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US2974779A US655818A US65581857A US2974779A US 2974779 A US2974779 A US 2974779A US 655818 A US655818 A US 655818A US 65581857 A US65581857 A US 65581857A US 2974779 A US2974779 A US 2974779A
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  • This invention relates to a wardrobe, and is particularly concerned with wardrobe containers of the type erected into receptacle form by the bending, folding and interleaving of the elements of a single sheet of ber board or like material.
  • the invention is particularly adapted for the reception, enclosure and transportation of garments and especially coats and suits supported by conventional coat and suit hangers.
  • applicant has provided a novel and improved one piece wardrobe which provides, in combination with a supporting bar for the conventional hooks of conventional garment hangers, means automatically operable upon the closure of the receptacle to secure the hooks against inadvertent shifting and dis,- lodgement. without being disarrayed by the vicissitudes of normal transportation handling is assured.
  • This feature of the invention is provided for by interfolded and interengaged closure edges which bear against the garment hanger hooks; and which are secured in a manner not only restraining the hooks against inadvertent movement but enhancing the securement of the closure flaps and the rigidity of the wardrobe.
  • a further important feature of the invention may be briey defined as including a closure for an access opening so constructed and arranged as to be securely locked in closed position by interengagement with standard elements of such wardrobes, readily releasable and designed to materially assist in maintaining a rigid conguration for the container during transportation.
  • Another objectof the invention is to provide a novel and improved enclosure operable to engage the hangers to prevent dislodgement therefrom and to provide a novel and improved rigid transverse bracing arrangement materially improving the structural rigidity of the wardrobe when closed for transportation.
  • Fig. i is a perspective view of one embodiment of the invention showing the wardrobe opened for the reception and/ or withdrawal of garments with respect thereto.
  • Fig. Z is a similar perspective view showing the wardrobe closed.
  • Fig. 3 is a fragmentary vertical cross section taken on line 3--3 of Fig. 2.
  • Fig. 4 is a vertical cross section, the center portion broken away, taken online 4-4 of Fig. 2.
  • Fig. 5 is a plan view of the blank from which the wardrobe is to be erected.
  • Pig. 6 is a detail perspective view of the garment hanger bar of the invention.
  • Fig. 7 is a fragmentary perspective view showing hangers mounted on tbe bar and retained in position by the cover elements.
  • the wardrobe is disclosed as generally rectangular in both vertical and transverse section, the rear wall 10 of the wardrobe is ⁇ formed from the intermediate panel, bearing a like numeral, of the blank disclosed in Fig. 5.
  • the panel 10 defines the height and width of the container; however, variations in height, width or depth, and the ratios therebetween, are of course contemplated, and the invention is in no way limited to any suggestions with respect thereto which may be gathered from the present disclosure.
  • the material from which the container of the present invention is to be erected may vary widely as dictated by special circumstances. in that form of the invention now in commercial use, the sheet material of the blank of Fig. 5 is of three ply paper with intervening corrugated elements.
  • the arrangement is such as to avoid the necessity of any taping or adhesive securement of elements in the erection of the container from the blank.
  • the intersecurement of parts as by stapling is maintained at a minimum.
  • the construction and arrangement is also such as to require a minimum of tapes or other securing means in the sealing and securernent of the wardrobe for shipment.
  • the opposed parallel sides 1l and 12. of the wardrobe are formed by a right angular bending of the panelsV of the blank of Fig. 5, which bear like numeral identitications, forwardly and at right angles to the rear wall y19 along the vertical fold lines i3 and le, respectively.
  • the front of the container is divided in two parts to form cooperating sections constituted by the upper access panel 15 forming a closure for an access opening formed when the panel 15 is hingedly moved to open position on its fold line 17, and the lower fixed panel 16. Both of these paneis 15 and "in are formed integral with theV panel 12 and are adapted to be bent at right angles thereto along the fold line 17 of Fig. 5.
  • a horizontal cut 18 divides 2,974,779 A l i f f 3 the upper access panel 15 from the lower panel 16 and the outer edges 19 and 20, respectively, of the panels 15 and 16 are at the left hand front corner of the wardrobe.
  • the bottom of the receptacle is adapted to be closed by a double thickness ofthe blank material by means of internally positioned transverse closure tlaps 21 and 22 which are formed as integral lower end extensions of the rear panel and the front panel 16, respectively, these aps being inwardly foldable to lie in the same plane by creasing on the fold lines 23 and 24, respectively, 'Ihe Vlongitudinal terminal edges of the flaps 21 and 22 are formed with cooperating narrow flanges 25'and 26, respectively, which are adapted to be folded inwardly along their fold lines 27 and 28, respectively, in the manner best shown at the lower portion of Fig. 4.
  • This inward folding of anges 25 and 26 provides for their contact as shown whereby they jointly constitute a generally V- shaped bottom reinforcement and strengthening rib which gives material ⁇ and substantial aid to the rigidity of the erected wardrobe.
  • the outer surface of the bottom of the wardrobe is formed by the inward folding of the bottom closure tlap 31 and 32, formed as integral extensions of the panels 11 and 12, respectively. Flaps 31 and 32 are foldable along fold lines 33 and 34 of Fig. 5. Flap 31 is separated from the similarly extending flap 21 of the rear panel 1Q by a cut line 35 of the blank, while the tlap 32 is similarly separated from both flaps 21 and 22 by its cut lines 35 of the blank.
  • the wardrobe may be simply and conveniently erected by folding the side panels 11 and 12 along their fold lines 13 and 14 to aposition in a plane normal to the plane of the rear panel 10, and by then folding the front panels and 16 inwardly with respect to the panel 12 along the fold line 17 to a plane normal to the then normally disposed plane of the panel 12 with respect to the rear panel 10.
  • the panels 15 and 16 will be in a position parallel to the rear panel 10 and spaced therefrom the distance defined by the width of the side panels 11 and 12.
