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Publication numberUS2236938 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateApr 1, 1941
Filing dateDec 27, 1939
Priority dateDec 27, 1939
Publication numberUS 2236938 A, US 2236938A, US-A-2236938, US2236938 A, US2236938A
InventorsEdelen James G
Original AssigneeEdelen James G
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Drawer or door holding device
US 2236938 A
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April 1, 1941. J. G. EDE LEN 2,236,938

DRAWER on noon nowmo DEVICE Filed Dec. 27, 1939' NVENTOR ATTORNEY Patented Apr. 1, 1941 UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE DRAWER OR DOOR HOLDING DEVICE James G. Edelen, Baltimore, Md.

Application December 27, 1939, Serial No. 311,200

8 Claims.

it can be readily moved to and from operative position without injury to the piece of furniture or to the fingers.

A further object of the invention is to provide a securing device for the purpose stated, which incorporates a friction cam means acting between the drawer or door and an adjacent part of the piece of furniture, so as to hold the drawer or door in place without injury to any exterior surfaces of the parts mentioned.

My invention further aims to provide a device for the purpose specified which is very simple and economical in construction, highly efiicient in practical use, and which may be stored or packed conveniently in boxes until ready for use.

ther objects and advantages of the invention will be apparent to those skilled in the art from a reading of the following detailed descriptive matter in connection with the accompanying drawing.

Figure 1 is a plan View of a desk drawer securing device embodying my invention and illustrating barb elements in the position which they assume before being drawn out at right angles for projection into a drawer supporting rail;

Figure 2 is a bottom plan view similar to Fig ure 1, but showing a modified form of the invention which incorporates a cam element for engaging the drawer;

Figure 3 is a side elevational view of the device shown in Figure 2;

Figure 4 is a longitudinal sectional view of the device of Figure 2 taken on the line 44 of Figure 2;

Figure 5 is a bottom plan view of a further modified form of the invention illustrating a difiere'nt form of drawer engagin cam element from that shown in Figures 3 and 4;

Figur 6 is a side elevational view of the device of Figure 5;

Figure '7 is a longitudinal sectional view taken on the line '|-l of Figure 5;

Figure 8 is a bottom plan view of a further modified form of the invention corresponding to the device of Figure 1, but embodying the cam element shown in Figures 2-4, inclusive;

! Figure 9 is a longitudinal sectional view taken on the line 9-9 of Figure 8;

Figure 10 is a perspective view of the device shown in Figures 8 and 9 but illustrating the barb elements drawn out at right angles for projection into the drawer supporting rail, as illustrated in Figures 12 and 13;

Figure 11 is a cross-sectional View taken on the line ll-Il of Figure 10;

Figure 12 is a fragmentary sectional view of a drawer and its supporting rail, illustrating the device of Figures 8 and 9 with its barbs impaled in-the rail and before the projecting end of the device has been turned up to bring its padded drawer and finger nail protecting coating into contact with'the front end of the drawer.

Figure 13' is a View similar to Figure 12 but showing its padded projecting front end turned up into-operative engagement with the front end surface ofthe drawer; this View having been taken ontheline I3I3 of Figure 14;

Figure 14 is a fragmentary front elevational view of a-desk illustrating two drawers and the application of my' invention for holding the drawers'in place.

Referring to Figure 1, numeral I1 designates a metal blank stamped to provide the barbs l8 at the sides and adjacent one end. These barbs l8 are adapted to be turned out at right angles to the blank, and to be impaled in the drawer-supporting rail 20 of the desk 2| (Figure 14), as Will horizontal when it is desired to release the drawer 22.

Figures 2, 3 and 4 illustrate a further modified form of the invention wherein the blank 23 provides, in addition to the barbs 24, the drawer engaging cam element 25, which latter is preferably struck up from the blank 23 at a point intermediate the sides thereof and adjacent the end which provides the barbs 24. The outer drawer end engaging end of the blank 23 is designated at 23a and is devoid of protective covering such as is illustrated at-|9"in Figure 1.

Figures 5, 6, and 7 illustrate a still further modified form of the invention wherein the blank 26 is provided with a different form of cam from the cam' 25 illustrated in Figures 2-4, inclusive. Here the cam 28 is severed from the blank not only at its side but also at its inner end. The device of Figures 5, 6 and 7 provides barbs 21 in the same position as the barbs I8, 24 of Figures 1 and 2, respectively, and its'end 26a is adapted to be bent up against the outer surface of the end of the drawer 22, as heretofore explained, it being observed that the portion 26a in Figures 5, 6 and 7 is similar to the portion 23 of Figures 2, 3 and 4.

