US 1353287 A
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SUPPORT FOR GARMENT HANGERS.
APPLICATION FILED APR. s. 1919. 1,353,287, Patented Sept, 21, 1920.
mm STATES PATENT orrlcev JOSEPH STEIN, 0F PHILADELPHIA, PENNSYLVANIA.
SUPPORT FOR GARMENT-HANGERS.
To all whom it may concern:
Be it known that I, JOSEPH STEIN, a citizen of the United States, residing at Philadelphia, in the county of Philadelphia and State of Pennsylvania, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Supports for Garment-Hangers, of which the following is a specification, reference being had to the accompanying drawings.
This invention relates to an improved support for garment hangers particularly adapted for use in connection with a hinged closure ,or door of a closet.
The invention aims to provide a hanger support including a pivoted member to swing vertically, said member having a plurality of hooks on which garment hangers may be suspended.
The invention further aims to provide hooks of gradually increasing lengths, whereby when the pivoted member is disposed in a vertical position, the garments carried by the hangers will neatly overlie one another, when the closet door is closed.
The invention further aims to provide a flexible or pliable connection between the support and the pivoted member, in order to relieve the strain on the pivoted member when disposed in a horizontal position.
The invention further aims to provide clasping means at the top of the support to be engaged by the pivoted member to retain it in a vertical position, when the closet door is closed.
While the design and construction at present illustrated and set. forth is deemed preferable, it is obvious that as a result of a reduction of the invention to a more practical form for commercial purposes, the invention may be susceptible to changes, and the right to these changes is claimed, provided they are comprehended within the scope of what is claimed.
The invention comprises further features and combination of parts, as will be hereinafter set forth, shown in the drawings and claimed.
In the drawings:
Figure 1 is a view in perspective of a closet, showing the door thereof open, and the hanger support as applied to the inner face of the door.
Fig. 2 is a vertical sectional view through Specification of Letters Patent. Patented Sept, '21, 1921),
Application filed April 5, 1919. Serial No. 287,679.
.1 designates a portion of a conventional form of closet and 2 denotes the hinged door therefor. Secured by any suitable means preferably screws or the like to the inner face of the door is a vertically disposed cleat or member 4, which may be constructed of any suitable material, preferably wood. Secured to the cleat 4 by means of screws 5 is a plate 6 having oppositely disposed curved clasping arms 7. This plate and itsv clasping arms may be constructed of any suitable metal preferably steel, and may be oxidized, nickel-plated or otherwise finished, so as to present a neat appearance.
Hingedly connected as at 8 to the lower part of the cleat or member 4 is a supporting bar or arm 9. The hinge 8 is connected between the arm or bar and the cleat or member 4, so that the end 9 of the arm will abut against the lower portion of the face of the cleat or member 4, thereby assisting in supporting the arm in a horizontal position when lowered. However, to relieve the strain upon the hinge a cord 10 is provided. This cord may be constructed of any suitable material preferably' steelor the like, and one end passes through'an aperture 11 in the cleat or member 4, and its end adjacent the back of the cleat is knotted to pre vent. the cord from pulling through the aperture. This knot 11 is counter-sunk in the rear face of'the cleat, so as to be flush with the rear face of the cleat, whereby the rear face of the cleat may fit against. the door. The other end of the cord passes through an aperture 12 in the pivoted arm or bar. The end of the cord beyond the aperture 12 is knotted as shown at 13, to prevent the cord from pulling through the aperture. If. desired, the cord may be pro- Secured to the under face of the arm or door is a plurality of screw hooks 16, and these hooks may be engaged by the hooks 17 of garment hangers 18. Also carriedby the under face of the arm or door adja-- brass or the like. If desired, the hooks may be constructed of other metal, and in such other cases they may be oxidized or otherwise finished to present a neat appearance. The arm or bar, and the garment hangers proper, and the cleat or member 4 may be enameledor otherwise finished, to afford a neat appearance. WVhen the door is closed the arm may be disposed lna vertical posltion in engagement with the clasping armsat the ton of the cleat. VVhen the arm is so disposed and owing to the hooks of the arm gradually varying in length, the garments carried by the hangers will evenly overlie one another to afford a neat appearance, and to prevent the garment from becoming unduly wrinkled. 7
The invention having been set forth, what is claimed as new and useful is:
In a device as set lforth,..a supporting cleat to be supported in a vertical position on a support, an arm operatively hingedly connected to the lower end of said cleat and adapted to assume either a horizontal position at right angles to the cleat, or a vertical position in parallelism with the cleat, means connecting the free and unattached end of the arm and the cleat to support the arm in a horizontal position, means carried by the cleat and being engaged by the arm to support the arm in a vertical position in parallelismwith the cleat, and a plurality of hooks extending from the under surface of the arm, said hooks increasing in length from the hinged end of the arm to the free unattached end of. the arm, whereby the style of any one of the garments to the rear may be seen whether the arm is in a horizontal position or in a vertical position.
In testimony whereof I hereunto affix my signature in the presence of two witnesses.
JOSEPH STEIN. WVitnesses: 7
'HARRY C. YEAGER, JOHN M. SGHAFFER.