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Nov, 15, 1938.
R.‘ R. ROBERTSON -
2,137,183
CLOTHESLINE SUPPORTING APPARATUS
Filed May 19, 1937
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Nov. 15, 1938.
' R. R. ROBERTSON
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_ CLOTHESLINE SUPPORTING APPARATUS
Filed May 19, 1937
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' .CLOTHESLINE‘SUPPORTING APPARATUS
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‘ Application May 19, 1937, Serial No. 143,458
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solaims. (o1. 211-119.05)
This invention-relates to line holding devices, sumes a non-operating vertical position outside
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particularly to types ?xed on window‘frames, of window.
These advantageous objects are accomplished
and having means movable through the window
by the novel construction, arrangements and
opening ‘into a convenient position for an oper
ator to attach articles to the line, or remove ar
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ticles from it, without being subjected to dis
comfort
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hazard.
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One of the objects of the invention is to pro
vide a line supporting apparatus of simple con;
10 struction and light weight that can be operated
with’ a minimum of effortand exertion and’ that
will’beinconspicuous when same is in a non-op
‘ erating vertical position outside of the room.
_ Another object’ of theinvention is to provide
:15 an angular bracket, hinged to one edge of a metal
plate to which is rotatably mounted a metal disc
supporting av slidable bar, said bar having a
pulley'rotatably‘mounted on one of its ends and
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carrying a hook and. handle at its other end.
A further feature is to- provide a metal plate,
hinged at one edge through the means of an
combinations of parts, hereinafter described and "55
illustrated in the accompanying drawings form
ing a material part ofthis disclosure and‘ in
which:
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Figure 1 is a side elevational view showing an
embodiment of the invention as disposed ‘for use. ' 10
Figure 2 is a fragmentary sectional drawing of
theinvention as disposed for use and as viewed
vertically from above, drawn to a reduced scale.
Figure 3 is a perspective view showing con
struction of window bracket support.
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‘ Figure 4 is a perspective view showing con
struction of metal disc support for slidable bar.
Figure 5 is another side elevational view show;
ing an embodiment of the invention'when in its
non-operating position.
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I Figure 6 is a transverse sectional drawing of
angular bracket, to the side of a window frame,
the invention when in non-operating position
readily adjusted at will of operator to any de
holes in the approximate centers of ‘lugs 22, 2'3,
and attached at its other end to the said window . outside of window as viewed through window
frame or to the side of the adjacent ‘wall of a from interior of room, drawn to'a reduced scale.
Figure 7 is a perspective view showing-con 25
25 building by means of a‘ turnbuckle, said metal,
plate having a hole in its approximate center. struction of hinged plate support for metal disc.
In the drawings, the numeral l9 indicates in
through which is pinioned a rotatably mounted
metal disc having two lugs attached at opposite general the side frame of a conventional type of
edges of said metal disc forming guide supports .window, grooved to receive an'upper and lower
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for a slidable bar and carrying, on the support sash.
Secured on the outer side of the frame or. wall
attached to ‘the outer edge of said metal disc, a
small sheave, said outer edge of said metal disc I9 is an elongated angular bracket I, OHQLSi-d?
being the edge farthest away when slidable bar of which has tworextended lugs 22 and.“ each
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is in a horizontal position and as viewed through bored to receive pintle l5.
A plate 2 having lugs 23 and 25 respectively, 35
35 the window to which it is attached, from the in
attached thereto at opposite edges of rear' end
terior of the room.
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Another purpose of the invention is the provi _ of said plate, is hinged to an angular bracket l
sion of a washline holding device that can .be by means of pintle l6 passing through respective
sired lateral angle with respect to a window
frame without interfering with‘ the operation of
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The forward or narrower end of plate 2 is
securedrtov one end of turnbuckle I8. The other
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Another feature is to provide a‘ clothes line , end of turnbuckle I8 is’ fastened to side of wall or
holding apparatus that can be attached to and '_'window frame 19.
