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US3092428A
US3092428A US6613760A US3092428A US 3092428 A US3092428 A US 3092428A US 6613760 A US6613760 A US 6613760A US 3092428 A US3092428 A US 3092428A
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June 4, 1963 R. KERSCHNER TOOL BOX INVENTOR. REX R. KERSCHNER 2 Sheets-Sheet 1 FIG. 2

Filed Oct. 31, 1960 ATTORN EY n 1963 R. R. KERSCHNER TOOL BOX Filed Oct. 31; 1960 2 Sheets-Sheet 2 FIG. 3

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INVENTOR. REX R. KERSCHNER /%2/ ATTORNEY 3,092,428 TOOL BOX Rex R. Kerschner, Rte. 4, Hutchinson, Kans. Filed Oct. 31, 1960, Ser. No. 66,137 4 Claims. (Q1. 312-218) This invention relates to tool boxes or chests, and more specifically to a tool box particularly designed for shop use. Still more specifically, the invention relates to a construction for tool boxes and the like having novel arrangements for storing tools, parts and the like and new and novel lock means for maintaining the drawers, sides and the like in position during periods of nonuse.

Heretofore various types of tool chests or boxes have been provided. The prior art tool chests are primarily box-like structures having drawers or compartments therein in which to store tools, parts and the like. In some instances, locking means have been provided for the individual drawers to prevent pilfering of the tool box during periods of nonuse. Also, some of the prior art tool boxes provide drawer slide means for ease of operation. The prior art devices have generally failed to provide any suitable locking means so that when the drawers or compartments are closed they will be locked simultaneously so that a single key or padlock can be used to secure the entire device. Also, the prior art devices have failed to provide any suitable arrangement for simultaneously displaying a large number of tools to be easily obtained and used. Furthermore, a highly versatile means of storing the tools so as to be easily locked has not been provided.

In accordance with the present invention a new tool box or chest has been provided which overcomes the disadvantages and deficiencies in the prior art devices. The tool box of the invention preferably provides locking means which are interrelated so that all of the drawers and storing compartments are fastened by a single locking operation. The tool chest of the invention further preferably provides means for hanging tools and the like on the sides of the tool chest as well as within the drawers, and means for locking same to prevent theft of the tools during periods of nonuse. Novel drawer slide means are preferably used with the tool chest to eliminate excessive friction in pulling the drawers from the housing, and stop means are preferably provided to limit outward movement of the drawers and prevent accidental dropping of the drawers.

In a preferred specific embodiment the tool chest of the invention includes a housing having a top and a bottom. Sides are provided for the housing which are preferably tapered from top to bottom. Means are desirably provided to mount tools at the side of the tool chest, preferably by use of a perforated panel or the like and suitable hooks or clamps. Drawers and a compartment are preferably provided at each end of the chest to receive larger tool-s, spare parts and the like. Novel locking means are preferably provided to simultaneously lock all of the drawers in position. Furthermore, suitable cooperating locking means can be provided if desired, for the drawers and compartments at the ends of the tool chest I along with the side members. Drawer slide guide means are preferably provided and desirably are free floating between the drawers and the housing so as to provide a minimum amount of friction impeding the movement of the drawers.

Accordingly, it is an object of this invention to provide a new tool chest or box.

Another object of the invention is to provide a new tool chest wherein the tools can be secured at the sides of the chest for easy access in use.

A further object of the invention is to provide a new tool chest having drawers and/or compartments at the States atent "ice 2 ends of the tool chest for storage of tools, spare parts and the like.

A further object of the invention is to provide new drawer slide means for a tool chest and the like.

A further object of the invention is to provide a new tool chest having locking means therewith to lock all of the drawers and/or compartments during periods of nonuse.

Another object of the invention is to provide new locking means for a tool chest and the like wherein the drawers and compartments are simultaneously locked in one operation.

Another object of the invention is to provide a new tool chest wherein the tools and parts stored therein are more easily accessible during use.

A further object of the invention is to provide a new tool chest which is relatively inexpensive and is easy to construct and use.

Various other objects, advantages and features of the invention will become apparent from the following description taken in connection with accompanying drawings, in which:

FIG. 1 is an isometric view of a preferred specific embodiment of the tool chest of the invention.

FIG. 2 is an enlarged cross section view through the tool chest shown in FIG. 1.

