be used by being stably installed on an indoor floor, desk table surface or the like by the ground-engaging leg seats. And, there is also the effect that the place of installation can be freely changed by the ground-engaging casters used in place thereof, providing a so-called wagon type article tidy-up cabinet.
  • [0078]
    If the arrangement of the fourteenth aspect of the invention is employed, those of the partition plates which become excessive in the partitioning of the cabinet main body can be held in the storage box without the possibility of missing, a fact which contributes to convenience.
  • [0079]
    If the arrangement of the fifteenth aspect of the invention is employed, it becomes possible to carry out the article tidy-up cabinet outdoors by the carrying handle. And attachment of a drawer handle makes it possible to form the article tidy-up cabinet as a drawer of a desk or the like.
  • [0080]
    If the arrangement of the sixteenth aspect of the invention is employed, there is the effect that the danger of various articles stored being soiled by dust can be eliminated by the front opening/closing rotary doors or slide shutter in the cabinet main body.
  • [0081]
    If the arrangement of the seventeenth aspect of the invention is employed, there is also the effect that a plurality of cabinet main bodies are combined and unitized to provide an article tidy-up cabinet having a dispositional directivity in which the partition plates themselves are orthogonal to each other and so are the partition wall panels themselves, thereby making it possible to conveniently store and sort out various articles varying in size, shape, hardness, thickness, etc., and to accommodate various conditions including the largeness of installation place.
  • BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF THE DRAWINGS
  • [0082]
    FIG. 1 is an exploded perspective view of an article tidy-up cabinet according to the invention, showing a first embodiment;
  • [0083]
    FIG. 2 is a perspective view showing the assembled state of FIG. 1;
  • [0084]
    FIG. 3 is a front view showing the assembled state of FIG. 1;
  • [0085]
    FIG. 4 is an enlarged sectional view taken along the line 4-4 in FIG. 3;
  • [0086]
    FIG. 5 is a sectional view taken along the line 5-5 in FIG. 4;
  • [0087]
    FIG. 6 is a sectional view taken along the line 6-6 in FIG. 4;
  • [0088]
    FIG. 7 is a sectional view taken along the line 7-7 in FIG. 4;
  • [0089]
    FIG. 8 is a perspective view showing the exploded state of a panel main body decorative plate and a grooved decorative plate in first and second surrounding panels;
  • [0090]
    FIG. 9 is a perspective view of the stuck-together state of FIG. 8;
  • [0091]
    FIG. 10 is a perspective view showing the exploded state of a panel main body decorative plate and a grooved decorative plate in third and fourth surrounding panels;
  • [0092]
    FIG. 11 is a perspective view of the stuck-together state of FIG. 10;
  • [0093]
    FIG. 12 is a perspective view showing a partition plate extracted;
  • [0094]
    FIG. 13 is a sectional view taken along the line 13-13 in FIG. 12;
  • [0095]
    FIG. 14 is a perspective view showing a modified embodiment of the partition plate;
  • [0096]
    FIG. 15 is a front view corresponding to FIG. 3, showing a second embodiment of the article tidy-up cabinet according to the invention;
  • [0097]
    FIG. 16 is a front view corresponding to FIG. 3, showing a third embodiment of the article tidy-up cabinet according to the invention;
  • [0098]
    FIG. 17 is a front view corresponding to FIG. 3, showing a fourth embodiment of the article tidy-up cabinet according to the invention;
  • [0099]
    FIG. 18 is a sectional view corresponding to FIG. 5, also showing the fourth embodiment;
  • [0100]
    FIG. 19 is a front view corresponding to FIG. 3, showing a fifth embodiment of the article tidy-up cabinet according to the invention;
  • [0101]
    FIG. 20 is a sectional view corresponding to FIG. 5, also showing the fifth embodiment;
  • [0102]
    FIG. 21 is a front view exemplifying the front-facing single-use specification of the article tidy-up cabinet;
  • [0103]
    FIG. 22 is an enlarged sectional view taken along the line 22-22 in FIG. 21;
  • [0104]
    FIG. 23 is a perspective view showing a partition plate storage box extracted;
  • [0105]
    FIG. 24 is a front view showing the article tidy-up cabinet having made a change in direction from FIG. 21;
  • [0106]
    FIG. 25 is a perspective view exemplifying the upward-facing single-use specification of the article tidy-up cabinet;
  • [0107]
    FIG. 26 is a sectional view exemplifying an article tidy-up cabinet with a rotary door;
  • [0108]
    FIG. 27 is a front view exemplifying an article tidy-up cabinet with a slide shutter;
  • [0109]
    FIG. 28 is an enlarged sectional view taken along the line 28-28 in FIG. 27;
  • [0110]
    FIG. 29 is a perspective view exemplifying a portable type article tidy-up cabinet;
  • [0111]
    FIG. 30 is a perspective view exemplifying a drawer type article tidy-up cabinet;
  • [0112]
    FIG. 31 is a perspective view exemplifying an article tidy-up cabinet based on a multiple-use specification for combining and unitizing a plurality of cabinet main bodies;
  • [0113]
    FIG. 32 is a perspective view exemplifying an article tidy-up cabinet based on another multiple-use specification;
  • [0114]
    FIG. 33 is a perspective view exemplifying an article tidy-up cabinet based on still another multiple-use specification;
  • [0115]
    FIG. 34 is a perspective view exemplifying an article tidy-up cabinet fitted in and fixed to a drawer; and
  • [0116]
    FIG. 35 is a front view exemplifying an article tidy-up cabinet fitted in and fixed to a storage shelf.
  • BEST MODE FOR CARRYING OUT THE INVENTION
  • [0117]
    The concrete arrangement of the invention will now be described in detail with reference to the drawings. FIGS. 1-13 show an article tidy-up cabinet according to a first embodiment of the invention, wherein a total of four surrounding panels, first through fourth, F1, F2, F3, and F4, and a single back panel F5 are used to integrally frame a cabinet main body A in the form of a rectangular parallelepiped or regular hexahedron opened only in the front. The interior of the frame of the cabinet main body A is partitioned by vertical partition wall panels and horizontal partition plates to be later described.
  • [0118]
    First, the first and second surrounding panels F1 and F2 forming a cabinet main body A will be described. These form a pair of opposed upper and lower panels of the same arrangement, and the inner plate surface is formed with a number of parallel partition wall panel receiving groove rails 11 in rows with a given spacing pitch P1 extending along the direction of the depth of said cabinet main body A.
  • [0119]
    Here, each of the first and second surrounding panels F1 and F2 is a 2-ply decorative plate (preferably, melamine resin decorative plate called Decora in trade name) in which a wood-base material, such as plywood, particle board or MDF, is overlaid with a decorative sheet of synthetic resin, such as melamine resin, wherein as shown in FIG. 5 or FIGS. 8 and 9, a relatively thin grooved decorative plate 13 having a number of partition wall panel receiving groove rails 11 cut therein in advance along the direction of the plate width is integrally stuck on the one side plate surface of a relatively thick panel main body decorative plate 12. The decorative pattern, such as a wood-grain pattern or abstract patter, printed on the decorative sheet imparts an elegant external decoration effect rich in a furniture-like texture to the cabinet main body A. However, in the case of forming a large-sized cabinet main body A, said decorative plates 12 and 13 may be replaced by a non-patterned natural wood material having partition wall panel receiving groove rails 11 directly cut therein.
  • [0120]
    To give numerical values which serve as an example of the illustrated embodiment, the thicknesses of the panel main body decorative plate 12 and the grooved decorative plate 13 in said first and second surrounding panels F1 and F2 are about 12 mm and about 5 mm, respectively, and the grooved decorative plate 13 has a number of partition wall panel receiving groove rails 11 cut therein with an opening width S1 of about 13 mm, an opening depth D1 of about 4 mm, a spacing pitch P1 of about 23 mm. For this reason, the result is that a number of crosspieces 14 alternating with the recesses of the partition wall panel receiving groove rails 11 are relatively raised by a given width, which is about 10 mm.
