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Publication numberUS1975779 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateOct 9, 1934
Filing dateSep 28, 1931
Priority dateSep 28, 1931
Publication numberUS 1975779 A, US 1975779A, US-A-1975779, US1975779 A, US1975779A
InventorsChurch Warren C
Original AssigneeLane Company Inc
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Gabment container of the wardrobe type
US 1975779 A
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Oct. 9, 1934.

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M Claims.

This invention relates to improvements in garment containers of the wardrobe type, including wardrobes proper, chiiferobes, closets and other like receptacles in which articles of clothing are 5 .stored. More particularly the invention resides in a garment container of wardrobe type designed to protect articles of clothing, furs and similar articles stored in such receptacles against injury by moths.

It is well known that the aroma or vapor of aromatic red cedar wood oil, found in aromatic red cedar (Juniperus virginiana) is eifective, in proper concentration, that is, in sufficient quantity in atmospheric air, for killing moths and moth larvae of any age. Great difficulty has, however, been heretofore experienced in devising receptacles which, while containing a proper proportion of cedar oil bearing wood for supplying oil vapor in the required quantity, were proof against leakage and the escape of the cedar oil vapor laden air in the receptacle, in order that a proper concentration of cedar oil vapor in the chest could be maintained for the destruction of moths and their larvae. A type of cedar chest which successfully meets the required conditions is the Lane chest constructed, for example, as disclosed in patent application Serial No. 387,688, filed August 22, 1929.

One object of the present invention is to provide a wardrobe or like. garment container or storage receptacle which embodies as a component part thereof a moth-proof chest in which articles of clothing, furs or like articles readily susceptible to attack by moths, or designed to be stored for a long period, may be kept and protected against the ravages of moths and their larvae.

The object of the aroma tight cedar drawer is to permit of the cabinet or receptacle being made of woods other than cedar, whereby the cost of the article may be reduced. In such an article clothes may be stored in the part that is not made of cedar that are not subject to moth damage because it is well understood that clothes that are in constant use are not often damaged by moths. The cedar drawer can be used to place those clothes in that might be attacked by moths, or those clothes that are seldom used and stored from season to season, like winter clothes could be put in the drawer in the spring, and in the fall summer clothes could be put in the drawer.

The particular type of drawer may be omitted when the wardrobe is made entirely of cedar wood, in which case the joints around the doors are aroma tight, and such joints are tested for cabinet.

aroma tightness, sufficient cedar wood being used to furnish enough cedar oil to make it moth killmg.

Another object of the invention is to provide a wardrobe or other similar case or cabinet designed to enclose the moth-proof chest and having other compartments or receptacles to receive goods suspended or otherwise held therein, which compartments are also supplied with cedar oil vapor,

together with means for confining such vapor within the wardrobe compartments or receptacles to a proper degree for a moth repelling or destroying action.

Another object of my invention is to provide a wardrobe so arranged in its interior that it will I take care of a mans entire wardrobe with a specific place for everything such as suits, hats, coats, neckties, shirts, trousers, sweaters, handkerchiefs, etc. Of course, it will be understood that this type of robe may be adjusted to be used 7 for womens garments.

I have developed a piece of furniture into which a mans or woman's complete wardrobe can be assembled and provide special devices or fittings to. take care of each different type of material, and instead of having a few large drawers like theyfit in closets and dressers and things of that kind, I provide a large number of small drawers so that each different type -of material can be kept separately. The same thing has been done in the shirt compartment. A special compartment has been made that will just fit shirts so they can be filed the same as a mans papers are filed in his desk or in a filing In the clothes compartment I have done the same thing- I utilize the space that is usually wasted above the clothing which is quite often carried on clothes hangers, and developed a hat rack to store the hats in that part of it, which are felt and which are subject to moth damage. Then, the space that is usually wasted in the bottom of this I have used for shoe racks. Then on the doors, which space is usually wasted, I have put on mirrors, tie racks, and whisk broom holders and trouser holders. In other words, I have developed a piece of furniture that will take care of a mans complete wardrobe and in building this I have built it first of ordinary cabinet wood to hold the cost of it down. Then I will build it the same way, but with a cedar compartment in the bottom of it to give moth protection to that clothing which is seldom used, so it can be stored from season to season in the same piece of furniture and have it readily available. Then in the third place, I have developed one of these pieces out of all cedar with aroma-tight drawers, doors and tested for aroma tightness and sulficient cedar is used in it to make a moth killer.

