US 888142 A
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A. E. lB0NY;`.&" TEEL. KITCHEN CABINET.
APPLICATION FILED SEPT. 25,1907.
PATENTED MAY 19, 1908.
, A. E. BNBSTEEL.
KTCHEN UABINET. APPLNMI'ON FILED snPT.25,19ov.
@unenfor- .secured to the ceiling in any desired manner ARTHUR E. BONESTEEL, OF DENVER, COLORADO.
Specification of Letters Patent.
Patented May 19, 1908.
Application filed September 25, 1907'. Serial No. 394,470.
y,To all twhom it mai/concern.'
Be it known that I, ARTHUR E. Boxe STEEL, a citizen of the United States ot America, residing at Denver, in the county of Denver and State ofColora-do, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Kitchen-Cabinets, of which the followingis such a full, clear, and exact description as will enable others skilled in the art to which it appertains to make and use the same.
1 This invent-ion relates to improvements in kitchen cabinets and consists in certain novel features hereinafter first fully described and then particularly pointed out in the claims.
In the drawings, Figure 1 is an elevation of a kitchen-cabinet embodying the invention; Fig. 2 is a vertical section of the same; Fig. 3 is a plan view thereof; Fig. 4g is Yan enlarged section of a portion otfthe vertical axle or shaft; Fig. is an enlarged vdetail of the lower member of the cabinet, and Fig. 6
is a sectional detail ofthe loor bearing.
The cabinet of my invention is supported by anaxle or' shaft, 1 which extends between floor, respectively. The collar 2 may be and' is shown formed with lateral arms through which fastening screws are inserted into the ceiling. The lower bearing, 3, is a cup or disk through which 'fasteningscrews, 4, .are inserted into the lloor and in the top of which an annular raceway, 5, is formed to receive anti-friction balls or rollers, 6. The lower end of the shaft is fitted in a rotary head or block, 7, which tits over the bearing 3 and rests upon the balls 6 therein. The shaft is constructed in two members, 8, 9, which are coupled by a sleeve, 10, having an annular horizontal flange, l1, at its upper end which constitutes a'bearing and support for the upper cabinet member, as will be presen tly described. The upper extremity of the axle member 8 is cylindrical and threaded so as to be engaged by the coupling sleeve 10, as clearlv shown in Fig. 4, while below said threaded cylindrical extremity the member is angular in cross section in order that its movement may be imparted directly to the block or head T. The said head or block 7 is secured rigidly to thebottom of the lower cabinet member, 12, which is of a hexagonal form in plan view and is provided with a circular to i, 12, constituting a table. ,Around of the table top is a brac iet, 13, from which braces,'14, extend down to the outer edge of t-he bottom of the cabinet member where they are secured by nuts, 15, as clearly shown. Suitable radial partitions are provided within the cabinet member and in the alternate compartments thus formed I mount bins, 16, which may swing outward, as indicated in Figs. 1 and 3, to permit access to their contents through their tops. The compartment-s alternating with the bins form cupboards in which are shelves, 17, and which are closed by doors, 18. Above the cupboards are drawers, 19.
Resting upon the fiange 11 is a horizontal annular iiange 20 which is formed Vat the lower end of a sleeve or cylindrical casing, 21, fitting closely around the upper member, 9, ofthe axle or shaft but free to rotate thereon. Secured to this sleeve or casing is the upper cabinet member, 22, which is constructed with a number of cupboards or coinpartments, 23, and drawers, 24, as may be desired. T he. upper cabinet member is of less diameter than the lower member and is set an appreciable distance above 1t so as to ermit the use ofthe table 12a tothe limit o its capacity while to give a neat finish to the structure an enameled metal conical cover, 25, is iitted around the axle at the upper and lower ends of the cabinet member.
In settingu a kitchen-cabinet embodying the features oi' my invention, thecollar 2 and the bearing 3 aie secured in place with the collar directly over the bearing. The lower cabinet member, fitted to the lower section of the axle or shaft, is then vbrought over and rested upon the bearing 3. The up er section of the axle or shaft' is then inserted through the casing or shell 21 and its upper end engaged in the collar 2. The upper cabinet member, carried bv said shell or casing, is then swung over the lower cabinet member until the sections of the shaft are in axial alineinent. The coupling sleeve 1() is then turned so as to ride upward and engage the upper section of the shaft, rigidly securnig the shaft sections together and meeting the flange 20 at the lower end of the shell to form a bearing and support for the same., Then thus set up, the cabinet presents a convenient means of stoiin a large number of utensils or articles of food within a small compass so es to be Ieefly aocessbe. members Tomtey independently of othei so thetvhe des'ed. el de .may be obtained Without env steps being taken.
The eombineon of e ewel shaft memb-e, an uploer shaft member, e coupling seeve mounted on the uppe en of the ower shaft membe end adapted. to engage the lower end of the upper Shat member, sefseeve having en annuler bearing. flange its upper