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Sept.‘27, 193s. A. ZETTS 2,131,416 ADJUSTABLE SUPPORT’ FOR CLOTHESLINES AND THE LIKE ' Filed Oct. 22,1957 ORNEY. Patented Sept. 27, 1938 2,131,416 UNITED STATES PATENT oFFicE ‘ADJUSTABLE SUPPORT CLOTHES LINES AND' THE LIKE Andrew Zetts, Lakewood, O-hio ' _ Application October 22, 1937,. Serial No. 170,455 ' 2 Claims. (01. 211-11943')_ This invention relates to improvements in ad 5 justable supports for clothes lines and the like. Mounted for vertical movementi‘in the guide 5 between its center portion 5a and the reinforc It is an object of the-invention to provide an adjustable support which may be raised or low ing plate 8 is a slide Ill consisting of a central ered whereby a clothes line, for the greater por tion of its length, may be rendered more readily accessible from the ground, and. which is readily mountable upon a clothes line post or other ver tical support. 10 Another object of the invention is to provide an adjustable support so arranged that when it is supporting one end of a clothes line that is block Illa havinga side plate [0b mounted on each side thereof. The plates lOb project above the top of the block Illa and also rearwardly to the reinforcing plate 8, whereas a space is formed between the latter and the back of the block 10a. Supported at its extremities by the plates 10b and extending between them is a roller H. Ex taut and substantially horizontal it may be low guide 5 adjacent the top of the latter is a bolt l2 having a double-?anged pulley l3 rotatably ered while the opposite end of the line remains mounted thereon. Secured tovthe central block 15 stationary, without breaking the line or submit ting it to undue tension. ‘ 10 tending transversely through the sides of the lea towards its upper extremity is one end of a 15 - chain I4 which extends upwards in proximity to the inner face of the roller l l, passes over the A further object of the invention is to provide an adjustable support for clothes lines wherein pulley I 3, and’ downwardly adjacent .the rein the end of the line held by the support may be forcing plate 8,‘ in front of a roller 2ilmounted 20 readily set at any desired height without fear of . between the two side plates l0?) adjacent their 20 the line end dropping after the support has once lower rear extremities, and passes through a slot been set. l5 formed through a base plate l6 mounted across . Yet another object of the invention is to pro the lower extremity of the guide 5 to close the vide an adjustable support for clothes lines and interior of the latter. I‘! denotes a suitable cover the like which is relatively cheap and simple to plate mounted upon the upper extremity of the 25 manufacture, easy to install, and efficient in op guide 5 to protect the pulley l3 and chain M eration. ' Having thus brie?y and broadly stated some of the major objects and advantages of the inven 30 tion I will now proceed to describe an embodi ment thereof with the aid of the accompanying drawing, in which: Figure 1 illustrates a front View of the in vention. from the elements. . ' ' Attached to the ‘lower free extremity of the chain l4 beneath the guide 5 is a ring l8 or other suitable handle, and extending forwardly from 30 the block ma through ‘the slot 9 is a hook l9to receive one extremity of a clothes line—not shown. ‘ ~ When the ring I8 is pulled down obviously the Figures 2 and 3 are sections on the lines 2—2 slide Ill and hook l9 are raised. The vertically 35 and 3-3 respectively of Figure 1. tapered rest I is of such inclination that it per Referring to the drawing, I designates a rest mits the lowering ‘of one end of the line—not which is substantially U-shaped in cross section » shown—attached to the hook I!) even if the line and has laterally projecting ?anges 2 which are is horizontal and taut when the hook is in raised‘ 40 secured by suitable fastening means 3 to a ver position. 40 tical post indicated at 4. The rest I is wedge The slot l5 through which the chain I4 passes shaped longitudinally and has the lower extrem— has a narrower extension l5a into which the ity of its central outwardly projecting portion 1a chain is moved to hold it against upward move spaced farthest from the post 4. ment. This is possible because the chain is 5 denotes a guide which is also U-shaped in cross-section and has laterally projecting ?anges 6 which are secured by fastening means 1 upon the central outwardly projecting portion la of the rest l. A transverse reinforcing plate 8 ex 50 tends to the outer margins of the flange 15, and formed of alternately wider and narrower por 45 tions. The latter may readily pass through the slot extension l5a while the Wider chain por tions contact and are held by the adjacent mar gins ‘of the base plate l6. Consequently the wider chain portion immediately beneath the slot 50. extension E511, strikes and is held against upward the fastening means 1 project through the said plate. Formed longitudinally through the cen movement by the plate l6. tral portion 5a of the guide 5 and extending While in the foregoing the preferred embodi throughout the entire height of the latter is a ment of the invention has been described and slot 9. ’ shown, it is understood that the construction is 55 2 2,131,416 susceptible to such alterations and modi?cations as fall within the scope of the appended claims. What I claim as my invention and desire to secure by Letters Patent is: 1. An adjustable support of the character de scribed comprising a rest adapted to be mounted upon a vertical surface, said rest having its outer face inclined to said surface whereby its lower extremity is spaced farther from said surface 10 than its upper extremity, a guide upon said rest, a slide movable up and down said guide along an inclined path corresponding to the inclina tion of the rest, a hook adapted to receive one end of a clothes line projecting from the slide, 15 a pulley in the guide, a chain extending from said slide, over the pulley and downwardly be neath the guide, a plate mounted upon the under side of the guide having a slot therethrough for the passage of said chain, and means holding said 20 chain against accidental movement in all posi tions of the slide. , - ~ 2. An adjustable support of the character de scribed comprising a rest adapted to be mounted upon a vertical surface,'said rest being longitu dinally and vertically wedge-shaped, a guide on said rest having its lower extremity spaced far ther from the vertical surface than its upper ex tremity, said guide being longitudinally slotted, a slide mounted for movement in a substantially vertical path in said guide, a hook mounted on said slide and extending through the guide slot, a pulley mounted upon the guide adjacent its 10 upper extremity, a chain extending from said slide and over said pulley, a bottom plate having a slot therethrough and a narrower extension of said slot, said chain consisting of a series of alternately narrower and wider portions, said 15 chain passing through said slot and its narrower portion being adapted to enter the narrower slot extension, said chain being adapted to be moved whereby the slide is correspondingly moved along an inclined path parallel to the inclined outer 20 face of the rest. ANDREW ZETTS.