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Publication numberUS1299390 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateApr 1, 1919
Filing dateJul 16, 1918
Priority dateJul 16, 1918
Publication numberUS 1299390 A, US 1299390A, US-A-1299390, US1299390 A, US1299390A
InventorsHilma S Swanson
Original AssigneeHilma S Swanson
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
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APPLICATION men JULY 16. 1918.

Patented Apr. 1, 1919.

INVENTOR fi/r/ra ails W760)? Y ATTORNEY citizen of the United States,

Specification of Letters Patent.

Patented Apr. 11, 1919.

Application filed July 16, 1918. Serial No. 245,150.

To all whom it may concern.

Be it known that I, HILMA S. SwANsoN, a residing at New Rochelle, in the county of Westchester and State of New York, have invented new and useful Improvements in Garment- Hangers, of which the following is, aspecification.

This invention relates to certain novel and useful improvements in garment hangers, adapted to be employed for supporting coats, dresses, skirts and other articles of apparel.

In the present instance, it is my purpose to provide a garment hanger embracing a bodily shiftable suspension member, having a swivel connection with a suspended garment-holding member, whereby the complete hanger may be moved to various positions along a bar, rod or other support, while the garment-holding member may be turned or swung relative to its suspension member, so that a garment may be completely exhibited and examined Without removing it from the hanger, and without interfering with other garments, which may be carried by similar hangers mounted upon the supporting bar or rod.

' Another object of my invention is the provision of a plurality of preferably similarly constructed, bodily shiftable swivel garment holders, mounted to roll or slide upon a common supporting bar or rod, so that one or more garments may be placed upon, or removed from, the garment holders, and examined from all angles if desired, readily, conveniently and Without interfering with the other garments.

Furthermore, I propose to provide a garment hanger, wherein the swivel connection between a shiftable suspension member and a garment holder proper, is provided with means for permitting a grasping and turning of the holder relative to the suspension member without touching the garment or the holder upon which it is mounted.

It is also my purpose to provide a garment hanger which will embody the desired features of simplicity and efliciency, and which may be manufactured and marketed in quantities at a relatively low cost.

With the above recited objects and others of a similar nature in view, my invention consists in the construction, combination and arrangement of parts set forth in and fall- 1ng within the scope of the appended claims.

In the accompanying drawings:

Figure 1 1s aperspective view showing a supporting bar or rod adapted to be preferably, 'stationarily mounted, and upon which a plurality of series of" my hangers 1y mounted.

Fig. 2 is a view partly in section and partly in elevation of a garment hanger embodying my invention, a portion of the garment holder being broken away.

Fig. 3 is a similar view of a slightly modified form of garment hanger.

Fig. 4 is a view in elevation of still an other modified form of hanger.

Referring now to the accompanying drawings in detail, and particularly to Figs. 1 a d 2 thereof, the letter A indicates a supporting bar or rod of any approved character, in the present instance, cylindrical in form, and which is preferably stationarily mounted, such rod being intended to be suitably arranged within the show-room, closet or the like. Upon this rod, I mount a series of my hangers, the hangers being indicated as an entirety by the letter B. In said Figs. 1 and 2, each hanger B embraces a concave roller or spool 1 adapted to roll or slide upon the rod A, this spoolbeing mounted upon the cross bar or bight 2 of the wire yoke 3, the terminals 4*. of the ends of the side members of the yoke being coiled about the collar 5, so that the collar is positioned below and approximately in line with the center of the roller or spool 1. Through the bore 6 of the collar extends the shank of the eyebolt 7 the bolt being arranged to swivel or turn in the collar, and is provided with a head 8 to prevent its accidental disengagement from the collar. The lower end of the bolt 7 is formed with the eye 9 for the reception of the hook 10, of any well known form of coat holding bar 11. A cross bar 12 is passed through a horizontal bore 13 intermediate the length of the bolt, and the ends of this cross bar 12 are provided with finger grips 13 of any desired form, in the present instance, small balls or spheres, so that the cross bar may be gripped and the eye-ball turned or swiveled in the collar to permit the garment holding bar 11 to be turned or swung in an are or circle to the desired position for inspection,or hanging and removing of a arment. In Figs. 1 and 2 it will be noted t at this garment holding bar 11 is detachably connected with the swiveled eyebolt through means of the hook 10, this form of the device being preferred for some purposes.

In Fig. 3, I have shown a slightly modified form of the invention, in this instance, the terminals 1 of the wire yoke being extended horizontally to form the cross bar of the yoke and are inserted in the bore of the spool or roller 1', while the central portion of the yoke forms a unitary coil about the collar 5'. Furthermore, in this instance, instead of resorting to the use of an eye-bolt to which the garment holding bar is detachably hooked, I employ a bolt 7 which is swiveled in the collar 5, but is socketed at its lower end, as at 14, in the garment holding bar 11', being thus permanently connected with the latter. This bolt 7 is also provided with a cross bar 12, the ends 13' of which form finger grips for turning or swiveling the coat holder in the yoke in the same manner as described for the type of hanger shown in Figs. '1 and 2..

In Fig. 1, I have shown a still further modified form of the invention, in this case, instead of resorting to the use of the suspending yoke, I provide a hook 15,-the lower end of the shank of which is coiled, as at 16, about a collar 17, in which is swiveled the bolt 18 carrying at its lower end the garment holding bar 19, this bolt being also provided with the finger grasping cross bar 20. lhe hdok 15 is intended to be hung from any suitable form of bracket conventionally shown at 21. In this instance, it

will be noted that I also dispense with the supporting rod A, the form of the device shown in Fig. 4 being particularly intended for temporarily supporting and exhibiting individual garments.

While I have herein shown and described certain preferred embodiments of my invention, I wish it to be understood that I do not confine myself to all the precise details of construction set forth by way of illustration, as modification and variation will be made without departin from the spirit of the invention,- or excee ing the scope of the ap ended claims.

' at I claim is:

1. A garment hanger comprising a roller adapted to travel along a suitable support, a suspension member upon which the roller 1s mounted, said member embracing the support and depending below the latter, a collar at the lower end portion of the suspension member, a connecting bolt swiveled at its upper end portion in the collar, a garment' holding member suspended from the lower end of the connecting bolt, and gripping members connected with, and extending from, the bolt and adapted to be gripped by the fingers of aperson to turn the bolt and garment holding member relative to the suspension member.

2. A garment hanger comprising a roller adapted to travel along a suitable support, a wire suspension yoke upon which said roller is mounted, said yoke embracing the support and depending below the latter, a collar at the lower portion of the yoke, a connecting bolt swiveled in the collar, a garment holding member connected" with the lower end of the connecting bolt, and laterally extending gripping bars connected with, and extending from, the bolt and adapted to be gripped by the fingers of a person to turn the bolt and the garment holding member relative to the yoke.

3. In a garment hanger, a wire suspension member, a collar about which a portion of the wire constituting the suspension member is coiled, a bolt swiveled at its upper end in said collar, a garment supporting bar attached to the lower end of said bolt, and laterally extending gripping members connected with the bolt for turning [the latter and the garment supporting bar relative to thesuspension member.

Ipitestimony whereof I have hereunto set my hand.


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U.S. Classification223/85, 223/1, 248/323, 223/DIG.400, 223/92
Cooperative ClassificationY10S223/04, A47G25/1407