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Publication numberUS2646329 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateJul 21, 1953
Filing dateNov 12, 1947
Priority dateNov 12, 1947
Publication numberUS 2646329 A, US 2646329A, US-A-2646329, US2646329 A, US2646329A
InventorsWilhide Glenn C
Original AssigneeBlack & Decker Mfg Co
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Valve shop cabinet
US 2646329 A
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Glam cfwfim I UNITED STAT Patented July 21, 1953 j I f 2,646,329 LVALVE SHOP CABINET Glenn C. Wil hide, Towson, Md., assignor to The 7 Black and Decker Manufacturing Company, a

corporation of Maryland 1 I Application November 12, 1947, Serial No. 785,466

cabinet door. s

Figure. 11 is a rear view of the cabinet; similar 6 Claims. (01. 312-310) This invention relates to a cabinet in which are mounted various tools for servicing valves of automotiveengines.

In the cabinet. of the invention a decorative rim. is around the top and the rim itself is condoor.

hereof and in which: 3

net.

moved.

to and a continuation to the rear of FigurelO; 1

Figure 12 is a side elevational view of the drawer. 1 Figure 13 is a fragmentary side sectional view of the cabinet with the door closed.

Figure 14 is a horizonta1 sectional view show- 7 ing the drawer and door slides. V

Figure 15 is an end view of the drawer and overhead door which may be raised and pushed door slides. horizontally back into the cabinet and it has In the drawings similar numerals refer to likewise a sliding drawer for containing other similarparts throughout the several views: tools andthese various smaller tools have con- The cabinet I has therein a. drawer 2 and asiderable value, so the cabinet must be looked panel door 3 and the cabinet has resting thefreon occasion. In the construction of theinstant on, shown in dotted lines in Figure l, a val've reinvention this drawer contains a lock and when facer A light stand 5 is mounted on a bracket" the cabinet door is closed and the drawer like- 6 on the back of the cabinet and the stand h'asj wise closed, locking the drawer will also look the T thereon a, light T to illuminate the work on' the The drawer is mounted to slide on rollers refacer 4. J which run on ways adjacent the sliding door, Around the top ofth'e. cabinet is a band "8 which ways in turn serve as ways for the door. which islongitudinally folded upon itselfi-i'm' The cabinet is preferably mounted on rollers wardly, forming a wall Sand the inner edgeiof and is equipped with a-light'and sockets protheband is bent inwardly at right anglesjto viding electrical connections for tools, so that form a'flange It. This band is one continuous those in the cabinet may be operated wherever member around the periphery of the top of.;the i the cabinet-is and so that the cabinet-may be' cabinet and it is weldedto the top of the'cabinet placed next to a motor to beserviced and they as at ll; The vertical portion 9 Oftlleflbfilld; tools in the cabinet and on it will bein'a 'con- 6 rests upon the wall of the cabinet. as shown at venient location for such motor servicing. !2 so that the weight 'on the cabinet top .rests:

Other objects and advantages of the inventiondirectly. upon the top of the wall of the cabinet; will be apparent from the following description I. A. metal top 13 rests'uponthe flangeillrand and the accompanying: drawings forming a part 30 is-Welded thereto as at- 14. A composition-Wop; 6 I5 is then" placed over-this metal top Band to Figure 1 is a front perspective view of the cabithe, top comprised of members I3 and i5"- the 1 R v valve-refacer 4 may be bolted. A reinforcing Eigure 2 is a rear elevational View .of the cabstrip It may be welded to the under side 'of'the'; q I metal top l3, as shown in Figure 7. 1 Figur 3 is 'a fragmentary vertical sectional ;At the lower edge thejcabinet is reinforced iew. showing the electrical-sockets. by arcs and angles H and i8 respectively and, to Figure 4 is a front elevational view of the cabithese arcs and angles roller sockets [9' are welded t, ith the panel door open, 'f I and inthese roller sockets the stems of rollers Figure 5 is a diagrammatic horizontal sec- 9 20 are inserted. Bars 2| extend from the front. tional view substantiallyon line 5-5 of Figure 4. I to the back'of the cabinet and are welded to the Figure 6 is a top plan view of the drawer reinturnecl edges 22 of the front of the cabinet and.

