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Publication numberUS1678415 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateJul 24, 1928
Filing dateOct 30, 1926
Priority dateOct 30, 1926
Publication numberUS 1678415 A, US 1678415A, US-A-1678415, US1678415 A, US1678415A
InventorsAhles Martha W
Original AssigneeAhles Martha W
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Collapsible shoe cabinet
US 1678415 A
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July 24,1928. 1 678 415 M. W. AHLES COLLAPS IBLE SHOE CABINET Filed Oct. 30, 1926 mm N w I \E g Patented July 24, 1928 UNITED STATES MARTHA W. AHLES, OF CHICAGO, ILLINOIS.

OOLLAIESIBLE SHOE CABINET. i 2

Application filed October 30, 1926. Serial No. 145,173.

This invention relates to collapsible shoe cabinets and the like and is fully described in the following specifications and shown in the accompanying drawings in which 6 Figure 1 is a perspective view of a shoe cabinet in the opened or operative position; Fig. 2 is a partially enlarged section on line 2-2 of Fig. 1; and Fig. 8 is a small view on line 33 of Fig. 1.

10 The embodiment illustrated comprises a shoe cabinet having a series of spaced shelves 10 of any suitable rigid material as wood, pasteboard or sheet metal, these shelves being connected in any desired man- 1 nor by means of a flexible material such as cloth, forming sides 11 and a back to,

the compartment. These shelves are preferably inclosed in sheath-like partitions or envelopes18 as shown in Fig. 2 which are 20 open at the front and which have an overlapping edge or flap 14 which isfastened to the lower side of the envelope by means of snap fasteners 15, the separable portions of which are stitched or otherwise secured to the facing portions of the fabric.

shelves may thus be readily removed from the envelope 13 or inserted thereon. It will be understood, however, that the snap fasteners 15 may be omitted if desires and the envelope permanently sewed shut.

A strap 16 is sewed or otherwise secured to the top envelope or to the topmost shelf so that the whole may be suspended from a hook or nail.

This arrangement provides a series of eon'ipartments, each of which is preferably closed at its front by means of a curtain 17 which is secured to the shelf above that compartment and has hinge movement 40 along a straight line, namelythe forward edge of the envelope 13, due to the disposition of the shelves 10 therein. If desired, cards or markers 18 may be removably secured to each curtain by means of straps 19 and 20 behind which the card 18. may he slipped. Such a marker may be used to designate the kind of shoe, for example, which the ownerwishesto keep in each compartment.

. Thus, it will be seen that I have provided a very convenient form of collapsible shoe cabinet which can readily be collapsed and folded so as to occupy very little room in a trunk and which, when opened, provides a very suitable form of cabinet which may be suspended in a hotel room or in a closet. In addition,the shelves 10 may be removed The vidual curtainsof flexible material for said so. that the flexible material can be readily washed. At the same time this cabinet is simple and economical to build.

lVhile I have shown and described but a single embodiment of the invention, it is to be understood that it is capable of many modifications, Changes may be made which do not depart from the spirit and scope of the invention as disclosed in the appended claims.

Claims: I

l. Acollapsible, cabinet having a back and sides of flexible -material, sheaths of flexible material and-similar in size forming ends and partitions dividing the cabinet into a plurality of compartments, all of the sheaths at their ends being secured to said sides, said sheaths being closed at the rear and having an insert opening at the front, stiff partition members similar in size insertible through said openings into the sheaths to form stiff ends and partitions, said partition members being removable to permit the flexible material to be washed, an individual curtain of flexible material for each compartment secured adjacent the front edge of the sheath at the top thereof, the lower edges of the curtains overlapping the upper edges of adjacent curtains opposite each partition.

2. A collapsible cabinet having a back and sides of flexible material, sheaths of flexible material and similar in size forming ends and partitions dividing the cabinet into a plurality of compartments, all of the sheaths at their ends being secured to said sides, said sheaths being closed at the rear and having an insert opening at the front, stiff partition members similar in size insertible through said openings into the sheaths to form stiff ends and partitions, said partition members being removable to permit the flexible material to be washed and the front portions of the top walls of the sheaths providing flaps to close said openings and overlap the lower walls of the sheaths, fasteners to close the said flaps against said lower walls, and indicompartments secured to the adjacent portions, the lower edges of the curtains over lapping the upper edges of adjacent curtains opposite each partition.

In testimony whereof, I hereby set my 11 hand this 23rd day of October, A. D. 1926.

MARTHA W. AHLES;

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Classifications
U.S. Classification312/6
International ClassificationA47B61/00, A47B61/04
Cooperative ClassificationA47B61/04
European ClassificationA47B61/04