US 1333600 A
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R. L Btu.- CLOTHES HANGER BRACKET. APPLICATIQN FILED NOV. 12, 1919.
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ROBERT J. BELL, or HARVEY, rumors.
Specification cit Letters Patent.
Application filed November 12, 1919. Serial No. 337,440.
To all whom it may concern Be it known that I, ROBERT J. BELL, a citizen of the United States, residing at Harvey, in the county of Cook and State of Illinois, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Clothes-Hanger Brackets, of which the following is a specification, reference being had to the accompanying drawvings.
being arranged in close proximity to eaelhother without causing interference with use of the adjacent member. A still further object is to provide a device of this character the supporting plate and clothes supporting member of which can each be manufactured from a single length of material. 7
With these and other objects in view the invention consists in the improved construction to be hereinafter more particularly described, fully claimed and illustrated in the accompanying drawings, in which:
Figure 1 is a perspective view of a clothes hanger bracket constructed in accordance with my invention.
Fig. 2 is a modified form of supporting plate for the bracket.
Referring to Fig. 1 of the drawings 5 indicates a supporting plate having openingsfi through which means are passed for securing the plate to the desired support. A plurality of lugs 7 are struck from the plate and are curled upon themselves to provide alined sockets 8 adapted .to support the clothes supporting member 9.
The clothes supporting member 9 is movably connected to the plate by the sockets 8 so as to permit the same to be moved to one side. when not in use. This member consists of a single length of" material bent adjacent its intermediate portions as at 10 to provide arms 11 and 12 which extend in parallel relation to each other. The arm 11 is longer than the arm 12 and includes a plurality of kerfs 13 adapted to receive the hooks of portable clothes hangers-to hold a plurality of these devices in spaced relation to each other.
The end portion of the arm 11 is bent singularly as at 14 toprovide' a pintle and then upwardly and outwardly as at l5 -and then vertically as at 16, the extremityof the arm being curled to provide a hat support 17. By the novel construction of the end,
Patented Mar. 16, 1920.
the hat is supported in such a manner that it does not interfere with the supporting arms v 11 and 12. The end portionof the arm 12 is bent angularly as at 18 in the opposite direction to the portion 14 to provide a pintle and has its end 19 curved toward the arm 12 to provide a clothes supporting hook. The angularly bent portions 14 and 18 are pivotally connected to the plate by means of the sockets 8.
By this novel construction,-the intermediate portion formed by the arms 11 and 12 is substantially supported from above and below in view of the novel arrangement of the lugs 7, the arm 12 serving to reinforce the arm 11 when pressure is applied thereto. In addition to this the ends of'the arm 11 and 12 are extended to provide suitable supports, and in view of their position prevent disengagement of the portions 14 from.
the plate 5. The outer extremity of the member formed by the arms 11 and 12 is bent to provide a projection 20 which prevents disengagement of the portable clothes hangers.
In Fig. 2 an additional securing method for the plate 5 is shown and consists of extending the upper end of the plate rearwardly in angulur'rclation thereto as at 21, the end of the plate being extended downwardly in parallel relation. to the body of the plate to provide a suitable hook capable of being readily attached to a narrow support and at the same time efliciently support the clothes supporting member.
From the foregoing it will be readily seen that this invention provides a clothes hanger bracket consisting of two members, namely the plate and the clothes supporting member, the latter being bent to provide.
a plurality of clothes supporting members and to permit-a portion-of said member to be movably connected to the plate to efficiently support the clothes supporting member.
The invention having been set forth, What is claimed as new and useful is 1. As a new article of manufacture, a base member havingopposed fingers struck therefrom, one end of each finger being inte ral with the base, and a supporting meln consisting of a single length of material having one portion extended back upon the other portion to provide clothes supporting arms. each arm reinforcing the other, the end portions of th'earms diverging in right angular relation to the arms to provide oppositely extending pintles, the fingers of said base being extended over said pintles adjacent the end portion thereof, the remaining end portions of the arms being formed into clothes supporting members.
2. As a new article of manufacture, a base member having opposed fingers struck therefrom, one end of each finger being int ral with the base, and a supporting mom er, consisting of a single length'of material having one portion extended back upon the other portion to provide clothes supporting arms, each arm reinforcing the other, the end portions of the arms diverging in right angular relation to the arms to provide oppo' sitely extending pintles, the fingers of said base being extended over said pintles adja cent the end portions thereof, the remaining and portions of the arms being bent at the end of the pintle formationsto prevent longitudinal movement of. the pintles on the base member, one of said ends being extended in off set relation to the pintlethereof, theextremity ofsaid end being formed into ahead gear supporting member, the other end being extended beneath the arms and for-med into a garment supporting member In testimon whereof I hereunto aifix my signature.
ROBT. J. BELL.