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Publication numberUS2240484 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateMay 6, 1941
Filing dateDec 9, 1939
Priority dateDec 19, 1938
Publication numberUS 2240484 A, US 2240484A, US-A-2240484, US2240484 A, US2240484A
InventorsAnderson Thomas F
Original AssigneeSanymetal Products Co Inc
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Cubicle assembly
US 2240484 A
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May 6, 1941.

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CUBICLE ASSEMBLY 3 Sheets-Sheet 5 Original Filed Dec. 19, 1938 INVENTOR fiairms Fflnammn BY 7 v @ATTQRNEY Patented May 6, 1941 CUBIGLE ASSEMBLY Thomas F. Anderson, Cleveland, Ohio, assignor to The Sanymetal Products Co., Inc., Cleveland, Ohio, a corporation of Ohio Original application December 19, 1938, Serial No.

246,634. Divided and this application Decemher 9, 1939, Serial No. 308,360

13 Claims.

This invention relates to an improved cubicle assembly, and more particularly to a cubicle assembly providing one or more separate compartments for individual use. This application is a division of my copending application Serial No. 246,634, filed December 19, 1938.

In accordance with my invention, a cubicle assembly is provided which comprises a plurality of spaced uprights which form both the supporting framework and the front wall panels of the cubicle assembly. The supporting uprights are placed adjacent the building walls and between door openings of the cubicle assembly so as to provide convenient door openings therebetween into which a door may be swingably mounted. The uprights are characterized by the fact that they present smooth and flush wall surfaces on both sides thereof, which are free from dirt collecting cavities and projections. The supporting uprights may also contain sound-deadening insulation so that the partition uprights transmit little or no sound when struck. Each upright is held in rigid erect position by means of improved fioor fastening devices concealed when erected with an attractive floor shoe which telescopes over the upright, the lower edge of the floor shoe snugly'seating against the building floor. The floor fastening devices have means incorporated therewith for leveling the uprights to take care of floor irregularities.

Partition panels divide the assembly into separate cubicles. The partition panels also present flush wall surfaces and may be held in suspended position between supporting uprights and the building wall by suitable supporting brackets. In one form of my construction, the partition panels extend into a corresponding recess provided in the supporting upright and are secured to the upright by concealed fastening means.

My improved cubicle assembly may be made of such size as the use to which it is to be put requires and may be constructed and assembled to provide convenient andattractive toilet cubicles, telephone booths, shower stalls, dressing rooms, hospital cubicles and privacy booths for use in business, financial and professional establishments.

Among the features and advantages of my improved cubicle assembly is the provision of structural parts which present substantially fiush wall surfaces which are highly sanitary and can be easily cleaned and maintained. The assembly is constructed of relatively few parts and substantially entirely of sheet metal and sheet metal strips and can therefore be economically constructed With a minimum of labor and material, and when thus constructed can be quickly erected in the location where it is to reside without requiring special fitting. The cubicle assembly can easily be taken down, stored in a minimum of space, and re-erected in another location substantially without damage to the building and without requiring refitting of the parts.

The supporting uprights and partition panels can be given any desired color and finish, either in contrast to or in harmony with the fioor shoes and supporting brackets which may be economically made from stamped metal or a one-piece casting suitably plated with chromium, nickel, or other plating finish, or if desired they may be merely painted or lacquered. The cubicle assembly when erected offers a minimum of 0bstruction to cleaning and washing of the building fioorsand walls, and the flush compartments of the cubicle assembly may also be easily washed and cleaned. The construction as a whole is unusually attractive in appearance and can be advantageously used in financial, business and professional establishments where appearance is important.

