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Publication numberUS2921763 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateJan 19, 1960
Filing dateJan 2, 1958
Priority dateJan 2, 1958
Publication numberUS 2921763 A, US 2921763A, US-A-2921763, US2921763 A, US2921763A
InventorsHebel John J, Miller Herman J, Phillips George A
Original AssigneeWorldsbest Ind Inc
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Clothes stand
US 2921763 A
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Jan'. 19, 1960 H. .1. MILLER ETAL 2,921,763

A CLOTHES STAND Filed Jan. 2, 1958 2 Sheets-Sheet 1 INVENToRs www zum@ Jan. 19, 1960 H. J. MILLER ErAL 2,921,763

CLOTHES STAND Filed Jan. 2, 1958 2 Sheets-Sheet 2 1N ENIORJ i Zweew United States Patent O CLOTHES STAND Herman J. Miller, Kenosha, George A. Phillips, Milwaukee, and John J. Hebel, Cudahy, Wis., asslgnox's to Worldsbest Industries, Inc., Cudahy, Wis., a corporation of Wisconsin Application January 2, 1958, Serial No. 706,611

7 Claims. (Cl. 248-121) The invention relates to a clothes stand and more particularly to a clothes stand that may be used to support hangered garments or clothes that are to be or have been pressed or ironed on an adjacent ironing board.

One object of this invention is to provide a collapsible metal clothes stand whose parts may be folded up to occupy a small space so as to economize on storage space and save in mailing and shipping expenses.

A further object of the invention is to provide a stand having spaced legs to raise its main parts above the floor which allows ease in sweeping under it and also provides additional height to keep the garments oi the floor.

A further object of the invention is to provide a clothes stand having one long load resisting member or leg and a pair of legs mounted adjacent the standard carrying portion of said long leg and extending outwardly at an obtuse angle relative thereto and rearwardly of the center of the standard to give more stability and prevent the stand from tipping over backwards.

A forward object of the invention is to provide slides or feet for the legs that may be readily removed, if necessary.

A further object of the invention is to provide a stand in which the center post and legs are rigidly held in operative position by locking hinges or links.

A further object of the invention is to provide a stand having a telescoping clothes beam carrying standard member that may be secured in position at varying heights relative to the base.

A further object of the invention is to provide a hinged connection between the upper end of the standard and the clothes supporting beam or arm which will insure a somewhat elevated position of the outer end of said beam, even when loaded, and thus prevent hangered clothes from sliding oil of the beam.

The invention further consists in the several features hereinafter set forth and more particularly defined by claims at the conclusion hereof.

In the drawings:

Fig. 1 is a side elevation of a stand embodying the invention;

Fig. 2 is a detailed perspective view of the lower portion of the stand, parts being broken away;

Fig. 3 is an elevational View of the joint connection between the supporting post and the clothes carrying beam, parts being broken away and parts being shown in section;

Fig. 4 is a detailed side elevation of the post, parts being broken away and parts being shown in section;

Fig. 5 is a side elevation of the collapsed stand;

Fig. 6 is a plan view of the collapsed stand;

Fig. 7 is a side elevational view of the stand and an ironing board;

Fig. 8 is a detailed horizontal sectional view taken on the line 8 8 of Fig. 4.

Referring to the drawings, the numeral 10 designates 2,921,763 Patented Jan. 19, 1960 generally a telescoping standard or post which includes a metal tube 11 pivotally connected at its lower end by a pin 12 to the channelled portion 13 of a base bracket or member 14. It also includes a metal tube 15 that is slidably telescopically mounted in the tube 11 and is adapted to be secured in a plurality of dierent Vertical positions relative thereto by a detent 16 mounted in the lower end portion of the tube 15 and engageable in any one of a plurality of Avertically spaced holes 17 in the tube 11. To permit ready centering of the detent 16 relative to the holes 17, the holed area of the tube 11 has an outwardly pressed portion 11a that provides a longitudinally extending lcentering groove for the pin i7 and also acts to reinforce this area of the tube. The detent 16 extends through an aperture 18 in the tube 15 and is anchored to the short bowed end 19 of a at metal spring whose longer end 20 engages the inner side of the tube 15.

