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Nov. 19, 1946.
Filed July 9, 1943
2 Sheets-Sheet 1
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7. iii 5e 7"?’ ‘pun/n
Uzius ?iz'land
Patented Nov. 197 1946
Albert Dunn and Odus C. Eiland,
Mount Rainier, Md.
Application July 9, 1943, Serial No. 494,056
5 Claims.
(01. 211—100)
This invention relates to a tie rack and it is "
primarily an object of the invention to provide a
device of this kind embodying means whereby a
plurality of ties may be suspended in a manner
whereby any one of such suspended ties may be
selectively removed without hindrance or ob
struction being offered by the remainder of the
Figure 8 is a. detailed sectional view taken sub
stantially on the line 8-8 of Figure 1, and
Figure 9 is a‘ view in perspective of one of the
hub members herein embodied unapplied and
with its associated bar omitted.
In the embodiment of the invention as illus
trated in ‘the accompanying drawings, B denotes
suspended ties to such removal.
an elongated and relatively wide body member,
Another object of the invention is to provide a
device of this kind including a plurality of hang 10 the outer face of which being preferably substan
tially flat. The opposite end portions of the
ers mounted for swinging movement about a com
member B at substantially the transverse center
mon axis and wherein said hangers are so con
thereof have openings I to provide means where
structed and arranged that outward turning or
by the body member may be anchored to a wall
swinging movement of one hanger affects a si
multaneous swinging movement of all hangers 15 or other support. However, we do not wish to
limit ourselves to any particular means for
mounting or placing the device when in use.
The invention also has for an object to provide
Glued or otherwise rigidly secured to the front
a tie rack which can be produced from non
?at face of the body member B adjacent a longi
critical material, such as wood, although the in
vention is not to be limited to the use of wood 20 tudinal margin thereof and at desired points
spaced lengthwise of the body member B, are the
outstanding blocks 2, the opposed faces of which
An additional object of the invention is to pro
being provided with the substantially aligned
vide a device of this kind comprising a plurality
sockets'3 in which are snugly received and pref
of hangers normally in what may be termed a
erably adhesively held, the extremities of a, cylin
ladder assembly and wherein each of said hang 25 drical
bar or ?xed pintle 4.
ers is mounted for limited swinging movement
Freely mounted on the bar or pintle 4 for
independently of the others and wherein adja
swinging movement therearound as a. common
cent hangers are provided with coacting means
axis are the hub members 5. These hub mem
whereby upon substantially full swinging move:
bers 5 are substantially of duplicate construction
ment outward of one of the hangers the second
and in the present instance are substantially
hanger is outwardly swung substantially half way '
square in cross section. Each hub member 5 is of
of such movement to allow for the free and ready
removal of a tie therefrom.
such length that the combined lengths of such
hub members 5 substantially bridge the space
The invention consists of the details of con
struction and in the combination and arrange 35 between the blocks 2 except for a space adjacent
the lower block 2 in which space is positioned a
ment of the several parts of our improved tie
hub member 5' also mounted on the bar or pin
rack whereby certain important advantages are
tle 4 for free swinging movement.
attained, as will be hereinafter more fully set
One face a, of each of the hub members 5 and
In order that our invention“ may be the better 40 the hub member 5' is provided in substantially
its central part with a, socket 6 in which is tightly
understood, we will now proceed to describe the
?tted and preferably adhesively held an end por
same with reference to the accompanying draw
tion of a hanger bar 7. This bar ‘I is of such,
length to have its outer or free end portion or
Figure 1 is a view in elevation of ‘a tie rack
end portion remote from its hub member 5
constructed in accordance with an embodiment 45
or 5' received within a groove or channel 8 pro
of our invention.
vided in and extending transversely across the
Figure 2 is a view partly in elevation and partly
outer face of an elongated strip 9 glued or other
in section of the device with certain of the parts
wise ?rmly secured along the side marginal por
in a second position from what is shown in
Figure 1.
50 tion of the body B remote from the bar or pintle
Figure 3 is a view in side elevation.
2. This strip 9, when applied, constitutes a
Figure 4 is a sectional view taken substantially
on the line 4--4 of Figure 2.
The bar ‘I is received within its groove or chan
Figure 5 is an enlarged detailed sectional view
nel 8 when said bar is at the limit of its swinging
taken substantially on the line 5-5 of Figure 2. 55 movement inwardly and across the body member
Figure 6 is a fragmentary enlarged sectional
B and is adapted to have folded thereover a neck
View taken substantially on the line 6-6 of Fig
tie. When the bar 1 is swung outwardly, and
ings, in which
ure 2.
- Figure 7 is a detailed sectional view taken sub
preferably to a position substantially at right
angles to the front ?at‘face of the body 8, the
stantially on the line l—'l of Figure 1, with the 60 tie
placed thereon can be readily and conven
base member in elevation.
iently removed and of course with the bar 1 in
such position, the tie can be applied thereto with
equal facility.
In a device such as this it is of importance that
means he provided whereby a tie may be read
ily applied to or removed from any one selected
bar ‘I without hindrance or obstruction to such
application or removal being given by the ties
suspended on any of the remainder of the bars.