A metal disc is rotatably mounted on plate 2 45
45 operated on either the right or left side frame
of a window without the necessity of 're-assem? by means of pin H which passes through. hole
bling the apparatus in any manner whatsoever. 21 in the center of disc 3 and'through hole 28
in \the, approximate center of'plate 2. Pin I1
Means have beenprovided for manually re
volving the metal disc on the metal plate in such is ?tted with’ a lock nut which is adjusted so
that there is maintained a constant friction be 50
manner that the slidable bar assumes either a
the-window sash.
vertical or a horizontal position at will of oper
ator, and means have also been provided to lock
the slidable in. its horizontalv position when ex
‘ tended to its maximum extent'through window
.into: room and/or‘ when“. said slidable bar as
tween disc 3 and plate'2.
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extending outward at ninety degree angles to
. ‘ Attached to opposite edges of metal disc
the surface‘ of metal disc 31 and plate 2. are sup
ports 30 and M respectively, each bored at holes,
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32 and 33 respectively at a point closely ad
jacent to the surface of disc 3, to receive slidable
bar 4.
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bar 4, has become recessed in recess 36 cut in
plate 2.
Having thus adjusted the device into posi
The outer ends of supports 30 and 3l-are bent,
at points closely adjacent to the outer edges of
holes 32 and 33 respectively, parallel with the
tion for operation the lower cord of the endless
clothesline | 5 is lifted off of hook 9 and ?lled
with or emptied of clothes and other items of
surface of disc 3.
wash.
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After ?nishing the foregoing operation
A small sheave II is rotatably mounted, in the operator replaces the lower cord of endless
parallel with surface of disc 3, on the bent end clothes line l5 onto hook 9 and lifts the rear
10 of support 30 by means of pin 34 which is an
ward end of bar, 4 sufficiently .to disconnect the
chored at one end to support 30 and ‘at the‘other longer prong of U, pin 7 ‘from recess 36>and then
end to strut 8. The other end of strut 8 is per
simultaneously rocks and slides bar 4' outward
manently attached to support 3|.
through the window from the interior of the room
A hook 9, shaped like an S, is pivotally mount
until bar 4 assumes a vertical position outside
15 ed in hole bored in strut 8 at the point which is
'of the window in which position bar 4 may be 15
approximately opposed to the center of disc 3 locked by attaching hook 29, secured to the sill
when the strut is mounted thereon.
of the window, to recess 2| in handle M on bar 4.
An elongated bar 4 is slidably mounted through
When the apparatus has been constructed as
holes 32 and 33 in supports 39 and 3| respec
20 tively, on disc 3. Attached to the end of bar '4 hereinbefore described it should be noted that
the endless clothesline |5 will have a uniform
which protrudes outward through hole 33 in sup- ' tension at all times whether the device is in a
port 3|, is handle l4 and also hook l3 ‘to which closed vertical position outside of window or
is attached clothes line pulley l2.
bar 4 is extended into room into position for
To the'end of bar 4 which protrudes outward operation, provided the operator'has exercised
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the precaution to lift the lower cord of clothes?
tached one end of strut 5. Arm 6, carrying line I5 over hook 9 before the device is changed
sheave l8 on one of its ends, is connected at its
other end to strut 5 thereby forming an elbow
and arm support for sheave l0 in such manner
130 that sheave l0 may readily pass over sheave ||
without di?iculty when bar 4 is extended rear
ward to its maximum extent through the window
into'the room.
A U pin 1 having a long and a short prong,
£35 pivotally connects strut 5, by means of its short
er prong, to the end of bar 4. The longer prong
_ of U pin 1 is passed under the elbow formed by
strut 5 andarm 6, and thence over bar 4 thereby
providing sheave ID with ample clearance for
passing over sheave II when bar 4 is slided rear
ward into room. The projecting end of the longer
prong of U pin ‘I is inserted into recess 36, out
in the narrow end of plate 2, when bar 4 has as
sumed a horizontal position and has been extend
ed rearward to its maximum extent into the room
through the window, thereby preventing bar 4
from sliding forward or rocking downward while
the device is in operation.
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An endless line or cord I5 is trained under
sheave H, and over sheave HI, pulley l2, hook
9 and pulley 35, which latter pulley is remotely
supported by a pole or other means on terrain
adjacent to the building to which the apparatus
is attached, thereby forming an endless clothes
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line.
