US3549228A - Handle latch and label holder - Google Patents

Handle latch and label holder Download PDF

Info

Publication number
US3549228A
US3549228A US3549228DA US3549228A US 3549228 A US3549228 A US 3549228A US 3549228D A US3549228D A US 3549228DA US 3549228 A US3549228 A US 3549228A
Authority
US
United States
Prior art keywords
handle
wall
opening
drawer
front
Prior art date
Legal status (The legal status is an assumption and is not a legal conclusion. Google has not performed a legal analysis and makes no representation as to the accuracy of the status listed.)
Expired - Lifetime
Application number
Inventor
Vytant P Aleks
Current Assignee (The listed assignees may be inaccurate. Google has not performed a legal analysis and makes no representation or warranty as to the accuracy of the list.)
Amerock Corp
Original Assignee
Keystone Consolidated Ind Inc
Priority date (The priority date is an assumption and is not a legal conclusion. Google has not performed a legal analysis and makes no representation as to the accuracy of the date listed.)
Filing date
Publication date
Application filed by Keystone Consolidated Ind Inc filed Critical Keystone Consolidated Ind Inc
Priority to US74808368A priority Critical
Application granted granted Critical
Publication of US3549228A publication Critical patent/US3549228A/en
Assigned to KEYCON INDUSTRIES, INC. 4835 LBJ FREEWAY, DALLAS, 75234, A CORPOF NEVADA reassignment KEYCON INDUSTRIES, INC. 4835 LBJ FREEWAY, DALLAS, 75234, A CORPOF NEVADA ASSIGNMENT OF ASSIGNORS INTEREST. Assignors: KEYSTONE CONSOLIDATED INDUSTRIES, INC., A CORP OF DE.
Assigned to LLC CORPORATION, A CORP OF DELAWARE reassignment LLC CORPORATION, A CORP OF DELAWARE ASSIGNMENT OF ASSIGNORS INTEREST. Assignors: KEYCON INDUSTRIES, INC., A CORP OF NEV.
Assigned to ANCHOR HOCKING CORP., A CORP OF DE. reassignment ANCHOR HOCKING CORP., A CORP OF DE. ASSIGNMENT OF ASSIGNORS INTEREST. Assignors: LLC CORPORATION
Assigned to AMEROCK CORPORATION reassignment AMEROCK CORPORATION ASSIGNMENT OF ASSIGNORS INTEREST. Assignors: ANCHOR HOCKING CORP.
Anticipated expiration legal-status Critical
Application status is Expired - Lifetime legal-status Critical

Links

Images

Classifications

    • 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
    • A47B95/00Fittings for furniture
    • A47B95/02Handles
    • 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
    • A47B95/00Fittings for furniture
    • A47B95/02Handles
    • A47B2095/021Pivotable handles with one socket

Description

Dec. 22, 1970 v. P. ALEKS 3,549,228

HANDLE LATCH AND LABEL HOLDER Filed July 26, 1968 2 Sheets-Sheet Z United States Patent 3,549,228 HANDLE LATCH AND LABEL HOLDER Vytaut P. Aleks, Rockford, Ill., assiguor to Keystone Consolidated Industries, Inc., Rockford, lll., a corporation of Delaware Filed July 26, 1968, Ser. No. 748,083 Int. Cl. A47b 95/02 U.S. Cl. 312320 7 Claims ABSTRACT OF THE DISCLOSURE A filing cabinet handle latch and label holder that is received within the hollow front wall of a file drawer and latches the drawer within the filing cabinet. The handle is mounted within a complementary opening in the front wall of the file drawer and has an opening therethrough to receive a transparent label holder therein. A finger bar extends across and through the handle, is pivotally mounted at one side of the handle and extends beyond the opposite side of the handle to adjacent the side of the drawer front wall; the opposite side of the handle having an opening therein to allow vertical oscillation of the finger bar about the pivot. A depending latching bar having a latching hook on the lower end is secured to the finger bar for vertical movement.

The present invention relates to a combined handle latch and label holder, and more particularly to a handle latch for a filing cabinet drawer to latch the drawer in the filing cabinet, and a label holder is mounted within the handle to receive and show an appropriate label for the drawer.

Among the objects of the present invention is the provision of a handle latch for a filing cabinet drawer for latching the drawer in the filing cabinet. The handle is received in a complementary opening in the front wall of a file drawer and has a forwardly and downwardly inclined lip or edge adapted to be gripped to withdraw the drawer. The front wall of the file drawer is hollow and includes a depending latching bar with a rearwardly extending latching hook adapted to engage an edge of an opening in a strike or wall of the filing cabinet; the hook having a camming edge to cam the hook upward as the file drawer is closed. A finger bar is mounted in the handle and actuates the latching bar.

