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(No Model.) 2 Sheets-Sheet 1.
T. H'. BUOKLEY.
LUNGH WAGON. No. 489,893. Patenned Jan. 10, 1893.
(No Model.)
2 Sheets-Sheiet 2.
T. H. BUCKLEY.
LUNCH WAGON.
Patented Jan. 10, 189B.
Tn: Nonnls PETERS co.. PnoTn-LrrHD. wAsMmGTaN. u cA nutren STATES FFTCE@ THOMAS l-l. BUOKLEY, OF WORCESTER, ASSIGNOR OF ONE-HALF TO EPHRAIM HAMEL, OF LYNN, MASSACHUSETTS.
LUNCH-WAGON.
SPECIFICATION forming part of Letters Patent No. 489,893, dated January 10, 1893.
Application led February 15, l 892. Serial No. 421,563. (No model.)
To all whom it may concer-7c.:
Be it known that l, THOMAS H. BUCKLEY, of the city and county of Vorcester, and Commonwealth of Massachusetts, have invented certain new and usefullmprovementsin Night Lunch-Wagons; and I do hereby declare that the following is a full, clear, and exact description of the same, reference being had to the accompanying drawings and the letters of lo reference marked thereon, forming a part of this specification, and inwhich- Figure l-represents a horizontal section through the upper part of the wagon on line l, l, Fig. 2,-looking down. Fig. 2repre x5 sents a vertical central section on line 2, 2, looking in the direction indicated by arrow 6, Fig. l. Fig. 3. represents a vertical central section on line 3, 3, Fig. l-looking in the direction indicated by arrow 7 -Fig. l. Fig. a
2o represents a vertical cross section on line 4, 4, Fig. 1, looking in the direction indicated by arrow 8, Fig. l. Fig. -represents a vertical cross section on line 5, 5, Fig. l, looking in the direction of arrow Q-Fi'g. l-and Fig. 2a.-
2 5 represents a section of a portion of the door and a side view of the base of a seat or stool support, and also a vertical section of the stool supporting socket, as will be hereinafter more fully described. w
3o To enable those skilled in the art to which my invention belongs to make and use the same, l will now proceed to describe the. invention more in detail.
The general features of the night lunch 3 5 wagon shown in the drawings are of a similar nature to those shown in Jones night lunch wagon made and used in 1887-, and which with my added improvements render the wagon one of great utility and convenience,
4o as will be hereinafter set forth and explained. The relative positions of the supporting and carrying wheels are shown by dotted lines in Figs. 2, 3, 4c and 5, of the drawings-the attaching parts of the running gear to the body of the lunch wagon are not shown, since they form no part of my present invention, and are of well known form of construction. In fact, the entire device can be mounted upon runners or rendered portable in any suitable 5o manner; but, when arranged upon a wagon body, the front wheels are small and turn under the front of the wagon, while the rear and larger wheels extend up on the sides of a narrow portion of the wagon, below the ledge c as indicated in Fig. 5, of the drawings,the 55 front wheels are marked a, c, and the rear or large wheels b, b, and the running gear supports the body, consisting of the iioor A', the front and rear end walls A2, and A3, the side walls, A4, A5, and the roof A6. 6o
Arranged below the eaves of the roof A, and in the inclosing walls A2, A3, A4, and A5, are windows c', some of which are plain ground, and give a White light, while others are stained red, and others blue, and by which combination of red, white and blue-the national colors,-a very pleasing light for the interior of the lunch Wagon, is obtained. I prefer to have the glass of the longer windows red, and to have all of the windows pro- 7o vided with a ground ornamentation of some form-one style is indicated in the drawings. By having the series of windows c extend around the top of the wagon, the interior of the latter is well lighted when the wagon is located near an electric light, while at the same time the various colored lights make the lunch wagon an attractive object to persons on the street and in the vicinity of the wagon, consequently many advantages result 8o from the combination and arrangement of windows with colored glass, as above described, while a saving in expense for lighting is made, and the air inside is better than when a large number of oil lamps is rendered necessary. The side walls A4, and A3 are provided with oppositely arranged doors a2, swinging inwardly, and to which access can be had by removable steps a3. The front parts of the side walls A4, and A5, are also pro- 9o vided with swinging Windows a4, a4, which swing in, and through which articles can be handed out and in as occasion may require. The side wall A4, is provided with a sliding window a5, beneath which is arranged a shelf a6, forming a ledge resulting from the lateral reduction in the size ot' the wagon body to allow it to pass between the wheels: and this is also adapted to serve as a low delivery shelf for customers on foot at the side of the roo street. The side wall A5, has a high sliding window a7, through which food may be passed or served to customers on the street in carriages. Both of the delivery windows a5, and a7, are made of red stained glass with the eX- ception of a small portion represented by the part inclosed by the circular line 01,8, and by which construction the interior is screened from a too free and easy inspection from without, while at the same time the attendant can easily look out through the plain circular portions, and thus avoid opening the windows.
