US 1834313 A
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Dec. l, 1931.
.LM KAUFMAN FOOT FORSHOW CASES AND CABINETS Filed Sept.- 2l. 1928 ll a y@ HTM."
YPatented Dec. 1, 1931 UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE JACOB M. KAUFMAN, OF DETROIT, MICHIGAN, ASSIGNOR T AMERICAN SHOW CASE & MFG. C0., 0F DETROIT', MICHIGAN, A. CORPORATION 0F MICHIGAN FOOT FOR SHOW CASES AND CABINETS Application led September 21, 1928. Serial No. 307,352.
Thepresent invention pertainstoa novel foo-t constructionrdevised especially for show cases but applicable also to all kinds ofcabinets in general.
The usual foot for cabinets or show cases is a sepa-rate member in the nature of aA peg secured at the bottom or lower' surface of the supported member. Due to the comparatively great weight of the latter member, es-
v pecially when filled, and to the small area of attachment between the parts, the feet are liable to be broken off or loosened when the furniture is moved or dragged across the floor.
The object of the present invention is to provide a firmer and more durable mode of attachment between the feet and Ythe supported member, having lateral contact and bearing with the sides of the supported member rat-her than exclusively at the bottom thereof. f
The invention comprises an angle member formed as an integral part of the foot at the upper end thereof and adapted to receive one of the corners of the supported member.
Means are provided for drawing` and clamping this angle member into firm engagement with the corner. 'Y
The invention is fully disclosed by way of example in the following description and in the accompanying drawings in which Figure l is a perspective View of a show case equipped with'feet according to the invention;
3'5 Fig. 2 is a sectional perspective view at one of the corners of the show case showing the manner of attachment of the foot thereto;
Fig. Sis a horizontal rsection on the line 3-3vof Fig. 2 and Fig. l is a perspective view of the foot.Y
Reference to these views will now be made by use of like characters which are employed to designate corresponding parts throughout. l In Figure l is illustrated a showcase l mounted-on a plurality of legs 2. Also the Y invention is herein illustrated and vvdescribed with reference to a show case, and is Yalso applicable to various constructions mount-ed on legs, which are referred to as cabinets having suflicient strength to support its load and is formed at its upper end with an angle memberB, they sides of which are contained from two sides of the leg proper. The angle structure is preferably integral with the leg and is provided with a suitable ornamentation 4. In the vertex Vof the angle member is a reinforcement 5 in which is anchored one end of a rod or bolt 6 which substantially bisects the angle.
This structure is adapted to engage eX- teriorlyl a cornerv formed by the bottom rails 7 of the cabinet 1. This corner is partly cut away as at 8 in order to permit passage of the rod 6 into the frame comprised by the rails 7. A clamping member 9 is positioned acrossfthe intersecting rails and has its ends suitably bent as at 10 for notches ll in said rails. The free end of the rod 6 is threaded as at l2 and passed through the member 9.
vention has been illustrated and described it soY will be apparent that various alterations in the details of construction may be made without departing from the spirit or scope of the invention as indicated by the appended claim. v
What I claim is A foot for a show case comprising a me- Y talli-c foot member, anangle member extendling therefrom as a continuation of two ad jacent walls of said foot member and integral therewith, said.anglebeingadapted .to re-,
In testimony whereof I affix my signature. 'A
l JACOB M. Yminimum.