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.May 24, 1938. T. A. DEMPSEY 2,118,461 SHIRT RACK Filed Jan. 15, 1937 2 Sheets-Sheet 1 ' \ _1. /ìÈëìi _,ßÈìày„QÈÉÈ@_„É7M,/ /a’V ' jD/s j U] 4 d ' /7 ` Inventor 7 ¿ames/Í. ,Wem/@Key / ‘l 3 @QM l`Áííomeys . _ May 24, 1938. T. A: DEMPSEY l 2,118,461 SHIRT RACK Filed Jan.~ l5, 1937 k2 Sheets-Shee~t 2 F74- À In ventor -Á ííorneys .2,118,461 Patented May Z4, 1938 UNITED STATES" PATENT OFFICE Y 2,118,461 SHIRT RACK Thomas A. Dempsey, Scranton, Pa. Application January 15, 1937, Serial No. 120,800 2 Claims. (Cl. 211-181) The present invention relates to new and use ful improvements in shirt racks for use partic ularly in laundries and has for one of its im portant objects to provide, in a manner as here 5 inaiter set forth, a device of this character which is adapted to support a large number of finished shirts in a manner to prevent soiling or mussing. Another very important object of the inven tion is to provide a shirt rack of the aforemen 10 tioned character which may be readily moved from place to place with a minimum of effort. Other objects of the invention are to provide a shirt rack of the character described which will be comparatively simple in construction, strong, durable, highly eflicient and reliable in use, com pact, and which may be manufactured at low cost. All of the foregoing and still further objects and advantages of the invention will become ap parent from a study of the following specifica 2 O tion, taken in connection with the accompanying drawings wherein like characters of reference designate corresponding parts throughout the several views, and wherein: 25 Figure 1 is a view in side elevation of a shirt rack constructed in accordance with the present invention. Figure 2 is a view in vertical section through an intermediate portion of the invention, taken substantially on the line 2-2 of Fig. 1. 30 Figure 3 is a detail view in perspective of one of the inclined shelves. Figure 4 is a sectional view, taken substantially on the line 4-4 of Fig. 1. Figure 5 is a perspective view of the base with the wheels omitted. Referring now to the drawings in detail, it will be seen that the embodiment of the invention which has been illustrated comprises a base 40 which is designated generally by the reference numeral I. The base I includes an axle 2 on the end portions of which supporting wheels 3 are journalled. As best seen in Fig. 5 of the drawings, the base I further includes a metallic 45 frame comprising a transversely extending ground or iioor engaging portion 4 which is bent to provide upwardly and rearwardly inclined por tions 5 which terminate in rearwardly inclined, parallel legs B connected to the axle 2 by loops ‘I 50 on their free ends. adjacent the points where said legs merge With the portions 5. The brace 9 terminates in sub stantially V-shaped inclined ground or floor en gaging legs Il?. Extending between the bight portions of the substantially V-shaped legs I0 is 5 a brace I I which is fixed to the struts 8. Mounted on the base I is a metallic stand which is designated generally by the reference numeral I2. The stand I2 comprises a plurality of spaced, parallel side rods I3 having their 10 lower end portions ñxed to the struts 8 and the legs 6 ofthe base I. Mounted at an inclination on the supporting rods I3 are vertically spaced wire shelves which are designated generally by the reference numeral I4. As illustrated to ad vantage in Fig. 3 of the drawings, each shelf I4 comprises a substantially square wire frame I5 which is fixed to the supporting rods I3. Fixed on the frame I5 is a substantially rectangular wire frame I6 which projects beyond the ends of said frame I5. Fixed to the rear ends of the frames I6 of the wire shelves I4 are vertical rods I1. The rods I1, it will be noted, pass between the rear ends of the frames I5 and I6 of the shelves I4. At an intermediate point, arms I8 project rearwardly from the stand I2 and mounted thereon is a handle I9. Projecting rearwardly from the up per end of the stand I2 are arms 20 which carry a handle 2|. It is thought that the manner of using the device will be readily apparent from a considera tion of the foregoing. With the stand I2 in an upright position on the base I the finished shirts (not shown) may be conveniently placed on the shelves I4, preferably one shirt on each shelf. When thus arranged the shirts are protected against crushing or other damage and the in clination of the shelves I4 prevents the shirts from accidentally falling therefrom. When it is desired to move the rack from place to place this may be conveniently accomplished by simply swinging the standIZ rearwardly and down wardly on the supporting wheels 3 through the medium of the handles I9 and 2I which, of course, swings the portion 4 of the base I up wardly. In addition to strengthening the stand I2, the rods I1 prevent the shirts from falling out of said stand at the rear thereof. Due to the construction and arrangement of the base I, in It will also be noticed that the portions 5 are inclined inwardly as well as cluding the laterally projecting legs I0, the stand I2 will be prevented from tipping over despite upwardly and rearwardly. Extending between . the axle 2 and the portion 4 of the base, are the considerable height thereof. It is believed that the many advantages of a spaced parallel struts 8. The base I still further 55 includes a transverse brace 9 ñxed to the legs 6 5 shirt rack constructed in accordance with the 55 2 ¿2,118,461 present invention will be readily understood and although a preferred embodiment of the device is as illustrated and described, it is to be under stood that changes in the details of construction and in the combination and arrangement of parts may be resorted to which willfall Within the scope of the invention as claimed. What is claimed ist 1. A shirt rack comprising a transverse rod, a transverse ground engaging member including upwardly, inwardly and rearwardly inclined por tions terminating in legs secured, at their free ends, to the rod, struts extending between the rod and said member, a brace extending between the legs and terminating in substantially V shaped, laterally and downwardly extending ground engaging legs, a brace extending between the last named legs and ?lxed to the struts, ver tical rods secured at their lower ends of the base, and vertically spaced shelves supported by said Vertical rods. 2. A rack of the class described comprising a base having a rearwardly extending part about which the base can be tilted, downwardly and outwardly sloping legs at the front and sides of the base, vertical rods secured to and extending upwardly from the base at opposite sides thereof, vertically spaced rearwardly and downwardly sloping shelves disposed between and connected with the rods, and vertically arranged rods con nected with the rear ends of the shelves inter mediate the sides thereof for preventing articles dropping from the shelves When the rack is tilted rearwardly. THOMAS A. DElVlIPSEY.