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Publication numberUS746159 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateDec 8, 1903
Filing dateJul 7, 1903
Priority dateJul 7, 1903
Publication numberUS 746159 A, US 746159A, US-A-746159, US746159 A, US746159A
InventorsMary G Reeves
Original AssigneeC R Glazier
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
US 746159 A
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SPECIFICATION forming part of Letters Patent No. 746,159, dated December& 1 03- Applioationfiled July 7, 1903. Serial N o.,164,588. (No model.)

To. all whom itmcty concern:

Be it known that I, MARY G. REEVES, a citizen of the United States, residing at Lake Arthur, in the parish of Oalcasieu and State of Louisiana, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Dish-Drainers, of which the following isa specification.

The object of this invention is to provide a peculiar form'of drainer-receptacle to receive dishes and other culinary articles, so as to, if

desired, obviate the necessity of drying the said articles by the use of a cloth or towel in the ordinary manner. mised, is to provide a receptacle of such a structure that the several kinds of articles which may be disposed therein to be rinsed, after being removed from the washbasin, may be allowed to remain in their several re spective positions in the receptacle and permitted to dry, as before described.

For a full description of the invention and the merits thereof,and also to acquire a knowledge of the details of construction of the means for efiecting the result, reference is to be had to the followingdescription and drawings hereto attached.

While the essential and characteristic features of theinvention are susceptible of modificat-ion, still the preferred embodiment of the invention is illustrated in the accompanying drawings, in which Figure 1 is a perspective view of the drainerreceptacle disposed within a sink or the like. Fig. 2 is a detail perspective "iew of the drainer receptacle alone. Fig. 3is a vertical sectional view through the drainer-receptacle.

Corresponding and like parts are referred to in the following description and indicated in-all the views of the drawings by the same reference characters. I H

The drainer contemplates the provision of a plurality of adjacent receptacles each adapted to receive certain dishes or certain culinary articles, so that thesame may be separated fI'OIIl eachother and rinsed se'parably, also providing a supporting means for cloths The purpose, as prewhich may be utilized for washing or drying the dishes.

The drainer consists of an outer receptacle 1, which outer receptacle comprises the base 2 and the rim 3.' The outer receptacle also is'provided with a side 4, and bars 5 are disposedso as to connect the rim with the aforesaid base to support the latter and at the same time'prevent the displacement-of the dishes or other articles which may be'disposed Within the receptacle 1. The base 2 is perforated, so that the rinse-water may be drawn therefrom as readily as practicable. Within the outer receptacle 1 are located a plurality of receptacles 6, 7 and 7". nor receptacle 6, together with the other re- The in-v ceptacles 7 and 7, are secured to the side 4 of the outer receptacle.

' the disposal of the inner receptacles has extended therefrom the extensions 8, and a supporting-bar15 connects the extensions Sand serves to hold cloths or rags or whatever may be conveniently placed thereon. The outer receptacle is especially designed to receive all the larger dishes, such as plates and vegetable-dishes. The inner receptacle 6 is more especially adapted for holding cups and saucers and is perforated upon the sides to permit draining of the water in a manner which will be readily apparent. The extreme inner receptacles 7 and 7 are designedto receive the spoons, knives, and forks, respectively, and are likewise perforated'in a manner analogous to the receptacle 6.

It will be seen from the foregoing that each article has its place within the drainer-receptacles andthat liability of breakage is obviated by the use of the structure as described; also, separation of the several kinds of articles prevents the chipping of the dishes as well as the breakage in a manner which will be readily seen.

The drainer should be made from metal, preferably, and of course the same may be used in connection with the sink, such as is shown in Fig. I of the drawings, or incon- The rim 3 adjacent 1 nection with any other convenient receptacle, such as a pan or the like.

Having thus described the invention, what is claimed as new, is-- In a drainer, an outer receptacle consisting of a base and a rim spaced therefrom and having a side connecting the base and rim, an inner smaller receptacle disposed upon the base adjacent the aforesaid side and having other receptacles disposed within the same. I:

In testimony whereof I aflix my signature in presence of two witnesses.

MARY G. REEVES. [L. s.] Witnesses:


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Cooperative ClassificationA47L19/04