US 2254832 A
Description (OCR text may contain errors)
Sept. 2, 1941. w. H. WEI GHT BOOKHOLDER FOR CABINETS Filed Feb. 23, 1940 ATTORNEYS WITNESS Patented Sept. 2, 1941 STTES PATENT OFFICE BOOKHOLDER FOR CABINETS Wilmer H. Weight, Aliquippa, Pa.
Application February 23, 1940, Serial No. 320,481
1 Claim. (01. 312-188) This invention relates to book holders, and its general object is to provide a holder that is primarily designed to be built within a kitchen cabinet, cupboard or the like, for supporting recipes which are clamped or detachably secured thereto, the recipe supporting means being slidably mounted for movement into and out of the cabinet and when in closed position gives the appearance of a drawer but when in open position provides a shelf disposed at an inclination, so that the recipes can be easily and conveniently read during the process of carrying out the instructions contained therein.
A further object is to provide a holder of the character set forth that includes automatic i1- luminating means for the recipes and which is rendered active when the recipe supporting means is moved to open position and extinguished when moved to closed position.
Another object is to provide a holder that includes spring clamping means for detachably securing the recipes to the receiving and supporting means therefor, against casual removal or displacement and in either sheet or book form and which will hold a book in open position.
A still further object is to provide a holder that can be installed in cabinets now in general use, is simple in construction, inexpensive to manufacture, and extremely efiicient in operation, use and service.
This invention also consists in certain other features of construction and in the combination and arrangement of the several'parts, to be hereinafter fully described, illustrated in the accompanying drawing and specifically pointed out in the appended claim.
In describing the invention in detail, reference will be had to the accompanying drawing wherein like characters denote like or corresponding parts throughout the several views, and in which:
Figure 1 is a front View of a cabinet having my holder built therein.
Figure 2 is a sectional view taken approximately on line 2-2 of Figure 1, looking in the direction of the arrows, and with the recipe carrying and supporting means shown in dotted lines in open position.
Figure 3 is a fragmentary sectional view taken approximately on line 3-3 of Figure 2,'looking in the direction of the arrows.
Figure 4 is an enlarged fragmentary View partly in section and illustrates the recipe receiving and supporting means in open position and the closing the circuit to the lamp of the illuminating means.
Referring to the drawing in detail, the letter A indicates a cabinet of the wall type now generally used in kitchens and which has my holder installed or built therein, the holder including a handled front wall I that is similar to the front wall of the drawer B, so that the holder gives the appearance of a drawer when in closed position. Cabinets of this character generally have a partition C providing drawer housing spaces or chambers, and the chamber D is occupied by my holder, as clearly shown in Figure 2.
Mounted within the chamber D and fixed to angle brackets 2 secured to the partition C and the side wall E respectively, is a pair of spaced parallel guides 3 that are in the form of bands in that they are continuous and provided with upper and lower trackways and looped ends. The guides 3 are supported at an upward inclination from the rear ends thereof and the forward end portions 4 of the guides are bent for disposal in a horizontal plane, as clearly shown in Figure 2.
Bridging the partition C and the Wall E adjacent to the front ends thereof is a shaft 5 having journaled thereon a roller 6 that acts as a forward support for the baseboard l which provides the recipe carrying and supporting means of my holder and the baseboard is fixed to the front wall I which is of a size to engage the front wall of the chamber as best shown in Figures 2 and 3, to close the opening of the chamber D.
Extending through the rear portion of the ing and holding means to either its open or closed positions, as shown in the dotted and full lines of Figure 2. I
The baseboard 1 is preferably tapered longitudinally from its rear to its front ends or in other words decreases in thickness accordingly and the rear end portion has a groove l0 extending transversely therein and being of triangular shape in cross section. Secured to and depending from the upper wall of the chamber D is a stop member ll having its lower end shaped to fit within the groove l0, so as to hold the recipe receiving and carrying means in its tilted or inclined position when open, as shown in dotted lines in Figure 2.
In order to detachably secure recipes in sheet relation thereof with respectto the switch for or book form to the basebo rd I provide a spring clamp I2 of the U-type, and which includes coil springs 13 formed on the arms thereof with the coil springs fixed to the board, so that the arms are directed forwardly for the disposal of the bight portion thereof accordingly, so that the recipes can be readily disposed between the clamp and the board for detachably holding; the same with respect to the board against casual removal or displacement.
The illuminating means in the form as shown includes a lamp I4 mounted in the socket Preferably secured to the partion, as best shown in Figure 2, and the front and upper walls of the chamber have reflectors 15 secured thereto adjacent to the lamp, while the baseboard I has a reflector l6 secured thereto adjacent to its rear end, and upon its upper surface for cooperation with the reflectors l5, for directing the rays from the lamp to the upper surface of the baseboard 4 which likewise illustrates that the conductor'2l leads from the screw of the contact member I! to the lamp it that in turn is connected to a source of current 23, while the conductor 22 leads from the screw of the contactmember i8 to the source 25; which may be a battery as shown, but Q of course it will be understood that suitable means may be provided ferconnecting the illuminating means with the house current.
In any event, it will be obvious that when the recipe receiving and carrying means is moved to its open position, as shown in dotted lines in Figure 2, that the rear end of the baseboard will engage the contact member l8 and move the same into engagement with the contact member H, and thus close the circuit to the lamp, with I the result it will be seen that the illuminating means is automatic, as the circuit is closed when the holder is in use and opened when not in use.
From the above description and the disclose in the drawing, it will be obvious that my holder is The i1- capable of supporting a recipe or a book of recipes at a proper angle, when in use, so that the recipe can be easily read, and by installing the holder in a cabinet of the wall type as shown, the recipe will be held in an out of the way position and therefore will not become soiled by the ingredients used in the process of preparing food from the instructions contained in the recipe.
It is thought from the foregoing description that the advantages and novel features of the invention will be readily apparent.
It is to be understood that changes may be made in the construction and in the combination and arrangement of the several parts, provided that such changes fall within the scope of the appended claim.
What I claim is:
In a cabinet having a chamber therein and an opening in the front of the cabinet for the chamber, a book holder comprising a baseboard for receiving a book or the like thereon, means for detachably securing the book to the baseboard to be carried thereby, continuous bands secured within the chamber adjacent the sides thereof for disposal in parallelism with each other and arranged at an upward inclination toward the opening, said bands providing'upper and lower trackways having looped ends and the forward end portions of the bands being disposed in a horizontal plane, a shaft extending transversely through the baseboard adjacent its rear end, rollers mounted on the extending ends of the shaft and riding on the trackways for movement of said baseboard through said opening for disposal into and out of use, a wall secured to the forward end of the baseboard for closing the opening, a handle secured to the wall, a supportting roller for the baseboard and mounted in the chamber adjacent the opening, said baseboard having a cross sectional triangular groove disposed transversely therein adjacent to its rear end, and a rearwardly inclined stop member fixed within the chamber and having its lower end disposed in the path of the baseboard and shaped to fit and be received in the groove for cooperation with the forward looped ends of the trackways for holding the baseboard at an inclination when in use.
WILMER H. WEIGHT.