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Publication numberUS2597782 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateMay 20, 1952
Filing dateDec 17, 1948
Priority dateDec 17, 1948
Publication numberUS 2597782 A, US 2597782A, US-A-2597782, US2597782 A, US2597782A
InventorsFerm Ever A
Original AssigneeFerm Ever A
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Cabinet and support for containers
US 2597782 A
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May 20, 1952 E. A. FERM CABINET AND SUPPORT FOR CONTAINERS 2 SI-IEETS-SI'IEET 1 Filed Dec. 17, 1948 INVENTOR. Ever A. Farm BY W24 21% y. ATTORNEY Flgure 2 May 20, 1952 E. A. FERM CABINET AND SUPPORT FOR CONTAINERS 2 SHEETS-SHEET 2 Filed Dec. 1'7, 1948 lqur F Flq INVENTOR.

\20 Flqu r u're 5 Ever A. Perm film/z w gt m'romvsy Patented May 20, 1952 UNITED STATES ATENT OFFICE CABINET AND SUPPORT FOR CONTAINERS Ever A. Ferm, Chicago, Ill.

Application December 17, 1948, Serial No. 65,885

2 Claims.

This invention relates to storage apparatus, and more particularly to cabinets and supports for containers which are particularly adapted for the storage of odoriferous materials, such as garbage, industrial substances of various kinds, etc.

It is among the objects of the present invention to provide a cabinet and support for containers which permits ready access to the materials within the container, while at the same time providing a sanitary housing which protects against rodents, insects, etc., and exposure to the elements and to a substantial extent reduce the escape of the odors from the stored materials.

Another object is the provision of a device of the class described which is attractive in appearance, eflicient and durable in service and comparatively simple and inexpensive to manufacture and install.

The invention, then, comprises the features fully described and as particularly pointed out in the claims, the following description and annexed drawings setting forth in detail an illustrative embodiment of the invention, this being indicative of but one of a number of ways in which the principles of the invention may be employed.

In said drawings:

Figure 1 is a plan of the combined cabinet and container support of the present invention, showing the latter in extended position whereby ready access to the supported container may be had.

Figure 2 is an elevation of the showing of Figure 1.

Figure 3 is a front elevation showing the container support in its retracted position.

Figure 4 is an elevation taken from the righthand side of the showing of Figure 3.

Figures 5 and 6 are foreshortened elevations corresponding to Figures 3 and 4, respectively, but illustrating the mounting of the cabinet on a concrete slab.

Referring more particularly to the drawings, the numerals l and 2 respectively designate the top and bottom of the cabinet.

As shown most clearly in Figure 1, the top and bottom members I and 2 are substantially rectangular in plan with one corner defined by a diagonal edge of substantial length.

One side (the left side of Figures 1 and 2) and the back of the cabinet are formed by adjoining and right-angularly disposed vertically extending panels as indicated at 30!. and 3b.

A side panel 30 is disposed opposite the side panel 3a and likewise adjoins the back panel 32) and extends at right-angles to it. However, this side panel 30 is much narrower than the side panel 30., as shown. correspondingly, a front panel 3d is disposed opposite the back panel 322, adjoining the front edge of the side panel 3a and extending at right-angles with respect to it. As shown in Figures 1 and 2, the front panel 3d is much narrower than any of the other panels, including thenarrow side panel 30.

The top member I and the bottom member 2 are provided with vertically disposed and aligned short tubular members 4 and 5 respectively which are disposed in a vertical plane which extends transversely of the cabinet at the approximate center thereof; and a corresponding but much longer tubular member 6 is disposed between, and in alignment with foreshortened tubular members 4 and 5. A vertical rod 1 connects the foreshortened tubular members 4 and 5 and the intermediately disposed elongate tubular member 6; and is secured against rotation in any suitable manner. The rod 1 also acts as a brace between the upper and lower members I and. 2, which possesses no support between the panels 3c and 4d other than the door structure described below.

The door of the cabinet and container support comprises a series of angularly disposed and endwise connected horizontally extending upper framing members 8 and a series of correspondingly shaped and connected lower framing members 9. As shown in Figure 1, the component elements of the upper and lower series of horizontally extending and endwise connected framing members 8 and 9 are assembled at approximate 45 angles with respect to each other. The upper and lower series of framing members 8 and 9 are connected by panels l6 which form the body of the door or closure.

The inner and outer ends of the upper and lower series of framing members 8 and 9 are connected with vertical braces I l and !2, respectively. These braces together with the door panels I6 and the tubular member 6, which is connected to corresponding upper and lower framing members, afford sufl'lcient rigidity to support a platform or tray I3 mounted on the inner side of the door, and attached to the lower series of framin member 9 and a loaded container carried on said platform.

As shown at the bottom of Figure 2, a thrust bearing I8 is disposed between the upper end of the lower tubular member 5 and the adjacent portion of the underside of the lower series of framing members 9. The lower end of the intermediate and elongate tubular member 6 may, if desired, be extended into contact with the thrust bearing I8. In any case, the thrust bearing l8 effectively supports the door with the platform or tray l3 and its contents.

