US 1506335 A
Description (OCR text may contain errors)
Aug. 26 1924.
W. G. BROWN RACK Filed March 19, 1923 WEHIEP E. Brawn.
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onions stares WALTER G. 3mm, OF BALEGA, GREAT; zone, EMMA.
Application 'sieo ism-en is, less. serial no. ceases.
To alZ whom it may mucosa:
Be it known that l, WALTER G. BROWN,
a citizen oi the United States, residing atthe medium of its own weight.
Another object of this nvention is the provision of a supporting rack which includes arooking support mounted in such a position that one of the longitudinal edges of the support will clamp one end of a flexible article against the main support when the article is arranged over the rocking support so that the weight of the longer end of the article will be transmitted to the rocking support and cause-the edge thereoii to enga e the article.
Anot er object or this invention is the provision of a rack for supporting flexible articles, such as towels and the like, wherein articles may be readily mounted upon the rack, and the weight of the suspended longer end of the article tending to retain the other or shorter end against movement. With the above mentioned objects in \vieW, the invention consists in the novel features of construction, the combination and arrangement of parts hereinafter more fully set forth and pointed out in the claims and shown in the accompanyingv drawing, in
which I Figure 1 is a perspective view of a rack constructed in accordance with my invention, illustrating its application. V
Figure 2 is a transverse sectional viewof the same, and
Figure 3 is an end elevation with the article eliminated. 1
'In carrying out my invention, I provide a base member 1, which may be formed of any suitable material, but in. the present instance is illustrated as constructed of sheet metal or the like. This base'member is preferably mounted upon any suitable sta tionary support, and for the purpose of illustration, 1 show the same as mounted upon av section of wall indicated by E, any suitable fastening means being provided to secure the-base member in. position. Extending outwardlyylrom each end the base member and disposed at right an les thereto, are the brackets 3, the upper e gasoil which are curved downwardly, as at a,
and terminate in a semi-circular pocket 5,
the forward walls of these being curved upwardly to a point at (i. The point 6 extends over the hot for purpose which will be set forth later.
An article supporting member is arranged between the bracket 3 and moon -l upon the pivot rod 8, the ends of said pivot rod being mounted within the pockets 5 for rotation so that the article supporting member 7 may 'readil have a swinging movementbetween the brackets 5%. i
The supporting member 7 in the present instance, is formed of a single piece oi sheet metal, the major portion of which is formed arcuate in cross section as shown in Figure 2, andconnected to the pivot rod 8 at a point above the longitudinal center of the supporting member, so that the lower edge of the supporting member has a tendency to move toward the base member 1. The upper longitudinal edge of the supporting member 7' is curved outwardly as tit) at 9, away lrom the curved portion 1o,
the outer surface of. the curved portion 9 forming a smooth unbroken surface over which the flexible articles are adapted to move when bein placed position.
It will be note that when a flexible article, such as a towel A which is illustrated iii-Figure 2 is placed, in position within the raclr so that the shorter end thereof extends beyond the inner edge of the curved portion 10 and the longer and arranged. over the curved portion 9 andsuspended there:
from, the weight of the longer end of the towel willterid to force the" curved portion 10 inwardly so that its longitudinal edge willpush or bind the shorter end of the towel against the base member 1, and prevent the same from being drawn out over the curved portion 9, The lower longitudinal edge of the base member 1 may be curved outwardly as at 11 to form an extending spacing ledge against which the shorter end of the towel rests; so as to prevent the same from coming in contact with tween the base and the ower longitudinal edgeof the member 7. The end of the towel arranged over the member '7 is extended between the lower longitudinal edge of the member and the base sufiiciently to permit the end of the same to extend beyond the ledge member 11 so that upon releas ing the upper curved portion 9, rmlttmg the rocking member to swing, t e weight of the longer end of the towel will move the rocking member so that the lower lon tudinal edge of the same will bind t e shorter end of the towel between the base member and the rocking member. From this it willbe apparent that any downward pullupon the longer-end of the towel will tend tov bind the longitudinal edge'of the member 7 tighter against the shorter 'end of the towel, and securely prevent the same from being displaced.
The upper longitudinal edge of the base member 1 ma be provided with a curved portion 12 which not only provides for suitable ornamentation, but prevents any dirt or dust from passing between the rocking member7 and the base, as any dirt or dust falling toward the rack will be shunted ofi by the outer edgeof the member 12.
Attention is called to the fact that while I have shown the rocfing member 7 as connected to a longitudinal pivot rod which extends between the brackets 3 and mounted for rotation in the pocket 5, various changes in the mounting of the rocking member 7 may be made without departin from the rinciple of the invention. I wis also to cal attention to the fact that various'changes maybe made in the substance of the various parts as well'as in the assembling of the same without departing from the spirit of the invention; but,
I claim: j" 1. Adevice of the class described including a base member, a rocking sup' rt, means engaging the end ortions of t e roofing support for pivota ymountin the rocking support in spaced relation to t e base membar-with its lower ed e held in contacting enga ement with the use member, .by the welg t of an article hung over its u per edge and adapted to grip a portion 0 the article extending between its lower edge and the base member. a
2 A device of the class deacrihed'includengaging the end portions of the rocking support for pivot lly mounting said rocking support in space "relation to=the base memher, the pivot point ofsaid rocking support being arranged above its-longitudinal center, whereby the lower edge of the support will be normally moved toward the base member by the weight of an article hung over its upper edge and'grip a ortion of the article extending between its ower edge and said base member. I 3. A device of the class described including a base member, supporting brackets ex-' tending atright angles to the base member; a ivot rod having its ends mounted within said bracket, and a supporting member connected to the pivot rod at a point above its longitudinal center, whereby the lower ed e of said supporting member may be normal y moved toward the base'by the weight of an article hung over its upper edge and grip a portion of the article extendin between 1ts lower edge and said base mem er.
4. A rack of the character described ineluding a base member, a rocfin support thereon having upper and lower longitudinal edges curved in opposite directions, the pivot point of said support bein arranged above its lon itudinal center w ereby the lower edge 0 the same will be normally moved toward the\ base member by the weight of an article hung over its upper edge and grip a portion of the article ex-,-.
tending between its lower edge and said base member.
*5. A rack of the character described ineluding a base member, brackets extending outwardlyfrom each end of the base mem- 2 her at right angles to saidbase, bearin pockets formed in the upper ed es of $9.1 bracket, a pivot rod having its en s mounted withinsaid pockets, a supporting member article hung over its upper edge and grip a portion of the article extendm between its lower edge and said base mem r.
6. A device of the class described including a base member, a pivot rod mounted thereon, a supporting member secured to the pivot rod at a point above the longi-. tudinal center of the supportlng'member I whereby the lower edge ofthe support will normally bear against the base member by the weight of an article hung over its upper edge and grip-a rtion of thejarticle' extending between its lower edge and said base member.
7. A device of the class described 'includ- I ing a member having its lower longitudinal edge bent outwardly to provide a ledge, a rocking member carried by the base having the pivot point thereof arranged above its longitudinal center, whereby the lower longitudinal edge of the support will be moved inwardly to engage the base member above the ledge by the weight of an article hung over lts upper edge and grip a portion of the article extendin between 10 its lower edge and said base mem er.
the base, a curved portion formed integral with the base and extending over the bearing portion, a pivot rod having its end mounted within said bearing portion, and a rocking supporting member carried by said pivot rod and having a lower edge held in clamping engagement with said base by the weight of an article hung over its upper edge to grip a portion of the article extending between its lower edge and said base.
WALTER G. BROWN.