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Publication numberUS2261392 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateNov 4, 1941
Filing dateSep 26, 1939
Priority dateSep 26, 1939
Publication numberUS 2261392 A, US 2261392A, US-A-2261392, US2261392 A, US2261392A
InventorsRiendeau Lawrence S
Original AssigneeWestinghouse Electric & Mfg Co
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Grill mounting
US 2261392 A
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Nov. 4, 1941*'. Y L. s. RlENDEAU 2,261,392

I GRILL MOUNTING Filed 'sept'. 26, 1939 2 sheets-smet 1 nm @f "ITT un im HH IIIT WITNESSES: INVENTOR VW W e AM/@ENCE 5. Q/ENDEAU ATTORN Y NOV. 4, 194i. l l -L.. s. RIENDEAU 2,26%@2 GRILL MOUNTING Filed sept. 26, 193s 2 sheets-sheet 2 www? Patented Nov. 4, 1941 GRILL MOUNTING Lawrence S. Riendeau, Springield, Mass., as-

signor to Westinghouse Electric & Manufacturing Company, East Pittsburgh, Pa., a. corporation of Pennsylvania Application September 26, 1939, Serial No. 296,538

4 Claims.

My invention relates to a cabint having a grill extending across an air inlet or outlet opening, more particularly to means for mount` ing the grill in the cabinet, and it has for an object to provide an improved structure of the character set forth.

Another object is to provide a grill mounting :means having a minimum portion thereof disposed exteriorly Vof the cabinet, so .as to provide a pleasing appearance.

A'further object is to provide means whereby the grill may be quickly` and easily mounted and removed.

. `These and otl'ierobjects are effected by, my invention as willL be apparent from the following description and claims taken in connection with .the -accompanying drawings forming a part of this application, in which:

Fig. 1 -is a vertical section taken I-I of Fig. 2;

Fig. 2 is a front elevation, with a part in secon the line tion taken along the line II-II of Fig..1; and, I

Fig. 3 is a perspective view.

Referring to the drawings in detail, I show my invention incorporated in a cabinet I which .encloses a fan motor unit II, the latter comprising a fan I2 and a'motor I3 for driving the fan. The complete article including the cabinet vand the fan motor unit is known as a cabinet fan. It is adapted to be placed on the floor, a table, or any other suitable supporting surface. The fan motor unit is removably and pivotally mounted on the side walls of the cabinet, as disclosed and claimed in the application of Gustav H. Koch, Serial No. 295,924, led September 21, 1939 so that it may be tilted to direct air in an upwardly-inclined direction when the cabinet fan is placed on the floor.

The body portion of the cabinet is preferably made of wood, as shown on the drawings, and comprises side walls I4 and I5, a bottom wall I6, corner portions I1 and I8 extending between the side walls, and top and rear wall portions I9 and extending between thesde walls. The cabinet is formed with an inlet opening 2| in the back and an outlet opening 22 extending across the front and also the front portion of the top of the cabinet, so that air may be discharged either horizontally or in an upwardlyinclined direction.

The cabinet is provided with inlet and outlet grills 23 and 24 extending across the inlet and outlet openings, respectively. These grills may be of any suitable form; in the illustrated embodiment, they comprise vertically extending the rear wall portion 20.

spaced parallel wires 25 and cross wires 26 to which the ends of the wires 25 are secured in any suitable manner, as by soldering. As will be noted from the drawings, the grills 23 and 24 are formed so that the portions thereof extending across the openings are disposed substantially iiush with the outer surfaces of the cabinet.

They are, however, formed with marginal por-` tions which extend beyond the edges of the openings and are bent inwardly and disposed against the inner sides of the adjacent wall portions of the cabinet, which are beveled to suitably fit said marginal portions, as will be clear from Fig. 1.

The wall portion I9 is formed with a groove 2'I in which the upper cross wire 26 of the outer grill is disposed. Two clamp members 28, de-

tachably fastened to the wall portion I'I by screws 29, bear against the cross wire 26 to retain the samein the groove 21.

The walln portion II is recessed as shown in Y Fig. 1 to receive the lower cross wire 26, which is secured by clamp members 28 similarly 'to the upper cross wire. The outlet grill 24 is mounted or removed while the inlet grill 23 is removed,

during which time access to the fastening means comprising the clamp members 28 and the screws 29 may be had 'through the inlet opening 2|.

The rear wall portion 20 is formed with a l groove 3I for receiving the upper cross wire of the inlet grill 23. Two spring clips 32 are secured to the wall portion 20 by screws 33 and are adapted to resi-liently engage the upper cross wire and retain4 the same in the groove 3 I. These clips project downwardly below the'lower edge of The cross wire is positioned by engaging the lower ends of the clips 32 on the outer side and moving the cross wire upwardly between the clip and the beveled surface of -the wall portion 20 until it enters the I' groove 3|.

