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Sept. '10, ‘1946. v‘ M; E. SEYMOUR 2,407,387 CLOTHESLINE Filed April 3, 1944 INVENTOR. MARY E. SEYMounq BY I Patented Sept. 10, 1946 2,407,387 ; IUNITED STATES PATENT, OFFICE‘ v2,407,387 CLOTHESLINE Mary E. Seymour, Wichita, Kane. ApplicationApril 3, 1944,.S'erial N0.'529,321 I 1 Claim. (Cl. 211:——1>19.0I) My invention herein disclosed relates to im provements in‘clothes, lines, and has for its prin cipal objects the elimination of clothes pins to race end in which balls 6 are inserted through an aperture in the outer member and retained therein by a threaded stud ‘i. It will now be secure washed articles of clothing or other seen that the said annular members are rotat able on each other by a ball bearing, the outer fabrics carried by the line structure. ' A further object of my invention is to ar range a clothes line of the character herein dis closed that will function to the same extent as a single stationary line of a conventional type wherein clothes pins are employed to secure 10 articles of laundry to the line. A still further object of my invention is to ‘provide in the line structure a major strand to carry the laundry load and minor strands to member 5 having a handle 8 radially extending to move said members longitudinally of the clothes line. The inner annular member has a pair of bars 9 extending thereacross in spaced relation at the diametrical axis that is centrally positioned between the said bars. ‘The said bars have a pair of sheave rollers Ill journalled there betwcen as shown in Fig. 1, the periphery of the rollers adapted to engage with each other to removably secure the laundry to the major 15 avoid friction on their journals as rotated by the strands, it being understood that the terminal strand,'whereby said minor strands may be of ends of the lines are secured to suitable posts, elastic material. I . or the line, but not shown in the drawing of ' These and other objects will hereinafter be the clothes lines. more fully described, reference being had to the accompanying drawing forming a part of this 20 'It will be seen that the major. strand is straightly aligned between the grooved rollers speci?cation, wherein like characters will apply loosely engaging in their respective grooves, while 'to like parts in the different views of the line the minor strands engage frictionally on the outer structure. sides of the said grooved rollers to rotate the Referring to the drawing: Fig. 1 is a side View of the clothes line, frag 25 same and to separate the minor strands that convergently contact the major strand winding mentarily, and a separating element partly in. therearound as the trailing side D_ of the sepa section, and being carried by the clothes line in rating element, while at the leading side E of working relation thereto. said element the minor strands will unwind in Fig. 2 is a side view of the separating ele ment as disclosed in Fig. 1, parts removed for 30 response to its directional movement. It will now be seen the manner by which articles of convenience of illustration. ’ laundry are secured to the major strand by Figs. 3 and 4 show a modi?ed form for the placing a portion of said articles of laundry on separating element, Fig. 3 being partly in sec the major strand to bind the same thereto by tion, while Fig. 4 is a transverse view of Fig winding the minor strands as the trailing side of 3 and being in elevation. said separating element is moved therefrom. In As a more concise description of the inven-v response to the direction of movement, the minor tion with respect to the drawing, it will be seen strands will actuate the rotation of the inner that the said clothes line consists of a major annular member, which in turn will permit strand I and minor strands 2, that are adapted winding and unwinding of said minor strands to wind on the said strand I as conducted by a in spaced relation from each side selectively of separating means for said strands as the said said separating element as the same is moved by separator is moved longitudinally from end its handle manually along the major strand that to end of the strands, whereby articles of laundry is stretched tightly as carrying means for laundry as illustrated at 3 in Fig. 1 are secured to the secured thereto as herein described. major strand by inserting a portion as at A be It will be understood that the major strand tween the major and minor strands as spaced is preferably made from galvanized wire of a apart by the separator as the same is moved suitable gauge to carry the load, while the minor from the articles of laundry secured to the line. strands may be of elastic or ?brous material. The separating element for the lines above re ferred to consists of inner and outer annular 50 Furthermore said minor strands may be con members 4 and 5 respectively, the outer member structed as a small pliable cable consisting of having a groove B peripherally extending a plurality of comparatively ?nely galvanized metallic strands twisted together to endure re around the same internally to function as a ball peated winding of .the same about the major race while the inner ring is grooved externally as at C to function as the other side of the ball 55 strand. 2,407,387 4 In Figs. 3 and 4 will be seen a modi?cation for the said spacing element, wherein four sheave rollers l I are employed, whereby the major strand will ?t closely in the grooves of its re spective pair of rollers to coact with the minor strands having a separating means for sepa rating the pliable strands from each other and from said straight strand of wire as the sepa rating means is moved therealong, the separat ing means comprising a pair of ring-like annular strands to turn all of said rollers agreeable to elements, one annular element being placed with the direction of movement of the separating element to avoid frictional engagement where the rollers contact, and such other modi?cations may be employed as lie within the scope of the 10 in the other and having their confronting pe ripheral surfaces grooved, and balls being placed in the grooves, the outer ring-like element hav ing a handle thereon to convey the said sepa appending claim. rating means along the clothes line, the inner element having cross bars diametrically posi Having fully described my invention what I tioned and spaced apart, and a pair of grooved claim as new and desire to secure by Letters rollers journalled on the bars therebetween and Patent is: ' In a clothes line of the class described, in‘ 15 peripherally engaging to roll in unison and their combination, a straight strand of wire of suitable , grooves being greater in size than the diameter gauge to carry the weight of laundry when the or gauge of the straight strand of wire to avoid laundry is placed thereon, a pair of pliable friction as the rollers turn, said rollers being strands simultaneously wound and running in turned by ‘the two pliable strands that engage spaced relation along and around the straight 20 in the grooves of their respective rollers to sepa strand of wire to bind laundry to said Wire, said rate the strands from each other and said strands having a suitable support for their straight strand. terminal ends to carry the same, said pliable MARY E. SEYMOUR.