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APPLICATION HLED NOV. 29, 1945.
Patented June 20, 1916.
2 SHEETS-SHEET l.
W. T. LANE.
APPLICATION HLED NOV. 29, I975.
' Patented June 20, 1916.
2 SHEETSSHEET 2.
WILLIAM TIMOTHY LANE, OF POUGHKEEPSIE, NEW YORK, ASSIGNOR T0 W. '1. LANE &;
BROTHER, 0F POUGHKEEPSIE, NEW YORK.
Specification of Letters Patent.
Patented June 2(1 1916.
T 0 all whom it may concern Be it known that I, WILLIAM TIMOTHY LANE, a citizen of the United States, residing at Poughkeepsie, in the county of Dutchess, State of New York, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Baskets, of which the following is a specification.
My invention consists in baskets of that. type, consisting of a wire supporting frame and a flexible lining of canvas or other suitable material. In baskets of this type, the lining has usually been secured to the frame by turning the lining over the top member of the frame and sewing it, and further, through the instrumentality of strips overlying the side and end members of the frame and stitched to the lining. When such baskets are used for articles to be laundried or otherwise, the lining is apt to become soiled and cannot be conveniently washed and dried, so as to render it clean and sanitary.
In my improved construction, the lining is made of a size and shape corresponding to the interior of the frame, but is not connected to the frame; and further, is provided with fiaps whichmay be turned inward and secured, to act as a cover for the basket as a whole when in use, or as a cover and securing means for the flap portions of the basket, when the lining is removed from the sup porting frame; In my improved construction, means are provided, acting in connection with the frame, whereby one basket may be supported upon another.
My invention further contemplates the employment of a lining, one portion of which consists in a strip of open work material, whereby steam or dye liquids may find access to the articles within the basket, when the basket is employed in steaming or dyeing operations.
The general object of my invention is to provide a basket consisting of a frame work and a. flexible lining, whereby the frame work will support the lining when the basket is empty, when the basket is being filled, and when the basket is filled, but which will allow the removal of the lining for the purpose of being cleaned, and permit the nesting of the frames when the lining is re moved from the frames; or tiering of the baskets one upon the other when the baskets are full.
The accompanying drawings will serve to illustrate my invention, in which Figure 1 is a perspective view of the basket with the flaps of the flexible portion turned outward to permit articles to be placed within the basket; Fig. 2 is a perspective view showing the flaps of the flexible portion turned inward and secured; Fig. 3 is an elevation of two detached frames, nested one within the other; Fig. 4c is a transverse section through a basket and lining, showing a modification of the lining. Fig. 5 is an enlarged View of a locking device which may be employed for securing the flaps of the lining. Fig. 6 is a perspective view of a frame showing the device employed for supporting one basket upon an other, the parts of said device in this figure being in a position different from that shown in Figs. 1 and 2. Fig. 7 is a vertical section of the whole of one frame and part of another, showing two frames one supported upon the other, or tiered. Fig. 8 is a'view similar to Fig. 7, showing two frames with the tiering arrangement shown in Figs. 9, 10 and 11. Fig. 9 is a bottom plan View of a modification of the tiering arrangement shown in Fig. 6; in this View the tiering arrangement is shown in the retract-ed position. Fig. 10 is a view corresponding to Fig. 9, but showing the tiering arrangement in the extended or outward position. Fig. 11 is a section taken substantially on the line XI-XI of Fig. 9.
In the drawings; 5 indicates the frame, which may be of any suitable construction. Such frame usually consists of a top memher 6, side members 7, end members 8, bottom members 9 and runners 10. Preferably, the frame is smaller at the bot-tom than at the top, to permit nesting of the frames as shown in Fig. 3.
In the construction shown in Figs. 1, 2, 3, 6 and 7, there is secured to the top memher 6 at each end, the tiering members 11. These members consist of the straps 12 which are bent over the end of the top member 6 so as to form a hinge joint at 13, and secured by a rivet 14, and the transverse bent strap 15 secured to the straps 12 through rivets 16.
In Figs. 1, 2 and 3, the tiering members are shown in the position which they would ordinarily occupy; that is, when the basket is being filled, or in ordinary use; and Figs.
6 and 7, in the position which they would occupy when it is desired to place one basket upon another. It will be seen that when the tiering members are in the position last mentioned. the transverse bent strap 15 bears on the side portions of the top member G, and by reason of the shape of the straps. forms a recess for receiving the bottom of another basket.
Figs. 8, 9, 10 and 11 show a modified construction. In these figures, 17 indicates a transverse strap having recesses 18 (Fig. 11) in which are placed two flat arms 19, e011- nected together by transverse plate 20. To the center of this plate is fastened a link 21, which is connected to a bell crank lever 22. By moving the bell crank lever, the fiat arms will take the position shown in Fig. 9 or Fig. 10, as may be desired. The bell crank lever 22 is supported in a suitable blocl' 23, carried by the members 21 of the frame 5.
Either of the constructions described for the tiering arrangement may be used, and it is manifest that other constructions may be employed. Those given are merely illustrative of such constructions as I find convenient. I do not, however, limit myself to such construction, and may use any construction which will be found suitable for the purpose.