I first developed one without any cedar in it at all with devices and compartments to hold every part of a mans wardrobe so that his clothes would be readily accessible and all the different compartments labeled so that the same things could be kept in the same place all the time. Then I took the same piece of furniture and placed a cedar drawer in it, an aroma tight drawer carrying all of my features. Then, thirdly, I took the same piece of furniture and made it out of full three-quarter inch cedar. I made it aroma tight, it istested for aroma tightness, etc. Now heres a piece of furniture that one can keep his entire wardrobe in and any part of it subject to moth damage will be protected because I am putting my moth insurance policy on it.

Another object of my invention is to provide means that will insure the non binding of the doors (due to uneven floors) which enables the doors to be easily closed with a perfect aroma "tight seal with the wardrobe body.

Still another object of the invention is to provide a wardrobe or like cabinet which embodies a novel construction and arrangement of cedar wood lined compartments or receptacles for the purposes described, together with garment holding or suspending devices therein which are nonattractive to cedar oil vapor, so that articles of clothing in more or less frequent use may be stored and protected without liability of injury by coming in contact with deposits of cedar oil.

Still another object of the invention is to provide novel garment suspending means for suspending garmentelements and holding hats or like articles in such manner as to expose them freely to the action of the cedar oil vapor, whereby they will be protected from injury by moths.

With these and other objects in view, the invention consists of the features of construction, combination and arrangement of parts, herein after fully described and claimed, reference being had to the accompanying drawings, in Whicl.:-

Fig. 1 is a perspective view of a wardrobe embodying the invention, showing the chest drawer closed but showing the main doors open.

Fig. 2 is a similar view showing the main doors and chest drawer open and the lid of the latter raised.

Fig. 3 is a perspective View of the closed wardrobe.

Fig. 4 is a perspective view of the extensible garment suspension device and racks.

Fig. 5 is a sectional view through a portion of the chest drawer, showing the sealing strip for sealing the joint between the drawer body and lid.

Fig. 6 is a horizontal section through the cabinet at one of its corners and showing the sealing strip for closing the joint between the stop strip and the hinged edge of a main door.

Fig. 7 is a section showing the sealing strip for closing the joint between the door frame and one of the other edges of the door.

Fig. 8 is a view similar to Fig. 1, showing a modified construction of wardrobe case.

Figure 9 is a detail sectional view showing the door locking device.

Figure 10 is a detail sectional view.

In the embodiment of the invention as disclosed in Figs. 1 to 7, inclusive, 1 designates an upright wardrobe case or cabinet comprising a body of generally oblong rectangular form and having top, bottom, side and back walls 2, 3, 4 and 5, respectively, said body being shown as mounted upon supporting feet 6 and normally open at the front and provided with doors '1 and 8 for closing such open front portion. The doors '7 and 8 are hinged at their outer edges to front corner posts 9, as indicated at 10, and one of the doors, as the door 7, is provided with a lock 11 for engagement with a keeper 12 on the door 8 whereby the doors are adapted to be locked in closed position.

