Search Images Maps Play YouTube News Gmail Drive More »
Sign in
Screen reader users: click this link for accessible mode. Accessible mode has the same essential features but works better with your reader.


  1. Advanced Patent Search
Publication numberUS2467997 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateApr 19, 1949
Filing dateJul 21, 1947
Priority dateJul 21, 1947
Publication numberUS 2467997 A, US 2467997A, US-A-2467997, US2467997 A, US2467997A
InventorsSheker James W
Original AssigneeSheker James W
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Vacuum cleaner support
US 2467997 A
Abstract  available in
Previous page
Next page
Claims  available in
Description  (OCR text may contain errors)

April 4 J. w. SHEKER VACUUM CLEANER SUPPORT I Filed July 21, 1947 I 4 3mm (Zn 157111929?" Patented Apr. 19, 1949 Es Mrs NT orriicr:

'25-Claims; I? This invention. relates to: vacuum.- cleaner supports? and more particularly" to an. improved support. for vacuum: cleaners; of. the cylindrical. or

tank type, and is an improvement over my prior patent for a Vacuum cleaner support issued May 18, I943; Nbt'2i3191638; and over my co-pending application for. alllacuum cleaner: support, Serial Number 682,814, filed. July 11, 19 16;

It is an obie'ct of; this: invention. to' provide: a vacuum cleaner support of thEz-klhdi td-be more particularly described heiieinaiter.whichis so constructed that it" may be readily secured" to a supporting hook at its upper" end? and the tank of vacuum cleaner; may be hooked out-o the supporting? hooks. atthe. lowen end of the support. 1hr order to provide. for supporting the nose of cleaner" so. that it. will notbe bent' at too an. angle,. a. hose. supporting. hook is provided on the support above the tank supporting hooks. This vacuum cleaner tank support may be used for supporting the tank while the vacuum cleaner is being used or for supporting the tank and hose when the vacuum cleaner is stored, as in a closet.

Another object of this invention is to provide a vacuum cleaner support of this kind which is so designed and constructed that it may be readily formed from a single length of suitably heavy wire ben-t upon itself to the desired shape and contour.

A further object of this invention is to provide a support of this kind which may be readily constructed at a minimum cost so that the support may be included in the list of attachments for such cleaners without necessitating an increase in the cost of the entire cleaner.

With the foregoing objects in view, and others which may hereinafter more fully appear, the invention consists of the novel construction, combination and arrangement of parts as will be more specifically described, and illustrated in the accompanying drawings wherein are 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 l is a front elevation of a vacuum cleaner support constructed according to an embodiment of my invention;

Figure 2 is a side elevation; and

Figure 3 is a top .plan view thereof.

Referring to the drawings, the numeral I0 designates generally a vacuum clean support for supporting the body of a tank type vacuum cleanthe desired shape.

er, from hooks at. the lower end. thereof, and for S pporting, the fiexllille; hose which is. connected to one endiofjthe' tan-k1. 'Ihevazcuumcl'eaner support of; this. inventiondesigned primarily as an attachment. to be; included. in the, list. of attach'ments provided in the" completev vacuum cleaner assembly.

The vacuum cleanensuppont m: is formed of a continuous lengthor. wirebentzuponitself' to By using a single; length, of wire which may be twisted; to form the desired hooks, a vacuum cleaner support is provided which. will. cost very little to, manufacture, and

yet will provide one: of; necessary items. for such vacuum cleaners? The support. I1) isformed of; a si gle length of" metal. Wire. having: a. relatively large diameter so that the, entire: support. will. stifi' enough for supporting the cleaner and the hose, and yet be light enough to-be readily portable. The support I0 is formed of the wire bent at the center thereof to form a portion II which is a wide transverse open loop or inverted U shaped .to form a part of the hose supporting hooks. The inverted U shaped member I I is "formed with a bight I2 which is arcuate and the arms thereof are bent or reverted rearw-ardly or laterally inwardly and upwardly in inwardly spaced relation within arms I4 to form a looped supporting hook so that the bight I2 provides the outer arm of each of the hook members I5 and the arms I4 of the original wire provide the inner arms of the hooks l5 spaced rearwardly or inwardly of the bight I2.

