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Publication numberUS827292 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateJul 31, 1906
Filing dateDec 14, 1905
Priority dateDec 14, 1905
Publication numberUS 827292 A, US 827292A, US-A-827292, US827292 A, US827292A
InventorsManly W Burtch
Original AssigneeManly W Burtch
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
US 827292 A
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No. 827,392. LPATENTED'JULY 31,- 1906. w. BURTGH.


' Wardrobes, of which the following is a specirobe with various improved features tending-- v UNITED- "STATES r MAR L w -nu'aron, or

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Toall whom it may concern:

Be it known that-I, MANLY; W. Bmrron', a citizen of the United States, residing at S arta,-Kent county, Michi an, have 1nven ted certain new and useful mprover'nents 1n fication. a

' Mypresent invention relates to improvej ments 1n wardrobes of the type having'a dis?" .lo

appearing door.)

ave aimed toprovide such a ward? to secure increased economy in manufacture,

" simplicity, an i efliciency and durability in 1s v I use. r

1 The invention includes, therefore, the various features of construction and arrangement ofparts hereinafter described, and pari and opened positions;

' 4 designate, respectively,

right, and left hands ides of the wardrobe, and

to the sidewall 3 of the wardrobe.

ticularl; pointed out in the. claims.

e invention is illustrated in the accoindoorto show the improved construction. Fig. 2 is a view at right angles to Fig. '1. Figs. 3 and"4 are horizontal sections with the -,doorin closed In the drawings,-.the'nurnera]s1, 2,3, and the top, bottom,

*5 the door. This isconnected by suitable hinges 6 to a sliding piece or section 7, -de' signed to'slide back and forth in proximity p It is pro-.' vided atjthebottom with a grooved wheel or pulley 8, designed to travel .upon a track 9,

and is guided at the top by the tongue 10 engaging the groove-11. section 7 and door 5 0 door is opened wide, I

In order to cause the rovideinthe bottom 2 of the wardrobe a pu ley or wheel 12, sunk in the bottom or floor and with a portioh of its peripheryprojecting slightly above 'the ,floon. A track or rail 13, 'carriedby the in-- 45- ner face'of the door at or near the lower edge, is' designed to' run up in this wheel when the 1 door is opened out into with the section 7, and thusthe door 1s prevented from b1ndmg or rubb1ng on the floor as 1t recedes or isv pushed back into the case or wardrobe. The

ulpper edge of the door is grooved to receive t e tongue 10 as it slides back, whereby itis I held away from the side of the case.

The outward movement of the section 7 is slide freely when the 'tedby stops 14 and 15 at the top and 5 '5. "bottom, respectively. The upper stop 14 strikes against .a woodenstrip or sto 16,. rejects down from the top 0 the wardrobe and against the, front side of which ,the door contacts when closed. This strip 1.6 '-a1s o acts as a batten over the top crack of v the door. l The lower stop 15 strikes against a similar s'topi18, carried. by the sidebar 19,

provided; for the'support of the shelving.

(Not shown.) v p {In-order that "the doorway swing freelyv and yet a tight joint and a neat finis be see cured when the door-is iclosed, I carry the door to the rear-of its pivot, as shown tit-5*,

referably'bg curving the, edge, as at 5 ,-the e ont edge e the section 7 being correspondingly curved." The inner wall is recessed at 3', the recess terminating in an edge 3, and the recess being adapted 'togive ample room for theswin of theedgefi while when the door is closedthe said edge SP-cOnt'actswith" thepedge 3, making a tight joint and preseatinga finishediappearance. p 1

' Having th described my invention, what I claim is. n i s 1. The combination with a wardrobe or the like of a rail located onthe floor in-proximity to one of the-sidewalls, a sliding sec- 'tion carrying a rolier'trave'lingpn said rail, a1 door hinged jtoth *irent 'edgejof said sliding -8 5 .section a pulley n1 the,'floor. nearthe front and" out of line withisaid rail, and a rail'carried by the inner face ofthefdoor designed to 'travelupon said last-named pulley,.sub'stanitially as described.) o"

2. The combination with a wardrobe or the like, of a'section mounted to slide in proximity to the side wall thereof, arib or tongue carried by the top of the wardrobe engaging a groove the upper edge of the section, a door hinged to said section and having a corresponding groove, a 111 depending from the top of the-wardrobe and overlapping the in ner face-of. the 'door and sectiom'and a-stop MANLY' w; BUiiToH.


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on the inner face of the se'aetionf'or. engaging I00

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US4852212 *Oct 2, 1987Aug 1, 1989Alfit Gesellschaft M.B.H.Set of hardware for mounting a hinged and slidable door on a box unit of furniture
US6976743 *Oct 7, 2002Dec 20, 2005Orleans Furniture, Inc.Ready-to-assemble entertainment center having pocket doors
Cooperative ClassificationE06B3/5045