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ES2328816T3 ES04739683T ES04739683T ES2328816T3 ES 2328816 T3 ES2328816 T3 ES 2328816T3 ES 04739683 T ES04739683 T ES 04739683T ES 04739683 T ES04739683 T ES 04739683T ES 2328816 T3 ES2328816 T3 ES 2328816T3
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    • D06F57/00Supporting means, other than simple clothes-lines, for linen or garments to be dried or aired 
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Clothesline for hanging clothes for drying, particularly laundry or towels, characterized by at least one pair of fasteners (19, 21, 28, 32) essentially parallel, elongated, closely adjoining, one end (20) of each element being mounted on a support (5, 6, 158, 163), the adjacent fasteners forming a narrow, groove-shaped space for attaching the laundry in a secure manner.


Improved clothesline.
The present invention relates to a clothesline, in particular to a drying clothesline. Drying clothesline usual has the disadvantage that the inner lines of clothing They are hard to reach. When the laundry hangs it should be carried from one hand to the other by the upper or lower side of the clothesline in order to fix them with clothespins. When the laundry has dried, the same actions should be carried out a second time.
To run a laundry, a large number of actions, which takes a long time. In addition, to often not enough clothespins are available, due to which the laundry is set without fixing. This can cause the laundry It falls to the ground and gets dirty. Also, often the clothespins they are left on the clothesline, so that the clothesline is difficult to fold and the clothespins can be damaged.
Document JP 2003/010596 is already known as a folding drying clothesline, consisting of a base consisting of two U-shaped structures pivotally connected and a number of drying arms connected to them. The arms of drying lengthens diagonally from the base, so that the laundry it can be hung on them more easily than on clotheslines Conventional drying Still the laundry still has to be fixed to the drying arms, for example with clothespins.
From US 2,443,696 another known drying rack, consisting of a hanging piece that forms a vertical axis. A number of drying arms are mounted one above the other pivoting around this axis. Each drying arm is built in two halves, so that a groove is formed in the arm accessible through a narrow opening on the side of the drying arm In this slot the laundry can be hung.
The object of the invention is to provide a drying rack improved, one in which it is easy to hang the laundry without the laundry need to be set separately. From according to the invention, this is achieved by means of a drying rack equipped with at least one pair of elements of clamping conjugates, elongated, mainly parallel, a end of each of which is fixed to a support, so that the conjugate fasteners form a space in form narrow groove in between to hold the laundry. Using one or more pairs of fasteners between which the laundry can slide from each free end and be attached to it time, you get an easy-drying drying rack, on which the laundry can be hung quickly.
In order to slide the laundry so simple in the slot-shaped space, the free ends of the conjugated fasteners of this or each pair are separated preferably curving slightly to form a piece of widened feed of the slot-shaped opening.
In order to fix the laundry optimally, prefers that the conjugated fasteners of each pair be build as prestressed springs that approach each other.
In order to be able to hang a lot of casting on the drying rack, can be fixed to the support several pairs of fasteners.
A simple version of easy construction with only a few components you get when couples of fasteners are arranged in a common plane, mainly horizontal, and the fasteners of adjacent pairs are interconnect
In order to be able to hang laundry relatively thick, such as cushions or comforters between couples contiguous of fasteners, it is preferable that the pairs of fasteners are in a common plane, preferably horizontal, and be movable along the support.
You get a compact drying clothesline when the pairs of fasteners are arranged in a plane common, mainly vertical, and connect to the stand so pivoting In order to keep the laundry away from the ground, the drying rack preferably shows means to suspend the support and fasteners connected thereto to a some distance from the ground.
You get a clothesline that can be placed stably and easily store when the suspension means they conform as a folding base comprising two structures preferably U-shaped, connected with its free ends to A pivoting axis. Preferred versions of this variant of drying clothesline claims 14 to 20 are described.
In order to suspend the clothesline of drying on a balcony, for example, the suspension means can comprise a pair of hook-shaped suspension elements. Preferably versions applied this version are the object of claims 22 to 24.
When the suspension means contain the less a folding or extensible telescopic clamping tube,  the clothesline can simply be fixed between two walls or something Similary.
It can also be conceived that two are connected supports each other rear to rear, so that the fixed fasteners to them extend mainly on a common plane in opposite directions, and the means of suspension consist of at least two U-shaped structures mainly, each connected to one side of the brackets with the fasteners. So, you get a clothesline of compact drying that, for example, can be placed on a table.
