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Publication numberUS2438783 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateMar 30, 1948
Filing dateMay 16, 1944
Priority dateMay 16, 1944
Publication numberUS 2438783 A, US 2438783A, US-A-2438783, US2438783 A, US2438783A
InventorsKraft Charles H
Original AssigneeKraft Charles H
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Cabinet with compartments having interconnected locking means
US 2438783 A
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March 30,1 1948. c. H. KRAFT 2,438,783


Patented Mar. 3.0, 1948 CABINET w rrn COMPARTMENTS HAVING INTERGONNECTED LOCKING MEANS Charles H. Kraft, Kansas City, Mo. Application May 16, 1944, Serial No. 535,887

I 3 Claims. 1

This invention relates to a unitary structure comprising a clothes compartment and one or more series of lockers for holding small articles such as shoes, caps and the like. An important feature of the invention resides in interlocking means for securing garments in the compartment against removal by unauthorized persons, also for locking doors with which the lockers are-provided to prevent unauthorized removal of articles thererom. 7

Other features will hereinafterappear and in order that the invention may be fully understood reference will now be had to the accompanying drawing, in which Fig. 1 is a front elevation of a cabinet embodying my invention.

Fig. 2 is a vertical sectional View of the cabinet on line 22 of Fig. 1. M

Fig. 3 is an enlarged fragmentary front elevation showing locking means forming important features of the invention.

Fig. 4 is a fragmentary vertical section taken on line 4-4 of Fig. 3.

Fig. 5 is a detail of locking means.

Fig. 6 is a detail of a garment hanger and associated parts.

In carrying out the invention I providea cabinet 2, comprising a compartment 4 and two superposed series of lockers 6 and 1. respectively. The uppermost series of lockers I may be dispensed with and the front side of the compartment 4 may be provided with a closure such, for example, as a curtain or hinged doors, not shown. Entrance to the lockers 6 and I is controlled by associated doors 8 and 9, preferably connected at their upper ends to frame portions l and II of the lockers by hinges l2 and [3, so that they will automatically swing downward to closed position after being opened by knobs l4 and I secured to the lower portion of the doors 8 and 9, respectively.

The upper part of the compartment 4 is provided with a horizontal rod firmly secured at its ends to the oppositely-disposed side walls l8 of the compartment. The rear portion of the compartment 4 and th lockers 6 and 1 are closed by a wall which cooperates with the side walls l8 in excluding dust from garments in the compartment 4 and articles in the lockers 6 and I. The rod I6 is provided with a plurality of suspension members 20, each having an eye 22 at its upper end whereby it is slidabl and permanently mounted upon the rod I6. Each suspension member 26 is preferably in the form of a hook adapted to removably receive an eye 24 at the upper end of an associated garment hanger Z6 pe n y Q021- r nected to the suspension member by means of a short flexible member 28. Each flexible member 28 is preferably in the form of a chain permanently connected by end links 30 and 3| to an associated hook 20 and garment hanger 26, respectively. One end of each hook 20 is provided with at 111g 32 to prevent removal of the associated link 30. The chains 28 prevent the garment hangers 26 from being carried oil, but permit them to be removed from the compartment 4 far enough so that garments can be easily applied to or removed from said garment hangers.

Suitable means are provided for preventing garments from being carried off by an unauthorized person. Such means, in the present instance, comprises a plurality of flexible members 34 and means for locking the same. Each flexible member 34 is longer than each chain 28 and is preferably in the form of a chain having one end permanently secured to either an associated garment hanger 26 or a hook 36, which latter is P rmanently connected to the former by an eye 38. Securing a garment with the associated chain 34 is accomplished by passing the free end of the chain through the lapel, button-hole or one sleeve of the garment and then hooking the end link 40 over the prong 42 of a short bolt 44 slidably connected, as by a pin-and-slot 46, to a bracket 48 fixed to the underside of a frame member 50 at the upper portion of the compartment 4.

