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Publication numberUS1892018 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateDec 27, 1932
Filing dateApr 5, 1932
Priority dateApr 5, 1932
Publication numberUS 1892018 A, US 1892018A, US-A-1892018, US1892018 A, US1892018A
InventorsStanton Ephraim H
Original AssigneeStanton Ephraim H
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
US 1892018 A
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Dec. 27, 1932.

E. H. STANTON 1,892,018


Patented Dec. 27, 1932 EPHRAIM H. STANTON, OF SAN PABLO, CALIFORNIA CLOTHESPIN Application filed April 5,

This invention is a clothes pin and is especially directed to a clothes pin which is adapted to be conveniently attached to, or detached from, a clothes line or a wire, before or after securing the clothes pin to an article or" clothing.

he main object of the invention is to provide a clothes pin which may be attached to an article of clothing following which the clothes pin may be readily attached to a clothes line without any loosening of the gripping element on the article or clothin Another object of the invention is to pr vide resilient gripping means at the handle end of the clothes pin by which the clothes pin is readily attached to a. line.

A further object of the invention is to provide a special gripping element which is readily assembled on the standard clothes pin by means of which the above objects may be accomplished.

Other objects and advantages of the invention will become apparent as the following description is read on the drawing forming a part of this specification, and in which similar reference characters are used to designate similar parts throughout the several views, of which:

Fig. 1 is aside View of the preferred form of my invention.

Fig. 2 is a transverse view of Fig. 1.

Fig. 3 is a transverse view of the resilient clothes line gripping means and which is adaptable for use with standard clothes pins.

F L is a modification of the invention.

Fig. 5 is a side view of another iodification of the invention.

Fig. 6 is a transverse View of F ig. 5.

Fig. 7 is a view showing the method of using the clothes pins.

The invention consists of a specially formed resilient element having the legs 10 and 11 having inturned ends 12 which are adapted to cooperate with the spring eye 13 of a standard clothes pin, the other end of this element having retractions 1 1 which it about the handle members 15 so as to retain the element in position on the handle member. The legs 10 and 11 have an arcuately formed recess 16 which is adapted to fit about a 1932'. Serial No. 603,276.

clothes'li'ne or wire and extending upwardly in diagonal relation as shown at 17 providing a guide for the line.

This element may be formed integral with the spring 18 it so desired, the clothes pin consisting of the usual gripper elements 19 and 20 each having a semi recess 21, which may readily be replaced with the serrated faces 22 as shown in Fig. 1, as these clothes pins are not normally intended to be secured to the line by means of the gripper elements. The modification shown in Fig. consists of a spring element the portion 28 of which is shaped similarly to the portion 16 17 of Fig. 1, and which also straddles the handle portion 15 continuing backwardly and being retained by a recess 24, the spring passed about the handle member 15.

Another modification of the invention is shown in Figs. 5 and 6 in which the attach;- in element is made integral with one of the handle members and consists of two projecting plates 25 and 26 which are provided on their inner edges with recesses 27; the line 28 being secured between one of the handle members 15 and the plates 25 and 26.

In Fig. '7 the method of using these clothes pine; is clearly illustrated in which thearticle of clothing 29 has first had the clothes pins attached by means of the gripper portionot the clothes pin after which the clothes pins are attached to the line 28.

t will be noted that with an article of clothing attached by means of the gripper portion that the application of the upper por tion of the clothes pin to a line has no tend enc'y to release the article of clothing, instead gripping the article more firmly. Also that the spring 18 effectively forms a cooperating part of the invention as its resiliency is trans mitted to the upper portion of the handle, causing the handle to resiliently secure the line in the recesses 16 or 27.

An upward p'essure against the line as indicated at will tend to force the handles 15 apart against the action of spring 18 and as soon as the line drops into the recess 16 or 27 the handles 15 are retracted by the spring 18 thereby firmly gripping the line.

If it is desired to permanently secure the clothes pin on the line, the form of resilient element indicated in Fig. 4 is preferred as the clothes line can be slipped past the terminal 31, in which case the element would 5 act as a hook, the clothes line being disposed as indicated at 32.

This clothes pin has many other uses in addition to that of hanging a washing on the line and it is peculiarly adapted for use with certain types of coat hangers, for suspending pictures and for many other uses which will readily be made manifest to the user of the device.

Having described an operative device, it

will be understood that variations in construction and arrangement of parts which are consistent with the appended claims may be resorted to without detracting from the spirit or scope of the invention or sacrificin any of the advantages thereof. 7 e

I claim:

1. In combination with a clothespin, a pair of spanning elements secured to one handle of the clothes pin and having recesses formed which are adapted to coact with the other handle for gripping a clothes line therebetween.

2. A suspending element for clothes pins adapted to secure the clothes pin to a clothes line comprising a member secured to one handle of the clothes pin and havingrecesses formed in opposition to the other handle of the clothes pin and being secured in the spring eye of said clothes pin whereby a line may be removably secured within the recess in cooperation with the other handle.

3. In combination With a pair of opposed clothes pin members, each member compris ing a gripper portion and a handle portion 40 and a spring securing said'members together and forming coincidently a pivot for said members; means secured to one handle portion and adapted to cooperate with the other handle portion for removably securing a clothes line therebetween, said means and said 7 other handle portion being resiliently urged by said spring to secure the clothes line therebetween.

4. In combination with a clothes pin comprising two members resiliently urged together, each member consisting of a gripper portion and a handle portion: line gripping means interposed relative to said handle portions and mounted on one handle portion in cooperative relation to the other handle portion. 7

In testimon whereof I aifix my signature.


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US2499517 *Dec 29, 1945Mar 7, 1950Lucio MariniClothespin
US3058186 *Dec 9, 1960Oct 16, 1962Custom Plastics IncClothespin
US4942882 *Mar 31, 1988Jul 24, 1990Susan BellinsonMethod and apparatus for monitoring descent of fetus
U.S. Classification24/338, 24/565, 24/531, 24/566
International ClassificationD06F55/00, D06F55/02
Cooperative ClassificationD06F55/02
European ClassificationD06F55/02