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C. A. MICHAELS.
HOLDER FOR TOWELS AND OTHER ARTICLES.
APPLICATION FILED MAY 20. 1921.
1 $09,056 Patented Mar. 7, 1922.
A TTORNEYS UNITED" STATES PATENT OFFICE.
'CHAUNGEY IMICHAELS, OF NEW YORK, N. Y., ASSIGNOR TO ARTHUR H. SWANK, OF FREMONT, OHIO.
specifiation of Letters Patent.
Patented Mar. 7, 1922.
Application filed May 20, 1921. Serial No. 471,050.
T 0 all whom it may concern:
Be it known that I, CHAUNCEY A. MICIIAELS, a citizen of the United States, and a resident of the city of New York, Jamaica, borou h of Queens, in the count of Queens and tate of New York, have invented a new and Improved Holder for Towels and other, Articles, of which the following is a description.
My invention while more particularly intended for embodiment in a towel bar is useful for holding other articles, for. example trousers, when the bar is made of sufiicient size for the latter purpose.
The general object of my invention is to provide a novel holder adapted to accomodate a plurality of towels for example, including face towels and a bath towel, and so formed as to make it possible to so place the towel or other article that the same will be firmly held and prevented from dropping from the bar.
The nature of the invention and its distinctive features and advantages will clearly appear as the description proceeds.
Reference is to be had to the accompanying drawings forming a part of this specification, it being understood that the drawings are merely illustrative of examples of the invention.
Figure 1 is a perspective view of a holder embodying my invention;
Figure 2 is a perspective View of a modified form of the holder.
In carrying out my invention in practice, I form the holder from solid or tubular material such as a wire or bar having a suitable cross section and I give the terminals of the wire or bar the form of supporting elements, which advantageously, may, as in the illustrated examples,-be in the form of two bracket arms 10 spaced a substantial distance from each other. Means is provided for securing the ends of the arms to,
a wall or like support.
In the form shown in Figure 1, the two ends are rigid with a single securing plate 11 having holes 12 for receiving screws or other fastening means. In the orm shown in Figure 2 separate securing plates 11 are provided for each bracket arm 10.
The material of the holder is carried sidewlse from the bracket arms 10 to form lateral members 13 integral with said arms and the material is returned on itself at the y outer ends of said arms and carried across the space between the bracket arms 10, thereby forming a hanger bar 14 integral at its ends with the respective lateral members 13 to constitute each member a supporting connection between the hanger bar 14 and said bracket arms 10.
In forming the holder with the described lateral members and hanger bar said members and hanger bar may be produced in the same horizontal plane as shown in Figure 1, or, as shown m Figure 2, the members, 13, and hanger bar, 14, ma be dis osed inthe same vertical plane, with the ownwardly turned ends 10 of arms 10.
With a holder formed as described towels may be entered in succession in the space between the bracket arms 10 and moved sidewise between the members 13 or 13 and the ends of the hanger bar 14 or 14. The material of the holder is sufiiciently resilient to cause the towel or other article to be securely gripped between the members 13 or 13 and the hanger bar 14 or 14. Nevertheless, the ready removal of the towel or other article may be efiected by a slight pull on the same since the gripping action between the lateral members and hanger bar is frictional. In addition to the articles held at the sides between the lateral members 13 or 13 and 14 or 14 the holder accommodates a bath towel for example between the bracket arms 10. A bath towel or other lar e article may have its side edges forced Iietween the inner ends of the lateral members and the hanger bar, but usually a large article such as a bath towel retains its osition on the bar without being positive y clamped.
I would state in conclusion that while the illustrated examples constitute practical embodiments of my invention, I do not limit myself strictly to the mechanical details herein illustrated, since manifestly the same can be considerabl varied without departure from the spirit of the invention as defined in the appended claim.
Having thus described my invention, I
. claim A holder for towels and other articles, comprising bracket arms, and means carrying said arms and adapted to be secured to a support, said arms being spaced for the entrance of the articles to be held, the material of the holder being carried sidewise from the bracket arms to present lateral 10 members and returned on itself to present a clamping medium ateach end of the holder.
CHAUNOEY AI. MIOHAELS.