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D. H. LEACH. TROUSERS HANGER AND STRETCHER. APPLICATION nLe'o ms. :9. me.
Patented N 0V. 21, 1916.
UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE.
DAVID E, LEACH, 0F SACRAMENTO, CALIFORNIA.
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Application filed February 19, 1916, Serial No. 79,382.
To all whom it may concern vision of a device of this character, which shall be simple, durable and efficient, and
' which may be manufactured and sold at a comparatively low cost. 7
Another object of this invention is to provide a lower bar which has slidably mounted thereon an upper bar, which bars have secured thereto U shapedmembers to receive the ends or the ends of a air of trousers to support them in a suspen ed position to re- 'move wrinkles or creases therefrom.
Another and more specific object of this invention is to provide a spring'which. is attached to one end ofeach of the bars to hold them in an extended position to stretch and securely hold the ends of the trousers I to the u-shaped members. With these and other objects in view-as Will becomemore apparent as the descriptain novel features of construction, combi-' nation and arrangement of parts'as will.
tion proceeds, the invention consists in'cer- I be hereinaftermore fully. described and '1 claimed, r i v -F or a complete understanding of my in-' I vention, referenceis to be had to the followi ing description andaccompanying drawing, inwhichz I 'Figure l is-a perspective view ofa trousers hanger and stretcher "constructed in ac cordance with my invention, illustrating in dotted lines the ends of a pair of trousers secured thereto, and Fig. 2 is a vertical sec;
tional view illustrating, one of the connec, tions between the upper bar and the lower Referring in detail :to the drawing, 1 indicates a lower 'bar, having its ends "bent at right angles and extending .npwardly therefrom to formstopsQ-fand 3. Slidable upon the bar 1 hetweenjthej jstopsfi and 3 is an Specification of Letters Patent.
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upper bar 4 and has secured to the under face a pair of clips 6 and 7. The clips 6 and 7 engage the bar 1 and slidably secure the bar 4 to the bar 1 for movement between the stops 2 and 3. The bar 4 is bent upwardly and downwardly upon itself intermediate its ends, to provide a finger grip 8 and which may receive a hook'or support for supporting the device, which will be hereinafter more fully described;
The top 3 is provided with aperture 9 lto which is secured one end of a'coil spring 10 and the opposite end .of the spring 10 is secured within an aperture 11 formed in the free end of the finger grip 8'to provide a :tension means between the bars 1 and 4 to normally hold them in an extended position. Secured to the end 12 of the bar 1 and, to the bar 1 adjacent the stop 2 is a pair of Ushaped members 13 and '14. The arms 15,
16,117 and 18 of the u-shaped members ,ex-
tend downwardly and lon each side of the bars'l'and .4 and each has mounted thereon rubber sleevesl9.- The arms 16 and 18 are each placedflwithin a "cufi' or end of-atrou sers leg 20 atwthe crease of the front of the trousers-legend the the arms 15, 16,17 and 18'to stretch the rear and arms 15 I and l7 are each placed within the cuff or. endf'of a trousers leg 21 at apoint similar .to thearms '16 and 18.' The tension of the v spring 10 upon the bars 1 and/1 will cause trousers legs 20 and-21 :and will prevent them from disengaging therefro From the foregoing description taken in connection with the accompanying drawing, it will be seen by placing the index finger within the finger grip 8 and placing the palm of the same hand against the stop 2 and pulling upon the finger grip against the tension of the spring 10' the U-shaped memof each other and a pair of trousers. may be fi place'd on'- or removed therefrom as desired.
After a pairoftrousers has been placed on theU-shaped members 13 and 14 by moving be hung on any suitable hook or support by therefrom.
- While I have v I preferred embodiment of my invention, it
will be understood that minor changes shown and described the i ;bers 1 3 andl t will be movedin the direction themin theidirection of each other in the manner heretofore described the device may 'fpa'ssing' it-throughthe finger grip B andi-the I trousers maybe then held in asuSpended-iall wrinkles and creases .i
' tioned bar between said stops,
lower bar to the upper bar,
construction, combination and arrangement of parts may be made without departing from the spirit and scope of the invention as claimed.
Having thus described my invention, what I claim is f 1. Trousers hanger and stretcher com prising a bar, said bar provided with its ends bent at right angles and extending upwardly therefrom to provide stops, a sec- 0nd bar slidably mounted upon first menmeans for slidably'securing second mentioned bar to first mentioned bar, a U-shaped member secured to second mentioned bar and extending downwardly therefrom, a second U- shaped member secured to the first mentioned bar and extending downwardly therefrom, said U-shaped members adapted to receive the ends of a pair of trousers, and means attached to one end of second mentioned bar and to one of said stops to hold said U-shaped members within the ends of the trousers.
2. Trousers hanger and stretcher comprising a lower bar, stops formed on each end of said lower bar,an upper bar slidable upon the lower bar between said stops, clips secured to the upper bar and adapted to engage the lower bar to slidably secure'the a U-shaped member secured to one end of the upper bar and extending downwardly on each side thereof, a second U-shaped member secured to the lower bar adjacent one of the stops and extending downwardly therefrom and upon each side thereof, said U-shaped members inserted within the ends of a pair of trousers, and a coil spring secured tonne of the stops and to one end of the upper member to hold said upper member and lower member in an extended position to crease and secure the ends of the trousers to the U-shaped members.
3. Trousers hanger and stretcher comprising a lower bar, upwardly extending stops formed on each upper bar slidable upon said lower bar between the stops, means for slidably securing the upper bar to move between said stops, ber secured to one end of end of said bar, an
the lower bar to allow it to a U-shaped memthe upper bar and extending downwardly therefrom, a second U-shaped member secured to the lower bar adjacent the stop at one end thereof and extending downwardly therefrom, said U- shaped members adapted to receive'the ends of a pair of trousers, said upperbar bent intermediate its ends in a direction upwardly and rearwardly upon itself to form a finger grip, and means attached to the end of the finger grip and to one of said stops to hold j the bars 1n an extended position.
4. Trousers hanger and stretcher comprising a lower bar, stops formed on each end of said bar, an upper bar slidably mounted upon said lower bar and adapted to move in a space between said stops, means for slidably securing the upper bar to the lower bar, a U-shaped member secured to one end of the upper bar and extending downwardly therefrom, a second U-shaped member secured to the lower bar and extending downwardly therefrom, said U- shaped members adapted to receive the ends of a pair of trousers, said upper bar bent intermediate its ends to form a finger grip, and a spring attached to said finger hold and to said stops to hold the bars in an extended position.
5. Trousers hanger and stretcher comprising a lower bar, stops formed on each end of said bar, clips slidably mounted on said bar, an upper bar secured to said clips and adapted to slide upon the lower bar between said lugs, a U-shaped member secured to one end of the upper bar, the opposite end of said upper bar bent upwardly and rearwardly upon itself to form a finger grip to receive a hook or support for suspending the device, a second U-shaped member secured to the lower bar and extending downwardly therefrom, said U-shaped members adapted to be inserted within the ends of a pair of trouser legs, and a spring connected to the finger grip and to one of said stops to normally hold the bars in an extended position;
In testimony whereof I affix my signature inpresence of two witnesses.
. DAVID H. TEACH.- Witnesses: 1