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March 26, 1929.
| LEA ET AL- CABINET FOR TOILET ARTICLES Filed Nov. 5, .192?
Patented Mar. 26 1929.
UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE.
LANGDON LEA, OF WYNNEWOOD, AND JOHN A. HAWTHORNE, JR., F MOORE, PENNSYLVANIA.
CABINET FOR TOILET ARTICLES.
Application filed. November 5, 1927. Serial No. 231,182.
Our invention relates to a new and useful cabinet and more particularly to a toilet cabinet adapted for use in bath rooms, wash rooms and similar places for the purposes of storing and keeping various toilet articles and preparations compactly, neatly and in a sanitary manner, our device being especially adapted for housing gentlemens shaving and toilet utensils.
Our invention further relates to a new and useful cabinet of this character which may be hung on a Wall, or placed on a shelf or other support, and one which due to its strength and compactness can be packed and readily transported when it is necessary to travel.
Our invention further consists of a cabinet of this character which is easy and economical to manufacture and which can be sold and distributed at a minimum cost.
Ourinvention further consists of a cabinet wherein a distinct and separate place is provided for each of the different toilet articles and preparations ordinarily used, so that all liability of misplacement of such articles is entirely eliminated.
To the above ends our invention consists of a casing provided with a drop or other door hinged to the front bottom edge thereof, an upper horizontal partition forming a transverse compartment, and a plurality of vertical partitions intermediate said horizontal partition and the bottom of said casing, and dividing said casing vertically into a piurality of compartments, said vertical partitions being provided with a laterally projecting extension or shelf member adapted to receive and support in a pendant position, a variety of toilet articles or the like, in spaced relation to each other and to the walls and partitions of said casing.
Our invention further consists of various other novel features of construction and advantage hereinafter described and claimed.
For the purpose of illustrating our invention we have shown in the accompanying drawings one form thereof which is at present preferred by us, since the same has been found in practice to give satisfactory and reliable results, although it is to be understood that the various instrumentalities of which our invention consists can be variously arranged and organized and that our invention is not limited to the precise arrangement and organization of the instrumentalities as herein shown and described.
In the accompanying drawings P Fig. 1 represents a perspective view of a toilet cabinet embodying our invention.
Fig. 2 represents a section on line 22 of Fig. 1, showing the door closed.
Fig. 3 represents a section on line 3-3 of Fig. 2. i
Fig. 4 represents on a reduced scale a front view of the cabinet shown open.
Referringto the drawings, in which like reference characters indicate like parts, 1 designates a cabinet embodying our invention comprising the horizontal upper wall 2, the horizontal lower wall or bottom 3, the side or vertical walls 4 and the rear wall or back 5, said walls 4: being provided with the flanges 6 which overlap and are secured to the top and bottom members 2 and 3 and rear wall or back 5, in any suitable manner to form a box or casing. 7 designates a drop door hinged at its lower edge to the upwardly and inwardly turned flange 8 of the bottom 3, and provided at its upper edge with the latch or other locking member 9 which is adapted to engage the pendant flange 10 of the top wall 2 when the door 7 is closed as will be understood from Fig. 2. The door 7 is further provided with the links 11, secured at their inner ends to the inwardly extending flanges 12 of the side or vertical walls 4:, by means of'screws or other means and having their front ends provided with the transverse studs or pins 13 held in position by the nuts 14 16 of the. door 7. The links 11 serve to ma intain the drop door 7 in a horizontal position when open, and in addition serve to relieve any strain on the hinges 18 to avoid breakage or distortion. The door 7 thus rigidly maintained in the horizontal position can be used as a temporary shelf on which the different articles may be placed while in use to facilitate the handling of the different toilet articles and preparations.
