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Publication numberUS1832730 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateNov 17, 1931
Filing dateMar 30, 1931
Priority dateMar 30, 1931
Publication numberUS 1832730 A, US 1832730A, US-A-1832730, US1832730 A, US1832730A
InventorsAnant Pack Thomas
Original AssigneeAnant Pack Thomas
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Portable clothes rack
US 1832730 A
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Nov. 17, 1931 Thomas Paw/13 INVENTOR W W O m 8% ATTORNEY:

Nov. 17, 1931. T. A. FACK PORTABLE CLOTHES RACK Filed March 50. 1951 2 Sheets-Sheet 2 filo/has A nani Pie/i W ATTORNEYS Patented Nov. 17, 1931 UNITED STATES THOMAS ANANT max, or ALBANY, oamro'mnn PORTABLE CLOTHES RACK Application filed March 30, 1931. Serial no. 526,491..

The present invention contemplates the provision of a collapsible and portable clothes rack, made up of sections capable of being quickly and easily assembled for use,

or disassembled and arranged to provide a comparatively small device that can be conveniently carried from place to place.

In carrying out my invention I employ a standard including a plurality of detachably connected sections, and a plurality of clothes supporting rods for certain sections, together with a novel construction of means for supporting said rods in positions for use, or folded parallel with relation to their respective sections when not in use.

The nature and advantages of the invention will be better understood when the following detail description is read in connection with the accompanying drawings, the invention residing in the construction, combination and arrangement of parts as claimed. a

In the drawings forming part of this application like numerals of reference indicate similar parts in the several views and where- Figure 1 is a view in elevation showing the rack set up for use.

Figure 2 is a sectional view on line 2-2 of Figure 4:.

Figure 3 is a similar view showing how the clothes supporting rods are held folded.

Figure 4 is a sectional view on line H of Figure 1.

Figure 5 is a plan view of the ring support for said rods. 7

Figure 6 is a detached view of the inner end of one of the clothes supporting rods.

The invention comprises a standard including a plurality of detachably connected sections. Of course any number of such sections may be employed, although I have shown four sections indicated at 10, 11, 12 and 13 respectively. The upper section 10 is provided with an ornamental ball or the like 14. One end of each section is provided with a threaded socket 15 to receive a threaded extension 16 carried by the adjacent end of the next section, so that the respective sections can be easily and quickly assembled or disassembled as theoccasion may require. Carried by the lower end of the section 13. is a comparatively short section. 17 upon which 18 pivoted anu1nber ofsupporting legs; 18.

Slidably mounted on this section 13 is a sleeve 19, the lower edge of which is notched to receive the legs 18 when thelatter are extended as illustrated in Figure 1. When the sleeve is moved over the section 1.7, the legs 7 are folded parallel with the latter andheld 0 'therebyin their folded or collapsedposition.

The section 19 cangbedetachably associated with the section 13 in any suitable manner.

The clothes supporting rods 20 for each of the sections 1.0, 11 and 12 respectively are 5 pivotally mounted on a ring 21 which is provided with spaced pairs of apertured lugs 22 for this purpose. The ring 21 for one section is supported by the upper end of the adjacent section and receives the threaded extension 16 thereof. By reason of this construction and arrangement of parts it will be noted that each ring 21 is clamped between the adjacent sections when the latter are joined together. The upper: end of each section upon which the ring 21 is supported is slightly reduced and formed with a shoulder 23. Reposing on each of these shoulders is a sleeve 24' of a length to project beyond the ring 21 and notched to receive the rods 20 when the latter are extended for use. Manifestly each sleeve 2 1 in its normal position supports the rods 20 in their position for use, but when the sleeve 21 is shifted to the position shown in Figure 3 it serves to hold its particular 35 group of rods folded. Each section of the standard having agroup of rods 20 folded thereagainst is formedwith tapered grooves 25, one for each rod to permit the latter to be folded close to said section.

Obviously, I have provided a clothes rack wherein the component sections of the stand ard can be assembled for use, and the rods extended therefrom, while said rods can-also be easily folded, and said sections disassembled )5 to permit the entire device to be materially reduced in size, so that it can be easily carried. It is particularly useful for tourists, campers and the like.

While it is believed that from the fore- 10'.

going description the nature and advantages of the invention will be readily apparent, I desire to have it understood that I do not limit myself to What is herein illustrated and described and that such changes may be resorted to when desired as fall Within the scope of What is claimed.

What is claimed is:

l. A collapsible clothes rack comprising a standard including a connected sections, a plurality of clothes supporting rods pivotally mounted about certain of said sections, and a sleeve slidably supported on one section and partly surrounding the adjacent section in its normal position to support said rods extended for use, and adapted to'be shiftedto Wholly surround said adjacent section to hold said rods folded against the latter.

2. A collapsible clothes rack comprising a I standard includinga plurality of detachably connected sections, a ring adapted to be clamped between adjacent sections, a plura lity of clothes supporting rods pivotally mounted on each ring, and slidably adjustable means mounted on the standard for supportingsaid rods extended for use or folded against the adjacent section.

In testimony whereof I afiiX my signature.


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U.S. Classification211/171, 248/159
International ClassificationA47G25/00, A47G25/08
Cooperative ClassificationA47G25/08
European ClassificationA47G25/08