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NOV. 24, 1936. 2,061,672 H, RINGEL MOTHPROOF METAL CLOTHES CABINET Filed April 18, 1955 \ ATTORNEY Patented Nov. 24, 1936 2,061,672 "UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE 2,061,672 MOTHPROOF METAL CLOTHES CABINET ' Herman Ringel, Newark, N. J. Application April 18, 1935, Serial No. 16,982 3 Claims. (Cl. 312-141) vThis invention relates to devices for storing clothing and the like, and more particularly to a substantially air-tight cabinet for protecting clothing from moths and other insects. The protecting of winter clothing and the like in the summer-time from dust and insects, has heretofore been accomplished by packing the ar ticles in moth ball or other substances obnoxious to insects. Also, there have been provided large bags impregnated with a moth repellent com pound; such bags and other expedients have been found objectionable in that frequently holes were made in the bag accidentally, allow ing moths and other insects to have access to 15 the clothing within the bag. The same objection applies to cardboard cabinets. It is an object of this invention to provide a cabinet made of sheet metal provided with a sub stantially airtight door to prevent the escape 20 of a moth repellent compound from the cabi net, and also to prevent dust and insects from entering the cabinet. A further object is the provision of a moth proof cabinet for storing clothing and the like, which cabinet can be easily and conveniently made from sheet metal at a relatively low cost. These and other advantageous objects, which will later appear, are accomplished by the simple and practical construction and arrangement of 30 parts hereinafter described and exhibited in the accompanying drawing, forming part hereof and in which: Fig. l is a perspective view of a cabinet em 35 bodying my invention, Fig. 2 is a sectional view through the top of the cabinet and door, taken on line 2—2 of Fig. l, ' Fig. 3 is an exploded view, in section, show ing details of a portion of the top of the cabinet, Fig. 4 is a horizontal sectional view of the 40 cabinet, with the door in a closed position, the door being shown in the open position by dotted lines, - Fig. 5 is a perspective view of a modi?ed form 45 of the invention in which the cabinet is provided with two doors, and, Fig. 6 is a through both cabinet shown 50 Referring to horizontal sectional view taken doors of the modi?ed form of in Fig. 5. the drawing, the cabinet is shown to comprise side walls 8, a rear wall 9, each- of which are made from single pieces of sheet metal, the side walls being connected to the rear wall by spot welding. 55 The forward portion of each side wall is pro vided with a right-angularly directed ?ange ‘l0 having the free edge thereof bent into an inward ly directed channel. I l. The cabinet is provided with the top member l2 and the bottom member l3, each of which are formed from single sheets of metal and be ing substantially rectangular in shape and hav ing ?anges l4 and I5, respectively, on three sides thereof, which are connected to the side walls and rear wall by spot welding. The front of the 10 top member I 2 is provided with a downturned ?ange I 6 which has its free edge bent into an inwardly directed channel I1 corresponding with and opening into the channel II. Similarly the bottom member i3 is provided with a ?ange It 16 and a channel l9. Hinged to one of the side walls at 20' is a door 2|, having all four sides thereof provided with a continuous inwardly di rected ?ange 22 adapted to enter the channels H, ii and i9. Attached to the inner surface of the door is a strip 23 of material such as rubber, canvas, or other suitable material which engages the edge 2d of the continuous channel formed by channels H, H and ii], to provide a substan tially air-tight seal when the door is closed and latched in such a position. Positioned on the inner Wall of the door is a casing 40 extending substantially the length of the door and having a partition 25 intermediate its length to hold a moth repellent compound. The casing is open at the bottom and is pro vided with a plurality of apertures 26 near the top thereof to allow the odors of the moth‘re pellent compound to circulate freely through the interior of the cabinet. The upper end of 35 the casing is preferably as shown in Fig. 1, pro vided with a cap removably secured thereto. ‘ From the above description it will be seen that I have provided a storage cabinet of relatively simple structure which can be conveniently manufactured from sheet metal to provide a de vice which is rugged and durable, at a relatively small cost. Due to the manner in which the various parts of the cabinet are made, no expensive machinery is necessary in the manufacture thereof, and the various parts can be rapidly assembled and at tached to each other by spot Welding. A clothes hanger rod i2’ is preferably secured to the side