US 1143693 A
Description (OCR text may contain errors)
E. U. DOWN.
COMBINATION COAT, HAT, AND PANTS HANGER APPLICATION FILED JULY 11. 1914.
L1%,,9 Patented June 22, 1915.
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ERNEST IT. DOWN, OF BOWLING GREEN, OHIO, ASSIGNOR TO EARL O. MILLER AND CHARLES F. LEATHERMAN, 0F BOWLING GREEN, OHIO.
COMBINATION GOAT, HAT, AND PANTS HANGER.
specification of Letters Patent. Patented J 111mg 22, 1915.,
Application filed July 11, 1914. Serial No. 850,419.
To all whom it may concern Be it known that I, ERNEST U. DOWN, a citizen of the United States, and a resident of Bowling Green, in the county of Wood and State of Ohio, have invented a certain new and useful Combination Coat, Hat, and Pants Hanger; and I do hereby declare the following to be a full, clear, and exact description of the invention, such as will enable others skilled in the art to which it appertains to make and use the same, reference being had to the accompanying drawings, and to the characters of reference marked thereon, which form a part of this specification.
My invention relates to an article of merchandise, and particularly to a combinatlon coat, pants and hat hanger, but is not restricted to such use as it may be used in any connection for which it may be adapted or appropriate.
The object of my inventlon is the provision of an article of this character, which is simple and inexpensive in its construction, compact in form, and easily and quickly operable to engage therewith or release there from the legs of one or more pairs of pants.
The invention is fully described in the following specification, and while, in 1ts broader aspect, it is capable of embodiment in numerous forms, a preferred embodiment thereof is illustrated in the accompanying drawings, in which,
Figure 1 is a perspective view of an article embodying the invention. Fig. 2 s a rear perspective view of the pant-hanglng portion of the device. Fig. 3 is an enlarged front view of a portion of the pant-hanging portion of the device with the front gripping j aw removed, and Fig. 4 is a side elevation of a portion of the device with the pantgripping members in central vertlcal section.
Referring to the drawings, 1 designates a wall plate, which is adapted to be secured to a wall or other suitable support by screws, or in any other convenient manner, slots or notches 2 being provided in opposite side edges of the plate for the reception of screws. Formed integral with the plate 1 and projecting forwardly therefrom, in the present instance, are the two vertically spaced arms 3 and 41, which are connected at their forward ends by an upright or vertically disposed part 5, the upper end of which part extends above the member 3, as indicated at 6, to form a head holding memher. The rear end of the arm a is formed member 11 being the movable member of the 4 pair. While the member 10 may be formed integral with the upright 5 it is preferable to make it in a separate piece from said part and to provide it at its lower rear edge with ears 12 for projecting over and to the rear of the lugs 9 at each side of the part 5 for assisting in holding the member 10 in a removable manner to said part. Projecting upward from the central portion of the member 10in advance of the part 5 is a tongue 13, which is provided with a slot 14. that is enlarged at its lower end for engaging over a flanged or headed stud 15 projecting forward from the part 5, the narrow portion of the slot 14 being substantially the width of the restricted stem portion of the stud 15 and positioned to receive such stud when the ears 12 are resting on the lugs 9. The member 10 may be disconnected from the part 5 by raising it sufficiently to permit the withdrawal of the head portion of the stud 15 from the enlarged lower end portion of the slot, as is apparent.
The movable gripping member 11 is provided at its central portion with an upstanding arm 16, which is provided at its upper end with an aperture for loosely receiving the hook 8, whereby said member is suspended from said hook for limited opening and closing movements relative to the member 10. A stem or bolt shank 17 projects rearwardly from the arm 16 loosely through the enlarged lower end portion of the slot 14: and a registering opening 18 in the part 5, and has a nut 19 threaded on its rear end. A coiled compression spring 20 is disposed between the nut 19 and the rear side of the part 5 to coact with the stem 17 to yieldingly resist an outward or opening movement of the member 11 relative to its companion member, as is apparent. It is evident that the nut 19' may be adjusted on the stem 17 to vary the tension of the spring 20, as may be desired. When the different parts of the device are in the assembled relation shown in the figures, the stem 17 will coact with the lower end of the slot let to prevent a raising or releasing movement of the member relative to the holding lugs 9 and stud The hook 8, in addition to serving as a support for the member 11, may
' also be used as a hook for the hanging of clothes or other articles.
It is evident that I have provided a simple and efficient combination article, which is compact in form, and adapted for use as a hanger for pants, hats, coats and other articles, the pants being suspended therefrom by gripping the lower end of the pant legs between the members 10 and 11 by which they are yieldingly held due to the action of the spring 20. g
I wish it understood that my invention is not limited to any specific construction, arrangement or form of the parts except in so far as such limitations are specified in the claims.
Having thus described my invention, What I claim as new, and desire to secure by Letters Patent, is,
1. In combination, a supporting part having lugs projecting from opposite sides thereof and a stud projecting therefrom above said lugs, a stationary gripping member having ears for engaging over and at the rear of said lugs and having a slot for receiving said stud and cooperating with it and with said lugs and ears to removably retain said member to said part, a companion clamping member movably suspended from said supporting part, and means for acting on said movable member to cause it mis es tween said nut and part for yieldingly cooperating with the stem to yieldingly resist an outward movement of the movable member relative to the stationary member.
3. In combination, a supporting bracket having a vertically disposed part, lugs proecting transversely from said part, a headed stud projecting from the part above said lugs and a hook projecting from the part above said stud, a stationary pant gripping n member adapted to be placed against said part and having ears for hooked engage ment with said lugs, and a slotted portion for removable engagement with said stud, a movable clamping member having an arm extending forward therefrom and pivotally and removably suspended from said hook, a stem projecting from said arm through a portion of the stationary member and said part, and means cooperating With said stem and part to urge the movable clamping member toward said stationary member.
In testimony whereof I have hereunto signed my name to this specification in the presence of two subscribing witnesses.
ERNEST U. DOWN. Witnesses:
E. E. THOMAS, F. E. AUL.
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