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Publication numberUS810415 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateJan 23, 1906
Filing dateApr 29, 1904
Priority dateApr 29, 1904
Publication numberUS 810415 A, US 810415A, US-A-810415, US810415 A, US810415A
InventorsRichard W Jefferis
Original AssigneeMerritt & Company
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Metal locker.
US 810415 A
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fifi fz yin itietzil Lockers of which tne ollowinq is o ltilliifilifl) W. illllllillttlrl, Uriiillll, il

@Gli/WAN? no. einem .fr conroinirior n CC Fnten'ted Jen. .23, i306.

.pplicetion filed April 29, 1994. Serial llo. 205,482.

New er'sey0 here invented en lrngirovei'nent specification.

in erecting inetel ioclers as they have been heretofore constructed considerable diilicult been experienced owing to leek of n forrnty in 'the different parts melting up the complete structure. it has been customary to ineke seis .of assembled lockers from speciel plains and speoiiicetions, which here vnried more or less, according to the particular conditions in each cese.

When the lockers are shipped in unessexn bled perte, it bes required special skill and experience on the part of the persons erecting them n site@ to properly put them together, end as the lockers are prepared for assembly in certain numbers it is difficult to ineke clinnges therein if conditions require it.

lt ie the principal object of the present invention to overcome this difficulty by iforinn ing the locker of 'e series of parte or units of identical construction which may be nsseinn bled with greet facility. As each unitary part' is identical with every other uniterypert of the suine hind und uniform devices ere provided for uniting the several parte together, the person placing the lockers 'In retta has only to 'follow tbesirnple instructions, which ere constant. llie erectors are not restricted to the assembly of the lockers in series oi particule-r number, but may increase orde-- crease the number in yany row oi' lock rs et will and rney transfer lockers from one ron7 to another. 'Ehe side panels ere ell oi' uniform construction end are therefore interchangeable for lockers of the seine size. The beserernes ere likewise oi uniform construction endinterchangeable.

Special devices ere provided for connecting any buse-freine with any pair oi panels. The tops end backs ere also llike end may be applied to any pair of side panels. Special ineens are provided for enablingn the tops to' be eecured in place.

My invention eleceinbrnces improvements in the Ineens for securing the series of lockers together to ord greeteM rigidity end e neuter appearance end embraces features oi' con struction end combinations of parte which ere fully set forth hereinafter.

ln the accompanying drewings, Figure l is ici udinei Vertical sectional View o' n'the lower portion of e. locker embodying iny iin prever-nente. Fig. Q is e. horizontal sectional View oi the seine on the line A A of Fig. l.

g'. 3 ie e-verticei section on the line B E of Eig. l.. ijig's. ff. 5 respectively front `end eide elevations oi? the base-support.

6 is e side elevation oi the 'i'ront basesupport. Fig. 7 is e pien .View of the ton of the locker. showing; e. portion oi' en adjacent locker. 8 ie e transverse Vertical sectional View of the seme on the line C C of 7. Fig. Qisa horizontal section, enlarged. on the line D D of Fig. 8, showing tlieshelves. Fig'. i0 is e side elevation of the upper part of e locker, showing; the beck and front connecting-bers in section. Fig. ll is e iront elevation oi the front joint between adjacent lockers. Figs. 12, i3, 14.-, and i are detail "fiei's of perte of the top joint. Fig. l is e detail pien View of the joint between the tops oi'edjecent lockers. Fi 17 is e. cross-section of the sinne on the line E E of i6.' i8 i9, end 20 are detail Views of pin-ts of the locker-shelf end Fles. 9.1 end 22 ere res ec o 5 tively e iront elevation and eide elevation ci the complete locker in generalcherncter the locker is similar to the lockers described in my former patent, No. 569,171, dated Merch 5, i901, having side panels, bese, and front formed ol' .motel i'reincs, preferably composed of angle-irons, end e body of reticuleted material, preferably expended rnetel.

