US 1169056 A
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0. T. SCHWEPPENHEISER & A. FREIHICH.
APPLICATION FILED Nov. 7. 1913. RENEWED JUNE 15, m5.
Patented Jan. 18, 1916.
ATTORNEYS I THE QOLUMDIA QLANOQRAPH co WASHINGTON, D. c.
OLIVER r. scnwnrrnivnnrsnmor PHILADELPHIA, PENNSYLVANIA, AND ABRAHAM FREIRICH, or DEMAREST, NEW JERSEY.
, Specification of Letters Patent. Patgntefl Jan. 18,1916,
Application filed November 7, 1913, Serial No. 799,664. Renewed June 15, 1915. Serial No. 34,313.
To aZZ whom it may concern: I
Be it known that we, OLIVER T. SCHWEP- rnnrrnrsnn and ABRAHAM Fanrnrorr, .both citizens of the United States, the former residing in the city and county of Philadel phia, State of Pennsylvania, and the latter residing at Demarest, county of Bergen, State of New Jersey, have invented a new and useful Clothes-Hanger, of which the following is a specification.
Our invention consists of a clothes hanger adapted to occupy corners of rooms, closets, wardrobes, etc., without the necessity of driving nails or screws through said hanger to retain it in position, as will be hereinafter set forth.
The invention is satisfactorily illustrated in the accompanying drawing, but theimportant instrumentalities thereof may be varied, and so it is to be understood that the invention is not limited to the specific details shown and described.
Figure 1 represents a view of a clothes hanger embodying our invention. Fig. 2 represents a partial plan view and partial longitudinal section of detached portions thereof. Figs. 3 and 4 represent partial side elevations and partial vertical sections of hooks that may be employed, and an adjacent portion of the hanger .with which they may be connected. Fig. 5 represents a section of the hanger and the fastening device that may be employed. Figs. 6 and 7 represent portions of modifications.
Similar numerals of reference indicate corresponding parts in the figures.
Referring to the drawings, 1 designates the hanger the same being composed of limbs 2, forming an angular shapewhich is adapted to conform to the corner portions 3 of walls or sides of a room, closet, wardrobe, etc. Connected with the limbs 2 and projecting rearward therefrom are the spurs 4 which are adapted to be driven into said walls or sides, said limbs having also connected with them the hooks 5 and 6 which have recesses or mortises 7 in their bases or back. so as to be fitted on the limbs 2 to which they are firmly connected by the rivets 8 or other suitable means. Connected with the end of one of the limbs 2 is the stretcher 9, which is adapted to extend toward the end of the other limb 2 where it is formed near its terminal with a bent oflset 10, said terminal being conical or tapering forming the self-tightening stub 11 which is adapted to enter either of the openings 12 in the end of the adjacent limb 2 of the hanger, according to adjustment. The end portion of the stretcher 9, opposite to the offset 10, has the bent offset 13 thereon, said bend adjoining the end of the adjacent limb 2 of the hangerthus imparting resiliency to said stretcher.
It will be seen that when the hanger is placed against the walls or sides 3, its limbs are pressed firmly against the latter so that the spurs penetrate the same and thus supporting the hanger primarily in position;
Then the stretcher is operated so as to insert and springthe stub 11 in the proper opening 12, whereby the resiliency of said stretcher forces the limbs 2 outwardly in opposite directions and tightly against the walls or sides 3, said limbs being sufiiciently bendable at their angle, so that the stretcher acts with somewhat of a wedging action to force said limbs apart, the eflect of which is communicated to the spurs 4, and thus the latter will be subjected to pressure inwardly 1n the openings in the walls or sides which they occupy and anchored firmly therein, so as to be prevented from withdrawal thus also preventing the hanger to drop from the position that it occupies, the device presenting a triangular shaped structure which is strong, pliable and durable and may be constructed cheaply and when not required for use, made into a compact bundle.
It is evident that the stretcher may be manipulated to withdraw the stub from the opening 12 that it occupied whereby the limbs no longer controlled by said stretcher may be brought together sufiicient to withdraw the spurs from the walls or sides 3, when the hanger is disconnected and may be disposed of or set-up elsewhere.
The limbs 2 may be made of flat bars of metal to which shape and material, we do not limit ourselves. We have shown the stretcher 9 as an integral continuation of the limb 2 on the right hand side of Figs 1, but it is evident that it may be made of a piece separate therefrom and secured thereto by rivets, screws or other suitable means 14, see Fig. 6, without affecting its resilient connection with the hanger or changing the operation of the device. Furthermore, the limbs may be connected at the angle of the ha g r by a hing as at 15, Fig. 7, instead of being integral with each other at said angle, as shown in Fig. 1. The offsets 10 and--13 are adapted also to throvvthe stretcher 9 beyond theouter terminals of the limbs l and 2, so as to provide a greater v space or room for hanging garments and other articles Within the device at the frontv thereof beyond said terminals.
Having thus described our invention, What We claim as new and'desireito secure by Letters Patent, is
1. A hanger of the character stated comprising angularly connected limbs, one of said limbs having an opening therein. near its outer end, a resilient stretcher Which is adapted toextendfrom the outerend of the other limb and a stub on the free end of said stretcher, said stub comprising a latsaid,
said limbs having an opening near its Outer end, a resilient stretcher, the latter extendinn from the outer end of the other limb, an offset near theiree end of said stretcher,
anda stub at said free end adapted'to enter said opening;
8 A, hanger of the character stated, comprising tWo limbs angularly connected at their mner ends and provided With article- OLIVER: T. SOHWElPENHEISER.
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