John william jones
US 324775 A
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J. W. JONES. COMBINED BEDsTEAD AND DRESSING TABLE.
Patented Aug. 18- 1885.
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COMBINED BEDSTEAD SPECIFICATION forming part of Letters Application filed May .2, 1884. (No model.)
Patent No. 324,775, dated August 18,1885.
Patented in Canada March 19, 188 1, No. 18,905).
To all whom it may concern.-
Be itknown that I, Joan W ILLIAM Jones, of the city of Toronto, in the county of York, in the Province of Ontario, Canada, have invented a new and useful Combined Bedstead and DressingTable; and I do hereby declare that the following is a full, clear, and exact description of the same.
The object of the invention is to devise in one piece of furniture a bedstead and all necessary toilet conveniences while so arranging the said piece of furniture that when closed up it will present merely the appearance of a dressingtable or other single article of furniture; and it consists, essentially, in the design and arrangement of parts hereinafter speci ficd.
Figure l is a perspective view of my improved article of furniture, showing the bedstead extended and the wash-stand open ready for use. Fig. 2 is a perspective view showing the bedstead folded up into the toilet or dressing table, the chamber for the brush and comb, &c., being shown open.
In the drawings I have endeavored to ex hibit my entire invention without the necessity for details, and with that view I have in Fig. 1 left off entirely the doors used in closing the toilet or dressing table, while in Fig, 2 I show only one of these doors, the other being left off in order to permit the interior ar rangement to be easily seen.
A is the bedstead, hinged in its center, as shown, and having the foot-board G and legs D arranged so that they can be folded l1orizontally in order to permit the bedstead to be folded up and pushed into the toilet or dressing table B, as shown in Fig. 2. \Nhen thus folded into the toilet-table, there is, as will be seen in Fig. 2, sufiieient room for the bed-clothes and pillows to be placed within the toilet-table B, the'doors E of which can then be closed, and nothing but a single article of furniture will appear.
In Fig. 1 the chamber F for the jug and basin is shown. The top of this chamber folds back, as indicated, and has on its inside surface a mirror, G, while the end door, H, has a towel-rack on it, as indicated. A cupboard, I, below the washing-basin, provides a chamber for the chamber-pot. On the opposite end of the toilet table a chamber, J, similar to F, is provided for the brush and comb and other toilet requisites. Adrawer, K, is also provided at this end of the toilet'table, and drawers L are provided at the front of the toilettable, the doors E being shaped, as shown, so that the drawers L may be opened when the said doors are closed.
From this description it will be seen that all the articles of furniture required within a bed-room are provided within one piece, which when opened up presents a bed, wash-stand, and toilet table combined, and when closed looks either like an ordinary toilet-table or its exterior may be designed to look like a book-case or other article of furniture. lonsequently'it may be used in an office or in any other room for general daily use which has at times to be used as a bed-room.
I am aware of the Patents Nos. 201,337 and 305,985, and make no claim to the construction shown therein as forming part of my invention.
be formed entirely beneath the top of the case, and that a space be left between thorn on the inside of the case, for by this construction a person lying in the bed can rise up and without the danger of hitting his head, which he would incur if the chamber extended the whole length of the top. Moreover, the space between the chambers forms aconvcnient rcceptacle for bed-clothes, pillows,
I also deem it important that each of these chambers have an open side and top, with separate doors to the same, as shown, for by this means when it is desired to use the waslrbowl, &c., it is only necessary to open the doors of the chamber containing the same, when they are ready for use, the door on the side forming a splashci and towetrack, and the top door being provided with a'looking-glass.
That I claim as my invention is- 1. The toilet table or case B, having formed therein below its top a .chamber, as J, said chamber being open at the top and one end, as described, in combination with a door hinged to the side of said chamber and forming a splasher, and a door hinged to the top and disclose said open end and top, substantiall y as and for the purpose specified.
I deem it important that the chambers F J Y thereof, said doors being arranged to close.
2. The toilet-case B, having at each end a chamber formed entirely below the top, with 1 whereby when said doors are closed said cuta space between said chambers and below the bottom thereof, in combination with a hinged bedstead adapted to be folded within said case 5 below the bottom of said chamber, and the top of said case forming a canopy over the bedstead, substantially as herein shown and described.
3. The combination, in a wardrobe -bedaway portions'are coincident with the drawer L, thus permitting the drawer to be opened I 5 when said doors are closed, or the doors to be opened when the drawers are closed, substantially as described.
Toronto, April 17, 1884.
JOHN \VM. JONES.
In presence of CHARLES C. BALDWIN, F. B. FETHERSTONHAUGH.