` is showni the eide 'Qiniels consist of :i metal fre-ine c ne' ff' a3, linving n body of expended metal suitably secured nt its edges to the inner lienges. ilie front irons may be elongated, es shown et ai, to iorrn the front supporting-feet of the locker and elevate its bottoni above the llicor. prefer to torni the frame a c' af t5 oi angle-irons, though other sections. suoli es n 'iV-section, may be used. The bottoni panel, which lorins the baite of the locker. also consists of e metal freine (1 c c c, formed oiengle-irons, with n. body oi' expanded inetel secured et its edges to the inner horizonte-l flanges.

al represents inverted-"a" supports carried by sion al :l

the horizontal lienges oi' tile lower iront #il of @he Sid@ teneis at e eo'iwenient d1, mee @om tbeiront. is shown, eachenmiortinwnieeed 1s provu'ec. on 17s upper @nfl with ing' o',

mt nted to be i lie iron a? and may i;

the ange we@ in eny suitable manner. ne by rivotn 0,'. Y.these supportinggmioeeo (l when time secured to the irons ce" depend tlierei'rorn :ind have on each side lateral supports d. The piece d is :also

provided on one oifle with en extension. d, A.

haring' on opening; for e screw or bolt.

o represen te similar inVerted-z-slieped Soo ports secured to the irons o2 neer the beek in' similar 'nimmer by lugs d nfl lieve on enel the lateral Supports u. rlie pieces: a ion/er ends extended from one ol lip nell lugo. The extensiomf beiowtlie lne' et (il, :md ere provided lie Ween too heee of the inverteifl heed end tins; extension roth e si (f is provided with .n opening e for or bolt.

f 1s e foot-piece adepte@ to be seem the extension fl olE 'L the 1-5 19pm-Mn..

e suitable screw or rivet j, pneeiog' tl the opening if', and .is preif'idenl end with e t lng' t et ita` u i. per

notch j, :adapted cured to the iflegenclingr en oi. t im ooi. nel..

eciysitlz n. ooit-l f la mfom blezl es L ,.lie finie Daniele :intl l follows: The soi in; secured t (le-Scribefl, i. .ir emot location being rieten mined by the zq'iortoree nrtwiderl in the liorii zontel lleng'es for the l, s fi o'. nieces faireapplied t' the roer si.'

l, lie

worte .y and are s cured l2); the Screws or bei The besef' o 1e *lie wo panels c c resting' on the laiterll le inner Uidee oi the two il I..

supyrmrts a," sitio panels. time .'oe o. may be cieeireffl ,in :L row, enel; interlnmlinze side panel supporting' the bosefrnxnes of the twozuljecentloel zieeliown, in Fig. The 'oase-fr ere secured to the int-oral extenille niile .wportiirg As1' oniI one the enter A idee Illl" lieg wry in'. i.; v the by L longitudinal :ing ron bolted or o nerwise Secured to the :ingle-iron c o'r' Suc.-A eeseive bese-trames.

'Ellie beolis of the loelaors muy lie covered lig.' sheet meti/l or expended lnetnl secured to the rr. vertical angie-irons n" a." oi' tlzo side the lost oiioii on tl nserteil in n. Suitable openinirin a. sore w n emi y ere l o 'the lower iron.; (t in the manner 'lllie footj e. rivet y petitie sind of eeiiort zontfii no eetion e on /n one 'vertical portion 7:2 off set :it fr to orne e shoulder et the beek. olf these eitinge or molding' sections ie .eeenred to einen front iron (t of the sicle panels len 2li et' the Series of lockers, is arranged wim its vertizel ionge litt-ing between the of the tops of the irons end the beek l of the upper port o2" the castings t above tile :shoulders )ngi The horizontal izinge ex ends over 'the tono the meting, and is Secured to tliein.

'f'ln the top horizontal iengjfe of the top ireney erich side panel is e longitudinal groove ich may be lormefl, ee shown, of e .bent i to the horizontal t enge. The groove does notextend' the entire iongtli the irons-1 el, from end to end., but ln'innee et short distance from each {lee Fien i0.) o represents metal lievi tlie'r Side edges o o bent over sind ,f;ie.etecl te Y r the groove in the strip Y soli n... 'i`lieg'roove 1 y Strip u on intermediate pen-els is ol" i. Width Snfiieient to receive the ecv C o" l io vvo u. "r'ornnng'the zoent ioelere, as nliown in 16 .lie strips n on the outer panels may 'le end shown et the right-- they but one iront edges the sheets o may be .Vfl or lient over, :le et oi., to over the e or.' the horizontal flange of tl e ton front To conceal the joint between adjacent enrved or s ieets, rf. smell plete y), lim/'ing e b .nt end n". may lie secured over the front top sheets o. (See Figs. l0, The imei; edge ot't'ne Sheets o 5 the top of' the l l '1" is loir` ituclinel :ingle i ing: across tlieeeries of lockers at the enel; n; per corner :ind secured to the tops ol" the l .irene o'. ',lie v rtiee l end corners roey also l be 'overeen by vertical angleirons e, Seenrefl to alle vez-Licei irons w' ol the end lockers. l The nenni doors z5 may be hinged 'to the l d looked to '1 'verf il x i iengrgfe iront Vertical iron fz. on one side the iron f1 on tire other side.

sert they horizontal 'izinge o tlie iron freine, ind e ein non m.

