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F. L. KING. ROTARY SPICE CABINET. AP'PucATloN msn Dec. 1o. m4.
Patented July I, 1916.
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Application tiled December 10, 1914.
To aZZ whom 'it m ay r-onfcrn 'Be it lrn'oivn that l. FuaxitLvN LUTHER lime, a citizen ot' the l'nited States. residing at Seattle. in the county otKing and State ot lVashington, have invented a ncvv and useful Rotary Spice-Cabinet, ot which the following is a' specification.
The invention relates to improvements in revolving cabinets.
The object of the present invention is to improve the construction of revolving cabinets and to provide a simple, practical, etticient, and comparatively inexpensive revolving cabinet designed particularly for holding spices both in bulk and in receptacles, and adapted to afford a display of the receptacle and capable ot being readily filled and ot enabling the receptacles to be easily and quickly removed. y
`With these and other objects in view the invention consists in the construction and` novel combination of parts hereinafter fully described, illustrated in the accompanying drawings, and pointedout in the claims hereto appended. it being understood that various changes 'in the torni, proportion, size and minor details ot construction, within the scope of the claims, may be resorted to Without departing fromthe spirit or sacrificing any ot the advantages of the invention.
In the drawings I-Fig'ure 1 is an elevation ot a revolving spice cabinet constructed in accordance with this invention. Fig. 9, is a vertical sectional view of the same. Fig. 3 is-a horizontal sectional vievv through the upper section ot the cabinet. Fig. is an enlarged detail horizontal sectional view illustrating the. construction ot the compartments of the upper section. Fig. 5 is a detail sectional view illustrating the manner ot mounting the vertical pivotal spindle and showing the construction of the -lovver ball bearing. n
Like numerals ot reference designate corresponding parts in all .the igures ot' the. drawings.
ln the accompanying drawings, in which is'illustrated the preferred embodiment ot the invention, the revolving cabinet coinpriscs in it.`y construction a base l. preferably ot circular torni. and adapted to4 be arranged upon the floor or other supporting Specification of Letters Patent.
Patented July 4l, 1916. serial No. 876,510. i
surface and having bolted or otherwise secured to its upper tace at .the center thereof a floor flange 2 provided with a threaded opening 3 in "which is screwed the lower end of a vertical pivot or spindle uvl. The pivot or spindle. which is preferably const-ructed ot' tubular metal, is rigidly connected with the base by the floor flange 2, and it receives upper and lovver independently revoluble sections 5 and G designed for holding spices, but the revolving cabinet may, of course, be employed for containing and displaying Various other mate rials.
The lower receptacle, which is mounted upon a lovver ball bearing 7, may be ot any preferred construction and it is provided with an annular series ot bins or compart-v ments 8, preferably equipped at the upper portion vvith inclined doors 9 hinged at the top and adapted to afford ready access to the bins or receptacle 8, which are designed for containing spices in bulk. Any number of bins or receptacles 8 may, of course, be employed, and their top and bottom vvalls are preferably formed by a horizontal top member lO and a horizontal bottom member ll having central openings 12 and 13 for the pivot or spindle. extends trom the spindle or pivot st to the periphery of the lovver section. and the up# per member 10, which is ot' less diameter than the lovver member. extends from the pivot or spindle to the upper ends ot the hinged doors ot' the compartments.
The upper section. which is supported upon an upper ball bearing lt, consists of T he bottom member lla shell composed ot horizontal top and bottom disks or members l5 and ltl. and vertical connecting pieces or members 1T. rPhe top and bottoni disks or inembersjl and 1G have central openings 1S and llt) for the pivot or lspindle L and the said top disk or member has a periphery composed of an annular series ot straight faces Q0. The bottom disk or member. which is recessed at its periphery to torni a supporting ledge Ql. is provided at the bach' thereot with aperipheral portion 22 composed ot an annular series ot' straight t'aces Q3, corresponding.
