US 1489602 A
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April 8 1924.
F. KOHL CLOTHESLINE ATTACHMENT Filed Dec. 22. 1921 ilm-L iii-E INVENTOR F/foh/ A TTORNEY Patented Apr. 8, 1924.
FRANK KOHIJLOF HOBOKEN', NEW JERSEY.
Application filed December 22, 1921.- Serial No. 524,106.
To all whom it may concern.
Be it known that I, FRANK KoHL, a citizen of the United States, residing at Hoboken, in the county of Hudson and State of New Jersey, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Olothesline Attachments, of which the following is a specification. I
This invention relates to clothes line attachments and the main object is to provide a quickly-disengageable device-which will" keep the lower or clothes carrying length of line substantially parallel'with the upper length, thus preventing excessive drooping 16 of the line when loaded with clothes.
Another object is to provide a device de signed to pay out or tense a clothes line as may be required. I
Still another object is to provide a device easily secured in place, simple in construction, positive in operation and comparatively inexpensive in cost of manufacture.
These and other objects will become apparent in the following description, in which similar characters of reference refer to likenamed parts in the drawing.
Referring briefly to the drawing, 1 represents a clothes line with the ment in place.
Figure 2.is a front view and shows the securing knot. V t
Figure 3is a side view of the same.
Referring more in detail to the drawing, the numeral 10 represents the usual type of window frame having window panes 11 mounted in suitable sashes therein.
An open ended screw hook 12, secured Figure attach 3ov of the device to the vertical rail 13, has acommon form of pulley lsuspended therefrom. A pole 15 or other anchoring means situated some desirable distance fronr the window has a hook 16 and pulley 17 similar to thoseused on't-he window frame.
A clothes line composed of the upper length 18 and lower length 19, the latter named length being adapted to carry wash or sundry other articles of clothing, as indicated by 20, is suspended between the pulleys 14 and 17.
The abutting ends of the line are preferably line.
joined to each other on the lower length of the line 19 thru the medium of the device, which consists substantially of a-main body 21 having acleat 22 formed integral therewith.
A hole-23 extending longitudinallythru the body receives the end 24: of the lower 7 line and is secured in placeby a knot 25 formed after emerging from'one end of the hole. 7 End 26 of theline passes thru a small opening 27 after which it'is tied around the cleat 22 by a double half hitch or any other conventional form of securing means.
Grooved wheels '28 rotatably mounted 011 pins 29 between side walls 30 of main body 21, are engaged with the upper line 18, after which the ends of the lower line are secured as heretofore described. r
This device in use is particularly applicable during extreme changes of humidity and temperature such as the dry day *to one of rain, the latter a contraction ofthe line which would, if not properly paid-out or adjusted, probably fracture the'line or pull the securing hooks from their anchoring means. Attention is called to the fact that fabrics, generally of varying weights, produce a sag'or drooping of'the carrying line 19in proportion to, their respective weights. This sag or drooping ;is preventedby having the main body suspended from line 18 thru the medium. of the wheels 28, obviously forming a carriage for the loaded line 19.
1 The combination with a line "running over :opposed widely spaced pulleys to present an unbroken upper run, of a carriage, a pair of wheels. in said carnage. engaging the upper run of said hue tobe supported at each end thereby, said carriage having an opening longitudinally through its lower portion, in.
which one end of the lower run of said line is engaged,'jand1 a cleat having extending arms formed integral with the lower portion of said carriage, said cleat constituting securing means for the other end of said In witnesswhereof I afix my signature. l FRANK KOHL.
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