US2486035A - Support for clotheslines and the like - Google Patents

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US2486035A US791261A US79126147A US2486035A US 2486035 A US2486035 A US 2486035A US 791261 A US791261 A US 791261A US 79126147 A US79126147 A US 79126147A US 2486035 A US2486035 A US 2486035A
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    • D06TREATMENT OF TEXTILES OR THE LIKE; LAUNDERING; FLEXIBLE MATERIALS NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR
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Oct. 25, 1949. J. G. KOESTER SUPPGET FOR CLOTHESLINES AND THE LIKE Filed Dec. 12, 1947 INVENTOR. El. KUEEH- ET ATTORNEYS Jinn]:

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Patented Oct. 25, 1949 SUPPORT FOR CLOTHESLINES AND THE LIKE Jacob G. Koester, Detroit, Mich. Application December 12, 1947, Serial No. 791,261v

3 Claims.

This invention relates to supports for devices such as clotheslines, which supports may be manipulated to displace bodily the device supported by it,

An important object of the invention isto provide such supports which may be disposed in a location where there is but limited head room, for

example, and by a simple and easily manipulation may be moved either into a lower or operative position so as to be within easy reach or into an upper or inoperative position so that, in the last-named position, it will be out of the way.

Another important object is to provide a sup port structure which, when employed as a support for a clothesline will not permit the line tov sag under the weight of the wash hung thereon, either while in a lowered or an upper position.

Still another important object is to provide a support which may be readily latched in one of two positions.

Yet another object is to provide a support employed to carry a clothesline which is so constructed that the wash hung on the line will not be apt to become entangled with the support structure.

Other objects and advantages of the invention will be apparent during the course of the following detailed description of the invention, taken in connection with the accompanying drawing, forming a part of this disclosure, and in which drawing:

Figure l is a perspective view of the novel support in a lowered position suspended from joists and carrying a plurality of clotheslines.

Figure 2 is an elevation of one half of the novelsupport showing the same in a collapsed or elevated position.

Figure 3 is a section, substantially on the line 3-3 of Figure 2.

Figure 4 is a section, substantially on the line 4-4 of Figure 1.

In the drawing, wherein for the purpose of illustration is shown a preferred embodiment of the invention and wherein similar reference characters designate corresponding parts throughout the several views, the novel support structure is designated as A, means upon which the support structure is mounted as the joists B, and clotheslines as C.

The novel support structure A comprises a pair of spaced-apart supports I 0, each including a pair of slotted brackets H, a pair of elongated horizontally-disposed arm portions l2 with an end of each arm portion carried by and slidable in the brackets l and with an opposite end section of each pivotally carried by a spaced-apart bracket l3, which pair of brackets I3 also pivot,- ally carry the upper ends of spaced-apart, normally vertically-disposed arm portions M with their lower end sections attached to a horizontally-disposed, article-attaching means or rod I 5; Each support I 0 also includes a pair of cross braces 56 pivoted at like ends to the arm portions M and pivoted at their other like ends to the arm portions I2, and means I! to detachably retain the support A in a collapsed position.

Preferably, each slotted bracket H comprises a bent sheet of suitable material, as metal, having means to attach it in a depending position from one face of a joist B. This means may be screws 26 extending through suitable perforations in the bracket H- and into the joists B. The slots 2| in the brackets are of a size to accommodate the free ends of the arm portions l2.

Each arm portion I2 is elongated, provided with a perforation intermediate its ends and a perforation at its end section 22, and through this last-named perforation extends a pivot 23 which is carried by a bracket I3.

The brackets I3' each may be an L-shaped section of metal provided with a perforation to accommodate a suitable fastener, as a screw 24 to be driven into the under face of the joist B.

Each arm portion I 4 is provided at its upper end section 25 with a perforation to accommodate a pivot 23. The lower end section 26 of each arm portion supports an end section of a clothesline supporting rod 15.

