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April 22, 1947, G G BRlDGEs 2,419,249
CLOTHES DRYING RACK Filed Dec. 26, 1945 Patented Apr. 22, 1947 UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE CLOTHES DRYING RACK Gerald G. Bridges, Indianapolis, Ind.
Application December 26, 1945, Serial No. 637,146
This invention relates to the official class of laundry apparatuses, and morev particularly clothes drying racks.
The primary object of this invention resides in the provision of a clothes drying rack adapted to hold a multiplicity of clothes in a small space and out of the way in a room.
Another object of this invention resides in the provision of a clothes drying rack adapted to receive clothes from the oor of a room and elevated thereafter to the ceiling.
A further object of this invention resides in the particular construction of the clothes supporting arms of the rack.
A still further object of this invention resides in the particular construction of the clothes supporting arms and manner of attaching them to their supports. v
Aside from the foregoing objects this invention resides in the particular construction of the disks adapted to support the clothes supporting arms.
In addition to the aforesaid objects this invention resides in the particular manner of elevating the clothes drying rack to the ceiling and retaining it in said position.
With these and other objects in view this invention resides in certain novel features of construction and arrangement of parts to be hereinafter more particularly Set forth in the specification, illustrated in the accompanying drawing and pointed out in the appended claims and, while this disclosure depicts my present conception of the invention, the right is reserved to resort to such changes in construction and arrangement of elements as come within the spirit of the invention.
In the accompanying drawing forming a part of this application:
Fig. 1 is a side View of the clothes supporting rack disposed in clothes drying position from the ceiling of a room.
Fig. 2 is a plan view thereof.
Fig. 3 is a, detail sectional view approximately on line 3-3 of Fig. 2.
In the present illustration of this invention the numeral 5 designates, in general, a clothes drying rack constructed in accordance with this invention, and consists of a shaft B supporting vertically spaced disks'l around the peripheries of which are secured bands 8 having holes 9 therein to receive radially disposed arms I0 of substantially U-shaped bars Il, said arms l0 are secured to the bands 8 as by riveting, welding or any well known method.
Secured to the upper end of the shaft outwardly of the upper disk 1 is a exible cable, rope or the like l2 provided with spaced rings i3 and I4 f at its free end and, in order to support the rack Number from the ceiling of a room or other support for elevating and lowering, said cable I2 is trained over pulleys I5 with the aforesaid rings disposed in the region of a hook IB secured to ythe wall of the room.
With this invention fully set forth, it is manifest that a clothes drying rack is produced which will support a multiplicity of clothes thereon out of the Way and, through the simplicity of construction thereof, the same can be manufactured cheaply and sold at a reasonable price.
Having thus described my invention, what claim and desire to protect by Letters Patent is:
1. A clothes drying rack comprising, a shaft, vertically spaced disks secured to the shaft, bands having holes therein securedaround the peripheriesof the disks, substantially U-shaped bars having their arms extending through the aforesaid holes of the bands and secured thereto in radial disposition relative to the axis of the shaft, a cable secured .to the upper end of the shaft and trained over` pulleys on a support, spaced rings secured to the free end portion of the cable, adapted to engage a hook on the support, for vertical adjustment of the rack.
2. A clothes drying rack comprising, a vertical shaft, vertically spaced disks secured to .the shaft and having bevelled sides, metal bands having holes therein seated on the peripheries of the disks, substantially U-shaped bars having their upper and lower arms extending through the openings in the bands at their inner ends and disposed radially relative to .the axis of the shaft, a 'cable secured to the upper end of the shaft and trained over pulleys on a support, spaced rings secured to the free portion of the cable, adapted to engage a hook on the support, for vertical adjustment of the rack.
GERALD G. BRIDGES.
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