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Publication numberUS394806 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateDec 18, 1888
Filing dateMar 15, 1888
Publication numberUS 394806 A, US 394806A, US-A-394806, US394806 A, US394806A
InventorsNewell G. Augier
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
US 394806 A
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WARDROBE BEDSTEADQ No. 394,806. Patented Dec. 18, 1888.

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No. 394,806. Patented Dec. 18, 1888.




SPECIFICATION forming part of Letters Patent No. 394,806, dated December 18, 1888.

Application filed March 15, 1888. Serial No. 267.202. (No model.)

To all whom it may concern.-

Be it known that I, NEWELL G. AUGIER, a citizen of the United States, and a resident of Stuart, in the county of Holt and State of Nebraska, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in 'ardrobe-Bedsteads; and I do hereby declare that the following is a full, clear, and exact description of the invention, which will enable others skilled in the art to which it appertains to make and use the same, reference being had to the accompanying drawings, which form a part of this specification, and in which Figure 1 is a perspective view of my improved folding bedstead, showing the doors of the wardrobe closed and the door for the bookcase portion opened. Fig. 2 is a similar view showing the doors opened and the bed tilted down. Fig. 3 is a vertical sectional view of the bedstead folded up and closed. Fig. 4 is a similar view of the same showing the bed folded down, and Fig. 5 is a perspective detail view of the bracket and support.

The same numerals of reference indicate the same or corresponding parts in all the figures.

M y invention has relation to wardrobe-bedsteads or folding bedsteads; and it consists in the improved construction and combination of parts of such a bedstead, as will be hereinafter more fully described and claimed.

In the accompanying drawings, the numeral 1 indicates the top piece of the wardrobe-frame, 2 indicates the bottom piece, and 3 indicates the side pieces, all of which pieces may be of any desired size and style of ornamentation, and may be secured together in knockdown fashion or permanei'itly. The frame has its front closed by means of four doors, l, 5, (5, and 7, the upper pair, 4 and 5, of which are larger than the lower pair, (5 and T, and one, 5, of the upper doors is provided with an inwardly-extending case, 8, having shelves 9, and an outwardly-opening door, 10, covering its open front, which case may serve as a book-case or for any similar purpose. The two lower doors are provided with similar rearwardly-extending cases, 11 and 12, and these cases may contain either drawers 13 or shelves 1%, or both, as shown in the drawings, so as to serve as a bureau and a washstand.

The bed-frame 15 is hinged with the forward or lower edge of its head piece, 16, to

the bottom piece of the wardrobe or to a false bottom, 17, secured detachably to the bottom, and the foot-board 18 of this frame is pro- Vided with a dowmvardly-extending portion, 1.), which may either be in one piece with the foot-board or hinged to the same, as shown in the drawings, and which serves as afoot or support for that end of the bed.

A red, 20, has its upper and lower ends secured in the top and bottom pieces of the ward robe-frame, serving to secure the said pieces in their proper positions, and this red is formed with a double crank, 21, near its upper end,

upon the vertical portion of which the inner edge of a triangular bracket portion, 22, of a bracket, 23, is hinged, the said bracket having a horizontal portion, 2%, the edges of which are at iight angles to the plane of the inner portion. The horizontal portion of the bracket is formed with longitudinal slots 25, in which hooks 26 may be secured with their shanks, and transverse rods 27 may be secured to the horizontal portion and have yokes 29 hooked upon them, so that a considerable amount of clothes may be supported from the bracket upon the hooks and yokes.

It will be seen that when the wardrobe-door is closed the bracket may be swung in to have its inner portion bearing against the inner side of the side piece in the double crank of the rod, and when the door is opened the bracket may be swung out with its edge against the door, being thus easily accessible. It follows that this bracket may be used in any construction of wardrobe or closet, and the vertical rod being secured in the top and bottom pieces of the wardrobe-frame it serves to hold these pieces secured to the side pieces, being especially useful for this purpose when the frame is constructed as a knockdown frame.

It will be seen that the back portion of the wardrobe-frame will be of sufficient size to hold the bed-frame and the bed-clothes in it, and that the front portion will hold the bookcase and the clothes suspended from the swingin g bracket, and at the lower end the bureau and washstand-cases will fill up the front portion, so that all space in the frame is perfectly utilized, the device forming a compact and still capacious piece of furniture.

Having thus described my invention,I claim and desire to secure by Letters Patent ot' the United State;'-

1. In combination with a wardrobe=tra1ne ot' the usual cmlstruction, a vertical rod secured with its ends in the top and bottom pieces, drawing them toward each other, and formed with a double crank near its upper end, and a bracket hinged with its inner end upon the vertical portion of the double crank, as shown and described.

2. In combination with a wardrobe-tramne consisting of two side pieces and a top and a bottom piece secured to the ends of the side pieces, a vertical rod secured with its ends in the top and bottom pieces, drawing them against: the ends of the side pieces, and hav .ing a double crank near its upper end and bearing against the inner side of one side piece of the frame, and a bracket hinged to the vertical portion of the double crank, as shown and described.

In combination with a wardrobe-traine of the usual construction, a vertical rod bearing against one side piece and drawing the top and bottom pieces toward the ends of the side pieces, being secured with its ends in the said top and bottom pieces and having a double crank near the upper end projecting t t'n'ward, and a bracket having a VGltiC'fll portion hinged to the vertical portion of the double crank and having a horizontal portion bent from the up per edge of the vertical portion and having its edges at right angles to the faces of the vertical portion, and having lo'i'igitudinal slots for the reception of hooks and transverse rods for the attachment-of yokcs, as shown and described.

4. The combination of a vertical rod in one side of a wardrobe, and a bracket hinged with its vertical portion to the rod and provided with a horizontal longitudinally-slotted portion, having its edges at right angles to the plane of the vertical portion and having hooks secured in the slots and provided with transverse rods for the attaclnnentot yokes for suspending clothes, as shown and described.

In testimony that I claim the foregoing as my own I have hereunto at'tixed my signature in presence of two witnesses.



R. M. JoHNsoN, A. E. RICE.

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Cooperative ClassificationA47B88/06