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Publication numberUS1590143 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateJun 22, 1926
Filing dateJan 28, 1925
Priority dateJan 28, 1925
Publication numberUS 1590143 A, US 1590143A, US-A-1590143, US1590143 A, US1590143A
InventorsViola Williams
Original AssigneeViola Williams
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Clothes drier
US 1590143 A
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June 22 1926.

4 v. WILLIAMS CLOTHES DRIER Filed Jan. 28, 1925 2 Sheets-Sheet 1 June 22 1926.

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Patented June 22, 1926.


Application filed January 28, 1925. Serial No. 5,336.

This invention relates to drying cabinets especially designed for drying clothes, an object being to provide a cabinet by means of which heat from a hot air heater or register may be utilized for clothes drying, the invention being especially useful in dwellings.

Another object of the inventionis the provision of a clothes drying cabinet which is simple in construction, may be folded co1npactly and stored when not in use and which may be easily and quickly set upover a hot air register or other source of heat lVith the above and other objects in view, the invention further includes the following novel features and details of construction, to be hereinafter more fully described, illustrated in the accompanying drawings and .;o'znted out in the appended claims.

In the drawings Figure 1 is a vertical sectional View illus trating the invention, a portion of a furnace or heater being shown in elevation.

Figure 2 is a horizontal sectional view of the cabinet on an enlarged scale.

Figure 3 is a fragmentary front elevation.

Figure 4 is a fragmentary perspective view showing a portion of one of the walls of the cabinet and a portion of one of the hanger rods with the latter removedfrom the wall.

Figure 5 is a detail perspective view of one of the inclined braces.

Figure 6 is a fragmentary view looking at one of the inner walls of the cabinet and illustrating a different means for supporting the hanger rods, the latter being shown in section.

Figure 7 is a fragmentary top plan view of the same.

Referring to the d awings in detail wherein like characters of reierence denote corresponding parts, the cabinet wh ch is shown as rectangular in cross section may be of any desired shape. The cabinet shown is of sec tional formation and includes separate walls 10 which are suitably hinged together and suitably insulated to prevent the passage of heat therethrough. Insulation of the walls may be effected by means of a cover or a lining, or the walls may be formed with an air space 11. In this latter construction the walls 10 are formed of inner plates 12 and outer plates 13. These plates are connected in spaced parallel relation by means of combined ments let. i v I The walls are adapted to be folded one upon the other when the cabinet is not in use and to provide for this theouter plates at diagonally opposite corners are hingedly connected as shown at 15. ,Gne corner of the cabinet has the inner plates of two adjacent walls hingedly connected as at 16 and the inner and outer walls of these sections-adjacent this hinged corner are connected by substantially channel-shaped braces 17. Thus the walls 10 may be folded substantially flat. The corner of the cabinet opposite the hinge connection 16 has the ed res of the adjacent walls detachably cond as indicated at 17 so that the cabinet. be securely arranged when set up in non for use.

The bottom of the cabinet isopen while the top is closed by a removable cover 18 whose marginal t nges 19 extend downward over the upper edges of the walls 10. One wall of t ie cabinet is provided with an opening 20 which is adapted to be closed by a hinged door 21 and in order [/0 stabilize the cabinet, so that the walls will be held in proper position especially during the opening or closing or the door, there are provided braces 22. These braces are in clined and have their upper ends reinovably positioned within openings 23 in the outer plates 13 of the walls. the said upper endsv of the braces being slitted and bent to provide oppositely extending fingers 9A which engage the opposite faces of the walls 18. The lower ends of the braces are provided with outwardly disposed extensions spacing and connecting ele- Located within the cabinet are hanger 1 rods 26 whose opposite ends are provided with heads or knobs 2?. These heads or l(1'lOl')S are adapted to be passed through lre vhole slots 2-8 provided in the plate 12 of opposite walls 10 so that the rocs are removably held in place.

The cabinet is designed to be placed over a suitable source of heat and is especially designed for use over a floor register indicated at 29 in Figure 1 of the drawings. Heat passes through this register from a furnace or heater 30 which may be of the type commonly referred to as one pipe furnace. Obviously some other source of heat may be provided.

Various means may be employed for sup rarest FFECE.

porting the hanger rods 26' in addition to providing the keyhole openings 28. In Figures 6 and 7 the rods are supported in loops or sockets 31 formed in a hanger bar 32, the latter being secured to the Wall of the cabinet by any suitable means such as screws or other fastening devices 33. The bars 32 are preferably formed of resilient metal and the loops are shaped so as to provide openings slightly less than the diameter of the rods 1-6. The ends of the rods are forced through these openings into the loops or socket-s 3'1 and are frictionally engaged by the walls or the loops or sockets so as to securely hold them in place, yet permit of their removal when desired.

The invention is susceptible of various changes in its form, proportions and minor details of construction and the right is herein reserved to make such changes as properly fall Within the scope of the appended claims.

Having described the invention What is claimed is:

l. A drying cabinet comprising a collapsible casing including separate Wall sections hingedly secured together in a manner to permit of the wall sections being folded one upon the other, each Wall section comprising inclined brace rods having one of their ends detachably engaged with the casin 2. A drying cabinet comprising a casing open at the bottom and adapted to be positioned over a source of heat, hanger bars arranged upon opposite Walls of the casing, sidebars having spaced sockets therein and hanger rods adapted to have their opposite ends positioned in said sockets.

3. A'drying cabinet comprising a casing open at the bottom and adapted to be posit-Zoned over a source of heat, hanger bars arranged upon opposite side Walls of the casing, spaced open resilient loops provided in the hanger bars and hanger rods having their opposite ends reniovably positioned in and frictionally engaged by the walls of the loops.

In testimony whereof I aflix my signature.


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US2488702 *Jun 22, 1945Nov 22, 1949Brochstein Sam JGarment hanger rod
US3214230 *Apr 30, 1964Oct 26, 1965Westinghouse Electric CorpDoor shelf structure
US3360871 *May 31, 1966Jan 2, 1968Herman WattenfordStove mounted portable clothes dryer
US4085519 *Aug 18, 1976Apr 25, 1978Nicholas MasikaDrying device
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US5566471 *May 9, 1994Oct 22, 1996Hirano; YoshitakaElectromotive curtain for drying clothes
US20070131634 *Dec 13, 2005Jun 14, 2007Korine MarkleDisplay device for ribbon awards
U.S. Classification34/201, 211/94.3, 126/333, 34/621, 312/400, 312/351
International ClassificationD06F58/10
Cooperative ClassificationD06F58/10
European ClassificationD06F58/10