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Knock-Down Shippable Printer Stand

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000046485D
Original Publication Date: 1983-Jul-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-07
Document File: 2 page(s) / 64K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Cole, NF: AUTHOR [+4]

Abstract

A knock-down printer stand assembly is shown in exploded form in Fig. 1. Identical side panels 1 of molded structural foam plastic, for example, are provided with reinforcing channels 2, as shown. A recess at the bottom of each channel forms an interlock aperture 3 to inter connect with a foot 4 formed as an integral part of a base 5. Base 5 acts as a horizontal stabilizer, interlocks the two side panels 1 by means of the apertures 3 in each, and aids in torsionally stabilizing the box structure comprising the printer stand. A vertical and horizontal stabilizer member 6 is provided with projecting legs 7 that interlock with apertures 8 similar to apertures 3. Suitable tension latches (not shown) occupy regions 9 on the top corners of the stabilizer 6.

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Knock-Down Shippable Printer Stand

A knock-down printer stand assembly is shown in exploded form in Fig. 1. Identical side panels 1 of molded structural foam plastic, for example, are provided with reinforcing channels 2, as shown. A recess at the bottom of each channel forms an interlock aperture 3 to inter connect with a foot 4 formed as an integral part of a base 5. Base 5 acts as a horizontal stabilizer, interlocks the two side panels 1 by means of the apertures 3 in each, and aids in torsionally stabilizing the box structure comprising the printer stand. A vertical and horizontal stabilizer member 6 is provided with projecting legs 7 that interlock with apertures 8 similar to apertures 3. Suitable tension latches (not shown) occupy regions 9 on the top corners of the stabilizer 6. These interlock with a suitable fixture (not shown) attached to each of the side panels 1 along a top rail 10 and serve to draw in the top edges of each of the side panels 1.

Because the side panels 1 are identically molded, there is neither a left nor a right and either one may be used interchangeably. Similarly, apertures 3 and 8 are identical so that the legs 4 and 7 may be utilized with either matching pair of apertures.

To further stabilize the stand, apertures 11 may be added in the top rail 10 or molded in place to provide recesses in which the legs of a typical printer machine may be inserted when the stand is assembled. Optional front and back covers to reduce acoustical n...