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Publication numberUS78902 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication date16 Jun 1868
Publication numberUS 78902 A, US 78902A, US-A-78902, US78902 A, US78902A
InventorsB. Stillman
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
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US 78902 A
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stent @fitte Lettergrootte No. 78.902, dans June 16, 186s.


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ro ALL WHoM -I'r MAY ooNcEnN:

Be it known that I, RICHARD i3. SrILnMAN, of the town of Almond, in the county of Allegany, State of New York, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in a Folding-BarRack-Frame for Drying Clothes, Yarns, and othensubstances, and the following` is e. full, clear, nnd exact description of" the same, reference being had to the accompanying drawings, making a part of this specification, in which- Figure 1 represents o, vertical view of thc rack-frame, with the pivoted hinged bars folded up when not l in use..

Figure 2 shows the frame as secured in a vertical position, with the bars let down, and supported in a hor#v zontal position for use, in'perspective.

Figure 3 is a sectionaledge view of fig. 1. r

'The object of my invention is to provide a cheap and substantial rack, with a large amount of surface or lineal bars, on which to hang clothes, yarns, or other substances for drying,l and, when not required for use, to be easily folded up, so as to occupy but little space, either in or out of doors.

My invention consists inthe mode of hinging the bars to movable hubs, so as to admit of their being turned or swivelled round to radiate from the frame, to widen the spaccat the ends, when let down, and fupported in n horizontal position for hangingV clothes o1' other substances'up'on for drying.

To enable others to make and use my invention, I will describe it more fully, referring to tho hawk/ige, :tn d to the letters marked thereon.

I make a. square frame, with a base, A, ,of any desired length, with vertical sidepieces, B B, to support the top bnr, C, which is provided with recesses, e c c c, in whichthe tops of the bars 6b b 6 rest, when folded up, the base or lower bur A being of suihcient width and `projcctinpgforward of the rest of the frame, und is provided with a ledge, a, on which the hinged slats or bars b' b b b are supported, when let down for use. In the base of' the frame A is fitted a series of turned `hubs or studs, d d' d ol, in which are pivoted the linear bars or slats I: bbb, the-hubs dd d being provided with heads e e e on 'the underside of the base, so as t6 sustain the weight of the bars b b b b and the substance pnt upon them, the studs d d oZ- being snugly tted, yet so that they may be turned by the bars b to spread them, and give suilicieut space between them for the convenience of hanging out `or tzking in clothes fir-turning them to the sun for drying.

Clothes-drying racks, constructed as above described, may be madewith any desired number ot' bars, from three to thirty, and, when not lin use, will occupy but very little space, as the frame can be secured. to the side of `a building or a fence, or to posts out of doors, and only the required number of bars need to belet down for each occasion, and, as soon as the clothes are taken from them; they are easily turned up and secured in their places. The racks are' equally as well adapted for in-door drying, as they can be secured to the side of a room, and, when notin use, are so snugly folded up as not to be iu-'thele-ast in the way.

What I claim as my invention, and desire to secure by Letters Patent, is-

The series of swivel-hubs or studs d d d d, hinged slats or bars b b Z1 b, as constructed and arranged, in

` combination with the frame for holdingond folding up the bars, substantially as and for the purposes herein set forth.

In testimony whereof', I'hereunto subscribe my name in the presence of- RICHARD n. ernennen.


LEVI S. ENG, WM. H. Palos.

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Cooperative ClassificationA47G25/0685