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Sept. 27, 1933. I. BLECHM'AN ‘2,131,367 SLIDING DOOR ‘WARDROBE Filed Dec. 8, 1937 2 sheets-sheet 1 ' I i, 172;, z. z; 7‘ 2/ /5 - . . 2/9 22 z; I a; (z? 170 [Fri/m ELEM/WW 'A'ITORNEYS Patented Sept. 27, 1938 ' [2,131,367 ; UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE c.1315“ ' SLIDING DOOR WARDROBE Irving Blechman, BronxyN. Y. Application December 8, 1937, Serial No.'1'i8,652 2 Claims. (oi. 312-144) This invention relates to containers for the I Storage of clothing and has particular reference to an improved wardrobe or cabinet type- con pair of sliding closures for vertical movement for ‘ tainer for suspending clothing therein in a neat gaining access to the upper and lower portions 5 5 and unfolded condition and for storing articles - therein on the bottom thereof. The invention comprehends a wardrobe or cab inet composed of inter?tted .sections so con of the cabinet. structed and arranged as to facilitate the assem vertically disposed rear wall I‘, Opposite side walls l5 and i6 and front wall portions l1 and l0 l3. The said section is preferably formed from ' disassembly thereof into collapsed compact con dition for shipment. ' . The body section It forms the main wall sec tion of the wardrobe or cabinet and includes a l0 bly thereof into container formation and the a sheet ”of inexpensive fibrous material, such as ~ The invention provides a wardrobe or cabinet of the foregoing construction provided with a 15 rectangular door frame inter?tted with the wall sections‘ thereof and with a pair. of- cooperating vertically sliding closures‘ for gaining access to the clothing suspended in the upper part there 20 ends of the body section, and a rectangular door frame l3 inter?tting with the body and end sec tions and which frame has mounted therein a of and stored in the bottom thereof. The invention more speci?cally embodies a wardrobe or cabinet of the indicated character having a rectangular door frame composed of corrugated cardboard, paperboard or other light weight stock, with the walls and wall portions integrally and hingedly connected together. The 16 end sections H and I2 form the end walls I!) and 20 of the wardrobe or cabinet and are constructed of similar light-weight ?brous material and which end walls. I 3 and 20 have inwardly directed integi'al ?anged edges 2|, surrounded by 9. rec- 20 tangular rigid marginal frame 22. . ' The rectangular door'frame I3 is preferably vertical side stiles having longitudinally extend ing grooves in their outer side edges for receiv 25 ing the longitudinal free edges of the side wall section and with a pair of longitudinally extend ing guide grooves in the confronting side edges thereof for guidedly receiving a pair of closures constructed from wooden strips and includes ver tical sidestiles 23 and 23, and transverse end‘ strips 23 and 26 connected to the-side stiles at 25 the ends thereof. The vertical side stiles 23 and 24 have their outer side edges provided with a longitudinally extending groove 21 of a width for vertical sliding movement therein, and trans- . to snugly receive and hold the free edges of the so verse end strips connecting the side stiles at the front wall portions I1 and I3, while the inner so opposite 'ends' thereof and projecting outwardly therefrom to inter?t with the end. sections of the container. - ' _With the foregoing and other objects in view, 35 reference is now made to the following speci?ca tion and the accompanying drawings in which is ‘illustrated a preferred embodiment of the in ' vention. . ' In the drawings: confronting side edges of the side stiles 23 and 24 are‘each provided with a‘ pair of longitudi nally extending guide grooves 23 and 23, and in which guide grooves the closures 30 and 3| are mounted for. vertical sliding movement therein. 35 The transverse end strips 25 and 28 project out wardly beyond the ends of the side stiles 23 and 24 and ?t within the end sections II and I2 ad jacent the forward ?anged edge thereof with Fig. 1 is a front view of a wardrobe or cabinet the forward side of the marginal ?anges 22 abut- 4o constructed in accordance with the invention and ting against the end edges of the vertical stiles 23 and 23. > illustrated with the lower closure in open rela The closures 33 and 3| are preferably made of ' tion. Fig. 2 is an enlarged vertical sectional view > single face corrugated cardboard panels with the corrugations exposed as illustrated. The lateral ‘5 45 taken approximately on the line 2-2 of Fig. i. Fig. 3 is an enlarged horizontal sectional view side edges of the closure 30 are disposed in the taken approximately on the line 3-3 of Fig. i. ' longitudinally extending grooves 28 in the side Fig. 4 is a perspective view of the upper clo stiles 23 and 24 for vertical sliding movement to sure panel. positions for closing and opening the upper por 50 Fig. 5 is an enlarged horizontal sectional view tion of the container and are provided with rigid 50 taken on the line 5-5 of P18. 