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June 18, 1963 P. s. KLEIN 3,094,219
PORTABLE WIRE RACK FOR BOTTLES Filed Jan. 29, 1962 United States Patent 3,094,219 PORTABLE WIRE RACK FOR BOTTLES Paul S. Klein, Los'Angeles, Califi, assignor to 42 Products Ltd., Inc., Santa Monica, Calif., a corporation of California Filed Jan. 29, 1962, Ser. No. 169,410 1 Claim. (Cl. 211-77) This invention relates to a rack for mounting bottles in a unique arrangement for display purposes, and the rack serves as a convenient holder for a plurality of bottles containing toiletries, such as cologne and after shave lotion, for example.
The racks of this invention comprise a standard having a central post, and a wire frame rotatable on the post for containing the bottles.
It is a general object of this invention to provide a bottle rack of the above-mentioned character which is simple and rugged in construction and nice in design and appearance, permits easy placement and removal of bottles in and from the rack, and is economical to manufacture.
Further objects and advantages of the invention will appear in the course of the following part of this specification wherein the details of construction of a preferred embodiment are described with reference to the accompanying drawing, in which:
FIGURE 1 is a perspective view of a rack embodying my invention, the same containing three bottles shown in phantom;
FIGURE 2 is a medial vertical section through the rack on a larger scale taken upon a plane indicated by line 22 on FIGURE 1;
FIGURE 3 is a sectional view of the rack taken in the direction of the arrows for line 3--3 on FIGURE 2; and
FIGURE 4 is a detail section taken upon a plane indicated by line 4-4 on FIGURE 2.
In the drawing, the illustrated rack is designated generally by reference numeral and is shown as holding three bottles designated by numerals 12, 13 and 14 respectively.
Rack 10 is formed of a standard 16 and a wire holder for holding the bottles rotatably mounted on the standard. The parts of the standard are a central post 19, a base in the form of a tripod having three legs 20', 21 and 22 respectively, and a spherical knob 23 secured upon the upper end of the post to serve as a handle for use in conveniently carrying the rack loaded with bottles.
In the illustrated embodiment one leg 20 of the tripod and the central post 19 are sections of a single rod bent at 26 such that the leg 20 extends in an obtuse angle, here about 105 degrees, from the post. The other two legs 21 and 22 are formed from a single rod bent at 27 intermediate its ends such that the legs 21 and 22 extend about 120 degrees from each other. The rods 19, 20 and 21, 22 cross each other at the insides of their bends 26 and 27, and are secured together as by soldering at 28 such that the outer ends of the legs are angularly spaced apart about 120 degrees from each other. The feet for the legs are preferably formed as balls 30 for conformity with the design of the knob 23.
Bottle holder :15 comprises an upper washer 32, a lower washer 33, three generally U-shaped wire members 34, 35, and 36, and upper wire ring 38, and a lower wire ring 39, these parts being secured together as shown and 3,094,219 Patented June 18, 1963 as hereinafter described in particularity by soldering where the parts cross each other for interconnection.
Each of the U-shaped members 34, 35 and 36 is constituted of a single wire shown best in FIGURE 2 where member 34 appears in side elevation. As there shown, member 34 is bent at four right angles to extend from one end 41 thereof in an upper horizontal leg 43, a vertical length 45 defining the outer extremity of the form, a lower horizontal leg having integral elements 47, 49 and 51. The three U-shaped members 34, 35 and 36 are disposed in axial planes extending radially outward from the post and angularly spaced apart about degrees from each other to define the sides of three sector compartments for receiving the bottles 12, 13 and 14 respectively.
The wire rings 38 and 39 are concentric with the post 19. Upper ring 38 is secured to each of the wire forms 34, 35 and 36 as by soldering the same to the upper horizontal lengths, 43 in the case of wire form 34, adjacent the upper outer corners of the forms where, in the case of form 34, for example, horizontal and vertical lengths 43 and 45 meet. The upper ring 38 thus defines the outer extremities of the sector compartments of the frame. Lower ring 39 is smaller in diameter than the ring 38 and is secured as by soldering the same to the lower horizontal lengths of the forms, e.g., 47 in the case of form 34, and thereby provides a bottom for the sector compartments of the frame upon which the bottles rest. The inner extremities of each form, e.g., ends 41 and 53 of the wire which constitutes form 34, are secured as by soldering to the washers 3 2 and 33, the lower washer 33 being on the underside of the intermediate horizontal lengths, e.g., 51, of the forms.
There is a projection, here in the form of a short length of wire 59, secured as by soldering to the post 19, for engagement by the lower washer 33 to position the frame upon the post such that the frame may rotate without striking the legs of the tripod base 20-22. The wire frame is slidable axially on the post down to its stop position against the projection 59. When assembling the rack, the handle knob 23 is secured upon the upper end of the post after the post has been passed into the washers of the wire frame.
While the particular bottle rack herein shown and dis closed in detail is fully capable of attaining the objects and providing the advantages hereinbefore stated, it is to be understood that it is merely illustrative of the presently preferred embodiment of the invention and that no limitations are intended to the details of construction or design herein shown other than as defined in the appended claim.
A bottle rack for toiletries and the like comprising a two-piece standard including a generally L-shaped member and a relatively small V-shaped member, said V-shaped member having its V-notch seated in the junction of the legs of the L-shaped member and rigidly secured thereto with the legs of said V-shaped member and the shorter leg of said L-shaped member spaced generally equally from one another about the upright longer leg of said L-shaped member and similarly inclined thereto to provide said stand with a three-legged support base for said bottle rack, a multiple compartment bottle holder rotatably supported about the upright longer leg of said L-shaped member, said bottle holder comprising a plurality of generally U-shaped wire members having their legs lying in vertical planes disposed radially about the exterior of the upright leg of said standard, a pair of rings journaled on said upright leg and secured one to the upper legs of each of said U-shaped members and the other to the lower legs of these members, a bottle support ring concentric with said upright leg and secured to the mid-portions of the lower legs of said U-shaped members, a larger diameter ring secured to the upper legs of said U-shaped members adjacent their outer remote ends, thrust bearing means on the lower end of said upright leg engageable with the lower one of said pair of rings to support said bottle holder rotatably on said upright leg, and a knob secured to the,
upper end of said upright leg by which said bottle rack can be grasped and lifted as a unit.
References Cited in the file of this patent UNITED STATES PATENTS Robinson Aug. 24, 1909 Markowski May 5, 1925 Moifa May 14, 1929 Davenport Nov. 29, 1949 Kilian Mar. 23, 1954 Liguori July 26, 1960 Austenson Apr. 3, 1962 FOREIGN PATENTS France of 1955