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Sept. 17, 1946..
|_. M. LITTLEJOHN
2,407,959
CLOTHESLINE COVER
Filed July 14, 1945
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Sept 17, 1946.
_ L. M. LHTTLEJOHN
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GLOTHESLINE COVER
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Lillie Mae Littlejohn, North Birmingham, Ala.
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Application uly 14, 1945, Serial No. 605,080
‘4 Claims. (01. 2114119181
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This invention relates .to a‘ clothesline .cover
and more particularly to such a cover adapted to
be utilized in conjunction with clothes being dried
on a clothesline.
A primary object of this invention is the provi
sion of an improved clothesline cover adapted to
protect clothes being dried from dirt, dust, soot,
and the like during the drying process.
A further object of the invention is the provi
sion of such a cover constructed of waterproof
material, so designed and arranged that in the
event the clothes are hung outside, they maybe
Figure 4 is an‘ enlarged sectional View taken
substantially along the line li—4 of ‘Figure .2.
Figure 5 is an enlarged sectional view‘ taken
substantially along the line 5-5v of Figure 11‘ as
viewed in the direction indicated by the arrows.
Figure 6 is an enlarged sectional ‘view taken '
substantially along the line 6-—6 of Figure, 1 ‘as
viewed in the direction indicated by the arrows.
Similar reference characters refer to similar
parts throughout the several views ‘of the draw
ings; -
Having reference now to the drawings, there
are generally indicated at l0 two spaced; clothes
poles or similar supports between which extends
like, without the necessity of bringing them‘ in,
and without being further dampened by the rain. 15 a clothesline l l. The cover of the instant inven
‘A still further object of the‘ invention is a pro
tion, generally indicated at 12, is comprised ‘of a
plurality of transversely extending spaced slats
vision of such a device provided with int'eriorly
positioned clothes pins, to support the same above
!4, made of ?breboard or the like, and preferably
about 6" in length and spaced approximately a
the clothesline and out of contact with the
clothes being dried thereon, which clothes pins 20 foot apart.
simultaneously serve as supports for the clothes
As best shown in Figure 4 each of the slats is
provided with a clothes pin member 11-5, which
on the line.
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Still another object of the invention is the pro
may comprise a conventional clothes pin having
vision of such a device which may be readily sep
the head thereof sawed off, and the securing
arated to permit clothes to be hungtherewithin, 25 means taking the form of a nail or tack Hi, the
arrangement being such that the clothes pin l5
or to permit the same to be removed from the line
serves to support each slat, and its associated
as desired.
A further object is the provision of such a de
cover, to be more fully described hereinafter, a
vice adapted to be constructed of waterproof ma
predetermined distance above the clothesline, and
terial, and having a plurality of ventilating aper 30 simultaneously may serve as a support for gar
ments secured to the line.
tures therein to permit the free circulation of air
therethrough, but at the same time serving in a
Extending longitudinally along the top of the
left during a rainstorm, a slight shower or the
substantial measure to preclude the ingress of
dust, soot and the like.
A further object of the invention is the provi
sion of such a device, which, when not in use,
may be readily folded into a relatively small and
compact space.
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slats I4 is a cover member 11, to which the side
portions iii of the cover are secured as by means
0: El of overlapped seams I9 and rows of stitching.
As best shown in Figure 6, end portions 20 are
secured as by stitched seams 2| to the side por
tions 18. Each of the end portions 20 is split
as at 22, and the sides of the split are adapted to
Other objects reside in the provision of such a
device which is sturdy and durable in construc 40 be secured together by spaced ties 23 engaging in
suitable apertures in the ‘sides of the opposite
tion, reliable and ei?cient in operation, and rela
tively simple and inexpensive to manufacture and
halves of the end portions.
A bottom portion 25 is similarly provided, split
assemble.
Other objects will in part be obvious and in part
as at 26, and secured asat 21 by overlapping
be pointed out as the description of the inven 45 seams to the side walls l8 and the end walls 20.
tion proceeds and shown in the accompanying
Ties 28 serve to hold the split bottom portion in
drawings wherein there is disclosed a preferred ’
related assembly.
embodiment of this inventive concept.
In the drawings:
A plurality of rows of apertures 29 (see Figure
1) extend along the side portions l8, and the end
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Figure 1 is a side elevational view disclosing one 50 portions 20. >
form of device embodying the instant invention.
Now from the foregoing the operation of the
Figure 2 is a top plan view of the device dis
device should now be readily understandable.
closed in Figure 1.
The cover member is ?rst positioned on the line
I Figure 3 is an enlarged fragmentary end ele
when it is desired to use the same, and the ties
56 23 and 28 loosened permit the device to be folded
vational view of the device.
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cluding a top, sides, ends and. a bottom, means
secured to said top for supporting said covering
from a clothesline, said means spacing the top
above said line, and comprising clothes pins
adapted to engage said line.
back for the insertion of clothes thereunder.
Articles of clothing 3!] (see Figure 1) are then
suitably suspended as by means of the clothes
pin 15, supplemental clothes pins being utilized
if necessary or desirable, the cover allowed to re
sume its normal position about the garments and
2. In a device of the character described
adapted for use with clotheslines, a covering in
cluding a top, sides, ends and a bottom, means
the end walls and bottoms secured together by
means of the ties 23 and 28. Thus it will be seen
that air may circulate freely through the aper
secured to said to-p'for supporting said covering
tures 29 about. the garments to dry the same, but 10 from a clothesline, said means spacing the top
above :said line, and comprising clothes pins
the dust, soot, smoke and the like, are substan
adapted to engage said line, said bottom and ends
tially precluded from contact with the clothes.
It will further be seen that the cover serves fully -
being split, and means for securing said split
to protect the garments from rain or the like in
portions together.
the event of a sudden shower.
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Obviously, the cover may be‘made of any de
In a device of the character described
adapted forruse with clotheslines, a covering in;
sired material, such as sheet rubber, “Plioi'llm,”
cluding a top, sides, ends and a bottom, means
“cellophane,” or any suitable material of anal
secured to said top for supporting said covering
ogous, water repellent, ?exible material. Equally
from ‘a clothesline, said means spacing the top
20 above said line, and comprising clothes pins
rangement of the supporting slats permits the
adapted to engage said line, said bottom and ends '
obviously, when not in use the transverse ar
device to be folded into a relatively compact‘ and
small article.
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being split, means'for securing said split portions
together, and means forming apertures
said
sides and ends to permit circulation of air within '
From‘ the foregoing it will now ‘be seen ‘that
there is herein provided a device accomplishing 25 said covering.
4. vIn a device of the character described
all the objects of this invention, and others, in
cluding many advantages of great practical utility
adapted for "use with clotheslines, a covering in
and commercial importance.
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As ‘many embodiments may be made of this in
cluding a top, sides, ends and a bottom, means se
cured to said top for supporting said covering
ventive concept, and as many modi?cations may 30 from a clothesline, ‘said means spacing the ‘top
.be ‘made in the embodiment herein‘before shown
above said line and comprising clothes pins
and set forth, it is to be understood that all mat
ter‘ herein to be interpreted‘ merely as illustrative
and not in a ‘limiting sense.
adapted to engage said line, and spacing‘ancl re
inforcing slats transversely secured to said top,
said clothes pins being secured to the underside
35 of. said slats.
1. In a device of the character described
‘ldapted ‘for use with clotheslines, 'a covering in
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LI'I'I‘LEJOHN.
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