US 1747480 A
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Filed Feb. 20, 1928 P. NEWELL.
FURNITURE l ggf/111111111411111!!! Patented Feb. 18, 193() PATENT OFFICE PHVYNE NEWELL, OF ST. LOUIS, MSSOURI FURNITURE Application filed Februaryv 20, 1928. Serial No. 255,601.
This invention relates to household equipment, and is illustrated herein as embodied in a dresser mounted on a door and adapted for use as an article of disappearing furniture.
\ It is a matter of common knowledge that 2o thereon, the particular embodiment of the invention illustrated in the drawings and disclosed in the specification hereof comprising a door which may be employed, for instance, to close a closet, and which has secured to j 25 one side thereof a plurality of vertically alined Adrawers surmounted by a mirror.
Other objects and features of the invention will become apparent from a reading of the following specification iii the light of y 3 33 the accompanying drawings, in which:
Fig. l is a view in perspective showing a door having adresser secured to one side thereof in accordance with my invention.
Fig. 2 is a view in side elevation of the de. -05 vice shown in Fig. 1.
t Fig. 3 is a fragmentary vertical section showing the arrangement illustrated in Figs. 1 and 2, and showing more specifically the construction of the dresser and of the door to which same is attached.
Fig. 4 is a fragmentary horizontal section taken on line 4 4 of Fig. 3.
Fig. 5 is a fragmentary vertical section taken on line 5 5 of Fig.y 3.
In the drawing, which illustrates one embodiment merely of my invention, designates a door having a relatively thin rectangular centralv portion 12, and a reinforcing portion 14 extended transversely of the door substantially midway of the height thereof. The reinforcing portion 14 at the outer face of the door is preferably shaped and arranged as these reinforcing portions are ordinarily shaped and arranged, so that the door 10 at its outer side presents the ap- 55 pearance of an ordinary door. At the inner side of the door 10, however, the reinforcing portion 14 preferably extends outwardly from the door a slightly greater distance t-han is ordinarily the case, and said rein'- 6e forcing portion, which is rectangular in form, provides horizontally disposed flat shoulders or abutments at the top and bottom thereof and vertically disposed flat shoulders or abutments at the oppositeV ends of said reinforcing portion, which shoulders or abutments are designated respectively in the drawings by the. reference characters 14a, 14h, 14, and 14d.
28 designates a dresser top which extends 70 outwardly from the inner side of the door 10 in a horizontal direction, said dresser top at its inner edge being in contact with the shoulder or abutment 14L and being secured to the reinforcing portion 14 vby means of 75 nails or other suitable fastening devices which are driven through the inner port-ion of the dresser top 28 and int-o said reinforcing portion 14 (Fig. 3). Extended downwardly from the dressed top 28 and rigidly fixed so thereto are oppositely disposed endkwalls 16 of the dresser, said end walls, in addition to being secured to the dresser top, being. securedat their inner edge portions tothe reinforcing portion 14 of the 'door by meansss of nails, or other suitable fastening devices, which are driven through the end walls and into said reinforcing portion 'in a manner to draw the inner edge portions of said end walls into firm contact with the shoulders or abutments 14c and 14d at the opposite endsof said reinforcing portion 14. ,K
26 designates a dividing member which is arranged parallel with the dresser top 28 V'at g a point approximately midway between the'iti tops and bottoms of the respective end walls 16, said dividing member preferably being extended from one end wallto the other and from the inner face of the door 10 to the outer edges of said end walls. The dividing L memberf26 is rigidly secured in place by being attached to the end walls 16, and if desired, the end walls may `be rabbeted to provide seats forthe opposite side edge pore tions of said'dividing member. Located at the lower ends of the side walls 16 are inwardly extended rails 22, said rails being eX- tendeid from the inner edges `ofsiaid end walls adjacent to the door 10 to the outeredges of said end walls, and beingsecured to" saidV end walls in any convenient manner.V
Mounted ,1n the dresser, designated generally in the drawings by the reference charac.,-
te-r A, is ayplurality of drawers, there being a pair of upper drawers 24 mounted for sliding movementbetween. the dresser top 28 and i Y thedividing member 26,;and said drawers being separated'from yeach other by a member Y l 24which is extended vertically between said ,dresser`-l top andv said c dividing 'member 26.' .Y Y. Also, the V'dresser includes a lower drawer'20 v-which in the drawing feXtendsent-irely across f'is'aid dresser, this drawer being supported by the rails'v 22.at thelower ends' of the-sidewalls 16 of the dresser, and being adapted for slid- ...ing movementbetween said rails andthe di- A: viding member 26f The sidewalls 16of the dresser are prevented from moving. away fro-meach other,vand thus causing the rails 22 to beremoved fromfbene'ath the lower drawer V20,@by` the dividing niember'26- which is sel Ycuredfixed to said endwalls.
