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Publication numberUS1254287 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateJan 22, 1918
Filing dateMar 6, 1917
Priority dateMar 6, 1917
Publication numberUS 1254287 A, US 1254287A, US-A-1254287, US1254287 A, US1254287A
InventorsFrederick W Sterling
Original AssigneeF C Koerber Co
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Dish-drying rack and pan.
US 1254287 A
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11 $541,? Patented. Jan. 22, 1918.



Specification of Letters Yatent.

Patented Jan. 22, acre.

Application filed March 6, 1917. Serial No. 152,540.

To all whom it may concern:

Be it known that I, FREDERICK W. STER- LING, a citizen of the United States, residing at the city and county of San Francisco and State of California, have invented new and useful Improvements in Dish-Drying Racks and Pans, of which the following is a specification.

My invention relates to a rack and pan, which are especially designed for the support of dishes and like articles for drying and similar purposes.

The invention consists in such an assemblage and union of the component parts that they may be easily constructed, and, when put together, will be very rigid and durable.

It also consists in details of construction which will be more fully explained by reference to the accompanying drawings, in which- Figure 1 is a general perspective view.

Fig. 2 is a detail view of a corner.

Fig. 3 is a detail view of the fixing of the upright racks to the frame ends.

Fig. 4 shows the method of fixing and spacing the intermediate parts of the yokes to the side bars.

Figs. 5 and 6 are details of the attachment of the slidable basket.

The pan A is of suitable length and width to contain the rack members and frame, and it has upturned sides and the rear end is extended and turned downward, as at B, so as to hold the bottom at a sufiicient angle for drainage purposes, as it stands upon the drain-board.

The main frame consists of side and end bars 2, which are formed in two sections. The ends of the side bars are bent into a loop, through which theend bar member is inserted and bent parallel and in contact with the side bar and a loop is formed clasping. the side bar, as at 2*. This makes a very rigid frame construction. The side rods are also bent to form down-turned legs 3 which stand in the pan and support the structure and dishes clear of the floor.

The plate and dish racks are formed of sufliciently rigid wires bent over forms to rack shapes, as at 5. These racks are fixed in parallel lines at suitable distances apart and to support them properly and prevent them from bending to one side or the other, under the weight of dishes laced between them, I make one or more cells at the ends,

around the end frame bars, as at 4, either filling the whole space between the racks, or having one or more turns contiguous to the racks 5 and an intermediate straight portion parallel with the frame wire.

The intermediate spacing between the rack bars 5 and other horizontal, longitudinal bars 5 is eifected by means of smaller wlres 4:, secured to one of the main side bars, and extending in pairs across the open space and connecting with suitable twisting dev ces, not shown. These wires are twisted untll the twisted portion is equal in length to the length of the end coils and the space to be formed between any rack and the next one. This latter is placed against the twisted length of the wires 4* and the wires twisted against it, looking it firmly in place, while the coils at the ends retain the rack ends. This means of spacing and securing the racks is continued until the full width is completed.

By making the end bars of the frame 2 to meet at diiferent distances from the side bars, they may be connected with the rack coils and without soldering together. This enables the maker to employ formers and twisting devices and to complete the racks very simply and economically.

The kn1fe, fork and spoon basket is formed of side bars 8 upturned and extended to form an end cross bar 8 at the front and at the rear they are coiled about or otherwise secured to a transverse bar 9, the ends of which are clasped to and slidable upon the side bars 2 of the main frame. At the front end, bars of the frame are bent to form U-shaped yokes 7 in which this part of the basket side bars rest, and are slidable. The central portion of the basket is formed of small interwoven wires 10 suiiicient to support articles intended to be contained therein and forming an end across the upturned front of the basket which may thus be slid beneath the main rack, when out of use, or extended and exposed to receive the articles.

The described construction greatly simplifies and strengthens the structures.

Having thus described my invention, what I claim and desire to secure by Letters Patent is 1. In a dish drying apparatus, a main frame having side bars and an end bar, yokes depending from said end bar, a basket having a transverse bar the ends of which slidably' engage with the side bars of the main frame, side bars for the basket slidably engaged through the yokes and connected to the transverse bar at the inner ends thereof, an end cross bar for the basket connected to the side bars thereof and extending above the latter, and a bottom and outer end wall for the basket connected to the cross bar and transverse bar thereof and spaced from the basket side bars and from the yokes.

2. In a dish drying apparatus, a main frame having guides, a basket having side bars sliding through said guides, means to slidably connect the inner ends of the basket side bars to the main frame, a cross bar for the outer end of the basket extending above the side bars thereof, and a bottom and end wall for the basket connected to said cross bar and arranged in the space between the guides.

3. In a dish drylng rack, a frame composed of side and end bars, longitudinal wires at one side of the frame connected at their ends to the end bars and formed with end and central inverted U-parts, other longitudinal wires between the first named wires and the other side of the frame connected at one end to one of the end bars of the frame: and having end inverted U-parts alined with the adjacent end inverted U- parts of theIfirst named longitudinal wires and having their remaining parts extending in a horizontal plane to form a platform-like-part and connected to the opposite end barof the frame, the outer one of said second named longitudinal wires being arched upwardly to form a guard for the outer side of said platform-like part.

In testimony whereof I have hereunto set v my hand in the presence of two subscribing witnesses.




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U.S. Classification211/41.4
Cooperative ClassificationA47L19/04