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Publication numberUS1444112 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateFeb 6, 1923
Filing dateDec 31, 1921
Priority dateDec 31, 1921
Publication numberUS 1444112 A, US 1444112A, US-A-1444112, US1444112 A, US1444112A
InventorsHerman Davis
Original AssigneeHerman Davis
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
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Description  (OCR text may contain errors)

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HERMAN DAVIS. 0F SHEBGYGAN. W'SCONSIN.

TRUNK.

Application filed December 3 T0 aZZ whom t may concern Be it known that l, HERMAN Davis, a citizen ot the United States, residing at Sheboygan, in the county of Sheboygan and State of l/Visconsin, have invented new and useful improvements in Trunks, ot which the iollonf'ing is a specification.

My present invention pertains to wardrobe trunks, and it contemplates the provision of a trunk of the type set iorth, that is inexpensive to produce, simple in construction, and one through the medium of which the cover may be locked on the contents of the body portion otl the trunk either with the Wardrobe tray encased by the body and cover portions or With the tray in its upright position outside the body ot the trunk.

The invention further provision ot' a trunk of the character speciiied that is composed ot no complicated elements or fea-tures that are liable to become inoperative after a short period of use.

The invention in all of its details, Will be fully understood from the following description and claims, when the same are read in connection with the drawings, accompanying and forming part of this specification, in which:

Figure l is a perspective view illustrating the trunk in its open position, but with the Wardrobe tray Within the trunk body.

Figure 2 is a longitudinal sectional vieiv oi' the trunk in its closed position.

Figure 3 is a perspective view illustrating the trunk as entirely open and showing the Wardrobe tray in its upstanding position outside of the trunk body portion.

Figure 4 is a transverse central sectional view showing the trunk in its closed position.

Referring by numerals to the said drawings in which like numerals indicate similar parts in. all ot the views, l indicates the body portion oi my novel trunk that is similar to the body portions of trunks now on the market with the exception that l remove a portion from the side Wall of the trunk body preferably from the left hand sice Wall and by removing or cutting` away the left hand Wall, l produce the edge indicated by the numeral 2.

Adapted to rest either upon the cleats 4 or upon another tray placed in the body portion, is my novel Wardrobe tray 3, that is constructed after the manner or' trays in contemplates the l, 1921. Serial No. 526,313.

use and extends the full length and Width ot the body portion, and to the lett hand side wall or' the tray 3, I secure in any approved manner the board or portion 5. This portion 5 is so secured to the tray Wall that it will fully cover the space removed from the side Wall ot the trunk when said trunk is in its closed position, and the upper edge olf the board portion 5 is adapted to receive the lovver edge of the top S) oi the trunk and be completely surrounded by the band or valance l() of said top when said top has been closed down on the ltrunk body portion l.

Secured 'to the underside ot the tray 37 as clearly shown in Figures 2 and et, by means ot the straps is a rod or roller 6, that adapted to travel in the grooves or channels jt'ormed in the inner 'front and rear walls oi the body portion l of the trunk.

lt will be manifest from the foregoing that the tray 3 is formed the full length ot the trunk, and may go doivn into the body portion l or up into the top 9 to any desired distance in accordance with the depth ott Vthe tray, and that the lett hand Wall of the body portion is cut down level with the bottom of the tray, irrespective or the depth the tra-y extends into the trunk. Moreover, the portion 5 that is removed :trom the side Wall is fastened to the left hand side ot the Wall of the tray so that said tray will rest in a horizontal position on the cleats Llor a lower tray as the case may be, and when said tray is thus positioned, the portion removed from the body portion l, ivill completely close the opening produced by the removal of the portion 5 from said lett hand Wall oiC the body portion l. this arrangement, the trunk either With the top or lid 9 opened or closed will present a {inished appearance and will resen'ible any trunk of similar features non' in use. lfhen the top or lid 9 is in its opened position, the wardrobe tray 3, may be moved on the roller G to the lett and carry the portion 5 with it until said tray arrived at a position Where the roller or rod Will prevent further leithand movement of the tray. The tray may be provided with a handle or lifter on its inner right hand Wall, and when said tray has arrived at the limit of its lei't hand movement, the person practicing` the invention may then'grip the handle or lifter and tilt the tray to the position illustrated in Figure Manifestly the tray may be provided With scope of the hinges whereby it is secured in a hinged manner to the left hand side wall of the body portion l, in lieu of the rod or roller and channels illustrated, and I would also have it understood that the tray may either rest upon the floor or other surface or the hinges may be so positioned that said tray will be retained clear of the floor when in its upright position.

