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Jan. 28, 1941. Q v HQEFUCH 2,230,037
CLOTHESLINE AND DRIER L'INK Filed Jan. 15, 1940 I Patented Jan. 28, 1941 UNITED STATES ATENT OFFiCE CLOTHESLINE AND DRIER LINK Application January 2 Claims.
This invention relates to aclothesline and drier link, more particularly a hanger designed primarily for suspending objects for the drying thereof, but it is to be understood that a hanger, in accordance with this invention is for use in any connection for which it may be found applicable.
The invention aims to provide, in a manner as hereinafter set forth, a hanger of the class referred to, including a suspension for the objects having an inherent characteristic for fixedly connecting the suspended objects thereto without the employment of clothes pins or other independent features.
The invention further aims to provide, in a manner as hereinafter set forth, a hanger including resilient means so formed to thereby detachably secure garments or other objects thereto without the employment of clothes pins or other separate fastener devices.
The invention further aims to provide, in a manner as hereinafter set forth, a hanger including spaced resilient pivotally supported suspensions so formed as to provide for removably securing thereto garments or other objects without the employing of clothes pins or other independent fastener devices.
The invention further aims to provide, in a manner as hereinafter set forth, a hanger having means for expeditiously securing it to and in extended relation with respect to a panel or smooth support, and with the hanger including a carrier having means correlated with the said other means for maintaining the carrier at an upward inclination relative to the support when the hanger is suspending or not suspending garments or other objects.
The invention further aims to provide, in a manner as hereinafter set forth, a hanger including coupling means for expeditiously connecting it to a panel or smooth support, and a combined carrier and suspension structure pivotally attached to said means and capable of being directed upwardy on its pivot means to bear against the support when the hanger is not in use.
The invention aims to provide, in a manner as hereinafter set forth, a hanger including resilient suspensions each having stretches thereof helically wound about each other to form correlated gripping or clamping surfaces for detachably securing garments or objects to the suspension.
The invention further aims to provide, in a manner as hereinafter set forth, a hanger in- 1949, Serial No. 314,013
eluding resilient suspensions each having stretches thereof helically wound about each other to form correlated gripping or clamping surfaces for detachably securing garments or other objects to the suspension, and with one of said stretches having a portion offset with respect to a corresponding portion of the other stretch to provide an opening or clearance for the mounting of the garment or other object in the suspension to enable it to be shifted between the said stretches to be gripped or clamped to the I suspension.
The invention further aims to provide, in a manner as hereinafter set forth, a hanger including a suspension of the construction aforesaid having its ends formed with loops for anchoring it in position for suspending clothes or other objects.
The invention further aims to provide, in a manner as hereinafter set forth, a hanger including a shiftable pivotally mounted downwardly retarded carrier and spaced resilient suspensions correlated with the carrier, and with the latter and the suspensions having coasting inherent parts for anchoring the ends of the suspensions to the carrier.
The invention further aims to provide, in a manner as hereinafter set forth, a hanger for suspending objects to be dried or for any other purpose for which it is found applicable and which is simple in its construction and arrangement, strong, durable, compact, thoroughly efficient in the use intended thereby, readily assembled and comparatively inexpensive to manu facture.
Embodying the aims aforesaid and others which may hereinafter appear, the invention consists of the novel construction, combination and arrangement of parts as will be more specifically referred to and illustrated in the accompanying drawing, wherein is shown embodiments of the invention, but it is to be understood that changes, variations and modifications may be resorted to which fall within the scope of the invention as claimed.
In the drawing:
Figure 1 is a top plan View illustrating the support for the hanger in sectional plan and the installation of the hanger in laterally extended relation with respect to the support,
Figure 2 is a fragmentary view, upon an enlarged scale in top plan, partly broken away and in section on line 2-2 Figure 1,
Figure 3 is a section on line 3-45 Figure 1, and
Figure 4 is a fragmentary view in top plan of a modified form of suspension.
With reference to Figure l, the hanger 5 is of a size for the use of suspensions each formed of a single unit, but it is to be understood that the hanger may be of a size whereby each suspen sion will be set up of a series of coupled together units of like form as shown by Figure l. In Figure 1, the ends of each suspension are to be anchored to a carrier or other support, whereas if the suspension would be formed of a series of coupled together units of like form, the outer units of said series would have their outer ends anchored to the carrier or other support.
The units which form the suspensions 6, Figure 1, are of like form and the series of units which correlate to form the elongated suspension l are of like form and correspond in form to the units which provide the short suspensions 5. The short suspension 6 may be termed clothesline or drier link forming an element of the hanger. The elongated suspension I may be termed in the manner as the term applied to the suspensions 6.
