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March 26, 1929. J, A, HOEGGER 1,707,013
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UNITED STATES N 1,707,013 PATENToFFlcE.
:rosErH n. HQEGGEE, or JERSEY cITY, NEW .'rEEsEY.
Application led April 17, 1926, Serial My invention relates yto improvements in cabinets such as are supported in a wall, for example a medicine cabinet for bath rooms and the like, although ymy improved cabinet is adapted for any necessary or de\ .tially flat against the Wall. The object of this arrangement is to get away from the -conspicuousness of the cabinet. An objection to most wall cabinets is that they are so conspicuous that they are sometimes ugly. My linvention is also intended to produce a.
` cabinet which is simple, convenient, and
relatively inexpensive when its utility and beautyare considered. My invention 1s 1ntended further to produce a strong, durable structure, and .particularly to make the door and its hanging connections strong but Wlth the. working parts concealed. These and other advantages will appear more clearly from the following description.
Reference is to be had to the accompanying drawings 'forming a part of this speciication, in which similar references char'- acters indicate correspondingl parts in all the views. i q
`Figure lis a brokenv front elevation of the cabinet embodying my invention, parts being broken away to show its structure.
Figure 2 is a cross section on the line 2--2 of Figure 1.
Figure 3 is a broken enlarged elevation with yparts in section of a hinged corner portion of the cabinet door and its sup ort.v P,Figure 4 is a broken sectional elevation on the line 4-4 of Figure 3.
Figure 5 is a broken sectional plan lon the line 5-5 of Figure 3.
Fi re 6 is a broken vertical section on thellnes 6-6 -of Figure-5.
Figure 7 is a detail of one of the door frame braces. v
Figure 8 isa vertical section on the line 9-9 of Figure 1, looking toward the left in said Figure.
lFigure 9 is a section similar to Figure 8 but looking in the opposite direction..
Figure 10 'is a detail of one of the shelf sup orting strips..
igure 11 is a detail front elevation of a shelf supporting bracket, and
No. 102,657. Renewed .April 13, 1928.
Figure 12 is a section on the line 12--12 of Figure 11.
The bod-y 10 'of the bracket is a boxlike structure preferably rectangular, and
.also preferably formed of sheet metal. It
is adapted to lie in a niche or hole 11 in the Wall, but instead of Aextending partly through thewall7 the hole may extend entirely through it, as where a hole is left for access to ipes or the like. Around'the front edge of) the body 10 is al 'flat iange 12 which lies snug against the wall around the niche or hole 11.
To one edge of the body is hinged the door, which has a channel frame l13'for1ning its outer periphery, and this is preferably vbut not necessarily of metal. The frame 13 is of a size to cover the flange 12 of the body and lie substantially flat against the wall. On the bottom of the frame 13 near the free edge of the door, is a flange 14 Which serves as a hand-hold for opening lthe, door. For convenience, and for the purpose of beautifying the door, itis provided with a plate 15 which is preferably of glass, and preferably a mirror. This Aforms substantially the front face of the door, and the edge portions of the glass or plate 1'5 fitagainst the outer iangeof the channel frame 13, as best shown in Figure 5. Behind the plate 15 is a panel 16 preferably of bre, paper b oard, or the like, and this covers the back of the plate 15 and .forms a'packing between the plate andthe wooden or other filler 17 vof the door frame. This part 17 is recessed on the inner front edge as shown at 18 in Figure 5, to receive the back plate 19 of the door which lits snugly in the filler 17 ofthe frame. The corners of the door frame, and particularly the corner parts of the' channel frame 13, are reinforced by angle braces 20, those at the hinged edge of the door having sockets 22 for the door pintles The member 17 of the frame is cut away as shown at 21 to provide space for the braces 2() which are screwed or otherwise firmly fastened to both the channelmember 13 and the filler member 17. The hinged edge portion of the 4door frame is also recessed as at 23 (see rovide space for the socket members 22. T ese Figure 3) oppositev the door 'hinges to members receive the pintles or pins 24 of the door hinges, and the pintles are secured to knuckles'25 of theblocks 25 (see Figures 5 and 6) and these blocks 25 at the upper los and lower parts of the frame are firmly secured to the flange 12 of the body 10. Thus I provide a light, strong, simple and inexpensive door which is Lhung on concealed hinges, lies fiat against the wall so as to vconceal the cabinet, and has the appearance of an ordinary mirror. It will be seen thatv the door can be opened and closed easily, and its openingmovement can be checked by the standard check 36 (see Figure 1) or other approved and similarly acting dev1ce. By reference to Figure 6 it will be seen that the filler part 17 of the door frame is recessed as at 26 to receive the knuckles and blocks -25. A y t The interior of the cabinet, that is of the body 10, is provided on opposite-sides with. vertical strips 27 to support its shelves, which strips are not new and have the inwardl projecting clips 28 to receive the shelf' racket fastenings. The brackets 29 are believed to be novel. These brackets 29 l are of angular'shape, having one part sliding. on the strip 27 and another part lying horizontally to support the shelves 34. Each bracket iscut away on its vertical side as shown at 30 and providedl with an outwardly pressed centralportion 31 registering or .aligning substantially with the cut Aaway part 30, and each bracket has atv the upper part a dependino tongue 32, and at the lower extremity an aligning tongue 33, so that when a bracket is placed upon a strip 27 and moved to position, the-tongue 32 will enter one clip 28,4 while the tongue 33 will enter one below and the'braeket'will be securely supported. By lifting the tongues from their -clips thebracket can be removed and readjusted. This makes a very strong sup- Vport and one'easily adjustable.
Another advantage of the bracket is .that by having the-cut away portion 30 and the pressedout clip 31, theA racket straddles a Strip 27, overlapping each edge of the strip as shown in Figure 2, so that the bracket cannot wobble butl is held very rigidly onI its supportin strip. The -shelves 34' can be of an .pre erred type, and simply lie on the brac ets 29.
From the foregoing description it will be seen that-I have shown a very strong, simple, convenient cabinet which is easily con- 1. A cabinet comprising a body portion adapted to enter a hole 1n a wall, with a flange arranged to lie flat against said wall, and a swinging door having an outer channel frame, a face plate secured in the frame, and a hinged connection with the flange which permits the door to lie flat against the flange and conceal the latter, the body. portions of thehinges lying within and concealed by the said channel frame.
2. A cabinet comprising a body portion shaped to enter a hole in a wall, with a border flangearranged to lie flat against said wall, and a door having a channel border frame, a face plate held in said channel, a backing for the plate, and a hinged connection with the aforesaid body flange, said connection comprising pintles supported on the flange,. and pintle sockets carried by braces fitting in the corner portions of the aforesaid channe1s.
The combination with the cabinet body having a borderfflange adapted to lie flat against a wall, of a door shaped and arranged to lie flat against the flange, a frame around theuedge of the door, braces in the corners of the frame having hinge sockets thereon',f"and hinge bloc-ks secured to the aforesaid flanges entering recesses in the frame and havig"pintles to enter the aforesaid sockets.
4. A cabinet having a body portion 'adapted to enter an opening in the wall,
` JOSEPH A. HOEGGER.