US 1081848 A
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APPLIUATION FILED JAN.8,1913.
1,081,848. Patented Dec. 16, 1913.
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INVENTUH' James Macdononld A TTOHNEVS J. MACDONALD.
APPLICATION FILED 11111.12, 1913.
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JAMES MACDONALD, 013 NEW YORK, N. Y.
Specification of Letters Patent.
Patented Dec. 16, 1913.
Application filed January 8, 1913. Serial No. 740,793.
To alt whom it may concern,
Be it known that I, Janus hlACDONALD, a
subject of the King of Great Britain, and a resident of the city of New York, borough of Manhattan, in the county and State of New York, have invented a ne Y and Improved Holder, of which the following is a full, clear, and exact description.
The invention relates to wardrobe fixtures, and its object is to provide a new and improved holder for neckties, buttons, scarf pins, coats, trousers and other articles of Wearing apparel and arranged for convenient attachment to a wall, wardrobe or the like, and for protecting the supported articles against dust.
For the purpose mentioned, use is made of a bracket arranged for attachment to a wall or other support, a covering provided with flaps adapted to open and close, a carrier attached to the said covering and mounted to swing on said bracket, and one or more hooks fulcrumed on the said carrier and adapted to project from the same and to lie between the flaps when the latter are in folded closed position.
A practical embodiment of the invention is represented in the accompanying drawings forming a part of this specification, in which similar characters of reference inclicate corresponding parts in all the views.
Figure 1 is a face view of the holder with the flaps of the covering in open position: Fig. 2 is an enlarged transverse section of the same on the line 22 of Fig. 1, and with the covering flaps in folded position; Fig. 3 is an enlarged sectional plan view of the same with the covering flaps closed and the holder swung to one side of the bracket; Fig. -1 is an enlarged sectional plan view of the same on the line 4-4 of Fig. 1; Fig. 5 is a perspective view of the carrier plate and the hooks pivoted thereon; Fig. 6 is a face view of a modified form of the holder as applied to a wardrobe and arranged for bold ing neckties, coats and other garments, part of the covering being broken out; Fig. 7 is an enlarged sectional plan view of the same; Fig. 8 is a cross section of the same; and Fig, 9 is an enlarged sectional elevation of the terminal of one of the hooks and the coat hanger held thereon, the section being on the line 9-9 of Fig. 7.
A cover A of a suitable pliable material, such as soft leather and the like, lined with silk or other textile fabric, is provided along the median line with a crease or joint A to provide two flaps A A adapted to be either extended into open position or folded one upon the other to inclose the articles to be supported between the flaps, as hereinafter more fully explained. The margins of the flaps A A are provided with fastening devices B, B, such as spring buttons and sockets to hold the flaps in closed position and to allow of conveniently opening the flaps whenever it is desired to gain access to the supported articles.
The covering A is attached at the upper portion of the joint A to a carrier C mounted to turn on a vertical rod or a bracket D terminating at the top and bottom in eyes D engaged by screws E or other fastening devices for fastening the holder to a wall F, as shown in Figs. 2 and 3, or to a wardrobe F, as illustrated in Figs. 6 and 7. The carrier C consists of a sleeve C mounted to turn on the rod or bracket D, and from the sleeve C extend forwardly bolts C passing through openings in the joint A of the covering A to the inner face thereof, the bolts also passing through a plate C overlying the covering A at the inside thereof at the upper portion of the joint A. Nuts C" screw on the bolts C to fasten the plate C to the covering A and to fasten the latter to the sleeve C to permit of swinging the covering on the bracket D to one side or the other or to the middle thereof whenever it is desired to open the covering flaps with a view to gain access to the articles contained in the holder. On the plate C and preferably at the side edges thereof are pivoted hooks G located at different levels and arranged for supporting neckties and similar articles, it being understood that the hooks G have swinging motion independent of the carrier C to permit of swinging the hooks into open position, as shown in Fig. 1, so as to overlie the inner faces of the open flaps A and A to allow the user to gain convenient access to the ties held on the hooks Gr. It will be noticed that by locating the hooks G at different levels a large number of ties can be accommodated without unduly increasing the thickness of the holder at the time the flaps A A are in closed position and the ties are held between the flaps and are protected against dust.