The wardrobe cabinet body may be constructed in any suitable manner for the purpose of rendering it moth proof, to which end the walls 2, 3, 4 and 5, which are suitably secured to each other and to front and rear corner posts, like the post 9 shown in Fig. 6, may be made of one or more inner plies 13 of cedar wood and an outer ply of veneer 14 of a cabinet wood, such as mahogany, walnut, maple or any other of the woods customarily employed as exterior or face veneers. The doors '7 and 8 and the interior partitions, hereinafter described, may also, if desired, be constructed in this manner so that the body of the casing will be formed of or include sufficient cedar oil bearing wood to supply suificient free cedar ,oil vapor to impregnate the atmosphere of the cabinet to the desired and required concentration for repelling moths or destroying moths and their larvae. Any other parts contained in the wardrobe cabinet if 105 formed of wood may be constructed wholly or partly of cedar wood when it is necessary that this be done in order to provide wood stock containing a suificient store of cedar oil to impregnate the atmosphere of the cabinet properly for any given 119 period of time.

The interior of the cabinet may be of any suitable construction but, as disclosed, is divided by a vertical partition 15 and a horizontal partition 16 into a pair of upper vertical compartments 1'? and H5 18 and a bottom compartment 19. The compartments 17 and 18 may extend the greater part of the height of the cabinet so as to provide suiiicient space in either or both compartments 17 and 18 for suspending or otherwise holding garments of 12 various kinds and sizes and garments of greater or less length. The compartment 17 is shown in the present instance as provided with an imperforate shelf 20 and a perforate shelf or grating 21 arranged above the same, and dividing the upper part of said compartment into sub-divisions for holding undergarments and other articles of clothing in superimposed relation and resting upon the shelves. Below the shelf 20 the compartment is provided with suitable ledges to support a series of superposed sliding drawers 22, for holding shirts and other articles, and if desired the arrangement may be such that the lower drawer terminates a sufficient distance above the partition 19 to provide an intervening space or chamber 23 for holding any goods or articles desired which are not stored elsewhere in the cabinet.

The compartment 18 is practically continuous or uninterrupted in height between the top 2 and 1% partition 16, except for a shoe rack at the base and garment suspending means at the top of said compartment. The shoe rack comprises a pair of spaced horizontal transverse rods or bars 24 so arranged as to form with the partition 16 a rack for holding shoes in a compact arrangement and in convenient position for inspection, application and removal as occasion requires. The garment suspending means in the top of the compartment 18 consists of an expansible carrier or suspension 150 device embodying a hollow supporting member 26- provided with fastening brackets 2'7 and a sliding suspending member 28 telescopically engaging the same, which member 28 carries a suspending rod 29 and is provided with a handle or fingerpiece 30. The rod 29 is adapted for the engagement therewith of hooks 31 of coat or suit hangers 32, whereby a number of coats or coats and vests or complete suits may be suspended from the member so as to be normally housed within the compartment 18 when the member 28 is in retracted position and so as to be moved as a unit outward at the front of the casing when the member 28 is drawn outwardly for convenience in getting access to the garments or to the suspending elements, as will be readily understood. Arranged at each side of the suspending device 25 is a preferably openwork rack or grating 33, each rack or grating comprising a pair of curved front and back strips 34 connected by cross strips 35, such racks extending from the suspending device to the opposite sides of the compartment 18 so as to provide concave supports and receiving spaces thereabove for holding and receiving hats or other like articles. The strips 34 are secured near their upper ends to the brackets 27 of the member 25 and terminate in angularly bent attaching ears 36 perforated for passage of fastenings to secure the same to the cabinet top 2 and the opposite ends of the strips 34 are bent to provide similar ears 37 perforated for the passage of fastenings to secure the-racks to the side walls of the compartment 18. By this construction the two racks 33 are firmly secured in position and serve to brace the suspension device 25. It will be observed that the arrangement of the lower or convex surfaces of the racks 33 is such as to provide a downwardly flaring space between them of proper shape to accommodate and permit of the movement of the hangers 32 and articles hung therefrom without interference from the racks. Thus it will be understood that the compartment 17 may be used for holding underwear, shirts and other articles or inner garments of similar sort which are in more or less constant use, while the compartment 18 may be used for holding shoes and other articles of footwear and suits, overcoats and other outer garments, in such manner that access may be readily and conveniently obtained to all the articles stored.

