US 1415316 A
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IC. B. CORBIN.
GARMENT HANGER BRACKET.
APPLICATION man MAY-27.1921.
Patented May A9, 1922.
C/fa'f/es Carini?? c. B. CORBIN.' GABMENT HANGER BRACKET. APPLICATION FILED MAYZT, 1921.
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nw R 5 n k r nrare stare CHARLES B. CORBIN, OF GRANDlRAPDS, MICHIGAN.
A T E 'lf GARMENT-HANGER BRACKET.
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.clothing and to make the same readily accessible, and its objects are: first, to provide a means whereby several extensible bars'may be made available upon the same supporting bar;l second, to provide a means whereby friction, when extending or shortening the bracket, will be reduced to the minimum; third, to .provide a means whereby clothing packages may be made readily accessible the entire length ofl thegarment holder supporting rod; fourth, to provide-a means whereby the holder supporting rod may be locked in place when the bracket bars have been reduced to the shortest possible length and storedv within the cabinet; fifth, to provide 'a means 'for-.supporting and easily carrying the back end of the holder carrying bar of the bracket, and, sixth, to -provide a means whereby the danger of extending: the holder carrying bar to too great an extent, is obviated. v
I attain these objects by the mechanism,
construction, and arrangement of parts shown in the accompanying drawing in which Fig.' 1 is a side elevation of the vbracket with the cabinet shown in section. Fig. 2 is a like view of the bracket and its several bars enlarged and shown inthe positions they must assume when allv are stored within the cab-y inet Fig'. 3 is a longitudinal sectional view of `the holder f' carrying bar, extended, and
I showing but vone side ofthe bar supportto f friction wheels in disclose thel manner of mounting the ant1-. e the support. Fig. lis a side elevation of the back end of the bracket `with the first and second' bars of the bracket shown in longitudinal section to disclosel the Ipositions of the antifriction rollersin the backend ofthe third bar of the bracket. Fig. 5 is a back end elevation lof the bracket complete. Fig. 6 discloses the manner of connecting the handle with the holder carryingfbar. Fig. 7 shows the back surface of latch andlatch spring in channel iron. Fig'. 9
. bar 9, when vsliding Specification of Letters Patent. Tgttnted May 9, 1922. Application med May 27,.,1921. serial ivo/473,158.
place and the several holder supporting bars shownin section. Fig. 8 is a transverse section of the second bar showing an available manner of making this bar of two pieces of is an end elevation of the hol-der supporting bar'showinga hole therethrough for the reception of the proiecting nib on the latch.- Fig. l0 is a longitudinal section of the garment hanger bar showing its internal construction.
Similar numerals indicate `similar parts e,
throughout the several views.
in the construction of this bracket I use a channeled metal bar, as 3, for the main supporting bar of the bracket, and form wings,
es fl. at one end with which to secure the bar 'to the back wall 2 of a clothes cabinet, and an upwardly extending arm`5 at the other end of the bar for securing this end to the casing which is securely connected `with the top l of the cabinet so the 4bar 3 is held rigidly in place within the cabinet.
et the suspended end of the bar 3 I place a bracket 3 through which the second bar 6 passes and extends well` into the bar 3 when the said bar is extended, and inthe bracket 3 I prefer that side rollers, as shown at T, be placed, and, also, a, third roller 14 `be placed under thebar 6 so this bar may be slid longitudinally in the'bar 3 with. as little friction as possible. I prefer that the bar 6 be made of square tubing, as indicated in Fig. 8, and I findthat a very available, way to secure such tubing is to place two pieces of channel iron together and to serure them together, as indicated at 36, in Fig. 8.
At thefouter end of the bar `6 I place a tom roller, as 15, to-reduce thefriction of the. y
longitudinally within the .bar 6.as much as possible. To further reduce this friction, I place a vertically disposed roller 29, mounted upon a bearing pin 30, and `a .horizontally mounted upon a bearing 31, in the back end of the bar 9 inpositions s o `the one will reduce vertical friction, and the other will reduce lateral friction ofthe bar 9 within the bar 6 at this end of the bar At the outer end of the bar 9 I secure a handle 10 which extends downwardly therefrom and is made to support one end ofthe holder supporting bar 16 as follows: The extension bar 17 is made to pass through disposed roller 28 flent, vto hold the bracket safely pair of frontv supporting plates' 12 it'for extending the bracket, byv means ofl the latch 26-26 which is provided with an integral nib `33l that passes into the opening 34' in the end ofthe bar16 so that when drawing upon the handle the entire bar will be drawn with it, but when the bracket is fully extended the latch 26 may be pressed backwardly to draw the nib 33 out ofthe openingt and the bar 17 may thus be drawn a short `distance out of the bar 16, thus extending the bar 16 sufliciently to relieve congestion upon the bar 16, when desirable to do so; The latch 26 is held in normal position by means of any available form of spring, as indicated by `the spring 32 in Fig. 7. y
For the'support of the back end of the bar 16 I provide a supporting track consistforming 'a slot between the edges 11 for the free passage ofthe standard 28 which projects upwardly from the supporting element 22 which has a latch 20 ypivotally mounted therein at 21 so the latch may be raised and lowered, as indicated by its dotted linesin Figs. 2 and 4 which latch is designed to engage the catch 2, or its equivain closed position within the cabinet. rlhis latch is operated' from the front end of the bar 16k by ofwhich is pivand'the other end projects beyond the outer face of the handle 10 as indicated on Fig. 2, so it may be vpressed against its pivotal pin19'to disengage the latch from the catch 2"; 'prefer end of the bar 16, has an` upwardly projecting thin standardl 23 thatv passes between the edges 11 of the track plates 11 and I travel yupon the flanges or tracks 11. The track plates 11 are supported by means of a securely connected at one' end with the track plates,
y y and atthe other end withthe sides of the bar 26'," and the back ends of the tracks are supported'by supporting plates 12 that extehfd` upwardly into' position above the, upper "siifaeeof the' bar 3 and have an antifricfunn feuer 13 'meunted between them that from the bar 16, when the vdrawn outwardly until the pin 37' inl the rod that the'latch have a downy wa'rdly extending trip 2O",v see Fig. 1, to en, gage a stop, as 20, and insure the engagem'efnt of the catch 2 by the latchl v20. 1
" `The"supporting thimble 22` at'the back the front end of' said' with the bar 6 untilthe bar 6 has reached its extreme forwardgmovement, when the support 22 may be moved forwardly in the tracks 1.1. theI distance of the extreme forward movement of the bar 9, thus insuring the complete removal of the bar: 16, 4and its load of clothing, outside of the cabinet, the forward movement of both bars, 9 and 16. being governed by the stop 27, andV when this extreme ymovement has been attained the latch 26 may be manipulated, as hereinbefore described, and the bar. 9 drawn outwardly a short distance, as 'indicated' in Figs. 1 and 3.
