US 823931 A
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f PATBNTBD JUNE 19, 1906.y W. J, GONNELL. CLOTHES VLIM: REEL: PPLIOATION IILBV'D APR. 3. 1905. ll/gj 2 sHnETs-SHEET 1.
u wwmwa PATENTED JUNE 19, 1906. W. J. GONNELL.
CLOTHES LINE REEL;
APPLICATION FILED APB. 3. 1905.
2 SHEETS-SHEET 2.
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f Patented June 19, 190e.
To @ZZ whom t may concern:
Be it known that I, WILLIAM J. CONNELL, a citizen ofthe United States, residing at Huntington, in the county of Cabell and State of West Virginia, have invented new and useful Improvements in Clothes-Line Reels, of which the following is a speciiication.
This invention relates to clothes-line reels, and has for its obj ects to produce a comparatively simple inexpensive device of this character which may be readily handled and manipulated for winding or unwinding the line, one in which the reel will rotate freely upon its Shaft, and one wherein endwise movement of the reel is prevented.
, A further object of the invention is to provide a simple and efficient fastener for securing the reel in position upon the shaft and a protecting-cover which may be ap lied to and removed from the reel and will wlen in position upon the latter protect the line from dust and the like.
With these and other objects in view the inyan elevation of a reel embodying the invention. Fig. 2 is a longitudinal section therethrough, the section being taken on a line centrally through the reel-operating crank. Fig. 3 is a front end elevation of the reel. Fig. 4 is a view in elevation showing the protecting-cover applied to the reel. Fig. 5 is a similar view showing the cover in section. Fig. 6 is a detail view of the clamping-ring.
Referring to the drawings, 1 designates a handle, into which is screwed a metal roIi or shaft 2, having its handleengaging end threaded, as at 3, and provided at its outer end witha head 4 and a reduced portion or neck 5. Rotatively mounted on the shaft 2 is a reel comprising a body portion or core 6 and end members or heads 7 and 8, of which the latter is provided with a peripheral depression or groove 9 for a purpose which will ereinafter appear, there being attached to the head 7 by means of a pintle yor screw 10 a crank-handle 11, which is rotative upon its axle and through the medium of which the reel may be rotated upon the shaft 2. Attached to the head 7 bymeans of the screw 10 and an auxiliary fastening member or screw 1 2 is an engaging member or plate 13, provided at its inner end with a semicircular recess or seat 14, designed to fit upon the reduced portion or neck 5 of the shaft and acting in conjunction with the head 4 to prevent endwise movement of the reel up on the shaft, the member or plate 13 subserving the further function of a bearing to facilitate free rotation of the reel upon its shaft.
In practicewhen it is desired to wind a line upon the reel the operator grasps the handle 1 with one hand and with the other rotates the reel u on its shaft through the medium of the cran -handle 1 1, it being apparent that the line may be readily drawn from the reel for use when desired. It 'is to be observed in this connection that the member or plate 13 serves to prevent endwise movement of the reel and as a bearing for the latter during rotation and at the same time as a lock to prevent escape of the reel from the shaft, and, further, that the screw 10 subserves the dual function of a'pintle on which the handle 11 rotates and a fastening means for securing the member'or plate 13 in place.
When wound upon the reel and not in use, the line is protected from dust and other impurities by means of a covering 15, which, as
4illustrated in Figs. 4 and 5, isin the form of a sack composed of canvas or other suitable material and having one of its ends closed by means of a draw-string 16 and its other end clamped to the reel-head 8 by means of a spring clamping ring or member'17, designed to fit and seat in the groove 9, it being apparent from this arrangement that the covering may be readily removed from the reel by first removing the ring 17. It isv also obvious that the end of the sack which is closed by the draw-string 16 may, if desired, be readily opened and folded backward upon the reel to thus expose the latter without complete removal therefrom.'
From the foregoing it is apparent that I have produced a simple inexpensive device which in practice will admirably erform its IOO functions to the attainment of t e ends in IIO Y heads, one of the heads being provided With a ing adapted to be thrown backward to pel'- ro marginal groove, means for removably seeury mit of access being readily had to the line. ing the reel upon the shaft, a ileXible cover In testimony whereof l al'lix my signature for the reel, a spring Clamping-ring for dein presence of two Witnesses.
taohably securing the cover in position upon /T ,f i 1 the reel, said ring being adapted to lit Within l ILLIAM J' LON NELL' the groove, the cover having an open outer Witnesses:
end, and a running-string for normally elos- WV. D. (JONNELLJ ing said outer end of the cover, the latter be- M. B. HENDERSON