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July 14, 1931. J, RVH-ER, JR 1,814,336
FOLDABLE WARDROBE CASE Filed Nov. 14.` 1929 TT ORNEYS Patented July 14, 1931 UNITED STATES PATENToFFlcE JULIUSQRITTER, JR., OF RACINE, WISCONSIN, ASSIGNOR T HARTMANN TRUNK COM- PANY, OF RACINE, WISCONSIN,
A coRPoRATIoN oF WISCONSIN FOILDABLE WARDROBE CASE Application med November 14, 1929. serial No. 407,105.l
This invention relates to improvements in foldable wardrobe cases.
It is one of the objects of the present in- Y vention to provide a three section wardrobe case in which one of the sections is a drawer section, the ease being arranged to unfold or open in a novel manner to render extremely accessible for packing all of the sections, especially the drawer section.
A further object of the invention is to provide a three section foldable wardrobe case which is held open in a very convenient and accessible position, whereby all three sections may be easily reached and packed, the case when closed, maintaining the garments and apparel in the various sections in an orderly manner.
A further object of the invention is to provide a hand wardrobe case of convenient size and proportions which hasa relatively large capacity and which is designed to keep separated in their respective compartments various classes of garments and apparel.
A further object of the invention is to pro 125 vide a foldable wardrobe case which is of very simple construction, is strong and durable, and is well adapted for'the purposes described. y Y l Vith the above and other objects in view "3A0 the invention consists of the improved foldable wardrobe case and its parts and combinations as set forth in the claims, and all equivalents thereof.
In the accompanying drawings in which the same reference characters indicate the same parts in all of the views Fig. 1 is a side view ofthe improved foldable wardrobe case, with a dotted line showing of the foldable sections partially unfolded; u
Fig. 2 is a vertical sectionallview of the wardrobe case inV open or unfolded position;
Fig. 3 is a front view thereof; y Fig. 4 is an enlarged detail vfragmentary sectional view taken on line 1-41 of Fig. 1; an
Fig. 5 is an enlarged detail fragmentary sectional view taken on line 5 5 of Fig. 2.
Referring now more particularly to the drawingsit will appear that the numeral 8 indicates the wardrobe or covervsection. of the improved wardrobe case, which section is rectangular and is U-shaped in cross-section. Tok the inner edge of the end wall 9 ofsaid wardrobe sectionL the edge portion of a substantially square compartment section 10 is connected by hinges 11. A drawer section 12 is conneetedat its lower outer edge by hinges 13 with vafront outer edge portion of the compartment section 10. Both sections 10 and 12 are also U-shaped in crosssection.
The upper, inner, opposite side portions of the wardrobe section 8 are provided with parallel foldable garment'hanger tracks 14 and garment hangers 15 are slidably mounted on the tracks and are arranged to hold wearing apparel which may be of a length'to depend into the lower portion' of said wardrobe section. There are Aalso secured to opposite inner side walls of the wardrobe section, brackets 16 which are adjustablyand detachably engaged by the clasp ends 17 of a flexible garment retainer bar 18, said bar being adapted to engage intermediate portions of garments suspended from the hangers to hold the same compactly within the wardrobesection and to prevent displacement of the garments.
The interior of the compartment section 10 is divided by a transverse partition 19 into a large outer compartment 2O and a narrow inner compartment 21. Thev compartment 2O may serve for the vreception of various types of garments and articles or hats and is provided with straps 22 formaintaining apparel therein in proper position. The nar row inner` compartment 21 may serve as a shoe boX, or, if garments suspended from hangers within the wardrobe section 8 are too long to be entirely contained therein, their lower end portions may be depended into the compartment 21. y
Within the other foldable or drawer seetion 12`,-on opposite inner side walls. thereof t adjacent the open vportion of saidA section, are right angular guides 22 adapted to slidably receive andk support edge portions of a drawer 23. SaidV drawery is adapted to be slidably extended through an opening 24 in an end of the drawer section, and the outer end wall of the drawer is provided with tabs 26 for convenience in manipulating the same.
The sections of the improved foldable wardrobe case, when in closed position, are disposed-as shown in full lines in Fig. l. It will be noted that the outer edge portions of the walls of the wardrobe section are formed with tongue Valances 27 to lodge within groove"valances 28 formed in the outer edge portions of the walls of the sections 10 and 12, whereby a tight joint is elfected when the case is closed. .Latches-29 and 30 secure the sections in closed position, while handles Bland 32 are positioned for convenience in carrying' the case.
When the improvedwardrobe case is te be opened it is first held in thehposition shown in Fig. 1, somewhat elevated from the floor, and when the latches are opened or released the sections 10 and 12 may be folded or allowed to fall away from the wardrobe section 8, in the manner shown by dotted lines in Fig. 1. The ultimate position of the compartment section 10 is at right angles to the wardrobe section, while the drawer sec- 'tion folds to a reversed position below the compartment section against its lower wall, and serving, in this position, as a support for the other sections, as shown in Figs. 2 and In this position the end of the section 12 with the opening 24 therein is directed outwardly so that the drawer 23 is readily accessible, while the open portion of the compartmentA section 10 is also very accessible. Also, the wardrobe section is vertically positioned for packing or unpacking and is therefore conveniently disposed. The wardrobe section is held vertically with respect to the compartmentI section 10 by means of hinged straps 33. Vhen the wardrobe case is in its open position it may be placed against a wall in a very compact manner and will not protrude unduly therefrom, and at the same time all sections Vof the case 'are extremely accessible and serve to hold apparel very compactly, orderly and conveniently.
From the foregoing description it will be seen'that the improved foldable wardrobe case is both simple and novel, and is well adapted for the purposes described.
lVhat I claim as my invention is:
l. A wardrobe case, comprising a main section, a small section hingedly connected to an inner end portion of the same, a second small section hingedly connected to the free end portion of the first-mentioned small section and foldable from a position of alignment with respect thereto to a reversed position against the outer wall of said first-mentioned small section, and aV drawer slidably mounted in one of said small sections.
2. A wardrobe case, comprising an elongated wardrobe section, a compartment section hingedly connected to an inner end portion of the same, and a drawer section hingedly connected to the free end portion of the compartment section and foldable from aposition of alignment with respect thereto to a reversed position against the outer wall of said compartment section, the combined length of the compartment and drawer sections being equal to the lengthof the wardrobe section to bey closed-bythe latter in cer- Y tain positions.
wardrobe case, comprising an elongated wardrobe-section, a compartment section hingedly connected to an inner end portion of the same, a drawer section hingedly connected to the free end portion of the compartment section and foldable'from a position of alignment withrespect thereto to a reverse-d position against the outer wall of said compartment section, and a drawer slidtion, the arrangement being such that in open i position of the ease the drawer section is in a folded reversed position supporting thereon in folded relation the compartment section with the wardrobe section extending vertically tion.
5. A wardrobe case, comprising an elongated wardrobe section having garment hangers mounted in its outer end portion, a compartment section hingedly connected -to an inner end portion of the vwardrobe scction, a drawer section hingedly connected to the free end portion of the compartment section and foldable'from a position of alignment with respect thereto to a reversed pofrom an edge of the compartment sec- V sition against' the'outer wall of said compartment section, the combined length lof the compartment and drawer sections being equal to the length of the wardrobe section to be closed by the two former sections, a drawer slidably mounted Iwithin' said drawer section and eXtensible through the free end thereof,l and foldablemeans between the wardrobe section and the compartmentsection for releasably holding'the same in open position.
In testimony whereof, I my signature.