The compartment 19 is of proper size and shape to receive a drawer 38 which may be of chest type, and which is preferably provided with a hinged lid or cover 39 for closing the open top thereof. This drawer may correspond in construction in all its essential details with that of the Lane chest disclosed in the aforesaid patent application Serial No. 387,688, in which the walls of the, chest contain cedar oil bearing wood in such (idantity as to ensure concentration of the cedar oil vapor in the chest atmosphere to the desired ktent, and in which also such walls are so constructed and connected as to seal the body against its direct outward escape of cedar oil or cedar oil vapor. The lid of this chest is preferably provided with suitable locking means for securing it in closed position, and around the marginal edges of the chest lid is arranged a spring metal sealing strip 39' adapted to bear at its upper edge against the upper edges of the walls of the chest body so as to close any space or gap therebetween against the escape of cedar oil vapor. This strip 39 projects outwardly at an angle from the lid so as to engage the marginal 75 edges of the chest walls in advance of the lid on the closing movement of the latter, so that I when the lid is locked the strip 39' will yield under pressure and be placed under tension and held pressed against the marginal edges of the chest Walls to hold the lid closed and the chest sealed. In the event, however, that the chest should be left unlocked when slid into compartment 19 the lid will be forced by contact with the partition 16 to closedposition in which strip 39' is placed under tension for sealing action in the same manner as in a locking operation. Clothes or furs which are subject to ready injury by moths or which are to be stored for long periods, may be placed in the chest drawer and the latter kept closed so that the articles will be protected against injury until needed, and even in the event that the chest door is not locked and held in sealing position by its lock the door will be held sealed and locked by the partition 16. The atmosphere of the compartments 17 and 18 is also kept strongly impregnated with cedar oil vapor by the cedar oil vapor emanations from the walls thereof and the doors 7 and 8 are provided with sealing strips 40, 40' and 41 similar to the strip 39 to close the joints between the doors and cabinet body and between the doors themselves against the escape of cedar oil vapor, whereby the atmosphere of the cabinet will be kept impregnated with the cedar oil vapor to a sufficient degree to repel moths or to destroy moths and their larvze. The strips 40 carried by the doors are arranged on the inner sides of the doors adjacent to the hinged edges thereof and are adapted to bear against stop strips 42 secured to the corner posts 9. The strips 40' are secured on the inner faces of the doors adjacent to their upper and lower edges and engage stop strips A on the cabinet at the top and bottom of the doorway. The strips 41 are secured along the swinging edge of the door 7 to engage the outer face of the corresponding door 7 in the closed position of the doors. The stop strips and sealing strips, therefore, coact to close all otherwise open spaces or joints between the compartments and. doors against escape of cedar oil vapor. cabinet compartments 17 and 18 will be kept sealed to a high degree when the main doors '7 and 8 are closed against loss of cedar oil vapor, while the contents of the chest drawer will be made doubly secure by reason of the fact that the chest will be closed by its own sealed lid or cover and arranged in a cabinet which is itself sealed against the escape of cedar oil vapor.

The cabinet may be provided with other suitable articles cf utility for holding other garments or furnishing desired toilet aids. As illustrated in the present instance, the door 7 carries on its inner face a mirror 43 and a folding necktie rack or holder 44, while the door 8 carries on its inner side upper and lower sets of swinging rack arms 45 and 46 for supporting trousers or other garments and which are adapted to be held in closed position by suitable fasteners 47 and 48.

