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Publication numberUS2703581 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateMar 8, 1955
Filing dateOct 16, 1953
Priority dateOct 16, 1953
Publication numberUS 2703581 A, US 2703581A, US-A-2703581, US2703581 A, US2703581A
InventorsCulhane Vernon C
Original AssigneeCulhane Vernon C
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Dishwasher
US 2703581 A
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V. C. CULHANE j DISHWASHER March 8, 1955 2 sheets-sheet 1 Filed 001'... 16, 1955 Vernon '6. Cul/lane INVENTOR.

BY @am Marh 8, 1955 v. c. cuLHANE DISHWASHER 2 Sheets-Sheet 2 Filed Oct. 16. 1953 Vernon C. Cul/)ana v INVENTQR Fig. 5

United States Patent Oce 2,703,581 Patented Mar. '8,- 1955 DISHWASHER Vernon C. Culliane, Falta, Colo.

Application October 16, 1933, Serial No. 386,610

8 Claims. (Cl. 134-133) This invention relates to a dishwashing machine and more particularly to an apparatus of such character in which the front door and dish tray are completely de tachable from the washing machine and can be utilized as a cart that can be wheeled to a table where it may be filled with dishes and the like to be washed. I

The primary object of this invention resides in the provision of means for eliminating the necessity of removing the dishes from the table where a m eal has been served and then separately stacking them into the basket of a dishwashing machine. The concept of this invention features the utilization of a cart which may be wheeled directly to the table and filled with .the dishes, the cart becoming both the basket of the dishlwashing machine and the front wall thereof when the dishwasher is in use.

Still further objects and features of this invention reside in the provision of a novel dishwasher that is simple in construction and manufacture, the principles of which can be readily utilized by various existing makes and models of dishwashing equipment whereby su'ch machinery can be readily adapted to utilize the basic concepis thereof, and which by its nature provides no greater difficulties in sealing the front wall opening of the dishwasher against seepage of uid than any other make or model of existing dishwasher.

These, together with the various ancillary obiects and features of the invention will become apparent as the following description proceeds, are obtained by this dishwasher, a preferred embodiment of which has been illustrated in the accompanying drawings, by way of example only, wherein: I

Figure 1 is a perspective view of the dishwasher comprising the present invention and shown in a closed Figure 2 is a sectional detail view illustrating the internal construction of the dishwasher;

Figure 3 is a front elevational view of the dishwasher cabinet with the front door, beams and basket removed therefrom;

Figure 4 is a front wall, beams and basket s upportmg the framework forming the cart into which dishes may be readily positioned;

Figure 5 is a perspective view of a type of basket that could be supported on the framework of the cart, it being realized that various types and arrangements of baskets can be utilized; and

Figure 6 is a perspective view of a tray adapted to be received and carried beneath the basket before the cart is positioned into the cabinet of the washing machine.

With continuing reference to the accompanying drawings wherein like reference numerals designate similar parts throughout the various views, reference. numeral 10 generally designates the dishwashing machine comprising the present invention which includes a cabinet 12 having a frontal opening 14 provided with a peripheral gasket 16 thereabout formed from any suitable material. The walls of the cabinet l2 are suitably insulated at 18 in the conventional manner.

The cabinet 12 has incorporated therein a basin 20 formed with a bottom wall 22 and a front partition wall 24 which extends downwardly below the bottom wall 22 and which has slots 26 therein. Extending upwardly into the basin is a suitable agitating means 28 shown to be of the propeller type but which may be of any other suitable means for agitating uid in the basin 20. yA

' 58 has been removed from its position motor 30 for driving the propeller is provided and a iitable mesh guard 32 is positioned about the propeller .The front wall 34 of the cabinet l2 is completely detachable from the rest of the cabinet and is insulated as at 36 in the conventional manner. Secured to the front wall 34 are a pair of beams 38 of inverted chanel-shape which have wheels or casters 40 journaled between the spaced downwardly extending flanges 42 of the channel members. The beams 38 are adapted to be received withthe slots 26 below the motor 30 and below the basin Secured to the front wall 34 is a rectangular framework 44 composed of substantially U-shaped side members 46 joined by spaced transverse rods as at 48. Further, a pair of diagronally extending braces 50 reinforce the rectangular framework along the line where support is most needed so that the cantilever type supporting framework 44 will not tend to sag when the basket such as is indicated at 52 is positioned within the framework 44.

The basket 52 may be of any convenient design and may be provided with handles as at 54 for enabling the ready removal thereof as may be desired. The rectangular framework 44 has substantially L-shaped downwardly depending tray supporting lugs 56 attached thereto for supporting a tray 58 having a peripheral flange 60. The tray S8 is utilized for preventing any scraps of food or the like remaining on the plates or dishes being installed in the basket 52 at the table from falling onto the oor. The tray 58 is of course removed from the position as is shown in dotted lines in Figure 2 and placed on top of the basket 52 if desired when the apparatus is being utilized as a dishwasher. In such position the tray will serve as a fluid baic.

The operation of this device is quite simple. Utilizing a handle 62 attached to the front wall 34, the cart f consisting of the front wall 34 the beams 38 and the supporting framework 44 together with the basket 52 and tray 58 may be wheeled from the cabinet 12 and into the dining room or other location where dishes may be readily stacked into the basket 52. Then, the entire cart may be wheeled into the cabinet 12 after the tray supported by the lugs 56. Utilizing any suitable control'means water may then be let into the basin 20 and the agitating means 28 actuated.