When the suspension means comprise a tube-shaped base to which a circumferentially fixed number of supports, the drying rack can be placed as a folding clothes rope, for example, in a garden. In this case, the clothesline has the advantage that it can contain a cover to be tensioned along the supports and elements of clamping, so that it can be used as an awning when not You are using it as a drying rack.
In order to intensify the grip strength on the laundry, the fasteners could be provided with ribs and / or curves.
The present invention has the advantage that the drying clothesline has better access and that the laundry can be fixed on the drying clothesline with one movement. Thus, fewer movements are needed, which saves time. As the laundry is held homogeneously along the entire width, it can withstand better wind gusts and prevents one part of a garment from stretching more than the other. Separate components allow for better folding
of the drying clothesline and dangerous situations for children are avoided, since clothing clips are no longer needed.
In the following, the invention will be described in based on a series of examples with reference to the attached drawings, which correspond to components indicated by identical figures of reference and in which:
Figure 1 shows a perspective view of the first version of the drying rack, according to the invention, with U-shaped fasteners,
Figure 2 shows a perspective view, in which the drying clothesline of figure 1 has been folded partially,
Figure 3 shows a perspective view, in which the drying rack has completely folded,
Figure 4 shows a view of a clothesline of drying similar to that of figure 1, in which the elements of fastening are used as elastic bars,
Figure 5 shows a perspective view in which elastic bars have been fixed parallel to the axis base pivot,
Figure 6 shows a perspective view of a second version of the invention, in which the clothesline has been equipped with suspension hooks,
Figure 7 shows a perspective view (in a disassembled state) of the third version, which can be used like a towel rail, and that has been equipped with elastic bars,
Figure 8 shows a perspective view of the version of figure 7 in a mounted state,
Figure 9 shows a view of a clothesline of drying similar to that of figure 1, in which the elements of U-shaped clamps have been equipped with a spring torsion,
Figure 10 is a detailed view in perspective on an enlarged scale of the fasteners in U shape of figure 9,
Figure 11 shows a perspective view of a fourth version of the clothesline, which may be suspended between two walls by means of two telescopic tubes,
Figure 12 a detailed perspective view on an enlarged scale of the short tube and the rubber end cap of figure 11,
Figure 13 shows a view of a clothesline drying similar to that of figure 1, in which the clothesline has manufactured from a laminated profile,
Figure 14 shows a perspective view of a variant in which the elastic bars on the back are they have a fastening system for detachable connection with a base,
Figure 15 shows perspective view of the version of figure 14 in a mounted state,
Figure 16 shows a fifth version of the invention in which the clothesline has been produced as a model desktop
Figure 17 is a detailed view in perspective on an enlarged scale of the coupling elements  of figure 16,
Figure 18 is a detailed view in perspective on an enlarged scale of the coupling element between the outer U-shaped profiles of Figure 16,
Figure 19 is a detailed view in perspective on an enlarged scale of the holding balls of the figure 16,
Figure 20 shows a side view of the coupling element provided with a compression spring,
Figure 21 shows a view similar to that of Figure 20, in which the coupling element has been displaced,
Figure 22 shows a perspective view of a variant of the second version, in which the clothesline of balcony is equipped with laminated profiles,
Figure 23 shows a perspective view in which the suspension means and the clothesline are set at parallel,
Figure 24 shows a sixth version of the invention, in which the drying rack is designed as a folding clothes rope with oval profiles,
Figure 25 shows a perspective view, in which the elastic bars have been curved in an arc in the extremes.