s v 1 to-fthe sides 23 of the rear inset portion 24 of the? Figure 7 is a top plan view of the top of the cabinetcabinet with certain portions broken away. The lower edge of the barll'is bent inwardly Figure 8 is a fragmentary horizontal sectional as at 25 to form a flange on which the pa or: view showing the wheel mountings. 3 slides. This door as shown is made of one sheet Figure 9 is a fragmentary perspective sec-- of metal folded at its edges at right anglesto; tional view of the construction of the top of form edges 26 for the door which at the top and.v the cabinet, and of the rim therearound. bottom'are again bent to form inner flanges 21, Figure 10 is a fragmentary verticalsectional at the top and bottom and hand hole 28 is pressed view showing the interaction of the drawer and V in the face of the door with theupper edge bein cut for the insertion of the fingers for moving the door; On the outer-edge of-- flange 25 the shank-' 3 29 of hook 30 is welded. The outer free edge 30 of the hook is more narrow than the shank 29, as shown in Figure 15, to allow for the entrance of the edge of the door between it and the edges 22 and the hook is directed upwardly and to the rear of the cabinet. The upper rim or flange 21 of the door is placed over two similar opposed hooks on the opposed sides of the door opening of the cabinet to thereby support the door. This flange 21 with the upper edge of the door 25 forms a coacting hook with the hooks 3H and together they form a hinge for the door to allow it to be swung downwardly closed and when the door is raised horizontally it pivots upon the free ends of the hooks and then it may be slid horizontally back into the cabinet on the flanges 25. It will be noted that the are made between the end of the hook 3B and its forewardmost circumference is almost equal to the distance between the front of the door 3 and the rear flange 21 to allow very little play between these parts and the hook. After the door is placed on the hooks 39, stops 3! are screwed into the sides 22 of the door opening, and these are so placed as to limit the upward movement of the door, when opened or closed and prevent its removal from the hooks 30. The stops are so placed, however, as to allow sufficient vertical movement to the door, when vertical, for the holes 32 in bottom edge 26 of the door to slide over the pins 33 extending upwardly in the fioor 34 of the cabinet. To this floor and the inturned edges 22 a stop 35 is affixed to limit the inward swinging of the door 3.

To the bars 2| inwardly opening channels 35 are welded. At the forward end this channel is open at the top as shown at 3? and likewise at the forward end, forward in this opening, .a roller 38 is mounted on spindle 39 riveted through the channel and bar 2 I as shown at 40.

The drawer 2 has riveted on its bottom 4! angles 42 which ride on rollers 38. Projecting downwardly from the rear of the bottom 4| of thedrawers, and welded thereto are brackets 43 having rollers 44 mounted on spindles 45 riveted through'bracket 43 as shown at 46. These rollers 44 are introduced into channels 36, by tilting the drawer on its introduction, through openings 31 in those channels and then the drawer is brought to a horizontal position and'pushed back into the cabinet, the rear end riding on rollers 44 and the forward end riding on rollers 38. At the front, angles 42 end so that they roll from the tops of rollers 38, just when the drawer closes, to thereby make the drawer fall slightly when all the way closed.

The front of the drawer 3 projects considerably below the bottom 4| of the drawer as shown in Figures 10 and 12. The lower portion of the drawer contacts the stops 3!, when the drawer is closed, as well as the back of the drawer contacting the back of the cabinet. The bottom of the front of the drawer likewise contacts the top edge 26 of the door 3 when the door is closed, in the lowermost vertical position and when the drawer is closed, it maintains the door in this position, so that the door can not be raised and opened. This structure makes it possible to lock the cabinet by means of a single lock 4! on the drawer. It will be noted that the lower flange of the channel 36 likewise serves as the upper guide or flange for the door 3 when itis slid back into the cabinet. The drawer 2 has pressed out handles 48 to pull it out.

Tool racks 49 are welded to the sides of the cabinet. The rear cabinet recess portion 24 has therein a hook 50 on which a cord 5| may be hung when the cabinet is not in use and this cord forms an electrical extension, the end of which may be plugged into a garage current source and the outlets 52 may then be used for the light 1 and such tools as it may be desirable to operate may be plugged into the remaining sockets for the source of current.

The operation and advantages of the various elements of the new cabinet will be apparent from the above detailed description. It will likewise'be apparent that various modifications may be made in the detailed structure of the various parts without departing from the invention.

What is claimed as new and is desired to be secured by Letters Patent is:

1. In a cabinet, an outwardly swinging and inwardly sliding panel door constituting a vertical outer wall of the cabinet, the cabinet having thereon opposed horizontally extending flanges adjacent one edge of the door when closed forming a runway for the door, interengaging open looped hooks on the forward ends of said flanges and the adjacent said one edge of the door forming a hinge structure for the door to retain the door in the cabinet at all times, the hooks on the flanges having free ends directed inwardly and away from the door, substantially the distance of the'width of the door books, the free ends of the flange hooks interlocking with the door hooks closely when the door is closed, and limiting horizontal movement of the door at the hinge edge, said door being bodily slidable into the cabinet on said opposed flanges upon opening and vertically on said interengaging hooks when closed, and stops in said cabinet, spaced from said hooks on the flanges, and spaced from the door when closed, to prevent the removal of the door from the hooks on the cabinet, and fixedly positioned interlocking means on the cabinet and on the door adjacent the edge opposite the books on the door, said stops being spaced from the nearest part of the interlocking means on the cabinet at distance at least equal to the dimension of the door when extended therebetween, whereby bodily sliding movement of the door first from, then toward the interlocking means on the cabinet engages said interlocking means to retain the door closed.