  • flaps 21, 22, 31 and 32 may have been previously folded inwardly to planes normal to their associated panels 10, 16, 11 and 12, it may be assumed, for clarity of the present description of erection, that such flaps were retained in the open position, parallel with their panels, during the folding of the panels by which the rectangular outline of the body of the wardrobe is achieved in themanner above noted.
  • the outer edges 19 and 20 of the front panels 15 and 16, respectively will be brought Vinto right angular abutment with the fold lines 33 and 34 at the outer edge of the panel 11.
  • fold lines 33' and 34' define separate upper and lower flanges 36 and 37, respectively, integrally formed as lateral extensions of the side panel 11 and are separated by a transverse dividing cut 38 to permit independent inward folding of ,the flanges to a plane normal to that of panel 11.
  • the flange 37 may be Ainwardly folded to a plane normal to that of the panel 11 overlying the outer face of the edge of the lower panel 16. Securement of the panels in this rectangular relationship is preferably provided by the use of staples, indicated in Figs. 1 and 2 by the numeral 39, which secure the overlying flange 37 fixed over vthe outer free edge 20 of the lower fixed front panel 16.
  • An important feature of the invention is the location ofthe ⁇ cut 3S between flanges 36 and 37 in spaced relation to the cut 18 between the movable panel 15 and the fixed panel 16. Hence with the panels engaged in the rectangular relation referred to by the securement of the llange 37 there is formed a vertically extending terminal tab 40 of the ilange 37 which extends beyond 'the upper edge of the lower panel 16 and thus in the path of the lower free corner of thernovable panel 15.
  • This important feature of the present invention provides for the locking of the movable panel 15 in closed position, as indicated in Fig. 2, by the engagement of its lower -left hand corner, as indicated at 41 behind the upward projection of the tab 40.
  • the upper flange por tion 36 is disposed behind the outer left hand edge of the movable panel 15.
  • the tab 40 providing the securementof the panel 15 in closed position against inadvertent or accidental opening.
  • the upper edge of the lower fixed panel provid a supporting edge to edge contact for the lower edge of the'upper movable panel.
  • the upper end of the wardrobe may be closed in a manner similar to the bottom by the inward folding of flaps 54 and 55 along the fold lines 56 and 57, respectively, to planes normal to their attached panels 10 and 15, respectively.
  • the llaps 54 and 55 are provided with terminal edge flanges 58 and 59 which may be folded along the fold lines 60 and 61 to form inwardly extending ange elements, as shown more clearly in Figs. 3 and 4, which elements are adapted to interengage and form a transverse supporting rib in the manner of the flanges 25 and 26 herein before described.
  • the side panels 11 and 12 are provided with extending flaps 50 and 51which may be in wardly folded along the fold lines 52 and 53, respectively, to la position normal to the plane of the side panels so as to extend inwardly transversely of the wardrobe to coplanar position overlying the aps 54 and 55.
  • an inverted channel-shaped bar 66 For supporting hangers such las those of theconventional wire type, indicated by the numeral 65 in Figs. 3 and 6, there is provided an inverted channel-shaped bar 66, illustrated in perspective in Fig. 6.
  • the bar 66 is preferably formed at its ends with return bent hooks having an integral vertical llange 67, ya return bent bight portion 68 and an outer downwardly extending flange 69 which is parallel with the liange 67.
  • the material defined by the cuts 70 is adapted to be folded inwardly yagainst the side panels to provide a double thickness of blank material to be engaged within ⁇ the hook between the portions 67 and 69 and to provide 'thereof with top closure support brackets or clamping means, here shown as two in number, and each including 'upwardly standing sides 75 terminating at their upper end in outwardly turned bearing flanges 76 which are disposed substantially in the plane in which the bight 63 of the end hooks is disposed, and corresponding to the top edge ⁇ of the sides.
  • the hanger hooks may be retained against inadvertent movement on the bar66 by other material positioned between and retained by the side 75 of the brackets of the hanger bar.
  • the anges $7 and 58 provide for this retention of the hooks, and in addition form an integral portion of the wardrobe blank and contribute to the strength and rigidity thereof by constituting a two-part transverse supporting flange, as hereinbefore referred to.
  • garments may be conveniently positioned on the bar by the use of conventional coat hangers, and that the front panel may be openedl to facilitate the insertion and removal of such garments.
  • the upper front panel When the wardrobe is to be closed, the upper front panel may be conveniently pivoted on its fold line with its lower free corner 41 engaged under the tab 40 to retain the same against accidental displacement.
  • the flaps 54 and 55 may then be folded on their fold line's across the top of the wardrobe with inwardly turned flanges engaged and secured between the side of the supporting member 75 and with their edges in close engaging and restraining contact with the upper edges of garment hanger hooks which may have been arranged on the bar 66.
  • the bar 66 is adequately supported by extension through the cut-out 70 and is retained ⁇ against undue abrasion and rupture of the material of the wardrobe by the return fold of the ap 72 of the cut-out 7).
  • the wardrobe is fully closed by the inner bending of the aps 50 and 51, and the closures may be retained in a suitable manner as by adhesive tape, stapling or encirclement by twine if so desired.
  • the present invention provides a novel, simple and improved Wardrobe which may be readily erected and collapsed.
  • the invention provides a novel and improved latching means for a. front opening panel without the 1 necessity of extraneous securing elements and without utilization of the blank form or requiring the use of protruding form elements.
  • the invention also provides novel means for adequately supporting a hanger bar without danger of mutilation of the wardrobe, and further provides novel and improved means by which hangers may be retained on the bar against accidental displacement, shifting or dislodgement despite rough handling of the Wardrobe during transportation.
