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Sept- 15, 1936- A. BERKown'z 2,054,764
MOTPRooF STORAGE RECEPTACLE Filed Nov. 14, 1954 @1MM/ma a v @vf/2m Patented Sept. l5, 1936 UNITED STATES\ n PATENT OFFICE r 2,054,764 MOTHPROOF STORAGE RECPTACLE Adolph Berkowitz, Brooklyn, N. Y.
Application November 14, 1934, Serial No. 752,956
l Claim. (Cl. 312-144) This invention relates to improvements in moth proof receptacles for the safe storing of garments against damage by moths.
The primary object of the invention resides in a rectangular shaped moth proof container in thel form of a. closet made of cardboard, the walls of which are braced or strengthened by cedar wood strips to lend greater rigidity to the structure and to eliminate the use of moth repellant holders and the frequent replacement of moth repellant therein, as the natural cedar fumes from the cedar wood strips are capable of long life.,
Another feature of the invention is the provision of a moth proof closet in which one of the cedar wood bracing strips is arranged adjacent the door opening, and in addition to bracing the cardboard structure at this point, also acts as a jamb against which the door closes, the strip further acting as a repellant to deter entrance of moths between the door and the jamb.
A still further object is the provision of a moth proof cardboard closet having the above features, which is simple and inexpensive of construction, and light in weight to afford ease in handling.
With these and other objects in view, the invention resides in the certain novel construction, combination and arrangement of parts, the essential features of which are hereinafter fully described, are particularly pointed out in the appended claim, and are illustrated in the accompanying drawing, in which:
Figure 1 is a perspective view of the improved moth proof closet with the door in open position.
Figure 2 is a vertical sectional view on the line 2-2 of Figure 1. t
Figure 3 is a horizontal sectional view showing the door closed in full lines, and in partially open position in dotted lines.
Figure 4 is an enlarged detail horizontal sectional view through one reinforced corner of the moth proof container.
Figure 5 is a detail perspective view of a slight modification.
Referring to the drawing by reference characters, the numeral I0 designates my improved rectangular shaped cardboard moth proof closet in its entirety and which includes the vertical side wall structure I IA and top and bottom sections I2 and I3 respectively, the said top and bottom sections being provided with inwardly extending flanges I4 through which staples I5 pass for securing the sections to the side wall structure.
The front end of the container I0 is open as at I6 to facilitate access to the interior thereof and the opening I6 is closed by the door Il hinged to one of the side walls of the side wall structure II as at I8. The door Il is of a height to overlap the inwardly extending flanges Mat the front of the container while the free side edge of the door is provided with an inwardly extending ange I9 of a length equal to the height of the door opening and which ange extends inwardly of the container when the door is in closed position as shown in Figure 3 of the drawing. The door is provided with fastening means in the form of tabs I 9' having female elements 20 which snap into engagement with male elements 2| extending outwardly from that side wall opposite to the one on which the door is hinged.
Fixedly secured at the corners of the side wall structure are vertical cedar wood strips 22 which extend the full vheight of the container and in Figure 3 of the drawing, these strips are shown as being secured to the cardboard walls by tacks 23, although other fastening means may be resorted to if desired.
The cedar wood strip 22 secured to that side wall opposite to that on which the door I'I is hinged is positioned slightly inwardly from the edge of the door opening and a distance equal to the width of the flange I9, so that when the supporting of garments within the container.
From the foregoing description, it will be seen that the reinforcing cedar wood strips 22 perform two functions, namely for the bracing of the side wall structure to render the same more rigid due to the weakness of the cardboard Wall, and secondly the aromatic fumes from the cedar wood areever present Within the container and prevent the entrance of moths into the container. This structure overcomes the present practice of using moth repellant holders, and the frequent replacement of repellants after the strength has become weakened. The repellant qualities of the cedar wood strips will last the life of the card board container.
In Figure 5 of the drawing, a slight modied form of the invention is shown wherein rectangular shaped cedar wood frames 25 are used in lieu of the vertical strips so as to extend around four edges of the opposed sides oi the container body. One of'the frames 2B is slightly smaller in size than the other to facilitate engagement of the ange I9 ot the door I1 with one side of the frame. These frames extend around the Joints between the side wall structure Il oi' the container and the top and bottom sections I2 and Il.
While I have shown and described what I consider to be the most practical embodiment or my board door having oneoi its side edges hinged to one oi the side walls oi saidy body at said door opening and of a height to overlap the iront wall above and below said door opening, an angular ap hingedly provided along the free side of said cardboard door and being of a length approximating the height of the door opening, a cedar wood moth repellant strip secured to the inside of the side wall of said body opposite to that side `wall to which the door is hinged and disposed inwardly of the door opening and in the path of said flap during inward swinging movement of said door. the free vertical edge of said ap having abutting and sealing engagement with said strip and adjacent side wail of said body, said strip acting as a lamb against which said door abuts I when closed, and releasable fastening means iorl securing said door in closed position.