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D. C. BALDWIN PICTURE HANGER Aug. 2, 1927- Filed Dec. 31, 1925 Patented Aug. 2, 1927.
UNITED STA TES DONALD c. BALDWIN, on NE YORK, N. Y.
. PICTURE HANGER."
Application file d December 31, 1925. Serial No. 78,712.
The present invention appert-ains to improvements in picture hangers or hooks, and has for its object to provide an article of 'this character with special means whereby to prevent accidental displacement or shifting of the picture wire when sustained thereby.
Owing to the great amount of vibration set up by traflic conditions upon the streets today, the hanging wires or cords by means of Which pictures are suspended from the picture molding, have a tendency to slide in their hanger seats causing the pictures to assume crooked positions; It is to overcome this tendency that I have devised the simple expedient of providing a form of seat for the wire which positively grips or engages the same and precludes relative movement of said wire unless it actually purposefully displaced from its seat. My aim has been to provide such an article with out departing any more than necessary from the conventional form of hanger or hook now on the market.
Other and further objects and advantages of the invention will be hereinafter set forth and the novel features thereof defined by the appended claims.
In the drawing Figure 1 is a perspective view of the preferred form of hook having my improve ments applied thereto; c
Figure 2 is a perspective view of a modified form of the invention;
Figure 3 is a vertical sectional view of that form disclosed in Figure 2;
Figure 4 is a horizontal sectional view on the plane indicated by the line 44 of Figure 2; and
Figure 5 is a plan View of the blank from which the picture hanger is formed.
Like reference characters designate corresponding parts throughout the several figures of the drawing.
As hereinbefore premised, I have applied my improvements to the ordinary picture hanger which, as shown in the drawing consists of a fiat piece of sheet metal 1 bent to form the moulding engaging hook 2 at one end and the wire engaging hook 3 at the other end. From the body of this metal I stamp outwardly and forwardly the tongue 4 in such manner that a wedge shaped seat 5 is formed, tapering from a relatively wide entrance to permit the picture wire to be easily entered to a sharp base. This tongue is located preferably proximate the base of the hook end 3 so that either the hook 3 or the tongue hook 4 may be used'as desired, dependent upon whether the user wishes to preclude the shifting of the wire in a manner 'hereinbefore referred to.
When the tongue hook 4 is utilized the Wire becomes wedged in the seat, 'due to the bit ing engagement. so to speak, of the edges of the tongue.
In Figures 2 to 5 of the drawing, this lib form of hook just described is modified by stamping outwardly the lateral tongues 6-6 produced by cutting into the edges at opposite sides of the metal on the same plane, substantially speaking, with the tongue 4. This form of the article is preferably used where the picture to be suspended is relatively heavy, but when the wire is seated between the lateral tongues and the adja cent face of the hook body, it is firmly wedged against slipping in either direction,
Thesev stampings may be produced without appreciably increasing the cost from that of the ordinary form of hook while a hook provided with these tongues possesses considerable advantage over the conventional form of hook. The double tongue form of the seats may readily serve for suspending two pictures by means of a single hook, one above the other, the wire of one engaging over the tongue 4 while the wire of the other picture engages over the lateral tongues '6-6.
It will of course be understood that modification may be made in the shape of the hook without departing from the spirit of the invention and within the scope of the claims hereto appended.
Having thus described my invention, what I claim as new is:
1. As a new article of manufacture, a picture hanger composed of a sheet metal body having means at one end to suspend the same from a support and an opposite upwardly directed free rebent end and forming a seal, and a series of adjacent substantially aligned projections at the rear of and above said seat and having byroad bases with biting edges at the opposite sides of the body, said projections having free ends extended upward substantially parallel to and spaced from said rebent end and the body to form a plurality of Wire receiving seats.
2. As an article of manufacture, a double picture hanger composed of sheet metal having an outwardly directed rebent end, forming a main supporting seat and an opposite tongue With a free end projected upwardly intermediate the rebent end and DONALD C. BALDWIN.
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