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Publication numberUS832625 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateOct 9, 1906
Filing dateApr 6, 1906
Priority dateApr 6, 1906
Publication numberUS 832625 A, US 832625A, US-A-832625, US832625 A, US832625A
InventorsNora Ryan
Original AssigneeNora Ryan
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
US 832625 A
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No. 832,625. PATENTED OCT. 9, 1906.





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Specification of Letters Patent.

Application filed April 6,1906. Serial No. 310,373:

To all whom it may concern: I

Be it known that I, NORA RYAN, a citizen of the United States, residing at New York, in the county of New York and State of New York, have invented a new and useful Wardrobe, of which the following is a specification.

This invention relates to wardrobes, and has for its object to provide an improved portable device of this character which may be conveniently assembled and also readily taken apart for the purpose of storage and trans ortati on. v

A fiirther'object of the invention is to embody the wardrobe in skeleton form, so as to render the device'comparatively light and at the same time to maintain the necessarystrength thereof, the skeleton formation also enabling convenient access to all parts of the interior of the wardrobe.

A still further obj ect. of the invention is to dispense with blank walls and to employ ordinary rolling shades in lieu thereof,whereby the shades may be drawn down, so as to form walls for the wardrobe, and may be run up I to any height for the purpose of giving access to any portion of the wardrobe.

With these and other objects in view the present invention consists in the combination and arrangement of parts, as will be hereinafter more fully described, shown in the accompanying drawings, and particularly pointed out in the appended claims, it being understood that changes in the form, proportion, size, and minor details may be made within the scope of the claims without departingi from the spirit or sacrificing any of the advantages of the invention. In the drawings, Figure 1 is a perspectiv view of a wardrobe embodying the features of the present invention, the rolling screen or walls being run up to the top of the wardrobe, so as to disclose the structural features-of the frame. Fig. 2 is an underneath perspective View of the top of the wardrobe removed.

Fig. 3 is a fragmentary perspective view of certain portions of the frame in their relative positions preparatory to assembling the same.

Fig. 4 is a fragmentary plan view of one corner of the top of the wardrobe.

Like characters of reference designate corresponding parts in all of the figures of the drawings. Y

In general the present wardrobe includes a skeleton frame made up of upper and lowersections which may be conveniently assembled, and each section'mcludes corner posts 1 the frame. I are equipped with brackets 3 and cross-bars 8,

or'standards, eross-bars,and braces for connectin the frame in its set-up condition.

The lower section of the wardrobe includes four vertical posts or standards 1, each of which is provided at its lower end with a caster-wheel 2. Upon each post or standard section there is aseries of tubular clips or brackets 3, each of which is capable of being adjusted to any'position upon the standard and held thereon by-means of a set-screw 4.

Asshown in the resent embodiment of the invention, each ower standard-section has three brackets, each lower bracket having two horizontally-disposed open sockets or couplings 5 and 6 for the reception of the respective front and side rails or cross-bars 7 and 8. Resting upon the front and rear bottom rails 7 and the bottom cross-bars 8 is a bottom shelf 9, which has its four corners recessed to receive the corner-posts, and thereby hold the shelf against edgewise displace.

ment. The shelf is removed by tilting the same into a vertical position and then slid endwise between one air of posts. The rear pair of posts or stan ards is connected by a 3 diagonal brace-bar 10, the lower end of which is received within an upwardly inclined socket 11, carried by a sleeve or bracket 12, embracing one of the standards. The upper end of the brace is received within a downwardly-inclined socket 13, carried by a sleeve or tubular bracket 14, carried by the opposite rear standard adjacent its upper end. The upper end of each standard-section 1 has an open longitudinal socket 15. v A pair'of hanger-bars 16 are provided for the upper portionof the lower wardrobe-section, each v ar being provided at each end with a hook or substantiallyU-sha ed spring-clip 17, de-' signed to be snappe over the uppermost cross-barS of the lower section for thepur ose of preventing-separation of the lower en s of the frame and at the same time to serve as hangers for garments and other articles.

The up er sectionof the wardrobe is provided witff four corner posts or standards 18,

the lower ends of which are provided with reduced ins 19, designed to snugl fit Within the soc ets 15 in the upper ends 0 the respective lowerstandard-sections 1, so as to removably connect the upper and lower sections, of The upper standard-sections 18 similar to those described for the lower section, and opposite cross-bars are connected by hanger-bars 16 of the same construction cured to the underside of t been run up to the to and in the same manner as described for the lower wardrobe-section. Upon the upper end of each standard-section 18 there is a tubular cornerbracket or ca 19, provided at its upper end with a suitab e ornament 20 and having opencouplin s or sockets 21 and-22 for the reception of t e respective cross-bars 23 and 24. A11 ularly-related brackets 25 and 26 are carrie by the bracket 19 and have the ordinary form of seats for conventional forms of spring-actuated rolling screens or shades 27 and 28, the shades 27 being located at the front and back of thewardrobe and the shades 28 being located at opposite ends of the wardrobe-frame. In front of each roll.

ing screen there is a curtain-pole 29, having each end received within a socket 30 upon the inner side of the adjacent roller-bracket, and

upon each curtain-pole there is ,a series of rings 31, from which a suitable curtain or drapery 32 is hung for the purpose of coverin' the adjacent s1de of the wardrobe-frame. he upper endof the frame is closed by a top 33, which rests upon the cross-bars 23 and 2 4 and has its corners notched to receive the brackets 19, and thereby prevent edgewise dis lacement of said top. l I I f desired, garment-han 'ers may be se- Iie topsuch, for instance, as shown at 34for the support of hats. Other types of hangers, such as shown at 36, may be employed upon certain of the hanger-bars 16,- said bars also serving as a convenient support for coat-hangers, one of which has been shown at 87 When the curtains or draperies, only one of which has been shown in ig. 1, have been drawn to respective corners of the wardrobe and the rolling walls or screens 27 and 28 have of the frame, the frame is open, throughout a lfour sides, so as to give convenient access to all. parts of the interior 7 from the lower section,

of the wardrobe. By drawing the rolling sides or screens down to. the bottom of the wardrobe, the latter will be closed throughout its four sides, so as to exclude du'st therefrom, and by drawing across the respective sides of the wardrobe additionalside closures will'be provided and and an ornamental appearance be given to the wardrobe.

When the wardrobe is not in use, may be lifted ofL-the upper section removed and the several parts of each section taken apart and folded compactly between the top 33 and the bottom 9,

whereby the wardrobe may be folded or collapsed into very compact form fortransportation and storage.

Having thus described the invention, what is claimed i's- 1. In a wardrobe the combination with standards; of sockets having slip-joint connections with the standards, cross-bars connecting the sockets to form a substantially reotangularirame, and a cover resting upon and projecting partly between the connecting-bars, saidcover being cut away at its cor-.

ner to receive the socket.

2. In a wardrobe the combination with standards; of sockets mounted to slip longitudinally upon the standards, cross-bars connecting the sockets to form a rigid frame, and brackets disposed at angles to each other and extending from each socket, said brackets being arran ed substantially in alinement with the crossars.

In testimony thatI claim the foregoing as my own I have hereto afiixed my signature in the presence of two witnesses.


, Witnesses:


the curtains or draperies the top

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Cooperative ClassificationA47B43/04