The upper end of the bolt 44 extends through an aperture 52 in the floor 54 of an associated locker 6 of the lower series and when the bolt is pushed upwardly its upper end enters a keeper 56 fixed to the inner lower portion of the associated door 8 of said locker. Thus the door 8 is simultaneously locked with the locking of the link 40. The bolt 44 and the bracket 48 have holes 58 and 60, respectively, adapted to register when the bolt is pushed upward into engagement with the keeper 56, so that the hasp 62 of a padlock 64 may be placed through the registering holes and thereby secure the bolt in locked position. When the bolt 44 is pushed upward into engagement with the keeper 56, as stated, the upper end of the prong 42 enters a recess 66 in the frame member 50 and thus prevents removal of the link 40.

The hooks 36 may be utilized for supporting hats, belts and other articles.

Each door 9 of the upper series of lockers I is adapted to be locked in closed position by an associated relatively long bolt 68 slidably arranged beside the shorter bolt 44 on the bracket 48 to which latter the longer bolt 68 is connected by a The long bolt 68 extends up-- 2,438,783 i 3 r 4 wardly through apertures 12 and 14, Fig. 3, in the keeper fixed to the inner side of thelocker door floor 54 of the lower compartment 6 and the floor to receive the upper end of the bolt and cooperate 75 of the superposed compartment 1, respectively, therewith in looking the door, and member for and is adapted to engage a keeper 18, Figs. 2, 3 locking the bolt to said member upon which it is and 4, fixed to the inner side of the associated slidably mounted. r

upper door 9. The long bolt 68 is slidably mounted 2. In combination, a combined compartment] 7 in guides 80, Figs. 2 and 4, secured in the lower and locker, said locker being superposed on the i compartment 6 to the frame portion 82 of the compartment, a door for closing the locker, a garc p t e' d said; bi 1t 68 is pioviiieoiat itsmefit hafigerihi the oonipartiiioiit ii ean in the lower portion with a prong 84, the ooperenu 6f 10 cofiiiiartifie'fit'for siibportiiigthe'gafrnenthanger, A

which is adapted to enter a recess 85 in the lower a flexible member having a free end adapted to frame member 59 and thus lock the end link 40 of bp'assed through the button hole' or sleeve of an associated chain 34 at thesam'e tifiue tliat fsiitid easement-fairs another end permanently conuppe door 9 is locked by the ldhg liolt 6'81 "The rie iite'd tdtff g'a fifient hanger, a keeper fixed to maj r po on of the bolt 68 Within the lower, the inside of the door, a bolt extending from the locker 6 is bent toward frame 32, so a'stobediit 'o'oififiartifie'fififito the locker-through an aperture 7 0f the way when articles are being fpladed ih- 'o f iri thebott'in 6f the latter and adapted to be removed from the locker. I moved into engagement with said keeper to lock" Each bracket 48 a d the lower ion thdbdf closed, position, a prong fixed to said long bolt 63 are providediwith apertures 83 and bolt and adapted to secure the free end of the r s rely,whi n are auap eatoToaster-and; iiiiibi ii eiiiioei to the'bb'ttom ofthe loom; o rcelvithjfibi 1 f padlockwhen th memes? fixes "iii ii e i otioiiio the iook ei aiioi 10Ii bolt sa ispusn diipward"into erigagemeiit' 1i with the' associatd "per 1a;

l a sei e-sole o eiid locke *doo r bolts extending upward from the compart "andupoi'i which th" 'bolts' are opei'abi "iiiounfieii,

'- each associated bracket and bolt hatinga-io'er'tiires which register the bolt s ii jgo ige gomeii with its respective keeper, and a lock" for each 7 nom nating-a haspadapteo; to' '1 a{ss: thro g the V w rog'istoiiiig 'apertures ii-lid i joreiri toit toti'i'o- F bracket. 7


drum RAFT 1 Ret rees-cesarean; The following references are of record inithe? file-'of-this--patent: a I

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US2655424 *May 21, 1945Oct 13, 1953Lyon Metal Products IncLocker wardrobe
US2868605 *May 3, 1951Jan 13, 1959Lyon Metal Products IncLocker wardrobe
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U.S. Classification312/217, 211/4, 312/280, 312/351
International ClassificationA47B61/00, E05B69/00
Cooperative ClassificationA47B61/00, E05B69/006
European ClassificationA47B61/00, E05B69/00H