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Publication numberUS1127801 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateFeb 9, 1915
Filing dateMay 24, 1913
Priority dateMay 24, 1913
Publication numberUS 1127801 A, US 1127801A, US-A-1127801, US1127801 A, US1127801A
InventorsAlbert Oberheim
Original AssigneeAlbert Oberheim
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Dish-washing machine.
US 1127801 A
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1,127,891 Patented Feb. 9, 1915.


Wi t meson K, OBERHEIM.

j DISH WASHING MACHINE, 7 VAPPLIQATION FILED MAY 24, 1913. 1, 1 27,801 I Patented Feb. 9,1915.


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-- To all whom it may concern:

Be it known that I, ALBERT OBERHEIM, a cltizen of the United States, residing at Ogden, in the county of Weber and State of a Utah, have invented certain new and useful divided into two separate compartments,

onefor the washing and one for the cleansing of the dishes and also the provision of a drain board alongside of the cleansing tank upon which the dishes may be placed for drainage, prior to the drying thereof.

With the foregoing and other objects in view, this invention consists in such novel features of construction, combination and arrangement of parts as 'will be hereinafter .more fully described, illustrated in the'accompanying drawings and claimed.

In describing the invention in detail, reference will be had to the accompanying drawings wherein like charactersv of referonce designate like or corresponding parts throughout the several views, and in which,

Figure 1 is a perspective view of the im-' proved dish-washing machine; Fig. 2 is a sectional view'through the device Fig. 3

is a top plan view of a basket or receptacle l used for holding such dishes as plates, saucers or the like; Fig. 4 is a top plan view of a basket or receptacle for holding cups or other dishes of similar shape; Fig. 5 is an end view of Fig. 3; Fig. 6 is an end view of Fig. 4; and Fig. 7 is a detail view of one form of means for starting the motor. Referring more particularly to the drawings, 1 designates a receptacle or tank which is constructed with; fluidrti'ght joints and which has a partition 2 centrally disposed therein, and dividing the interior of thesame into two separate compartments, 3

and 4.

The compartment 3 is provided for the Specification of Letters Patent.

Patented Feb. 9, 1915.

Application lua May 24,1913. Serial No. 769,681.

washing of the dishes and has an agitating means,in the formof an ordinary rotary propeller 5 disposed therein adjacent one end. The-propeller 5is mounted upon the shaft 6 which extends through the end 7 of the tank 1 and has a bevel gear 8 mounted upon the end thereof which extends into a compartment 9- which is formed adjacent one end of the tank 1. The compartment 9 has its upper end closed by a movable covering 10. A second bevel gear 11 meshes with the bevel gear 8 and is mounted upon a vertical shaft 12 which has a bevel gear 1,3 mounted upon its upper end. The bevel gear 13 meshes with a bevel gear 14 which is mounted upon' a shaft 15. The shaft 15 is carried by any suitable power producing means 16, such as a water turbine, an electric motor or other similar power-producing means. The shaft 12 is supported by a bracketl? which is secured-'to one end of the tank 1 while thepower producing means 16 is mounted upon a bracket 18 which is also secured to the end of the tank 1 and extends into the compartment 9.

The compartment 3 has a foraminated plate 20 mounted therein, which plate is 1 and to thepartition 2 as at 21 and has connected to its free end 22 a pair of rods 23 which'extend upwardly within. the interior of the compartment 3 'andare connected to a rod 24 Which'extends laterally across the compartment 3-near the upper edge of the same and which is connected to a rod 25. The rod 25 extends through an opening 26 formed in the end of the compartment 3 and pivotally connectedto one side of the tank etxends into the compartment9 being connected to means for controlling the opera tion of the power-producing means 16. By connecting the foraminated plate 20 to the rods,23 and 23 the operation of the powerproducing means, 1 6 may be controlled by the forcing downwardly of the end 22 thereof as when a basket full of dishes is placed thereupon, causing the power-producing means 16 to start and impart rotary motion to the propeller 5 for agitating the water or other liquid contained within the compartment 3. A coilspring 26 is disposed between the end 22 of the plate 20 and the.

upper side of the bottom of the compart-- ment 3 and tends to hold the plate 20 in an upward position as is shown in Fig. 2 of the drawings, when there is no weight. thereupon. The compartment 4 which is pro vided for the cleansing or rinsing of the dishes after the same have been washed also has a foraminated plate, anagitator and I means for connecting the plate to the power- .producing means 16 mounted therein as has the compartment 3.