Each cross brace It comprises two portions 21 and 28, pivotally connected at their inner end portions as by the pivot 29, and the portion 21 is also pivoted, as by the pivot 39, to the adjacent arm portion l2 intermediate its length, while the portion 28 is pivoted, as by the pivot 36 to the adjacent arm portion I4 intermediate its length. The head or protuberance of the pivot 3| extends from the portion 28. In order to retain the arm portions 2'! and 28 extended, as in Figure 1, a keeper means 32 is shown more particularly in Figure 4. This keeper means 32 comprises, preferably, an L -shaped member 33, pivotally carried by the arm portion 28 as by the pivot 34, and with the section 35 of the member 33 normally (when the sections 27 and 28 are extended) contacting the uppermost edge face of the arm portion 27 whereby the two arm portions are retained extended.

Means l to detachably retain the support A in a collapsed position, is shown as a latch member 36 comprising a pivot-carrying section 37, pivot ally connected, as by the pivot 38 to the cross brace portion 21 adjacent its upper end section and a stepped section 39 containing an ofiset portion 40 adapted to hook over and to the head or protuberance 3| of the pivot 3| when the support A is collapsed as in Figure 2. This may be accomplished if the latch member 36 has some little resiliency, since the stepped section may be snapped over the pivot head mentioned.

Obviously, as many clotheslines C as desired may be strung from one rod 15 to the other rod l5 in fairly taut positions when the arm portions M are substantially vertical. When these arm portions are thus disposed, the clotheslines C will not sag since the cross braces l6 prevent the arm portions Hi from pivoting toward each other. Neither will the clotheslines sag when the support A is collapsed, as in Figure 2, since each arm section 14 will describe an arc of the same degree.

When Wash is removed from the clotheslines, the support structure A may be elevated and latched into position out of the way.

It will be noted, in Figure 2, that the elevated position of the support structure A disposes it in a compact Way, there are no saggir'igplotheslines nor other lines or cables in the Way below the support structure and there is only a remote possibility that small children may accidentally disengage the elevated support structure and cause it to descend to its lower position.

Various changes may be made to the form of the invention herein shown and described without departing from the spirit of the invention or scope of the claims.

What is claimed is:

1. In a support structure, a pair of supports each including a pair of normally vertically-disposed, parallel arm portions; a pair of substantially horizontally-disposed, parallel arm portions; a pair of cross braces, each comprising two jointed portions; meanspivotally connecting the first-named arm portions to the secondnamed arm portions at the upper ends of the former; article-attaching means comprising a rigid rod extending from one of said first-named arm portions to the other of said first-named arm portions; means pivotally connecting the cross braces to the first-named arm portions; including a pivot provided with a head extending exteriorly of one of said cross braces; means pivotally connecting the cross braces to the secondnamed arm portions; means supporting said second-named arm portions; and means cooperating with said head and carried by one of said cross brace portions to retain said first-named arm portions in like portions inclined from the vertical.

2. In a support structure, a pair of supports each including a pair of normally vertically-disposed, parallel arm portions; a pair of substantially horizontally-disposed, parallel arm portions; a pair of cross braces, each comprising two jointed portions; means pivotally connecting the first-named arm portions to the second-named arm portions at the upper ends of the former; article-attaching means comprising a rigid rod extending from one of said first-named arm portions to the other of said first-named arm portions; means pivotally connecting the cross braces to the first-named arm portions, including a pivot provided with a head extending exteriorly of one of said cross braces; means pivotally connecting the cross braces to the second-named arm portions; means supporting said secondnamed arm portions, and means cooperating with said head and carried by one of said cross brace portions, to retain said first-named arm portions in like positions inclined from the vertical comprising a member having a portion offset with relation to the member and constructed and arranged to receive said head.

3. In a clothesline support constructed and arranged to be suspended from a carrier, a pair of supports, each comprising a pair of normally vertically-disposed parallel arm portions; a pair of substantially horizontally-disposed, parallel, elongated arm portions; means pivotally supporting said first-named portions at their upper ends to said carrier and supporting said secondnamed portions at like ends thereof to said carrier; means supporting the other like ends of said second-named portions to said carriers; a pair of cross braces, each comprising an upper portion and a lower portion, pivotally connected together with said cross braces pivotally connected to said second-named arm portions intermediate the ends of the arm portions; means pivotally connecting the cross braces to said first-named arm portions adjacent the normally lower ends of the first-named arm portions, comprising pivots having heads extending from said cross braces; clothesline attaching means carried by said firstnamed arm portions adjacent their normally lower ends, comprising a rigid rod; and means cooperating with said heads to retain said first-named arms inclined from the vertical, carried by said upper portions of said cross braces.