The front and rear end walls A2, and A3, are provided with stained glass windows a2, fitted to swing inwardly,and the lights of the doors a2, are also stained glass, and consequently with such construction lettering can be, and is ground thereon` toindicate and announce the character of the wagon and some of the general articles of food constituting the bill of f-are, and which can be readily read from the outside both day and night, and as before suggested, under the glare of the electric street lights the wagon and its windows and glass doors are rendered very beautiful and conspicuous.
Arranged above the windows a2, are ventilators am, hinged by their upper edges to the end walls A2, A3, while the roof A, is provided with ventilators a, and which can be closed and opened from the inside by turning the covers or plates C012, which are pivoted at their ends to the inside of the roof so they can be easily turned to close or open the ventilators as indicated-Fig.
By reference to Fig. 5, it will be seen that the rear lower part of the body of the wagon is made narrow to pass down between the large rear wheels b, l), while the body is made of full width above the wheels. It is necessary to adapt the fixtures and storing compartments for the different requirements of the trade in different localities, the purposes for which such compartments can be varied, but by my present arrangement I am enabled to obtain a system of drawers and closets together with shelves, heating and cooking apparatuses very compact and convenient, while at the same time a comparatively large amount of room is left for the attendant and guests. The closets consist substantially of the cupboards c, c', for reciving cans containing milk, coffee and similar articles, drawers c2, for storing bread and rolls in bulk, a case of drawers c2, for pies of different kinds, drawers c4, in which to keep meat and made up sandwiches, and a drawer c5, for a limited number of rolls to be used with sausages which are cooked on the stove above it, while the top cover c6, of the closets c', and drawers c4, is utilized as a broad and convenient table for cutting the meats, bread and other articles of food. At the front end of the body are arranged in the corners closets c7, into which the attendant can put a change of clothing, aprons, &c.
The drawer c5 is so arranged that its top will stand below lthe cutting and serving table c6, so that when the cooking stove D, is arranged thereon its top will be at convenient height for the attendant as he stands at table c6; upon stoves D, is a broiler d, for cooking sausages and other broiled food. The top of the stove is adapted to receive pots and kettles for use in the cooking operation and the cleaning of dishes and like work. Above the drawers c2, is arranged a cooler E, having two compartments e e,-one for ice water and one for milk, and both of which can be drawn off by suitable faucets at the bottom as indicated in Figs. 1, 3 and 5, of the drawings. A coffee urn F is arranged to the right of the cutting table c6, with an oil stove f, underneath for heating the contents of the urn F, and a tray f', on top of the urn upon which the clean cups, saucers, and other articles of like nature are placed to drip and dry,-the drippings being conducted from the bottom of tray through a drain pipe f2, onto the base f2, above which the urn is supported, and as the base f2 projects inward beyond the faucet of the urn, and cover the inner corner of the ledge a6, it catches the drippings from said urn all of said drippings are in turn conducted by pipe f4, down onto the inclined shelf f5, which stands above said ledge and in turn conducts the liquid drippings into the hot water holder G. Arranged near and on a level with the hot water holder G, and beneath the counter Z is a shelf g, adapted to receive a pot g', containing beans or some canned food to be heated, and an oil stove g2, is arranged below both the shelf g, and the bottom of the hot water holder G, whereby the water in holder G, and the contents ot' the pot or other vesselg on shelf g, will both be heated by the same stove thus insuring warm food and hot water-the latter being ready at all times and in a convenient position for washing dishes, while the shelf g3, is in a handy and convenient position to receive the dishes after being washed. Vhen it is desired to discharge the contents of hot water holder G, a plug gtr-see dotted lines Fig. 1l-is pulled out or upward, thereby opening the upper end of the waste pipe g5, and the contents are allowed to run down onto the ground, or into the street.
The interior of the wagon is divided into two main parts, the kitchen H, and the dining room H', by the counter I, having a cash drawer i, located under it on the kitchen side,while a portion fi', of the counter is hinged at 2, to the sidewall A4, and adapted to swing up in order to provide a convenient passageway between the kitchen and the dining room as occasion may require.
