US 2513150 A
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June 27, 1950 E. w. DAVIS COIN CONTROLLED GARMENT CHECKING CABINET Filed July 10, 1945 zew Wfiauis,
Patented June 27,1950 sag...
COIN-CONTROLLED GARMENT CHECKING :Elmer Davis, Newton Center, Mass,
assignor to American Locker Company, Inc., Boston, Mass, acorporation'of Delaware Application July It), 1945, Serial No. 634,223
" 11; Claims. (c1. 3i
= This.inventionrelates to coin controlled: check ingcabi-nets for coats, hats and the like foruse,
in stores, restaurants :and other public places. Facilities for such checking in business placesis imperative and at present requires the services of one or more attendants. The primary object of-my invention resides in the production .of a
thechecking of .coats and like garments. My. invention'particularly concerns a relatively. shale low cabinet occupying a minimum. of space and adaptedto receive and house coats and like garments in hung condition and includes .a cooperating and relatively deepercompartment for hats, packages, etc.. My improved cabinet unit pro-1 vides such a shallow-coat compartment and.rela-.
tively deeper hat compartment in each cabinet so arranged and. constructed. that the shallow compartments are directly juxtaposed and thereby occupy aminimum of space, the hat receiving compartments being located in verticalandhori-c zontal alignment above the coat compartments.
and each hat compartment being connected to and'associated with a. coat compartment. A
coin receiving and checking lock is associated with each unit for locking it within a housing. The production of .a novel checking. cabinet of thisnature comprises a further object .of the invention.
These and. other features of the invention will be best understood and appreciated from the following description of preferred embodiments thereof selected ,for purposes ofillustration and shown in the accompanying drawing wherein; i
Fig. 1 is a fragmentary perspective view of my novel checking cabinet,
Fig. 2 is a fragmentary perspective view of h i w Fig; 3-is a fragmentary vertical sectionalview of a modified construction.
In Figs. 1 and 2 of the drawing, l indicates a housing having bottom, top and rear walls ll, [2 and I4 and vertically disposed partitions l5 dividing the housing into a plurality of relatively deep, high and narrow chambers open at the front. A vertical wall 16 is mounted in each chamber and divides its lower portion into two chambers 18 and 20, a horizontal shelf 22 being provided on the top edge of each wall. A second horizontal shelf 24 is supported at one edge on 4' ea en-partition 15 but provides a gap 26 between its other. edge and the adjacent partition.
:Each-ofthe chambers 18 and 20 is adapted to receivehandlhouse one of my novel checking cabinetsicomprising a. relatively narrow bottom portion for coats and the like and a wider top portion fdrhats- In order to economize on space the cabinets are arranged in pairs permitting the direct juxtaposing of the narrower portions of the cabinets. One cabinet of each pair comprises a relatively narrow. portion 30 and directly thereabove a relatively wider. portion 32, and the other cabinet of the pair has a relatively narrow portion 34 andsin spaced relation thereabove and above the portion 32 a relatively wider portion 36. .By such arrangement the housing is: adapted to accommodate a maximum number of. cabinets. and occupy a minimum of space.
2 Each cabinethas a coat receiving compartment 33'v open at one face. and provided with hangers 40.. The hat receiving compartment 32 is located above and-directly-adjacent to its portion 30 and isadapted to rest on the shelf 22. The hat receivingcompartment 36 rests onthe shelf 24 and is connected to the portion 34 by the backwall 42 ofthe cabinet which passes through the ga 26.':;.It will be apparent that the compartments 32 and 36 are in alignment horizontally and vertically and two such compartments are located directly above and respectively connected to the two garment holdingportions 3|] and 34 therebelow. A garment compre'ssingpanel 44 for the open face of each garment receiving compartment is hinged to its rear. wall in position to assist inclosing the. cabinet and protecting the garments.
The. cabinets are mounted. to slide into and from the chambers l8 and 20 and are preferably pivotally' mounted as illustrated. Supporting means,such as blocks 46, are suitably mounted to slide. on guides'iwithin the chambers and each cabinet is hinged .at 48 to its block so that the cabinet can :be. swung to a convenient open position' when withdrawn by means of a handle 50 attached to. its front wall 52. A coin controlled lock'.54ifof:-the nature shown in Patent No.-
1,640,605 is mounted on the front wall 52 of each cabinet and is adapted to lock the cabinet in closed position in the housing, the patron taking the key as his check. He can return at any time and open the cabinet by using the key.
It will .be understood that any convenient and suitable means can be employed for supporting the cabinets in the housing and in Fig. 3 I have illustrated a modified construction employing roller bearing guides. In this case each cabinet is hinged to a block 60 or the like supported by rollers 62 within a U-shaped frame 64 in turn sup orted by rollers 66. The rollers 62 ride in guideways in the legs Of the frame 64 and the rollers 66 ride in guideways 68 carried by the housing. The arrangement permits the'cabi-nets to be drawnfolward'I-yand pushed rearwardly to the positions indicated.