  • a Wardrobe including a divided front formedof a front hinged access panel and a front fixed panel, with a dividing cut therebetween, a rear panel, a side panel formed integral with said rear panel and both of said front panels, a second side panel formed integral with said rear panel and parallel to the first mentioned side panel, a divided securing flange formed on one edge of said second mentioned side panel, said ange having a portion adapted to be folded under the access panel and a portion adapted to be folded over said xed front panel,
  • a divided front formed of a front hinged access panel. and a front xed panel, with a dividing cut therebetween, 'a rear panel, a side panel formed integrally with said rear panel and both of said front panels, a second side panel formed integrally with said rear panel and parallel to the rst mentioned side panel, a divided securing ange formed on one edge of.
  • said second mentioned side panel said iiange having a portion under the access panel and a portion over said fixed ⁇ front panel, there being provided a division cut between said portions of said securing flange located above the division between said front panels whereby a tab is formed overlying a portion of the edge of said access panel, and means securingvthat portion of the front flange overlying the fixed front panel in xed relation to said iixed front panel, a hanger bar mounted across said wardrobe, means connected to certain of said panels for supporting said hanger bar, said bar including intermediate clamping means and means carried by said access panel and engageable by said clamping means, whereby said last mentioned means retains hooks of coat hangers to restrain said hangers against inadvertent movement.
  • a divided front panel having separate upper and lower panels, a rear panel, a pair of parallel side panels joining said front and rear panels, a divided securing ange formed along one edge of one of said side panels, a hanger bar mounted across one end of said wardrobe and inwardly spaced therefrom, said bar including intermediate brackets having side pieces extending outwardly toward one end of said wardrobe, and an end closure including a pair of closure flaps of equal size and shape formed as integral extensions of the panels of one of said pairs and being folded to a plane normal therewith, the terminal longitudinal edges of said flaps being folded inwardly to form internal reinforcing ribs, said ribs being engaged between the brackets of said bar to be retained in position with their free edges engaging the hooks of coat hangers mounted on said bar whereby said hangers are restrained against inadvertent movement, together with closure flaps formed as integral extensions of the other pair of panels folded over the outer faces of said iirst mentioned aps.
  • a front panel a rear panel, opposite side panels extending between said front and rear panels and engaging said rear panel
  • a hanger bar supported between said opposite panels and extending across said wardrobe adjacent one end thereof, said bar including means at the ends thereof engaging said opposite side panels, opposed ilanges extending upwardly from said bar, the ends of said flanges terminating in substantially the same plane with the upper ends of said panels, and means carried by said wardrobe extending along the upper surface of said bar and between said anges for engaging the hooks of coat hangers mounted on said bar to restrain said hangers against inadvertent movement.
  • a Wardrobe adapted to be mounted in an upright position to receive and retain for shipment articles of clothing on a plurality of individual hangers, a plurality of panels defining a closure and characterized by a top, a front panel, a rear panel and opposed side panels, the edges of said side panels being connected to the edges of front panel and said rear panel, a hanger har extending across the interior of said wardrobe for supporting the hooks of said hangers, means on the ends of said bar for respectively gripping at least one pair vof the aforesaid panels, said bar being spaced downwardly and substantially parallel to the plane of the upper edges ofthe aforesaid panels, and means carriedV by said top extending across the upper surface of said bar for engaging the hooks of said hangers to retain said hooks in place on said bar.
  • a wardrobe opposed side panels, a rear panel, a front panel foldably secured to one of said side panels, a ap extending from the upper edge of said front panel and integrally formed therewith, said ap extending in a plane across the upper area of said wardrobe, a ange extending across said ap, said flange having an outer edge, and a hanger bar extending between said side panels .and spaced downwardly from said plane of said flap,
  • said ange extending inwardly within said wardrobe with said outer edge thereof extending adjacent said hanger bar when said front panel is closed.
  • a wardrobe opposed side panels, a rear panel, a front panel foldably secured to one of said side panels, a ap extending from the upper edge of said front panel and integrally formed therewith, said flap extending in a plane across the upper area of said wardrobe, a ilange extending across the end of said flap, said flange having a straight outer edge, ia hanger bar extending between said side panels and spaced downwardly from said plane of said flap, said flange extending inwardly within said wardrobe with said outer edge thereof extending adjacent s'aid hanger bar, and bracket means on said hanger bar for engaging said flap.
  • a wardrobe opposed side panels, a rear panel, a front panel foldably secured to one of said side panels, a flap extending from the upper edge of said front panel and integrally formed therewith, said ap extending in a plane partially across the upper area of said wardrobe, a ange extending across the end of said ilap, said ange having a straight outer edge, a hanger bar extending between said side panels and spaced downwardly from said plane of said ap, said ange being adapted to extend inwardly within said wardrobe with said outer 'edge thereof extending adjacent said hanger bar, a second flap extending from the upper edge of said rear panel toward said rst mentioned ap in substantially the same plane therewith, and a second ange extending across the edge of said second flap, said second flange extending inwardly of said wardrobe with its outer edge adjacent said hanger bar.
  • a body formed of panels dening a space for receiving articles of clothing on hangers therein, a bar for receiving said hangers, said bar being spaced from the plane of the upper edges of said panels, a pair of opposed aps secured to the upper edges of opposed panels, anges along respectively adjacent edges of said aps, said ilanges extending adjacent said bar thereby ⁇ to retain the hooks of clothes hangers between said bar land said anges,
  • a wardrobe a body formed of panels dening a space for receiving articles of clothing on hangers therein, a hanger bar extending between opposed panels, a top flap foldably secured to one of said panels and folded over the upper end of said wardrobe and means on said iiap for projecting inwardly of said wardrobe to engage said hangers when said iiap is folded as aforesaid.
  • a body formed of panels delining a Space for receiving articles of clothing on hangers therein, a hanger bar extending between two of the aforesaid panels and spaced downwardly from the upper end -thereof, a -top flap foldably secured to one of said panels folded over the upper end of said wardrobe, means having a width 1about equal to the space between said bar and the folded ap projecting inwardly to iill the space between said flap and said bar to engage said hangers, and means extending from said hanger bar and engaged .by said iiapl 12.
