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Publication numberUS3797790 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateMar 19, 1974
Filing dateApr 10, 1972
Priority dateApr 10, 1972
Publication numberUS 3797790 A, US 3797790A, US-A-3797790, US3797790 A, US3797790A
InventorsIseki K
Original AssigneeOhta Co
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Device for holding such article as a towel
US 3797790 A
Abstract
This invention relates to a device of a simple structure provided to embrace a fence of a veranda or a pipe in a room and to hold such article as a towel by the principle of a lever with the weight of the article and itself.
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United States Patent [191 Iseki Mar. 19, 1974 1 DEVICE FOR HOLDING SUCH ARTICLE AS A TOWEL [75] Inventor:

[73] Assignee: Ohta Company Limited, Tokyo,

Japan 22 Filed: Apr.1( ),1972 21 App1.No.: 242,551

Kazuo Iseki, Tokyo, Japan [52] US. Cl 248/221, 211/107, 248/125 [51] Int. Cl. F161) 21/12 [58] Field of Search 248/221, 125, 124, 230,

[56] References Cited UNITED STATES PATENTS 1,742,561 1/1930 Rumpf et al. 24/85 C X 3,153,526 10/1964 Ramsey 248/221 3,373,731 3/1968 Shook 248/125 X 2,854,293 9/1958 Riblet 248/221 308,005 11/1884 Steinebrel.... 248/221 X 2,194,648 I 3/1940 Ferrini 248/221 FOREIGN PATENTS OR APPLICATIONS 338,782 3/1936 Italy 248/221 25,029 12/1883 Germany 248/221 Primary ExaminerJ. Franklin Foss Attorney, Agennor Firm-Markva & Smith [5 7] ABSTRACT This invention relates to a device of a simple structure provided to embrace a fence of a veranda or a pipe in a room and to hold such article as a towelby the principle of a lever with the weight of the article and itself.

2 Claims, 4 Drawing Figures DEVICE FOR HOLDING SUCH ARTICLE AS A TOWEL This invention relates to a device for holding such article as particularly a towel having a metal piece to hold a towel or the like on a pillar fixed to a fence of a veranda or a pipe in a room.

According to the present invention, two legs are fixed at a spacing conforming to the thickness of a pillar of a fence to a holding metal piece made by shaping a metal strap to be in the form of a lance and are inserted to embrace the pillar of the fence so that a towel or the like may be held on the pillar of the fence with the weight of such article in case it is held on the holding metal piece by utilizing the principle of a lever due to an engaging rod fitted on different levels in the front and rear.

A conventional holding device of this kind has been of a complicated and costly structure.

Therefore, a main object of the present invention is to provide a device for holding a towel or the like which is so simple in the structure as to be very moved and fitted.

Another object of the present invention is to provide a holding device which can be strongly supported irrespective of the thickness of a pillar of a fence.

In the drawings:

FIG. 1 is a plan view showing an embodiment of the holding device of the present invention;

FIG. 2 is an elevation of the same in FIG. 1;

FIG. 3 is a plan view showing another embodiment of the holding device of the present invention: FIG- 4 is an elevation of the same in FIG. 3.

The device for holding a towel or the like of the present invention shall be explained in the following with reference to the embodiment shown in FIGS. 1 and 2.

easily reis a holding metal piece made by shaping a metal,

strap to be in the form. of a lance so that a towel or the like may be held on it. 2 is a supporting rod curved to be in the form of U. The spacing of the legs 'of the supporting rod 2 is made substantially equal to the diameter of a pillar 3 (for example, a pipe of a diameter of 1 inch) of a fence. The supporting rod 2 is fixed at both ends 20 of the legs to both ends of the holding metal piece 1 and is bent down by a proper angle in the curved part 2b at the other end from the middle part. 4 is an engaging rod to be inserted through the bending points 2c of the legs of the supporting rod 2. Said engaging rod 4 is rounded to be circular at one end so that, when the engaging rod 4 is inserted through the bending points 21: of the supporting rod 2., this circular part may fit one leg of the supporting rod 2 lest the engaging rod 4 should drop from the bending points 20. Further. 5 is a reinforcing connecting rod fixed such as by'welding near the end parts 2c of the supporting rod 2.

