US 1703627 A
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Patented Feb. 26, 1929.`
HARRY H. LABADIE AND BURTON VBEERS, A].1
ASSIQ-NOR TO KNICKERBOCKEB CASE COMPANY,
RATION OF ILLINOIS.
CHICAGO, ILLINoIs; SAID BEERS oF CIIICAeo, ILLINoIs, A Conro- SAMPLE CASE.
Application filed June 23,V 1927. SerialV No. 200,863.
This invention relates to sample cases, or similar display cases, and more particularly to a sample case of the typehaving a stack of trays nested therein which are eXtensible in stair-like formation for displaying the contents of each tray and permitting access thereto. A y
'One object of the invention is to provide a case of this type in which a plurality of receptacles, comprising an upper tray, a lower draweror tray, and a pocket on one hinged side of the case are all readily accessible without'extending the stack of trays Vfrom the casing.
lAnother object is to so mount the stack of trays within the casing that the lowermost tray will be housed above the lower re-' movable drawer when the trays are nested within the casing, but will move down to form a supporting means for the lower end of the stack when the stacked trays' are extended from the casing.
Other objects and advantagesof this inven-` tion will be more apparent from the following detailed' description of one approved form of sample case built according to lthe princl-V ples of this invention.
In the accompanying drawings: v Y Fig. 1 is a perspective view of the sample case when closed.
Fig. 2 is a perspective view of the hinged top and side open. Y
Fig. 3 is a vertical central section through the lower portion of the oase, when in the the case with f position shown in Fig. 2.
Fig. 4 is a perspective view of the case with the stack of traysextended.
Fig. 5 is a detail View of one of the hinge mountings for the upper end of thestack, this view being a section taken substantially on the line 5-5 of Fig. `4. p
The outer casin 1 comprises a bottom 2, a vertical side 3 am? parts are rigidly united in a usual manner.
' The other sidewall 6 is hinged to the bottom 2 at 7 so that it may be swung down into substantially the same horizontal planefas the base or bottom 2 of the casing. 1 When in closed or vertical position it is parallel `with the fixed Vertical wall 3 of thecasing. The top or cover 8 is hinged to the upper edge of the side wall 3, and when opened is swung back'to the position indicatedin F igs.2 and 4. The hinged side 6 is provided with edge Viianges 9 adapted to'overlap the adjacent ends 4 and 5, all of which edges of the end walls 4 and 5, and the top or cover 8 has a side liange 10 and end anges 11 adapted to overlap the upper edges of the side Wall 6 and end walls 4 and 5 respectively when the casing'is closed as shown in Fig. 1'. Suitable locks or clasps 12, the parts of which are secured to the adjacent edges of the top 8 and side wall 6 serve to secure the members of thecasing together in this closed position, all as illustrated in Fig. 1. Afsuitable handle 13 may be mounted on the cover 8 for trans porting the sample caser from place to place. Y
A horizontal partition 14 is secured to the end walls 4 and 5 and the rear wall 3, in spaced relation to the bottom 2 ofthe casing. A removable drawer or tray 15, closed atfthe sides and bottom but open at the top, is removably housed in the space beneath the partition 14. A tab 16 permits this drawer 15 to be easily pulled out so that its contents are visible and accessible. A iiexible pocket 17 provided with a snap :closure 18 is mounted on the inner face'of the" hinged side member 6,` and may conveniently be used for carrying books, pamphlets, or papersof any sort. v v
A stack. of trays, preferably comprisinga lrelatively Adeep upper tray 19 andv a series of similar shallower trays 20 to 25 inclusive,
-are normally housed when in nested `posispective ktrays will be noted tionr in the space within the casing above partition 14. The
number land depth of the re not be as Vherein described and shown. Each tray is preferably closed at its bottom and sides, but open at the top, as illustrated in the drawings. Reinforcing strips 26V are riveted or otherwise secured adjacent the up-r per edges of the ends of the upper tray 19, and the rear ends of these strips are hinged at 27 to the upper endslof brackets 28 secured at 29within the upper ends of the `end walls 4 andk 5 of the casing. Reinforcing strips 30'are secured near the lower edges of the en d Walls of tray 19, and similar strips 31 are secured at suitable locations (as hereinvafter described) to thc respective end walls of the trays 20 to 25 inclusive. These reinforcing strips 30 and. 31 are pivotally connected by a pluralit 4of links in a lazy-tongs formation, as Cleary shown in Fig. 4.- It that a short link 32 is pivoted at the center of the reinforcing strip 31 ofv the bottom tray 25, and is jpivoted at its up- I i per end to 'theforward end of reinforcing strip 31 onthe next higher tray 24. A longer is a matter of choice andneed Y sol link 33 is intermediately pivoted to the center of str ipl on tray 24C, and is pivoted at its upper and lower ends respectively to the iront and rear ends respectively of the strips 3l on trays 23 and 25. All of` the other traysy e Yare connected in a similar manner.
