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Publication numberUS823433 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateJun 12, 1906
Filing dateApr 20, 1904
Priority dateApr 20, 1904
Publication numberUS 823433 A, US 823433A, US-A-823433, US823433 A, US823433A
InventorsElmer E Niswonger, Daniel R Niswonger
Original AssigneeElmer E Niswonger, Daniel R Niswonger
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Assorting-receptacle for laundries.
US 823433 A
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No. 823,433. PATENTED JUNE l2, 1906. E. E. L D. R. NSWONGER.




. properly hold rough-dried clothes in a manner so as to facilitatethe time, labor, or work ience, saving in time, labor, and floor-space,


Specification of Letters Patent.

Patented June 12, 19C 6.

Application filed April 20,1904. Serial No. 204,013.

.'lo /t/. whom it may concern:

Be it known that wc, ELMER E. NIswoN- GER and DANIEL R. N iswoNGER, citizens of the United States, residing at Dayton, in the county of Montgomery and State of Ohio, have invented certain new and useful Implrovements in Assorting Rece tacles for aundries and we do hereby dec are the following to be a full, clear, and exact description of the invention, 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 drawings, and to the letters and lfigures of reference marked thereon, which form a part of this specification.

Our invention relates to an asserting-receptaclefor laundries, or, in other words, an assorting-bin for clothes, and although the device can obviously be used for sorting and handling clothes under any conditions is especially and directly intended and designed for laundries doin a general public business.

Some 0% the main objects or purposes ofour invention consists in producing a device. in the shape of a bin or receptacle adapted to of assorting, it having beencustomary heretofore inthe art to simply throw these clothes after ha/ving been dried from the wash in apromiscuous manner in any old basket, box, or other ordinary receptacle, thus causin a waste of time, labor, and Hoor-space, W 'le our device remedies all these numerous defects and yet keeps the clothes in better shape.

Among some of the principal advantages of our invention resulting from the carrying out of the objects above referred to may be mentioned `the following-to wit, convensimple in lconstruction,-inexpensive in cost of manufacture, and one or more may be e multip `ed to any desired height or width. Our invention consists, essentially, referring in general terms to the construction of the device, of a suitably-supported exterior portion or body having an open front, of a movable interior portion provided with several platforms upon which the clothes are placed, a front to each platform extending partially above it for retainin the clothes, the upper'front being movab e, means for permitting of the raising or lowering of said interior portion or body, and the peculiar and novel combination and arrangement of these various parts, as will be more fully described hereinafter in detail, and pointed out in the subjoined claim in accordance with the statutes insuchcases made and provided therefor.

Referring to the annexed drawin s, constituting a formal part of this speci cation, and wherein the saine letters and numerals have reference to like parts wherever occurring throughout the several views, Figure 1 is a view in front elevation of our assortingreceptacles for laundries, showing the interior portion in its normal position. Fig. 2 is a vertical longitudinal sectional view taken on line :c of Fig. 3 in the direction indicated by the arrows. Fig. 3 is a transverse sectional view taken on line y y of Fig. 1 in direction indicated by arrows; and Fig. 4 is a detail plan view of a broken-away portion of the top of the device, so as to show slot for front to png' ect through.

n escribing our said invention and referring in detail to the different parts or elements of construction of said receptacle or bin, as illustrated throughout the various views of the annexed drawings and indicated by means of the letteis and numerals of reference as aforesaid, A refers to the exterior portion or body preferably provided with casters 8 or other supporting means, the top a and floor b being rectangular or s uare in form, thus makin four sides to sai exterior body, as showny and can readily be understood from Fig. 3, the sides c and rear d being preferably constructed of slats, the space between said slats allowing ol' a free and uninterrupted circulation of air through the clothes and also reducing the weight of the'device, while the front e 1s open, (see more particularly Figs. 1 and 3,) through which the sorter or operator passes the rough-dried clothes to be assorted onto the -lower or u per or both platforms F and G, respective y, said latforms being connected by posts or upri ts h provided with upper and lower sife an rear braces k. For convenience lower platform F may be provided with cleats 9 for supporting game ou the Hoor when lowered, if so desire Platforms F and G are provided with smooth-surfaced fronts f and g, respectively, front f being shown as rigidly connected to platform F,`while front g is separate and inependent of platform G and is provided with lugs Z, (see dotted lines Fig. 1 and solid lines Fig. 2,) which engage platform G ICQ IIO

when raised. Said fronts extend upward only a short height, so as to permit of the clothes being passed over the top thereof onto the platform, and are provide with knobs or sinall handles m for raising the latforms, and thus bringing them to the heig it desired, and/having a vertical movement in grooves n, located inthe uprights or corner-posts of the front of the device, as clearly shown in Fig. 3, the lower front f being sufficiently narrower in width than the opening from said groove on one side to said groove on the other side, so that when said front is raised or lowered it will move or play laterally sufficientlyloose in grooves/11 so as to pass a small sto o (located in one of said rooves) and Whicfi supports front g when sair front is down and the lparts are in normal position, as shown in ig. 1.' The platforms, the fronts, and the posts h connecting said platforms constitute what may be for convenience of description here termed the interior portion or body of the device.

Fronts f and g are provided with a blackboard, upon which the sorter can mark or indicate with a piece of White chalk or crayon the initial letters, numbers, or name or other mark upon the clothes and the number of articles or any other memorandum desired relating to the clothes being assorted, as shown 'and indicated for convenience u on the drawings by means of surface shading, as at 10, Fig. 1. Front g isprovided with a small plate having a lip p, adapted to engage a s ring-catch q for su porting said interior body through the me ium of lugs Z en aging latform G when raised by means o its kno or handle m, as lshown in solid lines in 2 and broken away in dottedlines in Cables or ropes 1' are connected at one of their ends to platform G, (see Figs. 1 and 2,)

each passing over pulleys or small wheels s and t, suitably attached to the device, as shown, and to their op osite ends are attached a weight u, Whic holds the interior portion or body when raised to the different heights or positions' for the convenience of operator when sorting, as shown in'solid and dotted lines in Fig. 2, there being the usual amount of frictional contact to assist in supporting when said interior body is moved.

As c earlyshown in plan in Fig. 4 of a portion of the top a, a slot 12 is formed through the top near the front edge suliciently lon so that front g can extend or 'project upwar therethrough when the interior body is raised as high as to a will permit, as shown in dotted lines in ig. 2. y We wish to be here understood as still reserving to ourselves the right under the wellknown and long-established doctrine of patent law of making any minor changes in the arrangement or construction of the various parts of our device as may from time to time be suggestedorfound necessary, so long as within the scope and s irit of the invention and without departing fiom the principles of the same. We are of course' well aware of other de vices of a somewhat similar nature-such as dumb-waiters, for example-in Whcha bodyl uprights; said platforms having the smoothsurfaced fronts, one of which is provided with lugs for engagement with its platform; and the pulleys, cables and weights for operating 'said body.

In testimony whereof we have affixed our signatures in resence of two witnesses.



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