Arranged along the side wall A5, and front end wall A2, and on a level with the counter I, isthe table shelf I. As table shelf I', is
run past door a2, a section 3, of table shelf I', is hinged at it, and adapted to swing upward in order to permit door a2 to be opened when desired, and in furtherance of such object a section il", of the swing section z2, is
hinged at i6, so that it can be swung down, as indicated in dotted lines Fig. 2, to permit the section t3, to pass the door knob i7, when it is opened as indicated in dotted lines same figure. By this arrangement and construction I obtain a large and convenient space for a lunch room with table and seating room therein.
Inside the table shelf I', is arranged a series of stools J, consisting of seats j, postsj, and base plates 3'2, all securely fastened to the iioor, and in convenient positions to be used by customers while eating food from the table shelf I', in front of them.
One stool J in front of door 0.2, is made easily removable, by being set in a socket js, as shown in Fig. 2, ct.-the top of which, is level with the floor, so that when it is desired to open door a2, the stool J can be quickly lifted out of its socket and set one side thus leaving room for the door to swing inwardly. The socket ja, has a ange j4, securely fastened in a counter sink place in the top of the iloor A, while a shoulderj, on post j limits the downward movement of the post in the socket--the lower end of the socket being open, dust and dirt will fall through and thus prevent an accumulation thereof in the socket.
From the above description it will be seen that I have so combined and arranged the various parts as to produce a night lunch wagon of great value.
What I claim as my invention and desire to secure by Letters Patent is l. In a lunch wagon Whose bodyis reduced laterally at one end for the wheels, a kitchen compartment in said end separated from the balance of the wagon by a transverse counter Z, a table c6 extending along one side of said kitchen nearly to the corner, a case of drawers c2 across the end remote from the counter and with its top at a lower level than said table, a drawer c5 in the corner beyond said table and opening from its case at right angles to and above said other drawers c2, and a stove D resting upon said corner case with its top approximately on a level with the table, as and for the purpose set forth.
2. In a lunch wagon, the combination with the body mounted on wheels and having closed sides and top; of a counter extending across within the body and dividing it into kitchen and dining room compartments, a portion of said counter being hinged adjacent one side of the body for the purpose set forth, a table shelf extending across the end of the dining room which is remote from the kitchen and along that side thereof which is remote from said hinged portion of the counter, and stools secured to the iioor of the body adjacent said shelf, substantially as described.
3. In a lunch wagon, the combination with a body mounted on wheels and having closed sides, its interior being divided into dining room and kitchen compartments, and an inwardly opening door in one side wall thereof; of a table shelf secured along within the side wall of said dining room, a section i3 hinged within said shelf opposite said door and adapted to be raised to permit the opening of the door, and stools located adjacent said shelf, as and for the purpose set forth.
4. In a lunch wagon, the combination with a body mounted on wheels and having closed sides forming a dining room compartment, and an inwardly opening door in one side wall thereof having a latch operated by a knob; of a table shelf secured within and along said side wall and across the door-opening, a section 3 hinged within said shelf opposite said opening and adapted to be raised for the purpose set forth, a gate section 5 hinged within a notch in the outer edge of said section i3 and adapted to be lowered to permit the passage of the knob, and stools secured adjacent to said shelf, substantially as described.
5. In a lunch wagon, the combination with a body mounted on wheels and havingI closed sides forming a dining room, and an inwardly opening door in one side wall thereof; of a table shelf secured within said room and along said side, a section 'i3 of said shelf being hinged opposite the free edge of the door and adapted to be raised to permit said door to be opened, and stools secured to the ioor of said room adjacent the shelf, the stool which is opposite said hinged section t5 being removably inserted in a socket in and flush with the surface of the 4floor, all as and for the purpose set forth.
THOMAS I-I. BUCKLEY.
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US3060920A (en) * 1958-11-12 1962-10-30 Americus E Dibert Mobile barbecue
US5938261A (en) * 1996-10-03 1999-08-17 Faba; Paul L. Mobile beverage station
US6189944B1 (en) 1999-09-21 2001-02-20 Classic Carts Corporation Food service kiosk
DE10349740A1 (en) * 2003-10-23 2005-06-16 Hans-Peter Fischer Mobile pub or restaurant, comprising parts permanently joined to sturdy frame and to be used while moving
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US3060920A (en) * 1958-11-12 1962-10-30 Americus E Dibert Mobile barbecue
US5938261A (en) * 1996-10-03 1999-08-17 Faba; Paul L. Mobile beverage station
US6189944B1 (en) 1999-09-21 2001-02-20 Classic Carts Corporation Food service kiosk
DE10349740A1 (en) * 2003-10-23 2005-06-16 Hans-Peter Fischer Mobile pub or restaurant, comprising parts permanently joined to sturdy frame and to be used while moving
US20130033057A1 (en) * 2011-08-05 2013-02-07 James Markham Transportable self contained restaurant and method

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