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Publication numberUS953130 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateMar 29, 1910
Filing dateJan 9, 1907
Priority dateJan 9, 1907
Publication numberUS 953130 A, US 953130A, US-A-953130, US953130 A, US953130A
InventorsIrving D Fellows
Original AssigneeIrving D Fellows
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
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953, 1 30. Patented Mar. 29, 1910.



Specification of Letters Patent.

Patented Mar. 29, 1910.

Application filed January 9, 1907. Serial No. 351,525.

To all whom it may concern.-

Be it known that I, Invmo D. FnLLows, of S racuse in'the count of Onondaga, in the gt-ate of New York, liave invented new and useful improvements in Shoe-Racks, of

adjusting and with as few parts as practi-- cable so that it may be manufactured and sold at a minimum retail price.

Other objectsand uses will be brought outin the following description In the drawings,--Figure 1 is a 'front elevation of my shoe rack showing a pair of shoes operatively mounted therein. Fig. 2 is a transverse sectional view taken on line 22, Fi 1. Figs. 3 and 4 are sectional views ta en respectively on lines 3-3 and 44, Fig. 2.

As seen in the drawin this shoe rack comprises essentially a pair of metal brackets --1, tie bars 2- and 3-, a pair of rock arms --4 adjacent to the brackets 1 and a swinging shoe retaining bar -5 of substantially the same length as the bars .2 and -'-3- and connecting the free ends of the rock arms 4.

The brackets -1- are spaced a considerable distance apart suflicient to receive a number of pairs of shoes or similar articles and are provided with laterally projecting inturned flanges ---6-- having apertures for receiving fastening members as screws 7'-- by which the brackets may be secured to the inner side of a d r or other available support as -w, best seen in Fig. 2. These brackets -1- preferably consist of flat plates 'rojectin downwardly at an angle other't an a rig t angle with the plane of the su port to which they are secured so that t eir lower ends stand out some distance from the support -aand are provided with apertures -8- for receiving suitable fastening devices as screws -9- for'holding the lower bar -'-3 in fixed relation to said brackets.

The bars -2- and 3-- preferably consist of round rods of suitable metal of sub stantially the same lengtlra's the distance between the brackets 1-1 which are parallel, the opposite ends of said rods abuttin against the inner faces of said brackets an are provided with threaded apertures 10- for receivin the inner ends of the screws -9-- where y said rods are firmly clamped to said brackets, the upper rod -2- being disposed in a vertical plane nearer to the support -w than the lower rod 3-- so as to support the shoe in an inclined position, the upper-rod serving as a rest for the breast of the heel of the shoe while the lower rod serves as a rest for the sole of the shoe which latter is, therefore, held in an inclined position as shown by dotted lines in Fig. 2.

he rock arms 4 are j ournaled at one end upon the opposite ends of the upper rod -2 in-close proximity to the inner faces of the brackets -1-- and for this purpose is provided with two or more apertures -11 any one of which is adapted to receive the adjacent end of the rod --2', the idea of providing a series of apertures being to permit the rock arms 4- to be adjusted radially of the bar -2-- so as to increase or diminish the distance between the bars 2-- andf'-5-- for different sizes of shoes, as b-.

The bar --5- is of substantially the same length as the distance between the rock arms 4 and its 0 posite ends abut against the inner faces 0 said arms and are firmly clamped thereto by suitable fastening means as screws 12 which are passed through apertures -l3 in the front ends of the arms -4 and are engaged with threaded apertures or sockets 14- in the adjacent ends of the bar 5 so that when the screws --12 are tightened the bar 5 is firmly clam ed to the front ends of the arms -'4- thcrehy tying' the rock arms -4 to each other and causing them to rock simultaneously. This bar is referably made of a solid rod of metal and is adapted to engage the upper of the shoe when the latter is supported upon the bars -2 and 3- and Is for the purpose of preventing accidental displacement of the shoe from the rack.

It is apparent that by makin the bar --5 of metal and solid, it will, l)y reason of its weight, adjust itself automatically against the upper of the shoe to retain it in place upon the rack, and at the same time when it is desired to remove a shoe it is simply necessary to elevate the rod 5' by hand a sufficient distance to clear the shoe whereupon the latter may be readily withdrawn from its supporting bars 2- and -3, and as soon as the bar 5' is released it immediately falls by gravity .7 the heel of the shoe and holds the shoe from sliding downward and while these two bars would serve to hold'the shoe if the brackets were fastened to a fixed support, I have found that when fastened to a movable support as a door, the shoes are more positively held in place by a third parallel bar supported in such manner as to swing automaticallydownwardly by reason of its own weight into engagement with the tops or uppers of the shoes to prevent displacement of the latter by any jar or sudden movement of the door. This swinging bar. 5, therefore, forms an essential feature of my invention as associated with the upper and lower parallel bars, for the reason that although the bars -2-- and 3 serve to support the shoe, the swinging bar retains the shoes upon said bars against accidental displacement and permits any particular shoe in the rack to be removed by simply lifting it against the gravity of the swingporting brackets extending downwardly and outwardly at an inclination with respect to 'a vertical support, an upper and a lower rest bar each mounted etween the supporting brackets, means extendin through the brackets and into the ends 0 bars for securing the latter .to the supporting brackets, the lower of said rest bar's being mounted in the brackets near the free end of the latter andthe upper bar positioned in the brackets at a point removed from the upper ends-of said brackets, the lower rest bar lying in a vertical plane forward of the vertical plane of the upper rest bar, a pair of rock-arms mounted on said I upper rest bar to have swin g movement thereon, each rock-arm provi ed at its inner end with a plurality of openings any one of which receives the upper rest bar whereby the distance between the upper rest bar and the outer ends of the rock-arms may be increased and decreased as desired, a bar mounted between the outer ends of said rock-arms, and means extending through the said rock-arms and engaging in the ends of said bar for securing the latter to the rockarms.

In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand this 29th day of December 1906.




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