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May 8, 1928. 1,669,399
- J. J. TRONICK TOURIST TOOL TRUNK Filed zv l8. 2 Sheets-Sheet 1 INVENTOR. z/dz'eo/v/cg ATTO NEYS May 8, 1928.
v. 1,669,399 J. J. TRomcK TOURIST TOOL TRUNK Filed y 18. 192'? 2 Sheets-Sheet 2 %up f' e ATTOR; E317 corresponding Patented May 8, 1928.
UNITED STATES JOSEPH JAMES TRONIGK, OF STANLEY, WISCONSIN.
TOURIST TOOL TRUNK.
Application filed July 18,
This application is a continuation-in-part of my application Serial Number 751,328, filed November 21. 1924-, for all subject matter common to the two applications.
The invention forming the subject matter of the present application relates to trunks of the tourist type adapted to be carried at the rear end of an automobile.
The main object of the invention is to provide an improvedconstruction of tourist trunk which is divided into several compartments provided with independently operable lids, one of saidcompartments at least being constructed to house the usual tools and tire repairing accessories which are commonly stored under the seats of the automobile.
Another object of the invention is to provide a trunk of this type with a tool compartment arranged at the end of the trunk so that it may be-conveniently opened to give access to the tools therein, without in any wise disturbing the contents of the other compartments or exposing them to the wc'atherf A further obj cct of the invention is to construct trunks of this type with dust and waterproof joints between the body of the trunk and the lids thereof, and between the separate lids and doors.
Other objects of the invention will become apparent as the detailed description proceeds.
In the drawings Figure 1 is a perspective view of the trunk with the tops and a side door of the tool compartment open; I
Figure 2 is a fragmentary vertical section taken on line 2-2 of Figure 1;
Figure 3 is a fragmentary perspective front view of the trunk with the lids and tool door open; i v
Figure 4 is a fragmentary perspective view of a waterproof channel iron designe to receive the adjacent ends of the trunk lids; and,
Figure 5 1s a fragmentary elevation of the channel iron shown in Figure 4.
Like characters of reference are used throughout the following specification and the accompanying drawings to designate parts.
My improved trunk comprises a main body 1 divided into compartments by transverse walls 2 and 3. The top of the body ortion 1 is provided all around with a rabet 4 to receive the ends 5 and 6 of the lids tially flush with the top of the body 1, and
1927. Serial No; 206,618.
7 and 8 respectively, which are suitably lunged to the rear wall 9 of said body pot tion 1.
. One end wall 10 of the body 1 is cut away and a door 11 is vertically hinged thereto to form a closure for the cutaway part. The cutaway' part of wall 10 is also provided with rabbets 12. 13, and 14 to provide seats for the corresponding parts of door 11 and form water and dust proof joints therewith.
The top of door 11 is also provided with a rabbet 15 to form a seat for end 16 of the lid 8, and links 17 and 18 are pivotally connected to the wall 3 and lids 7 and 8 respectively to hold said lids open in the usual manner.
In order to make a waterproof connection between the lids 7 and 8 these lids are provided with end flanges 19 and 20, respectively, which fit closely against each other and are adapted to seat in the channel 21 of a channel plate 22 which extends transversely of the body 1 and is secured to the top end of the wall 3. The channel 21 extends clear across the top of the body 1, and forms a gutter through which water passing between the flanges 19 and may flow-without any chance of entering either of the compartments on'opposite sides of wall 3.
The wall 3 may be formed of a single plate, or may comprise two plates 3 and 3, each of which has the top thereof substanis adapted to form a seat for the bent-over flanges 23, formed on each side of the channeled plate 22 and provided with apertures 24 adapted to receive suitable fastening means for securing the channeled plate 22 to the wall 3.
Flanges 25 are formed on each end of the plate 22 and are provided with apertures 26 to receive suitable fastening means for se-" curing the plate 22 at each end thereof to the body 1. v
The inside of top 8 and door 11 and the compartment formed by. door 11 and wall 3 are provided with suitable tool receiving pockets and racks, and the body 1, door 11 and lids 7 and 8 are providedwith any desired number, of suitably located cooperating latching and lockingdevices. Since the specific detail of these devices constitute no part of m invention, they are not specifi-' cally described herein.
It will be obvious from inspectionpf the drawing that the trunk disclosed hereln pro- Ill vides water and dust prooi compartments,
one of Which is peculiarly constructed to re oeive tools; and that this construction of the trunk obviates the necessity for the sep-- arate storm covers which manufacturers of this type of trunk have heretofore found necessary.
Having thus described my invention, what I claim is: l V
1. A trunk comprising a body, a partition extending between opposite sides of said body and having its top channeled and substantially flush with the tops of said sides, and lids inde endently hinged to said body and having anges adapted to seat in the channel of said partition.
2. A tourist trunk comprising a body, a
partition extending between opposite sides of said body and having its top channeled 2e and substantially flush with the tops of said ed to seat in the channel a eeaeee sides, a door formed in .one end of said hody, and lids independently hinged to said body, each lid having a flange adapted to seat in the channel of said partition, and one of said lids being adapted to overlap the end of said door to hold it closed.
JOSEPH am's TRONIGK.