US 2090108 A
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1937. I w. A. ClCERb 2,0901% 1 I SHOE RACK Original Filed Oct. 26, 1934 2 Sheets-Sheet l W. A. CICERO Aug, 17, 1937.
zwmos SHOE RACK Original Filed Oct. 26, 1934 2 Sheets-Sheet 2 Patented Aug. 17, 1937 UNITED STATES OFFIQE Application October 26, 1934, Serial No. 750,214 Renewed December 4, 1936 3 Claims.
This invention relates to furniture and more particularly to racks for holding shoes in convenient position for removal when required and to prevent them being knocked about on the floor 5 of a dressing room. The invention seeks to provide a shoe rack which may be secured upon a door or wall and will extend therefrom to support the shoes or may be collapsed into a flat condition against the wall when its use is not required. The invention is illustrated in the accompanying drawings and consists in certain novel features which will be hereinafter first fully described and then more particularly defined in the appended claims.
In the drawings:
Figure 1 is a perspective view of a shoe rack embodying the invention and arranged for use.
Figure 2 is a section on the line 2-2 of Figure 1.
Figure 3 is a similar view showing the rack in collapsed condition.
Figure 4 is a front elevation of one end of the rack in its collapsed condition, the line 3-3 in this figure indicating the plane of the section shown in Figure 3.
Figure 5 is an enlarged detail section on the line 5-5 of Figure 2.
Figure 6 is a perspective View showing a modified form of the shoe rack.
Figure '7 is an enlarged detail perspective on the line 1'l of Figure 6.
Figure 8 is a detail perspective of a modification.
In carrying out the invention, there is provided a pair of standards or bars I which are provided q with openings 2 therethrough so that screws or similar fastenings may be inserted to secure the bars upon a door or wall. The outer edges of these base bars are stepped, as clearly shown at 3 and 4 in Figure 1, and upon the outer edge of each bar are pivoted links and supporting arms 5 and 6, as shown. It will also be noted that in the illustrated form of the invention, the links 5 and the supporting arms 6 are duplicated so that there are provided two racks one above the other for holding the shoes. The arms 6 are pivoted to the base bars immediately under the steps or shoulders thereon and at their outer ends are engaged by rods l which support the toes of the shoes. Near their upper pivoted ends said arms are recessed, as indicated at 8, and bars 9 are secured in said recesses and extend between corresponding arms so as to support the heels of the shoes, it being understood that the breasts of the heels will rest upon the upper or rear 55 edges of the bars and the soles of the shoes will extend across the bars so that the toes will rest upon the rods 1. It will also be noted that the arms are downwardly inclined from the base bars, as shown most clearly in Figure 2. The bars are provided with a plurality of openings I0 5 therethrough and when the rack is set up for use the rods I extend through the outermost of said openings. The links 5 are provided at their free ends with openings which receive the ends of the rods i so that the links and the arms will be pivl0 oted together and will be interlocked by the rods so that dropping of the same when extended for use will be prevented. The rods are preferably equipped with washers and securing screws, indicated at H, which bear against the outer sides 15 of the respective links and thereby prevent accidental removal of the rods. By engaging the rods in difierent openings it, the inclination of the arms and the links may be varied to suit the desires or tastes of the user. The lower links 5 are provided each with an opening 52 therethrough at a point near the pivots thereof and arranged so that when the racks are collapsed said opening will register with the uppermost or innermost opening it in the upper arm. When the racks are to be collapsed, the rods 1 are withdrawn and after the racks have been collapsed, the upper rod 7 is inserted through the openings l2 and the openings l0 registering therewith as well as through the openings in the ends of the links which at this time will be registering with the openings l2 and the said openings I0 so that the upper and lower links and the upper arms will be locked together and held against possible accidental swinging out from the wall or door to the possible injury of persons in the room. The openings in the ends of the lower links will be brought into alinement with the uppermost or innermost openings lit in the lower arms when the arms and links are swung downwardly and the rod 7 is then engaged through said alined openings so that the lower arms will be locked in the collapsed condition, as will be understood upon reference to Figures 3 and 4.
