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Publication numberUS3409142 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateNov 5, 1968
Filing dateFeb 28, 1967
Priority dateFeb 28, 1967
Publication numberUS 3409142 A, US 3409142A, US-A-3409142, US3409142 A, US3409142A
InventorsMary Mechaneck
Original AssigneeMary Mechaneck
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Stand for drying gloves
US 3409142 A
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United States Patent O 3,409,142 STAND FOR DRYING GLOVES Mary Mechaneck, 705 Dunne Court, Brooklyn, N.Y. 11235 Filed Feb. 28, 1967, Ser. No. 619,311

2 Claims. (Cl. 211-13) ABSTRACT OF THE DISCLOSURE This invention relates to a stand for drying rubber gloves used in washing dishes. Such gloves are dripping wet after the process of washing dishes. The stand provides for upright support of a pair of gloves, a catch basin for the dripping water and means for securing the stand to a kitchen cabinet wall disposed below the kitchen sink.

One of the disadvantages of washing dishes is that of the storage of the wet gloves after completing the dish washing process.

By the use of this invention, the gloves are removed over the sink and by a single operation dropped unto the appropriate glove holder of the stand disposed on the in side of the cabinet door located below the sink. Thus there is almost no possibility of having water dripping from the gloves onto the oor. Water on the floor not only mars the appearance of a kitchen floor but it may lead to a person slipping on the wet floor.

The stand of this invention is preferably made of suitable plastic and preferably by the injection molding process. However, the stand is not to be limited to plastic material for it could be made from other material.

This invention is illustrated by three illustrative embodiments but other embodiments incorporating the distinctive features presented herein are deemed to fall within its generic scope. These illustrative embodiments are shown in the accompanying drawing in which;

FIG. 1 is a perspective view of a stand wherein a single glove is used on a single base and showing in phantom dotted outline a glove thereon. Clearly two complementary stands are required, since one is used for the glove of the left hand and the other for the glove of the right hand, I

FIG. 2 is a perspective use similar to FIG. 1 of the stand showing parallel disposition of a pair of glove holders on a single base,

FIG. 3 is a perspective view similar to FIG. l of a modified stand showing planar disposition of removable glove holders.

FIG. 4 is a section view taken on line 4 4 of FIG. 1 showing the manner of securing the stand to a cabinet door,

FIG. 5 is a section view and showing by dotted line holding the dripped water,

FIG. 6 is a section view taken on line 6 6 of FIG. 2 and showing a communication or common catch basin for the dripped water from the gloves, and

FIG. 7 is a section view taken on line 7-7 of FIG. 3.

Turning to they drawing, the plastic stand of this invention is preferably of unitary or integral construction. The stand of this invention comprises glove holder 10 having the general configuration of a hand without a thumb. The holder 10 may be fully planar and vertical or the iintaken on line 5-5 of FIG. 1 the trough or catch basin for l 3,409,142 Patented Nov. 5, 1968 ICC gers may be round and extended slightly outwardly. The fingers 11 of the holder 10 are preferably provided with apertures 12 to facilitate drying the inside of the gloves 13.

An important feature of this invention is the curved catch basin to collect and retain the dripped water until lost to evaporation.

This catch basin or trough is made as large as necessary to collect the dripped water from the gloves 13.

As shown in drawing, the base 15 of the stand extends suitably beyond the sides of the glove so that the catch basin thereof catches the dripping water from the entire periphery of the gloves.

A feature of this invention is the symmetrical curved trough or catch basin 20. The basin 20 has a low point 21 toward which the water runs or gravitates.

In the modifications of FIGS. l and 2 an aperture 22 is provided through the holders 10 at the low point 21 to permit communication of water from one side to the other of the holder 10 to thereby produce a rapid and equal evaporation of the water into the atmosphere. Absence of such a trough would lead to different water heights on each side of the holders 10. The modification of FIG. 3 requires no apertures since the space between the separated holders 10 functions like an aperture 22.

The use of a symmetrical or circular arc for the curve of trough permits easy cleaning of the basin or trough 20 with a cleaning rag or sponge. Such a trough with its communicating aperture 22 in a holder permits sponging of water from the front of the trough without need for removal from the wall.

The stand of this invention is preferably provided with an upright rear wall 23 and a conventional slotted aperture 24 is provided therein so that the stand may be hung upright on a screw 25 suitably -disposed in a wall with the head of the screw 25 being away from the wall a distance equal to the width 26 of the stand. Other conventional means of securing the stand to the wall are operable. Thus pressure sensitive adhesive may be applied to the rear face of the base 15, thereby eliminating the need for wall 23 and the aperture 24.

The holders 10 are preferably provided with lingers 11 -but a round or flat top holder 10 while less aesthetic is nevertheless operable. Also while the holder is preferably made of plastic it could be made of wood, molded glass or ceramic, etc.

Also the stand may be made of two or more pieces, FIGS. 3 and 7, namely the holders 10 and a single base 15 having suitable rectangular grooves therein in the trough 20 to receive the planar base 10X of the individual holders 10 in a press tight it relationship. Where plural construction is used, the holders 10 and the base 15 may be of different plastic material and/or of different colors.

provides a sanitary means of drying dish i glove holder vvith an'iapverture at the low point of the trough to permit communication ofwater between the sides of the holder.

2. A stand for drying gloves comprising a longitudinal substantially rectangular base having a longitudinal curved trough therein having a low point at the center of the trough, and a substantially planar vertically disposed rigid glove holder means secured rmly in said trough of said base, said holder means comprising a pair of parallel disposed glove holders disposed in suitable spaced-apart relationship in a single trough of said base, said holders each having `an aperture atthe low point of the trough to permit communication of water in the trough,` z f References Cite UNITED AsTTias'PTEN'Ts FOREIGN, PATENTS 2/1965 switierland. 1/1966 Switzerland.

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US9033195Mar 14, 2013May 19, 2015Nancy Y. Martinez-RamosGlove drying basket assembly
U.S. Classification211/85.3, D11/157, D11/136, 223/78, 312/1, 211/87.1, D11/160, D02/623
International ClassificationF26B9/00
Cooperative ClassificationF26B9/00
European ClassificationF26B9/00