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Publication numberUS108818 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateNov 1, 1870
Publication numberUS 108818 A, US 108818A, US-A-108818, US108818 A, US108818A
InventorsAbiel O Dell
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Improvement in clothes-driers
US 108818 A
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Specification forming part of Letters Patent N0. 108,8l8, dated November 1, 1870.

To @ZZ whom t may concern:

Beit known that I. ABIEL ODELL, of Napanee, Ontario, Canada, have invented certain Improvements in Clothes-Driers, of which the following is a specication.

In the accompanying drawings, Figure l is a view in perspective embodying my invention. Fig. 2 is a plan of the same. Fig. 3 is a sectional side elevation of the ropeholder.

The invention relates to a device for drying. clothes, whereby the inconvenience of drying by hanging them outside of the house, and the delay attendant thereupon, which so frequently occurs in consequence of falling Weather, is avoided.

It consists of a hub provided with radial arms located in the periphery thereof and radiating therefrom, and also in the peculiar arrangement of the parts thereof, whereby the device may be suspended from the ceiling of the room, and in such an elevated locality as to occupy only such space as would be otherwise wholly unemployed.

A is the hub of a windlass-shape device, whose periphery is provided with horizontal apertures for thereception of the radial arms b b b b, which may be constructed of any required length. Said arms furnish rests upon which are hung the clothes to be dried, and are so arranged as 'not only to furnish within a given 'space the greatest possible number of arms or rests for the clothes, anda consequent economy of space; but their peculiar arrangement is also designed to admit the heated air of the room in ascending to circulate freely between each arm of the device or layer of the clothing. Said hub has also a vertical aperture located therein, as shown at a,'through which is passed the cord C, which is passed over the pulley d, the said pulley being screwed to the ceiling. The end of the cord remote from the windlass is employed for elevating and securingthe device at the proper altitude, or for lowering it when desirable.

This device not only economizes space by reason of its peculiar structure, but chieiiy because it is designed to be swung up to the ceiling out of the way and reach of the occupants of the room, whereby space not otherwise employed is economized. It also economizes labor, as neither in hanging the clothes thereon or in removing them therefrom need the manipulator thereof move to and fro in the performance of the intended work, as by simply revolving the windlass a stationary position may be maintained whiley hanging the clothes on the radial arms or removing them therefrom. Said radial arms are not rigidly attached to the hub, but can be easily withdrawn, when desirable, and the device laid away until again required.

In connection with my clothes-drier I eniploy a rope-holder, y, as represented by Fig.V

3, with which I adjust the drier to any desired elevation.

T is a U-shaped metallic piece, which furnishes bearings forthe pulley E andthe eccentric F. It is rigidly attached to the basepiece g. In practice the cord d is passed over the pulley E and between the eccentric F and the base-piece g, and when it is desirable to adjust the clothesdrier to any desired altitude, the eccentric is pressed against the said cord by the lever H, which rigidly and quickly secures the device beyond the possibility of its being withdrawn therefrom.

I claim- The combination and arrangement of the hub A with radiating arms b, cord C, pulley d, and rope-holder and described.


I/Vitnessesz' H. C. UPPERMAN, i Jas. F. UsH'ER.

y, substantially as shown

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US5067621 *Jun 16, 1989Nov 26, 1991Elmore AlexanderMulti-level suspended garment holder
US6161702 *Feb 12, 1999Dec 19, 2000Campbell; Dale R.Lifting system for bicycle storage and methods using the same
Cooperative ClassificationA47F5/0892, A47B46/005