|Publication number||US557095 A|
|Publication date||Mar 24, 1896|
|Publication number||US 557095 A, US 557095A, US-A-557095, US557095 A, US557095A|
|Inventors||Samuel W. Tate|
|Export Citation||BiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan|
|Referenced by (11), Classifications (2)|
|External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet|
(No Model.) 2 Sheets-Sheet 1.
S. W. TATE.
KITO HEN CABINET. No. 557,095. Patented Mar. 24, 1896.
(No Model.) S W TATE 2 Sheets-Sheet 2.
Patented Mar; 24, 1896.
ANDREW EGRAHAM. PHO'l'O-WQWASHINGTDN. D C,
NITED STATES PATENT FFICE.
SAMUEL IV. TATE, OF ELBERTON, GEORGIA.
SPECIFICATION forming part of Letters Patent No. 557,095, dated March 24, 1896.
Application filed geptember 7 1895. Serial No. 561 ,810. (No model.)
To all whom it may concern.-
Be it known that I, SAMUEL W. TATE, of Elberton, in the county of Elbert and State of Georgia, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Kitchen-Cabinets; and I do hereby declare the following to be a full, clear, and exact description of the invention, such as will enable others skilled in the art to which it appertains to make and use the same.
My invention relates to an improvement in kitchen-cabinets; and it consists in certain novel features of construction and combinations and arrangements of parts, as hereinafter set forth, and pointed out in the claims.
In the accompanying drawings, Figure 1 is a perspective view of a kitchen-cabinet embodying my improvements. Fig. 2 is a sectional view, and Figs. 3, 4, and 5 are detail views.
A represents the cabinet, made preferably of sheet metal, and provided in its upper portion with a series of bins a for the reception of flour, meal, &c. The upper ends of the bins are normally closed by a cover 1) common to them all, and at their lower ends said bins have discharge-openings, as at cl (Z cl. Each bin is provided with a false inclined bottom 6 adapted to direct the contents of the bin toward the back of the same and prevent said contents from spilling through the outlet-openings cl. Heretofore it has been the custom to solder the false bottoms of the bins to the walls of the cabinet; but it has been found in practice that such manner of securing the false bottoms in place is very ineifectual and in many cases they have become detached or broken under the weight of the contents of the bins. In order to obviate this defect, I attach the false bottoms in the manner shown most clearly in Fig. 3. The upper edge of the false bottom 6 is bent to form a vertically-disposed hook f which interlocks with a similar hook or flange g on a strip or flange h, which strip or flange is bent around the lower edge of the front of the cabinet. A strip of metal or other suitable material h is preferably secured to the free edge of each false bottom and to the sides of the cabinet. The upper edge of the strip h is made to form part of a hinge, as at z, for a door j adapted to close the outlets of the bins.
The free edge of the door j is made with a flange j, adapted, when the door is closed, to overlap a bead It on a strip 7c.
The lower portion of the cabinet is divided into suitable compartments for the reception of various articles, and these compartments are normally closed by means of a door 1, the upper edge of which, when closed, being disposed under the projecting flange j of the door j. A lock m is secured to the doorj, and the bolt of said lock projects behind the strip 7c. From this construction and arrangement of parts it will be seen that a single lock serves for fastening both doors j and Z. v
The cabinet is supported on legs n, preferably of wood. A plate is stamped to form a socket 0 and an annular tro ugh p. The broad flattened upper end of each legn is inserted into the socket 0 of each plate, so that the trough will surround the leg. The legs with the troughs thereon will then be placed in position under the cabinet, the upper ends of said plates having a broad bearing against the bottom of the cabinet. A bolt q is then passed through each leg, plate, and the bottom of the cabinet, and provided at its upper end (within the cabinet) with a nut r, the head of the bolt resting on the floor or other support. The trough p is intended for the reception of water, oil or other material to prevent insects from reaching the interior of the cabinet.
My improvements are very simple in construction, comparatively cheap to manufacture and are effectual, in all respects, in the performance of their functions.
Having fully described my invention, what I claim as new, and desire to secure by Letters Patent, is-
1. The combination in a kitchen cabinet having a bin, of a false bottom in said bin, said false bottom having a hook-shaped upper edge, a strip or flange on the body of the cabinet bent around the lower edge of a portion of the cabinet and havinga hook-shaped portion inwardly folded to receive the hookshaped edge of the false bottom and a door hinged to the upper outer edge of said strip for closing the outlet of said bin, substantially as set forth.
2. The combination with a kitchen-cabinet having openings therein, of a strip between the openings, two doors adapted to close the openings, one havinga flange to overlap said strip and also the free edge of the other door, and a lock on the first-mentioned door so disposed that its bolt will project behind said strip, substantially as set forth.
The combination in a kitchen-cabinet having bins with outlets at their lower ends and having compartments beneath said bins, of a strip between the outlets of said bins and said lower compartments, a dooradapted to close the outlets of the bins and having a flange to overlap said strip, a door adapted SAMUEL W. TATE.
R. S. FERGUSON,
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