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M. E. RASMUSSEN DISH CABINET April 14, 1953 Filed April 26, 1951 Iig.
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Patented Apr. 142 1953 UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE :msn CABINET MarielE. Rasmussen, Neola, Iowa Application April 26, 1951, Serial No. '223,953
provision of Va cupboard as described which is .provided lwith shelves in ia manner for holding ..dishes `apart from each rother for efficient draining.
Another object of the invention is to `provide a-dish-draining cupboard having adjustable dishsupporting members which can be set for dishes of v'various sizes.
Still a .further Aobject of the .invention resides in the provision of a dish-draining cupboard Y having grooves in the shelves thereof yforfconducting `water -a-way from dishes.
A particular object -of Athe invention 'is -to projv'ide la--cupboard as ldescribed the drain water of lwliicli is-'conducted to a single outlet which 'latter can 'be connected in any suitable manner to a drain.
Yet another object of the invention resides in the provision of a cupboard as described the shelves of which are inclined rearwardly from an entrance opening whereby dishes are prevented from falling out of the cupboard.
A further object of the invention resides in the provision of a dish-drainer cabinet the shelves of which can be made of corrugated ma- 'terial which is conventionally mass-produced at a low price.
Yet another object of the invention is to provide a device for the purpose described which is sturdyand durable in construction, reliable and efficient in operation, and relatively simple and inexpensive to manufacture, assemble and utilize.
Other and still further objects and advantages of the invention will become apparent from the following detailed description of a preferred embodiment thereof.
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Figure 1 is a front elevation of the dish-drainer of this invention, certain portions of a door employed being shown broken away and a dish disposed in one of the grooves of one of the shelves thereof being shown by dotted lines.
Figure 2 is a sectional view being taken substantially along the lines 2 2 of Figure l and looking in the direction of the arrows.
Figure 3 is a perspective view of the dishdrainer cabinet, the door thereof being shown in an open position.
Figure 4 is an enlarged top plan view of a corner portion of one of the corrugated shelves I6, yand* afront rface I8..
1 Claim. (Cl. S12- 229) of 'the 'invention showing :the .out .away 4portion of the shelf for permitting `drain vwater .to 'pass therethrough. Y l
The dish-drainer cabinet of 'this invention Vincludes an outer Ahousing `generally indicated Vat l0 having a back or rear wall I2, sides I4, vtop These vr.portions are arranged in a 'box-like configuration the .depth vof the sides of which is slightly greater than the width of 'a conventional dinner plate, which latter is 'indicated at i9 in Figure :1.
lThe bottom 22 of 'the cabinet is inclined rearwardly from front "to back and downwardly from right side to left side to a point .of v.which :an outlet .pipe128 'is mounted, ndisposed in :communication with the interior .of thecabinet. A second bottom portion 30 "forms one yend :of lthe bottom and the rearwardmost .elongated side-to-side :portion 132 ofthe .bottom vis inclined downwardly 'and at lan angle with respect to the downward inclination of the largest bottom `portion S32.
The cabinet lll is preferably provided with a plurality of brackets 40 having screw apertures 42 as best seen in Figure 3. The brackets 40 are suitably secured to the upper sides of the cabinet.
The face or front wall I8 of the cabinet is provided with an opening 48 therethrough which is covered at times by a door 50 which latter has hinges 52, a handle 53 and a latch 54. The latch 54 is adapted to engage in a slot 58 in one side oi the face I8 of the cabinet whereby the door 50 remains closed except at times when it is desired to open the door for the insertion of dishes.
The cabinet I0 is provided on each of its end walls I4 with a plurality of upright spaced apart rows of apertures and the said rows are disposed in pairs, each pair being close to the other row of its same pair in a vertical direction but spaced apart in a horizontal plane therefrom.
The forwardmost row of a pair is disposed slightly above the rearwardmost row.
The rows of apertures 60 are for receiving the ends 62 of elongated upholding members or rods 66 which latter extend across the cabinet I0 from end to end in a horizontal plane. The members $6 are disposed in pairs each pair being arranged alongside each other and spaced apart forwardly and rearwardly of the cabinet with respect to each other. The ends of the elongated members 66 of a pair are disposed in corresponding pairs of rows of apertures all with respect to the elongated members 66 of the same pair.
The purpose of the members 66 is for upholding supporting members generally indicated at 10. The members or shelves 'I0 are each generally disposed in a single plane with an upward and a downward side. A plurality of grooves or corrugations I4 are provided in the upper sides of the members 10. The grooves 14 are disposed extending inwardly from the opening 48 and are preferably arranged in parallelism with each other.
The grooves 'I4 are for the purpose of receiving the lower edges of dishes, such as the dish I9, and conduct water from the dishes rearwardly of the cabinet. The grooves 14 preferably incline rearwardly and this is done by arranging the elongated member 66 upholding a supporting member 10 one above the other.
The members 10 are preferably formed of corrugated material of a type readily found on the market for the purpose of maintaining their cost at a minmium and their strength at a maximum.
The rearward ends of the grooves T4 are disposed in communication with cut-away portions or notches 18 of the members 50. The notches 18 are ior the purpose of permitting drain water from the dishes to ow through the grooves 14 and downwardly through the cut-away notches 'I8 across the inclined bottom 22 to the outlet spout 28. v
The cabinet of this invention will hold any amount of dishesin proportion to its size and can be placed on wheels if desired, can be hung on a wall, or can be positioned toward the back of a sink. The apertures or openings B in which rods 66 are not positioned provide vents through which air circulates to facilitate drying dishes on the shelves.
From the foregoing description it is thought to be obvious that a dish cabinet constructed in accordance with my invention is particularly well adapted for use by reason of the convenience and facility with which it may be assembled and operated, and it will also be obvious that my invention is susceptible of some change and modi- 4 iication without departing from the principles and spirit thereof and for this reason I do not wish to be understood as limiting myself to the precise arrangement and formation of the several parts herein shown in carrying out my invention in practice except as claimed.
In a dish drying and storing cabinet, the combination which comprises a box-like housing having a bottom, a top, a rear Wall, and end walls, a door hinged to one of said end walls providing a closure for the front of the housing, said bottom sloping to a low point and having an outlet pipe extended from said low point, said end walls having vertically spaced pairs of horizontally disposed openings therein, pairs of rods extended longitudinally through said housing and positioned with ends thereof in pairs of said openings, and corrugated dish carrying shelves positioned on said rods and formed with the corrugations therein extending from the front to the back of the housing, said pairs of openings in the end Walls being positioned whereby the shelves are supported in inclined positions With the lower sides of the shelves at the back of the housing, and the low edges of said shelves having notches therein, said notches being positioned in the bottoms of troughs formed by said corrugations whereby Water from dishes on the shelves drains through said notches.
MARIE E. RASMUSSEN.`
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