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Publication numberUS1818761 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateAug 11, 1931
Filing dateFeb 24, 1930
Priority dateSep 16, 1929
Publication numberUS 1818761 A, US 1818761A, US-A-1818761, US1818761 A, US1818761A
InventorsTheodor Sendler
Original AssigneeTheodor Sendler
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Apparatus for drying clothes, laundry, etc.
US 1818761 A
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Au 11, 1931. T. SENDLER 1,818,761

APPARATUS FOR DRYING CLOTHES, LAUNDRY, ETC. Filed Feb; 24, 1930 m mm [nreniar If 56 n 0767* P m as Aug. 11, 1931.

UNITED STATES TEEODOR SENDLER, OF STETT IN, GERMANY APPARATUS FOR DRYING CLOTHES, LAUNDRY, ETC.

Application filed February 24, 1980, Serial No.

The presentinvention relates to an apparatus for drying clothes, laundry, etc., more particularly towels and other articles of a like nature. I

Laundry drying apparatus are already known, in which a plurality of drying bars are mounted in superimposed fashion on a board or the like by means of hinges, so that for the purpose of use these bars may be swung out away from the board in any suitable inclined position. It has also been usual to make the bars fold back on to the-board, so that when not in use the same assume a minimum amount of space.

The object of the present invention is to generally improve on drying apparatus 0 the kind referred to, and a principal feature of the invention consists in arranging the bars within a closed, box-like container, so that the same, when not in use, are not visible and the whole apparatuspossesses merely the appearance of a closed box or chest, which may berovided with suitable ornamentation on t e exterior. I

The drying bars are, according to the invention, so arranged in superimposed fashion that when the one bar is moved out of the normal position, this bar moves the remainder conjointly, thus greatly facilitating the manipulation.

' It is a further object of the invention to arrange the drying bars in such manner that when one of the drying bars, which is furnished with a handle, is moved out of the box-like casing, this movement simultaneously causes the lid ofthe casing to be lifted, so that the casing is then open.

The apparatus accordin to the invention may accordingly be move into the position for use by one single manipulation.

The invention will now be described more fully with reference to the accompanying drawings, in which Fig. 1 shows the drying apparatus in closed condition, viewed from the front.

Fig. 2 is a similar view of the drying apparatus with the lid open, and with the drying bars still folded back in the inoperative position.

plated iron or brass.

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Fig. 3 is a perspective view of the apparatus in the position. of use.

Fig. 4 shows on enlarged scale the connection of the single superimposed bars,

Fig. 5 being a cross-section through a drying bar according to the line V-V in Fig. 4.

In closed condition the drying apparatus forms a flat box or chest, which maybe secured to the wall by means of eyelets, rings or the like a. The box consists of a rear board I), to the two side edges and the upper edge of which are secured projecting led es or side portions 0, c 0 To the side portion 0 there is secured by means of hinges d the lid 0. 'Against the inner side of the lid 6 55 f there thrusts the one end of a spiral spring f,

which is secured to the side portion 0 and the other end of which thrusts against'the board or panel Z). The spring 7 is tensioned when the lid is closed, and u on the retraction thereof it will lift the li into the position shown in Fig. 2. On the board or panel I) there are provided on each side in the vicinity of the side portions 0 and a two sockets g, these sockets being situated in suit 7 able spacial relation one above the other and secured by means of screws or rivets. The two sockets on each side of the board 6 are connected by means of a shaft or rod 71., and on each shaft or rod there are mounted a 50 number of, for example three, drying bars 1', which are capable of freely rotating and are maintained at a suitable distance apart with the assistance of sleeves k. The dryin bars 2', at the ends at which they are mounte on the rod h, are constructed to form sockets i and are made to be somewhat shorterthan the distance between the two rods h. The bars 11 may be made of a suitable material such, for example, as wood, aluminium, Preferably the bars will be made of aluminium in order to render them as light as possible. The bars will also preferably be corru ated along the u per edge, and if made 0% aluminium will he the cross-section according to Fig. 5.

The sleeves is situated between each two bars have the object of holding the bars at a certain distance apart, and this distance should be such that between two bars mounted on the one side of the apparatus a bar mounted on the opposite si e of the board or panel b is capable of passinior resting without obstruction when all ars are folded back against the board, as shown in Fig. 2. The bars mounted at the one end of the board b are accordingly situated in staggered relation to the bars mounted at the opposite end of the board.

The lowermost bar a mounted on the left hand side of the board '6 possesses at its free end a ri m, which in the folded back position 0 the bars extends beyond the lower edge of the board b, so that the same projects out of the box when the apparatus is closed, as shown in Fig. 1.

