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Publication numberUS1626898 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateMay 3, 1927
Filing dateSep 19, 1925
Priority dateSep 19, 1925
Publication numberUS 1626898 A, US 1626898A, US-A-1626898, US1626898 A, US1626898A
InventorsWelk Nelson S
Original AssigneeMcbee Binder Co
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Filing tray
US 1626898 A
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May 3 1927.

1,626,898 N. s. WELK FILING TRAY Filed Sept. 19. 1925 6 16 INVENTOR ATTORNEY'S Patented May 3, 1927.

UNITED STATES NELSON S. WELK, OF ATHENS, OHIO, ASSIGNOR TO THE MOBEE BINDER 00., OF ATHENS,

PATENT OFFICE.

OHIO, A CORPORATION OF OHIO.

" FILING TRAY.

Application filed September 19, 1925. Serial No. 57,300.

My invention relates to the art of filing devices, particularly to such as are adapted for receiving cards, letters, sheets, and the like, and retaining them, under releasable compression, in a tray or cabinet. 7

The object of my invention is toprovide a cabinet, or tray, for this purpose, with one longitudinal side constructed for lowering, while the operator is examining certain of the contents of the tray, the sald side being adapted to be locked in position to receivethe top of the cabinet, so that when the tray, or cabinet, is placed away, it will be a compact box containing the sheets filed therein.

Another object is to produce a tray, or'

cabinet, as above set forth, with a removable top, which top when in position on the tray may be locked firmly, so as to protect the contentsof the tray.

My invention consists of certain details of construction,hereinafter set forth, polnted out in my claims, and illustrated in the accompanying drawings, in which Fig. 1 shows a side elevation view, partially in section, of my tray;

Fig. 2 shows a front elevation vlew of the same, the swinging side being shown at a lowered position, and a part of the upper portion of the tray being broken away.

Referring to the accompanying drawings, the reference numeral 10 is used to indicate the base, or body portion of my tray, formed with two longitudinal side walls, end walls and bottom. Thus far, the construction does not differ from the ordinary make of trays.

On one longitudinal side, I have provided a hinged door 11 which extends practically the full length of the tray, this door being hinged, as at 12, longitudinally, so that 1t may swing downwardly and depend from the hinge. This door 11, when closed, forms a component part of the side wall of my tray. The numeral 13 indicates a sliding lock rod, its ends depending downwardly at 14c and 15, as shown, this rod being slidably mounted in keepers 16 secured at the outer surface of the door 11. The side wall adjacent the ends of the door is provided with looking members 17 secured thereto, the upper ends of said locking members being spaced from the side wall to receive the ends 14 and 15, respectively, of the sliding lock rod 13.

The construction is such that when the lock rod 13 is in the position shown in full lines in Fig. 1, the ends 14 and 15 are seated in the locking members 17 and retain the door in its elevated position. When the lock rod is moved to the position shown by the dotted lines in Fig. 1, the ends 14 and 15 are released from the locking members 17 and this permits the door to swing outwardly and downwardly on its hinge, as shown in Fig. 2. The locking members 17 are, obviously, open on one side to permit the sliding rod to be withdrawn from'contact with them when moved to the position shown in the dotted lines in Fig. 1.

Around the side walls, and on the door 11 which forms a part of one of the side walls, I have formed a shoulder 18, designed to receive the lower edge of the cover 19 of the tray and forms a rest therefor. Projecting above the upper end of the rear end wall, I have provided a hook member 20- designed to receive a companion hook member 21 of the tray cover, the construction being such that when the forward end of the tray cover is elevated, the cover may be pushedrearwardly and the member 21 removed from the member 20 and the cover may be lifted and removed entirely from the base portion of the tray.

I have also provided locking means for the forward part of the cover, so that when the cover is in position, it may be locked to the base so as to protect the contents of the tray. The locking means is in no sense new and is simply designated in the drawings diagrammatically, as shown at 22.

In practical operation, the tray containing filed papers, if the operator wishes to locate and inspect some certain paper, he removes the cover of the tray 19, slides the rod 13 rearwardly, and this permits the door 11 to drop to its lowered position, thereby removing the greater portion of one side of the tray and making it possible for the operator to inspect any sheet filed in the tray,

nearly to the bottom of the sheet. When the operator is through inspecting the contents of the tray, he closes the door 11 and locks it in position in the manner shown, places the cover on the tray and locks it, and the contents are then carefully preserved.

Having thus described my invention What i I claim and desire to secure by Letters Pat-' ent of the United States is:

1. A filing tray, with one side wall,

of the side wall; a shoulder formed on thetray to receive and support a cover; means to lock the cover in position.

2. A filing tray comprising a lower section and an upper section, the lower section being formed with side walls and end walls, and a base; one of said side walls comprising a hinged section, formed to swing outwardly and downwardly from its hinge means to lock the hinged section in normal position, as a part of the side wall; means to lock the upper section in position on the lower section.

3. In a filing tray, a lower section formed with a base, side walls and end walls; one of said side walls comprising a hinged section; a rod mounted for slidable movement in said section; means whereby the sliding movement: of the rod will lock and unlock the hinged portion toits side wall, substantially as shown and described.

l. A filing tray, comprising a lower section and an upper section, the lower section being formed of end walls, side walls, and a base; a hinged portion extending substantially the full length of the same, and hinged for outward and downward movement from its mounting; a rod mounted for slidable movement in said hinged portion, said rod having means on each end for locking the portion to the side wall, and means on the side wall to coact with the locking means on the rod, the construction being such that when, the rod is at its limit of movement in one direction, the hinged portion will be locked to the side wall, and when the rod is at its other limit of movement, the hinged portion will.- be unlocked so that it may be swingingly dropped from its mounting, substantially as shown and described.

5. A filing tray, comprising an upper and alower section, the lower section being formed of end walls, side walls and a base; one of said side walls comprising a cut-out portion, extending substantially the full length thereof, said cut-out portion bein hinged longitudinally in the side wall, and forming a part thereof; means to lock the cut-out portion in normal position as a part of the side wall, and means to release it so that it may be swung downwardly from its mounting, substantially as shown and described;

6. A filing tray, comprising an upper and a lower section, the lower section being formed of end walls, side walls and a base; one of said side walls comprising a cut-out portion, extending substantially the full length thereof, said cut-out portion being hinged longitudinally in the side wall, and forming a part thereof; means to lock the cut-out portion in normal position as a part of the side wall, and means to release it so that it may be swung downwardly from its mounting, a hook secured to the rear end wall and projecting above the same; means on the cover to mate with the said hook; means to lock the cover to the base, substantially as shown and described.

NELSON S. WELK.

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Classifications
U.S. Classification220/210, 220/324
International ClassificationB42F17/02, B42F17/00
Cooperative ClassificationB42F17/02
European ClassificationB42F17/02