US 1386775 A
Abstract available in
Claims available in
Description (OCR text may contain errors)
M. F. FULFORD. GARMENT HANGER.
APPLICATION FILED AUGJB, I920.
Patented Mg. 9,1921.
UNHTE gTATE MARCUS F. FULFORD, OF FORT WORTH, TEXAS.
T 0 all whom it may concern 1 Be it known that I, Manous F. FULroRn, a citizen of the United States, residing at Fort Vorth, in the county of Tarrant and tate of Texas, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Garment-Hangers, of which the following is a specification. This invention relates to garment hangers and racks and has as one of its primary objects to'provide a garment hanger which will be adapted for the support of outer garments such as coats, vests, trousers, and hats,"and which will also embody a rack for shoes, the hanger being so constructed that it will occupy a minimum amount of space and will so sup-port the garments hung thereon as to prevent them coming into contact with the wall surface.
Another object of the invention is to so construct the device that it will be adapted to support a considerable weight without any likelihood of sagging or breakage, and in which the hanger for the garments such as coats and trousers, will be so connected with the main sup-porting member of the device that' the greater the weight imposed thereon, the more firm will be the connection between these parts.
Another object of the invention is to provide the device with a shoe rack which may be folded up to occupy a position out of the way when not in actual use.
Theinvention has other objects and pos-' sesses various advantages which will be made clear in the specific description which is to follow.
In the accompanying drawings:
Figure 1 is a perspective view of the device embodying the present invention, set up for use,
Fig. 2 is a detail vertical transverse sectional view through the upper portion of the device and illustrating the connection provided between the main supporting member and the hanger for coats and similar garments,
Fig. 3 is a vertical front to rear sectional view taken through the lower portion of the device and illustrating the shoe rack in full lines in lowered position and in dotted lines in position swung up out of the way.
The device embodying the invention in-- cludes a main supporting member comprising an u right which is indicated in general by e numeral 1 and which is preferably formed from a single length of bar Specification of Letters Patent.
Patented Aug. 9, 1921.
Application filed August 18, 1920. Serial No. 404,333.
metal bent at its upper end portion to prov1de a forwardly extending supporting arm 2 hav1ng an upwardly and forwardly incllned terminal 3 constituting a hook member upon which may be hung a hat or the like. The lower end portion of the upright 1s bent to extend forwardly and downwardly at an angle to provide a supporting member 4; for a purpose to be presently explained, the upright being designed to extend vertically beside the wall and to be secured in place by any suitable means as for example a nail or screw passed through an opening 5 formed in the upper portion of the said upr ght. For a purpose to be presently expla ned, a cross piece 6 is riveted or otherwise rigidly secured to the lower portion of the upright 1 where. the bend is formed to provide the member 4:, and this cross piece extends beyond the opposite sides of the said lower end of the upright and has its ends turned forwardly to provide pivot ears 7. The cross piece 6 is designed to rest against the wall surface in the manner clearly shown in Fig. 1, and, of course, it will serve to prevent lateral twisting or distortion of the device as a whole by reason of its engagement against the wall surface.
In order that the supporting arm 2 may support the garment hanger proper which hanger is indicated in general by the numeral 8, the said arm is provided upon its under side with a bearing plate 9 which is secured or united thereto in any desired manner and which is formed with a transversely extending opening 10. The said garment hanger is preferably formed from a single length of wire or rod material bent to provide a supporting bar 11 over which may be draped a pair of trousers or any other garment, and upwardly and inwardly extending supporting portions 12 over which may be draped the shoulder portions of a coat, vest, or similar garment. These portions 12 cross each other near their upper ends and have their upper end portions bent vertically as indicated by the'numeral 13 and thence inwardly at right angles toward each other as at 14 so as to provide pivot members which are engageable in the opposite ends of the opening 10 in the manner clearly shown in Figs. 1 and 2 of the drawing. At this point it will be readily understood that the hanger may be engaged with the supporting arm 2 or more particularly with the bearing plate 9, by slightly spreading the upper ends of the portions 12 of the hanger and engaging the portions 141 in the opposite ends of the opening 10. This may be accomr the hanger, the more securely will the hanger be connected with the supporting arm 2.
As previously stated, the portions 7 at the ends of the cross piece 6 constitute'pivot ears, and these ears serve as a means for the connection with the main supporting mem ber of the hanger, of the shoe rack heretofore mentioned, this rack being indicated in general. by the numeral 15. The said rack includes a cross bar v16 which, when the.
rack'is in lowered position, is designed to restupon the upper side of the member 4 in the manner most clearly shown in Figs. 1 and 3 of the drawing. The rack further includes a pair of frames whichare of counterpart constructionand each of which is preferably formed from avsingle length of wire Qrrod material. These frames are indicated in general by the numeral 17 and each comprises sides 18 and 19' and a frontconnecting portion 20, thesides 18 and 19 being fitted or secured through the cross bar 16 as illustrated in Fig. 1 of the drawing, and the said sides 19 of the two frames being extended rearwardly somewhat beyond the said cross bar and having thelr rear extremities turned laterally to provide pintles'21 which. are'fitted intoopenings in the pivot ears 7 at the ends ofthe cross piece 6. In this manner therack is connected for swinging movement with. the lower portion of the hanger and'may be lowered to assume the full line position shown in Fig. 1 and 3 of the drawings or may be swung up out of the way to assume the dotted line position shown in F ig. 3.
Having thus described the invention, what is claimed as new is:
1. In a device of the class described, an upright having its upper portion directed forwardly to provide a supporting arm and having the terminal of its arm directed upwardly and forwardly to provide a hat hook, and a garment hanger pivotally sus pended from the said arm, the said garment hanger comprising a transverse supporting bar and side portions inclined upwardly and crossing each other and having terminals pivotally engaging the said arm.
2. In a device of the class described, anv upright, a cross piece at the lower portion of the upright, a shoe rack comprising a pair of connected frames having their outer sides,
provided with terminals pivotally connected with the ends ofthe cross piece. o a c 8. In a device of'the class described, an upright having its upper portion directed forwardly substantially at rightangles to, provide a supporting arm, and a garment hanger suspended from the arm inwardly of the end thereof, the arm forwardly of the said hanger being deflected upwardly and forwardly at an angle of inclination to'provide a hat hook located in advance of the a plane of the hanger. v I V 1 4. In a device of the class described, an upright having its lower end portion ex-V tending downwardlyan'd forwardly atan angle, and a shoe rack mounted upon-the upright for pivotal movement and adapted to be swung upwardly to a folded position and downwardly resting upon the said lower end portion of the upright to support ng position; I i
In testimony whereof I afiix signature;
MARCUS n FULFGRD. [LS1