US 745574 A
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PATENTED DEG ,1, 1903.
0. L. 01mm. KITGHBN CABINET.
APPLIGATION FILED JUNE 13, 1903.
2 sums-MEET 1.
Jhi p z s Patented December 1, 1903.
enoncn L. came, on KENNARD, INDIANA.
srnczrrcncrron forming part of Letters Patent No. 745,574, dated December 1,1903.
To all whom it may concern:
Be it known that I, GEORGE L. CRAIG, a citizen of the United States, residing at Kennard, in the county of Henry and State of Indiana, have invented a new and useful Kitchen- Cabinet, of which the following is a specification. V
This invention relates to kitchen-cabinets; and one of the objects to be attained thereby is to combine within a single article of furniture a multiplicity of devices, the interior of which will be easily accessible.
Another object is to include a table in the cabinet which will require a comparatively small amount of space when not in use, but which will permit a serviceable area of considerable extent when in a position to be used.
Further objects and advantages of this invention will appear in the following description, and the novel features thereof will be particularly pointed out in the appended claims, it I being understood that various changes in the form, proportion, and the minor details of construction may be resorted to without departing from the spirit or sacrificin g any of the advantages of this invention.
In the drawings, Figure 1 is a perspective view of a kitchen-cabinet constructed in accordance with my invention. Fig. 2 is afront view of the cabinet, partly in section and partly in elevation. Fig. 3 is a vertical longitudinal sectional view of the same.
In the preferred embodiment of my invention 1 designates a cabinet-case having a pivoted revoluble barrel support or carrier 2 at its lower end upon which a receptacle can be placed and swung into and out of view by rorating the carrier in either direction through the medium of the knobs 3 and 4, In the top front portion of the cabinet or case, and preferably at one side thereof, is a pivoted carrier 5, similar to the one designated by the reference-numeral 2. A mirror 6 is also provided in the front portion of the cabinet and preferably in the upper portion thereof.
The numeral 7 designates a compartment in the top of the cabinet, normally closed by a lid or cover 8.
The hopper 9, carried by the cabinet, is of such dimensions as will properly adapt it to receive a sufiicient quantity of flour or meal,
Application filed June 13, 1903. Serial No. 161,342. (No model.)
and the hopper is provided at its discharge end with an adjustable sliding cut-0E 10 to control the quantity of flour fed upon the shelf 11 immediately therebeneath.
A table is provided for the cabinet, and it consists of the hollow member 12, hinged at 12' to the transverse support 13, so that when it is swung into a vertical position it will serve as a doorto inclose the shelf and discharge end of the hopper. The transverse partition 14 divides the table into compartments 1'5 and 16, which are normally closed by swinging members 17 and 18, having openings 19' and 20, which are to permit of an engagement thereof to swing them to open or close the compartment. The members 17 and 18 also serve as supports for the hinged leaf 19 when they are extended, so that the hinged leaf can be swung from the table to rest thereon. The projections 21, of which but one is shown, carried by the rear of the table contact with and bear against the under side of the shelf 11 to hold the table in a horizontal plane when it swings down from a vertical plane, so that the top of the table will lie in the same plane as the shelf, which serves as a stop therefor.
The bottom 22 of the table is ina difiierent but parallel plane to the members 21 to form a shoulder or offset for engagement with support 13 to add rigidity to the table when it is in a horizontal plane, and thereby prevent rattling or vibration of the parts.
In actual practice the cabinet can be provided with suitable ornamental designs, and compartments other than those described and illustrated can be provided, if desired, and the table and leafcan be supplied with any metallic covering to prevent deterioration from moisture.
Having thus described the invention, what Iclaim is- I 1. In a kitchen-cabinet, the combination with a hollow table having an open end, of a swinging closure carried by the table and forming a leaf-support anda hinged leaf on the table and resting upon the support.
2. In a kitchen-cabinet, a swinging hollow table, a stop arranged in rear of the table, means carried by the table for engagement with the stop, a swinging closure carried by of the table, means carried by the table for contact with the shelf to hold the table in a horizontal plane, closures carried by the table, and a hinged leaf to rest upon the closures.
In testimony that I claim the foregoing as my own I have hereto affixed my'signature in the presence of two witnesses.
GEORGE L. CRAIG.
JOHN K. BURGESS, J. T. ENGLERTH.