FIG. 3 is a view, partially in plan and partially in cross section, showing a preferred drawer locking means.

FIG. 4 is a partial isometric view of the inside of the chest showing the preferred drawer locking means.

FIG. 5 is a partial cross section view showing the preferred compartment locking means of the invention in the locked position.

FIG. 6 is a view showing the locking means of FIG. 5

in the unlocked position.

FIG. 7 is a partial cross section view ferred means of latching the sides.

FIG. 8 is a cross section view through the drawer slide showing a preof the invention.

FIG. 9 is a partial cross section view taken along the line 9'-9 of FIG. 8.

The following is a discussion and description of a preferred specific embodiment of the new tool chest of the invention, such being made with reference to the drawings whereon the same reference numerals are used to indicate the same or similar par-ts and/or structure. It is to be understood that such discussion and description is not to unduly the scope of the invention.

Referring now to the drawings in detail, the tool chest of the invention is shown generally at 10 and includes a generally elongated housing including a top 12, a bottom in the shape of a trapezoid.

The sides 18 are preferably formed of an upper section 20 and a lower section 22 which are hingedly connected together as shown at 24. The upper section 20 is preferably hingedly connected to top 12 as shown at 26. The hinge means shown at 24 and 26 are preferably of the continuous or piano type hinge, although other types can be used, if desired.

Lock means 28, preferably of the common key type lock, is provided on-the lower section 22 of sides '18 so that the sides can be secured in position during periods of nonuse.

Means to mount tools and the like beneath sides 18 is preferably provided in the tool chest of the invention.

This can be accomplished by the use of apertured or perforated panels, boards or the like of wood, plastic or other suitable material as shown at 30 and the perforated panel 30 sold under the trademark Peg-Board has been found satisfactory for this use. The perforated panels 30 preferably extend between frame members 16 on each side of the tool chest 10 and can be secured to the inner flange of the frame members 16 when angle iron is used as the frame members. The perforated panels 30 are thus recessed and spaced from the sides 18 when closed. The perforated panels 30 preferably are provided with hooks 32 or suitable clamp means on which to mount tools and the like 34.

The housing preferably has a shelf 36 secured to the frame members 16 and positioned between the top 12, the bottom 14 and the panels 30. Preferably, the shelf 36 extends the entire distance between the ends of the housing and provides a compartment between shelf 36 and top 12 to receive and store large tools, spare parts and the like. hingedly mounted as shown at 42 on shelf 36 to close the compartment between shelf 36 and top 12.

Each of the lids 38 is provided with an inwardly extending flange 44 at each side of the lid 38 as best seen in FIGS. 2, and 6. An opening 46, FIGS. 5 and 6, is provided in each of the flanges 44. Four mounting bolts 48 are provided and are positioned in the upper and outer corners of each of the panels 30. A helical spring 50 is provided and is positioned around the shank portion of the bolt 48 in each instance to engage the panel 30 and the head of the bolt 48 to urge the bolt outwardly. Bolt 48 preferably receives a pin 52 on the outer end of the shank portion of bolt 48 to prevent the spring 50 from forcing bolt 48 from its position on panel 30. The bolts 48 are dimensioned relative to the housing so that as section 20 of side 18 is moved from the open position to the closed position as shown in FIGS. 6 and 5, respectively, the section 20 will engage the head portion of the bolt 48 forcing same inwardly and passing the shank portion thereof through opening 46 in flange 44 on lid 38. Thus, the lid 38 will be held rigid and in the closed position when section 22 of side 18 is in the closed position. A door catch 54 (FIG. 2) of any suitable construction can be provided to latch the lids 38 in the closed position, when the sides 18 are opened.

Drawers 60 can be provided in each end of the housing between the shelves 36 and bottom 14. One or A lid 38 having a knob 48 thereon is more of the drawers 60 can be provided, preferably three 7 in number in each end which are vertically spaced. The drawers 60 preferably have tapered sides as best seen in FIG. 2 to be approximately parallel to panels 30.

Since the drawers 60 will often contain relatively heavy members, it is desirable that a minimum of friction be present between the drawers and the supports therefor.

