US 2525208 A
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Oct. 10, 1950 R. CLINK 2,525,208
SECTIONAL TOOL CABINET Filed Sept. 2'7, 1946 2 Sheets-Sheet 1 INVENTOR.
By Ray (Ilink H'ffQ/INE Y R. CLINK 2 Sheets-Sheet 2 SECTIONAL TOOL CABINET Oct. 10, 1950 Filed Sept. 27, 1946 INVENTOR. BY flay Clink HffORNEY Patented Oct. 10, 1950 UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE 2,525,208 SECTIONAL TOOL CABINET Ray Clink, Sedro Wooley, Wash. Application September 27, 1946, Serial No. 699,932 1 claim. (01. 312401) This invention relates to a tool cabinet which is particularly adapted for use in garages and other places where work is done upon automobiles and the like. It is one object of the invention to provide a tool cabinet of such construction that it may be easily moved from one place to another and thus allow the cabinet to be moved to a position close to the automobile to be repaired and tools'placed within convenient reach of a workman.
Another object of the invention is to provide a tool cabinet wherein the body portion thereof has a fiat top of suflicient area to allow parts parts, and the like, used for making repairs to v an automobile. g
Another object of the invention is to provide the cabinet with a tool box carrying clips so arranged that screw drivers, wrenches, and other tools may be supported in convenient position when not in use. p
Another object of the invention is to provide the cabinet with drawers movable to opened and closed positions and adapted to be secured when closed so that they may not be opened by unauthorized persons and tools or materials kept in the drawers removed. 7 Another object of the invention is to provide a tool cabinet having a tool box of such formation that it may be removed and closed and easily carried from one 'place to another if necessary.
The invention is illustrated in the accompanying drawings wherein:
Fig. 1 is a perspective view of the improved cabinet.
Fig. 2 is a sectional view taken vertically through the forward portion of the cabinet along line Z2 of Figure 1. I
Figure 3 is a fragmentary view upon an enlarged scale along the line 3-3 of Figure 5 and illustrating the manner in which jars for holding bolts, nails, and the like are removably supported. 1 v Fig. 4 is a perspective view showing the manner in which a handle fora toolbox is secured toa post at theback of the cabinet.
Fig.5 is a verticalsectional view taken transverselythrough the cabinet along the line 5-5" The cabinet which is indicatedin general by the numeral I may be of any dimensions desired and has a flat top 2 so that the cabinet may be used as a work bench or table. Drawers 3 and l are mounted for sliding movement into and out of the cabinet to closed and Opened positions and under the drawer 4 is a space 5 open at its front so that jacks and other heavy tools may be placed in the lower portionof the cabinet upon the bottom 6 thereof when not in use. ,Bearing brackets I extend downwardly from the cabinet at the front and back thereof and carry shafts 8 upon which wheels 9 are mounted and thus allow the cabinet to be easily rolled along a floor from one place to another. The end walls H] of the cabinet carry extensions H forming pockets or chambers in which drawers [2 are slidably mounted for movement to closed and open positions, and at its rear corners the cabinet carries vertically extending posts [3 which are formed of angle metal and serve to brace and support a panel l4 formed by the upwardly projecting portion of the rear wall of the cabinet. The front and rear end Walls of the chambers H are'extended upwardly to pro vicle supports l6 for protruding ends of the top 2 and under these protruding ends of the top are mounted brackets I'I formed from metal rods. The protruding end portions of the top have openings l8 formed through them to receive and hold cylinders removed from an engine of a motor vehicle to be repaired. An elongated 7 block or holder 19 is formed with vertically extending openings or bores 20 to receive the stems of engine valves which need to be cleaned or ground, and this block is disposed at one end of the cabinet and provided With ears 2| to receive pins 22 'by means of which the ears are pivotally connected with ears of a bracket 23 secured against and projecting transversely from the post at the said end of the cabinet. Feet '24 extenddownwardly from front and rear ends of the block transversely thereof so that when the pins 22 are removed and the block carried to a room in which the valves are to be ground, "cleaned, or otherwise repaired the block may be set upon a work bench and supported by the feet. I
In order to allow the drawers 3 and 4 to be secured in closed position there has been provided a metal rod 25 which extends longitudinally of the cabinet and is rotatably mounted through openings in end walls I0, one end portion of the rod being bent to form a transversely extending handle 26 by means of which the rod is turned to swing itscrimped portions or arms 21 from the depending position shown in full linesdn Figure 2 to a raised position in which they extend horizontally, as indicated by dotted lines in this figure. At its free end the handle is bent to form a U-shaped eye or hand held 28 of such size that 3 when the handle is in the depending position shown it may pass through a, slotted leaf 29 of the hasp 29. A padlock 30 may then be passed through the eye 28 and the handle will be securely held stationary. The arms 21 will thus be retained in the depending position and since they overlap the rear or inner end walls of the drawers 3 it will be impossible for an unauthorized person to draw the drawers outwardly to an opened position. A resilient clip 3| is provided to hold the handle raised. Midway its length the rod 25 is bent or crimped to form a crank 32 about which is loosely engaged an eye 33 formed at the upper end of a pin 34. This pin extends downwardly from the crank between the drawers 3 with its lower end portion slidably passin through an opening formed through a rail 35 mounted longitudinally of the cabinet against the rear wall l thereof. When the handle is swung downwardly to turn the rod and swing the crank downwardly the lower end of the pin moves downwardly into overlapping engagement with the rear wall of the drawer 4 to secure the drawer closed, as shown in Figure 2, but when the crank is swung upwardly to the horizontal position shown in Figure 5 and the pin drawn upwardly with it the lower end of the pin will be above the drawer 4 and this drawer may be slid forwardly and outwardly to the opened position.
