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Publication numberUS1796024 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateMar 10, 1931
Filing dateFeb 20, 1929
Publication numberUS 1796024 A, US 1796024A, US-A-1796024, US1796024 A, US1796024A
InventorsA. Hohler
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
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March 10, 1931. F. A. HOII-ILER RECEPTACLE Filed Feb. 20. 1929 Patented Man-10, 1931 UNITED STATES;

PATENT orrlcr.


My invention relates to improvements in receptacles and has for one object to provide a new and improved joint or corner for oining and finishing the metallic sheets used to form the housing for oil heaters and the like. Another object of my invention is to provide a new and improved finishing corner for angularly joined sheets of material. Another object is to provide improved finish corner which may be used in connection with metallic sheets joined at the ed es and covvere'd with baked enamel or ot er material which cannot be bent or distorted without destruction of the finish. Other objects of my invention will appear from time to time in the'specifications.

My invention is illustrated more or less diagrammatically in the accompanying drawin s wherein Figure 1 is a perspective view 0 a stove housing embodying my invention. Figure 2 .is an enlarged plan view of one corner of the housing. Figure 3 is a side elevation of the inside corner of the housing. Figure 4 is a side elevation of the outside corner of the housing.'- Figure 5 an 'edge' elevation of the outside corner of the housing. Figure 6 a perspective of the fin- V ish corner.

Like parts are indicated by l 8 9 ters in specification and drawlng.

A is an ornamental housing or casing for an oil or similar heating stove orfurnace porting base havin which I have shown merel ,for the of illustrating my inventibn as Rm obvious that the finish and the casing which I have invented might, be used to contain other than heating elements. A 'is a all are panels, some 0 them continuous and some perforated, joined together by means which will hereinafter appear and resti upon and supported bthe base, A to form legs, A. A and terminate short of the corners of the receptacle so also do the panels themselves. Each panel terminates in an inclined edge flange bent at an angle of approximately degrees so that the two opposed flanges on adjacent panels may interlock. These flanges, B are as indicated bent sharply inward then approach parallelism with the face of the panel and then are bent inward at an angle of 45 degrees as previously stated. In assembling these interlocking panel edges or. flanges are brought together. They are provided with registerin apertures, B, through which flatheaded b0 ts, B are associated with nuts, B on the inside of the frame to hold the adjacent panels together. By this arrangement,

the broad, flat panel surfaces are joined by inclined flanges and any distortion of the panel which may accidentally take place in assembling and joining the panels is localizedla r y in the offset area between the 45 degree ange and the body of the panel, or in the flange itself, so that any breakage of the enamel or other coating on the anel is ractically certain to take place in t e area immediately adjacent the corner of the re-- ce tacle.

uchbreakage or distortion and the relatively unsightly holding screws are hidden by a finish corner whic comprises a rightangle stri C. The two edges of the angle strip are nt inwardly at G into neral parallelism with the bod of the strip and the angle is left of suc dimensions that when it is laced upon the 'corner of the receptacle t e inwardly bent portions, C will rest upon that portion of the edge flange which is parallel with but below the lane of the front or visible face of the pane and the dimensions of the parts are such that when the parts are assembled, the finish corner makes a tion with t e remainder of the This finish corner is locked in place y inserting the lower end of the strip into the at s ace left between the base and the incline interloc corner flanges. This holds the lower en ofthe angle or finish corner in position. At some place adjacent the upper edge of the panels a hole trian roper'appearance in its rela- I anel.

C is disposed through the two interlocking side flanges. Slidable longitudinally of the angle C is a traveling clamp block, Q inclined to both arms of the angle and having forwardly bent guide arms,'C which engage behind the bent portion, C% This clamp block is provided with threaded aperture, C adapted to be engaged by the screw, C which penetrates through the hole, C and when tightened exerts a pressure on. the clamp block to lock the corner firmly in place without any exteriorly visible holding means, thereby giving -a very attractive finish. Furthermore, the assembly of the panels themselves is accomplished without manipulation of the corner and the finish corner may be placed after the assembly of the panels so that any breakage of the panel finish localized as it is at the corner is hiddenby the finish corner.

It will be evident that while I have shown in my drawings an operative device, many changes might be made in the size, shape and arrangement of parts without departing materially from the spirit of my invention and I wish therefore that my drawings be regarded as, in a sense, diagrammatic. And further, it will be noted, that my form of corner finish is applicable for many different types of receptacles, such as tanks, buildings, air ducts and the like.

It will be noted especially that the slidingly mounted clamp block being free to move longitudinally of the corner as it is, until a pressure is applied, makes it very easy to attach the corner at any point by any number of clamp blocks and insures that the pressure brought to hear u on the corner through the clamp block is elt, so far the corner itself is concerned, by the recurved and hidden parts of the corner. Further, the. pressure exerted by the finish corner being a straight line pressure generally normal to the surface receiving the pressure, is to a minimum extent liable of itself to cause damage to the finish.

I claim:

outer faces of the panels and engagin one another, means for holding said pane s together, a finish strip overlying said flanges aving recurved edges an a apted to rest upon the flanges in such position that the finish strip lies in general prolongation of the outer faces of the panels, the flanges being perforate, holding blocks slidable in and held in position by the recurved edges of the finish strip and screws penetrating the holding blocks through the perforations in the flanges. i

Signed at Chicago, county of Cook and State of Illinois, this 16th dayof February 1. A receptacle comprising a plurality of adjacent separate panels, flanges integral therewith, overlapping to join them, and means for holding the flanges in overlapped position, a finis strip having recurved edges overlying the flanges abutting the opposed edges of the anels, a clamp block slidable along the strip held in place by the recurved edges, means passing through the overlapped edges and the clamping block for com ressing the recurved edges between the blodl r inclined flanges being set back behind the and the receptacle and drawing the block toward the flanges to lock the parts

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