  • [0121]
    Next, the third and fourth surrounding panels F3 and F4 forming said cabinet main body A form a pair of opposed left and right panels of the same arrangement, and the inner plate surface is formed with a number of parallel partition plate receiving groove rails 15 in rows with a given spacing pitch P2 extending along the direction of the depth of said cabinet main body A.
  • [0122]
    Here, as in the case of the first and second surrounding panels F1 and F2, each of the third and fourth surrounding panels F3 and F4 is a 2-ply decorative plate (preferably, Decora in trade name) in which a wood-base material, such as plywood, particle board or MDF, is overlaid with a decorative sheet of synthetic resin, such as melamine resin, wherein as shown in FIG. 5 or FIGS. 10 and 11, a relatively thin grooved decorative plate 17 having a number of partition plate receiving groove rails 15 cut therein in advance along the direction of the plate width is integrally stuck on the one side plate surface of a relatively thick panel main body decorative plate 16. However, in the case of forming a large-sized cabinet main body A, there may be employed a non-patterned natural wood material having partition plate receiving groove rails 15 directly cut therein.
  • [0123]
    To give numerical values which serve as an example of the illustrated embodiment, the thicknesses of the panel main body decorative plate 16 and the grooved decorative plate 17 in said third and fourth surrounding panels F3 and F4 are the same in size as those in said first and second surrounding panels F1 and F2, and the grooved decorative plate 17 has a number of partition plate receiving groove rails 15 cut therein with an opening width S2 of about 3 mm, an opening depth D2 of about 4 mm, a spacing pitch P2 of about 13 mm. For this reason, the result is that a number of crosspieces 18 alternating with the recesses of the partition plate receiving groove rails 15 are relatively raised by a given width, which is about 10 mm.
  • [0124]
    In addition, the back panel F5 mentioned before is a 1-ply plywood, MDF or the like, or non-patterned natural wood material, or a 1-ply decorative plate (preferably, Decora in trade name) in which such wood-base material is overlaid with a decorative sheet of synthetic resin, such as melamine resin. The back panel F5 has a thickness of about 12 mm, which is the same as in said first through fourth surrounding panels F1, F2, F3, and F4.
  • [0125]
    And, the third and fourth surrounding panels F3 an F4, as is clear from FIGS. 4 and 6, have a shorter depth dimension (plate width dimension) than said first and second surrounding panels F1 and F2. The pair of third and fourth surrounding panels F3 and F4 which are in the positioned state in which the third and fourth surrounding panels are applied to the crosspieces 14 opposed to each other and raised from the vicinities of the left and right ends of said first and second surrounding panels F1 and F2, and the back panel F5 are held by the first and second surrounding panels F1 and F2 from above and below, so as to integrally frame the rectangular parallelepipedic or regular hexagonal cabinet main body A as a whole.
  • [0126]
    In this respect, in the illustrated embodiment, in framing the cabinet main body A, the first through fourth surrounding panels F1, F2, F3, and F4 and the back panel F5 are all adhesively joined together. However, in place of or in addition to this, integral fixing may be effected as by a plurality of tapping screws or connecting dowels (not shown).
  • [0127]
    At any rate, in the assembled state of said cabinet main body A, the partition wall panel receiving groove rails 11 of the first and second surrounding panels F1 and F2 and the partition plate receiving groove rails 15 of the third and fourth surrounding panels F3 and F4 lie in planes orthogonal to each other. Furthermore, as is clear from comparison with the previously exemplified numerical values, the partition wall panel receiving groove rails 11 and the partition plate receiving groove rails 15 differ from each other in the opening widths S1 and S2 and spacing pitches P1 and P2.
  • [0128]
    The numeral 19 denotes an end ornamental panel integrally stuck on the cut end surface of either one of the third and fourth surrounding panels F3 and F4 forming the cabinet main body A, e.g., the third surrounding panel F3 (left side, in FIGS. 1 and 2), from the front of the cabinet main body A so as not to block the partition plate receiving groove rails 15 of the third surrounding panel F3, and in the stuck state, it is substantially flush with the front surfaces of the first and second surrounding panels F1 and F2.
  • [0129]
    That is, the end ornamental panel 19 consists of a 1-ply decorative plate (preferably, Decora in trade name) in which a wood-base material, such as plywood, particle board or MDF, is overlaid with a decorative sheet of synthetic resin, such as melamine resin, and particularly, it is formed as a quadrangular prism whose plate width W1 is about 12 mm×12 mm (depth), which width is the same as the thickness of the panel main body decorative plate 16 of the third surrounding panel F3.
  • [0130]
    Further, the numerals 20, 21, and 22 denote a plurality of vertical partition wall panels (in the illustrated first embodiment, a total of three such panels) to be inserted in the opposed partition wall panel receiving groove rails 11 of the first and second surrounding panels F1 and F2 from the front of the cabinet main body A, with the one side plate surface of each panel having a number of parallel partition plate receiving groove rails 23 maintaining the given opening width S3 and spacing pitch P3 and formed in rows along the direction of the depth of the cabinet main body A, D3 indicating the opening depth thereof.
  • [0131]
    Here, the partition wall panels 20, 21, and 22 are substantially the same in arrangement as the third and fourth surrounding panels F3 and F4, and is a 2-ply decorative plate (preferably, Decora in trade name) in which a wood-base material, such as plywood, particle board or MDF, is overlaid with a decorative sheet of synthetic resin, such as melamine resin, each partition wall panel being formed such that, as is clear from FIGS. 10 and 11 showing said third and fourth surrounding panels F3 and F4, a thin grooved decorative plate 25 having a number of partition plate receiving groove rails 23 cut therein in advance along the direction of the plate width is integrally stuck on the one side plate surface of the thick panel main body decorative plate 24. However, in the case of forming a large-sized cabinet main body A, there may be employed a non-patterned natural wood material having partition plate receiving groove rails 23 directly cut therein.
  • [0132]
    In addition, in the illustrated embodiment, for the convenience of preparation of the first through fourth surrounding panels F1, F2, F3, and F4, and the partition wall panels 20, 21 and 22, in each of them, the grooved decorative plates 13, 17, and 25 are integrally stuck on the panel main body decorative plates 12, 16, and 24; however, the crosspieces 14 and 18 may be fixed to the panel main body decorative plates 12, 16, and 24 to thereby dispose in rows the partition wall panel receiving groove rails 11 and partition plate receiving groove rails 15 and 23, which are recessed relatively to rising.
  • [0133]
    Of said partition wall panels 20, 21, and 22 prepared in plurality, one which is the vertical end partition wall panel 20 juxtaposed with the fourth surrounding panel F4 which is the other (right side, in FIGS. 1 and 2) of the third and fourth surrounding panels F3 and F4 is fixedly inserted from the front of the cabinet main body A into the partition wall panel receiving groove rails 11 opposed to each other at the ends closest to the fourth surrounding panel F4, in the first and second surrounding panels F1 and F2.
  • [0134]
    And the remaining two partition wall panels 21 and 22 form a pair as vertical intermediate partition wall panels 21 and 22 interposed between the end partition wall panel 20 and the third surrounding panel F3 which are opposed to each other, and pairs each consisting of two partition plate receiving groove rails 23 are in the juxtaposed state in which they are directed mutually oppositely outward as shown in FIGS. 1 and 5, and in this state they are removably inserted into the opposed partition wall panel receiving groove rails 11 of the first and second surrounding panels F1 and F2 from the front of the cabinet main body A, whereby the interior of the frame of the cabinet main body A is partitioned into two rows.
