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Publication numberUS1421614 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateJul 4, 1922
Filing dateSep 27, 1920
Priority dateSep 27, 1920
Publication numberUS 1421614 A, US 1421614A, US-A-1421614, US1421614 A, US1421614A
InventorsHerman Taubman
Original AssigneeHerman Taubman
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Garment hanger
US 1421614 A
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' Patented July 4, 1922.

2 SHEETS-SHEET 2 Walt/z 655.95


Specification of Letters Patent.

Patented July 1, 1922.

Application filed September 27, 1920, Serial No. 412,992. Renewed May 19, 1922. Serial No. 562,267.

To all whom it may concern:

Be it known that I, HERMAN TAUBHAN, a citizen of the United States, and a resident of the city of Sturgeon Bay, county of Door and State of Wisconsin, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Garment Hangers, of which the following is a specification.

My invention relates to improvements in garment hangers, and has for its principal object the provision of a new and improved form and arrangement of parts by reason of which the hanger may be more securely hung in place in a wardrobe, and by which a strong and durable structure shall be had.

Other objects will appear hereinafter.

The invention consists in the combinations and arrangements of parts hereinafter described and claimed.

The invention will be best understood by reference to the accompanying drawings forming a part of this specification, and in which,

Fig. 1, is a perspective view of one form of my hanger,

Fig. 2, a front face view of the device of F 1, partly in section,

Fig. 3, an edge view of the hangershown in Fig. 2,

Fig. 4C, a face view, partly in section. showing a modified form of hanger, and

Fig. 5, an edge view of the device shown in Fig. 4, as seen from the right in said figure.

Referring to Figs. 1, 2 and 3, 10 indicates a wall plate having secured thereto a retaining member 11 in the form of a loop, the arms 12 and 13 of which are disposed in parallel position and secured at their ends to the plate 10. The wall plate 10 is provided with suitable openings 1% for screws or other fasteners by which the plate may be secured in position.

15 indicates the crossbar of a coat hanger, the bar 15 in the construction shown, being formed of wood. 16 indicates a hook member provided with two hooks 17 and 18 spaced apart in position to engage the arms 12 and 1.3 carried by the wall bracket 10. The hook member 16 is in the form of a plate struck from a single piece of material, being provided at its lower end with a barbed tongue 19, which is forced into the cross-bar 15 at its middle point, the barbs 20 on the end of the shank of the tongue 19 being adapted to prevent the withdrawal of the tongue 19 from the cross-bar. Tongues 21 and 22 on opposite sides of the tongue 19 are also forced a short distance into the cross-bar 15 for bracing the bar in position with respect to the, hook member 16.

By the use of my construction, involving a. plurality of hooks 17 and 18 spaced apart from each other, the hanger is held rigidly in position against swinging with respect to the sustaining member.

Referring to Figs. 4 and 5, which show a modified form of device, 23 indicates a hooked member provided with a plurality of hooks 24s in position for engaging the arms 12 and 13. The member 23 is provid ed at its lower end with two arms 25 and 26. in the construction shown the arm 25 being formed integrally with the hook member and the arm 26 being secured to the hooked member by means of rivets 27. The arms 25 and 26 are formed of resilient metal, so as to be adapted normally to stand in diverging position, as shown in Fig.

The arms 25 and 26 are, provided at their lower ends with oppositely disposed crossbars 28 and 29, such cross-bars being preferably formed of wood, whereby tongues 30 and 31 carried by the arms 25 and 26, may be forced into retaining position in the cross-bars, as above described in. connection With the hook member 16 and the crossbar 15.

Each of the arms 25 and 27 is provided with a longitudianally extending slot 32, through which slot a bolt 83 extends, a wing nut 34 being secured by means of screw threads upon one end of said bolt. As is shown in Fig. 5, the arms 25 and 26 are buckled outward slightly at their upper ends so as to hold such upper ends at a short distance from each other. As will be readily understood, the hanger is applied to a garment, such as a pair of trousers, by having the cross-bars 28 and 29 clamped together on opposite faces of the garment to be supported, such clamping being effected by the use of the bolt 33 which is slipped downward to the lower ends of the slots 32. and there secured in position by the nut 34 which is turned into position so as to apply pressure upon the faces of the arms.

lVliile I have illustrated and described the preferred form of construction for carrying my invention into effect, this is capable of variation and modification without departing from the spirit of the invention. I,

therefore, do not Wish to be limited to the precise details of construction set forth, but desire to avail myself of such variations and modifications as come within the scope of the appended claims.

Having described my invention, What I claim as new and desire to secure by Letters Patent is l. A hanger comprising a wall plate; a metal bar bent into the form of a loop with parallel arms secured to said plate; means for holding a garment; and a hook member connected with said holding means and provided with a pair of hooks spaced apartand corresponding to the spacing of the arms of said loop, said hook member, by engagement with said arms, being adapted to sustain said garment holding means in fixed osition, substantially as described.

2. hanger comprising a cross-bar of wood; and a hook member connected thereto by means of a barbed tongue and an auxiliary tongue on said hook member driven into the cross-bar, substantially as described.

3. Ahan er comprising a hooked member provided wlth two oppositely disposed arms at its lower end portion; oppositely disposed cross-bars secured on the lower ends of said arms, each of said arms being provided with a longitudinally extending slot; and a bolt slidably mounted in said slots for drawing said arms together for clamping a garment between said cross-bars, substantially as described.

at. A hanger comprising a hook member of resilient material; an arm of resilient ma terial and provided with a plurality ol hooks mounted thereon; oppositely disposed cross-bars mounted on the lower endso-t' said hook member and said arm, respectively; oppositely disposed slots in said hook memher and said arm; and an adjustable bolt slidably mounted in said slots for drawing said cross-bars together for clamping a gar ment therebetween, substantially V as described.

5. A hanger comprising a cross-bar, a hook member connected centrally thereto b y means of barbed tongue, said hook member being provided with hooks equally spaced apart and arranged one above the other; and parallel sustaining parts arranged one above the other adapted upon engagement with said hooks to rem'ovably hold said hanger in fixed position, substantially as described.

6. A garment hanger comprising a crossbar; a hook member in the form of aplate struck from a single piece of material coir nected to said cross-bar; and hooks formed in one edge of said member arranged one above the other, each of said hooks being adapted to engage co-operating sustaining parts for fixedly holding said hanger in fixed position, substantially as described.

7. A hanger comprising oppositely disposed cross-bars; ahook member; hooks formed in said member adapted to engage a sustaining part for holding said hanger in fixed position; oppositely disposed diverging clamping arms on said hook member and connected to said cross-bars; and adjustable means for drawing said bars together for clamping a garment there between, substantially as described.

In testimony whereof I have signed my name to this specification in the presence of two subscribing Witnesses.


Witnesses .h IARY A. Urnrsn, .ROY J. SGHUKUERT.

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U.S. Classification223/92, 223/85, 24/536, 211/94.1, 24/370, 223/96
International ClassificationA47G25/00, A47G25/32
Cooperative ClassificationA47G25/32
European ClassificationA47G25/32