US 1114220 A
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P. ZARBLLA. DISH DBAINER. APPLICATION FILED FEB. 24, 1914.
Patented 001;. 20, 1914.
To all whom it may concern:
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Be it known that I, Pia-Teri .ZanriLLA, a citizen of the United States, resid ng at Medford,.in the county of.Middlesexv and State of Massachusetts, have inventedan Improvement in Dish-Drainers, of which the following is a specification.
This invention relates to dish-dralning devices, and has for its object the production of a simple, convenient device which may be arranged on the wall above the sink and which .comprehends a support, a trough at the lower end of said support having closed ends and an exit intermediate its length and a transversely corrugated shelf pivotally connected at its lower edge to the front edge of said trough, said shelf, when swinging outward, occupying a rearwardly inclined position with its rear edge extended over the front edge of the trough, to receive upon it the dishes and cause the Water which drains therefrom to pass over the rear edge of the shelf and flow into the trough, and said shelf, when swung inward,
occupying a substantially vertical position and extending over the top of the trough, thereby toclose itand prevent access to it, so that it cannot be used as a receptacle or catch-all for the various articles and utensils employed about a sink.
Figure 1 is afront elevation of a dishdrainer embodying this invention, the dish receiving and draining shelf being in closed 1 position. Fig. 2 is a similar view, the shelf being in open position. Fig. 3 is an-end view of the device shown in Fig. 1. Fig. 4 is a transverse vertical section of the device shown in Fig. 2 taken on the dotted line 4,4.
The support, as here shown, consists of a sheet of metal 10, of large area, having holes through it to receive screws or other fastenings, by which it maybe secured to the wall. The trough 12 is arranged at the lower end of the support and extends throughout its length, and said trough is here shown as formed by bending outward and upward the lower edge of said sheet 10 of metal. .A pair of side pieces 13, 14, are
arranged, respectively, at each side of said sheet 10, which are made of a gradually increasing width and which extend over the ends of the trough thereby closing said ends. The upper edge of the sheet 10 may be formed or provided with a ledge 15 to support a mirror or other object. The trough 12'has an exit intermediate its length here shown as a-shortpipe 16, which is I0]6Cted downward in a forwardly inclined irection, thereby to direct the water escaping from the trough into the sink. Said support, however, may be otherwise constructed, so far as my invention is concerned, but in any event, there is provided a trough 12 with closed ends and an exit intermediate its length and supporting-means for said trough.
The shelf consists of a sheet of metal 20 of a length corresponding to the length of the trough 12, and corrugated transversely from its front to its rear edge and having upturned portions 21 at each end, and said shelf is pivotally connected to the front edge of the trough 12, and, as here shown, a stiff wire or bar 22 is arranged along the front edge of the trough over which the edge of the sheet of metal forming the trough is turned, and the inner edge of the shelf is slitted at several places to form ears 23 and these ears are bent around portions of said wire or bar 22 thus to form the pivotal connections. When the shelf is thus pivotally connected to the front edge of the trough its inner edge extends over the edge of the trough, so that water passin from it will flow into the trough. The s elf is arranged to be swung outward, into the position shown in Fig. 4, to .receive upon it the dishes, in which position it is inclined rearwardly sufficiently to cause the water to flow in a rearward direction and pass over .its inner edge and enterthe trough. The
shelf is also arranged to be swung inward into substantially a vertical position when not inuse, and when in this position its end-portions 21 telescope with the side-portions 13, 14, of the support and the trough 12 is inclosed.
In a device of this character where a trough is arranged above a sink it is of the utmost importance that it be covered when not in use to prevent. it from being used as a receptacle or catch-all, and the draining shelf herein described when in closed position well subserves this purpose. As a means to limit the outward movement of the shelf chains 25 may be provided at each end of the device, the upper ends of which chains'are fastened to the support and the lower ends thereof to the shelf.
I claim The dish-drainer herein described con-- sisting of a support arranged to be secured to a wall having a, trough at its lower end with closed ends and an exit intermediate nections into a, rearwardly inclined position-to receive upon it the dishes and into a substantially vertical position to cover the trough and prevent access thereto when the device is not in use, and means such as chains for limiting the movement of the shelf in an outward direction.
' In testimony whereof, I have signed my name to, this specification, in the presence of two subscribing witnesses.
-' PETER ZARELLA. -Witnesses:
B. J. Norms, H.:B. DAVIS.