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J. 0. MILLIGAN.
HANGING WASH STAND. No. 413,200. Patented 001:. 22 1889.
UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE. 1
JOHN C. MILLIGAN, OF BROOKLYN, ASSIGNOR TO THE LALANOE & GROSJEAN MANUFACTURING COMPANY, OF NEWV YORK, N. Y.
SPECIFICATION forming part of Letters Patent No. 413,200, dated October 22, 1889. Application filed December 14, 1888. Serial No. 293,565. (No model.)
To aZZ whom it may concern.-
Be it known that I, JOHN G. MILLIGAN, of Brooklyn, in the county of Kings and State of New York, have invented a certain new and useful Improvementin Hanging VVash-Stands,
of which the following is a specification.
A wash-stand embodying my improvement has a hanger adapted to be detachably secured to a wall, a basin-supporting shelf pivotally connected at the rear with the hanger, a towelarm detachably connected to the shelf and similarly supported by the hanger, a receptacle for brushes, combs, and like articles supported by the hanger, and, where desirable, a water-reservoir supported by the hanger over the shelf.
In the accompanying drawings, Figure 1 is a perspective View of a portableWash-stand embodying myimprovement. Fig. 2 is a similar View showing the parts folded together for shipment. Fig. 3 is a plan or top View showing the parts extended for use. Fig. 4 is a sectional side View of certain parts. Similar letters of reference designate corresponding parts in all the figures.
A designates a shelf, here shown as of rectangular form with rounded front corners. Its shape may, however, be varied. It can advantageously be made of sheet metal. As here shown, the rear edges upturn to form a flange a. A large central opening a is provided for the reception of a basin B, which may be of sheet metal or other suitable material. Preferably the edge of the material around the opening will be turned downwardly to strengthen the shelf. Two smaller openings at a are shown. They serve to hold a soap-dish O and a cup D, which may be made of sheet metal or other suitable material. Preferably the front and side edges of the shelf will be stiffened by a band of iron a which, as here shown, extends downwardly from the under side.
E designates a hanger, here shown as having a horizontally-extending middle portion 6 and two side portions 6 e extending downwardly therefrom and bent or made to diverge at the lower ends- This may be made of wrought-iron or any other suitable mate rial. At the lower ends this hanger is provided with cross-bars e 6 These cross-bars extend horizontally forwardly and backwardly. The rear ends of the-cross-bars exe; tend back beyond the line of the side portions.
of the hanger, and are shown as provided with .5 5.;
cushions 6 here shown as consisting of blocks: 2 of india-rubber fitted in sockets. Theseeush-fions will bear against a wall when the hanger is secured thereto and hold the hanger in a perpendicular position.
The shelf A is pivotally connected to the forward ends of the cross-bars e 6 As here shown, the rear end portions of the iron band a of the shelf extend into the bifurcate for-' ward ends of the cross-bars 6 6 The rear extremities of the band a rest under the portions of the cross-bars e e which are just rearward of the bifurcate extremities. Owing to this the shelf will be supported in its horizontal position by the orossbars, and yet may '70 be swung up in front of the hanger whe11=desirable. The joints between the shelf and the-- cross-bars are, in fact, elbow-joints or knucklejoints. The horizontal portion of the hanger may rest upon hooks F, secured to a wall Ior= secured to a bar G, fastened to a wall. w
H designates arms havin g downwardly-bent rear ends, which are fitted into the upper ends of sockets 6 secured to the cross-bars e e of the hanger. These arms extend adjacent to the sides of the shelf when thelatter is swung down and serve to hold towels.
On the top of the hanger E, I have shown a mirror I arranged. As here shown, this mirror is pivotally connected to the upper ends of a bent rod which is secured to the top of the hanger.
J designates a water tank or reservoir, which may be made of sheet metal, and is shown as arranged between the side portions 0 of the hanger. It may be secured to the hanger detachably by means of loops] on its sides engaging with upwardly extending hooks or projections e 6 extending from the inner surfaces of the side portions of the 5 hanger.
I have shown the water tank or reservoir as provided with a faucet having a projection sufficiently great to extend over a basin supported by the shelf.
K designates a receptacle suitable for holding brushes and combs, also arranged Within the hanger. It is shown as supported on the top of the Water. reservoir or tank and as forming a cover therefor. It may be made of sheet metal.
It Will be observed by reference to Fig. 2 that the cross-bars e e of the hanger project forwardly a sufficient distance to enable the shelf A to be swung upwardly into aposition approximately parallel with the front of the hanger, while the basin B, cup D, and soapdish C are in place in the shelf and the water tank or reservoir J and receptacle K occupy their places within the hanger. The arms H, it will be seen, can be arranged upon that side of the shelf which is underrnost when the shelf is down, and that the bar G may be arranged against the same side of the shelf for packing. The mirror may be disposed beneath the horizontally-extending portion of the hanger and may enter the receptacle K for packing. It will therefore be evident that all the parts can with ease and expeditiously be adjusted into a compact condition for packing. The parts, it will be seen, fold and nest into each other to a great extent. A number of these portable Wash-stands can, owing to this, be packed-in a limited space.
v What I claim as my invention, and desire to secure by Letters Patent, is-
1. The combination of a hanger comprising side portions, cross-bars at the lower end of said side portions and extending back beyond the line of the side portions and holding the hanger in avertical position, cushions on said extended portions, outstanding hooks supporting the hanger, and a shelf pivotally connected to the cross-bars by knuckle-joints, substantially as specified.
2. The combination, with a metal hanger consisting of a horizontal portion and side port-ions extending downwardly from the horizontal portion, of a water-tank secured to the inner surfaces of the side portions of the hanger and a shelf pivoted below the watertank, substantially as specified.
3. The combination, with a hanger and a shelf pivotally connected thereto, of a water tank or reservoir arranged Within the hanger and a receptacle for brushes and combs forming a cover for said tank, substantially as specified.
4. The combination, with a hanger and a shelf pivotally connected thereto, of a water tank or reservoir arranged within the hanger and detachably connected thereto and a brush or comb receptacle supported in the top of the reservoir, substantially as specified.
5. As a new article of manufacture, a shelf and a hanger to Which the shelf is pivotally connected, the hanger being provided With a horizontal portion constructed to engage with hooks supported from a wall, and a watertank removably connected Within the hanger, substantially as specified.
6. The combination, with a hanger and a reservoir removably secured to the hanger, of a receptacle arranged within the reservoir and forming a cover therefor, a shelf pivotally connected to the hanger, and a basin fitted in said shelf, the parts being so disposed that the shelf may be swung up in front of the hanger without necessitating a disturbance of the said parts arranged within the hanger and shelf, substantially as specified.
7. In a portable wash-stand, the combination of a hanger, a water-tank removably secured therein, a receptacle secured in the top of the tank and serving as a cover, a shelf pivotally connected to the hanger, a basin, and a cup and soap-dish secured to the shelf, the parts being so disposed that the shelf may be swung up and in front of the hanger with out necessitating a disturbance of the said parts arranged within the hanger and shelf, substantially as specified.
JOHN c. MILLIGAN.
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