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Publication numberUS2610761 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateSep 16, 1952
Filing dateJan 21, 1949
Priority dateJan 21, 1949
Publication numberUS 2610761 A, US 2610761A, US-A-2610761, US2610761 A, US2610761A
InventorsWilfred Fleming
Original AssigneeWilfred Fleming
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Plumber's utility chest and pipe bench
US 2610761 A
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Patented Sept. 16, 1952 OFFICE PLUMBERS UTILITY CHEST AND PIPE BENC Wilfred Fleming, Pontiac, Mich. Application January 21, 1949, Serial No. 71.779

1 Claim. (01. 22032) 1 I g This invention relates to a plumbers utility chest and pipe bench and more particularly to a plumbers chest which is formed for use as a pipe bench in an open and supported position.

It is an object of this invention to provide a chest of the kind to be more particularly described hereinafter having tubular guide members secured in the corners thereof within which supporting legs of pipes may be slidably engaged for supporting the chest in the manner of a bench.

Another object of this invention is to provide a chest of this kind having supporting standards readily removable and engageable with the tool box and means carried by the tool box and closure for supporting Vises or other plumbing tools.

Still another object of this invention is to provide a plumbers chest having swingable and removable means carried by the box for rigidly supporting the closure in a horizontal open position.

With the above and other objects in view, my invention consists in the arrangement, combination and details of construction disclosed in the drawings and specification, andthen more particularly pointed out in the appended claim. I

In the drawings:

Figure 1 is a top plan view of a tool bench and chest constructed according to an embodiment of my invention.

Figure 2 is a side elevation thereof.

Figure 3 is a fragmentary detail section taken on the line 3-3 of Figure 1.

Figure 4 is a fragmentary detail section taken on v the line 4-4 of Figure 1.

Figure 5 is an end elevation.

Figure 6 is a transverse section taken on the line 8-45 of Figure 2.

Figure 7 is a fragmentary detail section, partly broken away, taken on the line 1-1 of Figure 1.

Figure 8 is a fragmentary detail section, partly broken away, taken on the line 8-8 of Figure 2.

Figure 9 is a fragmentary section taken on the line 99 of Figure 8.

Figure 10 is a perspective view of the chest in the closed position.

Referring to the drawings, the numeral l5 designates generally a plumbers utility chest and pipe bench constructed according to an embodiment of my invention. The chest and pipe bench I5 is formed of a receptacle 16 having a hinged closure ll mounted on the upper open end there- 01". Supporting legs I8, which may be formed of lengths of pipe or the like, engaged through the bottom of the receptacle l3 for supporting the receptacle in the manner of a pipe bench.

The receptacle I6 is formed with longitudinal side walls l9 and end walls 20. A bottom wall 21 is fixed on the lower end of the side-and end walls to provide a bottom for the chest, and the bottom wall 2| is formed with an opening 22 in each of the corners of the chest, The bottom wall 2| and side walls l9 are connected to ether and to the end walls 20 by suitable angle braces 2 Socket members 25 are fixed within the receptacle or chest is for supporting the legs [8. The socket members 25 are formed with an elongated tubular socket 26 open at the bottom end thereof and having a top wall 21. The top wall 21 closes the upper end of the socket or sleeve 26, and provides an abutment for the upper end of the pipes l8 when they are engaged through the openings '22 and within the socket 28 for supporting thechest I 6. A plate 28 is fixed to one side of the sleeve 26 and is formed'with a right angularly related flange 29 on the end thereof. The flange 29 is adapted to be secured to the side walls IQ of the receptacle l6 for securing the'socket member 26 withinthe box.

An inwardly extending horizontal wall .30 is carried by the side walls [9 and one end wall 20, at one end of the box "5. The horizontal supporting wall 30 is secured within the receptacle "5 by angle braces 3| which are fixed to the side walls [9 and have one arm extending inwardly for supporting the lower side of the plate 39. The top surface of the plate 30 'is in substantial planar alignment with the upper ends of the side walls l9 and one end wall 20. The plate 30 is formed with openings 32 therein through which bolts may be extended for securing a vise, 34, noted in dotted lines in Figures 2 and 5 of the drawings. The vise is removably supported on the plate 30 and extends upwardly from the upper end. of the chest 16 when the closure i! is in the open position, and the vise 34 may be removed from the plate 36 to be contained within the receptacle 16 while moving the chest from one place to another.