  • [0135]
    However, said pair of intermediate partition wall panels 21 and 22 may not be used in an insertion manner; reversely, additional pairs each consisting of intermediate partition wall panels 21 and 22 may be installed to partition the interior of the frame of the cabinet main body A into two or more rows.
  • [0136]
    The numeral 26 denotes an end index panel integrally stuck on the two cut end surfaces of the end partition wall panel 20 and fourth surrounding panel F4 from the front of the cabinet main body A in such a manner as not to block the partition plate receiving groove rails 23 of the end partition wall panel 20. The numeral 27 denotes an intermediate index panel integrally stuck on the two cut end surfaces of the pair of intermediate partition wall panels 21 and 22 from the front of the cabinet main body A in such a manner as not to block the two partition plate receiving groove rails 23.
  • [0137]
    Here, the end index panel 26 and intermediate index panel 27, like the end ornamental panel 19, consists of a 1-ply decorative plate (preferably, Decora in trade name) in which a wood-base material, such as plywood, particle board or MDF, is overlaid with a decorative sheet of synthetic resin, such as melamine resin, and in the stuck state, they are substantially flush with the front surfaces of the first and second surrounding panels F1 and F2, but their plate widths W2 and W3 are greater than the plate width W1 of the end ornamental panel 19.
  • [0138]
    In this respect, in the illustrated embodiment, the mutual spacing X1 between the end partition wall panel 20 and the fourth surrounding panel F4 disposed adjacent to each other and the mutual spacing X2 between the intermediate partition wall panels 21 and 22 juxtaposed with each other as a pair correspond to one-pitch of the partition wall panel receiving groove rails 11 of the first and second surrounding panels F2 and F2, and the end index panel 26 and intermediate index panel 27 whose plate widths W2 and W3 are equal, being about 35 mm, are integrally stuck between them from the front of the cabinet main body A, and the end index panel 26 and intermediate index panel 27 can be interchangeably used. The depths of the index panels 26 and 27 are the same as in the end ornamental panel 19, each being about 12 mm.
  • [0139]
    However, in the case of forming a large-sized cabinet main body A, the mutual spacings X1 and X2 may be increased to two or more pitches of the partition wall panel receiving groove rails 11, and the end index panels 26 and intermediate index panel 27 having mutually equal, increased given plate widths W2 and W3 (for example, about 58 mm) may be stuck on the two cut end surfaces of the end partition wall panel 20 and fourth surrounding panel F4 and the two cut end surface of the intermediate partition wall panels 21 and 22. Then, a wide area for applying identification emblems to be later described to the index panels 26 and 27 can be secured according to the size of the article storage chamber.
  • [0140]
    Further, an arrangement is possible wherein the end index panel 26 is stuck on the two cut end surfaces of the end partition wall panel 20 and fourth surrounding panel F4 in advance, while the intermediate index panel 27 is stuck on the two cut end surfaces of the intermediate partition wall panels 21 and 22, and the end index panel 26 is held by the first and second surrounding panels F1 and F2 from above and below to integrally frame the cabinet main body A, whereupon the two intermediate wall panels 21 and 22 of the intermediate index panel 27 is inserted into the opposed partition wall panel receiving groove rails 11 of the first and second surrounding panels F1 and F2 from the front of the cabinet main body A, the order of assembly being immaterial.
  • [0141]
    And, the user uses a desired number of horizontal partition plates 28 by removably inserting them between the partition plate receiving groove rails 23 of one of the intermediate partition wall panels 21 and 22 juxtaposed as a pair, the intermediate partition wall panel 22, and of the end partition wall panel 20 which are opposed to each other and disposed left and right, and between the partition plate receiving groove rails 23 and 15 of the other intermediate partition wall panel 21 and the third surrounding panel F3 which are opposed to each other and disposed left and right, thereby partitioning the interior of the frame of the cabinet main body A into a plurality of stages of article storing chambers R, in which various articles mentioned at the outset are stored.
  • [0142]
    Then, the result is that the end index panel 26 and intermediate index panel 27 which are in such a setup relation that they are orthogonal to the partition plates 28, which partition the interior of the frame of the cabinet main body A into article storage chambers R, are adjacent to one side (the right side in the illustrated embodiment) of the article storage chambers R without fail, and since the plate widths W2 and W3 of the end index panel 26 and intermediate index panel 27 are secured to be wide, the identification emblems 29 serving as indexes for various articles stored in the article storage chambers R can be applied to the index panels 26 and 27, so that not only the person himself or herself directly taking part in the storing operation but also a third person can instantly take out various articles without mistakes.
  • [0143]
    Here, the partition plate 28, as shown extracted in FIGS. 12 and 13, is formed from a plywood having a colored synthetic resin film 30 laminated to one or both plate surfaces thereof, an acrylic resin or other transparent synthetic resin plate, or colored synthetic resin plate, as a rectangular or square form having a depth dimension corresponding to the first and second surrounding panels F1 and F2, a plate width dimension corresponding to the mutual spacing between the partition plate receiving groove rails 15 and 23, and a given thickness (about 2.5 mm) corresponding to the groove rails 15 and 23, and various sizes are prepared in advance to allow the user to selectively use them.
  • [0144]
    In that case, it is preferable to arcuately apply a fingertip insertion notch 31 for the operator's hand to one side, the front side or back side, which lies in the direction of insertion of the partition plate 28. This is because the partition plates 28 and various articles can be easily taken out by the operator's hand which has inserted them from here. Further, it is possible to stick together a plurality of sheets of plywood, as shown in FIG. 14, or thicken synthetic resin plates so as to provide a support strength capable of withstanding the loads of various articles.
  • [0145]
    Further, said identification emblem 29 means a letter, figure, symbol, color or a combination thereof, which serve for identification of various articles stored and sort out in each article storage chamber R. For example, it is concretely displayed as the inherent names of various articles, user's name, date of use, transmission and reception mate, client's name, date, etc. Further, besides a method in which they are written directly on said index panels 26 and 27, it is possible to widely employ a method in which a display medium, such as a tape or label, substituted for the same, is stuck, a method in which a magnet label is attracted to a magnetic plate affixed to the index panels 26 and 27, etc.
  • [0146]
    Next, FIGS. 15 and 16 show second and third embodiments of the invention corresponding to FIG. 3. The arrangement in which their article tidy-up cabinets differ from that of the first embodiment will be described below.
  • [0147]
    That is, in the first embodiment of FIGS. 1-13, the opening width S1 and spacing pitch P1 of the partition wall panel receiving groove rails 11 in the first and second surrounding panels F1 and F2 are changed to be greater than the opening width S2 and spacing pitch P2 of the partition plate receiving groove rails 15 in the third and fourth surrounding panels F3 and F4 and the same opening width S3 and spacing pitch P3 of the partition plate receiving groove rails 23 in the partition wall panels 20, 21, and 22.
  • [0148]
    And, the panel main body decorative plates 24 of the partition wall panels 20, 21, and 22 which are thick corresponding to the large opening width Si are inserted into the partition wall panel receiving groove rails 11 of the first and second surrounding panels F1 and F2 while maintaining their thickness, while the partition plates 28 which are thin corresponding to the narrow opening width S2 and S3 are inserted into the partition plate receiving groove rails 15 and 23 of the third and fourth surrounding panels F3 and F4 and partition wall panels 20, 21 and 22; such mutual discriminated arrangements are employed.
  • [0149]
    As compared with this, in the second and third embodiments shown in FIGS. 15 and 16, respectively, partition plate receiving groove rails 32 in place of the partition wall panels receiving groove rails 11 of the first embodiment are formed in rows in the first and second surrounding panels F1 and F2. Furthermore, the opening width S4, opening depth D4 and spacing pitch P4 of the partition plate receiving groove rails 32 are set the same in dimension as in the partition plate receiving groove rails 15 of the third and fourth surrounding panels F3 and F4 and the partition plate receiving groove rails 23 of the partition wall panels 20, 21, and 22.