In order to carry a supply of screw drivers, wrenches, and other small tools there has been provided a tool box mounted at the rear of the cabinet in upright position against the panel l4. This tool box consists of companion sections 31 connected with each other by hinges so that they may be swung from a closed position to an opened position in which they will be disposed in side by side relation to each other and will extend for substantially the full length Of the top of the cabinet along the rear edge thereof. The opened tool box fits between the corner posts 13 and its sections carry pivoted anchoring members 33 which are U-shaped and formed from stifi metal rods and have their upper and lower arms bent at their ends to form pintles 39 engaged through bearing brackets 40 carried by the box sections. When the anchoring members are swung to the extended position shown in Figures 1 and 4 they engage about the posts and hooks 4| carried by the posts may then be moved into position'to engage upper arms of the anchoring members and hold the opened box in place against the panel l4. Fastener members consisting of a hasp 42 and staple 43 are provided so that when the box sections are closed a padlock may be applied to secure the box closed. Handles 44 are pivoted to upper ends of the box sections so that when the tool box is removed from the cabinet and closed it may be conveniently carried from one place to another for use. Strips of resilient metal which are bent to form series of clips 45 are secured at their ends to rear walls of the box sections by bolts 46 which also pass through backing strips 4'! to which the clips are held by loops 48, and from an inspection of Figure 6 it will be seen that when screw drivers, wrenches, and similar tools are thrust into place between the clips they will be gripped and firmly held until removed for use. One box section has secured to its rear wall a metal strip 49 having portions bent to form downwardly tapered sockets 50 through which pliers may be thrust to hold the pliers in the box section when not in use. Drawers 5| for holding small tools, replacement parts, and the like are slidably mounted under panels or shelves 52 and 4 in order to permit these drawers to be easily drawn outwardly to an opened position the shelves are formed with finger-receiving openings 53. Glass jars 54 are provided for holding screws and bolts of various sizes; and these jars have their threaded metal tops or covers 55 mounted against under faces of upper ends of the box sections. 'By unscrewing the jars from the covers and placing them upon the top of the cabinet screws or bolts in the jars may be removed for use and the jars then again screwed into engagement with the covers.
A cabinet and companion tool box of the improved construction will be very useful in garages, service stations, machine shops and the like since the cabinet may be rolled along the floor to a position close to an automobile or machine to be repaired and the tool box removed from the cabinet and closed and conveniently carried from one place to another. Since the tool box may be closed and locked and the drawers 3 and 4 of the cabinet secured in closed position they may be securely held against unauthorized opening and removal of tools and other articles from them.
Having thus described the invention, what is claimed is:
A device of the character described comprising a cabinet having a flat top and a panel projecting upwardly along the rear edge of the top, posts extending upwardly from the rear edge of the top at ends of said panel, a tool box formed of sections having side walls hinged to each other and thereby mounted for pivotal movement from a closed position to an opened position in which the sections are in side by side relation to each other and the hingedly connected side walls of the sections are in face to face engagement with each other, the opened tool box resting upright upon the top of the cabinet and being disposed between the posts and flat against the panel with its upper portion projecting upwardly above the panel, anchors carried by said sections and movable from a retracted position back of the opened sections to an extended position in which they project outwardly from the outer side walls of the said sectionsfsaidanchors' having portions bent forwardly and being in position for engaging about portions of the posts above the panel, and hooks carried by said posts for engaging across the forwardly projecting portions of the anchors and releasably securing the anchors in engagement with the posts.
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