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APPLICATION FILED JUNE I, 19-17.
Patented Mar. 12, 1918.
2 SHEETS SHEET. I.
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M. TICHELI. STORE couurgn.
vAPPLICATION FILED JUNE 1 I91! 1,259, 1 67. Patented Mar. 12, 1918.
I 2 SHEETS-SHEET 2.
"as ME E MICHELE TICHELI, COLUMBIA, LOUISIANA.
To all whom it may concern:
Be it known that I, MICHELE 'TICHELI, a citizen of the United States, residing at C0- lumbia, in the parish of Caldwell and State of Louisiana, haveinvented certain new and useful Improvements in Store-Counters;
and I do hereby declare the following to be quickly disassembled and arranged in a com- I pact bundle for shipment or transportation.
Another object of the invention is to provide a store counter embodying a plurality of bins and drawers, the front of each drawer being provided with suitable transparentm'aterial, whereby the contents withinthe sample compartment arranged withprovide the counter whereby the counter mayTbe moved from ,in the forward part of each drawer may be viewed at all times.
A further object-of the invention is to provide the topof the counter with a pair of track rails upon which'is slidably mounted a suitable weighing scale.
'A still further ob ect of the invention is to with swivel casters place to place."
' With these and other objects inview as will appear as the description proceeds, the invention comprises the various novelfeatures of construction, combination and arran ementofparts as will be more fully described hereinafter and set forth with particularity inthe appended claims.
Referring to the drawings,
Figure'l is a perspective view of my improved construction of counter.
Fig. 2 is a vertical transverse sectional view through the same.
Fig. 3 is a fragmentary sectional view taken on the line 3-3 of Fig. 2.
Fig. 4; is a detail perspective view of one of the metal channel guides in which the bin lids are slidably mounted. A
Fig. 5 is a detail perspective view of the lower end portionof one of the metal I-beam guides for the sliding lidsand which are disposed intermediate the end guides.
Fig. 6 is a fragmentary sectional view taken on the line 6-6 of Fig. 2.
Specification of Letters Patent.
Patented Mar. 112, acre.
4 Application filed June 1, 1917. Serial No. 172,284.
Fig. 7 is a detail perspective view (if one of the metal channel guides used for supporting the drawers.
Fig. 8 is a fragmentary sectional View taken on the line 88 of Fig.2.
'. Fig. 9 is a fragmentary sectional view taken on the line 9-9 of Fig. 1, and
Fig. 10 is a fragmentary vertical sectional I View of the lower end portion of one of the bin partitions shownmounted in its respective channel guide. I 1
Similar characters of reference are used to denote corresponding parts throughout.
the accompanying drawlngs. and the followinggdescription.
eferring more particularly to the drawings; the reference numeral 1 represents the rear wall of the counter, 2Ashe end walls, and 3 the front wall.
" e The rear wall is provided with a screened ventilator opening 4, while the front wall 3 is provided with a plurality of drawer receiving openings. The counter is also provided with a top 5 and a bottomfi, thetop 5 extending longitudinally thereof and upon which is slidably mounted a suitable weighing scale '8 which may be readily moved from one end of the counter to the other 'to suit the convenience of the clerk or person using the counter.- The bottom 6 is also provided with swivel casters 9 through the medium of which the counter may be moved from place toiplace. f
A metal channel guide 10, as indicated in Fig. 4 of thedrawings, is attached tothe inner surface of each end 2 and adjacent its upper edge by screws or bolts 11. The rear end of this channel. guide is provided-with a downwardly extending flange 12 that is adapted to bear against the inner surfaceof the rear wall 1 and is secured theretoby screws or other fastening means 13, while the forward end of the guide is provided with a downwardly extending flange 14 that each provided with a downwardly extending flange 17 that is adapted tooverlap the front wall 3 and is also? secured thereto through the medium of additional truss rods 15.
'Each of the I-beam guides 16, as clearly shown in. Fig. 5, is provided with channels on opposite sides of the web of the guide 80 v being provided with a pairof track rails 7- 7 for the reception of one of the side edges of the sliding lids 18. While the I-beam guides 16 support the inner side edges of the outermost pair of sliding lids, the angular guides will serve to support the outer side edges of these lids. Each sliding lid 18 is provided with a suitable handle 19 by which 5 they may he slid upwardly and inwardly within'the metal guides andbeneath the top 10 5 of the counter so as to give free access to the interior of'the bins which are arranged in the upper portion of thecounter.
