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Publication numberUS1877514 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateSep 13, 1932
Filing dateSep 18, 1928
Priority dateSep 18, 1928
Publication numberUS 1877514 A, US 1877514A, US-A-1877514, US1877514 A, US1877514A
InventorsHarris Katzman
Original AssigneeHarris Katzman
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
US 1877514 A
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Sept. 13, 1932. H KATZMAN 1,877,514

CABINET Filed Sept. 18, 1928 1:? 3- 1 a fia -l 7 :n: L 5 5 INVENTOR Har/'z5 /aIZ/mm Patented Sept. 13, 1932 p Hannie KATZMAN, or BROOKLYN, NEW YORK CABINET Y Application mea septemteris; i928. sum1 No. 306,749; i

My invention relates to cabinets, and is more particularly adapted for use in connection with cabinets constructed of sheet metal and which areordinarily of small size and may beused as medicine cabinets, kitchenv cabinets, and so forth. My improved cabinet is designed for production at reasonable cost and includes improved means'for support-ing the door and mirror and .various details ofv 39 construction as hereinafter setA forth and claimed.

Reference is hereby made to the accompanying drawing of which Fig. 1 is a perspective view of a cabinet constructed inac'cord- .15 ance with my invention with` door partly open. Fig. 2 is a section on line 2-2 of Fig. 1 with door in closedposition. Fig. 3 is a section of the cabinet body on line 3-3 and of the door in closed position on line 3"- of Fig. 1. Fig. 4 is a section online 4 4, Fig. 1 with broken away parts restored.V Fig. 5 1s a perspective of a portion of the mirror frame and retaining strip. Fig.`6 is an enlarged detail, partly in section, of the door hinge and parts associated therewith. .'Fig. 7 is a detail showing the means forsupporting one end of the towel rack. The cabinet shown is i of the wall type adapted to be secured to the Wall of the yroom understood that the invention is not limited to cabinets of the Wall type.

rectangular forin, having top, bottom, side walls and back as shown. The side, top and bottom walls are united to aface plate 2, which may, if desired be formed as flanges integral with said walls. Transverse members 3 are shown extendingfrom one side wall to the other and forming permanent partitions. Between t-he top flange 2,1 and kupper partition 3 (Figs. 1 and 2) isajpanel 4, said panel being secured thereto inl any suitable` way; for example, the upper and lower edges of the panel maybe bent rearwardly and inwardly as shown at 5 (see Fig. 2) and the flange 2 and partition 3 similarly bent as shown at 6 and 6 and the panel secured by soldering the upper flange 5 to the flange 6 in any suitable way,` although it should be' and thelower flange 'to the partition ilange. i There is an openingy formed inthe panel 4.

and an electric outlet box 7' is secured to thel panel at the edge of the opening, any suitable means being provided for thispurpose', as for example a metal strap 8 which is secured at lts centerfto the box 7 and at its ends to the inner surface of the said panel. Within the outlet box 7 is mounted any suitable means 60 for supporting and applying'current to' an f electriclamp, as for example a; porcelain receptacle'9.' i In order to increase the holdingv or carrying capacity of the cabinet, I preferto proi vide the `same with one or more foldingV shelves appliedv to the exterior ofthe side walls thereof and which may be constructed as follows: A bracket 10 is secured by means of a vertical hinge 11 to a plate 12 which may 70 be secured to the inner surface` of the side wall of the cabinet in any suitable manner and which yextends through an opening formed therein as shown in Fig. 3. The,` bracket 10 may be turned upon itshinge so 75 as to lie flat againstthe cabinet as shown at the left, Fig. 3 or at right angles to the.l side wallofthe cabinet as shown at the right.` *The shelf 13 is cut away asshown to'enable it toV occupy a vertical position as shown at the left, F ig.v 3.v It is provided with extensions 14 y which are pivoted byv hinge pins 15 to a pair The cabinet shown comprises a body 1 of of lugs 16 secured tothe sideV wall of the cabinet. In order to move the shelf into`op-y erative position all that is necessary is to raise ,85 it froml its position 'shown at the left in Fig.

3 to a horizontal position andturn the bracket l0 upon its pivot in order to form a support for the shelf member, as in Fig. 1. n

The space between the upper and lower i i partitions 3 may be subdivided by one, or

.moreverticalfpartitions 17 thereby forming a plurality ,of minon compartments. Eachl of these compartments is preferably vprojgs vided with a door-18 having a hingev19 for uniting-it to the partition 17 .and allowing the-door to be swung in a forward direction into an open position. `Doors 18 are `provided with locking means 20 which cooperate 100 with fixed members 21 secured to the side walls Vof the cabinet as in Fig. 3.

Immediately below the lower partition 3 is a space which will preferably be sub-divided 5 by a plurality of horizontal shelves 22 Fig.

1 which may be removably supported by the side walls in the usual manner. Below the bttom shelf 22 is a horizontal wall or partition 23 united at'its ends to the side walls ofthe cabinet so as to form a bottom wall for that part of the cabinet which will be closed by the door 25. This wall has a depending flange 23.

The door 25 consists of a rectangular metal sheet or plate which is united to the body of the cabinet by hinges and which as 4shown in detail. in Fig. 6 comprise a metal strip 26 one end of which is secured to the door 25 in any suitable manner, for example spotwelding.