Other objects, features and advantages of the present invention will in part be pointed out and in part become apparent in connection with the following detailed description of certain illustrative forms of construction, preference being had to the accompanying drawings, wherein,

Fig. 1 is a horizontal floor plan view of the cubicle assembly as it would appear when assembled along two building walls;

Fig. 2 is a perspective view of a cubicle assembly;

Fig. 3 is a side elevational view of the supporting upright next adjacent-the building wall as shown in Fig. 2, certain parts being broken away to more clearly illustrate the construction thereof Fig. 4 is a horizontal cross-sectional view through the supporting upright and wall bracket secured thereto, this view being taken along line 4-4 of Fig. 3;

Fig. 5 is a vertical cross-sectional view through the supporting upright shown in Fig. 3, this view being taken along line 5-5 of Fig. 3;

"Fig. '6 is an enlarged fragmentary sectional view through the supporting upright and partition panel removed from the building wall, this view illustrating means for connecting these parts together; i Fig. '7; is an enlarged fragmentary perspective view of the supporting-upright showing the partition panel securing means associated therewith;

Fig. 8 is an enlarged fragmentary perspective view of the partition panel, having associated therewith means for attaching the same to the supporting upright;

Fig. 9 is a vertical sectional view through the supporting upright and fioor base;

Fig. 10 is a vertical sectional view through the partition panel attached to the supporting upright shown in 9, this View showing further details of the supporting upright, partition panel and the floor base construction;

Fig. 11 is a fragmentary View of a modified 7 form of supporting upright floor securing means; and

Fig. 12 is a fragmentary view of a further modified form of supporting upright floor securing means.

Similar reference characters refer to similar parts throughout the several views of the drawings and the specification.

Referring more particularly to thedrawings, a plurality of spaced supporting uprights a are provided defining door openings therebetween. Par- .tition panels b extend between the supporting uprights a and the interior wall of the building, to define individual cubicles or compartments. These partition panels are secured to the supporting uprights a by suitable brackets h and to the wall to by suitable wall brackets i. The lower end of each supporting upright sets within a floor base or shoe e, which seats against the floor of the building, each supporting upright being firmly and rigidly secured to the building floor by means of fastening devices which will hereinafter be 'de- 5' scribed. The structural parts of my improved cubicle assembly are made substantially entirely 'of' sheet steel so formed and constructed as to present a highly attractive appearance, substantially free from dirt collecting cavities and projections. The cubicle assembly can be easily cleaned and maintained, can be erected substantially without disfigura-tion of the building walls, is substantially soundproof and fireproof, can be economically constructed and assembled, and it may be assembled and disassembled and moved to other locations with ease and facility.

An important feature of this invention is the provision of supporting uprights a for-med from sheet metal, which have flush exterior faces which are free from dust collecting projections and crevices. Each upright a is formed from an outside facing sheet I and an inside facing sheet 2 which are suitably spaced apart and which are provided with inturned flanges 3 extending along the two vertical edges and the top horizontal edge of the facing sheets, which flanges when assembled together are substantially in abutment, as shown in Figs. 4 to 10 inclusive. The adjacent flanges may be strip or spot welded together at the points marked 1;. The free edge portions 4 of the flanges 3 are outturned as shown in Figs. 4 and 5. An edging strip 5, which may have either a straightline or curvilinear exterior contour, as desired, serves to cover and conceal the fianges3 and the adjacent vertical edge portions 4 thereof. The edging strip 5 is provided with inturned edge portions 6 which seat within a recess provided. between the outward edges 4 of the inturned flanges 3. Thus both the vertical and top horizontal edges of the facing sheets I and. 2 are held together in rigid assembly and provided with an attractive finishing edge. The lower end of each of the facing sheets land 2 may be provided with inturned flanges #0. Suitable insulating matelarly in Figs. 3, 4, 9 and 10.

rial, such as fiberboard l 2, may be positioned between the facing sheets I and 2 before they are assembled together, so that a substantially soundproof construction is provided.

The lower end of each of the supporting uprights a is rigidly secured to the building floor by means of a floor device illustrated more particu- The floor securing devices comprise a heavy bar 32 positioned within the supporting upright and welded to the inturned flanges l0 thereof. An aperture 33 is provided in each end of the bar 32 through which a threaded floor stud 34 extends. The lower end of each stud 34 may be fixedly secured to an expansion shield 35 inserted in a suitable hole 35 in the floor F, locked in place by hardenable material as cement. The floor stud 34 is provided with a supporting nut 37 threaded to the stud, upon which the end of the bar 32 rests. A look nut 38 threaded to the stud 34 and superimposed above the bar 32, may be screwed into clamping engagement therewith. The nuts 31 and 38 provide means whereby the upright 11 may .be raised and lowered upon the paired studs 34 to level the same and to overcome irregularities in the building floor. This floor securing device rigidly maintains the supporting upright a in fixed unyielding position and particularly resists any movement of the upright, as shown in Fig. l0,'to the left or right. The partition panel b, as shown in Fig. 10, when secured to the upright and to the building wall, prevents any possible movement of the upright to or from'the building wall. The facing sheets I and 2 of the supporting upright 11 may be cut away as at 39 to permit easy access to the lock nuts 31 and 38 before the base molding e has been placed in position.