The drying rack improved according to the invention comprises a base or support 13, consisting of two U-shaped structures 1 (figures 1, 2 and 3), in which the end comprises a flat piece 2, the center of which has been provided with an opening 3. The two U-shaped structures 1 are join together at the end of the flat piece 2 by means of a rivet 4, so that the two components can pivot with each other. Near the free end and near the center of each of the U-shaped structures 1 there are two supports or axes 5, 6, which have been introduced by turning on the inner side 9 of structure 1 U-shaped. Outside the bottom axis 5, the base is provided with a connection element 10, which can pivot around the end of the lower shaft 5 through the opening 11 formed at the end Exterior. The other end is provided with an integrated hook 12, which is in contact with the opposite axis 5 of the second structure 1 U-shaped. Thus, the two U-shaped structures 1 are fixed in a certain position, so they constitute jointly base 13. In addition, base 13 is provided with four locking instruments 14, which can rotate around the pivot 16 of the base 13 through the opening 15 formed in the Lower end. The center and end of the locking instrument 14 are provided with a notch 17, 18. On the shafts or supports 5, 6 pairs of fasteners are fixed, in the example shown the fasteners of each two adjacent pairs are linked to form U-shaped bars 19, whose free ends 20 have been connected diagonally to axis 5, 6. Parallel to axis 5, 6, the U-shaped bars 19 are interconnected by means of a second axis, which reinforces together. U-shaped bars 21 outer fit with a positioning pin 22, which is in contact behind notch 17, 18 of the instrument lock 14, whereby the drying line is fixed in a certain position
The drying drying rack 23 can be deployed decouple easily and quickly by slightly raising the clothesline 23. Thus, the positioning pins 22 of the bars 21 U-shaped are removed from the notch 17, so that the clothesline 23 It can be folded again. Turning the two locking instruments 14 and pulling them lightly and releasing them again so soon as the opening 24 is in opposition to the upper axis 6, it It provides a very simple lock. As the pivots of positioning 22 of the U-shaped bars 19 are retained by notch 25, 26 of locking instrument 14, both the part top and bottom of clothesline 23 are fixed at the same time. So Well, the base 13 can be easily moved without getting your fingers caught with the clothesline 23. The long bars 27 of the bar 19 in the form of U are constructed with a slight curvature at the end. How As a result, the two U-shaped bars 19 will be supported gradually with each other, so that the laundry will find simply a passage between the two U-shaped bars.
Pushing the laundry between the two bars 19 in U shape, the laundry is held once in the clothesline drying 23. Thanks to the improved accessibility and the fact that the clothes pegs are unnecessary, the duration of the hanging of the laundry has been reduced considerably. In addition, the clothesline of Drying without clothespins can be folded more easily.
In order to fix the laundry even better drying rack, the drying rack could be equipped with elastic bars (figure 4), instead of the U-shaped bars. Near the transverse axis 5, 6, the bar 28 is curved in the form of arc until, in relation to the transverse axis 5, 6, it protrudes vertically due to which a spring 29 is created. This holds the laundry even better, so that even with gusts of wind the laundry will remain on the clothesline. The elastic bar is manufactured preferably in a material that has elastic qualities, such such as spring steel.
In the versions described above, the U-shaped bars and / or elastic bars are mounted diagonally on the axis. These bars could be fixed possibly also parallel to axis 5 (figure 5). In this case, instead of the shaft, an L-shaped fastener 30 is used, whose short bar 31 has been pivotally inserted into the opening 7, 8 of the U-shaped structure 1. Parallel to the short bar 31, base 13 is provided with short elastic bars 32, whose long end 33 connects diagonally to the long piece 34 of the fixation 30 in the form of L. Thus, the base 13 could be placed in a corner without losing accessibility.
To improve the grip of the laundry, the bars elastic could be equipped with ribs or curves, built possibly staggered so that the laundry is held even better.
To manufacture the drying rack so that be suitable to be mounted on a balcony or wall, the clothesline It could be built with two suspension means. In particular, the left and right sides of the clothesline 23 are provided with a pivoting structure 35 (figure 6), which can pivot around of the bar 38 of the U-shaped structure 39 by means of the openings 36, 37 formed at the end. The ends 41 of the elastic bars 40 are connected to the structure 39 in U shape by means of a small connecting bar 42, which Reinforce the whole. The pivoting structure 35 is provided in its rear of an integrated hook 43, so that the clothesline 23 can be suspended. After use, the clothesline 23 can be fold again by folding the two pivoting structures 35, so that the clothesline occupies only a limited space.
Figure 7 is an alternative version of the invention, in which a towel rail is provided with elements of subjection. In particular, the mounting plate 44 is constructed in the upper and lower part with a short bar 45, which is equipped at the end 46 with a tube-shaped element 47. Through both tube-shaped elements 47 a pivot 48 is applied, secured at the bottom by a safety washer 49 introduced in a groove 50. In addition, on the rear side 52 the piece of coating 51 is provided with four rectangular openings 53, which, on the opposite side of the mounting plate 44, is they build with a protruding retaining edge 54, and the plate Mounting 44 is provided with four elastic flanges 55 with edges of fixing 56 making contact behind the retaining edge 54. This allows a connection between the mounting plate 44 and the part of coating 51 that can be disconnected easily and quickly, that is, pressing the four pressure flanges 57. Of this mode, the fixing edges 56 of the elastic flanges 55 are separate from retaining edge 54. Now the cover piece 51 can be removed from mounting plate 44. Between the bars short 45 upper and lower, the mounting plate 44 is equipped with three elastic bars 32 that can pivot around pivot 48 through openings 58 formed at the outer end.