  • a body formed of opposed panels defining a space for receiving articles of clothing on ,hangers therein, a hanger bar extending between said opposed panels, a top iiap foldably secured toV one ⁇ of said panels and folded over the ⁇ upper end of said wardrobe, means projecting into the space dened by said panels to engage said hangers, and opposed brackets on said hanger bar intermediate the ends thereof and between which said means projects.
  • a hanger bar supporting means on the ends of said hanger bar, an opposed spaced pair of brackets extending from an intermediate portion of said hanger bar, the space between said pair of brackets being about equal to the width of said hanger bar, and flanges extending from each of said brackets in a plane parallel to the plane of said hanger bar, whereby a rectangular member may be removably retained between said brackets and against said bar.
  • a channel member defining a hanger bar adapted to receive hanger hooks over the web portion of said channel member, securing means on the endsV of said hanger bar characterized by vertical anges secured to the ends of said channel member, return bend bight portions and outer downwardly extending flanges adjacent to the aforesaid ilanges, and transversely spaced parallel brackets secured to the sides of said channel member and extending beyond said web portion, whereby a rectangular member may be removably -retained between said brackets and against said bar.
  • a hanger bar a plurality of parallel brackets extending in the same ⁇ direction from intermediate portions of said hanger bar, said brackets being spaced both transversely and longitudinally of said hanger bar, and means for supporting said hanger bar, said brackets extending outwardly of said hanger bar in said spaced relationship, whereby a rectangular member may be removably retained between said brackets and against said bar.
  • a wardrobe defining a closure having a hinged panel adapted to be moved in a normal path about a hinged portion from an open position to a closed position whereby the hinged panel overlaps a portion of the wardrobe when the hinged panel is in its closed position, a tab mounted on the wardrobe and projecting into the normal path of travel of a corner of the hinged panel opposite the hinged portion, there being provided adequate space between the tab and overlapped portion Vto receive therebetween the corner of the panel, and means for securing a portion of the panel remote from both said corner and the hinged portion of the panel in a closed position.
  • a wardrobe a front panel, an opposed rear panel, opposed side panels extending between and engaging said front and rear panels, a hanger bar between opposing panels and extending across said wardrobe, means for supporting said hanger bar between said opposing panels whereby said hanger bar is adapted to support hooks of coat hangers, said bar including bracket means iixed thereto and extending outwardly toward one end of said wardrobe, and means retained by said bracket means ,for engaging said hooks on said hanger bar to restrain said hooks against inadvertent movement.
  • a wardrobe a front panel and a rear panel parallel with said front panel, said front and rear panels constituting one pair of conforming panels, parallel side panels joining said front and rear panels, a hanger bar mounted across one end of said wardrobe, means for supporting said hanger bar, said means being engaged and Asupported, by said pair of conforming panels, said hanger bar being inwardly spaced from one end of said wardrobe, an end closure including a pair of closure flaps formed as integral extensions of the front and back panels, said aps extending in a plane normal to all of said panels, the terminal longitudinal edges of said iiaps extending inwardly and interengaging to form reinforcing ribs, whereby the free edges of said ribs engage hooks of coat hangers mounted on said bar to restrain said hangers against inadvertent movement.
  • a wardrobe including adivided front panel formed of a front hinged access panel, with a division cut therebetween, a rear panel, a side panel formed integrally with said rear panel and both said front panels, a second side panel formed integrally with said rear panel and parallel to the irst mentioned side panel, a securing ange formed on one edge of said second mentioned side panel and secured to one surface of said iixed front panel, a portion of said securing ange projecting beyond said ixed panel whereby a tab is formed adapted for overly- 4ing a portion of the edge of said access panel.

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March 14, 1961 s. P. BELSINGER WARDROBE 2 Sheets-Sheet 1 Filed April 29, 1957 INVENTOR.
SAMUEL P. ELSINGER BY N LK AT R/Vy .VAYA
March 14, 1961 s. P. BELSINGER WARDROBE 2 Sheets-Sheet 2 Filed April 29, 1957 m E m SAM UEL Fi' BELSNGER BY Afam/gy Patented Mar. 14, 1961 WARDROBE Samuel P. Belsinger, 840 W. Pace Ferry Road NW., Atlanta `5, Ga.
nnen Apr. 29, 1957, ser. No. 655,818
22 claims. (ci. zee- 7) This invention relates to a wardrobe, and is particularly concerned with wardrobe containers of the type erected into receptacle form by the bending, folding and interleaving of the elements of a single sheet of ber board or like material. The invention is particularly adapted for the reception, enclosure and transportation of garments and especially coats and suits supported by conventional coat and suit hangers.
The art with respect to one piece, fiber board wardrobes is highly developed. Nevertheless, there has remalned a tield for improvement whereby rigidity and durability may be insured while providing enhanced manipulation facility Vas well as insuring secure and etective support for the articles to be contained. More particularly, problems have been presented with respect to the provision of self locking features by which access closures may be secured without the requirement of extraneous hardware, and yet retain adequate strength Without sacrice of ease of manipulation. There has also been demand for improved garment hanger supports and securements to insure the arrival of garments in presentable Wrinkle-free condition.
In the present invention. applicant has provided a novel and improved one piece wardrobe which provides, in combination with a supporting bar for the conventional hooks of conventional garment hangers, means automatically operable upon the closure of the receptacle to secure the hooks against inadvertent shifting and dis,- lodgement. without being disarrayed by the vicissitudes of normal transportation handling is assured. This feature of the invention is provided for by interfolded and interengaged closure edges which bear against the garment hanger hooks; and which are secured in a manner not only restraining the hooks against inadvertent movement but enhancing the securement of the closure flaps and the rigidity of the wardrobe. A further important feature of the invention may be briey defined as including a closure for an access opening so constructed and arranged as to be securely locked in closed position by interengagement with standard elements of such wardrobes, readily releasable and designed to materially assist in maintaining a rigid conguration for the container during transportation. These important features of the invention are carried out by a novel and improved structure well designed to meet the demands of economy of material and manufacture as well as providing for material improvement in strength, rigidity and durability.
