Improved mode op suspending mirrors to furniture
US 100663 A
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` tary-bcdstead, showing the `I waitedr `gtatea LEVI PIERCE, or ACHARLEsToWN,v MASSACHUSETTS.
. Letters ,Patent No. 100,663, (lated March 8, 1870.
IMPRovED Mom-z: or' SUSPENDING MIRRORS To FURNITURE.
, The Schedule `referred to in these Letters Patent and making part of 4the same.
To all `to whom these presents shall come:
Be it known that I, LEvI Pmncaof Charlestown, in the county of Middlesex, and Stat-e of Massachusetts, have made an invention of a new and useful Mode of Suspending Doors or Mirrors.;` and do hereby declare the following to be a full, clear, and exact description thereof, due reference being had toV the. accompanying drawings, and in which- Figure 1 is a perspective representation of a secreapplication of my inven tion thereto.
Figures 2 and 3 are also perspective represent-ations of the saine.
This invention relates to a novel anduseful mode of pivoting or hanging the duplex mirrors of a bureau or folding bedstead, whereby the position, as well as angle with respect to the shell or case of the bedstead, may be va-ried, to meet the necessity'or wishes of the occupant. l i l I ani aware that duplex mirrors have been applied to the case of `a cabinet-bedstead b v hinging them directly at-their edges tosuch case. This, however, will not permitot peculiar positions ofthe mirrors with respect to each other, and to the case of the hedstead, which my present invention enables me to acquire, since, by means of this invention, I al'n enabled not only to obtain a position of the mirrors parallel to each other, and at right angles to thesbell ofthe structure, or parallel with such. shell, and at any desirable angle with either, according to the various requisites of the toilet, as hereinafter explained; and
My present invention consists in suspendingor pivoting the vframe of such mirror, or the `door of the structure to which such mirror is applied, from or uponl a swinging frame or crane, the `point of suspension of such mirror (or its backing, whatever it may consist 01",) being disposed about in the vertical centre of the same, or slightly outside of thecenter, the samebeing as hereinafter explained.
In the drawings before alluded to- A denotes a shell or-structure, representing upon its exterior a secretary or other analogous article of household furniture, the interior of which is to contain Ithe bed-bottom and bedding usually found in folding bedsteads. f l
The two upper doors ofthe structure are shown, at b b, as provided upon their exterior with mirrors,'o c, after the manner of many articles of the kind now in use.
d tl denote two swinging brackets or cranes, hinged, at their outer edges, to the outer sides or boundaries of the structure A, in substantiallythe same position with respect thereto that ordinary doors would occupy, the width, however, of the brackets or suspensories being preferably less than one-half the width of each door b.
`To or from the inner and approximate edges of 'each crane 1,1 suspend or pivot one of the doors l), in such manner asto `turn or swing freely thereupon, this point of suspension of the door being somewhat outside of the center thereof, in order that, when the crane is at right angles with the structure, the door may be turned into a position parallel with such crane, which could not be the case were the door suspended at its center, since its outer edge would abut against tbe structure in the attempt.
SeveralI advantages to which my present invention gives me peculiar possession have made themselves manifest:
First. Either or both mirrors or doors maybe advanced in front of the case of the struct-ure, andpar,- allel therewith, to a greater or lesser extent, as shown in fig. 2 of the accompanying drawings. This position is productive of several good results, since it enables the bed to be made up and deposited within the struc-ture the moment the occupant leaves it, as the space created by the advance of the mirror or door induces circulation through the interior of the said structure, this position of the mirrors, when the doors are supplied with mirrors, also enabling two persons to perform their toilet at one and the same time.
Second. Both doors, when supplied with mirrors, may be swung into posit-ion facing or parallel-to each other, as shown in iig. 3,- thus producing the counter or duplex reflections so much in requisition by ladies for arranging the hair or dress.
Third. One or both mirrors /or doors may be disposed at any desired angle with respect to the structure that circumstances may render necessary 'or desirable.,' y
Titncssesz l H. G. PARKER, EDWARD GRIFFITH.