Drawer interlock assembly

  • US 5,671,985 A
  • Filed: 08/27/1996
  • Issued: 09/30/1997
  • Est. Priority Date: 08/27/1996
  • Status: Expired due to Term
First Claim
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1. A drawer interlock assembly for a furniture article having at least first and second drawers, comprising:

  • a track member positioned on said furniture article;

    at least first and second locking members slidingly mounted in said track member, each of said locking members including a body having a top, a bottom, a front surface, a back surface, a first side and a second side, said body including at least one tab positioned on said back surface, said locking members being interconnected by at least one interconnection strip defining at least one opening for receiving said tab, each of said locking members including a locking projection; and

    at least first and second drawer members attached to said first and second drawers, respectively, each of said drawer members including a first ramp and a second ramp, said first ramp of said first drawer member having a guiding surface that engages said locking projection of said first locking member to cause said second locking member to move from a first position to a second position as said first drawer is opened, said second ramp of said second drawer member having a locking surface that engages said locking projection of said second locking member at said second position to prevent said second drawer from opening.

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