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Publication numberUS2614698 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateOct 21, 1952
Filing dateMar 23, 1948
Priority dateMar 23, 1948
Publication numberUS 2614698 A, US 2614698A, US-A-2614698, US2614698 A, US2614698A
InventorsBell Louis A
Original AssigneeBell Louis A
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Utility rack
US 2614698 A
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Oct. 21, 1952 1.. A. BELL UTILITY RACK Filed March 23, 1948 Louis A. Bell IN VENTOR.

Patented Oct. 21 1952 '1 Claims. (01. 211-62) 1 r o This invention relates to new and useful improvements in utility racks, and the primary object of the present invention is to provide'a combination umbrella, hat and magazine rack that is extremely neat and attractive in appearance.

Another important object of the present invention is to provide a movable rack including an umbrella receiving container or compartment embodying'novel and improved means for draining rain water and the like that enters the um brella receiving container resulting from the drippings of umbrellas inserted in the. said container.

A further object of the present invention is to provide a utility rack including'i'a support, 7' and a novel improved garment holding element that is quickly and readily applied to or removed from the support in a convenient manner.

A still further aim of the present invention is to provide a utility rack that is simple and prac-:

tical in construction, strong and reliable in use, small and compact in structure, relatively inexpensive to manufacture, and otherwise well adapted for the purposes for which the same is intended.

Other objects and advantages reside in the details of construction and operation as more fully hereinafter described and claimed, reference being had to the accompanyingfdrawings forming part hereof, wherein like numerals refer to like parts throughout, and in which:

Figure l is a perspective view of the utility rack constructed in accordance with the present invention;

Figure 2 is a longitudinal verticalv sectional view taken substantially on the plane of section line 2-2 of Figure 1; and,

Figure 3 is a similar view of Figure 1, and showing the upright and garment supporting member removed therefrom.

Referring now to the drawings in detail, wherein for the purpose of illustration, there is disclosed a preferred embodiment of the present invention, the numeral It represents an outer article receiving container generally, having a multi-sided outer wall I2, a bottom wall I4, an inner multi-sided wall [6, and a plurality of spaced partitions [8 between each side of the said inner and outer walls M and i6, forming a plurality of circumferentially spaced magazine receiving compartments 2U.

Integrally formed with the bottom wall l4 of the outer container l and projecting downwardly from a central opening provided in the bottom wall M is a hollow annular extension 22 having an annular flanged portion 24 that fricr 2 '1 ti'onallyengages an annular bearing ring 25 which is removably secured to the upper joined, central portion 28 of a plurality of radialf-arcuate legs. 30, the free ends castersii'. J i

Positioned within'the outer container and spaced relative to the inner'wall l6 thereof, is

- a substantially frusto-conical inner container 36,

the minor end of'w'hich isprovided with a closure plate 38 that rests upon the bottom wall llof the outer container 10. Integrally formed-with thecentral portion'of the. closure. plate 38, is' a c I depending sleeve or drain nipple 50 that engages the hollow extension 22 andwhich extends, throughan aperture 42 formed in the .joinedi-portionfifi of the legsiiil.

The numeral =44 represents'an annular plate having a concavedupper surface 46 and'aiiat' ;loi,ver-,surface-.that bears upon the. closure. plate 38. Integrallyformed with the lower..surfacerof the plate 44,.1is' a depending cylindrical element 68 having anaxial bore that communicates with inclined drain apertures 53 provided in the plate M. The central upper surface at; of the plate-Mi :is integrally formed with a substantially vertical support or post 52 having a socketed upper end I fitthat terminates in a plane spaced inwardly fromtthe open upper end of th'e inner container.

This socketed upper end it removably engages thereof, is a support sleeve 68 that'is fixed to the angulated reduced ends 78 of a plurality of circumferentially spaced, upwardly inclined radial support arms 12, the upper free ends. of which are angulated and are fixed to the inner surface of the flanged portion St. I

In view of the foregoing description taken in l conjunction with the accompanying drawings,

it is believedthat a clear understanding of the,

32 'of which support central invention, what is through the flanged hollow extension to retain the inner container relative to the outer container, said sleeve forming a drain.

2. A utility rack comprising an outer container having an open upper end and a bottom wall, a flanged hollow extension carried by thebottom wall, a stand, means carried by the stand for rotatably engaging the flanged portion of the extension, an inner container having a bottom bearing upon the bottom wall of said outer container, a sleeve depending from the bottom of the inner container extending axially through the flanged hollow extension, said sleeve forming a drain, said outer container having inner and outer walls, the inner wall of said outer container looselyembracing the inner container.

3. The combination of claim 1 wherein said means securing the flangedlportion of the extension to said stand includes a bearing ring frictionally engaging the flanged portion of the extension, a removably. retaining ring carried by the bearing ring having an inne offset portion spaced from the bearing ring to overlie the flanged portion of the extension.

4. A utility rack comprising a stand having an axial bore, an outer container having a'bottom wall with a central opening therein, a tubular extension depending from the bottom'wall of said outer container about said opening and havinga lower flanged portion, means carried by said stand rotatably supporting the flanged portion of saidextension and centeringthe extension relative to the bore, an inner container-including a bottom Wall with a central aperture, a drain tube depending from the bottom wall of the inner container about the aperture and extending axially through the extension and the bore, a

plate supported within the inner container and having a concave upper face, and a tubular element depending from the plate and entering the 4 drain tube, said plate having outlet apertures extending to the interior of said element.

5. A utility rack comprising a stand, inner and outer hollow members supported on the stand, said members each having a bottom wall, a sleeve depending from the bottom Wall of the outer member and having an attaching flange secured to said stand, said stand having a vertical bore in registry with said sleeve, and anipple depending 'fro'm'the bottom wall of the inner member extending axially through the sleeve and the bore and preventing lateral shifting of the inner member within the outer member.

I -6. -A utility rack comprising a stand, inner and outer hollow members supported on the stand, said members each having a, bottom wall, a sleeve depending from the bottom wall of the outer member and having an attaching flange secured tosaid stand, said stand having a vertical bore in registry with said sleeve, and a nipple depending from the bottom wall of the inner member extending axially through the sleeve and the bore and preventing lateral shifting of the inner member within the outer member, and means removably secured to the stand and rotatably supporting said flange.

7. A display device comprising a base, a hollow holder including a bottom wall, a sleeve de- 1 pending from the bottom wall of said holder and REFERENCES CITED The following references are of record in the file of this patent:

UNITED STATES PATENTS Number Name Date 160,339 Ladd Mar. 2, 1875 1,569,584 Shover Jan. 12, 1926 1,700,579 Bassion Jan. 29,1929 1,804,069 Stover May 5, 1931 1,933,203

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U.S. Classification211/62, 211/131.1, 211/70, 211/163, 280/79.2
International ClassificationA47G25/00, A47G25/12
Cooperative ClassificationA47G25/00, A47G25/12
European ClassificationA47G25/00, A47G25/12