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Oct. 25, 1938. , ` R. R. ROBERTSON ' - 2,134,264 PULL-1N CLOÍTHESLINE Filed Jan. 5, 1957 - 26 /4 2 sheets-*sheet 1 I /3- we@ 'a' m ATTORN EY 5 ~ Oct 25, 1938- R. R. ROBERTSON 2,134,264 v PULL-IN CLOTHESLINE Filed Jan. 5, 1957 2 Sheets-Sheet 2 _Q). 1117114111111; Z .Reaal R. R'Obevßsonf. ATTORÑEYS Patented Oct. 25, 1938 f 2,134,264 _UNITED-„Smits __ ~ 11j. »f--“ï:z,134,2_e4._A c _ PULI'LJIN .oLorHEsLI'NE ’ ‘Iteuellh _Robertson,_É_aston. I_’_a_.. g _ Applicatiomja?uary _5, 19337. 'serial Nó. 119,161 '1 animi/(o1. 2115119.05) rIhis invention relates to pull-in clothes lines of the general type adapted to .be` attached‘to an upper story window,as for example, an apartment house. window, .and .adapted to be- extended . through the open window into the room-when' hanging or removing a wash. l _ A, . -. Ordinarily clothes lines of the slide typei when pushed out of the window remain extended to full length horizontally outwardfrom the .build'e ing. Also the arms are necessarily limited> in length to the height of the lower sash,-` for ex‘ ample, three feet -or more so that they maybe extended into `the room through the raised lower sash. With these disadvantages of prior pull-in clothes lines in mind, the present invention pro videsa long jointed and sliding arm which may be extended into the room approximately ten feet if desired and which when pushed out of the window will not extend outward from the build 20 ing but will automatically assume an upright position parallel with the wall of the building. With the above and other objects in view the invention consists of certain novel details of con struction and combinations of parts hereinafter fully described and claimed, it being understood that various modifications may be resorted to within the scope of the appended claim without departing from the spirit or sacriñcing any of the advantages of the invention. v In the accompanying drawings forming part of this speciñcation, ` ' Figure l is a side elevation of a pull-in clothes line constructed in accordance with the inven tion and shown projecting into the room. Figure 2 is a side elevation of the clothes line shown in operative position parallel with the wall of the building. ` Figure 3 is a front elevation of the clothes line in the operative position shown in Figure 2 look ing toward the building. Figure _4 is an enlarged detail cross sectional View taken on the line 4_4 of Figure 3. Figure 5 is a cross sectional View taken on the line 5_5 of 'Figure 4. ' Figure 6 isa perspective view of the guide for the slide arm. Figure 7 is a detail sectional View showing the stop pin and notch in the slide arm receiving the pin to hold the slide arm _stationary when the wash is being hung upon or removed from the clothes line. Referring now to the drawings in which like characters of reference designate similar parts in the various views, I0 designates an upright bar having at the bottom a foot Il which is adapted _ _ _ _ _ _. __ _ _. to be secured by screws or otherwise to the sill l 2 of vfa window outside of the window frame I3. The barv is kdisposed adjacent to ithe'wallofïthe building so as to be out of the way. - r: f I A disc YM_is provided with a central opening l5, best shown inFigure 4, to receive a pin I6 which isfscrewed into the upright bar lll.V The disc is anchored to an angle ironrfplatefl] by means of hinges I8 and a turnbuckle> I9, the angle iron plate being bolted as shown at 20 or otherwise 10 rigidly secured to the building wall.' w Adjustment of the turnbuc'kle when mounting the device providesfor correct-alignment of the clothesline with. the clothes line supporting'post 2|, shown b'est'in Figure kL_ .l . ._ . . The ldiscvv I4 forms alwear jplate `orisupport 1:5: upon which the> jointed extensible member of the device may rotate when the clothes line is being ' projected into or out of the room. The member comprises a slide arm 22 which is slidably fitted 20,. in a guide arm 23 to slide endwise thereon, the ' guide arm having a strap 24 at one end which loosely embraces the slide arm. The guide arm moreover is provided with an opening 25, best shown in Figure 6, which passes through the 25 sides of a U-shaped extension 26 that receives the slide arm. The above mentioned pin I6v passes through the opening 25 as best shown in Figure 4 and anchors the guide arm to Vswing in an arc on the pin I6, to extend the clothes line 30 into the room or to dispose the clothes line outside of the room. A right angular stop pin 21 is dis posed on the extension 26 and overlies the space between the legs of the extension to prevent the slide arm 22 from escaping from the guide arm 23. 