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Publication numberUS2411221 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateNov 19, 1946
Filing dateJun 1, 1943
Priority dateJun 1, 1943
Publication numberUS 2411221 A, US 2411221A, US-A-2411221, US2411221 A, US2411221A
InventorsMcguire Norbert P
Original AssigneeMcguire Norbert P
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
US 2411221 A
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Nov. 19, 1946. N. P. MCGUIRE CABINET Filed June 1, 1943 2 Sheets-Sheet 1 N MN Nov. 19, 1946. N. P. MCGUIRE CABINET 2 Sheets-Sheet 2 Filed June 1, 1943 Patented Nov. 19, 1946 UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE 1 CABINET I Norbert P. McGuire, Wilmore, Pa. Application June 1, 1943, Serial No. 489,279

2 claims, 1

This invention relates to a cabinet especially adapted for liquors and glasses used in serving of the liquors and has for the primary object the provision of a piece of furniture which will harmonize with other household furniture and will provide a safe place for the storing and serving of liquors and the glasses employed in the serving of the liquors and also provide an efllcient tray or support for the glasses and other accessories used in mixing drinks.

With these and other objects in view as will become more apparent as the description pro- V the pockets l1 and I8 are bored or otherwise.

Figure 2 is a vertical sectional view illustrating consists of a chamber 5 of substantially rectan gular shape defined by vertically arranged walls I, a bottom wall 8. a top wall 9 partially overlying the chamber 6, the major portion of the top of the chamber being open and adapted to be closed by a cover "I secured to the top wall 9 by hinges H. The cover It! may be held in a closed position by a key operated latch 12 of a conventional construction mounted on one of the side walls I and releasably engageable with a keeper l2 on the inner side of the cover I 0 (see Figure 2). v

The vertical walls I are Joined to supporting legs l3 equipped with castors ll of a conventional construction whereby the cabinet 5 may be conveniently moved from place to place. The bottom wall 8 coacts with the vertical walls in excluding foreign matter from the chamber 6.

Arranged 1n the corners of the chamberi are vertically disposed guides 15 to slidably support for vertical movement in the chamber the adiateotive liners I 9.

cent four corner portions of a rack l6 of solid Obviously, the rack [6 may be a solid cubical block of wood or other suitable material in which formed, but, as shown in Figure 2, the same may comprise rectangular top and bottom plates; the upper plate being the thicker and heavier with said upper plate having the shallower pockets l8 therein and the deeper pockets I! being formed in both plates, in which construction the upper and lower plates are connected by marginal side walls.

Links 20 disposed substantially horizontal or at an'inclination are pivotally connected to opposite vertical walls of the cabinet 5 within the chamber 5 and have pivoted thereto links 2| which are disposed substantially vertical and in turn pivotally connected to opposite sides of the rack 16. Operating arms or links 22 are arranged substantially vertical or nearly so and pivotally connected to the links 20 and have hook shaped ends 23 operating in grooves 24 formed in the-cover l0. Angle iron plates 25 in opposed spaced relation to each other are secured to the cover I 0 and extend into the grooves 24 and carry pivot pins 26 on which are journaled the hook-shaped ends 23 of the operating arms or'links 22.

The purpose of the operating arms or links 22 and the links 20 and 2| is to bring about vertical sliding movement of the rack 16 during the opening and closing of the cover It. When the cover In is in a closed position, the rack Hi is in its lowermost position within the chamber 6 so that the liquors and glasses carried thereby will be completely concealed and protected. However, when the cover is swung to an open position the rack is is moved upwardly and assumes the position substantially or nearly flush with the top wall 9 allowing the glasses as well as the liquors to be easily reached for use. The cover ill when in an open position rests flatly on the top wall 9 and secured to the inner face of the cover is a facing strip or panel 21 on which the glasses and other containers may be rested during the mixing of the drinks preventing the material of the cover from being damaged. In this connection it is noted that this strip or panel 21 is made of any suitable material which is resistant to water and the chemical action 01' liquor and liquids handled and served from the cabinet and thus may be washed and cleaned.

From the foregoing description taken in connection with the accompanying drawings, it will be seen that a'very efiicient cabinet has been provided in which liquors and glasses may be safely kept during non-use and which may be readily brought into position for use by simply swinging the cover ll of the cabinet into an open position. The liquors may then be mixed or otherwise accommodated in the glasses resting upon the cover and served therefrom.

While I have shown and described the preferred embodiment of my invention, it will be understood that minor changes in construction, combination and arrangement of parts may be made without departing from the spirit and scope of the invention as claimed.

Having thus described my invention, what I claim is:

1. In a cabinet of the character described, a rectangular hollow body constituting a chamber, said body having a closed bottom and four closed side walls and an open top, a narrow top wall at one side of the body contiguous to one side wall thereof and defining, with the three other side walls, the top opening of the body, a horizontal dispensing rack in the form of a rectangular block mounted for vertical sliding movement in the chamber, a cover hinged to the inner edge portion of said narrow top wall for covering and closing, in its closed position, said top opening of the body, and when in open position the same resting supportedly upon said narrow top wall and extending therefrom in a horizontal position to provide a laterally projected serving table, four rectangular-1y spaced-apart vertical guide members of substantial length located in the chamber adjacent the four vertical comers thereof, the four vertical comers of said rack being correspondingly notched throughout their respective lengths and slidably engaged with said comer guide members of the chamber so as to guide the rack in its verticalmovement, and a parallel pair of like link and lever connecting provisions between opposite sides of said rack and the adjacent hinged inner end portion of said cover, whereby, the rack is continuously supported and raised and lowered by the swingable opening and closing movement of said cover.

2. A cabinet of the character described andas set forth in claim 1, wherein the link and lever connections at the opposite sides of the rack each comprises a link extending laterally from a pivotal support at one end on the adjacent side wall of the hollow body and having its opposite end pivotally connected to a substantially vertical link whose other end is pivotally attached to the adjacent side of the rack, and an operating link pivotally connected at its lower end to each of said first mentioned links between the ends of the latter, the upper end of each of said operating links being offset angularly and hingedly attached in a recess provided therefor in the normal under side and end portion of the cover, whereby, in the closed position of the cover said angular end portion of the operating links are accommodated in the recesses where they are pivotally attached, and in the open position of the cover said angular end portions of the operating links are without any substantial projection above the plane of the top face of the cover in its opened position.


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U.S. Classification312/272.5, 312/350, 312/316
International ClassificationA47B31/00
Cooperative ClassificationA47B31/00
European ClassificationA47B31/00