vvith the .straight faces 2O of the upper disk. or member. The upper and lovver terminals ot the vertical connecting pieces or members 17 are suitably secured to the straight peripheral faces 20 and 23 of the upper and lower disks or members. n
The upper section is provided on its exterior with an annular series of exteriorly arranged vertical compartments 24, formed by vertically disposed T-shaped bars or members extending upwardly from the ledge 21 to the top disk or member 15, and having their web portions 26 suitably connected to the shell of' the upper section at the side edges of the vertical connecting pieces or members 17. The web portions 26 of the vertical bars or members 25 extend radially from the shell of the upper section and are spaced part a sullicicnt distance to receive cans 7 or other suitable packages or receptacles containing spices or other material, andthe laterally extending flangesv 2S, which are located at the outer edges of the webs 26, extend inwardly over the side portions of the outer faces of the receptacles and confine the same in the compartments 2l. Any number of compartments 2-1 may be employed and they may be made of any desired length to provide a cabinet of the desired capacity. The laterally extending flanges 28 are cut away at the top and terminateshort of the upper ends of the webs to provide entrances 29 for enabling the compartments to be filled from the top. The flanges and the web portions of the members 25 are cutaway at the bottom to provide ou `lets 30 for the convenient removal of' the re eptacles at the lower ends of the compartments. The bottom receptacles rest upon the ledge 21 of the lower disk or member .and the entire contents of the upper sections are exposed between the laterally proj cting flanges of the vertical bars or members. When the compartments are filled, the top receptacles, which are located at the entrances 29, are prevented from falling out by the top 31 of the upper section. The top 31, which is preferably ot' conical form, is of greater diameter than the top disk or member 15, and projects outwardly beyond the annular series of exterior compartments, and it is pro-` vided at its periphery with an inclined annular supporting flange 32 having an upturned lower edge 33 which engages across the outer edges of the webs 26, at the u per ends thereof, the edge 33 extending entirely around the 4upper end of the section 5 to hold the top in place by friction, and by its own weight, and also to retain the receptacles 27 in the upper ends of the compartments.
. The inclined flange extends upwardlyl and outwardly asillilstrated in Fig. 2 of the drawings, and the entrances or inlets 29, which are of a length slightly less than the length j; the receptacles, permit the latter to be-rdily introduced into them in an inmember,
clned position, as illustrated in dotted lines in F ig. 2 ofthe drawings, without raising the top or cover 31. lVhen thetop receptacle is in position, its upper portion extends above the lower portion of the flange 32 of 7e the top and is held against outward movement by the same.
The upper and lower sections of the cabinet are adapted to be readily rotated to bring any of thecompartments to the front,V and the ball bearings, which maybe of any preferred construction, are shown in the drawings as consisting of upper and lower bearing plates 34 and 35 and an interposed series of antifriction balls 36, retained in place by a race member 37 consisting of a disk or plate provided with openings 38 for the reception of the antifriction balls. The upper and lower plates and the race member are provided with central openings through which the spindle or pivot passes.
1. A cabinet of the class described in cluding a shell provided with exterior vertically disposed compartments formed by approximately T-shaped bars or members arranged at intervals and having their laterally extending flanges at their outer portions, said flanges being cut away at the top' toprovide inlets or entrances of a size to receive' one package, and a top having a peripheral portion adapted to receive the upper ends of the packages therebehind, without raising the top, when the packages are kand to hold the uppermost packages against outward movement when the compartments are filled.
2. A cabinet of the class described including a shell provided with exterior vertically disposed compartments formed by approximately T-shaped bars or members arranged at intervals and having their laterally extending flanges at their outer portions, said flanges being cut away at the top to prO- vide inlets or entrances of a size to receive one package and a top provided with an incl ined peripheral flange having an upturned loweredge extending across to the web portions of the bars or members at the upper ends thereof and arranged to receive and confine the uppermost packages in the compartments when the latter are filled without' raising the top.
3. A cabinet of the class described in- 12o cluding a shell comprisin upper and lewer members, the lower mem er being recessed at its periphery to form a supporting ledge and having an upper peripheral portion corresponding with `the periphery of the upper 128 vertically disposed approximately Tshaped bars spaced around the periphery of the shell to form intervening compartments andextending from the ledge to the upper member of the shell, said T- 130 .lets without raising the top, and t0 @Online I Witnesses:
shaped bars having their flanges ent away In "testimony, haj I]- claim :the f ,gregong v et ther upper ends to form upper lnlets or as my own, I hayeflrer'eto fxe'd my slgna- 10 openings of u size to receive one package, ture fn the presenceof tno Wltne'sses.
und n top llmllg a peripheral ortion ari y A 1 h ,v w ranged to receive the packages lin said in- FRANKMYITT LUTHL (1' the up permost packages in the compartment, A J. A. MA'igLrE, l'
when the lutter are filled. lVAL'rEe/SHAVEL