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Publication numberUS1027816 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateMay 28, 1912
Filing dateJun 16, 1911
Priority dateJun 16, 1911
Publication numberUS 1027816 A, US 1027816A, US-A-1027816, US1027816 A, US1027816A
InventorsAnna V Cassity
Original AssigneeAnna V Cassity
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
US 1027816 A
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Patented May 28, 1912.


Attorneys A. V. GASSITY.



1,027,,8 1 6., Patented May 28, 1912.





1,027,81 6. Patented May 28, 1912.




To all whom it may concern:

,V. CAssrrY, a citizen of the United States, residing at Okmulgee, in the county of Okmulgee and State of" Oklahoma, have invented a new and useful Nursery-Cabinet, of which the following is a specification. p

' This invention relates to cabinets and has for its object the provision of a compact structure which can be used as a Wardrobe and also has facilities for keeping food,

medicine, damp and soiled clothes, toilet ac-' cessories, etc.

With the foregoing and other objects in View which will appear as the description proceeds, the invention resides in the combination and arrangement of parts and in the details of construction hereinafter descrlbed and claimed, it being understood that changes in the precise embodiment of the invention herein disclosed can be made with- I in the scope of what is claimed without de- .parting from the spirit of the invention.

' partly open so as to protecta child from These doors may In the accompanying drawings, the preferred form of the invention has been shown.

In said drawings /Figure 1 is a front elevation of the closed cabinet. Fig. 2 is a side elevation thereof. Fig. 3 is a cross section on the line 3-3 of Fig. 1. 4 is a front elevation of thecabinet open. Fig. 5 is a cross section on the line 55 of Fig. 4. Fig. 6 is a plan view illustrating the cabinet draft. Fig. 7 is a detail view of an auxiliary extinguisher for use with the lamp. Fig. 8 is a detail view of a utensil support which may be used in connection with the lamp.

The cabinet is made inthree sections as best seen in Figs. 5 and 6, the intermediate or larger section A constituting the body and the twosmaller roller supported side sections B and C constituting doors hinged to the body as at D 'so as to close the front thereof when they 7 are folded together. be extended laterally as shown in Fig. 5, so that one of them can be used as a wardrobe and. the other as a closet. By moving the doors to the positions shown in Fig. 6, they can also be used as a screen to-protect a child from drafts while it is being bathed or clothed.

The body member A has a lid 5 (see Fig. 2) hinged as at 6 so as to close an opening in the top of the case, and this lid may have a mirror 7 on its under side to be used when I the lid is raised. This lid closes the top of Specification of Letters Patent.

Application filed June 16, 1911.

Patented'May 28,1912. Serial No. 633,543.

a compartment 8 in the body A, .the bottom of being a transverse shelf 9 upon which may be laid long garments which it is not desired to fold, and upright rods 10 extend across the front of the compartment at its ends so that the garments therein may be viewed but cannot fall out. Compartment 8 is'located rather high in the cabinet, because one can see into it. even as so placed; but the drawers 11 and 12 which are to be used like those in an ordinarybureau, I place a little lower where one while seated can look into them when they are drawn out. Between these drawers and the shelf 9 is a space (best seen in Fig.3) in which are disposed a number of rods 13 for supportin damp towels or other articles, and by pre erence I arrange these rods in two groups of four in each group, and insert the rods of one group through one end of the body and the rods of the other through the other end of the body, all of the rods being thus disposed in staggered relation. By this arrangement certain out by means of small rings 13 when it is desired to have a more open space, and all of them can be drawnout atany time for cleansing or repairing them. Beneath the space which receives the drawers 11 and 12, is an upright partition 15, leaving a space 16 at the left in which may be stored diapers and the like and a space 17 at the right which we call the lavatory.