The lengths oi the links 32 and 33, and the positioning of the strips 3l on the ends of the respective trays is such thatwhen the traysk are moved to nested or stacked position, as shown in Fig. 2, 4each tray will rest directly uponfthe' upper surface of the tray therebeneatli. However, when the trays are extended in stair-like formation, as shown `in Fig. a, the respective trays` willbe spaced vertically from oneanother so that the lower tray will move down to substantially the horizontal planeet' the base 2 ofthe 'casing- In this manner, the lower end of the stack, when extended, is' supported upon either the low-` Y ered side wall 6 or the horizontal'supporting surfacel upon which the sample case rests. On the other hand, when the trays are moved into stacked orf nested position` within' the casing,V the lower tray 25 will it snugly above vthe partition let so thatfthe lower drawer '15 is 'freely accessible. A tab 34 may be secured to the lower front'edge ofv the bottom tray E25-to facilitate pulling the stack out to extendedposition. In this opening movement the loweredge of the nested stacks is first .swung out about the pivot 27,` since this pivotal axis is located above the rearedge of the stack of trays, it will be' apparent that the trays can swing upwardly Vand outwardly so as to clear the partition 14 before they are extended. AThis construction permits the nested or stacked trays to lit/snugly`l above the partition 14 when -nVv closed position. AItwill be apparent that by simply unfastenin'g the clasps 12 the cover 8y may be lifted and the sidewall 6 will drop to open posiation. The largeupper tray 19- and the pocket il7'on-the'inner side of side wall 6 are now readily accessible, and the.V large bottom drawer lzmay be pulled out without disturbing the stacked trays. All of the articles ordinarily needed may be carried in these' three readily-accessible receptacles so that it may notbe necessary to extend the stacked trays 19lto1 25V inclusive. If it is desirableto eX- vposethe'ai-ticles or samples carried in the several traysfotthe stack, it is only necessary to pull out on the tab 34 and extend thev trays tothe position shown in' F ig. 4. The case Vmay be reassembled by simply reversing the operations just described.
We claim: p
ll. VA sample ease' comprising' ac'asing havingan open side anda horizontal partition spaced from the bottom of the casing, a removable: drawer housed in the space'beneath thepartition., a stack of trays housed in the zspace above the partition with the uppermost drawer hinged within the casing, and a. pluottr'ays housed Vin the space above the drawer with the uppermost tray hinged within the casing, and plurality ot'linlrs connecting the trays 'in lazy-tongs formation sothat the trays vmaybe extended from the casing in stair-like manner with the lower tray in position to be supported lsubstantially in the plane of the bottom ofy the casing. l
8. A sample case comprising a casing-having an open top and side each provided-with hinged.V closures and a horizontal "partition spaced from the bottom of the casing, a stack oi"r trays housed in the space above'the within the casi-ng, and a plurality of links connecting the trays in lazy-tongsforination so that'the trays may be extended from the casing in stair-like manner with the lower tray in position to vbe supported substantially in the plane of the bottom'ot the'casing.
4. sample case comprising a casing having a hinged top and a hinged side adaptedto swing down int-o the plane of the bottom of Y the casino' so that one side of thecasino will be' open, a drawer housed Vwithin the lower portion ofthe casingland removable through the open side, a stacl'ro'rn trays housed in the space above the drawer withitheuppermost tray hinged within the casing, and a plurality vof vlinks connecting the trays inlaZy-tongs :formation yso that the trays may be extended from the casing in stair-like manner with partition with fthe uppermostrtray hinged V the Vlower' tray iny positionto be supported in the plane of the bottomvot' the casing.
5L A sample case comprising Vteasing having anopen topand one open side, a side member hinged to the bottom of the casing land"adapted to close the open side or swing down-into substantially the plane of the bottom of the casing, a topinember hinged to the upper edge or" the casing and provided with downwardly extending Vflanges adapted to enclose the-upper edges of the sides and ends andV hold the hinged side in closed position, clasps. on the hinged top and side for securingthese members in closed positionra horizontal partition within the casing and l spaced "from'the bottomithereofya drawer housed in .the space beneath the partition and removable throughthe yopen side of theV casing, a stack of trays housed in the space above the' partition wit-lithe. uppermostV tray hinged within the casing, and a plurality of links connecting the trays in lazy-tongs formation. to that-the trays may be extended vfrom the'casing in stair-like manner with the lower tray in position to be supported substantially in the plane of the bottom of the casing.
6. A sample case comprising a easing having an open top and one open side, a side member hinged to the bottom of the casing and adapted to close the open side or swing down into substantially the plane of the bottom of the casing, a pocket mounted on the inner face of the hinged side, a top member hinged to the upper edge of the casing and provided with downwardly extending flanges adapted to enclose the upper edges of the sides and ends and hold the hinged side in closed position, clasps on the hinged top and side for so that the trays may be extend-Jed from the 25 casing in stair-like manner with the lower tray in position to be supported substantially in theY plane of the bottom of the easing.
HARRY H. LABADIE.
BURTON' B. BEERS. y
removable through the open side of the cas- 20