The lower end of the supporting upright a is telescoped into the base molding or floor shoe 6 before attachment of the supporting uprights to the floor securing devices. The floor shoe has a telescoping movement over the lower end of the supporting upright so that it may be placed in raised position, as shown in dotted line in Fig. 5, to permit attachment of the floor securing devices.

- When the attachment has been made, the floor tion 42 which seats against the building fioor.

The wall portion 46 may be provided with a con tinuous inturned lip 43 at the upper end thereof, which snugly abuts against the supporting upright a. The floor shoe thus provides auxiliary means'to further hold the supporting upright in erect position.

The supporting upr'ights a may be so spaced as to define door openings therebetween, between which a hinged door d is mounted. It will thus be noted that supporting uprights a in effect form both 'a supporting framework and the front wall panel of the cubicle. Heretofore it has been customary to provide two supporting posts between each door opening which are connected by a wall forming panel member. Substantial saving in materials and labor, and a sturdier and more attractive construction is thus provided. Each floor shoe e can be formed as a metal stamping or casting which offers little or no obstruction to the proper cleaning of the building floor, and having concealed therein unusually strong and sturdy means for securing the supporting uprights a to the building floor.

The supporting upright which is adjacent the building walls, as shown in Figs. 3 and 4, may be secured to the building wall to by means of a pair of spaced wall brackets 7' of generally U-shaped form. Each bracket 9' may comprise a base portion which seats against the building wall and is secured to the building wall by suitable wall screws 2I. The wall bracket 7 is provided with a pair of spaced leg portions 22 formed as an integral part of the base portion 28, these leg portions 22 being stiffened and braced by webs 23. The leg portions 22 are spaced apart a distance to receive the supporting upright 11 therebetween, these parts being secured together by a threaded cap screw and cap nut s. It will be noted by referring to Fig. 4 that one side of the base portion 20 of the wall bracket 7' extends a distance beyond the adjacent leg portion 22, providing a firm and rigid base which seats against the building wall and holds the supporting upright a secured thereto in rigid position.

To stiffen the construction a channel-shaped reinforcing member may be positioned within the supporting upright a adjacent each wall bracket :1, as shown in Figs. 3 and 5. The leg portions I6 of the reinforcing member lie against the inside face of the facing sheets I and 2 and are preferably welded thereto. The leg portions I6 are connected by the web portion [1. A headed screw and cap nut 8 extends through the leg portion 22 of the wall bracket, through the facing sheets I and 2, and through the leg portions I6 of the reinforcing member, thus rigidly securing the supporting upright a to the wall w.

The adjacent edge of the supporting upright 11 may be held sufficiently spaced from the building wall to permit easy cleaning thereof.

The individual cubicles are formed by partition panels 12 secured along one vertical edge to the supporting uprights a and along the other edge to the building wall 10. As shown more particularly in Figs. 2, 7 and 10, the partition panels b are formed from a pair of spaced facing sheets 45 and 48 having insulation I2 therebetween. The top and bottom horizontal edges thereof may be formed by providing inwardly extending flanges 4?, extending inwardly from each of the facing sheets 45 and 45, so that they abut, and at their points of abutment may be spot or seam welded together as at m, as shown in Fig, 10. The free edges 48 of the flanges 41 are outturned so as to receive in the space 49 provided therebetween the inturned edges 58 of the metal edging strip 5|. The edging strips 5| provide a finished and artistic edging for the partition panels which meet at the corners thereof in a smooth mitered joint. The rear vertical edge of the partition panel I), as shown more particularly in the right hand side of Fig. 2, may be similarly formed and covered by an edging strip 5i. The partition panels b thus present a finished appearance similar to the uprights a. The vertical edge of the partition panel b adjacent the supporting upright a may extend into a re cess provided in the supporting upright a, as shown in Fig, 7. The panel receiving recess is provided by cutting facing sheet 2 of the supporting upright 11 and then bending the metal to provide inturned vertical flanges 8 which are spaced a distance apart to snugly receive the edge of the partition panel.

