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Publication numberUS1989275 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateJan 29, 1935
Filing dateSep 29, 1933
Priority dateSep 29, 1933
Publication numberUS 1989275 A, US 1989275A, US-A-1989275, US1989275 A, US1989275A
InventorsHatch Charles T
Original AssigneeUnion Steel Prod Co
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Shelving for ovens, refrigerators, and like compartments
US 1989275 A
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Jan. 29, 1935. c. 'r. HATCH SHELVING FOR OVENS, REFRIGERATORS, AND LIKE COMPARTMENTS Filed Sept. 29, 1933 6/7 INVENTOR ATTORNEYS 4c designated generally by the numeral 1 and shown and the bight portions thereof being inclined 40 Patented Jan. 29, 1935 1,989,275

UNITED STATES PATENT FFlCE SIHILVING FOR OVENS, REFRIGEBATOBS.

. AND COMPABTMENTS Charles '1. Batch, Albion, Mich... assignor to Union Steel Products Company, Albion, Mich.

Application September 29, 1933, Serial No. 691,556

3 Claims. (01. 312-188) The main objects of this invention are: extending top flanges 11 and inwardly extending First, to provide improvements in shelving for bottom flanges 12 are arranged in spaced relarefrigerators, ovens, and like compartments. tion to the outer side walls 13 of the casing 5.

Second, to provide rack supporting units of An inner top or lining panel 14 overlaps the top light rod or heavy wire which may be readily inflanges 11 and is arranged in spaced relation stalled or assembled in the compartment. to the outer top panel 15 of the casing 5 with Third, to provide rack supporting units having the ends of the inner top panel abutting the inthese advantages, which also permit ready rener sides of the outer side walls 13. The inner moval for purposes of cleaning and reassembling top panel 14 is provided with pairs of spaced to within the compartment by persons other than holes 16 for the passage of the spaced uprights l0 mechanics and without the aid of tools. 17 of the rack supporting units 18 preferably Fourth, to provide a structure having these adformed of light rod or heavy wire. vantages having sliding shelves in which the The rack supporting units 18 are disposed on shelves are very easily operated and may, if dethe bottom flanges 12 of the inner side walls i5 sired, be entirely removed from the compartat the inner sides of said side walls. Each of ment. the rack supporting \mits consists of the pair of Fifth, to provide shelving having the above deuprights 17 and vertically spaced horizontal rails sirable features and characteristics and which is 19 having out-turned ends 20 spot welded to simple and economical in its parts, eflective and said uprights. Each of the rack supporting units 20 efllcient in operation and readily cleaned. is provided with an intermediate panel support 20 Objects relating to details and economies of 21 spot welded at its ends to the uprights. my invention will appear from the description The inner bottom panel 22 is arranged on the to follow. The invention is defined and pointed bottom flanges 12 and is provided with outwardly out in the claims. facing slots 23 for receiving the lower ends of 25 A structure which is a preferred embodiment the uprights 17. The intermediate panel 24. is 2 of my invention is illustrated in the accompanydisposed on the supports 21 with its ends abuting drawing, in which: ting the inner sides of the inner side walls 10,

Fig. 1 is a fragmentary perspective view of a the panel dividing the oven chamber into upper gas range or oven embodying the features of my and lower w ments constituting the cooking so invention. oven 3 and broiling oven 4. The gas burner unit Fig. 2 is an enlarged fragmentary vertical sec- 25 is arranged directly under the intermediate tion. panel 24 in the broiling oven compartment 4.

Fig. 3 is an enlarged fragmentary perspective The rack or shelf 26 which is preferably that view showing the parts partially assembled. of my application for Letters Patent, Serial No.

