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Publication numberUS787243 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateApr 11, 1905
Filing dateMar 8, 1904
Priority dateMar 8, 1904
Publication numberUS 787243 A, US 787243A, US-A-787243, US787243 A, US787243A
InventorsGeorge W Warren
Original AssigneeGeorge W Warren
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
US 787243 A
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PATENTBD APR. 11, 1905.



APPLIGATION FILED 111111.11, 1904.

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SPECIFICATION forming part of Letters Patent No. 787,243, dated April 11, 1905.

Application filed MalCll 8, 1904:. Serial N- 197.101.

To I/'/o/nl if um. concern:

ite it known that l, GEORGE lV. HERREN, a citizen of the United States, residing` at Hastings, in the county of Adams and State of Nebraska, have invented new and useful Improvements in \Yardrobes, of which the following is a specilication.

My invention relates to new and useful improvements in furniture, and relates more especially to wardrobes; and its object to prosprings of the mirror; and Fig. 9 is a section on line 9 9, Fig. o.

Referring to the ligures by numerals of reference, l is a bureau of any suitable construction and having` a casing; in rear thereof and extending from the bottom of the bureau to a point thereabove, and this casing has an aperture 3 in the front face thereof, in which is adapted to be arrang'ed a mirror. This aperture constitutes a means of access to the invidc a wardrotw which will present every appearance of a bureau. commode, or other article of furniture, but which is provided with means whereby access may be readily had to a compartment Vformed in rear of the article of furniture and which is adapted to be utilized as a \vardr be.

Another object of the invention is to provide means whereby the door of the wardrobe can be readily raised or lowered. Vith the above and other objects in view the invention consists of an article of furniture having' a compartment Yformed in rear thereof and to which access may be had by moving' vfrom its normal position a door which forms a part of the back of the article of furniture.

'lhe invention also consists in so mounting amirror on the door as to permit it to be readily iowered or raised.

The invention also consists in the further novel construction and combination of parts hereinafter' more fully described and claimed, and illustrated in the accompanying drawings, showing the preferred form of my invention, and in which *e Figure l is a front elevation of a combined wardrobe and bureau constructed in accordance with my invention. Fig. 2 is aside elevationthereof,showingthemirrortilted. Fig. I), is a view similar to Fig. l with the mirrorlowered, so as to reveal the interior of the wardrobe. Fig. -t is a rear elevation of the bureau with the back thereof removed and showing the mirrow lowered and the guides thereof partly broken away. Fig. is a section on line 5 5, Fig. 4f. Fig. 6 is a vertical section through the bm'eau. Fig. T is an enlarged section of the mirror and its slide. Fig. 8 is an enlarged section through one of the balanceterior of the casing '2, and arranged within this casing are hooks l or other suitable means whereby articles of clothing' may be readily susi ended. Arranged along the side edges of aperture 3 and within the casing are guideeleats 5, in which is mounted a slide Vformed of a frame 6 and a back plate T, having' a vertical scries of notches 8 therein. Arms 9 are pivoted within the slide near the upper edge thereof and also to the central portion of the sides of a mirror il), and a lug 11 extends from the center of the lower edge of the mirror and is adapted to be seated in any one of the notches 8, .--\rrange .l within the casing Q at opposite sides of the aperture, and prefer'- ably slightly above the lower edge thereof, are brackets l2, having tubular extensions 13 projecting' therefrom. A spring 14C is secured at its ends to this extension and to a drum 15, respectively, said drum being revolubly mounted upon theJ extension and having lugs 16 eX- tending-from the inner face thereof. One of the extensions 13 has longitudinallyextend ing slots 1T therein, and in these slots are slidably-mounted laterally-cxtending arms 1S, projecting from the stem l), which is slidably mounted within said extension and extends through the front face of that portion of casing 2 which is above tht` body of the bureau. This stem is held normally projected by a spring 20, which is inter-posed between a casing 2l, inclosing the bracket and drum, and the inner end of the stem 19. lt will be understood that the arms lb are thus held normally in the path of the lugs 16 and prevent the drum l5 from rotating. Straps are sei cured to the drums and to the lower edge of the slide of the mirror.

lVhen it 1s desired to place a garment within the casing 2, the slide is drawn downward and l ture in one wall thereof, and guides within causes the drums 15 to rotate and wind the Springs 14 upon the extensions 13. The interior of the casing 2 is thus exposed to view. Vlien it is desired to close the wardrobe-casing 2, the stem 19 is pressed inward. The springs 14 will raise the mirror, and after the mirror has been brought to its uppermost position the stem 19 is released and will automatically-lock the mirror in place. Ventiletting-apertures 23 may be arranged within the walls of thecasing 2, so as to permit a free circulation of air therethrough. The mirror 10 can be readily placed at a desired inclination by swinging it upward with the arms 9 and placing the lug 11 into engagement with any one of the series of notches 8. While I have shown and described this invention as a combined bureau and wardrobe, it is to be understood that the wardrobe can loe combined with a commode or other suitable articles of furniture with equal advantage. It will be seen that the device is very attractive and simple in construction and constitutes a very convenient article of furniture.

In the foregoing description I have shown the preferred form of my invention; but I do not limit myself thereto, as I am aware that modifications may be made therein without departing from the spirit of sacrificing any of the advantages thereof, and I therefore reserve the right to make such changes as fairly fall within the scope of my invention.

Having thus described the invention, what is claimed as new isM 1. In a device of the character described, the combination with a casing having an aperthe casing and adjacent the aperture, of a slide mounted Within the guides and normally closing the aperture, a mirror adjustably carried by said slide, a bracket provided with a tubular extension havinga slotted end, a drum revolubly mounted upon the extension, a spring inclosed by the drum and having its ends connected to said drum and extension, a stem slidably mounted within the extension and provided with laterally-extending arms, spring' means for normally retaining the arms within the slots of the extension to retain said arms in the path of lugs on the drum, and a strap having one end secured to the mirror and its other end secured to the drum.

2. In a device of the character described, a slidable mirror, a bracket provided with an extension having one of its ends slotted, a drum revolubly mounted upon the extension and provided with lugs, a spring housed within the drum and having one of its ends secured to the extension and its other end to the drum, a stem slidably mounted within the extension and provided with laterally-projecting arms, a spring adapted to normally retain the arms within the slots of the extension to retain the arms in the path of the lugs, and a strap having one of its ends secured to the mirror and its other end secured to the drum.

In testimony whereof I aiix my signature in presence of two Witnesses.




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US3018690 *Mar 27, 1959Jan 30, 1962Magrauth Andrew GMirror for chest door, wall, or similar use
US3185536 *Aug 24, 1962May 25, 1965Borg WarnerDresser
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Cooperative ClassificationB60R1/0617