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APPLICATI AY 4. 191a. 1,297, 144. Patented Mar. 11,1919.
ANTHONY GIORDANO, OF SAN ANTONIO, TEXAS.
Specification of Letters Patent.
Patented Mar. 11, 1919.
Application filed May 4, 1918. Serial No. 232,429.
To all whom it may concern:
Be it known that I, ANTHONY GIORDANO, a citizen of the United States, residing at San Antonio, county of Bexa-r, and State of Texas, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Furniture, of which the following is a specification.
This invention relates to furniture, more particularly of the cabinet kind, in which a plurality of units each independent of the others, are adapted, when properly arranged, to provide different pieces of furniture having dissimilar characteristics.
In carrying out the aims of my invention, use is made of different cabinet units each constructed according to the special requirements of the ends that it is designed to serve; and it is, therefore, an important object that the various units should be so designed and related to each other that they may be assem'bled or disassembled with the utmost ease. As a further object, the several units composing the present furniture are so formed as to be convertible to other uses and purposes heretofore impossible with articles of this kind. My invention consists further in other features of construction and combinations of parts, as will more fully hereinafter appear.
In the drawing which represents two suggestive embodiments of my invention Figure 1 is a perspective view of a bed formed by the use of four cabinet units;
Fig. 2 is a view of the unit forming the head section, detached to provide a cabinet;
Fig. 3 is a view of the units forming the mattress section, detached and arranged to provide a chest of drawers;
Fig. 4 is a view of the unit forming the foot section, detached to provide a dresser;
Fig. 5 is a perspective view of another embodiment of my invention, illustrating a cabinet bed of different design;
Fig. 6 is a view of the unit forming the head section of Fig. 5, detached to provide a cabinet;
Fig. 7 is a view of the unit forming the mattress section of Fig. 5, detached and arranged to provide a chest of drawers; and
Fig. 8 is a view of the unit forming the foot section of Fig. 5, detached to provide a dresser.
Referring more particularly to Fig. 1, the cabinet bed thereln illustrated consists of four cabinet units, namely, a head section A, a foot section B, and two mattress sections C and C each extending the width of the bed, but only one-half the length of the space between the sections A and B. The various sections are each suitably constructed in the form of a cabinet, having doors 10, drawers 11, etc., providing access to the several compartments which may be arranged therewithin. It is to be understood that the particular nature and arrangement of these cabinet constructions are entirely optional, and that many variations are possible in the interior, as well as on the exterior, of these sections.
In the arrangement of Fig. 1 the four units are shown as arranged to provide a cabinet bed. These units, however, may be removed from each other to provide in dividual pieces of furniture such as are.
shown in Figs. 2, 3, and 4. The article of Fig. 2, which is simply the head section A shown in Fig. 1, provides a cabinet; the article of Fig. 3 which is simply the sections C and 0' arranged one on the other, provides a chest of drawers; While the article of Fi 4 which is simply the foot section B provi es a dresser. If desired, legs 12 may be arranged beneath each piece of furniture shown in Figs. 2, 3, and 4, to elevate the same above the floor, although this is entirely optional. Likewise I have illustrated a mirror 13 arranged upon the top of the section B so as to provide a dresser complete with this usual attachment. It will be understood that the attachments 12 and 13 may be removed at any time that it is desired to convert the article of furniture shown in Figs. 2, 3, and 4. into a bed such as shown in Fig. 1.
The construction of the parts heretofore described is one in which the two mattress sections 0 and C each extend the full width of the bed but only one-half the distance between the sections A and B. In Fig. 5 a slightly different arrangement is shown cOmprising a head section D, a foot section E, and two mattress sections F and F, each extending only one-half the width of the bed, but for the full length of the distance between the sections D and E. The various units composing the bed of Fig. 5 may be detached to provide the pieces of furniture illustrated in Figs. 6, 7, and 8 wherein the section D, in Fig. 6, functions as a cabinet, the sections F and F when arranged one upon the other, as shown in Fig. 7, function as a chest "of drawers, and the section E as shown in Fig. 8 functions as a dresser. In the same manner as was described in connection with Figs. 2, 3, and 4, legs 12 may, if desired, bearranged beneath the several pieces of furniture shown in Figs. 6, '2', and 8, and, if desired, a mirror 13 may be positioned upon the dresser of Fig. 8.
From the foregoing description, it will be observed that the several units or sections composing the furniture of my invention are adapted to be combined or arranged in certain relations-when placed in adjacent relation as shown in Figs. 1 and 5, to provide a cabinet bed, and when placed in detached relation as shown in the remaining figures to provide difierent pieces of furniture the nature and characteristics of which are predetermined largely by their individual constructions. My invention is not limited to any exact proportions, but, as has been shown, may make use of units or sections which are arranged to lie lengthwise or sidewise or topwise of each other, and which in their rearranged relations become converted into articles of furniture possessing new characteristics.
In a bed of the character described, the combination of an upstanding cabinet unit in form to constitute the head section, an upstanding cabinet unit in form to constitute the foot section, and a plurality of cabinet units occupying positions adjacent to one another and interposed between the head and foot sections to constitute the mattress section, the units composing the mattress section being in form to be superposed one upon the other to constitute in themselves a complete article of furniture, and the head and foot sections being in form to each independently constitute a complete article of furniture, substantially as described.
Witness F. F. HUNTER.