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Publication numberUS3246399 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateApr 19, 1966
Filing dateNov 5, 1963
Priority dateNov 5, 1963
Publication numberUS 3246399 A, US 3246399A, US-A-3246399, US3246399 A, US3246399A
InventorsSouthern Joseph H
Original AssigneeSouthern Joseph H
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Drawer and door pull locating tool
US 3246399 A
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United States Patent 3,246,399 DRAWER AND DOOR PULL LOCATING TGGL Joseph H. Southern, 3405 Ivy St., North Sacramento, Calif. Filed Nov. 5, 1963, Ser. No. 321,533 8 Claims. (Cl. 33-189) This invention relates to a novel adjustable drawer and door pull locating tool, for marking the locations of both single and double pulls.

The primary object of the invention is the provision of an efficient, versatile, and easily used device of the kind indicated, which enables more quickly, accurately, and easily determining the locations of pulls on drawers and doors, as compared to present methods of time-consuming and laborious cross-marking of the surfaces of drawers and doors to obtain the locations, and which eliminates the trouble and expense of providing a number of different templates, where drawers and doors of different dimensions are involved.

Other important objects and advantageous features of the invention will be apparent from the following description and the accompanying drawing, wherein, for purposes of illustration only, a specific form of the invention is set forth in detail.

In the drawing:

FIGURE 1 is a perspective view of a device of the present invention;

FIGURE 2 is a perspective view of the gauge bar of the device;

FIGURE 3 is a schematic top plan view showing the device applied to a drawer;

FIGURE 4 is a fragmentary front elevation showing the device reversed and applied to a drawer;

FIGURE 5 is an enlarged fragmentary vertical transverse section taken on the line 55 of FIGURE 4.

Referring in detail to the drawing, the illustrated debase plate as the flanges 12 and 14.

On a level about one-third the way down from the top flange 12, the side flanges 16 and 18 are formed with aligned vertically elongated slots 20, located close to the front surface 21 of the base plate 10. A horizontally elongated flat slide bar 22, herein shown at fifteen inches in length, slides removably through the slots 20. The face of the slide bar 22 is formed with inch graduations 24, subdivided by quarter inch graduations 26. Fixed on the slide bar 22, with its apex 28 coinciding with the zero end of the one-inch mark, is a right-angled angle iron cross head 30. The cross head 30 has a first flange 32 to whose forward surface the slide bar 22 is suitably affixed, and a second rearwardly extending flange 34. A hole 36 is provided in the first flange 32, which is spaced below the slide bar.

Means for holding the slide bar 22, in longitudinally adjusted relation to the base plate 10, comprises a U- shaped clamp 38 having a cross member 40 with rearber 46 is provided with a centered hole 44 to accept a clamping bolt 46 which is anchored to the base plate and extends forwardly therefrom, and has thereon a wing nut 48.

The bolt 46 is located adjacent to the left-hand side of the base plate 10 and is spaced below the slide bar 22, whereby one of its legs 42 bears against the forward surface of the slide bar 22, and its other leg against the front surface 21 of the base plate, as shown in FIGURE 1. Loosening the wing nut 48 permits the slide bar to be ad- The cross memjusted relative to the base plate 10, and tightening the wing nut secured the slide bar in any adjusted position.

The base plate 10 is formed with a pair of longitudinally spaced longitudinal slots 50, which are horizontally aligned with each other and located on a line with the mid-height or longitudinal centerline of the slide bar 22, as shown in FIGURE 5. The slots 50 are provided to receive right-angular lugs 52 extending rearwardly from a flat vertically disposed, horizontally elongated gauge bar 54, which is initially positioned between the slide bar 22 and the front surface 21 of the base plate 10. The gauge bar lugs 52, as shown in FIGURE 5, extend rearwardly beyond the base plate 10.

As shown in FIGURE 2, the lugs 52 of the gauge bar 54, are preferably formed by being cut out of the lower edges of the gauge bar and bent up to right-angular relation thereto.

The front surface of the base plate 10 is provided, spaced above the slide bar 22, with an upper two-inch scale 56 comprising vertically spaced upper horizontal inch graduations 58, subdivided by quarter inch graduations 60, reading upwardly.

Spaced below the slide bar 22 is a lower four-inch scale 62, reading downwardly, which comprises vertically spaced horizontal one-inch graduations 64, subdivided by quarter inch graduations 66.

The base plate It is perforated by a single left-hand line B of marking holes 68, close to the left-hand side of the base plate, which are vertically spaced from each other, at one-quarter inch intervals, and which are individually aligned with all of the graduations of the upper and lower scales 56 and 62, respectively.