The base bracket 14 and a companion base plate 21 are secured by spaced rivets 21a on opposite sides of and back from one end of a long U-shaped tubular metal leg member 22 having oor engaging feet 23, preferably in the form of caps tting over the ends of the legs of said member and which may be of molded plastic material so that they will hug the legs and not mar the floor. The base bracket 14 and the base plate 21 are formed to provide oppositely disposed side Wings 24 in each of which a pivot pin 25 is anchored.

Side legs 26, each in the form of an angled metal tube, are pivotally mounted at their inner ends on the pins 25 and are adapted to be swung inwardly against the long leg member 22 while the standard 10 is adapted to swing down onto the top of said member 22 as indicated by the arrows in Fig. 2 and as shown in Figs. 5 and 6.

The standard 10 is rigidly held in its upright position by a pair of lockable brace hinges. Each of these hinges includes a toggle link 27 pivotally secured at one end by a rivet pin 27a to leg member 22, and at its other end by a pivot pin 28 to an intermediate portion of a toggle link 29 pivotally secured at its other end by a rivet pin 30 to the tube 11. To lock these toggle links in an alined position, the link 26 has a recess 31 to receive a locking projection 32 formed on the outer end portion of the link 29. These hinges are arranged on opposite sides of the standard 10 and leg 22 so that the same pivots 27 and 30 are used for each set of links.

Each of the legs 26 are rigidly held in operative position extending rearwardly at an obtuse angle relative to Athe leg 22 with their feet 33 which `are similar to the feet 23 engaging the lloor laterally of and back of the axis of the standard by lockable pivotally connected toggle links 34 and 35 that are similar to the links 27 and 29, respectively, and adapted to be locked together by a projection 36 on the link 35 engaging a recess 37 in the link 34. The links are pivotally connected together by a pin 34a. Each link 34 is pivotally connected to its leg by ya rivet pin 38, and the links 35 are pivotally connected together and to the leg 22 by a rivet pin 39.

The links 27 and 29 when broken and folded together 'allow the standard 10 to assume the position shown in Fig. 5, and the links 34 and 35 for each leg when broken and folded together allow the legs 26 to assume the positio'n shown in Fig. 6.

The beam, a metal tube 40 closed at its ends 40a and 44 and having spaced hanger hook receiving indentations y42 pressed into its top side, at its inner end is operatively connected to the upper end of the tube 15 by a pair of links 43, one on each side of said tubes 40 and 15, one end of said links being pivotally connected to the tube 40 by `a common rivet type pin 41 and the other end of the link being pivotally connected to the tube 15 by a cornmon rivet type pin 45. In order to securely hold the beam in its extended position relative to the standard and to reinforce the tube 15, a rivet 46 is mounted in the tube l5` and providedy with a headed end 47 which is adapted to enter an eccentrioally dispsed hole 47a in the closed end 40a of the tube 15and also forni an abutment 48 for the lower strain receiving end of said tube, this rivet distributing the strain over a considerable area of the tube and also holding the tube against any tendency for lateral play and thus relieving the links 43 of some' side strain and also holding the beam in an upwardly incline-fl position as shown in Fig. l so that under heavy load strains the beam cannot sag down to a point where the hangers or hangered garments could slide oi of the front end ofthe beam. v

AWhen not in use, the tube Vis telescoped into the tube 11 and the beam or tube 4t) is swung up and over the tube 15 and down alongside the tube 11 and is turned to allow its outer end to extendY over one of the folded legs `26 as shown in Fig. 6 so that a very compact folded formation, both widthwise and lengthwise, for packaging is provided. Y

In use, the stand above described lhas been shown in Fig. 7- positioned adjacent an ironing board 49 with its beam 40 having hangers 50 mounted thereon for the garments G. A hangered garment G is also shown in Fig. l.

