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Publication numberUS2136141 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateNov 8, 1938
Filing dateJun 22, 1936
Priority dateJun 22, 1936
Publication numberUS 2136141 A, US 2136141A, US-A-2136141, US2136141 A, US2136141A
InventorsGrady A Loftin, Laurence K Loftin
Original AssigneeLane Company Inc
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Hinge
US 2136141 A
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Nov. 8, 1938.

G. A. LOFTIN ET AL.

HINGE Filed June 22, 1956 2 Sheets-Sheet 1 Nov. 8, 1938. a. A. LOFTIN ET AL 2,136,141

HINGE Filed June 22, 1936 2 Sheets-Sheet 2 Patented Nov. 8, 1938 HINGE Grady A. Loftin and ram-encex. Lottin, Altaviata, Va, assignors to The Lane Company, Inc., Altavista vas a corporation of Virginia Application June 22, 1936, Serial No. 86,652

10 Claims.

This invention relates to a hinge and is particularly directed to .a combined hinge and support especially adapted for use on the lids of chests and the like articles.

The invention is particularly advantageous for use on chests and the-like articles which are constructed of or lined with cedar or, similar aroma-emitting material. In orderto maintain such chests in a substantially aroma-tight condition so as to ensure the effectiveness of the chest in the killing of moths and similar insects it has been found necessary to provide the chests with various features designed to retain within the chest the aroma given off by the cedar material. A particularly suitable means for this purpose is the provision of resilient strip material between the lid and the.top of the body in such a position that when the lid is fully closed the resilient strip material is under a substantial compression and effectively seals the space between the lid and the body; However, the compression necessary to obtain an adequate sealing of the chest causes a tension to be placed upon the hinges and other mechanical parts of the chest.

A further desirable feature oi chests and like articles is'the provision of means for lifting the lid of the chest upon releasing the latch or lock holding the lid in closed position. Such a device may be for example a spring lid lift mechanism. The pressure of such devices against the lid of the chest likewise puts a considerable strain on the hinge and tends to cause the leaves of the hinge to warp and to pull apart at the pivot line. Sucha device also makes it very desirable to provide some means for stopping and supp l'ting the lid in open position. 7

,One of the purposes of the present invention is to provide a hinge which will withstand the strains put upon it when installed in an aromatight chest without warping or pulling apart at the pivot line.

A further purpose of the invention is the provision of a hinge which will also act as a stop or a stayhinge.

Another purpose of the invention is to provide a cedar chest assembly in which the various parts cooperate to maintain a permanently aromatight chest which will also be easily accessible.

The invention will be more particularly described with reference to the accompanying drawings illustrating an embodiment of the invention.

In the drawings Fig. l is a partial view of a chest assembly;

Figs. 2 and 3 are plan views of the hinge of the invention from the rear and the front of the chest, respectively; and

Figs. 4 and 5 are sectional elevations of the hinge shown in Figs. 2 and 3 in open and closed 5 positions, respectively.

In Fig. 1, i represents the back, 2 the side and 3 the lid of a chest. The lid is provided with resilient sealing strips 5 of metal or other resilient material, which in closed position of the lid, contact with'the top edge of the body.

A spring lid lift device 20 including a spring actuated arm 2i moving in track 22, more particularly described in application Serial No. 86,653 filed June 22, 1936, is also advantageously provided.

The hinge 8 of the invention in the embodiment shown in the drawings is mounted with one wing on the back side of the back of the chest and the other wing on the under side of the lid. Other. mountings may of course be used.

The hinge which is shown more fully in Figs. 2-5 comprises an upper or moving wing ill, a lower or stationary wing II and a pivot member J2. The lower or stationary wing comprises a web portion l3 and side portion 14 forming a box section. The web portion of the wing is bent into the box section adjacentthe pivoting end of the wing to form a stop ledge i5, while the corresponding ends of the side portions of the wing are continued into ears l6 which are bored to receive pivot pin l2. The extreme edge ll of stop ledge I5 is shaped to frictionally engage a portion of the movable wing as the hinge approaches the fully open position and thus provides a friction brake member which cushions the stopping action of the stop ledge, and holds the lid firmly in the open position so that a fairly substantial pull is required to start the closing movement, thus preventing closure of the chest by means of accidental bumping or jarring.

The upper or movable wing has its end adjacent the pivot line formed into a box section. The main portion l8 of this box section forms a stop ledge cooperating with the stop ledge I5 of the stationary wing, while the side portions IQ of the box section are bored similarly to cars i6 of the stationary wing to take pivot pin I2.

