US 1643077 A
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Filed May 21, 1925 Inventor flay/'a lewroff Patented Sept. 20, 1927.
DAVID LEVKOIB'F, OF AUGUSTA, GEORGIA, ASSIG-NOR '20 EVE-LYN J. LEVKOFF, G3
' AUGUSTA, GEORGIA.
continuation of application Beriallo. 83,278, filed March 8, 1926. This applicaton filed May 21, 1926.
i Serial 1T0. 110,768.
protector adapted for use 1n clothing stores and the like and is a continuation of application Serial No. 93,279, filed March 1926.
An object of this invention resides in providing a'garment protector having a special construction making it particularly adaptable for use in displaying garments on sale in de artment stores, clothing stores, and the li e, and which while. fully display ng the garment provides a means for separating garments in a rack' and a means to prevent soiling of the garments through handl ng in that the protector is formed to provide portions overlying the garment where it is normally handled.
The invention further comprehends the provision of a single piece of material formed to rovide a garment protector and separator m. which the major portion of the sheet provides a separator for garments in a rack while the-uplper edge portion .of the sheet is formed wit an overturned upper end having a predetermined contour of special design which will permit the full display of the garment, and yet provide a Iprotecting means to prevent soiling by a coat andling during the display of the garment and removal and replacing on the rack.
The invention embodies numerous other objects residing in the details and the format-ion of the protector and separator as more particularly pointed out in the following description in detail and the clalms directed to a preferred form of the invention, it being understood, however, that various changes may be made in the slze, shape and formation thereof within the spirit and scope of this invention.
-In the drawing forming a part of this application Figure l is a front elevation showing the garment protector applied to a garment on hanger,
Fig. 2 is a vertical sectional view taken on the line 2-2 of Fig. 1, in which the garment is omitted.
A coat hanger is indicated at 1, on which.
is supported the garment 2 in the usual manner having a neck portion at 3, the sleeves 4, and the waist portion indlcated at 5. This illustrates the usual manner of placing a garment on a coat hanger for disthe sheet is extended entirely play and for hanging in a suitable rack with other garments.
The protector provided by this invention which also forms a separator includes an elongated sheet 6 formed of paper, cloth or other suitable material found desirable for the purpose, and of a size to extend beyond both sides of the garment and the sleeves when supported on the coat hanger, as illustrated in Fig. 1, and to further provide a lower end terminating at approximatel the waist line of the garment as illustrate at 7 in Fig. 1. The lower end of this sheet is curved as shown in Fig. 1, throughout the lower end indicated by the numeral 7, while the up or end is tapered toward the center as indicated at 8 to conform substantially to the shape of the coat hanger.
The upper end portion of the sheet 6 is formed into a forwardly overturned portion as indicated at 9 which is bifurcated in the central portion at 10 to receive the wire hook member 11 on the coat hanger, and accommodate the same in the proper position of the protector and separator over the garment. This overturned portion of across the upper end and for a short dlstance along the opposite sides as indicated at 12 to provide the inwardly extending lips 13 having lower curved edges merging into the edges of the sheet 6 and the upper edges curved and merging into the edges of the portions 9. This overturned portion 9 is positioned to extend. downwardly over the front of the coat hanger terminating slightly above-the lower edge of the hanger as shown at 14 while in the central portion adjacent the bifurcation 10, the portion 9 is formed with projections extending farther downwardly as illustrated at 15.
v A holding member 16 has one end suitably secured to the upper end of the sheet 6 in the central portion and the other end formed with an opening 17 adapted to receive the hook 11 of the coat hanger in order to attach the protector and separator to the coat hanger.
The lips 13 and 15 on the overturned portion provides grips by which the garment and the coat hanger may be handled for display purposes without the hands touching the garment, and in this way protect a garment on the coat hanger against damage Slit from moist or soiled hands Which occasions a snhstantial annual loss on the part of stores, merchandising dresses and similar articles through the handling resulting; from the display of these garments for sale. All? ter a garment hecornes soiled from handling daring display Which Will happen in a very short time, it necessitates a reduction. in price in order to sell the same to a customer, as the average person will not purchase a new garment and pay the price placed on the garment if the same is soiled as it is not in the best condition to he Worn h}! the individual purchaser, but requires cleaning to remove the soil. 7
With this invention, the handling of gar ments is facilitated in addition to the above mentioned advantage preventing" soiling from handling. This is due to the fact that the sheet 6 extending in the hack of the garment separates one garment from the neat While the portion extending over the coat hanger serves to permit a clerk or other person handling the garment to readily separate it from another-I In addition, the sheet 6 in extending down to the Waist line of the garment, prevents heads and other ornaments on one dress from scratching or otherwise becoming entangled with lace-Work or other parts of an adiacent garment resultingin damage to either or hoth garments in the re moval of the garment from the tech, or during the replacing thereof.
A further feature of the invention is that it permits of the displayof the entire garment from the front Without liftinga any of the parts of the protector as is ci early shown in l, and the side of the sheet 6 disposed in haclr of the pgarment may he suitably colored or otherwise decorated when dcsirahle in connection with the display of certain types of garments vvl'iich will aid in the display thereof to a prospective pnr chaser.
lit should time he :lallp appreciated that a new and novel form of pgarinent protector heen provided which also acts as a separator, at the same time permitting full di play of the garment Without removal of any portion of the protector.
Having than described my inventiom-what ll claim as new is:--
l 1h comhined garment protector and separator, comprising an elongated sheet adapted for positioning at one side only of a garment supported on a coat hanger and coextensive with a suhstantial portion of said garment, the upper end of said sheet having an overturned portion extending over the hanger and only that portion of the gar-- ment immediately adjacent the hanger, and means at the upper end portion of the sheet for supporting said sheet on the hanger, said sheet separating the garment on said hanger from an adjacent garment in a clothes rack, and providing a background to display said till garment when removed with the hanger from the rack.
2. A combined garment protector and separator, comprising an elongated sheet adapted for positioning at one side of a gal rnent supported on a coat hanger and cocatensive with a substantial portion of said garment, said sheet having an upper over turned end portion extending over the hanger and terminating over the opposite side thereof over that portion of the garrnent immediately adjacent the hanger, said overturned ends having lips extending below the hanger over the garment to provide protectivc grips for handling the garment at predetermined points, said sheet forming a separator for the garment in a clothes rack and adapted to provide a hackground to displav the garment "when removed from the root.
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