No. 70,222. f Patented lm. 30,. |902. H. N.l LATHRoP.
4(Applicatiun led June 20, 1902.)
No. 717,222. Patemd nec. 3o, |902,
H. N. LATHROP.
(Application led June 20, 1902.3
4 Sheets-Sheet 2, v
@da a N wmw@ No. 7|7,222. Patented Dec. 3o; |902'. l Y H. N. LATHRoP.
(Application led June 20` 1902.) (No Model.) 4 Sheets-Sheet 3.
No. 7|7,222. Patented Dec. 30. |902.
H. N. LATHBP. KITCHEN CABINET.
(Application filed June 20, 1902.)
(No Model.) 4Sheets-Sheet 4.
gl z d' :ZE l s; C" d :1.:
, SSSSSSS v I I v0740 A7%2'0 J a gg MW %42.1
NrTED i STATES PATENT OFFICE.
i HORACE LATI-IROP, OF LONG LAKE, MINNESOTA.
SPECIFICATION forming part of Letters Patent N o. 717,222, dated December 30, 1902.
.ipiicaion inea June 2o, 1902.
T0 @ZZ whom it may concern:
Be it known that 1, HORACE N. LATHROP, a citizen of the United States, residing at Long Lake, in the county of Hennepin and State of Minnesota, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Kitchen-Cabinets;
and I do hereby declare the following to be a" Fig. 1. Fig. 3 is a plan view of the cabinet with some parts broken away. Fig-4 is a horizontal section on the line Q04 m4 of Fig. 2. Fig. 5 is a vertical section on the line x5 :c5 of Fig. 1, some parts being broken away. Fig. 6 is a vertical section on theline 006906 of Fig.
5. Fig. 7 is a detail in horizontal section on theline 007ml of Fig. 2, some parts being broken away; and Fig. 8 is a detail in section on the line w8 .frs of Fig. 4.
The body of the cabinet is afforded by a rectangularcase o., preferably constructed of angle corner-columns a and metal side plates This case is, as shown, divided into three compartments 1, 2, and 3. The upper compartment 1 is formed between V.the top plate a3 and a horizontal partition 0.4 of the case..
The shallow intermediate compartment 2 is formed between the horizontal partition-plate a4 and a lower horizontal partition-plate a5 of said case. Thelower compartment 3 is formed between the partition-plate a5 and the bottom plate a of the case. A drop-door 1fL opens through the front side of the case into the compartment 1, and in a similar manner a smaller drop-door 2a opens in to the intermediate compartment 2.
The lower compartment 3 1s provided at one side with a series of shelves b, and at its other side it is provided with an ice-box b', which Fig. 2 'is a section on the line m2 fr* ofY Serial No. 112,419- (N model.)
is adapted to contain a cake 0f ice z. (Indicated in Figs. 5 and 6 by broken lines.)
b2 indicates a drip-tube, which leads from theicesupporting shelf b3 within the ice-chest b through the bottom a6 of the case or cabinet.
A pair of laterally-swinging doors c and c' open through thefro'nt` plate of the cabinet in line,- respectively, with the shelves b and ice-box b'.
The drop-door 1FL is pivoted at a7 by means of trunnions, which are swiveled through the forward`corner-angles a at such points that the upper surface of said door when turned down into a horizontal position (indicated by dotted lines in Fig. 2) will lie flush with and form an outward extension of the horizontal partition a4, and, furthermore, at its inner edge it is rounded, as indicated at as, so as to engage a concaved edge a9 of the shelf a4 and form a tight joint therewith. 2.) To limit the downward movement of the door la, it is provided with pivoted and slotted straps 0.10,which coperate with' pins a on the forward angle-corners a'. When the door 1a is closed, the straps d10 turn up into inoperative positions, as indicated by full lines in Fig. 2; but when said door is turned down, so as to constitute a shelf or table, the upper kextremities of the slotted straps engage the i pins @Hand securely support the said door in its horizontal position. The top plate a3 of .the case or cabinet is provided with a hinged door or closure cd2.