  • [0150]
    That is, to give numerical values which serve as an example of the illustrated embodiment, the opening widths S2, S3, and S4 of the partition plate receiving groove rails 15, 23, and 32 are about 3 mm, their opening depths D2, D3, and D4 are about 4 mm, and their spacing pitches P2, P3, and P4 are about 18 mm.
  • [0151]
    On the other hand, insertion convex rails 33 having the same thickness as that of the thickness (about 2.5 mm previously exemplified) of the partition plate 28 project in rows from the cut end surfaces of the panel main body decorative plates 24 forming the partition wall panels 20, 21, and 22 in the direction of the depth of the partition wall panels 20, 21, and 22, and said insertion convex rails 33 can be used by being inserted into the partition plate receiving groove rails 32 and 15 of the first through fourth surrounding panels F1, F2, F3, and F4 interchangeably with the partition plates 28 without distinction.
  • [0152]
    In the case of the second embodiment shown in FIG. 15, as in the arrangement of the first embodiment, the insertion convex rails 33 not only in the single vertical end partition wall panel 20 juxtaposed with the fourth surrounding panel F4 but also in at least one pair of vertical intermediate partition wall panels 21 and 22 interposed between the end partition wall panel 20 and the third surrounding panel F3 which are opposed to each other and disposed left and right are inserted into the opposed partition plate receiving groove rails 32 of the first and second surrounding panels F1 and F2 from the front of the cabinet main body A.
  • [0153]
    And, the end index panel 26 is stuck from the front on the two cut end surfaces of said end partition wall panel 20 and fourth surrounding panel F4, while the intermediate index panel 27 is stuck also from the front on the two cut end surfaces of said intermediate partition wall panels 21 and 22, so that identification emblems 29 serving as indexes for various articles can be applied to the index panels 26 and 27.
  • [0154]
    Further, in the case of the third embodiment shown in FIG. 16, the insertion convex rails 33 not only in the single horizontal end partition wall panel 20 juxtaposed with the first surrounding panel F1 but in at least one pair of horizontal intermediate partition wall panels 21 and 22 interposed between the end partition wall panel 20 and the second surrounding panel F2 which are opposed to and vertically spaced from each other are inserted into the opposed partition plate receiving groove rails 15 of the third and fourth surrounding panels F3 and F4 from the front of the cabinet main body A.
  • [0155]
    And, the end index panel 26 is stuck on the two cut end surfaces of the end partition wall panel 20 and first surrounding panel F1, and the intermediate index panel 27 is stuck on the two cut end surfaces of the intermediate partition wall panels 21 and 22, from the front of the cabinet main body A in both cases, so that the identification emblems 29 serving as indexes for various articles are set so that they can be applied.
  • [0156]
    In any the arrangements of the first through third embodiments, the dispositional directivity of the partition plate 28 is limited to one direction alone, horizontal direction or vertical direction, because of correlation between the partition plate 28 and the partition plate receiving groove rails 15, 23, and 32. However, particularly in the case of the second and third embodiments, the first through fourth surrounding panels F1, F2, F3, and F4 and the plurality of partition wall panels 20, 21, and 22 are formed in rows with the partition plate receiving groove rails 15, 23, and 32 having the same opening widths S2, S3 and S4, respectively, and spacing pitches P2, P3 and P4, respectively, as described above, while the insertion convex rails 33 used by being inserted interchangeably with the partition plates 28 into the partition plate receiving groove rails 15, 23, and 32 correspondingly project from the cut end surfaces of the partition wall panels 20, 21, and 22.
  • [0157]
    For this reason, on the basis of the arrangements of the second and third embodiments, as a partition pattern, which is, as it were, a developed form, for the cabinet main body A, as shown in a fourth embodiment of FIGS. 17 and 18, the respective heights (lengths) of the end partition wall panel 20 and end index panel 26 are suitably dimensionalized to be less than that of the fourth surrounding panel F4, so that at least one pair of horizontal intermediate partition wall panels 21 a and 22 a are, in an additionally prepared state, inserted between the fourth surrounding panel F4 and the vertical intermediate partition wall panels 21 and 22, which are opposed to each other and disposed left and right, between the vertical intermediate wall panels 21 and 22 and the third surrounding panel F3, which are opposed to each other and disposed left and right and/or between the vertical intermediate partition wall panels 21 and 22 which adjacent to each other as a pair and are disposed left and right, so that separately additionally prepared horizontal intermediate partition wall panels 21 a and 22 a and the vertical intermediate partition wall panels 21 and 22 cross each other at right angles, whereby the interior of the frame of the cabinet main body A can be more finely partitioned.
  • [0158]
    Here, in the illustrated embodiment, the insertion convex rails 33 of the vertical intermediate wall panels 21 and 22 are in the state of being inserted into the opposed partition plate receiving groove rails 32 of the first and second surrounding panels F1 and F2 from the front of the cabinet main body A. And, the insertion convex rails 33 of the separately additionally prepared horizontal intermediate partition wall panels 21 a and 22 a are in the state of being inserted into the opposed partition plate receiving groove rails 23 and 15 of the vertical intermediate partition wall panels 21 and 22 and fourth surrounding panel F4, and the insertion convex rails 33 of the end partition wall panel 20 is in the state of being inserted into the opposed partition plate receiving groove rails 23 and 32 of the horizontal intermediate partition wall panels 21 a and 22 a and the second surrounding panel F2, with the result that the partition plates 28 are disposed in two directions, vertical and horizontal.
  • [0159]
    As is clear from a fifth embodiment of FIGS. 19 and 20, the respective heights (lengths) of the end partition wall panel 20 and end index panel 26 are suitably dimensionalized to be less than that of the fourth surrounding panel F4, so that at least one pair of vertical intermediate partition wall panels 21 b and 22 b are inserted, in an additionally prepared state, between the second surrounding panel F2 and the horizontal intermediate partition wall panels 21 and 22, which are opposed to and vertically spaced from each other, between the horizontal intermediate wall panels 21 and 22 and the first surrounding panel F1 which are opposed to and vertically spaced from each other, and/or between the horizontal intermediate partition wall panels 21 and 22 vertically spaced from and disposed adjacent to each other as a pair, so that the separately additionally prepared horizontal intermediate partition wall panels 21 b and 22 b and the horizontal intermediate partition wall panels 21 and 22 are disposed to cross each other at right angles, whereby the interior of the frame of the cabinet main body A can be more finely partitioned.
  • [0160]
    Here, in the case of the illustrated embodiment, the insertion convex rails 33 of the horizontal intermediate partition wall panels 21 and 22 are in the state of being inserted from the front of the cabinet main body A into the opposed partition plate receiving groove rails 15 of the third and fourth surrounding panels F3 and F4. And, the insertion convex rails 33 of the vertical intermediate partition wall panels 21 b and 22 b additionally installed separately therefrom, and the insertion convex rails 33 of the end partition wall panel 20 are each in the state of being inserted into opposed partition plate receiving groove rails 23 and 32 of the horizontal intermediate wall panels 21 and 22 and second surrounding panel F2, so that the result is that the partition plates 28 are disposed in two directions, vertical and horizontal.
  • [0161]
    In addition, it goes without saying that the separately additionally installed horizontal intermediate partition wall panels 21 a and 22 a of FIGS. 17 and 18 are the same in arrangement as the vertical intermediate partition wall panels 21 and 22 crossing the same, and that the separately additionally prepared vertical intermediate partition wall panels 21 b and 22 b of FIGS. 19 and 20 crossing the same are the same in arrangement as the horizontal intermediate partition wall panels 21 and 22 crossing the same. The intermediate index panels 27 will be stuck on these additional horizontal intermediate partition wall panels 21 a and 22 b and additional vertical intermediate partition wall panels 21 b and 22 b.
