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Publication numberUS1999970 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateApr 30, 1935
Filing dateJul 14, 1933
Priority dateJul 14, 1933
Publication numberUS 1999970 A, US 1999970A, US-A-1999970, US1999970 A, US1999970A
InventorsJohn Visser
Original AssigneeGrand Rapids Metalcraft Corp
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Panel pocket
US 1999970 A
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J. VISSER April 30, 1935.

PANEL POCKET Filed July 14,. 1933 llflll Patented Apr. 30, 1935 UNITED STATES. PATENT OFFICE 1,999,97o PANEL rocxn'r John Visser, Gl'aml Rapids, Mich, 'assignor to Grand Rapids Metalcraft Corporation, Grand Rapids, Mich a corporation of Michigan Application July 14, 1933, Serial No. 680,409

' (cl. zoo-19.5)

Claims.

The present inventionrelates to panel pockets and more particularly to swingably mounted containers disposed within panel or wall openings.

The main objects of the invention are to pro- 5 vide a novel type of ash receiver, vanity case, match box or the like adapted for mounting with in openings on the instrument board or wall of a motor car; to provide such a device which is rattle-proof when assembled; .to provide such a device which may be economically manufactured;

to provide such a device which may be conveniently installed; and, to provide such a device ghich is attractive in appearance and utilitarian use.

The device herein shown and described is an improvement over the device of the Roedding Patent No. 1,589,230, issued June 15, 1926, to my assignee.

An illustrative embodiment of the instant invention is'shown in the accomp nying drawing, wherein:

Figure 1 is a perspective view of the container mounted in an opening of a panel or wall;

Figure 2 is a sectional view thereof on lines 2-! of Figures 1 and 5; t

Figure 3 is a similar sectional view but showing-the container swung to open position;

Figure 4 is a sectional view'on line 4--4 of Figure 2, a portion of the rear wall of the container being broken away; and

Figure 5 is a sectionalview on line 5-5 of Figure 2, a portion of the top of the container bein: broken away. I

Referring to the drawing in which like parts are designated by the same numerals in the severa1 views, a panel or wall I such as a sheet metal instrument panel of a motor car or a wall thereofis provided with an opening 2 therein and here shown as generally rectangular in form. This opening in the panel is formed by a portion blanked or cut therefrom and turned'inwardly to form a laterally projecting tongue 3 which is provided with a rectangular slot 4 and a pair of oppositely disposed notches 20 on each side thereof. The two opposite sides of the opening and the upper edge thereof are here shown provided with inwardly projecting flanges 5, e and 1 likewise blanked from the panel.

A receptacle'of sheet metal or the like, gen \erally designated I, for detachably retaining and embracing a metal container I is provided with .a face plate ll, preferably ornamental in chin-- acter and having a handle or button I I, side walls tion as defined by the following claims. I! and I, each here shown as provided with a REBSSUEB spring tensioned finger it generally U-shape in form and preferably blanked or cut therefrom,

a bottom l5 having depending spaced cam members it, each provided with an arcuate slot 28, and a rear wall i! which is provided with a de-' 5 pending finger i8 preferably blanked or cut therefrom and adapted for engagement within the slot 5 when the receptacle is inserted within the panel opening as hereinafter described. The receptacle may, if desired, be in the form of a con- 10 tainer per se but is here shown as adapted for embracingly retaining the detachably insertable container 9.

The receptacle 8 is generally rectangular in form and of a size adapting it for insertion with- 15 in the panel opening 2. The depending cams i6 are disposed within the notches 20 and contact the inner side of the panel i to form fulcrum points thereagainst to permit swinging of the receptacle from the position shown in Figure 2 to 20 .the position shown in Figure 3. The spring tensioned fingers I4 blanked from the side walls I2.

l3 frictionally engage the side edges of the panel opening 2 to prevent rattling and the depending finger it within the slot 4 limits the outward 25 swinging movement of the receptacle. The arcuate slots 2| in the depending cams l6 are so shaped that when the receptacle is swung outwardly the lower edge of its face plate ill is held in'spaced relation to the panel as shown in Figure 30 3 to prevent marring of the panel in its opening and closing movement.

