US 2595752 A
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May 6, 1952 c. c. BATTS VACUUM CLEANER SUPPORT 2 SHEETS SHEET 1 Filed March 12, 4.948
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Patented May 6, 1952 UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE VACUUM CLEANER. SUPFORT Charles Cecil Batts, Elizabeth City, Va.
Application March 12, 1948, Serial No. HA?
(Cl. Mil-2Z4) 2 Claims.
This invention relates to a new and useful improvement in a vacuum cleaner support.
One type of vacuum cleaner now in use is provided with runners supporting a tank, and when the operative is through using the cleaner there is usually no convenient place to store it, and as a result the cleaner must be stored in more or less inconvenient places.
One of the objects of this invention is the provision of a vacuum cleaner provided with means for engagement with a device so that said cleaner may be supported at a permanent place when not in use.
Other objects and features will more fully appear from the following description and accompanying drawings, in which:
Fig. 1 is a sectional perspective of a cleaner provided with fastening means and a rack for engagement with said cleaner and fastening means;
Fig. 2 is a view showing the cleaner supported upon said rack;
Fig. 3 is a sectional side view of the cleaner and rack;
Fig. 4 is an exploded fragmentary sectional view of said cleaner;
Fig. 5 is a sectional view of the rack taken along lines 55 of Fig. 1 looking in the direction of the arrows;
Fig. 6 is a perspective view of the fastening means;
Fig. 7 is a sectional view showing a hose supported in a clasp and taken along line 1--1 of Fig.2 in direction of the arrows.
Referring to the drawings, a vacuum cleaner i consists of a tank 2 to which is attached one end of a hose 3; the other end being secured to a pipe or conduit 4 having a nozzle 5 fixed thereto. To the basal portion of the tank are secured gliders or runners 6-1, and the tank may be lifted by a handle 8 secured to the top portion of said tank, all of which structure is well known in the art.
Brackets 9-l0 are secured to the front basal portion of the tank, while brackets II-l2 are fastened to the rear basal portion. Glider 6 is secured to brackets 9-I l by bolts and nuts; while glider I is likewise secured to brackets Ill-I2.
A latch l3 consists of a band l4 provided with apertures l5l6 and an angular bolt or catch ll projects from said band. The band I4 is secured to brackets 9-H] by the same securing means that fastens said gliders and in the manner clearly shown in the exploded View of Fig. 4. It is therefore obvious that the bolt is securely fastened to the basal portion of the forward part of 2 said tank with the bolt ll projecting therefrom and in angular fashion.
A rack I8 is adapted to be secured by screws ill to a wall 20 or any other suitable supporting means; such as a door or the like. The rack consists of a base 2| from which projects a platform 22 having secured thereto a socket or lipped pocket 23 adapted to receive bolt ll of said latch.
The platform is provided with beveled sides 24--25 which project from the base, and said base and sides form tracks upon which the gliders may abut.
Clasps 26 may be secured to wall 20 (see Fig. 2) so that the hose, pipe and nozzle may be supported along with the tank thereby permitting the complete cleaner to be supported all at one time; thus avoiding detachment of the various parts.
It is obvious from the foregoing that by simply grasping the handle 8 of the cleaner and lifting the latter to the rack until the catch engages the socket, a simple and effective supporting means is provided for a vacuum cleaner. Of course the hose and like attachments may be secured to the clasps, as hereinbefore set forth.
Having described this invention, claimed is:
1. In a device of the character described the combination consisting of a vacuum cleaner having a tank and a pair of gliders secured to brackets on the basal portion thereof and being in spaced relation to each other, said tank having a supporting latch secured by certain of said brackets at one end thereof and a catch projecting therefrom, a supporting base plate having a platform comprising an upraised portion with parallel sides, said platform having means forming an integral socket protruding outwardly therefrom midway between the said parallel sides and near one end thereof, whereby, when the plate is mounted on a support the cleaner is adapted for engagement with said plate so that said catch will be received within the socket and the gliders of the cleaner will straddle the said parallel sides, and thereby be firmly supported by and easily detachable from the supporting base plate.
2. In a device of the character described, the combination consisting of a vacuum cleaner having a tank and a pair of gliders secured to brackets on the basal portion thereof and in spaced relation to each other; a latch secured to certain of said brackets on the basal side of said tank and provided with a rigid catch midway between said gliders and near one end of what is said tank; a rack consisting of a platform having a base; said platform having parallel sides and ends all projecting from said base; means forming a socket protruding from said platform near one of its ends; said socket adapted to receive said catch so that the gliders of the cleaner will straddle the parallel sides of the platform.
CHARLES CECIL BATTS.
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