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Publication numberUS1188227 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateJun 20, 1916
Filing dateSep 25, 1915
Priority dateSep 25, 1915
Publication numberUS 1188227 A, US 1188227A, US-A-1188227, US1188227 A, US1188227A
InventorsWilliam A Woods, George H Drewsen
Original AssigneeWilliam A Woods, George H Drewsen
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Adjustable hook.
US 1188227 A
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Patented June 20; 1916.

+1 m 2 a 8 H 1 1 UNITED stra ns PATENT OFFICE.




Specification of Letters Patent.

Patented June 20, 1916.

Application flied September 25, 1916. Serial No. 52,718.

To all whom it may concern;

Be it known that we, WILLIAM A. Woons and Gnonen H. DnnwsnN, citizens of the United States of America, WILLIAM A. Woons, residing at Kaukauna, in the county of Outagamie, and Gamma H. DREWBEN residing at Fort Atkinson, in the county of J eiferson and State of'Wisconsin, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Adjustable Hooks, of which the following is a specification.

This invention relates to improvements in adjustable hooks.

The object of the invention is to provide a construction which will afford means for adjustably mounting a hook so that the latter may be conveniently moved back and forth to gain access to an adjacent hook when it is desired to remove or hang a gar-' ment.

A further object of the invention is to provide a specific form of hook which is particularly adapted to operate in connection with a support.

The invention also comprehends improvements in the details of construction and ar- 7 rangement of parts which will be hereinafter described and particularly pointed out in the claim.

In the drawings: Figure lis a perspective view of our invention. Fig. 2, is a cross section on the line 22, of Fig. 1. Fig. 3 is a detail perspective view of one of our improved hooks. Fig. 4 is a similar view of a slightly different form of hook.

The numeral 1 indicates a base bar formed in its front portion with an open slot 2, which communlcates with an enlarged guide slot 3. The base bar may be formed by cutting the enlarged guide slot in the face of the rail, and then attachin two spaced face lates over the front of t e rail to provide t e slot 2. I Y

The. hook we employ is formed from a single piece of wire. One end 4 of the mm is bent over at 5 to provide an eye, and is extended transversely at an incline as at 6, and rebent at 7 to provide a second eye,

forming essentially a figure;.eight. This portion provides a base 8, said base being slidably mounted in the guide slot 3 as clearly shown. The rebent portion 7, terminates about on a center line drawn horizontally through the base and fromthis rebent portion 7, the wire is bent outwardly at a right angle to form the upper member 9, of the hook proper. The outer end of the upper member 1s rebent at 10, and the wire is extended substantially parallel with the upper member 9, to form the lower member 11, of the hook proper. The. rear end of the lower member 11, is bent to form a'partial rlng or supplemental book 12, the end 13 of the wire terminatingunder the lower member 11. The rear of the ring 12, is in a different vertical plane fllan thebase 8, of the hook, and abuts against the face of the base bar 1, which forms a support for the hook when in operation.

The hook may be constructed as shown in Fig. 4. That is, the base is the same as that previously described, but the hook proper 15, 1s formed by extending the end of the wire outwardly and upwardly as shown.

When in use, the base portion 8 of the hook is mounted in the guide slot 3, the upper member extending through the slot 2, while the rear surface of the-ring 12, bears against the face of the bar 1. Obviously, when the hook. is thus supported it may be slid back and forth to gain access to an adjoining hook, and yet by having the bent portions 5 and 7 of such width as toengage the inner walls of the rear of the ring 12, impmge the bar 1, the hook will support heavy weights.

The kernel of this invention resides in the formation of the hook from a single piece of wire, and more particularly the base portion 8. By bending the wire in the form of a figure eight, it affords reat rigidity and the wire will stand consi erable strain.

What we claim is:-

In' combination, a wall support provided with an open transverse slot, the rear portion of which is enlarged to providetwo inner bearing walls adjacent the open portion of the slot, a support formed from a single piece of metal and provided with a base and a hook, one end of the metal being bent upon itself and extended at an angle to form a central connecting bar, the opposite end of said bar being rebent upon itself to a point adjacent .said central connecting bar,

at which point the metal is bent outwardly to extend through the open slot and forms the hook, the bent portions at the ends of the connecting bar engaging the inner bear- 4 ing walls of the wall support, the metal at the outer end of the hook being rebent upon itself to a point adjacent the front of the meaeae base where said material is bent to engage said front of the base to brace the hook.

' In testimony whereof we afix our signatures in presence of two witnesses.


Witnesses as to William A. Woods:


Witnesses as to George H. Drewsen: J. Knnsomms'rnmnn,


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U.S. Classification248/307, 211/106.1, 211/87.1
Cooperative ClassificationA47G1/1686