1-8. CABINET UNITS.
Cabinet units differ in appearance according to the components they are designed to accommodate (paras 2-9 thru 2-27),
although essential construction characteristics are similar. The units are constructed of cold rolled steel sheets, and the
tops are fabricated of stainless steel. Leveling bolts are provided at each of the four interior corners. Cabinets housing
mounted equipment are provided with elevating-platform mechanisms for raising and lowering laboratory apparatus into
position. The platforms are lowered only when the cabinets are stored or shipped. A stainless steel cover, normally
stored in the cabinet base, is placed over the opening in the top of the cabinet when laboratory apparatus is in lowered
position. The rear of each cabinet is equipped with a pipe rack 'to which are clamped the service lines and a flexible
metal braided hose. The rack is raised when cabinets are placed in operating position, and lowered only when cabinets
are stored or shipped. Cabinet drawers designed for storing glassware and delicate instruments are lined with die-cut
rubberized horsehair or similar resilient and shock-absorbing material for nesting the items. The drawers are provided
with fastening devices to prevent breakage or displacement. Cabinet units identified below correspond to Quartermaster
Corps drawing numbers as listed:
a. Water bath and electric oven cabinet (Unit No. 1, Drawing No. 5-14-322).
b. High temperature kinematic viscosimeter cabinet (Unit No. 2, Drawing No. 5-14-323).
c. Distillation apparatus cabinets (Double) (Unit No. 3, Drawing No. 5-14-324); Distillation apparatus (Single) (Unit
No. 4, Drawing No. 5-14-325).
d. Muffle furnace and penetrometer cabinet (Unit No. 5, Drawing No. 5-14-326).
e. ASTM Gum apparatus cabinet (Unit No. 6, Drawing No. 5-14-327).
f. Water still cabinet (Unit No. 7, Drawing No. 5-14-328).
g. Tetraethyl lead and sulfur determination apparatus cabinet (Unit No. 8, Drawing No. 5-14-329).
h. Glassware storage cabinets (Units No. 19-14, 24 and 26, Drawing No. 5-14-330).
i. Chemical storage cabinet (Unit No. 15, Drawing No. 5-14-331).
j. Balance table cabinet (Unit No. 16, Drawing No. 5-14-332).
k. Sink cabinet (Unit No. 17, Drawing No. 5-14-333).
l. Oxidation stability cabinet (Unit No. 18, Drawing No. 5-14-334).
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