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Publication numberUS1242235 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateOct 9, 1917
Filing dateJul 17, 1914
Priority dateJul 17, 1914
Publication numberUS 1242235 A, US 1242235A, US-A-1242235, US1242235 A, US1242235A
InventorsThomas John Polk
Original AssigneeThomas John Polk
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Cabinet and refrigerator.
US 1242235 A
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APPLICATION FILED JULY 17. I914- Patented Oct; 9,1917.




Patented Oct. 9. 1917.

To all whom it mag concern: I

' Be itv known .that LTHOMAS Oakdale,in the parish of. Allenfand State of Louisiana, have invented-certain new and fore ment1oned, 1shollow, and it has revouseful Improvements in. Cabinets and Re frigerators; and I do hereby declare the folv lowingto be. a full, clear,and exact. description of the invention,'ch as; will enable *adjacentlthe lowermost end of the' pipe :1

others skilled in the .artto which it appertains to make and use the same. Y

This invention relates. to a cabinet and more particularly to a combined refrigerator the-provision of anarticle of furniture .for'

- amount of retaining space is provided while taking up a smallamount of kitchen space.

:and kitchen cabinet; t. r i

Y The primary object of this invention is use in the kitchen, which combines a refrigerator and a kitchen cabinet for the'retai'n v ing ofvarious food-stuffs and other articles used in the kitchen, in asingle and compact piece "of' furniture whereby a greater Another object of this invention is, the

' provision ,of acentral hollow pipe of the device which supports various {sections revolubly thereabout, the I lowermost of which sections is constructed for forming a refrigerator, while the uppermost are OICll-r 1 nary cabinets, and'to provide a central pipe with a plurality of spaced 'openings,'throughi which the air may pass downwardly through the pipe 1 and through the cabinet, maintaining a continuous circulation of fresh air in the compartments and pipe.

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 accompanyin drawings and claimed.

In descri ing the invention in detail reference will be had to the accompanying drawings wherein like characters of reference designate like or corresponding partsthroughout the several views, and

which Figure 1 is a side elevation of the-im proved kitchen cabinet and refrigerator,

Fig. 2 is a top plan view of the same, Fig. 3 is a longitudinal sectional view on the line 33 of Fig. 2, and

Fig. 4 is a cross sectional view on the line 44 of Fig. 1. 7

Referring more particularly to the drawings, 1 designates a hollow pipe, which has I Specilicajtioii of Letters fatent.

- p The compartment 6 jacent its lower end. The legs2 mayhave lass balls or casters 3, mounted upon their rec ends, to facilitate themoving jof, the pipeoverthe floor. The pipe *lasheretoi i i -d ocfi izfiglfi, Application-medium17.1914. SerialNo..85 1,539i-. 1 ra plur ality of ra'diating legsQsecured-ad J OHN 'PoLK, .acitizenfoftheUnited States, residing. atv

lubly mounted along its longitudinal length, a plurallty of compartments 4, 5. and 6. 5 a

. The compartment; 4, whichispositioned isconstructed for forming a refrigerator,

having its walls ofdouble. thickness..-and. packed with suitable insulating material as is'shown at .7 The sectionfltis polygonal in shape,having any. desired number of" sides a J.and it is held. against. vertical j movement tomlO and 11 respectively of the refrigerat 7;:

ing section. I

I I The section 5, W'hichlis1 adjacentthe refrigerationsection 4:, is rotatable about the pipe lindependent of thelrotation o'fthe refrigeration compartment and it is-held against vertical movement by thel collarQlQ which ismountedu-pon the pipe 1 about the inner surfaceof the top of the-compartment.

This compartment is provided for the receptionof various articles such as areusually employed in a kitchen. A bread board 14 is slidably mounted upon the top 10 of the refrigerator as is clearly shown in Fig. 3 ofthe drawings.

upon the pipe 1 above the compartment 5, and it"is rotatable independently of the rotation of the compartmento, being identi'-' cal in construction with the compartment 5 and provided for a similar'purpose, such as is rotatably mounted forreceiving various articles which are used I about a kitchen. The various compartments 4, 5 and 6 have doors 13 hingedly connected to their-respective straight sides, to permit of access to the interior of the various comj partments. The pipe 1 has its lower terminal reduced in diameter and curved'upwardly, as clearly shown in Fig. 3 of the'drawings, having the terminus ofthe same positioned upwardly,

so as 'to permit of the free'circulation of 7 air through the p1pe,1-and a cap 16"1s mounted upon the upper terminal of the pipe 1 and forms a closure therefor. The

portion of the pipe located beyond the up per wall ofthe refrigerating compartment 43 i is provided with a plurality of openings 20 so as to permit a continuous circulation of alr downwardly through the pipe, thus ven-- tilating the compartments 5 .and 6 at all times. The air passing through the open ings in the upper portion of the pipe passes condition at all times. I V V lhe openings are arranged Cl-I'CIIIHIEQI downwardly and out through the reduced end thereof, thus a continuous flow 20f fresh air is carried through the compartments keeping the same :in a clean and sanitary entially and longitudinally within the pipe in the compartments and the air may pass '5 and (3 maintaining a cool temperature within each compartment. keeplng them a clean and sanitary at all times.

i In reducing the invention to practice such minor features of construction, combination and arrangement of parts may neces- 'sitate alteration to which the patentee'is entitled provided such alterations are comprehended within the scope of what is claimed.

What is claimed is p 1. A device of the class described 'comprising a supporting base, a vertical hollow pipe secured to the base at one end thereof a refrigerating compartment rotatably mounted adjacent the lower end of the hollow pipe, a plurality of compartments rotatably mounted in vertical spaced relation upon the-upper portion of the pipe and independently rotatable of each'other, said plpe provided adjacent its upper end with 'a plurality of circumferential longitudinally spaced openings, which openings establlsh a communication between the upper compartment and pipe, so as to permit a fresh circulation of air to be drawn downwardly through the pipe and forced into the compartments at all times.

2. In a device aof the class described, a rota'table support, a hollow pipe secured adacen-t one end of the support :andextending vertically therefrom, a refrigeratingcompartment rota-tably mounted upon saidpipe adjacent the lower end thereofla plurality :of compartments rotatably mounted upon said pipeat the upperend, and rotatably mounted independent of each other, means for preventing the vertical displacement soft the compartments with relation to the pipe,

said pipe being provided with :a plurality of openings in its upper portion, which openings are arranged iclrcumferentially and longitudinally and establish a communication between the compartments of the cabinet and pipe, to permit the continue ous clrculation of fresh air mtothe "compartments towprevent the :air from becoming In testimony whereof I affix my signature in presence of two witnesses.

THOMAS JOHN POLK. lvitnessesz v T T. J. HARGROVE, i W. T. BRUMrm-LD/ Copies of this patent may be obtained for 'fiveeents each, by addressing the Commissioner of Patents,

-Washington, D. G. Y

' stagnant therein, and a closure cap tor the 7 upper end of the pipe, as and for the purpose specl ed

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U.S. Classification312/213, 312/202, 312/401, 62/297, 312/285, 312/249.2, 62/381
Cooperative ClassificationA47B61/00