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P M. HOFFMANN & G. W. RANK.
STORING CABINET. APPLICATION FILED JULY I3. 1914.
1,258,773." Patented Mzir.12,1918.
which provide 7 the left PHILIP 1VLI-IOFFMANN AND GEORGE w. BANK, orlnnrnnnroms, INDIANA.
T 0 all whom it may concern:
Be it known that we, PHrLIr M. Horr- MANN, a citizen of the United States, residing at Indianapolis, Marion county, and State of Indiana, and GEORGE W. RANK, a citizen of the United States, residing at Indianapolis, Marion county, and State of Indiana, have invented and discovered certain new and useful Improvements in Storing- Cabinets, of which the following is a specification.
Our invention relates to storing cabinets and its object is to provide a metallic receptacle particularly designed to contain food stulfs, which shall be cfiectively ventilated and which shall be protected against the entrance of rats, mice and insects.
The cabinet is especially adapted to contain bags of flour, although it is adapted as a receptacle for other articles to be stored and to which ready access is desired.
With the above objects in View our invention is embodied in preferable form in the structure hereinafter described and illus trated in the accompanying drawings. 7
In these drawings, Figure 1' is a front view in elevation of the cabinet;Fig. 2-, an end view; Fig. 3, an enlarged section on the line of Fig. 1; Fig. l, an enlarged section on the line 4.4:'0f Fig. 1; Fig. 5 a section on the line 5-5 of Figs. ,1 and 2; Fig. 6 a detail vertical section through one of the channel irons and Fig. 7 a section on the line 77 of Fig. 1.
The cabinet is constructed entirely of metal, the side, end, bottom and top pieces being formed of angle iron and the walls of wire mesh'and the top and bottom coverings being of sheet metal. The vertical front corner pieces 1 are formed of angle irons an inclosed corner as seen in hand portion of Fig.5. Riveted or otherwise suitably secured to one face of each of these angle irons is a channel iron 2 which extends vertically of the cabinet. An
angle iron 3 carrying a similar channel iron extends across the end of the cabinet at bot tom and top thereof. The rear corners of the cabinet are preferably formed as shown at the right hand end of Fig. 5 in which the angle iron 5 there shown has the limbs thereof turned in an opposite direction to the arms of the front angle irons, thus providing an exterior corner space. To each outer face of this angle iron are secured Specification of Letters Patent.
'secured to the outer Patented Mar. 12, 1918.
Application filed July 13, 1914. Serial No. 850,699.
channel irons and 7 Longitudinally ex} tending angle irons 8 form upper and lower border members of the supporting frame and the channel irons are supported thereon.
Spaced apart by the width of each channel iron are walls 9 and 10 both formed of open wire net work, the outer wall 9 being formed of strong coarse purpose of excluding and resisting tacks of rats and mice and the inner wall 10 being formed of fine wire mesh of sufficient" wire mesh for the the atfineness to prevent the entrance of insects.
These two wire screen walls are adapted to upright flanges of the channel iron-by means be secured to the respective front and rear of plates 11 which are clamped against the I wire by rivets or bolts 12 passing through the plates and through the flanges.
li/lounted on the top and bottom front angle irons of the cabinet are laterally sliding overlapping doors 13 each formed .of upper and lower channel irons 14: and each con-' structed with front and rear wire screen walls 1.5 and 16 similarly to the fixed end and rear walls of the body of the cabinet.
The top of the cabinet is formed by a sheet of metal 17 and the bottom by similar sheetof metal 18 and adiagonal rod 19 is preferably employed at each end of the cabi net connecting the top and bottom plates. A
small locking corner angle iron 20'isplacedupon one arm of each of the main angle irons at the outer end thereof beneath the top and bottom respectively to retain the channel irons in position on the angle irons. Having thus described our invention, what we claim is 1. A metallic storing and display cabinet. having all its incloslng sides formed of open work, and having separate vertical and horizontal angle irons at its borders, forming the supporting frame thereof, a LJ-shaped channel iron mounted on each angle iron and extending along the entire length of the latter, said channel irons each having its flanges spaced apart from the outside toward the interior of the cabinet, outer rat excluding walls of strong coarse wire mesh flanges of the channel irons and inner insect. excluding walls of finer wire and smaller mesh secured to the inner flanges of said channel irons.
2. A metallic open work storing and display cabinet having fixed horizontal and vertical border portions formed' of angle irons, a separate LJ-shaped channel iron supported on each angle iron and extending longitudinally thereof, double Walls carried by the flanges of the channel irons, the outer Wall members being composed of strong coarse Wire and large mesh and the inner 7 wall member of finer niesh Wire, longitudinal plates extending along said flanges of the channel irons and clamping said Wire Walls against said flanges and sliding overlapping doors formed similarly to the main frame and mounted upon suitable supports '1' n the front portion of said cabinet.
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