Combined portable pantry
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(No Model.) y L. O. HUDSON. UOMBINED PORTABLE PANTRY, DRESSER, AND SIDBBOARD. i No. 252,318. Patented Jan. 17.14382 L: wa f/Maw I Mfr/L 67/ fiJ/ l L 051/ V 771x011 a #1240 77m 0. mm Br M 12; mw
LYMAN 0. HUDSON, or STOCKTON, OALIFQRNIA.
COMBINED PORTABLE PANTRYfDRESSER, AND SIDEBOARD.
" SPECIFICATION forming part of Letters Patent No. 252,318, dated January 17, 1882.
' Application filed May 11,1881. (No model.)
To all whom tame-y concern Be it known that I, LYM-AN O. HUDsoN, a citizen of the United States,residing at Stockton, inthe county ofgan Joaquin and State of California, have invented a certain new and useful Combined Portable Pantry, Dresser, and Sideboard; and I do hereby declare the following to be a full, clear, and exact description of the in ven tion ,sucb as will enable others skilled in the art to which it appertains to make and use the same, reference being bad to the accompanyingdrawings,and to letters or figures of reference marked tl1ereon,which form a part of this specification.
My invention relates to improvements in kitchen furniture, and is what I call a kitchensafe. v
It consists in the combination, in one structure, of several different articles of furniture, all arranged in convenient relation to each other. y 1
Referring to the accompanying drawings, Figure 1 is a view of the entire article of furniture open. Fig.2 is a detached view of the sideboard and holding segments thereof. Fig. 3 is a detached view of the bottom of the flourbin.
A represents the upper or top pantry-section; B B, the sidepantry-sections furnished with suitable shelves. These three sections constitute the pa'ntryproper, the doors of which may be furnished with openings covered with wire-gauze, preventing the access of flies and other winged insects, yet atfording free ventilation.
O O are drawers for spoons and table-cutlery, located conveniently beneath the center of pantry-section A, and flanked on either hand by sections B B. A dresser, D, for dishes having beneath it, and forming a part, spicedrawers a'ais located in the recess below the drawers 0 O.
The sideboard E, composed of a kneadingboard, 0, and sliding leaf d, hinged together,
is located above a flour-bin, G, and in front of dresser D, and, when closed, covers said flourbin G and dresser D, and when open and in use, either as a sideboard or kneading-board, the said kneading-board 0 rests upon rubber bumpers e e, inserted into segmentsF F, located in relation to either corner of sliding leaf 01, upon and at each end of the front edge of flour-bin G. The leaf (1, carrying with it kneading-board 0, ,vs hen the latter rests upon the bumpers e e of segments F F, can be moved back and forth in suitable grooves or rests over the flour-bin G. The flour-bin G is provided with opening H in its bottom, furnished with plug or bungf, for conveniently cleaning the flour-bin G, the refuse contents of which are dropped through opening H into a closet, K, beneath. The bottom of flour-bin Grforms the roof ortop of closet K, while the sides of one are a continuation of the other. The sideboard E maybe removed out of the way, when required. to fill or to clean the flour-bin G, by detaching the segments F F, which are screwed upon edge of flour-bin Gr, permitting the sideboard'E to be entirely drawn out and laid aside. Drawer M is located beneath either of the side pantry-sections, B B, and may be used as a receptacle for table-linen, &c.
The entire structure is mounted upon supports L L L L, composed of short legs standing in and secured to metal or earthen saucers, which latter may be filled with any fluid destructive to ants and prevent their obtaining access to the food upon the pantry-shelves.
By the above-described construction and combination of parts I claim to provide a very compact and inexpensive article of kitchen-furniture, as therein are found a pantry or meatsafe, and a dresser for dishes, the cover for which dresser can be utilized as a sideboard, table, and kneading-board,while at all times it serves as a cover for the flour-bin, and is readily removed when desired to fill or to cleanse the flour-bin; and, as will be seen, the flour-bin,
with its improved bottom for the easy removal 1 of refuse contents, is of great convenience to the housewife. The locations of the different drawers for spoons, &c., table-linen, spices, 850., also of the closet beneath the flour-bin, I claim are chosen with strictest reference to economyof space coupled with convenience of use.
By the use of wire-gauze doors for the pantry-sections and of the ant-protected leg-supports the entire structure is a perfect insectproof kitchen-safe, its food contents, no matter how tempting, being out of the reach of those great household pestsflies and ants.
The advantages derived from the use of de-.
tachable segments F F, located as shown, and carryingbumperse, are asfollows: By screwing the segments to each corner of the front edge of flour-bin G they prevent the sliding leaf d from slipping out of its place, yet by removing the bumpers e and unscrewing the segments the said leafd can be readily slid out and removed from the cabinet. They also serve as a rest or support for the kneadingboard 0. The process of kneading dough is materially aided by the spring imparted to the kneading-board by having the bumpers immediately beneath each outer corner of it. It will thus be seen that the segments F F are utilized as follows: first, as holders of sliding board d; second, as rests for kneading-board 0 when it is in service as such, and, third, as
foundations for the bumpers e.
Havingdescribed myinvention,whatIclaim, and desire to secure by Letters Patent, is-
1. In a portable pantry-dresser and sideboard, the center portion composed of a cabinet having a sliding leaf, (I, held to its place by segmentsl F, and havinga kneading-board, e, hinged thereto at its rear edge, sliding beneath the dresser D and over the flour-bin G, drawers G (J and a a, and closet K, the flourbin G having openings in its bottom com muni- 3. In combination with the boardE and bin G, the segments F F, provided'with the bumpers e e, so that the latter may afford a rest for the kneading-board 0 when in use, while the segments F Fprevent the sliding leafd from slipping from its place except when desired by their removal, all operating substantially as and in the manner herein described and set AB B, drawers 0 O, dresser D,with spice drawers a a, kneading-board 0, attached to sliding leaf 0?, forming sideboard E, segments F F,with bumpers e e, flour-bin G, with circular hole H in its bottom opening into closet K, and drawer M, for table-linen, in combination with supports L L L L, all constructed, arranged, and operated substantially as herein described and shown.
In testimony whereof I affix my signature in presence of two witnesses.
LYMAN O. HUDSON.
THOMAS J. GREENE, ELIHU B. STowE.