It will therefore be seen that it is among the primary objects of the present invention to provide a novel, simple andV improved wardrobe particularly adapted for the enclosure and protection of garments during transportation. More speciiically, it is among the objects to provide in a device of the character described including novel and improved means for supporting garment hangers, means which provide for the securernent of the hangers against inadvertent displacement and disengagement thereof.
Thus delivery of garments undisturbed and Another objectof the invention is to provide a novel and improved enclosure operable to engage the hangers to prevent dislodgement therefrom and to provide a novel and improved rigid transverse bracing arrangement materially improving the structural rigidity of the wardrobe when closed for transportation. Y
It is also an object to provide a wardrobe including an access panel which will assist in exposing the contents for ready insertion and removal, said panel being readily engageable and disengageabie with associated structure to provide securement thereof without requiring extrinsic securing elements and in a manner to maf4 terially enhance the rigidity of the structure when the panel isV in closed position.
Numerous other objects, features and advantagesof the present invention will be apparent from consideration of the following specilication taken in conjunction with the accompaying drawing, in which:
Fig. i is a perspective view of one embodiment of the invention showing the wardrobe opened for the reception and/ or withdrawal of garments with respect thereto.
Fig. Z is a similar perspective view showing the wardrobe closed.
Fig. 3 is a fragmentary vertical cross section taken on line 3--3 of Fig. 2.
Fig. 4 is a vertical cross section, the center portion broken away, taken online 4-4 of Fig. 2.
Fig. 5 is a plan view of the blank from which the wardrobe is to be erected.
Pig. 6 is a detail perspective view of the garment hanger bar of the invention.
Fig. 7 is a fragmentary perspective view showing hangers mounted on tbe bar and retained in position by the cover elements.
In the present form of the invention, the wardrobe is disclosed as generally rectangular in both vertical and transverse section, the rear wall 10 of the wardrobe is `formed from the intermediate panel, bearing a like numeral, of the blank disclosed in Fig. 5. The panel 10 defines the height and width of the container; however, variations in height, width or depth, and the ratios therebetween, are of course contemplated, and the invention is in no way limited to any suggestions with respect thereto which may be gathered from the present disclosure. The material from which the container of the present invention is to be erected may vary widely as dictated by special circumstances. in that form of the invention now in commercial use, the sheet material of the blank of Fig. 5 is of three ply paper with intervening corrugated elements. One of the features oi the present structure is that the arrangement is such as to avoid the necessity of any taping or adhesive securement of elements in the erection of the container from the blank. The intersecurement of parts as by stapling is maintained at a minimum. The construction and arrangement is also such as to require a minimum of tapes or other securing means in the sealing and securernent of the wardrobe for shipment.
The opposed parallel sides 1l and 12. of the wardrobe are formed by a right angular bending of the panelsV of the blank of Fig. 5, which bear like numeral identitications, forwardly and at right angles to the rear wall y19 along the vertical fold lines i3 and le, respectively. The front of the container is divided in two parts to form cooperating sections constituted by the upper access panel 15 forming a closure for an access opening formed when the panel 15 is hingedly moved to open position on its fold line 17, and the lower fixed panel 16. Both of these paneis 15 and "in are formed integral with theV panel 12 and are adapted to be bent at right angles thereto along the fold line 17 of Fig. 5. A horizontal cut 18 divides 2,974,779 A l i f f 3 the upper access panel 15 from the lower panel 16 and the outer edges 19 and 20, respectively, of the panels 15 and 16 are at the left hand front corner of the wardrobe.
The bottom of the receptacle is adapted to be closed by a double thickness ofthe blank material by means of internally positioned transverse closure tlaps 21 and 22 which are formed as integral lower end extensions of the rear panel and the front panel 16, respectively, these aps being inwardly foldable to lie in the same plane by creasing on the fold lines 23 and 24, respectively, 'Ihe Vlongitudinal terminal edges of the flaps 21 and 22 are formed with cooperating narrow flanges 25'and 26, respectively, which are adapted to be folded inwardly along their fold lines 27 and 28, respectively, in the manner best shown at the lower portion of Fig. 4. This inward folding of anges 25 and 26 provides for their contact as shown whereby they jointly constitute a generally V- shaped bottom reinforcement and strengthening rib which gives material `and substantial aid to the rigidity of the erected wardrobe. The outer surface of the bottom of the wardrobe is formed by the inward folding of the bottom closure tlap 31 and 32, formed as integral extensions of the panels 11 and 12, respectively. Flaps 31 and 32 are foldable along fold lines 33 and 34 of Fig. 5. Flap 31 is separated from the similarly extending flap 21 of the rear panel 1Q by a cut line 35 of the blank, while the tlap 32 is similarly separated from both flaps 21 and 22 by its cut lines 35 of the blank.
'From the foregoing discussion it will be seen that the wardrobe may be simply and conveniently erected by folding the side panels 11 and 12 along their fold lines 13 and 14 to aposition in a plane normal to the plane of the rear panel 10, and by then folding the front panels and 16 inwardly with respect to the panel 12 along the fold line 17 to a plane normal to the then normally disposed plane of the panel 12 with respect to the rear panel 10. Thus the panels 15 and 16 will be in a position parallel to the rear panel 10 and spaced therefrom the distance defined by the width of the side panels 11 and 12. While the flaps 21, 22, 31 and 32 may have been previously folded inwardly to planes normal to their associated panels 10, 16, 11 and 12, it may be assumed, for clarity of the present description of erection, that such flaps were retained in the open position, parallel with their panels, during the folding of the panels by which the rectangular outline of the body of the wardrobe is achieved in themanner above noted. With the folding Vof the panels as suggested, the outer edges 19 and 20 of the front panels 15 and 16, respectively, will be brought Vinto right angular abutment with the fold lines 33 and 34 at the outer edge of the panel 11. These fold lines 33' and 34' define separate upper and lower flanges 36 and 37, respectively, integrally formed as lateral extensions of the side panel 11 and are separated by a transverse dividing cut 38 to permit independent inward folding of ,the flanges to a plane normal to that of panel 11. In Vthe erection it is contemplated that the lower front panel 16 will be inwardly folded to parallelism with the rear panel 10 prior to the inward folding of the lower flange flange 37 vof the panel 11. Thus the flange 37 may be Ainwardly folded to a plane normal to that of the panel 11 overlying the outer face of the edge of the lower panel 16. Securement of the panels in this rectangular relationship is preferably provided by the use of staples, indicated in Figs. 1 and 2 by the numeral 39, which secure the overlying flange 37 fixed over vthe outer free edge 20 of the lower fixed front panel 16.
