M. G. JACKSON. WASHBENGH. APPLI-GATiON FILED MAR.3,1914. Patented Dec. 15, 1914. jCZ 65 {fin 713507; Inventor Attorneys is thus rendered easy to handle and can bestored in a small space. A further object is to provide 'means" MATTHEW C. JACKSON, OF BUCKNER, ARKANSAS. IWASI-IIBENCH. To all whom it may concern 7 Be it known that I, MATTHEWIC. JAoK- soN, a citizen of the United States-,residmg at Buckner, in the county of Lafayette and State of Arkansas, have invented a new and useful VVa'shbench, of which the'following is a specification. i This invention relates to wash benchesofthat type particularly designed for holding washing machines of the roller style. One of the objects of the invention is to provide means whereby a washing machine can be supported readily within either of two tubs mounted on the wash bench, the structure on which thewashing machine is supported being reversible so that said'lnachine can be easily placed within either of the tubs. A further object is to provide means for holding the washing machine in position, said means being removable readily from the washbench so that the entire structure whereby'the washing machine can be supported rigidly within metal tubs, there being means provided for preventing the tub from spreading apart under the'weightto which it"is subjected while the washing machine is in use. A further'object is to provide tub engaging members mounted in a peculiar manner, whereby they can be supported out of the way when not in use. WVith the foregoing and other objects in view which will appear as the description proceeds, the invention resides in the combination and arrangement of parts and in the details of construction hereinafter described and claimed, it being understood that changes in the precise embodiment of the invention herein disclosed, can be made within the scope of what is claimed, without departing from the spirit of the invention. In the accompanying drawings the preferred form of the invention has been shown. In said drawings :Figure l is a vertical longitudinal section through the wash bench and showing two tubs thereon and the support for the washing machine extended into one of the tubs, the position of said support when extended into the other tub, being indicated by dotted lines. Fig. 2 is an en- Specification of Letters Patent. Patented Dec. 15,1914. Application filed March 3, 1914. Serial No. 822,214.- larged section on line AB Fig. 1, the wash bench being removed. Fig. 3 is an enlarged side elevation of the supporting frame for holding a Washing machine. Referring to the figures by characters of reference. 1 designates the top of the bench, the samebeing supported at its ends by legs 2 suitably connected thereto and said top being made up preferably of two members 3 connected at their sides by straps 4, these straps also serving to hold the members 3 spaced apart. An upstanding frame 5 is insertible between themembers 3'and includes side members 6 connectedby cross rods 7 and'8, there being legs 9 at the lower ends of the frame for holding said frame in an upright position. i The ends of the rod 8 extend laterally beyond the sides of the frame and are adapted to project under and'to be engaged by thestraps 4. The ends 'of'the rod 7 project laterally beyond the sides of the frame and are adapted to engage that portion of the structure designed to support a washing machine. This last named supporting structure-consists of side strips 9 connected at one end by a cross strip 10 on which is arranged a cleat 11 adapted to be engaged by a washing 'ma chine, not shown, said machine being one of that type known as a roller washer. - A slot 12 is arranged longitudinally within an intermediate portion of each strip 9 and each slot is open at a point between its ends, as shown'at 13, this opening extending to theloweredge of the strip 9. As shown particularly in Fig. 2, the cross strip 10 is extended .under the ends of the side strips 9 while the cleat 11 is extended up to and between said side strips. Centering plates 14 are mounted upon the bottom face of the cross strip :10 at the ends thereof, each of these plates being provided with a longituv dinal'slot 15 for the reception of a clamping screw 16; Extending between the ends of the cross strip 10 and of the side strips 9 are fingers 17 having upstanding terminals 18 projecting into the side strips 9. The outer ends of these fingers are hooked as shown at 1.9, the terminals of the hooks abutting against the outer faces of the side strips 9. These books are arranged in pairs, as shown in Fig. 8, and the hooks of each pair engage eyes 20 formed at the ends of bails 21 which, as shown particularly in Fig. 2, are bent to form terminal hooks 22. The eyes "20 are elongated for the purpose hereinafter set forth. The free ends of the side strips -9 are 'recessed, as shown at 23 and extending laterally from the sides 6 are holding lugs '24 adapted, when the strips 9 are swung to vertical positions and with theirrecessed ends 23 lowermost, to engage .said recessed ends when the strips 9 are slid downwardly. Thus thesaid strips 9 will be held vertical and with the cross strip 10 removed from above the members 3 of the bench. The members ,8 are adapted to support ordinary metal wash tubs, suchas indicated at '25 and by placing the-openings 13 above the terminals of cross rod 7, :the said terminals can be caused {t0 enterslots 12 and :become seated in the upper endsof the slots. Arms9 can be swung downwardlv until the hooked portions 22 of the bails 21 are brought into engagement with the upper edge of {the tub, thussupporting cross strip 10 within the tub. The plates Moan beadjusted longitudinally so as to engage the inner surface of the wall of the tub and by tightening the screws 16, these plates can be held in the positions :to which they are adjusted. A washer of the usual roller type can be mounted on the strip 10 and used as ordinarily. By slipping the side strips 9 upwardly along the terminals of rod 7 and then lifting the strips off of the terminals, .the entire washer supporting structure can be reversed to the position indicated by dotted lines in Fig. -1, thus supporting the washer within-the other tub 25. It will :be ,seen that the plates 14k prevent lateral shifting of the structure relative tto the :tub and by providing these plates together with the hooked bails 21, the tub will be prevented from spreading apart under the weight to which it is subjected while in use. When .the apparatus is not in use,the vertical frame 5 can be removed, the side strips 9 can be detached *from the terminals of :the ssrod 7, :andthe hooked bails '21 can be slid downwardly relative to the eyes 19 so that the said bails will thus be supported close to and substantially parallel with the Copies this patent may be obtained: five cents each, bynddressingjhe Commissionr df .Batentn, side strips 9, as shown by dotted lines in Fig. 2. Thus the entire structurecan be compactly arranged for storage. Importance is attached to the fact that the structure made up of the side strips 9 and'cross strip 10 can be quickly detached and reversed so as to support a washing ,ma- 'c'hine'in either of two tubs. This permits the operator to vbe seated at either side of the structure for the purpose of operating the machine. order that the strips 19 be properl'y secured upon the rod a {@1 2 can be inserted into eachof the strips 9 so as to extend across the .slot 12., and thus prevent t e strip .:fr0'm riding upward y along the rod 7 and becoming accidentally ,detacheditherefrom. This pin 26 can be easily removed whenever it is desired to detach the side strips and reverse them. What .is claimed is 2* 51. The combination with an upstanding structure, and a washer supporting struc-' ture connected thereto and including a cross structure and a w asher supporting structure connected thereto and :includinjga cross strip, of hooked bails adjustable angularly relative to the end portions of the "cross strip and adapted .to diverge upwardly into engagement with the upper edge "portion of a .tub at opposed points, means coeperati-ng with said bails and slidably engaged thereby .for guiding the bails inwardly against the sides of the washer supporting structure when said bails are moved downwardly relative to said structure. In testimony that -I claim the foregoing as my own, I have hereto affixed ,my signature 1n the presence oftwo witnesses. MATTHEW 0. Jackson. Witnesses I 7 T. R. Lanons, W. T. ALrHiN. strip, of hooked bails slidab'ly connected to v



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