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Aug. 9 1927. 1,638,282
S. WOOD CLOTHESLINE LOCK Filed Jan. 26. 1927 Patented Aug. 9, 1927.
UNITED STATES STANLEY WOOD, OF ROCHESTER, NEW YORK.
Application filed January 26, 1927. Serial No. 163,663.
The object of this invention is to provide a new and improved form of lock for firmly holding the ends of the clothesline in place between clothes poles or other suitable points. This and other objects of this invention will be fully illustrated in the drawing, described in the specification and pointed out in the claim at the end thereof.
In the accompanying drawing:
Figure 1 is a perspective view of the upper portion of a clothes pole having a cross arm on which one of the clothesline locks is mounted.
Figure 2 is a detail perspective view of a slightly modified form of the clothesline lock.
Figure 3 is a perspective view of the clothes line lock showing the preferred form.
In the figures of the drawing like reference numerals indicate like parts.
The clothesline lock forming the subject mat-terof my invention is adapted to be fastened to either a pole or a wall and on it the ends of clotheslines may be quickly and firm ly held in place.
As illustrated in the figures of the drawing the lock comprises a sheet metal plate 1 in which two holes 2 and 3 are provided. These holes are located one on top of the other of which the upper one indicated by reference numeral 3 is provided with a long angular notch 4. This notch projects downwardly and radially from the hole 3 toward the hole 2 for a purpose that will presently appear. 1
The locking plate is provided with fastening means for mounting the plate to the desired object. In the form illustrated in Figure 1 this means comprises a metal strap 5. This strap is attached to the plate at one side of the holes 2 and 8 and for this purpose is provided with suitable bolts 6 that pass thru holes in the plate to engage with the holes in the end of the strap 5. When the bolts 6 are tightened up, the strap 5 is firmly clamped in place around the cross arm 7 of the clothes pole 8 and holds the locking plate in a vertical position on the cross bar 7 and tangentially thereto.
The fastening means for the locking plate illustrated in Figure 2 comprises a flange 1.0 that is bent up at right angles to the locking plate at one side thereof. In the flange are provided suitable holes thru which screws can pass to fasten the locking plate against a wall with the locking plate projecting away from it.
A clothesline to be fastened to the locking plate has first a knot 11 tied on it, and the end of the clothesline with the knot is slipped thru the hole 2 to the rear of the locking plate and then slipped back to the front of the plate thru the hole 3. The free end of the line is then pulled into the angular notch 4 with the knot 11 thereof located'immediately on the outside of the notch.
The line is thus locked in place on the locking plate and no matter how much pull is exerted on the line the end of the line held in place in the locking plate cannot come loose. However, it is just as easy to unlock the clothesline from the locking plate as it is to lock it in place thereon. All that need be done is to raise the end of the line with its knot out ofthe angular notch 4 and allow it to drop thru the hole 3 and the line is unlocked and can be pulled thru the hole 2 and free from the locking plate.
In Figure 3 I have shown the clothesline lock in the preferred form of mounting in which the clothesline passes over the cross arm back of the look from the upper to the lower hole.
In a locking plate for clotheslines, the combination of a plate, having a pair of holes located one above the other provided therein, with the upper one of the holes having an angular notch projecting therefrom toward the lower of the holes, a strap on said plate at oneside of the holes adapted to partially encircle a cross arm of a clothes pole and means for clamping the free ends of said strap against said plate to clamp said plate in place on the cross arm.
In testimony whereof I afiix my signature.