The upper end of the arms I4 is extended beyond the upper edge of the inverted U shaped hook bill or open loop II and reverted sharply downwardly as indicated at the points I6. The points I6 of the arms I4 are spaced apart transversely and an attaching eye or loop I! is welded between :the points I6 to form an attaching or suspending means for the vacuum cleaner support ID by which it may be hung from a wall hook or the like.

The reverted length of the wire extending downwardly from the points It is formed of arms as indicated by the numeral I8 which extend downwardly in divergent relation to arms I4 a considerable distance below the hose supporting hook members I5. I

The arms I 8 converge downwardly and meet at a point substantially between the hooks I5 where the arms are joined.or twisted about each other for several turnsas indicated by the numeral I9. The arms "3 or length of wire remaining extend downwardly substantially parallel and spaced apart transversely from the upper twisted portion I9 as indicated at 20. The downwardly extending arms 20 are then joined or twisted about each other as at 2| for several turns again a distance spaced downwardly below the upper twisted connection [9.

The arms 20 extending downwardly below the lower twisted connection 2| extend downwardly and outwardly in diverging relation as shown at 22 in Figure 1.

The diverging lower arms 22 are terminated in reverted hooks 24 at the lower ends thereof. The lower hooks 24 are bent upwardly and outwardly from the arms 22 to provide a supporting means for engagement with the handles on one end of the tank of the vacuum cleaner.

This form of vacuum cleaner support is designed as an improvement over my co-pending application for a Vacuum cleaner support, Serial No. 682,814 filed July 11, 1946.

It is believed that this form of a. vacuum cleaner support may be more readily manufactured at an economical cost so that the support may be included with a vacuum cleaner without the necessity of raising the price of the vacuum cleaner.

I do not mean to confine myself to the exact details of construction herein disclosed but claim all variations falling within the purview of the appended claims,

Having thus described my invention, what I claim is:

1. A vacuum cleaner support comprising a single length of wire bent upon itself to form a wide transverse inverted U-shaped outer member the lower ends of said outer member, bent rearwardly and upwardly in spaced relation from the lower ends of said outer member to form upwardly reverted arms, downwardly reverted supporting arms extending from the upper ends of the first arms converging and joined together and bent outwardly at their lower portions to form downwardly divergent arms disposed considerably below said outer member and reverted hooks formed on the lower ends of said divergent arms for sup porting the tank of a cleaner.

2. A vacuum cleaner support comprising a single length of wire bent upon itself to form a wide transverse inverted U -shaped outer member, the lower ends of said outer member bent inwardly and upwardly to form upwardly reverted arms in spaced relation from the lower ends of said outer member and having means at their upper ends to suspend the support, downwardly reverted converging supporting arms extending from the upper ends of the first arms, joined to each other in their lengths and bent at their lower portions to form downwardly divergent a-ms disposed considerably below the U-shaped outer member and said upwardly reverted arms,- and reverted hooks formed on the lower ends of said divergent arms for supporting the tank of a cleaner.


REFERENCES CITED The following references are of record in the file of this patent:


Patent Citations
Cited PatentFiling datePublication dateApplicantTitle
US383983 *Nov 15, 1887Jun 5, 1888 Harness-rack
US894197 *Jan 28, 1908Jul 28, 1908S B StephensPicture-hanger.
US1175454 *Dec 21, 1914Mar 14, 1916Faith More KellerShower-bath appliance.
US1672795 *Aug 23, 1926Jun 5, 1928Torst Axel GClothes hanger
US2185299 *Jun 20, 1938Jan 2, 1940Edmund Heraty JamesCigarette package and match holder
Referenced by
Citing PatentFiling datePublication dateApplicantTitle
US2695152 *Jul 29, 1950Nov 23, 1954Parulski Joseph PCooking utensil hanger
US2737361 *Jun 9, 1952Mar 6, 1956Petzke Franklin JAdjustable plate hanger
US5513416 *May 17, 1994May 7, 1996Shop Vac CorporationWall-mounted holder for a tank-type vacuum cleaner and attachments
US6257421 *Feb 24, 2000Jul 10, 2001Robert M. SchwartzJewel box hanger and support
US20090199504 *Sep 11, 2008Aug 13, 2009Tomarco Contractor Specialties, Inc.Support structure for use with metal beams
U.S. Classification248/303, 211/106, 15/323, 211/13.1, D06/566
International ClassificationA47L9/00
Cooperative ClassificationA47L9/00
European ClassificationA47L9/00