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Publication numberUS890554 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateJun 9, 1908
Filing dateOct 9, 1907
Priority dateOct 9, 1907
Publication numberUS 890554 A, US 890554A, US-A-890554, US890554 A, US890554A
InventorsSumner E Blackstone
Original AssigneeSumner E Blackstone
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Collapsible wardrobe.
US 890554 A
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PATENTED JUNE .9, 1908.

S. E. BLAGKSTONE. GOLLAPSIBLE WARDROBE.

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Specification of Letters Patent.

Patented June 9, 1908.

Application filed October 9, 1907. Serial No. 396,556.

To all whom it may concern:

Be it known that I, SUMNER E. BLACK- STONE, a citizen of the United States, residing at Pittsfield, in the county of Merrimack and State of New Hampshire, have invented an Improvement in Collapsible Wardrobes, of which the following description, in connection with the accompanying drawings, is a specification, like letters on the drawings representing like parts.

The object of my invention is to combine lightness, compactness, and completeness of service, and, to this end, I have provided eX- ceedingly light sides, so arranged that they, and also the top, can fold down flat against the back, and occupy only the space of their combined thicknesses, the sides being preferably skeleton in form, and provided with a folding shelf, specially constructed to receive coat hooks, a folding garment rod, pockets for shoes, rubbers, etc. and a stand for umbrellas and canes.

The constructional details of my invention will be pointed out and further explained in the course of the following description, reference being had to the accompanying drawings, in which Figure 1 is a perspective View of the ward robe complete, the front curtain being broken away to show the internal construction; Figs. 2 and 5 are views thereof in side elevation, showing respectively the wardrobe open and closed; Figs. 3 and 4 are cross sectional views, showing respectively the wardrobe closed and open.

The general construction of my invention will be best understood viewing Figs. 2-5, from which it will be seen that I preferably employ a solid back 1, to one vertical edge of which is secured or integrally formed a pro jecting flange 2, having the same width as the opposite side 3, and to this flange is hinged at 4 a side 5, the side 3 being hinged at 6 to the opposite edge of the back 1. At 8 is pivoted on the back 1 a top 9, having side flanges 10 which embrace the upper ends of the two sides 3 and 5 when the wardrobe is open, as shown in Figs. 1 and 2, and embrace the entire upper part of sides and back when the wardrobe is closed, as clearly shown in Figs. 3 and 5/ The sides consist of a rectangular peripheral frame 11, over which is stretched cloth, leather, or tough paper 12, thereby providing a hollow or recessed inner surface, having the frame as a flange or rim at its edges for holding and permitting the side 3.

proper pivoting, etc. of that portion of the device which is to be contained therein, and for which room has to be provided when the apparatus is folded. The contained portion of the device preferably consists of a shelf 13, pivoted at 14 in the frame of the side 3, said shelf having a length permitting it to extend across between the frame edgesof the opposite side 5, thereby serving to hold the wardrobe rigidly open when the shelf is raised as shown in Fig. 1, suitable suspending means for the swinging end of the shelf being provided, the same being herein shown as consisting of a hook 15 depending from the top of the side 5. This shelf is arranged at the top of the wardrobe, preferably leaving a space suflicient simply for hats and the like, and it is purposely made of slats, not only for lightness, but to receive coat hooks for the suspension of garments from said rack. On the pivot rod 14 is suspended a hook 16 for receiving the free end of a rod 17 secured to a cross bar at its opposite end pivoted in the frame ed 'es of the side 5, this rod 17 serving the doub e purpose of cocperating with the shelf 13 in holding the wardrobe open, and also of receiving garments thrown over it or suspending garment hooks or the like. The frame of the side 3 is braced adjacent its lower end with a transverse bar 19, from which is hung a series of folding shoe pockets 20, and above these I provide an umbrella ring 21 swiveled at 22 on a bracket 23 mounted to pivot vertically at 241 in a support 25 secured on the inner side of the frame of the The front of the wardrobe is preferably closed by a curtain 26, secured in any suitable manner, as by ,buttons or hooks 27.

In operation, when it is desired to use the wardrobe, which we will suppose has been folded as shown in Figs. 3 and 5, the top 9 is first swung up on its pivot 8, and then the side 5 is swung outwardly until it strikes against the adjacent flange 10. This releases the side 3, which is then swung outwardly in the opposite direction until it also strikes against the opposite flange, 10. The shelf 13 is then swung up out of its nested position in the side 3 into engagement between the flanges or frame edges of the side 5 and hooked in place, thereby holding the wardrobe absolutely rigid. Thereupon the rod 17 is swung upwardly from its nested position in the frame 5 into engagement with the frame 3, where it is caught by the hook 16. This braces the wardrobe lower down than the shelf 13, and gives still further rigidity. The ring 21 is then turned on its swivel 28 from its vertical closed position into its horizontal open position, and swungaround as shown in the. drawings.

Having described my invention, what I claim as new, and desire to secure by Letters Patent is:

1. A wardrobe, comprising a back having a forwardly projecting vertical flange at one edge, a side hinged at the opposite edge to swing inwardly flat against the front side of the back, an opposite side hinged to the front edge of said flange to swing inwardly flat against the other side, said flange having a width permitting the first mentioned side to fold in behind the second mentioned side when the latter is folded in, a top pivoted at the upper end of the back to close down flat over the back and the two sides when folded together, each of said two sides having an inwardly projecting frame at its edges, a shelf pivoted to and fitting snugly between the edges of the frame of one of the sides and having a length to extend-between and lit against the opposite edges of the frame of the opposite side when the wardrobe is fully opened, and means carried by the last mentioned side for detachably engaging the free swinging end of the shelf to hold it in horizontal position.

2. A wardrobe, comprising a back havinga forwardly projecting vertical flange at one edge, a side hinged at the opposite edge to swing inwardly flat against the front side of the backdan opposite side hinged to the front I edge of said flange to swing inwardly flat against the other side, said flange having a width permitting the first mentioned side to fold in behind the second mentioned side when the latter is folded in, a top pivoted at the upper end of the back to close down flat over the back and the two sides when folded together, each of said two sides having an inwardly projecting frame at its edges, a shelf ing end of the shelf to hold it in horizontal position, a bar mounted below said shelf in the frame of one side, a rod extending from said bar and. arranged to swing against the opposite side, and means for detachably holding said rod in its raised position.

3. A wardrobe, comprising a back having a forwardly projecting vertical flange at one edge, a side hinged at the opposite edge to swing inwardly flat against the front side of the back, an opposite side hinged to the front edge of said flange to swing inwardly flat against the other side, said flange having a width permitting the first mentioned side to fold in behind the second mentioned side when the latter is folded in, a top pivoted at the upper end of the back to close down flat over the back and the two sides when folded together, each of said two sides having an inwardly projecting'frame at its edges, a shelf pivoted between the edges of the frame of one of the sides and having a length to extend between the edges of the frame of the opposite side when the wardrobe is fully opened, means carried by the last mentioned side for detachably engaging the free swinging end of the shelf to hold it in horizontal position, and an umbrella ring swiveled horizontally on a vertical pivoted bracket mounted on the inner side of the frame of one of said sides.

In testimony whereof, I have signed my name to this specification, in the presence of two subscribing witnessesv SUMNER E. BLACKSTONE.

Witnesses:

W J. PIKE, M. J. SPALDING.

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Classifications
Cooperative ClassificationA47B43/04