Located within the frame is a flexible lining 25, made as a complete basket; that is. having sides 26, ends 27, bottom 28, flaps 29-30 which form a cover, and securing means 31. The flexible lining, as before stated, forms a. complete basket or bag which will contain and cover the articles placed within it, and by reason of which when the hand is slipped under the flaps 99 when secured together, the contents of the basket or bag may be lifted out of the frame, or the contents of the basket placed within the frame. I have shown two forms of the securing device 31; one consisting of a simple cord 32, which is passed through eyes 33 secured in the flap portions 29, and the other as shown in Fig. 5, consisting of a pivoted bail 34 secured to one flap 29, and a lever 35 pivoted'to a hooked plate 36, secured to the other flap 29, said lever and hooked plate adapted to coact with said bail to secure locking of the flaps 29 together, as illustrated in Fig. 4.
The lining of the basket may consist of canvas or other flexible material, as shown in Figs. 1 and 2, which material is in a sense impervious to moisture, or it may consist partially of canvas and partially of an open-work material, as shown respectively at 87 and 38 (Fig. 4); I do not limit myself in any wise to the character or the exact position of the open-work material; thus the body of the basket may be formed entirely of canvas With eyelets inserted in heated to said frame,
any convenient location, or as illustrated, of a strip of canvas net-work inserted near the bottom of the basket. The object of employing perforations or inserting the portion of the net-work, is to permit the entrance of steam, water, dye fluids, or the like, when it is desired to do so.
My basket is especially desirable for use in handling laundry, and when so used it is employed in the following manner: The lining is inserted into the frame as shown in Fig. 1, the laundried goods packed in the basket, and the flaps turned inward and secured, as shown in Fig. 2. The basket is now in a position to be taken to the laundry wagon. \Vhen placed in the laundry wagon, the tiering arrangement 11 is turned to the position shown in Fig. 6 or Fig. 10, and one basket placed upon another. Upon reaching the destination of the laundried goods, the basket as a whole (as shown in Fig. 2) is carried into the premises, and the lining and contents lifted out of the frame, and left, the driver of the laundry wagon carrying away the frame; the frames being nested in the wagon as shown in Fig. 3.
In picking up soiled articles, the driver collects the linings with the goods inclosed, and carries them back to the laundry. It will be seen from the above description, that the frame serves not only the purpose of holding up the lining while the goods are being inserted, but also the purpose of protecting the goods within the lining during carriage from the laundry to its destination; and that the lining or bag, considered alone, serves as a convenient receptacle and carrying means for the articles to be laundried. It will also be observed that by reason of the construction of the flaps, they serve a triple purpose; first, to support the lining within the frame while the goods are being packed into the lining; second. as a cover to inclose the goods after insertion into the lining; and third, as a means for carrying the lining and the goods when the flaps are connected together.
Having thus described my invention, I claim:
1. In a basket, the combination of a rigid frame, and tiering members n'iovably connected to the end portions of the top member of the frame, and each adapted when in one position to lie in juxtaposition to the end members of the frame, and when in the other position to lie across the top of the end of the top member of the frame.
2. In a basket, the combination of a rigid frame, and tiering members movably consaid tiering members each comprising two straps pivotally connected to the top member of the frame, and a transverse bent strap secured to the first named straps.
3. In a basket, the combination of a rigid skeleton inclosing frame, a flexible lining corresponding in shape to the interior of the frame, said lining formed in part of an impervious material and in part of a pervious material, the part of pervious material located above the bottom of the sup porting frame and lining.
I. In a basket, the combination of a rigid skeleton supporting frame, and a flexible lining formed in part of a solid material such as canvas, and in part of a perforated or open-work material such as perforated canvas or netting of any suitable material, and such perforated or open-work part located above the bottom of the frame and lining.
5. In a basket, the combination of a rigid skeleton supporting frame, runners arranged below the bottom of said frame, a lining for said frame of flexible material formed as a complete bag, corresponding in shape to the interior of the frame but not connected to the frame, said bag located above the runners, together with flaps forming a part of the lining and adapted to coact with the rigid frame to hold the lining in position when the bag is open, but to form a covering for the bag when the bag is closed.
6. In a basket, the combination of a rigid frame, smaller at the bottom than at the top, whereby nesting of frames may take place; a flexible lining corresponding in shape to the interior of the frame, flaps for covering the top of the basket, said flaps continuous with the lining, the end flaps substantially rectangular in shape and the side flaps substantially V-shaped, together with means for securing the \l-shaped flaps to gether.
7. In a basket, the combination of a rigid supporting frame formed of wire rods interconnected to form vertical ends and side portions and a horizontally disposed bottom portion,a lining formed as a complete bag corresponding in shape to the interior of the frame but not connected to the frame, said lining provided with flaps at the top, which, when the bag is open, coact with the side and end portions to hold the lining in position, together with runners situated below the side portions of the frame, whereby the bottom of the skeleton frame and the inclosed bag are raised above the ground when the bag is filled.
In testimony whereof, I afiix my signature in the presence of two witnesses.
WILLIAM TIMOTHY LANE.
DAVID F. LANE, NICHOLAS W. GERDER.