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Publication numberUS1818525 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateAug 11, 1931
Filing dateJul 17, 1929
Priority dateJul 17, 1929
Publication numberUS 1818525 A, US 1818525A, US-A-1818525, US1818525 A, US1818525A
InventorsPerez Jose Nicolas Angulo Y
Original AssigneePerez Jose Nicolas Angulo Y
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Wardrobe trunk
US 1818525 A
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Aug. 11, 1931c J. N. ANGULO Y PEREZ 1,313,525

' WARDROBE TRUNK Filed July. 17. 1929 2 Sheets-Shet 1 J. N. ANGULO Y PEREZ ,8 8,525

Aug. 11,1931.

WARDROBE TRUNK 7 Filed July 17, 1929 2 Sheets-Sheet 2 2 e Z W} w U M 6 W \wfl w W W \N y m m: \N\\\ Patented Aug. 11, 1931 .iosl'i NICOLAS ANGULO Y PEREZ, on HABANA, dUBA WARDROBE TRUNK Application filed July 17, 1929. Serial No. 378,990.

This invention is directed to an improvement in wardrobe trunks having a capacity andconstruction which adapts it for convenient use both as a trunk and as a wardrobe. a

. The primary object of the present invention is thezprovision of a wardrobe trunk having'such. overall-dimensions as will permit its use as a trunk for use in traveling, with its parts so relatively arranged as to readily and conveniently adapt it 'for use as a aportable wardrobe when desired or necessary. a

A further object of the. inventionis the provision of means by which all compartmentsand storage receptacles of the wardrobe trunk. other than substantially full length-compartments may be simultaneouslylocked when desiredthrough the use of a 2' single lockin barn I -.The invention is illustrated in the accompanying drawings, in which Figure 1 is a perspective view of the im-' proved wardrobe trunk, certain of the compartmentsbeing shown open. Figure 2 is a side elevation, partly broken out, of the same. i a

Figure 3 is a vertical transverse section through the wardrobe trunkon the line 3-3 B0 of Figure 2. v r

.Figure 4 is a bottom plan view of the trunk. I Figure 5 is Figure 2. a v

The improved wardrobe trunkis made up of va frame structure including side walls 1, a-rear Wall 2 and frame strips 3 connecting the/side walls at the front'of the trunk. The, edges of the trunk frame may be suit a section I on line 55 of ably reinforced at 4 with the usual corner from the bottom 7 of the trunk to a point near the upper end of the trunk. These garment hanging compartments are thus nearly the full height of the trunk and are designed to be closed by doors 8 opening outwardly and adapted, when closed; to form the outer sides of the trunk throughout the length of the compartments. The doors may be locked closed in any appropriate manner (not shown) and on the inner surface of the doors 8 are arranged pockets 9 of conventional form.

Theupper walls of the garment hanging compartments 6 are provided. with means of conventional form such as hooks 10, to removably support garment hangers 11 to thereby accommodate a number of such hangers, it being understood that the length of the compartment'is such as to readily accommodate the'usual garments, as indicated in Figure L The bottom of'each garment hanging compartment is provided with. a box-like structure 12 having its own individual closure 18, asshownmore particularly in Figure 1. Thebox-like structure 12 is wholly within the garment hanging com-. partment and is concealed by the door '8. when. the latter is closed, This box-like structure 12 provides the usual shoebox or the like common to wardrobe trunks.

The upper ends of the side walls immediately above the garment hanging compart ments 6 arearranged as storage compartments 14 having independent covers or '010- sures 15. The portion of the trunk forming the tops ofthe garment hanging compartments 6 and the bottoms of the storage compartm'ents 14 is extended across the trunk between the side walls, forming abottom 16 for a compartment 17 which is thus provided between thestorage compartments 14. The wall of this compartment 17 at the front of the trunk is formed as a hinged downwardly opening door 18 while its closure or top 19 is hinged to the rear wall of the trunk and is of the full width of the trunk; that is to say, the closure, when in closed position, covers-the compartment 17 as well as overlying and bearing upon the closures 15 of the storage compartments 14.

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The inner walls of the storage compartments 15 and the rear wall of the compartment 17 may be provided with straps or other supports 20 for the convenient reception of toilet acessories, as indicated in Figure 1. The inner surface of the closure 19 may and preferably is provided with'a mirror 21 and the closure with the usual means for limiting its opening movement as indicated at 22, so that when the closure is open,

the mirror is held in a conveniently usable of the trunk is arranged as acompartmentj 301having a hinged door 31 at the forward enc. I

Locking means are provided whereby all compartments and drawers other than the garment hanging compartment 6 may be simultaneously locked. The locking means includes a locking bar constructed of hingedly connected sections 32, 33 and 34 though, of course, more sections may be used if desired. These sections are de-' signed to engage beneath the outstanding sections 35 of an L-shaped keeper 36 secured to the hinged door 18 of the compartment 17 and to the full width drawers 27. Where the sections of the locking bar overlie the drawers arranged in pairs, as 25 and 26 and 28 and 29, the locking bar section is en larged at 37 to overlie both snchdrawers'.