JACOB G. KOESTER.

REFERENCES CITED The following references are of record in the file of this patent:

UNITED STATES PATENTS Number Name Date 902,635 Wowra Nov. 3, 1908 927,369 May July 6, 1909 1,220,758 Lamphiear Mar. 27, 1917 1,697,977 Henryson Jan. 8, 1929 1,995,656 Stout Mar. 26, 1935 2,320,197 Rousculp May 25, 1943 2,343,106v Mullan May 16, 1944

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US2595183A (en) * 1950-05-04 1952-04-29 Orville P Wicks Collapsible line support
US2645358A (en) * 1951-02-16 1953-07-14 Walter W Moore Clothesline hanger
US2899080A (en) * 1959-08-11 merkouris
US4311243A (en) * 1980-04-25 1982-01-19 Hui Lai Chen Assembling members
US6155440A (en) * 1999-06-25 2000-12-05 Arce; James J. Ceiling-mounted storage bracket
US20030213763A1 (en) * 2002-05-17 2003-11-20 Morin Jeffery Paul Garage door track clothesline
US20070235615A1 (en) * 2006-04-07 2007-10-11 Andrew Miroslav Tkachenko Hanging storage frame
US20110073729A1 (en) * 2009-09-30 2011-03-31 Desautel Bruce Lawrence Ladder storage device
US10201229B2 (en) * 2017-05-24 2019-02-12 Rudolf Lambracht Patio table that converts into a clothesline

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US902635A (en) * 1908-11-03 Carl Wowra Curtain-pole hanger.
US927369A (en) * 1909-02-19 1909-07-06 Augustus May Folding garment-rack.
US1220758A (en) * 1916-01-10 1917-03-27 Wane Lamphiear Combined garment-hook and clothes-hanger.
US1697977A (en) * 1927-03-03 1929-01-08 Clarence J Henryson Line hanger
US1995656A (en) * 1934-01-11 1935-03-26 George H Stout Adjustable bracket
US2320197A (en) * 1941-10-08 1943-05-25 John A Rousculp Line support
US2349106A (en) * 1941-12-15 1944-05-16 Mullan Joseph Shoe polishing apparatus

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US902635A (en) * 1908-11-03 Carl Wowra Curtain-pole hanger.
US927369A (en) * 1909-02-19 1909-07-06 Augustus May Folding garment-rack.
US1220758A (en) * 1916-01-10 1917-03-27 Wane Lamphiear Combined garment-hook and clothes-hanger.
US1697977A (en) * 1927-03-03 1929-01-08 Clarence J Henryson Line hanger
US1995656A (en) * 1934-01-11 1935-03-26 George H Stout Adjustable bracket
US2320197A (en) * 1941-10-08 1943-05-25 John A Rousculp Line support
US2349106A (en) * 1941-12-15 1944-05-16 Mullan Joseph Shoe polishing apparatus

Cited By (9)

* Cited by examiner, † Cited by third party
Publication number Priority date Publication date Assignee Title
US2899080A (en) * 1959-08-11 merkouris
US2595183A (en) * 1950-05-04 1952-04-29 Orville P Wicks Collapsible line support
US2645358A (en) * 1951-02-16 1953-07-14 Walter W Moore Clothesline hanger
US4311243A (en) * 1980-04-25 1982-01-19 Hui Lai Chen Assembling members
US6155440A (en) * 1999-06-25 2000-12-05 Arce; James J. Ceiling-mounted storage bracket
US20030213763A1 (en) * 2002-05-17 2003-11-20 Morin Jeffery Paul Garage door track clothesline
US20070235615A1 (en) * 2006-04-07 2007-10-11 Andrew Miroslav Tkachenko Hanging storage frame
US20110073729A1 (en) * 2009-09-30 2011-03-31 Desautel Bruce Lawrence Ladder storage device
US10201229B2 (en) * 2017-05-24 2019-02-12 Rudolf Lambracht Patio table that converts into a clothesline

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