US 1458066 A
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June 5, 1923. 3,458,@%
E. P. LE COMPTE COAT ADJUS TER Filed;June- 14, 1922 JEZ5 Patented June 5, 1923.
EDWARD P. LE COMPTE, OIE PARK CIT, UTAH.
Application filed June 14, 1922.
To aZZ whom z't may concemo:
Be it lmown that I, EDWARD P. LE COMPTE, citizen of the United States, residing at Park City, in the county of Summit and State of Utah, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Coat Adjusters, of whioh the following is a spec1- fication.
This invention relates to improvements in clothes hangers and more particularly to an improved coat adjuster.
The primary object of the present invention is to furnish a coat hanger of simple and inexpensive construction.
A further object of the invention is to furnish an improved coat hanger having means for holding the coat lapels extended so that a person may readily place his arms in a coat While the coat is supported by the hanger.
Another object of the present invention 1s to provide an improved coat hanger adapted to support a coat while a person is placing his arms in the sleeves of the coat, and to readily release the coat after the wearer has placed his arms in the sleeves.
A still further object of the invention is to provide a fOlding coat rack adapted to hold the coat lapels in spaced relation to permit a person to place his arrns in the sleeves of the coat While the coat is supported by the hanger, and to then permit the wearer to withdraw the coat from the hanger while the wearers arms occupy the sleeves of the coat.
Another object of the invention is to provide coat lapel engaging members designed to be attached to an ordinary coat hanger to permit a person to place his arms in the sleeves of a coat while the coat is suspended on said hanger. V
With the foregoing objects outlined, and with other obj ects in view Which Will appear as the description proceeds, the invention consists in the novel features hereinafter described in detail, illustrated in the accompanying drawing and more particularly pointed out in the appended claims.
Referring to the drawing:
Figure 1 is a perspective view of my improved coat hanger.
Figure 2 is an end view of the same and showing a coat supported thereby.
Figure 3 is a front view of the hanger in folded condition.
The construction shown in the accompany- Serial NO. 568,1 13.
ing drawing illustrates the preferred embodiment of the invention, but it is apparent that the details may be varied in many respects without departing from the spirit of the invention.
In the drawing, 1 designates a hook forming one end of a vvire member 2 which is provided at its lower portion with a horizontal extension 3 that merges into a vertical por tion 4 forming one end of a longitudinally extending horizontal bar 5. The opposite end of the horizontal bar 5 terminates in a d0vvnwardly extending vertical portion 6, Wh1Ch merges into a forwardly extending horizontal portion 7 that extends into an upvvardly extending portion 8 that is twisted with the portion 2 as shown at 9. Oppositely extending loop members 10 preferably formed of wire have their ends terminating in eyes 11 which ivotally engage the horizontal bars 3 and so that the loop members may be swung about said bars for the purpose of folding the hanger, as shown in Figure 3.
In order to hold the loop members 10 in a substantially horizontal position, the loops are provided intermediate their ends with horizontal bars 12 and these bars are,con nected to the ends 13 of a leaf spring 14, which extends over the horizontal bars 3 and 7. Owing to this construction, the loop members 10 .Will loe normally held in a substantially horizontal position, but when pressure is placed on the outer ends of the loop members 10, said spring' 14 will yield and permit the loop members 10 to be folded into substant1ally vertical planes, as shown in Figure 3.
The bars 12 form the rear ends of lapel arms 15, which are provided at their outer ends 'with suitable olasps or fasteners 16 designed t0 engage the lapels of a coat 17, shown in dotted limes in Fig. 2.
While I have shown the arme 15 as parts of a coat hanger of special construction, it is obvious that the arms 15 might form attachments to an ordinary coat hanger, and in such case the rear ends of the arms 15 would be suitably connected to the oppositely extending arms of an ordinary coat hanger.
In use the hook 1 is suspended in any suit able manner and when a coat is placed on the hanger, the clasps 16 are fastened to the coat lapels. Then when the person wearing the coat desires to remove the same from the hanger and don the garment, he places his arms in the sleeves of the coat while the coat is supported by the hanger.. Atthis time he unfastens the. clasps 16 and then by moving away from the hanger, the oppositeIy extending 100p members 10 will tend to move downwardly and towards one another untilthey release the coat. coat the spring 14 Wil1 automaticafly return the 100p menbers 10 to their normalposfition. It Will be understood that the cIasps 16 Wili hold the front of the coat open to facilitate the insertion of the arms-inthe sleevesof the coat.
From the foregoing, believe that the construction, operation and advantages of the invention. may be readily undersnood, and it.is,apparent that ehang esmay bemadein the construction disclosed, without departing from the spirit of the invention as expressed having: a verticaliy arranged suspending hook and oppositely extendingsubstantialiy in,the claims;
What I daim and desire to seonre by Letters Patent is 1. The combinationwith a coat hangar horizontal support members .adaptedto be placed withina the: shoulder portions of a coat, of forwardiy extending arms*having .;theinrear ends connected tothe oppositely extending: support: memberg andprovided at After releasing the,
their.forward endswith fascening menibers adapted to detachabiy engage the lapels of a coat supported by said hangar.
2.- combination as claimed in claim 1 in which said opposibl extending support members are pivotally mounted and are mov: ab1e toward and away from one another.
3. A combination as claimed in claim 1 in which the oppositeIy extending support membels are pivotaily connected to the suspending hook, and resil ient means;connecting said support members and adapted to positely extending 100p members hav-ing their inn-er ends pivotaly connected to-said support bars, a leaf spring extending ove1 said support bars and having their ou-ter ends connectedto intermedia portionsof said 100p members for normaily holding said 100p members1in asubstantiaily horizontal position, and forwardiy extending arms having their rear ends connected to said 100p members, and fastening members arranged atthe forward e nds ofsaid arms.
In testimony whereof I afiix my signature.
EDWARD P. LE COMPTE. [L. S.]