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Dec. '17, 1946. I N. VAN TILBURG BOOT‘ HANGER Filed Aug. 31, 1945 LII-~17 . 1 _ 2,412,847 Patented Dec. 17, 1946 2,412,847 UNITED “ sTATEs PATENT OFFICE 1 f ‘ 2,412,847 ‘j “ YBoo'rHAnGER ' ‘ - Noel Van‘Tilburg, Minneapolis, Minn. ‘ ‘Application August 31, 1945‘, Serial No. 613,881 1 claim. (01. air-35) My invention provides an extremely simple; low-cost and highly efficient boot hanger, the word “boot” being used .in a liberal sense to in H clude what is sometimes called F‘shoes,” but is particularly designed as a convenient andei?w cient device for ‘hanging boots, such as hunters’ 2 form loops at I5 and I6 which loosely encompass . ‘the intermediate leg 6 of normally‘vertical frame i,.Wh8I'eby‘t0 provide pivots. A pair of laterally ‘ spaced diagonal supporting arms I‘! and I8 have their upper ends loosely looped over upper leg‘ and lumberman’s boots and rubber‘boots‘in posi tion for drying and if exceedingly wet, for'drain ing. The improved ,device, as preferably de signed, is of wire construction throughout and comprises normally vertical and horizontal sec 10 tions which may be folded into a ?at position against a wall or the like when not in use, or for shipment and storage. The invention in its preferred form is illus trated in the accompanying drawing wherein like characters indicate like parts throughout the several views: Referring to the drawing: Fig. 1 is a side elevation of my novel device, the dotted line position indicating the folded position thereof; and Fig. 2 is a perspective view. The device consists of a normally vertical frame section I which is, preferably and as shown, rectangular in shape and made up of laterally spaced substantially parallel upper and lower legs or members 2 and 3, respectively, end members 4 and 5, and an intermediate member 6, having its extremities connected to end mem bers 4 and 5 and being substantially parallel to the upper and lower legs or members 2 and 3. The primary function of the lower leg member 3 is to add stability and rigidity to the normally vertical frame member I and in practice this leg 3 could be omitted, thereby leaving only the rectangular frame consisting of the upper and lower substantially parallel legs 2 and 6 and side legs or members 4 and 5. Frame member I is adapted to be secured to a wall, or the like A, and for this purpose I pref erably provide a reinforcing strut ‘l which con nects the upper and lower legs or members 2 and member 2 of ‘ normally vertical frame section -I at [9 and 20, respectively, to permit pivotal movements thereof on a horizontal axis. The lower ends of supporting arms I'l'and | 8 are loosely looped at 2| and 22, respectively, around the guide arms H and I2 and are slidable there on. It will be observed that fork I3 is made up of laterally spaced tines 23 and 24. Likewise, fork I4 is made up of laterally spaced tines 25 and 26. ‘ A reinforcing strut 21 is rigidly connected to guide arm H and tine 23 of fork I3. Likewise, a reinforcing strut 28 is rigidly connected to guide arm 12 and tine 26 of fork l4. Reinforcing 20 struts 2‘! and 28 are so spaced on guide arms H and 12, respectively, so as to provide stops for the sliding looped ends 2| and 22 of sup porting arms I‘! and I8, thus preventing frame section l0 from dropping further after it has reached an approximately horizontal position. For the purpose of providing greater stability and reinforcement to the outwardly extended inner tines 24 and 25 of forks l3 and I4, I pro vide a normally horizontal reinforcing arm 29 30 having its inner end pivoted at 30 to the approxi mate center of intermediate leg 6 of normally vertical frame section I in alignment with the pivotal connections of guide arms II and I2 therewith, and having its outer end extending 35 outwardly between said tines 24 and 25. Laterally spaced cross members 3| and 32 have their ends rigidly connected to tines 24 and 25 and have their centers ‘rigidly connected. to rein forcing arm 29. 