US 2581257 A
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Patented Jan. 1, 1,952
'UNITED sTATEs- PATENT OFFICE RACK Fon sAMrLE CASES Irwin M. lkelneiner, new York, N, Y. 'Application Novemberl9, 1947, Serial No. 786,952 1 claim.' (01. er1-87) invention ,relates to improvements in@ -wardrobe or salesmens sample cases, and more" particularly to a telescopin-g rack therefor.
g1,- An object of the invention is to provide an irn-A provide form of salesmens sample case with a sectional telescoping rack secured to two angularlyA disposed adjacent inner walls of the case, the same being telescoped Within the case andi; the hinged case cover closed when the case isto be carried, and said rack when in use being eXI--:IO -tendable beyond the body limits of the case and-f5' Ahaving a vertically adjustable supporting leg at1 when extending at right angles to the uprightbody of the case. I Another object of the invention is to provide an improved extensible and telescoping rack coni-e;- struction for wardrobe cases, the same being telescoped within the limits*- of the case when not in use or while travelling; and said rack being formed with a plurality off the telescoping sections, the outermost of said,E
sections having a vertically adjustable supportingir ``5 leg formed thereon at its outer end and dis-' posed at right angles thereto, whereby said rack: may -be extended after the case has been opened, toprovide means for supporting e, plurality oi;
clothes hangers upon which articles such as coatsf" suits, trousers, skirts and so. forth, to be played, will be supported. ,i
A further object of the invention is to provide'- an improved telescoping sectional rack completel-yi disposed within a wardrobe or salesmens samplev 5 case when the case is closed, said rack section-f being extendable beyond the limits of the casa-"- when its cover is opened, providing a supportingbar or rack for a plurality of clothes hangers, and
said racksections having means at their endsvfolig 40 limiting the distance each section may bepulled from or extended out of its adjacent surroundin' rack section.
A still further object of the invention is to provide an improved garment case or salesmenisf 45 sample case formed with a telescoplng rack for' hangers, comprising a plurality-of coaxially cli-'si posed rack sections having cooperating securing means for holding the sections in extended posi'" tion, and a vertically adjustable rack supporti leg on the outer end of the section which is e tendable the furthest distance outside of the cas when open, said case and rack being highly elli-* cient in operation, and relatively inexpensive manufacture and assemble. ffff or salesmens sampl Other objects will appear to those-skilled-in the art to which it appertains as the description proceeds, both by direct referencethereto and by implication from the context. Y Y, I
,In the accompanying drawing in which like numerals of reference indicate the same parts throughout the several views: t
Figure 1 is a side elevation of the improved rack shown in extended position with its supporting case shown in open position and in section;
:Figure 2 is an end elevation ofthe improved rack or front elevation of the case of Fig. land with the front rim of the cover brokenv away;
,-Figure 3 is a perspective view of the improved rack shown above and in extendedposition;
Figure 4 is a longitudinal vertical sectional view taken through the improved rack and adjustable supporting leg thereof; and f Y .'Figure 5 is a side elevation of the improved rack shown in collapsed or telescoped position. f'In carrying out the invention, there'is provided a wardrobe or salesmens garment case designated generally by the reference numeral I, said case including a hollow body portion 2 and a front closure or cover 3 hinged at 4 to the front edge of a forwardly projecting lip 4a of Athe lower end 4b of the body portion 2.
