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Nov. 19, 1946.
Filed June 1, 1943
‘2 Sheets-Sheet 1
Nov. 19, 1946.
Filed June 1, 1943
2 Sheets-Sheet 2
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Patented Nov. 19, 1946
Norbert P. McGuire, Wilmore, Pa.
Application June 1, 1943, Serial No. 489,279
2 claims,
(Cl. 312—174)
This invention relates to a cabinet especially
cent four corner portions of a rack, l6 of_solid
adapted for liquors and glasses used in serving
of the liquors and has for the primary object the
formation and generally rectangular shape and
provided with a series of pockets or recesses I ‘I
and Ill. The series of pockets or recesses II are
of a size to accommodate liquor containers such
provision of a piece of furniture which will har
monize with other household furniture and. will
provide a safe place for the storing and serving of
liquors and the glasses employed in the serving
of the liquors and also provide an e?lcient tray
or support for the glasses and other accessories
used in mixing drinks.
as bottles in which ‘liquors are sold, while the
pockets or recesses l8 are ofa size to accommo
date drinking glasses employed for serving drinks
either “straight." or mixed from the liquors. The
10 pockets or recesses l‘l may be provided'with pro
‘teotive liners I 9.
Obviously, the rack [6 may be a solid‘ cubical
block of wood or other suitable material in ‘which
With these and other objects in view as will
become more apparent as the description pro- -
ceeds, the invention consists in certain novel fea
V the pockets l1‘ and I8 are bored or otherwise.
tures of construction; combination and arrange
ment of parts as will be hereinafter more flllly 15 formed, but, as shown in Figure 2, the same may
described and claimed.
comprise rectangular top and bottom plates; the
> For a complete understanding of my inven
upper plate being the thicker and heavier with
said upper plate having the shallower pockets l8
tion, reference is to be had to the following de
therein and the deeper pockets I‘! being formed
scription and accompanying drawings, in which
Figure 1 is a lront elevation illustrating a cabi
20 in both plates, in which construction the upper
net constructed in accordance with my inven
and lower plates are connected by marginal side
Links 20 disposed substantially horizontal or at
an'inclination are pivotally connected to opposite
the cabinet in a closed position.
Figure 3 is a view similar to Figure 2 showing 25 vertical walls of the cabinet 5 within the chamber
5 and have pivoted thereto links 2| which are dis
the cabinet in an open position.
posed substantially vertical and in turn pivotal
Figure 4 is a top plan view illustrating the cabi
ly connected to opposite sides of the rack 16. Op
net in an open position.
Figure 2 is a vertical sectional view illustrating ‘
Figure 5 is a detail sectional view illustratin
the connection between one of the operating le
erating arms or links 22 are arranged substantial
30 ly vertical or nearly so and pivotally connected to
the links 20 and have hook shaped ends 23 operat
ing in grooves 24 formed in the-cover l0. Angle
Figure 6 is a fragmentary perspective view of
iron plates 25 in opposed spaced relation to each
one of the operating levers.
other are secured to ‘the cover I 0 and extend into
Referring in detail to the drawings, the nu
meral 5 indicates as an entirety the cabinet which 35 the grooves 24 and carry pivot pins 26 on which
are journaled the hook-‘shaped ends 23 of the op
consists of a chamber 5 of substantially rectans
erating arms or'links 22.
gular shape de?ned by vertically arranged walls
The purpose of the operating arms or links 22
‘I, a bottom wall 8. a top wall 9 partially overlying
and the links 20 and 2| is to bring about vertical
the chamber 6, the major portion of the top of
the chamber being open and adapted to be closed 40 sliding movement of the rack 16 during the open
ing and closing of the cover It. When the cover
by a cover "I secured to the top wall 9 by hinges
In is in a closed position, the rack Hi is in its low
H. The cover It! may be held in a closed posi
ermost position within the chamber 6 so that
tion by a key operated latch 12 of a conventional
vers and the cover of the cabinet.