The respective free ends of the terminal sections of the locking bar are formed with openings 38 which engage over appropriately formed members 39 carried respectively at the free edge of the closure 19 and the forward edge of the'bottom 7 of the trunk. Themembers 39 are formed to receive an ordinary padlock 40 or the like to prevent removal of the locking bar sections therefromafter the latter has been applied in position. The central section of the looking bar may, if desired, be provided with a forwardly projecting pin 41 by which it may engage the keeper of one of the full width drawers to provide for moving either or both of the end sections of the locking bar from locking position without the necessity of entirely removing the locking bar from the trunk structure. 1

With the locking bar in locking position, as indicated in Figure 2, it will be seen that all compartments except thegarment hanging compartment 6 are locked against access. If only the upper compartment and drawers are desired to be opened, only the upper section of the locking bar may be' released, the release'of only the lower section of such bar preventing access to only the lower drawers and compartment.

llVith the wardrobe trunk constructed as described, it is apparentthat it serves the full function of a trunk when desired for traveling and will accommodate clothing in full length packing and all other necessary articles for travel. When not used as a vtrunk,'it,will serve the full function of a wardrobe. The locking bar. is readily and conveniently secured in place or removed in a simple manner and 1s capable of sectional operation to provide access to a portion of the drawers and compartments when desired Of course, the exterior surfaces 0t the doors, drawers and walls may and are con templated as being finished in anyconven? ient or desirable manner, such as indicated.

in the drawings, andjany necessary or (le sir-able relnforoement' to nsure against breakage in rough handling may be provided wherever desired or necessary.

-What is claimed to be new isrl 1. A wardrobe trunk including a; trunk structure'having the side walls formedto provide garment hanging compartments and "storage compartments above the gat ment hanging com artments,v outwardly opening doors for the garment hanging com partments, independent doors for the-storage compartments, asingle' top door covering the top of the" trunk and closing the space between the storagecompartmentsand bearing on the doors for the storage compartments, the trunk having a partition in line with the bottoms of the storage com partrnents to provide acompartment in said space between said storage compartment-s, a hinged closure for the front of said compartment, the space below the compartment and between the garment hanging compartments being formed for the reception of a plurality of drawers, the lowermost portion of saidspace being formed as ast'orage space, an outwardly openlng' hinged closure for said storage space, a locking bar hav ing locking cooperation with the top door and the bottom of the trunk, said locking bar overlying and locking-all drawers andclosures throughout theheight of the trunk between the side walls, said locking barbing formed in'pivotally connected sections,

and keepers formed on the parts to be locked beneath which the locking bar engages. 2. A wardrobe trunk including a trunk structure having hollow side walls, a transverse partition near the upper end or the trunk, sa d partition bridging'thespace-be:

tween the side walls and extending through the side walls to thereby provide a central and side storage compartments at the upper end of the trunk, an upwardly opening closure for each of the side storage compartments, a lid for the trunk overlying the central storage compartment and the closures for the side storage compartment, the outer wall of each of the hollow side walls below the side storage compartment being in the form of a door closure,drawers located in the space between the hollow side walls and below the central storage compartment, and means whereby the cover for the trunk and the drawers may be locked against opening.

3. A wardrobe trunk including a trunk structure having hollow side walls, a transverse partition near the upper end of the trunk, said partition bridging the space between the side walls and extending through the side Walls to thereby provide a central and side storage compartments at the up per end of the trunk, an upwardly opening closure for each of the side storage compartments, a lid for the trunk overlying the central storage compartment and the closures for the side storage compartment, the outer wall of each of the hollow side walls below the side storage compartment being in the form of a door closure, drawers operative in the space between the hollow side walls and below the central storage compartment, and means whereby the cover for the trunk and the drawers may be locked against opening, said means being of sectional formation to free certain of the drawers and the cover of the trunk while holding the remaining drawers in locked relation.

4. A wardrobe trunk including a trunk the space between the hollow side walls and below i the central storage compartment, a

section hinged to the forward edge of the partition and serving as a movable closure for the front of the central storage space whereby said space is accessible without lifting the cover of the trunk, and means whereby said trunk cover, hinged section and drawers may be simultaneously locked against opening movement In testimony whereof I affix my signature;

J OSE NICOLAS ANGULO Y PEREZ.

structure having hollow side walls, a transverse partition near the upper end of the trunk, said partition bridging the space between the side walls and extending through the side walls to thereby provide a central and side storage compartments at the upper end of the trunk, an upwardly opening closure for each of the side storage compartments, a lid for the trunk overlying the central storage compartment and the closures for the side storage compartment, the outer wall of each of the hollow side walls below the side storage compartment being in the form of a door closure, drawers operative in the space between the hollow side walls and below the central storage compartment, and a section hinged to the forward edge of the partition and serving as a movable closure for the front of the oentralstorage space whereby said space is accessible without lifting the cover of the trunk.

5. A wardrobe trunk including a trunk structure having hollow side walls, a transverse partition near the upper end of the trunk, said partition bridging the space between the side walls and extending through the side walls to thereby provide a central

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Classifications
U.S. Classification190/3, 312/216, 312/289
International ClassificationA47B61/06, A47B61/00
Cooperative ClassificationA47B61/06
European ClassificationA47B61/06