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Feb. 22, 1927. 1,618,885
E. M. MINOR- GARMENT HANGER Original Filed May '28, 1924 2 Sheets-Sheet 1 Even L or;
' E. M. MINOR GARMENT HANGER Feb. 22 1927.
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Application filed. May 28; 1924, Serial This invention relates to improvements in garment hangers, and has particular reference to means for looking a garmentnp'onf the hanger so that it cannot be removed by an unauthorized person.
The principal object of this invention is to produce a device of this character which is neat 1n appearance, economical to manu facture, and simple to operate Another object is to produce a device wh ch may be employed in connection with ordmary coat racks without altering the construction of the racks.
A further object is to provide means whereby the hat may also be retained if dc sired. I
Other objects and advantages will be apparent during the course of the following description.
In the accompanying drawings forming a part of this specification, and in which'like numerals are employed to designate like parts throughout the same,
Figure 1 is side elevation of my preferred form of garment hanger,
Figure 2 is an enlarged detail cross-section showing the manner of locking the garment upon the hanger,
Figure 3 is a bottom plan view of Fig ure 2,
Figure 4 is a modified form of my device,
Figure 5 is a fragmentary side elevation of Figure 4,
Figure 6 is a cross-sectional view of the locking mechanism taken on the line 6-6 of Figure 7,
Figure 7 is a cross sectional view of the locking mechanism, 7
Figure 8 is a fragmentary detail view of the hat retaining latch, and
Figure 9 is .a cross-section taken on the line 9-9 of Figure 8.
in the accompanying drawings wherein for the purpose of illustration is shown a preferred embodiment of my invention, the numerals 6 and 7 refer to arms connected to a ring 5 thus forming an ordinary coat hanger, the ends of which armsare secured by a cross brace 8.
At 9, I have shown a'downwardly extending member preferably formed as an extensionof the arm 7. To the lower end of this extension I have secured a locking mechanism comprising a casting 11 having a hollow chamber 12 within which are pivoted lower-extremity of the extension 9, thereby tending to force the yoke downwardly as shown in the drawing.
The yoke 23 isadapted to be moved against the tension ofthe spring by*a key 27 with the .result that after the yoke has been raised the locking bars'13 and 14' will drop to the dotted line position of ure 2.
Referring now to a modified form of my Figure 4,1 have shown device wherein the arms 6 and 7 are secured to a wall bracket 28. Ahat retaining ringr29 is'supported from the arm's 6an'd 7 by braces 31, 82 and 33.. The' ring'29'has cross members- 34 to further prevent the withdrawal ofa hat being held in the device.
Pivoted at 36 is a hat locking bar 37 having a locking ring 38 mounted on its end. This locking ring is adapted to pass over the crown of a hat, as best shown in Figure 5.
A downward extension 39 is connected to the arm 7 and is snnilar to the downward extension 9 of Figure 1. This extension 39 has mounted in the bottom thereof a casting 41 within which is pivoted as at 42, a locking bar 43. Mounted within the casting 41 is a latch mechanism consisting of a pivoted member 44 pivoted at 46 and having an end 47 adapted to enter an opening 48 in the locking bar 43.
A spring 49 tends to normally keep this latch mechanism in engagement with the locking bar 43. An opening 50 permits a key or other instrument to be inserted for the purpose of counteracting the action of the locking mechanism.
By now viewing Figures 6 and 9, it will be noted that a resilient rod 51 extends upwardly through the extension 39 and terminates in a sliding wedge 52 adjacent the meeting point of the arms 6 and 7.
A spring 53 contacts a plunger 54 and is adapted to be actuated by the pivotal movement of the locking bar 43. The wedge 52 is adapted to pass behind the nose of the hat a recess as shown at 18 and locking bar 37 causing the same to assume the dotted line position of Figure 8 when the device as a whole is in a locking position.
The'manner of operating my device is as follows In the form shown in Figure 1, the exten-' sion 9 is placed through the sleeve of the garment to be placed upon the hanger, after which the locking bars 13 and 14; are moved to the full line position of Figure 1, it of course being understood that the device is unlocked when the garment is placed there on. In order to remove the garment it will be necessary to insert a key or like instrument, so as to raise the yoke 23 before the locking bars 13 and 14 can drop to their dotted line position. In the modified form shown in Figure 4 the action is similar with the exception that the locking bar 43 is a corn tinuous bar and when unlocked takes the position shown in dotted lines, at the same time, the spring 53 causes the plunger 5a to move downwardly and withdraw the wedge 52 from behind the nose of the hat locking bar 37.
After a coat has been placed on the hanger and a hat in the ring 38, the return of the locking bar 43 to its full line position will cause the wedge 52 to again pass behind the nose of the hat locking bar and as soon as the locking bar 43 has come in line with the end 47 of the latch mechanism, that bar will also be retained against pivotal action, until .a suitable key has been employed to release to without departing from the spirit of the invention or the scope of the subjoined claim.
Having thus described my invention, I claim In a device of the character described, a pair of diverging arms, hat retaining means supported upon said arms, one of said arms extending downwardly and forming an eX tension of considerable length, a locking bar pivoted to the lower extremity of said extension and adapted to be held at an angle of 90 with respect tosaid extension when in locking position, means for locking said bar, means actuated by said locking bar for locking said hat securing means, said last mentioned means comprising a pivoted hat looking bar having a nose, a wedge adapted to engage said nose, a resilient rod secured to said wedge, the opposite end of said rod having a plunger secured thereto, said plunger being actuated by said locking bar.
In testimony whereof I attix my signature.
EDlVARD M. MINOR.