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Publication numberUS2360573 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateOct 17, 1944
Filing dateMar 31, 1941
Priority dateMar 31, 1941
Publication numberUS 2360573 A, US 2360573A, US-A-2360573, US2360573 A, US2360573A
InventorsMena Paul R
Original AssigneeBowers Battery Mfg Co Inc
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Spark plug display and dispensing cabinet
US 2360573 A
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Oct. 17, 1944. P. R. MENA 2,360,573

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SPARK PLUG DISPLAY-AND DIsPENsING CABINET Filed Maren rsi.'v 1941 2 sheets-sheet 2 INVENTOR.

Paul H .Mana


Patented Oct. 17, 1944 SPARK PLUG DISPLAY AND DISPENSING CABINET Paul R. Mena, Reading, Pa., assigner to BowersN lattery Mfg. Co., Inc., Reading, Pa., a corporation Application March 31, 1941, Serial No. 386,172

(Cl. S12-42) 2 Claims.

This invention relates to improvements in artic leA display and dispensing cabinets.

The primary object of this invention is the-provision of a cabinet adapted for the display and dispensing of articles, such as spark plugs.

A further object of this invention is the nrovision of a display and dispensing cabinet adapted for the display and dispensing of an article such as aspark plug, and adapted to receive in separate columns different types of spark plugs; the cabinet having associated therewith a chart which willr enable the proper selection of the article or spark plug.

Other objects and advantages. of this invention will be apparent during the course of the following detailedV description.

In the accompanying drawings, forming a part of this specification, and wherein similar reference characters designate correspondingv parts throughout the several views,

Figure 1 is a front elevation of the improved article display and dispensing cabinet.

Figure 2 is a rear View of the cabinetwith the closure opened.

Figure 3 is a vertical cross sectional ViewVV taken through the cabinet substantially on the line 3 3 of Figure 1.

Figure 4 is a horizontal' crosssectional view taken through the display cabinet substantially o n the line I--ll of Figure 3.

Figure 5 is an enlarged fragmentary sectional view showing the manner in which an article selecting chart is supported and associated with the cabinet.

Figure 6 is a perspective View of the article selecting chart.

In the drawings, wherein for the purpose of illustration is shown only a preferred embodiment of the invention, the letter-A may generally designate the improved articleY display and dispensing cabinet. It may include a base construction B; side walls C and D; a front display wall construction E; a top construction F, and a rear-closure G.

The base is preferably formed of stamped sheet metal, including a top wall I5, land depending iront, rear and side walls I6 connected convexly with the Ytop wall by striking the base into such shape upon a suitable die. At the bottom corners of the base suitableV gusset pieces il are spot welded upon the front. rear and side walls and receive thereon suitableanti-scratch supporting feet` i8, suchasA shown inl Figure 3.

The side walls C and Df are of identical construction. They are iormedY of stamped sheet metal. At the lower ends they. are inwardly flanged at 2G; the flanges 20 being preferably spot welded upon the top wall l5 of thebaseconstruc-V tion B. At itsv rearedge, each side wall C and D, is preferably doubled upon itself at 2|, shown in Figures 3 and 4 of the drawings, to furnish a noncutting edge. Glass panel retaining flanges 22 are provided along thefront' edges of the side Walls C and D, in right angled relation therewith, extendingY from thel top ends, of thesi'de walls to points short of the lower edgesthereof.

Referring at the present time tothe front of the cabinet, L-shaped-retaining pieces 30 are spot welded or otherwise secured on the inner, surfaces of the side walls C and D, as shown in Figure 4 of the drawings, providing flanges in spaceparallel relation with the glass panelretaining anges 22 of the side-walls; the glass panel13| being adapted to be slipped'into position betweenthese anges. At its lower` edge the window or glass panel 3| is supported upon a metallic retaining piece 33, which is spot welded'V in position upon the ange portions 22v of the side walfls; extend'-I ing across the entire front ofv the cabinet and spaced above the base B, to define.' a mouth 4|) through which the articles: may be dispensed. This retaining piece 33`isl provided'witha retaining flange 33a positioned atan acute angle.y to the vertical, and extending intov the mouth 4U so as' to engage the second article in each column, to preventthe removal of that article throughy the mouthV until the lowermost article has been dis:

pensed, as can be noted fromFigure 3V of the drawings; i f

Referring to the top constructionV F; the-sainel includes a horizontally positionedwall 45 having end flanges 46 which arespot welded tothe-'inside of the side walls B and C, as shown in Figure 3 of the drawings. A= convexly arcuate top-45|- is provided, having a right ang-led iiange 5l)V spot welded beneath the wall 451 The top 4l overlies sui-table convex anges 52 provided-wright angled relation upon the sidewalls C `and-Dand to which it may be spot` welded. At itstop front edge'the wal-1 41 has. an integral channel shaped depending portion adaptedto beused for supporting the chart 6|.

adapted to extendtherwidthv of` the cabinet. `vIt* has a retaining stripI 'H2 bent kdownwardly therefrom at its top edge, and'to the-rear, adapted to t' in the groove of the channelf for supporting the chart at the front of. theY ohannelin depending relation, rearwardlyof the glasswall 3|, asis shown in Figure' 3 ofythey drawings. to be noted that the front edge of the horizontal top wall! portion `45v terminates 'short of thel front wa'llj construction ot the cabinet in'order to permit theY chart 6| to be slipped into position behind the glass panel wall 3| to a position below the The channel- Gil consists of the right angle depending portion 60a; bight portion 60h Itis uppermost of the articles packed in columns in the cabinet, as shown in Figure 3.

