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US2611479A
US2611479A US15427150A US2611479A US 2611479 A US2611479 A US 2611479A US 15427150 A US15427150 A US 15427150A US 2611479 A US2611479 A US 2611479A
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    • BPERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING
    • B25HAND TOOLS; PORTABLE POWER-DRIVEN TOOLS; MANIPULATORS
    • B25HWORKSHOP EQUIPMENT, e.g. FOR MARKING-OUT WORK; STORAGE MEANS FOR WORKSHOPS
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    • YGENERAL TAGGING OF NEW TECHNOLOGICAL DEVELOPMENTS; GENERAL TAGGING OF CROSS-SECTIONAL TECHNOLOGIES SPANNING OVER SEVERAL SECTIONS OF THE IPC; TECHNICAL SUBJECTS COVERED BY FORMER USPC CROSS-REFERENCE ART COLLECTIONS [XRACs] AND DIGESTS
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A. H. OLIVER- Sept. 23, 1952- I TOOL CHEST 3 Sheets-Sheet 1 Filed April 6, 1950 A. H. OLIVER Sept. 23, 1952 TOOL CHEST '3 Sheets-Sheet 2 Filed April 6, 1950 INVENTbR ATTORNEY Sept. 23; 1952 A. H. OLIVER TOOL CHEST 5 I Sheets-Sheet 5 Filed April 6, 1950 ATTORNEY Patented Sept. 23, 1952 UNITED T STATES PATENT OFFICE 2,611,479 'rooL oHns'r Abe H. Oliver, Azusa, Calif. Application April 6, 1950, Serial No. 154,271

This invention relates toaitool chest and it is wardly to facilitate access within the body member together with means for effectively locking said side doors in closed position.

A still further object of the invention is to provide a chest including a top drawer supporting a slidable locking bar providing means whereby outwardly swinging side doors may be held closed. I

The invention consists in the details of construction and in the combination and arrangement of the several parts of my improved tool chest whereby certain advantages are attained, as will be hereinafter more fully set forth.

In order that my invention may be better understood, I will now proceed to describe the same with reference to-the accompanying drawings, wherein:

Figure lis a view in side elevation of a tool chest constructed in accordance with anvembodiment of the invention; I

FigureZ is a View in end elevation, with a portion broken away of the chest as illustrated in Figure 1; I

Figure 3 is an enlarged detail sectional view taken substantially on the line 33 of Figure 1;

Figure 4 is an enlarged detail sectional view taken substantially on the line 4-4 of Figure 1';

Figure 5 is a fragmentary horizontal sectional view taken substantially on the line 5-5 of Figure 3;

Figure 6 is. a fragmentary view partly in top plan and partly in section showing the locking bar-in releasing position;

Figure '7 is a fragmentary vertical section taken lengthwise through the upper portion of the chest, with portions in elevation;

Figure 8 is a fragmentary detail sectional view taken substantially on the line 8-8 of Figure 3;

Figure 9 is a fragmentary view in side elevation of the upper central portion of the chest; and

Figure 10 is a fragmentary view in elevation'of the side of the chest opposite to the portion illustrated in Figure 9.

In the embodiment of the invention as illustrated in the accompanying drawings, B denotes 3 Claims. (Cl. 20616) the body of desired dimensions having a bottom wall I, end walls 2, and the relatively low side walls 3, the major portions of the sides being normally open from the walls 2 to the open top of the body B. Substantially midway of the sides of the body B is a partition plate 4 extending from one end wall 2 to the other and also extending from the bottom wall I in perpendicular relation thereto, to a desired distance-above the open or top end of the body B. This plate 4 is securely attached to the end walls 2 or otherwise rigidly maintained in applied position. The upper or outer margin of the plate 4 at the central portion thereof is provided with an outstanding rigid hand hold 5.

The walls I and. 2 and the partition wall 3 are preferably of sheet metal of requisite gauge and weight.

Hingedly connected, as at 6, to the upper or free longitudinal marginal portion of each of the low side walls, 3, is a closure member or plate I which, when in closed position, contacts the adjacent side edge portions of the end walls 2 and which side walls3 are overlapped by the inwardly disposed flanges.