Since the legs support the stand at four spaced points above the floor 51, it is an easy matter to sweep around and under it, if desired.

Y With the above described construction the long lleg member 22 extending under and in substantially thesame direction as the beam resists'strains imposed on the stanI ard tending to tip it forwardly, and the legs 26 provide further lateral stability to the standard.

We desire it to be understood that this invention is not to he limited to any particular form or arrangement or" parts except in so far as such limitations are included in the claims. n

What we claim as our invention is: v

l. In a clothes stand, the combination of a pair of telescoping tubes forming a standard, a hanger receiving beam mounted to project laterally of said standard, a base member to which the lower end of said standard is pivotally connected, a support for said base member cornprising. a long leg member extending in substantially the same direction as said beam, a lockable hinged brace pivotally connected between said standard and said long leg member for selectively retaining said Astandard in an npright position, yand side legs each extending at an obtuse angle to said long leg member and being pivotally connected to said base member, lockable hinged braces pivotally connected between each of said side legs and said long leg for selectively holding said side legs in their extended position, all of said legs having oor engaging feet, the long leg having a front foot at its outer end and a rear foot disposed in back of said standard.

2. The clothes stand, as dened in claim l, wherein the -body portions of said legs are disposed well above the oor to provide sweeping clearance under them.

3. The clothes stand as defined in claim 1, wherein the outer of the tubes of the sandard is provided with a lengthwise extending detent centering groove having a plurality of lengthwise spaced holes and the inner of said tubes is provided with a spring urged detent adapted for engagement in any one of said openings to `adjust the working height of the standard.

4. The clothes stand as defined in claim l, wherein the beam has a link connection with the upper end of the standard, and said upper end of the standard has a headed rivet member adapted to engage in the link connected end of the beam and also engage an outer face of this end of the beam.

5. The clothes stand yas defined in claim l, wherein the mounting of the beam on the standard includes link connections between these parts and an abutment member secured to the standard and providing a thrust face for the adjacent end of the beam and a pin end engaging in an eccentrically disposed opening in the end of said beam and acting to hold said beam in an upwardly inclined position relative to said standard.

6. In a clothes stand, the combination of a pair of telescoping tubes forming a standard; a clothes hanger receiving beam mounted Vto project laterally of said standard; a support to which the lower end of said standard is pivotally connected, said support including a Yforwardly directed leg extending in substantially the same direction as said beann'a collapsible brace pivotally connected between said standard and said support for selectivaly'retaining `said standard in an upright position; side legs each extending at an obtuse angle to said forwardly directed leg and being pivotally connected to said support; collapsible braces pivotally joined between said side legs and said support; and door engaging feet attached to all of said legs and said support.

7. In a collapsible clothes stand, the combination of a telescopically collapsible standard; a long leg having a standard supporting bracket secured to the upper side of said leg at one end thereof, said bracket including a channel which opens upwardly and is aligned with said leg and lside wings extending laterally `at either side of said channel, the lower end of said standard being pivotally supported in said channel; a plate secured at the underside of said long leg beneath said bracket, said plate having extended sides spaced beneath said wings; side legs extending laterally at either side of said long leg, said side legs each being pivotally connected between one of said wings and an extended side of said plate; releasable retaining means adapted to retain each of said side legs and said standard in its normal operative position, each of said side legs and said standard being movable about its pivot for collapsible folding alongside said long leg when said retaining means are released; and a clothes hanger receiving beam pivotally connected at one end to the upper end of said standard and being collapsible alongside said collapsed standard and an adjacent folded side leg.

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U.S. Classification248/121, 248/188.5, 403/54, 248/167, 403/108, 403/59, 403/85
International ClassificationA47F7/24, A47F7/19
Cooperative ClassificationA47F7/24
European ClassificationA47F7/24