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Publication numberUS1488330 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateMar 25, 1924
Filing dateFeb 1, 1923
Priority dateFeb 1, 1923
Publication numberUS 1488330 A, US 1488330A, US-A-1488330, US1488330 A, US1488330A
InventorsJames Everitt
Original AssigneeJames Everitt
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Clothes-hanging bar formed of hinged-together members
US 1488330 A
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March 25, 1924.


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Be it known that L JAMEs Evnrrr'r, subject of the King of Great Britain, residing at 3l Kingly Street, Regent Street, London, W. l, in the county of London, England, manufacturer, have invented certain new and useful improvements in a Clotheslianging BarFormed of Hinged-Together members, of which the following is a speciication.

rlhe invention has reference to a clothes hanging bar of the type formed by two hinged together members the one of which is fixed and the other arranged to swing up and down from the one end to constitute a rigid length at one time upon which runners can ride., and at another time reduce the length with all the runners suspended from the liked member.

rlheimfention provides a special construction and operation of catch for holding the members rigidly together as one rigid length and for enabing the one to swing downwardly upon the other to fold said length. Said catch comes automatically into action to hold the members as a rigid leneth by the simple act of swinging the one member upon the other member, and is hand operated out of action, and the essential features of it are a projection or lug having an inclined upper edge and a declining rear edge, and a swingable link to co-act with this projection or lug, the latter being applied to the one member and the swingable link to the other member. Preferably the projection or lug is attached to the top of the fixed member, and the swingable link pivoted to the swinging` down member.

The declining rear edge operates in conjunction with the link so that the two members are held to each other end to end to constitute a single length without any looseness.

The invention also includes constructional features by which two opposite project-ions or lugs are provided, and the link is in the 'term of an elongated loop of stout wire, and also an external shoe to provide the point of hinging of the two members to each other and to strengthen such hinging and to hold the members so that they line up exactly in a transverse direction when held together to form one rigid length, this shoe also providing a convenient feature for the attachment of the lugs or projections and for a bracket whereby this end of the fixed Serial. No. @i6-37.

Amember is secured to the top of a wardrobe interior.

A puller out device to the runners can be conveniently provided. Y

rllhe invention is represented by the accompanying drawings.

Fig. l is top-side plan of the fitting extended to lform one rigid length.

Fig. 2 is an underside plan of l. Figs. .3 and 4; are a side view and a plan of the link separately.

Fig. 5 is a side elevation of Fig. l, but also showing by dotted lines the hinged member swung downwardly.

Figs. 6 and 7 show a side elevation and a pian of a part constituting the two projections or lugs, one of the attachment brackets, and a stop to prevent the free end of the link falling away 'from the projections or lugs when the hinged member swings down.

The tubular fitting is composed of two tubular members a and c hinged together at d. Both members are of substantially square cross section but provide a central longitudinal slot e throughout their under wall so that runners projecting through the slots may ride within the interior of both tube members and pass quite freely the point where said members are hinged -to each other; these features all being known.

The tubular member av is rigidly secured to the back and top of a Wardrobe interior by the brackets a2, as and the tubular member c is adapted to swing up and down upon a, about the point of hinging CZ, to at one time constitute a single rigid length of tube as shown in Figs. l, 2 and 5, and at anothertime fold as shown by the dotted lines x, 5, to reduce the length and enable the wardrobe door to shut.

To strengthen the hinging of the rtwo tubular members, Yand to causethem to line up truly, particularly transversely, an eX- ternal shoe la is rigidly attached to the fixed member so that the folding member swings within its one end 7b2, this shoe admitting free passage of the runners f.

rlhe catch which is the particular feature of the invention is provided by the pair of projections or lugs z' and the pivoted linkV g. Said lugs form part of a metal piece providing the* bracket a3 and which is rigidly attached to the top of the fixed shoe h.' Said projections or lugs are a pair, and each is the same shape and has an inclined upper edge 2 and a declining rear edge 3, the upi tne ie the rear edge sliwlitly declining edge. rElie piveiereper ed i edge, and rezii'vardly iroin the upper oted linli e L' said, particularly "lie rear edge i, und ooiiiniged stitutes a Coiiplin ineniber 0 endl Seid pivoted link is elongated loop ined 'freni si iut w end g2 being,v piiei vl to die hinged i c and end g nizipted to or inge i, '-,fliieli between the lever gA s ei re end "D i li edges z3 the liingf` .i old to vthe position i( `rEhe declining e end or" tli li gege, es shown in 71 und so lield with sides of the .shoe heliV vereely against looseness.

`if''ilheii the hinged iiieinber c is :c the free end oic the link g is held fer felling away ifi'ori lugs by the stop y Whie-li is icoi'ined part of the inetzil piece providingl seid A jee-tions or luge and the breelfet a3, thi emp o touching the top oi" the wardrobe sp -`When the hinged iiienibei c is s Werdly from the dotted position :o

from too the projections or end g3 of the linl; will first u' t. eliiied edges 2 and will zitter .'iirds ill down the e( ges 3 to effectively hold t'ie tubular ineinbers n: end c in line es one tidinler length, When the 'uiiners f een be slid along tliekiull length end the gai-nient sei-tee ont end removed.

lt is quite Convenient apply e puller out devioe to the tnbuhi fitting; eine is shown in the forni of i rod length eX- tending` along the top oi the iixed ineinber a; between the projections or lugs z' and through the bracket a3, the freni end j? of' this rod being` fashioned into handle, end

et the beek of all the runners laying new described iny invention Wind; e by Letters Pet lotlies hanging bei;

e hinged ineinber suitable i'or runupon, e projection having an combining ai' VYo inclined r edge 'e' ly applied to the ul f- *Lied ineinber, and e. piioied link epplied to the swifigeble' nieniber to ee-iiet with the upper a i l reni' edges of the prothe swingnl' iiie'nber n end to end zuig; lent with elle iii; `,d ineiii i end adapted for hund operation, enel itiully es described.

i elolliee bringing ngen and e hinged iii-einher tieifel upon, e p nelined upper ed rigidly applied to the line nivoted link in the forni ol: wire loop hinged by one end to 'the swinneble iiieinber end adapted by iis other ein to the piiirA of projections 'tor holding the inenibeis in end 'to end ndjiiistinent with each other, substrintirilly described.

3. il ebtlies lieneing bei, combining a lined tubu er ineinber end e hinged tubular fiole runners to tra el upon,

deelinii 'e' 'eetion Yfor holding end liingij'ng' inovenent of the hinged inei'nber, n projection having en inclined upper edge and n declining rear edge rigidly applied to the lined ineiibei', end e pivoted link zip# plied to the swingeble ineinber and adapted to cooperate with the rear edge of the projection for holding the hinged ineinber in end to end alignment with the fixed ineinbei'7 said link being` adapted to be inoved ont of notion by hand end to be moved into notion automatically by its own iif'eight, substantially described. Y

ln testimony whereof l have hereunto set iny hand. l l


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U.S. Classification211/85.3
International ClassificationA47B61/02, A47B61/00
Cooperative ClassificationA47B61/02
European ClassificationA47B61/02