The hanger 5 includes a pair of spaced aligned tapered circular coupling members 8 in the form of suction or vacuum cups for connection to support 9 which may be a window glass or other suitable smooth support. Each of said members 8 is formed at its outer end and diametrically thereof with a rectangular extension l9 provided from end to end thereof with an opening H.
The hanger .5 includes a yoke shaped carrier i2 having its bight indicated at l3 and its sides at l4, l5, which extend inwardly from the ends of the night is. The sides 44, iii are of like form, but oppositely disposed and each has its inner end formed with a depending rearwardly inclined angle-shaped arm I 6 consisting of an outer leg I! disposed outwardly at right angles to the inner end of a side M or I5 and mounted in an opening II, a depending rearwardly inclined intermediate leg ['8 merging at its outer end into the outer end of the leg l1 and a rear leg (19 extending inwardly at right angles to the rear end of leg 18 and opposing the front face of a coupling member 8 below the extension ID on the latter. The arms I6 correlate with the members 8 and constitute reta-rders for limiting the extent of the lowering of the carrier l2 with respect to the support 9 and act to maintain the carrier 5 2, when it is in use at an upward inclination from its inner to: its outer end.
Each of the sides of the carrier I2 is formed with a series of spaced inwardly extending outwardly opening substantially semi-circular porticns 28 constituting holders or anchors. The portions 29 on the side l4 align with the portions 225 on the side of the carrier thereby forming the latter with spaced pairs of holders, each pair is for the purpose of connecting a suspension to the sides of the carrier and also act to prevent the suspension shifting lengthwi e of the sides l4, l5.
The sides Hi, l5 of the carrier are connected together, at their inner ends by a cross member 2| acting to prevent the spreading of said sides relative to each other. The member 2! is in the form of a. bar 22 formed with eyes 23 at its ends for the passage of the said sides It, 15. The eyes 23 abut the arms I 6.
There is correlated with the carrier i2 a series of suspensions and the length of each suspension is to correspond to the distance between the sides M, 15 of the carrier. Each suspension may consist of a single unit or a series of intermediate units of a form corresponding to the form of the single unit. If a single unit is employed as a suspension it will be anchored at its ends to the sides I4, l5 of the carrier. If a series of interconnected units provide a suspension, the carrier will be of a greater size than the carrier shown and the outer ends of the outer units of the series will be anchored to the sides of the carrier.
The unit which is employed to form the suspension 6 or each of the series of units employed to provide the suspension 1 are of like form and it is set up from a single length of resilient wire stock 24 of the desired thickness bent upon it- E self to form a substantially pear-shaped loop 25 open at its inner end and arranged at one end of the unit, a pair of stretches 26, 2'! merging into the sides of the loop 25 and helically wound about each other to form a plurality of coacting gripping or clamping surfaces 28, a substantially straight stretch 29 merging at one end into the stretch 26, a stretch 30 extended from the stretch 29 and bent upon itself to form a substantially pear-shaped loop 3| arranged at I the other end of the unit, a substantially semipear shaped stretch 32 disposed in lateral relation with respect to the stretch 29 and extended at one end from the stretch 27 and a coil 33 at the other end of stretch 32 and encompassing the stretch 30 for closing the loop 3|. The stretch 32 forms a clearance or opening 34 for the insertion of the object into the unit, after which it is positioned between the stretches 26,
21 and gripped or clamped to the unit by a pair of coacting gripping or clamping surfaces 28. It is to be understood that the unit will be of a length tosuspend more than one object.
With reference to each of the suspensions 6 the loop 25 thereof surrounds a holder 20 of the carrier side 15, whereby one end of the suspension is coupled to the carrier, and the loop 3| of the suspension encompasses a holder 20 of the carrier side M which aligns with the aforesaid holder whereby the other end of the suspension is coupled to the carrier. The length of each suspension 6 is less than the length of the bight I13 of the carrier.
When an elongated suspension 1 is formed from a series of units of like form the loops 25, 31 of an inner unit encompass respectively the loops 3 I, 25 of adjacent units.
With reference to Figure 3, it illustrates the position of the carrier of the hanger at the extent of the lowering movement of the carrier bent to provide a loop adapted to be connected 5 to a support, an oiiset part at the other end of the wire forming an entrance to the suspension for the object to be suspended and coacting object gripping portions interposed between said offset part and the first mentioned loop, said oiiset part including means for closing the second mentioned loop.
2. In a hanger, a suspension formed of a resilient wire-like body bent upon itself to provide an inwardly opening loop adapted to be connected to a support, at its other end at loop adapted to be connected to a support, intermediate its ends a. pair of stretches disposed in helically Wound relation forming gripping surfaces,
a. part extended from one of said stretches and offset with respect to the other of said stretches