The socket 2' of the lowermost bar possesses a stud or abutment n (Fig. 4) which engages in an incision in the sleeve k situated above, so that when the bar 71 is moved about the rod or shaft h, the sleeve is participates in this rotary movement. The sleeve is possesses at its upper edge a stud or abutment n engaging in an incision 0 in the lower edge of the socket of the second bar *5. The incision 0 is of such size that when-the sleeve is is rotated conjointly with the lowermost bar 6' On the socket i of the second bar i there is also provided a stud n, which in turn engages in a corresponding incision in the sleeve above, accordingly moving the latter upon the movement of the bar z. The sleeve is connected with the topmost bar 71 in a manner similar to the connection of the-second bar with the sleeve situated thereunder, so that when the lowermost bar '5 is swung away from the board 6 about the rod h the topmost bar is also moved, viz., at a slightly delayed period in relation to the movement of the second bar. all three bars may be moved simultaneously about the rod h; they may, however, be situated in staggered relation to each other, so that they are not essentially required to be superimposed to each other when, as shown in Fig. 3, they are moved out of the casing. In other words-although the three bars are moved conjointly their actuation is initiated successively, so that upon drawing out the lowermost bar the bars automatically assume a staggered adjustment.

The three drying bars i on the opposite end of the board may be mounted in similar man- By this method of connection ner, so that when the lowermost rod 11 of those mounted in the vicinity of the end portion 0 is moved away from the board 6 the two remaining rods are also moved.

On the lowermost dryin bar 2' mounted on the left there may be provided a pin p which when the drying bars are in the position oi rest, en ages behind the lowermost rod 2' mounte on the right.

On the lid 6 there is hand side ed e a smal j ects to a sli it extent beyond the side e es of the lid. 11 the closed position of the id the edge of the small plate thrusts against a spring r, which is mounte on the side portion 0 and requires to be of such strength that the same is capable of holding the lid e in the closed state.

If the drying apparatus is in the closed position, i. e., according to Fig. 1, the grip m projects out of the box or chest, which is open only at the lower edge. If the grip m is subjected to a pulling action, the lowermost dr mg bar 2' presses against the lid 6, whereby t e force of the spring 7' is overcome and the plate 9 forced awa from the s ring. The lid e under the action of the spring will then be moved into the open position s own in Figs. 2 and 3. By the withdrawal of the grip m the lowermost bar 2' is rotated about the hinge rod h and, by reason of the operating means 'n, 70, n 0, conj ointly moves the second bar, which in turn also moves the third bar, so that all three bars on the one side of the apparatus will be swung out into the position for use as shown in Fig. 3. At the same time upon the movement of the lowermost bar 11 the projection p will conjointly move the lowermost bar on the right hand side, which in turn actuates those situated above. By the one actuation of the grip m all drying bars will accordingly be moved out into position at the same tlme as the o ning of the lid e.

It is of course quite undfrstood that no restriction is made to the specific form of embodiment shown, and that various modifications are possible within the meaning of the above and the annexed claims without departing from the spirit of the invention.

Thus, for example, the operating means '1, n by which the bars 2' on each side of the a paratus are connected together may also constructed in other form, and alternatively rovided on the right plate 9, which rethe drying apparatus might be such that drying bars are provided on y on the one side of the same.

Neither is the invention restricted to the use of merely three bars on each side, and it is quite possible to provide merely two or also any greater number.

Owing to the fact that the rods 11 are corrugated along the upper edge the articles laced over the same for drying purposes contact therewith only at certain single points, so that circulation of the air is quite possible, even alo the bars. Owin to this circulation of t e air it is accor inglIy quite possible for the laundry to dry at al points with equal rapidity, includin those sections by which the same is suspende on the bars.

What I claim as new and desire to secure by Letters Patent is:

1-. In a laundry drying apparatus, a casing havin an opening in the front, a pair'of vertical s afts one fixed adjacent each end of and within the casing, a plurality ofsu erimposed bars pivotally mounted on said s afts to be swung in a su stantially horizontal plane outward through the opening in the casing and into the casmg and connected to each other so that upon actuation of one bar all of the remaining bars are conjointly moved therewith, a lid hin edly mounted on the casing to close the 'openmg, means to releasably retain the lid in closed position to enclose the bars in the inoperative positions thereof, the lid being adapted to be automatically released upon vthe outward actuation of the bars-,and a spring to move the lid to open position when released.

