US 1660740 A
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Feb. 28; 1928. 1,660,740
N. B. BAILEY HANGER Filed Feb.l6, 1927 //Y VENTOE NEZSO/Y 5- BA/LE Y HIS A 7'7'0E/VEY.
Patented Feb. 28,1928.
. NELSON B, BAILEY, or SAN Fn -Norsco, oaLIroRmA.
Application filed February'1 6, 1927.' 'seriain'o. 168,517;
' I My invention relates supporting do vices and particularly toahanger for holding a musical instrument orcsimil'ar object;
sothat. both hands of tlie user maybe free.
, An object of myinvention is'theprovision.
' of ahanger that is immediately adjustable to any desired length.
Another. object of any invention is the provision of a friction element to prevent slipping after the hanger has been adjusted as to'length. l s
My invention possesses other objects and features of advantage some of which with accompanying and forming part of thejspec'ification. It is to be understood that I; do not limit -myself to'the showing made by the foregoing will be set forth in the following description ofthe preferred form of my invention which is illustrated inthe drawings said drawings and description, as I may adopt variations of the preferred formwith in the scope of my invention asset forth in the claims- 1 I Referring to thedrawings: I I
Figure 1 is a side. elevation of my hanger. Figure 2 is a vertical sectionalfview of the link and friction ring,
link and friction ring looking'in the directionoflthe arrow3 in Figure 2.}
Broadlymy invention comprises a pair ofsupporting eyelets thru which a double suspension cord is threaded. Both strands of the cord to prevent any movement of the the strands entering" the link from opposite link cooperates with a friction ring dis- 1 posed on the link about the crossed portions of the cord to prevent any movement of the V cord thru the link after it has been, adjusted at a given. length. The. ends-of the cord are then attached in any suit-able manner to a coupler which engages the object ,to be supported. a
In detail my invention comprises .a pair of eyelets 6 and 7 preferably disposed in the ends of a suitable support such as the collar strap-8. Extending thru the eyelets is a double suspension cord 9, preferably a fabric cord, and of suflicient length to permit a wide range of adjustment in the finishedv hanger, Slidably mounted on the loop of' the cord between the two eyelets is an adjusting ling 11, thru which both strands of the cord again pass, after being threaded thru the eyelets, one' strand entering the link from H F igure 3 is a vertical sectional view of the .eachside sothat they cross e'achother within the link. In other words, the suspension cord is first threaded in one. direction thru the adjustinglink, thruone eyelet,,back thru thru the aligned slots 12provided'in the 7 sides of the band-like friction ring l3.- In
this manner the friction ring is mounted on and surrounds one end of the link sothat the crossed strands of'the cord must also pass thru 'it. .The link and ring are preferably ellipticalas this shape aids in maintaining a proper relation of the parts- The tension, form a frictionalgrip because of the actual engagement of the cord portions and alsobecause of the abruptchange of direction of the cordportions enforced by the link and ring. This grip resists movement of the cordthrough theparts so link and friction ring with the cord under strongly with the cord under tension, that the-cord will breakbefore slipping. WVith tension removed from the cord, the ring and link are; readily moved tov adjust the length of the hanger. After the cord has been crossed upon itself thru the link and friction ring the ends are securedto a suitable coupler' 14, such 21.83, hook, which is adapted to engage the object to be supported. I sides so that they cross each other; The I The hanger of my invention will be found quired forfplaying. My hanger provides a support readily adjustable to the; desired length and one that will maintain its aid justed'position until changed by the user, When, it is desired to shorten the hanger light pressure is exerted downwardly on the link 11 until the proper length is reached.
If the hanger is to be lengthened light pressure exerted upwardly'on the friction ring will release the grip on the cords so that the friction'ringand link may slide upwardly point.
, thus lengthening the hanger tothe desired 1; Anadjustable hanger" comprising a pair of supporting eyelets; an adjusting link; and a double suspension cord threaded thru the link, an eyelet, the link again, the other eyelet and the link again.
2. An adjustable hanger comprising a pair of supporting eyelets, a double suspension cord threaded thru said eyelets, and an adjusting link thru which each strand of the double cord extends across the other to the opposite side and thru which the portion of cord between the eyelets is looped.
An adjustable hanger comprising a pair of supporting eyelets, a double suspen sion cord threaded thru said eyelets, an adjusting link thru which each strand of the double cord extends across the other to the opposite side and thru Which the portion of cord between the eyelets is looped, and a "friction ring disposed on the link about the crossed portions of the cord.
4. An adjustable hanger comprising a collar strap, an eyelet in each extremity of the strap, a coupler for connecting the device to the thing to be suspended, a double suspension cord connected at its ends to the coupler and extending thru said eyelets, an adjusting link thru which each strand of the double cord extends across the other to the opposite side and thru which the portion of cord between the eyelets is looped, and a friction ring disposed on the link about the crossed portions of the cord.
5. An adjustable hanger comprising a double suspension cord having a loop and an adjusting link thru which each strand of the double cord extends across the other to the opposite side and thru which the loop portion of the cord passes.
In testimony whereof, I have hereunto set my hand.
NELSON B. BAILEY.