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H. J. CORDES.
STOP FOR DRAWERS. APPLICATION FILED FEB. I6, 1920.
1 ,888,85 1 Patented Aug. 30, 1921.
UNITED STAT ES PATENT OFFICE.
STOP FOR DRAWERS.
Specification of Letters Patent. Patented Aug, 30, 1921,
Application filed February 16, 1920. Serial No. 358,835.
To all whom 2'25 may concern: 7 7
Be it known that I, HERMAN J. CoRDEs, a citizen of the United States, residing at San Francisco, in the county of San Francisco and State of California, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Stops for Drawers, of which the followlngis a specification, reference being had thereinto the accompanying drawing.
This invention relates to certain improvements in stops for drawers'generally, such as those of desks, bureaus, tables, and other articles of furniture, and the main object is to provide a. means to prevent the comlete accidental withdrawal of a drawer rom its container or casing.
Another object of the invention isto pro vide a stop of the class described which is adjustable so that drawers of various sizes may be used in different sized drawer openings without danger of accidental displacement.
A further object of the invention is to pro-- vide a stop which may be firmly attached to the casing beneath which the drawer is mounted, when there is no front cleat, at the mouth of the drawer opening, wherewith the stop can engage.
In the drawingsa Figure 1 is a perspective view of the base-plate employed in my invention.
Fig. 2 is a like view of the stop-plate employed therein.
Fig. 3 is a vertical sectional view of a portion of a drawer and its casingshowing the stop of my invention in operative relation thereto.
Fig. 4 is a like view of a drawer and its casing showing the stop applied to the lower face of the casing, when such casing provides no front cleat to engage the stop.
The base-plate 5 is of the form shown in Fig. 1, has perforations 66 and'a notch 7. The stop-plate 8 (Fig. 2) has a pivothole 9 and finger-hold 10, and an indentation 11 whereby a projection or lug 12 is formed to engage with the notch 7 when the parts are assembled.
'- In the application of the stop illustrated in Fig. 3 the strip 14: and cleat 15 form the mouth of the drawer casing, and the stop is secured to the inner face of therear wall 16 of the, drawer; the base-plate 5 being first secured in place by the screw 17, and the stop-plate 8 being then superimposed upon the plate 5 and in registration therewith and the screw 18 being employed to hold both.
plates 5 and 8 to the drawer-wall 16 and to serve as a pivot for the stop-plate '8. The plate 8 is normally held in vertical position by the engagement of the lug 12 with'the notch 7 but by exerting pressure sidewise on the finger-hold 10 the plate 8 may be swung aside from the plate 5 to permit the drawer to be entirely withdrawn from its casing.
Incertain furniture the cleat 15 is absent, when the described-stop will be applied as in Fig. 4, and a plate 13 employed as shown and provided with a downwardly projecting prong 19 to engage with the stop-plate 8 on the forward face of the drawer-rearwall 16 and so prevent the withdrawal of the drawer from the casing; the plate 18 being secured to the lower face 20 of the casingtop 21. In this use the stop-plate 8 must be swung on the screw 18, as recited, to permit the withdrawal of the drawer from its casing.
Having thus described my invention, what I claim as new and desire to have secured to me by the grant of Letters Patent, is
A drawer stop comprising a base plate attached to the wall of a drawer, a stop plate pivotally mounted on the base plate, a recessed portion formed in one of said plates and a projecting portion formed in the opposing plate and adapted to engage with said recessed portion in the opposite plate when the stop plate is swung to one of its pivotal positions. 7
In testimony whereof I hereunto affix my signature.
HERMAN J ooRDEs,