US 452594 A
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0. 0. CHARLES.
No. 452,594. Patented May 19, 1891.
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CHARLES 0. CHARLES, OF REMSEN, NEXV YORK.
SPECIFICATION forming part of Letters Patent No. 452,594, dated May 19, 1891.
Application filed September 25, 1890. Serial No. 366,048. (No model.)
To all whom it may concern.-
Be it known that I, CHARLES 0. CHARLES, of Remsen, in the county of Oneida and State of New York, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Wardrobes; 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, and to the figures of reference marked thereon, which form part of this specification.
My invention relates to an improvement in wardrobes.
In the drawings which accompany and form a part of this specification, and in which similar numerals of reference refer to corresponding parts in the several figures, Figure 1 shows a horizontal section of my wardrobe. Fig. 2 shows a front elevation with the doors open and one of the set of doors and flies hereinafter described omitted.
Referring more specifically to the reference-numerals marked on the drawings, 1 indicates the body of the wardrobe, which incloses the revolving supports and swinging flies hereinafter described and is provided with doors 2 2, hinged to the body at 3.
4 indicates a revolving clothes-support mounted within the wardrobe; and it consists of a pair of heads and slats orbars 4 passing between them, forming a frame.
5 indicates an inner revolving frame mounted on gudgeons within the'outer revolving frame, and consists of heads with bars 5, passing between them and secured thereto, and also provided with shelves 6 6, which 00- cupy the space with the inner revolving frame. The bars 4 and 5 of the respective revolving frames are provided with suitable hooks or pins for the hanging of garments. The revolving frames 4 and 5 revolve independent of each other.
7 and 8 indicate swihging flies, which may be either a simple frame-work or otherwise, and are provided on both surfaces with hooks or pins, from which garments may be suspended. The pieces 7 and 8 are hinged at 9 and 10, respectively, to piece 11, which is hinged to the body of the wardrobe at 12.
The use and operation of my device are as follows: The doors maybe opened and closed for admission to the wardrobe, as is usual, and when open access may be had to the revolving frames, and by revolving them any of the hooks mounted thereon may be brought to the front and opposite the door, so as to be readily accessible, and the inner frame may be revolved in like manner, and so as to present the hooks of the inner frame to the intervals between the bars of the outer frame and opposite the doors. The flies '7 and 8 are provided with hooks or pins suitable for hanging garments on both their inner and outer surfaces, and, beinghinged to the swinging piece 11, they can move out of the wardrobe when the door is open, so that readyaccess may be had to either surface, and the room of the wardrobe is thereby fully utilized. The shelves 6 6 are used for such articles as are adapted to be placed thereon.
It is evident that several flies instead of two may be mounted on the same swinging pieces and that they might be hinged together in a different manner, the important feature being that they are hinged so as to swing out of the open door, so as to permit ready access to both sides of the flies and swing into parallel and compiled position within, and that other alterations and changes in and from the construction may be made without departing from the spirit of my invention.
What I claim as new, and desire to secure by Letters Patent, is- 1. The herein-described wardrobe having a receptacle-body 1, with hinged doors 2 2, the revolving frames 4 and 5, formed with heads and vertical connecting-bars between the heads, the latter frame being independ ently pivoted within the former and provided with shelves 6 6, supported by the vertical bars, the suspending-hooks on the vertical bars, and the flies 7 and 8, provided with suspending-hooks hinged at 9 and 10 to swing the walls of the wardrobe adjacent to the door-opening and adapted to carry the flies from their closed position out of the open door into position to permit ready access to both sides thereof, as set forth.
ing piece 11, which piece 11 is hinged at 12 to 2. The herein-described wardrobe havingbody 1 and doors 2 2, with the flies 7 and 8, each provided with suspending-hooks and hinged at 9 and 10, respectively, to swinging 5 piece 11, so as to swing from a substantially right-angular position to the piece 11 in the direction of the door-opening only, the piece 11 being hinged at 12 to the walls adjacent to the door-opening and adapted to swing from its closed position against the inner 1o face of the wall out of the open door carryin g the flies, as set forth.
In witness whereof I have affixed my signature in presence of two witnesses.
CHARLES 0. CHARLES. \Vitnesses:
GEORGE E. PRITCHARD, JOHN R. ELLIS.