construction mounted on one of the side walls ‘I
the liquors and glasses carried thereby will be
and releasably engageable with a keeper l2’ on 45 completely concealed and protected. However,
when the cover is swung to an open position the
the inner side of the cover I 0 (see Figure 2). v
rack is is moved upwardly and assumes the posi
The vertical walls ‘I are Joined to supporting
tion substantially or nearly flush with the top wall
legs l3 equipped with castors ll of a conventional
9 allowing the glasses as well as the liquors to
construction whereby the cabinet 5 may be con
veniently moved from place to place. The bot 50 be easily reached for use. The cover‘ ill when
in an open position rests ?atly on the top wall
tom wall 8 coacts ‘with the vertical walls in ex
cluding foreign matter from the chamber 6. '
Arranged 1n the corners of the chamberi are
vertically disposed guides 15 to slidably support
9 and secured to the inner face of the cover is a
facing strip or panel 21 on which the glasses and
other containers may be rested during the mix
for vertical movement in the chamber the adia 55 ing of the drinks preventing the material of the
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cover from being damaged. In this connection
it is noted that this strip or panel 21 is made of
any suitable material which is resistant to water
and the chemical action 01' liquor and liquids
handled and served from the cabinet and thus
may be washed and cleaned.
From the foregoing description taken in con
nection with the accompanying drawings, it will
to provide a laterally projected serving table,
four rectangular-1y spaced-apart vertical guide
members of substantial length located in the
chamber adjacent the four vertical comers there
of, the four vertical comers of said rack being
correspondingly notched throughout their re
spective lengths and slidably engaged with said
comer guide members of the chamber so as to
be seen that a'very efiicient cabinet has been pro
guide the rack in its verticalmovement, and a
vided in which liquors and glasses may be safely 10' parallel pair of like link and lever connecting
kept during non-use and which may be readily
provisions between opposite sides of said rack and
brought into position for use by simply swinging
the adjacent hinged inner end portion of said
the cover ll of the cabinet into an open position.
cover, whereby, the rack is continuously sup
The liquors may then be mixed or otherwise ac
ported and raised and lowered by the swingable
commodated in the glasses resting upon the cover 15 opening and closing movement of said cover.
and served therefrom.
2. A cabinet of the character described andas
While I have shown and described the pre
set forth in claim 1, wherein the link and lever
ferred embodiment of my invention, it will be
connections at the opposite sides of the rack each
understood that minor changes in construction,
comprises a link extending laterally from a piv
combination and arrangement of parts may be
otal support at one end on the adjacent side wall
made without departing from the spirit and scope
of the hollow body and having its opposite end
of the invention as claimed.
pivotally connected to a substantially vertical
Having thus described my invention, what I
link whose other end is pivotally attached to the
claim is:
adjacent side of the rack, and an operating link
1. In a cabinet of the character described, a 25 pivotally connected at its lower end to ‘each of
rectangular hollow body constituting a chamber,
said ?rst mentioned links between the ends of the
said body having a closed bottom and four closed
latter, the upper end of each of said operating
side walls and an open top, a narrow top wall at
links being offset angularly and hingedly at
one side of the body contiguous to one side wall
tached in a recess provided therefor in the nor
thereof and de?ning, with the three other side 30 mal under side and end portion of the cover,
walls, the top opening of the body, a horizontal
whereby, in the closed position of the cover said
dispensing rack in the form of a rectangular
block mounted for vertical sliding movement in’
angular end portions of the operating links are
the chamber, a cover hinged to the inner edge
pivotally attached, and in the open position ‘of
accommodated in the recesses where they are
portion of said narrow top wall for covering and 35 the cover said angular end portions of the operat
closing, in its closed position, said top opening
ing links are without any substantial projection
of the body, and when in open position the same
resting supportedly upon said narrow top wall
and extending therefrom in a horizontal position
above the plane of the top face of the cover in its
opened position.
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