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Sept. 6, V1938. ro. A. :Moire/»mun- l@ EB E7 INVENToR. AD Ä MORA 1 BY \ AT'TRNEY. V.2,129,475 Patented Sept. 6, 1938 UNITED STATES PATENT y OFFICE y 2,129,475 DRAWER PULL Donald A. Morand, Portland, Oreg. Application November 18,I 1935, Serial No. 50,386 2 Claims. This invention relates to improvements in drawer pulls and has particular reference to re inforcing liners therefor. 1 Drawer pulls of the character herein described are manufactured of suitablyembossed sheetmetal stampings which are formed around metal cores or liners. 'I'hese metal cores are tapped for the reception of machine screws, by which the ñn ished pull is secured to the desired object. Here O tofore, the manufacture of these pulls has in volved the use of solid metal castings or forgings, which were then tapped for the reception of the securing means. The present use of elongated pulls in rectangular and elliptical shapes has necessitated the use of a considerable amount of metal to supply castings or forgings of this character. The inventive concept contemplates the manu facture of sheet metal liners for pulls or handles of this character, which may be formed by a die press and assembled to simulate the desired shape of a finished product. Thereupon the sheet metal casing is formed around the assembled core or liner, and the finished product has the appearance 25 and rigidity of a forged pull, with the advantage thereover that vit is more economical to manu facture, in that it involves less time and labor to produce; and ordinarily requires less than half the material for its construction over the former 30 practice. It is an object of the invention to provide a. reinforcing liner for drawer pulls such as used on furniture and cabinets which is inexpensive to manufacture and which may readily be adapted 35 to changes and trends in designs. A further object of the invention is tol provide a novel form of liner for drawer pulls and the like to reinforce the shape and strengthen the contour of such articles. A further object of the invention is to provide 40 a reinforcing liner for articles of the character described which may be formed in sections and assembled to simulate the shape of the finished product. 45 50 . (Cl. 16-111) that various changes in form, proportion, size and details of construction within the scope of the claims may be resorted to» without departing from the spirit or sacrificing any of the advan tages of the invention. In the drawing: Figure l is a side elevation, partly in section, of a drawer pull embodying the principle of the present invention. - Figure 2 is a sectional elevation taken on the line 2_2 of Figure 1. Figure 3 is a plan view _of a drawer pull utiliz ing a modified form of a liner, a part of the casing being broken away. Figure 4 is a sectional elevation taken on the 15 line fl--ll of Figure 3. Figure 5 is a plan View of a modified form of drawer pull utilizing a sectional reinforcing liner, a part of the metal casing being broken away. Figure 6 is a sectional elevation taken along the line 6_6 of Figure 5. Figure 7 is a plan View of a rectangular drawer pull utilizing a modified form of sectional liner, certain parts being broken away. Figure 8 is a sectional elevation taken on the 25 line 8-8 of Figure 7. Figure 9 is a side elevation of a further modi fied form of drawer pull utilizing a modification of the inventive concept, a part of the side wall 30 of the» casing being broken away. Figure l0 is a sectional elevation taken on the line Ill-I0 of Figure 9. Preliminary to a more- detailed description of ' the illustrated embodiment of the invention, it may be stated that the drawing illustrates two conventional forms of drawer pulls, Figures 1 and 3 illustrating elliptical pulls, and Figures 5 and 7 illustrating rectangular pulls. Figure 9 illustrates a modification of elliptical pulls. Each of the pulls illustrated employs a modification o-f the inventive concept, Figures 2 and 8 illustrat ing reinforcing liners, each utilizing two sections; Figures 4 and 10 illustrating liners comprising a single section; and Figure 6 illustrating a liner .A further object of the invention is to provide sectional reinforcing liners for articles of the made up of an assembly of four sections. character described which may be assembled to simulate a desired shape and adapted to be main tained in assembled position by a sheet metal er pull l is illustrated as having a sheet metal casing. y With these and other objects in view, the in vention resides in the novel construction and combination of parts hereinafter described, illus trated in the accompanying drawing, and set 55 forth in the appended claims; it being understood Referring to Figure 1 of the drawing, the draw casing 2 formed around and enclosing a sectional reinforcing liner’ composed of `a transversely rounded channel or bridge, member 3 and a 50 base plate or cover member 4 therefor. Spacer knobs 5 are provided to- maintain the pull in spaced relation to the face of the drawer or panel (not shown), each spacer knob having a. central opening for the reception of fastening 2 2,129,475 means, as machine screws (not shown) which secure the pull to the drawer. The base plate member 4 is drilled and tapped at suitable points to receive the screws. Preferably, the screws pass loosely through the spacer knobs and are thread ed into the pull. In an alternative construction the spacer knobs may be rigidly ñxed to the pull, and the screws be threaded into the spacers in stead of into the pull. In the manufacture