Within the casing 1 is provided the upper horizontal partition 19 parallel to and suitably spaced from the upper wall or top 2, and supported on the flanges 20 of the upright partition 21, on which may be placed miscellaneous toilet articles such as a safety razor box 22, a straight razor, a comb and a brush or the like. A shelf member 23 is suitably secured to the inner sides of the upand adapted to slide in the slots 15 in theflanges rights 21 and the rear wall .or back'5 and is provided with a plurality of suitable grooves, recesses or cut away portion in which may be supported in. a spaced pendant position,
a variety of toilet articles shown in dotted lines in Fig. 1. Thus a shaving brush 24 is supported in the recess 25, a tube of shaving cream 26 in the ret ss 27, a tube of tooth paste 28 in the recess 29, a tooth brush 30 0 in the recess 31 while a safety razor 32 is positioned in the recesses 33 with the blade engaging pins or studs in the bottom plate of the razor engaging the holes 34 to prevent slipping or displacement.
5 In the compartments 35 and 36 formed between the uprights 2i and the side walls if can be placed a bottle of perfume 37 and a box of powder 38 respectively and similar objects. The rear wall 5 of the cabinet 1 is 0 provided with the holes 40 through which the cabinet may be hung on nails or similar devices fastened in the wall of a room or other support.
The shelf member 23 and the drop door 7 5 are provided with a lining or layer 39 .of cork or similar material, it being understood that it is within the scope of our invention to provide the bottom 3 as Well as the entire inside of the box with such lining 0 if sodesired. The cork lining of the drop door 7 is positioned within and retained by the flanges 16' of the drop door and serves to absorb the water dripping from the razor, and shaving brush which may be placed :3 thereon, while being used.
The novel cabinet of our invention may be stamped or punched out of sheet steel or any other desirable metal or alloy whereby a cabinet possessing maximum strength con- 49 sistent with minimum weight and maximum holding or containing capacity is produced. Our novel cabinet is furthermore cheap to manufacture and assemble and can be sold and distributed at a minimum cost. It will also be seen that our novel toilet cabinet is 1 highly advantageous in that the private or personal often needed toilet articles of a person are always readily accessible and are packed away compactly, neatly and in a 50 sanitary manner.
We have .shownour novel toilet cabinet as adapted for-certain enumerated toilet articles, but it is to be understood that the number of recesses provided in the shelf 23 trated being adapted to receive, store and support the essential standard toilet articles now in general use.
It will now be apparent that we have devised a novel and useful construction which tu 55 'may be'varied to receive and support addiembodies the features of advantage ennmerated as desirable in the statement of the invention and the above description and while we have in the present instance shown and described the preferred embodiment thereof which has been found'in practice to give satisfactory and reliable results, it is to be understood that the same is susceptible of modification in various particulars without departing from the spirit or scope of the invention or sacrificing any of its advantages.
Having thus described our invention, what we claim as new and desire to secure by Letters Patent, is
1. In a device of the character stated, a casing comprising a top wall, a bottom wall, side walls, a rear wall and a drop door, a horizontal upper partition parallel to and spaced from said top wall, vertical partitions intermediate said horizontal partition and bottom wall, and a lower horizontal shelf member secured to the juxtaposed inner surfaces of said vertical partitions and to said rear wall below said upper horizontal partition, said shelf member being cut away to provide a main, central opening of angular form said shelf member being provided with opposed end recesses and spaced apart rear recesses, all of said recesses being in communication with said main cent-ral opening and being adapted to support a varietyyf toilet articles in pendant )osition and spaced from each other and rom said rear and side walls.
2. In a device of the character stated, a casing comprising a top wall, a bottom wall, side walls, a rear wall and a drop door hinged at its bottom edge to the front edge of said bottom wall, supporting vertical partitions positioned on said bottom wall, a horizontal partition carried by the upper ends of said. vertical partitions, spaced from and below said top wall, a lower horizontal shelf member secured to the juxtaposed inner surfaces of said vertical partitions below saidhorizontal partition and adapted to support toilet articles, said shelf member being cut away to provide a main, central opening of angular form, said shelf -.member. having an end recess for a shaving brush, an opposed end recess for a tooth brush, a rear recess for 'a collapsible an adjacent rear recess for a safety razor, and an angular corner recess adjacent said last mentioned recess for a collapsible tube, all of said recesses being in communication with said main opening, said toilet articles being adapted to be supported in a pendant position in spaced relation to each other.
LANGDON LEA. JOHN A. HAWTHORNE, JR.