Within the upper compartment 1 is a revolving bin having a plurality of radial compartments with open bottoms and with a supporting-table below the same. This rotary bin is preferably made up of three large com- YVpartmentsf and three'smaller compartments f, which compartments are alternated and are formed by vertical partition-plates f2 and 4a cylindrical outer shell or case f3, all of which parts are rigidly connected to a verticallydisposed rotary spindle 3f. The spindle 3f is provided at its lower end with a sleeve or hub g, which works through the plate a4 and is provided with an upper flange g and a lower iiange g2. The lower iiange g2 rests upon bearing-balls g3, which inturn are supported by a suitable runway formed in a bearing-block g4 on the partition plate a5.
To the upper fiange g is rigidly secured a ro- (See Fig.
tary disk-like table or shelf g5, to which in turn the lower end of the cylindrical outer section f3 of the rotary bin is rigidly secured. The three bins f are provided with hopperlike bottoms f4, which incline inward and lead to contracted discharge-openings f5. In like manner the smaller compartments f are provided with hopper-like bottoms f6, which incline inward and terminate in dischargeopenings f7. The discharge-openings f5 and f7 of the compartmentsfand f open a short distance above the rotary table or shelf g5 and near the central portion thereof, so that materialsuch as Iiour, sugar, or mealwhich escapes therethrough will arrange itself on the said table approximately as indicated by the dotted lines z' in Fig. 2. The cylindrical shell f3 is cut away at f8 below the hopper-bottoms fL1 and f6 to afford access to the material which escapes from the compartments fand f onto the rotary table g5. Hinged doors ff and f1@ open, respectively, into the tops of the compartments fand f'. The upper end of the spindle 3f is steadied by a bracket f, suitably secured to the upper portion of the case n, as shown in Figs. 2 and 3.
Following quite closely the front portion of the rotary bin and extending transversely across the compartment l, near the top of the opening closed by the door l, is a segmental shelf k, provided with perforations in which cans m are adapted to be inserted, as shown in Figs. 4 and 8. These cans are preferably provided with removable tops m and with flanges or beads m2, the latter of which prevent the cans from slipping through the perforations in said shelf. These cans m are adapted to contain spices and various other articles, such as soda, baking-powder, and the like.
The compartmentsfand f' of the rotary bin are adapted to contain such commodities as flour, meal, sugar and various other pulverized or granulated substances. For instance, three kinds of fiouror ground cereals might be placed in the three large compartments f, and in the three small compartments f might be placed sugar, salt, and rice. Of course said compartments may be used in any desired Way and the number thereof may be varied.
It is evident that by turning the rotary bin anyone of the compartments thereof may be brought into line with the door 1, which In the intermediate compartment 2 may be placed kitchen or other tools or utensils that are not too large, and the compartment also affords an opening through which an oil-can may be inserted to oil the bearings g3. The shelves bafford a sort of a cupboard, and upon the same may be placed anyarticles which are to be kept cool.
It is thought to be evident that a cabinet of the above character will be found eX- tremely convenient in all kitchens. All articles placed therein will be kept dry and will be securely protected from insects and vermin, such as rats and mice, as well as from dirt and dust.
What I claim, and desire to secure by Letters Patent of the United States, is as follows:
l. In a kitchen-cabinet, the combination with a case having a door at one side, of a rotary bin mounted therein and provided with a plurality of radial compartments having bottom discharge-openings, and a disklike table or shelf located below said bin spaced apart from the discharge-openings thereof, but mounted to rotate with said bin to deliver the various articles in line with the door, substantially as described.
2. In a kitchen-cabinet, the combination with a case having a door at one side, of a rotary bin mounted therein and provided with a plurality of radial compartments with hopper-like bottoms, and bottom dischargeopenings, and a disk-like table or shelf 1ocated below said bin, spaced from the discharge-openings thereof but mounted to r0- tate with the said bin to deliver the various articles in line with the said door, substantially as described.
3. The combination with a case provided in one side with drop-door, of the rotary bin made up of the relatively large bins f and small bins f inclosed by the same cylindrical shell f3, said compartments having hopperlike bottoms terminating in bottom dischargeopenings, and the disk-like table or shelf g5 secured to the lower extremity of said shell f3 below the discharge-openings of .said compartments, the said shell f3 being cut away at f8, substantially as and for the purposes set forth.v
In testimony whereof I affix my signature in presence of two witnesses.
HORACE N. LATI-IROP.
E. H. KELIHER, F. D. MERCHANT.