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Publication numberUS2268236 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateDec 30, 1941
Filing dateMay 23, 1939
Priority dateMay 23, 1939
Publication numberUS 2268236 A, US 2268236A, US-A-2268236, US2268236 A, US2268236A
InventorsBaird Ralph Fred
Original AssigneeGlobe Wernicke Co
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Storage case
US 2268236 A
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Patented Dec. 30, 1941 UNITED STATES PATENT F F I C E 'sroaaoa case Ralph Fred Baird,

Cincinnati, Ohio, asslgnor to The Globe-Wernicke Company, Norwood, Ohio, a corporation of Ohio Application May 23, 1939, Serial No. 275,229 3 Claims. (Cl. 229-41) This invention relates to storage cases and more particularly to storage cases made from fiber board or similar material which are exfor use in a storage case as above outlined, which drawer may be assembled with great rapidity and which may likewise be knocked down very easily for shipmentor the like.

These and other objects of my invention which will be pointed out in more detail hereinafter or which will be apparent to one skilled in the art upon reading these specifications I accomplish by that certain construction and arrangement of parts of which I shall now describe an exemplary embodiment. Reference is made to the drawings forming a part hereof and in which:

Figure .1 is a front elevation of a case and drawer according to my invention.

Figure 2 is an elevational view of the same with the drawer partially open and parts of the case broken away to show the construction.

Figure 3 is a plan view of Figure 2. Figure 4 is a detail cross sectional view taken on the line l-l of Figure 3.

Figure 5 is a perspective view of the front end of the case at an incomplete stage of its assembly. p 8

Figure 6 is a perspective view of the rear end of the case.

Figure 7 is a detail partial cross sectional view taken on the line 1--'l of Figure 3.

Figure .8 is a detail cross sectional view taken onthe line 8-8 of Figure 3.

Figure 9 is a detail cross sectional view taken on the line 89 of Figure 3.

Figure 10 is a detail partial cross sectional view taken on the line Ill-Iii ofFigure 9.

Figure 11 is a plan view of the blank from which the drawer is made with parts broken away to show the construction.

Figure 12 is a plan view ofa reinforcing insert with parts broken away to. show the con Figure 13 is a perspective view of the an incomplete stage of its assembly.

Figure 14 is a detail perspective view of a latching element.

drawer in 8 Figure 15 is a detail perspective view of the assembly.

edges of the flaps l1 and [8 are rear end of the drawer at a further stage in its Figure 16 is a detail perspective view of a reinforcing member for the rear of the drawer.

Figure 17 is a detail perspective view showing the rear Figure inforcing element for the front of the drawer.

Figure 19 is a perspective view of the front end of the drawer taken from the rear showing the complete assembly thereof.

Figure 20 is a detail cross sectional view taken on the line 20-28 of Figurell9.

Briefly, in the practice of my invention, I provide a case and a drawer, both made from fiber board or a material which is sometimes known as corrugated board. The case member comprises a box-like element having a top Hi, sides I i and i2 and a bottom I3 articulated along three of the longitudinal edges of the case and fastened together along the fourth edge by means of a strip of gummed tape or the like as indicated at It. The rear end of ventionai manner by means of flaps l5 and I8 articulated respectively to the sides II and I 2,'

and flaps I1 and I8 articulated respectively to the top H) and the bottom. l3. The meeting sealedas by means of a piece of gummed tape or the like l9 which extends somewhat over the sides of the case as indicated at 20.

At the forward end the walls l0, ll, l2 and I3 have extended portions 2|, 22, 23 and 24 articulated respectively to the walls I 0, ll, I2 and I3. A reinforcing frame 25 is fitted within the walls I0, ll, l2 and I3 and carries a stud 26 and a perforation 21. It will be understood that corresponding perforations are provided in the top l0 and the bottom l3 as indicated at 21a whereby the stud 26 of one case may project into the perforation 21 of another case resting on top of the first case for stacking purposes. The assembly of the front end of the case is completed by folding inwardly the flaps 2!, 22, 23 and 24 as shown by the arrow 28 so as to provide smooth edges around the front of the case and to further reinforce the same. These flaps may be held in position in any desired manner.

At the rear end of the case there are provided stacking elements generally indicated at 29 and o end of the drawer completely assembled. 18 is a detail perspective view of a re-.-

the case is closed in a con- Figure 7.

Coming now to the drawer,- I provide a blank whereby front and rear walls 40 and 4| and side walls 42 and 43 may be folded upwardly from the bottom 44. Flaps 45 are articulated to the front wall 40 and flaps 46 are articulated to the rear wall 4| for reinforcing purposes as will be described more in detail hereinafter. Cut-outs are provided as shown at 41 for purposes which will be discussed hereinafter.

The side walls 42 and 43 are provided with top binding elements 48 which may consist of thin sheet metal and which may be crimped over as shown at 48a in Figure 10 in order to hold the strip 48 in place. Bent over at each end of the member 48 are the portions 49 having at their ends a'hook-like formation 50. These elements are for locking purposes and their operation will be described hereinafter.

