US 3305076 A
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Feb. 21, 1967 w. o. FLEENOR TOOL CHEST Filed 00L 28, 1965 INVENTOR.
WAR/PEN 0. FL EENOR United States Patent 3,305,076 TOOL CHEST Warren 0. Fleenor, 8250 W. Bergen Road, Le Roy, N.Y. 14482 Filed Oct. 28, 1965, Ser. No. 505,515 Claims. (Cl. 20616) My invention is directed toward a portable chest containing tools and the like.
It is an object of my invention to provide a new and improved portable chest which is light in weight and readily storable in any convenient location such as a cabinet, shelf or closet and is adapted to receive a limited number of tools which can be light weight and not bulky.
Another object is to provide a new and improved chest of the character indicated which can be easily disassembled and assembled and which can be manufactured easily and inexpensively.
All of the foregoing and still further objects and advantages of my invention will either be explained or will become apparent hereinafter.
An illustrative embodiment of my invention will now be explained with reference to the accompanying drawings wherein:
FIG. 1 is a perspective view of my chest fully assembled;
FIG. 2 is a perspective exploded view of the parts thereof;
FIG. 3 is an enlarged fragmentary plan view of portions of FIGURE 2;
FIG. 4 is a view through 4-4 in FIG. 2;
FIG. 5 is a view through 55 in FIG. 2;
FIG. 6 is a view through 66 in FIG. 2;
FIG. 7 is a view through 7-7 in FIG. 2; and
FIG. 8 is a view through 8-8 in FIG. 2.
Referring now to FIGS. 1-8, my chest identified generally at 10 comprises a hollow base member or tray 12 having an upper horizontal peripheral lip 14 and having a plurality of compartments 16 a well as a central slot 18. Slot 18 has opposite side walls 20 having oppositely disposed horizontal grooves 22.
A vertical panel 24 having a fiat peripheral lip 26 and a perforated peg board main section 28 with holes 30 has a bottom horizontal edge 32 with horizontal projections 34 adapted to detachably engage grooves 22 and notches 36 adapted to fit over end walls 38 of slot 18. A handle 40 is secured to the top of lip 26. Handle 40 has a horizontal slot 42.
A left hand vertical hollow member or cover 44 having an inward opening and a right hand vertical hollow member or cover 46 having an inward opening each have a bottom horizontal projection 52 adapted to engage the inner side of lip 14 to engage the member 12. Moreover members 44 and 46 each have a top depressed region 48 having a horizontal projection 50 adapted to engage slot 42 to form detachably the closed sides of the chest. Regions 48 permit access to handle 40 for carrying.
The series of holes 30 spaced uniformly in panel 78 can receive any one of the several means available on the present lay market to hold tools and devices such as a hammer, pliers, file, screw driver, flashlight, scraper, saw, and others.
Tray 12 can hold, in its compartments, nails, screws, bolts, nuts, tacks, brads, washers, hooks and other loose items.
The purpose of this invention or case design came into existence because of the need by the housewife, ofiice worker, apartment dweller or newlywed for some tool to perform some necessary repair or project around the house, kitchen or office. The only ource sometimes for the housewife is to get these tools from the tool chest or shop belonging to her husband, whereby the husband may resent having these tools used if said tools are not cleaned or replaced in their proper place after use. Now the housewife can have her own tool case with a limited number of tools that will not be too bulky or in excessive weight. This particular case can be placed on some shelf or into a remote corner of the house or office.
Many uses are possible for this case other than what has been mentioned. It is well adapted for the use as a sewing box whereby spools of thread could be placed upon the panel by suitable means while the tray compartments could hold needles, pins and other notions. Another possible use would be as a sample case for certain sales people.
While I have described my invention with particular reference to the drawings, my protection i to be limited only by the terms of the claims which follow.
Having thus described my invention, I claim as new and desire to secure by Letters Patent:
1. A chest for tools and the like, said chest comprising a hollow base member having a centrally disposed slot, a vertical panel having a bottom horizontal edge detachably mounted in said slot, a first vertical hollow member adapted to detachably engage the portion of the base member disposed on one side of said panel and to also engage the periphery of said one panel side to define a first hollow chamber therebetween, and a second vertical hollow member adapted to detachably engage the portion of the base member disposed on the other side of said panel and to also engage the periphery of the other panel side to define a second hollow chamber therebetween.
2. A chest as set forth in claim 1 further including a handle secured to the upper horizontal edge of said panel, portions of said first and second vertical members adjacent said handle being depressed to provide access to said handle.
3. A chest as set forth in claim 2 wherein said panel is perforated.
4. A chest a set forth in claim 3 wherein said panel and said slot are provided with cooperating locking means.
5. A chest as set forth in claim 4 wherein each of said first and second members and said base member are provided with cooperating locking means.
References Cited by the Examiner UNITED STATES PATENTS 505,222 9/1893 Hoff 206-12 2,611,479 9/1952 Oliver 220-22 3,025,998 3/1962 Petersen 220-102 FOREIGN PATENTS 764,061 12/ 1956 Great Britain.
THERON E. CONDON, Primary Examiner. W. T. DIXSON, Assistant Examiner.