|Publication number||US3220791 A|
|Publication date||Nov 30, 1965|
|Filing date||Feb 10, 1964|
|Priority date||Feb 10, 1964|
|Publication number||US 3220791 A, US 3220791A, US-A-3220791, US3220791 A, US3220791A|
|Inventors||Henningsen Raymond W, Pokryfke John A|
|Original Assignee||W D Allen Mfg Co|
|Export Citation||BiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan|
|Patent Citations (5), Referenced by (18), Classifications (12)|
|External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet|
NOV. 30, 1965 J. A. POKRYFKE ETAL 3,220,791
FIRE EXTINGUISHER CABINET Filed Feb. 10, 1964 INVENTORS:
FIG 8 RAYMOND w. HENNINGSEN JOHN A. POKRYFKE ATT'YS United States Patent 3,220,791 FIRE EXTINGUISHER CABINET John A. Pokryfke, Villa Park, and Raymond W. Henningsen, Lincolnwood, 111., assignors to W. D. Allen Manufacturing Co., Chicago, 11]., a corporation of Illinois Filed Feb. 10, 1964, Ser. No. 343,759 Claims. (Cl. 312-242) This invention relates in general to a fire extinguisher cabinet of the type to be mounted in hallways of public buildings for storage of fire extinguishers or the like useful for emergency situations, and more particularly to an improved fire extinguisher cabinet adapted to be mounted in a wall opening or recess, although other uses and purposes may be apparent to one skilled in the art.
Heretofore, many different types of fire extinguisher cabinets have been developed for mounting in wall openings or recesses, but all have been relatively complex in structure, limited as to flexibility for handling different installations, expensive to construct, and have required constant and costly maintenance attention.
It is therefore an object of the present invention to obviate the above named difficulties and provide an improved fire extinguisher cabinet that is relatively simple and easy to construct and inexpensive to manufacture.
Another object of this invention resides in the provision of a fire extinguisher cabinet that may be quickly and easily opened to provide access thereinto so that it may be easily and efiiciently manipulated by any person.
A further object of the present invention is in the provision of a fire extinguisher cabinet that may be adjusted at the area of installation quickly and easily to adapt it for mounting in a wall opening or recess of varying depth.
Another object of this invention resides in the provision of a fire extinguisher cabinet that merely comprises a mounting frame to be received in a wall opening or recess and a semi-circular container pivotally mounted in the frame that serves to contain and mount a fire extinguisher and to function as a closure for the mounting frame.
Other objects, features and advantages of the invention will be apparent from the following detailed disclosure, taken in conjunction with the accompanying sheet of drawings, wherein like reference numerals refer to like parts, in which:
FIG. 1 is a perspective view of the fire extinguisher cabinet of the present invention as mounted in a wall and illustrating the cabinet in closed position;
FIG. 2 is a view similar to FIG. 1, but illustrating the cabinet in open position;
FIG. 3 is a vertical sectional view taken substantially along line 3-3 of FIG. 1;
FIG. 4 is a transverse sectional view taken substantially along line 4-4 of FIG. 3;
FIG. 5 is a transverse sectional view similar to FIG. 4, but illustrating the manner of adjusting the cabinet so that it may be received in a shallower wall opening or recess;
FIG. 6 is a fragmentary and detailed perspective view of the container or door mounting strap as fixed on the mounting frame of the cabinet;
FIG. 7 is an enlarged vertical sectional view illustrating a detail wherein means is provided to hold the door or container of the cabinet in closed position; and
FIG. 8 is a longitudinal sectional view taken through a container or door mounting strap also provided with means for holding the door or container of the cabinet in closed position.
Referring now to the drawings, it is seen that the fire extinguisher cabinet of the present invention merely comprises a mounting frame 10 and a door or container 11 pivotally carried by the mounting frame. The cabinet is adapted to be received in a wall opening or recess such as the opening 12 in the wall 13.
The mounting frame 10 is generally rectangular in shape, and includes a first trim portion 14 extending into the opening 12 and at substantially right angles to the wall 13, and a second trim portion 15 extending substantially parallel to the wall 13 and overlapping the area immediately surrounding the opening at the outer surface of the wall. The second trim portion 15 extends substantially perpendicular to the first trim portion 14, and it should be appreciated that the trim portions include upper, lower and side sections.
