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Publication numberUS1066884 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateJul 8, 1913
Filing dateFeb 1, 1913
Priority dateFeb 1, 1913
Publication numberUS 1066884 A, US 1066884A, US-A-1066884, US1066884 A, US1066884A
InventorsFred F Burdick
Original AssigneeFred F Burdick
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Collapsible cabinet.
US 1066884 A
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- F. I. BURDIOK.

GOLLAPSIBLB CABINET.

APPLICATION FILED FEB. 1, 1913.

1,066,884. Patented July 8, 1913.

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FRED F. BURDICK, OF CHICAGO, ILLINOIS.

COLLAPSIBLE CABINET.

Specification of Letters Patent.

Patented J uly 8,191.3.

Application filed February 1, 1913. Serial No. 745,625.

To all whom, it may concern Be it known that I, Finn) .ll. Buuoick, a citizen of the United States, and a resident of hieago, in the county of Cook and. State of Illinois, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Collapsible Cabinets, of which the following is a specification.

This invention relates to cabinets which are designed to be used for the giving of heat baths, electric light baths, Turkish, Russian, and other like baths, and which are also designed to be collapsed when not in use, and thereby be made to occupy less space than when in position for use.

The object of this invention is to obtain a cabinet of the kind named which is light in weight, easily set up and collapsed; which makes a rigid and unyielding package when collapsed; and a package in which the several fragile devices and parts will be well protected from injury.

in the drawings :wcompanying and forming a part of this specification Figure 1 is a side elevation of a collapsible cabinet embodying this invention, the several parts which are. illustrated being in position for use. Fig. 2 is a top plan view, with the several parts in the same position as in Fig. 1. Fig. 3 is a side elevation of the cabinet, in a collapsed condition, with a portion of one corner broken away. Fig. 4:. (Sheet 2) is a side elevation of a modification of the cabinet, the several parts being in the same position as in Figs. 1 and 2. Fig. 5 is a vertical section of one corner of the cabinet, on line 41-53 of F 2, viewed in the direction indicated by the arrows. Fig. 6 is a top plan view of the cabinet with the several parts in a collapsed condition. Fig. 7 is a perspective, on an enlarged scale, of a block which forms one end of a corner of the device. Duplicate blocks are used for the several corners. Fig. 8 is a horizontal section of one corner of the cabinet, on an enlarged scale, on line 88 of Fig. 1, viewed in the direction indicated by the arrows. Fig. 9 is a vertical section of a portion of a block forming an end to one of the corners of the cabinet, and an end elevation of one of the spring rollers of the cabinet. F ig. 10 is a horizontal section on line 10-10 of Fig. 11, showing the latch of the door of the cabinet. Fig. 11 is a front elevation of a portion of one corner of the cabinet. Fig. 12 is a modification, in elevation, of the controlling lovers of one side of the cabinet. And Fig. i3 is a vertical section of a portion of the block which illustrated in Fig. 9, showing a moditiratimi of said block. Fig. 14 is a section of a rotatable bearing with lever therein.

A character applied to designate a given part indicates said part throughout the several figures wherever the same appears.

The several corners of the cabinet are duplicates except that one thereof is provided with the slot a: in which latch A enters, (see Figs. 10 and 1.1), and with the inclines B, with which disk (1. engages.

a is the knob of the latch A and is a spring under knob a and on stem a.

I) are the strengthening plates of the end of the curtain which forms the door to the cabinet. and stem (1. extends through an aperture therefor in said plates D. Spring (3 tends to hold the disk a, (or the hub thereof) against the inner one of the plates I). Then knob 11, is forced in against the resilience of spring 3 the disk (I is forced out of engagement, with the shoulders of inclines B, and the door may be opened. The door consists of the curtain F, and the other end of said curtain is attached to spring roller F, hence when the disk 1 is forced in as described, said curtain may be wound on said roller. thereby drawing stem 0. out of slot X.