Drawer slides are preferably provided, and a preferred construction of the drawer slides is best seen in FIGS. 8 and 9 of the drawings. Elongated generally channel shaped members 62 are secured to the sides of the drawers 60 in any suitable manner, such as by mounting bolts 64. A similar generally channel shaped member '66 is secured to the panels 30 or frame members 16 in any suitable manner, such as by mounting bolts 68. Channel shaped members 66 are positioned on the panels 30 so as to be opposite to channel members 62 when drawers 60 are in the desired position in the housing '10. Preferably, the channel shaped members 62 and 66 have flanges or the like shown at 70 and 72 respectively which are considered as being part of the channel shaped member.

An elongated guide 74 is provided to receive the channel shaped members 62 and 66. The guide 74 has lip portions 76 which extend outwardly in generally T-shaped fashion from the top and bottom of the guide 74 and the lips 76 receive the flanges 70 and 72 of channel shaped 'member 62 and 66 as best shown in FIG. 8. Guide 74 can be formed of two like parts secured together in any suitable manner, such as welding as shown at 75. Guide 74 preferably is free floating, that is, it is not mounted on either channel shaped member 62 or 66.

In order to provide the outer limits for movement of the drawers 60 and for the guide 74, hooks 78 and 80 are preferably provided. Hooks 78 and 80 are generally L-shaped members with the body or long portion thereof being rigidly secured to the guide 74 in any suitable manner, such as by welding. Hook 78 is preferably secured to the end of guide 74 which is near the ends of the housing. The short portion of the hook 78 preferably extends across member 74 and projects slightly therefrom to be engaged by a suitable projection on the drawer 60, such as the mounting bolt 64. This limits the outer movement of drawer 68 in regard to the guide 74.

Hook 20 is mounted to project from the other surface of member 74 and will engage a suitable projection on channel shaped member 66, such as the mounting bolt 68, to limit outward movement of the guide 74. Thus, even though guide member 74 is free floating the outer limits of drawer 60 and the guide are definitely ascertained and prevent inadvertent dropping of the drawer in use. The drawer guide or slide construction described has been found desirable in operation andreduces friction between the drawer and the guide to a minimum while providing adequate support for drawers 60 when loaded with heavy tools and the like.

The inner end of each of the drawers 60 has a hook 84 secured thereto with the hooks being vertically aligned as best seen in FIGS. 2 and 4. When the drawers 60 are closed the inner ends of the drawers at one end of the housing are spaced slightly from the inner ends of the drawers at the other end of the housing. The hooks 84 on the drawers opening from one end of the housing 10 face toward one of the panels30, while the hooks 84 at the ends of the drawers 60 which open from the other end of the housing 10 face toward the other panel 30, as best seen in FIG. 3.

A locking frame, shown generally at 86 is provided to engage the hooks 84 to lock same in the closed position. The locking frame 86 preferaby consists of upper and lower generally parallel members 88 and 90 which are pivotally connected to the shelf 36 and bottom 14 respectively. The members 88 and 90 are joined and spaced by generally parallel bars 92 and 94. The lower member 90 has an operator rod 96 pivotally connected thereto to one side of the pivot member joining the bar 90 to the bottom 14. Operator bar 96 extends outwardly through one of the panels 30 and preferably has a knob or the like 98 secured to the outer end thereof. Knob 98 will be engaged by the section 22 of side 18 as same tioned and dimensioned so that the bars 92 and 94 are turned to be received by books 84 when knob 98 is in its innermost position as seen in FIG. 3. Thus, as side 18 is closed after the drawers 60 are closed, the locking frame 86 will be pivoted so that the hooks 84 on the drawers 60 will be received by the bars 92 and 94 to prevent movement of the drawers until the sides are again elevated and the operator rod 96 and knob 98 are moved outwardly.

Another hook or catch .100 FIGS. 1, 2 and 7 is provided on opposite edges of the lower sections 22 of sides 18 and preferably positioned just below hinge means 24. Pins 102 are provided and are preferably secured to. the framemembers 16 to. project inwardly and be positioned between section 22 of side 18 and panel 30. The pins 102 and hooks 100 are positioned so that section 20 of side 18 can be placed in position at the side of the housing first, as shown in FIGS. 2 and 7, and section 22 can then be moved into .position with the hook 100 engaging the pin 102, or at least being in close proximity thereto. Thus, after the key lock means 28 is secured,

one cannot obtain access to the tools on panel 60 by lifting sides 18 at hinge 24, the hook 100 and pin 102 preventing any outward movement thereof until key lock means 28 has been unlocked and side 22 lifted as illustrated.

