US 1880733 A
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Oct. 4, 1932. F. Bou-luis CUPBOARD UNIT'CONSTRUCTION Filed May 5, 1930 2 Sheets-Sheet 1 oct. 4, 1932. F7 BOLHUIS 1,880,733
CUPBOARD UNIT CONS TRUCTION Filed May 5, 1930 2 Sheets-Sheet 2 /m o o @/15 7 9 L@ l f3 MM Trank Tolhus Patented Oct. 4, 19132` "FRANK BOLHUIS, OF. HOLLANDQMIGHIGAN resem oFfFlc-E I.
fcnriaonnn nNrr CONSTRUCTION `i ThisA invention relates tol acu-pboard or kitchen 'cabinetconstruction, the primary object' andv purpose' of whichA -is to provide a construction having upperand lower cabinet f '5 sections*A spaced' iromleach other;A with arr -inltervening table section-between which a sink may be located,"` the sink-beingA supported at its ends by thefinner' sides of the lower cabi- *netl sections Aand having its Joutturn'ed upper 3 c 'edges-receivedin a rabbetedrecess at'thelower side" fofthe table and around f an opening inthe table below whiclrthe sinkis disposed; and: -to `provide asimple Yand-very practical construction 1' whereby the intervening table 4section may be inserted or removed, this be- 'inglof-valuelin the insta-llationoi the :cabinet in the irst' instance and orf removal at-any time for repair, inspection or replacement shouldit atV any time become necessarv or desirable." v v *The invention is' ully" described in the `:fol- 'lowing-description, taken `in connectionl with thel accomp anyingfdraw'ings, in which,
Fig.` 1is afront elevation of thekitchen cabinet?"or cupboard construction fof myinventin. Y
Fig. 2is` avfragmentary longitudinal vertical section through the'vtable,` the sink and the adjacent partsof thelowerr'cabinetsections. .Y
Figi. 3 is a transverse vertical section show- 'ing the mannerf-in which'the intermediate table section'oi'the structure may be inserted 'or removed. Y
' y Fig. ais a. viewfsimilarto that shown* in Fig. `'showing the intermediate table section installedand'secured in place, and
Fig.l 5'` is airagmentary fverticalfsection substantially onthe plane of line 5 5 of Fig.` 4. Y
Like reference characters refer to like parts in thediEerent figures of the drawings.
i In the cabinet or cupboard structure illustrated', two lowerY sections 1 areI provided which are spaced apart a distanceirom each fin additionther bars widentieal in'cross .Applicationviledfllles 5, 1930. Serial No. 449,893. y
other. These'cabinet sections rest-'on the-floor and between them *at their upp er ends a. sink 2, provided with outturned horizontal flanged edges 3,"is disposed and supported"at1 its ends by the anges resting upon horizontal-supporting 'bars 4 .permanently connectedto the inner sides of the 'sections 1 at .the up-perends thereof. Y
The cabinet includes `twoj spaced apart ,upperl sections 5A located al distance 'above 5 the 'upper' ends .ioi the 4lowerzsections 1 and when installed are *permanently* secured toV av wall `or. 'other support,'and between the fup'perf sections at their backs,` a window or panel `may"beY'disposedvvhich may carry amir'ror .oranytotherdesiredarticle'. The sections 1 Aand maytbe lof any suitable construction partitioned to receive various kitcheirutensils, the interior* construction Ath'ereofbein g `no part of the'present invention. iAt'theunderv65 side and backof the upper sections 5 a hori' 'zontalrail 7 is located which Ar'nayfbe'securfed permanently `either'y to the wall or to fthefs'ections. `This rail has any suitable -jointed'connection indie ated" athwith the underside: and rear portions of theupper sections 5 andat'its -lower lportion is recessed at it`s` front' side" to provide a downwardly extending tongue- 9 which extends the ulldength tofvv the fb'ar 7.
section and having downwardly extending Ltongues '9m are connected" at the bottomsand at. the iouter'- edgesfoftheupper sections V5,
'their front ends terminating a Vshortdistance back of the "fronts Iofsaid-sections fas best 0 shown inv Fig; 3.
` lThe lintermediateor: table section which 'is to go between thelower sections land the upper 'sections' 5 s comprise a" flat horizontal table 10 of a: lengthtoextendfromthe' outer 85 side of one section tothe Aouter* side-ofthe other andiorm a top'or cover fori the vupper ends of thel lower sections 1. Where it passes over thesink 2 anopeningll ismade for Vaccess tothe sink, and around"v this openingv 0 at the under side of the table 10 a rabbeted recess 1a is made to receive thel outturned flanges 3 of the sink. The table may be of any suitable material, and in practice it preferably comprises a wood bed with a covering of phenolic material at its upper side and edges which is impervious to moisture.