  • [0162]
    And, in the arrangements of the fourth and fifth embodiments of FIGS. 17-20, as in the first through third embodiments, the end index panel 26 and intermediate index panel 27 which are in such a dispositional relation that they are orthogonal to the partition plates 28 for portioning the article storage chambers R result in being inevitably disposed adjacent to one side, (either left or right side, or either upper or lower side) of the article storage chambers R without fail, so that with the identification emblems 29 applied thereto as indexes, various articles stored and sort out in each article storage chamber R can be taken out instantly and correctly.
  • [0163]
    Particularly, according to the arrangements of the fourth and fifth embodiments, since the partition plates 28 are disposed in two directions, vertical and horizontal, within the frame of the cabinet main body A, there is no need for the user to aimlessly and frequently replace the partition plates 28. Various articles varying in size, shape, hardness, thickness, etc., can be easily and efficiently stored and sort out; thus, correspondingness to various articles is widened and convenience in use is improved.
  • [0164]
    Further, if the arrangements of the second through fifth embodiments are employed, there is the advantage that the first through fourth surrounding panels F1, F2, F3, and F4, the end partition wall panel 20 and the intermediate partition wall panel 21, 22, 21 a, 22 a, 21 b, and 22 b can be made identical, and that each of them can be formed such that thick panel main body decorative plates 12, 16, and 24 formed by overlaying wood-base material such as plywood, particle board or MDF, with a decorative sheet of synthetic resin, such as melamine resin, and the identical thin grooved decorative plates 13, 17, and 25 having the partition plate receiving groove rails 15, 23 and 32 notched therein in advance are integrally stuck together, so that the effect of mass-production of the cabinet main bodies A is exhibited to the maximum.
  • [0165]
    In addition, the rest of each of the arrangements of the second through fifth embodiments is substantially the same as in the first embodiment, so that only reference characters corresponding to those shown in FIGS. 1-13 are entered in FIGS. 15-20, and a detailed description thereof is omitted.
  • [0166]
    In the article tidy-up cabinet of the invention, irrespective of which of the first through fifth embodiments it is in, since the user uses pairs of intermediate partition wall panels 21 and 22, 21 a and 22 a, and 21 b and 22 b, and the partition plates 28 by removably inserting them, only an example of partitioning pattern in the cabinet main body A has been shown.
  • [0167]
    That is, it is possible for the user to partition the interior of the frame of the cabinet main body A into article storage chambers R of suitable size desired according to the size, shape, hardness, thickness, storage capacity, etc., of various articles by performing the operation of replacement of the intermediate partition wall panels 21, 22, 21 a, 22 a, 21 b, and 22 b and the partition plates 28, and to apply identification emblems 29 serving as indexes for various article stored and sort out in each article storage chamber R to the end index panel 26 and intermediate index panel 27 for convenience of use by looking over the identification emblems from the front.
  • [0168]
    FIGS. 21-30 exemplify various article tidy-up cabinets newly prepared as the single-use specification of said cabinet main body A. Since the cabinet main body A is integrally framed in a rectangular parallelepipedic or regular hexahedral form, it can be used not only in an installation state in which either one of the first and second surrounding panels F1 and F2 forms a lower surface as shown in FIG. 21, but also in a 90-degree turned installation state in which either one of the third and fourth surrounding panels F3 and F4 forms a lower surface as can be inferred from comparison between FIGS. 21 and 24, and in an installation state in which the back panel F5 forms a lower surface and the front is opened upward, as shown in FIG. 25.
  • [0169]
    In any of such various single-use specifications, it is preferable that at least the four corners of the region of the cabinet main body A forming a lower surface have attached thereto ground-engaging leg seats 34 capable of installation height adjustment or ground-engaging casters 35 capable of moving to an installation site, thereby finishing the article tidy-up cabinet.
  • [0170]
    In that case, the installation lower surface of the cabinet main body A may have disposed thereunder a raised bottom plate 36 serving as, as it were, a separate spacer, as shown in FIGS. 24 and 25, so as to facilitate the putting-in and taking-out of various articles with respect to the lowermost article storage chamber R, or the upper surface of the cabinet main body A may have stuck thereon a separate top plate 37 as shown in FIG. 21 and 24, so as to improve the external decoration effect of the article tidy-up cabinet.
  • [0171]
    Particularly, in the single-use specification of the article tidy-up cabinet, it is effective to integrally attach a partition plate-intended storage box 38 shown in FIGS. 21-23 to the installation lower surface of the cabinet main body A so that it performs the function of the raised bottom plate 36, and to set the partition plates 28 which become excessive as a result of the user partitioning the cabinet main body A such that they can be stored in the storage box 38 so as not to be lost.
  • [0172]
    In that case, the ground-engaging leg seats 34 and ground-engaging casters 35 may be similarly attached to the lower surface of the partition plate-intended storage box 38. The numeral 39 denotes a front opening/closing door pivotally connected to the partition plate-intended storage box 38 through hinges 40; the numeral 41 denotes closing magnet plates for the front opening/closing door 39; and the numeral 42 denotes magnet catchers for attracting them, attached to and held on a front reinforcing crosspieces 43 for the storage box 38.
  • [0173]
    The front of the cabinet main body A is set such that it can be opened and closed as by pivotally connecting rotary doors 44 shown in FIG. 26 to the first and second surrounding panels F1 and F2 or the third and fourth surrounding panels F3 and F4 of the cabinet main body A through hinges 45 or, as shown in FIGS. 27 and 28, by somewhat projecting and extending the first and second surrounding panels F1 and F2 or the third and fourth surrounding panels F3 and F4 to the front and removably inserting a slide shutter 47 from above or from side through a slit 46 cut in the projecting extension thereof. The numeral 48 denotes a recessed groove for catching the slide shutter 47.
  • [0174]
    And, the raised bottom plate 36, top plate 37, partition plate-intended storage box 38, and front opening/closing door 39 thereof are preferably made of 1-ply melamine resin decorative plate (Decora in trade name) as in the end index panel 26 and intermediate index panel 27 of the cabinet main body A to impart an elegant external decoration effect resembling furniture-like texture to the whole of the article tidy-up cabinet. In addition, it is desirable to employ a transparent synthetic resin plate or glass plate for the rotary doors 44 or a slide shutter 47 replacing the same for opening and closing the front of the cabinet main body A.
  • [0175]
    Such article tidy-up cabinet can be used as a desk-top type installed on the table surface of a desk, counter, shoe cupboard, shelf board or the like, or as a wagon type or fixed type installed on an indoor floor, and besides this, as shown in FIG. 29, carrying handles 49 can be attached to the first and second surrounding panels F1 and F2 or the third and fourth surrounding panels F3 and F4 of the cabinet main body A, preferably in such a manner that they can be turned to assume a raised or flat position, so that catalogues, slips or the like can be mounted in an automobile and carried around outdoors for the sale of articles entered therein.
  • [0176]
    Further, the cabinet main body A itself, as shown in FIG. 30, can be shaped, for example, as a drawer for a desk or cabinet, and the handle 50 of the drawer can be used by being attached to either one of the first and second surrounding panels F1 and F2 or either one of the third and fourth surrounding panels F3 and F4. The numeral 51 denotes slide guide rails for a drawer of a desk or cabinet.
  • [0177]
    Further, since the cabinet main body A is integrally framed in a rectangular parallelepipedic or regular hexahedral form, not only various article tidy-up cabinets based on a single-use specification as shown in FIG. 21-30, but also an additionally installed article tidy-up cabinet based on a multiple-use specification in which a plurality of cabinet main bodies A of the same size or different sizes are combined into a unit are used. Further, an article tidy-up cabinet based on a single-use specification or on a combination unitized multiple-use specification can be fitted and fixed in opening frames M of various storage shelves, closets, cabinets, drawers of a desk or bureau or the like which are existing items of indoor equipment, as it were, in after-attachment manner.