:55 Fig. 4 is a fragmentary perspective view show- 585,817, died January 11, 1932, comprises subing the relation of the rack supporting units to a stantially rectangular border frames 27 and rack. I spaced longitudinal grill members 28 of wire In the accompanying drawing, Ishow my imor light rods. The side members 29 have ofisets provements as embodied in a gas oven or range 30 and 31, the cheats 30 being inwardly ofiset mainly in conventional form. It wfll be underrearwardly and downwardly so that the upper stood, however, that my improvements are adaptarms of the offsets lie above and ride upon the ed for use in compartments wherever, sliding rails 19 while the lower arms thereof project beshelves are required, being particularly desirable low the rails to support-the front end of the shelf for use in ovens, refrigerators, and like compartagainst downward tilting when the shelf is 45 ments. drawn forwardly. The oflsets 31 extend down- The gas range or stove .1 is provided with an wardly from the upper arms of the ofl'sets 30' open cooking top 2 and a cooking oven 3, there and lie at the outer side of the rails where they being a broiling oven 4 arranged below the latter. constitute supporting means limiting the lateral so The cooking and broiling ovens are enclosed in movement of the shelf and preventing its being the outer casing 5 which has upper and lower bumped into the inner side walls 10 of the comopenings 5 and 7 provided with doors or closures partment and also constituting stops which coact 8 and 9, respectively. The doors are hinged by with the out-turned ends 20 at the front of the means not shown. rails to limit the forward horizontal or sliding Inner side or lining walls 10 having outwardly movementof the rack. Thefront end of the rack,

however, may be tilted up to lift these stops over ,-.the coacting stops formed by the ends of the rails and the rack may then be completely withdrawn from the compartment and replaced there in by a reversal of this motion.

While I have described my improvements in connection with the oven compartment of a gas range or stove, it will be apparent to those skilled in the art that my device is equally applicable to other uses, as,- for example, in refrigerators and like compartments.

My improved shelving is economical to manufacture and is highly effective and eflicient in operation, the rack supporting units being light in weight and readily assembled with and disassembled from the compartment. Further, the shelves and shelf supporting units may be readily cleaned.

I have illustrated and described my improvements in an embodiment which I have found very practical. I have not attempted to illustrate or describe other'embodiments or adaptations, as it is believed this disclosure will enable those skilled in the art to embody or adapt my improvements as may be desired.

Having thus described my invention, what I claim as new and desireto secure by Letters Patent is:

1. In an oven, refrigerator or like chamber, the combination of inner side walls having outwardly extending top flanges and inwardly extending bottom flanges, an inner top panel overlapping said top flanges and having spaced holes therein, rack supporting units of light rod or heavy wire removably disposed on said bottom flanges at the inner sides of said side walls and each consisting of a pair of uprights loosely extending through the holes in said top panel, vertically spaced horizontal rails having out-turned ends spot welded to said uprights, and a substantially straight intermediate panel support spot welded at its ends to said uprights, an inner bottom panel overlapping said bottom flanges and having slots loosely receiving the lower ends of said uprights, and an intermediate panel resting on said supports with its ends abutting the inner sides of said side walls and dividing the chamber into upper and lower compartments.

2. In an oven, refrigerator or like chamber, the combination of inner side walls having outwardly extending top flanges and inwardly extending bottom flanges, an inner top panel overlapping said top flanges and having spaced holes therein, rack supporting units removably disposed on said bottom flanges at the inner sides of said side walls and each consisting of a pair of uprights loosely extending through the holes in said top panel, vertically spaced horizontal rails having cut-turned ends spot welded to said uprights, and an inner bottom panel overlapping said bottom flanges and having slots loosely receiving the lower ends of said uprights.

- 3. In an oven, refrigerator or like chamber, the combination of inner side walls having outwardly extending top flanges and inwardly extending bottom flanges, an inner top panel overlapping said top flanges and having spaced holes therein, rack supporting units removably disposed on said bottom flanges at the inner sides of said side walls and each consisting of a pair of uprights loosely extending through the holes in said top panel, vertically spaced horizontal rails having outtumed ends secured to said uprights, and a substantially straight intermediate panel support secured'at its ends to said uprights, an inner bottom panel overlapping said bottom flanges and having slots loosely receiving the lower ends of said uprights, and an intermediate panel resting on said supports with its ends abutting the inner sides of said side walls and dividing the chamber into upper and lower compartments.

CHARLES T. HATCH.

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Classifications
U.S. Classification312/408, 211/153, 211/134, 126/339, 312/351, 126/337.00R
International ClassificationF24C15/16
Cooperative ClassificationF24C15/16
European ClassificationF24C15/16