It will be manifest that when the tray is in its upright position, the lid or cover 9 may be locked upon the body portion of the trunk to prevent access to the body of the trunk and the said upright portion or tray 3 left outside of the trunlr. v

I would distinctly have it understood that I do not wish to confine myself to the cutting away of the left hand wall of the body portion as in practice the right hand wall may be cut away or removed in any manner compatible with the purpose of this invention.

It will be apparent that the roller or rod 6 will limit the outward movement of the tray and the said tray may be positioned with respect to the roller that when it leaves its center' of gravity it will automatically fall into its upright position. However, when the rod or roller G has arrived at the point directly above the upper edge of the cut out portion further movement of the tray in a horizontal position is precluded.

The tray 3, moreover, may be employed after the manner of any tray other than a wardrobe tray without departure from the appended claims.

When desired I may hinge one end of the tray and preferably the end indicated by 3a, to the bottom of the tray by means of the hinge 3b and I make this provision in order that a person may lool; down into the tray and locate any garment desired without disturbina` the remainder of the garments, and I also prefer to provide the top 9 with the follower 9a upon which the springs 9b bear and force the follower 9 into the tray in order to compress the contents of said tray and hold the garments therein secure, straight and in proper position irrespective of the position at which the trunk is n'iovcd.

Having described my invention, what I claim and desire to secure by IiettersePatent, is:

1. In a wardrobe trunk, the combination of a body portion having one side wall there of cut away, a tray adapted to rest in the body portion, and having;` the portion of the side wall that has been cut therefrom secured to one of its side walls, a channel formed in the body portion and a roller sen cured to the underside of the tray andi` adapted to travel in the channel for limiting the horizontal movement of the tray with respect to the body portion.

2. In a wardrobe trunk, the combination of a body portion having a portion removed from one of its walls, a tray arranged in the body portion and having,- the portion that is removed from the body portion secured to one of its side walls, and a roller secured to the underside of the tray at point slightly beyond the center thereof for limiting the movement of the tray in a horizontal manner with respect to the body portion and further being adapted to act as a pivot for the tray whereby said tray may be swung` to a vertical position with respect to the body portion.

3. In a wardrobe trunk, the combination of a body portion having one of its side walls partially cut awayby removing portion of said wall, a tray pivo'tally mounted in the body portion by means of a roller secured to the under side of the tray, a set of channels formed interiorly of the front and back walls of the body portions and extending` from the transverse center of the trunk to the cut-away side wall; said cut-away portion of the sidewall being` secured to one end of the tray whereby it acts as a support when the tray is standing in a horizontal position and further acts as a closure for 'the cut-away side wall vwhen the tray is thrown into its normal position within the body portion.

Il. In a wardrobe trunk the combination of a body portion having' one cut away side wall, a tray having' one end thereof hinged to its bottom portion; said tray adapted to rest in the body portion and having); the portion of the side wall that has been cut from the body portion secured to the unhinged wall of the tray, a channel formed in the body portion, a roller secured to the under side of the tray and adapted to travel in the channel, a top hinged to the body portion, and a springbaelred follower board secured within the top and adapted to enter the upper end of the tray.

5. In awardrobe trunlnthe combination of a body portion havingone of its side walls partially cut away by removing a portion thereof and a tray having means secured to its underside whereby .it is pivotally mounted with respect to the body portion; said cutaway portion of the side wall being sew cured to one end of the tray whereby it acts as a support when the tray is standing in a horizontal position outside of the body por tion and further acts as a closure for the cutaway side wall when the tray assumes its normal position within the body portion.

In testimony whereof I have hereunto set my hand in presence of two subscribing witnesses.

HERMAN DAVIS.

Witnesses A. W. I-InNNrNG, W. C. Ronnirz.

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WO2001055826A2 *Jan 26, 2001Aug 2, 2001Targus Group InternatCarrying case for portable computer
Classifications
U.S. Classification190/13.00H, 190/33, 312/310
International ClassificationA45C13/00, A45C5/00, A45C13/02
Cooperative ClassificationA45C5/00, A45C13/02
European ClassificationA45C13/02