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Publication numberUS3310180 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateMar 21, 1967
Filing dateMay 3, 1965
Priority dateMay 3, 1965
Publication numberUS 3310180 A, US 3310180A, US-A-3310180, US3310180 A, US3310180A
InventorsRichard Neagle
Original AssigneeRichard Neagle
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Demountable clothes-stand for children's clothes
US 3310180 A
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March 21, 1967 R. NEAGLE 3,319,189

DEMOUNTABLE CLOTHES-STAND FOR CHILDREN'S CLOTHES Filed May 3, 1965 2 Sheets-Sheet 1 March 21, 1967 R. NEAGLE 3,310,180

DEMOUNTABLE CLOTHES-STAND FOR CHILDREN'S CLOTHES FiledMay 8, 1965 I 2 Sheets-Sheet 2 United States Patent 3,310,180 DEMOUNTABLE CLOTHES-STAND FOR CHILDRENS CLOTHES Richard Neagle, Via Arissto 12, Milan, Italy Filed May 3, 1965, Ser. No. 452,566 3 Claims. (Cl. 211177) The present invention relates to a demountable clothes stand, and more particularly to a stand suitable for childrens clothes.

The main object of the present invention is to provide a rugged and inexpensive clothes stand, particularly suitable for childrens clothes, that can be easily assembled and disassembled.

Essentially, the present clothes stand comprises a vertical standard defined by at least three tubular sections, at least two clothes supporting members and one supporting base, one of the tubular sections being located between the supporting members and the supporting base, another section below the supporting base, and the third section above the supporting members and the inner ends of the supporting members and supporting base having integral arcuate segments including upwardly and downwardly extending portions cooperable to provide cylindrical components for fitting within the adjacent tubular sections for effecting connections between the supporting members, the supporting base and the vertical standard.

It is to be noted that each one of the arc-shaped cylindrical segments occupies a limited cylindrical portion and that the segments are positioned one near the other along their external generatrices when the clothes stand is being assembled.

The invention will now be described with reference to a preferred embodiment thereof, said embodiment being illustrated in the accompanying drawings, in which drawings:

FIGURE 1 is an exploded view ofthe clothes stand, and

FIGURE 2 is a view in perspective illustrating the clothes stand in the assembled condition.

The drawings clearly show that the present clothes-stand comprises a hollow cylindrical vertical body or standard consisting of several tubular sections 1 serving to support some members, such as indicated by the reference numbers 2 and 3, and some arms, such as indicated by the reference numbers 11 and 15. The body is adapted to be supported by nigged legs, such as indicated by the reference numbers 6, 7, 8 and 9.

The essential features of the present invention resides in a detachable coupling or connection between the cylindrical vertical body 1 and the members, arms and legs projecting therefrom as previously mentioned.

As clearly shown, the members 2 and 3 at their inner ends are provided with integral arc-shaped segments 4 and 4a, respectively, and each segment takes up a limited portion (for example 90 or 180) of the whole peripheral circumference of the cylinder. In addition, each segment includes portions extending above and below the arm. When the segments 4 and 4a are placed one near the other along their external generatrices and are inserted into the space of one of the sections 1, an assemblage is obtained that can be disconnected only by taking the various sections off each other in the axial direction of the cylindrical vertical body. Usually the friction between the various parts is sufficient to render the assemblage very steady.

In a generally similar manner, the inner ends of the legs 6, 7, 8 and 9 are provided with integral segment 5, a, 5b, 50, respectively, and the upwardly extending portions of the segments are adapted to be inserted into the 3,310,180 Patented Mar. 21, 1967 "ice space of the lowermost section 1 when the clothes stand is to be assembled. The downwardly extending portions of the segments enter a ring 21 which assists in rendering the assemblage very steady.

The drawings show also how the clothes stand can be provided with other projecting members, such as the arms 11 and 15 which support at their free ends balls 13 and 17, respectively. The balls are provided with shaped apertures 14 into which the free and shaped ends of the arms are inserted and the arms 11 and 15 pass through aligned holes 12 and 16, respectively, in the sections 1. The parts 19 (suitable to support small coats and blouses) are removably connected to the outer ends of the members 2 and 3 by means of pins 20 having a square shaped crosssection which are inserted into corresponding squareshaped holes in the parts 19.

In a similar way, base spheres 10 are provided with holes 10' of square-shaped cross-section into which pins 10a projecting from the outer ends of the legs 6, 7. 8 and 9 are inserted.

Lastly, it should be noted that a shelf member 18 is mounted at the top of the vertical body and is suitable to support hats.

The manner in which the clothes stand can be assembled or subsequently disassembled can be easily understood from the accompanying drawing and the above description.

The clothes stand can be easily mass-produced and made in many materials, but it is preferably of plastics whose cost is very low and capable of being easily manufactured; moreover, the use of plastics permits the clothes stand to be produced in many bright fadeless colors and the stand can be washed and sterilized whenever desired. This is very important since the clothes stand is for childrens clothes.

The invention is not to be confined to any strict conformity to the showings in the drawings but changes and modifications may be made therein so long as such changes and modifications mark no material departure from the spirit and scope of the appended claims.

I claim:

1. A demountable clothes stand particularly for childrens clothes, comprising a vertical standard, a supporting base and at least two supporting members extending outwardly in the same plane from the vertical standard, said vertical standard being defined by at least three tubular sections, one of said tubular sections being located between the supporting members and the supporting base, a second tubular section being located below the supporting base and a third tubular section being located above the supporting members, and the inner ends of the supporting members and supporting base having integral arcuate segments including upwardly and downwardly extending portions cooperable to provide cylindrical components for fitting within adjacent tubular sections for effecting connections between the supporting members, the supporting base and the vertical standard.

2. A demountable clothes stand particularly for childrens clothes, comprising a plurality of tubular sections adapted to be arranged in end-to-end relationship to constitute a vertical standard, a pair of supporting members, each supporting member having inner and outer ends, the inner end of each member having an arcuate segment including portions extending upwardly and downwardly respecting such member cooperable to provide cylindrical components for fitting within adjacent tubular sections to effect connections between the members and the tubular sections, means operably related to the outer ends of said supporting members for supporting clothes, a supporting base for the vertical standard, said base including at least two diametrically opposed arms having inner and outer ends, the inner end of each arm having an arcuate segment provided with portions extending upwardly and downwardly respecting such arm cooperable to constitute cylindrical components for fitting within adjacent tubular sections to efiect connections between the arms and standard, and anti-friction means carried by the outer ends of the arms for engaging a supporting surface for the clothes stand.

3. The demountable clothes stand as claimed in claim 2 in which said tubular sections, supporting members and arms are of plastic material and the arcuate segments are integral with the inner ends of the supporting members and arms, respectively.

4. References Cited by the Examiner UNITED STATES PATENTS 3/1922 Harvey 211-1 1/1960 Nathan 248194 6/1964 Dodds 248188.7

2/1965 Larson 211177 12/1965 Pollock 248-158 FOREIGN PATENTS 12/1959 France. 5/1960 France.

CLAUDE A. LE ROY, Primary Examiner.

W. D. LOULAN, Assistant Examiner.

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Classifications
U.S. Classification211/205, 211/189, 248/165, 248/121
International ClassificationA47G25/00, A47G25/06
Cooperative ClassificationA47G25/0664
European ClassificationA47G25/06E