US 1321859 A
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W. F. STREICH.
APPLICATION FILED AuG.I2, 1919.
Patented Nov. 18, 1919.
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W. F. STREICH.
APPLICATION FILED AUG-12,1919.
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PATENT WILLIAM F; STREICH, OF` DETROIT, MICHIGAN.
Application ined august 12, lsi'el sei-iai No; eiae'a.
b all whom t may concern:
Be it known that I, W'ILLIAM F. Sfrnnioii, a citizen of theUnitedStates of America, and resident of Detroit, in the county of Wayne and State of Michigan, have invented a new and useful Improvement in Drawer-Stabilizers, of whichthe following is a specification.
My invention relates particularly to the drawers of iiling cabinets adapted to the use of travelers and which while having papers filed therein, are shipped from place to place.
It is the object of my linvention to provider means for preventing the drawers from being shifted from their normal positions in the cabinet by the sudden and often violent changes in positions, of the cabinet in tran sit, and also to protect the extension guides from being crushed or bent by blows upon the walls of the cabinet.
This object is obtained by the means de scribed in the specification and illustrated in the accompanying drawings in which:
Figure 1, is a' perspective view of a drawer provided with a stabilizer embodying my invention, the guide strips and the stabilizer being shown somewhat extended in order more clearly to illustrate them.
Fig. 2, is a perspective View upon an en larged scale of the stabilizing device embodying my invention.
Fig. 3, is a detail perspective view of a modilied form of my invention.
Fig. 4, is a view similar to Fig. 2 of the modification.
Fig. 5 is an end view looking from the opposite end ol Fig. 4L.
Referring to drawings, drawer A, has attached to it the usual strips a, which engage guides a', known in the trade as extension slides, and which are secured to the inner walls of the cabinet B.
The drawer stabilizer embodying my invention comprises two coperating strips D, E, strip D being secured to the side wall of the cabinet adjacent to the guide a and strip E being secured to the drawer adjacent to the strip 0,. Strip D, tapers from its top al to its bottom 0l', and from its front to its rear, and adjacent to the lower' face has formed in it a recess d2, which tapers from the front to the rear and forms an inclined aange da.
Specicaton of Letters Patent.
Patented Nov. 1s, 1919.
Strip E is the complement of strip D in frinilig an elongated rectangle.`
In the modification illustrated inFigs. 3, .iff and 5",`th`e statiomirystrip F has the Jform of two o' the strips D, which have been placed side by side along their broaden1 longitudinal sides, and the movable strip G has the form of two of the strips E, placed side by side along their narrowerl sides. This forms upon the strip G, a' longitudinal centrally located double wedge shaped projection g and divergent flanges g', g2 and in the strip F forms a longitudinal tapering recess f which is the complement of the proj ection g.
In use, when the drawers, which are pro vided with either ot the forms of my strips, are closed, the complementary strips form longitudinal rectangles upon each side of the drawer and of a width equal to the distance between the side of the drawer and the adjacent side wall. of the cabinet. rlhus the drawer is centralized, any play between the drawer and the cabinet is taken up and the guide strips, a, a of the drawer are protected from injury due to any jamming of the drawer. The drawer is also locked to prevent shifting in any direction when closed.
In drawing' the drawer outward the tapering strips separate readily because the drawer is being drawn in a counter wedge direction. In closing the drawer, there is no jamming action because the tapers and the flanges gradually center the drawer as it approaches its closed position.
VVhile-I have described by stabilizer as being formed of separate strips, it is apparent that they could be formed integral with the cabinet wall and the side of the drawer respectively and that it may be applied to sliding objects and their housings other than drawers and cabinets.
lhat I claim is:
1. A drawer stabilizer comprising two strips which when placed together form an elongated rectangle, one of said strips having faces which taper from the front rearwardly, and the other of said strips being the complement of the former in forming the elongated rectangle.
2. The combination of a casing, a drawer, guides mounting the drawer in the casing, and a drawer stabilizer comprising strips secured upon opposite sides of the casing and strips secured upon the drawer and contacting;v with the strips upon the Casing the contacting faces of the strips tapering and forming wedges which coact in centering the drawer and holding it securely in the casing.
3. The combination of a casing, a' drawer, guides mounting the drawer in the casing, and a drawer stabilizer comprising strips secured upon opposite sides of the casing and strips secured upon the drawer and contacting with the strips upon the casing the contacting faces of the stationary?l strips tapering longitudinally and transversely froin a vertical piane and the contacting faces of the other strips being the complement of said faces.
4.. A drawer stabilizer comprising two strips which placed together form an elongated rectangle and the contacting faces of which are tapering and one of which has on it a tapering projection and the other a coniplen'xentary recess which fits the projection. Y
In testimony whereof, I have hereunto subscribed my naine thisv) day of August, 1919.
WILLIAM r. sTREioH.