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ct. 8, 1946. ' ' T. w. MULLEN TOWEL RACK 2,403,869 ' Filed Aug. 2, 1945 \ Zvmswrog 790M143 14/ Maui-M ?TOlP/VEX I 2,408,869 Patented Oct. 8, 1946 UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICEv 2,408,869 TOWEL RACK Thomas W. Mullen, Evansville, Ind. Application August 2, 1945, Serial No. 608,464 1 Claim. (Cl. 211-—123) 2 1 may be inserted through the holes l5 and “5, This invention relates to towel racks wherein these screws serving further as means for pre the primary object is to provide a structure which venting the outward rocking of the upper end will aid in preventing towels from sliding off of portions of these brackets l3 and I4. the rack. A further primary object of the in By reason of the curved length of the rod ID, vention is to provide a mounting bracket simple a towel hung over that rod is not folded along a in form and requiring a minimum number of straight line but instead causes the towel to hang screws for attachment. These and other objects in a non-planar manner so that any tendency of and advantages of the invention will become ap the towel to slip by one side portion downwardly parent to those versed in the art in the following description of one particular form of the inven 10 to leave the bar I 0 is resisted by reason of the re sistance set up in the towel originally to bending tion as shown in the accompanying drawing, in on account of the arcuate fold rather than the which straight line fold. Furthermore, by reason of the Fig. l is a view in top elevation of a structure fact that the bar [0 is bowed outwardly by its embodying the invention; 15 central portion, there is gained this additional Fig. 2, a view in front elevation; and space as opposed to a straight bar between the Fig. 3, a view on an enlarged scale in end ele legs I I and I2 whereby it becomes easier to hang vation. the towel over the bar. Like characters of reference indicate like parts While I have herein shown and described my throughout the several views in the drawing, I form an arcuate bar In the major part of 20 invention in the one particular form, it is obvious that structural changes may be employed, such which bows outwardly from the plane of the wall for example as the cross sectional shape of the to which the rack may be attached. The major bar itself, or the con?guration of the mounting length of this bar It] curves continuously without brackets, all without departing from the spirit of any straight portions therein and has each end thereof bent around rearwardly by the short legs 25 the invention, and I therefore do not desire to be limited to that precise form beyond the limita ! l and I2 to merge integrally with the mounting tions as may be imposed by the following claim. brackets l3 and M, the rear faces of which are in a common plane. Each of these brackets I3 I claim: A towel rack comprising an outwardly bowed and M is substantially inverted heart-shaped to have the legs II and I2 joining therein toward 30 bar with a rearwardly extending leg at each end; an inverted heart-shaped, substantially flat their lower end portions from their front faces. bracket ?xed respectively to each of said legs, said The brackets extend by their major portions legs joining said brackets above their lower mar above the level of the bar Hi, this bar If! having gins below bracket centers to have the major its top side in a plane substantially at right angles to the back faces of the respective brackets l3 35 bracket portions above the legs, and said brack ets each having a screw securing hole there and I4. through spaced between the top edge portion of Through the upper end portions of the brackets the bracket and above said legs; whereby the 13 and I4 are screw receiving holes l5 and I6 re single screw will retain its bracket against rock spectively, that is, there is but one hole through each bracket, and the hole in each instance is 40 ing outwardly by said top portion under the lever age action by weight of a towel on the outwardly located above the rod l0 so that the weight of bowed bar, and will retain the bracket against the rod tends to swing the lower end portions of rocking outwardly by said lower margin upon the brackets l3 and I4 inwardly against the wall on which they may be mounted, and the entire 45 upward dragging of a towel from said bowed bar. weight is carried by the‘screws (not shown) which THOMAS W. MULLEN.