Another object of the present application is the provision of a handle latch having a handle received in an opening of the file drawer, a depending latching bar, and a finger bar secured at one end to the latching bar and at the other end pivotally mounted in the handle. The handle is generally rectangular and has opposite end walls with the end wall farthest from the latching bar provided with a slot and the opposite end wall provided with an opening. The finger bar is slotted at one end to engage the slot in the handle end wall and provide a pivot for the bar, and the finger bar extends across the handle and through and beyond the opening in the opposite end wall to engage the upper end of the depending latch bar.

A further object of the present invention is the provision of a handle and label holder where the handle is received in a complementary opening in the front wall of the file drawer and the handle is provided with an open rear wall. A label holder formed of a transparent plastic has a flat base and a pair of parallel rearwardly inclined walls extending upward from the front edge of the base and diverging at the upper ends thereof. A label can be inserted into the space between the inclined walls through the opening in the rear surface of the front file drawer wall.

Further objects are to provide a construction of maximum simplicity, efficiency, economy and ease of assembly and operation, and such further objects, advantages and capabilities as will later more fully appear and are inherently possessed thereby.

In the drawings:

FIG. 1 is a front elevational view of a file cabinet and file drawer having a handle latch and label holder of the present invention.

FIG. 2 is a horizontal cross sectional view taken on the line 22 of FIG. 1.

FIG. 3 is a partial perspective view of the latching hook.

FIG. 4 is a vertical cross sectional View taken on the line 4-4 of FIG. 1.

FIG. 5 is an end elevational view of the handle taken from the left hand end thereof as seen in FIG. 1.

FIG. 6 is a vertical cross sectional view of the handle and label holder taken on the line 6-6 of FIG. 1.

Referring more particularly to the disclosure in the drawings wherein is shown an illustrative embodiment of the present invention, FIG. 1 discloses a file cabinet 10 having two or more file drawers therein; the file cabinet and file drawers preferably being formed of sheet metal construction. The file cabinet includes hollow side walls 11 and intermediate horizontal connecting partitions 12 defining openings 13 for the file drawers. In each opening 13 from a side wall 11 is "a strike or flange 14 extending inwardly a short distance into the opening.

Each file drawer 15 includes a front wall 16 formed of a front panel 17 and a back panel 18 of slightly smaller dimensions than the front panel; the two panels forming a hollow interior 19. The front panel being of larger dimensions provides a hollow flange 21 that conformably fits within the opening 13 in the file cabinet 10. The panels 17 and 18 have overlapping flanges 22 and are secured together by a plurality of suitable securing means, such as the screws 23 extending through the overlapping flanges. The front panel 17 has an opening 24 therein centrally located but offset above the horizontal center line of the drawer 15, and a rearward opening 25 is located in the flange 21 at the left side, as seen in FIG. 1 and near the lower edge of the wall.

The opening 24 in the front panel 17 conformably receives a handle 26 formed as a hollow generally rectangular member having a top wall 27, a bottom Wall 28 and side walls 29 and 30. The top wall is provided with a shoulder 31 and a forwardly and downwardly inclined lip or edge 32 (FIGS. 5 and 6) providing a gripping member or surface for the user. The bottom wall is provided with a downwardly extending flange 33 and an upwardly extending front lip 34 (FIG. 6) while the side walls have shoulders 35 which are continuations of the shoulder 31; the shoulders31, 35 and the flange 33 providing retaining surfaces abutting the interior surface 36 of the edge of the opening 24. The rear edges 37 of the handle abut the interior surface of the back panel 18, and the inclined lip 32 is formed with inwardly in clined side walls 38.

The right hand side wall 30, as seen in FIGS. 1 and 2, is provided with a narrow slot 39 opening at the rear edge 37 (FIG. 6), while the left-hand side wall 29 is provided with an opening 41 (FIG. 5) having generally parallel edges 42 opening at the rear edge 37 of the wall. An elongated finger bar 43 has one end slotted at 44 to engage the slot 39 in the side wall 30 and provide'a pivot axis for the bar. The bar extends across the handle, generally hidden behind the inclined lip 32, and through and beyond the opening 41 in the side wall 29 to terminate in a slot 45 opening in the opposite direction to the slot 44. The opening 41 in the side wall 29 allows vertical move- Patented Dec. 22, 1970 ,ment of the finger bar 43 about the pivot point established at the side wall 30.

