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Publication numberUS1343363 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateJun 15, 1920
Filing dateSep 8, 1919
Priority dateSep 8, 1919
Publication numberUS 1343363 A, US 1343363A, US-A-1343363, US1343363 A, US1343363A
InventorsHall Francis C
Original AssigneeHall Francis C
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
US 1343363 A
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Pate ed June 15, 1920.


rumors c. HALL, or WASHINGTON, msrmcror 001mm.


Application filed September 8, 1919. Serial No. 322,425.

To all whom it may concern:

Be it known that I, FRANCIS C. HALL, of Washington, District of Columbia, have invented certain new and useful Improvements 'in Hangers, and do hereby declare that the following. is a full, clear, and exact description thereof.

My object, more particularly, is to provide an inexpensive, compact, unobtrusive device for attachment to a bed, to support numerous articles, and especially those required by, or for the use of sick persons, in bed. My invention therefore, consists in the device substantially as hereinafter specified and claimed.

In the drawings Figure 1 is a perspective view of one embodiment of my invention;

Fig. 2 is a like view of another embodiment.

I have made my invention with, special reference to metal beds which at the head have a horizontal top bar, andspaced vertical posts, and my device comprises a hook 10 to catch over the top bar, a vertical shank or stem 11 which hangs down between a pair of bed posts P, and nearthe lower end of the stem there are two oppositely extending,

horizontal arms 12 of a length to reach from one post P to the other and touch the same so as thereby to steady the hanger and prevent it swinging back between the two .posts. Above each arm 12 are more or less ring shaped, horizontal arms, one, 13 that is quite round, so. as to receive a drinking glass 14, which rests at its bottom on the arm 12 be low, and the other arm 16 rather elliptical, to receive a medicine bottle 15, that rests at its bottom on the arm 12 below, the arms 12 thus having a dual function. The arm 16 is split, to allow it to expand or contract to suit bottles of different diameters. Above the arms 13 and 16 the stem has a ring 17 to receive and grip a graduate glass 18, or a napkin, or any other article may be placed thereon, and at its bottom the stem has a hook 20 to support a clock or watch. As shown in Fig. 1, all the parts mentioned are made of a single piece of wire, whose terminals '21 are at one side of the elliptical holder 16 and serve as handles to -convenientlyspread such holder open to receive a large bottle. The wire being elastic, the sides of the ring 17 may be spread apart, for the stem is composed of parallel side by side rods, or pieces of wire, one part of the ring 17 being formed by out-bending one of said rods, and at the top a suflicient gap is left in thering 17 to enable the graduate glass or other object to be sprung thereinto. The wire is spreadfrom the top of the ring 17, in opposite directions to give a wide bearing to the suspending hook ,10.

The wire is spread at the bottom of the stem, in forming the hook 20 so as .to give two horlzontally separated hook members 22 that engage the pendant ring of the clock at sufiiclently separated points as to prevent turmng of the time piece, and thus assure its face always forward.

The distance between the. outer, opposite s1des of the two arms 13 and 16 is less than the space between the bed posts P so that the. v

Specification of Letters Patent. Pate nted une 15, 1920,

glass and bottle will in large part, at least,

be within such space and not project objectionably forward.

The wire may be twisted at suitable points to preserve the shape or'form of the device, and. at the junction of the arms 12 and the stem a clenched clip 23 may be used.

As shown in Fig. 2 the bottle and glass holders are made separable from the stem so that they may be adjusted up or down,-or completely detached from the stem, a set screw 24 being provided to removably fasten them to the stem. A third and smaller ringform holder 25 is provided at the back in Fig. 2, and instead of round wire, flat strip material is used, but in all other respects, the device is the same. as in Fig. 1.

I claim 1 1. A device .of the class described, comprising a stem with a suspending hook atthe top adapted to catch over the horizontal bar of a bed frame, a plurality of ring form holders carried by said stem, and opposite horizontally projecting arms on the stem below the ring form holders and reaching beyond the same far enough to engage the vertical posts of the bed frame, and also positioned to support objects in said holders.

2. A device as claimedin claim '1, with a hook on the stem below said arms.

3. A device of the class described, comprising a stem, a hook at the top adapted to catchover the horizontal bar of a bed frame, and various article supporting devices carried by the stem and oppositely propiece of wire.

4. A device of'the class described, comprising a stem, a hook at the top, the stem below the hook being ring shape with a contracted opening leading into the ring, ring 5 form holders carried by the stem, formed oi one piece with its terminals free and at the side of one of said holders. Y

" 5. An article of the class described, comprising a stem of wire spread and curved at the top to form a wide hook, the wire below the hook being in two portions that are bent 7 into a ring shape just below the hook. and are straight below said ring shape, and various article-supporting devices carried by the stem below said ring-shape.

In testimony that I claim the foregoing, I havehereunto set 111% hand.


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U.S. Classification211/74, 5/503.1, 248/315, 211/106, 248/114, 248/115, 211/75
International ClassificationA47C21/00, A61G7/05
Cooperative ClassificationA47C21/00, A61G7/0503
European ClassificationA61G7/05H, A47C21/00