  • [0178]
    That is, of FIGS. 31-35 exemplifying article tidy-up cabinets based on multiple-use specifications for installation various places, FIG. 31 shows an article tidy-up cabinet in which a plurality of cabinet main bodies A are combined and unitized in a stacked state and in a side-by-side state, with the open fronts all turned sideways (forward) in both states, and the whole is surrounded and fixed by an outer decorative frame 52 newly prepared in a manner corresponding thereto so as to prevent separation between adjacent cabinet main bodies. However, it is of course possible that a plurality of cabinet main bodies A are combined and unitized in a stacked state alone or in a single-stage side-by-side state alone as a whole.
  • [0179]
    In another article tidy-up cabinet shown in FIG. 32, a total of four cabinet main bodies A each framed and unitized in the same size as a rectangular parallelepiped type are combined and unitized in a single-stage side-by-side state as a whole with the open fronts thereof alternately turned sideways, wherein various articles are set such that they can be placed into article storage chambers R of the cabinet main body A from different lateral directions (front-back direction and left-right direction), so that various articles can be taken in and out.
  • [0180]
    Further, such newly prepared article tidy-up cabinet based on a multiple-use specification can be used by being installed at the center of an indoor floor or large table surface. However, a total of four said cabinet main bodies A can be combined and unitized in a stacked state. The numeral 53 denotes a pair of outer decorative plates, upper and lower, for holding and fixing the whole as an article tidy-up cabinet.
  • [0181]
    In still another article tidy-up cabinet shown in FIG. 33, a plurality of cabinet main bodies A of the same size or different sizes are combined and unitized in single-stage side-by-side state in which the open fronts thereof are all directed upward, and the whole is surrounded and fixed by an outer decorative plate 52 newly prepared in a manner corresponding thereto so as to prevent separation between adjacent cabinet main bodies.
  • [0182]
    In the case of newly preparing such various article tidy-up cabinets based on a multiple-use specification, it is preferable that as can be perceived from FIG. 31-33, cabinet main bodies A be combined and unitized with the dispositional directivity of the partition wall panels 21, 22, 21 a, 22 a, 21 b, 22 b or the dispositional directivity of the partition plates 28 being such that adjacent cabinet main bodies A are orthogonal to each other. The reason is that this arrangement makes it easier to store and sort out various articles different in size, shape, hardness, thickness, etc.; thus, correspondingness to various articles is widened and convenience in use is improved.
  • [0183]
    Previously, a description has been given of the arrangement when the article tidy-up cabinet of the invention is newly prepared from a cabinet main body A based on a single-use specification or from a plurality of cabinet main bodies A based on a multiple-use specification in which they are combined and unitized. However, by regarding the outer decorative frame 52 of FIGS. 31 and 33 or the outer decorative plates 53 of FIG. 32 as those corresponding to an open frame M of various storage shelves, closet, cabinet, a drawer of a desk or bureau, or the like which are existing items of indoor equipment, the cabinet main body A of the article tidy-up cabinet can be fitted and fixed to the open frame M in an after-attachment manner, as shown in FIGS. 34 and 35.
  • [0184]
    That is, in fitting and fixing, in an after-attachment manner, the cabinet main body A of the article tidy-up cabinet to the open frame M, e.g., of a storage shelf which is an existing item of indoor equipment, first the first through fourth surrounding panels F1, F2, F3, and F4 of the cabinet main body A are fixed in the open frame M as by unillustrated double-faced adhesive tape or tapping screws, and then the vertical end partition wall panel 20 is inserted from the front into a position which is adjacent to either one of the third and fourth surrounding panels F3 and F4 and is fixed to the first and second surrounding panels F1 and F2 and the back panel F5 as by double-faced adhesive tape or tapping screws.
  • [0185]
    Then at least a pair of partition plates 28, upper and lower, are inserted from the front into the partition plate receiving groove rails 23 of the end partition wall panel 20, thereby securing the mutual spacing between the partition wall panel 20 and the intermediate partition wall panels 21 and 22 which follow to hold it at a fixed value, whereupon the pair of vertical intermediate partition wall panels 21 and 22 are inserted from the front into the thus-secured position, and finally the end index panel 26 and intermediate index panel 27 are stuck also from the front.
  • [0186]
    When the number of pairs each consisting of the intermediate partition panels 21 and 22 to be installed is increased, said assembling operation is repetitively performed up to the remaining one of the third and fourth surrounding panels F3 and F4, and if a gap should finally occur between it and the open frame M, a packing (not shown), such as a wood-base material, may be filled in the gap for unitization.
  • [0187]
    It is pointed out by way of precaution that in the case of fitting and fixing, in an after-attachment manner, a plurality of cabinet main bodies A in a stacked state to the open frame M, e.g., of a storage shelf which is an existing item of indoor equipment, the operation of assembling the partition wall panels 20, 21, and 22 may be performed successively from the bottom stage to the top stage of the cabinet main body.
  • [0188]
    In addition, in the case of fitting and fixing, in an after-attachment manner, the cabinet main body A into a drawer of a desk or cabinet which is an existing item of indoor equipment, the first through fourth surrounding panels F1, F2, F3, and F4 may be stuck on the interior of the drawer by a double-faced adhesive tape according to the order of assembly with respect to the open frame M, such as a storage shelf, whereupon the end partition wall panel 20, the intermediate partition wall panels 21 and 22, and the partition plates 28 may be inserted from above.
  • [0189]
    In each case, the end index panel 26 is stuck in advance on the two cut end surfaces of either one of the third and fourth surrounding panels F3 and F4 and the end partition wall panel 20 for integration, and the intermediate index panel 27 are stuck in advance on the two cut end surfaces of the intermediate partition wall panels 21 and 22, forming a pair, for integration, a fact which may be said to be preferable from the meaning of simplifying the assembling operation.
