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Publication numberUS1318257 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateOct 7, 1919
Filing dateJun 17, 1919
Publication numberUS 1318257 A, US 1318257A, US-A-1318257, US1318257 A, US1318257A
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
US 1318257 A
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Patented Oct. 7, 1919.



Specification of Letters Patent.

Patented Oct. 7, 1919.

Application filed June 17, 1919. Serial No. 304,852.

To all whom itmay concern:

Be it known that I, ARON B. BLAUSTEIN, a citizen of the United States, and residing at New York, Bronx county, New York State, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Clothes-Hangers, of which the following is a specification.

This invention relates to clothes hangers and especially to light articles of clothing such as shirt waists which are adapted to be hung in quantities upon each other so that economy in space may result. In accomplishing this result the present invention comprises a bracket with a plurality of hooks and adapted to be dropped to a horizontal position where it is suspendedand loaded with the desired number of garments that are hung on the hooks, then the bracket is elevated into a vertical position where it is retained by a suitable catch when the garments will lie against the wall upon each other. These and other objects and details of the invention are more fully described in the following specification, set forth in the appended claims and illustrated in the accompanying drawings, wherein:

Figure 1 is a perspective view of the improved hanger suspended for loading.

Fig. 2 is a side view of the hanger with the bracket elevated and retained.

. The device is mounted on a vertical bar 5 which may be secured permanently in a closet or on a wall and has secured to its outer face a frame 6 U-shaped in cross section with a fastening hook 7 at its upper end and within the channel of the frame is a guideway 8 open at one side to receive the end 9 of a suspending rod 10 and. allow it to play therein but be retained by appropriate means, such as an enlarged head and the'closed bottom of the guide way 8.

To the lower end of the frame 6 is carried a swinging frame 11 of almost identical shape and size asthe frame 6 but slightly wider to fit about the sides of the stationary 7 frame when folded up as shown in Fig. 2.

- side of the frame lland hinged so that when the latter is elevated the end 9 of the rod 10 will slide up the interior of the guide way a After the desired number of garments are i hung on the hooks 13 the frame 11 is swung into the vertical position and'the garments drop upon each other and occupy a very limited amount of space in the closet or apartment. i

It is obvious that the parts may be otherwise arranged or modified without departing from the essential features above described or from the scope of the appended claims;

What I claim as new is:

1. In clothes hangers, the combination of a boxshaped member adapted to be secured vertically, a second box-shaped member adapted to swing on and inclose the first member and having hooks, and a suspending rod connecting the members and adapted to slide and fold in the two members.

2. In clothes hangers, the combination of a rigid vertical member having a slide, a second member pivoted to and adapted to envelop the first member, hooks on the latter member, and a supporting rod pivoted to the second member with one end and whose other end operates in the slide.

3. In clothes hangers, the combination of a base board, a channeled frame on the board, a second channeled framepivoted to the lower end of the first frame, a suspending rod hinged at one end to the pivoted frame and whose other end slides in a guideway on the first frame, a pivoted catch at the upper end of the first frame to secure the other frame, and hooks on the outer and lower side of the pivoted frame.

4. In clothes hangers, the combination of a vertical base board, a channeled frame secured to the board, a second channeled frame pivoted to and adapted to fold on x In testimony whereof, I have signed my the first frame, a guideway in the first frame, name to this specification in the presence of 10 a suspending rod hinged at one end to the two subscribing witnesses, this 16th day of pivoted frame and Whose other end slides June, 1919.

5 in the guideway, a pivoted catch on the ARON B. B LAUSTEIN.

first frame to secure the second when folded, Witnesses: and hooks on the outer and lower side of the JAMES F. DUHAMEL, pivoted frame. WALTER MCDONNELL.

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U.S. Classification211/99, 248/292.14
Cooperative ClassificationA47G25/0685