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Oct. 29, 1946. _
A. s. PARKER, JR
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CLOTHES DRYING, BLOCKING, 6R STRETCHING DEVICE.
Filed July 24, 1945
Patented Oct. 29, 1946
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CLOTHES DRYING, BLOCKING, 0R
STRETCHING DEVICE
Alvin Scott Parker, Jr., High Point, N. 0.
‘Application July 24, 1945, Serial vl‘lo. 606,814
4 Claims. (Cl. 223——69)
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My~invention relates to a clothes drying, ‘ > disposed upon opposite
stretching oryblocking device.
' An important object of the invention is to pro
vide a device of the above mentioned character
which is well adapted for drying, stretching or
blocking
sweaters.
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A‘ further object of the invention is to provide
a device of the above mentioned character having
arms which, when adjusted to one position, will
serve as long arms and when adjusted to another 10
position, will serve as short arms.
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faces lof the body‘ portion
H). The arms I 4 preferably taper outwardly,
forming wrists l5. The arms M'arepreferably
in the form of ‘?at sheets and are preferably
made of laminated wood, cardboard, plastics or
the like.’ The arms are preferably integral and
the body'portion and arms are stiff. The arms
Mare-considerably longer than the width of the '
top portion of the ‘body portion adjacent to the
pivots, to project beyond such body portion, when
crossing the body portion.
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A further object of the invention is to provide
"-‘When a long-sleeved sweater is'to be dried,
a device of the above mentioned character which
stretched or blocked, the arms [4 may be swung
is extremely simple in construction, cheap to
upwardly to generally vertical positions, and these
manufacture and easy to adjust.
15 arms inserted intothe sleeves of the sweater, and
Other objects and advantages of the invention
the body portion of the sweater moved down
will be apparent during the course of the follow
wardly upOn the body portion I0, while the arms
H are swung to the horizontal position. Each
In the accompanying drawing forming a part
arm I4 now extends outwardly beyond the up
of this application and in which like numerals are 20 standing edges of the body portion for the major
used to designate like parts throughout the same,
portion of its length. The pivot elements or
Figure 1 is a perspective view of a drying,
rivets l3 hold the arms in clamping engagement
stretching or blocking device embodying my in
with the shoulders l2, so that the arms will re
vention, the arms being shifted to the long-arm
main in the selected adjusted position, by fric
position,
25 tional engagement between the arms and the
Figure 2 is an edge elevation of the same,
body portion, but permitting these arms to be
Figure 3 is a plan view of the device as shown
manually swung upon their pivots, in planes par
in Figure 1,
allel with the faces of the body portion Hi.
Figure 4 is a similar View showing the arms
When the device is used to dry, stretch or block
shifted to the short-arm position,
30 short-sleeved sweaters, each arm is arranged
Figure 5 is a perspective view of the device
across the face of the body portion, in the short
showing the arms shifted to the short-arm posi
arm position, and then projects beyond the up
ing description.
tion, and
standing edge of the body portion, remote from
Figure 6 is an enlarged detailed section taken,
the pivot of the arm, This is rendered possible
on line B--6 of Figure 1.
because the'arms are arranged upon opposite
In the drawing, wherein for the purpose of
faces of the body portion l0 and are longer than
illustration is shown a preferred embodiment of
, the width of the body portion, adjacent to the
my invention, the numeral [0 designates a body
pivots. The counter-sinking of the pivots I3 also
portion, shaped to correspond to the contour of
permits of the free swinging movement of the
the body portion of a sweater or othergarment. 40 arms. In applying a short-sleeved sweater to the
This body portion has a reduced waist l l, shoul
device, the arms l4 may be raised to upstanding
ders l2 and a neck 13'. This neck hasan open
inclined positions, and will then cross each other.
ing M for receiving a suspension element. The
These arms are inserted into the sleeves of the
body portion i2 is preferably in the form of a
sweater and the body portion of the sweater is
?at sheet and may be made of laminated wood, 45 moved down upon the body portion III, while the
cardboard, plastics or other suitable material.
arms are moved to the horizontal position. The
The numeral l4 designates full-length arms,
arms I4 may ?rst be horizontally arranged in
which are pivotally mounted upon the shoulders
the short-arm position, and the body portion of
I2 by pivot elements or rivets l3, disposed near
the sweater passed upwardly over the lower ends
the upstanding edges of the body portion. The 60 of the body portion l0 and the sleeves of the
ends of each pivot element or rivet l3 are prefer
sweater are then applied to the arms M, by
ably counter-sunk, so that they will not catch in
stretching the garment.
the sweater or garment applied to the device, nor
It is to be understood that the form of my in
stop the swinging movement of the arm. This is
vention herewith shown and described is to be
clearly shown in Figure 6. These arms M are 55 taken as a preferred example of the same, and
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a garment, such as a sweater or the like, compris-i
that various changes in the shape, size and ar
rangement of parts may be resorted to without
ing a flat body portion having upstanding edges,
flat arms arranged upon the opposite faces of
the body portion. a single pivot element connect
ing each arm with the upper portion of the body
portion so that the arm can swing substantially
departing from the spirit of my invention or the
scope of the subjoined claims,
Having thus described my invention, what I
claim is:
1. A device for drying, stretching or blocking
a garment, such-as-a sweater or the like, com
prising a body portion, arms arranged upon the
opposite faces of the body portion, means perma
parallel with the body portion, the single pivot
element providing su?icient friction to hold the
arm‘ in the adjusted long‘v and short arm position
10 and having its end remote‘ from the arm not ex
nently pivotally connecting the arms with the
tending beyond the adjacent face of the body
body portion, the arms being longer than the
width of the body portion adjacent to the‘ pivot
portion, pivot elements being arranged near the
upstanding edges of the body portion, the arms
or across the body portion to a short-arm posi
tion.
that the arms may be swung outwardly to a
long-arm position, or across the body portion to
being longer than the width of the upper portion
means, the arrangement being such that the arms
of ‘the body portion, the arrangement being such
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may be swung outwardly to a long-arm position,
2. A device for drying, stretching or blocking
a ‘short-arm position.
4. A device for drying, stretching or blocking a
prising a body portion, arms arranged upon the 20 garment, such as a sweater or the like, compris
ing a ?at body portion having shoulders and a
opposite faces of the body portion, and pivot ele
waist, flat arms arranged upon theopposite faces
ments permanently connecting the arms and
of the body ‘portion and contacting with such
body portion, the pivot elements being arranged
a garment, such as a sweater or the like, com
faces, and pivot elements permanently connect~
near the upper end of the body portion and near
the upstanding edges of the body portion, the 25 ing the arms with the shoulders, the pivot ele
pivot elements having their ends adjacent to the
opposite faces of the body portion counter-sunk
so that the arms will notengage therewith when
being swung with relation to the body portion,
the arms being longer than the width of the body
portion- adjacent to the pivot elements, the ar
rangement being such that the arms may be
swung outwardly to a long-arm position, or across
thebody portion to a short-arm position,
-3.- A device for drying, stretching orblocking 35
ments e?ecting a clamping engagement between
the faces of the bOdy portion and arms so that
the arms will be held by ‘frictional engagement
with the body portion in a selected adjusted posi
tion, the arms being longer than-the width of the
body portion adjacent to the shoulders, the ar
rangement being‘ ‘such that the arms may be
swung outwardly» to a long-arm position, or across
the body portion to ashort-arm position.
ALVIN-SCOTT PARKER, J R.
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