The corners of the cabinet respectively comprise a metal bod consisting of plates G. which are integrally joined. This metal body is cast or bent up, as preferred. Said corners also comprise the additional metal body I-I provided with the wings 71., h. which are integral therewith and extend out from the side edges thereof in planes which are parallel with the planes in which plates G extend. Additional body H is attached to body consisting of plates G by rivets I. The plates G are provided with any desired ornamentat-ion.

J are electric lamp sockets and are secured in the body H.

1' are the conducting wires of lamps J.

K are electric lamps.

E are the side panels of the cabinet and consist of flexible curtains which are provided with the rods L at one end thereof, respectively, and which are attached at the other end to the spring curtain roller F.

M (Fig. 7), are blocks which are formed of metal. Blocks M are provided with re ,the blocks are ,,attacl1ecl. blocks M are attached :to the metal bodies G,

said .corners.

oess m in which the end of metal body fits; the recess m for the end of the spring roller F, and the recess m tor the end of tongue 4t. Fhe several grooves and tongue on the edges of the blocksM aresodisposed as to match or fit when the cabinet is collapsed, ,as is well shown in-Fig .6, to prevent endmotion of the several cornersto which Sides .n, n, of

said top vO made of fabric in Fig. 2, andit is protected by theconstruction shown and described. Then the cabinet is collapsed said blocks M form .theendsot the packs .ageand protect the lamps ,fromliability of Said blocks serve to :close the endsot the passage ways Y, .(Fig. 8,), in; which theiconducting Wires y arecontained; P, Q are levers which are. pivotally attached together ,midway of l the. endsthereof :by pivot .p, (and they .are pivot-Z ally attachedat their lower ends :to ,.s.aid corners by pivots g. Said levers ,are .slid-. ably and ,pivo-tally attached, at the :upper ends thereofito the .corners. by abutments ,R. Said abutments are pivotally attached ,to the corners by extending the .-p art ,1" of said abutments through correspqnding ;-hole in; Abutments B are providedf with passage way r" therethrough, andon .the :back of the :levers P, Q, I attach :the abutment B which extends ,through the: aperture or passage way ,r'and is slidable therein. SQSare levers, pivotallyat tached i-together ,at T and to .the levers P, Q, .att. ,U is the handle of lever S. .uisan abut' breakage.

at ,all times.

,ment .on corners .adj acent ,to the handle U, positioned to engage .with said handle U when the. cabinet is collapsed. Levers S, S

.maintain ,the levers P, Q, ;in ;an opened position, see Figs. 1 and 4c. .,P vot T ,may

be gn-the top edge of levers S, S, (see Fig;

the opening and closing of the cabinet. R are abutments on the corners, movable in slots R. The'door of the cabinet is latched to the adjacent corner, as herein before set out, when the cabinet is collapsed, and when the cabinet is opened up by means of the leverslast above described said door operates in the same :manner as do the other sides or panels of the device. When the cabinet is in ausablecondition.the top O is opened :by unbuttoning the tastenings Z, ethedoor is opened by ,forcing knob a ot latch A in to release the disk a from engagement with the ends of .incline 1B and then permittingsaid door to be woundon the spring roller provided therefor. The person who is to receive a bath then enters .the cabinet, the door is.closed and latched by latch A, and the top is buttoned after which thelampsare lighted.

In Fig. 14 the lever P is illustrated in dertail with part .3 turned back vto 'form the abutment which extends through and is slidable in abutment R. The purpose of .thisconstruction is two-fold. First, to per- ,n1it;the placing ofpivotst, 25, at a farther distance ,from the pivot 3?, .(that ,is, nearer .the upper ends of .levers ,P, Q), than said pivots t .could otherwise be placed; and secondly, to strengthen the upper .ends of said levers P, Q, and .thereby permit the useofthin sheetmetal.