Therefore. when the thus formed device for holding a towel or the like is inserted at the bending points 2c of the supporting rod 2 so as to embrace the pillar 3 and then the engaging rod 4 is inserted through the bending points 2c. the holding device will be held on the pillar 3 by the principle of a lever with the U-shaped curved part 2b of the supporting rod 2, the engaging rod 4 and the weight of such article as the towel held on the holding metal piece 1. Needless to say, when'the pillar is a square bar, the curved part may be straight.

I 6 is a holding metal piece made by shaping a metal strap to be in the form of a lance so that a towel or the like may be held on it. 7 is a set of plate-shaped supporting pieces each fixed at one end such as by welding to the open end of the above mentioned holding metal piece. At the other end of the supporting piece 7, a plurality of holes 9 through which an engaging rod 8 is rounded to be circular at one end so that, when it is inserted through the through holes 9 in the above mentioned supporting pieces 7, the circular part may engage with the supporting piece 7 and may not be easily pulled out. 10 is an engaging shaft fixed at one end to the middle lower part of one supporting piece 7 and passed at the other end through a hole made in the other supporting piece 7. 11 is a screw shaft also fixed at one end to one supporting piece 7 and passed at the other end through the other supporting piece 7 so that both supporting pieces 7 may be fastened with a wing nut 12.

Therefore, when the thus formed device for holding a towel or the like is inserted to the engaging shaft 10 so as to hold a pillar 3 of a fence with a set of supporting pieces 7 and the engaging rod 8 is inserted through the through holes 9 fitting the thickness of the pillar 3, the holding device will be held on the pillar 3 by the principle of a lever with the engaging shaft 10, the engaging rod 8 and the weight of the article held on the holding metal piece 6. In such case, if the wing nut 12 is fastened, the pillar 3 will be pressed by the support- 1 ing pieces 7 and therefore a stronger supporting will be able to be made.

Therefore, the holding device of such formation is simple in the structure but can be always strongly fitted irrespective of the thickness of the pillar with ease.

In these embodiments, the holding metal piece is shaped to be in the form of a lance so as to hold such article as a towel. However, it is needless to say that, if this holding metal piece is shaped to be circular. it will be able to be used as a metal piece to receive a pot.

What is claimed is:

1. A vertically adjustable article holding device adapted to be mounted on a vertically disposed pillar comprising a. an article support member,

b. a pair of spaced parallel plate members extending from said article support member for engaging opposite sides of said pillar,

c. a pin member extending between said plate members adjacent said article support member for engaging the front of said pillar,

d. a plurality of perforations in each of said plate members spaced from said pin member, pairs of said perforations. one in each plate member, being i in alignment,

e. an axially removable rod for extending between a pair of said aligned perforations for engaging the rear of said pillar, and

f. adjustable screw means extending between said plate members for biasing said plate members towards each other to press said plate members against the opposite sides of said pillar,

3 4 g. whereby said article holding device may be applied tightening said adjustable screw means to secure to pillars of varying size intermediate the ends said device on said pillar. thereof, may be adjusted vertically on said pillar by 2. The device of claim 1 wherein said rod member inreleasing said adjustable screw means and tilting cludes a U-shaped portion at one end thereof for ensaid article support member upwardly and may be 5 gaging about the edge of one of said plate members to locked in position on said pillar by applying downresist axial displacement of said rod member.

ward pressure to said article support member and

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Classifications
U.S. Classification248/230.2, 211/107, 248/125.1
International ClassificationA47K10/00, A47K10/04
Cooperative ClassificationA47K10/04
European ClassificationA47K10/04