When the drawers, lids and sides are in position and locked and it is desired to open or use the tool chest of the invention, it is merely necessary to unlock the key lock means 28, and lift sections 22 of sides 18 and then sections 20 of the sides to elevate the sides into a generally inverted V-shaped position with the key locking means resting generally in the center of the top 12. A chain 104 or the like having a hook 106 thereon can be provided and positioned generally at the hinge means 24 so that when both sides 18 are in this position the hook 106 can engage the other side to maintain same in this position. The knob 98 on operator bar 96 can then be moved outwardly which disengages the locking frame 86 from the hooks 84 on the inner end of drawers 60 which permits the drawers to be opened. Lid 38 is also released as section 20 of sides 18 are raised by the action of spring 50 against the mounting bolt 48.

To again secure the lid, drawers and sides of the tool box, it is merely necessary to close the drawers 60 and lid 38 and then disengage hook 106 on chain 104 and lower sides 18 a section at a time. As side 18 is lowered lid 38 will be locked by bolts 48 and the drawers 60 will be secured by the locking frame 86 when the lower section 22 of side 18 engages the knob 98 and forces same inwardly. It is only necessary to manually lock the key lock means 28 to secure the entire chest.

This construction of a tool box and the interrelated locking means therefor permits a tool chest construction which can be easily and rapidly locked and unlocked and also provides easy access to all the tools and/ or parts carried thereby. In use, it is desirable to mount the entire chest or box on a suitable revolving platform so that access can be had to either end of the chest and the drawers 60 and upper compartment thereof. Furthermore, this permits easy access to both of the panels 30 and the tools mounted thereon.

While the invention has been described in connection with a preferred specific embodiment thereof, it will be understood that this description is intended to illustrate and not to limit the scope of the invention, which is defined by the claims.

I claim:

1. A tool chest comprising, in combination, an elongated housing, said housing having atop, a bottom, sides, and frame members connecting each corner of said top with a like corner of said bottom, said sides tapering from said top to said bottom and hingedly connected to said top, each of said sides having an upper and lower section hingedly connected together, key type lock means carried by each of said lower sections of said sides to secure said sides to said bottom, two panels each having a plurality of perforations therethrongh, one of said panels extending between said frame members at each side of said housing, said panels being covered by said sides and spaced therefrom, said housing having a shelf secured to said frame members and positioned between said top, said bottom and said panels and extending the entire length of said housing, a lid hingedly mounted on each end of said shelf to close the ends of said housing between said shelf and said top, each of said lids having an inwardly extending flange at each side thereof, an opening in each of said flanges, four mounting bolts, one of said bolts being positioned at the upper and outer corners of each of said panels, a helical spring surrounding the shank portion of each of said bolts and engaging said panel and the head of said bolts to urge said bolts outwardly, said bolts being urged inwardly through said openings in said flanges of said lids by said sides when closed to lock said lids, three vertically spaced drawers in each end of said housing between said shelf and said bottom, an elongated channel shaped member removably secured by mounting bolts to each side of each of said drawers, another channel shaped member secured by mounting bolts to the inside of said panel opposite each of said first-named channel shaped members, and elongated guides for said channel members, one of said guides being positioned between said channel members on each side of each of said drawers and said channel members on said panel, said guides having lips extending outwardly from each side at the top and bottom edges thereof, said guides receiving the edges of said channel shaped members in said lips, two hooks mounted on each of said guides, one of said hooks being positioned at one end of said guide and extending from one face thereof and the other of said hooks being positioned at the other end of said guides and extending from the other face thereof, said hooks being engageable with the mounting bolts for said channel members to limit travel of said guide and said channel members in operation, the inner end of each of said drawers having a hook thereon, said last named hooks being vertically aligned, said hooks on said drawers at one end of said housing facing one of said sides of said housing and said hooks on said drawers at the other end of said housing facing the other of said sides of said housing, a locking frame, said locking frame having parallel upper and lower members joined at the ends by spaced and parallel rods, said locking frame being pivotally connected to said bottom and said shelf between the inner ends of said drawers, an operator rod pivotally connected at its inner end to said lower member of said locking frameand extending outwardly through one of said panels, said locking frame being positioned so that said bars can be received by said hooks on said drawers when in the closed position to lock same, the outer end of said operator bar being positioned adjacent to said panel when said drawers are locked, said lower section of one of said sides engaging said outer end of said operator bar when said side is closed, said operator bar being movable to pivot said locking frame and move said bars out of engagement with said hooks to open said drawers, a hook at the outer edges of each of said lower sections of said sides, pins secured to said frame members and projecting inwardly to be engaged by said last named hooks when said lower sections of said sides are in the closed position, said tool chest being constructed and adapted so that said drawers can be locked when closed by moving said operator bar inwardly against said panel and said lids to said upper portion of said ends will be locked when said upper section of said sides are closed depressing said mounting pin and forcing the shank portion thereof through said openings in said flanges on said lids,.and said sides can be held in position by said hooks thereon engaging said pins on said frame members and by said key locking means at the lower edges thereof, and said panels can receive hooks or the like to mount tools thereon.