A depending latching bar 46 has a slot 48 at the upper.

end 47 which interengages with the slot 45 in the finger bar 43, an. inclined outwardly offset portion 49, and 21 depending portion 51 ofa width to be received between the front and back panels 17 and 18. At the lower end,

the bar 46 has a laterally extending flange 52 which extends into the hollow flange 21 of the front panel 17. The

flange. 52 terminates in a rearwardly extending latching.

hook 54 having a depending guide lug 55 adjacent the flange 52. The latching hook 54 includes camming edges with the slot in the handle to provide a pivotal axis for 56 and 57 and'an undercut portion 58 adapted to engage the strike or flange14 in the cabinet 10. The latching hook 54 extends rearwardly through the opening in the flange 21'which allows vertical reciprocation of the latching bar 46-upon lifting of the finger bar 43.

The handle 26 also houses a label holder 59 formed a of a suitable transparent plastic material, such as polystyrene. The label holder 59 includes a base portion 61 conformably received in and engaging the bottom wall 28 and the front lip 34 of the handle 26, and a pair of upwardly and rearwardly inclined spaced generally'parallel walls 62 and 63 forming a space 64 therebetween to receive a label 65 (FIG. 6). The lower wall 63 diverges away from the wall 62 at 66 to abut the back panel 18 at the lower edge of an opening 67 therein.

The upper wall 62 extends upwardly to terminate in a pair of right-angle flanges 68 and 69, the flange68 extending into. a slot 70 formed in the rear edge of the top.

handle wall 27 andthe flange 69 extending rearwardly to abut the upper edge of the back panel opening 67. Also.

a second vertical flange 71 is located parallel to and forwardly of the flange 68 and abuts the interior surface of the top handle wall 27. As clearly seen in FIG. 6, a label 65 can be inserted'into the label holder 59 through the opening 67 in the back panel 18 and enters the space 64 between the inclined walls62 and 63 to be visible through the open front of the handle 26.

When the drawer 15 is closed in the file cabinet 10, the undercut portion 58 of the latching hook 54 engages the edge of opening 72 in the strike or flange 14 for the.

cabinet 10. To open the drawer 15, the user inserts his fingertips into the open frontof the handle 26 to engage and lift the finger bar 43.. Lifting the finger bar about thepivotal axis at the side wall 30 causes vertical upward movement of the latching bar 46 to lift and disengage the latching hook 54 from the strike or flange 14. In lifting the finger bar 43, the finger tips engage the underside of the inclined lip .32 to manually pull the file drawer 15 outwardly. When the drawer 15 is to be closed, the drawer is pushed inwardly with the camming edge 57 of the latching hook 54 engaging the strike 14 to lift the latching hook 54 to pass overthe upper edge of the strike untilthe drawer is completely closed and the undercut portion 58 drops over the strike 14 to latch the drawer in closed position:

Having thus disclosed my invention I claim:

1. A handle latch for a file cabinet drawer having a drawer front including a front panel and a back panel defining a hollow interior space therebetween and said front panel having an opening therein, comprising a handle positioned in the opening in the drawerfront panel and in thehollow space extending to the back panel, said handle having an open front defined by an inwardly extending top and bottom wall and integral inwardly extending opposite end walls forming an enclosure, a downwardly inclined gripping lip integral with said top wall, an elongated finger bar extending across and through the handle and the finger bar, the opposite end wall of the handle having an opening therein receiving the finger bar and allowing limited vertical movement thereof, and a depending latching bar positioned in said hollow space offset from said handle and connected at its upper end to said opposite end of the finger bar, said latching bar having a rearwardly extending latching hook adapted to engage a strike in the file cabinethousing the drawer, said drawer front having a rear opening receiving the latching hook.

2. A handle latch as set forth in claim 1, in which said latching hook terminates in a camming edge and an undercut latching edge, and a dependingguide on said latching hook spaced from said undercut edge and received within said hollow space to guide the vertical movement of said latching bar.

3. A handle latch as set forth in claim 1, in which said inclined gripping lip extends downwardly and outwardly from the top wall of the handle} to partially cover the upper edge of the open front of the handle.

4. A handle and label holder for a file cabinet drawer having a drawer front including a front panel having an opening therein and a back panel having an opening therein, said front and back panels defining a hollow space therebetween, comprising a hollow handle including an open front defined by a top wall, a bottom wall and integral opposite end walls forming an enclosure received in the opening in the front panel and extending rearwardly to the back panel, and an upwardly extending front lip formed at the front edge of the bottom wall, and a label holder including a base conformably received on said handle bottom wall and abutting the upwardly extending lip, and a pair of generally parallel upwardly and rearwardly inclined spaced walls integral with and intersecting the front edge of the base and adapted to receive a label therebetween, said label holder being formed of a generally transparent material, such as a transparent plastic.

