US 1179713 A
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CLOTHES DRIER. APPL ICATION FILED JAN. 29, 1915;
"Patented Apr. 18, 1916.
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BENJAMIN GALLSWORTHY, 01 PORT ARTHUR, TEXAS.
Specification of Letters Patent.
. Patented Apr. 18, 1916.
Application filed January 29, 1915. Serial No. 5,135.
To all whom it may concern:
Be it known that I, BENJAMIN GALLS WORTI-IY, a subject of the King of Great Britain, residing at Port Arthur, in the county of Jefferson and State of Texas, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Clothes-Briers, of which the following is a specification.
This invention relates to new and useful improvements in a clothes drier.
The object of the invention is to provide a device of the character described designed to be used for drying clothes, or other articles, and constructed so as to surround a stove or other heater, from which heat is radiated.
'With the above and other objects in view,
the invention has relation to certain novel features of construction and use, an example of which is given in this specification and illustrated in the accompanying drawings, wherein:
Figure 1 shows a side elevation of the de vice. Fig. 2, shows a plan view thereof. Figs. 3 and 4 show fragmentary plan and sectional views respectively, of the frame tened together by means of rivets 3, which pass through alined orifices in the overlapping tongues and fix the supports relative to each other. Arcuaterods, as 4, formed of metal, bamboo, or other suitable material extend transversely and have their respective ends secured to the respective supports 1, 1,
' and at the top these rods gradually decrease in length, so as to gradually lessen, in diameter, the cage formed by them, and give the top thereof an oval form. Vertical rods 5, are also provided, formed of the same mas terial as rods 4, and which are interwoven with said rods 4 so as to form a reticulated cage, the upper ends of the vertical rods converging to a common point at the vertical center of the cage where-they are secured together.
The numeral- 6 refers to a flexible member arranged vertically, and whose opposite ends are passed under-the opposite transverse bars but which passes over the intervening transverse bars, as illustrated in Figs. 1, 3 and 4, and both ends of this member are turned outwardly forming hooks 7 and 8 from which the articles to be dried maybe suspended; and any desired number of the hooks may be employed.
The cage is placed over a stove 9, from which heat is radiated to dry the articles suspended from the device and it is obvious that said articles will be held spaced from the stove the required distance so as not to be burned.
When not in use.the pins 3, may be removed, if desired and the sections separated for compactness in storing. It is not essen.
tial, however, that the device be formed in sections. It may be constructed as a unit, if preferred. v
What I claim is:
1. A device of the character described ineluding a pair of inverted U shaped supports, spaced apart, tongues extending laterally from each support, the tongues of the respective supports overlapping, and having alined orifices, rivets passing through said orifices for securing the tongues together so that they may be readily detached, arcuate rods extending transversely and having their respective ends secured to said sup rts, vertical rods interwoven with the EFanslverse rods and forming a reticulated, :age( and hooks carried by the wall of the cage.
2. A device of the character described including a pair of inverted U-sh'aped supports, spaced apart, tongues extending laterally from each support, the tongues of the respective supports overlapping and having alined orifices, rivets passing through sai orifices for securing the tongues together so that they mav be readily detached, arcuate transverse rods having their respective ends secured to said supports, vertical rods interwoven with the transverse'rods and form-.
ing a reticulated cage and a plfirality of name to this specification in the presence ef flexible mcelsmbers Whose pposite ends are two subscribing Witnesses.
passed un er the opposlng transverse rods andwhichpass ver the intervening trans- BENJAMIN GAL-LSWORTHY 5 verse rogl, the ends of saidmembers being Witnesses:
formed lIltO hooks. J. W. HARLE,
In testimnnv whereof I have signed my E. B. McSWAIir.