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June 8, 1937. A. o; JoHNsToN 2,083,332 ADJUSTABLE CLOTHESLINE SUPPORTl Filed June 21. 1935 l 2 sheets-sheet 1 ï‘x NvENToR June 8, ` I A. o. JOHNSTON ì l 2,083,332 ADJUSTABLE CLOTHESLINE SUPPORT Filed June~ 21. 1955 2 Shee--ts-Sheet 2 / M / L \\\\\\\\\\S INVENTOR ' Patented J une 8, 1937 2,03 UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE 2,083,332 ADJUSTABLE CLOTHESLINE SUPPORT Alexander 0. Johnston, Pittsburgh, Pa. Application June 21, 1935, Serial No. 27,699 2 Claims. (C1. 248-327) _ This invention relates to supports for clothesllnes and more particularly to adjustable hang- ers for supporting clothes-lines in the basement of homes and 1ike places, .The main object of this invention is to pro5 vide means of simple, eiiicient and durable nature for supporting clothes-lines in the basements ' 0f homes whereby such lines may be readily in the basement of a home of the usual con struction; J‘ustably mounting clothes-line hangers in the basements of homes and the like where additional head room is often required whereby such hang115 ers and the line supported thereon may be readily and easily raised and moved to out of the way position when not in use without discon- necting such line from the hangers. A further object is to provide a hanger hav20 ing means associated therewith for drawing taut or stretching the line supported thereon in such a manner as to eliminate the exertion and dif- ficulty encountered in the usual method employed to accomplish this purpose. A further object is to provide a set of clothes- ~ Fig. 7 is a plan view of the hanger shown in Fig. 6 with the supporting bar shown in sec tion; ~ Y Fig. 8 is a front elevation of the brackets for supporting the hangers; ’ Fig. 9 is a top plan of the bracket shown in Fig. 8; 15 Fig. 10 is a section taken on line X-X of Fig. 8; Fig. 1l is a side elevation of a modified type of hanger and another form of supporting brack- l . et; and _ 20 Fig. 12 is an enlarged View partially in section illustrating the detail construction of the hanger shown in Fig. 11. Referring to the drawings in detail A represents line hangers one of which forms an anchor for a wire or rope line suitable for use in the dry- 25 one end of the line and another an anchor for the other end of the line and having means associated therewith for drawing the line taut and releasably holding it in its stretched condition. 30 A still further object resides in an anchoring ing of laundered articles, having one end there of anchored to a hanger or support B and ex tending aroundone or more intermediate anti friction hangers C that are spaced from the hang er B, and from each other, with its opposite end 30 means for one end of a clothes-line whereby the attached or anchored to a hanger D which is line may be readily stretched or drawn taut to provided with a suitable mechanism for tight remove sagging in the line either before or aft35 er the clothes have been hung thereon. i ' Fig. 6 is a side eleVatîOIl 0f the hanger fOl‘ anchoring the other end of the clothes-line and for stretching -or tightening the line and also illllstï‘ates the bracket ÍOI‘ sllDlJOl‘tiDg the hang ers from the ceiling beams or floor ioists found strung or erected and drawn or stretched to the desired degree of tautness. 10 Another object is to provide means for ad- 25 Fig. 5 is a front elevation of the hanger illus trated in Fig. 4; These and other objects which will be hereinafter made apparent to those skilled in this particular art are accomplished by means of this C invention, one embodiment of which is described ening or Stretching the line as will hereinafter be more fully explained. Each of the hangers B, C and D is secured to 35 the web of a channel bar 2 that are supported for vertical movement in brackets 3 which are attachedV to the ceiling beams or iioor joist E in the following speciñcation and illustrated in usually found in the basements of homes. While Figure 1 is a plan view of a clothes-line supported on hangers of my improved construction and illustrates one arrangement oi such hangers, portions of the line and the frame to which the beams or joist E present a most convenient 40 form of support for the brackets 3 it is obvious that other supports located elsewhere than in a basement may beemployed for supporting the hangers B, C and D without departing from my invention. 