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Publication numberUS1778434 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateOct 14, 1930
Filing dateSep 18, 1928
Priority dateSep 18, 1928
Publication numberUS 1778434 A, US 1778434A, US-A-1778434, US1778434 A, US1778434A
InventorsArthur M Smith
Original AssigneeRome Company Inc
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Door mounting
US 1778434 A
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Oct. 14 1930. /A. M. SMITH DOOR MOUNTING Filed Sept. 18, 1928 2 Sheets-Sheet l ATTORNEYS.

' Oct. 14, 1930.

A. M. SMITH 1,778,434

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Patented oct.14,19so 1,778,434

UNITED (STATES PATENT OFFICE- ARTHUR M- SMITH, OAKLAND, CALIFORNIA, ASSIGNOR TO THE ROME COMPANY, INC., OF-BOME, NEW YORK, A CORPORATION OF NEW YORK D003 MOUNTING application filed September 1a, 1928. Serial No. 3063729.

This invention relates to a door mounting. of furniture exposed and the door in reversed It is the object ofmy invention to provide position, closing the opening. a door mounting which will permit the door Fig. 5 shows a detail perspective view of to close its own opening at all'times, regardthe track and shoe.

p 5 less ofobstructions inthe doorway, on one In the form herein illustrated, I show a side or the other. Such problems arise in, receptacle or closet 10, to receive an article of connection with concealable furniture, wherefurniture, such a b d 11, Thi l t i in an article such as a bed is pivotally mountprovided with an opening which is less in ed adjacent one edge ofa door opening, so width than the bed, through which the bed 10 as to permit an article of furniture wider than is turned about vertical pivots 12, arranged the door opening to be moved there hrough adjacent one of the edges of the door opening. from a/ closet or receptacle out into a room, The, opening is closed by a door 13, which j where it is to be used. As a result of this, the i o mounted as to completely close th article of furnitureextends part way acr s ing both when the bed is stored and when it is 15 the door opening both when it is stored and exposed on the opposite side for use, it being When it is P s t n O i e- Thi noted that in either position of the bed it in r r With h c i g of the @1001 w en extends part way across the opening, so as to the article is exposed for use; and in the preS- form an obstruction to the ordinary, hinged ent invention I provide amoun ing f r h door. This door is connected by hinges 14 do r whereby the 1 1 y he moved into to a yoke member 15 which extends vertically closed position at all times. adjacent the edge of the opening opposite the When the article is Stored, he C Will pivots 12. This yoke member'15 is provided have the pp a n ordinary, hinged with horizontal arms 16 which are pivotally d r, and may be swung p 50 as Permit mounted in the top and bottom frame mem- 25 the article of furniture to be removed from b f th Opening t a i t tl h the receptacle or closet, after which the door way b t th dg of the opening. yb m t g a P Which Will Connected to the top yoke arm is a guide cause it to reverse its position and close the li k 17, hi h i t connects ith a ho opening while the article of furniture extends 18 lid hl i a t k 19, th track being 30 p y across the p gsecured to the top frame member of the door A fur r j c and advantage of the p opening. This shoe carries a pin or projecent mounting is that the door may be swung ti 20 hi h fit i groov 21 in the top inwardly to open position when in its ref th d id r ov extending from versed position, so that access may be had to one dg thereon to a point short of the op- 5 the closet when'the article of furniture is it d where it i id d ith an exposed outside thereof. outlet 22. i

a One form which my invent on may assume In the operation of the door, and assumis exemplified in the following description ing that the article of furniture is concealed and illustra in the c mpanying drawing, within the closet and the door is closed, as 0 in which: shown in Fig. 2, said door may be opened Fig. 1 shows aperspective view of a closet as in the case of an ordinary, hinged door, or receptacle containing an article of furniby swinging it outwardly to a right-angle ture provided with a door equipped with the position, as shown in Fig. 3. The article of present invention; g Y I 1 v furniture may now be swung outwardlyinto 45 Fig. 2 shows a plan view in section of the the space on the opposite side of the closet,

same, with the article of furniture in conafter which the door can be closed by thrustcealed position and the door closed; v ing inwardly upon it, which will cause its Fig. 3 shows a similar View, with the door hinged edge to swing around through an arc open; a I of upon the yoke member 15 to the 9 FigAshows a similar 'view, with the article position shown in Fig. 4. During this reversal of the position of the door it will be guided by the pin 20, sliding through the groove 21, and the guide link 17, which serves to shift the shoe 18 from a position at one end of the track to a position at the opposite'end of the track, the link in the vmeantime passing from a folded position with respect to the yoke arms, into astraig e d PO In reversing the position of-the door, 1t'

passes from the front side of the yoke member to the rear side thereof, andlies behind the pivots 12. The outlet 22 is prov1ded, 1n

order that the door in reversed positionimayp lie in the plane of the door opening. This outlet is formed in line with the position of the pin when the door is reversed; there'- fore the pin automatically moves out of the groove and allows the door to assume a po-' sition in alignment wlth the plane of the openin fFurthermore, on account of the:

