Search Images Maps Play YouTube News Gmail Drive More »
Sign in
Screen reader users: click this link for accessible mode. Accessible mode has the same essential features but works better with your reader.


  1. Advanced Patent Search
Publication numberUS46999 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateMar 28, 1865
Publication numberUS 46999 A, US 46999A, US-A-46999, US46999 A, US46999A
InventorsJ. H. Doughty
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Improved clothes-drier
US 46999 A
Previous page
Next page
Description  (OCR text may contain errors)

wage/m e0 gllmelnn A .Znmenlory @fwn/O r y ,L l





Specieation forming part of Letters Patent No. 46,999, dated March 28, 1865.

T0 all whom, it may concern:

Be it known that I, JoIIN H. DOUGIITY, ofthe city, county, and State of New York, have invented a new and Improved Clothes- Drier 5 and l do hereby declare that the following is a full, clear, and exact description thereof, which will enable those skilled in the art to make and use the same, reference being had to the accompanying drawings, forming part of this specification, in which- Figure 1 reprcsents a horizontal section of this invention, the line x a, Fig. 2, indica-ting the plane of section. Fig. 2 is a front view otl the same. Fig. 3 is a transverse section of the same when arranged to be fastened to a shelt', the plane ot` section being indicated by the liney y, Fig. l. Fig. et is a similar section to the previous gure when-arranged to be hung up on a pair ot' nails or screws.

Similar letters oi' reference indicate corre ponding parts.

' Thisinvention consists in the combination, with a bracket containing a series of radiating folding arms, of a supporter arranged either to be hung upon a pair of nails or to be secured toa shelf by a screw, and provided with a tenon which fits into a corresponding mortise or socket in the bracket with the radiating arms in such a manner that said bracket can be readily attached to and removed froin either of the supporters and the supporters can be conveniently secured at any desirable spot in or about a room. The radiating arms are connected to the bracket by loops or pivots in such a manner that the same when folded are close together from end to end, and when spread they afford an eX- tensive hanging room for the clothes to be dried.

A represents a bracket, made of wood, castiron, or other suitable material, in a semicircular form and out of two parts, which are secured together by screws, or in any other suitable manner.' This bracket forms the bearings for the pivots a ofthe radiating bars B, or, instead oi' pivots, a segmental wire, a', may be applied, to which said bars are connected by loops, as clearly shown in Fig. l of the drawings. The middle bar, Bt, is rigidly secured to the bracket in a radial position; but the remaining bars on both sides of the bar B* are so arranged that they fold up, as shown, or that they can be spread apart and brought in radial positions. When folded, the bars are close together from end to end.

The bracket A is provided with a socket, b, to receive a corresponding tenon, e c', of one of the supporters G C. rlhe supporter C consists of a simple tlange with pear shaped holes d, which is connected to the tenon c. The holes el are intended .to catch over nails or screws secured in the wall or other convenient spot in or about a room, or to the bottom rail of the sash. The supporter C consists of a U, shaped piece connected to the tenon c', and provided with a clamp-screw, d', as clearly shown in Fig. 3. This supporter is secured to ashelfor to the mantel-piece, or it may be f a stened to a bar Semred in the window-frame according to the place where the clothesdrier is to be used.

rlhe bracket A can be readily shipped or unshipped from either of the supporters, and, it' desired, the supporters can remain where they are hung, or they may also be removed and put away when the drier is not to be used. The whole device can be made cheap, it can be readily packed up, and it is very convenient in rooms or buildings ot' any size.

I am aware that clothes-driers have before been made with folding arms, but,

Having thus described my invention, the following is what l claim as new and desire to secure by Letters Patent:

In combination with the bracket A, conl J. H. DOUGHTY.


Cooperative ClassificationA47G25/0685