US 1751107 A
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A. J. SMITH WALL CABINET March 18, 1930.
Filed March 11, 1929 `Patented Mar. 18, 1930 AUGUST J. SMITH, or CHICAGO, ILLINOIS WALL GABINET Application led March 11, 1929. Serial No. 345,974.
tached to the front surface of the door by' means of glass screw bolts or the like thereby requiring the services of one or two glaziers to properly perform the work entailed 'in placing the mirror in position. In Venetian design cabinets which are equipped with fancy mirrors the expense for mounting each of the mirrors is a considerableitem.
This invention relates to an improved open frame for the door 0f a medicine cabinet or the like with said frame so constructed that a finished fancy mirror may be conveniently slid into place through the upper end of the open frame and securely held in place in the cabinet door without requiring the services of a glazier.
It is an object of this invention to provide a wall cabinet having a door provided'with a three-sided frame adapted to permit a mirror to be slidably engaged in the frame through the upper portion of the door.
It is also an object of this invention toprovide a wall cabinet with a door having an open frame to permit a mirror to be conveniently and rapidly mounted in position on the door without requiring the services of an expert.
It is an important object of this invention to provide a wall cabinet having a door provided with grooved parallel guide members to permit a mirror to be slidably mounted in position after the wall cabinet has been installed.
Other and further important objects will be apparent from the disclosures in the specification and the drawings.
This invention (in a preferred form) is illustrated in the drawings and hereinafter more fully described.
On the drawings:
Figure 1 illustrates a fragmentary portion of a wall having mounted in a recess thereof a wall cabinet -provided with a mirrored door embodying the principles of this invention.
Figure 2 is an enlarged transverse section taken through the wall cabinet on line II-TII of Fig. 1 and illustrating the open position of the door in ydotted lines'.
Figure 3 is a central vertical longitudinal 55 section ofthe wall cabinet taken 0n line III-III of Fig., 2.
As shown on the drawings:
- T he reference numeral 1 indicates a wall having a recess therein in which an improved medlcine or wall cabinet is adapted to be mounted. The wall cabinet comprises a casing 2 constructed of metal or other suitable material. The casing 2 is open at the front and is provided with a channel flange frame 3 which is adapted to seat against the surface of the wall 1 when the casing 2 is properly seated in position.y v
The casing 2 is provided with a plurality of removable shelves 4 which are adapted to 70 be seated in place upon shelf supporting bars or brackets '5 secured in parallel relation on the inner surfaces of the side walls of the cabinet 2. 'I'
Pivotally mounted to one of the side mem- F bers of the casing frame' 3 by means of hinges t; is a metal door plate 7 which is reinforced on its back by means of a flanged channel shaped rib 8 the side flanges of which are brazed to the back of the door-plate. Rigidly secured to the lower margin or edge of the doorplate 7 is a channel cross-sectioned frame bar 9 the ends of which are mitered as indicated by the reference numeral 10 to permit the lower mitered ends of a pair of channel crosssectioned side frame members 11 to be connected therewith. The frame side members 11 are rigidly secured by brazing or other suitable means to the longitudinal margin of the metal door plate 7. The upper ends of Vthe frame side members 11 are capped by y means of grooved heads or decorative finishing members 12. Rigidly secured to the under surface at one end of the lower frame cross-bar 9 is a lug or handle 13 to facilitate opening and closing of the wall cabinet door.
The three grooved or channel cross-sectioned frame members 9 and 11 are secured to the metal door plate 7 to afford a three-sided mirror receiving frame projecting beyond the front or outer side of the door panel. Glued or otherwise secured to the front face of the door plate 7 is a layer of felt l5 or other suitable cushioning material adapted to form a suitable backing for a fancy plate mirror 14 which is adapted to be removably inserted into the open upper end ofthe frame side members 1l to permit the mirror to seat in the lower frame member 9 to entirely cover the front of the door-plate 7. The upper end of the mirrorV 14 may be straight or of any fanciful configuration depending upon the design of the mirror. The upper end of the doorplate 7 is shaped to correspond or register with the shape of the upp'r end of the mir- .ror which is-to be carried bythe door.
From the description given it will be noted that the improved wall cabinet may be mounted in position without the mirror being in place, thereby eliminating any possibility of damage being 'done to the mirror durmg vshipment or installation. After the cabinet has been mountedin a wall recess and the door is properly secured in place the mirror 14 may be conveniently slid downwardly into position in the frame side members 11 until the lower margin of the mirror seats within the Alower frame member 9. The work of installing the mirrors after the cabinets have been mounted in place may be done by any person Without requiring the services of a glazier or an expert workman.
Attention is directed to the fact that the improved narrow grooved rame 9 -11 on the cabinet door is provided for the prevention of glass breakage during the shipment of cabinet having the mirror mountedv in place. The grooved frame also aords protection for the mirror when a cabinet lis in use, especially when the door is slammed. Breakage of the mirrors often occurs, in cabinets having the mirrors mounted on metal or Wood .backs by means of ornamental rosettes and screws, due to the fact that the weight of the mirrors strain the screws causing cracks 1n the glass, which results are obviated by the use of the improved grooved open frames County, Michigan.
AUGUST J. SMITH.
' and the cushioned backs of the present inthis invention and it istherefore not pur osed.,
I am aware that manydetails of construction may be varied through a wide range without departing from the principles of limiting the patent granted hereon otherwise than necessitated by the scope of the appended claim.
I claim as my invention:
In a'wall cabinet having a casing for mounting in a recess in a wall of a room, a
metal door plate hinged on the casing, and' means on the door plate whereby a plateglass mirror may be slid into retained position on the door plate after the casing has been `mounted in the wall, the said means including a three-sided frame of open-grooved y ils