of the illustrated pull, the sheet metal casing 2 and the respective sections of the liner are formed by die press operations in the desired shapes, the casing 2 being of great er depth than the combined depth of the liner sections. The assembly operation may be Vper formed manually or by machine, the liner sec tions 3 and 4 being inserted in place in the cas ing stamping 2, whereupon the side wall of the casing 2 is folded under the plate member 4 as at 6 to maintain the liner sections in position. In .Figures 3 and 4 is illustrated a pull 1 utiliz .ing a _reinforcing liner 8 formed of a single stamping having three sides, and adapted to be _inserted in the sheet metal casing with its open side toward the closed portion of the casing. The side Walls of the liner 8 may converge at their upper edges to conform to the contour of the cas ing; and the side walls of the casing are folded under the bottom of the liner to maintain the same in position therewithin. In Figures 5 and 6 is illustrated a modiñed Aform of sectional liner comprising top and bot tom plates 9 and I0 and side walls II and I2. v«The plate I0 in this construction constitutes the base member, while plates 9, II and I2 together form the bridge member. Each of the liner sec“ tions is formed with an offset portion along one edge thereof for the reception of the straight edge of the adjacent section whereby, when the liner sections are in assembled position, the shoulder of the offset portion of the one section will retain the edge of the adjoining section in place. Thus the shoulder of the offset portion of thev wall sec tion Il acts as a support for the straight edge of the top plate 9, and is in turn held in upright po sition by the shoulder of the bottom plate I0. strengthen the contour of the casing. The ñanged portion I6 of the casing is folded upon it self in such manner as to enclose the liner I1 therewithin. Though there is shown and described herein a preferred embodiment of the invention, it is to be definitely understood that any change or changes may be made in material and structure and arrangement of parts within the spirit of the invention and scope of the subjoined claims. 10 Having now described my invention and in what manner the same may be used, what I claim as new and desire to protect by Letters Patent is: 1. A drawer pull adapted to be ñxedly and non ro-tatably fastened to a drawer structure and 15 comprising an elongated liner composed of a base member having a plane face designed to be dis posed in opposition to the side of the drawer structure to which the drawer pull is to be ap plied and a complementary bridge member rest 20 ing upon the base member and having lateral wall uportionsdisposed at approximately right angles to the plane face of the base member and con stituting the sole support for ,the bridge member, said liner being composed of a plurality of inde 25 pendent, loosely associated sections of' relatively heavy stamped metal plate of approximately uni form thickness, a casing composed of light sheet metal enclosing said liner upon at least three `of its sides and extending under the base member to 30 retain the loose sections of the liner in rigid as sembly, and supporting means for said drawer pull located adjacent opposite ends of said base vmember and disposed a spaced distance inwardly 35 of the lateral edges of said base member. 2. A drawer pull adapted to be ñxedly and non rotatably fastened to a drawer structure and comprising an elongated liner composed'of a base member having a plane face designed to be dis posed in opposition to the side of the drawer 40 structure to which the drawer pull is to be ap plied and a complementary bridge member rest ing upon the base member and having lateral wall portions disposed at approximately right angles to the plane face of the base member 45 and constituting the sole support for the bridge Figures '7 and 8 illustrate a further modiñca tion of a sectional liner, in which the liner is made , member, said liner being composed of a plurality of two longitudinal sections I3 and I4, each be ing U-shaped in cross-section, and assembled atively heavy vstamped metal plate of approxi of independent, loosely associated sections of rel and end walls thereof folded under the bottom mately uniform thickness, a casing composed of light sheet metal ,enclosing said liner upon at least three of its sides and extending under the base member to retain the loose sections of the liner in rigid assembly, and relatively small spacer knobs located adjacent the opposite ends of said base member and a spaced distance inwardly of the lateral edges of said base member, said spacer k-nobs being disposed upon the base member to section to maintain the rigidity of the completed article. Figures 9 and 10 illustrate, respectively, a side space the drawer pull a short ldistance away from the drawerstructure and said spacer lknobs 60 being screw threaded for the reception of rotat view and end elevation of a modiñcation of an able fastening means adapted -to extend through `the drawer structure into the knobs. with their open sides innermost to form a liner in the shape of a hollow rectangle. In this form of liner, the plate I4 is the base member and plate I3 is the bridge member. As in pre I viously described constructions the sheet metal stamping which forms the casing is formed around the assembled liner sections with the side elliptical pull comprising a sheet metal casing I5 having extended ñange portions I6 in which is “ inserted a flat liner I'I to reinforce the shape and DONALD A. MORAND.