The front vertical edge of the partition panel b is provided with an inset channel, shown more particularly in Figs. 6 and 8. This channel has the leg portion 53 thereof welded to the adjacent facing sheets 45 and 4B. The channel is provided with a web portion 54 connecting the leg portions 53. This edge of the partition panel 1) extends into the recess provided in the supporting upright (1, shown more particularly in Fig. '7. The recess thus provided is such as to snugly receive the adjacent vertical edge of the partition panel b. In the construction shown in Fig. 6 the top horizontal edging strip 5| of the partition pane1 b extends substantially flush with the top horizontal edging strip 5 of the supporting upright a, the horizontal edging strip 5 being notched out as at 55 to receive the adjacent end of the edging strip 5 I.

As shown more particularly in Figs. 6, 7 and 8,

the partition panel b may be connected to the supporting upright a by means of a cooperating male clip 0 and a female clip p. Each female clip comprises a U-shaped element having leg portions 55 seating within and against the inside face of the channel leg portions 53 and secured thereto as by welding. A Web portion 51 connects the leg portions 58 and provides a strap which is hooked over a channel-shaped male clip secured to the inturned flanges 8 of the facing sheet 2 of the supporting upright a. The male clip is provided with leg portions 58 seating within and welded to the inturned flanges 8 of the facing sheet 2. The male clip is provided with a web portion 59 which connects the leg portions 58, the upper end of which is partly cut away so that the upper ends of the leg portions 58 terminate in upwardly projecting male elements 68 behind which the web portion 51 of the female clip attached to the partition panel b may be inserted, so that the rear edge 6| of the male elements seat against the inside face of the web portion 51, as more particularly illustrated in Fig. 6. The partition panel I) can thus be easily and quickly attached to the supporting upright a by inserting the adjacent Vertical edge of the partition panel in the recess provided therefor in thesupporting upright, and thereafter driving the partition panel downwardly until the web portion 57 of the female clip attached thereto seats behind the rear edge 8| of the male elements 86 of the male clip attached to the supporting upright. A firm and rigid assembly of these parts is thus provided. The partition panel b can also be easily and quickly detached from the supporting upright by an upward lift exerted on the partition panel.

The rear vertical edge of the partition panel b may be secured in spaced relationship to the adjacent wall 10 by means of suitable wall brackets i which may be made similar to wall brackets 7', heretofore described.

If desired, the adjacent vertical edge of partition panel b may be directly secured to the inside surface of the facing sheet 2 of the supporting upright without the provision of a panel receiving recess therein. As shown in Figs. 9 and 10, the male clips 0 are directly secured to the facing sheet 2 by means of suitable headed metal screws 55 which are screwed into tapped holes provided in the facing sheet 2. The male clips 0 and the female clips p, shown in Figs. 9 and 10, may be constructed similarly to those heretofore described.

Where the front vertical edge of partition panel I) abuts against the facing sheet 2 of the supporting upright a, it may be desirable to connect these members at the upper edge thereof by a suitable stiffening bracket 72, as shown in Figs. 9 and 10. The stiffening bracket 71. is provided with outwardly flared wing portions 66 which seat against the inside surface of the facing sheet 2 of the supporting upright 11. A stiffening channel having spaced leg portions 6! and connecting web portion 58 is preferably inserted within the upper end of supporting upright a tobrace and stiffen the construction. The leg portions '67 seat against the inside face of the facing sheets I and 2 respectively and are preferably welded thereto. Metal screws 68' extend through the Wing portions 66 of the connecting bracket and are screwed into tapped holes provided in the facing sheet 2 and the adjacent leg portion 3'! of the stifiening bracket. The stiffening bracket is provided with a saddle portion 69 lying at right angles to and secured to the wing portions 66, the saddle portion having downwardly extending leg portions T between which the upper end of the partition panel '27 telescopes. The saddle portion 69 is given a decorative rounded contour, and, as shown in Fig. 9, the end of the edging strip 5! may be arranged soas to abut the end H of the saddle portion 69 of this connecting bracket h. The leg portions 76 may be connected to the partition panel b extending therebetween by one or more head screws and cap nuts.

