US 354277 A
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J. G. WALKER.
ROLL TOP BOX. No. 354,277. Patented Deo. 14, 1886.
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UNITED STATES PATIENT OFFICE.
' JAMES GERRY VALKER, OF HUDSON, NEW HAMPSHIRE.
SPECIFICATION forming part of Letters Patent No. 354,277, dated December 14, 1886.
Application ied Novemler 1, 1&6. Serial No. r217,689. (No model.)
To @ZZ whom it may concern.-
Be it known that I, JAMES GERRY WALKER, of Hudson, in the county of Hillsborough, of the State of New Hampshire, have invented a new and useful Improvement in Boxes; and I do hereby declare the same to be described in the following specification, and represented in the accompanying drawings, of which- Figure l is a top View, Fig. 2 is a transverse 1o vertical section, and Figs. 3 and 4 are longitudinal, vertical., and horizontal sections, lof a roll-top box of my invention, the nature ofl which is dened in the claims hereinafter presented.
In such drawings, A denotes the box-body, and B its cover, such body having within it three chambers, a, b, and c. The first one, or that marked a, is the main chamber of thebox. At one end of it is the chamber b, which at its 2o lower part opens into the chamber c, extending u nderneath the bottom d of the main chamber or, and from end to end and side to side of the box-body. The two opposite sides of the body A are grooved near and parallel with 2 5 their upper edges, the grooves being shown at ce. These grooves are continued, or each opens into one of two semicircular grooves, f, at the opposite ends of the end chamber, such grooves f opening at their lower ends into the cham- 3o ber c.
The cover B is a iiexible one, it being composed of a strip, g, of leather, cloth, or other suitable material, anda series of strips, h and t', of wood, laid edge to edge and glued or fastened to such strip g, each strip 71. having a transverse section which is the segment of a circle. The strip 1", which is at the outer end ofthe series, is deeper than each of the others, or extends above them, and there is di- 40 rectly underneath and fastened to the strip h, which is next such strip i, another o'r a stop strip, k, which is fastened to the liexible strip g, and serves, when the cover is closed, as a stop to prevent it from being drawn out of the box. The cover so made is inserted within the grooves e e, and may be slid or moved backward therein, so as to cause it (the said cover) to pass more orlessdowu the end cham ber, b, into the lower chamber, c, for the purpose of opening the box. On the cover being pulled forward, so as to bring the stop-strip k up to the anterior end of the box, such box will be closed. There may be a lock fixed in the said end, and there may be in the strip i a recess to receive the bolt of the lock when such bolt is advanced or moved upward by a key.
I am aware that desks have been made with what aretermed roll tops,7 and therefore I do not claim such, in which case there was but a single chamber for thc top to pass downinto; but in my box-body there arerbesides the main chamber two others, one being underneath the bottom and the other in rear of thesaid main chamber.
I claiml. The combination of the boxebody A, provided with the main and two auxiliary chambers, c, b, and c, and having the straight and semicircular grooveseeand f f arranged therewith, as described, with the roll top or cover B inserted and to work in such grooves, and constructed substantially as set forth.
2. The combination of the box-body A,pro vided with the main and two auxiliary chambers, a, b, and c, and having the straight and semicircular grooves@ eand ff arranged therewith, as described, with the roll-top cover B, as explained., furnished with the stop-strip k and inserted and to work as explained, in such grooves, all being substantially as represented. v
JAMES GERRY VALKER.
F. S. SARenNr, N. S. WHITMAN.