5. A handle and label holder as set forth in claim 4, in which the front inclined wall extends upwardly to terminate in a rearwardly extending flange adapted to abut said back paneL'and a pair. of parallel upwardly extending positioning flanges abutting the handle top wall, and said rear inclined wall diverges away from said front inclined wall and terminates in an edge adjacent to and adapted to abut said back panel to define an opening to receive and guide a label inserted into the holder.

'6, A handle and label holder as set forth in claim 5, in which. the top wall of said handle has an elongated slot at the rear edge thereof to receive one of the upwardly extending flanges on the front inclined wall and the other flange abuts the top wall forwardly of the slot.

7. A handle and label holder as set forth in claim 5, in which said rearwardly extending .flange on the front inclined wall and the rear edge on the rear inclined wall are generally aligned with the upper and lower edges defining the opening in the back panel to define the vertical limits of the opening receiving a label, and an inclined gripping lip integral with and extending forwardly and downwardly from said handle top wall.

References. Cited UNITED STATES PATENTS 1,569,094 1/ 1926 Kurtzon 3 l2-320 1,968,829 8/1934 Harrington 3l2320 3,031,248 4/1962 Jeeves 3l2320 3,122,402 2/ 1964 Bullock et al 312320 3,292,985 12/ 1966 Buhrmaster 312-320 JAMES T. MCCALL, Primary Examiner US. Cl. X.R. 3l2--330 A J

US3549228D 1968-07-26 1968-07-26 Handle latch and label holder Expired - Lifetime US3549228A (en)

Priority Applications (1)

Application Number Priority Date Filing Date Title
US74808368A true 1968-07-26 1968-07-26

Publications (1)

Publication Number Publication Date
US3549228A true US3549228A (en) 1970-12-22

Family

ID=25007931

Family Applications (1)

Application Number Title Priority Date Filing Date
US3549228D Expired - Lifetime US3549228A (en) 1968-07-26 1968-07-26 Handle latch and label holder

Country Status (2)

Country Link
US (1) US3549228A (en)
GB (1) GB1256974A (en)

Cited By (8)

* Cited by examiner, † Cited by third party
Publication number Priority date Publication date Assignee Title
US4120551A (en) * 1975-10-31 1978-10-17 Krieg & Zivy Industries Interlocking drawer assembly
US4914340A (en) * 1989-04-24 1990-04-03 Tfc Corporation Trash compactor loading door construction
US6431615B1 (en) * 2000-04-28 2002-08-13 Fisher Hamilton L.L.C. Latching assembly
US20080150407A1 (en) * 2006-12-14 2008-06-26 Master Lock Company Llc Drawer latch
EP2636821A1 (en) * 2012-03-05 2013-09-11 Denz AG Handle for a door
US20140150727A1 (en) * 2011-07-13 2014-06-05 Unicharm Corporation Animal litter box
US9422750B2 (en) 2013-08-13 2016-08-23 Waterloo Industries, Inc. Range limited latch
US10154604B2 (en) * 2015-04-22 2018-12-11 Dell Products L.P. Chassis drawer for modular information handling resources

Citations (5)

* Cited by examiner, † Cited by third party
Publication number Priority date Publication date Assignee Title
US1569094A (en) * 1924-06-07 1926-01-12 Garden City Plating And Mfg Co Drawer pull and window lift
US1968829A (en) * 1933-08-26 1934-08-07 Addressograph Co Combined drawer pull and label holder
US3031248A (en) * 1958-04-02 1962-04-24 Vickers Armstrongs Ltd Drawer handle and latch
US3122402A (en) * 1962-03-22 1964-02-25 Steelcase Inc Latch mechanism
US3292985A (en) * 1965-05-13 1966-12-20 All Steel Equipment Inc Recessed latch for flush file drawer faces

Patent Citations (5)

* Cited by examiner, † Cited by third party
Publication number Priority date Publication date Assignee Title
US1569094A (en) * 1924-06-07 1926-01-12 Garden City Plating And Mfg Co Drawer pull and window lift
US1968829A (en) * 1933-08-26 1934-08-07 Addressograph Co Combined drawer pull and label holder
US3031248A (en) * 1958-04-02 1962-04-24 Vickers Armstrongs Ltd Drawer handle and latch
US3122402A (en) * 1962-03-22 1964-02-25 Steelcase Inc Latch mechanism
US3292985A (en) * 1965-05-13 1966-12-20 All Steel Equipment Inc Recessed latch for flush file drawer faces

