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Publication numberUS1627084 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateMay 3, 1927
Filing dateSep 6, 1924
Priority dateSep 6, 1924
Publication numberUS 1627084 A, US 1627084A, US-A-1627084, US1627084 A, US1627084A
InventorsGeorge Fritz
Original AssigneeGeorge Fritz
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Sectional bin
US 1627084 A
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G. FRITZ SECTIONAL BIN Mgy 3, 1927.

Filed Sept. 6, 1924 GEORGE Hm-z.

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Patented May 3, 1927.

UNITED STATES GEORGE IBI'IZ, OI CINCINNATI, OHIO.

SECTION-AL BIN.

Application flled septemher 6, 1824. Serliil No. 736,255.

This. invention relates to bins such as may be used for storing quantities of stock of various kinds and is especially adapted to provide a bin structure wh ch may be modified from time to time to accommodate the quantity of articles to be stored.

An object of my invention is to provide a bin structure unit which may be mounted with similar units for bins of any desired slze.

Anotherobject is to provide bms of this nature which may be mounted upon one an other without the use-of additional fasteningmeans.

Another object is to provlde bms of th1s nature which when mounted upon one another will form practically a single unit of any desired size.

Another object is to provlde a structure of this kind from which the individualumts may be added or removed with a mimmum of effort.

These and other objects are attained by the means described herein and disclosed in the accompanying drawings, in which:

Fig. 1 is a fragmental perspectlve of a pair of sectional bin units of my lnventlon mounted one upon the other.

Fig. 2 is a cross sectional end view of the device shown in Fig. 1. v

The bins of my invention are produced in sectional units 3 which comprise one or several pigeon holes or compartments 4 arranged side by side or one above the other or both. As disclosed in the drawmgs, each unit comprises ten compartments 0 en on one side only and bounded by the ases 5 and rear walls 6, end walls 7 and partltions 8. The rear wall 6' is provided with an upwardly extending flange 9'agains't the inner side of which the rear wall 6 of the bm next above may engage. When it is desired to form the sectional units with two tiers of compartments the flange 9 and rear wall 6 of the component parts may be s ot welded as at 10. The partitions 8 comprise a flat sheet of metal having flanges 11 extendlng in a common direction from all four of its sides, the flan cs 11 being secured in place by means 0 spot welding or by rivets. The forward longitudinal edge of the base or bottom 5 of each tier of compartments extends slightly beyond the forward ed of the partitions 8 where it. is bent upwar 1y at substantially right angles at 12 and is then turned inwardly upon itself at a point 13 providing a series of spaced at a distance from the point 12 and the remainder of the sheet developed into a flattened C-shaped member 14. The top a substantially reversed C-shapcd section I 16. The C-shaped portion 14 provides .1 ledge extending along the base of each of the compartments 4. and the outwardly and downwardly turned portions 17 providing spaced flanges for performing the function of a card holder in which an identification card may be retained. The lower flange 17 of the C-shaped member at the base of one unit is adapted to slidably engage the inner walls of the C-shaped member 16 whereby the forward edges of units to be joined upon one another are substantially hooked or secured one upon the other. Coinciding perforations 18 and '19 positioned in the rear wall 6 and the upwardly extending flange respectively are adapted to receive a securng means such as a bolt and nut 20. Thus it will be seen that the forward and rear longitudinal edges of adjoining sections are secured one upon the other as previously described. A series of bins may thus be built up and secured into practically a single unit.

Perforations 21 may be provided in the rear wall 6 for receiving securing means such as nails or screws whereby the sections may be fastened against a wall or whereby a pair of sections laced back to back may be secured one to t e other.

What I claim is:

1. In a sectional bin structure the combination of bin units, C-shaped grooved members extending along the lower forward edges of said units, inverted U-shaped groove members extending along the forward upper edges of said units and being formed integral therewith, the upper and lower grooved members of adjacent bins being adapted to slidably interlock one with the other for seeurin the forward edges of adjacent bins, an 0 set upwardly extending flange carried by the upper rear edge of one of said bins, said flange being adapted to abut the lower portion of the rear wall of the bin above, and securing means extending through the last mentioned flange and wall. 7

2. In a device of the class described, the combination with bin units of a grooved card holder extending alon the forward lower edge of said units and orming a front ledge therefor, a grooved. flange extending upwardly from the upper forward edges of the units, a straight flange extending from the upper rear edges of said units, the card holders and grooved flan es of adjacent units being adapted to slida ly interlock for seeming adjacent bins together along their forward edges, and means for securing the rear flange of one unit to the rear wall of the adjacent unit.

3. In a sectional bin structure, the combination of bin unit's, C-shaped grooved members extending along the forward lower edges of said units, and inverted U-shaped grooved members extending along the forward upper edges of said units, the upper and lower grooved members of adiacent bins being adapted to slidably interloc one with the other for securing together the forward edges of adjacent bins.

4. In a sectional bin structure, the eombination of bin units, C-shaped grooved members extending along the forward lower edges of said units, inverted U-shaped grooved members extending along the forward upper edges of said units, the u per and lower grooved members of adjacent nns being adapted to slidably interlock one with the other for securing together the forward edges of adjacent bins, and means for securing the bins together at the rear edges thereof;

5. Ina sectional bin structure, the combination of bin units, grooved card holder strips extending along the forward, lower edge of each unit and a grooved member extending along the forward, upper edge of each unit, the last mentioned grooved member being adapted to slidably interlock in the card holder of the bin next above, for {)oeking together the forward edges of said In testimony whereof, I have hereunto subscribed my name this 29th day of August,

GEORGE FRITZ.

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Classifications
U.S. Classification312/107, 211/126.2, 5/51.1, 312/234, 211/188, 211/135
International ClassificationA47B87/02, A47B87/00
Cooperative ClassificationA47B87/02
European ClassificationA47B87/02