US 1182651 A
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APPLICATION FILED APR. 3, 1915.
Patented May 9,1916.
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ATTORNEY UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE.
DONATE GUQZZU, Y.
Specification of Letters Patent.
Patented May 9, 1916.
Application filed April 3, 1915. Serial No. 19,014.
cabinet which is comparatively light and in which the doors controlling the access to the cabinet constitute shelves for the cabinet when said doors are open and thus facilitate the inspection and manipulation of the subject matter carried by the cabinet.
With the above and other objects in view, the nature of which will more fully appear as the description proceeds, the invention consists in the novel construction, combination and arrangement of parts as herein fully described, illustrated and claimed.
In the accompanying'drawings, forming part of the application, similar characters of reference indicate corresponding parts in all the views.
Figure 1 is a vertical section through a cabinet embodying my invention; Fig. 2 is a transverse section thereof; Fig. 3 is a fragmentary elevation of a reinforcing member; Fig. 4 is an enlarged section on line &l, Fig. 1; and Fig. 5 is a perspective view of the. cabinet.
Referring to the drawings, the back panel 6 and the side panels 7 of the cabinet each have an expanded metal sheet 8 which is the reinforcement thereof. The sheet 8 in the back panel, as well as in the side panels, extend substantially through the entire body thereof. Each sheet is bordered by a wire frame 9 to facilitate the connection of the sheets in the side panels and that in the back panel. The top 10 and bottom 11 of the cabinet, as well as the partitions 12, each have a reinforcement in the shape of an expanded metallic sheet 13 extending substantiallv through the entire body thereof and each bordered by a wire frame It to facilitate the connection of the reinforce-' ment 13 with the reinforcement 8 of the back and side panels. The bottom 11 and the partitions 12 of the cabinet carry hinged members 15 which are connected to the remforcing members 13 thereof previous to the embedding of all the reinforcements by the concrete.
The side panels 7 adjacent the front thereof and above each partition are provided with an expanding screw socket 16 which is also secured to the lath before the cabinet is molded. Associated with each partition is a door which is reinforced with an expanded sheet 18 framed into a wire 19. The wires 9, 1 1 and 19 reinforce the corners of the structures where they are provided. Each door has secured thereto the other portion of the hinged member 15 so that each door is mounted to swing on the hinge in a vertical plane. The portion of the door adjacent the hinge is rounded and fits snugly 1n anarcuated groove 20 provided in the. partition, so as to seal the space between the rounded edge of the doors and the cone sponding partition. The cabinet has a rabbet in front of each compartment to receive the door 17 and thereby form a perfect closure, substantially sealing each compartment. The doors 17 at the side edges carry screw expansion sockets 16. A screw 21 of each of said sockets connects a link 22 thereto. Each link is engaged by the screw 21 which is in engagement with the corresponding socket 16 located in the panel. Theselinks 22 prevent the doors from passing beyond the horizontal plane. The hinged members 15 are so located that each door when open will have its inner surface on a level with the upper surface of the partition, so that any subject matter located within the compartment, the door of which is open, can be easily shifted on to the door, consequently the open door really constitutes a shelf for the compartment. The
doors 1'? are also provided with locking fire proof, as the reinforcements therein are substantially inacessible to fire, even if the cabinet were subjected to strong flames. The weight of the cabinet is less than the weight'of a fire -proof cabinet which has an exterior metal, shell containing fire-proof material within; and the fire-proof ,quality of my concrete cabinet is greater than that of a cabinet having a metallic shell for the reason that if the metallic ,shell is destroyed the fire-proof -material is without a support, while in my cabinet the support is inaccessible to flames, as stated, and therefore the result is a far better cabinet.
While I have described the principle of operation, together with the device which I now consider tobe the bestembodiment thereof, I desire to have it understood that the device shown is merely illustrative and that such changes maybe made as are within the scope of the appended claims.
I claim: I
1. In a reinforced concrete cabinet a pluralityof concrete partitions spaced from one another and forming a plurality of superposed. compartments .in the cabinet, expanded metal reinforcing each partition, a concrete door for each of the compartments hinged at the lower edge of the door, expanded metal reinforcing the door and a link connecting the doors to the side walls of the compartment so that each door will aline with the floor of a corresponding com partment when the same is open and conpanded metal 'jacefit the front thereof and within each compartment, concrete doors for each compartment hinged at the lower edge thereof, exreinforcingteach door, expansion screw sockets carried by the door at the side edges thereof, links carried by said screw sockets and in engagement with corresponding screw sockets in the sides of the cabinet,
'said links being adapted to limit the swinging movement of said doors so that each door is adapted to aline with the floor of.
the corresponding compart cut and constitute a shelf for its correspo ding compartment, the edge of the doors at the hinge being rounded and the partitions having a rounded recess to accommodate the said rounded edge of the doors.
In testimony whereof I have signed my name to this specification in the presence of two subscribing witnesses.
' DONAT) CUOZZO. 1 Witnesses:
B. J orrn,
PHILIP D. RoLLHAUs,