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April 29, 1952 Filed April l2, 1946 G. E. LUNDBERG DRAWER FIXTURE 3 Sheets-Sheet l April 29, 1952 G. E. LUNDBERG 2,594,571
DRAWER FIXTURE Filed April 12, 1946 5 Shees-Sheet 2 G. E. LUNDBERG April 29, 1952 DRAWER FIXTURE 3 Sheecs--SheecI 5 Filed April 12, 194e Patented Apr. 29, 1952 DRAWER FIXTUREy v Gustave E. Lundberg, (JhicagopIll.,lassignor to The Seng Company, a corporation of Illinois Application April 12, 1946, Serial No. 661,792
This invention relates to metal fixtures for a drawer of the type used in desks, filing cabinets, or the like, and more particularly to an improved structure wherein all of the drawers are antifrictionally supported on a metal framework which may be installed readily in a cabinet.
The primary object of the invention is to provide an improved antifriction mounting, wherein a metal supporting plate forms part of the side wall of the drawer, and provides space for the rollers without reducing the capacity of the drawer itself.
A further object of the invention is to provide a metal structure adapted to support various sizes of drawers at selected heights.
Another object of the invention is to provide an improved drawer, wherein part of the side walls of the drawer are of metal and part of wood, and all of the sliding contacts utilize a roller engaging a metal rail.
The invention is illustrated in a preferred embodiment in the accompanying drawings, in which- Figure 1 is an elevational view, showing how the metal fixture is installed in a desk; Fig. 2, a fragmentary elevational view, showing how the rear portion of the longitudinally extending supporting rail is secured to a rear standard in the desk; Fig. 3, a plan sectional view, taken as indicated at line 3-3 of Fig. 1; Fig. 4, a fragmentary elevational view of one of the front supporting standards; Fig. 5, a fragmentary vertical sectional view, taken as indicated at line --5 of Fig. 3; Fig. 6, a fragmentary elevational view, taken as indicated at line 6 6 of Fig. 5; Fig. 7, a fragmentary plan sectional view, taken as indicated at line 1-1 of Fig. 5; and-Fig. 8, a fragmentary plan sectional-view, taken as indicated at line `8 8 of Fig. 5.
In the embodiment illustrated, a conventional desk is shown provided with rear supporting legs 9 and front legs I0 surmounted by a top I I. Rear supporting standards I2 are in the form of angle irons having a forwardly extending leg, provided with notches I3 and having a rear leg secured to the corner post 9 of the desk by screws I4.
A pair of front standards I5 are in the form of angle irons and have a rearwardly extending leg provided with key-hole shaped slots I6 and a front leg secured to the post I0 by means of screws I'I.
Channel-like longitudinally extending rails I8 are provided at their rear ends with outwardly and downwardly struck fingers I9, which are adapted to slip into the slots I3 provided in the rear standards I2. The front ends of the rails, as best shown in Fig. 6, are provided with outwardly extending headed studs 20, which are adapted to t into the key-hole slots I6 after the rear ngers I9 have been placed in proper position. Front antifriction rollers 2I are provided with headed studs 22 which are adapted to fit into adjacent key-hole slots and be supported by the front standards I5.
Each drawer is provided with a pair of supporting plates 23, and has a downwardly extending flange 24 whose under side forms a rail to ride on one of the rollers 2l. The plate may form a part of the inner wall of the drawer and, as shown in Fig. 6, the flange 24 may be provided with an upwardly extending arm, rib or flange 25, to which a wooden top portion of the drawer may be secured. The plates are also provided at their front ends with a ange 2B which may be secured to the front wall 21 of the drawer by screws 28. As best shown in Fig. 6, the bottom portion of the plate 23 is provided with a bracket 29, adapted to receive and support the bottom 3U of the drawer. Preferably the plates 23 extend some distance in rear of the back wall 3I of the drawer and are provided with antifriction rollers 32, carried by studs 33. The rollers 32 t into the channel-like rails IB.
Itwll be seen that the front and rear supporting standards may be installed readily in the drawer compartment of a desk, and after the rails have been slipped into position, without the use of any tools, the drawers may be rolled into position. Due to the position of the rollers, the drawer may be pulled out until its rear wall 3| is even with the front of the desk, without danger of its tilting downwardly or falling out. The drawers work easily, due to the metal mounting, and there is no danger of sticking due to warping.
The foregoing detailed description is given for clearness of understanding only, and no unnecessary limitations should be understood therefrom, for some modifications will be obvious to those skilled in the art.
A metal fixture for a drawer, comprising, a plate forming part of the side wall of a drawer and having a vertical face extending longitudinally of the drawer, said plate having an cutwardly extending top 'flange whose under side forms a rail-to ride upon an inwardly extendingv supporting roller, an outwardly extending antifriction roller journalled on the rear portion of said plate to ride upon a fixed supporting rail, said plate forming the lower part of the side wall 3 of a drawer and the top ange being provided with an upwardly extending rib adapted to iit into a groove in the lower edge of a superposed wood drawer side with the inner faces of the wood side and the plate being in substantially the same 5 plane.
GUSTAVE E. LUNDBERG.
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