1. transverse cleats 32 and ‘33 at the opposite ends Referring to the ‘drawings by characters of thereof. The cleats 32 ahd 33 have their oppo 40 site ends rabbeted as-at 3t] to slidably engage body section It, similar ?anged end sections Ii within the grooves 28. Theiupper portion of the so and 12 which telescopically ?t over the opposite _ corrugated panel of the gclofure 30 is received by as " reference, the wardrobe or cabinet comprises a 2,181,807 2 the lower rear rabbeted portion 3‘ of the cleat 32 and the upper forward rabbeted portion 30 of the cleat 32 engages behind the end strip 25 when the closure is in closed position to thereby seal‘ the juncture of the closure with the end strip. The cleat 32 and the end strip 25 are provided with any suitable type of cooperating spring latch and keeper elements I‘! and 38 for automatically securing the closure 30 in closed condition when 10 the cleat 32 abuts against the end strip 25. The lateral side edges of the closure ‘3| are dis posed in the longitudinally extending grooves 20 in the side stiles '23 and 24 for vertical sliding movement to positions for closing and opening 15 the lower portion of the container and have rigid Itransverse cleats 38 and 39 secured to the upper and lower ends thereof. The cleats 38 and l! have their opposite ends rabbeted as at ll to slid ably engage within the grooves 28. the lower por tion of the cleat is of the closure II is adapted to engage behind the lower end strip 26 and abut with a cross strip I! secured to the strip 26 when , the closure is in closed position to thereby seal the juncture of the closure with the end strip. The closures ill and 3| overlap at their inner ends when in closed condition with the cleats 33 and 38 in superposed relation and with the lower por tion of the panel of the closure 30 disposed there between to thereby effectively seal the juncture thereof. The cleat I! is provided with a handle knob 43 for manually raising the closure 3| to‘ open relation. What is claimed is: _ 1. A cabinet for the storage of clothing com ' prising ?anged end sections, a body section in cluding vertically disposed integrally connected rear and opposite side walls and oppositely dis posed front wall portions joined to the side walls, a rectangular door frame composed of vertical side stiles and transverse end strips connected to the side stiles at the ends thereof, said side stiles Ihaving longitudinally extending grooves in the outer side edges thereof for receiving the free edges of the front wall portions, and said side stiles each having a pair of longitudinally ex tending guide grooves in the inner confronting side edges thereof, and said transverse end strips projecting beyond the ends of the side stiles and interfitted with the end sections, and a pair of closures slidably arranged in said guide grooves respectively in overlapping relation, one of said closures being slidable downwardly for gaining access to the upper portion of the container and the other closure being slidable upwardly for gaining access to the lower portion of the con tainer, and cooperating means on the upper por tion of one of said closures and on the lower por tion of the other for sealing the juncture of the closures when in closed condition. 2. In a cabinet for the storage of clothing in cluding ?anged end sections, a foldable body and a separable front section comprising a rectangu lar door frame composed of permanently con nected rigid side stiles and end strips, the side stiles having longitudinally extending grooves in the confronting inner surfaces thereof, upper and lower lightweight closure panels?tted- at the side edges within said grooves, said upper closure panel being slidable downward for gaining access to the upper portion of the cabinet and ‘said lower closure-being slidable upward for gaining access to the lower portion of the cabinet, rigid trans verse cleats secured respectively to the upper and lower ends of said panels, said cleats having rab beted portions to fit within the grooves and to receive the end edges of the panels, the upper cleat on one of said panels and the lower cleai on the other of said panels overlapping and co operating to seal the juncture of the panels wher in closed condition, and said end strips and the remaining cleats on said panels having cooperat ing angularly disposed overlapping faces respec tively for sealing the juncture of the panels witl the ends of the door frame when in closed condi' tion and said end strips of the door frame pro‘ jecting beyond the ends of the side stiles ant inter?tted with the end sections. . IRVING BLECHMAN.