45 4 O the accompanying drawings wherein: 4? the hangers are attached are broken away for ’ Convenience 0f îllllstl‘atíOD; Fig. 2 is a view in side elevation of one of the intermediate hangers .used in supporting the 50 clothes-line; Fig. 3 is a plan View of the hanger shown in Fig. 2 with its supporting bar shown in section; Fig. 4 is a view in side elevation of the hanger forming- the anchor for one end of» the clothes55 une; Y Each of the brackets 3 comprises a back Wall 4 which is adapted to abut against and to be secured to the face of the beam or joist E and a bottom wall 5 at right angles to the wall 50 4 which is adapted to be secured to the under edge of the beam or joist E. The outer face of each bracket 3 is provided, at its top and bot tom, with outstanding lugs 6' and 'l which are apertured to» form an opening for receiving the 515' 2 . 2,083,332 channel'bar 2. The channel bar 2 is yieldably held in place in its respective bracketv 3 by a bowed spring 8 which has its ends attached to the clevis I1 isprovided with rearwardly pro the lugs 6 and 1 and is bowed so that the cen tral portion projects toward the Wall 4 and bears against the Web of the bar2 whereby the bar is bracket 25. A pin 'lllY is mounted in the base of pressed and frictionally held against the Wall of notches 33~formed in the outer end of the bracket 25 by a spring 32 that is mounted in a slot SI in the pin 29 and'has one end secured to a pin 30 Whichfextends through the s1ot;3| and 10 jecting spaced apertured lugs 21 through which extends a pin` 28 that secures the clevis to the . the clevis I1 between the lugs 21 and is normally and yieldingly in engagement with one of a series 4. Thus it is apparent that Whenthe lineis not in use each of thechannel bars 2 together 10 withits respective hangers B', C or >Dmay be individually pushed upwardly through the brack-v anchorsthe pin 29 in the clevis I1. The pin .29 , et 3 until the lower ends of the bars and the line supported von the hangers Vcarried therebyY are substantially fiush with-thev bottoms of the tive to the bracket 25. 15 beams> orjoist E and, as a result, thelline and its supporting hangers are movedrintoan out of the Way position. ' " ` ' ' yieldingly prevents the clevisvfrom turning rela ‘ `Bracket 25 provides a means for supporting the ` tighteningv mechanism in such other places as an .l5 ' attic or- outdoors where it may be’used either in lcombination with hangers B, C or D, or in com-„ ~ »'I'he’hanger B to which one end ofthe lineAV bination with the ordinary means of supporting ' is anchored or secured when it is desired to string y the line at the end and intermediate points and 20 or erect the line'comprises a hook III'Whichv is where it 'might be desirable to remove the tight 20 riveted to the web of one ofthe channel bars 2.` g_ ening mechanism when not> in use, leavinglthe Each of the anti-friction hangers.v C, which ‘ vbracketk 25V as a permanent fixture. ' supports the lineA intermediate of'its ends, is . " of similar construction and each includes a hori zontally positioned groove VWheel or sheave II thatis journaled on an upstanding pin’I2 formed onra bracket I3 that is secured to the web of an other of the channel bars 2. Á ~ ' . ' The hanger D comprises a grooved wheel or 30 pulley I4 having an upstandingpin I5 on the grooved surface thereof to which. the opposite end of the line A is adapted to >be secured. This „3.5 From the >foregoing description it is apparent that I have produced a series of hangers for sup porting a clothes~line rwhich may be readily ati-‘ 25 Yjusted to the desired height andveasily stretched " or drawn to the desired tautness and when the line is not in use the hangers may be readily moved Vto an out of the Way'position after the tension in the line has been released. This is 30 accomplished by raising the dog 22 and'allowing the wheel I4 to turn. Further, from the'con-' wheel or sheave I4 is secured to a shaft I6 that is journaled in the arms-of a clevis I1. The clevis I 1 >is pivoted at its base to an angle >bracket I8 Ystruction of the brackets 3 it is apparent that ' which ,is secured to the Vend of another of the are so'spaced apart that rotative movement of the bars, Vdue Vto‘ the tightening ofthe line A, is pre channel bars-2. - ‘ ’ .f ‘ ' . ' In order that the line- A extending'around the wheels fII and anchored to thehorok' IOYand the 140, pin' I5 may be readily tightened or stretched to although the bars.2 may be readily moved up and downvwithin the brackets, the lugs 6 and. 1 vented. ’ " ` ' .g‘ > Vlïhile I have described one embodiment of my invention and illustrated the hangers in connecé tion withY the ceiling