35 The slide arm' is Vequipped at one end `with a pulley 28 over which the clothes line 29 is trained. At the opposite end the slide arm is pivotally connected to one end of a link 30, as shown at 3|. The opposite end of the link is pivoted to the 40 upper end of the upright bar- I0 as shown at 32 in Figure 1. 'I'he pulley 28 is equipped with a pin 33 forming a grip. When the slide arm and the guide arm are rocked downwardly by means of the grip 33 from the position shown in Figure 1 to 45 the position shown in Figure 2 theguide arm will rock on the pivot pin I6 and simultaneously there with the link 30 willswing in an arc on its pivot 32 and slide the slide arm longitudinally of the guide arm to extend vertically and parallel with 50 the wall 34 of the building as illustrated. 'I‘he clothes line 29 is trained over a pulleyk35 carried by the post 2| and also is trained over a ' pulley 36 carried by a. bracket 31 that is fixed to 2,134,264 2 one leg of the extension 2B of the guide arm as best shown in Figure 3. The clothes line is then trained over a pulley 38 which is secured to a link 39 that is pivotally connected to a bracket 40 secured to the upper end of the slide arm, the pivot pin of the link being indicated by the numeral 4I as shown in Figures l and 2. The link 39 swings on its pivot 4| to a horizontal position when the clothes line 10 is extended into -the room as shown in Figure 1, and to a vertical position as shown in Figure 2 when the clothes line is disposed outside of the and the slide arm and guide arm will assume a horizontal position while the pin IB rides into the notch 42 in the slide arm 22 at the moment the arms assume horizontal position. The wash may now be hung upon the line and when this has been completed the lower reach of the line is grasped and hooked over the pin I6, as best shown in Figure 3. This tensions the line. Thereupon the knob 33 may again be grasped and rocked downward, the lower pivoted end of the link 3l)A simultaneouslyv moving upward in an arc to lift the slide arm from engagement with the pin I6. During continued downward swinging move room. ofthe lower pulley in the direction of the A notch 42, Vbest shown in Figures 2 and 7„is i “nient arrowheads shown. in Figure 1 the slide arm and 15 formed in one edge of the slide arm 22 and this 15 arm will assume vertical position as indi notch receives the beforernentioned pin >IIL-as guide cated in Figures 2 and 3 outside of the building. shown in Figure 5, when the clothes line is'ex tended into the room and prevents the slide arm ' From the Aabove description it is thought that the construction and operation of the invention from moving outwardly from its set position " will be fully understood without further explana 20 20 when a wash is being hung upon or removed tion. ' from the clothes line. ~ . ,l . l ~ What is claimed isz,v 1 The pin I6 is provided with ayknob4 43 which Y A pull-in clothes line comprising >a. guide arm, forms a stop to prevent escape of the clothes line when the lower reach of the clothes line islifted a slide arm movable endwise of the guide arm, 25 vertically after ‘the line has been filled with means vfor. pivotally attaching the guide arm at clothes and looped over the pin I6, asindicated one end to a stationary support, a link pivotally connecting one end of the slide arm to one end of in Figure 2, to tension the line when the device is disposed outside of the room. '- . ' In operation the device normally extends ver 35 tically from the sill I2 along side of the wall of the building and parallel thereto. To extend the clothes line into the room the knob 33 of the pulley 28 is grasped and the combined slide arm and guide arm are rocked upwardly. During this movement of the parts the link 30_ will' rock downwardly to the position shown- in Figure 1 the support for guiding said slide arm longitu dinally `of saidlguide arm when said guide arm is rocked on its‘pivot, a pulley onone end of the guide arm, a pair >of pulleys on the slide arm one of which is pivotally connected to the slide arm, and a ‘loop clothes line having one loop thereof trained over said pulleys. . 35 REUEL R. RoBERTsoN.