US 1719256 A
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July 2, 1929; BERN5TE|N I 1.719.256
STORKGE COMPARTMENT Filed Feb. 20, 1928 INVENTOR ATTO R N EY Patented July 2, 1929.
UNITED STATES ADOLPH H. nnnnsrnnv, or CHICAGO, ILLINOIS.
STORAGE COMIABTMENTL Application filed February 20, 1928. Serial No. 255,778.
This invention relates to a certain novel improvement in storage compartments and is particularly directed to a device whlch will have a pleasing, aesthetic appearance.
The salient object of my invention is to provide a storage compartment or chest which may be arranged so as to substant1ally represent a so-called sofa or floor pillow.
An object of the invention, ancillary to the foregoing, is to provide a device of the above described character which will be arranged so as to provide a suitable compartment in which hats, shoes, or the like, may be stored.
Other objects will appear hereinafter.
The invention consists in the novel combination and arrangement of parts to be hereinafter described and claimed.
The invention will be best understood by reference to the accompanying drawings, showing the preferred form of construction and in which:
Fig. 1 is a perspective elevational view depicting the preferred embodiment of my invention;
Fig. 2 is a transverse sectional view ofthe device as illustrated in Fig. 1; and
Fig. 3 is a perspective detail view of the cover member employed in the device.
In the accompanying drawings, I depict my improved storage compartment which I call a pillow chest as being substantially circular in outline but it is to be understood that the device may be constructed in any clesired outline or form and still come within the purview of my invention.
The device includes a body 10 which includes an upstanding wall 11 and an open upper side which is closed by a removable lid 12. The removable lid 12 includes a downwardly extending lip 13 which in the present instance is disposed to bear on the outer periphery of the wall 11 although it is to be understood that said lip might be disposed interiorly of the Wall 11 and still be within the scope of my invention. While the above described construction comprises preferred manner of constructing my invention it is to be understood that any other suitable storage space might be provided which includes a removable or hingedly secured lid on the upper side thereof.
To the upper side of the lid 12 I secure in any desired manner, as by the tacks 1 1-, a pillow 15 which includes a sheet of covering material 16 which is adapted to retain the packing 17. If desired, a suitably upholstered cover may be provided 5 on the upper side of the lid 12. In the present instance the pillow 15 is covered by a suitable sheet of material 18 which is preferably ruffied as indicated at 19, although it is to be understood that any other suitable form of decoration might be used in place of the rufliing. At substantially the mid-point on the upper side a Suitable flower design such as that indicated by 20, may be provided so as to enhance the appearance of the device. The sheet of material. 18 is extended downwardly as indicated at 21 so as to cover the wall 11 of the compartment 10, this extended portion 21 being substantially similar to a skirt.
From the foregoing it is apparent that I have provided a device of a very pleasing appearance which will embody the utility of providing a storage space. I have described the preferred form of constructing my device but it is to be understood that certain changes might be made such as eliminating the skirt13 and securing an analogous member directly to the walls 11. It is further to be understood that other modifications and changes might be made without dc parting-from the purview of my invention. In order to attain access to the interior of the compartment 10 the skirt 21 is folded upwardly and the lid 12 is removed. After the lid 12 is replaced the skirt is pulled downwardly and the device again appears to be a pillow or the like.
While I have illustrated and described the preferred form of construction for carrying my invention into effect, this is capable of variation and modification, without departing from the spirit of the invention. I, therefore, do not wish to be limited to the precise details of construction set forth, but desire to avail myself of such variations and modifications as come within the scope of'the appended claims.
Having thus described my invention what I claim as new and desire to protect by Letters Patent is:
l. A pillow chest including a hollow body formed from rigid material having an open side, a lid for closing said open side including a dependinglip adapt-ed to be disposed over the sides of said body when said lid is in closing position, a section of fabric providing a casing, means for securin said. easing to the outwardly disposed side of said lid, said casing having a padding material stored therein,a sheet of ruined covering material disposed over saidrcasing and including a continuous extension providing a skirt portion arranged to extend past said depending lip over the sides of said body whereby to conceal said casing, lid, and body.
2. In a pillow chest, a substantially circular hollow body including an upstanding walland having an open side, a removable lid for closing said open side having a depending lip adapted to be disposed over the outer surface of said upstanding Wall When said lid is in closing position, a section of fabric providing a casing, securing members extended through folded portions of said casing adjacent the edges thereof to secure said casing to the outer side of said lid, said casing having a padding material stored therein, a section of fabric providing a covering material, said covering member being disposed over said casing and includ ing a depending skirt portion formed as continuous part thereof and adapted to extend past said lid and over said upstanding wall whereby to conceal said casing, lid, and body, said covering member being rufllcd and arranged to have the appearance of a pillow or the like.
In testimony whereof I aflix my signature.
ADOLPH H. BERNSTEIN.