This strip extendsin a rearward and lateral direction until an abrupt bend. is made, from which point` the strip extends in a forward direction to the pin 27 by which it is pivotally united to a fixed plate 28 secured to the flan e 2 of the side wall. f

T e free edge of the door is preferably provided with a knob 29 and a catch 30 which engages and is normally retained by a spring detent 31 of usual construction carried by the flange 2 of the side wall. Extending rearwardly from the Vinterior surface of the door 25 is a plate having a downwardly extending verticalflange 32 and an inwardly ex-y to the back 36 andr formed with a4 groove or A its channel and supporting the same.

retaining member 39 may be secured in posichannel to provide 4 means for receiving and retaining the side edges of the mirror. The mirror will be inserted within the frame 37 by causing its side edges to engage within the lower ends of the channel, themirrorbeing then moved upward in a vertical direction until it is in its proper position, whereupon the ends of a removable retaining channel member 39 Fig. 5 are'inserted within the ends of the member 37, said member 39 re'- ceiving'the lower edge of the mirror within The tion by any suitable means, as for example a headed bolt 4() Fig. 4 which isprovided with a threaded shank 41 passing through the rear wall of the channel 39 and back plate 36 and secured in position by a nut 42 threaded thereon. The door 25 is formed with aperture 43 of suicient size to accommodate said nut 42 and permit access thereto for removal ofthe mirror retaining member 39.

In order to hold the mirror frame against pivotal movement, suitable retaining means may be applied to the free edge of the plate 36, as for example a pin 44 which is secured thereto and extends 1n a rearward direction as shown in Fig. 3 through an aperture 45 in the door 25. There is a spring detent 46 secured to the rear face ofthe door adapted ,toengage a notch -in the pin 44. In order to release the pin 44 from the spring pressed detent, the door 25 will be opened suiiiciently to enable one to reach the pin 44 and press upon the same with the linger, or the mirror audits frame may be moved without openin the door 25, by merely pulling upon the kno which is secured to the frame 37, as shown.

The lower part of the cabinet is formed with a. horizontally elongated compartment or recess 24 within `which the towel rack may be folded so as to be entirely within the walls of the cabinet, as shown in dotted lines, Fig.

, 1. From such position it may be moved into operative: position for supporting towels, etc. as shown in full lines. This rack is preferably formed of a single piece of heavy wire 48 having a'central towel receiving portion and arms 49 extendin upwardly and rearwardly therefrom an portions 50, Fig. 7, bent in an outward direction. The ends 50 form pivotal retaining means for the wire by reason of their engagement with: circular openings formed in lugs or ears 51 preferably formed integral with the ianges 2 of the side walls, said lugs being bent in a rearward direction Vinto planes Aparallel to the side walls. Whenever it is desired todispose of the towel rack, it ma be moved from the position shown in full lmes Fig. 1, to that indicated in dotted lines. Therack may be removed from the cabinet by springing the ends 50 of the arms 49 toward each other suiciently to permit their withdrawal from their bearings in the lugs 51.

Having now I claim is :v n

1. In a cabinet, a body having side, top and described my invention, what face thereof, a frame at the'front of said support forsecuring a mirror, an aperture in sald terminating in end bottom walls, a door hinged theretoon a verytical axis, a mirror support hinged to said vdoor and adapted to lie against the front surdoom-locking means concealed at the inner side of and projecting rearwardly from said support through said aperture, and means secured to the inner side of said door in position e forl frictionally and yieldably engaging said locking means to lock the door and support together for joint movement thereof and to release the same to allow independent movement of the support. y A v v2. In a cabinet, a body, a door hinged thereto, a. mirror support carried thereby and comprising a vertically disposed `back plate hinged to the door and adapted to lie in close relation thereto in the closed position of the mirror support, means on the front of the back plate for receiving the edges of the mirror, said means being open at the bottom, a mirror retaining member cooperating with said receiving means at the opening therein to form a frame therewith, means for removably securing said retaining member to said back plate, said securing means projecting from the back of said plate and adapted to be manipulated at the rear thereof, and an aperture in said door to receive the projecting portion of said securing means in the closed position of the mirror support.

3. In a cabinet, a body, a mirror support hingedlyconnected thereto, a frame secured to said mirror support at the front thereof and having a groove to receive the edges of the mirror, said frame being open at the bottom to permit insertion of the mirror withinsaid groove, a channel member received into the opening in said frame for completing the contour thereof and retaining the mirror in place, and threaded clamping means passing through the rear flange of the channel member and through the support and adapted to be manipulated at the rear thereof for securing said channel member to said mirror support.

4. In a cabinet, a body, a door hinged thereto, a mirror support hinged to said door and adapted to lie against the same, a grooved frame at the front of said mirror support open at the bottom for receiving a mirror, a member having a groove for engaging the mirror and received into said opening to complete said frame, and means detachably securing said grooved member to the mirror support and passing through the rear flange of said grooved member ,and through the mirror support and accessible at the rear thereof to be manipulated, said door providing clearance for said securing means in the closed position of the mirror.

5. In a cabinet, a body, a door therefor, a mirror support hinged to said door, a grooved frame at the front of the support having an opening` therein for inserting a mirror, a grooved member filling said opening and receiving the mirror for retaining the same in place, means extending through the rear portion of said grooved member and said mirror support for securing the parts together, locking means projecting rearwardly from the back of said mirror support, said door having apertures for receiving the projecting portions of said securing means and said locking means to allow the mirror support to lie against the door with said securing and looking means concealed, and means at the inner side of the door for engaging said locking means.

the mirror support to be manipulated, and l cooperating'. automatically acting elements for locking the parts together for joint swinging movement and being releasable to allow independent movement of the mirror support, said door providing clearance for said securing means and the locking element on the mirror support to allow the mirror support to lie in close relation to the door.

In testimony whereof, I have signed my name hereto'. v v


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U.S. Classification312/227, 312/292, 16/387, 312/280
International ClassificationA47B67/00, A47B67/02
Cooperative ClassificationA47B67/02
European ClassificationA47B67/02