3 withdrawal of thepin from the slot, the

I in conjunction with door wheni'in reversed position will be free to s ing inwardly, as shown in dotted lines in Fig. 4, andthus permitaccess to the closet when the article of furniture is on the outside. In restoring the door to normal position, the operation of the parts is such thatithe pin will re-enter the groove withoutany attention on the part of the.operatori 7 The present door mounting obviously may be employed in many different situations, not necessary to be illustrated herem; and.

it is also apparent that various changes in the construction and OPGIitlZlOIL of the several partshere'in shown and described may employed without departing fro nqthe spirit of my invention as disclosed in the appended claims,

The present mechanismvrmay also be used would connect a, door and bed in such away that'whenthe-door is opened'an'd reversed thebed will be withdrawn fI'OIIlillQ closet and disposed on the opposite side of-the opening in position for use. 1

; Havingthus described my invention, what Iclaim as-new, and desire to secur'e by Letters Patent is; a v

1. A door having hlnges at one edge, a

1-,- swinging support for; the hinges, reversible the support.

32. A door having-{hinges at one edge, a fswrnglng support for the hinges, reversible Within the cor opening, andconnecting means between the swinging supportfland the door, to guide thelatter, wherebythedoor will be reversed'coincident with reversal of the support, said guide means permitting the door to swing about its hinges; in. one

direction when in normal position'and in mechanism which the opposite direction when in reversed posltion.

3. The combination of a door and its opening, a portion of which opening is always obstructed, hinges at one edge of the door, a swinging support for the. hinges, reversible within the door opening,- a track on one of the horizontal borders of the door opening, a shoeslidable in thetrack and a link connecting the shoe with the swinging support, and a projection on said shoe, slidable in a groove in the adjacent edge of the door.

tqTh'ecombination ofa door and its opening, a portion of which opening is always obstructed, hinges at one edge of the door, a swinging support-for the hinges, reversible within the door"op'ening,'a track on one ofthe horizontal borders'of'the door opening, a shoe slidable in the track and a link connecting the shoe withthe swinging support,a projection on said shoe, s'lidable in a groove in the adja'cent 'edgeof the door,

and an outlet for the groo-ve,-whereby the door mav be swung on its hinges when in reversed position. 1

5. In combination with a closet having an opening, anarticle of furniture pivotally mounted adjacent one edgeof'the opening so as to be moved through the opening, said article -being-wider than the openingand therefore forming a partial-obstruction to the opening on either side, a door for closingthe opening, hinges for one edge of the door, and a swinging support for the hinges, reversible within the opening,- whereby the door may be opened to permit the article'to be moved through the opening and reversed so as to close the openingwhen'the article is disposed'on the opposite side of the opening.

6.- In combination with a closet having an opening, an article offurniture pivotally 'mounted adjacent one edge'of the opening so as to be moved through the opening, said article being wider than the opening, and thereforeforming a partial obstruction to the opening on either side, a door for closing the opening, hinges for one'edge of the door, a

swlnging support for the hinges, reversible within the opening, whereby the door may be opened to permit the article-to be moved through the opening and: reversed so as to close the opening when the article is disposed on the opposite sideoftheopening, and guide means whereby the path of movement of the door during reversal is controlled.

y 7. In combination with a closethavi'ng an opening, an article of furniture pivotally mounted adjacent one edge of the opening so as to be moved through the, opening, said article being wider than the" openingand therefore formingra'partial obstruction to the opening on either side, a door for closing the opening, hinges for one edge of the door, a swinging support for the hinges,re-

versible within the opening, whereby the 1 door may be opened to permit the article to be moved through the opening and reversed so as to close the opening when the article 5 is disposed on the opposite side of the opening, and guide means whereby the path of movement of the door during reversal is controlled, said guide means permitting the door to swing on its hinges when in reversed position, in a direction opposite to its normal swinging movement.

ARTHUR M. SMITH.

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Classifications
U.S. Classification52/32, 5/171
International ClassificationE05D15/28
Cooperative ClassificationE05D15/28, E05Y2900/20
European ClassificationE05D15/28