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Publication numberUS1530857 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateMar 24, 1925
Filing dateDec 27, 1923
Priority dateDec 27, 1923
Publication numberUS 1530857 A, US 1530857A, US-A-1530857, US1530857 A, US1530857A
InventorsSettle Witcher S
Original AssigneeSettle Witcher S
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Garment hanger
US 1530857 A
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Description  (OCR text may contain errors)

Ma h 24, 1925.

1,530,857 w. s. SETTLE v GARMENT HANGER Filed Dec. 27,, .1923" Patented Mar. 24, 1925 UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE.



Application filed December 27, 1923. Serial No. 682,954. 7

This invention relates to garment hangers of the usual shoulder formation, thehanger having means along its upper edge, Visible from both sides, for indicating the size of the garment hung thereon, such indicator being movable to permit of adjustment at will thereby enabling its use to successively display garments of various sizes. The invention further contemplates the formation of raised shoulders at either side of the central portion of the hanger around which central portion the neck ofthe garmentfits, thus preventing accidental slipping of the garment off of the hanger, and positioning the garment so the indicator may be' seen without obstruction. is 1 It is the usual practice of clothing manufacturers, wholesale stock houses, and department stores to identify the garment as to size by affixing a tag to it. To ascertain thesize of any one of a collection of such garments necessitates a time-consuming and cumbersome search for its particular tag. By the use of the present garment hanger the indicator shows at a glance the size of the garment sought. This results in a great saving of time and labor.

Among the objects of the present invention are the provision of a garment hanger of the character described which will securely hold the garment against accidental slipping and displacement, while permitting of ready placing and removal thereof; and the combination with such a hanger of adjustable and visible means for enabling a. quick and easy determination of the size, of the garment hung thereon.

In the accompanying drawing there are shown two specific embodiments of the present invention;

Figure 1 is a plan view of a preferred form of the invention;

Figure 2 is a top view of the garment hanger shown in Figure 1, the central hook being omitted for clearness;

Figure 3 is a detail cross-section view taken on line 3-3 of Figure 1;

Figure t is a plan view of a modification of the present inventlon;

Figure 5 is a top View of the modification shown-in Figure 4, the central hook being omitted for the sake of clearness; and

Figure dis a detail cross-section taken along line 66 of Figure 4.

Referring to the drawings: In Figure 1 the numeral 1 indicates the body portion of a garment hanger constructed in accordance'with the/present inventlon. The hanger is of the usual shoulder format-ion, that is, curved downwardly at its ends. Along the upper edge of the hanger 1 shoulders 2 are provided equidistant fromhook 3 which is mounted centrally in the customary manner. The provision of such shoulders produces a central portion of considerably greater width than the ends, the wide central portion being grooved throughout its length and along its upper edge a's'shown at t. U-shaped guide members 5 and 6 are permanently fixed to the upper edge of the central portion of the hanger at either side of hook 3. Indicators, preferably of spherical? shape, such as are shown at 7 and 8 are mounted for sliding movement upon the U-shaped members 5 and 6 respectively, These indicators may be small wooden balls of various colors, such as red and green, used to indicate different groups of sizes. Thus, for instance, red may indicate the small sizes and green the large sizes. It is not to be understood that any limitation or restriction of the colors used is contemplated, the use of colors being entirely a matter of preference.

The. bottom of groove 4; is formed with a plurality of spaced indentations 9 acting as pockets in which members 7 and 8 rest thereby preventing their accidental displacement when the garment hanger is in use. This same function may be performed with the elimination of indentations 9 by forming the wire guide members 5 and 6 with a series of downwardly extending loops or waves. Thus, when the indicator pieces are slid along the guide wire they will be frictionally held against the upper edge of the hanger or indicator plate at intervals due to the wave-shape of such guide wire. An important feature of this embodiment is the ready attachment of the combined scale and shoulder formation to the ordinary coat hanger.

the lowercurved edge of hanger l. The

natural resiliency of wire is such that I it is held firmly in engagement with the hanger yet can be easily r emovedby the application of pressure to release the bent or hook portions 14 and 15 from the lower curved edge thereof. Wire 10v servesas a framework for a sheet metal indicating faceplate 16 bearing a suitable scale. This face-plate is fixed to the wire framework in the manner shownindetailin Figure 6. Flanges are formed along the upper, and side edges of plate 16, these flanges being bent around the wire lO to rigidly and permanently attach the face-plate thereto. The upper edge of the faceplate is notched at intervals, as indicated at 19, to assist in the accurate placing of the indicator piece 20 and to prevent its accidental displacement. Indicator piece is also made of sheet metal bent around the face-plate and freely slidable thereon. Its upper edge is slotted to form a tongue 21 which is criinped to insure its positive engagement with notch-es19.

The arms of wire 10 of which hook portions 14 and 15 are extremities, cooperate with the garment hanger to form shoulders which prevent the accidental slipping of any garment hung thereon in the manner previously described.

l Vhat I claim is? i a 1. In an indicatinggarinent hanger, the combination with a shoulder form, of an indicator frame attached to said shoulder form and an adjustable indicator on. said frame.

2-. In an indicating garmentjhanger, the combination with a shoulder form, an indicator frame attached thereto, and an adjustable indicator on said frame, of means forming an operative connection between the frame and part of the shoulder form for stationing the indicator in various positions.

In an indicating garment hanger, the combination with a shoulder form, and an indicator frame attached thereto, and having an adjustable, indicator thereon, of means cooperating with the indicator for positioning it at any one of a plurality of points" along said frame. I l 4. ii garment hanger comprising a shoulder form having its upper edge grooved,-indentation's formed at intervals along said'groove, guide spaced from the upper edge of the shoulder form and parallel therewith, and balls slidable along said guide and in said groove.

5; In combination, a garment hanger comprising acurved lower edge an upper edge curved throughout a portion of its length, the remaining portion of its length being raised and of straight line form, to-

gether with indicating means formed along the straight line edge. I

'6. A garment j hanger comprising a shoulder form having a central portion, depending arm-s from either side thereof for reception of the gaianent, in combination with an indicator attached to the said central portion and means for positioning the indicator in any one of aa plurality of points With respect to said central portion.

I 7 A garment hanger comprising a shoulder form, indicator supporting nreans attached thereto, and a movable visible indicator supported by said means and arranged for positioning at different points along said "form.

In testimony whereof, I have hereunto affixed my signature.

wrronnn s. ETTLE.

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US5526968 *Aug 3, 1994Jun 18, 1996Larson; James A.Hanger valet
US6032838 *Jan 12, 1998Mar 7, 2000The Burton CorporationApparatus for displaying information related to the weight of an article of clothing
US6065652 *Apr 12, 1999May 23, 2000Ada Rose, Inc.Adjustable clothing hanger
U.S. Classification223/92, 33/2.00R
International ClassificationA47G25/14, A47G25/00
Cooperative ClassificationA47G25/1407
European ClassificationA47G25/14A