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- DRAWER RACK. APPucmon man MAR. 21. Isls.
Patented Jan. 2, 1917.
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'entran sra'rrgs earner ernten FREDERICK BRADY, OF MIDDLETOWN, DELAWARE.
Application led March 27, 1915.
To all whom t may concern Be vit known that l, FREDERICK BRADY, a citizen of the United States, and a resident of Middletown, in the county of New Castle and State of Delaware, have invented a certain new and useful Improvement in Drawer-Racks, of which the following is a specification.
My present invention relates particularly to improvements in drawer racks, of that nature including inclined partition plates for use in desk drawers to form a plurality of paper compartments, each of said members being of such a structure as to form a paper holder and may receive selected sizes of sheets and the like, and at the same time maintain the outer edges of such sheets in substantially the same plane with the sheets of different sizes held, for instance, by the other plates.
rlhe object of my present invention is to connect and arrange the partition plates'so that each may move in the direction of its length, for practically its'entire length, with respect to the others, and to provide certain means whereby the several plates may be supported in selected adjustment without depending upon the drawer, in which they are disposed, for such support. These ol jects are preferably accomplished by the structure and means shown in the accompanying drawings, forming a part of this specification, and in which- Figure l is a vertical longitudinal section through the drawer, illustrating the practical application of myimproved drawer rack. Fig. 2 is a detail perspective view of Fig. 3 is a detail vertical sectionpthrough adjacent portions `voftwo of the plates, taken substan-` tially on line 3 3 of Fig. l.` Fig. l is a def' tail sectional view taken through one of the f plates andV its base plate, and taken substan-v tially on line t-of Fig. 2. Fig. 5 is another detail section taken substantially on line 5 5 of Fig. y1l; and Fig. 6 is another 'similar view taken substantially on line 6-6 of Fig. 2. Y Y 4 .v
Referring now to these figures, my present `drawerrack consists of a series of inclined partition plates A, Al and A2, as will Specification of Letters Patent.
Patented J an. 2, 1917.
serial No. 17,372.
be seen by reference to Fig. l, in which these several plates are shown as held in spaced parallel relation, the partition plates A and A having` guides B, in which the'plates A and A2 respectively are slidably disposed, so that each of the series of plates may be moved or adjusted with respect to the other plates, lengthwise, and for practically its entire length, thus providing for a wide range of adjustment in order that the rack as a whole may be more readily adjusted to drawers of ditferent lengths, whereby the lower end of the plate A and the upper end of the plate A2 may respectively engage the inner and outer walls C and C2 of a drawer C, in which the rack is disposed as shown in Fig. l. However, the several partition plates above mentioned may be adjusted and held in adjusted position without depending upon the drawer ends for support in adjusted position, by means of a bracket D beneath the forward end of plate A2, and a supporting strip D having a longitudinal series of struck-up lugs b with which the lower edges of the partition plates A and A2 may engage as kshown in Fig. l, one end or' this strip D being preferably secured to the lower edge of the partition plate A, in order to obviatc the disadvantage'of transporting the drawer rack in detached parts and permit the strip to freely extend in arforward direction beneath the several plates to receive the lower rear edges thereof.
Fach of the partition plates above men tioned is provided with longitudinal side flanges a, the upper edges of which are reverted as shown at a, and as particularly seen in Fig. 2, andthe guides B are each in the form of a depending sidevplate, secured adjacent its. opposite upper edge, by rivets and the like, to the adjacent side flange a of the lpartition plate carrying the same, the lower portion of the side plate formingthe guide, having an extension B', as best seen in Fig. 3, bent back upon the inner face thereof, to form a, lower laterallyy and inwardly projecting flange B24 of dou- Y ble thickness, the upper portion of this exdepending plate forming each of the guides, has its upper edge extended beneath the reverting edge a of the flange a to which it is secured, and that its lower inwardly projecting flange B2 of double thickness as before mentioned, receives the next partition plate, the upper edge of the adjacent side flange of which is extended beneath the in- Y wardly reverting upper edge B3 of theextension B before mentioned. The several guides Brthus effectively serve to hold the several partition plates in their voriginal spaced parallel relation,'in the several adjusted positions they are adapted to assume.
