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Publication numberUS873855 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateDec 17, 1907
Filing dateSep 27, 1906
Priority dateSep 27, 1906
Publication numberUS 873855 A, US 873855A, US-A-873855, US873855 A, US873855A
InventorsHorace Goldin
Original AssigneeHorace Goldin
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Valise, dressing-case, and the like.
US 873855 A
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No. 873,855. P'ATENTED DEG.17, 1907.



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Specification of Letters Patent.

Patented Dec. 17, 19071 Application filed September 27, 1908. Serial No-,336,388.

To all whom it may concern:

Be it known that I, HORACE GoLnrN, a citizen of the United States of America, residing at 17 Torrington Square, London, in the county of Middlesex, England, illusionist,

have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Valises, Dressing-Cases, and the Like, of which the following is a specification.

This invention relatesto those valises, dressing casesand the like which are used in traveling, the object of these improvements being to render such articles easilyconvertible to form a table which can be used inrailway com artments and the like, which this invention renders it possible for such articles when open to be utilized as .a dressing table, thereby obviating the necessity for a separate table or stand for the su port of such articles when in use, while at t e same time the whole arrangement is capable of being collapsed into such articles in such a manner as not to occupy any material space in the inside of the BJtlClG and at the same time to have no exterior carried in the course of travehng.

In order that this invention may be clearly understood and more easily carried into practice, I have appended hereunto three sheets of drawings upon which I have illustrated the nature of my said improvements.

Figure lis a view of the valise or case when in use as-a table during traveling. Fig. 2 is a view of the same valise crease with the legs collapsed for carrying in the ordinary way. Fig. 3 is a view of the same valise or case as when open for use as a dressing table and which also illustrates additional shelves which unfold as herein described for holding many of the articles contained in the valise while in use. Fig. 4 is a vertical section through one of the joints of the collapsible legs illustrating one method by which the collapsing arrangement is accomplished. Fig. 5 1s a horizontal cross section through .Fig. 4. Fig. 6 is a broken off view illustrating the arra ement of recessed folding shelves when recess. Fig. 7 is a section the shelves when folded into the Fig. 8-is a similar section to that of illustrati recess.

Fig. 7 but illustrating the shelves when unfolded from within the recesses ready for use. In carrying this invention into effect the dressing case or the like A is provided in addition to disfiguration when,

sible legs B which are preferably formed 0 lengths of tube 1; made to slide one within the other, each length being formed of two thicknesses oftube one being secured firmly within the other, the inner one bei provided with a slot or groove 13 in Whi ci a stud or pin 1) upon the exterior of the inner tube slides, the lower end of the slot being formed to a helical or screw shape at b in such a manner that as the sections forming the legs are drawn out and twisted with four colla the stud travels along the spiral .or thread to the horizontal part 5 which is reduced in width at the end so as to fix the stud by the increased friction of the sides of the slot until such times as the leg is twisted in the reverse direction aswhen re uired for their colla se into the valise in whic case nothing is visi le of them-from the exterior except the silver plated disks 1) which are so shaped as to facilitate the easy withdrawal and fixing by twisting of the legs. I

Various other arrangements of faste the collapsible tubular legs when extended may be provided within the scope of the appended claims without departingfrom the nature of this invention while such legs are provided at their bottom ends with a foot 6 which when the legs are collapsed forms a plated cap to cover the apertures from which they are extended.

In the case of the shelves or projections c c which when not in use are folded up and slid into the recesses of the case, the lower shelves 0 are suspended by tapes 0 or the like from the upper shelf 0 which when unfolded is supported by the bracket rods E the bent ends e of which engage with slots in the recess partition abeing retained therein by the enlarged heads e, the shelf 0 being retained rigid and horizontal when open by the ends 6 of the rods bearing against the top a of the slot or, while the other part of "the rods rest in the cut away portions 0. of the side of the valise or case A. For withdrawing the shelves from the recess suitable leather tabs 0 may be provided.-

It is obvious that the particular details of the means for supporting the-shelves when unfolded may be varied without departing from the scope of the claims.

A mirror F may be hinged to the inside of the lidof the valise and is preferably provided with struts f and a rack f whereby 1 when forming a dressing table.

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the an le of the mirror can be adjusted to the prising a body part, rovided with a luralit g d P i requirements of a person sitting at the case Having now described my invention I declare that what I claim is v 1. The hereinbefore described article comprising, a body part provided with a plurality of leg apertures, a collapsible leg movable through each leg aperture into the body part, each leg consisting of a plurality of sections telescoping one into the other and each section consistin of two tubes, the inner tube of each section aving a slot therein, and the outer tube, a stud movable in the slotted inner tube of the next section.

2. The hereinbefore described article comleg aperture, each leg comprising a of leg apertures, an a collapsible leg for eac luralit of sections movable one into the ot er, eac

section comprising an internally slotted tube,

with the slot formed into a helix at its lower end and a second tube inclosing the first mentioned one and having a stud movable in the slotted tube of the next section.

In witness whereof Ihave hereunto set my hand in the presence of two witnesses.





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Cooperative ClassificationA45C9/00