Three similar rows C, D, E, and F of marking holes 7%), spaced laterally from each other, at one-quarter inch intervals, are located adjacent to the right-hand side of the base plate 10, the holes 70 being individually horizontally aligned with all of the graduations of the upper and lower scales 56 and 62, respectively.

The adjacent holes 68 on. the upper scale 56 and the holes 70 of the lower scale 16 are connected by vertical lines 72, formed on the front surface of the base plate 10. In addition, the front surface of the base plate is formed with vertically spaced horizontal lines c, d, e, and f,

which extend in a left-hand direction from the lines 72 corresponding to the rows C, D, E and F of holes. The lines 0, d, e and f terminate, at their left-hand ends, in right angular, downwardly extending vertical lines 0', b, e, and f, which are laterally spaced from each other, at

one-quarter inch intervals, and represent 2%, 3, 3 4, and 3% distances along the scale of the slide bar 22.

In use and operation, as for marking on the front 74 of a drawer 76, the location of a single pull, relative to the ends 78 of the front, and the upper edge 80 of the front, the lugs 52 of the gauge bar 54 are placed upon the upper edge 80, with the flange 34- of the cross head 30 engaged with one end 78 of the drawer front 74, the slide bar 22 having been adjusted, relative to the base plate 10, so as to place the B row of holes at the center of the drawer front. The location of the bolt or screw of the pull is then marked, with a suitable instrument, through the hole of the row B which corresponds to the mid-height point, or other predetermined vertical level, of the drawer front 74 for the installation of the pull. Where the drawer front 74 is of substantially greater length, any of the holes of the rows C, D, E, F may be used like the holes of the row B.

With the foregoing adjustment of the device, the device can then be used, without further adjustment, for marking any number of drawer fronts of the same dimensions,

and is capable of being reversed in position, where desired, with-out further adjustment of the device, as indicated in FIGURE 4.

Where the device is to be used for marking the location of pulls having two bolts or screws, adjustment of the slide bar 22, relative to the base plate 10, is made so that any of the rows of holes B, C, D, E or F locates one of the bolts or screws. Then by moving the device on the drawer the location for marking the location of the other bolt or screw is obtained Without any change in the adjustment of the slide bar 22.

For marking the locations of pulls on doors which are taller than the height of the :base plate 10, the gauge bar is removed, after first removing the slide bar from the base plate, and the slide bar then reinstalled on the base plate. The cross head 30 on the slide bar is then optionally engaged with either the top edge or the bottom edge of the door, orthe free edge of the door, and the slide bar 22 then adjusted to give the locations, as above explained.

Where double doors are involved, the device having been adjusted for marking one door, is then ready for marking the other door, simply by reversing the position of the device on the other door. In case where the markings to be made on both doors are close to the meeting edges of the two doors, the cross head 30 on the slide bar 22, is adapted to be engaged over the upper edges of the two doors, with the slide bar in a pendant vertical position and aligned with one of the meeting edges, in such position that the B row of holes determines the position of marking for one door, and any of the rows C, D, E, or F determines the position of marking on the other door.

Alternately, the device can be adjusted to mark a door pull location on one of the two doors, and then reversed to engage the cross head 30 with the lower edges of the doors, without further adjustment of the device, so as to obtain the location for marking the other door.

Although there has been shown and described a preferred form of the invention, it is to be understood that the invention is not necessarily confined thereto, and that any change or changes in the structure of and in the relative arrangements of components thereof are contemplated as being within the scope of the invention as defined by the claims appended hereto.

What is claimed is:

1. A device of the character described comprising a base plate having a front surface, a slide bar mounted on the base plate to slide endwise across the front surface of the base plate, said slide bar having a crosshead fixed on one end thereof and spaced from a related side edge of the base plate, said crosshead having a rearwardly-extending vertical flange disposed at right angles to the length of the slide bar, said slide bar being reversible on the base plate, and means on the base plate and engaged with the slide bar for releasably-holding the slide bar in endwise adjustments relative to the base plate, said base plate being formed with laterally-spaced rows of marking holes extending crosswise of the slide bar, the slide bar having a front surface formed with a linear scale running from the said flange of the crosshead toward the other end of the slide bar, said linear scale having graduations for selective reference to rows of marking holes, said base plate comprising rearwardly extending horizontal lug means, said lug means being located substantially on a level with the longitudinal centerline of the slide bar.

