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Publication numberUS2439664 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateApr 13, 1948
Filing dateJan 27, 1945
Priority dateJan 27, 1945
Publication numberUS 2439664 A, US 2439664A, US-A-2439664, US2439664 A, US2439664A
InventorsAdolph Marchand
Original AssigneeAdolph Marchand
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Glass-lined metal shelf wall closet
US 2439664 A
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Filed Jan. 27, 194% 5 Sheets-Sheet 1 INVENTOR.

By la April 13, 1948. M

i GLASS LiNED METAL SHELF WALL CLOSET Filed Jan. 27, 1945 1 12:51 4-1.

5 Sheets-Sheet 2 Patented Apr. 13, 1948 j UNITED- STATES PATENT, OFFICE Adolph Marchand, Jackson Heights, N. Y. Application January 27, 1945, Serial No. 574,924

- may hold shelves of glass for adjustment to various positions.

The invention Willb described with reference to the accompanying drawings, in which:

Fig. 1 is a perspective viewshowing an embodiment of the invention, with the door opened.

Fig. 2 is a front elevation. Fig. 3 is a side elevation.

Fig. 4. is an elevation, partly broken away showing the cabinet rearwardly of the door, the door connections being shown in sections.

Fig. 5 is a horizontal section on the line 5-5 Fig. 4.

Fig. 6 is a vertical secti-onon the line 6--6 Fig.1. Fig. 7' is 'a vertical section on the line 1-'I Fig.1. a

Fig. 8 is a perspective view of the metal boxlike member.

Fig. 9 is an enlarged fragmentary view, in section, taken immediately above one of the door connections when the door is open.

Fig. 10 is a sectional view similar to Fig. 9 showing the door closed.

Fig. 11 is a fragmentary vertical section showing the application of the door cushioning device.

Fig. 12 is an isometric view showin the door cushion.

Referring to the drawings and particularly Fig. 8, there will be inset into a wall, in one application of the device, a metallic box-like member. This member at its top and bottom will be cut and outwardly flanged to form the upper flange 2 and lower flange 3. This member is also provided with a laterally protruding tongue 3a: which extends at right angles from one of its sidewalls.

Adapted to be received within box I is a hollow glass structure comprising a back wall 4, side walls 5, and. a rectangular flange 6.

The upper and lower sections of the flange 6 are, at one end thereof, cut away to receive shallow box-like securing members which are flanged to lie over upon areas :of the glass flange 6. These box-like holding members are indicated at I.

3 Claims. (01. 312-412) Each member I is formed with a plurality of apertures to receive screws 8, and these screws Pass thru apertures in the metal box flanges 2, or 3, as the case may be. If desired, the members I may directly contact with saidflanges 2, 3. In the present embodiment, however, washers 9 are interposed between two said members, and the screws are of suflicient length toYpass thru a small tie-plate l0, and into the wall W.

Each box-like holding member I has pivoted thereto a hingemember II, the latter having an area bent at right angles as indicated at l Ir, this area being screwed, riveted, or welded, to a metal lic door member l2; i

The door member ll is' provided with a rectangular peripheral flangeinto. which may be seated a glass facing l3 which may be spaced from the major Wall of member I'Z by suitable spacing channel members I320 (Fig. 9). Co-acting with the hinge member is a pivot hinge arrangement consisting of the links l4, Him, the

first link being pivoted to member 1 and the secend being pivoted to hinge ll. .At their-points of a spear head I law, so as to serve as a male latch member. This applies to the structure at both the top and the bottom of the door. For coaction with the latch members Harm there is positioned within each of the members 1 a, U-shaped spring catch as indicated at I6 having the ends of its legs bent in round formation. Thus, when the door is closed, members I lam: will move aside the 'springy legs of members l6 and the latter will contract as the heads of the members I lxa: move inwardly a given distance, at which time the door will be in closing position. The door will thus be held closed and at the same time may be opened by moderate pull.

An additional holding means for the glass member of the cabinet is preferably provided. It makes use of tongue 3:: carried by the metallic box-like member, the tongue being apertured to receive a screw [8 which passes thru a soft washer l9, thence thru an opening in glass flange 6, and into or thru metallic tongue 31:. The screw may be of suiii-cient length to enter the wall W, if dehereinbefore stated washers 9 may be interposedbetween flange 2 and member-.1. r

It will be understood that various modifications may be made in the form arid-arrange ment .of the elements illustrated withoutdeparting from the spirit of the invention.

I claim:

1. A cabinet for bathrooms and the like, comprising a member having .upperand lower walls and sidewallsand being adapted to be set in a wall with its front edge substantially flush with the wall, said member having spaced flanges apertured to receive fastening elements, a unitary glassmember disposedinsaid wall-inset member and having upper and lower walls and sidewalls 'and 'a flange around its entire frontal peripherya'dapted to abutand conceal the edge of the-wall inset member, a p'ai-r of box-like holding members fittedin apertures formed in the flange or the glass member, said holding members having 'a plurality of apertures and having angular lateral flanges overlapping the said flange or 'the' glass member, and fastening members extending through the said apertures of the box-like members and through thespaced flanges of the wall-inset member so" as to lock the glass member to the Wall-inset member.

2. A cabinet forbatliroomsandithe like comprising a wall-insetmember having spaced flanges apertured to receive fastening elements, a unitary glass member having upper and lower walls and side walls; saidglass member having a surrounding flange adapted toabutand conceal theedg'ewof "the wall-inset 'member-, a pair of boxlike holding members-'flttedin apertures formed in the flange areas of the glass member and having face abutments for said flange, fastening members for securing said box-like holding members to the flanges of the wall-inset member whereby the glass member is locked to the wallinset member, in combination with a door, a glass facing carried by the'door, and hinged members carried by the box-like holding members consisting of two links pivotally connected, one to thebo'x-like member and theoth'er tof'the door, and a pivoted connection between them; said first link swinging inside the box-like member and said latter link folding upon the said first link.

3. Acabinetfior bathrooms and the like comprising a wall-"inset member having spaced flangesaperturedto receive fastening elements, a unitary glass member having upper and lower walls and side walls, said glass member having a surrounding flange adapted to abut and conceal the edge of the wall-inset member, a pair of box-like holding .members fitted in apertures formed in-the flange areas of theglass member and having face abutments for said flange,.fastening members for securingsaid box-iikefhold-J ing members to the flangesof the wall-inset member whereby the glass member isQlockd-to the wall-inset member, in combination with a laterally protruding tongue carriedby the wall; inset-member at onerside thereof, a door, hinge means carried. by the'lb'ox-like holding members and connected to the door" at a side thereoriopp osite the said protruding tongue of the. wall inset member, a door cushion, and a screw dee vice passing thruv suchcushion, thru the flange of the glassmember and secured to the saidprotrudin tongue of the walleinset member ADOLPI-I MARCHAND.

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U.S. Classification312/242, 126/194, 292/76, 16/321, 312/329
International ClassificationA47B67/02, A47B67/00
Cooperative ClassificationA47B67/02
European ClassificationA47B67/02