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Publication numberUS1257406 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateFeb 26, 1918
Filing dateMay 21, 1917
Priority dateMay 21, 1917
Publication numberUS 1257406 A, US 1257406A, US-A-1257406, US1257406 A, US1257406A
InventorsWilliam E Sauerman
Original AssigneeWilliam E Sauerman
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Hanger for hats and other articles.
US 1257406 A
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Wl E'SAUERMAN.

HANGER FOR HATS AND OHER ARUCLES.

WILLIAM E. sannaiviaiv, or BELMOND, Iowa( HANGER FOR HATS AND OTHER ARTICLES.

Speccaton of Letters Patent.

Patented Feb. 26, 1918.

Application led May 21, 1917. Serial No. 170,088.

To all 107mm. t may concern.'

Be it known that I, WILLIAM E. Sauru- MAN, a citizen of the United States of America, and resident of Belmond, in the county of lVrig-ht and State of Iowa, have invented a new and useful Hanger for Hats and other Articles, of which the following is a specification.

The obj ectof this invention is to provide an improved construction for hangers.

A further object of this invention is to provide means for suspending a hat, dishcloth, towel or other article in a convenient manner and by such an arrangement that the article may readily be Withdrawn or disconnected from the suspending means by a manual jerk or pull of the article.

A further object of this invention is to provide means for suspending an article, such as a hat or towel, by spring pressure which may be released by a slight jerk or pull manually on the suspended article.

A further object of this invention is to provide a portable article, easily carried about or packed in a grip, and adapted to be suspended on a nail or hook, which article includes spring pressure and is adapted to grip and suspend another article, such as a hat or towel, in suc-h manner that the latter article may be removed from the former article readily and conveniently by a slight jerk or pull manually applied thereto.

My invention consists in the construction, arrangement and combination of elements v hereinafter set forth, pointed 4out in my claims'and illustrated by the accompanying drawings, in which- Figure 1 is a face elevation of my improved device, a suspended article being shown by dotted lines associated therewith. Fig. 2 is a side elevation of the same device. Fig. 3 is a side elevation of a slightly moditied form of device.

In the construction of the device as shown the numeral designates a base plate, which is formed with a hole 11 in the central portion of one end adapted to receive a nail or hook, not shown, whereby said plate may be mounted for use, such as on the wall of a room. The base plate 10 preferably is formed with a notch 12 opening to one end and end portions of the arms so formed are beveled in front and on their outer sides as at 13, 14. A wire yoke 15 is mounted across the central portion of the notch 12 and the arms of the yoke are eX- tended through holes in the arms of the base plate and are clenched on the back of said plate.v A roller 16 is pivoted on the central portion of the yoke l5 and lies partially within the notch 12 and partially in front of the plane of the -base plate. Aspringwire frame or clip is formed of a single length of wire, generally U-shaped in plan or face view, and the body or yoke 17 thereof overlies the face of the plate 10, the arms extending on or near the median lines of the arms of the plate and the head crossing the outer end of the notch 12. Spring-coils 18, 19 are formed in, and oppositely relative to each other, the end portions of the frame, and said coils register transversely of and contact with the outer face of the plate 10 contiguous to the notch 12. End portions 20 of the spring-wire frame or clip (one of which is shown in Fig. 2) are extended through holes in the base plate 10 and are clenched on the back of said plate. The yoke portion '17 of the spring-wire frame or clip may be arched or oifset vin any desired form or manner relative to the faces of the base plate and relative to the periphery of the roller 16.

In practical use an article, such as a hat (shown by dotted lines in Fig. 1), dishcloth, towel or garment, may be pushed or drawn between the yoke member 17 on one side and the plate 10 and roller 16 on the other side, and when so placed said article will be held by gripping action of said yoke member and may be suspended by hanging the plate as described. 'Ihe article may be removed by a slight jerk or pull manually applied thereto, the article withdrawing over the roller 16 and rotating said roller in such movement. In such manner the roller 16 minimizes friction on the article and prevents tearing or undue wear thereof. This function of the roller also is exercised in placing the article in suspending relation with the hanger.

The hanger may be carried about, mounted wherever desired and used promiscuously at the will of the operator.

In Fig. 3 I have shown a slightly modied form of the device, in which the base plate 10a is formed of sheet metal by stamping, bending or pressing. The lower portion of the base plate 10a preferably is bent or curved rearwardly as at 13a, and the lower end of the yoke 17a Vmay be bent or curved forwardly as at 17h, to provide a wedge-shaped entrance space and facilitate engaging an article to be suspended in the device.

do notdesire to be understood as limiting myselt to the precise construction illustrate-d and described as the same may be modified Without departing from my invention.

I claim as my inventionl. A hanger for hats and other articles formed With a base plate having a hole in one end and a roller-opening spaced from said hole, a yokeY 'formed of a single length ot wire and substantially U-shaped, Which yoke mounted with its closed central portion extending across said opening and haying its arms extending through and clenched on the back ot said plate, there being a roller pivoted on said yoke and extending Within the opening' in said plate, there being a spring-Wire clip spaced from said plate and extending in embracing relations with said roller, said clip being formed of a single length otl Wire and substantially U-shaped, the closed central portion of said clip extending across said plate, there being spring coils formed in the arms of said clip and contacting With said plate, end portions of the arms of said clip being extended through and clenched on the back of said plate, there being a Wedge-shaped entrance space between the closed end of the clip and the plate.

2. A hanger for hats and other articles Copies of this patent may be obtained for Jformed with a base plate, a yoke mounted on said plate, a roller pivoted on said yoke, and a spring-Wire clip associated therewith, said clip being formed of a single length of Wire and substantially U-shaped, the closed central portion of said clip extending transversely of the plate parallel with the axis of the roller, there being spring coils formed in the arms of said clip and contacting With said plate, end portions of the arms of said clip being extended through and clenched on the back of the plate.

3. A hanger for hats and other articles toi-med with a base plate generally rectangular and relatively thin and broad, which plate is t'ormed with a hole in one end and a notch opening to its other end and extending across the center thereof, there being a yoke mounted across said notch and having the ends oi its arms extending through and clenched on the back ot' said plate, there being a roller pivoted on said yoke and extending Within the notch of the plate, together with a spring clip separately formed and fixed to said plate in operative relation With the roller and platea 4. A hanger tor hats and other articles, comprising a base plate, a roller pivoted to and extending through said plate, and a spring clip associated therewith, said plate and spring clip being termed with end portions diverging relative to each other.

'WILLIAM E. SAUERMAN.

ve cents each, by addressing the Commissioner of Patents,

Washington, D. C.

Referenced by
Citing PatentFiling datePublication dateApplicantTitle
US2521604 *Jan 29, 1948Sep 5, 1950Amos ProvostTowel or clothes hanger
US2533083 *Oct 1, 1946Dec 5, 1950Blackburn William HallDevice for suspending clothes and like articles
US3880290 *Oct 29, 1973Apr 29, 1975Hughes EdwardNecktie holder
US4673153 *Apr 7, 1986Jun 16, 1987Hilty Calvin AClothing suspension apparatus
US5188325 *Mar 1, 1991Feb 23, 1993Calvin's Cap RacksClothing suspension apparatus
US5500987 *May 20, 1994Mar 26, 1996Flotool International, Inc.Pin clip
Classifications
U.S. Classification211/134, 211/32, 248/316.7, 248/316.5, 248/316.3
Cooperative ClassificationA47B47/027