An important feature of the invention is the location ofthe `cut 3S between flanges 36 and 37 in spaced relation to the cut 18 between the movable panel 15 and the fixed panel 16. Hence with the panels engaged in the rectangular relation referred to by the securement of the llange 37 there is formed a vertically extending terminal tab 40 of the ilange 37 which extends beyond 'the upper edge of the lower panel 16 and thus in the path of the lower free corner of thernovable panel 15.
This important feature of the present invention provides for the locking of the movable panel 15 in closed position, as indicated in Fig. 2, by the engagement of its lower -left hand corner, as indicated at 41 behind the upward projection of the tab 40. In so closing the front of the container it will be seen that the upper flange por tion 36 is disposed behind the outer left hand edge of the movable panel 15. Thus the movable panel of the front may be conveniently secured or released without necessity of separate securing means, the tab 40 providing the securementof the panel 15 in closed position against inadvertent or accidental opening. In this relation the upper edge of the lower fixed panel provid a supporting edge to edge contact for the lower edge of the'upper movable panel.
The upper end of the wardrobe may be closed in a manner similar to the bottom by the inward folding of flaps 54 and 55 along the fold lines 56 and 57, respectively, to planes normal to their attached panels 10 and 15, respectively. Similar to the anges 25 and 26, the llaps 54 and 55 are provided with terminal edge flanges 58 and 59 which may be folded along the fold lines 60 and 61 to form inwardly extending ange elements, as shown more clearly in Figs. 3 and 4, which elements are adapted to interengage and form a transverse supporting rib in the manner of the flanges 25 and 26 herein before described. While llanges 25 and 26 provide a very convenient and economical transverse central reinforcing rib at the bottom of the wardrobe, the upper flanges 58 and 59 form a further important function hereinafter discussed. The side panels 11 and 12 are provided with extending flaps 50 and 51which may be in wardly folded along the fold lines 52 and 53, respectively, to la position normal to the plane of the side panels so as to extend inwardly transversely of the wardrobe to coplanar position overlying the aps 54 and 55.
For supporting hangers such las those of theconventional wire type, indicated by the numeral 65 in Figs. 3 and 6, there is provided an inverted channel-shaped bar 66, illustrated in perspective in Fig. 6. The bar 66 is preferably formed at its ends with return bent hooks having an integral vertical llange 67, ya return bent bight portion 68 and an outer downwardly extending flange 69 which is parallel with the liange 67. To accommodate the hook ends of the bar 66 so that the bar may be internally fitted transversely of the wardrobe and adequately supported by the side walls thereof, cut-out portions 70 are provided in each of the end ilaps 50 and 51, this cut-out portion having vertical end portions and =a transverse edge spaced outwardly but parallel to the fold lines 52 and 53, the distance between the ends being approximately equal to -the width of the hooks of the bar 66. The material defined by the cuts 70 is adapted to be folded inwardly yagainst the side panels to provide a double thickness of blank material to be engaged within `the hook between the portions 67 and 69 and to provide 'thereof with top closure support brackets or clamping means, here shown as two in number, and each including 'upwardly standing sides 75 terminating at their upper end in outwardly turned bearing flanges 76 which are disposed substantially in the plane in which the bight 63 of the end hooks is disposed, and corresponding to the top edge `of the sides. This arrangement is such that as the flaps 54 and 55 are folded downwardly to close the upper end of the wardrobe they will rest upon the bearing surfaces 76 to preclude an inward movement of the closure ends 54 and 55 beyond the plane of the fold lines 56 and '57 thereof. In the top closure of the wardrobe, the function of the transverse anges 57 Vand 5S is more than the `mere provision of a transverse reinforcement Aacross the top of the wardrobe. These flanges, being turned inwardly to a plane normal to the plane of the remainder of the flaps 54 and 55, may be retained between the sides 75 of the support brackets so as to bear against the top of the hook portion of the hangers 65 in such manner as to preclude an inadvertent movement of the hangers supported by the bar 66. In considering this retention of the hooks of the coat hangers, it will be understood that the hanger hooks may be retained against inadvertent movement on the bar66 by other material positioned between and retained by the side 75 of the brackets of the hanger bar. In the present form of the invention the anges $7 and 58 provide for this retention of the hooks, and in addition form an integral portion of the wardrobe blank and contribute to the strength and rigidity thereof by constituting a two-part transverse supporting flange, as hereinbefore referred to.
By the construction here shown it will be seen that with the wardrobe erected, garments may be conveniently positioned on the bar by the use of conventional coat hangers, and that the front panel may be openedl to facilitate the insertion and removal of such garments. When the wardrobe is to be closed, the upper front panel may be conveniently pivoted on its fold line with its lower free corner 41 engaged under the tab 40 to retain the same against accidental displacement. The flaps 54 and 55 may then be folded on their fold line's across the top of the wardrobe with inwardly turned flanges engaged and secured between the side of the supporting member 75 and with their edges in close engaging and restraining contact with the upper edges of garment hanger hooks which may have been arranged on the bar 66. It will be noted that the bar 66 is adequately supported by extension through the cut-out 70 and is retained `against undue abrasion and rupture of the material of the wardrobe by the return fold of the ap 72 of the cut-out 7). The wardrobe is fully closed by the inner bending of the aps 50 and 51, and the closures may be retained in a suitable manner as by adhesive tape, stapling or encirclement by twine if so desired.