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To change the apparatus from one side of win~
dow and attach it to and operate it on the other
side it is merely necessary to reverse, perpen-v
dicularly, the apparatus when attaching it to
opposite window frame, pivot metal plate 3 and
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bar 4‘ on pin [7 until bar 4 is in normal operating
position and to pivot on the short prong of U
pin 1 the assembly formed by strut 5, arm 6,
sheave H! and the long prong of U pin '1, and
then re-thread clothes line l5 as previously de
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from an operating to a non-operating or closed
position.
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Although the foregoing isdescriptive of the
best known embodimentof the invention, it will :30
be apparent that minorv changes may be madev
within the intent,_ spirit and scope of the~ap—
pended claims in their broadest sense. >.
Having thus described the invention what is'
claimed as new and sought to secure by Letters
Patent
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be rigidly secured to ‘a window frame, a base
plate hinged on one end of said bracket, means
to adjustably maintain said plate at any required
lateral angle relative to said bracket, said base
plate provided at one end with an inwardly ex
tending slot, a metal plate rotatably mounted on
said base plate, abar slidably mounted on said v4.5
rotatably mounted metal plate, a sheave adjacent
the outer end of said bar, an arm and strut
connecting said sheave to said bar, a U-shaped
pin having a long and a short prong pivotally
attaching said strut to the outer end of said bar 150
by means of its shorter prong and forming with
its longer prong means to lock said bar in its
horizontal position when the latter is extended
to its maximum extent into a room by thein
sertion of said longer prong into said inwardly ,1
extending slot formed in said base plate, a pulley
and handle mounted on the rearward vend of
said bar, asheave and hook carried by said ro
tatably mounted metal plate,oa pulley remotely
supported and an endless clothes line carried ~60
by said sheave, pulleys and hook. .
2. A device of the character described, com
prising, a bracket adapted to be rigidly secured
to a window frame, a base plate connected to
said bracket, an adjustable member rotatably -65
vmounted on said plate and fashioned with slotted
In operation the device having been assembled ' lugs extending therefrom, a longitudinally ex
as indicated, the window sashes are raised to
permit disc 3 and bar 4 to be-rocked on pin |'|
simultaneously with the sliding of bar 4, in sup
ports 30 and 3| attached to disc 3, rearwardly
through the window opening until bar 4 has ap
proached a horizontal position and the longer
i175 prong of U pin 1, attached to the outward end of
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1. A clothes line'supporting apparatus com
prising an elongated angular bracket adapted to
tending arm slidably mounted in said lugs, a
sheave carried by'one of said lugs, a second
sheave pivotally connected‘ to one end of said 70
arm for adjustment over said ?rst mentioned
sheave, a pulley rotatably mounted on the oppo
site end of said arm and adapted to have trained
thereover a section of a clothes line having a
run trained over said ?rst and second mentioned
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sheaves, a tensioning member pivotally con-v arm for adjustment over said. ?rst mentioned
nected to said rotatable member whereby to ten , sheave, a pulley rotatably mounted on the oppo
site end of said arm and adapted to have trained
rotated to a vertical position relative to said thereoveriva section of a clothes line having a
bracket, said plate having a slot formed therein run trained over said ?rst and second mentioned
adjacent one end thereof, and a pin connected sheaves, a ,tensioning member pivotally con
to said arm and engageable within said slot to , nected to said rotatable member whereby to ten
sion another’ run of said line when said arm is
maintain said arm in'horizontal position rela
rotated to a vertical position relative to said
tive to said bracket.
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bracket, said plate having a slot formed therein 10
3. A device of the'character described, com
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prising, a bracket adapted to be rigidly secured adjacent one end thereof, a pin connected to
to a window frame, a base plate connected to said arm and engageable within’ said slot to main
said bracket, an adjustable member rotatably tain said arm in horizontal position relative to
mounted on said plate and fashioned with slotted said bracket, and means fashioned on said arm
adjacent said pulley and' cooperable with re—' 15
lugs extending therefrom, a longitudinally ex
tending arm slidably mounted in said lugs, a motely disposed. means on said window frame
sheave carried by one of said ‘lugs, a second for latching said arm in said vertical position;
REUEL REYNAUD ROBERTSON.
sheave pivotally connected to one end of .said ~
sion another run of said line when said arm is
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