US 1353974 A
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film` V Patented Sept.v 28, 1920.
` if v HUM la. s. SMHH. CABINET. APPHCDN FILED AUG.23| 1915. RENEWED OCT. 25| 1919.
B. S. SMHH,
CABINET. APPLICATION HLED AUG.23. uns.
RENEWE'D OCT. 25.1919. l 4PatentedSept. 28, 1929.
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am 0I the United States, fesamaj Buao, An he coemy Elie and me eck" S fighe cabinet being made to hoany Emaille? G @tides :md @o fasig'ne tm, @sich m@ oi h@ whole mummy is; vsib Between the intermediate horizontal wall:
24 and the bottom wall 23 is a compara tively large chamber or compartment 37 inv which clothing maybe hung upon holders, or otherwise, and hats and the likel be placed. l
The upper case 18 is projected forwardly at its lower' end, as at 38, thus providing an enlarged portion in which a drawer 39 is fitted, the drawer being designed as a retainer for gloves, hose, handkerchiefs and other articles of mens wear. Said upper case has side walls 4.0, a rear wall 41, altop wall 42, and an intermediate wall 43 which extends outwardly over the forwardly projecting portion 38 and serves as a shelf, also as the top wall oi the drawer space for the drawer 39 and as the bottom wall ofthe tie compartment 14.
,The tie compartment ad is open front and has a door 45 hinged .thereto which is provided on its outer face with a. mirror 46. To one 0i? the side walls near the upper end thereof I secure a tie holder 4:7.` rI'his tie holder .comprises a securing plate L18 provided with a plurality of pairs ofv lugs 49. 'These 'lugs' are arranged in a line inclined tothe vertical and between each pair of lugs a tie-holding bar 5() is piv- 'otally secured.' Each tieholding. bar is preferably round in cross section and has its outer end curved upwardly, as at 51, so that ties placed thereon cannot readily slide off the end of the same. By arranging the bars 50 and lugs 49 on an incline to the vertical, they are odset both vertically and horizontally and the rearmost lbar is as easily accessible and visible as the foremost so that ties may be removed from any one of the bars without disturbing those on the remainin bars.
In order, liowever, that the ties be retained on theI .tie holding bars I have provided each with a retaine member 52. Each of these retainer members is' substantially channel-shaped in cross section with the channel facing upwardly when said retainer members are applied to the tie-holding bars.
Each retainer-.member is curved upwardly at its ends, as'at 53, and between the longitudinal center of the bar and one end thereof I depress the metal of the member to form a securing boss or projection 54, the securing boss having the underside of its bottom concavedtoconform to the cross seetional curvature of the tie-holding bar. Ar-
ranged in said securing boss are openings 55 through which securing screws 56 pass and are threaded into tapped openings 57 t in the tie-holding bar.
iat the- At opposite ends of each retainer member- Iare spacing bosses. or projections 58, .59, formed by depressing the metal of the member downwardly. The ends 60 of these spacing bosses arelrounded so that when in contact with the tie-holding bar, ties may he slipped underneath the same along the tie-holding bar, as clearly shown in Fig.v 14,
.the ties being retained in the spaces 61,' 62,
between the retainer members and the tieholding bars. By reason of the securing boss 53 being nearer one end of the retainer member than the other, the space Slis somewhat shorter than the space 62 so that the ties may be convenientlya'rranged, the space 62 being provided for receiving ties for general use, while the space 61 may be used for retaining dress ties.
Within the tie-holding compartment sufcientspace is provided forl a collar-button box 63 and other articles, and secured. in
the bottom wall of said compartment is. a
l thereof so that it is conveniently accessible and does not in any `n anner interfere with the-ties on the tiehol er. y Extending from one side of the body portion 65 are two flat arc-shaped members 69, 70. These may be formed of stifl'l cardboard7 sheet metal, or the like, and fastened into the Wooden body-portion 65. These arcshaped members are also covered with plush, or other suitable covering material, as at 71, and lie in contact with each other. They are suciently flexible to permit one to be forced out of contact from the other'. so that tie clasps 72 may be clipped onto either of said arc-shaped members. The in terior of the tie compartment as well as the inner face of the door 45 are covered with -plush orotherv suitable covering material, attractive appearance holding link cuff buttons. i Beneath this cuil button holder is a transversely-arranged bar 75 having right-angular ends 76 provided with securing disks 77 at their inner ends'. These disks have screw openings or other means for fastening the bar 75 to the door. The bar 7 5 is spaced aconsiderable distance from the plush-covered inner surface of the door and when the door is closed this bar` forces the ties rearwardly against the-rear Wall 4:1 of the tie compartment, thus holding the ties in pressed condition. This liar may therefore he termed a tie presser-baril and properly placing them upon the tie holder.
On the door beneath this tie presser oar arrange an article holder which may De in the form of a securing plete 79 to which a plurality of trays 78 are secured. These trays are preferably formed of wire so that dlfst cannot accumulate on their bottoms, and they are intended for holding bow ties, 0r other small articles of weer. Adjacent these open-Work trays l arrange a Vertical .series oi hooks 8l for suspending various small articles therefrom, and adjacent these hooks a vertical series of spring bars 82 are provided. These bars are secured at one of their ends to the door, as at 83, and bulge outwardly, between their ends, as at 84. The
two ends or' the bers lie in contact with the plush covered inner surface of the doeiand yield outwardly to permit of placing articles of weajr behind the saine. 'These bars ere inclined successively in reverse order so as to more easily insert articles between there and the door.
. The various metal fixtures employed in this cabinet may be nickel plated, gold plated, silver plated, or finished in other Waysto snit the desire of the purchaser.
l lie-ve also secured to the exterior of the lower case an aperture'd plate' 85 which is preferably of anglesliaped metal and serves to receive the tips of umbrellas and canes,
' retainer-niemlier vthe handles or upper ends or "'l canes being r teine n I Se secured the side mail the plate This spring retainer is formed of a' strip et soring metal bent upon itself between its ends, at Si', to provide receiving loops 38, the ends of said metal being secured 'to the by ineens et' screws 89, or otherwise. ln order to properly hold the 45 uinlnelias or canes, i* is simply necessary to se-meinte one of the place the tips of the apertures in plate and force the handle or 'upper end into one of the loops 88.
lt is of course apparent that the cabinet containing my improved means lor retaining necltties may he Varied in appearance and construction and that the upper case may be used as a wall' cabinet, all o' which l. con- Sider ully'to lee within the scope of this invention. y
Having thus described my invention, what l claim is,-
A device of the kind described, comprising a support plurality of pivctelly secured to saicl'support, each bar c, secured. thereto and each retainer-member being stamped of sheet metal and being of channel shape cross section, the ends et each retainer-member seing curi ly and each member havin V action each end to said. bei',
ineens :for securing, seid at a point between its en Ls to En testimony ttere i :er siena i is: 3.1. is,