beams or floor joist it is to -' support the load imposed thereon, ya handle'2llv is secured to one end'of- the shaft IG-so that the be Vunderstood that my invention may be em wheel or sheave I4 may be readily and easily lbodied in other‘forms and used in connection turned to shorten the line between the hangers B with other supporting means without departing and D, and in order that the line will remain taut , frornthe spirit of my inventionV or the'scope of Vafter it has been stretched the wheel I4 is also the appended claims. For example, other means ` provided With ratchet teeth 2I which are engaged besides those illustrated in Figs. 7 and V12 may be . by a. dog 22 pivoted to the clevis I1. The dog 22 is adapted to slide over the teeth 2| when the wheel 50 I4 is turned to Vstretch the line A, and to engage the teeth and Yprevent the wheel from turning in the opposite direction. , n ' ` To prevent the clevis I1 from swinging about 5,5 .49 employed for positioning the clevis i I1 on the bracket I8, such as forming the Vclevis ’I1 with a rearwardly projecting lug, which when the clevis 50 is positioned on the bracket I8, would enter one of the notches on the bracket and preventing the clevis turning relative tothe bracket. Or the outer end of the bracket may be made of Octagon its pivot on the bracketV I8 and at the same time to permit the clevis to be readily adjusted to move the wheel I4 to: any desired Vposition 'relative to or hexagon shape and a flat surface on the clevis 55 the bracket, the outer end of the bracket is pro cleviswould cooperate with one of the Octagon IT.' In such construction the ñat surface on the vided with a series of spaced notches 23 and a Y or hexagon shaped Ysurfaces when the clevis was slotted pin'24 is slidably »mountedin the base of VonV the bracket .and prevent relative turning 60K the clevis I‘I which is adapted to be moved into‘ therebetween. . , Y « « 60 one of the notches 23 'when the Wheel‘or sheave ‘ What Iv claim as new and desire to secure by isin- its proper position to lock the clevis in its Letters Patent is: _ . . ' j setposition andv prevent anyturning movement'> Y, l. Apparatus for supporting a clothes line at thereof'relative to thebracket I8. 65 In Figs. 11 and 12 I'have illustrated a modified Y different elevations, comprisingY a substantially L-shaped bracket adapted to be secured to the 65 ` form of supporting bracket which may be used A `bottom and side of a ñoor joist or the like and with anyA of the hangers B, C, and D. In‘this having unitarily formed spaced apertured'lugs modificationl the hangers'V are securedv to a- sub Vprojecting outwardly from one side thereof with the apertures therein aligned, a line supporting stantially T-shapedbracket 25, the cross'bar of member of channel shape vertically’îslidable through the apertures in said lugs and having a pliñcation‘of Vmy invention I have' also shown a Vline tensioning device secured to its lowerend and Vmodified form'of a locking device for preventing , an arcuate spring having its ends attached tothe the clevis I1 from turning relative to its support lugs'in the apertures thereof with the.«interme4 ing bracket .25. j In, this. modiñcation the base of diate portion thereof projecting inwardly toward u 7.0 which is adapted to besecured to ‘a suitable wall ' or other supportingf'member 26.V In'this exem 2,083,332 said bracket into yîeldable engagement with the web of said channel memberto press the same into frictional contact with said bracket where by said member is yieldably held at different ele vations within said bracket. 2. Apparatus for supporting a clothes-linel at different elevations comprising a substantially L-shaped bracket adapted to be secured to the bottom and side of a floor joist or the like and 10 having unitarily formed and vertically spaced apertured. lugs projecting outwardly from the front face thereof with the apertures therein aligned, a line supporting member of channel 3 shape slidably extending through the aligned apertures in said lugs and having a right angle extension on its lower end adapted to receive a line tensioning device, and a vertically extend ing bowed spring having its ends attached in the apertures of said lugs with the intermediate bowed portion projecting toward the front of said bracket into engagement with said line support ing member for yieldablyl pressing the same into frictional contact With said bracket whereby the 10 member is yieldably held at the desired elevation within said bracket. ALEXANDER O. JOHNSTON.