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May 18, 1954 l I s. JdHNSQN COMBINATION SHOESHINE CABINET AND STORAGE COMPARTMENT' FilQd Oct. 30, 1950 2 Sheets-Sheet l I INV'ENTOR May 18, 1.954 E. s. JOHNSON COMBINATION SHOESHINE CABINET AND STORAGE COMPARTMENT Filed Oct. 30 1950 2 Sheets-Sheetv 2 Patented May 18, 1954 COMBINATION SHOESHINE CABINET AND STORAGE COMPABTMENT Edward Stanley Johnson, Saint John,
New Brunswick, Canada Application October30, 1950, Serial No. 192,857
The invention relates to improvements in a shoe shine cabinet as described inthe present specification and illustrated in the accompanying drawings that form a part of the same.
' "The invention consists essentially of the novel features in construction as pointed out broadly and specifically in the claims for novelty following a description containing an explanation in. detail of an acceptable form of the invention. The objects of the invention are to devise a shoe shine cabinet as a component of two adjoining cabinets, makingup an article of'generalutility; to furnish a shoe shine cabinet havinga foot rest or polishing stand that is ad justable as to height when in position for use; to make ashoe shinecabinet as a self-contained unit and slidable section of a general cabinet arrangement; to provide a "shoe shinecabinet suitable for homes, offices and other places, and which will make available a readily accessible foot stand and storage space for shoe shining accessories; toconstruct a shoe shine cabinet consisting of few and simple parts, easily and inexpensively manufactured; and generally to provide a shoe shine cabinet that is durable in construction, attractive in appearance and which is sufllcient for its purpose.
I In the dravsrings:
Figure l is a perspective view of the cabinet in its closed position'between two storage compa'rtments'. Figure 2 is a perspective view of the cabinet showing the 'shoe shine cabinet unit as drawn out and open ready for use.
Figure 3 is a sectional view through the cabinet as takenon the line 3-3 in Figure 2.
' Figure 4 is a sectional plan view as taken'on thelin'e' 4-4 in Figure 2. Y
" Figure 5 is an enlarged fragmentary sectional detail taken through the vertical support post.
Figure 6 is an enlarged fragmentary sectional detail astak'en on the line 6-6 in Figure 3. I
Like numerals of reference indicate corre sponding parts in the various figures.
"Referring to the drawingsthe shoe shine cabinet, as indicated by the numeral 10, is positioned between two ordinary cabinets or storage compartments H and I 2, as shown in Figure 1, thesecabinets H and I2 being of a type that are seated on the floor, such as kitchen cabinets 4 forming a part of the sink arrangement. The two storage compartments are spaced apart from one another and have a common and continu out top section l3 connecting the units, and the cabinets, in this instance, each having a pair 3 Claims. (01. 265) of hinged doors, I4 and I5 respectively, opening outward from the front face thereof. ,The shoe shine cabinet I 0, in its closed position, is slidable between the cabinets II and It, the outside face of each of the opposing ends of the two cabinets havin an upper and a lower horizontally extending metal strip fixedly secured thereon, the strips I6 and I1 respectively extending approximately the depth of the respective cabinet and being secured by any suit able means, such as by screws [8.
Theshoe shine cabinet I 0 is an assembled unit of comparatively narrow width in its closed position, and comprises a vertical support post preferably made of wood and being square shaped in cross section, thispost I 9 being fitted with a metal plate fixedly secured on each of its side faces, the plates 20 and 2| extending the full length or height of the post and projecting out beyond the front face for a short distance and having the sides 22 and 23 of the cabinet hinged lymounted thereto.
The side or section 23 consists of a side face 24, a top wall 25 and a front wall 26, and has the shelves 21, two in this instance, built inadjacent the top of the section. The other ofithe sides of the cabinet, section 22, is a single fiat surfaced member. These portions of the cab-' inet are preferably made of wood, although they could be of a suitable metal, and are mounted to the projecting portion of the plates 20 and 2 l by means of the hinges 23, being spaced apart the thickness of the wooden post and hinging in to be brought together to form the cabinet for bein positioned between the larger cabinets H and 12, as illustrated in Figure l. The hinges 28 could be spring hinges if desired, causing the cabinet sides to automatically open outward when the cabinet is drawn out, as shown in Figures 2' and 4.
The wooden post l9 forms the rear of the cabinet lll,' a. smaller square bar 29 being mounted to the front face of this wooden post by means of the brackets 30 and 3|, each adjacent an end of the post and spacing the bar slightly out from. the face of the post, the bar being movable in these brackets, having a slight vertical sliding movement. The bar below the lower bracket 3| is cut in to form a pin 32, this pin portion exf tending downward through a right angle bracket 33 secured to the front face of the support post 59 and extending outward therefrom, a spring 34 surrounding the pin and bein seated on the bracket, the top end of the spring being against the thick square portion of the bar.
A foot rest 35 is mounted to this steel post or bar 29 and is adjustable as to height by means of teeth 36 in the lower portion of the bar and by a sliding bracket 3'! surrounding the upper cabinet to approximately the full depth, the
front end of the plate having an aperture 42 therethrough. This plate is approximately the 7 width of the wooden support post I9.
A section of wood or other material 33 is secured to the underside of the top l3 of the cabinets H and 12 to extend across the space between these two cabinets at the front, forming a stop against which the wooden support post [9 is brought when the shoe shine cabinet is drawn out, preventing the post from being completely drawn from between the cabinets II and 42, as illustrated in Figure 3. Other means of course could be used to prevent the shoe shine cabinet from being pulled entirely out from between the cabinets, such as by having the wooden post larger at the rear than the cabinets.
