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Publication numberUS1301495 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateApr 22, 1919
Filing dateMar 15, 1919
Priority dateMar 15, 1919
Publication numberUS 1301495 A, US 1301495A, US-A-1301495, US1301495 A, US1301495A
InventorsOtho M Otte
Original AssigneeSteelwhite Company
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Suspension for drawers and similar receptacles.
US 1301495 A
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Patented Apr. 22, 1919.





l\ Specification of Letters Patent.

Patented Apr. 22, 191l9.

Application led March 25, 1918, Serial No. 224,421. Renewed March 15, 1919. Serial No. 282,965.

T0 all whom it may concern.'

Be it known that I, O'rilo M. O'Frn, a citizen of the United States, residing at the city of Jamestown, in the county of Chautauqua and State of New York, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Suspensions for Drawers and Similar Receptacles, of which the following, taken in connection with the accompanying drawings, is a specification.

The invention relates to suspensions or means for hanging drawers, bins and similar receptacles; and the object of the improvement is to provide a simple telescoping sheet metal suspension construction which can be manufactured at low cost and 'occupies small space between the drawer side and the supportlng casing and strongly supports the drawer in the withdrawn position in front of the case, providing means also whereby the drawer may be easily detached and removed from the casing; and the invention consists in certa-in improvements and combinations of parts as hereinafter more fully described, and pointed out in the claims.

In the drawings, Figure 1 is a perspective view of a drawer in the withdrawn position in front of the casing, showing the drawer suspension in position thereon, a portion of the drawer suspension being shown in dotted outline within the casing. Fig. 2 is a perspective View of the channel shaped inner member of the suspension which is attached to the drawer side showing the stop thereon. Fig. 3 is a Aperspective view of the middle member of the drawer suspension showing the slotted opening thereon and the stop on the front end. Fig. 4 is a perspective view of 'the outer member which is attached to the inner side of fthe supporting casing showing the lug which engages through the slot in the middle member to form a stop to limit the drawer movement in both the outward and inward directions. Fig. 5 is a perspective Aview of the clampingplate which holds the drawer suspension in position upon the casing. Fig. 6 is a perspective view of the entire drawer suspension supported upon the casing in the withdrawn position revealing the manner of combining the assembled parts; and Fig.. 7 is a side elevation of the drawer suspension as attached to the casing,

the parts being in the closed position. Fig. 8 is a sectional view at line 8-8 in Fig. 7

the lug' 12 struck out therefrom a little forward of its central portion, the member 11 being made in the channel shape with the lower flange turned upward. The lug 12 may be cushioned to prevent noise as shown at 13 in Fig. 9 by surrounding said lug with a suitable leather or felt cushion so that the lug 12 will strike silently against the end of the slot 15.

- The numeral 14 designates the middle or central member of the drawer suspension, which has the slot 15 lengthwise of its central portion and extending from about the center of said member 14 toward the rear end. The member 14 is made in the channel shape and has its upper and lower spaced return bend edges turned toward one another, an upwardly projecting stop 16 being struck from the sheet metal on the front end of the upwardly turned lower flange. The numeral 17 designates the channeled inner chamber of the drawer suspension, which member 17 bends or is channeled outward so that it fits within the flanges of the middle member 14 and the stop 18 is provided about midwayrof its length to engage the stop. 16 on said middle member 14 and limit the extension of said member 17.

rIhe member 11 is attached to the outer casing 25 or to the support 10 thereon preferably by spot welding and the member 17 is attached to the drawer side 23 preferably by spot welding so that the member 14 slides in the firmly held members 11 and 17.

In order to assemble the members 11, 14 and 17, a fourth member 19 is provided which is attached to the member l0 or to the inner side of the casing 25 by means of screws 20 which renders the member 19 removable and thereby easily provides for the assembling or knocking down of the suspension. Suiiicient pla)7 is given the member 17 in the member 14 so that the drawer 24 with the member 17 attached thereto can be lifted upward suliciently to i'ree the stop 18 from the stop 16 thereby permitting the easy and quick withdrawal of the drawer 24 from the casing 25.

rIhe inner ends of the members 11 and 14 may be left onen as shown in Fig. 4 or may be closed as shown at 21 and 22 in Fig. 6. The stop 12 strikes against the end of the slot 15 and thereby forms av stop for the member 14 in the member 11. The member 17 may be made to strike against the turned up end 21 of the member 14 though it is preferably provided with a block of felt or leather 26 against which the inner end of the v member 17 strikes instead of against metal end 21.

It is now apparent that the assembled suspension as described may be placed on each side of the drawer 24 and will form a strong and simple'support which takes very little room between the casing 25 and the drawer side 23. The channel strip 10 is only used where there is a corner post or other obstruction at the opening for the drawer 24 in order to bring the casing out into line with the drawer side 23.

I claim as newzl. In-a drawer suspension and the like, an -outer member having a longitudinal 4channel on one side thereof, a central member longitudinally channeled on both sides and slidable at one side in the channeled part of the outer member, a third member slidable at its sides in the respective channels of the central member, channelforming means at the opposite side of the outer member to slidably receive the opposite side of the central member, and means to removably secure said channel-forming means in position so as to allow upon its removal the removal of thecentral and third members.

2. In a drawer suspension and the like, an v having a lengthwise channel shaped lower edge and a straight outwardly turned upper edge, a middle member lslidab'ly received in said outer member having. oppositely turned lengthwise channel shaped upper and lower edges thereon, a third member having a lengthwise sidewise U-shaped bend fitting between said channel shaped edges of said middle member, the edges ot said third member slidably received in said .channel shaped edges of said middle member, an .upwardly projecting stop on the front of said middle member, a stop on said third member intermediate of its length tc engage said stop on the front end of said middle member to limit the extension ot said third member, said cuter and middle inembers having a lengthwise slot and lug connection to limit theirjextension, and a removable angular plate eXtending over the turned up edges of said outer and middle members to removably assemble and attach the telescoping parts of the suspension.

4. In a drawer suspension 'or the like, an outer channeled member, a central member having its sides `turned outwardly and inwardly t-o form a pair of confronting channels, one of the inturned side parts ot said 1central member having an enlargement forming a stop, and a third member having its lside edges received in the respective channels of the central member and having a longitudinal channel between its side edges, one of the walls of said channel of the third member being bowed outwardly to for-m a stop Jfor engagement with said stop of the central member.

5. In a drawer suspension or the like, a. plate, an outer channeled member secured to the plate and having its lower side turned i upwardly, a member secured to the plate and having its lower side formed with a dependin flange extending below the upper side oi the channeled member, a central channeled member slidable between the lower upturned side of the iirst named member and the depending flange of the second named member, and an inner member slidable in the channels of the centralA member.

In testimony'whereof I have axe'd my signature in the presenceof tw-o witnesses.

ofrrio M. erre. I

' Witnesses:


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U.S. Classification384/21, 312/334.8
Cooperative ClassificationA47B88/16