In this version, when a towel does not hang in parallel along one of the elastic bars, or when one side is wetter than the other, the clamping effect of fasteners will prevent the towel from falling to the floor one and again.
It is also possible to combine bars in the form of U and / or elastic bars. In this regard, one side of the bar 19 in U shape could be curved in an arc 124, for example, from so that, with a large loop 125, it could be connected parallel to the long bar 126 with the axis 6 in figures 9 and 10. In order to reinforce the construction of the bars 19 in U shape, the center and end are constructed with a piece of connection 127, 134 of plastic. Connection piece 127 is coupled with the threaded bars 128 by means of the slots 129 arranged on each side, which partially show the same contour as the 128 threaded bars. Instead of just the outer ones, in this version all 19 U-shaped bars are fixed at a certain position using the locking arm 14. One side of the arm lock 14 is coupled with shaft 5 and curved part 130 is pivotally fixed on the central connection piece 127. The External U-shaped bars 19 are fixed with a spring torsion 29, whose short end 132 is coupled with shaft 6, and the long end 133 partially protrudes through the piece of frontal connection 134. When a thick garment is hung between the two U-shaped bars close to axis 6, both ends 135 of the U-shaped bars 19 will press harder together, from so that a garment can be hung in this place thin.
Figures 11 and 12 are versions in which the clothesline 23 can be fixed between the walls by means of pipes telescopic In this version, the clothesline 23 is mounted on two tubes 136 lengths, whose ends 137 are provided with an opening 141. Inside the long tube 136 partially protrudes in both ends 137 a short tube 138. The short tube 138 has preferably the same circumference as the internal diameter of the long tube 136. Short tubes 138 are longitudinally provided with a number of openings 139 and one end is provided with a hole flared 140. Through openings 139, 141 of pipes 136, 138 long and short a locking pin 142 is arranged, so that The two parts are fixed. In addition, the clothesline 23 is equipped with two rubber end caps 143, whose threaded ends 144 are fit in the flared hole 140 of the short tube 138.
To be able to hold the drying rack between two walls, the locking pivot 142 must be removed first place and then slide out or in the tubes short 138, after which the short tubes can be fixed again by locking pins 142. The threaded end 144 of the rubber end cap 143 can possibly be turned inwards and out additionally to obtain the desired length of a continuously variable mode. How the drying rack is builds with telescopic bars, can be fixed between any walls without taking up much space.
Instead of using wire steel for the drying rack, this one could also be built from a laminated profile (figure 13). This would make the clothesline assembly drying much faster since it carries fewer components. In this case, the U-shaped profile 145 shows longitudinal ribs 146, arranged in such a way that when the profiles are staggered together, the high rounded edge 147 is adjusted from precise mode with the hollow space 148 of the U-shaped profile adjacent. Due to the edges, the garments are fixed even better and The bars will be much stronger. Through an opening 192 created and a slot 193, the U-shaped profile 145 can pivot at the end around axis 6 of base 13. Between the U-shaped profiles 145, around axis 6, there is a spring of compression 150. The outer U-shaped profiles 151 are equipped with a torsion spring 29, whose short end 132 is coupled with axis 6 and long end 133 it is placed against the inside of the U-shaped profile These 150 compression and torsion springs 29 force the U-shaped profiles to compress between yes.
When a garment is pushed between the two U-shaped profiles 145, the side whose end is provided with a slot 193 will move longitudinally along axis 6. As a compression spring 150 is located behind this slot, this Last will be compressed. The garments are fixed throughout the entire length using this compression spring and the springs of torsion.