The semi-circular door or container 11 may be termed a door or container or a closure member inasmuch as it functions to contain and support at all times a fire extinguisher, and it functions to close the mounting frame as shown in FIG. 1. The door includes upper and lower substantially semi-circular flat panels 16 and 17, respec' tively, and a semi-cylindrical arcuate panel 18. A hole 19 is provided in the upper panel 16 and a hole 20 is provided in the lower panel 17 and in aligned relation to the hole 19 for receiving nut and bolt units 21 and 22. The nut and bolt units are additionally received in the aligned holes 23 provided in the upper and lower sections of the trim portion 14, or the aligned holes 24 also provided in the sections.
A bracket 25 is fastened to the panel 18 of the door 11 for receiving a bracket of a fire extinguisher and supporting the fire extinguisher on the door as illustrated by the fire extinguisher 26 in phantom. As shown particularly in FIG. 2, a lug 27 may also be secured to the door 11 for the purpose of holding a hose 26a of the fire extinguisher 26 in place when the extinguisher is supported by the door 11.
Inasmuch as the fire extinguisher 26 is supported on the door 11, the extinguisher will rotate with the door when it is moved between opened and closed positions. When the door is in closed position as shown in FIGS. 1 and 4, the extinguisher will be hidden, but when the door 11 is in open position as shown in FIG. 2, access to the cabinet may be had for removal of the extinguisher for fire fighting purposes or checking of same. It is only necessary to lift the extinguisher 26 from the bracket 25 for removal from the cabinet.
As already stated in connection with the frame shown in FIG. 3, the nut and bolt units 21 and 22 may be positioned in the aligned hole 23 or 24 of the mounting frame 10 to adjust the depth of the fire extinguisher cabinet for use in wall openings or recesses of varying depth. Additionally, a container or door mounting strap 28, FIGS. 5 and 6, may be provided to further change the overall depth of the cabinet. In this instance, the strap 28 is provided with a pair of holes which may mate with the holes 23 and 24 of the mounting frame, and may receive fasteners for afiixing the straps to the upper and lower sections of the trim portion 14. A bolt receiving hole 29 is provided in the outer end of the strap 28 which may project outwardly from the wall 13 as particularly shown in FIG. 5 and may receive the nut and bolt units 21 and 22. In this instance, the door or container 11 is mounted in a position to adjust the cabinet to be received in a more shallow opening or recess. It should be appreciated that the door or container 11 may be mounted on the frame at either of the locations of the holes 23, 24 or 29 at the site of installation.
Should it be desired to provide means for impositively holding the door container 11 in oriented closed position as particularly shown in FIGS. 1 and 3, a detent 30 may be provided in the lower panel 17 of the door 11 for mating relation with an indent 31 or 32 of the lower section of the trim portion 14, or in mating relation with an indent 33 formed in the strap 28 as shown in FIG. 8. Thus, when the door 11 is in fully closed position as shown in FIGS. 1 and 3, the detent 30 will engage an indent and serve to properly position the door and hold it against accidental rotation to open or partially open position. Of course, any other means may be provided for this function.
It will be understood that modifications and variations may be effected without departing from the scope of the novel concepts of the present invention, but it 18 under stood that this application is to be limited only by the scope of the appended claims.
The invention is hereby claimed as follows:
1. A fire extinguisher cabinet mounted in a recess in a substantially vertical wall, comprising a generally rectangular mounting frame defining a front opening secured to the wall and including a trim portion extending into the recess and perpendicular to the wall, a door for said front opening rotatably through 360 and mounted to said frame along a substantially vertical axis and movable between a closed position and an open position, said door having pivot means at the upper and lower medial areas of said doors coacting with the upper and lower medial areas of the frame, said door having a recessed area and means for mounting a fire extinguisher on the back side of said door within said recessed area, wherein said we tinguisher is hidden from view when the door is in closed position and accessible when the door is in open position.
2. A fire extinguisher cabinet as defined by claim 1, and means for adjustably mounting said door in the frame to vary the depth of recess needed for receiving the cabinet and a fire extinguisher mounted on said door.
3. A fire extinguisher cabinet as defined by claim 1, and means on said door and frame coacting to frictionally hold the door in closed position.
4. The combination as defined by claim 3, wherein said means includes a detent on said closure and an indent on said frame.
5. A fire extinguisher cabinet as defined by claim 1, wherein said door is semi-cylindrical.
References Cited by the Examiner FRANK B. SHERRY,
CHANCELLOR E. HARRIS, Examiner.
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|U.S. Classification||312/242, D29/130, 312/248, 312/326, 169/51|
|International Classification||A62C13/00, A47B49/00, A62C13/78|
|Cooperative Classification||A62C13/78, A47B49/004|
|European Classification||A47B49/00D, A62C13/78|