The lower end of the plate C is preferably mounted in a pocket H of leather or other suitable material and set into the covering A intermediate the lining thereof, the lining being slit, as plainly indicated in Fig. 1, so that the upper portion of the plate overlies the lining while the lower portion is contained in the pocket H. The back part of the pocket H is preferably extended up the back of the plate C and the upper end H of the back of the pocket is folded over the upper edge of the plate C onto the front thereof, and through this front portion extends the upper bolt C to protect the upper edge of the plate G The covering A is provided at the inner faces of its flaps A A with a cushion I and a pocket J, of which the cushion I is adapted to support stick pins and the like, while the pocket J is adapted to receive buttons and other small articles.
In the modified form shown in Figs. 6, 7, 8 and 9 the hooks G are provided near their outer ends with swiveled hangers K for supporting coats, trousers and other articles of wearing apparel. In this case the hooks G are made of suitable length and are pivoted on the plate C the same as above described with reference to Figs. 1, 2, 3 and 5. The flaps A", A of the covering A are in this case provided with suitable stiffening material A in the back of the lining, and the flaps A A are attached to metallic frames L, L pivoted on the side edges of the plate C so as to permit of swinging the flaps A, A conveniently into open or closed position. Each frame L, L is preferably extended along the top and inner edges of the flaps A A and the frames are also preferably provided at the top and bottom ends with flanges L L of which one is adapted to overlie the other when the flaps are in folded position, as plainly indicated in Fig. 8, so as to close the upper ends of the flaps with a view to exclude dust from passing between the flaps at the time the latter are closed. edges of the flaps A, A are provided with fastening devices B, B, the same as above described in reference to the flaps A A to allow of folding the flaps A A in closed position. 7
aving thus described my invention, I claim as new and desire to secure by Letters Patent: I
1. A holder of the class described, com- The outer prising a bracket arranged for attachment to a support, a sleeve mounted to turn on the said bracket and provided with fastening devices, a plate engaged by the said fastening devices, a protecting cover attached to the plate and having two flaps adapted to be fastened together at their outer edges, and hooks mounted to swing on the said plate and inclosed between the flaps when the latter are in closed position.
2. A holder of the class described, comprising a bracket arranged for attachment to a support, a sleeve mounted to turn on the said bracket and provided with fastening devices, a protecting cover forming two jointed flaps provided with fastening devices along their outer edges to fasten the flaps together, a plate on the inside of the cover at the oint of the flaps, the said fastening devices engaging the said cover oint and the said plate to fasten the parts together, and hooks mounted to swing on the said plate.
3. A holder of the class described, comprising a bracket for attachment to a wall or other support, a sleeve mounted to turn on the said bracket and providedwith fiXe'd screws, a fabric cover having jointed flaps provided at the joint with openings for the screws, a plate on the said joint at the inside of the cover and engaged by the said screws, nuts screwing on the said screws and abutting against the said plate, and hooks mounted to swing on the said plate.
4-. A holder of the class described, comprising a bracket arranged for attachment to a support, a sleeve mounted to turn on the said bracket and provided with fasten ing devices, a plate engaged by the said fastening devices, a protecting cover at tached tothe plate and having two flaps, fastening devices along the outer edges of the flaps to fasten the flaps together, and staggered hooks mounted to swing on the edges of the said plate and inclosed between the flaps when the latter are in closed position.
In testimony whereof I have signed my name to this specification in the presence of two subscribing witnesses,
Witnesses Time. G. Hosrnn, PHILIP D. RoLLH'AUs.
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