The antifrictionrollers 241 are mountedto revolve upon thel pin, orbearings 25*asin- Ydicated in Fig. `3.
' It will be iieadily understoodthat when .gitudinally out of' the bar 3, and that when ythe rollers 24. come in contact with the stop 27 in the tracks 11, the bar `9 cannot be drawn any further lengthwise out ofV the 90 bar 6 unless the latch 26 is disconnected bar 17 may be 18 engages the end ofthe slots 17', givingy suflicient provide `sufficient additional' space .upon the garment holder bar 16 so the holders may be separated sufliciently to allow of a'y free inspection of' theV clothing'N stored'v thereon.
Though not a necessaryl element in this invention, l iind'that the artistic features of the bracket yare vgreat-ly enhanced by placing nicely proportioned; and finished casings over the rollers7 and 8,fas indicated' at* '7' and 8 4in Fig. 2.
` Having thus fully describedlmyy invention, what I yclaim as new in the art', 'ist- 1.v In agarment hanger bracket, a channeled ,supporting bar secured-in a clot-hes" cabinet, a long gi'tudinal-l'yy extensiblebar 110 mounted in saidy supporting bar, tracks mounted below, supported by andlongitud'inally movable upon the supportingbar,A
second bar mount-ed inthe first extensible bar and longitudinally extensible therefrom, a garment holder bar having one end mounted' so this bar will be m'ade'to move longitudinally with the second extensiblevbar',` and the other endmounted to be supported by and to travel longitudinally yupon the' tracks,y and ahandle connectedy at one end with the end of the second extensi- 'ble bar, and connected near its center with 125 one end of the garment hangerbar so'the garment hanger-bar will be made to move-v y y l v `with the movements of the extensible bars. l:travels upon the surface of Vthe bar 3, thus 1' allowing the ytrack `11. to be carried. forward.-
2. In combination with the elements covf additional length to the bar 17' to 95 V track" supported by-f and longitudinally movable with theextensi-` 115 `ble bar, a revolubly mount a` roller 211 at each side of' v4the upper end of this standard so they vwill within one end of the garment hanger bar, a latch mounted upon Ythe handle in position to be made to engage the garment hanger bar and cause this bar to move longitudinally with the extensible bars, and to be released therefrom to further extend the length oi-` the garment hanger bar.
3. In combination with the elements covered in claim l, a latch. mounted upon the back end of the garment hanger bar, a rod pivotally connected, at one end, with the said latch, extending thence through the garment hanger bar and the handle with the outer end of the rod in position outside ot the handle to be pressed upon to disconnect the latch from its securing element.
4t. In a garment hanger bracket, a channeled metal supporting bar, means for supporting said bar stationarily in a clothes cabinet, antiiriction rollers mounted upon each side otand below the front end ot said bar, a square, tubular extensible bar mounted within the supporting bar, and longitudinally movable therein, an antifriction roller at each side of, and one below the front end of this extensible bar, a second square ex tensible bar mounted to slide freely within the irst extensible bar, a track mounted to be moved longitudinally of the bracket with the rst extensible bar, a garment hanger bar having one end mounted to be moved freely upon said tracks with the movements of the second extensible bar, a handle mounted upon the end of the second extensible bar and of the garment hanger bar to move both bars simultaneously, and means for limiting the longitudinal movements of the several bars.
5. In a garment hanger bracket, a stationary channeled supporting bar, an antifriction roller at each side ot, and one below the Jfront end of said supporting bar, a square tubular extensible bar mounted within the supporting bar and made to engage said antifriction rollers when moving longitudinally in the supporting bar, an antifriction roller mounted upon each side of, and one below the front end ot this extension bar, a square extension bar mounted within the first extension bar, a vertically disposed roller and a horizontally disposed roller revolubly mounted within the back end ot this bar in position to engage and travel upon the inner surface of the first extensible bar and the rollers at the end of the first extensible bar arranged to bear upon the second extensible bar and reduce the triction ot the longitudinal movements of the second extensible bar, a track having its front `end securely connected with the first extensible bar, standards extending upwardly from the back end of said track, an antitriction roller mounted between these standards and made to travel longitudinally upon the upper surface of' the supporting bar, a handle connected with, and extending downwardly from the second extensible bar, a garment hanger bar supported at one end by the handle, and at the other end upon antitriction rollers made to travel upon the track, means :tor extending the length of said hanger bar, means for locking said bars in closed positions, and means for limiting the outward longitudinal movements of the several bars.
Signed at Grand Rapids,
CHARLES B. CORBIN.