Figures 8 and 9 disclose a further form of the invention in that the preferably vulcanized rubber pad IQ of Figure 1 has been applied to the end 23a of the blank 23 of Figures 2, 3 and 4.

Referring to Figures 8 and 9, the blankis indicated at 23 and provided with the rail engaging barbs 24, cam 25, and vulcanized rubber padding l9. In Figures 10 and 11, the barbs 24-are shown bent down into rail engaging positions as in Figures 12 and 13. Figure 12 illustrates the barbs 24 impaled in the rail and the camengaging the under front portion of a drawer 22. The projecting outer end 23a of the device which is covered by the vulcanized rubber padding I9 is shown in Figure 12 ready to be turned up against the front end of drawer 22 so as to hold the latter in place and at the same time avoid scarring the front end surface of the drawer 22. Figure 13 shows the outer end 23a with its vulcanized rubber casing turned up into operative position.

It is believed that the operation of the various forms of my device will be apparent from what has been said heretofore. However, briefly summarizing, it may be stated that when applying the device, the drawer 22 is removed and the prongs 22, for instance, struck outwardly as shown in Figure 10 and impaled in the rail 20, as shown in Figure 12. Then the drawer is re- 'inserted, whereupon the outer ends of the device 23a, I9, for instance, is turned up into flat contact ,with'the outer end of the drawer 22. The padding of the upturned end of the device, as at I9, is of considerable advantage, .as heretofore intimated, not only because it avoids scarring of the outer end surface of the drawer, but also because it obviates breakage of fingernails when the upturned end 230., for instance, is bent into a horizontal position to admit of withdrawal of the drawer 22 against the friction of cam 25 Having thus described my invention, what I .claim as new and desire to secure by Letters 7 metal member, outwardly directed prongs formed in the sides of said member adjacent one end; the other end of said member being angularly directed and adapted to bear against the end of a drawer after the prongs have been projected into the drawer supporting rail, and a cam extending from said member adjacent said prongs A and in a direction opposite to that ofsaid prongs.

3. A drawer securing device comprising a sheet metal member, outwardly directed prongs formed in the sides of said member adjacent one end,

the other end of said member being angularly directed and adapted to bear against the end of a drawer after the prongs have been projected into the drawer supporting rail, and rubber padding material integral with the last-mentioned end of said member.

4. A drawer securing device comprising a sheet metal member, outwardly directed prongs formed in the sides of said member adjacent one end, the other end of said member being angularly directed and adapted to bear againstthe end of a drawer after the prongs have been projected into the drawer supporting rail, a drawer engaging cam extending from said member adjacent said prongs, and padding material carried by at least that face of the last-mentioned end of said member which is adapted to bear against the end of the drawer.

5. .A drawer securing device comprising a sheet metal member, outwardly directed prongs formed in thesi'd s, of sai ember: ad ce n z d.

:the other end; ofysaid memberbeing angularly directed and adaptedto bear against the end of a drawer after the prongs have been projected intothe drawer supporting rail,- a drawer engaging cam extending from said member adjacent said prongs, said cam comprising an inthe other end of said member being angulajrly directed and adapted to bear against the end of a drawer after the prongs have been projectedinto the drawer supportin rail, ,adrawer engaging cam extending from said member adjacent said prongs, said. cam comprising a striplike part of said member, at least one end of said cam being integrally secured to said member.

7. A securing device for doors, drawers and the like comprising a sheet metal member, outwardly directed prongs adjacent one end and adapted to be embedded in the wall of an opening in a piece of furniture, the outer end of said member. being bendable into and out of engagement .with the outerface of a closure for said opening when the latter is closed, a cam formed on one surface of said member adjacent the prongs at the site of said opening whereby to eifect frictional engagement between the member and closure when the latter isclosedsaid cam-comprising an outwardlyldirected, strip-like portion of said member, said portion being .free of said member along the sides and one end but having its other end integrally connected to said member. I

8. A securing device for doors,.drawers and the like comprising a sheet'metal member, outwardly directed prongs adjacent one end and adapted to be embedded in the wall of an opening in a' piece of furniture, the outer end of said member being bendablev into and out of engagement with the outer face of a closure for said opening when the latter is closed, a cam formed on one surface of said member adjacent the prongs at "the site of said opening whereby to efiectfrictional engagement between the member andclosure when the latter is closed, a soft material covering for f JAMEslG." EDELEN.

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US6373707Jun 2, 2000Apr 16, 2002Astec International LimitedModule mounting slide clamp mechanism
Classifications
U.S. Classification292/288, 292/253, 312/333, 292/289
International ClassificationA47B88/16, A47B88/04
Cooperative ClassificationA47B88/16
European ClassificationA47B88/16