:The improved telescoping rack of the present invention incl-udes a rear end support comprising a bracket plate 5 which may be suitably fastened to the inside surface of the back wall 6 of the body portion 2 adjacent to or in the vicinity'of upper end wall 1 of the case I. Y i A forward support for the rack is also provided, comprising an L-shaped bracket member 8. the longer leg whereof has an upper laterally extending or horizontally disposed attachingarm Q secured to vthe under side ofv Asaid upper end wall l of the case I. The lower reach 8a of the L-bracket terminates with an upturned `short leg 8b the upper end of which is welded at I0. to the under side of a hollow or tubular fixed section II of a telescopicportiontof the rack for supporting said rack in permanently located and immovable position. The L-bracket `clears the sides and top ofthe rack section to permit free sliding of the coat hanger hooks thereon. Within the rear end of ixed rack section II is provided a support or head member I 2 suitably fixed as by a diametric pin Iza, immovably to said xed section II and also secured to the bracket plate 5 by screws I3 shown or equivalent fasteners, extending through said plate 5 and into said head member I2. Said plate 5 has its upper end por- I5 is tubular in form. and of slightly smaller diameter than the outer or -fixed section I I and is telescopically positioned at least in part in said fixed section IIat all times. By virtue of the telescopic mounting, the said second section outer fixed section in retracted positionor may project forwardly in extended position to thereby increase the effective length of the rack. To revent'separation of v'said sections, the inner sec- -tion'A I5 is'formed withan outwardly flared bell or peripheralshoulder I6 on its inner end,' th'e same being of approximately .the same `diameter as'the inside diameter 'of thev fixed 'y sectionv II and lof a size =to engage 'and constitute' a'stop against the annular'shoulder-or stop' IIIv on the 'fixed section II when the section" I5 is in its extended position.l
The forward'end of the second section I5 is formed with an annular constriction constituting a stop or shoulder AILsiinilar to the above described stop 14 ofthe fixed section 1I, but of smallerdiaxneter. f f
f A third 'hollow or tubular'rack section I8 is Y formed 'similarly to the racksection I5, and: accordi'ngly'provides ari`-enlar`gedk vbell I9 on-=its rear end' slidable within section I5 and also provides a constriction-2D at its'. forward end,
said'bell andconstriction `each constitutingv a i stop` or shoulder. Said' section I8 is telescopically received by and always in'part within the tubularsecond rack sectionv I5, Aand functioning to nest therein in'retracted position vand to-prolect longitudinally therefroml in extended posi;- tion. l n M A'supporting leg 2I is formed in'part by an inverted L-shaped forward section' 2Ia the horizontal portion thereof being'in part always within and telescopically carried-'at its rear` end by the third v'hollow or tubular rack section I8,A and is formed on its extreme rearward Dend with a flared locking shoulder 22 `for locking engagement with the constriction or shoulder 20' on' the section I8' when'the rack isin extended position. This horizontal portion of the leg may likewisenest in its. retracted position withinr the said third tele'- sccpic'section` I5. l Y 'r A disk 2lil of' anydesired materialis disposed about the-horizontal `portion of the leg 2| 4at theforward part thereof; being suitably 4retained from-displacement as by a-pin- 23a for limiting the most forward garment hanger 24 supported on the rack from sliding onto the vertical part of the leg. In order to adapt the rack to cases of varying height, a tubular sleeve 25 is constitutedas a part of the vertical portion `of said I5may nest within the leg and adjustable in relation to the vertical portion of said forward section Zla. Said vertical portion of the forward section 2| is shown provided with a plurality of transverse vertically spaced holes 26 any one of which may receive a locking pin 21 when brought into registration with a transverse hole 28 in sleeve 25 and through the desired hole 26. At the bottom of sleeve 25 is provided a; foot member 29 adapted to rest upon and in vcontact with the innersurf ace of the case closure or cover 3 when in open position as shown in Figure l of the drawing.
Garments 3U to be displayed or hung on said rack-will be supported upon the hangers 24', which inv turn will be suspended from the rack and when saidrack is in extended position the garments will be conveniently spread or spaced from each other due to the extended length of and capacity of the rack then provided.
After the display has been completed or the case' is vto bepacked for travelling,4 the' rack will be telescoped until: the several movable sections are retracted or the'rack collapsed to nesting position of its sections as shown in Figure 5 of the drawing, and the garments 30 pack'ed in the case I and the closure or cover 3 closed.
While the preferred embodiment of the instant invention has been illustrated and described, it will, be understood that it -is not intended to limit the scope of the invention thereto as many minor changes 'indetairof constructionl may be resorted to without departure` from thespirit of the invention;-
A- telescoping rack' for positioning within-1a sample case or thexlike having a hollow body and a closure hinged thereto, comprising'aplurality of coaxially grouped tubular rack sections 'of`successivelyfv decreasing diameters andl each inner section being telescopically' slidable in the next outer section, 'an attaching vplatesecured to the tubular rack sectionhaving 'the largestdiameter and-'adapted to be xed withinsaid body, said plate havinga cylindrical'boss offequal diameter to and in continuation 'of saidv rack 'section vof largest diameter, means for limiting the distance said telescopically slidable rack sections may be extended with respectV to each' other, and' anin'- verted I.shaped'support-,ing` leg having apart thereof '-telescopically received within the tubular rack section Cif-smallest diameter.
IRWIN M. IKELHEIMER;
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