' Each of the compartments 3 and 4 has. an outlet pipe '27 communicating-with the' lower end thereofwhich pipes are controlledby a valve 28 which is mounted therein;

1 The compartment 3 has a table 29 formed adjacent thereto-and which table has its outer edge supported by lugs 30 and is provided with an opening 3.1,which opening has apipe 32 extending downwardly therefrom. The opening'31 and the pipe 32. are

providedforcdisposing of the refuse which is left upon the dishes which is forced downwardly through'the pipe'32 into the garbage receptacle or can 33 which is placed directly whereby the dishes will be prevented from 'beneath the lower end' of the pipe 32. The table 29 forms what 'is commonly known as "a scrapingboard; 1

'A draining or drying board 34 which is similar in construction to the table 29 is mounted adiacent'the compartment 4 of the tank 1 and has its outer edge supported by means of legs 35. The upper surface of the draining board 24 is provided with a 13111- rality of grooves 36 which .extendlaterally 'thereacross and provide a' means for the water which drains off the dishes to run back into the compartment 4. 1 For the purpose of. maintaining the chipping orbreaking and as the partitions .42 which form the compartments 41 are also foraminated water can pass freely therethrough and allow the' .dishes. to. be

thoroughly and efficiently washed and rinsed.-

The foraminated receptacle or basket 40 has a handle '43 connected theretoso that the same may be easilyplaced within either of the compartments 2 or 3 and removed therefrom.

In F igsA and 6 of the drawings a basket or foraminated receptacle 45 is shown which is. similar in construction to theba'sket 1410, but which hasa plurality bf arious'compartments 46 arranged laterally within the interior of the basket and shaped so as to efliciently engage and hold rigidly cups or dishes similar in construction .'-"th"eret-o.

Each of the partitions 47 which form the compartments 46 has a plurality of circular-shaped openings 48 formed therein as is clearly shown in Fig. 6 of the drawings. These circular openings form the means for supporting the cups or similarly shaped dishes. g

In practical fields, certain minor features of construction, combination and arrangement of parts may necessitate alterations to which the patentee is entitled, provided such alterations are comprehended scope-of what is claimed. hat is claimed is '80 within the ',1.- In a detergent machine, a tank, a ver- ,4

"tically movable supporttwithin said tank, an agitator, a prime mover in geared conneotion with said agitator, and means actuated by movement of the support under the weight of the article to be cleansed for starting said prime mover. 4 2;. In a detergent machine, a tank, a resiliently mounted and vertically movable support within said tank, an agitatbr,'a

prime mover in geared connection with said agitator, and means actuated by the movement of saidsupport downwardly or upwardly'for starting or stopping said prime mover. I y 1 '3; In a detergent machine, the combination of, a tank, a foraminous support within said tank, said support having one end horizontally' pivoted to said tank, an agitator, means of propulsion for said agitator, a rod pivotally'connected to the free end of said support, a secondmod connected to said first named rod and controlling the operation of .said propulsion means in such a manner that said agitator will be thrown into opera,

tion when the object to be cleansed is placed.

upon said support, resilient means disposed beneath the supportfor causing the support to'-assume its normal position and operate said'connection for throwing said agitator out of operation when the article to be cleansed is removed from said support.

; 4." In a dish Washing'machine, abody portion, a horizontally pivoted receptacle support within said body portion, an agitator mounted within said body portion, means for operating said agitator and means actuated by the movement of thesupport under the weight'of an'article to be cleansed for starting said operating means.

' '5. Ina-detergent machine, a tank, a-verti-' 'cally movable support within said tank, an agitator, a prime. .mover in geared connec- --'tion withsaid agitator, means actuated by displacement of the support under, the

weight of a n article to be cleansed for'starb, .7 i'iig "saidpri'me mover, and "means for automatically replacingsaid support for reactuating said first named means to stop said prime mover When the support is relieved of the Weight of the article to be cleansed. 6. In a detergent machine, a tank, a support in said tank having one end horizontally pivoted thereon, an agitator, a prime mover in geared connection with said agitator, means actuated by movement of the support under the weight of the article to be cleansed for starting said prime mover, springs connected to the free end of said supportfor causing the support to assume its normal position and reactuate said means 'for throwing said agitator out of operation 15

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U.S. Classification134/52, 134/85, 134/89
Cooperative ClassificationB08B9/28