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Publication numberUS1418801 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateJun 6, 1922
Filing dateOct 10, 1921
Priority dateOct 10, 1921
Publication numberUS 1418801 A, US 1418801A, US-A-1418801, US1418801 A, US1418801A
InventorsJames Joseph C
Original AssigneeJames Joseph C
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Floral hanger
US 1418801 A
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J; 0. JAMES. FLORAL HANGER. APPLICAT ION FILED OCT. 10. I921 Patented J 11110 6' 742 Lizz/ezzZar v (A 1" a 6/ 7Z C- L/I JOSEPH C. JAMES, 013 ANTIOCH, ILLINOIS.

FLORAL HANGER.

Specification of Letters Patent.

Patented June 6, 1922.

Application filed October 10, 1921. Serial No. 506,729.

- useful Improvements in Floral Hangers;

and I do hereby declare that the following is a full, clear, and exact description thereof, reference being had to the accompanying drawings, and to the characters of reference marked thereon, which form a part of this specification.

This invention relates to a novel floral hanger for suspending flowers and other decorations from a suitable support, constructed to permit the decorations to be readily applied to and removed from a support and to permit said decorations so suspended to be draped, hung, or otherwise placed in a variety of different ways, depending upon the scheme of the decorations and the taste of the decorator.

A hanger embodying invention is particularly Well adapted for use by funeral directors. The said hanger may, however, be used for suspending floral decorations or other articles for other purposes:

The purpose of the invention is to produce a very simple hanger provided with an a11- choring point, which is so disposed relatively to the hanger proper and to the weight suspended thereby that said point, when engaged over a support which is to sustain the hanger and a floral decoration or other parts suspended by the hanger, meets said support at such angle that the weight suspended on the hanger causes said point to penetrate the support to afford an anchorage for the hanger, so as to thereby avoid dislodgment or detachment of the hanger from the support while the suspend ed weight is carried by the hanger.

Another object of the invention is to provide a hanger device for the general purposes set forth which is simple in its construction, light in weight, which occupies but little space, and which can be made at small cost.

The invention consists in the combination and arrangement of the parts shown in the drawings and described in the specification, and is more particularly pointed out in the appended claims.

In the drawings;

Figure 1 illustrates an outline end View of a casket, showing the manner of applying my improved hanger thereto to support floral decorations at the side of the casket.

Fi ure 2 is a side view of the hanger and of a support on which it is suspended, said hanger assuming a position which it occupies when carrying weight. I Figure 3 is aperspective View of the hanger. a

As shown-in said drawings, 10 designates the hanger as a whole. It is herein shown as made of a single piece of suitably formed wire. Such material is 7 recommended because of the lightness by which it can be.

shank. Said shank is formed at its upper end to provide a laterally curved hook 15, and said hook terminates in a sharpened point or spur 16, which is adapted to engage over and penetrate a support A from which the hanger is to be suspended; said support to be of a material which will permit said point to slightly penetrate it. The side member 17 of the hook remote from the shank 11 is curveddownwardly from the closed portion of the hook and inwardly towards theupper end of the shank, so that the point or spur 16 of the. hook lies closer to the upper end of the shank 11 than that portion of the said side member 17 immediately above said point or spur. The end of the member 17 of the 11001; 15 is preferably sharpened to give it a point or spur formation by cut ting the material at the end of said member on a downwardly and inwardly inclined bevel, as best shownin Figure 2, so that the point or spur is sharpest at its side adjacent to the upper'end ofthe shank 11. When making the hangers of pieces of wire that are cut in suitable lengths from a continuous wire, the lengths or sectionsof the wire to produce the individual hangers can be severed' by suitable bevel shears. In this way the end of the prong is also formed with a casket. The hook formation given to the upper end of the hanger also permits the hook to be engaged over a support, such as the handle or other metal fixture of a casket.

Preferably the hanger is provided between its ends with wings 21, 21, which are disposed 'lfiCliOSS the plane of theashanik 11. These wings are adapted to bear against a laterally facing side of a support, on the upper face of which the pointed end of the hook is engaged or anchored, as shown in Figure 2. The said wings serve the pur pose of steadying the hanger from swinging about the point or spur 16 and this aids to hold the hanger more firmly in place than if such wings or steadying means he not employed. hen the hanger is made of a single piece of formed-up wire the said wings can be made by forming loops in the wire,

arranged in the same plane, with one loop' projecting from one side of the shank and jointed thereto, and with the other loop joined to the anchoring hook and extending in the opposite direction.

