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Publication numberUS1250833 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateDec 18, 1917
Filing dateJul 2, 1915
Priority dateJul 2, 1915
Publication numberUS 1250833 A, US 1250833A, US-A-1250833, US1250833 A, US1250833A
InventorsEarle M Flanegin
Original AssigneeEarle M Flanegin
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
US 1250833 A
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APPLlcAnoN FILED JULY 2. 1915.

1,250,833; Patented Deo. 18,1917.

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Specification of Letters Patent. -Patented Dec. 1S, 191'?.

Application led .Tuly 2, 1915. Serial No. 37,720.

To all whom t may concern.'

Be it known that I, EARLE M. FLANEGIN, a citizen of the United States, residin at Vienna, in the county of Wood and tate of West Virginia, have invented new and useful Improvements in Clothes-Racks, of which the following is a specification.

This invention relates to clothes racks and has particular relation to that class of racks which are capable of being collapsed and arranged in compact form, so as to be placed construction it is necessary to provide means for guiding the dogs into engagement with the openings, so vthat the said sections are then fixed against relative rotation both before and after being extended. The present invention, however, aims to, provide meansfor holding the sections extended, which will permit of their relative rotation', so that the clothes rack may be turnedfto permit 0f the use of the arms without the necessity of walking around the same, which might not be possible if the lsaid, rack is positioned in the corner of a room.

Further objects of the invention will appear as the following s ciic description is read in connection wit the accompanying drawings which form a part of this application and in which Figure 1 is a side elevation showing the standard of the rack in extended position. Fig. 2 is a longitudinal sectional view. Fig. 3 isa top plan view. Fig. 4 is'a horizontal sectional view taken on the line 4-4 of Fig. 1.-

Referring more particularly to the drawings 1 represents a supporting base, 2 the standard and 3 'a supporting head carried upon the upper end of the standardp The standard 'comprises a plurality of telescopically arranged tubular sections 4 each of which is provided adjacent its lowerI end with'apair of diametrically opposite openings through which spring` dogs 5 project to engage over the upper edge of the next lower section when the sections are extended. These dogs are released by pressing downwardly upon the same as will be readily understood so that'the sections will all t within one another and when the device is collapsed it will have the length substantially equal to the length of one of the sections. By this construction the sections l are held in their extended positions in a manner t0 permit of their relative rotation.

The springs of the lowermost and largest section rest upon a collar 6 having spaced pairs of ears arranged around its periphery and across each pair is a pivoting pintle 8 which is engaged in the notches formedv adjacent the upper end ofthe supporting legs 9. When in position the upper ends of the legs engage the side walls of the lowermost section and their lower'ends rest upon the floor as shown, their normal tendency to spread holding the legs in position when the weight of the standard is applied. By

lifting the standard the legs may be disconnected from the pintles as Will be understood and placed inside of the collapsed sections of the standard.

The head 3 which vis secured to the upper section of the standard comprises an annular collar 10 having circumferentiallv spaced pairs of ears between which are pivoted the supporting 'arms 11 braced to the section .by the braces 12 pivoted adjacent the outer end of the arms 11 as at 13 and at their inner ends to a collar 14 held"l in adjusted position upon the upper tubular section Iby means of a set screw 15, When the set screw is released the collar 14 may be slid downwardly over the section and tl1e 'arms 11, folded along side of the section as willjbe readilyv j understood.

clothes rack4 comprlsing a'standard embodying telescopic sections, a supporting element carried by the upper section and resilient elementscarried by cach ofsaidl sections, each of said elements including oppor@ l Y medew Sitely extending terminal {por-tions, one of outward movement of tile U-shaped .en-

. which is secured within each section, an ingaging portion. 10

termediete U-sheped engaging portion e'x- In testimony whereof I affix my 'signature tending through an opening in eaioh section in presence of twowitnesses. for engagement with the upper edge of the EARLE M. FLANEGIN. adjacent lower section and the other teirmi- Witnesses: i nal portion of the resilient elements consti- 1F man G. DEITSCH,

tilting e, stop within the seetione to limit the DON L, Hn'mnnnsnon

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U.S. Classification211/172, 248/170, 248/435
Cooperative ClassificationA47F5/06