US 1231452 A
Description (OCR text may contain errors)
.0. M. SWORD.
CLOTHES HANGER. APPLlCATIQN .FILED JAN-8,19%.
Patented June 26, 1917.
2 SHEETS-SHEET I.
0. M. SWORD.
1 APPLICATIPN FILED IAN-8, I915- L 31 452fi I Patented June 26,1917.
2 SHEETS-SHEET 2- ORA M. SWORD, OF ST. MARIES, IDAHO.
Specification of Letters Patent.
Patented June 2d, 191%.
Application filed January 8, 1915. Serial No. 1,198.
To all whom it may concern:
Be it known that I, ORA M. Swonio, a citizen of the United States, residing at St. Maries, in'theicountygof' Kootenai and State of Idaho, have invented certain; new and 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.
This invention relates to clothes hangers and the primary object of the invention is to provide a devicefor attachment to one of the posts of a bed, for supporting a persons clothes adjacent to the bed, and to provide a device of this nature which may be folded into a compact form for taking up as little space as possible.
Another object of this invention is to provide a clothes rack or hanger for attachment to one of the vertical posts of the bed, which comprises a horizontal bar which is pivotally supported to the bed post, and a vertical bar pivotally connected to the outer end of said horizontal'bar, which vertical bar has a plurality of transversely extending hanging arms pivotally carried thereby.
A. still further object of this invention is to provide a novel form of shoe shelf or support which is attached to the horizontally extending bar. s
With the foregoing and other objects in view this invention consists 'in such novel features of construction, combination and arrangement of parts'as will be hereinafter more fully described, illustrated in the accompanying drawings and claimed.
In describing the invention in detail reference will be had to the accompanying drawings wherein like characters designate like or corresponding parts throughoutthe several views, and in which Figure 1 1s a fragmentary perspectiveview of a bed showing the improved clothes hanger attached thereto, and mounted in an operative position.
Fig. 2 is a fragmentary side elevation of a bed showing the improved clothes hanger connected thereto and extending horizontally therefrom.
Fig. 3 is a detail of the connection between the horizontal and vertical arms of the clothes rack.
Fig. 4 is an end view of a bed showing the rack in a folded position.
Fig. 5 is a fragmentary sectional view through the upper end of the rack.
Fig. 6 is a cross sectional view through the rack showing the manner of connecting K one of the supporting arms thereto,and useful Improvements in .Clothe's-llangets;v
Fig. 7 is a detail perspective view of an eye used in the construction of the device.
Referring more particularly to the drawings, l designates one of the vertical corner posts of an ordinary iron or brass bed, which extends above and below the rails of the bed, forming supporting legs therefor, as is clearly shown in Fig. l of the drawings. The section 2 of the post 1, which forms one of the supporting legs for the bed has a metallic collar 3 securely clamped thereupon, by the adjustment of a thumb nut 4 upon a screwthreaded bolt 5 which extends through the radially extending ears or straps 6 which are formed upon the collar 3. The collar 3 has a second 001- lar 8 connected thereto in any suitable manner. The collar 8 forms a bearing support for the angled end 9 of a horizontally disposed rod 10. The rod 10 is rotatably carried by the collar 8 and has a bracket 11 depending therefrom. The bracket 11 has a base 12, included therein, which is provided for receiving and supporting a persons shoe. The base 12 of the bracket 11 is disposed in a horizontal plane and parallel with the horizontal rod 10, being connected to the latter by a vertical arm 13.
The outer end 14: of the horizontal rod 10 is bifurcated, forming arms 15 and 16, intermediate of which is pivotally mounted the reduced end 17 of the vertical standard 18. The arm 15 has a plurality of serrations formed upon the inner face thereof, which are provided for intermeshing with the serrations 19 formed upon the lower end 17 of the standard 18, for holding the standard in various adjusted pivotal positions with respect to the horizontal rod 10. The
end 17 of the vertical standard 18 is pro- 'vided with a transversely extending opening 20 formed therein, which forms a hearing for a bolt 21. The bolt 21 pivotally connects the standard 18 to the horizontal rod 10, and the standard is held in various adjusted positions by means of a winged nut 22, which is adjustably mounted upon the bolt 21..