Since from the foregoing the construction and advantages of this dishwasher are readily apparent, further description is believed to be unnecessary.

However, since numerous modifications will readily occur to those skilled in the art after a consideration of the foregoing specification and accompanying drawings, it is Anot intended to limit the invention to the precise embodiment shown and described, but all suitable modilications and equivalents may be readily resorted to.

What is claimed as new is as follows:

l. A dishwashing apparatus comprising a cabinet having a front opening therein, a basin in said cabinet for receiving fluid, means for agitating the fluid in said basin, a front wall for closing said cabinet, a basket carried by said front wall, a pair of spaced beams secured to said front wall and having wheels mounted thereon, said beams being spaced from said basket, said front wall and said beams forming a cart completely detachable from said cabinet.

2. A dishwashing apparatus comprising a cabinet hav-` ing a front opening therein, a basin in said cabinet for receiving fluid, means for agitating the fluid in said basin, a front wall for closing said cabinet, a basket carried by said front wall, a pair of spaced beams secured to said frontv wall and having wheels mounted thereon, said beams being spaced from said basket, said front wall and said beams forming a cart completely detachable from said cabinet, said cabinet having a lower facingv and slots in said partition for reception of partition, said beams.

3. A dishwashing apparatus comprising a cabinet having a front opening therein, a basin in said cabinet for receiving liuid, means for agitating the fluid in said basin, a front wall for closing said cabinet, a basket carried by said front wall, a pair of spaced beams secured to said front wall and having wheels mounted thereon, said beams being spaced from said basket, said front wall and said beams forming a cart completely detachable from said cabinet, said beams being of inverted channel shape and having downwardly depending spaced anges, said wheels being journalled between said flanges.

4. A dishwashing apparatus comprising a cabinet having a front opening therein, a basin in said cabinet for receiving fluid, means for agitating the fluid in sai basin, a front wall for closing said cabinet, a basket carried by said front wall, a pair of spaced beams secured to said front wall and having wheels mounted thereon, said beams being spaced from said basket, said front wall and said beams forming a cart completely detachable from said cabinet, said cabinet having a lower facing partition below said basin, slots in said partition, said beams being received in said cabinet with said beams below said basin and below said agitating means, and with said basket being received in said cabinet above said basin.

5. A dishwashing apparatus comprising a cabinet having a front opening therein, a basin in said cabinet for receiving fluid, means for agitating the fluid in said basin, a front wall for closing said cabinet, a basket carried by said front wall, a pair of spaced beams secured to said front wall and having wheels mounted thereon, said beams being spaced from said basket, said front wall and said beams forming a cart completely detachable from said cabinet, said cabinet having a lower facing partition, and slots in said partition for reception of said beams, said beams being of inverted channel shape having downwardly depending spaced flanges, said-wheels being journalled between said flanges.

6. A dishwashing apparatus comprising a cabinet having a front opening therein, a basin in said cabinet for receiving fluid, means for agitating the fluid in said basin, a front wall for closing said cabinet, a basket carried by said front wall, a pair of spaced beams secured to said front wall and having wheels mounted thereon, said beams being spaced from said basket, said front wall and said beams forming a cart completely detachable from said cabinet, said cabinet having a lower facing partition below said basin, slots in said partition, said beams being received in said cabinet with said beams below said basin and below said agitating means, and with said basket being received in said cabinet'above said basin, said beams being of inverted channel shape having downwardly depending spaced flanges, said wheels being journalled between said tlanges.

7. A dishwashing apparatus comprising a cabinet having a front opening therein, a basin in said cabinet for receiving fluid, means for agitating the fluid in said basin, a front wall for closing said cabinet, a basket carried by said front wall, a pair of spaced beams secured to said front wall and having wheels mounted thereon, said beams being spaced from said basket, said front wall and said beams forming a cart completely detachable from said cabinet, said cabinet having a lower facing partition below said basin, slots in said partition, said beams being received in said cabinet with said beams below said basin and below said agitating means, and with said basket being received in said cabinet above said basin, said beams being of inverted channel shape having downwardly depending spaced flanges, said wheels being journalled between said flanges, said cabinet having a peripheral resilient gasket about said front opening for engagement with said front wall, said front wall having a rectangular supporting framework secured thereto, said basket being detachably supported by said framework.

8. A dishwashing apparatus comprising a cabinet hav ing a front opening therein, a basin in said cabinet for receiving fluid, means for agitating the fluid in said basin, a front wall for closing said cabinet, a basket carried by said front wall, a pair of spaced beams secured to s'aid front wall and having wheels mounted thereon, said beams being spaced from said basket, said front wall and said beams forming a cart completely detachable from said cabinet, said front wall having a rectangular supporting framework secured thereto, said basket being detachably supported by said framework, tray supporting lugs secured to the lower portions of said framework, and a tray removably carried by said lugs.

References Cited in the file of this patent UNITED STATES PATENTS 758,409 Breen Apr. 26, 1904 2,506,448 Gregor May 2, 1950 2,648,588 Ruspino Aug. 11, 1953

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Classifications
U.S. Classification134/133, 134/187, 312/308, 134/115.00R, 312/317.1
International ClassificationA47L15/06, A47L15/00
Cooperative ClassificationA47L15/06
European ClassificationA47L15/06