walls 8 of the cabinet (see Fig. l) ; said hanger rod also reenforces the structure. Instead of securing a strip of material 23 to the inner surface of the door 2!, a strip 23' may be secured to the channels H, H and I9, said strip overlapping the edge 24 thereof (see Fig. 3) 55 2,061,679 2 so that the door 2! will close against and slightly and bottom members being provided with right compress said strip 23', effectively sealing the angularly directed ?anges forming a front wall with a door opening, and said ?anges bent to provide a continuous rectangular channel of U shaped cross-section about said door opening, a door. hinged to a ?ange of one of the side members, said door having a continuous right-angled in wardly directed ?ange adapted to be positioned in cabinet. ‘ In Figs. 5 and 6 is shown a modi?ed form of the invention in which the cabinet is provided with an inner door 30 and with an outer door ll. As shown in Fig. 6, the side wall 32 hasaportiou thereof bent at right angles to provide a front wall 33 having stepped portions 34_and 35, the 10 latter having a ?ange 36. ‘ The inner door 30 is provided with an inward ly directed continuous ?ange 31 which engages a stepped portion 35, and the door 30 is also pro vided with a strip 38 of rubber, canvas or a 15 similar material which engages ?ange 36 to pro vide a substantially air-tight seal. The outer door 3| has a continuous ?ange 39 which engages the stepped portion 34. With the modi?ed form of cabinet, a better 20 seal is obtained and dust is practically entirely excluded. The inner surface of the inner door 30 is pro vided with a casing 40 similar to the casing shown in Fig. 1 for carrying a moth-repellent compound as explained above. While I have described above the doors of my cabinet to have ?anges which enter the continu ‘ous channels formed by the side walls and top and bottom members, and the edge 24 of a wall 30 of the channel engaging a sealing strip 23, it is apparent that other expedients for sealing pur poses can be used without departing from the spirit of the invention. Instead of having a sub stantially U-shaped channel, a V-shaped chan nel can be provided to cooperate with a con tinuous ?ange on the door which has been bent into a V-shape to have a wedging action with the V-shaped channel and thus provide a tight seal. The foregoing disclosure is to be regarded as descriptive and illustrative only, and not as re strictive or limitative of the invention, of which obviously embodiments may be constructed in cluding many modi?cations, without departing from the general scope herein indicated and de noted in the appended claims. Having thus described my invention, what I claim as new and desire to secure by Letters Pat ent, is: at _ 1. A cabinet for storing and protecting cloth ing from dust and insects, having the walls and the top and bottom members thereof each made of a single piece of sheet metal and joined to gether by spot welding, said side walls and top the continuous channel and to abut the inner wall thereof when the door is closed, and a strip of 10 material on the inside of the door spaced from the door ?ange adapted to engage the free edge of the wall of the continuous channel to provide a substantially air-tight seal when the door is 15 closed. 2. A cabinet for storing and protecting cloth ing from dust and insects, having side walls and the top and bottom members provided with right angularly directed ?anges forming a front wall with a door opening, and said ?anges bent to 20 provide a continuous rectangular channel of U shaped cross-section about said door opening, a door hinged to a flange of one of the side mem bers, said door having a continuous right~angled, inwardly directed ?ange adapted to be positioned in the continuous channel and to abut the inner wall thereof when the door is closed, and a strip of material on the inside of the door spaced from. the door ?ange adapted to engage the free edge of the wall of the continuous channel to provide a substantially air-tight seal when the door is closed. 3. A cabinet for storing and protecting cloth ing from dust and insects, having side walls and top and bottom members, the side walls and top and bottom member having right angularly di rected portions forming a front wall with a door opening, and said portions bent to provide a first stepped portion and a second stepped portion, the latter having an angular reentrantly direct 40 ed ?ange, an inner door provided with a marginal ?ange received within the second stepped por tion and hingediy secured thereto, and a strip of material on the inside of the door spaced from the door ?ange adapted to engage the free edge 45 of the reentrantly directed ?ange of the second stepped portion to provide a substantially air tight seal when the inner door is closed, and an outer door hinged to the ?rst stepped portion and having a continuous ?ange engaging said por tion. HERMAN RINGEL.