In order to dry various garments thicknesses can be adjusted the shape and / or size of at least one clamping element
Elastic bars 32 are manufactured preferably in plastic, and the rear part 96 shows a fork-shaped element 97, whose both internal parts are constructed with two semi-rounded 98 notches (figure 14). He material of the fork-shaped element 97 is reduced 99 between the two notches 98 semi-rounded, so that the element in the form of fork 97 needs less curvature when the latter is coupled with the two axes 6 of the base 13. In addition, the upper part of the fork-shaped element 97 is provided with a small opening 100. A knurled screw protrudes through the opening, whose threaded end 102 is screwed tightly into the hole flared 103 of the fastening strip 104. Loosening the screw knurled 101, the elastic bar 32 can move, to be screwed back into the required position. Like distance between the two fastening systems 105 can be adjusted so variable continuously, can be held even for example pillows or comforters between elastic bars 32.
Figures 16, 17 and 18 show a version alternative of the invention, in which the clothesline 23 adopts the Shape of a desktop model. The desktop model 152 it comprises a series of oval shaped profiles 153, one side of the which is fixed with notches 155 inside 154 and both ends 156 are set at an angle of 15 °. As the two ends 156 they press against profile 153 in an adjacent oval shape they will return to a position parallel to piece 157 with notches 155. The center The drying line is equipped with two connection elements 158, provided with a number of horizontal grooves 159, one side of which is endowed with an elevation 160. Outside the notches 155 of profile 153 in oval shape, slot 159 is provided with two pressure edges 161, so that the oval shaped profile has a extra fixation To improve the elastic properties of profiles, slots 159 could be provided with a spring integrated 162. To create spring 162 in a motion from of a mold, the upper part 163 is provided with an opening 164. Connecting the two connection elements 158 by means of a pernio connection 165 and nut 166, the upper and lower parts 167 of the profile 153 in oval form are completely fixed by means of elevations 160. Like the other side of slot 159 is a bit wider, the end 156 of the oval shaped profile 153 may move forward and backward. In addition, the drying rack it is provided at both ends 168 with a structure 169 in the form of U, which is provided at both ends with an opening 170 created (figure 18). Through these openings is axis 171 of the coupling element 172, with which these shaped profiles of U can be folded and unfolded. The coupling element 172 is coupled with profile 153 in oval form by means of the slots 129 arranged on each side, the length of which is manufactured as such so that they are fixed exactly on the front notch 194 of the profile 153 in oval form. The interior of the coupling element 172 It is equipped with two vertical slots and two horizontal slots 173. Slots 173 have partially the same contour as one of the U-shaped support 169 tubes. To make the grooves somewhat elastic there is another narrow slot 195 straight between the two slots As soon as the U-shaped support 169 has been folded or fully deployed, legs 175 will be fixed by slots 173 of coupling element 172, so that the clothesline is more stable and easily transportable. In instead of torsion springs, legs 175 of structure 169 in U-shaped fit at an angle of 5º. When you push a garment between the two profiles 153 in oval form, the side whose end 156 is fixed obliquely it will expand inward and the legs 175 of the U-shaped structure 169 will expand towards outside. As the legs 175 of the U-shaped structure 169 they press against the profiles 153 in external oval form and the oblique ends 156 press in turn against the profiles in Oval shape adjoining, the laundry is fixed throughout the length.
Due to the fact that the clothesline is built by oval shaped profiles, and as the pieces of connection, compression springs and torsion springs have disappeared, the number of pieces decreases widely, so that the cost price will be considerably lower.
The elastic properties of the structure in U shape can be improved by building the two curved pieces With a larger loop.
In addition to metal oval shaped profiles, The drying rack could be combined with plastic bars (figure 19). One end of the bar 28 is preferably provided with a fastening system 176 and the other end is provided with a ball integrated 177. The fastening system 176 consists mainly of a vertical groove 178 that has partially the same contour that profile 153 in oval form. When attaching the plastic bars on any side of the clothesline, you can hang even more clothes on the clothesline.
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To somehow improve the properties elastic clothesline, a compression spring could be arranged 180 between leg 175 (figures 20 and 21) of structure 169 in U-shape and inner wall 179 of coupling element 172 around axis 171. In this version, when a garment is pushed between the profiles 153 in oval form, the legs 175 of the U-shaped structure will remain stationary, but the distance between the coupling elements 172 will extend a bit.
Figure 22 is a version in which build a drying rack for balcony with laminated sections  U-shaped. In this version, the two ends 181 of the External U-shaped profiles 182 are fixed to the two axes 183. The bar 184 of the small suspension means 185 just protrudes through the first two openings 186 of profile 187 in shape U front. The large suspension means 188 can pivot around the axis 183 of the clothesline 190 through the openings 189, formed at the end.