It will also Vbe noted from Fig. 2,'that each of the partition plates is provided with vlongitudinal side series of key-hole-slots E, and with' a base plate F adapted to upstand at an angle with respect to the partition plateupon which it is mounted, the lower portion of each of the base plates F being in the form of an angular extension F having adjacent its opposite sides downwardly struck diverging ears F2 which are. adapted to enter the enlarged portions of the keyhole slots F and to lock within the smaller portions thereof upon movement of the base plate with respect to the partition plate carrying the same.Y Thus by virtue ofthe.
several guides B, permitting the several partition plates Vto slide in the direction of ,their length with respect to one another.v and for practically theV entire length of each of the plates, I am enabled to obtain a wide range ofadjustment with the drawer rack, and-thus obviate dependence upon the ends of a drawer in which the rack is to be disposed, for the support of the rack in adjusted position, this support in adjusted position being preferably accomplished by means of the supporting strip D, with any of the upwardly struck lugs Z 'of which, the lower ends of the partition plates .A and A2 are engageable. Furthermore, in view of the simplicity of the meta-l formation included in the several parts, both for their particu lar shape and for their relative arrangement and securing, I am enabled to provide a simple, strong, and durable rack of this character, which may be economically manufactured andreadily disposed and held inV adjusted position in use.
It is to be understood, of course, that the adjustment of the several base plates F enables each of the partition plates to support a series of sheets of various sizes, and at the same time maintain the outer edges of the series of sheets of the several partition plates, in substantially the same plane.
It will also be seen that the partition plates are removably, as well asadjustably, held whereby the rack may well consist of V any desirable number of partition .plates bel tween the plates-A Thus, in addivby one of said plates.
s l. A drawer rack comprising a series of inclined parallel partition plates, 'each Vof which has anged side edges, and guides connecting the side edges of the several platesv and maintainingv the same in spaced parallel relation and slidable with respect to one another, each of saidguides consisting of a plate secured to and depending from the forward end of the flanged side edge of its respective partitionY plate, and having `a flange and an extension provided with a reverting edge adjacent the flange.
2. A drawer rack comprising a series of inclined parallel partition plates, guides carried by and connectingv the said plates in parallel slidable. relation and spaced apart, each of said guides consisting of a plate depending from and secured to the forward portion of its respective partition plate, and having a flange at Vone end, and an extension provided with a reverting edge adjacent the flange.
3. A drawer rack comprising a series of partition plates held in spaced parallel and inclined relation, each plate being movable in the direction of its length with respectV to the other plates, and a supporting strip with which the lower edgesY ofthe plates are engageable to maintain the plates in adjusted relation, said strip extending beneath the several partition plates and having means to adjustably receive and hold the said lower edges thereof. l
4. A drawer rack comprising a series of partition plates held in spaced parallel and' inclined relation, guides adjacent the -upper forward ends of the plates and connecting the same in movable relation to permit their lengthwise adjustment, and a v supporting strip with which the lower edges of the plates are engageable to maintain the 'plates in adjusted position, said strip extending beneath the several plates, and being carried 5. A drawer rack comprising la series of partition plates held in spaced parallel `and inclined relation, each plate beingV movableY in the direction of its length with respectto the other plates, and a supporting'strip secured atits rear end to lthe rear plate of the? ll series and extending freely inV a, forward diff Y rection beneath vthe series of plates, said supporting strip having a longitudinalseries of struck-up lugs, with selected onesl of which`r the loweredges of# the other plates `areen-.
gageable to maintain the `several plates adjusted relation.
6. A drawer rack including a series of Within the key-hole slots to maintain the partition plates, each of which partition base piece in adjusted position upon the parplates is provided With alined series of keytition plate.
hole slots adjacent its sides, and a base piece FREDERICK BRADY. 5 having a lower angular portion provided Witnesses:
With downwardly struck diverging ears adf CATHARINE M. TOUHEY,
jacent its opposite ends ffor engagement ANNA N. DENNY.
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