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2 Sheets-Sheet 2 Patented Nov. 30, 1937 f "UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE FOLDING TRUNK LOCKER AND SHOE RACK Raymond Dailey, United States Anny Application June 19, 1935, Serial No. 27,397
(Granted under the act of March 3, 1883, as
amended April 30, 1928; 370 0. G. 757) VVThe-invention described herein, if patented, may be manufactured and used by or for the Government for governmental purposes without the payment of any royalty thereon.
This invention relates to folding racks and Vmore particularly to one to be applied to the g foot or head of a bed or a like arrangement of 1uprights adapted to support a container such as an army trunk locker and a swinging shoe support, both adapted to be folded compactly against l the supporting member when not in use.
V l An object of this invention is to provide a substantial, inexpensive device of simple and durable construction, that may be quickly and securely applied to a bed or other uprights similar @to the usual corner upright members of same, AVwithout drilling said supporting members and withoutthe use of tools. A further object isto provide a support for the trunk or other container in its open or closed condition and the shoes in an outwardly or inwardly swung position, the former in each instance being for inspection purposes, said trunk, shoes and supporting means being clear of the floor, thus providing unobstructed freedom in sweeping and mopping the floor.
A further object is to provide a device of economical construction, the parts all being of stock material obtainable in large quantities at very low cost, and be fabricated without machine work or requiring the services of highly skilled labor.
A further object is to provide for uniformity, for instance, in barracks, hospitals or other con-` ditions requiring sleeping quarters for a number of persons, compactly arranged.
A further object is to provide a convenient surface at a proper height on which articles may rest, or which may be utilized as a table, desk or the like.
With the above and other objects and advantages in view, the invention consists of features of construction, arrangement and operation of parts which will appear in the specification and be finally pointed out in the claims.
While a preferred embodiment of the invention is shown, it will be understood that slight changes in form and minor details of construction may be resorted to without departing from the spirit of the invention and fall beyond the scope of the claim. Similar numerals indicate corresponding parts in all the gures of the drawings `in which:
Fig. 1 is a perspective view of my improved folding rack applied to a bed, with a trunk locker -shoe inspection position in full lines and inwardly and shoes in place thereon, the shoes being swung outwardly into position for inspection.
Fig. 2 is a similar View with the trunk locker and shoes removed, the shoe supporting loops swung inwardly beneath the trunk support.
Fig. 3 is a vertical section of the device, showing the trunk locker open and closed in dots and the shoe supporting loops in their outward or in dots.
Fig. 4 is a side view, with the device folded.
Fig. 5 is an enlarged plan view, parts being in section, of one side ofthe rack, showing more clearly the arrangement of the parts.
Fig. 6 is a vertical section through one side of the trunk frame, and adjustable shoe loop supporting member, on lines 6-6 of Fig. 5.
Fig. '7 is a similar view on line 1--1 of Fig. 5.
Fig. 8 is a detail plan View of one side of the rack showing a slightly modified form of same.
Reference now being had tothe drawings by numerals, I indicates the footof a standard army cot having uprights 2, lower cross member 3 and intermediate upright members 4.
The spring frame 5, mounted on the foot of the bed in the usual manner, supports the bedding 6.
The rack consists of a rectangular frame l preferably of light stock angle iron arranged with one of its flanges 8 to support the trunk or other container, and its other flange 9 extending up- 30 wardly adjacent to the outer faces of said ccntainer adapted to retain same rmly in place and prevent accidental displacement of the trunk. Arranged across the frame 'l are cross braces I0 adapted to provide rigidity to the frame.
Adjustably mounted on frame l are frame extension arms II secured by bolts I2 and wing nuts I3, arranged in slots I4 in the side members of frame 1, said adjustment being provided for the purpose of leveling the frame should the dis- 40 tances between the point at which the frame is mounted on the bed and the cross member 3 of the bed, vary slightly.
Clamps consisting of complementary parts I5 45 and I6 having extensions I1 are hinged together at I8 and encircle uprights 2 of the bed and are securely mounted by bolts and wing nuts at I9 on the ends of arms I I in a manner to rigidly secure the clamps to the uprights 2 of the bed and pivotally mount arms II on said clamps. Stops 20 are rigidly secured to arms I I and extend over arms I1 to limit the downward swing of the frame 1.
Adjustably mounted on the under face of the frame, are plates 2| provided with depending ears 22 on which are pivotally mounted shoe supporting loops 23 and 24 on pivot members 25 and 26, respectively.
On pivotal members 26 are also mounted the upper ends of frame supporting arms 2'! provided with notches 28 at their loWer ends adapted to engage the cross member 3 of the bed.
Plates 2| are rmly clamped to the underside of frame 'l by wing nuts at 29 which are permitted slight adjustment in slots 30 to aid inl leveling said frame when required.
Shoe supporting loops 23 and 24 are clamped on ears 22 in such a manner as to provide sufcient friction at their mounting as to cause said loops with shoes thereon to remain in the position into which they are swung, thus, facilitating inspection when in the full line position of Fig. 3, or withdrawn beneath the locker, out of the way and for the purpose of diminishing the collection of dust on the shoes.
Fig. 8 shows a slightly modified form, wherein the side members of the frame la extend to the clamp and are pivoted thereon at la.
The operation of this structure is obvious and provides for seating the trunk in the angle iron frame, and placing the shoes in the loops with their heels in contact with the inner loop.
Normally the trunk is closed, the top providing a very convenient desk or table, or over` which the bedding may be thrown for airing. Under such conditions the shoe loops may be swung back beneath the trunk out of sight, thus also providing for a convenient position of the feet of anyone using the top of the trunk as a desk, a table or at other times.
When inspection is to be made, the top of the trunk may be opened into a vertical position, the location of the trunk providingy space between it and the bed for said position of the trunk top, and the shoes are swung out and li-1 main in said position due to the friction of the mountings of the loops.
Again when not in use the trunk locker and shoe rack may be folded up against the foot of the bed, or its corresponding supporting mem-V bers.
Should the rack be attached to a bed and it be necessary to transport the bed, the bed may be disassembled, the rack folded and handled with the member of the bed on which it is mounted as a unit, or the rack can, without the use of tools, be entirely removed from its supports in a few minutes and remounted as promptly.
As is sometimes the case, if it is desired to mount the device on a Wall, it is only necessary to provide uprights and a cross member therebetween a short distance from the oor.
This device has passed beyond an experimental stage, has been in actual use by the army and has fully demonstrated its practicability and utility.
Having described the invention, what is claimed and desired to be covered by Letters Patent is:
A combined trunk support and adjustable shoe rack adapted to be mounted on a bed having uprights and a cross member connecting said uprights, said combined structure consisting of a trunk locker frame pivotally mounted on said uprights, supporting arms pivotally mounted on opposite sides of said frame at their upper' lends adapted to be removably mounted at their lower ends on said cross member to support the locker frame in its horizontal position and a shoe rack consisting of parallel shoe supporting loops pivotally suspended beneath said frame and supported thereby and adapted to be swung out into shoe displaying position or back into shoe 'concealing position and means of securing said loops in either of said positions.