Metal locker for marine purposes
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R. W. JEFFERIS. Y METAL LOCKER FOR MARINE PURPOSES. No. 593,722
Patented N0vn'16'. 1897f their closed positions.
this invention appe-rtains may understand as indicated at l O, and D, and their edges useful Improvement in Metal Lockers for ment from above or below by lowering the up- UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE;
' RICHARD w. JEFFERIS, or CAMDEN, NEW JERSEY.
M ETAL LOCKER FOR MARINE PU RPHOSES.
SPECIFICATION forming part of Letters Patent No. 593,722, dated November 16, 1 897.
w Application filed January 15 1897.
To all whom it may concern: I
Be it known that I, RICHARD W. J EFFERIS, a citizen of the United States, residing at Gamden, in the county of Camden and State of New Jersey, have invented a certain new and Marine Purposes, of which the following'isa specification.
My invention relates to anew and useful improvement in metal lockers for marine pur;- poses, and has for its object to so construct a device of this description of sheet metal, preferably corrugated, as to render it per-- fectly safe for the storing of such articles as are usuallykept in lockers, and also to so arrange the doors thereof as to permit access to be had to either the upper or lower section of each compartment of the locker without the removal of one article to gain access to another, and, further, to provide a simple and eitective means for locking these doors in With these ends in view this invention consists in the details of construction and combination of elements hereinafter set forth and then specifically designated by the claims.
In order that those skilled in the art to. which how to make and use the same, its construction and operation will now be described in detail, referring to the accompanying drawings, forming a part of this specification, in which i Figure 1 is a front view of a tier of lockers made in accordance with my improvement. Fig. 2 is a horizontal section through the center of one of the lockers, and Fig. 3 is a section of the front portion of one locker, v
In carrying out my invention as here embodied,A represents a tier of lockers .the walls of which are composed of corrugated metal,
are secured together in any suitable manner, while the front of each locker is provided with two sliding doors E and I fitted within guidegrooves formed in the uprights G, so that they may beraised or lowered, which will give perfect access to the interior of each compartper door or raising the lower one, as'the case may be. This arrangement will obviate the necessity of having to remove one article or Serial l l'o. 619,394. (No model.)
set of articles from the locker to gain access to another, and when .the locker is divided ed to enter into engagement withthe staples J in'order that they may be secured by the locks K. Apin L projects inward from each of the hasps and is adaptedto pass through a hole in the edge H and enter into engage ment with the upper and lower door of each locker by passing throughholes therein,'so
that when the hasp is locked in place these doors cannot be moved until the hasps are first swung open.
In. practice lockers thus made are fireproof,
and when properly fitted largely waterproof,-
so that; articles contained therein are perfectly safe under ordinary conditions against injury, and the cost of producing a numberof lockers in this form is comparatively small, since by corrugating the walls thereof great strength and rigidity are had by the use of comparatively thin metal.
Having thusfully described my invention,
what I claim as new and useful-is- J 1'. In combination, a series of lockers composed of corrugated sheet-metal walls, doorsfitted to each locker so asto slide vertically,
hasps secured upon the inturned edge of one of the sides, a staple with which. the haspen- 'ters into engagement, and a pin projecting inward from each hasp and adapted to lock the doors in'their closed positions,as specified.
2. In combinationwith a locker of the character described, two doors adapted to slide 1 vertically past each other, a hasp secured to the edge of the locker, a staple with which said hasp enters into conjunction, a lock for securing the hasp in place, anda pin carried by the hasp-and projecting inwardly so as to enter into engagement and hold the two doors in their locked positions, substantially as and for the purpose set forth.
In testimony whereof I have hereunto affixed my signature in the presence of two subscribing witnesses.
RICHARD W. JEFFERIS.
-Witnesses: S. S. WILLIAMson, FRANK L. HOFFMAN.