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United States Patent 72] Inventor Axel G. Lundgren Box 176, Norrkoping, Sweden  Appl. No. 814,372  Filed Apr. 8, 1969  Patented Nov. 23, 1971  ARRANGEMENT AT LATERAL-FILING SYSTEM Primary Examiner-Ramon S, Britts 4 Attorney-Brumbaugh, Graves, Donohue & Raymond ABSTRACT: A lateral-filing system comprising a plurality of boxes with each box being formed entirely of cardboard and including a bottom, a cover. two sidepieces and an end wall with open edge recesses. First and second horizontal, tubularshaped. carrier members run transverse to the boxes and support them. The second carrier member is located above and rearward with respect to the first carrier member. The boxes are balanced on the first carrier member with an overweight rearwards. The first carrier engages the bottom of each box and the second carrier member abuts the end wall of each box and engages the open edge recesses.
1 ARRANGEMENT AT LATERAL-FILING SYSTEM The storage of printed matter, such as illustration sheets, data sheets, pricelist sheets and other advertising material by using shelvings, boxes and the like does not correspond to present-time requirements with respect to easy handling, small space etc. The present invention involves a substantial improvement by eliminating many of the disadvantages connected with the conventional systems.
The arrangement comprises boxes, cases, folders or the like which are placed on edge and the bottom of which is supported by and abuts to a transversal carrier member, possibly combined with a support member acting as a support for one of the end walls.
The arrangement is described in greater detail in the following with reference to the accompanying drawing showing one embodiment.
FIG. 1 shows in a perspective view a self-supporting stand with a storage box placed thereon,
FIG. 2 shows the same box, but reversed, and
FIG. 3 shows in a horizontal view a cardboard blank so stamped and scored as in assembled state to form the box.
The carrier member 1 of the stand, as well as the support member 2, preferably comprise a rod or a tube. The rods are mounted in the sidepieces 3 in a known way. The box preferably is provided with a closed remote end wall 4. The front end wall, which is defined by sidepieces 5, bottom 6 and cover 7, is open for the insertion and removal of printed matter. The remote end wall 4 preferably may be provided with open edge recesses 8 so fitted as to engage with rod 2 of the support member. For safely retaining the box on the stand,
the open edge recesses preferably are so designed that a hook 9 or a nose is formed.
The rod 1 of the carrier member extends perpendicularly to the bottom 6 of the box and preferably is so placed in relation to said bottom that the distance to the remote end wall 4 of the box exceeds the distance to the front end wall. The rod 2 extends in parallel with rod 1, but preferably on a higher level so as to render possible the remote end wall 4 to abut thereon.
What I claim is:
l. A lateral-filing system comprising: a plurality of boxes, each box being formed entirely of cardboard and including a bottom (6), a cover (7), two sidepieces (S), and a remote end wall (4) with open edge recesses (8), the front of each box being open for receiving material; first and second tubularshaped carrier members running transversely to the boxes, the second carrier member being above and rearward with respect to the first carrier member, the first carrier member engaging the bottom of each box at a distance from said remote end wall that exceeds the distance from the first carrier member to the open front end wall, said first carrier member being spaced from said open front end wall, so that almost the entire weight of the box is essentially balanced on and supported by the first carrier member, with a small overweight rearwards, the second carrier member abutting the remote end wall of the box and engaging the open end recesses, the second carrier member being primarily a guide and supporting very little of the weight of each box, the first carrier member being spaced at a distance below the second carrier so that when the latter engages the open end recesses, the bottom of each box is maintained substantially horizontal.