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Publication numberUS1713661 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateMay 21, 1929
Filing dateMay 11, 1927
Priority dateMay 11, 1927
Publication numberUS 1713661 A, US 1713661A, US-A-1713661, US1713661 A, US1713661A
InventorsKemball Walter F, Rugg Harry M
Original AssigneeVacuum Oil Company
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Display cabinet
US 1713661 A
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y 21, 1929- w. F. KEMBALL ET AL DI SPLAY CABINET 2 Sheets-Sheet l Filed May 11, 1927 A scribed: the novelfeatures being pointed out UNITED STATES- PATENT e 1,713,661 OFFICE.



Application filed na -11, 1927. Serial no. 190,577.

invention is to provide a display cabinet with doors on opposite sides of shelves so that the contents of the shelves may be reached from either of two sides of the cabinet. Another object of the invention is to provide a cabinet having a door-which may be swung so as to lie in parallel relation to one of the sides of the cabinet when in open position in order to display signs on the inner face of the door.

To these and other ends, the invention consists of certain parts and COIl'lbllltltlOIlS of parts, all of which will be hereinafter dein the appended claim.

In the drawings Fig. 1 is a perspective view of a eabinet constructed in accordancewith this invention and the top;

Fig. 2 is an enlarged fragmentary section adjacent one of the joints between a side wall Fig. 3 is a fragmentary perspective view. of one'of the angle irons showing the two pro jections one for holding one of the doors closed and the other for holding the other door open; I

Fig. 4 is a fragmentary section of the lower portion of the cabinet;

Fig. 5 is a bottom view of the top of the cabinet; and

Figs. 6 and 7 are two vertical sections through the cabinet one at right angles to the of a flange on each of twofof the corner Posts 1 so as to provide two opposite walls or the cabinet "andthese two sides are in turn connected at their upper ends byhorizonta'l connecting pieces 3. The upper connecting pieces 3am secured to the angle iron piecesl' by angle tie ieces 5 bolted at 4 to the inner faces ofthe ang e iron pieces '1 and the cross pieces 3. In.-

wardly turned flanges-6 are provided on the upper edges of the side plates 2 and inward- 1y turned flanges 7 are provided along the up per edges oft ecross pieces3. These flanges 6 and 7 serve for se'cunn a top to the cabinet. u b05111) The top inthis ent of theinvenof the cabinet frame so tion is of frusto-pyramidal formation and comprises a top plate 8 spot welded or other wise secured to four side pieces 9. These side pieces decline or flare outwardly anddownwardly from the piece 8 and have downwardly presented flanges 10 along their opposite edges, the flanges on adjacent sides being arranged in abutting relation and being bolted together at 11. Each of the walls 9 has at its lower edge-a vertically arranged portion 12 and from the lower edge of this verticall arranged portio the portion 13 extends orizontally in an i ward direction, there being arranged between the vertical portion 12-and a horizontal portion 13 a depending head 14. The portions 13 on the four walls provide a continuous inwardly extending flange on the top, while the flanges 6 and 7 on'the main portion of the cabinet provide a continuous inwardly extending flange on the top portion of the cabinet frame. These two continuous flanges are bolted together. by bolts 15. The top of the cabinet has a greater horizontal cross section at its base than'the top portion that when the top of thecabinet is bolted to the frame, the top projects beyond the cabinet frame and acts to shed water away from the joint with the cabinet frame; This is assisted by. the bead 14 which tends to collect all the water at the perimeter of the top of the cabinet.-

The bottom of the cabinetjs formed lay a e at rectangular sheet metal piece 16'provid two sides with depending flanges 17 having inwardly. turned edges 18. The other two sides of the bottom p1ece 16 are provided with shorter flanges 19. The interior faces of the side plates2. are provided near their lower ends with strips 20 which are secured to the side walls 2 adjacent the lower edges of such strips, the upper edges being spaced from the side walls to provide grooves betweenthe stri sand the s de 'walls in which theflanges 19 out etwo opposite sides of'the bottom 16 are received.

Legs or supports 21 have portions 22 abutti the under side of the bottom and are shap d to fit inthe corners of the cabinet frame, bolts 23'. pass throughthe legs orsupports, the

flanges 17 and'the angle iron pieces 1, and

serve to hold the legs'or supports as well as the bottom member 16 in efiective'connection.

The supports have openings extending there;

through and the bottom piece 16 has openin Through the openings 1n bothpai'ts extend tie'bolts 24 which have their-lower and: an-

\ chord in a concrete base so as to firmly the trays or packages from engaging with hold the cabinet to a base. The nuts 26-on the upper ends of these bolts are located within the cabinet so that the cabinet can be removed from the bolts only by opening the cabinet. At the same time the bolts 24 are so positioned in reference to the legs of the support that they are substantially invisible.

The cabinet is provided with removable shelves 27 in the form of sheetmetal plates with downwardly turned flanges.28 on all 'four sides. The supports for the shelves are, in this instance, in the form of strips having portions 29 welded or otherwise secured to the sides 2 and portions 30 spaced from the sides to provide grooves in which two of the flanges 28 on opposite sides of the shelves 27 may be received. These shelves are also providedadjacent opposite side edges with parallel angle iron pieces 31 each of which extends between two of the angle iron corner pieces and serves as a guide for tra s or other articles which may be introduce into the cabinet through the two openings provided in the opposite sides of the cabinet. These guides prevent the angle iron corner pieces when being moved into the cabinet or from the same from either side or door opening of the cabinet.

The doors 32 each extends between two of the an le irons 1 and also between the top piece 3 and the bottom wall 4, each door having a continuous flange 33 projected from the inner face thereof to reinforce the door and lit within its door opening. The hinges 34 of each door have their pintles at the corner of the angle iron corner posts. The purpose of this arrangement is to permit the door either to close a door opening or to lie flat .against a panel or side connecting the two angle iron corner pieces, thus practically covering a closed side of a cabinet. The purposeof this is to enable the signs 35'on the inner face of the door to be properly exposed'at the opening 37 in which is adapted to be received a pro ect1on 38 on an angle iron upright 1 to c hold the door in closed position or a projection 39 on another upright 1 to hold the door in open position. Each of these projections 38 and 39 has an opening so through which a taper pin, padlock or other device may be for enclosing an electric bulb to which electrical conductors 42 may lead through an opening 43 in a. top plate. The conductor may lead from a ground tube 44 extending through the concrete base 25.

From the foregoing it will bevnoted that there has been provided a cabinet especially designed for the outdoor display and storage of merchandise. In this instance, it is particularly designed for the display and storage of lubricating oil in small containers. The merchandise may" be reached through.

either of the two sides of the cabinet and the doors to the cabinet are so mounted that when in open position they act as display signs at the closed sides of the cabinet. The cabinet has been constructed to provide a strong and durable structure adapted 'to withstand weather conditions. 1

What we claim as our invention and desire to secure by Letters Patent is:

A display cabinet comprising a cabinet frame having door openings on opposite walls, shelves supported by two other opposite side walls and extending from one open side to the otherand accessible at both openings, andddors for closing said openings hin ed at two diametrically opposite corners of t e frame so that they'may-be swung in parallel relation to and against the other two walls of the cabinet when in extreme open positions soias to permit the inner faces of the doors to act as signs.



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U.S. Classification312/117, 312/287, 312/100, 312/285
International ClassificationA47F7/28
Cooperative ClassificationA47F7/288
European ClassificationA47F7/28G