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1 270,81 1 1 Patented July 2, 1918.
WW Gu UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE.
PHILIAS GARANT, OF WOBURN, QUEBEC, CANADA.
Application filed June 15, 1917.
To all whom it may concern:
Be it known that I, PHILIAS GARANT, a subject of the King of Great Britain, residing at Woburn, Province of Quebec, Canada, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Shoe-Racks; and I do hereby declare that the following is a full, clear, and exact description of the invention, such as will enable others skilled in the art to which it appertains to make and use the same.
The present invention relates to a shoe rack and has for its object to provide a bracket upon which may be supported shoes or the like so that the shoes may be suspended whereby they may become thoroughly dry should the same become damp or wet.
Another object of the present invention is to provide a strong, durable and eflicient device of this character which will be comparatively inexpensive in the cost of manufacture, thereby rendering the same commercially desirable.
With the above and other objects in view which will hereinafter appear as the description continues, the invention consists of the novel features of construction, combination and formation of parts as will be hereinafter more fully described and particularly pointed out in the appended claim.
In the accompanying drawings:
Figure 1 is a front elevation of the rack embodying the present invention; and,
Fig. 2 is a similar view of a slightly modified form showing the shoes as supported thereupon.
Referring now more particularly to the accompanying drawings wherein like and corresponding parts are designated by similar reference characters throughout the several views:
The bracket as herein shown consists of preferably a continuous strand of wire having its medial portion bent to form a loop 1 which may be suspended from a nail or other suitable support. The lower ends of the vertical medial portions 2 are bent back upon themselves to form the vertical portions 3 and the outer ends of the wires are bent at right angles to form the arms 4, whereas the Patented July 2, 1918.
Serial No. 174,859.
extremities of the arms are bent to form the loops 5 or which may be bent to form the configuration of a shoe sole or any other desired form. The lower ends of the portions 2 are connected together by a wire 6 which is coiled around and this wire is also coiled around the lower ends of the portions 3 as at 7 so as to reinforce the portions 3, whereby should any undue weight be transmitted to the arms 4 the coil springs will assist in holding the arms in their horizontal positions or when the weight is released from the arms the coil springs will cause the same to assume their normal positions.
In the modification as shown in Fig. 2 of the drawings, the coil spring 7 is eliminated and the clips 8 are used for connecting the portions 2 together. In this figure of the drawings I have shown the shoes as supported upon the bracket or rack whereby they may be suspended so that they may be come dry after having been used or having become damp or wet.
Having thus fully described my invention, what I claim as new and desire to secure by Letters Patent is:
As a new article of manufacture a shoe rack formed of one continuous strand of wire, the medial portion of said wire being bent to form a loop and two vertically extending portions, means for connecting the lower ends of said vertically extending portions, a pair of spaced vertical portions ex-" tending parallel with and lying in the same plane with the medial portion, right angular arms formed with the upper ends of said vertical spaced portions, loops formed with the outer ends of said arms, said loops extending in a horizontal plane, said arms be ing bent to the configuration of the sole of a shoe and wires wound around the portion connecting the vertical portions of the strand of wire for reinforcing the same substantially as and for the purpose specified.
In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand.
PHILIAS GAR-ANT. Witnesses D. L. LIPPE, LAURA LEONARD.
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