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Inventor: Peng, John; Mississauga, Ontario, Canada

Assignee: None

Published / Filed: 1974-10-15 / 1973-05-07

Application Number: US1973000358075

IPC Code: Advanced: A47B 47/00; A47B 87/02;
Core: A47B 87/00; more...
IPC-7: A47B 47/00; A47B 77/00; F16B 12/00;

ECLA Code: A47C13/00M; A47B47/00W; A47B87/02D;

U.S. Class: Current: 312/111; 005/002.1; 190/007; 190/011; 190/021; 312/198; 312/257.1;
Original: 312/111; 005/002.R; 190/007; 190/011; 190/021; 312/257;

Field of Search: 005/2 R,8 312/257 R,111,107,108 190/021,1-12,57,58 A

Priority Number:
1972-08-10  CA1972000149089

Abstract:     This invention relates to convertible modular furniture-luggage units having a few types of basic components which may be employed to form permanent or temporary articles of furniture and/or luggage units. The basic components of the invention comprises a substantially rectangular receptacle having a substantially square base wall, two parallel vertical side walls attached to two opposite side edges of said base wall, and a vertical back wall attached to one other edge of said base wall and normal to said vertical side walls; at least one horizontal track means provided on the inside surface of said vertical side walls; said vertical side walls including a top edge having complementary mounting means for receiving similar complementary mounting means from a second receptacle mounted thereon; and securing means provided at said vertical side walls for fixedly securing said receptacle and said second receptacle together to form a cabinet unit; drawer means slidably receivable within said cabinet unit to form a chest of drawers unit and a pair of said drawers being engageable together to form a suitcase luggage unit.

Attorney, Agent or Firm: Wong, David W. ;

Primary / Asst. Examiners: Griffin, Donald A.;

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What I claim as new and desire to protect by Letters Patent of the United States is:     1. In a modular furniture-luggage unit having at least two four-sided receptacles removably mounted together, wherein each of said receptacles comprises a substantially square base wall, two parallel side walls formed at two opposite side edges of said base wall, and a back wall formed at one other side edge of said base wall, said back wall being perpendicular and integrally joined to said side walls, said side walls having top edges and front edges, a plurality of complementary mounting means formed in said top edges and front edges of said side walls and the outside surface of said base wall and back wall whereby said receptacles are selectively engageable by engaging the complementary mounting means in selected front or top edges of said side walls or selected outside surface of said base wall or back wall of one receptacle with the complementary mounting means in selected front or top edges of the side walls or the outside surface of the base wall or back wall of the other receptacle, at least one horizontal track means provided on the inside surface of said side walls, said horizontal track means being parallel to said base wall, at least one vertical track means provided on the inside surface of said side wall, said vertical track means being perpendicular to said horizontal track means, and securing means formed on the outside surface of said side walls operative for firmly securing said receptacles in a fixed engagement.

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Patent  Pub.Date  Inventor Assignee   Title
Get PDF - 4pp US908487  1909-01 Nail   COMBINED TABLE.
Get PDF - 3pp US928251  1909-07 Dorff   ELECTRIC OUTLET-BOX.
Get PDF - 4pp US1101357  1914-06 Thompson   SECTIONAL TRUNK.
Get PDF - 5pp US1609348* 1926-12 Disney    
Get PDF - 6pp US1833081* 1931-11 Kilmer    
Get PDF - 5pp US2432379* 1947-12 Butler    
Get PDF - 3pp US2583784* 1952-01 Maccaferri    
Get PDF - 5pp US2676861* 1954-04 Belew    
Get PDF - 9pp US2891639* 1959-06 Betts    
Get PDF - 4pp US3529878  1970-09 Blowers   CASE FOR STORING ARTICLES
Get PDF - 7pp US3563624  1971-02 Stice   FAMILY ENTERTAINMENT CENTER
Get PDF - 11pp US3728003  1973-04 Bohannon   SECTIONAL CONVERTIBLE WIG CASE
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Foreign References:
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  DT0814511 1951-09       

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