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US2481443A
US2481443A US780078A US78007847A US2481443A US 2481443 A US2481443 A US 2481443A US 780078 A US780078 A US 780078A US 78007847 A US78007847 A US 78007847A US 2481443 A US2481443 A US 2481443A
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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 
    • D06F57/06Supporting means, other than simple clothes-lines, for linen or garments to be dried or aired  comprising vertical members connected by horizontal bars
    • YGENERAL TAGGING OF NEW TECHNOLOGICAL DEVELOPMENTS; GENERAL TAGGING OF CROSS-SECTIONAL TECHNOLOGIES SPANNING OVER SEVERAL SECTIONS OF THE IPC; TECHNICAL SUBJECTS COVERED BY FORMER USPC CROSS-REFERENCE ART COLLECTIONS [XRACs] AND DIGESTS
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s. PAwLANsKY 2,481,443
LAUNDRY DRYING RACK Sept. 6, 1949.
Filed oct. 15, 1947 2 sheets-sheet 1 s. PAWLANSKY LAUNDRY DRYING RACK Sept 6, H949., 2,481,443
Filed Oct. 15, 1947 2 Sheets-Sheet 2 19 w l N Y Zd Z! Z5 Z9 l /Av f@ 4 fa- 4 3.0 JNVENTOR.'
5a/72 az/hm/y By Patented Sept. 6, 1949 LUNDRY DRYING RACK.
Sam Pawlansky, Chicago, I'll., now by judicial change'of name; Sam- Women Sam I Application October 1'5, 1947, `Serial.N`0."78'0,I).'18
7 Claims..
'I'he present invention relates' to laundry racks' to hang laundry for drying.
The principal' object of` the present invention is the provision of a laundry rack of acompact nature consistent with the required degree of exposure to the air of the laundry surf-aces for rapid evaporation. 1
Another object' of the invention is thel provision in'- a laundry rack of aplurality of in dividual' hanging membersA which may beV easily extended into an operative` position in the rack or readily detachedtherefrom when not inV use.
A still'. further object of the present invention is the provision of means for `maintaining the laundry hanging members in a taut condition when in an operative position' in *therack in order to prevent their saggingv when under the load of laundry; Y
With the above' general objects in View and others that will appear ast-he invention is' better understood,the same consistsA in the n'ovel construction, combination and arrangement of parts hereinafter more' fully described, illustrated in the accompanying dra-wings and pointed out in the appended" claims;
In thev drawings forming a part of this application;
Fig. 1 isa side` elevational View ofthe rack, partly in section;
Fig. 2"is an' end'elevational viewthereof;
Fig. 3'is an eniarged', fragmentary; perspective view of' onezcorner'of the-rack;`
Fig. 4' is a side elevational View ofthe rack provided with hanging members of a modied form;
Fig. V5,is'an end elevational View thereof;
Fig. 6..is a similar Viewor the opposite end of the rack;
Fig. 7 is a cross-sectional view of av tape-mounting and'tape actuating member; and' Fig. 8 is' atop plan View of the free end ofA the laundry supporting tape.
Referring to' the present drawings in detail there is` shown therein a rack which includes four corneru posts Il); one-side pair of which is rigidly connected at their' lower ends by side brace I'I, andthe end. pairsl of` which areV connected at'. their` lower ends by end braces l2'. A pair of opposedsid'e posts Ii) is connectedl at the upper end* thereof by means of the upper side brace I3; Each post,v ID' carries atl lits lower end caster I4', whereby the rack may be rolled upon the iioor` without necessity' of' lifting the same.
Cooperating- `with thel rack hereinabove described is means'for supporting a plurality' of cords upon which `laundry to' be dried: may be suspended.v vSaid means" includes a plurality ofA bars I5, in a spaced' mutual relation, positioned'. 4within and rigidly aiiixedto each of the end posts II). Bars I5 withinone' pair' of end' posts I0' are on .the same horizontal. plane asA corresponding bars I5 within. the opposite' pair. of end posts Il). Since' said'rbars :I5 rigidly connect each pair of end .posts It); additionalbraees' such as endbraces .I'Z maybe eliminated'.
integrally formed witheachof'said bars |15', and upwardly projecting .thereirom',r is la. plurality of lugsv I6.' Said lugs I'Glare not. on the vertical' plane of .each bar I5, butcurye toward the transverse center of the rack, or the purpose .of rendering thev outer faces thereof.arcuate.y
Cooperating with said. bars I.5Y and'l'ugs .I6, is a plurality .of cords II", .each attached by its end to handle I'8` Each end of' cord' I'I is receivable between a. pair. ofladj'aeent lugs I6, with handle I'8 remaining outwardly ,of `said lugs IB. Application of manual pressure. upon the un.- engaged handle,y I8' will' cause the latter to ride upon the arcuate outer. `faces, of a pair of 4adiacentf lugs I6, thereby .stretching cord 'I1' and maintaining the same in a taut' condition.
