GB2391804A - Collapsible rotary airer with canopy - Google Patents

Collapsible rotary airer with canopy Download PDF

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GB2391804A
GB2391804A GB0218945A GB0218945A GB2391804A GB 2391804 A GB2391804 A GB 2391804A GB 0218945 A GB0218945 A GB 0218945A GB 0218945 A GB0218945 A GB 0218945A GB 2391804 A GB2391804 A GB 2391804A
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    • DTEXTILES; PAPER
    • D06TREATMENT OF TEXTILES OR THE LIKE; LAUNDERING; FLEXIBLE MATERIALS NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR
    • D06FLAUNDERING, DRYING, IRONING, PRESSING OR FOLDING TEXTILE ARTICLES
    • D06F57/00Supporting means, other than simple clothes-lines, for linen or garments to be dried or aired 
    • D06F57/02Supporting means, other than simple clothes-lines, for linen or garments to be dried or aired  mounted on pillars, e.g. rotatably
    • D06F57/04Supporting means, other than simple clothes-lines, for linen or garments to be dried or aired  mounted on pillars, e.g. rotatably and having radial arms, e.g. collapsible

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A collapsible rotary airer has a protective canopy 11 mounted on arms 1 which are separate from the arms 5 which support the drying cords 8. Both sets of arms are pivotally mounted at 7 to a common upper bearing 2 and have secondary supports (4,12 Figs 1,2) attached like umbrella stretchers to a lower bearing (3) which slides on the main post to allow erection/collapsing. The canopy is flexible, water resistant and light transmitting and held in place by corner pockets 13 and straps 10. Hooks 6 hold the cord 8.

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l Collapsible Rotatable Canopy and Air Dryer The invention relates to a
canopy, which is mounted on a support above the air dryer support where garments can be hung from the air dryer cord, the structure can be collapsible and stored away when no in use.
The air dryer is such a well known device for drying or airing of garments, but suffers from disadvantages that, in showery weather the garments on the air dryer get wet when it rains.
The object of this invention is to provide a way of airing or drying garments and have protection from the unpredictable weather conditions. Accordingly, this invention provides an air dryer with a canopy which is rotatable and collapsible for storage, which can be used front any position around the post.
Preferably the air dryer supports, bearings, hooks, pivots and post can be made of metal or plastics material, but it can be instead made of wood or a combination of these materials, preferably the canopy can be made of clear plastic material or a colored or with patterns or shapes, any water resistant material could be used provided light can pass through it with out ocusing to much of a shadow on the garments hanging below.
Preferably the post is placed into soil or concrete at its base in a vertical position.
A preferred embodiment of the invention will now be described with reference to the accompanying drawings in which: fI6URE shows a side veiw of the canopy 11, canopy supports 1 only two shown, secondary canopy supports 4 only two shown, main central bearing 2, secondary central bearing 3, post 9, pivots 7 and peg 16, the view shows the canopy in a fully erected position.
FIGURE 2 shows a side view of the air dryer with air dryer cord 8 air dryer supports 5 only two shown, secondary air dryer supports 12 only two shown, main central bearing 2,secondary central bearing 3, post 9, pivots 7, hoolts 6 and a peg 16, the view shows the air dryer in Q fully erected position.
FIGURE 3 shows a top view looking down, canopy supports 1, air dryer supports 5, radiate from the main central bearing 2, canopy 11 with canopy corner pockets 13 and canopy straps 10 to hold the canopy in position, and hooks 6 to hold the air dryer cord 8 in position, the view shows the canopy and air dryer in a fully erected position.
FIGURE 4 shows a top view end side view of the main central bearing 2, a low friction material is used, the main central bearing comprises of two parts, main central bearing 2 and the outer bearing ring 15 with pints 7, the outer bearing ring 15 rotates the main central bearing 2, the main central bearing 2 is held in position to the post 9 using a screw 14.
FIGURE {5 shows a top view and side view of the secondary central bearing 3, a low friction material is used, the secondary central bearing 3 consists of two parts, secondary central bearing 3 and the outer bearing ring 15 with pivots 7, the outer bearing ring 15 rotates the secondary central bearing 3, the secondary central bearing 3 slides along the post 9 from a collapsible position to fully opened position and held in place using a spring clip type of catch or peg 16.
FIGURE 6 shows part of the secondary air dryer support 12, the secondary air dryer support consists of two parts, inner rod 17, outer rod with pin 18, when the canopy and air dryer is fully erected the inner rod 17 slides along the outer rod 18 until it is stopped by the pin fitted to the outer rod 18, when the canopy and air dryer is being collapsed the inner rod 17 slides away from the outer rod pin 18 but not enough for the two rods to come apart.
À. Parts list 1. Canopy support 2. Main central bearing 3. Secondary central bearing 4. Secondary canopy support 5. Air deer Support 6. Air dryer cord hook 7. Pivot 8. Air dryer cord 9. Post 10. Canopy strap 11. Canopy 12. Secondary air dryer support 13. Canopy corner pocket 14. Screw 15. Outer bearing ring 16. Peg 17. Inner rod 18. Outer rod with pin

Claims (13)