The fastener 48 may, if desired, be combined with the lock keeper 12. Other holding, supporting or toilet accessories may also be provided to suit the demands of the trade and the taste or fancy of the manufacturer or user. The locks and other metal parts'employed in the cabinet and exposed to the cedar oilvapor on the interior thereof are preferably made of a metal or metals non-attractive to cedar oil vapor or having a protective coating of a metal or metals non-attractive to cedar oil vapor, as set forth in Crocker By the constructions described the Oil application Serial No. 534,418, so as to prevent tarnishing or other deterioration or discoloring of the metal parts and the accumulation of oil thereon and injury to the garments by transfer of the oil thereto from the metal parts.

In Fig. 8 a modified form of the invention is disclosed in which the compartments 17 and 18 extend the full depth of the cabinet and the partition 16, compartment 19 and chest drawer 38 are omitted, which construction may be employed in a cheaper type of cabinet or one designed for sale to customers having their own cedar chests or who do not wish to purchase a wardrobe in which the cedar chest is embodied in the wardrobe structure.

Frequently users of wardrobes are careless about fully closing the doors and securing them in closed position.

This carelessness will soon defeat the moth killing feature of my improved wardrobe, therefore, I have provided a lock for this wardrobe which will hold the metal sealing strips in functioning position even with the doors only partially closed.

Secured to the door is a lock case 11 having a locking bolt 11a of any suitable construction. To the vertical partition I secure a keeper 12. This keeper comprises an elongated bar, or body which is provided on its outer face with a plurality of ratchet like teeth 12b. Now, if the doors, or closures, 7 and 8 are moved to even partially closed position so that the metal sealing strips on the wardrobe and doors are in contact, they will be held in that position against accidental opening by the bolt 11a. engaging one of the ratchet teeth 12b, and thus prevent the escape of the aroma from the receptacle, and upon further closing the doors the bolt 11a will ride over the ratchet teeth and come to positive locking engagement with the ratchet bar and hold the doors in final sealed closed position.

The coat hangers 32 are provided with hooks 32a on which such articles as bath robes, etc., may be hung.

It is important that the meeting edges of the doors be in substantially the same plane in order that the sealing strips may function properly, therefore I provide a stop 321) on the front edge of the partition 15 to limit the maximum inward movement of the free edge of the door carrying the lock 11, this stop, preferably, being in line with the keeper 12.

The lock casing 110. is mounted on a block 11a having its outer face at an angle inclined to the inner face of the door.

The stop 32b prevents the door from being sprung inward out of line in thezone of the lock.

There are few, if any, perfectly level floors in dwellings which result in an uneven support for articles of furniture whereby one corner of the furniture will sag, thus causing the body of the furniture to weave out of square, which in a wardrobe throws the door opening out of square, thus making it dimcult to close the doors in tight contact with the wardrobe. In many instances the owner of the wardrobe thinks that the doors are warped, whereas the fact is that the door opening. has been thrown out of square thus making it almost impossible to close the door.

To overcome this difliculty I provide the door stop strip A, which is secured around the door opening, to which the sealing strip 40 is attached and each strip also having a metal lateral contact and leveling face B.- The doors at the top and bottom each strip having a front sealing face are provided with adjusting guides C projecting inwardly from the inner face of the doors, said guides being beveled at their inner ends, as shown in the drawings.

With my wardrobe thus equipped, in the event that one or more corners of the wardrobe have sagged or the wardrobe has weaved by reason of unevenness on the floor on which it is supported, when the doors are closed the guides C come in contact with the metal leveling face B of the door stops and force the door into squared relation with the door opening, thus insuring the closing of the doors to the intended closed position whereby the proper sealing by the sealing strips 40, 40' and 41 is insured between the door stops A, 32b and 42 and the doors of the wardrobe.