A, mirror or looking glass 30 mounted withf ina frame 82 is located abovethe dresser and is positionedrwith its rearfaceflush in eni gagement with the thin rectangular portion 12 of the door A10Q` Bvmeans of sovpositioning e Also,vtheilower portion'ofv theframe of theA h the mirror, it will be concealed fromview. A .from the side as shown in yFi 2, `thereby prer-eio senting af neatV and compact arrangement;
mirror will conceal the heads. of the fasten- I A, ing devices by whichthe dres'ser'top 28 is'se`V lcuredeto` the y.reinforcingportion- 14 of the ,45, c K f- Y fWInVorder that the corners or edgesof the door y10. j
i dresserv will notcatch on a doorv jambeas the ,door l() is swungopenandshut, the4 sides of thefdresserare locatedinwardly from the e Ledge of-thedoor as shown in Fig. l.- It will e. be appreciated, however, vthat as the door is movedfa'rticles. lresting on the Vtop`28V of the dresser may rtend to .slide across the surface 4lof theY top anddrop off.v In order that this L55,.
danger will b e avoided,1the dresser is pro- #..vide'd .with av guard-rail '34, which extends about thedresser top-28 and isof `a suiicient e. height towprevent articlesfrom sliding'off of n Y .1 saiddresser top. Y
vMarenga veeev inventionl ie iu'ueaetedenei Y contemplates the employment of doors having dierently shaped and arranged reinforcing strips and thin central panels.
I claim: f l. In a device of thecharacter described, ay rear support provided lwith an integral por 4tion projected outwardly therefrom, a top and side wallssecuredf attheireinner edge Vportions by fastening devices to the integrall projectedportion of saidrear support, said integral'projec'tedportion being located ene tirely within the enclosure produced by'said "topand side walls and serving as a rear wall for said enclosure, and drawers mounted for "slidingvmovenient beneath said top and between said side walls.
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a rear support providedl withv an ,integral por Vtionprojected outwardly therefrom, a Vtop andl` sidev walls secured at theirv inner edge portions. by fastening devices to the integral projected portionV of sai-d rear support, said integral,projectedv portion being locatedrentirely within the enclosure produced by said top and side walls and serving as a rearwalh for said enclosure, drawers-mounted for sliding movement beneath said top -and between said side walls, and a mirror arranged above said top, said mirror being so located with respect to said top as to conceal the heads of the fastening devices by which said top is secured" to the integral projected portionof therear l support. Y Y Y f 3.v In a device ofthe character described, a rear support providedlwith an integralporf4 and side walls secured at their inner edge por- Vtion projected outwardly therefrom, atop Y tions by fastening devicesto the integral proe. ,Y Y
yjected portion of said rear support, said integrallprojected portion being located en,
tirely within the enclosure produced'by said Y f ytop and sidewalls and serving as therrear 1 wall for `said enclosure, drawers mounted for sliding movement vbeneath said top Vand Ybetween/said sidev walls,vr a Il'llIOl alged aboveV said top, said mirror being so located "described herein as embodied ina dresser havbe-un'derstoodV that the invention Acontemplatesrembodiment in dressers-of other types an-dfjappearancesi. and furthermore Vthat itA ing amirror and two .sets of drawers, it is to I Vwith respect tosaid top as to conceal the heads