The closure I7 is formed with a horizontal top wall 35 having a depending flange 36 about the periphery thereof. In the normal closed position of the closure I1, the lower edge of the flanges 36 will abut the upper end of the walls !9 and 20, so that the horizontal top plate will be in horizontal position and spaced slightly upwardly from the upper end of the chest It. In the open position of the closure H, the flanges 3 36 will extend upwardly from the horizontal plate 35 to provide a sort of tray, on which the portable tools used by the plumber may be supported. Hinges 31 swingably support the closure I! on one side wall of the chest [6. One leaf of the hinge 31 is fixed to the flange 36 of the closure l1, and the other leaf of the hinge 31 is fixed to the upper edge of one of the side walls l9.

Pairs of vertically aligned bearing brackets 38 are carried by the side wall 19 on which the hinges 31 are supported. The bearing brackets 38 are longitudinally spaced apart on the wall l9 and open at the upper and lower ends'there of. An L-shaped supporting member 39 is removably and swingably supported within the bearing brackets 38 for supporting the closure I! in its opened position. The closure supporting members 39 include a vertical arm 40 rotatable in the bearing brackets 38 and slidable therefrom, A horizontal arm 4l fixed to or formedintegral with the upper end of the vertical arm 40 is swingable to an outwardly ex tending position relative to thechest l6, and abuts the top surfaceot the top wall 35 in its inverted position when the closure i'l is opened from the receptacle I6. When the closure I1 is in its closed position relative to the chest IG the supporting members 3 9 may be removed from the bearing brackets 38 and disposed within the chest. A hasp 42 is carried by the other edge of the closure I1 and engages a loop 44 fixed on the other sidewall 19 The hasp, engageable withthe loop 44, provides means forengagement of a lock for securing the box [6 in a closed and locked position, In the use ofthe utility chest and pipe bench I5, supporting tubularglegs or pipes l8 will be initially engaged through the openings 22 in the bottom wall 2| of thereceptacle lfi until the upper end ofuthe legs [8 abuts the lower surface of the wall fl on each of the cylindrical sockets 26. The legs l8 at one end of the chest I6 may be disposed in a substantially vertical relation to the end. walls 20, while the legs at the other end of the chest may be disposed at a greater angle relative .to the vertical plane of the end walls, to, provide a more 'substantialsupport for the tool box I 6 and articles supported within the 4 vise 34, while these articles, as lengths of pipe, are being worked upon by the plumber. While the inverted closure will provide a supporting tray for tools being used by the plumber, an additional tray as 45 may be formed within the receptacle. The tray 45 will include a horizontal wall 46 fixed between the side walls I9, and engaging one of the end walls 20 below the upper end. A vertically extending w'all,41,is fixed on the free end of the horizontal wall 48 for completing the tray 45 within the receptacle [6. Handles 48 are fixed to or carried by the end walls 20 to provide means for carrying the utility chest and pipe bench in its closed position, with the supporting legs I 8 removed.

A tool bench and chest comprising a rectangular receptacle open at the top, a closure for said receptacle, a depending peripheral flange on said closure engageable with the upper edge of said receptacle, a r qih ese ser ie -bi 5 hed and one wall or said receptacle, hi'rigedly sup porting said closurefor swinging to an inverted. horizontal o en bsit n., a rs qib ay i 9m??- ets fixed on "said one wall, the brackets of each pair being ve ti P3??? 9 5 f i 1y aligned apertures therethrough inverted} shaped closure supportingarms, onejeg of each supporting arm vbeing slidably 'andswin'gably engageable in said vertically aligned apertures!!! said brackets for supporting theclosure in said inverted, horizontal open positiorr, an inwardly extending horizontal plate in said receptacle at each end thereof. up, w m


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U.S. Classification220/831, 312/351.3, 312/328, 206/216, 144/285, 217/61, 217/60.00R
International ClassificationB25H1/00, B25H3/02, B25H1/10, B25H3/00, B25H1/12, B25H1/04
Cooperative ClassificationB25H1/10, B25H1/04, B25H3/02, B25H1/12
European ClassificationB25H1/10, B25H1/12, B25H1/04, B25H3/02