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March 1, 1938. 2,109,689 J. R. CLARK ET AL CARD TRAY CABINET File'd Oct. 15, 1935 fig. 3 1'9. 5 x tINVENRIrQR BY /9 I” ' ' ATTORNEY I Mr... 2,109,689 Patented Mar.’ 1, 1938 ~ "UNITED STATES PATENT ' ‘cs 2,109,689 2 can!) my canmn'r James R. Clark and Clifford G. Burleigh, Roches ter, N. Y., assignors to Yawman & Erbe Mfg. - 00., Rochester, N. Y., a corporation of New York Application October 15, 1935, Serial No. 45,642 _ 4 Claims. (Cl. 45-94) This invention relates to cabinets and more the group of trays thereon but the front of the slide is left open so that the group of trays, which' normally close this front, can be removed or re-' ?irticularly to cabinets for card trays and the e. - placed therethrough. The front edge of each In former card tray cabinets, it has been'pro 5 posed to provide a handle on the front face of . slide, is provided intermediate of its side edges. 5 each card tray-but such an array of handles is with a handle i3 by which the slide with its not only expensive but unsightly. Furthermore, . trays can be withdrawn from the cabinet. Each. in such cabinets, the releasing buttons or knobs ,1 tray slide is held in its closed position by any _ of the latches for the trays are necessarily spaced well-known type of spring latch mechanism. As 10 from the related handles so that it is awkward herein illustrated the'latching, mechanism com- 10 to remove the lower trays from the cabinet. ' In . prises a catch I I 5 projecting forwardly from a re addition such a tray cannot be carried in one‘ inforcing cross strip l6 carriedv by the cabinet hand without spilling the cards therefrom. - . The present’ invention has for its- purpose a and positioned beneath each tray slide. The tray slide itself, has mounted thereon for limited 15 card tray cabinet which is attractive in ap pearance and which can be manufactured at re duced cost andwwhich. has its latch releasing means conveniently located. The trays of this cabinet can be easily carried without spilling the 20 contents. , lengthwise movement‘, a bar II which is pro~ 15 ' vided with a projecting latch l8 adapted to en gage a notch in the catch IS. The bar and its latch are normally urged toward the left-by a coil spring l9 having one end attached to a ?xed part of the tray slide and its other end attached to 20 The various features and advantages of the an ear on the right hand end of the bar H, as > invention will appear from the detailed descrip-_ ' viewed in Fig. 2._ A' latch releasing. button 20 tion and claims when taken with the drawing in secured to the left end of the bar I’! projects ' which Fig. 1 is a perspective view of a preferred, through a slot in the front of the tray slide ad 25 form of the card tray cabinet of this invention illustrating one card tray slide in its fully with drawn position and with one of the card trays re moved from the slide; Fig. 2 is a fragmentary view of a catch and latch mechanism for locking 30 a tray slide in the cabinet; Fig. 3 is a side view' partially in section of a tray slide and tray, with jacent the handle so that the operator while 25 grasping the handle with one hand can simul tanéously move the latch releasing button 20 to ward the right with the thumb of the same hand, the tray catch depressing the spring latch prior vidually removable therefrom without di?‘lculty when the slide is partially or completely with drawn. The locking means for the trays includes a raised channel portion 2i positioned on the tray 35 slide intermediate of the trays thereon. The to latching; Fig. 4 is a similar view illustrating the tray latched on the tray slide; Fig. 5 is a like 35 view showing the front of the'tray elevated with respect to the tray slide so that its catch is dis engaged from the latch; Fig. 6 is a. vertical sec tion of a fragment of a tray taken substantially , on the line 6-6 of Fig. 1 and Fig. '7 is a vertical 40 section of a tray taken on the line '|--'! of Fig. 1 illustrating the mounting of the extensible handle. Referring especially to Fig. 1, 5 generally desig nates a cabinet which is open at its front and which has a top 6 and sides 1. A plurality of 45 tray slides 8, each adapted ‘to carry a group of trays 9, are mounted in any preferred manner for sliding movement into and withdrawal from the cabinet. These slides with the trays thereon close the front of the cabinet. As herein illus 50 trated each tray slide is carried atv its opposite sides on rollers (not shown) of extensible sup ports ll of well-known construction sov that the trays thereon can be withdrawn free from the cabinet. Each tray slide is preferably provided 55 with side rails i2 to engage the exposed sides of to disengage the latch from its catch. ' Each group of trays is locked on its tray slides 30 ‘ while this slide is in the cabinet but are indi channel on its upper surface has mounted there on a leafspring bent intermediate its ends to form a latch 22. One end of the leaf spring is 40 welded or otherwise fastened to the channeland its'other end projects through an opening in the channel so that the latch can be readily de pressed when a tray is forced rearwardly on-the slide. Thesides of the trays are ‘provided with catches 25 adapted to engage their related leaf 4'5 spring latch 22 when these trays are in their nor- _ _. mal position on the slide. _ It will be noted that the front face of each card tray is free from any handle but instead an extensible handle 26 is mounted within the tray at the front thereof. This handle is U-shaped _ and its arms 21 extend through pairs