Kitchen table and cabinet
US 498974 A
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(No Modem D HARKIN SON KITCHEN TABLE AND CABINET.
No. 498,974. Patented June 6, 1893.
UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE.
DAVID HARKINSON, OF PHILADELPHIA, PENNSYLVANIA.
KITCHEN TABLE AND CABINET.
SPECIFICATION forming part of Letters Patent No. 498,974, dated June 6, 1893.
Application filed October 1, 1892. Serial No. 447,480. (No model.)
To all whom it may concern.-
Be it known that I, DAVID HARKINSON, a citizen of the United States, residing at Philadelphia, in the county of Philadelphia and State of Pennsylvania, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Kitchen Tables and Cabinets; and I do hereby declare the following to be a sufficiently full, clear, and exact description thereof as to enable others skilled in the art to make and use the said invention.
This invention relates to kitchen tables and cabinets for preparing food for cooking, and for serving upon tables for consumption, and has for its object the compact storage of the several material appliances, and utensils required in such work, the convenient access thereto for use when wanted, and the efficient support of such appliances when in use. To efiect the several desiderata my invention may be briefly stated to consist of a table, provided with hinged laterally projecting leaves, sliding boards, or shelves in front, and closets, and drawers for storage in addition to sliding supports for bowls or light vessels, and slides for storing cutting boards.
The construction of the table and cabinet is fully hereinafter described and shown in the accompanying drawings, in which- Figure 1 shows a perspective view. Fig. 2 a front elevation, and Fig. 3 a plan view of the bowl supporting shelf, forminga'part of the table.
Referring to the drawings A, represents the table top, B B, the legs, preferably provided with casters 0, O, (3. The ends, back,
and bottom are inclosed by panels the left panel in Fig. 1 is marked the bottom E; vertical partitions F, secured in the space inclosed between the top A and bottom E, together with horizontal partitions G, divide the space into closets H and J respectively provided with doors K and L, and also furnish supports for drawers M. N. O. P, Q, and R, which extend from the front to the rear of the space in the table, and also three smaller drawers S, T, and U, inside of the closet J, A coffee mill V, is fastened to the inside of the door L, of the closet J, so that when the closet door L, is closed the coffee mill and the drawers S, T, and V, are protected from access of insects.
To each end of the table top A, is hinged a leaf W, which when raised is supported on a hinged bracket W. At the ends of the table beneath the over-hanging ends of the top A, and within the leaves WV when lowered, are secured parallel guides X, X, X, r X, between which fit straight strips X having at the outer ends hooks X whereby they may be pulled out, and which also serve to hang pots upon.
The strips X whendrawn out furnish a convenient support for an ironing board.
Below the guides X, on each end of the table is secured another guide X, X, on which a cutting board X X is supported when not in use, which is useful to cut vegetables, or meat upon. The chamber or inclosure of the table when filled with supplies for use becomes sufficient in weight to prevent tilting,
when considerable weights are imposed on the slides X X or shelves, Y, or Z.
Beneath the top A, of the table, and resting on a horizontal partition G, is a sliding shelf Y, which serves as a pastry board and to cut bread upon, and to support the boards X, when in use, below the partition G is a sliding shelf Z (shown separately in plan view in Fig. 3.) in which are several openings Z, Z, Z, of different sizes, each having an india rubber cushion Z upon each of its inner sides, in these openings bowls or like culinary vessels can be rested and held securely without injury. By sliding the shelf Y out over bowls fitting flush with the top of the bowl rest or shelf Z, it serves to protect the contents and cover the bowls without trouble of removing the bowls.
The drawer O is made shallower than the others and partitioned into compartments 0' .for holding space.
The closet H is adapted to store pots, kettles and pans, the drawers, S, T, and U, are adapted to store coffee tea, and sugar conveniently for use, and the larger drawers are adapted for storage of flour, meal, rice, and similar more bulky dry food materials.
The several partitions in the structure as above described serve to brace and stiffen the body structure of the table as well as to support the several drawers and slides and by their weight contribute to the stability of the structure so that the overhanging leaves,
brackets and slides are steady and safe under considerable Weights imposed on them and the compact and close assemblage of the bowl supports and the sliding cover above them make the table specially convenient for the operations of pastry cooks and confectioners.
Having described my invention and the mode of using the same, What I claim is 1. In a culinary cabinet and table having an inclosed space, partitioned as shown and described, the hinged leaves W W, supporting brackets W sliding supports X X guides X X, cutting boards X X and guides X X all arranged externally to the inclosed space in combination with the table top A extending beyond the end of the inclosure and over the guides X X and X X supports X X and boards X X substantially as shown and described.
2. In a kitchen cabinet the bowl supporting shelf Z arranged to slide therein and having apertures Z provided with elastic cushions Z in combination with the partition G and superposed sliding shelf Y constructed and arranged as shown and described.
3. In a kitchen cabinet the table top A the partitioned inclosure chamber located under the table top A the drawers M N O P Q and R the closets H and J and short drawers S T and U all contained in said partitioned inclosure and forming a stable support for the overhanging shelves, slides and brackets in combination with the guides X and X slides X and brackets W located externally to tho partitioned inclosure and beneath the ends of the table top A and within the leaves W when in folded position substantially as set forth.
J. DANIEL EBY, A. V. W. BUDD.