In the case of the previous version, the person will you have to lean a lot on the balcony since the clothesline It is much lower than the suspension means. The clothesline 190 it can also be suspended possibly outside the means of suspension 185, 188 (figure 23). In this version, both means of suspension 185, 188 are connected from the bottom by a connecting rod 191. As the suspension means are mounted to the clothesline, the two suspension means can be folded in the clothesline area. As the means of suspension and the clothesline are at the same level, the laundry can be hung and removed directly.
Instead of a threaded steel or rolled profile virtually the entire drying rack could be Produce in plastic. Except for the two U-shaped structures, the The entire clothesline consists of a piece of plastic, in the which the central part and the fasteners are provided with holes in the material. So, you get a very construction Lightweight that can be mounted very quickly. With the purpose of guarantee the mold embossing process and prevent profiles in oval shape they slide against each other due to the elastic force of the U-shaped structure, oval-shaped profiles are staggered differently. So, one has an edge of straight contour and the contour oval profile presents two oblique sides
To mount the drying rack very simply, both ends of the U-shaped profiles could be equipped with a quick fastening system designed in such a way that can be coupled in a movement to the two elements of Connection.
To be able to hang garments of the greatest variety of thicknesses side by side, the hollow space of the profiles is It could provide a soft material. How soft material gets easily adapts to the shape and thickness of a garment, it can be hang, for example, a garment of much thinner thickness next to a thick garment without major problems.
Like most garments are manufactured in a soft material, the profile could show one more way pointed, rather than a rounded raised edge. So, one thick garment will compress more, due to which the joint between the two fasteners remain limited, so that You can hang a thin garment next to the thick garment.
Figure 24 is an alternative version of the invention, in which the clothesline 23 is designed as a rope of folding clothes. In this version, two elements of connection 158 of the clothesline at one end 196 by means of a hinge 197. At the bottom of hinge 197, a long tube 198, which is endowed towards the middle of its length of a guide piece 199. In addition, the folding clothes rope 200 is equipped with two locking arms 201, whose opening 202 formed in a end can pivot about axis 203 of the guide piece 199, and the opening 204 formed at the other end is mounted so rotating around axis 205 of connecting element 158. Thus thus, the two clotheslines 23 are fixed in a certain position so that the laundry can be pushed on the clothesline from the side upper, without having to be under the clothesline. After use, the folding clothes rope could serve as awning, for this purpose a cover is stretched around the clothesline, so that a person can sit outside the sun. In addition, the clothesline It remains clean and can be a garden ornament.
Instead of threaded steel or rolled profile, the U-shaped and U-shaped fasteners could also manufactured in another type of profile. So it is possible produce the fasteners from pipes, sections in angle, U profiles, square sections or sections rectangular.
In order to create various designs, the end of the fixing element could be provided with a plug terminal, whose profile and shape can be adjusted. Possibly the end of the elastic bars 32 (figure 25) could also bending in an arc, which will not only provide an effect elegant but also prevents damage to the eyes.
All versions can be combined and in instead of in parallel, the U-shaped bars could also fit in a radial direction. In this case, the shaped bars of U could be mounted on a vertical bar that is mounted possibly on a rotational basis on a basis, so that the drying rack be even more accessible. The towel rail could possibly combined with a hair dryer, so that this The latter can easily be stored in the holder.
Although the invention has been described above. according to a series of exemplary versions, the expert understand from the previous text that is not restricted to this but that adjustments can be made in many ways within the scope of The claims.

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    1. Clothesline for hanging clothes for drying, particularly laundry or towels, characterized by at least one pair of fasteners (19, 21, 28, 32) essentially parallel, elongated, closely adjoining, one end (20) of each being mounted element in a support (5, 6, 158, 163), the adjacent clamping elements forming a narrow, groove-shaped space, for attaching the laundry in a secured manner.
  2. 2. Clothesline according to claim 1, characterized in that the pair of fasteners (19, 21, 28, 32) are coupled together in a conjugate or supported manner, wherein the slot-shaped space is formed by inserting the laundry between the fasteners (19, 21, 28, 32).
  3. 3. Clothesline according to claim 1 or 2, characterized in that the free ends (27, 40) of the adjacent fasteners (19, 21, 28, 32) are separated by curving slightly in order to form a feeding piece widened slot-shaped space.