'In the present instance, the cabinets H and 12 are out in at the bottom, forming a recess or toe space 44 along the front of same, the side 22 of the shoe shine cabinet having its lower outer corner cut out, 44 permitting the shoe shine cabinet to be closed flush with respect to the other cabinets, the front wall 23 of the side 23 of the cabinet Ill being cut out at its lower end 44* so that when the two sides 22 and 23 are brought together, the sections will be in flush with the adjacent cabinets. A suitable type handle 45 is located in suitable position on the front wall of the cabinet section 23, and the two sides of the cabinet are held together in closed position by means of a catch and latch arrangement, 4% and 41 respectively, suitably located on the section 22 and the front wall of the section 23 respectively.
When the two sections 22 and 23 are closed together, they form the cabinet or casing which encloses the foot rest, the cabinet is then pushed inward, sliding rearward along .or against the metal strips it and I! on each of the outside faces of the opposing ends of the cabinets H and 1-2, the cabinet extending inward between the larger cabinets to be closed flush with the front faces of same.
- In using the shoe shine cabinet, the same is pulled out from its position between the cabinets, the wooden post or back of the shine cabinet being brought up against the stop 43, the sides 22 and 23 being opened outwardly with respect to the post l9, folding or hinging back to be against the "front face of the largercabinets. The exposed foot rest may then be adjusted as to height by the individual, the extension 38 being disengaged from the teeth or notches by the unit being tilted on the hinge 39, the sliding bracket pressing downward, causes the vertical bar to slide or move downward, compressing the spring 34, the lower end or pin portion of the bar being forced downward through the aperture 42 in the end of the metal plate 4|, the pin being extended to engage in a corresponding hole in the floor, the pin as thus positioned in the floor, preventing the cabinet from being moved backward through forward pressure of the persons foot on the foot rest. Immediately the foot is removed, the spring expands to lift the rod up from its engaged position in the floor and the plate. Any suitable type of locking arrangement might be employed to keep the rod permanently engaged in the floor until released, if desired.
It is to be noted that the shoe shine cabinet I]! as hereinabove described and illustrated may be a unit of an individual cabinet rather than a plurality of cabinets. In using the shine cabinet with a single larger cabinet, the large cabinet would merely be provided With a pair of walls or partitions between which the shine cabinet would fit, these walls corresponding to the ends of the cabinets H and I2 as hereinabove described.
It is of course understood that modifications and ramifications may be made without in any way departing from the spirit of the invention as hereinabove described and illustrated.
What I claim is:
1. In a combination shoe shine cabinet and storage compartments, a pair of individual storage com-partments spaced apart from one another, a shoe shine cabinet located between said pair of storage compartments in slidable relation therewith, said shoe shine cabinet comprising a vertical support post square shaped in cross section constituting the rear of said cabinet, sides of the cabinet hingedly mounted to said vertica-l support post, and a foot rest mounted on said support post between said cabinet sides, the said sides adapted to be folded or hinged inward around said foot rest, the cabinet thus being adapted to be moved into the space between said storage compartments when not in use, the said cabinet upon being drawn out from its position adapted to have said sides opened out from the said foot rest thereby exposing the same for use.
2. A combination shoe shine cabinet and storage compartments, comprising a pair of compar atively large cabinets constituting storage compartments, a smaller shoe shine cabinet located between said larger cabinets in sl-idable engagement therewith, said shoe shine cabinet consisting of a wooden square shaped vertical support post square shaped in cross section forming the rear of the cabinet, the sides of the cabinet being hingedly mounted on said support post, one of said sides comprising a side section, top Wall and a front wall, the other of said sides of the cabinet comprising a single fiat surfacefi sec-tion, a foot rest movably mounted :on the front face of said support post and being adjustable as to height with respect to the same, said foot rest being located between the sides of the cabinet, which sides upon being hinged towards one another to close together, completely encase the said foot rest, adapting the unit to be moved in between the two larger cabinets, and a stop arrangement connected with the larger cabinets whereby said support post of the said cabinet is prevented from being withdrawn completely from between the larger cabinets upon said shoe shine cabinet being pulled out from therebetw-een for the opening oi said sides from around said foot rest.
3. In a. combination shoe shine cabinet and storage compartments, a comparatively narrow cabinet, two ordinary cabinets between which the said narrow cabinet is located in slidable engagement therewith, the said narrow cabinet comprising a vertical support post square in cross section forming the rear thereof and having sides hingedly mounted thereto to be closed together to form an enclosure extending out from said support post, a smaller square shaped bar extending along the front face of said support post and being secured thereto to be movable vertically with respect to the post, a foot rest being connected to said bar and comprising an extension leading from the said foot rest to the lower portion of said bar to be in engageable connection therewith, a slidable bracket mounted on said bar adjacent the upper end thereof and having an extension leading forward therefrom, the latter being hingedly connected to said foot rest adapting the foot rest to be in tiltable relation with respect to said bar, the said shoe shine cabinet in its closed position being adapted to be positioned between the said two ordinary cabinets on the floor to be freely slidabietherebetween and to be contained therebetween flush with the forward sides of same, and the aforesaid cabinets being provided with means for preventing the said support post or rear of said shoe shine cabinet from being pulled completely out from between the other cabinets, sa-id shoe shine cabinet being adapted to be drawn out from between the two ordinary cabinets sufficiently so that it may be opened from about the said foot rest.
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