2. In a form of embodiment of a drying apparatus for laundry, a plurality of dryin bars divided into two-sets of superimpose bars, the bars of the one set being arranged in statggered relation to the bars of the other set, an each set pivotally mounted on a vertical shaft, means for causing conjoint movement of the said bars, a box-like casing having an opening in the front in which the shafts are fixed and adapted to enclose the said bars, a

folding lid to the saidcasing rendering the said bars invisible when the apparatus is not in use, and means for causing the lid to open automatically conjointly with the actuation l of the said bars.

3. In a form of embodiment of a dr ing aparatus for laundry, a plurality o drying Ears divided into two sets of superimpose bars,.the bars of the one set being arran ed in staggered relation to the bars of the ot er set, a vertical shaft u on which the bars of each set are pivotally "mounted, distance sleeves mounted on the said shaft between the single bars, studs on the said bars adapted to engage with lay in incisions in the said sleeves, aboxike casing having an openin in the front in which the shafts are fixed an adapted to enclose the said bars and operating means, a folding lid to the said casmg rendering the said bars invisible when the apparatus is not in use, and means for causing the said lid to open automatically conjointly with the actuation of the said bars;

4. In a form of embodiment of a drying apparatus for laundry, a plurality of dryin bars dividedinto two sets of superimpose bars, the bars of the one set being arran ed in staggered relation to the bars of the ot er set so as to enable the bars of the one set to pass freely in interengaging fashion between the bars of the other set, a vertical shaft upon which the bars of each set are pivotally mounted, distance sleeves mounted on the saidshaft between the single bars ensuring the necessary spacing, studs on the said bars adapted to engage with play in incisions in the said sleeves, .a, grip on the free end of the lowermost bar, a box-like casing having an opening in the front in which the shafts are fixed and adapted to enclose the said bars and the operating means therefor, a folding lid to the said casing rendering the said bars invisible when the apparatus is not in use, and means for causing the said lid to open automatically conjointly with the actuation of the said bars upon manipulation of the said grip.

- 5. In a form of embodiment of a drying apparatus for laundry, a pluralityof drying bars divided into two sets of superimposed bars, the bars of the one set being arranged in staggered relation to the bars of the other set, a vertical shaft upon which the bars of each set are pivotally mounted, distance sleeves mounted on the said shafts between the single bars, means for causing conjoint movement of the bars of eachset upon actuation of the lowermost bar, a pin on the free end of the lowermost bar of the one set engaging behind the lowermost but more elevated bar of the other set, a grip on the free end of the lowermost bar, a box-like casing having, an opening in the front in which the shafts are fixed and adapted to enclose the said bars and the operating means therefor,

a folding lid to the said casing rendering the said bars invisible when the apparatus is not in use, and means for causing the saidlid to open automatically conjointly with the actuation of the said bars upon manipulation of the said grip.

6. In a form of embodiment of a drying apparatus for laundry, a plurality of drying bars divided into two sets of superimposed bars and corrugated along the upper edge, the bars of the one set being arranged in staggered relation to the bars of the other set, a vertical shaft upon which the bars of each set are pivotally mounted, distance sleeves mounted on the said shafts between the single bars, means for causing conjoint vmovement of all the bars of both sets upon lid to t e said casing-- 7. In a form of embodiment of a drying apparatus for laundry, aplurality of dryin bars divided into two sets of superimpose bars and corrugated along the upper edge, the bars of the one set being arranged in staggered relation to the bars of the other set so as to enable the bars of the one set to pass freely in interengaging fashion between the bars of the other set, a vertical shaft upon which the bars of each set are pivotally mounted, distance sleeves mounted on the said shafts between the single bars,

1 studs on the said bars adapted to engage with spring signature.

play in incisions in the above-situated sleeves, a pin on the free end of the lowermost bar of the one set engagin behind the lowermost but more elevated at of the other set,

a grip on the free end of the lowermost bar, a ox-like casing having an opening in the front in which the shafts are fixed and adapted to enclose the said bars and the operating means therefor, a foldin lid to the said casing rendering the said are invisible when the apparatus is not in use. a

mounted on the said casing and holding t e said lid in the closed condition, a

plate mounted on the said lid and thrusting.

a ainst the said spring, and a second spring adapted to lift the said lid conjointly with the actuation of the said bars by manipulation of the said grip, the arrangement being such that the said lid is lifted and the bars of each set moved out of the said casing and caused to assume staggered positions upon one single manipulation of the said grip.

In testimony whereof I have a-flixed my THEODOR SENDLER.

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Classifications
U.S. Classification211/1.3, 312/271, 211/96
International ClassificationD06F57/12, D06F57/00
Cooperative ClassificationD06F57/12
European ClassificationD06F57/12