|Publication number||US1145264 A|
|Publication date||Jul 6, 1915|
|Filing date||Apr 15, 1914|
|Priority date||Apr 15, 1914|
|Publication number||US 1145264 A, US 1145264A, US-A-1145264, US1145264 A, US1145264A|
|Inventors||Frederick A Pflug|
|Original Assignee||Frederick A Pflug|
|Export Citation||BiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan|
|Referenced by (14), Classifications (5)|
|External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet|
F. A. PFLUG. PORTABLE WARDROBE. APPLICATION nuzo APR. 15, 1914.
1,145,264. PatentedJuly 6,1915.
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' specification of uranium;
To all whom it may concern: I Be it known that I, FREDERICK A. PrLUe', of the v,city of Berlin, countyof-Waterloo,
. Province of Ontario, Canada, haveinvented certain new and useful' Improvements in. Portable Wardrobes, of which the following is a specification. This nv ntion ers in trunks and portab soconstruct such apparatus that it maybe readily extended or retracted by a single, movement, to provide strong and efiicient' means for limiting the extension and to arrange the device so that the hangers are held from swinging andv may be slid freelyback give easy access to any desired l and forth to one of them. y
I attain my ob ect by means of construe.-
tions which may be briefly described as fol-,;
lows. Two-substantially parallel legs are pivoted on the inside of a suitable frame work and are offset inwardly toward their upper ends, which are pivoted to the inner member of an extensible substantially horizontal hanger supporting frame. This frame is formed of metal substantially rectangular in cross section and is formed in two parts connected by pin and slot connections so that the outer member maybe extended relative to the inner. The outward swing of the legs is limited by means of a link pivoted on the lower pivot of one leg of a pair and'slotted 'to' engage a pin on the second leg of the pair.
In detail my invention is constructed substantially as hereinafter described and illustrated in the accompanying drawings in which-- Figure 1 is a side elevation of my improved wardrobe with the movable parts in retracted position. Fig. 2 is a similar view with the movable parts' in contracted position. Fig. 3 is a front elevation partly broken away.
In the drawings like numerals of reference indicate corresponding parts in the different figures.
10 is a frame work which may be half of a wardrobe trunk. Within this frame work at each side is pivoted a pair of legs 1-1. Preferably a plate 2 is secured at each side of the frame work on which the pivots are set inwardly, so as to give ,a-icertain v, of clearance between them and the, sides of the I frame work. The, upper ends Ofthese I v y legs support an extensible hanger;,}'support'-' a s Partic y to e -1. .3 tensible devices for supporting clothes hange wardrobes, though the invention is equally applicableto .91 stationary wardrobes where economy of." space is a desideratum, and my objectis to i1 v r an 'k ptzd w this constructionl pro ,which the clothes vthan plates being suitably"secured;;to.-:. e fr work. The upper ends of these-1e ,i ng fram'e '3. This frame iszfiormed jof flat halheaded pin 4, eng g a amount areas whi hthe metastase ,e n ia kv- -sh 'pad in. p a ;Ea p h. i.;provid e I p "Slot 5 on the oppbsitepart-w ,tlhhsi the parts. I of the frame, maybe extended to'a'; limit derterminedby the 'lengthof the slots. v
@T e pli t e e? ..th parts a esi bstam tially fflus and as ork i s d w th vertical, the, total m l 9 .5 t fr are l t .-'.d m. n e the. parts on e ataa i- Slidwi h able. ;These"hangeriframesares-formed of metal rods hooked atfthe 'ends toengage over the sides of thehanger ortingframe 3.
These hangers will slide, reelyba'ck andforth so that they may be drawn apart when r the hanger supporting; frame is. extended and pushed closer together when the hanger supporting fram is contracted.
It is an important feature" of my construction that the hanger frames are supported by the ends directly on the hanger supporting frame and that the latter has its ends so constructed as to permit of the free sliding movement of these hanger frames.
Normally thedevice'is retracted, asshown in Fig. 1, and is held in this position by means of an a ordinary spring cupboard catch 7 connected with the outer side of the hangersupporting frame and engaging a suitablev keeper on the frame work. By releasing this. cupboard catch and pulling on the outer part of the hanger supporting frame the whole may be drawn out to the position shown, in Fig. 2, the legs 1'-1 swing- 9 on the rear leg 1. This arrangement provides a restraining means which does not loo interfere in any way with the clothes and cannotcatch the same. The arrangement is also very strong, and when the apparatus is extended the strain on the links is substantially longitudinal of the same.
, From the above description it will be seen that I have devised a construction which satisfactorily accomplishes the object of my in the preamble to this sides of the frame work and their upper ends ofi'set inwardly; and an extensible hanger supporting frame formedin two parts slidable theone on .he other, the
upper ends of the legs being pivoted on one of said parts.
2. In a device of the class described, the combination of a supporting and inclosing frame work; two pair of substantially parallel legs having their lower ends pivoted at opposite sides of the frame Work and their upper ends spaced from the sides of the iIIClOSIIIg frame work; an extensible hanger supporting frame formed in" two parts slidable the one on the other, the upper ends of the legs being pivoted on one of said parts; and hanger frames hooked at masses hanger supporting frame formed in two parts slidable the one on the other, the upper ends of the legs being pivoted on one of said parts.
4. In a device of the class described, the combination of a supporting and inclosin frame work; two pairs of substantially parallel legs having their lower ends pivoted at opposite sides of the frame work and their upper ends spaced from the sides of the inclosing frame work; and a hanger supporting frame formed of two U-shaped metal pieces of rectangular cross-section having their arms connected by-pin and slot connections so that vertical faces of the arms are in contact and their upper faces substantially flush.
Signed at Waterloo this-)fourth day of April 1914.
FREDERICK A. PFLUG.
In the presence of- A. B. MoBnIon, AGNES MoBnmn.
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|U.S. Classification||312/266, 190/13.00R, 312/246, 312/323|