US 3813138 A
A cabinet, preferably matching bedroom furniture, has a pair of center-opening doors each opening a half cabinet, divided from the other by a vertical partition. On the bottom of each half is a drawer for certain items. Partitions which swing on vertical-axis hinges are provided on one or both sides with hooks, trays or apertures to hold various items of jewelry. The inside of the back of the cabinet has pegs to hang other items. Thus, each of the common types of jewelry is accommodated in a separate location which is easily accessible and readily visible and tangling of different items is avoided. Many items can be stored in an organized fashion in very little space.
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United States Patent 1191 Doohan 1451 May 28, 1974 1 1 JEWELRY ORGANIZING CABINET  Inventor; Majorie T. Doohan, Windsor, Calif.
 Filed: Aug. 31, 1972  Appl..No.: 285,212
 US. Cl. 312/309  Int. Cl A47b 88/00  Field of Search... 312/263, 291, 292, 324-326, 312/310, 309
 References Cited UNITED STATES PATENTS 452,294 5/1891 Charles 312/324 X 1,975,779 10/1934 Church 312/324 X 2,012,803 8/1935 Baker. 312/263 2,133,127 10/1938 Waterman... 312/310 UX 2,441,345 5/1948 Brubaker 312/291 X 2,514,795 7/1950 Remke 1 206/75 X 3,047,349 7/1962 Powell 312/291 X 3,078,133 2/1963 Schauer.;....; 312/310 X Postula et a1. 312/324 Weissberg 206/75  ABSTRACT A cabinet, preferably matching bedroom furniture, has a pair of center-opening doors each opening a half cabinet, divided from the other by a vertical partition. On the bottom of each half is a drawer for certain items. Partitions which swing on vertical-axis hinges are provided on one or both sides with hooks, trays or apertures to hold various items of jewelry. The inside of the back of the cabinet has pegs to hang other items. Thus, each of the common types of jewelry is accommodated in a separate location which is easily accessible and readily visible and tangling of different items is avoided. Many items can be stored in an organized fashion in very little space.
2 Claims, 4 Drawing Figures PATENTEDMAY 28 m4 smnurz' This invention relates to a new and improved jewelry organizing cabinet. A principal object of the invention is to provide a cabinet in which to store jewelry which is an attractive item of furniture which can be placed on a dresser, dressing table, or the like. Preferably, the style of the cabinet matches the style of the furniture in the room in which it is placed.
A further principal object of the invention is to provide a receptacle for organizing a quantity of jewelry. Receptacles are provided in the cabinet placed in different fashions to hold different types of jewelry. Thus, there are provided hooks, trays, drawers, pegs, peg boards, hook boards and the like each adapted to hold a common item of costume or precious jewelry.
A principal feature of the invention is the fact that receptacles are provided for each item of jewelry so as to prevent entangling of the various items, a situation which frequently occurs when jewelry is stored in drawers. Further, providing a separate space for each item, a selection may be made more easily than if all the items are jumbled together.
Another principal feature of the invention is the cabinet is so constructed that each of the receptacles is easily accessible. v
' A still further feature of theinvention is the fact that a considerable number of items can be stored in the cabinet although the cabinet itself occupies very little space.
Other objects of the present invention will become apparent uponreading the following specification and referring to the accompanying drawings inwhich similar characters of reference represent corresponding parts in each of the several views.
In the drawings:
FIG. 1 is a perspective view of the cabinet in accordance with the present invention with the front doors open. i
F IG'. 2 is a view similar to FIG. 1 showing the divider in the right hand side of the cabinet opened for access to the interior and showing one of the drawers open.
FIG. 3. is a vertical sectional view taken substantially along the line 3-3 of FIGII with the doors, dividers and drawers closed.
FIG. 4 is a view similar to FIG, 3 taken substantially along the line '4-4'of FIG. 1 I
The cabinet 11' of the present invention has'a base 12, sides 13 back 14'and top 16 finished and orna mented preferablyto'match a style of furniture with which the'cabinet 11 is to be used. It will be understood that the style of the furniture is subject to wide variation. The interior of the cabinet 11 is divided by a vertical partition'17. The interior is closed off by doors 18, preferably having raised panels 18a on-their front surfaces to augment the ornamentation of the cabinet it'- self, said doors being hinged to the left and right sides 13 about vertical axes. Spaced upwardly from base 12 is a horizontal partition 19 and below partition 19 on either sideof partition" is a drawer 21-. Each drawer 21 has a bottom 22, back'23, front 24 provided with arcuate cutouts 26 on the top edges thereof to enable the drawer tobe gripped for opening and closing and sides 27. Various items of jewelry may be stored in the drawers 21 and theaccess thereto is provided bypulling the drawers outas shown on the left-hand side of FIG. 2.