of alined apertures in a channel-shaped strip 29 welded to ' the inner front wall of the tray,_the lower ends of u 8,109,689 the arms 21 being enlarged as indicated at 30, to prevent their complete withdrawal from the detached from the tray slide after‘ the slide is partially withdrawn from the cabinet. channel bar. 2. In a structure of the class described, a cab inet open at its front, a plurality of open front tray slides mounted in spaced relation for move ment into and withdrawal from said cabinet, latch mechanism individual to each slide for locking the same in the cabinet, a handle for each slide, latch mechanism releasing means adja _ In’ using the cabinet any one of the tray slides may be withdrawn by means of the handle ll after its latch button 20 has been moved to the right to disengage the latch I! from the catch l5. When the slide has been partially or com pletely withdrawn any one of the trays thereon 10 may be disengaged therefrom. In removing a tray from the slide, the handle 21 is elevated to the position shown in Fig. 1 so that it can be en gaged by the operator's ?ngers. It is then merely necessary to slightly raise the front end 15 of the tray unit until the catch 25 disengages the spring latch 22. It should be mentioned that this handle is so mounted that its tray can be ‘carried in one hand, the rear end of the tray extending downwardly toward the floor but in 20 clined at such an angle that the cards cannot fall from the tray. When it is desired to replace a tray on the slide, the tray is merely forced back on the slide until the catch 25 engages the spring latch 22. The tray slide with the trays thereon can be either in the closed or open position, when a tray is replaced thereon if it is in the open position, it is then pushed into the cabinet where it is retained by the latching mechanism. 30 ' By this construction it is only possible to re move the tray from the slide when the slide is in its partially or fully extended‘ position, since when the slide with the‘ trays thereon is in closed position, it is impossible to elevate the front of the tray to disengage the catch 25 on the trays from the latch 22. In the cabinet of the present invention, the handles on the trays are concealed, and a single handle on each tray slide with a single latch releasing button con 40 veniently located with respect thereto, e?ects the withdrawal from the cabinet of this slide and its group of trays. What we claim is: 1. In a structure of the class described, a cab inet open at its front, a plurality of open front tray slides mounted in spaced relation for move- ' ment into and withdrawal from said cabinet, latch mechanism individual to each slide for locking the same in the cabinet, a handle for each slide, latch mechanism releasing means adjacent 50 each handle, a plurality of trays detachably car ried on each tray slide, the fronts of which trays normally close the open front‘ of their slide, the front face of each tray being without a handle, a concealed handle mounted on the inner front 55 wall of the tray, latching means mounted on each slide, and a catch on a side of each of said plu 60 rality of trays for engaging said latching means whereby said tray cannot be removed from the slide while it is within the cabinet, but can be cent each handle, a plurality of, trays detachably carried on each tray’ slide, the fronts of which trays normally close the open front of their slide, the front face of each tray being without a handle, a telescoping handle mounted just to the rear of the front wall of the tray, latching 15 means mounted on each slide, and a catch on a side of each of said plurality of trays for engag ing said latching means whereby said tray can not be removed from the slide while it is within the cabinet, but can be detached from the tray 20 slide after the slide is partially withdrawn from the cabinet. ' 3. In a structure .of the class described, a cab inet open at its front, a plurality of open front tray slides mounted in spaced relation for move 25 ment into and withdrawal from said cabinet, latch mechanism individual to each slide for locking the same in the cabinet, a handle for each slide, latch mechanism releasing means on each slide adjacent its handle and in horizon 30 tal alinement therewith, a plurality of trays de tachably carried by each tray slide, the fronts of which trays normally close the open front of their slide, a concealed handle at the rear of each tray front whereby said fronts are free from 35 normally exposed handles, latching means mount ed on each slide, and a catch on each of said plurality of trays for engaging said latching means whereby said trays cannot be removed from the tray slide until after it is partially with drawn from the cabinet. 4. In a structure of the class described, a cab inet open at its front, a tray slide mounted for movement into and withdrawal from said cabinet, a. latch mechanism for locking the slide in the 45 cabinet, a handle on said slide, latch mechanism releasing means on the slide‘ adjacent said han dle, a plurality of trays detachably carried by the tray slide with adjacent side walls of the trays in spaced relation, the fronts of the trays 50 normally closing the open front of the slide, a resilient latch mounted on said slide in the space between adjacent sidewalls of the trays, a catch projecting from the side of each tray adjacent said resilient latch for engagement therewith, 55 whereby said trays cannot be removed from the tray slide until it is partially withdrawn from the cabinet. JAMES R. CLARK. CLIFFORD G. BURLEIGH.