There is shown in Fig. 11 a further means for securing the supporting upright a to a concrete floor. In this form the expansion shields 35 are inserted in a hole 36 provided in the building floor F. A stud F2 is screwed into the expansion shield 35 and is secured at its upper end by means of lock nuts 13 and M to a further modified form of floor clamp 15. This floor clamp comprises a base portion 16 having an aperture at each end thereof through which a stud 12 extends and socket portion 11 at each end thereof into which the lower end of a stud 18 is threaded. The floor clamp is buried in the finished concrete floor F before the same is poured. The stud 18 projects through an aperture provided in a bar '19 fixedly secured to the lower end of the supporting upright a and is held thereto by means of the lock nuts all and BI. The facing sheets I and 2 of. the supporting upright a are cut away as at 39 to permit free manipulation of the lock nuts 13 and M and the whole is encased within a baseboard or trim strip c.

There is, shown in Fig. 12 a further means for securing the supporting upright a to a wood floor, comprising joists 85, primary base flooring 85, and finished flooring 81. In this form of the invention, a floor clamp 813 is provided positioned between the base flooring 85 and the finished flooring 87, which clamp is secured to the base flooring 85 and the joists 85 by sturdy wood screws or bolts 89. A floor clamp 88 comprises a base portion 9i having a threaded lug portion 92 at each end thereof extending downwardly and into which the studs 93 are secured. Studs 93 are secured to the supporting upright a by means of a heavy bar 19 welded to the inturned flanges [0 thereof. The studs 93 are fixedly secured to the supporting upright a by means of lock nuts 13 and M. The supporting upright a is cut away as at 82 at theedges thereof to permit free manipulation of the lock nuts 80 and 8!, and a baseboard trim strip e is used to enclose the same.

In the postless type cubicle construction above described, the partition uprights are so rigidly secured to the building floor that lateral bracing and head rail stiifeners are wholly unnecessary. This is particularly desirable where the cubicle is to be installed in factories and public places where such head rail might present an undesirable interfering obstruction, or in schools where children are inclined to use such lateral bracing and head rail as a chinning bar to their injury. Where no head rail is used, the problem of making a satisfactory rigid connection to the supporting floor so that the partition provides a strong and sturdy construction, which will remain firm and rigid under long continued usage and abuse, is fully solved when the concealed floor fastenings of the type above described are employed.

It will be understood that the uprights a may be made in heights ranging from three feet to seven feet or more, depending upon the use to which they are to be put. The partition panels I) may also be suspended any desired distance from the building floor with their upper edges arranged in line with the top edge of the uprights a.

My improved cubicle assembly can be made and fabricated at the plant from a minimum of parts and at relatively low cost, and can be quickly assembled and erected in the building where it is to be located. My cubicle assembly can also be quickly taken down, moved to and erected in another location quickly and expeditiously and without damage thereto since only a relatively few screws hold the entire assembly together. My improved cubicle assembly is admirably adapted for use as toilet stalls, shower stalls, dressing rooms, telephone booths, hospital cubicles, and privacy booths in business, financial and professional establishments where privacy is desired.

While certain novel feature of the invention have been disclosed herein, and are pointed out in the annexed claims, it will be understood that various omissions, substitutions and changes may be made by those skilled in the art without departing from the spirit of the invention.

What is claimed is:

1. In a cubicle assembly, an upright member forming a combination structural support and wall panel, said upright member comprising a pair of spaced substantially flush panel sheets, each of said sheets having inturned' flanges along the vertical edges and along the top horizontal edge thereof, an edging strip extending over each of said vertical edges and said horizontal edge, means for interlocking said edging strips to the adjacent flanges, a partition panel having the upper edge thereof substantially flush with the upper edge of said upright member, means for securing said partition panel to said upright member and to an adjacent building wall in fixed suspended position, a horizontally extending frame member positioned between and rigidly secured to the spaced panel sheets of said upright member adjacent the lower end thereof, means gripping the building floor, spaced means adjustably connecting said floor gripping means to said frame member whereby vertical adjustment of said upright member may be effected, the panel-forming sheets adjacent each of said adjusting means being cut away to permit free manipulation of said adjusting means, and a floor shoe enclosing the lower end of said upright member normally concealing said adjusting means from external view.