1. CIoims 1 A collapsible ratable canopy and airier including post, three
or more canopy supports and three or more secondary canopy supports, three or more airier supports and three or more secondary airier supports are mounted on and ratable about the post so that garments can be hung on the airier from any position, and are cowred by the canopy and collapsible for storage.
2 A collapsible rotary canopy and airier claimed in claim I where the canopy is placed on top of the canopy supports and held in position with canopy straps and canopy pockets on each corner, the airier cord is held on the air dryer main supports using hooks.
3 A collapsible rotary canopy and airier claimed in claim I or claim 2 where the canopy supports and the airier supports radiate from the main central bearing which is ratably carried on the post, secondary canopy supports and secondary airier supports radiate from a secondary central bearing, which is ratably carried on the post below the main central bearing.
4 A collapsible rotary canopy and airier claimed in claim I or claim 2 or claim 3 where the main central bearing is held in position to the post, the secondary central bearing is allowed to slide along the post from a collapsible position to a fully opened position and held in place using a spring clip type of catch or peg.
5 A collapsible rotary canopy and airier claimed in claim 1 or claim 2 or claim 3 or claim 4 where the main supports and secondary supports and main central bearing and secondary central bearing are held together by pivots.
6 A collapsible rotary canopy and airier claimed any preceding claim which is made from metal, plastics material or wood, or a combination of these materials.
7 A collapsible rotary canopy and airier substantially as herein described and illustrated in the accompanying drawings.
i Amendments to the claims have been filed as follows: AMENDED CLAIMS
1. A rotary air dryer which is collapsible for storage and which comprises a canopy, post means, three or more main and secondary support means for the canopy each mounted rotatahly to the post means, air dryer cord means, and three or more main and secondary support means for the air dryer cord means each completely separate from said canopy support means and mounted rotatably to the post means, whereby' in use, garments may be hung on the air dryer cord means from any position around the post means and be covered by the Canopy.
2. A rotary air dryer as claimed in claim 1, wherein the canopy extends above the canopy support means and is mounted thereto by strap means and by pocket means on corners of the canopy.
. 3. A rotary air dryer as claimed hi either claim I or claim 2, wherein the air dryer cord means is ( ( (., mounted to the main air dryer support means by hook means.
., 4. A rotary air dryer as claimed in any one of the preceding clahns, wherein the main canopy it' support means and the main air dryer support means each extend radially from respective main, central bearing means mounted rotatably to the post means.
5. A rotary air dryer as claimed in any one of the preceding clahns, wherein the secondary canopy support means and the secondary air dryer cord support means each extend radially from respective secondary central bearing means mounted rotatably to the post means and disposed above the main central bearing means.
À 6. A rotary air dryer as claimed in either claim 4 or claim 5, in which each support means is pivotably mounted to a respective central bearing means.
7 A rotary air dryer as claimed in claim 6, wherein each pivot point of the secondary support means is disposed above the respective pivot point of the main support means.
8. A rotary air dryer as claimed in any one of the preceding claims, in which each secondary support means is pivotably mounted to a respective main support means.
9. A rotary air dryer as claimed in any one of claims 4 to X, wherein the secondary central bearing means is held in a fixed vertical position on the post means while the main central bearing means is slidcable vertically along the post means between a collapsed disposition and a fully opened disposition of the canopy support means and the air dryer ' cord support means.
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10. A rotary air dryer as claimed in claim 9, wherein releasable means such as a spring cup or À a peg is provided to hold the main central bearing means rcleasably in said fully opened disposition. '
I 1. A rotary air dryer as claimed in any one of the preceding claims comprising metal, wood, . plastics material or a combination thereof.
At. A rotary air dryer as claimed in any one of the preceding claims, wnerem one by comprises a clear plastics material.
13. A rotary air dryer substantially as described herein with reference to the lectures of the accompanying drawings
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GB2406268A (en) * 2003-09-17 2005-03-30 Simon John Cooper Collapsible rotary clothes airer with canopy
CN110373867A (en) * 2019-08-09 2019-10-25 徐州威尔顿木业有限公司 A kind of wooden clothes hanger

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US2433793A (en) * 1945-09-17 1947-12-30 John E Snyder Combination clothes rack umbrella
GB2061719A (en) * 1979-10-11 1981-05-20 Penrose W P Improvements relating to clothes driers
GB2123282A (en) * 1982-07-14 1984-02-01 Anthony Short Cover for clothes dryer
GB2271052A (en) * 1992-09-04 1994-04-06 Alfred William Gilbert Cover for rotary clothes airer
DE4402815A1 (en) * 1993-02-27 1994-09-01 Laufenberg Gabriele Device with an umbrella-like covering which can be opened out and protects against the rain
GB2351438A (en) * 1999-06-30 2001-01-03 Matthew Charles Brinded Drier with canopy

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Publication number Priority date Publication date Assignee Title
US2433793A (en) * 1945-09-17 1947-12-30 John E Snyder Combination clothes rack umbrella
GB2061719A (en) * 1979-10-11 1981-05-20 Penrose W P Improvements relating to clothes driers
GB2123282A (en) * 1982-07-14 1984-02-01 Anthony Short Cover for clothes dryer
GB2271052A (en) * 1992-09-04 1994-04-06 Alfred William Gilbert Cover for rotary clothes airer
DE4402815A1 (en) * 1993-02-27 1994-09-01 Laufenberg Gabriele Device with an umbrella-like covering which can be opened out and protects against the rain
GB2351438A (en) * 1999-06-30 2001-01-03 Matthew Charles Brinded Drier with canopy

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* Cited by examiner, † Cited by third party
Publication number Priority date Publication date Assignee Title
GB2406268A (en) * 2003-09-17 2005-03-30 Simon John Cooper Collapsible rotary clothes airer with canopy
CN110373867A (en) * 2019-08-09 2019-10-25 徐州威尔顿木业有限公司 A kind of wooden clothes hanger

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