Directing attention to the right-hand side of the cabinet 11 as viewed in FIGS. 1 and 2 and as more specifically shown in FIG. 3, immediately inside right-hand door 18 is front divider 31 hinged to partition 17 by hinges 32. Divider 31 has a vertical partition 31a or panel which is centered relative to a marginal frame 33 which extends forwardly and rearwardly of partition 31a. Hooks 34 and 36 are applied to the front and rear of partition 31a respectively on which to hang various items of jewelry such as earings.
To the rear offrFnt divamrsrne'rshammazrai hinged to the inside of right side 13 by hinges (not shown). Divider 41 has a vertical partition 41a which is surrounded by a forwardly projecting marginal frame 42. A plurality of horizontal shelves 43 extend forward from partition 41a and each shelf 43 is provided with a plurality of slots 44 to receive finger rings. At the bottom of inner divider 41 a facing of cork 46 is placed on the front surface of partition 41a below the lowermost shelf 43. The top surface of the bottom of frame 42 is provided with a horizontal cork surface 47, and the edge, of cork 47 is closed off by a vertical rim 48. Various items may be stored on cork surfaces 46, 47 such as pins and brooches, the points of which are stuck into the cork.
Front divider 31 may be swung open as viewed in FIG. 2 to provide access to the hooks 34 and 36 on opposite sides thereof. When the front divider 31 is opened, the inner divider 41 may be swung open to the position of FIG. 2 to provide access to pegs 49 driven into the back 14 on which necklaces and the like may be hung. When the dividers 31 and 41 are closed, as is shown in FIG. 3, the various means for supporting jewelry are all concealed within the cabinet without any likelihood ofthe items becoming entangled or being injured.
Directing attention to the left-hand side of cabinet 11 as best shown in FIG. 4, immediately behind left door 18-is a panel 51 preferably of a thin plastic formed with a plurality of holes 52 to receive earrings of the type used for pierced ears. Panel 51 is preferably hinged to the inside of left side 13 by means of hinges 53. An enlarged finger grip hole 54 isprovided in the panel to enable the user to swing the panel open.
l3ehind panel 51is left-front divider 56 which is hinged'to the left side of center partition 17 by means of hinges (not shown). Left divider 56 has a vertical partition 57; and further, has a marginal frame 58 extending forwardly and rearwardlyFrame 58 partially surrounds panel 51. The rear of vertical partition 57 is provided with hooks 59 for other items of jewelry.
Behind treatawraerss is rear divider 61 which is hinged to the inside of left side 13. Divider 61 has a vertical partition 62 at the rear and is provided with a marginal frame 63 extending forwardly and protecting the items stored in divider 61. Preferably the front surface of partition 62 carries hooks 64. When panel 51 and dividers 56, 61 are swung open, access is provided to bracelet pegs 66 driven into back 14. I Thefu nction of marginal rrame's'ss, 42,58 and 63-is to protect the items of jewelry stored on the various panels and dividers with which they are associated by preventing theadjacent dividers or other portions of the cabinet 11 from hitting against the items of jewelry.
t o W t is aimqii l. A cabinet of appropriate size to store jewelry in a household comprising bottom, top, sides, back and at least one door on the front of said cabinet, first hinge means hinging said door about a vertical axis to one of said sides to close off the front of said cabinet, a front first divider within said cabinet, second hinge means hinging said first divider to said cabinet for pivotal movement about a vertical axis behind said first hinge means, an inner second divider within said cabinet behind said first divider, third hinge means hinging said second divider to said cabinet for pivotal movement about a vertical axis and in a direction opposite the direction of pivotal movement of said first divider, a plurality of pegs on the inside of said cabinet fixed to said back, a vertical partition on said first divider, a plurality of hooks on one side of said partition, a plurality of jewelry receptacles on the side of said partition opposite said hooks, a marginal frame around said partition projecting outward beyond said hooks to protect said hooks and jewelry hung thereon from being damaged, a plurality of shelves formed with slots to hold rings on at least the front face of said second divider, said second divider carrying pieces of cork or the like to receive pins of jewelry, a vertical wall divides said cabinet into two halves said first mentioned door closing off one half of said cabinet, a second door closing off the other half of said cabinet, said first divider hinged to said wall, said second divider hinged to one of said sides, and a plurality of additional dividers in the other of said halves of said cabinet similar to said first dividers and fourth hinge means hinging said additional dividers to said cabinet.
2. A cabinet according to claim 1 in which said dividers extend only part of the height of said cabinet and which further-comprises a drawer below said dividers.