It will thus be seen that the new hinge embodies a number of advantages and that it cooperates with the other features of the chest assembly to provide an easily and safely handled aroma-tight chest construction.

The holding of the pivot pins, in extending at right angles to the pivot line provides a strong construction capable of resisting the strain imposed upon the hinge by resilient sealing strips and the spring lid lifts without warpingv or loosening.

'Ihe hinge also provides a lid stop and holding device which is very convenient in the use illustration but may be given a wide variety of shapes and arrangements without departing from the principles of the invention.

'irom both of said ledge portions,

We claim:

1. A hinge comprising a pair of wings, each of said wings having a portion adjacent the pivot line extending perpendicularly to the major plane of the wing and parallel to the pivot line so as to abut in a predetermined open position of the hinge to form a stop one of said extending portions being shaped to frictionally engage a portion of the other wing as it approaches the predetermined open position.

2. A hinge comprising a pair of wings each having a portion positioned to mutually abut in a predetermined open position of the hinge to 'form a stop and one of said abutting portions having an extension adapted to frictionally engage the other abutting portion as it approaches the predetermined open position.

3. A hinge comprising a pair of wings each having a portion positioned to mutually abut in a predetermined open position of the hinge to form a stop and one of said abutting portions having a resilient extension adapted to frictionally engage the other abutting portion as it approaches the predetermined open position.

4. A hinge comprising a pair of wing members each having a ledge portion at one end thereof extending perpendicularly to the major plane of the wing and means for pivotaly' joining said wing members on a line parallel to and ofiset from both of said ledge portions, whereby said ledge portions abut to form a stop in a predetermined open position of said hinge, one of said ledge portions being formed to frictionally engage the other ledge portion as it approaches the predetermined open position. v

5. A hinge comprising a pair of wing members. one wing member having a ledge at one end thereof extending rearwardly perpendicularly to the major plane of said wing, the other wing member having a ledge at one end thereof extending forwardly perpendicularly to the major plane of the wing and means for pivotally joining said wing members on a line parallel to and ofl'set whereby said ledge portions abut to form a stop in a predetermined open position of said hinge.

6. A hinge comprising a pair of wing members, one wing member having a ledge at one end thereof extending rearwardly perpendicularlyto the major plane of said wing, the other wing said end flange,

hinge, one of said.

. 7. A hinge comprising a pair of wing members,

' one wing member having a ledge portion' at one end extending substantially perpendicularly to the major plane of the wing and spaced ears projecting beyond the plane of said ledge portion;

the other wing having one end disposed between and pivoted to saidears and also having a ledge portion extending substantially perpendicularly to the major plane of the wing and disposed between the pivot line and the ledge portion on said first mentioned wing in the open position of said hinge so that said ledge-portions abut to form a islijzop in a predetermined open position of said nge.

8. A hinge comprising pair of wing members, one wing member having a ledge portion at one end extending substantially perpendicularly to the mador plane of the wing and spaced ears projecting beyond the plane of said ledge portion; the other wing having one end disposed between and pivoted to said ears and also having a ledge portion extending substantially perpendicularly to the major plane of the tween the pivot line and the ledge portion on said first mentioned wing in the open position of said hinge so that said ledge portions abut to formsstop in a predetermined open position of said hinge, one of said ledge portions being formed to frictionally engage the other ledge portion as it approaches the predetermined open position.

9. In a hinge, a wing having an inturned end flange and side portions providing ears adjacent a second wing having inturned side flanges and an inturned end flange, the side flanges projecting longitudinally beyond the end flange to provide spaced ears embracing the ears on said first mentioned wing and pivotally connected thereto, on the same side of the pivot line, whereby said end flanges abut to form a stop in a predetermined open position of said hinge.

10. In a hinge, a wing having an inturned end flange and side portions providing ears adjacent said end flange, a second wing having inturned side flanges and an inturned end flange, the side flanges projecting longitudinally beyond the end flange to provide spaced ears embracing the ears on said first mentioned wing and pivotally connected thereto, said end flanges being disposed on the same side of the pivot line, whereby said end flanges abut to form a stop in a predetermined open position of said hinge, one of said end flanges being formed with a resilient portion arranged to frictionally engage the other end flange as it approaches the predetermined open position.

GRADY A. LOFI'IN. LAURENCE K. mm.

wing and disposed besaid end flanges being disposed

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Classifications
U.S. Classification16/337
International ClassificationE05D11/10
Cooperative ClassificationE05D11/1014, E05D11/105, E05Y2900/20
European ClassificationE05D11/10D