From the foregoing description, taken in connection with the accompanying drawings, the construction and mode of operation, and use of my improved wardrobe or like container will be readily understood and it will be seen that the invention provides an article of furniture of this character which affords manifest conveniences and advantages in its arrangement for storing goods as well as in the storing of goods in such manner as to protect the same from injury at all times frem moths and their larva. While the constructions disclosed are preferred, it will, of course, be understood that these are merely for purposes of exemplification, and that the details of construction and arrangement of parts may be varied and modified within the scope of the appended claims to suit any and all conditions desired without departing from the spirit of the invention or sacrificing any of the advantages thereof. My copending application Serial No. 739,319, filed August 10, 1934, contains subject-matter in common with that disclosed herein.

What I claim is:-

1. A wardrobe or like container comprising a casing, having a closure, a resilient sealing strip sealing the joint between the casing and closure, and locking elements on the closure and casing having a plurality of locking positions so arranged as to hold said sealing strip in sealing relation to the casing and closure with the closure in partly closed and fully closed positions.

2. A wardrobe or like garment holder comprising a casing open at the front thereof, a partition dividing said casing into compartments, garment holding means in said compartments, a closure for the open front of the casing, sealing means upon the engaging surfaces of the casing and closure operative between fully closed and certain approximately closed positions of the closure to seal the joints between said surfaces, and a locking means having a plurality of locking positions for holding the closure in any of such positions.

3. A wardrobe or like garment holder comprising a casing open at the front thereof, a partition dividing said easing into compartments, garment holding means in said compartments, a closure for the open front of the casing, said partition having a stop to ensure an even maximum closing of the closure against the same and the-surfaces of the casing engaged thereby, sealing means upon the engaging surfaces of the casing and closure operative between fully closed and certain approximately closed positions of theclosure to seal the joints between said surfaces, and a locking means having a plurality of locking positions for holding the closure locked in any of such positions.

4. A wardrobe or like garment container comprising a casing open at the front thereof, garment holding means in said casing, a closure for the open front of the casing, elastic sealing means for sealing the joints between the engaged surfaces of the casing and closure in the fully closed and certain partially closed positions of the latter, and a locking means for the closure operative to hold the closure in any of such positions.

5. A wardrobe or like garment container comprising a casing open at the front thereof, garment holding means in said casing, a closure for the open front of the casing, a resilient sealing strip for sealing the joints between the engaged surfaces of the casing and closure in the fully closed and certain partially closed positions of the latter, and a locking means for the closure operative to hold the closure in any of such positions.

6. A wardrobe or like garment container comprising a casing open at the front thereof, garment holding means in said casing, a closure for the open front of the casing, a resilient metallic sealing strip secured at one edge around the margins of the closure and extending at an angle therefrom and adapted to bear at its free edge against the door engaging surfaces of the casing about the open front thereof to seal the joints between the door and casing in the fully closed or a plurality of partially closed positions of the closure, and locking means for holding the closure closed in any of such positions.

7. A wardrobe or like garment container comprising a casing open at the front thereof, a closure for the open front of the casing, a partition dividing the casing into compartments and having a stop surface in alinement with the surfaces of the casing about the opening engaged by the closure in its closed condition, leveling .means automatically operable in the closing movement of said closure to level the same with respect to the open front of the casing and the surfaces of the casing to be engaged thereby, resilient sealing means on the closure adapted to abut against the closure engaging surface of the casing for closing the joints therebetween, said sealing means being operative to close said joints in the fully closed or a plurality of approximately closed positions of the closure, and locking means for holding the closure closed in any of such positions.

8. A wardrobe or like garment container comprising a casing open at the front thereof, a closure for the open front of the casing, a partition dividing the easing into compartments and having a stop surfacein alinement with the surfaces of the casing about the opening engaged by the closure in its closed condition, leveling means automatically operable in the closing movement of said closure to level the same with respect to the open front of the casing and the surfaces of the casing to be engaged thereby, resilient sealing means on the closure adapted to abut against the closure engaging surfaces of the casing for closing the joints therebetween, said sealing means being operative to close said joints in the fully closed or a plurality of approximately closed positions of the closure, and a locking means for holding the closure closed in any of such positions.