The vertical standard 18 has its upper end externally screw threaded as is indicated at 23 in Fig. 5 of the drawings, and a cap 24 is detachably mounted thereupon, which cap has positioned therein the enlarged head 25 of a bolt 26. The bolt 26 is rectangular in cross section, and it has a cross rod or bar 27 carried thereby, which is positioned in a horizontal plane and forms a coat hanger, for supporting a persons coat, vest or the like. The enlarged head 25 is loosely seated within the collar or cap 24 and rests upon the upper end of the vertical standard 18, so as to permit of a swiveled movement of the coat hanger 27. The vertical standard 18 has a plurality of ears 30 formed thereon, in pairs, at spaced intervals along its length, intermediate thereof; to which pairs of ears-are pivotally connected arms 31, by bolts 32. The arms 31 are held against pivotal movement between each pair of arms 30, by winged nuts or set screws 33 which are mounted upon the bolts 32 and are tightened thereon for tightening engage ment between the ears 30 and the arms 31.
The arms 31 may be of different lengths if it is so desired, and they are provided for supporting various articles of wearing apparel when in an extended position as is shown in Fig. 1 of the drawings.
When it is desired to hang a persons clothes upon the hanger heretofore described, the rod 10 is moved to any desired extended position from the collar 8 and the standard 18 is adjusted in a vertical position, if it is so desired, after which the various arms 31 are properly adjusted for holding different articles of wearing apparel. If it is so desired, the standard 18 may be positioned in a horizontal plane and in alinement with the rod 10, as is illustrated in Fig. 2 of the drawings, at which time the various rods 30 and the coat hanger 27 will form supporting rods for various articles of wearing apparel. When the device is not in use it is folded as shown in Fig. 4 of the drawings, or in other words the arms 31 are folded downwardly so as to lie in engagement with each other and almost in engagement with the standard 18, and the standard is positioned in alinement with the horizontal rod 10, which rod is in turn swung about upon its axis, which is formed by the seatthe hanger to asupport. This form of a taching collar is used to support the hang in a closet, or ad1acent to any desired sup port and the collar 30 receives the angled end of the rod 10.
From the foregoing description taken in connection with the accompanying drawings the advantages of construction and of the method of operation of the improved clothes hanger will be readily apparent to those skilled in the art to which this invention appertains and, while in the foregoing description the principle of the operation of this invention has been described together with various features of construction it is to be understood that certain minor features of construction, combination and arrangement of parts may be altered to suit practical conditions provided such alterations are comprehended within the scope of what is claimed.
What is claimed is 1. A clothes hanger and attachment for bedsteads comprising a pair of spaced clamping collars, one of said collars arranged on said bedstead, a rod having one end angled, said angled end rotatably seated within the outer of said collars and arranged at right angles to said bedstead, a standard rotatably and adjustably connected to the outer end of said rod, means for holding the standard in a vertical or horizontal position, and a plurality of garment supporting arms arranged on the standard. 2. A clothes hanger attachment for bed steads comprising a pair of collar clamps, one of said collars secured to the post of a bed, a rod having .one end angled, said angled end rotatably seated within the outer of said collars, the outer end of said rod being bifurcated, the inner face of one of the arms of the bifurcated portion of the rods serrated, a standard having one end reduced having one side face serrated and fitted between the arms formed by the bifurcation of said rod, means extending through the arms of the rod and through the ends of the standards for holding the same in various adjusted positions, said means also holding the standard in vertical or horizontal position with relation to the rods, and a plurality of adjustable garment supporting members arranged on the standard. In testimony whereof I afiix my signature in presence of two witnesses.
ORA M. SWORD. Witnesses: ROBERT V. HALL, HENRY W. CoUNsELL.