At the rear edge of the table is a vertical back 12 permanently secured thereto to bear against the wall and at each end of the back are forwardly extending vertical ends 13, the inner sides of both the back and ends 12 and 13 being also suitably 'covered with sheets of phenolic material. The upper edges of the back 12 and the ends 13 `are recessed fortheir full lengths at their outer sides thereby providing upwardly extending tongues 14: atA their inner sides so that when the table section is installed in place over the lower sections 1 and undertheupper sections 5 the `Atongues 9and 9a; on the bars 7 and 7 a make an overlapping joint with the tongues 1i on the back and ends 12 and 13 of theintermediate .q table section.
l It will be noted, referring to F ig. 4, that the height of the back 12 and of the ends 13 is such that when the table 10 is located over the lower section 1 and the flanges 3 of the Y sink 2 received in the recess 11d at the under side of the table, there are spaces greater than they thickness of said flanges 3`between the upper edges of the tongues 14: and the adjacent lower side of the recess inthe bars 7 and 7afinto which they extend and corresponding spaces between the lower edges of the tongues 9 and 9a and the upper sides of the recesses in the back -12 and ends 13 in whichV said tongue'sare seated. This permits the table section to be moved over the upper sides of the flanges'3, so that the table section comprising the table 10,7the back 12 and the ends 13 may be bodily inserted or removed for installation vpurposes4 or for removal after the installation has lonce 'been made,'it being possible to lift the intermediate table section bodily upward so as to bring the lower side of the table 10 above the upper sides of the flanges 3, due to the spaces above the tongues 14 and below the tongues 9 and 9a,
as best shown in F ig. 4.
After the table section is in place between the lower cabinet sections 1 and the upper cabinet sections 5, the open joints between theV bar 7 and the back 12 and between the bars 7a and the ends 13 are covered by covering strips 15 and 16 which are detachably con-1V nectedin place by means of` screws 16 pass-V ingtherethrough into-the bars 7 and 7 ai. The
installation is completed. by vertical covering bars or strips 17 located against the front edges of the ends 13 and extending a short distance above the upper edges thereof so as to completely cover the Yfront ends of the bars 70. aswell as the front edges of the ends 13.
This construction of cabinet or cupboard is one particularly easy to install in a home. The cabinet sections 1 and 5 may be manufactured complete at the factories, the bars 7 and 7a are likewise of standard form and may be sawed to required lengths, while the table sections comprising the horizontal table 10, the back 12 and the ends 13 may also be made in either standard or special lengths as may be required. The installation consists in properly locating the lower sections 1 and positioning and mounting the sink 2between them; locating and securing the upper cabinet sections 5 and the bars 7 and 7a associatedtherewith against the wall, then inserting the intermediate table section in place by sliding it over the upper sides of the anges 3 of the sink, and then attaching the finishing strips or members 15, 16 and 17 by means of removable screws. lf at, any time it is desired to remove the intermediate table section for inspection or repair or replacement it is very quickly and easily accomplished by Y merely removing the various finishing and retaining strips 15, 16 and 17; Whenthe finishing and retaining strips15, 16 and 17 are secured in place the intermediate table section is locked against movement and serves at the same time to hold-the sink inpermanent and secure relation with respect to the remainder of the cabinet.
This construction has proved very useful, practical and serviceable. The invention is deflned in the appended claims and is to be considered vcomprehensive of allV forms of structure coming Within their scope.
`1.V In a construction of the class described, two spaced apart lower cabinet sections, a sink having-o'utturned flanges around its upper edgessupported on and extending between the upper ends of said sections, a cabinet structure located above said lower cabinet sections and sink and spaced therefrom, an intermediate table section comprising a horizontal table, a vertical 4back and vertical ends attached to said back and table,'said table having an openingover the sink and being recessed at its underside aroundsaid opening to receive the anges of the sink, a rail disposed at the underside and rear portion of the lupperccabinet structuresubsta-niis and covering stripsvdetachably secured at the inner sides of said rails and extending over the joints between the saine and the back and ends of said intermediate table section.
2. A construction containing the elements in combination defined in claim l, combined with covering and finishing members detachably secured to the front edges of the ends of said intermediate table section and eX tending upwardly above the upper edges thereof so as to cover the front ends of said end rails and the covering strips detaohably secured at the inner sides thereof.
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