US 426313 A
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A. N. PAXSON.
CLOTHES DRIER. N0- 426,313. Patented Apr. 22, 1890,
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AARON N. PAXSON, OF TIPTON, IOlVA.
SPECIFICATION forming part of Letters Patent No. 426,313, dated April 22, 1890.
Application filed February 6, 1890. Serial No. 339,412. (No model.)
. such as will enable others skilled in the art to which it appertains to make and use the same, reference being had to the accompanying drawing, and to letters of reference marked thereon, which form a part of this specification.
My invention relates to certain new and useful improvements in racks, the object thereof being to provide a rack adapted to be suspended for the purpose of drying clothes, holding newspaper-files, or for other objects to which the construction shown can be applied; and it consists in providing a folding rack made up of two sections pivotally secured to each other, one of the sections having eyes for suspending the same, guiderollers, and a series of hooks with which the adjusting-cord may engage to hold the rack extended or closed, as will be hereinafter fully set forth, and particularly claimed.
In the accompanying drawing I have illustrated my invention by a perspective view which is partly in section, so as to better show the construction thereof.
A refers to one of the frames, which consists of side pieces A and A provided near their upper edges with a cross-bar a, with which hooks are adapted to engage for suspending the device against the wall. The lower edges of these side pieces are provided with blocks or extensions a, which serve to hold the sides parallel against the wall and will prevent the lower end of the section B from abutting against the wall when lowered.
The side piece A of the section A is provided with a series of hooks a as shown, and above said series is an opening in which is journaled a horizontal roller 0. The side pieces A and A are secured to each other near their upper ends by bars or rods, and between the same adjacent to the ends of the frame are journaled rollers cl d.
The frame B is made up of two side pieces connected to each other by a series of bars or rods from which the desired article may be suspended, and the lower bar extends through the side pieces A and A and forms a hingesupport for the rack B. Near the upper portion of the side pieces of the rack B are secured the ends of a retaining-cord E, which is made up of asinglc piece. This cordpasses over the rollers (Z (Z, and from thence over the rollers c, where the end is looped upon aring f, which prevents the same passing through the opening in which is journaled a roller 0, and in order to retain the frame B at the proper incline the ring f is passed over one of the hooks.
I am aware that prior to my invention extensible racks for drying clothes have been provided in which the distance from one section to another is limited by a cord, and also that racks have been suspended from walls, so that the angles thereof could be varied, and I do not claim such construction, broadly.
WVhat I claim as new is- In a rack, a section A, provided with suspending means, and extended portions a below the same, connecting-bars at the upper portion thereof having rollers journaled betweenthe same, a frame B, pivoted to the lower end of the frame A, and a flexible connection secured thereto to pass over the roll- I ers d and engage with the securing means attached to the frame A, substantially as set forth.
In testimony whereof I affix my signature in presence of two witnesses.
AARON N. PAXSON. 'Witnesses:
O. E. WHEELER, JOHN T. MOFFIT.