US 1327941 A
Description (OCR text may contain errors)
H. M. CAMP. A
Patented J im. 13, 1920.
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HARRIE'ITE IVI. CAMP, OIE-BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS.
Specification of Letters Patent. j Patented, Jan. 13, 1920. H
Application filed April 11,` 1918. Serial No. 227,984.
To all lwhom t may concern:
Be it known that I, I-IABRIETTE M. CAMP, a citizen of the United States, and resident of Boston, county of Suffolk, Commonwealth of Massachusetts, have invented an Improvement in Cabinet-Couches, of which the following description, in connection with the accompanying drawings, is a specification, like characters on the drawings representing like parts in each of the several views.
This invention relates to a bed or couch that has also formed in combination therewith a cabinet structure affording storage space and protection for wardrobe or other Io this end I provide a couch or bed with a box like supporting structure to which the couch springs are fitted and equipped with suitable drawers or doors, or both, constructed and arranged to furnish completely inclosed compartments to receive and hold protectively articles of apparel or of household use. The
foregoing and other objects and advantages of the invention will more fully yappear from the following detailed description, and the distinctive features of novelty will be pointed out in the appended claim.
Referring to the drawings:
Figure 1 is a. perspective view showing a cabinet couch constructed in accordance with my invention;
Fig. 2 is a horizontal section thereof on line 2-2 of Fig. 3; and
Fig. 3 is a lengthwise vertical section on line 3 3 of Fig; 2.
In accordance with my invention I provide a stout cabinet box structure l0 having a top 11 which preferably overhangs the sides to some little extent as indicated at 11a, this top also preferably completely covering and protecting the top of the cabinet against the entrance of vermin or any foreign matters whatsoever. To this cover 11 I t and fix a suitable spring structure 12 and apply thereto a suitable mattress 13. The body of the cabinet 10 may be partitioned or divided in any suitable manner according Vto requirements but as shown I provide an intermediate transverse partition 14 extending up from the base 15 which completely incloses the bottom of the cabinet, this partition thus completely dividing off one end portion of the cabinet space from the other end portion. As shown I arrange one of these end portions to receive drawers, having for this purpose an intermediate spacing and supporting board 16 so tha-t a drawer 17 may be fitted underneath this board and another similar drawer 18 fitted in the upper space, this particular 'number of drawers being of course illustrative. These drawers are .formed so as to fit closely the space in which they operate and they are preferably fitted so as to pull out from either side of the cabinet having for this purpose hand pulls 19 at each side. The sides 17a, 18a of these drawers fit closely into the cabinet space when the drawers are closed thus making the compartments ti ht and secure against dust or insects. The ot er end portion of the cabinet is shown as equipped with a series of shelves 20 and doors 21 at each side hinged at 22 to the cabinet serve to inclose and protect this space which may be devoted to cupboard or like uses. The doors 21 are preferably provided at each side 0f the cabinet so that the cabinet as a whole is accessible from either side and thus there is no restriction as to which side thereof may be positioned against a. wall or like backing, it being possible to reach the contents of the drawers and cupboard shelveswith equal facility from either side of the cabinet. The invention is thus adaptable and well designed for use either in small apartments or cottages where the available room and closet space is limited and by reason of the accessibility of the cabinet contents from either side thereof, the full width of the cabinet is made readily available for use and no difficulty is experienced in arranging the couch in any way fou-nd most convenient in the room. I am aware that the invention can be embodied in other specific forms without departing from the spirit or essential attributes thereof, and I therefore desire the present embodiment to be considered in all respects as illustrative and not restrictive, reference being had to the appended claim rather than to the foregoing description to indicate the scope of the invention.
Having described my invention, what I claim as new and desire to secure by Letters Patent is:
A cabinet-couch consisting in a cabinet box having a solid top completely covering the same and adapted to protect the contents of. the box, a resilient bed structure applied to said top and extending the length thereof, the interior of said cabinet being divided transversely into storage spaces, in the other end of said box, the arrangedrztwers operable in certain of said storage ment of said drawers and doors permitting` spaces at one end .of said box and slidztble access to the storage space of saidbox from 10 from either side of the cabinet, and vwhen either side thereof at Will.
closed rendering the cabinet tight and pro In testimony whereof, I have signed my tective of its contents, and doors at each name to this specification.
side of said cabinet closing the storage space HARRIETTE M. CAMP.