It will now be apparent that I have produoed a new and superior coin controlledgarmentchecking cabinet unit that occupies a minimumof space and provides full and ample checking facilities with maximum eiliciericyi Having thus disclosed my'in'vention, What? claim as new and desire to secure by Letters" Patent of the United States is:
1. A bank of checking cabinets for coats, hats and the like, comprisinga housing havingiiwta posed and vertically disposed chambers therein,
chamberssbeingurelatively 'deep andlfhi'g hibut of narrowwidth and' each havifrgca wideriportion. at its-top d a plurality'wofichecking: cabinets slidably disposed respectively the: chambers; each. cabinet having airelativolyrwideihat receiv ing top portion and la relatively narrow garment lioldingrportion therebelow, a coin receiving and checking lockiassociated :with. each: cabinet for; 10 ckingitin therhousing;
2. A bank of zchecking tcabinets foricoat's; :haitl and thewlike comprising :ahousing halving; j ux-tapesedi verticallyi 'dis'pfosed;rchambers rtherein, said chambersbeing 1 open at the front --'of the hous'rrr'g rand beingrelatively *deep: and ihigh. but of: narrow width? and'feac-h :having aavwi'derazpor tion at its top, axplurality of %*checking cabinets:- slidably. disposed: respectively thee chamberseach. cabinet having-ra relativelywide hatzreceiv in'g too -portion and a relatively narrow garment holding portionstherebelowa and including front: walls rec closing the: open i-front i Of 'its: housin chamber-when fully disposed: -'within.:such1:cham*-- ber; and azcoin receiflngandchecking lockiasso ciated with the front: wall "of; eachcabiniet for locking thencabinetintthe housing:
The combination? defined. in clamp 1 plus cabinet supporting means slid-ably mounted ineach 'Of *s'ald cham bersg and means :hingin'g zeaoh-z cabinet. to: its: supporting means: for swinging movementabout a vertical axis.
4. The com'bination'nefinedriniclaimfll:inrwhichI said hat receiving portion-s areidisposedkin V812: ti'cal and horizon'ta'l alignment.
'5; The combinationidefined an. claimzlin which? said cabinets are arranged i'm'sp'airsewith: the two: hat receiving portions of each pair located direct-- ly above :theltwo garment holding portions therebelow.
6'. In a bankbfphecking: c'abinetsnfor:coats; hats and the like, a housing having a. :relatively' deep; high andnarrow chambentl'iereinmopen at" itsfront end',-a vertical wall :dividing theslower" po'rtion of r the "chamber vinto two chambers sope'n i at the front of the housing; andtwo checking;
cabinets slid'ably mounted respectively 'in' said. 65-; 1,505,291
two chambersand each havinga relatively wider hat receiving compartment at its top end above side wall, the two hat compartments being disposed one above the other, and a coin receiving and checking lock associated with each cabinet for locking it in the housing.
7. The combination defined in claim 6 plus cabinet supporting means"slidabl mounted in each' ofsa-id chambers, and'mean's-hinging each cabinet to its supporting means for swinging movement about a vertical axis located adjacent taposed. side side and: slidableredgewi'sexinto: the housing; each 1-, cabinet having 1 a: relatively;
widen-cabmet ipo'rtion beyond.mnetendwofzitsnar rower: portion, the; narrowi'and' vni'derrportions: having chamberssrthereincopien :at one lateral1ace;
when thee'cabinet ishwithdrawnfromithe housing,
and: a coin: receiving 'andclnaclcing::.iockassosciated' with: each cabinet for locking; it in the housing.
10'; The combination: defined: in" cl-aim' 9. in which the I cabinets saverarranged1in pairs; one
c'abinett-of each pair. having fit'sswideri portion: locatedzvdirectlyadj acent tQIitsonarrQWer portion andithe other cabinet v having cits? wider" portion directlyadjacentto. th 'enfirst nam'edwiderzportion';
=11: checking cabinet fon coatsyhatss and .ithe like: comprising; .a. housing having: a: chamber" thereiniopen at or-retrace;thecham'ber :being:rela:--
tively deep fI'DIlILISQIid'JTOfiGXI face and relatively.
highivertically; two'zch'ecking cabinets in juxtas' is-posed in' the cabie not through & saidxopenface; v:ea'ch: cabinet having-z a-reia'tively highiiand; narrow cgarment receivingr: porti im- -nrovidecl'..1wrth::a; hatxreceiving rportioniat i posed relation and s-lida-b'l on'ei ends: of: :a Widthv spanning; both narrow partions;:ea'ch icabinetrhaving a front "wall arranged: to.- closers-aid:aopentiacez 'of thewhousingi when the" cabinet is disposed therein and having lateral: openings-accessible thereinto forplacingeand ire-=- moving .parcelsmvhen: the-cabinets areawithdrawn" from the housing; and ascoin receiving andwheck:
ing-ilo'ck associatedi-with eachicabi'net for'llocking;
it in the housing.
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