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Publication numberUS1760854 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateMay 27, 1930
Filing dateJan 8, 1929
Priority dateJan 8, 1929
Publication numberUS 1760854 A, US 1760854A, US-A-1760854, US1760854 A, US1760854A
InventorsMax Wright
Original AssigneeWright Company
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Vender's cart
US 1760854 A
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May 27, 1930. wRlGHT 1,760,854;


ATLANTA, GEORGIA, A CORPORATION OF GEORGIA VENDER S CART Application filed January 8, 1929. Serial No. 331,055. p

This invention relates to improvements in venders carts of that type which is particularly adapted to the purveying of food and drink in. industrial plants where numerous persons are employed. In large mills and factories it is the general practice to provide a store where the employees can obtain lunches and other refreshments without leaving the premises. This practice has certain disadvantages, for the space allotted to the store is restricted and there is much crowding and confusion at the lunch hour as the customers require service within a short period. Also, considerable time is lost bythe employees in going to the store from their work.

In many large establishments a number of dispensing carts are provided to deliver food and drink to the employees at their work, so

that the loss of time in going to the store is avoided and the employees receive better service. The capacity of each cart is such as to carry a supply sufficient for a single trip and as it is moved from place to place, the

employees can make their purchases with but little loss of time. In alarge establishment,

a number of these carts are employed, varying in number according to the requirements.

The present invention has for its object the provision of a venders cart that is particularly adapted for dispensing service as indicated in the foregoing, easily handled by a singleattendant, of large capacity for its size, and one in which the goods can be displayed to an advantage. It consists of a cart having the novel construction hereinafter described in detail, pointed out in the appended claims and illustrated by the accompanying drawings.

In the drawings, in which similar reference characters designate corresponding parts,

Figure 1 is a perspective view broken away in part, of a Venders cart embodying the in vention;

Figure 2 is a detail perspective, showing the supporting frame;

Figure 3 is a side elevation'of the cart;

Figure 4 is a sectional view on the line 50, 4 4: of Figure 3.

In a general way, the cart is constructed of an angle-iron frame and sheet-metal walls uprights 11 and 12, the latter being of less height than the former. On opposite sides of the sill and at an intermediate part thereof are mounted the uprights 13 of equal height with the corner uprights 11. Extending between the corner uprights 11 and the intermediate uprights 13 are the longitudinal horizontal members 14. Between the intermedi ate uprights 13 are the transverse members 15, and between the corner uprights 11 are the horizontal cross members 16, and extending betweenthe lower ends of the intermediate uprights is the transverse sill member 17. The corner uprights 11 and the intermediate uprights l3, togetherwith the horizontal longitudinal and transverse members 1a17, interposed between said uprights form a box-like cage on one end of the sill 10.

Between the upper ends of the shorter corner uprights 12 and the intermediate uprights 13 is mounted the inclined door frame 18 with its lower corners secured on the upper ends of the uprights 12. The upper corners of the door frame are secured to the outer ends of the horizontal studs 19 fixed at their inner ends to the upper parts of the'intermediate uprights l3.

Secured within the sill 10 is a plate bottom 20 and mounted between the intermediate uprights 13 is the transverse partition 21. Attached to the frame are the opposite side walls 22 (only one of which is shown) and the end wall 23, to form with the bottom 20 and the partition 21 a compartment between the uprights 12 and 13. A door 2a is provided to close on the inclined frame, beingattached to the upper cross member of the frameby the hinges 25 at the upper part of the closed door. The door is provided with a handle 26 to facilitate the opening and closing of the door. On the horizontal rectangular frame formed by thestuds 19, the upper cross member of the door frame 18 and the uppermost cross member 15 is secured the plate 27 provided with an opening in which is removably seated the till 28. The till has a flange at its upper edge to engage the edge of the plate 27 when the sill is seated in the opening in the plate and the seated till is approximately flush with the plate. Mounted in the end plate 23 is a faucet 29 for draining the compartment. A receptacle 30 is attached to the end plateto receive displaced bottle caps. The compartment may be lined with heat-insulating material (not shown) as is common in the construction of refrigerators. v

The end of the frame including the uprights 11 is closed by the wall 31 and the top part is closed by the glass plate 3:2 seated in the horizontal supportformed'by the uppermost frame members 14-16. Mounted on the inner frame members 14-16 are the shelves 33. The sides of the compartment formed by the plate 32 and the shelf 33 immediately below are closed, one side by the glass plate 34 and the other side by the overi lapping sliding glass doors 35.

The sill 10 of the frame is formed of angle iron andencircling the sill, outside of the lower ends of the uprights and the lower edges of the walls attached to the sill, is the fiat reinforcing band 38. This band, which is formed of comparatively thick metal, serves as guard in striking obstructions during movement of the cart.

Mounted on the underside of the base of.

the cartare the cushion wheels 39. One pair of these wheels is mounted in fixed bearings partment on the platform on one side of the partition, the top wall of the compartment including a horizontal plate provided with an opening, a till seated in the plate approximately flush therewith, and display means mounted on the frame on the other side of the partition. Y

.2. In a venders cart, the combination of a supporting frame comprising a rectangular sill, uprights at the corners of the sill with the uprights at one end'of the sill shorter than the uprights at the other end of the sill, intermediate uprights on opposite sides of the sillaloout midwaybetween the ends of the sill, said intermediate uprights being of equal length with the lon 'er corner uprights, an inclined door frame mounted between the up per ends of the shorter corner uprights and the intermediate uprights, with a floor se curedwithin the sill, a transverse'partition positioned between the intermediate uprights, walls secured to the frame members to form a compartment between the shorter corner .uprights and the intermediate uprights, a door hinged tothe inclined door frame to provide a closure for the compartment, transverse and longitudinal frame members mounted between the corner and intermediate uprights, and display shelves mounted on thelast mentioned transverse and, longitudinal frame members. 7 r In testimony whereof I hereunto afiix my signature.


(only one is shown) 40 secured to the base on opposite sides and at an intermediate part thereof; the other pair of.wheels are carried by the bearings 41 swivelled to the opposite ends of the base at central parts of the same. By means of these wheels the cart can be easily propelled from place toplace. On the end mus are mounted the hand bars 42 so that the cart can be easily pushed or pulled at either end.

The purpose and use of the cart is obvious. The closed compartment at one end can be used as a refrigerator for bottled goods placed therein with ice. The closed comp artment immediately below the glass top 32 can be used for the display of edibles which it is desirable to protect against handling. On the lower shelf 33 and thebase plate 20 below the shelf may be placed case goods and other stores. sible to the vender and may be attractively displayed for the customer.

What Iclaim is: V

1. In a venders cart, thecombination with a wheeled platform, of a frame mounted on the platform, an upright partition mounted in the frame to extend across the platform at an intermediate part of the platform, walls secured to the frame to form a closed com- The goods so placed are easily acces 1

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U.S. Classification296/22, 280/47.35, 312/290
International ClassificationB62B3/00
Cooperative ClassificationB62B3/00
European ClassificationB62B3/00