I have provided an inverted U-shaped retaining strip B0, shown best in Figure 5 of the drawings, which forms the border strip at the top front of the cabinet. It includes the portion 80a adapted to be slipped into the groove of the channel 60 rearwardly of the supporting strip portion 1| of the chart 6I, as shown in Figure 5; the top wall portion 80h adapted to lie contiguous with the adjacent portion of the wall 41 of the cabinet, and the depending finishing strip 80e adapted to overlie'the front of the glass panel 3|, along the top edge of the latter. The retaining channel 80 may be removable, so that the chart 6| may be removed and another chart substituted therefor, from time to time, as desired.

The rear closure G is of sheet metal, (as are all the other portions of the cabinet except the glass panel, the chart and supporting feet) the top, bottom and side edges being doubled inwardly to properly finish the edges of the closure. The closure extends from side wall C to side wall D, and in height it extends from the bottom wall l5 of the base to a point immediately above the wall construction 45 at the top of the cabinet. It is hinged at 9D to the side wall D, and at its free edge is provided with a suitable latch 9|, pivoted by means of a handle 92, and adapted to engage in a suitable' lock flange provided upon the wall C, as shown in Figures 2 and 4 of the drawings.

Vertically disposed walls are provided in the compartment of the cabinet, partitioning the cabinet into vertical magazine compartments adapted to receive the articles H in stacked relation. These walls |00 are relatively narrow, as shown in Figure 4 of the drawings, and their upper and lower ends are flanged in right angle relation and suitably spot Welded to the bottom wall I and the top wall 45.

Each of the compartments'in the cabinet is of a width of one of the articles H, J'ust sufficient to permit the articles H to move freely up and down in the compartments and maintain them in an orderly relation.

Upon the base B there is disposed a stationary ejecting or dispensing member H0, preferably consisting of a downwardly and forwardly sloping wall upon which the rear lower corners of the articles H engages in order to move them forwardly through the mouth 40, as the lowermost article of a stack is grasped and pulled from the stack. The dispensing or ejecting member ||U is forwardly concaved to permit the ready sliding of the article H. It is to be noted that the top marginal portion of the member lll! extends beyond the plane of the rear surfaces of the stacked articles H. The member I0 has a flange portion I|2 spot welded or otherwise secured upon the wall I5 of the base B. It is to be noted that the dispensing member ||0 forms no part of any front or rear wall construction of the cabinet, and it is fully visible and accessible upon opening of the rear closure of the cabinet.

Referring to the use of the cabinet for the purpose of dispensing spark plugs or articles which are similarly packed, the top portion 10a, of the wall 1U of the chart 6| may be provided with the name of the manufacturer, or this portion of the chart may be blank and the glass panel 3| from its upper edge to a point in the plane of the wall 45 may be suitably provided with the name yadvertisement or delineation thereon.

of the manufacturer and the name of the articles to be dispensed. The latter is the arrangement shown in the drawings; the glass panel 3| being opaque down to the line ||5 shown in Figure 1 of the drawings, and provided with any approved Otherwise the glass wall 3| is transparent, and the front surface of the lower portion 10b of the chart is visible therethrough. This wall 10b of the chart is preferably provided with listings of cars, as shown at |20 in Figure 6 of the drawings, in case the articles to be dispensed are spark plugs, and under each car there may be listed the different models of cars and indicia |2I, designated on the chart which corresponds with a like marking or delineation |22 upon one or more of the packages of the article H facing the front wall. All spark plu-gs of the same size and type may be maintained in the same column. Thus, for example, in the illustration, a certain model of Buick car is designated 7B-H, and if it is desired to select a spark plug for that model, the user of the cabinet merely pulls the article H out of the mouth 4|) of the cabinet which has a corresponding designation 7S-H thereon. The articles of the stack will always drop into the position shown in Figure 3 of the drawings and and the lowermost article H will be ejected a short distance to permit an operator to grasp the same and readily. remove the article from the cabinet.

It is of course, understood that this improved cabinet may be used for dispensing articles other than spark plugs.

Various changes in the shape, size, and arrangement of parts may be made to the form of invention herein shown and described, without departing from the spirit of the invention and the scope of the claims.

I claim:

l. In an article display and dispensing cabinet the combination of a metal base, metal side walls, a front wall comprising a transparent panel therein terminating short of the base to provide i' in spaced relation with the bottom edge thereof and the base an article extracting mouth, a rear wall movable closure to permit the placement of articles into the cabinet in stacked relation, and a metal piece having a at portion secured upon the base along the rear margin thereof and extending upwardly in concaved sloping relation from a point spaced from the rear wall closure to a point at the rear wall closure to dene a slide along which the lower portions of the articles will engage while moving them slightly at their front ends thru the opening in the front wall.

2. In an article display and dispensing cabinet, the combination of a metal base, metal side walls, a front wall formed to provide an article extracting mouth, a metal rear wall comprising a movable closure which opens the entire cabinet in the space between the :base and top wall, a one piece metal member secured upon the base along the rear margin thereof and having a portion extending in upwardly sloping relation away from and in facing relation with the article extracting mouth and disposed in close relation to the closure at the rear of the cabinet, and partition means secured to the top and bottom walls of the cabinet and disposed entirely forwardly of said sloping member.


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U.S. Classification221/311, 221/281, 23/294.00S
International ClassificationA47F3/00, A47F3/024, A47F1/08, A47F1/00
Cooperative ClassificationA47F1/08
European ClassificationA47F1/08