2. In a cabinet, an outwardly swinging and inwardly sliding panel door constituting a vertical outer wall of the cabinet, the cabinet having therein opposed horizontally extending flanges adjacent one edge of the door when closed forming a runway for the door, interengaging open looped hooks on the forward ends of said flanges and the adjacent side one edge of the door forming a hinge structure for the door to retain the door in the cabinet at all times, the hooks on the flanges having free ends directed inwardly and away from the door substantially the distance of the width of the door hooks, the free ends of the cabinet hooks interlocking with the door hooks closely when the door closed, and limiting horizontal movement of the door at the hinge edge, said door being bodily slidable into the cabinet on said opposed flanges upon opening and vertically on said interengaging hooks when closed, and stops in said cabinet, spaced from said hooks on the flanges, and spaced from the door when closed, to prevent the removal of the door from the hooks on the cabinet, and fixedly positioned interlocking means on the cabinet and on the door adjacent the edge opposite the hooks on ,the door, said stops being spaced from the nearest part of the interlocking means on the cabinet a distance at least equal to the dimension. of the door when extended therebetween, whereby bodily sliding movement of the door first from, then toward the interlocking means on the cabinet engages said interlocking means to retain the door closed, and means mounted in said cabinet, slidable at right angles to the direction of said bodily movement of the door, to contact the door, to prevent the bodily sliding movement of the door when closed, said sliding means being inoperative to retain the door from movement when slid from the closed door.

3. In a cabinet, a drawer slidable into said cabinet, an'outwardly swinging and inwardly sliding panel door constituting a vertical outer wall of the cabinet, the cabinet having therein opposed horizontally extending flanges adjacent one edge of the door when closed forming a runway for the door, interengaging hooks on the forward ends of said flanges and the adjacent said one edge of the door forming a hinge structure for the door to retain the door in the cabinet at all times, said door'being bodily slidable into the cabinet on said opposed flanges upon swinging outwardly open and vertically on said interengaging hooks when closed, stops in said cabinet spaced from said hooks on the flanges, and spaced from the door when closed, to prevent the removal of the door from the books on the cabinet, and fixedly positioned interlocking means on the cabinet and on the door adjacent the edge opposite the hooks on the door, said stops being spaced from the nearest part of the interlocking means on the cabinet a distance at least equal to the dimension of the door when extended therebetween, whereby bodily sliding movement of the door first from, then toward the interlocking means on the cabinet engages said interlocking means to retain the door closed, said, drawer having means thereon contacting the door when closed and preventing bodily movement of the door when the interlocking means are engaged, and when the drawer is open said means on the drawer being inoperative to retain the forward ends of said flanges and the' upper edge of the door when closed forming a hinge structure for the door, to retain the door in the cabinet at all times, said door being bodily slidable into the cabinet on said opposed flanges upon swinging outwardly open and vertically on said interengaging hooks when closed, stops in said drawer having means thereon contacting the door when closed and preventing bodily movement of the door when the interlocking means are engaged, and when the drawer is open said means being inoperative to retain the door from movement.

5. In a cabinet, a drawer slidable into said cabinet having a front panel projecting below the bottom of the drawer, a swinging sliding panel door below said drawer constituting with said front panel, a substantially continuous part of an outer Wall of the cabinet, ways for said door on which the door may slide into the cabinet, interengaging hooks atthe forward endsof said ways and on the adjacent edge of the door forming a hinge structure for the door to retain the door in the cabinet at all times, said door'being bodily slidable into the cabinet on the ways upon swinging open on said hooks, vertically extending interlocking means on said cabi net and on the door, adjacent the edge opposite the hooks, the door being vertically movable on vent vertical movement of the door, said inter cabinet, spaced from said hooks on the flanges,

locking means preventing hinging movement of said door and said drawer front panel inclosed position preventing disengagement of said interlocking means. y

-6. In a cabinet having a horizontally sliding member thereon and an outwardly swinging and inwardly sliding vertical panel door constituting one of the outer walls of the cabinet, the door being vertically bodily movable when in substantially closed position, ways for said door in said cabinet adjacent one edge of the door when closed and on which the door may slide into the cabinet, open looped hinge means at the outer ends of said ways and on the adjacent said one edge of said door interengaging to retain the door in the-cabinet in position for outwardly swinging and vertical movement and releasing upon the sliding of the door'on the ways, fixedly positioned interlocking means on said cabinet and on the door, adjacentthe door edge opposite the V GLENN o. ,W'ILHIDE.

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FOREIGN PATENTS Number Country Date 189,530 Switzerland June 1, 1937

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Classifications
U.S. Classification312/310, 312/222, 312/334.15, 312/323
International ClassificationB25H1/00, B25H1/12
Cooperative ClassificationB25H1/12
European ClassificationB25H1/12