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    • 11 . . . partition wall panel receiving groove rail
    • 12 . . . panel main body decorative plate
    • 13 . . . grooved decorative plate
    • 15, 23, 32 . . . partition wall panel receiving groove rail
    • 12, 16, 24 . . . panel main body decorative plate
    • 13, 17, 25 . . . grooved decorative plates
    • 19 . . . end ornamental panel
    • 20 . . . end partition wall panel
    • 21, 22, 21 a, 22 a, 21 b, 22 b . . . intermediate partition wall panel
    • 26 . . . end index panel
    • 27 . . . intermediate index panel
    • 28 . . . partition plate
    • 29 . . . identification emblem
    • 30 . . . film
    • 31 . . . fingertip insertion notch
    • 33 . . . insertion convex rail
    • 34 . . . ground-engaging leg seat
    • 35 . . . ground-engaging caster
    • 36 . . . raised bottom plate
    • 37 . . . top plate
    • 38 . . . partition plate-intended storage box
    • 39 . . . front opening/closing door
    • 44 . . . rotary doors
    • 47 . . . slide shutter
    • 49, 50 . . . handle
    • 52 . . . outer decorative frame
    • 53 . . . outer decorative plate
    • A . . . cabinet main body
    • F1 . . . first surrounding panel
    • F2 . . . second surrounding panel
    • F3 . . . third surrounding panel
    • F4 . . . fourth surrounding panel
    • F5 . . . back panel
    • M . . . opening frame of an item of existing equipment
    • R . . . article storage chamber
    • P1, P2, P3, P4 . . . spacing pitch
    • S1, S2, S3, S4 . . . opening width
    • D1, D2, D3, D4 . . . opening depth
    • W1, W2, W3 . . . plate width

Claims (17)

  1. 1. An article tidy-up cabinet comprising:
    a pair of first and second surrounding panels (F1, F2) identical and opposed to each other in which a number of parallel partition wall panel receiving groove rails (11) keeping a fixed opening width (S1) and a spacing pitch (P1) are formed in rows along the direction of the depth of the inner plate surface,
    a pair of third and fourth surrounding panels (F3, F4) identical and opposed to each other in which a number of parallel partition plate receiving groove rails (15) which lie in planes orthogonal to the partition wall panel receiving groove rails (11) of the first and second surrounding panels (F1, F2) and keep a fixed opening width (S2) and a spacing pitch (P2) which are less than those of the partition wall panel receiving groove rails (11) are formed in rows also along the direction of the depth of the inner plate surface,
    at least one partition wall panel (20) in which a number of parallel partition plate receiving groove rails (23) which are the same as the partition plate receiving groove rails (15) of the third and fourth surrounding panels (F3, F4) are formed in rows along the direction of the depth of the one side plate surface, wherein
    said first through fourth surrounding panels (F1, F2, F3, F4) and a back panel (F5) are used to integrally frame a cabinet main body (A) in the form of a rectangular parallelepiped or regular hexahedron opened only in the front,
    an end ornamental panel (19) is integrally attached from the front to the cut end surface of one of the third and fourth surrounding panels (F3, F4), the third surrounding panel (F3), in such a manner as not to block the partition plate receiving groove rails (15) of the third surrounding panel (F3),
    a single end partition wall panel (20) to be juxtaposed with the remaining fourth surrounding panel (F4) is fixedly inserted from the front into the opposed partition wall panel receiving groove rails (11) of the first and second surrounding panels (F1, F2),
    an end index panel (26) having a fixed plate width (W2) greater than that of the end ornamental panel (19) is integrally attached from the front to the two cut end surfaces of the end partition wall panel (20) and fourth surrounding panel (F4) in such a manner as not to block the partition plate receiving groove rails (23) of the end partition wall panel (20),
    a required number of partition plates (28) are used by being removably inserted from the front between the opposed partition plate receiving groove rails (15, 23) of the third surrounding panel (F3) and end partition wall panel (20), thereby partitioning the interior of the frame of the cabinet main body (A) into a plurality of article storage chambers (R),
    identification emblems (29) serving as indexes for various articles stored in each of the plurality of article storage chambers (R) are set such that they can be applied to the end index panel (26).
  2. 2. An article tidy-up cabinet as set forth in claim 1, wherein
    not only the single end partition wall panel (20) to be juxtaposed with the fourth surrounding panel (F4) but also at least one pair of identical intermediate partition wall panels (21, 22) to be interposed between the end partition wall panel (20) and the third surrounding panel (F3) opposed thereto are removably inserted from the front into the opposed partition wall panel receiving groove rails (11) of the first and second surrounding panels (F1, F2) in a juxtaposed state in which the partition plate receiving groove rails (23) which open in the one side plate surface thereof are directed mutually oppositely outward,
    an intermediate index panel (27) having a fixed plate width (W3) greater than that of the end ornamental panel (19) is integrally attached from the front to the two cut end surfaces of the intermediate partition wall panels (21, 22) in such a manner as not to block the two partition plate receiving groove rails (23),
    identification emblems (29) serving as an indexes for various articles stored in each of the plurality of article storage chambers (R) are set such that they can be applied to the intermediate index panel (27).
  3. 3. An article tidy-up cabinet as set forth in claim 1 or 2, wherein
    the first and second surrounding panels (F1, F2) are each formed by sticking together a panel main body decorative plate (12) in which a wood-base material, such as plywood, particle board or MDF, is overlaid with a decorative sheet of synthetic resin, such as melamine resin, and an identical grooved decorative plate (13) having partition wall panel receiving groove rails (11) cut therein in advance,
    the third and fourth surrounding panels (F3, F4) and all the partition wall panels (20, 21, 22) are, respectively, substantially the same in arrangement, each of them being formed by sticking together a panel main body decorative plates (16, 24) in which a wood-base material, such as plywood, particle board or MDF, is overlaid with a decorative sheet of synthetic resin, such as melamine resin, and identical grooved decorative plates (17, 25) having partition plate receiving groove rails (15, 23) cut therein in advance.
  4. 4. An article tidy-up cabinet comprising:
    a pair of first and second surrounding panels (F1, F2) identical and opposed to each other in which a number of parallel partition plate receiving groove rails (32) keeping a fixed opening width (S4) and a spacing pitch (P4) are formed in rows also along the direction of the depth of the inner plate surface,
    a pair of third and fourth surrounding panels (F3, F4) identical and opposed to each other in which a number of identical parallel partition plate receiving groove rails (15) which lie in planes orthogonal to the partition plate receiving groove rails (32) of the first and second surrounding panels (F1, F2) are formed in rows along the direction of the depth of the inner plate surface,
    at least one partition wall panel (20) in which a number of parallel partition plate receiving groove rails (23) which are the same as the partition plate receiving groove rails (32, 15) of the first through fourth surrounding panels (F1, F2, F3, F4) are formed in rows along the direction of the depth of the one side plate surface, and in which insertion convex rails (33) which can be inserted into the partition plate receiving groove rails (32,15) of the first through fourth surrounding panels (F1, F2, F3, F4) are formed in rows along the direction of the depth of the two cut end surfaces, wherein
    first through fourth surrounding panels (F1, F2, F3, F4) and a back panel (F5) are used to integrally frame a cabinet main body (A) in the form of a rectangular parallelepiped or regular hexahedron opened only in the front,
    an end ornamental panel (19) is integrally attached from the front to the cut end surface of one of the third and fourth surrounding panels (F3, F4), the third surrounding panel (F3), in such a manner as not to block the partition plate receiving groove rails (15) of the third surrounding panel (F3),
    a single end partition wall panel (20) to be juxtaposed with the remaining fourth surrounding panel (F4) has its insertion convex rails (33) fixedly inserted from the front into the opposed partition plate receiving groove rails (32) of the first and second surrounding panels (F1, F2),
    an end index panel (26) having a fixed plate width (W2) greater than that of the end ornamental panel (19) is integrally attached from the front to the two cut end surfaces of the end partition wall panel (20) and fourth surrounding panel (F4) in such a manner as not to block the partition plate receiving groove rails (23) of the end partition wall panel (20),
    a required number of partition plates (28) are used by being removably inserted from the front between the opposed partition plate receiving groove rails (15, 23) of the third surrounding panel (F3) and end partition wall panel (20), thereby partitioning the interior of the frame of the cabinet main body (A) into a plurality of article storage chambers (R),
    identification emblems (29) serving as indexes for various articles stored in each of the plurality of article storage chambers (R) are set such that they can be applied to the end index panel (26).
  5. 5. An article tidy-up cabinet as set forth in claim 4, wherein
    not only the single end partition wall panel (20) to be juxtaposed with the fourth surrounding panel (F4) but also at least one pair of identical intermediate partition wall panels (21, 22) to be interposed between the end partition wall panel (20) and the third surrounding panel (F3) opposed thereto are placed in a juxtaposed state in which the partition plate receiving groove rails (23) which open in the one side plate surface thereof are directed mutually oppositely outward, and in this state the insertion convex rails (33) of the two intermediate partition wall panels (21, 22) are removably inserted from the front into the opposed partition plate receiving groove rails (32) of the first and second surrounding panels (F1, F2),
    an intermediate index panel (27) having a fixed plate width (W3) greater than that of the end ornamental panel (19) is integrally attached from the front to the two cut end surfaces of the intermediate partition wall panels (21, 22) in such a manner as not to block the two partition plate receiving groove rails (23),
    identification emblems (29) serving as indexes for various articles stored in each of the plurality of article storage chambers (R) are set such that they can be applied to the intermediate index panel (27).
