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Publication numberUS1194509 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateAug 15, 1916
Publication numberUS 1194509 A, US 1194509A, US-A-1194509, US1194509 A, US1194509A
InventorsJacob Kosovsky
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Jacob kosovsky
US 1194509 A
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Application filed February 29, 1916.

To all whom it may concern Be it known that I, JACOB Kosovsirr, a citizen of the United States, and residing at New York, in the county of New York and State of New York, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Clothes- Pins, of which the following is a specification, such as will enable those skilled in the `art to which it appertains to make and use the same.

T his invention relates to clothespins, and the object thereof is to provide an improved device of this class which is simple in construction and operation and which can be securely attached to a line without danger of breaking the pin, and which may be easily detached whenever necessary; and with this and other objects in view the invention consists in a device of the class speciied, constructed as hereinafter described and claimed.

The invention is fully disclosed in the following specification, 'of which the accompanying drawing forms a part, in which the separate parts of my improvement are designated by suitable reference characters in each of the views, and in which Figure 1 is a side view of my improved clothespin and showing the separate parts in condition for use; Fig. 2 a similar view showing the pin in use; Fig. 3 a sectional view of the device as-shown in Fig. l; and, Fig. 4 a sectional view of the device as shown in Fig. 2.

ln the practice of my invention, l provide a cylindrical body or handle portion a for my improved clothespin, one end portion of which is provided with a cylindrical chamber a2 which communicates with a bore a3 in the other end portion, said bore being threaded as shown, and the bore c3 is smaller than the chamber CL2 and within the bore a3 is placed a threaded plug the thread of which corresponds with the thread of the bore a3, both of said threads being of what is known as the quick pitch type, and the plug is provided with normally diverging and projecting shank members Z22, the outer end portions of which are provided inwardly of the extreme ends thereof with arc-shaped recesses b3, and the extreme outer ends of the shanks Z22 are beveled outwardly on their inner sides as shown at 5*.

The inner end of the plug b is provided with a cap or head which limits the outward movement of said plug, and the outer Specification of Letters Patent.

Patented Aug. i5, i946.

Serial No. 81,127.

end of the cylindrical chamber L2 in the body or handle member a is closed by a cap c.

The cap or head is placed on the plug l), after said plug is screwed into the bore a3, and may be secured in the plug in any desired manner, and all the parts of my improved pin are preferably made of wood.

In Figs. l and 8 I have shown the separate parts of my improved pin in position for use, and in Figs. 2 and 4 in use, and l have also shown or indicated at CZ in Figs. 2 and 4, a clothesline, and in applying or using my improved clothespin, the body or handle member a is turned on the plug Z), or said plug is turned by means of the shank members 52 until said plug is screwed part way into the chamber a2, after which the shank members b2 are forced onto the line in the usual manner, after which the body Orhandle member a is turned into the position shown in Figs. 2 and 4, in which operation the shank members Z22 are drawn inwardly and the outer end portions thereof, which form jaws for such purpose, are caused to securely clamp the line, as shown in Figs. 2 and 4, and the pin cannot be detached from the line without turning the body or handle member a so as to release or project the Shanks b2.

Although l prefer to make my improved clothespin of wood, as herein described, this is not necessary as the same may be made of metal if care be taken to select metal which will not rust or corrode in use, and while l have shown and described the pre ferred construction of my improvement, my invention is not limited to the details of such construction as herein shown and described, and changes therein and modifications thereof may be made, within the scope of the appended claims, without departing from the spirit of my invention or sacrificing its advantages.

Having fully described my invention, what l claim as new and desire to secure by Letters Patent, is :f

l. A clothespin comprising` a body or handle` portion having a central threaded bore in one end part thereof and a cylindrical chamber in the other end part thereof, and a plug'screwed into said bore and provided with normally diverging and projecting shanks the inner end portion of said plug being provided with a cap movable in said chamber and which limits the outward movement of said plug, and said chamber being'olosed by a cap.

- 2. A Vclothespin comprising a body or handle portion having a central longitudinally threaded bore, and a correspondingly threaded plug adapted to be screwed into said bore and provided at one end With diverging shank members. Y

v3. A olothespin comprising a body or handle portion having a central longitudinal bore one end portion of Which is enlarged and the other end portion threaded, and a threaded plug'adapted to be screwed into said bore and the inner end portion of which is provided with a head movable in the enlarged portion of said bore and the outer end portion of which is provided with diverging spring shank members.

In testimony that I claim the foregoing as my invention I have signed my name in presence of the subscribing Witnesses this 26thV day of February 1916.




Copies of this patent may be obtainedrfor ve cents each, by addressing the Commissioner of Patents.

' Washington, D. C.

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U.S. Classification24/535, 24/135.00R, 24/537, 131/259
Cooperative ClassificationF16B2/065