US 1417401 A
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' APPLICATIONFILED SEPT-9, 1921;
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Be it known that I, CLARENon Marionnr, a citizen of the United States, residing at Elwood in the county of Madison and State ofl'ndiana, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in a Kitchen Cabinet;
and I do hereby declare the following to be a full, clear, and exact description'of the invention, such as will enable others skilled in the art to which it appertains to make and use the same.
The object of the invention isto provide a simple and efficient construction of kitchen cabinet, with special reference to the main compartment of the super-structure designed for the reception and housing of those articles which are required for convenience to be arranged adjacent to the working table or top of the device in the preparation of food for cooking and the like; and more especially to provide in connection with such a compartment a closure which while being capable of manipulation without inconvenience occupies the minimum ofspace, does not obstruct the table or top of the cabinet, whether open or closed, may readily be removed for cleansing purposes, may be prepared independently of the cabinet proper and inserted in completed form thereinto and which when open exposes the entire front of the compartment to give access to all parts from the front; and with these general objects in view the invention consists in a construction and combination of parts of which a preferred embodiment is shown in the drawings, wherein:
Figure 1 is a perspective View of a cabinet constructed in accordance with the in vention.
Figure 2 is a vertical sectional view of the same, taken through the main compartment of the super-structure and showing the parts in closed or normal position.
Figure 3 is a similar view of the upper portion or super-structure of the cabinet.
The cabinet used in the drawing as'an illustration of the invention made in general form correspond with those now in common use so far as having a base or pedestal section 10 and an upper section or superstructure 11 of a depth, measured front and rear, which is less than the base orpedestal section with a table or top 12 covering the base or pedestal section and extending for- Specification of Letters Patent. Patent d pl 2.3 1922 0 Application filed September i e, 1921. Serial No. 499,394.
ward in advance of the front of the superstructure or upper section to afford a working surface for the operator in preparing food for cooking or serving. Moreover the baseor pedestal section may be subdivided nto compartments having for example a door 13 and a series of tiered drawers 14: with auxiliary drawers 15 arranged immediately beneath the table or topjwhile the upper section or super-structure likewise may be of'compartmental construction having the vertical side compartment 16 and a top compartment 17 fitted with hinged doors or any equivalent thereof.
The main compartment 18 of the upper section or super-structure, which is disposed horizontally and is of an extent approximating that of the table or top of the main or base section, and which compartment usually is employed to contain those articles which are used more or less continuously in the preparation of food either for'cooking or service and hence which ordinarily should be kept open during the use of the top or table by the operator, is provided with a roller door 18 of flexible construction having transverse elements 19 connected by a flexible backing 20,the edges of said door being fitted in vertical and horizontal guides 21 and 22 formed in the facing surfaces of the side walls of the compartment and with a marginal strip or bar 22 forming the front or lower edge of the door. 7
The rear ends of the guide slots 20 are curved forward as shown at 20 to receive the rear edge of the door when raised or opened as indicated in Figure 3, to the end that when the door is open it is entirely housed within the compartment and is out of the way, to give access to the compartment throughout the entire front area there of, said door by reason of this position leaving the top or table of the cabinet entirely unobstructed for the use of the operator.
Communicating with the upper guide grooves 22 are the upwardly and forwardly directed outlet grooves 23 through which the flexible door may be withdrawn when it is desired to remove the same from the cabinet, it being obvious that by such re moval the cleansing of the interior of the cabinet and of the door is facilitated and furthermore said door may be completely constructed before applying it to and independently of the cabinet as a means of reducing the cost of manufacture.
Above the horizontal guide grooves 'are arranged guide grooves 2a with which the outlet grooves 23 also communicate, and a drawer 25 designed for use for example as a silver ware drawer is provided with side ribs 26 to engage said grooves and thus operate above the plane of the door, the front edge or facing of the drawer being provided with a depending lip or skirt 26 depending into overlapping relation with the upper edge of the roller door and having a beveled rear surface 27. The guide ribs on the end walls of the silver ware drawer by filling the grooves 24: serve to prevent the displacement of the roller door while the drawer is in place while permitting the opening and closing of said door to give access to the compartment.
Having thus described the invention, what I claim is A cabinet having a compartment fitted with a roller door, the side walls of the compartment being provided with communicating substantially horizontal and substantially vertical guide grooves and the door consistin of a plurality of roller bars terminally fitted for movement in said grooves, outlet grooves being provided in communicationwith said horizontal grooves for permitting the removal of the door from its guides, and supplemental'guides arranged above the plane of said horizontal guides and in communication with the outlet groove, in combination I with a sliding drawer having ribs fitted in said supplemental guides for closing the interval between the upper edge of the roller door and the top of the cabinet.
In testimony whereof I aflix my signature in presence of two witnesses. g
CLARENCE MAHONEYQ W'itnesses: v
HENRY W. BERTRAM, ERNEST DANIELS.