From the foregoing, it will be Aseen that the present invention provides a novel, simple and improved Wardrobe which may be readily erected and collapsed. In particular, the invention provides a novel and improved latching means for a. front opening panel without the 1 necessity of extraneous securing elements and without utilization of the blank form or requiring the use of protruding form elements. The invention also provides novel means for adequately supporting a hanger bar without danger of mutilation of the wardrobe, and further provides novel and improved means by which hangers may be retained on the bar against accidental displacement, shifting or dislodgement despite rough handling of the Wardrobe during transportation. Considering these features of the present invention, it will be understood that such feautres may be individually applied in wardrobes and like containers and that the combination thereof as here presented is not essential to the use of the independent inventive concepts disclosed. In the practice of the invention, numerous changes, modications and the full use of equivalents may be resorted to without departure from the spirit o r scope of the invention as defined in the appended claims.
I claim:
l. A Wardrobe including a divided front formedof a front hinged access panel and a front fixed panel, with a dividing cut therebetween, a rear panel, a side panel formed integral with said rear panel and both of said front panels, a second side panel formed integral with said rear panel and parallel to the first mentioned side panel, a divided securing flange formed on one edge of said second mentioned side panel, said ange having a portion adapted to be folded under the access panel and a portion adapted to be folded over said xed front panel,
there being provided a division cut between said portions vertically spaced from 'e division between vsaid front panels whereby a tab is formed adapted to overlie a portion of the edgeof said access panel, rand means for permanently securing that portion of the front ange overlying the fixed front panel in fixed relation to said front panel.
2. in a wardrobe, a divided front formed of a front hinged access panel. and a front xed panel, with a dividing cut therebetween, 'a rear panel, a side panel formed integrally with said rear panel and both of said front panels, a second side panel formed integrally with said rear panel and parallel to the rst mentioned side panel, a divided securing ange formed on one edge of. said second mentioned side panel, said iiange having a portion under the access panel and a portion over said fixed `front panel, there being provided a division cut between said portions of said securing flange located above the division between said front panels whereby a tab is formed overlying a portion of the edge of said access panel, and means securingvthat portion of the front flange overlying the fixed front panel in xed relation to said iixed front panel, a hanger bar mounted across said wardrobe, means connected to certain of said panels for supporting said hanger bar, said bar including intermediate clamping means and means carried by said access panel and engageable by said clamping means, whereby said last mentioned means retains hooks of coat hangers to restrain said hangers against inadvertent movement.
3. Ina wardrobe, a divided front panel having separate upper and lower panels, a rear panel, a pair of parallel side panels joining said front and rear panels, a divided securing ange formed along one edge of one of said side panels, a hanger bar mounted across one end of said wardrobe and inwardly spaced therefrom, said bar including intermediate brackets having side pieces extending outwardly toward one end of said wardrobe, and an end closure including a pair of closure flaps of equal size and shape formed as integral extensions of the panels of one of said pairs and being folded to a plane normal therewith, the terminal longitudinal edges of said flaps being folded inwardly to form internal reinforcing ribs, said ribs being engaged between the brackets of said bar to be retained in position with their free edges engaging the hooks of coat hangers mounted on said bar whereby said hangers are restrained against inadvertent movement, together with closure flaps formed as integral extensions of the other pair of panels folded over the outer faces of said iirst mentioned aps.
4. In a Wardrobe, a front panel, a rear panel, opposite side panels extending between said front and rear panels and engaging said rear panel, a hanger bar supported between said opposite panels and extending across said wardrobe adjacent one end thereof, said bar including means at the ends thereof engaging said opposite side panels, opposed ilanges extending upwardly from said bar, the ends of said flanges terminating in substantially the same plane with the upper ends of said panels, and means carried by said wardrobe extending along the upper surface of said bar and between said anges for engaging the hooks of coat hangers mounted on said bar to restrain said hangers against inadvertent movement.
5. in a Wardrobe adapted to be mounted in an upright position to receive and retain for shipment articles of clothing on a plurality of individual hangers, a plurality of panels defining a closure and characterized by a top, a front panel, a rear panel and opposed side panels, the edges of said side panels being connected to the edges of front panel and said rear panel, a hanger har extending across the interior of said wardrobe for supporting the hooks of said hangers, means on the ends of said bar for respectively gripping at least one pair vof the aforesaid panels, said bar being spaced downwardly and substantially parallel to the plane of the upper edges ofthe aforesaid panels, and means carriedV by said top extending across the upper surface of said bar for engaging the hooks of said hangers to retain said hooks in place on said bar.
6. In a wardrobe, opposed side panels, a rear panel, a front panel foldably secured to one of said side panels, a ap extending from the upper edge of said front panel and integrally formed therewith, said ap extending in a plane across the upper area of said wardrobe, a ange extending across said ap, said flange having an outer edge, and a hanger bar extending between said side panels .and spaced downwardly from said plane of said flap,
said ange extending inwardly within said wardrobe with said outer edge thereof extending adjacent said hanger bar when said front panel is closed.
7. In a wardrobe, opposed side panels, a rear panel, a front panel foldably secured to one of said side panels, a ap extending from the upper edge of said front panel and integrally formed therewith, said flap extending in a plane across the upper area of said wardrobe, a ilange extending across the end of said flap, said flange having a straight outer edge, ia hanger bar extending between said side panels and spaced downwardly from said plane of said flap, said flange extending inwardly within said wardrobe with said outer edge thereof extending adjacent s'aid hanger bar, and bracket means on said hanger bar for engaging said flap.
