US 1618260 A
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, 1,618,260 A. ARMBRUSTER LAUNDRY ASSORTER Feb. 22 1927.
Filed Nov. 2 1925 PatentedY Feb. 22, 1927.
ANTHONY ARMBRUSTER. ornonsroiv, TEXAS.'
LAUNDRY Asson'rna. y
A Application fue@ November v2, i925'. serial N76. 66,2762. v
VVMy invention relates to laundry assort'-v llngy devices and, yhas particular reference ,to
offto forma smooth surfaceto avoid' enthe postupon'which the laundry is placed and thesnap hook which is employed in securing theclothesupon the chain, `or other device-upon which the clothesare placed.
It is an object of the 4invention to providek an 'improved vpost and attaching means thereon for a laundry securing device.
It is also,V an object to provide a snaphook to -be Aemployedfupon the clothes securing means rwhich may notY easily become unsnapped Vin use and Awhich will not engage with or tear the laundry. s It is also-.desired ,thatthe snap have, means thereon to identify the bundle of laundry whichjis secured ltogether-byun'eans of the chain,.or other line employed. 1 Y j yIn' the drawing herewith, a preferred em- ;bodiment' of the invention is disclosed.
Fig. l illustrates a front elevation of the laundry.assorter, forming the subject ofy my invention, with the snap hook thereon shown partly in section. Fig. 2 is a side el ovation of the upper end of the laundry assorting post. Fig. 3 is a transverse section on the line .53-3 of Fig. 1. i Fig` l is a side elevation of the slide member of the snap hook, showing the manner in which it is held when introduced over the end of the snap. Fig. 5 is a similar side elevation of the snap hook. Fig. 6 is aside elevation of the assembled snap book. Like numerals of reference designate like parts in all the views. n In assorting laundry it is common to tie the garments, having sleeves or other openings therein, in bundles before introducing them into the washingv machine to be washed. In so doing the chain or other line is inserted through the sleeve or leg of the garment and the ends of the line are then fastened together. In assembling the gar- Vments upon the line, I lhave devised a. post by means of which the line may be threaded through the opening in the garment. In Fig. 1 the construction of the post is shown. There isa tubular post 1 which is threaded at 2 at the lower end, so that it may be secured within a base plate 3. Said plate may be secured to the door, or to a bench Vor other support, as desired, by means of screws inserted through openings 4 therein. 'The post is slotted upon one side, said slot extending from a point spaced slightly above the baseto'the upper head ofl the post, Y
which is closed, as shown at 5, and rounded gaging with or tearing the garments. Said nead is preferably 'made Vsolid on kthe 1nside Vand a hook 6is secured' centrally ofthe head on the inside thereof within tlieslot,
said hook acting as a support for the chain,
or other` linek employed in securing the clothes' .in bundles. As'will be notedfrom Figs. land 2, the slot 7 inthe side. o f the post is cut deeper at 8, adjacent the upper end, so Aasto allow easy access to the hook V,upon which the chain 9 is secured.
The chain k9 may be of anyv ordinary construction and vit is contemplated thatV the end links thereof may be securedv over the end of the. hook 6, Lbut the chain may be shortened', desired,by.securing any selected one ofthe links vover the hook'in an obvious manner.` 'The cham depends vertically,downward from the hook within the post andI the lower end is broughtthrough the lower portion of the slot so that it may be reached when the bundle is assembled.
On the lower end of the chain, or other line which is employed, is a snap hook 10. The construction of this hook is an important feature of the invention. It comprises a short length of spring wire bent in the form shown in Fig. 5. The forward end of the same is bent upwardly and recurved at 11 to form the hooked end of the snap hook.
The other end is bent around, as shown at 12, -on an arc of slightly'larger diameter than that of the hook. The end of the wire thus bent is curved outwardly to a slight extent so as to hold the forward end 18 thereof extending slightly away from the body of the hook. slightly outward to form a point lei' adapted to engage within the slide or shield 15, which co-operates therewith.
The shield 15 comprises a piece of sheet metal bent into an elongated oval shape, as shown in Fig. 3. The upper central portion of the shield is formed with a notch 16 extending through the body of the metal to form an opening to receive the point 14, upon the spring memberk of the snap hook.
It is contemplated that the line, or chain 9, will be secured over the forwardly hooked end of the snap hook and moved to the opposite end 12, as shown in Fig. 5. The shield y15 will then be engaged over the The said end 13 is turned hooked end ol' the snap and the resilient member 13 will he depressed to allow the shield to be moved over the end 14 thereof tothe position shown in Fig. 6. The opposite end of the chain may then he secured over the hooked end 11 oli the snap and the shield moved forwardly toward the hooked end 121, until the point 1d o'l' the resilient portion ot the snap may be received Within the notch or opening 1G, as shown in Fig. il. The hook will then he in locked position and there will he no points projecting theret'roni so as to catch upon the garments being washed. T he side ot the shield ineinber 15 may he stamped with a number, as shown in Fig. il, to identify the garments secured upon the line 9. ln this Way the clothes inay he secured together and introduced into the washing machine and when washed, may he again readily assorted and ideutilied.
".llhe advantages ot this device over sinii lar prior constructions lie in the manner in which the upper end ol the post is iiorined so as to prevent engagement with the garments and thus prevent injury thereto, and also in the construction oit the snap with y which the opposite ends ot the line may be secured together aitter the clothes have been placed thereon. The snap is simple in construction and it is believed absolutely proof against accidental dctachments. It is also ot advantage in that the clothes secured together by this means will not engage upon t1 ,elenco or tear accidentally hy coming in contact with the snap hook.
lVhile I have shown the device as in tended vlor use with laundry appliances, it is obvious that it. is capable ot other uses, and I do not wish to he limited to the use here shown and described.
What I claini as ne\7 and desire to protect hy Letters Patent is:
1. .lu a device of the character described, an upright tubular post., a hase thereon, a rounded upper head on said post,- said post liaviirea longitudinal `sloten one side below said head, a hook on the interior oit' said post secured iu the lower side of said head, a tlexihle line adapted to he secured to said hook. and a snap hook on one end of said line.
il. In a device of the character described, an upright tubular post, a supporting hase tor said post, a rounded head on the upper end ot said post actingr to close the saine, there being' a longitudinal slot in said post on one side thereof, a hook secured in said head and dependingI Within said post, a liexihle line adapted to be secured upon said hook and means upon one end of said line to detaehahly engage with the line at other points thereon.
In testimony' whereof I hereunto atlix my signature this QTthday of ctober, A. D.