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Publication numberUS2127594 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateAug 23, 1938
Filing dateNov 21, 1936
Priority dateNov 21, 1936
Publication numberUS 2127594 A, US 2127594A, US-A-2127594, US2127594 A, US2127594A
InventorsMatilda Grossman
Original AssigneeMatilda Grossman
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Kitchen cabinet
US 2127594 A
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Aug. 23, 1938. v GRQSSMAN" 2,127,594

KITCHEN CABINET Filed Nov. 21, 1936 421 02 da Grossman Patented Aug. 23, 1938 UNITED STATES PATENT orFicEv 1 Claim.

The object of the invention is to provide improvements in cabinets broadly, but more particularly in that type which is primarily designed for kitchens and. similar household uses.

Another object is to provide a cabinet formed of sheet metal, which, when properly protected in well known manner by enamel or the like, affords an easily cleaned and highly sanitary article of furniture, as well as one which involves but a minimum of lost space, due to the relative thinness of sheet metal, and readily provides for the accommodation of many articles within and upon a single such device.

A further object is to provide a structure of this character, so formed of sheet metal cutin such manner, that it can be folded along predetermined lines or subdivisions, to provide as complete an enclosure as may be desired, in which all of the walls are integrally connected in a s n le unit. and in which the adjacent marginal port ons of said walls may be readily secured torzether. as by s ot welding or in other inexpensive et highly efficient manner.

Still another object is to provide a cabinet in which there are compartments for such articles as dust pans. brushes. cleaning cloths, chamois skins. and various cleaning and polishing maerials, in addition to the head portions of brooms and mops. carpet sweepers and the like, while one such compartment or a portion of a larger comnartment is adapted to contain either a fixed or replaceable dust or other refuse receiver, as for instance a paper ba or similar destructible container. or a more permanent container such as the well known forms of waste baskets so widely available.

With these and other more detailed objects in mind. the invention comprises further elements of construction, such as are hereinafter fully brou ht out in the following description, when r d in conjunction with the accompanying drawin in which Fi 1 is a perspective view of he device: Fi 2 is a substantially central, verfinal longitudinal section of the same; Fig. 3 is a vertical view represented by the line 3-3 of Fi 2: Fig. 4 is a plan or extended view of a sheet metal blank from which the exterior walls of he device are formed as hereinafter described, and Fig. 5 is a fragmentary plan view showing 5 handle retaining means.

Referring to the drawing, a sheet metal blank is first stamped or otherwise cut, substantially in accordance with the shape shown in Fig. 4, and comprises sections separated by the dot-anddash lines, substantially as shown, along which as being normally spanned by a closure 8a, which is hingedly connected at 9 to the adjacent edge portion 9a of said back wall.

After the said blank has been folded along the dct-and-dash lines shown, it assumes the general shape shown in Figs. 1, 2 and 3, and after attaining this shape, the adjacent edge portions of the initial blank may be spot welded, riveted, or otherwise secured together in unitary relation, so as to thereafter provide an integral structure. Subsequently, the partitions Ill and II are inserted in the respective positions, shown in Fig. 2 and fixedly secured in any desired manner to provide a substantially central compartment 12, which is accessible upon raising the closure 8a, and which compartment may subsequently receive any desired form of refuse receptacle, such as that indicated by the dot-and-dash lines l3, and provided, if desired, with the handle indicated at M.

The laterally opposite side walls 2 and 3 are provided with any suitable form of manually engageable means for lifting the cabinet and carrying it from place to place, but in the drawing such means is shown in probably its most inexpensive form, as comprising a pairpf oppositely positioned apertures 15, the upper marginal portions of which may be gripped by ones fingers inserted through said apertures in lieu of a handle, or other such means which might be at greater expense attached to the outer surface of said side walls, as an auxiliary and initially separate element therefrom.

The compartment I2, defined by the lateral partitions l0 and I l in cooperation with the said front and rear walls l and 6, separates laterally positioned compartments l6 and H, which are so designed as to interior dimensions as to provide for such. articles as the head [8 of a broom or mop, indicated in the left hand compartment It. and the lower or head portion of a so-called carpet sweeper (or vacuum cleaner) [9, indicated in the right hand compartment ll, such articles being placed in said compartments through apertures Mia and Ila, which are normally closed by doors l6b and Nb, mounted on hinge supports I and H0, respectively, while the handles 58a and I9a of such articles protrude upwardly through elongated openings 16d and H11 in the top Wall sections 4 and 5, respectively, and are retained therein by any suitable form of yielding means 511. Additionally, the inner surface of. the walls defining these two last-mentioned compartments l6 and I! may be provided with any desired number of spaced brackets 20 for supporting such articles as the dust pan, indicated at 2i, cloths, chamois skins, or the like.

The closure 8a may be lifted by direct manual engagement, or automatically upon pressing a suitable pedal 22, in which latter case such pedal extends freely through and forwardly of the front wall I, adjacent to the partitions ll and is pivotally mounted at 23, beyond which a lever arm 24, extends freely and is connected by a rod 25 to a pivotally mounted bellcrank lever 26, connected in turn by a rod 21 to a point upon the under surface of the closure 8a, spaced forwardly and with respect to the hinge connection 9. With this construction, it is obvious that while the Weight of. the closure 8a will normally maintain it in lowered operative position, downward pressure upon the pedal 22 will operate to temporarily raise said closure, thereby permitting entrance into the compartment i2 for access to the refuse container I3. This device as a whole may rest directly upon the floor, or other surface, or may be supported above such surface by means of knobs 28, or casters, if. preferred.

On the whole, it will be noted that the device is designed tooccupybut little space, and to be of such relatively light weight that it can be readily carried about from place to place, as for instance, from one room to another, as the user of the same eifects the cleaning of the several rooms in a house, oflice building, or other structure. The approximate size of the device is indicated by reference to the head 18 of the usual type of broom and to the carpet sweeper i9, both of which are drawn to scale With respect to the other measurements of the device, which as illustrated are intended to approximate 2'7" in length by 18" in height by 16" in depth from front to rear, it being understood, of course, that the dimensions thus specified are merely illustrative and are intended only to indicate that the device is extremely small and portable. The device is not primarily intended to provide for the complete enclosure of a full length broom, mop, carpet sweeper, or the like, but instead to form a readily portable unit in which at least a major portion of the several articles are housed when not in use.

In interpreting the appended claim, it is to be understood that the particular form of the device hereinbefore described, and illustrated in the accompanying drawing, is merely illustrative of one embodiment of the invention, and that said invention is capable of being modified in many ways, as to the exact details of its construction and operation, without departing from the scope of the appended claim.

Having thus described my invention, what I claim as new and desire to protect by Letters Patent of theiUnited States is:

A utility cabinet, comprising generally a rectangular casing formed from a single piece of sheet metal, a plurality of partitions forming independent compartments within said casing, an aperture upon one side of said casing leading into a central compartment, apertures upon another side of saidcasing leading into a corresponding number of spaced compartments and having ofisets inv said first side laterally disposed upon the opposite sides of said first aperture, closures for said apertures, ,one of which is pedal operated, and resilient means to secure a portion of an object in and extending through each aperture offset when another portion of such object is positioned within the respectively adjacent compartment,


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U.S. Classification312/207, 312/290, 206/326, 220/263, 312/319.9, 206/223, 206/373
International ClassificationA47B77/04, A47B77/14
Cooperative ClassificationA47B77/14
European ClassificationA47B77/14