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Publication numberUS1476785 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateDec 11, 1923
Filing dateDec 12, 1921
Priority dateDec 12, 1921
Publication numberUS 1476785 A, US 1476785A, US-A-1476785, US1476785 A, US1476785A
InventorsWhite Charles C
Original AssigneeWhite Charles C
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Built-in wardrobe
US 1476785 A
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Dec. 11 1923. 1,476,785

C. C. WHITE BUILT- IN WARDROBE Filed Dec. l2 ,A 1921 3 Sheets-Sheet 3 01 D Dec. 11, 19231.

C. C. WHITE BUILT-IN WARDRQBE Filed Deo. l2. 1921 3 Sheets-Sheet 5 m M Wm Q Patented Dec. 1l, 1923.



Application filed December 12, 1921. Serial No. 521,592.

To all fr0/5,0m it 'may concer/n.:

lie it known that I, CHARLES C. lVHrrn, a citizen of the United States, and a resident of Chicago, in the county of Cook and State of Illinois, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Built-ln lVardrobes, of which the following is a full, clear, and exact description.

rlhe invention relates to built-in wardrobes.

The object of the invent-ion is to provide an improved built-in wardrobe which is adapted for kitchenette apartments in which it is desirable to advantageously utilize the space available.

Another object of the invention is t-o provide an improved built-in wardrobe which can be partially built at the factory and completed and installed with little work at the place of installation.

The invention consists in the several novel features hereinafter set forth and more particularly defined by claims at the conclusion hereof.

In the drawings: Fig. l is a front elevation of a structure embodying the invention. Fig. 2 is a. longitudinal section. Fig. 3 is a horizontal section. Fig. 4 is a vertical section on line 1 /l of Fig. 3. Fig. 5 is a perspective of one of the end units. Fig. 6 is a perspective of the top unit.

'lhe invention is exemplified in a room formed by side walls 6 and a back-wall which form a suitable space for the wardrobe and into which the latter is built.

The wardrobe comprises two end units 8, each of which is adapted to fit in one corner of said space and comprises sides 9, and shelves 10 which form connecting or cross members between said sides. These units are assembled and built at the factory and when secured in the corners of the room will form a space 11 which is adapted to hold garments in suspension. The spaces between and above the shelves 10 contain drawers 12 which are of varying' sizes to contain various articles of wearing apparel in a wardrobe. A top comprising a board 13 extending between the walls 6 and 7 and over the tops of the units 8 and over the wardrobe space between them and a front strip 14 which also extends between the walls 6 and across the front of the wardrobe space. The baseboard 15 extends between the wall and across the front of the units 8 and the space between them and usually harmonizcs with the usual baseboard 16 which extends around the room. A characteristic of this construction is that the same end units may be used'in rooms of different widths, and in installing the wardrobe, it is only necessary to cut the top and base-members of suitable length to extend between the walls 6 of the room.

This characteristic is an important factor in built-in wardrobes for kitchenette apartments in'which the cost of installation is a material factor.

Doors 17 are provided to close the front of the wardrobe and are slidable across the front thereof to provide access to the drawers of either unit or to the wardrobe space 11. Each door is provided with rollers 18 adapted to run on one of the rails 19 which are secured to a strip 2O which extends between the walls 6 and across the front of the units 8. The upper margin of each door is guided in one of the channels 21 which are formed by the front strips 14 and strips 22 and 23 which are secured to the underside of the top-board 13. A frame 24 is secured to the underside of a top 13 and is disposed between the eno units 8 and a rod 25 adapted to receive clothes-hangers is sup-ported in said frame.

The invention exemplifies a Wardrobe which is adapted to be built in one space at the end of a room and which may be partially completed at the factory and is adapted to be inexpensively installed in spaces of different widths.

The invention is not to be understood as restricted to the details set forth, since these may be modified within the scope of the appended claims, without departing from the spirit and scope of the invention.

Having thus described the invention, what I claim as new and desire to secure by Letters Patent, is:

1. rEhe combination with a room having a` back and side walls forming a space at one end thereof, of a wardrobe comprising a pair of factory built end units spaced apart to form a clothes compartment between them and fitting in the corners of said space respectively, the space between the units being adapted for the suspension of clothes and means in said space for holding the clothes, each unit being formed of a pair of sides and cross-members rigidly secured together, top and base-members separately formed from the end units and fitted between the side Walls, and mfeans 'for `closings) the space between the units.

2. In a built-in Wardrobe, the combination of a. pair of factory-built end-units spaced apart, each being adapted to fit into the corner of :i` room and comprising 'a rpair of sides and cross-members rigidly secured together, a separately formed top extending over the units and over the space betweenthein, vthe space between 'the units being adapted for lthe suspension of clothes and ineens in 'said space for holding the Clothes, doors for the `front of the Wardrobe,

between the end-units= :ind doors for the 25 front of the Wardrobe.


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U.S. Classification52/36.4, 312/242
International ClassificationA47B61/00
Cooperative ClassificationA47B61/00
European ClassificationA47B61/00