Hoosier cabinet - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
A Hoosier cabinet (also known as a "Hoosier") is a type of cupboard popular in the first decades of the 20th century. Named after the Hoosier Manufacturing Co. of New Castle, Indiana, they were also made by several other companies, most also located in Indiana.Not what one expects to find in a pottery shop in Eastsound, Orcas Island, Washington.
The typical Hoosier cabinet consists of three parts. The base section usually has one large compartment with a slide-out shelf, and several drawers to one side. Generally it sat on small casters. The top portion is shallower and has several smaller compartments with doors, with one of the larger lower compartments having a roll-top or tambour. The top and the bottom are joined by a pair of metal channels which serve as the guide for a sliding countertop, which usually has a pair of shallow drawers affixed to its underside. The whole assembly, with the counter retracted, is fairly shallow, about 2 feet deep; the width and height are generally about 4 feet and 6 feet respectively.
|A Hoosier Cabinet. Sounds like it may have been a fairly typical one.|
|Flour and sugar dispensers.|
|Cabinets on top.|
|In case you forgot what you kept here...|
|Flour bin. Kinda small, but the drawer on the other side is another one.|