In the use of the devicegthe prong 12 may be 'first inserted into the body of the floral decoration, as the spray 19 shown in Figure 1, a wreath, or other piece, to afford a secure attachment of the floral piece to the hanger, and thereafter the hanger may be placed with the spur 'or'point on the upper face of the support A. When the hanger is released, the weight of the floral piece or other article suspended from the hanger causes the hanger to assume the position shown in Figures 1 and 2, and the total weight supported by the hanger causes the point or spur to penetrate the upper face of the support to afford a good anchorage for the hanger. By reason of the peculiar formation of said point or spur and its in clination toward the shank 11 and to the general horizontal face of the support, it will be observed that the weight carried by the hanger causes the point or spur to penetrate the support in a way to prevent the hangers being detached fromthe support by slipping thereon towards the lateral side thereof; and by reason of such inclination of the point or spur the heavier the weight suspended by the hanger the firmer will become the anchoring hold of the hanger on said support.

hen placing the hanger in position on a support, the point or spur is engaged with the top of the support when the lower part of the hanger is disposed at an outward inclination to the side or lateral face of the support. Therefore, when the shank swings to a vertical position the steadying wings squarely engage the side face of the support. Any tendency of the lower end of the hanger to swing inwardly due to the weight and center of gravity of the floral piece will cause the outwardly turned spur to pene- The space between the shank 11 and prong 12 can be sufficient to receive a portion of a floral decoration or other article to be suspended by the hanger. F or instance, an elongated floral decoration may be supported horizontally at the side of the casket through the medium of one or more of the hangers with the bodyof the decoration or the like resting between the shanks and prongs, or the prongs may penetrate the body of the decoration, piece, or the like. With respect to the use of the hangers as a means for supporting floral decorations on a casket, it will be observed that said hangers make it possible to produce a great variety of decorative schemes. Moreover, the individual pieces or parts of a decoration can be readily removed by merely lifting the hooks upwardly from their sustaining support and the decorations can be quickly placed to one side when they have served their purpose.

The "hanger shown is also capable of suspending other articles for different uses, as, for instance, suspending wreaths on window frames or on the wall molding, and the deep hook formed by the integral shank and prong provides means for receiving and supporting the articles to be suspended which may not be capable of being penetrated by the prong.

I claim as my invention: 7

1. A hanger for the purpose set forth comprising a shank having means to suspend an article therefrom and provided at its upper end with a hook, said hook havin a member which is turned downwardly and laterally towards the shank and formed at its extreme end which is closest to the shank with an anchoring point or spur.

2. A hanger for the purpose set forth comprising a shank formed with an integral prong and provided at its upper end with a hook, said hookhaving a member which is turned downwardly and laterally towards the shank and formed at its extreme end which is closest to the shank with an anchoring point or spur.

A hanger for the purpose set forth comprising a shank having means to .suspend an article therefrom and provided at its upper end with a hook, said hook having a member which is turned downwardly and laterally towards the shank and formed at its extreme end which is closest to the shank with an anchoring point or spur, and steadying wings extending laterally and oppositely from said shank.

4. A hanger for the purpose set forth made of a single piece of wire comprising a shank, a prong turned upwardly from the lower end of said shank, and a hook at the upper end of said shank having an outer member turned downwardly and inwardly with its terminal nearest said shank, the terminal of said hook being formed to provide an anchoring spur.

5. A hanger for the purpose set forth made of a single piece of wire comprising a shank, a prong turned upwardly from the lower end of said shank, and a hook at the upper end of said shank formed with a terminal spur, said shank being formed below said hook with oppositely extending loops to produce steadying wings.

In witness whereof I claim the foregoing as my invention, I hereunto append my signature this sixth day of October, 1921.

V JOSEPH CQJAMES.

Referenced by
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US3706115 *Feb 9, 1971Dec 19, 1972Bleile Robert FStaple for sod and erosion control mattings
US4418496 *Aug 25, 1982Dec 6, 1983Dakota Plastics CompanySupport structure for small floral arrangement
Classifications
U.S. Classification248/27.8, 24/368, 248/217.1, 248/218.2, 248/215
International ClassificationA01G5/00, A01G5/04
Cooperative ClassificationA01G5/04
European ClassificationA01G5/04