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Publication numberUS1740470 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateDec 24, 1929
Filing dateMar 22, 1927
Priority dateMar 22, 1927
Publication numberUS 1740470 A, US 1740470A, US-A-1740470, US1740470 A, US1740470A
InventorsMack George W
Original AssigneeMack Machine Company Inc
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Combined tool box and workbench
US 1740470 A
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Dec. 24, 1929. G. w. MACK COMBINED TOOL BOX AND WORK BENCH Filed March 22, 1927 Q l: :11: I 11:1: I I :11: I I I 111111111 Patented Dec. 24, 1929 Ui'lE STAES PATENT OFFICE GEORGE W. MACK, OF ATLANTIC CITY, NEVI JERSEY, ASSIGNOR T0 MACK MACHINE COMPANY, INC, A CORPORATION OF NEW JERSEY COMBINED TGOL BOX AND VIORKBENCH Application filed March 22, 1927.

My invention relates to a combined toolbox and work-bench. It has for its object to make a tool-box of metal which may be set up by the mechanic where work is to be executed so as to serve as a work-bench, and at other times may have its legs detached and placed within the box along with the various tools for ease in transportation or storage.

To the accomplishment of the foregoing and such other objects as may hereinafter appear the invention consists in the features hereinafter particularly described and then sought to be clearly defined by the claims, reference being had to the accompanying drawing forming a part hereof, and in which Figure 1 is a plan view of the box set up for use as a work-bench;

Figure 2 is a front elevation of the same;

Fi ure 3 is an end elevation;

Figure l is a cross-section through the box with its top or lid closed.

As illustrated in the drawing, the body 1 of the box as shown is formed of thin metal, preferably sheet steel, and of greater length than width and may be stamped or otherwise given the form illustrated, the lower longitudinal edges or corners preferably being rounded as shown, and the top having an inwardly extending flange portion 2 to which will be attached a lid or cover 3 by suitable hinges 4, the leaves of which will be secured by bolts or rivets 5 to the box. The flange 2 is braced and reinforced by an angle-plate 6 placed at the unction of the flange and upper edge of one side of the box, the plate being brazed or otherwise rigidly secured, and a second plate 7, which may be of angular formation, is attached by brazing or otherwise along the line where the lid is hinged to the top so as to brace and reinforce at the point where the hinges are attached.

A plate 8 is also applied along the upper edge of one side of the box as a reinforcement at that point and also to serve a lip on which the free edge of the lid or cover may seat or rest when closed. A. lock 9 of any suitable type may be secured to the lid or cover. Legs 10 are attached to the ends of the box proper, said legs being slidable through collars or sockets 11 suitably secured to the Serial No. 177,355.

box ends near their lower edges, as shown, 7

for the tool box when used as a work-bench The upper rear portion of the box adjacent to one edge is formed with openings 14 to receive bolts 15 for attachment of a vise 16, or other tool to the top of the box. The upper edges of the box ends are formed, preferably, with a recess 17 extending from the hinged portion of the lid or cover to the outer edge as illustrated in Figure 2 so that the lid will fit therein and aiford a substantially uniform flat top surface to the work-bench outside of the areas occupied by the hinges. If desired, handles 18 may be attached to the ends of tool-box for lifting or moving the box.

The construction described provides a strong, durable and convenient toolbox to receive various tools or implements used by plumbers, electricians and other mechanics and readily convertible into a work-bench by attachment of the detachable legs which at other times may be stored in the box with the tools.

I have illustrated and described the preferred details of the various parts but changes may be made without departing from the scope of the invention as sought to be defined by the appended claims.

Having described my invention and set forth its merits, what I claim is 1. A sheet-metal tool-box and work-table having front and rear upright walls and end walls and a hinged cover, one side wall formed with an inwardly turned flange, a reinforcing angle-bar positioned to lie within the angle formed by the side wall and said flange at their juncture one with the other and having one of its flanges lying against the side wall and its other flange against the inturned flange of the side wall, a second angle-bar positioned along the free edge of the inturned edge of the side wall with one of its flanges lying against said inturned flange, and hinges to the cover having one leaf rigidly connected to the side wall inturned flange at the line of the anglebar extending along its inner edge, and a third angle-bar attached to the upper portion of the front wall of the box with one of its flanges extending inwardly to form a rest or seat for the. free edge of the cover when closed.

2. A sheet-metal tool-box and work-table having front and rear upright walls and end walls and a hinge-d cover, one side wall formed with an inwardly turned flange, a

v reinforcing angle-bar positioned to lie within the angle formed by the side wall and said flange at their juncture one with the other and having one of its flanges lying against the side wall and its other flange against the inturned flange of the side wall, a second angle-bar positioned along the free edge of the inturned edge of the side wall with one of its flanges lying against said inturned flange, and hinges to the cover having one leaf rigidly connected to the side wall in-' turned flange at the line of the angle-bar extending along its inner edge, and a third angle-bar attached to the upper portion of the front wall of the box with one of its flanges extending inwardly to form a rest or seat for the free edge of the cover when closed, and reinforcements for the ends of the box consisting of supporting legs having their upper portions passing loosely through collars attached to the lower portions of the end walls and their upper ends secured by threaded sockets secured to the upper portion of the end walls in alinement with the lower disposed collars and in position to hold the upper portions of the legs in reinforcement engagement with the end walls, said legs being adjustable by their threaded connection with the threaded sockets to compensate for inequalities in a floor-support for the box.

In testimony whereof I mix my signature.

GEORGE W. MACK.

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US5595228 *Aug 12, 1994Jan 21, 1997Black & Decker Inc.Utility box incorporating an integral clamping vise
WO1996005025A1 *Aug 10, 1995Feb 22, 1996Black & Decker Inc.Utility box incorporating an integral clamping vise
Classifications
U.S. Classification144/285, 312/243
International ClassificationB25H3/02, B25H1/00, B25H1/04, B25H3/00
Cooperative ClassificationB25H3/02, B25H1/04
European ClassificationB25H1/04, B25H3/02