'I'he wall portion I8 is' also formed with a recess for receiving the lower cross wire 26 o1' the inlet grill 23. This cross wire isheld in the recess by two clamping members 34, secured by screws 35 which extend through the wall portion I8 and are screw-threaded through the clamp members 34. The screws 35 have heads 36 which are substantially flush with the outer surface of the cabinet and'rwhich are formed with kerfs whereby the screws'may be turned to tighten the clamp members 34. of the form, shown in Fig. 2 so that when the screws 35 are loosened they may be turned at right angles to disengagel the cross wire 26 without being separated from the screws.

The clamp members 34 are To remove the inlet grill 23, the screws 35 are first loosened and the clamp members 34 turned to the horizontal position shown in dotted lines in Fig. 2. The lower end of the grill is then swung inwardly and the upper end of the grill is pulled downwardly from between the clips 32 and the rear wall portion 20. ily be removed, the upper end being removed first.

To replace the grill, the lower end of the grill is first inserted through the inlet opening and moved toward the interior thereof to permit the upper end to be moved between the spring clips 32 and the beveled surface of the wall portion 20 until the upper cross wire 26 engages in the groove 3|. place against the clamp members 34 are turned to vertical position and the screws 35 tightened by means of a screw driver engaging the kerf in the heads on the exterior of the cabinet.

From the above description and from the drawings, it will be seen that I have provided novel means for mounting a grill in a cabinet in a manner to provide a pleasing appearance, since most of the parts are disposed interiorly of the cabinet, and whereby the grill may be quickly installed or removed.

While I have shown my invention in but one form, it will be obvious to those skilled in the art that it is not so limited, but is susceptible of various changes and modifications without departing from the spirit thereof, and I desire, therefore, that only such limitations shall be placed thereupon as are specifically set forth in the appended claims.

What I claim is:

1. A cabinet having an opening therein `for flow of air between the interior and the exterior of the cabinet, a grill extending across said opening and formed so that the main portion thereof is substantially ush with the outer surface of the cabinet, opposite marginal portions of said grill being bent inwardly and extending on the inner side of wall portions of the cabinet adja- The lower end is then swung into wall portion I8, whereupon the i The grill may then readwhereby the same maybe turned to tighten the clamp members.

2. A cabinet having an opening therein for flow of air between the interior and the exterior of the cabinet, a grill extending across said opening and comprising spaced wires extending between opposite wall portions of the cabinet with the ends thereof underlying said wall portions, a clamp member disposed on the inner side of one of said wall portions for holding the adjacent marginal portion of said grill against said inner side of said wall portion, and a screw extending through said clamp member and said vwall portion and having a kerf head on the outer side of said wall portion, said wires being spaced suiiiciently so that said clamp member may be manipulated by extending ones fingers between said wires'. I

3. A cabinet having an opening therein for flow of air-,between the interior and the exterior of the cabinet', a grill extending across said opening, opposite marginal portions'of said grill being bent inwardly and extending on the inner side of cent the opening, one of said wall portions being wall portions df the cabinet adjacent the opening, one of. lsaid wall portions being formed with a groove for receiving the'edge of one of said marginal portions and being provided with spring clips for retaining the same therein, clamp members adapted to engage the other marginal portion and to retain the same against the inner side of the adjacent wall portion, and screws extending through saidclamp members and the adjacent wall portion and having kerf heads Ain the outer face of said wall portion whereby the Vsame may be turned to tighten, the clamp members.

4. A cabinet having an opening therein for iiow of air between the interior and the exterior of the cabinet, a grill extending across said opening and formed so that the main portion thereof is substantially ush with the outer surface of the cabinet, opposite marginal portions of said grill being bent inwardly and extending on` the inner side of wall portions of the cabinet adjacent the opening, one vof said wall portions having means to retain the adjacent marginal portion upon movement of the latter in a direction from one to the other of said wall portions, clampv members adapted to engage the other marginal portion and to retain the same against the inner side of the adjacent wall portion, and screws extending through said clamp members and the adjacent wall portion and having kerf heads in the outer face of said wall portion whereby the same may be turned to tighten the clamp members.

LAWRENCE S. RIENDEAU.

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Classifications
U.S. Classification52/507, 52/656.8, 416/247.00R, 312/213, 52/512
International ClassificationF04D29/00, F04D29/70
Cooperative ClassificationF04D29/703
European ClassificationF04D29/70C2