In the present embodiment of the invention ‘
all of the hub members 5, except the top hub 10
member and the hub member 51, have the upper
portion of the outer face b, immediately adjacent
to or at right angles to the face a, provided with
the rabbets 9’ in which are received the lips Hi,
depending from’ the lower ends of the faces 1)
when the bars 1 are at the limit of their move—
ment toward and are positioned across the body
member B‘ or when the bars 1 are in substan
tially ladder formation. When in this position
an inter-connecting means between the bodies
including an element carried by each body above
and excepting the lowermost one, constructed and
arranged‘ to effect, through the turning of any
one body lying above the lowermost one, simul
taneous movement as a unit of all the bodies and
bars overlying the said one body, the element of
the said one body after turning of the said one
body a predetermined distance from the said
position, engaging the next underlying body to
turn only the said next underlying body and the
attached bar from the said position through a
portion of the circular distance already traversed
by the said one body and its attached bar.
2. A tie rack, comprising a. plurality of bodies
disposed‘ in a series one above the other, means
joining the bodies for independent turning on a
common axis extending lengthwise of the series,
means supporting the series of bodies, a hanger
attached to each body, the bars having a 'tie
thebars may be said to be in tie storing position. 20 bar
storing position in which they are all arranged
Theouter end portion of each of the rabbets
in parallel superposed relation, and an element
9 is" rounded as at 10’ on such radius with re
carried by each of the bodies of the series above
spect'to the "axis of rotation of the hub member ' the lowermost one of the bodies in a position to
asito allow the lip 16 of the hub member imme
engage successively two adjacent faces of the
diately thereabove to overlie the upper portion
underlying body when any one of the bodies ly
of the face 0 opposed to the face a of the sec
ond‘ or underlying hub member 5 when the hub
member 5 immediately thereabove has been swung
ing above the lowermost one thereof is turned
from its storing position to effect the turning of
the said one body and the overlying bodies as a
outwardly ‘substantially a'one quarter turn. Up
unit and to further effect the turning of the
on continued turning movement of the ?rst or 30
immediately above hub member 5, the second hub
member will be given a one quarter turn to pc
sition'the bar 1 carried by said second hub mem
body lying below the said one body to an extent
obvious that when any one of the bars l is swung
arranged in parallel superposed relation, a ‘lip
approximating half the extent of circular move
ment of the said one body and the bodies lying
ber at substantially right angles to the flat face
3. A tie rack, comprising a plurality of bodies
o'f‘the body member B and thereby positioningr
arranged in an aligned series one above the other,
such bar Tin ‘forward or presenting position to
means coupling the bodies together for inde
allow a .tie to be readily and easily applied or
pendent turning upon a common axis, means for
removed. The bar of the first hub will, in the
supporting the‘bodies as a series, a hanger bar
operation just described, be left in what might
40 attached to each body, each of said bodies hav
be termed the reject position.
ingtwo intersecting flat side faces, the bars hav
in view of the foregoing, it is believed to be
ing a tiestoring position in which they are all
outwardly all. of the bars ‘I thereabove will also
carried by. each body above the lowermost one
be outwardly swung .and the ‘bar ‘I immediately
and arranged for engagement against a face of
ther‘ebelow will belswung outwardly to a position
the underlying‘body, and the corner of the in
substantially, at right angles .to the body mem
tersecting faces of each of the bodies lying be
ber B. after the bar ‘l above said last named hang
neath the uppermost one being rounded in the
er. have been swung around approximately. a half
horizontal plane of the lip to facilitate move
turn .or to the above stated reject position.
ment of the. lip around from the said one face
In order to return all of the bars ‘I to their 1 of the underlying body into engagement with the
closed or storing position across the body mem
intersecting face of the same body.
ber B, it isxonly necessary to give. a return swing
tie rack of the character set forth in claim
ing movement to the uppermost bar 1 although i 3, Awhich
each o”f the lips forms a downward
it .18 to be, stated that the return swinging move
extension of a portion of the body of which it
ment of anyone of the bars ‘I will affect the
forms a part and wherein the said face of each
return swinging movement of the hanger bars 1'
body adjacent which a lip positions forms the
inner‘vertical wall of a recess into which the ad
All of the various parts of the device as here
j acent lip fits.
inbefore described are preferably made of non
5. A tie rack comprising a body member, a plu
critical material, such as wood.
‘(From the foregoing description it is thought
to be obvious that a tie rack constructed in ac
cordance with our invention is particularly well
adaptedfor use by reason of the convenience and
rality of hanger bars, means pivotally connect
ing the bars with the body member for swinging
movement toward or from the body member and
facilitating placement of the bars in the storing
relation, and .co-acting means carried facility with which it may be assembled and 65 parallel
by adjacent bars for moving simultaneously and
in retained parallel relation. all of the bars above
any selected .one of the bars above the lower-most
one thereof and for the delayed moving. of only
means supporting said elements, a plurality of 70 one bar below the selected. one, upon the swing
ing in one direction of the. said selected one. of
bodies disposed one upon the Other and trav
the bars.
ersed by the pintle to turn thereon, a hanger bar
attached to each body, the bars being adapted
to be disposed‘ in a position in which they are
1,. A tie rack, comprising’ a pintle, supporting
elements'between which the pintle is mounted,
all arranged in parallel superposed relation, and 75
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