9. A garment container comprising a casing embodying cedar oil vapor emanating material and having an open front, a vertical partition stop strip having a sealing contact face and a lev-' M eling contact face, a closure adapted for engagement with said sealing faces of the strips to close said compartments, and beveled guidemembers on the door adapted to engage the said leveling faces of the strips to guide and center the door in its closing movement.

10. A garment container comprising a casing embodying cedar oil vapor emanating material and having an open front, a vertical partition dividing the casing into right and left hand vertical compartments, horizontal partitions dividing at least one of said compartments into a plurality of smaller compartments at different levels, said compartments being accessible through the open front of the casing, stop strips at the front of the container about and common to the several compartments, a closure adapted for engagement with said stop strips to close the compartments, beveled leveling devices on the closure engageable with the stop strips and automatically operable in the closing movements of said closure to level the same with respect to the open front of the casing and said stop strips, and locking means for holding the closure in closed position.

11. A garment container comprising a casing embodying cedar oil vapor emanating material and having an open front, a vertical partition dividing the casing into right and left hand vertical compartments, horizontal partitions subdividing the interior of the casing into a lower horizontal compartment coextensive in width with the casing and a plurality of relatively smaller upper compartments, garment holding means in the several compartments above the lower horizontal compartment, a cedar chest drawer slidably mounted in the lower compartment, the casing having at its front stop strips extending about and common to all the compartments, a closure adapted to engage said stop strips to close the compartments, beveled leveling devices on the closure automatically operable in the closing movements of said closure and engageable with said strips to level the same with respect to the open front of the casing and the'said stop strips, and locking means for holding the closure in closed position.

12. A garment container comprising a casing embodying cedar oil vapor emanating material and having an open front, a vertical partition dividing the casing into right and left hand vertical compartments, horizontal partitions subdividing at least one of said compartments into a plurality of smaller compartments, garment holding means in the several compartments normally accessible through the open front of the container, the containerhaving at its front stop strips about and common to the compartments, a closure for engagement with said stop strips to close the compartments, beveled leveling devices on the closure automatically operable in the closing movement of said closure to level the same with respect to the open front of the casing and the stop strips, resilient sealing means on the closure adapted to abut against the stop strips for closing the joints in the fully closed or a plurality of approximately closed positions of the closure, and a locking means for holding the closure in closed position.

13. A garment container comprising a casing embodying cedar oil vapor emanating material and having an open front, a vertical partition dividing the casing into right and left hand vertical compartments, horizontal partitions subdividing the interior of the casing into a lower horizontal compartment below and coextensive in width with the vertical compartments and a series of smaller horizontal compartments, a cedar chest drawer slidably mounted in the lower compartment, garment holding means in the other compartments normally accessible through the open front of the casing, said casing having at its front stop surfaces about and common to the compartments, leveling means automatically operable in the closing movements of said closure to level the same with respect to the open front of the casing and the said stop surfaces thereof, resilient sealing means on the closure adapted to abut against the stop surfaces of the casing for closing the joints therebetween, said sealing means being operative to close said joints in the fully closed or a plurality of approximately closed positions of the closure, and a lockin means for holding the closure in fully closed and a plurality of approximately closed positions.

14. A wardrobe or like container comprising a casing embodying cedar oil vapor emanating ma.- terial and having an open front, a door mounted to close said open front, stop strip members attached to the interior of said casing adjacent to the entire open front thereof, each stop strip member having a sealing contact face and a beveling contact face, sealing means adapted for engagement with said sealing faces of the strip members in the closed position of the door and beveled guide members on the door adapted to engage the said beveling faces of the strips to guide and center the door in its closing movement.

WARREN C. CHURCH.

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Classifications
U.S. Classification312/31, 312/300, 312/303, 312/296, 312/330.1, 312/324, 312/321.5
International ClassificationA47B61/00
Cooperative ClassificationA47B61/00
European ClassificationA47B61/00