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Publication numberUS741362 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateOct 13, 1903
Filing dateFeb 20, 1903
Priority dateFeb 20, 1903
Publication numberUS 741362 A, US 741362A, US-A-741362, US741362 A, US741362A
InventorsEnoch Ohnstrand
Original AssigneeArt Metal Construction Co
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
US 741362 A
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No. 741,362. PATENTED OCT. 13, 1903.





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SPECIFICATION forming part of Letters Patent No. 741,362, dated October 13, 1903 Application filed February 20, 1903. Serial No. 1i4,22l. (N0 model.)

To all, whom it may concern.-

Be it knownthat I, ENOCH OHNSTRAND, a resident of Jamestown, in the county of Chautauqua and State of New York, have invented a new and useful Improvement in Drawer- Bottoms; and I do hereby declare the following to be a full, clear, and exact description thereof.

My invention relates to metallic drawers for bureaus, tables, cabinets for long rolls of drawings, &c., its object being to provide a strong, rigid, and smooth bottom for such drawers when made of sheet metal, so as to prevent the sagging of such bottoms when sustaining the weight of the contents of the drawers.

To these ends my invention comprises, generally stated, adrawer-bottom made up of two or more sections of sheet metal, the adjoining edges of said sections being bent or turned downwardly, so as to form depending flanges, and a tubularsection adapted to engage said flanges and bind the same closely together, so as to form a close connection, While at the same time the inwardly-turned flanges and the tubular section engaging therewith act to strengthen the bottom in the manner of strengthening-ribs, so that the sagging or drooping of the bottom when sustaining the weight of the contents of the drawer is largely prevented.

To enable others skilled in the art to make and use my invention, 1 will describe the same more fully, referring to the accompanying drawings, in which- Figure 1 is a perspective view of a drawer made in accordance with my invention. Fig. 2 is an enlarged sectional view of the bottom portion of the drawer, and Fig. 3 is a perspective view of a portion of the tubular section for uniting the parts.

Like numerals indicate like parts in each of the figures.

In the drawings the numeral 2 indicates a drawer whose sides and ends are made up of sheet metal suitably joined together, the said sides and ends extending below the bottom, which is composed of sections 3, of sheet metal of suitable thickness. The adjoining edges of the bottom sections 3, however, have the depending flanges at formed thereon, said flanges being preferably turned to project upwardly, so as to form the shoulders or stops 5. The depending flanges 4 of the bottom sections are securely held together by means of the tubular section 6, which consists of a tube slitted longitudinally thereof, the spring of the metal tending to force the edges of said tube together. This tube is slipped over the depending flanges 4 in the manner indicated, so that when adjusted the tubular section will act to bind the depending flanges 4: tightly together, owing to the spring of the metal of the tube. The stops or shoulders 5 on the flanges 4 prevent the tubular section from slipping from its position, so that a secure and tight joint is obtained. The connection between the several sections of the bottom is so close as to practically form an even and smooth surface, practically the same as a continuous sheet of metal.

I-Ieretofore it has been impossible to form the bottoms of these metallic drawers with sufficient rigidity to prevent the sagging or drooping of the bottom, while by my invention the depending flanges of the sections, together with the tubular section or sections extending across the bottoms, act in the manner of strengthening ribs to strengthen the bottom and make it rigid and firm. Drawers of large size may be constructed in this manner-as, for instance, drawers used for storing heavy records or long rolls of drawings, such as are used in drafting-departments. It is apparent that the bottom sections may be increased in number according to the length of the drawer desired. By having the sides 7 and ends 8 of the drawer extending below the bottom, as at 9 10, the depending flanges of the bottom sections do not project below the main body of the drawer, and when the tubular sections are applied to said flanges said tubular sections are also within this space and do not interfere in any way with the insertion or withdrawal of the drawer. By the above construction I am able to form a drawer-bottom of increased size in which the bottom sections are of smooth surface and connected without the use of rivets or like fastening means, which are apt to work loose and destroy the rigidity of the construction, while at the same time by my invention the joint and connecting means add to the strength and rigidity of the drawer-bottom. 5 What I claim is I 1. In drawer construction, a bottom composed of two or more sections of sheet metal the adjoining ends of said sections having depending flanges formed thereon, a slitted Io tubular section adapted to engage said flanges and bind the same closely together.

2. In drawer construction, a bottom composed of two or more sections of sheet metal the adjoining ends having depending flanges :5 formed thereon and said flanges being bent to form shoulders, and a slitted tubular sec- ENOCH OHNSTRAND.



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Cooperative ClassificationB65D7/24