One or more shelves nf* may loe suspended in mieli loolrer. For this purpose small trans- 'voree strips n", extending across the feces tin; Isiile panels, ere seein-eil et their ends to l ille irene 1'- fz. "ilxeeliolvos are of sheet metal l lmring their faille eilA formed with down Sting of the Shep-e l oldingiiwing' e top iiori- IOO @infile turned langes n2, adapted to be inserted over the strips n'. To secure the shelves lirinly in place, the flanges n2 may be provided with small tabs n.3, adapted to be bent up under the strips n'. (See Figs. 19 and 20.)

it will be noted that all corresponding,` parte are identical and may be used interchangeably and the-lockers may be erected with great i`acility. The screw or bolt holes are punched before the parts leave the factory and insure all parts being brought in proper relation to' rin one another when assembled. ihe only independent Work on the part of the ercetor ber sid es the mere assembling and securing or' the parts together is to have the longitudinal bars mf, L, and fr cut to the right length, depending on the number of lockers assembled in ang,7


While the side frames are shown rectangular, l do not mean to limit myself to this particular shape, as some lockers are formed with edges of the vertical ianges of the base-freine :rest when the side panels and base-frame are assembled.

In a series of metal lockers, the combination of side panels consisting or' metal frames, base-supporting; pieces of inverted- T shape carried by the lower irons of the sidepanel frames, and base-frames composed of angle-irons supported by said supportingpieces on each side.

in a inetal locker, the combination with the side pane-ls consisting of inet-sl frames, and a base-frame formed of angle-iroi's, of supporting-pieces carried by the lower the side panels and depending therefrom i having` lateral supports upon which V edges of the vertical Ylanges of the bas'fz-fran.` rest when the sidepa-nels and bese-freine are assembled, and devices to seenre id vertical. Harige-soi the basati ne to said rapports.

in a inetal locker, the combination oil" side panels consisting oi5 metal frames, vertical iron et one side being` e ended to lo foot, a front andu rear bese-supporting p e carried by the lower irons of the sideepanel trarne-s, a foot-piece carried by one. oi said base-supporting pieces, asf abasei' coinposed of angle-irons supported r=n nach side h v said front and rear e-snL a metal loclier, he oornbnr panels having metal Frames, a lie-seen in piece carried by the horizontal flange o l the lower iron of each sieepanel and provided with a lateral support d and an extension .63, and e, base'virame formed ot "nele-iron cai`- ried by said lateral support Z i and secured to the lateral extension di". A

6. .in ametal loelier, the combination of side panels having metal frames, a baseeupporting piece Z carried by the horizontal flange of the lower iron of each side panel and provided on each side with alateral supportati and having an extension. o, and base-trainee formed of angle-iron Carried by said lateral supports Z on each side and, secured together to the lat-- eral extension d3.

i". a metal locker, the combination oi' side panels having metal frames, ibase-supporting piece earriedbyv the horizontal flange o? the lov/er iron of each side panel and 'provided with a lateral support and a longitudinal ex tension below said lateral support, a footpiece secured to said longitudinal extension., and e. base-fra1ne formed ol' angle-iron earried by said lateral supports. i

, in a metal locker, the combination of'side panels having; ine-tal frames, and bese-frame composed of angle-irons, sus pended at its sides from the lowen irons o1l the side-panel trames.. and having at its iront an angle-iron ,f/ secured to the front angle-iron and adapted to :torni the loi-ver door-sill or" the locker.

9. In arnetel locker, the combination oiside panels composed of metal trainee, one of said frames constituting' the partition between tivo adjacent lockers, said raznes having their top horizontal llanges provided with longitudinal `grooves, vtop sheets having their side edges bent and slipped into' engagement with aid grooves to forrnlthe tops of the loclers, he grodve in the top of the partition-panel ngaginfr one vbent edge 'of tivo adjacent top sheets.

i, v '.b l'heir sir.- e said lon. t

. j 7. n m enges nent over edge the iongitn Veys@ shelsupportng sxpzs '1L' 'nf carried by the metal fammes, a. shelf having iis Side @ges bent :md adapted ts @ngage said strips, and 15 pyovdad with Maps n3 adp'oed L0 be bent undel. said strips to secure the shelf thereto.

o oaw'ffzwdgpmject n testimony of which invention I hermmto mi from; --im. sat my hand.


ERNEST HOWARD Iffmr'lmxs fifi'. M. KELLY.

mi grow@ and thai?

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Cooperative ClassificationA47B61/00