US 1294916 A
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A. H( KNIGHT.
APPLICATION FILED IIIA-yal. IQIa.
rammed Feb. Is, 1919.
jij-92E- II/I I m l I v I /IrrofI/I/EI/s PATET orrdbt@ HAT-RACK.
Specification ofl Letters Patent.
Patented Feb. 1%, 19190..
Application tiled May 31, 1918. Serial No. 237,469.
To all lwtom it may concern.'
Be it known that il, ALFRED H. KNIGHT, a citizen of the United States, and a resident of Hoboken, in the county of Hudson and State of New Jersey, have invented a new and Improved Hat-Rack, of which the following is a full, clear, and exact description.
Among the principal objects which the present invention has in view are: to pro- Atilio vide an article of the character mentioned adapted ,to be readily dismantled and packed within small compass; to adapt the article for service at di'erent heights; and
to simplify and cheapen the construction.-
Figure 1 is a perspective view of an arti? which, as shown best in Fig. 3 of the draw` ings, is formed a runway or groove for the hanger 10. The flanges 9 and thecross arm 11 are integral with the member 8. At thelateral extremities vof the cross arm 11 andat the lower extremity of the member 8, this cross arm and member are thickened to form the pads 12. The pads 12 serve to form steady rests for the hat rack and to provide walls of sucient thickness to have formed therein threaded perforations for receiving .the screw ends 13 with which the hooks 111 are provided. v v
The herein disclosed` article is preferably constructed of metal and is cast, the groove for the hanger 10 and the threaded holes for the screw ends 13 being formed by the casting. .llhe hanger 10 is likewise formed of metal and preferably cast. The hanger 10 hasY formed therein a series of holes 15, which are threaded suitably to engage the threads of the screw 16. The screw 16 has a milled nut head 17, which extends through a perforation in the member 8 and preferably in line with the cross arm 11.
The head 17 has a shoulder which rests on the face of the member 8 to assist in drawing the hangerlO firmly into the runway formed by the flanges 9. By means of the series of holes 15, the necessary extension due to the various heights of picture moldings provided inhouses, may be Provided. To engage the picture molding, the hanger 10 has integrally formed thereon and at the extremity thereof,'a hook 18.
While there has been herein disclosed an article of the character mentioned having a limited number of cross arms 11 and hooks 14E, it will be understood that the number of cross arms may be increased and the number of hooks augmented. Also it will be understood that while the rack has been shown as cruciform. the design may be altered at will, it being desired merely that the structure shall retain the hanger 10, the member 8 forming a lguiding runway for the said hanger, and the screw 16 for securing the same in service relation.
ltremity thereof, each of said ends being threaded in correspondence with the tapped perforations in said pads l for detachably unitingsaid hooks to said rack, a hanger for said rack, saidl hanger embodying an elongatedfstrapdike member having a series of screw-threaded holes serially arranged adjacent one extremity of said hanger and a hook integrally formed with said hanger for extending over a picture molding for supadapted to engage the threads in the holes porting said rack, and means for attaching in said hanger, and said screw having an exin service said hanger and said rack, said posed nut head adapted for manipulation to means embodying a perforation in said Verpermit adjusting said rack vertically on said 10 5 tical member and a screw extensible therehanger.
through, the threads of said screw being ALFRED HAMILTON KNIGHT.