40 From the above it will be obvious that when my novel boot hanger is connected to a wall or other supporting structure, as illustrated in Fig. l, the normally horizontal frame section II] will, 3 substantially at their medial portions and has under the action of gravity, fall to the position its upper and lower ends bent to form outwardly 45 indicated by full lines, where its downward projecting U-shaped anchoring eyes 8 and 9‘, motion will be checked by the looped lower ends through which head screws 9a or the like are 2! and 22 of supporting arms I‘! and I8 abutting adapted to pass. against the transverse reinforcing struts 21 and Cooperating with frame section l is a normally 28. However, if it is desired to collapse the horizontal frame section I ll preferably formed of 50 structure or fold the same against the wall, it is a single piece of wire and comprising laterally only necessary to push upward on the outer end spaced guide arms II and I2, having a pair of of the normally horizontal frame section It), so laterally spaced boot receiving apertures in the that the looped ends I5 and iii of guide arms H form of forks l3 and I4 therebetween. The and I2 pivot on intermediate leg ‘6 of frame sec inner ends of guide arms H and [2 are bent to 55 tion I. Simultaneously, the looped ends 2| and 2,412,847 3 What I claim is: In a device of the class described, a normally vertical frame section having, spaced upper, in 22 of supporting arms I‘! and 18 will slide out wardly and upwardly on guide arms H and I2 until the structure reaches the position as' indi cated by dotted lines in Fig. 1. The structure may be so arranged that when in this position there is adequate frictional engagement between the guide arms II and I2 and the looped ends 2| and 22 of supporting arms I‘! and I8 to retain termediate, and lower membersfand spaced-end legs, and adapted to be secured to a wall‘, a normally horizontal frame section horizontallyv pivoted to the intermediate member of said\ normally vertical frame section, said normally 1 horizontal‘ I. frame section ecomp‘rising laterally .If desired,:an:elongated metallplate or the‘like, 10 spaced guide arms projecting outwaridly from the it in its. folded. position. , _ ivot axis and being provided between said guide’ V arms with a pair of outwardly opening boot re such as indicated at B, and which may be used for advertising or the like, maybe secured ‘to the spaced side legs 4 and 5 of the normally ver-‘ tical frame section, at but slight additionalscost and without in any manner interfering with the action of the boot hanger. , 1.5 In practice, it is desirablezto‘,insertsaxbOOtsOr ceiving forks, a pair of diagonal supporting arms, "253,611 pivoted at one end to the upper member _o;t1sa,id-norma11y vertical frame section and at its ' other end loosely embracing and being slidable on ‘itheaguid-e:arm-smfLthe normally horizontal frame vwhereby to permit the normally vertical and the like, such as indicated at C, heel ?rst. intothe normally horizontal sections to be collapsed in U-shaped boot receiving forks I3 and H5. ‘The spread of each of saidforks is such as it will en~ 20 side-by-side relationship, stop means on said ~gage 'jthe inverted ' boots ‘ with considerable ‘ fric "guide arms jpreventing ‘downward - movement of *sai'dmormally‘ horizontal frame 'secti'on' beyond a r-'substantiallyihorizontal'position,‘and' a' reen'forc ffboots'?rmly in'thebest'kind of’ positionrfor dry 25 lingi‘armpivotedat itsrear 'endgtoe the medial por ‘ing “and “maintaining good form. tion of the intermediate member of: the ‘normally While I ‘have 'describeda commercial form of jtion ~iustlbelow‘the soles and thereby hold the ' myjinvention'itishould be'obvious'that the-same i ‘.is subject to slight changes and modi?cations without 'departing‘from'the spirit of he inven ' tion, as Jde?ned‘ in‘ ‘the :appended :claim. vertical. frame‘ section and'rigidly connected. at its ‘front end 'to the outwardly; projecting ‘end per "tions ;of,said‘ boot'receiving forks. 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