2. In a partition assembly, an upright member forming a combination structural support and wall panel, said upright member comprising a pair of spaced substantially fiush panel sheets, means for seeming said panel sheets in fixed spaced relation, a partition panel comprising spaced substantially flush panel sheets secured together in fixed spaced relationship, and means for securing said partition panel to a side face of said upright member, said means including a channel-shaped male element attached to one side face of said upright member, a channelshaped reinforcing strip seating between and secured to the panel sheets of said partition panel, and a channel-shaped female clip secured to the leg portion of said channel member, said female clip being arranged to interlock with a pair of upstanding lug portions forming a continuation of the leg portion of said male clip.

3. In a partition assembly, an upright member forming a combination structural support and wall panel, said upright member comprising a pair of spaced substantially flush panel sheets, means for securing said panel sheets in fixed spaced relationship, a partition panel comprising spaced substantially flush panel sheets secured together in fixed spaced relationship, a recess provided in one of said panel sheets of the upright member defined by inturned flange portions, a channel-shaped male clip having the leg portions thereof secured to said inturned flanges, a channel-shaped reinforcing strip seating between and secured to the panel sheets of said partition panel, and a channel-shaped female clip secured to the leg portions of said channel member, said female clip being arranged to interlock with a pair of spaced upstanding lug portions forming a continuation of the leg portions of said male clip.

4. In a partition assembly, an upright member forming a combination structural support and wall panel, means for securing the lower end of said upright member, to the building floor, said upright member comprising a pair of spaced substantially flush panel sheets secured together in fixed spaced relationship, a partition panel comprising a pair of spaced substantially flush panel sheets secured together in fixed spaced relationship, the upper horizontal edge of said partition panel being substantially fiush with the upper horizontal edge of said upright member, a bracket having a U-shaped portion extending over and secured to said partition panel, and wing portions extending along the inside face of said upright member and secured thereto, a U- shaped bracket for securing the opposite vertical edge of said partition panel to an adjacent building wall, said floor securing means including a horizontally extending frame member positioned between and rigidly secured to the spaced panel sheets of said upright member adjacent the lower end thereof, means gripping the building floor, spaced means adjustably connecting said floor gripping means to said frame member whereby vertical adjustment of said upright member may be efiected, the panel-forming sheets of the upright member adjacent emh of said adjusting means being cut away to permit free manipulation means, and a floor shoe enclosing the lower end of said upright member normally concealing said adjusting means from external view.

5. In a partition assembly, an upright member forming a combination structural support and wall panel, said upright member comprising a pair of spaced substantially flush panel sheets secured together in fixed spaced relationship, and means for securing the lower end of said upright member to the building floor, said means including, a bracket fixedly secured within the upright member and adjacent the lower end thereof, spaced gripping elements fixed to the building floor, and spaced take-up and leveling means connecting said gripping elements to said bracket whereby vertical adjustment of said upright.

member is effected, and a fioor shoe wholly independent of, said floor securing means having a side wall portion extending continuously around the lower end of said upright member normally concealing said floor securing means therein, said floor shoe being slidable vertically over the lower end of said upright member to provide ready access to said floor securing means.

6. In a cubicle assembly, an upright member forming a combination structural support and wall panel, said upright member comprising a pair of spaced substantially fiush panel sheets secured together in fixed spaced relationship, means for rigidly securing the lower end of said upright member to the building floor, said means including a horizontally extending bracket fixedly secured to said panel sheets, spaced elements secured to the building fioor each having an upwardly projecting stud portion extending through an aperture in said bracket, and means for adjustably securing each of said stud portions to said bracket whereby vertical adjustment of said upright member is effected, and a fioor shoe wholly independent of said floor securing means having a side wall portion extending continuously around the lower end of said upright member normally concealing said floor securing means therein, said floor shoe being slidable vertically over the lower end of said upright member to.

provide ready access to said floor securing means.

