Most chest-type freezers have flexible lids. Even when the lid is lifted at one corner, it will seal properly on closing under its own weight. The lid’s outer panel is drawn from one piece of steel. The edge is turned back to form a flat flange. This gives strength and furnishes a plane surface for support of the gasket and the lid’s inner panel. Tapping plates for the hinges are welded in place.
The inner lid panel, gasket, handle, lock assembly, and insulation may be seen in Fig. 13-12.