US 2593567 A
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T. O. KECK prl 22, 1952 CLoTHEs RACK ATTACHMENT ECE sECuEEMENT To BEBE Filed April 14, 195o FVG. 6.
INVENTOR Tvso/v o- ,efe/q ATTORNEYS Patented Apr. 22, 1952 OFFICE CLOTHES RACK ATTACHMENT FOR S'ECUREMENT T0 BEDS Tyson O. Keck, Kokomo, Ind.
Application April 14, 1950, Serial No. 155,964
Thisk invention relates to a clothes rack attachment, and more particularly to a clothes rack attachment for securement to the side rail of a bed.
An object of this invention is to provide a clothes rack attachment for securement to a bed which may be readily extended for use and retracted for storage.
Another object of this invention is to provide a clothes rack attachment for securement to a bed which may be selectively positioned with respect to either end of said bed.
A further object of this invention is to provide a clothes rack attachment for securement to a bed which is simple in structure and cheap to manufacture.
Other objects of the invention will become apparent upon consulting the following specication in conjunction with the drawings.
In the drawings:
Figure l is a side elevational view of the clothes rack attachment of the present invention.
Figure 2 is an end elevational view of the clothes rack attachment shown in Figure l as applied to the side rail of a bed.
Figure 3 is an enlarged fragmentary perspective view of a hanger as applied to the vertical post of the clothes rack attachment of the present invention.
Figure 4 is an enlarged perspective view of the various components cornprisine the supporting means for the vertical post of the clothes rack attachment of the present invention.
Figure 5 is an elevational view taken along the line 5-5 of Figure 2.
Figure 6 is an enlarged fragmentary perspective view of a modification of the hanger applied to the vertical post of the clothes rack attachment of the present invention.
Referring now more particularly to the drawings wherein like reference numerals have been used throughout the several'views to designate likeparts, there is shown the clothes rack attachment of the present invention, generally designated by the numeral it as applied to a bed I, which is shown in part and includes a horizontally extending angle iron side rail I2. The clothes rack ||l includes a vertically disposed post I3 which is mounted on a supporting means, generally designated by the numeral i4! for movemen':
toward and away from the side rail of the bed I l, f
1 Claim. (Cl. 211--86) one end flxedly secured to the bight I and havlng the other end turned upwardly and inwardly into alignment with respect to eachother. The inner face of the leg Il and the adjacent inner face of the bight I6 are held in embracing engagement with the adjacent exterior face of the side rail 2 by means of a vertically disposed set screw I9 which is threadably supported on the inwardly turned end of the leg I'I. Extending between the confronting ends of the legs II, I8 and detachably secured thereto is a linkage 2li which is provided with lugs 2|. 22 on its ends, the lugs being embracingly received and supported within apertures 23, 24 provided in the legs I?, i3 of the base I5.
Fxedly secured to the exterior face of the bight |6 and extending longitudinally thereof is arsplit sleeve 25 which includes a pairvof arcuate sections 26, 21 disposed in spaced confronting relation with respect to each other, the sections 26, 2l being secured together by U-shaped connectors, generally designated by the numeral 28 extending between the sections and secured thereto. rl'he confronting sections 26, 2l of the sleeve 25 cooperate to provide a horizontally disposed channelway 29 for slidably receiving and supporting one end of a supporting rod 30 which carries on its other end the vertically disposed post i3. Fixedly secured to the slidably supported end of the rod 30 is a flat circular head 3| which has its marginal portions extending into the aligned Slots 32, 33 formed intermediate the spaced confronting sections 2B, 21 of the split sleeve 25. Accordingly as the rod 30 slides throughout the length of the sleeve 25, the head 3| cooperates with the adjacent bounding walls of the slots 32, 33 to,
preclude rotation of the rod 3D and to thereby maintain the post I 3 in its vertically extending position.
The inner ends of the slots 32, 33 are arcuately out away as indicated at 34 to thereby facilitate the insertion of the head 3| in the slots 32, 33 after the head 3| has been extended beyond the adjacent end of the sleeve 25. Extending across the other end of the sleeve 25 is an annular abutment 35 which precludes the possibility of withdrawing the head containing end of the rod 30 from said other end of the sleeve 25.
As is readily apparent from the foregoing, when it is desired to move the post 3 from the full line position to the broken line position indicated in Figure 2, the head 3| is extended beyond the arcuately cut away end of the sleeve 25 to thereby permit free rotation of the rod 30 in the sleeve. Furthermore the post I3 may be posi- 3 tioned longitudinally of the bed by sliding the U-shaped base I5 to any select position therealong before bringing the set screw I9 into engagement with the side rail I2 of the bed. The post I3 may also be positioned at any point in its path of movement toward and away from the side rails I2 within the limits of the sleeve 25.
