US 1274382 A
Description (OCR text may contain errors)
J. L. BURGOYNE.
APPLICATION FILED FEB. l5. l9l6.
1,274,382. Patented Au 6, 1918.
WI ESSES WMTTORNEY eisco,
JOHN LOUIS BURGOYNE, OF SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA.
Specification of Letters Iatcnt.
Patented Aug. (5,1318.
Application filed February 15, 1916. Serial No. 78,554.
To all w ho'in it may concern:
Be it known that I, Jonx Louis BUR- GOYNE, a citizen of the United States, and a resident of the city and county'oit San Fran- State of California, have made a new and useful invcntionto wit. an Adjustable Tray; and I hereby declare the following to 'be a full, clear, concise, and exact description of the same.
The tray is particularly adapted for use in the drawers, desks, bureaus, and the like, to which it is readily adjustable.
In this specification and the annexed drawing, I illustrate the invention in the form that I consider the best, but it is to be understood that I do not limit myself to such form because said invention may be embodied in other forms, and it is also to be till til
Figure 1 is understood that in and by the claims following the description I desire to cover the invention in whatever form it may be embodied.
In the one sheet of drawings:
a perspective view from above of a drawer having this adjustable tray plaeedtherein. I
Fig. 2 is a plan view from aboveof a tray -constructed. in'accordance with this invention.
Fig. 3 is an enlarged of the same.
Fig. 4 is a similar view of a modification of the same showing rectangular compartments.
detail in cross section Fig. 5 is a further modification of the tray I showing compartment sections adjustable on opposite ends of the trough section.
Fig. 6 is a cross sectional view of a. modification in "the structure of the tray, in which the flanged edges of the respective sections engage each other.
In detail the construction illustrated in the drawings includes the trough section I having the longitudinal compartments 2 and 3. The cross sectional contour of this trough section may be in any desirable shape, that preferred by me being semi-circular as shown. Theouter end of this trough section is closed by the end plate i. The inner end, for obvious reasons, is not closed as it must fit within or conform to the cross sec 'tion'of the compartment section, adjustable thereon. Any number of troughs, such as 2 and 3, may be combined together and for greater rigidity and proper finish, they preferably terminate in the side plates E 5 tending down extending downward below the depth of the troughs 7 and 8, extending longitudinally I and of a contour to set within the troughs 2 and 3 of the trough section upon which they are freely slidable; or they may be set within .it for the' purposes-of adjusting the length of the combined sections in any suitable manner. The outer end of the compartment section is closed by the end-plates 9', and the opposite end is closed by the plate 10, conforming to the contour of the trough section. iitny desirable number of intermediate partitions, such as 11 may be fixed in the compartment section to divide it into the desired number of individual compartments. i
The compartment section has the outer side plate 12-12 inclosing the side plates 55 of the trough section, that may be joined by the bottom plate 13, as in Fig. 3; or the lower edges of the plate may terminate within the return bend of the side plate 12, as in Fig. 6.
In the construction shown in Fig. 3, the trough section telescopes within the compartment section by sliding thcreinto. This construction is more expensive to produce, but has mechanical advantages as well as contributing to the finish of the article.
The construction illustrated in 'Fig. 4c differs from that in Fig: 3 in that the two parts do not telescope upon each other although the .rtmcnt section has a sliding adjustabnrty on'the troughs from which it may be separated vertically and adjusted thereon without sliding or telescoping. This structure and mode of operation is applicable to the contour of the compartment illustrated in I .l 3, and is not confined to the particular square contour illustrated in Fig. 4t.
table telescopic, tray, sections having a plurality of parallel longitudinal depressiours: therein, side walls substa uti ally the sa" u) height as the upper walls of the depress s on said inner section ex- :dly to a plane below the to depression, and a larger of the same contour slidfirst mentioned section. ray for drawers having QIZCLlJCti, members, one of bottom level t companion sec ably receivin" 2. Au l telcscopicall said members being smaller than the other and adapted to slide therein, said members having longitudinal depressions therein said members being composed of a. single piece of metal having a depressed top face,
parallel side walls, a bottom wall, and an formed with depressions therein; integral supporting side walls substantially the same height as the top 3* all of the depressions said side walls extending below the bottom ot the depressions to rest on the bottom of thedrawer and support the'tray.
-l. In an adjustabletelescopic tray for drawers, a pair of telescoping sections formed with supporting. side walls substantially the same height as the top wall of the depressions; said side walls extending below the bottom of the depressions to rest on the bottom of the drawer and support the tray,
and transverse di isions in tions.
In testimony whereof, I have hereunto set my hand at San Francisco, 12th day of January, 1916.
JOHN LOUIS BURGOYNE. 1
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