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Publication numberUS137960 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateApr 15, 1873
Publication numberUS 137960 A, US 137960A, US-A-137960, US137960 A, US137960A
InventorsJohn Beaeden
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Improvement in towel-racks
US 137960 A
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Specification forming part of Letters Patent No. 137,960, dated April 15,1873; application filed March 17, 1873.

To all whom 'it may concern.-

Be it known that I, JOHN REARDEN, of

Brooklyn, in the county ot' Kings and State ot' New York, have invented a new and Improved Towel-Rack; and I hereby declare that the following is a full, clear, and exact description thereof, reference being had to the accompanying drawing which forms part of this specihcation.

My invention consists in the new article of manufacture of a towelrack consisting of two cross-bars pivoted together and provided with feet at their lower ends and with cross-heads at their upper ends, and with flexible bands or cords passing from the ends of the cross-head on one lever to the ends of the cross-head on the other lever, whereby I produce a very simple, cheap, and compact folding towel-rack.

The accompanying drawing is a perspective view of my improved towel-rack when extended for use.

A B designate two bars pivoted together, as shown at a. The lower end of each bar A B is provided with a suitable foot for steadying the device. For such feet I have shown simple bars b b, secured at right angles to the bars A B. C C are the cross-heads secured to the upper ends of the bars A B; In the example shown they consist of two bars secured to the top of the barsA B, and at right angles thereto. D D are the cords or llexible connections, running from each end of one crosshead O to a corresponding end of the other cross-head C. This flexible connection may be in two pieces or may be continuous; if in two pieces the ends may be inserted in a socket made in the cross-heads C O, and held in any suitable manner, say by a nail or peg, c, as shown in the drawing; if it be continuous it may be passed through bores made through the cross-heads C C respectively.

The length of the cross-heads C C will, in the example shown, regulate the distance apart of the cords, and these cords may be of any suitable llexible material. I have shown cotton cords because this material is cheap and efficient, but wire, properly protected from corrosion, would answer. It' it be desired to keep the device permanently extended a square bolt in a square socket may be used at a instead ot' a round bolt in a round socket.

It will thus be seen that I produce a very cheap towel-rack, which is capable of being folded up and put away when not required for use, and one which can be transported at little expense, because large numbers can be packed in a small compass.

What I claim as my invention, and desire to secure by Letters Patent, is

The towel-rack composed of the cross-bars A B, provided with suitable feet, the crossheads C C and flexible connections D D, substantially as herein described.


Witnesses: M. M. LIvINGsToN, T. B. BEEGHER.

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Cooperative ClassificationD06F57/08