TIE AND DRESSING CABINET
United States Patent 3661435
A cabinet for the storage of neckties and other apparel, the cabinet comprising a case including an upper compartment containing adjustable shelves for supporting various items, the compartment being lighted by an electric lamp, and a lower compartment containing a forwardly slidable tie rack, a garment hanger bar and a space for the placement of various objects such as a hat, shoes and a cane.
A47B61/00; A47B67/00; A47B61/00; A47B67/00; (IPC1-7): A47B77/08
Field of Search:
Mccall, James T.
1. In a tie and dressing cabinet, the combination of a case, said case being of generally elongated upright configuration, said case including an upper compartment and a lower compartment, a door enclosing said upper compartment, and said lower compartment including a forwardly slideable necktie rack, said case including a bottom wall, a top wall, opposite side walls and a rear wall, said upper compartment being separated from said lower compartment by a horizontal partition therebetween, and said door of said upper compartment being hingedly secured to a front side of said cabinet by means of a hinge along one side thereof, a front side of said door being provided with a mirror, said upper compartment being provided with a plurality of glass shelves, said shelves being selectively adjustable within a plurality of grooves along each opposite side wall so to provide sufficient space between said shelves for various items, an electric lamp secured to the underside of said top wall, said lamp including a lamp bulb within an electric socket, said socket being connected by wiring extending outwardly of said case and being connected within an electric outlet socket of a house, said necktie rack within said door compartment comprising a generally rectangular wire frame forwardly slideable outwardly of said lower compartment, said rack being supported at its opposite sides within a pair of sleeves, each of said sleeve having a groove along the underside thereof so to permit said forward travel of said rack.
2. The combination as set forth in claim 1 wherein a garment hanger bar is secured within said lower compartment, said bar being mounted at its opposite ends to said side walls of said case.
3. The combination as set forth in claim 2 wherein a garment hook is secured on an outer side of one of said side walls of said case for supporting a garment thereupon externally of said case.
4. The combination as set forth in claim 3 wherein an electric switch is mounted externally of said case, said switch being in series electrical circuit with said lamp.
This invention relates generally to clothing cabinets.
A principal object of the present invention is to provide a novel cabinet for the storage of neckties and other wearing apparel, and wherein all of the items of apparel may be readily placed in an assigned position so that they may be conveniently located.
Another object of the present invention is to provide a tie and dressing cabinet wherein the neckties are stored upon a rack that is forwardly slidable so as to present the neckties in a convenient position to a person so that he may easily and readily select therefrom a particular necktie.
A further object of the present invention is to provide a tie and dressing cabinet which includes an upper compartment divided into a plurality of adjustable shelves, and the upper cabinet is illuminated by an electric lamp so as to easily locate various objects upon the shelves, the shelves being made of transparent glass so to allow the lamp light to accomodate all of the shelves.
Still another object of the present invention is to provide a tie and dressing cabinet which includes a hinged door over the upper cabinet, the hinged door having a mirror upon the front side thereof so as to conveniently allow a person to see himself while putting on the various attire.
Other objects of the present invention are to provide a tie and dressing cabinet which is simple in design, inexpensive to manufacture, rugged in construction, easy to use and efficient in operation.
These and other objects will be readily evident upon a study of the following specification and the accompanying drawing wherein:
FIG. 1 is a perspective view of the present invention;
FIG. 2 is a cross sectional view taken on the line 2--2 of FIG. 1; and
FIG. 3 is a cross sectional view taken on the line 3--3 of FIG. 2.
Referring now to the drawing in detail, the reference numeral 10 represents a tie and dressing cabinet according to the present invention wherein there is a case 11 of generally tall upstanding configuration and including a bottom wall 12, top wall 13, parallel opposite side walls 14 and a rear wall 15. The case is divided into an upper compartment 16 and a lower compartment 17 by means of a horizontal partition 18 therebetween.
The upper compartment 16 is provided with a plurality of adjustable shelves 19 each of which may be selectively positioned between opposite side grooves 20 so as to accomodate objects 21 of various height upon the shelves. An electric lamp 22 is mounted within an electric socket 23 secured to an underside of the top wall 13, the electric socket being connected by convenient wiring extending outwardly of the case from a rear side thereof and being connected removably to an electric outlet socket of a house. The shelves 19 being made of transparent glass will readily permit the light from the lamp 22 to penetrate therethrough and thus illuminate the entire compartment 16. A manual switch 24 is located externally of the case so that a person may readily turn on and off the light.
The lower compartment 17 is provided with a necktie rack 25 upon which a plurality of neckties 26 may be stored in a display position so that a person may readily locate a particular necktie by visually seeing them all spread upon the rack. The rack includes a generally rectangular wire frame 27 supported at its opposite ends within sleeves 28 and along which the rack is forwardly slidable into and outward of the compartment 17. It is to be noted that each sleeve 28 includes a central opening 29 therethrough, the opening 29 communicating with a slot 30 along the underside thereof and through which the rack protrudes, as is shown in FIG. 2 of the drawing. The rack includes a front bar 31 along which the neckties are draped.
A garment hanger bar 32 is secured within the compartment 17, the bar being supported at its opposite ends within the side walls 14. Novel garment hangers 33 having sidewardly extending frames are carried upon the bar 32 and provide means for supporting various garments therefrom.
Upon the bottom of the compartment 17, various items such as a hat 33, shoes 34 or a cane 35 may be placed.
A door 36 is secured to a front side of the compartment by means of a hinge 37 along one side of the door, the front side of the door having a mirror 38. As shown in FIG. 1 of the drawing, it is to be noted that the door 36 serves to enclose only the upper compartment 16 of the case.
In operative use, it will be readily evident that a person may conveniently store in the cabinet all various items of clothing and accessories used for dressing up. Thus upon arising a person may quickly obtain all his items of wear from a singular case.
While various changes may be made in the detailed construction, it is understood that such changes will be within the spirit and scope of the present invention as is defined in the appended claims.