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May 29, 1956 w. E. DARNELL, JR 2,747,824
GARMENT BAGGING DEVICE Filed Oct. 1, 1953 2 Sheets-Sheet 1 William E. Darnell Jr.
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GARMENT BAGGING DEVICE Filed 001;. l, 1953 2 Sheets-Sheet 2 F /'g. 4 6 7 T g William E. Darnell, Jr. V z i INVENTOR.
Mm aim WW EM! United States Patent Q i GARMENT BAGGING DEVICE William E. Darnell, In, Mattoon, Ill.
Application October 1, 1953, Serial No. 383,467
2 Claims. (Cl. 248-161) The present invention relates to new and useful improvements in garment bagging devices for use in cleaning and pressing establishments where various types of garments are placed in a paper bag for delivery to customers.
An important object of the invention is to provide a bag holding rack for holding a supply of bags of various sizes in an elevated position and adjacent to a vertically adjustable garment supporting stand to slide a selected bag downwardly over the garment.
Another object is to provide a bag holding rack composed of a plurality of horizontal substantially V-shaped bag supporting arms attached at one end to a rotatable standard and having its other end free and over which a supply of bags is folded to slide a selected bag downwardly over a garment and off the free end of the arm.
A further object is to provide a vertically adjustable garment supporting stand including a telescoping standard equipped with novel locking means holding the standard in raised position.
A still further object is to provide a device of this character of simple and practical construction, which is efiicient and reliable in operation, relatively inexpensive to manufacture and otherwise well adapted for the purpose for which the same is intended.
These together with other objects and advantages which will become subsequently apparent reside in the details of construction and operation as more fully hereinafter described and claimed, reference being had to the accompanying drawings forming a part hereof, wherein like numerals refer to like parts throughout, and in which:
Figure 1 is a perspective view;
Figure 2 is a top plan View;
Figure 3 is an enlarged fragmentary perspective view of the garment supporting stand;
Figure 4 is a vertical sectional view thereof;
Figure 5 is an enlarged fragmentary vertical sectional view thereof and showing the locking ball for the standard;
Figure 6 is a perspective view of a modified supporting structure for the bag holding rack;
Figure 7 is a further modification thereof;
Figure 8 is an enlarged fragmentary side elevational view of the rotatable tray carried by the bag holding rack; and
Figure 9 is a fragmentary sectional view taken on a line 99 of Figure 5.
Referring now to the drawings in detail, wherein for the purpose of illustration, I have disclosed a preferred embodiment of my invention, the numeral 5 designates the bag holding rack generally and 6 is the garment supporting stand. I
The rack 5 comprises a fiat base 7 having a socket 8 at its center in which the lower end of a standard 9 is supported. A cap 10 is rotatably mounted on top of the standard and to which a plurality of substantially V-shaped bag supporting arms 11 are suitable secured with one end 2,747,824 Patented May 29, 1956 12 of the arms anchored to the cap and projecting substantially radially therefrom while the other ends 13 of the arms are free and are supported in a horizontal position at one side of and spaced from the standard. The free end portions 13 of the arms are adapted to hold a supply of paper bags 14 of various sizes folded over the arms.
A tray 15 is rotatably supported on the standard 9 by means of a collar 16.
In Figure 6, the cap 17 for the group of arms 18 is shown supported at the lower end of an overhead vertical rod 19 which is attached to a wall 20 by a bracket 21 and in Figure 7 a similar overhead supporting rod 22 is shown for the cap 23 and arms 24 and with the rod 22 attached at its upper end to ceiling 25.
The bag holding rack is used in conjunction with the garmentsupporting stand 6, and which in accordance with the embodiment of the invention illustrated in Figures 1 to 4, inclusive, comprising a hollow lower standard section 26 secured in an upright position at its lower end to the base 7 of rack 5 by a collar 27 may be welded or otherwise suitably secured to the base. A cap 28 is threaded to the upper end of standard 26 and is formed with a central opening 29 in which a standard extension 3% is vertically slidable. A notched cap or yoke 31 is secured to the upper end of extension 36 and a stop or collar 32 is secured to the lower end of the extension below cap 28. Extension 3% is slidable in the upper end of a tube 33 which in turn is slidable in lower standard section 26 and a foot pedal 34 is attached to the lower end of tube 33 and extends outwardly through an opening 35 in the lower end of standard section 26. A fulcrum member 36 is attached to the underside of pedal 34 at a point inwardly of the outer end of the latter and on which the pedal is rockable.
The upper end of standard section 26 is formed with an internal V-shaped groove 37 and the groove is bevelled to form a sloping edge portion 33 and the top of the groove is closed by the cap 28. A locking ball 39 is positioned in the groove 37 and rests on top of the tube 33 and is of a diameter to provide a friction binding engagement between standard extension 39 and the internal wall of standard. section 26 when the tube 33 is lowered to permit the ball to drop in the groove, as shown by full lines in Figure 5, and thus lock the extension 39 in a raised position.
When a rack of the type illustrated in Figures 6 or 7 is used, the garment supporting stand is suitably mounted in a position adjacent thereto.
In the operation of the device, a coat hanger 4% with a garment 41 placed thereon is hung in the notched cap or yoke 31 of standard extension 30 and which is then raised to a desired elevated position and ball 39 drops in groove 37 to frictionally lock the extension in raised position. A bag 14 of proper size according to the type of garment to be bagged, is then selected and the rack turned to bring the selected bag over the garment. The bag is then pulled downwardly over the garment and off the free end 13 of the bag holding arm. The pedal 34 may then be depressed and which raises tube 33 to move hall 3? upwardly in the wide portion of groove 37 and extension 30 is then released and drops downwardly in the tube to lower the garment for conveniently removing the same from the stand.
From the foregoing, the construction and operation of the device will be readily understood and further explanation is believed to be unnecessary. However, since numerous modifications and changes will readily occur to those skilled in the art, it is not desired to limit the invention to the exact construction shown and described and accordingly, all suitable modifications and equivalents may 3 be resorted to, falling within the scope of the appended claims.
What is claimed as new is as follows:
1. In a garment bagging apparatus, a garment supporting stand comprising a telescoping standard including a fixed tubular lower section and a vertically slidable upper section therein, said lower section having an upper end provided with a V-shaped edge groove, a ball in the groove and frictionally engaging and locking the upper section in vertically adjusted position, a cap on said lower section confining the ball in the groove a ball releasing member movable upwardly in the lower section and having an upper end underlying the ball, and pedal actuating means for moving said member upwardly to move its upper end against and raise the ball in the groove for releasing the upper section of the standard.
2. In a garment bagging apparatus, a garment supporting stand comprising a telescoping standard including a fixed tubular lower section and a vertically slidable upper section therein, said lower section having an upper end provided with a V-shaped edge groove, a ball in the groove and frictionally engaging and locking the upper References Cited in the file of this patent UNITED STATES PATENTS 1,351,179 Luery et al Aug. 31, 1920 1,372,456 Roetter Mar. 22, 1921 1,524,300 Gottlieb Jan. 27, 1925 1,625,316 Harlow Apr. 19, 1927 1,710,711 Patterson Apr. 30, 1929 2,069,690 Wells et al. Feb. 2, 1937 2,224,527 Strobel Dec. 10, 1940 2,385,996 Kohl Oct. 2, 1945