Arranged horizontally upon the 'inner face of each end wall 2' is a metal channel .guide 20 which is provided at its opposite ends .with depending flanges 21 that are adapted to rest against the inner surfaces of a the front and rear walls. These metal channel guides 20 support a partition 22 which serves as a bottom for all of the bins 23 arranged in the upper portion of the counter. As shown, the partition 22 is designed to be held in its respective position with rela tion to the front and rear walls through the medium of thetruss rods which extend transverselyqthrough the front, and rear 1 walls and the depending flanges 21 of the guides and are rovided at each end and on opposite sides 0 each front and rear Wall with nuts 24 in order to rigidly and securely hold the various relative parts in operative position. The intermediate portions of the counter are also secured together by addi-. tional truss rods 15 that extend through the front and rear Walls and through the depending flanges 17 of the I-beam guides 16 Each of the'end guides 10 is provided at its forward end with a downwardlyextending end 25 that isdesigned to bear upon the channel guides 20 and serve in addition to the flange 14 to support the guide and the I weight of the sliding lid 18. The I-bea'm guides 16 are each provided at their forward ends withdepending flanges 26 that are designed to rest upon the partition22 to help support the sliding lids and to further assist in'bracing and adding-rigidity to the coun ter structure when set up.
27, the upper edges of which are mounted in a channel guide formed by flanges 28 depending from the opposite sides of the I- beam guide 16, while the lower edgesere supported in channel. guides 29 mounted upon the partition 22.
Arranged on the inner surface of each end wall 2 is a'horizontally disposed channel guide 30 that is provided ad acentits rear end with a depending flange 31 adapted to be secured to the inner surface of the rear wall by screws or -other suitable fastening devices, while the front end isprovided with a depending flange 32 that is adapted to overlap thefront wall 3. I-beam channel 66 guards are adapted to be disposed in the meme? same horizontal. plane with the -33 mounted on the opposite ends of a sup- The bins 23 are separated by partitions guides, truss rods extending transversely channel guides 30. and are positioned intermediate them and serve in conjunction with the guides 30 to; receive the supporting rollers 7 O orting shaft 34 rigidly secured to the bottom of the drawers 35. p
The lower row of drawers35 is supported by channel guides 36 mounted on the end walls 2 and by additional I-beam guides disposed in the same horizontal plane therewith. .Each of the channel guides 36 is provided adjacent its rear end with upwardly extending flanges 37 detachably connected to 'the rear wall by screws or other suitable fastening devices, while the forward end of the guide is provided with a depending overlapping flange 38. a v
Additional truss rods 39 are extended through the front and rear walls,- the depending flanges 38 of the guides 36 and, are securely fastened to the front and rear walls by retaining nuts 40. These truss rods 39 serve to efiectively brace and give the desired rigidity to the structure at the bottom when'set up, I
Each of the drawers 35 is removably positioned within the counter and each 1s provided adjacent its front end with a removable partition 41 that is slidably mounted in rabbeted guides formed in the opposite side walls of the drawer. These partitions n are designed to form a sample compartment in which a sample of the drawer contents maybe arranged and which may be clearly'viewed through a transparent window 42 arrangedin the-front of thedrawer.
Each drawer 35 has its front wallpro- 'vided' with shoulders 13 that'are designed to limit the initial movement of each drawer by its engagement withthe front wall 3 of the counter, and in' order to slide each drawer in and out of the counter, suitable handles 4,4 are secured thereto.
1 clainiz- 1. A counter comprising front and rear walls, end walls, top' and bottom walls, channel guides secured to said end walls, a partition mounted horizontally within said through the counter and connecting. said front and rear walls together, vertically and transversely disposed partitions arranged longitudinally of said counter and between said horizontal partition and the'top of the counter and dividing the upper portion thereof into bins, angular channel guides arranged at the upper edgesof said vertical partitions, and a sliding lid forv each bin mounted in said angular channel guides. p 2. A counter comprising front and rear' walls, end walls, and a top wall, channel guides secured horizontally to said end walls and each provided wlth a depending flange at its opposite ends resting against said front and rear walls, truss rods extending horizontally through said front and rear walls and the depending flanges of said channel guides and rigidly binding said parts together, vertically and transversely disposed partitions arranged longitudinally of the counter between said top and horizontal partition, angular channel guides arranged at the upper edges of said vertical partitions, and sliding lids mounted in said angular channel guides.
3. A counter comprising front and rear Walls, end walls, and a top wall, channel guides secured horizontally to said end walls, a horizontal partition mounted in said channel guides, a channel guide mounted at the upper inner edge of each end wall, a plurality of spaced channel guides mounted transversely of said horizontal partition, a plurality of I-beam guides mounted in vertical planes with said transversely disposed channel guides and beneath said top, each I-beam formed in its bottom with a channel guide, spaced vertical transverse partitions mounted in the bottom channels of said I- beamsand said spaced transverse channel guides, and lids slidably mounted in said I-beam'guides and the upper end wall channel guides.
4. A counter comprising front and rear walls, end walls, top and bottom walls, channel guides mounted, transversely of the end walls, a horizontal partition mounted in said channel guides, vertical Partitions arranged transversely of the counter between said bot-- tom and horizontal partition, guides arranged horizontally of said end walls and on opposite sides of said vertical partitions, and a plurality of drawers, each having supporting rollers projecting laterally into said last named horizontal channel guides.
In testimony whereof I have signed my name to this specification in the presence of two subscribing witnesses.
Witnesses B. B. HINEs, R. M. Cuvm'r.