US 1134540 A
Description (OCR text may contain errors)
C. W. KRESS.
APPLICATION FILED JAN. 5.1914.
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C. W. KRESS.
APPLICATION FILED IAN.5, 1914.
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tion through the central guide and spacer I at 1 to receive the lower edges of the main F .i give access to the interior. To this end the To all whom it may concern uNirnn snares mama orrion.
CLAUDE w. KREss, or NEW Yonx, N. Y.
Beit known that I, CLAUDE W. Knnss, a citizen of the United States, residing at New York city, New York county, State of New York, have invented certain new and useful A Improvements in Container Construction, of
. form of container including a particularly advantageous form of closure therefor.
. A preferableembodiment of the invention is described in detail in the following speci- V fication, and is shown in the appended drawings as forming part thereof.
In these drawings: Figure l is a perspective view of a container embodying the present invention. Fig. 2-is a transverse vertical section on the line 22 .of' Fig. 1 looking toward the central spacer bar. Fig. 3 is a fragmentary verticalsection of one of the sides of the container showing, on an enlarged scale, the guides for the cover sections. Fig. 4 is a fragmentary vertical secfor the cover sections and on an enlarged scale. Fig. 5 is .a' fragmentary enlarged view of a detail. f
Thecontainer shown herein is of the dispensing type, being positioned in rear of a show case and containing in bulk the articles on display in the show case. Its base is constituted by the open rectangular frame work 1 which, having itsupper edges rabbeted as body portion 2 of the container, which is bodily removable therefrom to permit the supply within thebase l to be'replenished atany time. The main body which is open at its top, and is provided with a particularlyadvantageous form of closure therefor whichis' arranged, when closed, to exclude dust and dirt from the interior of the container but which maybe readily operated to of the casing, the ends of this spacer bar beingturned downwardly as at 4: and the bar being secured to the front and back of the casing by any suitable means as the screw shown (Fig. 4). This bar and the opposite side edges of the casing 2, carry chan- Specification of Letters Patent.
The edges, of the opposite sides of the casmg 2 are each rabbeted as at 2 (Fig. 3) to receive below their upper edge and upon Patented Apr. 6, 1915.
. Application filed January 5, 1914. Serial No. 810,289.
the shoulder-formed by the'rabbet, a chan neled guide strip preferably formed of stamped sheet metal to provide upper and lower parallel guide channels 56, this guide strip being UU shaped. These strips are securedto the body 2 inany suitable manner, one manner being as follows: A flanged U shaped strip of sheet metal 7, preferably stamped, is provided to conform to the shape of the front and side .edges of of the channels 56. The channel strips 56 extend preferably from the front to the rear of the sides of the box 2although, if 1 J' desired, the lower channel 6 may bediscontinued at a point where the forward edge of the cover section guided therein will rest the top of the box 2, the side portions of this 11; i i
Preferably, also, fastening I when the said cover section isin closed po- 7 sition.
Mounted upon the upper face of the spacer H I bar 3 are complemental and oppositely facing channel strips 89 having their closed inner edges abutting. These channels 89 extend preferably from the front to the rear edge of the casing 2 although, if desired,the lower channel strips 9 may terminate at the point 9 adjacent the forward edge ofthe box and at corresponding pointsin the lowerside channels.
The rear edge of the casing 2is cut down' to leave exposed the rear. ends of'the channels 5-6 and 89. The intermediate chan nel guides 8-9 are retained on the spacer bar-3 by meansof a strip 10 superposed thereon and having flanges 10. extending down over and against the outer edgesof' the upper channels 8. This'plate-extends from the front edge of the casing 2 to a point adjacent the rear face and where the front edge of the fixed cover section will rest, aswill be seen hereafter.
It is con-g nected to the spacer bar 3 by any suitable means, preferably by means of one or more"- bolts 11 extending down between. the channels 8-9 and through thespacer bar, the lower ends of these bolts being engaged by a nut so that the strip 10 and channel bars 89 may be firmly clamped upon the spacer bar 3.