18 designates a pitcher which may be placed in the lavatory, and 19 is the basin removably mounted within a bracket 20 which is supported and adapted to swing in eyes 21 so that the entire basin can be shifted out into position for use as seen in Figs. 5 and 6 or can be moved backinto and housed. within the cabinet when not to be used. I find this space 17 also convenient for storing a lamp (alcohol or the like) 22 which'also may be mounted in a pivoted in eyes 21. tinguisher 23 may also be mounted 1n the space 17 and consists of a plate 24 hinged or linked as at 25' to an arm 26 which has a fixed support 27 at its remote end, the length of the arm and the position of the hinges of the plate being such thatthe latter will engage thelamp burner and extinguish'the flame when the lamp is swung back into space 17. Obviously ifthe lamp is lighted and left beneath the basin the water in the dresser, or chiifonnier of the rods can be drawn swinging bracket 20 An auxiliary lamp ex latter will. be heated, or the lamp can be lifghtedand swung outward for the purpose heating other articles as may be necessary. A shelf 28 forms the bottom of the compartments or spaces 16 and 17, and the space below this shelf -may be divided by upright partitions 29 into a central space for a fireless cooker 30; a left hand space 31 having a drawer 32 in the upper portion body member A although it is of the same height, and preferably half the width of the lower end of the compartment B but body member. If the cabinet is sufliciently wide, a series of shelves 40 can be arranged down one edge of each door member, each shelf having a rod 41 across it to retain upon the shelf any. articles that may be stored'thereon. In smaller cabinets, these series of shelves may be omitted. In either event, however, the upper end of this member B is preferably formed into a compartment 42 for storage of a hot water bag 43, a

syringe, a sponge, and other articles which are moist and which might drip." In fact, I

prefer to form the bottom of this compartment in the shape of a pan 44 having a sloping bottom 45 leading downward to a drain 46 which delivers into a vessel 47. In this panmay be placed a wet sponge or syringe or other article, although the cumpartment 42 will be sufliciently deep to storemany such articles in it. Below the pan 44' is a space 48 of sufiicient size to receive a child. At the lower end of this space is a seat 49 hingedas at 50 to a cross strip 51 which is fixed to the back of member B. A guard 52 leads downward from the front portion. of the seat to the vessel 47 as shown.

' When the seat'is let down into place it rests upon strips 53, but when it is raised it will rest against the back of member B. Strap 54 is to be used for holding a child upon the seat. The compartment 42 can be provided with a door, if desired, but the space 48 should not be closed because it is to be used as a closet as explained. The vessel 47 rests upon a shelf 55 secured rigidly within the rojecting beyond its-open face, and when this member is folded against the body member A the shelf passes into the space 31 in the latter.

The right hand member or door section 0 of this cabinet is preferably about the same size and shape as the member B, and may be called the wardrobe section because the greater portion thereof is devoted to the storage of clothes which can be hung on hooks as seen in Fig.- 4. This wardrobe is provided with a hinged door 61 as shown in Fig. 1 and which would stand at the rear when the device is opened wide as shown in Fig. 4. The back of the wardrobe which appears in front of the cabinet when extended (see Fig. 4) may be provided with a mirror'62 or paneled as shown at 63 for ornamentation. Projecting rigidly from this face of this member is a stout thin shelf 64 which serves as a table when the'cabinet is used as seen in Fig 6. This table passes over the basin 19 when this member G isclosed upon the member A. If the shelves and compartments elsewhere contained in this cabinetas described above are not sufficient for medicines, the upper portion of this member C may be devoted thereto, and

has shelves 65 provided with rods 66 to prevent bottles from falling off when this member is moved over thev floor. The whole compartment will preferably be closed with, a door 67 having a suitable lock 68.

If desired, a plate, such as shown in Fig. 8, maybe mounted between the lamp 22 and the basin 19, this plate being shown at 69 and having an arm 70 adapted to swing about the axisof the bracket 20. By bringing this plate 69 into position over the lamp and from position under the basin, a utensil can be placed on the plate and heated.

' What is claimedis:

-A cabinet including a body open at the front, closures for the" front, and hingedly connected to opposite sides of the body, each closure being provided with supporting wheels, the-re being a compartment within one of the closures and having an open face adapted to be closed by the body, when the closure is swung against the body, a seat hingedly mounted within said compartment, another compartment within said closure and above the seat containing compartment, a drip pan constituting the bottom of the upper compartment, a vessel belowand accessible through the seat, and a drain pipe extending downwardly from said pan and past the seat and discharging into the vessel.

In testimony that I claim the foregoing as my own, I have hereto aflixed my s1gnature in the presence of witnesses.

- ANNA V. CASSITY. Witnesses:


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U.S. Classification312/200, 312/351, 297/14, 312/228, 312/227, 312/289, 312/229, 312/237
Cooperative ClassificationA47B53/02