7. In a cubicle assembly, a panel forming member comprising a pair of spaced substantially flush panel sheets secured together in fixed spaced relationship, a floor shoe having a side wall portion extending continuously around the lower end of said member adapted to telescope over the lower end thereof, a bracket fixedly secured to said panel sheets adjacent the lower end thereof, spaced fioor gripping elements fixed to the building floor, and spaced take-up and leveling means connecting said gripping elements to said bracket whereby vertical adjustment of said member is effected, said take-up means being normally concealed within said floor shoe but rendered readily accessible by telescoping said floor shoe upwardly over said member.

8. In a cubicle assembly, a panel forming member comprising a pair of spaced substantially flush panel sheets secured together in fixed spaced relationship, a floor shoe having a side wall portion extending continuously around the lower end of said upright member adapted to telescope over the lower end thereof, a horizontally extending bar fixedly secured to said panel sheets adjacent the lower end thereof, floor gripping means fixed to the building floor, and spaced fioor studs adjustably connecting said fioor gripping means to the ends of said bar whereby vertical adjustment of said member is eiiected, said fioor studs being normally concealed within said floor shoe but rendered readily accessible by telescoping said floor shoe upwardly over said member.

9. In a cubicle assembly, a panel forming member comprising a pair of spaced substantially flush panel sheets secured together in fixed spaced relationship, an edging strip extending around both vertical edges and the top horizontal edge of said panel sheets, a floor shoe having a side wall portion extending continuously around the lower end of said upright member adapted to telescope over the lower end thereof, a bracket comprising a horizontally extending bar fixedly secured to said panel sheets adjacent the lower end thereof, a floor gripping means fixed to the building floor, a pair of spaced fioor studs secured to said floor gripping means extending upwardly through spaced apertures in said bar, cooperating nuts threaded to each of ,said studs for adjustably securing said studs to said bracket, said panel forming sheets being a lower end of said upright member adapted to telescope over the lower end thereof, a horizontally extending bar positioned between said panel 7 sheets and fixedly secured to flanges extending inwardly from said panel sheets adjacent the lower end thereof, spaced floor gripping means fixed to the building floor, and spaced take-up elements connecting said floor gripping means to said bar normally concealed within said floor shoe.

11. In a cubicle assembly, an upright member forming a combination structural support and Wall panel, said upright member comprising a pair of spaced substantially flush panel sheets whose vertical and top horizontal edges are covered by edging strips meeting at thecorners to form mitered joints, a partition panel comprising spaced substantially flush panel sheets having its top and bottom horizontal edges and its rear vertical edge covered by edging strips member, and means for securing said partition panel to said upright member including cooperating male and female clips concealed between the panel sheets of the partition panel when operably connected, s'aid male clip comprising a channelshaped element secured to the upright member, having a pair of upwardly projecting lug portions, said female clip comprising a channel-shaped strap element having the flanges thereof positioned between and secured to the panel sheets of said partition member with the web portion thereof positioned to embrace the lug portions of said male clip.

12. In a cubicle assembly, an upright member forming a combination structural support and wall panel, said upright member comprising a pair of spaced substantially flush panel sheets, means for securing said panel sheets in fixed spaced relation, a partition panel comprising spaced substantially fiushpanel sheets secured together in fixed spaced relation, and means for securing said partition panel'to a side face of said upright member, said means including a male element having a pair of spaced upstanding lug portions attached to one side face of said upright member, and a female clip comprising a channel-shaped strap element having the flangeswall paneL'said upright member comprising a pairof spaced substantially flush panel sheets, means for securing said panel sheets in fixed spaced relationship, a partition panel comprising spaced substantially flush panel sheets secured partition panel may project, a male clip secmed to said upright member within said recess, a channel-shaped female clip positioned between and secured to the panel sheets of said partition panel, said female clip being arranged to interlock with said male clip, said male and female clips being concealed between the panel sheets of said partition panel when assembled to said upright member.

THOMAS P. ANDERSON.

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Classifications
U.S. Classification52/239, 52/281, 52/802.1
International ClassificationE04H1/12
Cooperative ClassificationE04H1/1266
European ClassificationE04H1/12C4