US 2121403 A
Description (OCR text may contain errors)
June 21, 1938.. J, PINSK S 2,121,403
WIRE ARTICLE Filed Nov. 10, 1937 3 Sheets-Sheet l Invenfor June 21,1938. A .NSK 2,121,403
WIRE ARTICLE Inventor 27551702 Zd/bw/as 4L pzmwtmm Afforneys June 21, 1938. J. LAPINSKAS 2,121,403
WIRE ARTICLE Filed Nov. 10, 1957 s Sheets-Sheet s I V g q A iiorneys Patented June 21, 1938 l i I v UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE WIRE ARTICLE Joseph Lapinskas, Cicero, Ill. Application November 10, 1937, Serial No. 173,929
3 Claims. (Cl. 2451) The present invention relates to new and usecuredtogether in any suitablemanner, as at 1. ml improvements in wire articles and has for Spaced, concentric wire rings 8 are mounted on one of its important objects to provide, in a the wires 5. Journalled on the ring 8 for swing- -manner as hereinafter set forth, a device of this ing movement in a vertical plane is a plurality character which is capable of assuming various of wire loops 9 which are preferably of substannovel shapes and which is adapted for a number tially the shape shown to advantages in Fig. l of different uses, such as a basket'or receptacle. of the drawings. The loops 9, it will be noted. a support, etc. are. slidably interconnected for operation in uni- Another important object of the invention is son. on their free ends the loops 9 are twisted in m to provide a wire article of the aforementioned a manner to form eyes ill.
character embodying a novel construction and The upper unit i of the article comprises a ring arrangement of bottom or base. I I of suitable heavy wire. Journalled on the ring Still another very important object of the in- Ii for swinging movement in a vertical plane are vention is to provide, in a wire article of the type what may be referred to as upper and lower comprising upper and lower units including series of wire loops i2 and i3, respectively. It 15 'swingingloops, novel means for connecting said will be noted that the loops l2 and it are also loops together for operation in unison. slidably interconnected for operationin unison. Other objects of the invention are to provide Further, loops l3 are twisted on their free ends a wire article of the character described which in a manner to provide eyes ll which are enwill be comparatively simple in construction. gaged in the eyes ill thus connecting said loops 20 strong, durable, highly eflicient and reliable in i3 to-the loops 9 for operation therewith. use, compact, light in weight, attractive in ap- On their free ends the upper loops II, are pearance and which maybe manufactured at formed to provide eyes It. Mounted in the eyes 7 low cost. I5 is an endless chain or other suitable flexible All of the foregoing and still further objects element l6 which may be utilized for supp0rting and advantages of the invention will become apthe article as well as for drawing the loops l2 inparent from a study of the following specification, wardly. Threaded through the eyes ill on the taken in connection with the accompanying loops 9 is an endless flexible element in the form drawings wherein like characters of reference of a ribbon, wire or the like II which, in addition designate corresponding parts throughout the to being ornamental, may limit the spread of 30 several views, and wherein: said loops and support them in open position.
Figure 1 is an elevational view of an embodi- It will thus be seenthat a wire article of atment of the invention, tractive appearance has been provided which is Figure 2 is a plan view of the bottom or base capable'of assuming a large number of difierent of the article. shapes, such as those illustrated in Figs. 3 to 6; 35
Figures 3 to 6, inclusive, are phantom views inclusive, of the drawings. While the device is illustrating anumber of different shapes which in nde prim ly for use 85 a basket recepthe article is capable of assuming. tacle, it ls adapte'd' 'for many otheruses, suclras Figure '7 is a. fragmentary view in perspective, a upp rt f r vari s arti eshen in a com- 40 showing a portion of the b ttom or ase, pletely collapsed or folded position the device will 40 Referring now to the drawings in-detail, it will py a m m 01' Webe seen that the embodimentv of the invention It is believed that the many advantages of a which has been illustrated comprises upper and. wire article constructed in accordance with the lower units which are designated generally by present invention will be readily understood and the reference numeralsl and 2; respectively. The although a preferred embodiment of the device 45 lower unit 2 includes a ring 3 of-suitable heavy s as illustrated and described, it is to be underwire having formed therein at spaced points destood that changes in the details 01 construction pending loops constituting supporting legs I. may be resorted to which will fall within the Mounted diametrically on the ring- 3 and secured scope of the invention as claimed. at their ends thereto are supporting wires 5. As What is claimed ls:'-
illustrated to advant e in Figs. 1 and 7 of the 1.-An article of the class described comprising drawings, certain of the wires 5 e pp upper and lower units, the lower unit including 9. around and securedtothe neck portions of the wire supporting ring, a plurality of slidably inloops 4, as at 6, in a manner to strengthen said terconnected loops journalled on said supporting 5 loops 4. Where they cross, the wires 5 are se-' ring for swinging movement in a vertical plane. 5
first and second named loops together for operation in unison.
2. An article of the class described comprising operatlvely connected upper and lower foldable units, said lower unit comprising a wire ring including depending loops at spaced points pro- I viding supporting legs, and a plurality of wires mounted diametrically on said ring, the end portions of certain of said wires being wrapped around and secured to the neck portions of said loops.
3. An article of the class described comprising upper and lower units, each unit including a ring and slidably interconnected loops joumalled on said ring, means operatively connecting the loops of the lower unit to certain of the loops of the upper unit for operation in unison therewith, eyes on the free ends of the remaining loops of the upper units, and an endless flexible element mounted in said eyes and constituting a support for the article.