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R. F. CARPENTER.
SHEET METAL CABINET.
APPLICATlON FILED AUG. I4, I9Ie.
ROBERT F. CARPENTER, OF CLEVELAND, OHIO.
Specification of Letters Patent.
Application filed August 14, 1916. Serial No. 114,733.
To all whom it may concern:
Be it known that I, ROBERT F. CARPENTER, a citizen of the United States, and resident of Cleveland, in the county of Cuyahoga and State of Ohio, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Sheet- Metal Cabinets, of which I hereby declare the following to be a full, clear, and exact .tory buildings, and elsewhere, wherever public convenience must be considered.
It includes the construction from sheet metal supports or frames and paneled surfaces in which there are no exposed corners .or cracks in which dust or dirt can collect, or in which infectious germs can multiply.
It also includes a form of construction which requires the minimum amount of material to erect.
The invention comprises the hollow vertical sheet metal posts and horizontal hollow moldings or frame members to which the inclosed panels are integrally secured.
It includes unitary partitions easily put in place and means for attaching them in front and rear, and further includes hinged doors with a s ring action, for the hinge to prevent them rom opening, and a leveling device by means of which they can be set in the vertical position.
It also includes connecting means for each pair of partitions, comprising transverse ars secured to vertical extensions of the vertical posts at the front of the device, thus forming a complete cabinet or section.
The invention further comprises the combination and arrangement of parts and construction of details hereinafter described, shown in the accompanying drawings and specifically pointed out in the claim.
In the accompanying drawings Figure 1 is afront elevation showing the vertical columns at the front of one section, the door, the connecting bar between the partitions and portions of sections adjoining the same; Fig. 2 is a vertical section of one section on horizontal central line; Fig. 3 is a transverse section of Fig. 1 on line2b Fig. 2; Fig. 4 is an enlarged elevation showing the hinges and the construction of the same; Fig. 5 is a transverse section of corner of one vertical post and the outer edge of the door enlarged from Fig. 3; Fig. 6 is a detail view showing the means of adjusting the vertical edge of each post.
In these views A, A, are vertical posts formed of enameled sheet steel bent to form an angular tube, and having their parallel vertical edges approximated closely together, and turned outwardly to form parallel flanges A, A. B is a panel formed of similar enameled sheet metal, the vertical front edge of which is inserted at B between the said parallel flanges, and is secured therebetween preferably by spot Weldmg,v
The post A forms the support for the front edge of the panel B and its rear edge is turned at right angles at B to form a flange through which bolts B are passed to secure it to the rear wall. When a vertical vent space is required as at C, a separate vertical back wall D formed of sheet metal is secured to said flanges, thus including the back wall in the metallic section as a complete unit.
The vertical side panels are spaced from the floor at E, thusproviding perfect ventilation through the section. The rear wall however, extends to the bottom to prevent water from running backward. Each side panel is reinforced at its upper and lower edges by means of hollow rigid bar I, I, respectively, constructed in precisely the same manner as the vertical post-s, and composed of sheet metal bent into tubular form and provided with marginal parallel flanges I,
I, between which the adjacent edge of the r the sides at J and capping members K, K,
are inserted therein. Shanks K are provided for that purpose. A strong bar or tube L is then extended across the front through openings L in the caps, which properly secure the sides in their spaced positions. 7
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The upper extremities of the posts are also rigidly connected with the rear wall by means of horizontal bars or tubes L inserted in elbows L in said cups.
. These 'rearwardly directed bars or tubes can be secured to the rear wall by means of flanged sleeves L and to the caps by set screws or can be rigidly welded thereto.
spring is inserted in the bearing R at S and the other in the bearing at S.
The door is prevented from closing I noisily or passing the entrance by means of manner as the partitions from a sheet metal panel B and reinforcing hollow sheet metal a bar or pador soft rubber or felt F or similar material which is supported against "the opposite post in the manner of a shoulder at T, by means of an angle shown at T, Figs. 3 and 5. A handle T is also attached upon the outer side for opening the door. Means are shown for adjusting the posts to stand vertically so that the edges of the doors will be vertical. These consist of sockets W, W, having extended lugs W through which lag bolts W extend and are Edjustably sunk in lead sockets W in the oor, I
The door. is constructed in the same a perfectly rigid and practical form of con- 4 struction having the appearance of a panel witih molded stile and molded horizontal rai s.
When enameled and erected, and the vertical posts properly adjusted, an indestructible, attractive and perfectly clean toilet or cabinet is provided whichcan be constructed in one section or in as many sections as may be desired.
Having described the invention, what I claim as new and desire to secure by Letters Patent is:
In combination, a sanitary cabinet or section comprising spaced partition walls of sheet metal terminatingadistance above the floor, and a rear wall secured thereto, and sheet metal tubular rein-forcing members for the front and top and bottom edges of said partitions, said tubular members provided" with longitudinal flanges between which the edges of said sheet metal walls are secured, the re nforcing members for the front edges of said partition walls, forming vertical posts supporting said partitions, and extending above and below the same, and
means for rigidly connecting the upper ends of said posts.
In testimony whereof, -I hereunto set myhand this 27th"day of July 1916. ROBERT F. (lARPENTER. In presence of FRANK J. MnRRIcK, WM. M. MONROE.