The inner faces of the closure members or plates '1 andthe opposed ,faces of the partition plate 4 have mounted thereon at selected locations,- suitable brackets 9 or the like forholding various tools or implements as may be required by the artisan or mechanic.

Snugly fitting between the upper portions of the end walls 2 at opposite sides of the partition wall 4, are the trays T of desired depth for holding such articles as accessories deemed necessary I by. the artisan or mechanic. Each of the trays T is of a width to extend from the partition plate 4 to an outer side margin of the end plates 2 and the tops thereof and in the present embodiment of the invention, each of the trays T is held in place, by welding, as at Ill, the inner side flange ll of the tray which is in close contactwith a face of the partition plate 4. p

The outer side walls l2 of the trays T extend a material distance outwardly beyond the end walls-2 of the body B as do the end walls l4. Each end wall i4 is common to the adjacent ends of both trays T. Each end wall M has its top edge a disposedirom the opposite ends disposed upwardly and inwardly to a relatively large central recess i=5.

Interposed between the central top portions 3 top or crown member l6 which substantially bridges the space between the upper portions of the end walls l4.

The bottom wall I! of the top or crown member I6 at the transverse center thereof is provided therealong from one end to the other, the upstanding flanges |8 spaced apart a distance closely approximating the thickness of the partition plate 4 to snugly receive therebetween the upper marginal portion of the plate 4. The upper or top margins of the flanges |8 are connected therealong by the integral cap strip I9 which contacts from above the top edge face of the plate 4.

The space between the flanges l8 at their junction with the bottom wall H is open to provide a slot 20 so that the top or crown member may be readily placed in position and effectively supported by the partition plate 4.

Associated with each of the trays T is an upwardly and inwardly swinging lid 2|, the inner longitudinal margin of which having disposed therealong, a depending flange 22 which extends into the top or crown member l6 and hasclose contact with the inner face'of a side wall 23 of the top or crown member l6' when the lid 2| is in closed position. The lid 2| when in closed position rests upon the edges a of the end walls H and the outer longitudinal margin of the lid carries a depending flange 24 which overlies the upper marginal portions of the outer side wall l2 of a tray. The end margins of the lid 2| are provided with the depending flanges 25 which overlie the top marginal portions of the end walls |4.

Rigidly held to the inner face of each of the flanges 22 is a leaf 26 of a hinge H, the coacting leaf 21 being rigidly held to the bottom wall ll of the top or crown member l6.

Hingedly connected, as at 28, to each of the lids 2| at substantially thelongitudinal centers thereof, is an end portion 'of ahasp member H of a length to extend outwardly beyond the adjacent outer side wall |2 of a tray T. The outer portion 29 of the hasp H is inwardly or downwardly disposed and is of substantially V-form with the apex outwardly disposed. This portion 29 is of such dimensions to bridge an outwardly directed drip ledge 30 which extends along each outer side wall I2 of a tray T and continues across the end walls l4 of the trays.

The outer extremity of the portion 29 of one of the hasp members 29 is continued by a foot 3| which lies fiat against an outer side wall I! when the hasp is in looking position. This foot 3| is provided with an opening 32 for registry with an opening 33 in the adjacent closure member of plate 1 and through which registering opening is adapted to be inserted an end portion of a locking bar 34.

The locking bar 34 is slidably disposed through the guide loops 35 depending from'the bottom walls 36 of the trays T preferably in close proximity to the outer side walls ll of the trays T. The bar 34 is of a length to extend not only through and beyond the registering openings 32 and 33 but also through and beyond the opening 31 in the secondclosure member or plate I,

The end portion of the bar 34 which extends outwardly beyond the foot 3| is provided with an opening 38 through which is insertible the shackle 39 of a conventional type of lock 40. The opposite end portion of the bar 34 which extends out through the opening 31 is provided with a T slot 4| with the head b inwardly disposed and 4 the stem 0 thereof being herein shown of a width greater than the width of the head b of the slot 4|. The bar 34 is flat and of a width to allow for the slot 4|.

