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A. H. EVANS. KNOGKDOWN CABINET. APPLIOATION FILED JUNE 1, 1908.
Patented May 11, 1909.
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ALFRED H. EVANS, or PORTLAND, MAINE.
Specification of Letters Patent.
Patented. May 11, 1909.
Application filed June 1, 1908. Serial No. $5,869.
To all whom it may concern:
Be it known that I, ALFRED H. EVANS, a citizen of the United States, and resident of Portland, in the county of Cumberland and State of Maine, have invented new and useful Improvements in Knockdown Cabinets, of which the following is a specification.
My invention relates to knock down cabinets or articles of furniture adapted to contain a series of drawers. I have shown my invention embodied in a combination containing two vertical series of drawers but it will be readily understood that it may be embodied in one series or a plurality of series of drawers. It is designed to be capable of separation into its component parts for purposes of transportation, storage, etc. and when desired, capable, of being readily reassembled being in the main entirely free from the necessity of screws, bolts or other fastening devices.
In the drawings herewith accompanying and making a part of this application, Figure 1 is a perspective view of a cabinet fully assembled, parts being broken away to show the bonding posts; Fig. 2 is a plan view of one of the horizontal drawer supporting parts Fig. 3 is a plan view of one of the side risers ada ted to be interposed between each two of t e arts shown in Fig. 2 Fig. 4 is an edge view of said risers; Fig. 5 illustrates an edge view of a riser adapted to be used between two series of vertically disposed drawers; Fig. 6 is a plan view of the corner finish strips and Fig. 7 is a transverse vertical sectional view of one of the drawers.
Same letters of reference refer to like parts.
In said drawings A represents the drawer supports provided with a series of vertical holes B adapted to receive the connecting or bonding posts C. Between each two drawer sup orts A is placed risers D provided with oles E adapted likewise to receive the bonding posts C. These are also provided on the inner edges with projections which serve as ways upon which the The drawer supports A receive vertically disposed finishing strips I which come flush with the front and side edges of the drawer supports as seen in Fig. 1. At the sides these will be angular and between two series of drawers it would be Straight as seen at J. The drawer supports are preferably open in the center as seen at K thus requiring less material and rendering the cabinet lighter. The top of the cabinet is protected by a suitable cover L. The finish strips are held in place by a series of metal strips M extending from the sides around the front and these are secured to the drawer supports by means of screws or pins N. These strips in addition to holding the finish strips in osition add materially to the stability of the cabinet. The front end 0 of the drawers may be covered with a veneer P which is held in place by one or more headed bolts which pass through the veneer and these bolts Q may also serve as handles if desired in manipulating drawers and are provided with nuts R on the inside.
It will be noted that the cabinet may be of any convenient size containing any required series of drawers. Its advantages are that it is exceedingly simple in construction, is comparatively inexpensive and it can be readily taken apart and re-assembled.
Having thus described my invention and its use I claim 1. In a knock down cabinet, a series of rectangular drawer supports provided with bond receiving holes, a series of risers forming the sides of the cabinet and provided with holes spaced apart from the ends thereof and with ways projecting from the inside, a series of bonding posts adapted to pass through the holes in said drawer su port and risers and drawers adapted to sli e on said ways.
2. In a knock-down cabinet, a series of drawer supports provided with finish receiving recesses at the front and bond-receiving ho es, risers positioned between two adjacent drawer supports and provided with bond receiving holes vertically disposed bondin posts connecting said drawer supports an risers, finish strips positioned in said finish receiving recesses and means for holding said finish strips loosely in position.
In testimony whereof, I have signed my name to this specification in presence of two subscribing witnesses this 20th day of May,
ALFRED H. EVANS.