The channels 8 and 9 facing the opposite sides of the spacer bar 3 are parallel respectively with the side channels 5 and 6. Movable cover sections 12 and 13 have their side edges inserted respectively in the upper channels 5 and 8 and lower channels 6 and 9. Tl ese cover sections are preferably of sheet metal, and the front cover sections 12 are preferably provided with an integral upturned finger piece at their forward edge. The forward cover sections 12 at their rear ends are provided with downwardly extending flanges 12 while the intermediate cover sections 13 at their forward ends are provided with upturned flanges 13. These flanges overlap so that when the sections are inserted from the rear edge of the body 2 into their respective guide channels, the flanges 12 and 13 will be positioned in overlapping planes, so that when the forward sections 12 are pulled to extreme for ward or closed position, their rear flanges engage with the forward flanges of the intermediate sections 13 and draw them forward to fully closed position. The intermediate sections 13 at their rear endsiare provided with upturned flanges 13 also located in the same plane as the flanges 12 so that when the forward sections 12 are moved rearwardlyor to open position, their flanges will engage with the flanges 13 and move the intermediate sections 13 to rearward or open position, the two sections in this inter-engaging position substantially overlying as will be evident. In order to retain these movable cover sections in place and also to permit their insertion, a fixed rear cover section 14 is employed, this fixed sec tion being preferably of sheet metal and having at its forward edge a depending flange is arranged to engage the flange 13 of the intermediate section and limit its forward movement, and with a downwardly extending flange 14* at its rear end arranged to cover the rear open ends of the channels 56, 89. It will be evident when these movable cover sections are inserted in their channels and the fixed section 14 is then ap-' plied, that the cover of the casing is assembled and in operative position thereon. It will be noted that the forward cover sections 12 are positioned in planes below the forward edge of the casing 2, so that in the forward or closed position of the cover sections, they will be below the upper edge of the casing, the finger pieces projecting above said edge for easy manipulation. It will be understood, of course, that in operation the -mere act of moving the forward cover sectlon by means of the finger piece, Wlll likewise move the intermediate cover section to either close or expose the opening in one side or the other of the casing 2. The spacer bar 3 acts not only as a support for the intermediate channels 89, but also as a. brace for the box, and the removable fixed rear cover section permits of the ready assembling of the cover on the casing and also of the ready disassembling thereof.
I have herein described and shown a specific embodiment, but desire it understood that the invention is susceptible of various structural embodiments within the spirit of said invention and the scope of the appended claims.
WVhat I claim, therefore, and desire to secure by Letters Patent is:
1. In a device of the character described, a casing having an opening therein and having its opposite side edges at said opening rabbeted, oppositely disposed channeled guides seated in the rabbets at said opposite side edges, means secured to said side edges and holding said guides in said rabbets, a sectional closure for said opening including a movable closure section supported by and sliding in said guide channels, and a fixed complemental closure section secured to said casing and positioned in a different plane from the movable section, with a flange por tion extending into the plane of said movable section to retain the same in said guides.
2. In a device of the character described, a casing having an opening therein and having its opposite side edges at said opening rabbeted, a spacer bar spanning the front and back of said casing adjacent said opening, said bar being parallel substantially with the side edges of said casing, oppositely disposed channeled guide strips secured to said bar and extending longitudinally thereof, complemental and oppositely disposed channeled guide strips seated in said rabbets at said opposite side edges, strips secured to said opposite side edges and having flanged portions engaging said channeled guides to hold the same on said rabbets, and sectional closures for the openings at opposite sides of said spacer bar, each of said closures including a sliding section supported by and moving longitudinally in said channeled guides, and a cooperating fixed section positioned in a different plane from said mov able section, and having a flanged portion extending in the plane of said movable section to retain the same in said guides.
v 3. In a device of the character described, a casing having an opening therein and hav ing its opposite side edges at said opening rabbeted, a spacer bar spanning the front and back of said casing adjacent said opening, said bar being substantially parallel with said side edges, oppositely disposed guide strips secured to and extending longitudinally of said bar, said strips having therein a plurality of parallel longitudinally extending guide channels, complemental and oppositely disposed guide strips seated in the rabbets at said opposite side edges and having complemental guide channels therein, sheet metal strips secured to said opposite side edges and flanged to engage and hold said channeled guide strips on said rabbets, and sectional closures for said openings at opposite sides of said spacer bar, each of said closures including a plurality of movable sections supported by and movable longi- Goples of this patent may be obtained for tudinally in said channeled guides, and a fixed section cooperating With said movable sectionsand secured to said casing at one end of said opening, said fixed section having a flange positioned in a line of movement of said movable sections to retain said sections on said casing and Within said channeled guides.
' CLAUDE W. KRESS, Witnesses:
ARTHUR G. FREY, EDWIN G. GREY.
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