' 8. In a wardrobe, opposed side panels, a rear panel, a front panel foldably secured to one of said side panels, a flap extending from the upper edge of said front panel and integrally formed therewith, said ap extending in a plane partially across the upper area of said wardrobe, a ange extending across the end of said ilap, said ange having a straight outer edge, a hanger bar extending between said side panels and spaced downwardly from said plane of said ap, said ange being adapted to extend inwardly within said wardrobe with said outer 'edge thereof extending adjacent said hanger bar, a second flap extending from the upper edge of said rear panel toward said rst mentioned ap in substantially the same plane therewith, and a second ange extending across the edge of said second flap, said second flange extending inwardly of said wardrobe with its outer edge adjacent said hanger bar.
9. In a wardrobe, a body formed of panels dening a space for receiving articles of clothing on hangers therein, a bar for receiving said hangers, said bar being spaced from the plane of the upper edges of said panels, a pair of opposed aps secured to the upper edges of opposed panels, anges along respectively adjacent edges of said aps, said ilanges extending adjacent said bar thereby {to retain the hooks of clothes hangers between said bar land said anges,
1G. In a wardrobe, a body formed of panels dening a space for receiving articles of clothing on hangers therein, a hanger bar extending between opposed panels, a top flap foldably secured to one of said panels and folded over the upper end of said wardrobe and means on said iiap for projecting inwardly of said wardrobe to engage said hangers when said iiap is folded as aforesaid.
11. In a wardrobe, a body formed of panels delining a Space for receiving articles of clothing on hangers therein, a hanger bar extending between two of the aforesaid panels and spaced downwardly from the upper end -thereof, a -top flap foldably secured to one of said panels folded over the upper end of said wardrobe, means having a width 1about equal to the space between said bar and the folded ap projecting inwardly to iill the space between said flap and said bar to engage said hangers, and means extending from said hanger bar and engaged .by said iiapl 12. In a wardrobe, a body formed of opposed panels defining a space for receiving articles of clothing on ,hangers therein, a hanger bar extending between said opposed panels, a top iiap foldably secured toV one `of said panels and folded over the `upper end of said wardrobe, means projecting into the space dened by said panels to engage said hangers, and opposed brackets on said hanger bar intermediate the ends thereof and between which said means projects.
13. In an article of the class described, a hanger bar, supporting means on the ends of said hanger bar, an opposed spaced pair of brackets extending from an intermediate portion of said hanger bar, the space between said pair of brackets being about equal to the width of said hanger bar, and flanges extending from each of said brackets in a plane parallel to the plane of said hanger bar, whereby a rectangular member may be removably retained between said brackets and against said bar.
14. In an article of the class described, a channel member defining a hanger bar adapted to receive hanger hooks over the web portion of said channel member, securing means on the endsV of said hanger bar characterized by vertical anges secured to the ends of said channel member, return bend bight portions and outer downwardly extending flanges adjacent to the aforesaid ilanges, and transversely spaced parallel brackets secured to the sides of said channel member and extending beyond said web portion, whereby a rectangular member may be removably -retained between said brackets and against said bar.
l5. In an article of the class described, a hanger bar, a plurality of parallel brackets extending in the same `direction from intermediate portions of said hanger bar, said brackets being spaced both transversely and longitudinally of said hanger bar, and means for supporting said hanger bar, said brackets extending outwardly of said hanger bar in said spaced relationship, whereby a rectangular member may be removably retained between said brackets and against said bar.
16. A wardrobe defining a closure having a hinged panel adapted to be moved in a normal path about a hinged portion from an open position to a closed position whereby the hinged panel overlaps a portion of the wardrobe when the hinged panel is in its closed position, a tab mounted on the wardrobe and projecting into the normal path of travel of a corner of the hinged panel opposite the hinged portion, there being provided suficient space between the tab and overlapped portion Vto receive therebetween the corner of the panel, and means for securing a portion of the panel remote from both said corner and the hinged portion of the panel in a closed position.
17. In a wardrobe, a front panel, an opposed rear panel, opposed side panels extending between and engaging said front and rear panels, a hanger bar between opposing panels and extending across said wardrobe, means for supporting said hanger bar between said opposing panels whereby said hanger bar is adapted to support hooks of coat hangers, said bar including bracket means iixed thereto and extending outwardly toward one end of said wardrobe, and means retained by said bracket means ,for engaging said hooks on said hanger bar to restrain said hooks against inadvertent movement.
18. In a wardrobe, a front panel and a rear panel parallel with said front panel, said front and rear panels constituting one pair of conforming panels, parallel side panels joining said front and rear panels, a hanger bar mounted across one end of said wardrobe, means for supporting said hanger bar, said means being engaged and Asupported, by said pair of conforming panels, said hanger bar being inwardly spaced from one end of said wardrobe, an end closure including a pair of closure flaps formed as integral extensions of the front and back panels, said aps extending in a plane normal to all of said panels, the terminal longitudinal edges of said iiaps extending inwardly and interengaging to form reinforcing ribs, whereby the free edges of said ribs engage hooks of coat hangers mounted on said bar to restrain said hangers against inadvertent movement.
19. A wardrobe including adivided front panel formed of a front hinged access panel, with a division cut therebetween, a rear panel, a side panel formed integrally with said rear panel and both said front panels, a second side panel formed integrally with said rear panel and parallel to the irst mentioned side panel, a securing ange formed on one edge of said second mentioned side panel and secured to one surface of said iixed front panel, a portion of said securing ange projecting beyond said ixed panel whereby a tab is formed adapted for overly- 4ing a portion of the edge of said access panel.
20. The structure defined in claim 19 including means remote from said tabe for securing said front panel in a closed condition.
21. The structure dened in claim 19 including a ap projecting from said access panel and folded over the end of said Wardrobe, `and means on said ap for retaining said access panel in a closed condition.
10 22. The structure defined in claim 19 including a hanger bar carried by said side panels and means extending from said access panel and removably engaging said hanger bar for retaining said access panel in a closed condition.
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