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WARDROBE-TRUNK- SPECIFICATION forming part of Letters Patent No. 440,957, dated November 18, 1890.
Application filed July 19, 1890. Serial No. 359,317. (No model.)
To @ZZ whom t may concern:
Be it known that I, SARAH M. MCCORMACK, of Cold Spring, in the county of Putnam and State of New York, have invented a new and Improved Combined Trunk and IVardrobe, of which the following' is a full, clear, and exact description.
My invention relates to improvements in combined trunks and wardrobes; and the object of my invention is to produce a roomy and convenient trunk which may be easily opened and when opened forms a convenient wardrobe or dressing-case.
To this end my invention consists in certain features of construction and combinations of parts, which will be hereinafter fully described, and specifically pointed out in the claims.
Reference is to be had to the aecompanyin g drawings, forming a part of this specification, in which similar letters of reference indicate corresponding parts in all the gures.
Figure l is a broken perspective view of the device embodying; my invention. Fig. 2 is a broken vertical transverse section of the same on the line @c @c of Fig. 3. Fig. 3 is a broken perspective view of the open trunk with the inner doors opened to show the interior construction, and Fig. 4 is a bottom plan of the trunk on a reduced scale.
The trunk A is composed of two similar members A and A2, which are hinged together at the top by the hinges o., and a suitable packing-piece a', which is preferably of rubber, extends across the top above the joint between the two members A and A2, so as to prevent any moisture from passing through between the two members of the trunk. The trunk is provided near the top ou cach end with a spring-clasp b of the usual construction, and near the bottom on cach end with a suitable lock c. The trunk is also provided on the bottom with a spring-clasp b', the clasps and locks being adapted to hold the two members of the trunk securely together, and near the upper corners with spring-clasps b2 of any suitable construction, which will lock together when the trunk is opened, as shown in Fig. 3, and thus hold the two members of the trunk in position.
On the front side of the trunk, near the lower edge, is a handle D, supported in suitable keepers d, said handle being preferably elastic, so that when not in use it will be held close against the front face of the trunk. The bottom of the trunk is provided with casters e to enable it to be easily handled.
When the trunk is open,vthe member A2 rests upon the top of the member A', and each of said members is provided with outwardlyswinging doors F, which are provided with suitable locks f, so that when the outer case of the trunk is opened the inner portions may be locked, or one portion may be locked and the other left open.
Then the trunk is open, as shown in Figs. 2 and 3, a wardrobe is formed, having aseries of shelves therein, the lower portion A' having a shelf G, the upper portion having shelves G2, and the abutting portions of the members A' and A2 will form acentral shelf G therein. The lower portion A' has at the bottom a tray or drawer H, divided by a partition H', said tray forming a suitable receptacle to receive any desired article, and on the shelf Gabove the tray H is a drawer I, adapted for a hatdrawer, which may also be used for other purposes, and which occupies one end of the shelf G. The drawer I has a vertical partition fz, thus providing a compartment for collars, cuffs, and similar articles. Any desired articles may be packed on the opposite end of the shelf G. On the central shelf G', formed by the abutting tops of the members A' and A2, are drawers .l and J', which are mounted on opposite ends of the shelf, and which are adapted to contain clothing, shoes, or any other articles. The lower shelf G-2 is left vacant, and clothing` or other articles may be packed thereon. A sliding drawer K is mounted on the upper shelf G2, said drawer having elastic loops 7c therein adapted to support a parasol or other similar article, and the drawer is also provided with elastic bands k', which extend diagonally across the bottom of the drawer, and which are adapted to hold mirrors, brushes, and other toilet articles securely in place. The drawer may be lined with cotton, silk, or any suitable material.
When the trunk is to be opened, the member A' is placed with its back against the wall of a room, the clasps b and b are released,
the locks c unlocked, and by taking hold of the handle D the member A2 may be swung vertically, so as to rest on the member A as shown in Figs.2 and 3. The doors F may 5 then be unlocked and the contents of the trunk removed.
From the foregoing description it will be readily seen that itis not necessary to lock the trunk when one desires to leave the room;
:o but it may be left open and the doors F locked,
zo at the top, each section being provided with shelves and drawers, and an elastic packingstrip secured to the outer surface of the sections and extending across the top above the joint between the said sections, substantially as herein shown and described.
2. The herein-described wardrobe-trunk, consisting of the two sections A A2, hinged together at the top and each provided with the outwardlyswinging doors F, the section A being provided with the shelf G, the drawer I on one end of the shelf, and the drawer H below the shelf G, and the section A2, with the shelf G2, the drawer K on the shelf G2, and the drawers J J on opposite ends of the shelf G', formed by the abutting tops of the sections, and the elastic packing-strip a', secured to the outer surfaces of the sections, as specified.
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