US 1369933 A
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WASHINGMACHINE FOLDING SHELF. APPLICATION HLED MAR. 19, 1919.
1,369,933. Patented Mar. 1, 1921 I To all whom it may concern:
UNITED. STATES :romv NELSON, or NEWTON,
IOWA, ASSIGNOR TO THE AUTOMATIC ELECTRIC WASHER CO., CORPORATION OF IOWA. 7 4 Y I I I WASHING-MACHINE FOLDING SHELF.
Be it known that I, JOHN Nn'nson, a citizen of the United States, and a resident of the city of Newton, in the county of Jasper and State of Iowa, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in VVashmg- Machine Folding Shelves; and I do hereby declare that the following is a full, clear, and exact description of the same, reference being had to the accompanying drawings and to the numerals of reference marked thereon, which form a part of thisspecifica- I tion.
This invention relates more particularly to a shelf adapted to be used in combination with a washing machine and pivotally connected thereto to be supported in a horizontal position by foldable interfittmg bracket arms.
It is an object of this invention to provide a washing machine with a folding shelf.
It is also an object of the invention to equip a washing machine with a pivoted shelf adapted to be releasably supported in a horizontal position for use by'pivotally connected bracket arms connected between the washing machine and said shelf.
A further object of this invention is to rigidly secure angle supports to the legs of a washing machine to permit foldable bracket arms also attached to said legs to support and hold a shelf, pivoted to said angle supports, in horizontal position for use.
It is furthermore an object of the invention to provide a washing machine with a swinging shelf adapted to be moved from a vertical or hanging position out of use along one side of the machine, into a horizontal position for use braced by interfitting folding bracket arms connected with the shelf and the washing machine.
It is an important object of this invention. to use in combination with a washing machine, an adjustable shelf adapted to be Specification of Letters Patent. Patented B13 1 1921 Application filed March 19, 1919. Serial No. 2ss,4e2.
On the drawings: 7
F lgure l is a side -elevation of a washing machine equipped with a folding shelf embodying the principles of this invention.
Fig. 2 is an enlarged top plan view ofthe shelf showing the washing machine legs in sectlon.
Fig. 3 is an enlarged elevation of one of the folding brackets.
Flg. 4 1s a side view thereof.
Fig. 5 is a detail section taken on line 5 -5 of Fig. 2.
Fig. 6 is an enlarged fragmentary detail section taken on line 6-6 of Fig. 1, with parts in elevation.
F g. 7 is an enlarged fragmentary detail section taken on line 77 of Fig. 1.
As shown on the drawings:
The reference numeral 1, indicates a washing machine supportedby a frame or angle legs 2,. and equ pped with a driving mechanlsm 3, and a rotatably mounted wringer 4.,
connected to be driven by the drivingv mechanism.
Used in combination with the washing "machine is an adjustable shelf or bench emand are disposed in the planes of the side flanges of the rear le s 2, as clearly shown 1n Fig. 7. The two angle supports 5, are positioned at the same level above the mid dle portion of the rear washing machine legs 2. Pivotally connected to the extending flanges of the angle supports 5, by bolts or rivets 7, are the angle side members 8, of a bench or shelf, having a plurality of parallel cross members 9, rigidlyconnected between the side members 8, to form the shelf.
Normally the shelf 89, is adapted to hang vertically in an out-of-the-way posit1on adjacent the back of the washing machine, as shown in dotted lines in Fig. 1. To hold the shelf 8-9, releasahly supported in a horizontal or extended position for use a pair of folding brackets are provided. Each bracket embraces a shelf arm 10, slightly bent or offset at 11, near one end and pivotally connected at about the middle of the side flange of one of the side frame members 8, by means of a bolt 12, or other suitable means, as shown in detail in Fig. 5. The other end of each of the shelf arms 10, is provided with an integral extension 13, bent inwardly at the end to form a lug or stop 14. Pivotally connected, by means of a rivet 15, to each of the shelf arms 10, to the inside of the stop 14:, is one end of amachine bracket arm 16, the other end of which is pivotally connected to the side flange of one of the rear washing machine legs 2, by a bolt 17, or other suitable means. Each of the bracket arms 16, is provided with a notch 18, on one side edge thereof to receive the stop 14, of the shelf arm to which it is connected. v
Normally the pivoted shelf 8-9, is in a hanging position out of the way adjacent the rear of the washing machine as shown in dotted lines in Fig. 1, with the bracket arms 10 and 16, folded. To use the shelf as a tub or basket support it is only necessary to manually pull the shelf upwardly into a horizontal position as shown in full lines in Fig. 1, thereby extending the bracket arms 10 and 16, to aline with one another to form rigid braces for the shelf. To prevent the pivotally connected bracket arms 10 and 16, from moving beyond an alined bracing position the stops 14, of the shelf arms engage in the notches 18, provided for the purpose in the arms 16, as clearly disclosed in Figs. 3 and 4;. I
To release the shelf 89, the brace brackets are broken or forced inwardly.
I am aware that various details of concomprising upstanding angle bars arranged at the corners thereof, angle clips secured to said members with the angles thereof complementary and adjacent to the angles of said upstanding angle bars, a shelf pivoted to said clips, and foldable struts pivoted to said shelf and upstanding angle bars and adapted to fold inwardly to allow said shelf to be suspended in inoperative position.
2. In a washing machine, a pair of supporting standards comprising flanged angle bars, angle clips secured to said angle bars with the ,outer surface of said clips flush with said angle bars, a shelf pivoted to said angle clips, and a pair of foldable'struts pivoted to said shelf and standard for supporting said shelf, one section of a foldable strut having a cut-out portion and the other section having a lug adapted to enter said cut-outportion to hold said section in alinement. I
In testimony whereof I have hereunto subscribed my name in the presence of two subscribing witnesses.
EDWARD J. NEWQUIST, W. N. GALLAGHER.