As many cords .II' may bev employed as there are pairs of opposed' lugsv I5 in apair of opposed bars I5.
Asimany pairs of opposed bars vI5 maybe provided in the rack as may .be desired', depending upon the height of' posts 'I'Ill and' the desired' degree of compactness of .the rack.
From the` hereinabove. description it will be apparent that each cord II is readily attachable to the rackas well as removable' therefrom, thereby. eliminating 'handling andv stretching of a l lengthy cord. Y
When cords I1 are not.v in use, one 'handle I.8 I
thereof may be removed' from onepair of lugs I6 and replaced atlthe'ipairthereof where the'other handle VI3 is engaged, thereby doubling cord". I1'
and suspending the lsanierverticall'y from one bar' I5, as is 'indicated' byj'dottedll'ines in Fig. 1'. Such handling of cord` I1. which is notin use does not necessitate its complete' removal from. the rack, therebyl eliminatingits 'lbss.' Y Y It should be understood that cord I1 may be substituted by a tape :made .of cloth, glass fiber, plastic or metal .such as the' tape used'in another form of Vtheraclr, shown in Figs. 4' to 8,' and' presently described:
. The modi'ed' form-fof the laundry suspending means, includes ak pluralityfoflugs I9', integrally' reel casing 23 is a metallic, comparatively narrowtape 24, which by its inner end is axed toreel casing 23. Windings of tape 24 and reelcasing 23 are enclosed within a housingggvvhicheincludesi peripheral wall 25 and a pair of circular side Walls 26. Said side walls 26 aregsetupon shaftr2 I v e tion', sai'dlmeans including rings at the free ends through central openings made" therewithin, through which shaft 2| extends. 25 has slit 21 made therein, through which tape Periphei'alyvallY 24 extends outwardly.fromthesaidhousingf Set upon Yshaft 2| and interposed between eachhousff ing 25-f2 6,` as wellf,as` -.b'etwee the outermost 28. 1 INT1..- 1 :rrr V Y It isobvserved thatlvvhnzthe full length of tape 24 is Wound upon reel casing, 23,l coil spring 22 behousings and theadjacentfposts I ll, are spacers comes unWound. While tape 24 -is pulledlout, of
housing 25T-26,v` coil spring".` 22 is v1 Wound. When however manualhold,oijfanyfengageinent at the extendedendfo'f tape 24isrelea'sed, coilfspring v22 tends to unwindjtherfebyfcausin rotation of reel casingr23 ,forwindinfgjl'tape I2 herearound. If
Y desired, side Walls ,2 ofthe housing, may be soldered or otherwise ,rigidly aiiixed 'to shaftv 2|.
Spacers 28 mayoptionall'ybe.eithenaiixedto shaft 2| or positioned loosely thereon,
1t iS further ob'gery'ed hat rigSj-zg *aref-Wider-f than their, tapes 24, and;Wider-hanjhousings 25,--2|,.byvirtueofv which arrangement said rings 29 do not pass through slitsf 2'| butfremainroutL wardlyof peripheralgvvalls:2 5'1When said tapes 24 are fully Ywound aroundrelcasing's123."
Pulling ,upon ring`l129 wilLfextehd tape 24and when the latter has been" extended las far, as the opposed bar 20, ringvZljis` thenengaged at oneof the lugs I9, as seenin vFi'gj5. Thislwillcondition. tape 24 to receive thereon laundry,. as isseenin Fig. 4. Ring 29 isswiveiied'witnirjrioop ,3o made in the free end of tape 24; Y- As is seen in Figs. 2 andl5, onepair of side posts` I 0 is devoid of braces I I-`and fl3, thereby aiiording an unobstructed access to the rack from that sidev for the purpose of han tape 2,4, or hanging or removing'laundry. r
:ling cordSgI 'If,' operating` While there is, described hereina preferredem` bodimentofthe present invention-'itis neverthe less to Vbe understood that minor changes may be made therein without departing fromjthe spiritv and scope Vof the inventionas ,lclairned WhatI claimaSneWiS:l-
1v. AY portable laundry drying` an upright support V"at e'alch n'dtherepf, ,meansl for rigidly :interconnectin'glsaid 'upright' supports, supporting members carried by. each. of said up- -rally Wound around said reel, said tape being acd tuated byfspring tension to maintain the same in ia taut'e'xtended condition, lugs carried by a supporting 'member at Vthe opposite end of the rack, and means forVv engaging said exible tapes with said lugs Whensaidvtapes are in an extended posi- \ofsaidfiiexible tapes insertable over said lugs.
