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Publication numberUS2661995 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateDec 8, 1953
Filing dateAug 15, 1949
Priority dateFeb 23, 1945
Publication numberUS 2661995 A, US 2661995A, US-A-2661995, US2661995 A, US2661995A
InventorsKnuth Harvey G
Original AssigneeLyon Metal Products Inc
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Filler structure for kitchen cabinets
US 2661995 A
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Dec. 8, 1953 H. G. KNU TH' FILLER STRUCTURE FOR KITCHEN CABINETS Original Filed Feb. 23, 1945 Patented Dec. 8, 1953 "mLLEnsTRUoTURE-FoR KITCHEN i CABINETS Harvey G. Knuth, Elgin, 111., assignor to Lyon Metal Products, Incorporated, Aurora, 111., a corporation of Illinois Original. application February 23, 1945, Serial No.

Divided and this application August 15, 1949, Serial No. 110,375'

4 Claims.

This invention relates to filler structures for kitchen cabinet constructions.

The present application is a division of my application Serial No. 579,457, filed February 23, 1945.

An object of the invention resides in providing a kitchen cabinet which may be built up of two or more juxtaposed basal cabinet sections and separately completed top sections asseniblable end to end, and wherein an end scriber plate may be utilized to cover a void between adjacent cabinet walls where the space is not an exact multiple of the width of the particular cabinets used for the installation.

Other and further objects of the invention will be apparent from a perusal of the following specification when taken in connection with the accompanying drawings, wherein:

Figure l is a perspective View showing the use of a filler;

Figure 2 is a perspective view of the filler members; and

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

The present invention permits the factory production and installation of standard cabinet sections to provide a finished cabinet installation of any desired width and length and provides a filler structure whereby hideous joints, which collect moisture and dirt between sections, are eliminated.

Fig. 1 discloses a cabinet installation where in return lines of cabinets forming a U-shaped arrangement, the two confronting cabinets I25 do not contact. That is, there is a space left between the two and it thereupon becomes necessary to fill in this space by the construction shown in Figs. 2 and 3.

In this type of cabinet I utilize the scriber plates I3ll and 35 shown in Figure 2 which in- I clude the basal foot portion I 33 corresponding to the basal portion of the cabinet and having the upstanding right angled flanges I34 and #35 of desired length. This foot 33 has a basal rearwardly extending flange 233a and likewise wall of cabinet I24. This construction is illustrated particularly in Figure 3 wherein the scriber plate I353 adjustably cooperates with the spaced flanges I it and 42 of the scriber plate IN. The flanges Hit and I42 of the scriber plate i3! are sufficiently spaced apart and are constructed by welding a right angled piece I43 as at Mt so that the flange I35 of the scriber plate I3 will slide relatively thereto to adjust the spacing between the two cabinets or between a wall and a cabinet, as shown in the parent application, Serial No. 579,457. As shown in Figures 2 and 3, the single flange of the scriber plate I3I is provided with vertically spaced fastener openings I3|a to receive fasteners I3|b to connect said plate to the adjacent side wall of the spaced cabinet I24, see Figure 2. In the construction shown in Figures 2 and 3 the flange I35 is in general cut down to fit the space to be filled and then the cut edge will be positioned between the opposed flanges me and I 32. The

ends of the flanges I M and M2 are preferably given a finish; whereas the free edge Iiil may be left unfinished. In both of these uses of these filler parts, an elongated top is preferably selected or out which will extend across and cover both of the adjacent cabinets. as disclosed in said parent application.

When the filler pieces are to be used to cover the distance between the cabinet I24 and the room wall as shown in the parent application, the angular filler piece I30 has its flange I34 merely abutting the wall.

Obviously the invention is not limited to the specific details of construction disclosed herein but is capable of other modifications and changes without departing from the spirit and scope of the appended claims.

Having thus described my invention, what I claim as new and desire to secure by Letters Patent is:

1. Interfitting scriber plates comprising a first scriber plate having a vertical basal wall and a horizontal forwardly extending overhanging wall terminating forwardly in an upwardly extending vertical front flange lying parallel to said vertical basal wall, said vertical flange hava laterally, normally extending integral flange formed with vertically spaced openings, said horzontal overhanging fiange being of less width than the width of said basal vertical wall, and a second scriber plate of substantially the length as said upwardly extending vertical flange of said first scriber plate, said second scriber plate having a first flange formed with spaced, vertically extending fastener openings, and a pair of spaced, parallel, relatively short flanges extending normally from the front vertical edge of said first flange to receive slidingly the vertical front flange of said first scriber plate.

2. A filler structure for filling gaps between spaced apart wall portions in cabinet installations comprising a first scriber plate having a vertical basal wall and a horizontal forwardly extending overhanging wall, an upwardly extending vertical front flange formed on the forward edge of said overhanging wall and lying parallel to said vertical basal wall, and a second scriber plate of substantially the length of said upwardly extending vertical fiange of said first.

scriber plate, said second scriber plate having a pair of spaced parallel relatively short flanges extending in a direction parallel to the vertical flange of said first scriber plate to receive slidingly the vertical front flange of said first scriber 1 plate.

References Cited in the file of this patent UNITED STATES PATENTS Number Name Date 747,145 Crane Dec. 15, 1933 887,168 Will May 12, 1908 1,514,992 Schmita Nov. 11, 192-: 1,664,465 Purchas Apr. 3, 1928 2,143,039 Stoddard Jan. 10, 1939 2,218,360 Schuster Oct. 15, 1940 2,489,493 Kuenzie Nov. 29, 1949 OTHER REFERENCES Sweets Catalogue File, Architectural, 1942, published by Sweets Catalog Service, New York, Sec. 28--l0, page 9, and Sec. lid-21, page 4.

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US3950049 *Dec 23, 1974Apr 13, 1976Drass Patrick ECabinet mounting structure
US7950199May 31, 2011Viking Range CorporationAdjustable cabinet fillers
US7958691 *May 19, 2008Jun 14, 2011Viking Range CorporationAdjustable cabinet fillers
US20090272044 *May 19, 2009Nov 5, 2009Newhouse Thomas JAdjustable Cabinet Fillers
U.S. Classification312/111
International ClassificationA47B77/02
Cooperative ClassificationA47B77/022
European ClassificationA47B77/02B