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Publication numberUS702348 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateJun 10, 1902
Filing dateJan 10, 1902
Priority dateJan 10, 1902
Publication numberUS 702348 A, US 702348A, US-A-702348, US702348 A, US702348A
InventorsFrank L Forster
Original AssigneeJacob A Conrey, Mary Conrey, Albert H Hildreth, Frank L Forster
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Door slide or guide for furniture.
US 702348 A
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SPECIFICATION forming part of Letters PatentNo. 702,348, dated June 10, 1902. Application filed January 10, 1902. Serial No. 89,167. (No model.)

To all whom it may concern: supported so as to be slid into the case when Beitknown thatLFRANKL.FoRsTER,acitiit is desired to have access to the interior of zen of the United States, residing at Shelbythe chamber. The case Ais closed, except as ville, in the county of Shelby and State of Into its front, and its top B may be provided 5 diana,haveinventednewandusefullmprovecentrally on itsunder side with a recess 1),

ments in Door Slides or Guides for Furniture, and parallel with the front edge there may 5 5 of which the following is a specification. be a curved recess 2). The sides of the box This invention relates to certain new and or case adjacent to its front edges below the useful improvements in door slides or guides recess 19 are provided with studs or pins 0 0, X0 for the doors of sectional cases, the object beand stops may be attached to the side pieces ing to provide means for connecting a door to limit the inward movement of the door. to the section of a case or chamber of a sec- To the rear wall of the case, .on its inner tional bookcase or other article of furniture side and practically in the center thereof, in such a manner that the door may-be slid, there is attached a plate e, the upper portion I 5 into the case parallel with and adjacent to being bent away from the rearawall, and said the top thereof and when drawn outward will plate is notched or bifurcated to receive the depend from supports to close the opening of rear end portion of a guide-rod, which is perthe case. manently attached to the top of the case, so The invention consists in the combination, as to depend and be maintained parallel with 20 with a case, box, or chamber, of a rod which is said top. The guide-rod C is permanently atattached thereto to be maintained parallel tached to the top near its front end and is with the top, a door which is held in engagebent at right angles, the rearwardly-extendment with the rod by a flexible connection, ing portion being engaged by the plate e, and the parts being organized so that the dOOr said rear end may be separated from the 25 may be detached from its support and when plate by first raising it and then moving it to in engagement therewith maybe maintained one sideand downward. 7 parallel with the top or at right angles there The door D has near its upper edge on its to to close the opening, as will be hereinafter sides hooks f f, which engage. the pins 0 c more fully set forth. when the door is drawn outward to its full 0 The invention further consists in the conextent. To the center of the upper inner side struction and combination of the parts, as will of the door are attached links g or equivalent appear by reference to the claims. connectingmeans, one of the links being held In the accompanying drawings, which illusin engagement with the door by a leaf h. The trate one embodiment of my invention, Figother end link is connected to the rod 0, as 3 5 ure 1 is a perspective view showing two cases, said rod is passed through the end link farone being positioned above the other, the thest from the door. A v y 8 door of the upper case being slid back, the By the construction shown I provide a cendoor of the lower case being in a position to ter slide and guide for the door, and in use I close the case. Fig. 2 is a front elevation, the links and rod together provide a guide l I 0 the door being shown parallel with the top of which holds the door in position to be moved the case. Fig.' 3 isa sectional view,-the door inward when raised without other accesso- 9o beingshown maintainedwithin the case; and ries. In practice I prefer to use fiat links, Fig. 4: is a similar sectional view, the door besuch as are usually employed with sprocketing shown lowered to close the front opening Wheels. 45 in the case. When the door is closed, it will depend from The boxes or chambers may be one of the the pins which engage the hooks, and to open several units of a sectional bookcase or other the door the lower end is moved outward and article of furniture, and this invention is apupward to a horizontal position, when it can plicable to any object havinga door which is he slid into the case, the link sliding upon the rod and maintaining the rear of the door against sidewise movement, and being so held there is no liability of the door jamming.

When the end of the rod is disengaged from the plate 6, the rod may be moved downward, which will admitof the door being disengaged from the rod to separate it from the case. This is desirable, as the doors when glazed are shipped and packed separate from the cases, and to detach the door or place it in position it is not necessary to disturb or remove any part of the case. The recess bis present only for the purpose of allowing the links and rod to be nearer the top of the case than would be possible if the recess was not present. In the construction shown it is only necessary to provide each door with a single guide-rod and one flexible connection or coupling between the rod and door, both being centrally located.

What I claim as new, and desire to secure by Letters Patent, is

1. In combination with a case having a rod which is maintained parallel with and in proximity to the under side of the top, a vertically-swinging and horizontally-slidingdoor, and a jointed coupling which is pivotally attached to the door at one end the other end being held in slidable engagement with the rod, substantially as shown.

2. In combination with a case having a guide-rod maintained within the same to be parallel with and in proximity to the under side of the top of the case, a vertically-swinging and horizontally-sliding door, and connected links which engage the door and guide-rod.

3. In combination with acase having a rod attached to the center to be maintained parallel and in proximity to the under side of the top, of a door, a plurality of connected links one of the end links being in sliding engagement with the rod, the other end link being attached to the door, substantially as shown.

4. The combination in a sectional case, of a top therefor having a recess adjacent and parallel to its front edge, pins which project from the ends said pins being below the recess, a central guide-rod maintained parallel with the top of the case, a vertically-swingin g and horizontally-sliding door having hooks for engagement with the pins, and links which connect the door to the guide-rod, substantially as shown.

5. In a case having top, bottom, end and side walls, a vertically-swinging and horizontally-sliding door for the front thereof, a centrally-disposed rod carried by the casein close proximity'and parallel to the top thereof, means for movably connecting the door to the rod, hooks attached to the door, and pins which project inward from the ends of the case near its front to be engaged by the hooks when the door is closed and by the under side of the door when slid inward, substantially as shown.

6. The combination in a case, of a horizontally-sliding and vertically-swinging door, a guide-rod attached to the upper portion of the case on its under side, a recess in the under side of the top of the case parallel with and adjacent to its front edge, and a jointed coupling in slidable engagement with the rod and pivotal engagement with the door the point of attachment being on the inner side of the door and below its upper edge, substantially as shown.

7. In a case which is open on one side and provided with a recess in the under side of the top adjacent to its front edge, a rod having at its front an angular portion the upper end of which engages the top rear of the recess therein, means for supporting the rod at its rear end, a horizontally-sliding and vertically-swinging door, flexible connections between the door and rod one end of said connections being attached to the door below its upper edge, substantially as shown.

8. A door connected to a case to slide horizontally therein and to be swung vertically to close the open end of the case, in combination with jointed and swinging connecting means attached pivotally at one end to the door below its upper edge when closed, arod carried by the case which is encircled by one of the end portions of the connecting means, and a top for the case having a recess beyond the front end of the rod into which recess the upper edge of the door swings when its position is being changed from horizontal to vertical.

In testimony whereof I have hereunto set my hand in presence of two subscribing witnesses.




Referenced by
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US3703325 *Nov 13, 1969Nov 21, 1972Massey Ferguson Ind LtdFiling cabinet construction
US6007171 *Oct 1, 1998Dec 28, 1999Steelcase Development Inc.Cabinet with over-the-top door
Cooperative ClassificationA47B96/00, E06B3/5045