3. A portable laundry fdrying rack comprising an upright support ,at geach. end thereof, `means for rigidly interconnecting saidupi'ight'supp oits,
supporting members carriedgrby; said upright"sup.u` ports, hanging members mounted upon a. su'psaid hanging 4members' including.v a separate spiriti.;v independently and individually operable :reel and Y extensible". tape? spirallfsf'" Woundaround said reel, lugs carried. by a support ing member at the opposite Yend ofthe rack, eac
a cooperatingY vliexible engaging said lugs Whenfsaid tapesA reinam in of said lugs cooperating `vvith one offsaidhanging I members, ringsat the freeends of saidtape fior an extendedpositionfand.manslfor maintaining.
mainin an extendedposition. f;
"said rtapes inV taut condition .When the latterrree;
4. A port ble laundry. drying-rack comprisingYv an upright support ateach end thereof, means for rigidly interconnecting said upright supports;
a shaft rigidly supported by an `upright. support, a pluralitywof lseparateand independently` and inf; dividually ,operable hanging., members; mounted upon Ysaid shaft, jeach of said hanging inembers',g` including .areel, aspiraLSDIng Wound aroundf- 3i said shaft, the inner end ofi,said springgbeingg afxedto said shaft, the outerend of saidspring Y being connected With'said reel, and a cooperating lflexible tape spirally Wound around said reelY and by'its inner end afhxed'to said reel, 4spacersy .mounted upon said shaft, one positioned between apair of adjacent hanging meinbersfa bar-rigidly supported by an uprightsupport,saidshaftandf. said bar being on-the same horizontal 'plane, a
plurality of lugs carriedbyrsaid bar, and a ring carried by the outer end of said tape,sai"d ring engagingoneof said lugs vvhenY said tape. is e" tended from. said.reel, said .spring remainingr iii a Wound condition for maintaining said tapefina taut condition.
5. A portable laundry4 drying rackcpinprising anupright supportateach end thereoffa, shaft rigidly supported by an'uprig'ht Vsupport,f,a,.plu
rality of separate and independently and indil d vidually operable reels mountedin an encompass,-
rightsupports, hanging members'Y/nounted :upon l a supporting member at an lend. of 'thev rack.- each independently,1 land in` actuated reel and a coopera mg ilexible'tapjspituated by' springtension to maintain the samein i rallywound aroundsaid'reel, sai'dtape.be'eingac-C.
a taut extendedY condition, lugs carried by aesu'p-Y l! ing spaced relation 'withsaidshafa al spiral spring f i. Wound around saidshaft in each. of said reels, the inner end of said springbeing aixed' to saidffshaft, the outer end oi said spring being'co'n#` nected Witheach of ,said reels-.a, exible tape spirally Wound around each reelfthefinner end.,VV of each tape beingafxed to eachA reel, when Va pull at lthefree endof said ltapei'simparted said.. f
be extended from saidreel,
tape being: adapted to and means within the opposite support for 'engag- Q same in an extended position, by virtue of the extension of said tape said reel rotating and winding said spring and thereby increasing its tension, the Wound spring exerting tension upon said tape for maintaining the latter in a taut condition while the same is extended.
6. A portable laundry drying rack comprising an upright support at each end thereof, a shaft rigidly supported by one of said upright supports, a plurality of separate and independently and individually operable reels mounted in an encompassing spaced relation With said shaft, a spiral spring Wound around said shaft, the inner end of said spring being affixed to said shaft, the outer end of said spring being connected With said reel, a flexible tape spirally Wound around said reel, the inner end of said tape being affixed to said reel, when a pull at the free end of said tape is imparted said tape being adapted to be extended from said reel, a bar supported by the opposite support, a lug carried by said bar, a ring carried by the free end of said tape for engaging said lug when said tape is in an extended position, during the process of extension of said tape said reel rotating for winding said spring for increasing its tension, the tension of said spring acting upon said tape for maintaining the latter in a taut condition when the same remains in an extended position.
'7. In a portable laundry drying rack, a frame including a support at each end thereof, a shaft rigidly mounted upon one of said supports, a reel mounted in an encompassing spaced relation with said shaft, a spiral spring Wound around said shaft and Within said reel, the inner end of said spring being aflixed to said shaft, the outer end of said spring being connected with said reel, a iiexible tape spirally Wound around said reel, the inner end of said tape being affixed to said reel, when a pull at the free end of said tape is imparted said tape being adapted to be extended from said reel, and means at the opposite of said supports for engaging the free end of said tape for maintaining the same in an extended position, the extension of said tape imparting a rotary movement to said reel for Winding said spring and increasing the tension thereof, the tension of said spring acting upon said tape for maintaining the latter in a taut condition when the same remains in an extended position.
SAM PAWLANSKY.
REFERENCES CITED The following references are of record in the file of this patent:
UNITED STATES PATENTS Number Name Date 84,928 Acker Dec. 15, 1868 352,021 Williams Nov. 2, 1886 498,080 Oppenheimer May 23, 1893 840,267 Stebbins Jan. 1, 1907 993,491 Wiselogel May 30, 1911 1,740,899 Mooney Dec. 24, 1929 1,804,975 Eisenstein May 12, 1931 2,106,053 Laingor Jan. 18, 1938 2,110,210 Evans Mar. 8, 1938 2,206,174 Falk July 2, 1940 2,370,520 Bondel Feb. 27, 1945
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