Supported on the side rail I2 in spaced relation with respect to the supporting means I4 is a bracket 36 for embracing the post I3 in its retracted position. rIhe bracket 36 includes a pair of abutment plates 31, 3B disposed in spaced parallel relation with respect to each other and adapted to overlie and underlie the horizontal flange of the side rail I2. Extending through the plate 31 and engageable with the horizontal flange of the side rail I2, is a set screw 39 for xedly positioning the bracket 3B at any select point along the side rail. Dependingly supported from the abutment plate 38 is a hook 40 which embraces the post I3, as clearly indicated in Figure 2.
The post I3 is provided with at least four longitudinally extending rows of spaced apart transversely extending apertures, generally designated by the numeral 4I, the respective rows being spaced about the periphery of the post I3 and alternate rows being opposed with respect to each other.
Positioned transversely of the post I3 adjacent 'I to and spaced from the lower end thereof and slidably supported thereon is a rst hanger 42 which includes a supporting yoke 43 through which the post I3 is extended. Extending through the yoke 43 and the adjacent opposed ones of the apertures 4I is a bolt 43 for selectively positioning the hanger 42 along the post I3. Since the bolt 44 may be extended through either of the opposed rows of apertures, the hanger 42 can be supported in any one of severa-1 positions radially of the post I3. Extending from the yoke 43 and pivotally supported on the latter is a hanger arm V45 which is normally disposed in a horizontal position transversely of the post I3 and which can be pivoted to a collapsed position in side by side relation with respect to the post I3.
Positioned transversely of the post I3 adjacent the upper end thereof and slidably supported thereon is a hanger 46 which includes a supporting yoke 41 and a bolt 48 which cooperates to support the hanger 46 in any select position longitudinally and radially of the post I3. Extending outwardly from opposite ends of the yoke 41 and pivotally supported on the latter are a pair of hanger arms 49, 53 which vcooperate together to support an article of clothing.- Each of the arms 49, 50, have their outer ends turned downwardly as indicated at 5 I, 52 to thereby simulate in configuration a conventional hanger. It is readily apparent that the hanger arms 49, 59 can be brought into a collapsed position in side by side relation with respect to the post I3.
In Figure 6 there is shown another hanger 55 which may be used instead of the hanger 46. The hanger 55 includes a yoke 53 which is fabricated of plastics or the like and includes a base 51 and a pair of vertically extending opposed triangular shaped side walls 58, 59. The base 51 is provided with an aperture, not shown, for the extension therethrough of the post I3. Extending transversely through the Walls 58, 59 and the adjacent opposed apertures in the post I3 is a cotter pin 63 for supporting the yoke 55 at select positions longitudinally and radially of the post I3. Positioned on opposite sides of the post I3 in confronting spaced relation with respect tol each other are a pair of hanger arms 6I, 62, the confronting ends of which are pivotally connected intermediate the side walls 59, 59 of the yoke 55. Embedded on the inner face of each of the side walls 58, 59 contiguous to the pivotally supported end of the hanger arms 6I, 62 are spring elements, generally designated by the numeral 53 for holding the hanger arms 6I, 62 in a collapsed position in side by side relation with respect to the post I3. From the foregoing it is readily apparent that the hanger 55 may be used in place of the hanger 45 or to supplement the latter.
Numerous other modications of the present invention may be made without departing from the spirit of the invention as set forth in the appended claim.
What I claim is:
A rack attachment for one of the side rails of a bed comprising a supporting means xedly attachable to said side rail at selected locations taken longitudinally of the rail, said means including a clamp, means for xedly connecting the clamp to said rail, a sleeve rigid with the clamp and being disposed perpendicularly of the rail to extend inwardly therefrom, there being a longitudinal slot formed in the sleeve opening upon the inner end of the sleeve, and a stop abutment on the outer end of the sleeve; an article support including a rod mounted in the sleeve to slide inwardly of the side rail, said rod having a nattened head on its inner end engageable in the slot to constitute means for preventing rotation of the rod relative to the sleeve in selected positions to which the rod is slidably adjusted within the sleeve, said abutment engaging the head oi the rod on slidable movement of the rod inwardly of the rail to one extreme position thereof whereby to hold the rod against complete separation from the sleeve, said head being shiftable out of the slot on movement of the rod inwardly of the rail to an opposite extreme position whereby to free the rod for rotation relative to the sleeve, a post rigid with the outer end of the rod, said post being arranged perpendicularly to the rod and being swingable between vertical and horizontal positions responsive to rotation of the rod, and an article hanger mounted on the post; and a bracket adapted for ixed connection to the rail in spaced relation to said supporting means, said bracket including a pair of plates connectable to the rail and a depending supporting hook rigid with said plates, said hook being located in the plane of swinging movement of the post to engage and support the post close to and in parallelism with said rail in the horizontal position of the post.
TYSON O. KECK.
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