2. A tool chest comprising, in combination, an elongated housing, said housing having a top, a bottom, sides, and frame members connecting said top and said bottom, each of said sides having an upper and lower section hingedly connected together, said upper section of each of said sides being hingedly connected to said top, lock means carried by each of said lower sections of said sides to secure said sides in position, two perforated panels, said panels extending between said top and said bottom at each side of said housing, a shelf secured to said housing and positioned between said top and said bottom, a lid hingedly mounted on each end of said shelf to close the ends of said housing between said shelf and said top, four mounting bolts, one of said mounting bolts being positioned at the upper and outer corners of each of said panels, spring means urging said bolts outwardly, said bolts being urged inwardly through said panels to engage with said lids when closed to lock said lids in the closed position, a plurality of drawers in each end of said housing between said shelf and said bottom, an elongated channel shaped member secured to each side of each of said drawers, another channel shaped member secured to the inside of said panel opposite each of said first-named channel shaped members, an elongated guide positioned between said channel members on each side of each of said drawers and said channel members on said panel, said guides having lips extending outwardly at the top and bottom thereof to receive said channel shaped members, means carried by said guide to limit movement of said guide and said drawer, the inner end of each of said drawers having a hook thereon, said hooks on said drawers at one end of said housing facing one of said sides of said housing and said hooks on said drawers at the other end of said housing facing the other of said sides of said housing, a locking frame, said, locking frame having spaced rods, said locking frame being pivotally connected to said bottom and said shelf between said inner ends of said drawers with said rods engageable with said hooks on said drawers when said drawers are closed to lock same in position, an operator bar carried by said locking frame to move same into and out of engagement with said hooks on said drawer, one end of said operator bar being engageable by said sides when closed to move said locking frame into the locking position, said tool chest being constructed and adapted so that when said lid and said drawers are closed and said sides are moved to the closed position and locked said drawers and said lid will be locked in the closed position. a

3. A tool chest comprising, in combination, an elongated housing, said housing having atop, a bottom, sides and frame members connecting said top and said bottom, each of said sides beinghingedly connected to said top and having locking means therewith to fasten said sides in a closed position, two perforated panels, said panels being mounted *at each side of said housing and recessed from said sides, a shelf mounted on said frame members :between said top and said bottom, a lid hingedly mounted on said shelf to close the ends of said housing between said shelf and said top, locking means at each side of said housing engageable with said lid when closed to maintain said lid in the closed position, said locking means being normally out of engagement with said lid and positioned to be engaged and urged into the locking position by said sides when closed, a plurality of drawers in each end of said housing between said shelf and said bottom, slide means mounting said drawers for movement in said housing, the inner end of each of said drawers having a hook thereon, a locking frame pivotally mounted between said shelf and said bottom and positioned between the inner end of said drawers, said'locking frame being engageable with said hooks on said drawers to lock same in the closed position, means moving said locking frame into and out of the locking position, said last-named means being moved to the locking position by said sides when closed,-said tool chest being constructed and adapted so that tools can be mounted on said panels and received in said drawers, and said drawers, said lid and said sides are locked by closing said sides and operating said locking means carried thereby.