2. A device of the character described, comprising a normally vertical base plate, said base plate having front and rear surfaces, vertical forwardly extending flanges extending along the sides of the base plate, said flanges being formed with horizontally aligned vertical slots, a rigid slide bar, said slide bar being longer than the Width of the plate and slidably engaged through said slots, said slide bar having a cross head on one end thereof, said cross head having a vertical rearwardly extending flange, horizontal lug means carried by the base plate and extending rearwardly therefrom, said lug means being located substantially on the longitudinal centerline of the slide bar.

3. A device according to claim 2, wherein slide bar retaining means is mounted on the front surface of the base plate.

4. A device according to claim 2, wherein said base plate is formed with horizontal slot means, and said lug means comprises a gauge bar positioned between the slide bar and the front surface of the base plate, said gauge bar having lugs extending rearwardly through the horizontal slot means.

5. A device according to claim 2, wherein the front surface of the base plate is formed with vertical rows of marking holes, some of said rows being uniformly laterally spaced from each other, said rows being arranged in an upper group located above the slide bar and a lower group located below the slide bar, said slide bar having a linear scale for reference to marking holes.

6. A device according to claim 2, wherein the front surface of the base plate is formed with vertical rows of marking holes, some of said rows being uniformly laterally spaced from each other, said rows being arranged in an upper group located above the slide bar and a lower group located below the slide bar, said slide bar having a linear scale for reference to marking holes, vertical lines connecting the holes of the two groups, a horizontal line located above the slide bar, each of said horizontal lines extending laterally away from a laterally successive one of the vertical lines, said horizontal lines being vertically spaced from each other at distances less than the distances between adjacent vertical lines, said horizontal lines terminating in pendant vertical lines, said pendant vertical lines being laterally spaced from each other at the same distances as the horizontal lines, said pendant lines extending below the slide bar.

7. A device of the character described comprising a base plate having a front surface, a slide bar mounted on the base plate to slide endwise across the front surface of the base plate, said slide bar having a crosshead fixed on one end thereof and spaced from a related side edge of the base plate, said crosshead having a rearwardlyextending vertical flange disposed at right angles to the length of the slide bar, said slide bar being reversible on the base plate, and means on the base plate and engaged with the slide bar for releasably-holding the slide bar in endwise adjustments relative to the base plate, said base plate being formed with laterally-spaced rows of marking holes extending crosswise of the slide bar, the slide bar having a front surface formed with a linear scale running from the said flange of the crosshead toward the other end of the slide bar, said linear scale having graduations for selective reference to rows of marking holes, the holes of the rows being vertically-spaced at similar intervals, some of the rows being laterally-spaced at the same intervals, the scale of the slide bar being su-bdivided by graduations which are spaced at the same intervals as some rows of holes and the holes of all of the rows, the front face of the base plate being formed with an upwardly-running scale spaced above the slide bar and with a lower downwardly-running scale spaced below the slide bar, the upper and lower scales having horizontal vertically-spaced graduations aligned with holes of the rows of marking holes.

8. A device of the character described comprising a base plate having a front surface, a slide bar mounted on the base plate to slide endwise across the front surface of the base plate, said slide bar having a crosshead fixed on one end thereof and spaced from a related side edge of the base plate, said crosshead having a rearwardly-extending vertical flange disposed at right angles to the length of the slide bar, said slide bar being reversible on the base plate, and means on the base plate and engaged with the slide bar for releasably-holding the slide bar in endwise adjustments relative to the base plate, said base plate being formed with laterally-spaced rows of marking holes extending crosswise of the slide bar, the slide bar having a front surface formed with a linear scale running from the said flange of the crosshead toward the other end of the slide bar, said linear scale having graduations for selective reference to rows of marking holes, the holes of the rows being vertically spaced at similar intervals, some of the rows being laterally-spaced at the same intervals, the scale of the slide bar being subdivided by graduations which are spaced at the same intervals as some rows of holes and the holes of all of the rows, the front face of the base plate being formed with an upwardly-running scale spaced above the slide bar and with'a lower downwardly-running scale spaced below the slide bar, the upper and lower scales having horizontal vertically-spaced graduations aligned with holes of the rows of marking holes, the front surface of the base plate being formed with vertical lines aligned with some of the rows of marking holes, and with horizontal vertically-spaced lines extending laterally inwardly from successive ones of the vertical lines, said horizontal lines terminating in vertical lines, said pendant line being laterally-spaced at intervals which are fractions of the lateral spacing of the vertical lines and refer to the scale of the slide bar.

References Cited by the Examiner UNITED STATES PATENTS ISAAC LISANN, Primary Examiner.

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Classifications
U.S. Classification33/667, 33/562, 33/197
International ClassificationE04F21/00
Cooperative ClassificationE04F21/003
European ClassificationE04F21/00C