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Publication numberUS542912 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateJul 16, 1895
Filing dateJan 22, 1895
Publication numberUS 542912 A, US 542912A, US-A-542912, US542912 A, US542912A
InventorsRobina Wood
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Robina wood
US 542912 A
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Patented Jul y16, 1895.





$PEGIFICATION forming part of Letters latent No. 542,912, dated July 16, 1895;

Application filed January 22,1895- Serial No. 535,788. (No model.) Patented in EnglandMay 24, 1894, ITO-1 To 00% whom it may concern:

Be it known that I, ROBINA NVOOD, a subject of the Queen of Great Britain and Ireland, and a resident of Glasgow, Scotland, have invented certain Improvements in and Relating to the Drying of Dishes and the Like, (for which I have obtained a patent in Great Britain, dated May 24, 1894, No. 10,066,) of which the following is a specification.

This invention has reference to improvements in and relating to the drying of dishes and the like, and will be very suitable for hotels, restaurants, and kitchen use, and whereby the dishes, after being cleaned, will have the water drained away from them in an automatic manner.

The improvements essentially consist in forming an open draining away dish-drier comprising vertical end standards, inclined dish-receiving shelves, liquid'receiving gutters, and an automatic draining-away vertical rod, an open-barred divisional frame being also provided in conjunction therewith for drying knives, forks, spoons, and the like.

In order that others skilled in the art to which my invention relates may understand how it may be carried into practice, I have hereunto appended an explanatory sheet of drawings, in which Figure 1 is a perspective elevation of th drying apparatus complete, and Fig. 2 is a detached transverse section showing broken away the upper and lower dish-receiving shelves and draining-away gutters and vertical rod.

Referring to the drawings, according to my improvements I erect'two vertical end standards A at some distance apart, and between these standards I fit a series of transverse shelves at some distance apart. Each of these shelves consists of two parallel boards B B, secured at their ends to the end standards A and sloping at an angle downward toward the inner center, where an open space I) would be left between them, and those shelves may be made portable for removal purposes. A gutter 0 would be fitted below the open center space-b between the angled boards B B, being preferably screwed through straps G to the end standards A, and these gutters 0 would be inclined to have a fall from the end standards A toward their center, where a draining-away hole would be formed. An adjustable vertical rod 0 would pass up through all the center holes in the gutters C of the boards B B, so as to drain and carry the water down to the bottom gutter 0 supported on a bracket G which gutters O would be made portable, so as to be away into the central gutter-receptacles.

The lowershelf would preferably receive dinner-plates, small ashets, and thelike; the second shelf, dessert-plates, corner dishes, and the like; the third shelf, saucers, tea or breakfast plates, and the like, and the fourth, which may be the top shelf, would preferably have a portable open screen D, of wirework, placed on top of it to receive cups, bowls, tumblers, and the like. In the drawings this top shelf is shown as being wider than the lower shelves,

the boards B B extending out beyond the end standards A and supported by brackets B These dishes, after being washed, would be set on the boards B B and would be dried by the Water automatically draining off into the respective gutters and from these down the central vertical wire 0 to the lower receptacle O v For drying knives, forks, teaspoons, and the like these may be placed vertically in an open-barred frame E,with divisions for each, and having a lower grating E and removable tray E to receive the drained-0d water. This barred frame E would be located at the side of one of the end standards A.

What I claim is- 1. A dish drainer comprising, in combination, vertical end standards, inclined shelves, liquid receiving gutters provided each with ahole and a draining rod passing through the holes, substantially as set forth.

2. In dish drainers, the combination 00111- In testimony whereof I have signed my prising vertical eud standards, inclined name to this specification in the presence of. shelves, corrugated wires on said shelves, liqtwo subscribing witnesses. uid receiving gutters, each provided with a hole, automatically draining away vertical Witnesses: rod passing through the holes in the gutters, JOHN SIME, substantially as set forth; R. C. THOMSON.


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Cooperative ClassificationA47L19/04