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Publication numberUS884680 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateApr 14, 1908
Filing dateMar 21, 1906
Priority dateMar 21, 1906
Publication numberUS 884680 A, US 884680A, US-A-884680, US884680 A, US884680A
InventorsFrank Victor Polakoskey
Original AssigneeFrank Victor Polakoskey
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
US 884680 A
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N0.88680. PATENTED APR.14,190&





Application filed Hatch 21, 1906. Serial No. 307,162.

Specification of Letters Patent.

Patented April 14, 1908.

To all whom it may concern:

Be it known that I, FRANK VICTOR POLAKOSKEY, a citizen of Russia, and resident of Peekskill, in the county ofWestchester and State of New York, have invented certain new and useful improve-- ments in Clothes-Pins, of which the fol owing is a specification.

This invention relates to clothes pins, and to grips for suspending articles fromlines generally. I i

It has for its objects, first, a 'means of utilizing an endless clothes line hanger that constitutes a separate ap )lication for a patent executed and filed 'by me March 21, 1906, Serial number 307163; second, a means of hanging articles to a clothes or other line that might soil the articles if hung over the line in the usual manner; and third, a useful deviceior hanging cards and merchandise on a line for display, as in stores.

The objects are attained by the means set forth in these specifications and the accompanying drawings, in which like letters refer to similar parts throughout the several views Figure 1 is aside view of the clothespin. Fig. 2 is an edge view of the clothes pin. Fig. 3 is a view of the clothes pin open. Figs. 4 and 5 are views of two spring dates that form a part of the clothes pin. is an edge View of and is a modification of one of the parts shown in Figs. 4 and 5. Fig. 7 is an enlarged section of Fig. 6. Fig. 8 1s a "front view of the part shown in Fig. 7. Fig.

.9 is a fragmentary side view of a modification of the pin. Fig. 10 is a representation of the com lete pin made of metal.

In the c'othes in shown the parts 1, 2, are of wood, and the spring 3 that holds them together is of steel and is stout. The pin thus formed is a commercial article and i make no claim upon it. It was selected because of its adaptabilit for the pur ose and the plates a, a, are a ded to it. T ese plates are shaped as in Fi s. 4, 5, 6. The

angular parts 6 and 7 of t e plates, shown edgewise in Fig. 6, have a slot 7 cut in one, and notches in the sides of the other, so that the plates interlock as in Figs. 1, 2, and 3'. The parts 1 2 of the clothes in areheld toget er by the spring 3, and holes 5 5, Figs. 2, 4 and 5, are made in the plates through which the s ring passes, so that when the spring is in p ace throu h the plates and the body arts of the clot es pin, the plates are hel rigidly to the sides of the clothes pin as in Figs. 1, 3. The angular )arts 6, 7 have soine elasticity so that they have the ell'ect of springs when closing on a line, that is, the ends 2) S) will close a little before the points 'i' 1 close.

The upper ends of the two plates have reverse curves 9 9 so that when they come together as in Fig. 1, they will conform to the sha e of a given size of clothes line. Fig. 3 s IOWS the clothes )lll 'in readiness to be closed on the line l. rticles to be hung up are graspedby the points of the pin 'i, 5., and in hanging an article with this pin the pin is made to simultaneously close on both the article and the line. The parts i) need not necessarily be the same size as the line for all purposes; but in hanging articles requiring two or more pins they should grasp the line to prevent the sagging oi' the article causing the pins to slide together. H the line be a little larger than the curved ends ol the pin, the hold on the line by the pins would not be diminished.

in order to guard more efl'ectually against the clothes pins slipping on the line, the parts 9 may be provider with one or more points, as 14, Figs. 6, 7 and 8. This point projects inwardly to engage with the line, and is shown to be made by means of punching it from the body of the metal.

In Fig. 9 the points i 'i of the clothes pin are shown to have a provision for more firmly grasping an article, consisting of a notch.

16 in one side of the pin, and a rojection 15 on the other side to engage with the notch.

. In Fig. 3 the action of the spring 3 in keeping the several parts together is illustrated. The point of the spring rests in a depression of the wood of the clothes pin, as at 12, and the plates 0. a are held in place by the curvature of the s ring outside of the plates. Instead of a liole in the plate a simple depression in the plate as at 5", Fig. 6, would not only answer the purpose, but would hold the plate more firmly. A slot 1 1, Fig. 3 gives room for the play of the spring. The plates a are ap licable to any form of spring clothes pin, an when a different pin from that shown is used, it would be necessary to rivet the plates to the parts as shown at c c c c, Fig. 9.

' As before stated, these grippin ends are shown as applied to this particu ar clothes pin because of its adaptability to the purpose; but their em loymentis not limited to this clothes pin. t is plain that the pin and i gral, if made entirely of metal.

the spring gripping ends may be 'made inte- For store use for hanging up articles for display and similar purposes, a smell pin would referahly be made of metal, as shown in ig. 10.

Havin described my invention what I claim and desire to secure by Letters Patent,

pin spring platesattached to the si es thereof and extendin above the pin, crossing each other and inter ocking one with the other,

ing of the pin.

and having curved terminals that close with the closing of the pin and open with the open- 2. In combination with a clothes pin comrised of two parts held together b a circu ar spring, spring plates on the si es of'the pin, the spring passing through holes in the plates to secure them in place on the pin, the plates extending above the pin, crossing each other and interlocking one with the other, and provided with curved terminals for closing over a line.

Signed at Peekskill in the county of Westchester and State of New York this 16th dey of March A. D. 1906.




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Cooperative ClassificationA41B3/08