|Publication number||US1736574 A|
|Publication date||Nov 19, 1929|
|Filing date||May 5, 1928|
|Priority date||May 5, 1928|
|Publication number||US 1736574 A, US 1736574A, US-A-1736574, US1736574 A, US1736574A|
|Original Assignee||Squire Binks|
|Export Citation||BiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan|
|Referenced by (24), Classifications (8)|
|External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet|
Nov. 19, 1929. s. BINKS Inventor Sql/1R; .Bluffs Awami.
Patented Nov. 19, 1929 PATENT OFFICE SQUIRE BINKS, OF TORONTO, ONTARIO, CANADA DESK FI'LE Application led May 5, 1928. Serial No. 275,455.
The invention relates to improvements in desk files as described in the present specification and shown in the accompanying drawings which form part of the same.
6 Theinvention appertains to files for desk use in which vertical compartments are provided suitably indexed and designed to hold letters, folders, or the like.
The object of the invention is to provide a simple and serviceable desk-file that can be economically manufactured.
A further feature of the invention resides in the provision of adjustable divisions which form the compartments, these being designed to be shiftable endwise in order to decrease or increase their holding capacity.
Referring to the drawings: Figure 1 is a perspective view of the invention.
Figure 2 is a transverse vertical section through the end compartment.
Figure 3 is a perspective view detailing the body.
Figure 4 is a detail of a pair of divisions united by a flange.
Figure 5 is a detail of a channel member.
Figure 6 is a detail of the index plate.
Like numerals of reference indicate corresponding parts in each of the figures throughout the drawings.
Referring to the drawings, the reference numeral 10 generally indicates the body which consists of a flat bottom 11 longitudinally extending and having upturned ends 12.
13 are the divisions, which preferably comprise vertical plates having feet 14. It is preferred to construct these divisions in pairs by uniting each pair with an integral flange such as that indicated by the numeral 14. This flange constitutes the foot and rests upon the fiat bottom 11 of the body extending transversely thereof.
Figure 4 details a pair of such divisions. The space between the united divisions of a pair constitutes a compartment and each pair of divisions is spaced with respect to another pair so as to provide a further compartment therebetween. The front edge of each division is notched as at immediately adjacent the flange 14 as best discernible in Figure 50 4. The rear edge of each division is also similarly notched as indicated by the same number.
16 indicates the channel members, of which there are two, one of which extends along the frontal edge 17 of the body bottom 11, while .55 the other extends along the rear edge 18 of said bottom. These channel members fit over the respective edges of the bottom and in the notches 15 of the divisional plates 13 so as to overlie the frontal and rear edges of the feet i 14 thereof. By this construction it will be readily manifest that the channel members secure the divisional plates in place yet permit of their being shifted endwise, that is to say one pair of divisions maybe shifted to- 65 Wards or away from another pair, thus varying the capacity of the compartment between the pairs.
19 is a section composed of a flat top 20 joined by vertical sides 21 that have inwardly 70 turned flanges 22 notched as at 23 in order to fit under the top leg of the channel member similarto the feet 14 of the divisions. This section provides an upper deck that can be used as a shelf for books or for holding 175 papers laid flat thereon, while the space therebeneath forms a compartment for letters or invoices, or in fact any other papers usually kept upon a desk.
Itis quite manifest that other forms of com- '3 0 partment might be used in place of the aforedescribed section if so desired and the invention is in no way affected by the shape or form such compartment might take.
24 are screws passing through openings in 85 the ends of the channel members 16 and also the bottom 11 of the body 10. The ends of the screws project below the channel members and are threadedly engaged with feet 25 which feet may be of rubber or any other material L that will not mar the finished surface of a desk. These screws upon being tightened clamp the two legs of the respective channel members together so as to bind upon the feet of the divisions and anges 22 of the section 95 20, thus securing them firmly in place.
To shift the relative position of a division it is merely necessary to slacken off the Screws and shift it to the desired position and then retighten the screws. `13100 26 is the index plate which extends outwardly and downwardly from the frontal side of the file and has an upturned edge 27 in the form of a return bend in which index cards or nameplates are lodged, the top edge of the index cards being caught under the bight of the channel. 28 indicates exemplary index cards. The index plate hasan integral flange 29 that is inserted between the underface of the frontal channel and the feet, the
said flange being slotted as" a't 30 toaccommo:
date the screws 24 which screws serve to hold the index plate in place by clamping it b'e'- tween said channel member and feet as best seen from an inspection of Figure 2.
It will be evident from the aforegoing de scription that this invention provides avery simple and practicable desk file that is economical to manufacture and readily lends itself to being assembled and disassembled by l means of its securing screws 24.
lVhat I claim is l In a desk file, a body composed of a flat bottom having upturned ends, a series of transverse divisions forming separate compartments, flanges projecting laterally from the lower edges of the divisions' so asA to rest flat upon the said body bottom, the said divisions having their vertical edgesv notched immediately adjacent to their flanges, channel members fitting overthe frontal and rear edges of the body bottom and into t-he '1 :livi sion notches so as to bear upon the flanges thereof, screws projectingvthrough apertures in the body bottom and channel members, feet threadedly engaging said screws, a lengthwise index plate, and a iiange integral therewith, said flange being fitted between the frontal channel member and the associated feetvby the provision of slots to accommodate the screws. y
Signed at Toronto, Cntario, Canada, rthis lst day-of May, 1928. A
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|U.S. Classification||211/11, 211/184, 211/50, 312/234.4|
|International Classification||B42F17/00, B42F17/08|