In .Fig. '12 the link S is provided with alug or projection which movesin slot .R' in vleverflQ, and levers P and Q, are provided with slots .R sfOI abutments which are positioned to engage with saidlevers.

I have described the corners made of bodies .G and Has metal bodies, but I do not intend thereby to confine myself to the use of metal in :the construction of said corners, as fiber, .or other suitable plastic and moldable material may be, used, if preaferred.

'1. In atollapsible cabinetya corner comprising a body consisting of plates which .are integrally joined together at a determined angle and extending in .planes which intersect .on a central longitudinal line, an 115 additional body provided with a plurality of wingsiextendi-ng ,from the edges of said body in ,planes which are parallel with the planes in which the first ,named plates eX- tend, means to ,attach said wings to said 120 plates, and blocks with .means -.to ,attach said {blocks to said bodies .to form :ends to said corners, in combination with panels and means to ,attach said panels to said corners.

"2. In a collapsible cabinet .a corner .comprising a body consisting of plates which are integrally joined together at a determined angle, .an additional body provided with wings extending from the edges of 1368 said body in planes which are parallel with said plates, means to attach said wings to said plates, and blocks, said blocks adapted to "form the ends of said corners and respectively provided with recesses, in combination with flexible panels, means to attach said panels to said blocks, with the ends of said means in said recesses, lamps and means to attach said lamps to said ad ditional body.

3. In a collapsible cabinet, a corner comprising a body consisting of plates which are integrally joined together at a deter-- mined angle, an additional, body provided with wings extending in planes which are parallel with said first named plates, means to attach said wings and plates together, lamps, means to attach said lamps to said additional body, and blocks respectively at tached to and adapted to form the ends of said corner, said blocks provided with recesses, in combination with flexible panels, a spring roller, means to attach one end of one of said panels to said roller, means to mount said roller in said blocks with the ends thereof in said recesses, and means to attach one end of the remaining panel to said blocks.

4:. In a collapsible cabinet, a plurality of corners respectively comprising a body consisting of plates which are integrally joined together at a determined angle, and an additional body provided with wings extendring in planes which are parallel. with said plates, with means to attach said wings and plates together, electric lamps, and means to attach said lamps to said additional body, blocks respectively adapted to form the ends of said corners and means to attach said blocks to said bodies, in combination with flexible panels, spring rollers, said panels attached at one end of each thereof to one of said rollers and said rollers mounted in said blocks, and said panels respectively attached at the other ends thereof to an adjacent corner, and grooves and ribs on ongaging edges of said blocks at one of the ends of said corners.

5. In a collapsible cabinet, corners provided with faces extending in intersecting planes and panels, in combination with levers pivotally attached together between the ends thereof and to adjacent corners at one of the ends of said levers on faces of said corners which are in the same plane, and means to slidably and rotatably attach the other ends of said levers to said corners on said faces.

6. In a collapsible cabinet, corners provided with faces extending in intersecting planes, and flexible panels, a spring roller in each of said corners and one end of said panels attached to said spring rollers, and means to attach the other ends of said panels in corresponding corners, in combination with levers pivotally attached together between the ends of said levers and to the corners at one of said ends of said levers, and means to slidably and rotatably attach the other ends of said levers to said corners.

7. In a collapsible cabinet, corners provided with faces extending in intersecting planes, and flexible panels, a spring roller in each of said corners and one end of said panels attached to said rollers, means to attach the remaining ends of said panels to said corners, in combimition with levers pivotally attached togethe and, at one end of each thereof, to said corners, means to slidably and rotatably attach the other ends 01 said lovers to said corners, and additional levers pivotally attached to each other and to said first named levers.

FRED F. BURDICK.

In presence of CHARLES TURNER BROWN, CHARLES B. Harmon.

Copies of this patent may be obtained for five cents each, by addressing the! Commissioner of Patents,

Washington, D. C.

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Classifications
U.S. Classification607/91, 312/258
Cooperative ClassificationA61N5/0614