US 661325 A
Description (OCR text may contain errors)
Patented Nov. 6, i900.
H. G. -ROTH.
ADJUSTABLE COMPARTMENT DISPLAY COUNTER UR CABINET.
(Application led Jan. 31, 1900.)
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UNITED STATES PATENT OEEIcE.
HENRY G. ROTH, OF MINNEAPOLIS, MINNESOTA.
ADJUSTABLE-COMPARTM ENT DISPLAY COUNTER OR CABINET.`
SPECIFICATION forming par?J of Letters Patent No. 661,325, dated November 6, 1900.
Application filed January 3l, 1900. Serial No. 3,1152. LND modehl T0 @ZZ whom, t may con/cern.-
Be it known that LHENRY G. ROTH,a citizen of the United States, residing at Minneapolis, inthe countyot' Hennepin and State of Minnesota, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Adjustable-Compartment Display Counters or Cabinets, ol' which the following is a specication.
y invention relates to improvements in display-cases for leas, coffees, dried fruits, dre., its object being` to provide a case made up ot' a series of detachably-connected sections or com partments arranged one above another, and, further, to so construct said sections as to permit perfect ventilation, and in otherfe'atures of improvementhereinafter specifically described and claimed.
In the accompanying drawings, forming part of this specification, Figure 1 is a front elevation of my improved case, and Fig. 2 is a section on line :n x of Fig. 1.
In the drawings, A represents a suitable base, upon which are arranged, one above another, aseries of compartments B and an upper compartment O. The compartments Il consist each of a top and bottom 2 and Sl, respectively. The rear ends of the top and bottom are connected by an angular wall made up of a part 4, projecting upwardly and outward ly from the bottoni, anda door, hinged to the upper edge of the part 4 by a hinge G and abutting at its upper edge against the stop 8, secured to the top wall 2. The lower part 4 of the rear wall is provided with screens 9 and 10, through which, air passes, said screens being slightly separated, as shown. The door is preferably provided with a glass panel 11, as shown. The ends of the compartment are preferably of glass.
The front wall of the section consists of a fixed lower part 12 and a hinged door 13. The lower part l2 of the wall is made up of a double screen 14 and 15, mounted in a suitable framework, and the upper part or door 13 is connected by a hinge 16 with the top of the compartment and abuts when closed against the upper edge of the lower part of the Wall. The door 13 is formed withaglass panel, and to the rear of the door is secured a false back 17, forming a space for the holding of samples of the contents of the coinpartments.
The lixed portion of lthe wall and the door are arranged at right angles with each other to permit the sample space 17 to be easily seen, to allow rising air-currents to readily pass through the screens, and to protect the screens from falling dust.
The upper compartment is provided wit-h a glass Yfront and rear sides 1S, hinged or sliding, and ventilation is secured by means ot' the screens l) and 2O in the front and rear wall and the screen 21, arranged across the top of the section. Covering the top ol said upper section or compartment is a strip 223, detachably supported a slight distance above the screens by means of standards 24, so as not to interfere with the passage of air therethrough. When desired the strip 23 and standards 2/-1 may be removed and the strip placed' in position without the separatingstandards, making a tightly-closed top. The screen 19 is protected by shelf 2G.
In order to hold the contents of thel sections away from the screens, I preferably provide a curved perfor-ate plate 25, detachably arranged in the sections, as shown. Said plate also allows the contents to be more easilyT removed. 'lhis perforate plate maybe arranged in any one or all of the sections, and, if desired, a single screen may b e used in the place of the double screen. In order to keep the contents moist, I preferably provide a basket 27, secured to the under side of the top of the compartment, as shown in Fig. 2, and adapted to hold a sponge or other inoistening means.
v It will be evident that by having double screens in the front and rear walls of the compartment the contents are held away from the outer screen and cannot be reached by insects, and when the perforate plate is used said plate will hold the contents away from the outer screen, thus dispensing with the necessity of the inner screen.
Among the advantages of my construction is the ease with which compartments may be changed from Ventilating to non-Ventilating, and vice versa. By substituting solid for perforate plates and tightly closing top of compartments C the compartments are changed from Ventilating to non-Ventilating.
I claim- 1. In a groeers cabinet of the class de- ICO 3. ln a grooers cabinet of the class described, a compartment provided with perfol'ate Sections in its front and rear walls, anda plate arranged horizontally of said compartment above said perforate Sections, said plate being` Centrally curved toward the bottom of said compartiment and being perforated.
In testimony whereof I aflix my signature in presence ot' two witnesses.
HENRY G. ROTH.
ELGIE I-I. EVANS, ARTHUR P. LoTHRoP.