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Publication numberUS1345017 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateJun 29, 1920
Filing dateSep 15, 1919
Priority dateSep 15, 1919
Publication numberUS 1345017 A, US 1345017A, US-A-1345017, US1345017 A, US1345017A
InventorsMcginnis William A
Original AssigneeMcginnis William A
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
US 1345017 A
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Patented J ulie 29 1920;



To all whom it mayconccm Be it known that I, WILL AM"A. Mo

GINNIs, a citizen of the United States of" America, residing at' Detr oit', in the county of VVayne and State of Michigamlhaveinvented certain new and useful Improvements in Garment-Itlangers, of which the following is a specification, reference being vhad therein to the accompanying drawings."

In my patent #1,273,253,Ig'ranted July 23,

1918, there is disclosed a garment hanger consisting of two foldable hanger arms and two foldable or collapsible spreader j arms adapted to be housed 'by the hanger arms when said arms are folded or swung into.

parallelism with each other. This particular form of garment hanger includes certain pieces of hardware and I have found that some of; the pieces of hardware can be improved to simplify the construction and assembling of the hanger parts, and gener ally improve the hanger.

My improvements will be hereinafter considered and then claimed, and reference will now be had to the drawing, Wherein-' Figure 1 is a front elevation of the gar- V ment hanger in an open orextended position;

Fig and partly broken tion;

Fig. 3 is an enlarged detailed sectional view taken on the line III'III of Fig. 1, and

Fig. 4: is a longitudinal sectional view of a detached socket member. As in my former patent there aref'tw hanger arms 1 and 2 having the innerends thereof 'pivotally connected so that the arms may be folded or swung into parallelism, and to maintain the arms extended and in a useful position there are two spreader arms 3 and 4 from which may be suspended trousers or other garments.

The hanger arms 1 and 2 have the confronting. faces thereof longitudinally grooved, as at 5 and 6 respectively, and in 2 is a similar view of the'same, closed,

away and partly in seethe outer ends of thesegrooves are the outer ends of the spreader arms 3- and 4, said spreaderarms being made of channel material with the inner ends thereof pivotally connected together, as at 7 so that the arm 3-n1ay be swung partly into the arm 4 and both of said spreader arms housed within the confronting grooves 5 and 6 when the hanger Application ,fiiea se ambei 15, 919. Serial at. "323,874.

{Specificationof Letters Patent. Patehted June 29 1920.

arms 1 and 2 areclos'ed. The spreader, arms mm QFFICE. 4 y

3 'and maybe provided with suitable clips 8 for retaining a garment in engagement therewith. I H p The hanger arm 1 is ofless length than 1 the hanger arm 2 sothat the inner end or head 9 ofithe armj2will overlie theend off the arm land the arm 1',h as"its groove 5 7 open at the innerendofsaid arm. Communicating with the open end of the groove 5 is a roove 10 which mergesinto the end face '0 said arm, as best shown in Fig. 2,

and this groove is adapted to receive a cen-' tral channel portion llof a'metallicsocket I member 12 mounted on the end of the arm 1 and connected thereto by nails, rivets, prongs or s1m1lar fastening means, generally indicated at 13. The socket member 12 provides two channels 14: to receive the walls 15 of the grooves 5 and 10and with the "outer Walls 16 of the socket member extending onto the outer walls of the hanger arm 1, it is practically impossible for the inner end of the hanger arm 1 .to split or become worn during the useof the garment hanger. The shape of the socket member 12 is such as to provide contacting faces 17 for the end or head 9 of the hanger arm 2, and said socket member affords four walls, as shown in Fig. 3, through which a pivot pin or rivet 18 may extend for holding the pivot plate 19 of the hanger arm 2. The pivot plate 19 is mounted in a kerf 20 provided therefor in the arm 2 at the inner end of the groove 6, said pivot plate being held by rivets 21 or otherfastening means. The

1 plate 19 is shaped, as shown in Fig. 2, to provide clearance for the pivoted ends of the spreader arms 3 and 4:, and to extend into the channel portion 11 of the socket member so that the pivot pin 18 may pass therethrough and articulate thehanger arms 1 and 2. The channel member 11 is of a 7 width toengage the side walls of the pivot 'plate- 19 and prevent lateral movement of Aconventional form of hook or suspen sion member 24; may be pivotally connected to the inner end or head 9 ofthe 'arm2 and extend through the pivot plate 19,,so as to prevent the hook from injuring the wood with 'hanger arms having the outer ends thereof, connected by spreader arms, of a V socketiinember mounted on the end of one of said hanger arms and providing a central channel "and side, channels with the 7' latter disposed to embrace side Walls of said hanger arms, and a pivot plate mounted in the other hanger arms and extending into or material from which the hanger arms aremade. Metallic caps may be mounted on the outer ends of the-arms 1 and 2 to prevent said arms from splitting or becoming otherwise injured. v

. I attach considerable importance to the socket member 12, constituting one of the pieces of hardware, and would have it,

understood; that theother pieces of hardware aresusceptible to such changes as fall within the scopeof the appended claims; 1 What I. cla m i a 1. Inag arment hanger, the combination adapted to have the ends thereof pivotally connected together so that said arms may be swung intoparallelism, and a pivot plate carried by one of said arms, of asocket membermou nted on the other arm and pro- 'viding three channels, one of whlch recelves a pivot plate of the other hanger arm and;

the other two channelsreceive side walls of the socket carrying arm, and a pin extend ing through parallel walls vof thethree channels of said socket member to retain said pivot plate in engagement'with said socket j member.

In testimony whereof, I afiix my signature in the presence of two 'v'vitnesses- V I V V 'WILLIAM A. MGGINNISU Witnesses: v ANNA Donn,


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U.S. Classification223/90
International ClassificationA47G25/40, A47G25/00
Cooperative ClassificationA47G25/4023
European ClassificationA47G25/40D2