  4. 4. Clothesline according to any of the preceding claims 1-3, characterized in that each pair of contiguous fasteners is provided with at least one spring member (29, 32) which pretends the contiguous elements (19, 21, 28, 32), bringing them closer together.
  5. 5. Clothesline according to any of the preceding claims 1-4, characterized in that several pairs of fasteners (19, 21, 28, 32) are fixed to a support (5, 58, 158, 163).
  6. 6. Clothesline according to any of the preceding claims 1-5, characterized in that the pairs of fasteners are arranged mutually forming a flat plane, the support (5, 158, 163) having a horizontal orientation.
  7. 7. Clothesline according to any of the preceding claims 1-6, characterized in that the pairs of fasteners (32) are fixedly or pivotally mounted to a support (48, 58) arranged vertically.
  8. 8. Clothesline according to any of the preceding claims 1-6, characterized in that the adjacent fasteners (27) of two adjacent pairs are interconnected with their free ends (135).
  9. 9. Rack according to claim 8, characterized in that two adjacent pairs of clamping elements (19) are interconnected by a connecting piece (127, 134) or an end cap (143).
  10. 10. Rack according to any of the preceding claims 8-9, characterized in that the clamping elements (19, 145) are interconnected oval or U - shaped
  11. 11. Clothesline according to any of the preceding claims 1-10, characterized in that the material of the fasteners is chosen from metal, rolled steel or plastic.
  12. 12. Clothesline according to any of the preceding claims 1-11, characterized in that the clothesline (23) is provided with means (1, 13, 35, 52, 136, 138, 169, 175, 184, 198) to suspend the support (5, 158, 163) and the fasteners (19, 21, 28, 32) connected to it at a certain distance from a floor.
  13. 13. Clothesline according to claim 12, characterized in that the suspension means consist of a folding support (13), comprising two essentially U-shaped structures (1) that are pivotally connected to the support (5, 158, 163) and / or the fasteners (19, 21, 28, 32).
  14. 14. Clothesline according to any of the preceding claims 4-13, characterized in that for each pair of interconnected fasteners or interconnected fasteners close to the first end (s) and close to the support ( 158) a first spring member (162) is provided, and also close to the second (s) outer end (s) the clothesline is provided with a second spring element (180).
  15. 15. Clothesline according to claim 14, characterized in that the second spring member (180) is formed by a U-shaped structure (169) that pretends a set of interconnected fasteners.
  16. 16. Clothesline according to any of the preceding claims 1-15, characterized in that at least a portion of at least one of the attached adjacent fasteners is provided with a soft, flexible material.
  17. 17. Clothesline according to any of the preceding claims 4-16, characterized in that one or more spring members are formed by a portion of flexible material.
  18. 18. Clothesline according to any of the preceding claims 1-17, characterized in that the coupled parts of the fasteners (145, 153) are provided with protruding outward portions, curves, edges (147) or ribs (146) and / or spaces (148) that correspond thereto to prevent decoupling of the elements (145, 153) and improve the fastening of garments or clothes.
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  19. 19. Clothesline according to any of the preceding claim 18, characterized in that the fasteners (153) are provided with ribs (146) or staggered edges (147), in which longitudinal portions of the ribs alternate on the engagement surface of the fasteners.
  20. 20. Clothesline according to any of the preceding claims 1-19, characterized in that the fasteners are connected to the support by means of quick-fit elements.
  21. 21. Clothesline according to any of the preceding claims 1-20, characterized in that one or more fasteners are provided with a connecting piece (176) provided with means for hanging (177) such as a ball for suspending or hanging clothes.
  22. 22. Clothesline according to any of the preceding claims 1-21, characterized in that the support (5, 6) extends essentially parallel or diagonally to the pivot axis (4) between the legs (13) of the shaped structures U (1), and the clamping elements (28) extend essentially diagonally or parallel respectively with respect to the pivot axis (4) of the support (13).
  23. 23. Clothesline according to any of the preceding claims 1-22, characterized in that means are chosen to fix the supports in the folded and / or unfolded position between: a pair of hook-shaped suspension elements (43); a telescopic extensible fixing bar (136, 138) and a mounting plate (44); the hook-shaped suspension elements being optionally extended in parallel with respect to the support.
  24. 24. Clothesline according to any of the preceding claims 1-23, characterized in that the fasteners are mounted on one or more supports, the supports being optionally mutually different; the supports being also connected to the suspension elements by means of several optionally different means or procedures.
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