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Publication numberUS1530834 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateMar 24, 1925
Filing dateMay 9, 1923
Priority dateMay 9, 1923
Publication numberUS 1530834 A, US 1530834A, US-A-1530834, US1530834 A, US1530834A
InventorsJack Kelly Frank
Original AssigneeJack Kelly Frank
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Storage receptacle attached to automobiles
US 1530834 A
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Patented Mar. 24, 1925.

UNITED STATES FRANK JACK KELLY, 0F TORONTO, ONTARIO, CANADA.

STOHAGEE-ECEPTACLE ATTACHED TO- AUTOMOBILES.

Application filed May 9,

T 0 all whom it may concern:

Be it known that I, FRANK JACK KELLY,

a British subject, and resident of the city.

of Toronto, in the county of York and Province of Ontario, Dominion of Canada, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Storage Receptacles Attached to Automobiles; and I hereby declare that the following is a full, clear, and exact description of the same.

The object to be attained is to provide supporting, locking andanti-jarring means for the drawers and to that end my invention comprises a plurality of drawers, a carrying frame for the sa1ne, attached to the chassis frame, means for locking the drawers in their closed post-ion, and means for eliminating any arrii'ig or rattling of the drawers during transit.

In the drawings: Fig. l is a side elevation of an automobile showing the drawers in position,

Fig. 2 is a detached detail, in vertical section, of one of the drawers 1n locked position in the carrying frame, V

Fig. 3 is a fragmentary elevation of part of the carrying frame,

Fig. 1 is an enlarged detail of one ofthe anti-jarring devices securedto the carrying frame,

Fig. 5 is another enlarged detail of one oi the anti-jarring devices upon one of the drawers, and

Fig. 6 is a perspective view of the carrying frame secured to the side bars of the chassis.

'l'fran'ie, which may be of any usual or pre i'errcd constri'lction, comprises two side bars 1, 1, to which are secured the hangers 2 of the drawer carrying fame. These hangers are made of T-iron and consist of vertical members formed at their upper ends with laterally disposed flanges or plates 2*,

fastened to the side bars 1, preferably by bolts or rivets 2 and horizontal members 30 at the lower ends of the vertical members.

At the junction of the vertical and horizontal members one or more of the hangers may be webbed, as shown at 31, to rigidly brace them against lateral and vertical strains, see Figs. 2 and 6. These hangers are suspended from the side bars at spaced intervals corresponding to the width of the drawers and the horizontal members extend tion, reference is had spring-pressed rod 9 is forced drawer 5 by the action Referring to the drawings, the chassis 1922. Serial No. 637,859.

laterally-outwardly from the side bars at opposite sides of the chassis, and are connected and braced in their spaced relation by longitudinal T-bars 3.

Secured to the body 40, above each hanger, is a horizontal rail 4, made of T- iron, projecting laterally outwardly from the body vertically above and in parallel relation withthe horizontal members 30.

In Fig. 1 are shown a series of three drawers, of which 5 is the central larger d *awer and 6, 6, are the smaller side drawers, similar series being arranged on the opposite sides of the automobile. These drawers correspond indimensions with the spaces between the longitudinal and trans verse T-bars 3 and a to permit them to be reciprocated along these ways into open or closed positions in their carrying frames.

To lock the drawer when in closed posito Fig. 2 in which 7 is a cylindrical casing held by the brackets 8, 8, upon the side wall of the drawer 5. Within thecasing is the reciprocating spring-pressed rod 9,. provided at its lower end with the hook 10 and at its upper end with the turning-handle 11. The drawer 5 is shown in locked position, the hook 1 0 uponthe rod- 9 being turned in holding engagement with the under side of the carrying frame. To unlock the drawer the downwardly to throw its hook 10 out of engagementand turned in its casing 7 to permit the rod 9 and its book 10 to be drawn up into the of the spring within the casing 7 To permit access to the drawer in order to lock or unlock the same, llllGllll'lQGd. covering apron 12 is lifted and when released is permitted to drop back into closed position over the drawer.

The means employed for eliminating any jarring or rattling of the drawers during transit are shown respectively in Figs. 4 and 5. In Fig. 4 is shown a spiral spring 13 in engagement with the longitudinal T-bar 3, its free end projecting into the drawer space.

One or more of these springs are employed conditional on the width of the To prevent longitudinal rattling a series of spring knobs 14 are provided, shown in Fig. 5, upon the vertical sides of the drawers, which efiiects a spring tension between any two of the drawers or between a drawer and its carrying frame. e

To further prevent vertical rattling of the drawers, bow-springs 15, see Fig. 2, are secured at one end to the T-bars 4, against which the upper edges of the sides of the drawers impinge, to eliminate the vertical rattling.

Referring to Fig. 6, carrying which shows the what I claim as new and desire to secure by Letters Patent is:

1. In an automobile the combination of a drawer, a chassis frame, and a drawer carrying frame comprising a plurality of T- hangers consisting of vertical members formed with laterally disposed flanges fastened to the side bars of the chassis frame and with horizontal members connected and braced by spacing bars,and a horizontal T-rail above each hanger and parallel thereto.

2. In an automobile the combination of a drawer,'a chassis frame, and a drawer carryframe for the drawers, 32, 32, are drop openings 1n the horizontal members ing frame comprising a plurality of T- hangers consisting of vertical members formed with laterally disposed flanges fastened to the sidebars of the chassis frame and with horizontal members connected and bracedby spacing bars, a horizontal T-rail above each hanger and parallel thereto, and webs at the junction of the vertical and horizontal members for bracing the hanger against vertical and lateral st 'ains. V

3. Inan' automobile the combination of a drawer, a chassis frame, and a drawer carrying frame comprising a plurality of T- han'gers consisting of vertical members formed with laterally disposed flanges fastenedto the side bars of the chassis frame and with horizontal members connected and braced by spacing bars, a horizontal T-rail above each hanger and parallel thereto, and means secured to the drawer carrying frame for preventing rattling of the drawers.

at. In an automobile the combination of a drawer, a chassis frame, and a drawer carrying frame comprising a plurality of T- hangers consisting of vertical members formed with laterally disposed flanges fastened to the side bars of the chassis frame and with horizontal members connected and braced by spacing bars, a horizontal T-rail above each hanger and parallel thereto, and locking means engaging said carrying frame for securing the drawer.

Dated at the said city of Toronto, this 27th day of April, A. D. 1923.

FRANK JACK KELLY. lVitnesses:

i STANLEY Rlorrns, Gno. H. Brown.

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Classifications
U.S. Classification296/37.1, 224/42.32
International ClassificationB60R9/02, B60R9/00
Cooperative ClassificationB60R9/02
European ClassificationB60R9/02