The extremity of the portion 29 of the second hasp H or the hasp at the same side of the chest as the opening 4|, is continued by a shank 42 of a width slightly less than the width of the stem 0 of the slot 4|. The outer extremity of the shank'42 isprovided witha cross member 43 of a length slightly less than the length of the head b of the slot 4| so that said member 43 may be readily inserted from above through the head I) of the said slot 4|.

The bar 34 is applied after the closure members or plates 1' have been swung upwardly and inwardly into closed position. The head 43 is first inserted from above through the head I) of the slot 4| whereby endwise movement is given the bar 34 to bring the shank 42 into the stem c of the slot 4|. This movementwill place the opening 38 in the opposite end portion of the bar 34 outwardly of the adjacent closed member or'plate' I so that the applied lock will hold when desired the members or plates 1 against unauthorized opening.

From the foregoing description it is thought to be obvious that a tool chest constructed in accordancewith myinvention is particularly well adapted for use by reason of the convenience and facility with which it may be assembled and operated.

I claim: 1.

1. A tool chest comprising a body having bottom, end and side walls, said side walls extending a relatively short distance only upward from the bottom wall, outwardly and downwardly opening closure members for the open side portions of the body, a pair of trays within the top portion of the body, a lid for closing the top of each of the trays, and means common to the closure members and lids for releasably holding the same in closed position. I

2. A tool chest as set forth in claim 1, wherein a vertical partition divides the interior of the body and extends lengthwise thereof and above its top, the lids and the trays being positioned at opposite sides of the partition, and means extending transversely of said body to support the trays in place.

3. A tool chest as set forthin claim 1, wherein a vertical partition divides the interior'o f the body and extends lengthwise thereof and projects a distance above its top, a crown member mounted on the upper portion of the partition and extending therealong, said crown member also extending out from the opposite sides of the partition, means for hingedly connectingthe lids to the outer portions of the crown member, locking means common to said closure members and the lids, and a hand hold formed in the center of the projecting portion of said partition.

:ABE H.-OLIVER.

REFERENCES CITED The following references are of record in the file of this patent:

UNITED STATES PATENTS Number Name Date 1,684,036 Kennedy Sept. 11, 1928 2,341,308 Berry Feb. 8, 1944

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US3305076A (en) * 1965-10-28 1967-02-21 Warren O Fleenor Tool chest
US4474291A (en) * 1982-06-04 1984-10-02 Fortson Warren D Tackle box with pivotal trays
US5148917A (en) * 1992-01-24 1992-09-22 Lebrun Martin R Multiple tool organizing and storing carrier
US5472110A (en) * 1992-08-13 1995-12-05 Rubbermaid Incorporated Storage container for tools
US5718350A (en) * 1995-06-07 1998-02-17 Rubbermaid Specialty Products Inc. Storage container
US20070151955A1 (en) * 2006-01-05 2007-07-05 General Electric Company Automatic collet for electric dischrge machining electrode

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US1684036A (en) * 1927-03-10 1928-09-11 Kennedy Mfg Company Cantilever kit
US2341308A (en) * 1941-06-16 1944-02-08 Herbert C Berry Box

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US1684036A (en) * 1927-03-10 1928-09-11 Kennedy Mfg Company Cantilever kit
US2341308A (en) * 1941-06-16 1944-02-08 Herbert C Berry Box

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Publication number Priority date Publication date Assignee Title
US3305076A (en) * 1965-10-28 1967-02-21 Warren O Fleenor Tool chest
US4474291A (en) * 1982-06-04 1984-10-02 Fortson Warren D Tackle box with pivotal trays
US5148917A (en) * 1992-01-24 1992-09-22 Lebrun Martin R Multiple tool organizing and storing carrier
US5472110A (en) * 1992-08-13 1995-12-05 Rubbermaid Incorporated Storage container for tools
US5718350A (en) * 1995-06-07 1998-02-17 Rubbermaid Specialty Products Inc. Storage container
US5906291A (en) * 1995-06-07 1999-05-25 Rubbermaid Specialty Products Inc. Storage container
US20070151955A1 (en) * 2006-01-05 2007-07-05 General Electric Company Automatic collet for electric dischrge machining electrode

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