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Oct. 10, 1939. FLORANG 2,175,288
FOLDING STAND FOR BASKETS File d Jan. 18, 1938 J1 won for EM/L A HOE/4N6) v, 760' C l/wmm M71 @0343 Patented Oct. 10, 1939 UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE FOLDING S-TAND FOR BASKETS Emil A. Florang, Burlington, Iowa Application January 18, 1938, Serial No. 185,591
The invention relates to folding stands for clothes and other baskets, having for an object the provision of. a simple and inexpensive device of this description comprising two pivotally con- 5 nected frames whereon the basket is adapted to be supported and having means of removable connection therewith adapted to connect stand and basket rigidly together so that they may be tilted as a unit to rest and be transported upon 10 the lower ends of one of said frames. Another object is to provide the lower ends of one of said frames with rollers which in the folded device are raised above the lower ends of the other frame to thereby prevent skidding when the folded device is leaned against a support and to facilitate unfolding. Another object is to provide said means of removable connection with the basket in the form of. upwardly extending spring clasps adapted to engage the lower peripheral flange of a basket. Other objects and advantages will appear hereinafter.
The invention consists in the novel construction and combinations of parts as hereinafter set forth in the claims.
In the accompanying drawing,
Figure 1 is a side view of the stand, the basket being shown engaged therewith in dotted lines, the stand and basket being shown tilted as a unit, also in dotted lines.
Figure 2 is a side view of the stand folded and leaned against a support.
Figure 3 is a perspective View of the stand.
In this drawing, the numeral 1 designates each of two frames of general rectangular form, pivoted together intermediately of their lengths at 2, to provide each frame with upper and lower arms located on opposite sides of. the pivot, the upper transverse bars 3 of said frames being located at the extreme upper ends or terminally thereof and horizontally aligned and adapted to support the basket 4, the bottom of said basket resting at its extreme ends upon said bars, the latter having each an upwardly extending spring clasp 5, removably engaging the lower peripheral flange 6 of the basket, whereby the basket and stand are rigidly connected together so that they may be readily transported as a unit, the stand being light in weight and adding little to the weight of the loaded or unloaded basket.
The lower arm 1 of the inner of said frames l includes lower rollers 8 and is shorter than the upper arm thereof and than the lower arm of the other frame, to thereby facilitate tilting of said stand upon said rollers, as shown in dotted lines 55 in Figure 1, and transportation thereon; also serving to raise said rollers from the ground to prevent skidding when the basket is detached from the stand and the latter folded and leaned against a support, as shown in Figure 2; also facilitating unfolding of the stand inasmuch as the roller carrying frame is freely movable. The lower rollers 8 are carried by the lower transverse bar ll of the inner of the frames I, said bar I I being located at the extreme lower end of said frame. The lower transverse bar H of the 10 outer of the frames I is located somewhat above the lower end thereof.
The lower arm I of the roller carrying frame is weighted to cause partial unfolding of the folded device when it is leaned against a support 5 as seen in Figure 2, thereby further facilitating unfolding.
Due to the upper arms of differing lengths of the two frames I, when the device is folded, the upper terminal basket-support bars 3 thereof are located one above the other with the spring clasps 6 also located one above the other, thereby relieving said spring clasps of the strain of contact in frequent folding.
Each of the frames l of the stand is provided with a transverse bar Ill, located adjacent to and above the pivot 2 of said frames and against which the longitudinal lateral members of the upper arms of. the frames abut when the stand is unfolded, thereby giving rigidity.
While the invention is shown as used with a clothes basket, it is also adapted for use with baby baskets, as well as other baskets, as will be obvious.
1. In a folding stand for baskets, two frames each of general rectangular form, said frames having intermediately of their lengths pivotal connection with each other to provide each frame with an upper arm and a lower arm located upon opposite sides of said pivot, the upper bars of said frames being horizontally aligned and adapt ed to support a basket, said upper bars having each an upwardly extending spring clasp adapted to removably engage the basket, the lower arm of one of said frames including a lower transverse bar provided with rollers and being shorter than the upper arm thereof and than the lower arm of. the other frame to facilitate tilting of the loaded stand upon said rollers and to raise said rollers from the ground to prevent skidding when the stand is folded and leaned against a support and also facilitating unfolding of the stand.
2. In a folding stand for baskets, two frames each of general rectangular form, said frames having intermediately of their lengths pivotal connection with each other to provide each frame with an upper arm and a lower arm located upon opposite sides of said pivot, the upper transverse bars of said frame having clasping means adapted to removably engage the basket, the lower arm of one of. said frames including lower rollers and being shorter than the upper arm thereof and than the lower arm of the other frame to facilitate tilting of the loaded stand upon said rollers and to raise said rollers from the ground to prevent skidding when the stand is folded and leaned against a support, and also facilitating unfolding of. the stand.
EMIL A. FLORANG.