US 1456247 A
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May Z2, 1923.
ATTO NEY Patented May 22, 1923.
UNITED SEAT Box non FORD sEDANs.
Application filed September 28, 1921, Serial No. 503,976. Renewed March 27, 1923.
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Be it known that HoRATio MILLER, a citizen of the United States, residing at Orange, in the county of Essex and State of New Jersey, has invented certain new and useful Improvements in Seat Boxes for Ford Sedans, of which the following is a specification.
The object of this invention is to provide a new and improved form of box adaptedto be placed under the folding front seat of a Ford sedan.
This and other objects of the invention will be illustrated in the drawing, described in the specification, and pointed out in the claim at the end thereof.
Figure 1 is a perspective view of the box.
In the drawing, like reference numerals indicate like parts.
In the drawing, reference numeral 1 indicates the box substantially rectangular in outline, having an extension 2 projecting centrally from one side thereof, and a recess 3 located centrally on the other side thereof.
' The extension 2 forms with the body of the box, corner recesses 4 and 5.
The box is formed with the bottom 6, end walls 7 and 8, side walls 9 and 10 separated by the recess 3, and the side walls 11 and 12 embracing between them the extension 2 having the side wall 13 and the end walls 14: and l5. The walls of the box are provided with a flange 16 on the inside thereof near the rim. A lid 17 is provided having the shape of the opening of the top of the box and adapted to lit into said opening and rest on the flange 16. This lid is hinged to the top of the side wall 13. In the recess 3 on one of the end walls is provided a latch 2O which normally stands horizontal in the full line position, but can be folded up out of the way in the dotted line position.
The folding seat of a Ford sedan is supported at one end by folding brackets, one side 21 of which is fastened to the ioor of the car and the other side 22 is fastened to the seat. These brackets hold the seat in place and provide a pivot on which it can swing from horizontal position to raised position and the reverse. The other side of the seat is supported by a swinging foot 23 fastened to the seat by a bracket 211. When the seat is in horizontal position this foot 23 rests on the floor of the car and furnishes the third support for the seat. The box is intended for use under the seat of a Ford sedan which is supported as above described. The corner recesses 4 and 5 are adapted to receive the brackets 21 and 22 and the recess 3 is adapted to receive the swinging leg 23. The latch 2O is adapted to be turned to the horizontal position to engage the swinging leg 23 and hold it in an upright position so that the seat will be supported above and independent of the box, the box being concealed by the seat.
This box is intended primarily as a lunch box but it can be used as a receptacle for tools and any other kind of baggage.
A seat box, having two corner recesses on one side thereof and a recess located centrally on the other side thereof, said recesses ex tending from the top to the bottom of the box, a lat-ch in one of said recesses, normally extending across said recess, and adapted to engage a leg standing upright therein, said latch being mounted to swing to release said lefr.
tIn testimony whereof I affix my signature.