Cited By (10)

* Cited by examiner, † Cited by third party
Publication number Priority date Publication date Assignee Title
US4120551A (en) * 1975-10-31 1978-10-17 Krieg & Zivy Industries Interlocking drawer assembly
US4914340A (en) * 1989-04-24 1990-04-03 Tfc Corporation Trash compactor loading door construction
US6431615B1 (en) * 2000-04-28 2002-08-13 Fisher Hamilton L.L.C. Latching assembly
US6601884B2 (en) 2000-04-28 2003-08-05 Fisher Hamilton L.L.C. Latching assembly
US20080150407A1 (en) * 2006-12-14 2008-06-26 Master Lock Company Llc Drawer latch
US20140150727A1 (en) * 2011-07-13 2014-06-05 Unicharm Corporation Animal litter box
US10076098B2 (en) * 2011-07-13 2018-09-18 Unicharm Corporation Animal litter box
EP2636821A1 (en) * 2012-03-05 2013-09-11 Denz AG Handle for a door
US9422750B2 (en) 2013-08-13 2016-08-23 Waterloo Industries, Inc. Range limited latch
US10154604B2 (en) * 2015-04-22 2018-12-11 Dell Products L.P. Chassis drawer for modular information handling resources

Also Published As

Publication number Publication date
GB1256974A (en) 1971-12-15

Similar Documents

Publication Publication Date Title
US5887961A (en) Adjustable drawer organizer
US4087141A (en) Door pull handle assembly
US2946612A (en) Self-alining catch
US5590940A (en) Sliding tie rack cabinet for dressers
US5368380A (en) Cabinet assembly
US8608261B2 (en) Drawer latch
US4134625A (en) Bathroom cabinet
US6089685A (en) Storage cabinet with selectively mounted independently supported shelves
US3403641A (en) Brackets for assembling knockdown cabinets
US8827387B2 (en) Side cabinet and hutch system
US4193650A (en) Adjustable shelf device
US5161870A (en) File drawer having removable outer drawer head
US3752553A (en) Drawer with snap-on front panel
US9380891B2 (en) Over-the-door storage armoire
US3888558A (en) Lock and interlock mechanism
US3974898A (en) Convertible suitcase
US6988780B2 (en) Wall cabinet assembly
US6318567B1 (en) Undercabinet culinary instrument rack
US3416282A (en) Elongate panel edging strip of the prefabricated type
US20030184199A1 (en) Partitioning structure
US7549713B2 (en) Refrigerator handle mounting arrangement
US7121638B1 (en) Drawer latch
US5292191A (en) Latch mechanism for a cabinet drawer
US3140134A (en) Cabinet
US2639819A (en) Knockdown shelving

Legal Events

Date Code Title Description
AS Assignment

Owner name: KEYCON INDUSTRIES, INC. 4835 LBJ FREEWAY, DALLAS,

Free format text: ASSIGNMENT OF ASSIGNORS INTEREST.;ASSIGNOR:KEYSTONE CONSOLIDATED INDUSTRIES, INC., A CORP OF DE.;REEL/FRAME:004473/0742

Effective date: 19851009

AS Assignment

Owner name: LLC CORPORATION, 4835 LBJ FREEWAY, DALLAS, TEXAS,

Free format text: ASSIGNMENT OF ASSIGNORS INTEREST.;ASSIGNOR:KEYCON INDUSTRIES, INC., A CORP OF NEV.;REEL/FRAME:004533/0100

Effective date: 19860220

AS Assignment

Owner name: ANCHOR HOCKING CORP., 109 NORTH BROAD STREET, LANC

Free format text: ASSIGNMENT OF ASSIGNORS INTEREST.;ASSIGNOR:LLC CORPORATION;REEL/FRAME:004595/0812

Effective date: 19860509

AS Assignment

Owner name: AMEROCK CORPORATION, 4000 AUBURN STREET, ROCKFORD,

Free format text: ASSIGNMENT OF ASSIGNORS INTEREST.;ASSIGNOR:ANCHOR HOCKING CORP.;REEL/FRAME:004582/0533

Effective date: 19860721

Free format text: ASSIGNMENT OF ASSIGNORS INTEREST;ASSIGNOR:ANCHOR HOCKING CORP.;REEL/FRAME:004582/0533

Owner name: AMEROCK CORPORATION,ILLINOIS