US 402236 A
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- DRAWER PULL. I No. 402,236. Patented Apr. 30, 1889.
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UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE.
SIGMUND FEUST, OF NEWV YORK, N. Y.
SPECIFICATION formingpart of Letters Patent No. 402,236, dated April 30, 1889. Application filed December 22, 1888. $eria1 No. 294,406. (No model.)
To all whom it nwyconcern:
Be it known that I, SIGMUND FEUST, a citizen of the United States, residing at New York, county of New .York, and State of New York, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Drawer Handles, fully described and represented in the following specification and the accompanying drawings, fonning a part of the same.
This invention relates to the construction of those handles which are used upon drawers and for similar purposes, it being the object of the invention to provide a handle which shall have the requisite degree of strength and present a finished and attractive appearance, and at the same time can be produced at a cost much below that of the same class of handles of the same strength and appearance which are now in common use. These handles heretofore in use have, where it was not necessary that they should present a fine appearance, been made of iron; but in those cases where a better appearance was required they have been made either of brass, bronze, or some higher grade of metal, or of iron and electroplated.- The handles made of iron and finished by electroplating are objectionable, in that the plating necessarily wears off comparatively soon when the handle is put in use, and thus destroys the appearance of the handle, and those handles which are made'of brass and similar high grades of metal or composition have, as heretofore constructed, been so expensive as to preclude their use in many cases.
The present invention consists of a drawer pull or handle the outer shell of which is made-of a thin or comparatively thin sheet of brass, bronze, or other metal or composition possessing the desired appearance, and the in,
teriorof which is composed of lead or other cheap metalwhich can be run into the shell,
a handle is produced having all the desirable qualities of those which are made entirely of brass or composition, and at the same time the cost of manufacture is so reduced as to render the article available for use in a l. rge number of cases where the brass or composition handles as now constructed are unavailable by reason of their cost.
A full understanding of the invention can be best given by an illustration and a description of a handle embodying the same, and such description will therefore be given in connection with the accompanying drawings, in 'which Figure 1 is a View of a handle embodying the present invention, showing the same attached to the front of a drawer or other arti- Fig. 2 is a longitudinal central section of the handle. Fig. 3 is a cross-section of the same.
Referring to said figures, it will be understood that A representsthe front of a drawer or other piece of furniture to which the handle is attached; B, the usual plate to which the handle is hinged, and O the handle proper.
The handle is made of substantially the usual bow form,having its ends turned inward to provide pintles by which the handle is hinged in eyes 12, secured tothe plate B.
The handle 0 is composed of a shell, a, which is formed of sheet-brass or bronze or other metal or composition of a high grade, according to the appearance it is desired to give to the handle. The sheet of metal or metalblank from which the shell or is formed is treated in any suitable manner to bring it to the required shape to form the shell. The shell may be struck up into. the required form by dies or otherwise, the edges being then united by soldering or brazing, or otherwise,
or it may be formed in any other manner. Inserted within the shell thus formed is a rod, 0, of iron or other stiff metal, which fills or substantially fills the shell at the pintles d, and around this rod 0 there is run lead or other cheap metal or composition, fiwhich fills the entire shell and makes a solid handle. The rod 0 serves to give additional stiffness and rigidity to the handle; but in some cases where great strength is not required it may be omitted and the entire shell filled with the lead or other cheap metal f. In some cases in manufacturing the rod 0 may be placed in a suitable mold and the metal feast around the rod, and afterward the shell to may be formed around the core by suitable dies.
The sheet metal which forms the shell or covering a of the handle, although comparatively thin, is yet of sufficient thickness to withstand all the wear that the handle will be subjected to in use, and will cause it to present for almost an unlimited time the same appearance that would be presented by a handle made entirely of the same metal of which the shell is composed. The lead or other metal run into the shell and forming the core or filling f sustains the shell and prevents it from collapsing or becoming dented by use, which would be the case if it were not sup- SIGMUND FEUS'I.
J. J. KENNEDY, G. M. BoRsT.