The container 9 is, as heretofore suggested, preferably removable from the receptacle 8 as best indicated by dotted lines in Figure 3 and is 5 provided with a hinged cover I9 which is adapted to swing open when the receptacle is swung outwardly and to swing closed by contact with the upper edge and flange 'l of the panel opening 2 when the receptacle is swung inwardly as shown 4 in Figures 2 and 3.

It will thus be seen that a novel "type of device of the character herein shown and described has been provided and that the device is economical ,to' manufacture, may be conveniently installed, 45

is rattle-proof when assembled, and isattractive in appearance and utilitarian in use.

While but one specific embodiment of this iiivention has been herein shown and described} it will be understood that numerous details of the 5 construction shown may be altered or omitted without departing from the spirit of this'inven- I claim: I 1. In a device of the class described, a panel provided with an opening therein formed by a portion blanked therefrom and turned inwardly to form a laterally projecting tongue, said tongue having a slot therein, and container disposed within :said opening having depending spaced cams forming fulcrum points contacting the inner side of the panel to permit swinging the container outwardly from said panel and a finger carried by said container engaging within said slot for limiting the outward swinging movement of the container.

2. In a device of the class described, a panel provided with an opening therein formed. by a portion blanked therefrom and turned inwardly to form a laterally projectingtongue, said tongue having a slot therein, and a container frictionally disposed within said opening having depending spaced cams formingfulcrum points contacting the inner side of the panel to permit swinging of the container outwardly from said panel and a finger carried by said container engaging within said slot for limiting the outward swinging movement of the container.

3. In a container adapted for insertion within an opening in a panel formed by a portion blanked therefrom and turned inwardly to form a tongue, the tongue having a slot therein, said container being disposed within said opening and having depending spaced cams forming fulcrum points contacting the inner side of the panel to permit swinging the container outwardly from said panel with the lower edge of its face in spaced relation to the panel, and a finger carried by said container and engaging within said slot for limiting the outward swinging movement of the container.

4. In a device of the class described, a panel provided with an opening therein formed by a portion blanked therefrom and turned inwardly to form a laterally projecting tongue, said tongue having a slot therein and a pair of oppositely disposed notches adjacent each side thereof, and a container within said opening having depending spaced cams disposed within said oppositely disposed notches and forming fulcrum points con-v tacting the inner side of the panel to permit swinging the container outwardlyfrom said panel with the lower edge of its face in spaced relation to the panel, and a finger carried by said container engaging within said slot for limiting the outward swinging movement of the container.

5. In a device of the class described, a panel provided with an opening therein formed by a portion blanked therefrom and turned inwardly to form a. laterally projecting tongue, said tongue having a slot therein and a pair of oppositely disposed notches adjacent each side thereof, and a container within said opening having depending spaced cams, each provided with an arcuate slot, said cams being disposed within said oppositelydisposed notches and forming fulcrum points contacting the inner side of the panel to permit swinging the container outwardly from said panel with the lower edge of its face in spaced relation' to the panel, and a finger carried by said container engaging within said slot for limiting the outward swinging movement of the container.

JOHN VISSER.

Referenced by
Citing PatentFiling datePublication dateApplicantTitle
US3045813 *Mar 30, 1960Jul 24, 1962Lescoa IncAsh tray
US5713623 *Jan 11, 1996Feb 3, 1998Prince CorporationMotion dampener
US6669258 *Feb 24, 2003Dec 30, 2003Nifco Inc.Guide mechanism, open-close mechanism of covering member using the guide mechanism, interior equipment for automobile using the open-close mechanism
Classifications
U.S. Classification224/280, 296/37.9
International ClassificationB60N3/08
Cooperative ClassificationB60N3/08
European ClassificationB60N3/08