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Publication numberUS2429041 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateOct 14, 1947
Filing dateJan 15, 1945
Priority dateJan 15, 1945
Publication numberUS 2429041 A, US 2429041A, US-A-2429041, US2429041 A, US2429041A
InventorsAnderson Arthur H
Original AssigneeAnderson Arthur H
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Folding rack
US 2429041 A
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Oct. 14, 1.947. A, H, ANDERSON 2,429,041

FOLDING RACK Filed Jan. 15, 1945 HII INVENTOR. /WHz/IP l5. NDERSON Patented Oct. 14, 1947 UNITED "STATES 4PATENT OFFICE FOLDING RACK Arthur H. Anderson, West Hartford, Conn.

Application January 15, 1945, Serial No. 572,891

3 Claims. (Cl. 211-100) This invention relates to a folding rack and more particularly t o a rack which is adapted to be mounted on a wall for supporting clothes that are hung on clothes hangers.

The object of this invention is to provide a rack which can be hung upon a wall and which, when not in use, can be folded against the wall.

A further object of the invention is to provide such a rack which is simple in construction, inexpensive to manufacture and which is provided with means for securely retaining it either in folded or opened position.

Further objects and advantages of the invention will be more clearly understood from the following description and from the accompanying drawings in which- Fig. 1 is a side view of my improved rack in open position.

Fig. 2 is a similar View folded position.

Fig. 3 is a front view thereof.

Fig. 4 is an enlarged view, in vertical section, of the lower portion of my rack showing the construction thereof.

Fig. 5 is a plan view on line 5 5 of Fig. 4.

As shown in the drawings, the numeral `5 denotes a supporting bar that is adapted to be hung on a wall by means of a suitable fastener which may extend through an opening 5 provided at the top of said bar.

A pair of plates I-S are secured in opposite positions at the bottom end of said bar, by means of screws 9, and a movable bar I0 is secured with its lower end extending between the said plates I-- and pivotally and slidably retained therein by means of a pin II which extends through a slot I2 in vsaid bar and into recesses in the opposite inner spaces of the plates 'I-8.

The bottom end of the bar I0 is cut at an angle, as at I3, so that it will engage the face of the bar 5, as clearly illustrated in Fig. 4, and thus form a stop for retaining the bar I0 in an angular position, as clearly shown in Fig. 1, wherein the hooks of the conventional clothes hangers may be received within the notches I4 provided in the upper edge of said bar.

When it is desired to fold the bar out of the Way, in the position shown in Fig. 2, it is simply necessary to move it into said position and it will then, by its own weight, slide down on the pin showing the rack in 2 II and the side I5 of the slot I2, which is disposed at an angle to the axis of the bar I 0, will act as a cam causing the said bar to be urged towards, and retained against, the bar 5 in the position shown in Fig. 2.

From the above description, it will be clearly understood that my invention provides a novel and improved rack which is adapted to project from a wall at an angle to provide maximum load capacity, when in open position, and which -is provided with means for retaining it against accidental opening when in locked position.

I claim:

1. A folding rack of the character described comprising a vertical bar having a plate secured to the lower portion thereof, a movable bar secured to said plate and having a slot adjacent the lower portion thereof disposed at an angle to the axis of said movable bar, a pivot member mounted in said plate and extending through said slot, stop means at the end of said movable bar adapted to engage said rst bar to retain the movable bar in open position, and cam means for retaining said movable bar in folded position against the said vertical bar and gravitationally urging it against the said vertical bar.

2. A folding rack of the character described comprising a vertical bar 'adapted to be hung upon a Wall, a pair of plates mounted upon the lower portion of said bar, a movable bar pivotally mounted on said plates and having at the lower end thereof a slot extending through said movable bar, a pivot member extending through said slot and mounted in recesses in opposed faces of the plates, an angular stop portion at the end of said movable bar adapted to engage the vertical bar to retain the movable bar in an open inclined position; the said slot permitting downward movement of the movable bar when moved to vertical position, to engage the front of the said vertical bar and thereby retain the movable bar in locked position.

3. A rack of the character described comprising a vertical bar, a pair of plates mounted on the lower portion thereof, a movable bar, and means for pivotally securing said movable bar to said Vertical bar; said means including a slot extending through the lower portion of said movable bar, an angular stop surface at the end of said movable bar below` said slot, a pivot member 3 extending through said slot into recesses in the opposed faces of said plates; the said slot being disposed at an angle to the axis of the movable bar whereby, when said bar is moved to a vertical position, gravitational downward movementl of said bar will provide a camming action between the side of said slot and the pivotal member urging said movable bar against the vertical bar and thereby also retaining it in closed position.


REFERENCES CITED The following references are of record in the le of thisvpatent:

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U.S. Classification211/100
International ClassificationA47G25/06, A47G25/00
Cooperative ClassificationA47G25/0685
European ClassificationA47G25/06H