US 1731746 A
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I Oct. 15, 1929.v J. F. HUNTER GOMBARTMENT cLosE'r Filed may 5. 1928 2 sheets-sheet 2 fr .l
QZ4 F/uzfer ORNEV y Patented a. 1S, 1929 UNITED STATES JOHN F. HUNTER, or sr. Louis, MISSOURI PATENT oFFicE COMPARTMENT CLOSET Application filed May 5, 1928. Serial N'o. 275,427.
This invent-ion relates to a compartment closetl and it is an object of the invention in a manner whereby selective access may bei had when desired within any one of said v casings or compartments.
Furthermore, it is an object of the invention to provide a device of this kind com- Vprising a plurality of casings which, when in closed position, are in overlying relation together with means for maintaining the `same in such position, said casings being mounted in a manner to permit them to have relative movement for access to the interior of any particular one.
The invention consists in the details of construction and in the combination and arrangement of the several parts of my improved compartment closet whereby certain importantadvantages are attained andthe device rendered simpler, less expensive and otherwise more convenient and advantageous for use, as willbe hereinafter more fully set forth.
The novel features of my invention will hereinafter be definitely claimed.
n In order that my invention may be the better understood, I will now proceed to describe the samewith reference to the accompanying drawings, wherein'z- Figure 1 is a view in elevation of a door in closed position with an' applied compartment closet indicated by broken lines;
Figure 2 is a View similar to Figure 1 with the door in open position and the applied compartment closet in elevation;
Figure 3 is a view ifi elevation of the coinpartinent closet as herein disclosed with one of the casings in open position;
Figure 4 is a fragmentary vertical sectional view Itaken substantially on the line 1 -1 of Figure 2;
Figure 5 is a sectional view taken substantially on the line 5-5 of Figure 1 with a second position of the door and compartment closet carried thereby indicated by broken lines; f
Figure 6 is a sectional view taken substantially on the line 6-6 of Figure 3;
Figure 7 is a vertical sectional view taken substantially on the line 7-7 of Figure 5;
Figure 8 is an enlarged fragmentary horizontal sectional view taken substantially on the line 8-8 of Figure l.
As disclosed in the accompanying drawings, D denotes a door of a conventional type herein disclosed as coacting with a closet Gand which has one vertical marginal portion hingedly connected, as at 1, for swinging movement in a horiZontaLdirection into either open or closed position' My improved compartment closet comprises a plurality of casings M which, when in relatively closed position, are in overlying relation' as particularly illustrated in Figure 5 with adjacent side walls 2 of the casings flush. Each of these casings M has its inner face open but lclosed by the outer or rear wall 3 of an adjacent casing M when in closed position. The casings M iii succession are oi iii-- creased Width with the widest casing having its side wall 2 in direct hinged connection, as at 4, with the rear or back face of the door D closely adjacent to its hinged vertical margin.A By having the casings M in succession of different widths, the door D and the applied compartment closet may be 'readily swung into open or closed position without hindrance or obstruction as is clearly indi cated in Figure 5 of the accompanying draw-y in s. 'glhe outer side wall 5 of each of the casings M together with the back wall 3 of an adj acent casing M and also the back or rear wall of the door D are provided, as at 6, with coacting means whereby the casings M may be effectively locked in closed position yet permitting any one of said casings M to be released when it is desired to have access thereto.
My improved compartment closet permits the effective hanging or storage of garments in a manner whereby they will be fully protected and which permits access to the garment or garments within one of the casmgs Without in any Way interfering with the garments in the. remainder of the casings.
Fromtheforegoingdescriptionitisthought to be obvious that a compartment closet`con- ,5 structed in accordance with my invention is particularly Well adapted for use by reason of the convenience and facility With Which it may be assembled and operated, and
fit Willl also be obvious that my invention is l lo, susceptible of some change and modication Without? departing from the principles and spiritthereof and for this reason I do not Wish to be understood as limiting myself to the precise arrangement Vand formation ofthe Several parts herein shown in carrying out` invention in practice except as hereinafter claimed.
I claim 1. A.'compartme1 1t closet structure, com- 2@ prising a door designed to be hingedly mountedV to close an opening, a plurality of oasings hingedly connected together at one side and leach having one side open, each casing but l one having its open side normally closed by an adjacent casing, the excepted casing being l hingedly attached to and supported by said door and having its open side normally closed thereby, said casings being detachably connected together and adapted to move as a unit V With the door.
2. A compartment closet structure, comprising a door designed to be hingedlymounted at one sidev of and to close a door opening, a plurality of relatively fiat .casings of grada5 uated Widths arranged in tandem with their lside faces at one side of the structure, in alinement, hinged connections bet-Ween said casings, said casings each having one face open. and all except one being normally closed by 40 the back of an adjacent easing, and a hinged connection between the excepted casing and said door, said excepted casing having its open face normally losedby the door, the l tamdem arrangement of said graduated casings permitting all of the casings to swing through the door opening as a `u'nit upon the door body. l In testimony whereof I hereunto aiix my signature. v v JOI-IN F. HUNTER.