The rack is composed of few parts so that it will not be heavy and may be easily set up and manipulated. It may be produced at a low cost and when collapsed will be very compact and when set up will firmly support any number of shoes up to the limit of its capacity.
The rack which has been described and is shown in Figures 1 and 5 is constructed of wood but a rack may be constructed of metal and in Figures 6 and '7 I have shown such a rack. Angle bars 20 are provided and are connected by braces 2| so that they will be maintained in spaced relation and these angle bars are provided with openings 22 whereby they may be secured upon a Wall or door. In the forwardly projecting webs of the angle bars are vertical slots 23 which receive bolts 24 having wing nuts 25 mounted upon their inner ends. Arms 28 are pivotally mounted upon the bolts 2t and are held thereon by the heads of the bolts, as will be understood upon reference to Figure 7, and links 21 are pivoted upon the outer sides of the base bars 20 adjacent the upper ends thereof and extend outwardly therefrom to be pivoted at their free ends to the arms 2%.
Slots 28 are provided in the arms E6 and pivot bolts 29 carried by the links are engaged through said slots and held by set nuts at the inner sides of the arms so that the inclination of the arms may be varied to suit the user. In termediate their ends, a cross bar 30 is secured to and ext-ends between the arms, and at the free ends of the arms a rod 3! is provided. The shoes are supported at their toes upon the rod 3| and the heels engage over the bar 30 so that the shoes will be firmly supported.
As shown in Fig. 5, the washer H at one end of the rod l is larger than the hole through which the rod passes so that it serves as a stop. The washer 32 at the opposite end of the rod is small enough to pass through the opening but is fastened eccentrically. When inserting the rod, the washer 32 is turned as shown in full lines in Fig. 5 and that end of the rod is inserted through the openings, the endwise movement of the rod being arrested by the Washer H impinging against the rack and the washer 32 being then turned to the position shown in dotted lines in Fig. 5 thereby preventing endwise movement of the rod in either direction.
The metallic rack shown in Figure 6 accommodates only a single row of shoes but a double rack may be made of metal. In such a rack, as shown in Figure 8, the back or base of the rack will consist of side bars 33 and cross bars 3 3 integrally connecting the upper and lower ends 1. A shoe rack comprising base bars adapted to be secured upon a fixed support and having their outer side edges provided with stepped shoulders spaced downwardly and inwardly from each other, arms and links pivoted to the outer side edge faces of the base bars under the shoulders and detachably connected at their free ends, bars extending between pairs of arms and secured to the arms between the ends thereof, said bars extending between the arms in spaced relation to the free ends thereof to support the heels of shoes, and a rod engaged with the outer ends of the arms and extending therebetween to support the toes of shoes.
2. A shoe rack comprising base bars adapted to be secured to a fixed support and having shoulders spaced vertically from each other and offset transversely of the bars, arms pivoted to the base bars under certain of the shoulders, the arms being provided with series of openings at their free ends, links pivoted upon the base bars under other shoulders and each having an opening at its free end, and a rod extending between front ends of the arms and engaged in the openings at the ends of the links and in selected openings at the ends of the arms.
3. A shoe rack comprising base oars adapted to be secured on a fixed support, upper and lower arms pivoted to the edges of said base bars, upper and lower links pivoted upon the base bars above the respective arms and provided with openings at their free ends, the lower link having an opening therethrough between its ends and the arms having series of openings at their free ends, and rods engageable in selected openings in the ends of the arms and in the openings in the ends of the links, the arms and links swinging downwardly when the rods are removed and the openings in the ends of the upper links register-- ing with the upper opening in the lower link and with openings in the upper arms when the parts are in the collapsed condition whereby the insertion of a rod through said openings will lock the parts together and the openings at the ends of the lower links will aline with openings in the lower arms in the collapsed condition whereby the insertion of a rod will lock the lower links and the lower arms in the collapsed condition.
WILLIAM A. CICERO.