US 1618126 A
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Feb, 15, 1927.
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' anal-s I WALLACE egrnivnvtnriwareitr, or i annnroitr, INDIANA, igssrsnoiz To M noUGALL' coMranY, or nANKFoaT, InnrANA, n-oonroItA'rIoN OFjmDIANAr f a I inror rnn CABINET T i Application iiledFebruary' 20,;1924. Serial. Neg-693,980,
In kitchen cabinets it: has'long; beenfthe practice to provide 7 a sliding work-board,"-
, preferably provided with a metal-enameled upper face, which is slidably 'mounted be; tween lower and upperpoi'tions of the cabinet and considerable difficulty has been eX: perienced in providing a construction which,
while making necessary allowances for; prac-" tically unavoidable variations in dimensions, will permit easy manipulation, and at the sametime firmly support" the board in extended workin position.
The object t my lnventlon is to'provide a structure of'the character described, wherein the board may at all time's be readily slid out and in and which, when extended,
will be firmly supportedboth horizontally and vertically.
The accompanying drawings illustrate my invention, Flg. 1 1s a perspective View of.
a cabinet embodyingmy invention; Fig. 2 -a central vertical section, with the work- 2 board in normal, retracted position, and
3 a central vertical section with the workboard extended to working'position,
In the drawings indicates the substructure of a kitchen cabinet upon which is supported asuperstructure 11 by means ofchannelled spacers 12v which are conveniently .U-shaped sheet metal members providing channels in which the work-board 13 is mounted. Each side top b-ar le of the base 10 is rabbetted at'its inner rear corner to form a relish or slide15 extending to about the front of the superstructure 11. and endingin an upwardly inclined portion 15.
At about midway of the tore-and-aft length of board 13, in the upper inner corner of each side rail 14,1 form a shallow pocket 16" in which I mount a roller 16, the casing of which is supported at opposite sides of the pocket. Near thefront of each side rail I form a second pocket 17 in which is mounted a second roller 18. The workboard isthus normally supported on four rollers and these are preferably so placed that, when the board isretracted (as shown in Fig. 2) the centerot gravity of the board lies between the pairs of rollers 16 and 18' andinadvance of rollers 16. i r
Upon the under side of the work-board, near each rear corner and above each relish 15 is a sheet-metal shoe orrunner adapted to engage an inclined, portion 15 when the work-l Of klid is drawn out to working positroproj ection thereof.
Secured to the, under.taceof board" 13 ls'aspr ng catch 19, hav ng a shallow pocket :20 ending in a depending finger 21, so positioned that, when the work-board is pro-' jected so 'to'have its rear edge firmly wedged, as stated above, pocket 20 will embrace the upper edge of apiece 22 ot the substructure and finger 21 will prevent accidental'. withdrawal of the work-board from channels 12 (as shown in Fig. 3);
To return-the board to the position shown in Fig. 2 the outer or forward edge of the board is first raised so as to withdraw pocket 20 frompiece .22, the board pushed inward slightly while resting on rollers 16,
then dropped so as to rest upon all of the rollers 16 and 18, and then pushed back to the position shown in Fig 2.
To remove the the forward edge is raised so that linger 21 may clear piece 22, and then drawn forwardlyuntil the rear edge of the board emerges from channels '12. By the above described construction and arrangement, I find that the board may .be easily manipulated at all times even tho there is considerable lateral play between the side edges of the board and the channels 12.
I claimas myinventi'on: V V 1. A kitchenicabinet comprising a substructure and a narrower superstructuresupand vertically spaced therefrom, a work board slidably mounted between the said structures, two pairs of rollers carried by the substructure in front of the" superstructure, and supporting the work board as it is shifted back andforth, the rear rollers lying closely adj acent'the middle of the, board, an upwardlyand forwardly .in-
ported thereon board fromthe cabinet' clined run-way formed on theJsubstructure'; beneath the superstructure, ,a port1oncar-' ried by the work tab-lenearits rear edge for engaging said run-way and crowding the rear edge of the work table, in its projecting position, upwardly against the super structure, and a latch carried by the work table and adapted to engage the substructure,
when the work table is projected, to resist re- 2, A kitchen cabinet comprising a substructure and a narrower superstructure sup-7;
ported thereon and vertically spaced there-,
from, a work board slidably mounted between said structures, two pairs of table-i upwardly and outward-1y inc-lined run-way formed in the substructure near each side of ,the work board and just beneath the front of'the superstructure and a projection carried by the work board near eachrear cor ner and adapted to engage said run-ways when the workboard is projected tov crowd the rear edge of the work board upwardly against thesuperstructure, the arrangement being such as to permit withdrawal of the work board from beneath the superstructure by swinging the forward edge of the work table upward, and a latch harried by the under side of the work'board and adapted to engage the substructure, when the work board is projected to resist rearward movement of the work board.
In witness whereof, I have hereunto set my hand at Frankfort, Indiana, this 16th day of February, Duonethousand nine hundred and twenty four.
v warmor: e. HIMMELWBIGI-IF.