4. Means to receive and hold articles and the like, comprising, in combination, a housing having a top, a bottom, frame means connecting said top and said bottom, and two sides pivotally mounted on said top, recessed article mounting means positioned at each side of said housing and in spaced relation from said sides when said sides are in a closed position, shelf means mounted in said housing between said top and said bottom, cover means movably mounted at the ends of said housing and closing the ends of the space between said shelf means and said top of said housing, locking means on said housing engageable with said cover means when closed to maintain said cover means in the closed position, said locking means being normally out of engagement with said cover means and positioned to be engaged and urged into the locked position by said sides when closed, drawer means in at least one end of said housing and in spaced relation to said cover means, lock engaging means on an inner portion of said drawer means, locking frame means movably mounted within said housing and engageable with said lock engaging means on said drawer means to prevent extension of said dnawer mean-s, lock operator means operatively connected to said locking frame means and positioned to be engaged by one of said sides when :closed to move said locking frame means into locking engagement with said engaging means on said drawer means, said article receiving means being constructed and adapted so that articles can be mounted on said article mounting means and positioned in said drawer means with said drawer means and cover means being locked by closing said sides.

References Cited in the file of this patent i UNITED STATES PATENTS 652,778 James July 3, 1900 898,106 Higgins Sept. 8, 1908 1,113,832 Roth Oct. 13, 1914 1,510,240 Myers Sept. 30, 1924 1,984,345 Kennedy Dec. 11, 1939 2,996,192 Dell et a1. Aug. 15, 1961 FOREIGN PATENTS 761,061 Great Britain Dec. 19, 1956