  6. 6. An article tidy-up cabinet as set forth in claim 5, wherein
    in order to additionally prepare at least one pair of two separate intermediate partition wall panels (21 a, 22 a) which are orthogonal to the intermediate partition wall panels (21, 22), the insertion convex rails (33) are removably inserted from the front between the partition plate receiving groove rails (23, 15) of the intermediate partition wall panels (21, 22) and third surrounding panel (F3) opposed thereto, between the partition plate receiving groove rails (23, 15) of the intermediate partition wall panels (21, 22) and fourth surrounding panel (F4) opposed thereto, and/or between the partition plate receiving groove rails (23) of adjacent intermediate partition wall panels (21, 22) forming a pair and opposed to each other,
    the intermediate index panel (27) is integrally attached from the front to the two cut end surfaces of said separately additionally prepared intermediate partition wall panels (21 a, 22 a) also in such a manner as not to block the two partition plate receiving groove rails (23).
  7. 7. An article tidy-up cabinet comprising:
    a pair of first and second surrounding panels (F1, F2) identical and opposed to each other in which a number of parallel partition plate receiving groove rails (32) keeping a fixed opening width (S4) and a spacing pitch (P4) are formed in rows along the direction of the depth of the inner plate surface,
    a pair of third and fourth surrounding panels (F3, F4) identical and opposed to each other in which a number of identical parallel partition plate receiving groove rails (15) which lie in planes orthogonal to the partition plate receiving groove rails (32) of the first and second surrounding panels (F1, F2) are formed in rows along the direction of the depth of the inner plate surface,
    at least one partition wall panel (20) in which a number of parallel partition plate receiving groove rails (23) which are the same as the partition plate receiving groove rails (32, 15) of the first through fourth surrounding panels (F1, F2, F3, F4) are formed in rows along the direction of the depth of the one side plate surface, and in which insertion convex rails (33) which can be inserted into the partition plate receiving groove rails (32, 15) of the first through fourth surrounding panels (F1, F2, F3, F4) are formed in rows along the direction of the depth of the two cut end surfaces, wherein
    said first through surrounding fourth panels (F1, F2, F3, F4) and a back panel (F5) are used to integrally frame a cabinet main body (A) in the form of a rectangular parallelepiped or regular hexahedron opened only in the front,
    an end ornamental panel (19) is integrally attached from the front to the cut end surface of one of the first and second surrounding panels (F1, F2), the second surrounding panel (F2), in such a manner as not to block the partition plate receiving groove rails (32) of the second surrounding panel (F2),
    a single end partition wall panel (20) to be juxtaposed with the remaining first surrounding panel (F1) has its insertion convex rails (33) fixedly inserted from the front into the opposed partition plate receiving groove rails (15) of the third and fourth surrounding panels (F3, F4),
    an end index panel (26) having a fixed plate width (W2) greater than that of the end ornamental panel (19) is integrally attached from the front to the two cut end surfaces of the end partition wall panel (20) and first surrounding panel (F1) in such a manner as not to block the partition plate receiving groove rails (23) of the end partition wall panel (20),
    a required number of partition plates (28) are used by being removably inserted from the front between the opposed partition plate receiving groove rails (32, 23) of the second surrounding panel (F2) and end partition wall panel (20), thereby partitioning the interior of the frame of the cabinet main body (A) into a plurality of article storage chambers (R),
    identification emblems (29) serving as indexes for various articles stored in each of the plurality of article storage chambers (R) are set such that they can be applied to the end index panel (26).
  8. 8. An article tidy-up cabinet as set forth in claim 7, wherein
    not only the single end partition wall panel (20) to be juxtaposed with the first surrounding panel (F1) but also at least one pair of identical intermediate partition wall panels (21, 22) to be interposed between the end partition wall panel (20) and the second surrounding panel (F2) opposed thereto are placed in a juxtaposed state in which the partition plate receiving groove rails (23) which open in the one side plate surface thereof are directed mutually oppositely outward, and in this state the insertion convex rails (33) of the two intermediate partition wall panels (21, 22) are removably inserted from the front into the opposed partition plate receiving groove rails (15) of the third and fourth surrounding panels (F3, F4),
    an intermediate index panel (27) having a fixed plate width (W3) greater than that of the end ornamental panel (19) is integrally attached from the front to the two cut end surfaces of the intermediate partition wall panels (21, 22) in such a manner as not to block the two partition plate receiving groove rails (23),
    identification emblems (29) serving as indexes for various articles stored in each of the plurality of article storage chambers (R) are set such that they can be applied to the intermediate index panel (27).
  9. 9. An article tidy-up cabinet as set forth in claim 8, wherein
    in order to additionally prepare at least one pair of separate intermediate partition wall panels (21 b, 22 b) which are orthogonal to the intermediate partition wall panels (21, 22), the insertion convex rails (33) are removably inserted from the front between the partition plate receiving groove rails (23, 32) of the intermediate partition wall panels (21, 22) and second surrounding panel (F2) opposed thereto, between the partition plate receiving groove rails (23, 32) of the intermediate partition wall panels (21, 22) and first surrounding panel (F1) opposed thereto, and/or between the partition plate receiving groove rails (23) of the adjacent intermediate partition wall panels (21, 22) forming a pair and opposed thereto,
    the intermediate index panel (27) is integrally attached from the front to the two cut end surfaces of said separately additionally prepared intermediate partition wall panels (21 b, 22 b) also in such a manner as not to block the two partition plate receiving groove rails (23).
  10. 10. An article tidy-up cabinet as set forth in claim 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, or 9, wherein
    the first through fourth surrounding panels (F1, F2, F3, F4) and the partition wall panels (20, 21, 22, 21 a, 22 a, 21 b, 22 b) are, respectively, substantially the same in arrangement, each of them being formed by sticking together a panel main body decorative plates (12, 16, 24) in which a wood-base material, such as plywood, particle board or MDF, is overlaid with a decorative sheet of synthetic resin, such as melamine resin, and identical grooved decorative plates (13, 17, 25) having partition plate receiving groove rails (15, 23, 32) cut therein in advance.
  11. 11. An article tidy-up cabinet as set forth in claim 2, 5, 6, 8, or 9, wherein the end index panel (26) and the intermediate index panel (27) have fixed plate widths (W2, W3) equal to each other and are set such that they can be interchangeably used.
  12. 12. An article tidy-up cabinet as set forth in claim 1, 2, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, or 9, wherein the partition plate (28) is formed from a plywood having a colored synthetic resin film (30) laminated thereto, or a transparent or colored synthetic resin plate, as a rectangular or square form,
    a fingertip insertion notch (31) for the operator's hand is applied to one side, the front side or back side, which lies in the direction of insertion of the partition plate receiving groove rails (15, 23, 32).
  13. 13. An article tidy-up cabinet as set forth in claim 1, 2, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, or 9, wherein ground-engaging leg seats (34) capable of installation height adjustment or ground-engaging casters (35) capable of moving to an installation site are attached to a lower surface where the cabinet main body (A) is installed for use.
  14. 14. An article tidy-up cabinet as set forth in claim 1, 2, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, or 9, wherein a partition plate-intended storage box (38) which can be opened and closed is attached from the front to a lower surface where the cabinet main body (A) is installed for use.
  15. 15. An article tidy-up cabinet as set forth in claim 1, 2, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, or 9, wherein a carrying handle (49) or a drawing handle (50) is attached to the cabinet main body (A).
  16. 16. An article tidy-up cabinet as set forth in claim 1, 2, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, or 9, wherein the front of the cabinet main body (A) is set such that it can be opened and closed by rotary doors (44) pivotally connected to the cabinet main body (A) or by a slide shutter (47) removably inserted in the cabinet main body (A).
  17. 17. An article tidy-up cabinet as set forth in claim 1, 2, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, or 9, wherein a plurality of cabinet main bodies (A) are combined into a unit so that the dispositional directivity of the partition wall panels (21, 22, 21 a, 22 a, 21 b, 22 b) and the dispositional directivity of the partition plates (28) are such that the partition plates are orthogonal to the partition wall panels.
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