Adjustable-pedestals220 are provided; for. supporting-the cabinet in proper position. In addition, the lower series of framing members 9 of the door may be provided with a depending leg 2| at the approximate center thereof. in order to insure against overturnin when the platform or tray i3 is heavily loaded.

For convenience, a handle. maybe disposed at the upper left-hand corner of" the door.

From the foregoing, it will be perceivedgthat the elements of the cabinet, while of comparatively light and simple design-will adequately accommodate theplatform or tray [3 and the supported container X in .extended orretracted ;position. The cabinetis capable of enclosing witha minimum of waste :space acylindrical container-such asX of horizontal and. vertical dimensions substantially equal to those of the cabinet, while. the door. and platform; is. carry- .ing-the container,. can .be pivoted out, ofthey en- .closedor retracted position toan extended posi- -tion substantiallyfreeof the cabinettop i and .:in which .the contents .of the container are readily accessible. from. above.

vThe distance between the aligned tubular .members 4, 5and 6 and .the;adjacent edge of the narrow;,side panel 3c;of. the. cabinet is .substantially less than the distance between the said tubular. members and the-sinner. edge of the hingedly mounted'door, whereb the. offset por- .tion of said doonmayswing inwardly within the cabinet and overlapthe narrow side panelficto Moreover, -.the arrangement. of the. movin parts with respect 7 to the. stationary ones .issuch thateeffective vaim-tight seals may be provided, thisebeing.especially,de-

Furthermore, ..deodorizing. or. ,ster- Another. feature is that the. upper surface. of the top member I not .only, provides. a;;shelf,..but it encloses the. hinged connection-between the cabinet and the. door, regardless =of,..whether ;the

latter isin open or.retracted ,.position, thereby.

eliminating-exposure to the elements.

While .I have shown and ,-,described. certain specific embodiments .of .the, Presentv invention, it will be readily understoodqby those; skilled in the artthat I-.-do..not-.Wish to be limitedexactly thereto, since various-modifications. may bemade without departing from the scope of .the invention as defined in. the appendedclaims.

. I claim:

. 1. A' cabinet comprising parallelv and, similarly tope ng .of :substantiahwidth, ardoor; adapted to ';id. opening, said ;,door including a series of angularly disposed and endwise connected horizontally extending upper framing members 55 .sirableif. the contents of the -container,;X are .odoriferous. i-lizingmedia (such as ultra-violet -lamps); 'may '.:readily be supportedonthe underside of;the,-top .;member- I.

and a series of angularly disposed and endwise connected horizontally extending lower framing members, panels extending between the corresponding upper and lower framing members of said door, a platform mounted on the lower series oisaid framing members and extending inwardly therefrom, and a vertically disposed hinged connection extending between the top and bottom members ofsaid cabinet and'pivotally connecting said door and said members, said hin e "connection being offsetfromthe verticalcenter-line of said door and attachedto-Qthe top and-bottom members of said cabinetat'a--point between-the front edge of the narrowside-panelandthe diagonal edge-of said members, thedistance-between the front edge of saidnarrow; side panel and saidyhinge ;connection being lessthan-the distance between said-hinge: connection; and--- the Vertical edge of the --i-nwardly extending ---door section.

2. A cabinet comprising paralleland'simi-larly shaped top and "bottom members whichare-substantially rectangularin plan ;with one-corner definedby .a diagonal edge of I a-- length which is substantial but considerably i shorter than the opposite rectangular edges of said-member,--adfront and .Side panels togetherwith said top and bottom members providing between; them -a--door opening of substantial width, a doo qada-ptedto ,close saidopeni l said door including; three angularly disposed and endwise connected' hori- .zont l r. xte din .i rz e iiramins,mem e and three angularlydisposed and endwise connected horizontally. ex endin ,l we iramine mem a en l e .eem he outward ed es. of

cachbf. the.correspondin .upper andi e g mg membew-ofe i 0 1 an iorfinathemam .bcdy f saidrdoor. and. rel iye y. n rr w, s

mane-1S n in e we n th co reepondingends upper 4 lQ nimma. sa dalast-nan ed side panels disposed angularly;,inWglflAWth m t to h ma n-door aneLa Platform mounted .onth .l wers riesoisai iral'nillg memhers and extending ardl ihereinom..and,.a.verti n d sposed h Il I 1ecti0n ex end -be ,the- {'59P flndlw om members of, said, cabinetand vo a ly.connectin .saiddoorend said embers, said hin e .connect onb ins. fi et.- rQn, .,

.tical. entemline o s i door en iattec e the top..- and. .bott0m members of, aid eapinet ,at a

point between the front edge of the narrow side panel and the diagonal edge of said members, the distance between the front edge of said narrow side panel and said hinge connection being less than the distance between said hinge connection and the vertical edge of the inwardly extending door section.


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U.S. Classification312/283, 312/308, 312/238, 312/329
International ClassificationB65F1/14
Cooperative ClassificationB65F1/1442
European ClassificationB65F1/14D4B