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1. A TOOL CHEST COMPRISING, IN COMBINATION, AN ELONGATED HOUSING, SAID HOUSING HAIVNG A TOP, A BOTTOM, SIDES, AND FRAME MEMBERS CONNECTING EACH CORNER OF SAID TOP WITH A LIKE CORNER OF SAID BOTTOM, SAID SIDES TAPERING FROM SAID TOP TO SAID BOTTOM AND HINGEDLY CONNECTED TO SAID TOP, EACH OF SAID SIDES HAIVNG AN UPPER AND LOWER SECTION HINGEDLY CONNECTED TOGETHER, KEY TYPE LOCK MEANS CARRIED BY EACH OF SAID LOWER SECTIONS OF SAID SIDES TO SECURE SAID SIDES TO SAID BOTTOM, TWO PANELS EACH HAVING A PLURALITY OF PERFORATIONS THERETHORUGH, ONE OF SAID PANELS EXTENDING BETWEEN SAID FRAME MEMBERS AT EACH SIDE OF SAID HOUSING, SAID PANELS BEING COVERED BY SAID SIDES AND SPACED THEREFROM, SAID HOUSING HAVING A SHELF SECURED TO SAID FRAME MEMBERS AND POSITIONED BETWEEN SAID TOP, SAID BOTTOM AND SAID PANELS AND EXTENDING THE ENTIRE LENGTH OF SAID HOUSING, A LID HINGEDLY MOUNTED ON EACH END OF SAID SHELF TO CLOSE THE ENDS OF SAID HOUSING BETWEEN SAID SHELF AND SAID TOP, EACH OF SAID LIDS HAVING AN INWARDLY EXTENDING FLANGE AT EACH SIDE THEREOF, AN OPENING IN EACH OF SAID FLANGES, FOUR MOUNTING BOLTS, ONE OF SAID BOLTS BEING POSITIONED AT THE UPPER AND OUTER CORNERS OF EACH OF SAID PANELS, A HELICAL SPRING SURROUNDING THE SHANK PORTION OF EACH OF SAID BOLTS AND ENGAGING SAID PANEL AND THE HEAD OF SAID BOLTS TO URGE SAID BOLTS OUTWARDLY, SAID BOLTS BEING URGED INWARDLY THROUGH SAID OPENINGS IN SAID FLANGES OF SAID LIDS BY SAID SIDES WHEN CLOSED TO LOCK SAID LIDS, THERE VERTICALLY SPACED DRAWERS IN EACH END OF SAID HOUSING BETWEEN SAID SHELF AND SAID BOTTOM, AN ELONGATED CHANNEL SHAPED MEMBER REMOVABLY SECURED BY MOUNTING BOLTS TO EACH SIDE OF EACH OF SAID DRAWERS, ANOTHER CHANNEL SHAPED MEMBER SECURED BY MOUNTING BOLTS TO THE INSIDE OF SAID PANEL OPPOSITE EACH OF SAID FIRST-NAMED CHANNEL SHAPED MEMBERS, AND ELONGATED GUIDES FOR SAID CHANNELS MEMBERS, ONE OF SAID GUIDES BEING POSITIONED BETWEEN SAID CHANNEL MEMBERS ON EACH SIDE OF EACH OF SAID DRAWERS AND SAID CHANNEL MEMBERS ON SAID PANEL, SAID GUIDES HAVING LIPS EXTENDING OUTWARDLY FROM EACH SIDE AT THE TOP AND BOTTOM EDGES THEREOF, SAID GUIDES RECEIVING THE EDGES OF SAID CHANNEL SHAPED MEMBERS IN SAID LIPS, TWO HOOKS MOUNTED ON EACH OF SAID GUIDES, ONE OF SAID HOOKS BEING POSITIONED AT ONE END OF SAID GUIDE AND EXTENDING FROM ONE FACE THEREOF AND THE OTHER OF SAID HOOKS BEING POSITIONED AT THE OTHER END OF SAID GUIDES AND EXTENDING FROM THE OTHER FACE THEREOF, SAID HOOKS BEING ENGAGEABLE WITH THE MOUNTING BOLTS FOR SAID CHANNEL MEMBERS TO LIMIT TRAVEL OF SAID GUIDE AND SAID CHANNEL MEMBERS IN OPERATION, THE INNER END OF EACH OF SAID DRAWERS HAVING A HOOK THEREON, SAID LAST NAMED HOOKS BEING VERTICALLY ALIGNED, SAID HOOKS ON SAID DRAWERS AT ONE END OF SAID HOUSING FACING ONE OF SAID SIDES OF SAID HOUSING AND SAID HOOKS ON SAID DRAWERS AT THE OTHER END OF SAID HOUSING FACING THE OTHER OF SAID SIDES OF SAID HOUSING, A LOCKING FRAME, SAID LOCKING FRAME HAVING PARALLEL UPPER AND LOWER MEMBERS JOINED AT THE ENDS BY SPACED AND PARALLEL RODS SAID LOCKING FRAME BEING PIVOTALLY CONNECTED TO SAID BOTTOM AND SAID SHELF BETWEEN THE INNER ENDS OF SAID DRAWERS, AN OPERATOR ROD PIVOTALLY CONNECTED AT ITS INNER END TO SAID LOWER MEMBER OF SAID LOCKING FRAME AND EXTENDING OUTWARDLY THROUGH ONE OF SAID PANELS, SAID LOCKING FRAME BEING POSITIONED SO THAT SAID BARS CAN BE RECEIVED BY SAID HOOKS ON SAID DRAWERS WHEN IN THE CLOSED POSITION TO LOCK SAME, THE OUTER END OF SAID OPERATOR BAR BEING POSITIONED ADJACENT TO SAID PANEL WHEN SAID DRAWERS ARE LOCKED, SAID LOWER SECTION OF ONE OF SAID SIDES ENGAGING SAID OUTER END OF SAID OPERATOR BAR WHEN SAID SIDE IS CLOSED, SAID OPERATOR BAR BEING MOVABLE TO PIVOT SAID LOCKING FRAME AND MOVE SAID BARS OUT OF ENGAGEMENT WITH SAID HOOKS TO OPEN SAID DRAWERS, A HOOK AT THE OUTER EDGES OF EACH OF SAID LOWER SECTIONS OF SAID SIDES, PINS SECURED TO SAID FRAME MEMBERS AND PROJECTING INWARDLY TO BE ENGAGED BY SAID LAST NAMED HOOKS WHEN SAID LOWER SECTIONS OF SAID SIDES ARE IN THE CLOSED POSITION, SAID TOOL CHEST BEING CONSTRUCTED AND ADAPTED SO THAT SAID DRAWERS CAN BE LOCKED WHEN CLOSED BY MOVING SAID OPERATOR BAR INWARDLY AGAINST SAID PANEL AND SAID LIDS TO SAID UPPER PORTION OF SAID ENDS WILL BE LOCKED WHEN SAID UPPER SECTION OF SAID SIDES ARE CLOSED DEPRESSING SAID MOUNTING PIN AND FORCING THE SHANK PORTION THEREOF THROUGH SAID OPENINGS IN SAID FLANGES ON SAID LIDS, AND SAID SIDES CAN BE HELD IN POSITION BY SAID HOOKS THEREON ENGAGING SAID PINS ON SAID FRAME MEMBERS AND BY SAID KEY LOCKING MEANS AT THE LOWER EDGES THEREOF, AND SAID PANELS CAN RECEIVE HOOKS OR THE LIKE TO MOUNT TOOLS THEREON.
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