Reinforcing boards are provided as shown in Figure 12, these members being substantially the size of the front and. rear walls 40 and 41. The members 51 are disposed to the rear of the rear wall 41 and forwardly of the front wall 40 and the flaps 46 and 45 respectively are folded over to cover the members 5|. Thus, it will be seen that the front and rear walls comprise three thicknesses of the material of the drawer.

In Figure 14 I have shown a latching element generally indicated at 52 having fastening means 53 and having a punched-out partial opening at 54, the unpunched portion 55 being struck up as most clearly seen in Figure 20. Four of the members 52 are provided and are assembled upon the front and back members as best seen in Figure 15, the fastening elements 53 passing through the front and rear walls respectively and being crimped over as seen at 56 in Figure 20.

To complete the assembly of the rear wall, a frame member shown in Figure 16 and generally indicated at 51 is slipped over the rear wall to hold the various parts in assembled relation.

' The member 51 is three-sided as seen in Figure 16 and each of the sides is channel shaped in cross section, and the member 51 is so dimensioned that it will fit tightly over the assembled rear wall as shown in Figure 17. It will be noted that slots 51a are provided in the member 51,

which slots are so located that when the parts are assembled they will communicate with the cutout portions 41 mentioned above.

It will now be clear that to assemble the drawer completely it is only necessary to fold upwardly the side walls 42 and 43 and to cause the elements 49 to enter the slots 51a whereby the hook-,

like portions 50' will engage behind the struck up portions 55 as best seen in Figure 20. The side walls will then be locked in position and yet they carieasily be removed by depressing the hook portions Silas by means of a tool indicated in dotted lines at 58 in Figure 20. It will be noted that the tool 58 is insertedthrough the partial opening 54.

The complete assembly of the front wall is substantially the same as that of the rear wall with the exception that the frame member 59 corre- .over as indicated at 29a and 30a, as best seen in shown in Figure 11 having lines of articulation nuts and bolts passing through the perforations 6| and through the reinforcing strip 63 as shown.

It will thus be seen that I have provided a drawer of very simple and cheap construction which may be assembled with great rapidity and which may also be disassembled with greatease so that it may be shipped or stored in the fiat. It will be understood that numerous modifications maybe made without departing from the spirit of my invention, and that I therefore do not intend to limit myself except as pointed out in the claims which follow. -Having now fully described my invention, what I claim as new and desire to secure by Letters Patent is:

1. A drawer for a filing case or the like, said drawer beingformed from a blank generally rectangular in form and having cuts and fold lines defining a bottom, side walls articulated thereto,

as shown in Figure 19, a reinforcing strip of metalx 63 is provided and a handle member 64 (see Figure 8) is attached to the front wall by means of front and rear walls articulated thereto, said front and rear walls having flaps articulated to said walls and having cut; out portions adjacent .said last mentioned articulations, and binding elements for said side walls comprising. strips of metal crimped over the top edges of said side walls, said strips having at their ends extensions extending inwardly at right angles thereto and terminating in a hook-like configuration, said extensions lying in said out out portions and anchored to said end walls by said hook-like configuration.

2. A drawer for afiling case or the like, said drawer being formed from a blank generally rectangular in form and having cuts and fold lines defining a bottom, side walls articulated thereto,

front and rear walls articulated thereto, said front and rear walls having flaps articulated to said walls and having cut out portions adjacent said last mentioned articulations, reinforcing walls substantially identical in size to said front and rear walls, said flaps arranged to be folded back over said reinforcing walls whereby said front and rear walls will be of triple ply construction, and means for holding said reinforced front and rear walls in assembled relation, said means comprising a frame-like element of channel shaped cross section and bracing theside and top edges of said front and rear walls respectively, said frame-like element having slots adapted to register with said cut out portions of said blank, fastening elements fixed to said front and rear walls respectively and covering at least partially said out out portions. the side walls of said drawer being provided with binding elements comprising strips of metal crimped over their top edges and having at their ends extending portions bent inwardly and terminating in a hooklike configuration, said inwardly bent portions adapted to enter said cut out portions and said hook-like portions engage said fastening elements respectively. i

3. In a drawer for a filing case or the like,

said drawer being made of fiber board or similar material, locking means comprising a. metallic element fastened to an end wall of said drawer,

said element having a perforation therein, and

a projection at the'outer side thereof, a metallic element secured to the end of an adjacent side wall and extending inwardly at right angles to said side wall and into said end wall through the edge thereof, and terminating in a hook-like element, said hook-like element engaging said projection to lock said walls together, said hook-like element'being accessible through said perforation RALPH FRED BAIRD.

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Classifications
U.S. Classification229/198, 229/117.23, 312/111, 229/913, 229/199
International ClassificationA47B43/02
Cooperative ClassificationA47B43/02, Y10S229/913
European ClassificationA47B43/02