US 1722122 A
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July 23, 1929. w. T. WILSON GARMENT HANGER Filed Nov. 21. 1928 Patented July 23, 1929.
UNITED STATES WILLIAM '1. WILSON, OF CHICAGO, ILLINOIS.
Application med November 21, 1928. Serial No. 320,985.
My invention relates to a garment supporting appliance adapted to be supported by an automobile seat, chair or the like, so as to provide convenient means for holding gar-,
ments and the like securely behind such a seat or the like.
In warm weather when the occupants of an automobile would be more comfortable with their coats off, such occupants usually have no suitable provision in the car for roperly supporting their coats. If a coat is laid on a seat, it is apt to slide or roll down upon the floor, thereby crumpling and soiling it. Besides, seat space cannot often be spared for a coat; and if the coat has to be wed ed between other occupants of the car, or tween some one person and a side of the car, the coat is usually crinkled so that it will need a new pressin If the coat is hung over the top of a seat ack or over an ordinary robe rail, the same insecurity is encountered,
and this applies equally to womens wraps and to hats. A similar lack of a suitable garment hanger also holds true of railway cars or busses.
My present invention aims to fill this need by providing an inexpensive garment supporting appliance which can readily be at tached to the back of an automobile seat, railway car seat or chair; which will effectively serve for supporting a coat as well as other items of apparel, which will not permit a thus supported coat to swing or even to flap open; and which will hold the supported items of apparel out of the way of persons occupying the usual seats behind the same.
Furthermore, my invention aims to provl'de a garment support of this class which will not interfere with the comfort of the person occupying the seat to which it is attached, which willalso be adapted for supporting a hat, and which can be cheaply made of wire.
Still further and also more detailed objects will appear from the following specification and from the accompanying drawings,
' in which Fig. 1 is a perspective view of a portion of of the interior of an automobile, showing a garment supporting appliance embodying my invention, as this hanger appears when supported by the front seat.
Fig. 2 is an enlarged elevation, taken from the left-hand side of the front seat in Fig. 1.
Fig. 3 is an enlarged front elevation of the same garment supporting appliance, withdotted lines showing a coat supported by the same.
In the illustrated embodiment, my garmentsupporting appliance comprises as one member a coat han er which may be of the customary triangu ar wire t pe including a horizontal bottom bar 1 and two upwardly converging suspension arms 2. This coat hanger is supported at its upper end by the upper portion of a substantially upright stem 3,
the lower end of which stem carries one or more garment-clasping clips.
The stem 3 may be formed integral with the substantially triangular coat hanger, and this stem desirably consists of two parallel wire portions which are intertwisted at the lower end of the stem, and which wire portions are then continued by latterally extending and oppositely directed arms 5 leading to clips 4 which are recurved upwardly towards the stem and which have their tips widely' spaced from each other. These recurved clips desirably are in a common plane tilting somewhat rearwardly upward from the horizontal arms 5 with respectto the stem 3, as shown in Fig. 2.
The stem 3 also has a forwardly directed and downwardly open hook member fastened to its upper portion, desirably below the coat hanger. This hook member is here shown as formed from a single piece of wire having its middle portion tightly twisted around the two wires of the stem 3 and having hook porand the coat hanger is preferably formed so Y that its arms 2 will diverge downwardly to ward the rear, thereby disposing the horizontal hanger bar 1 rearwardly away from the stem 3. The curving of the arm portions 6 of the hook member is proportioned to the thickness of the seat back 8 which this hook member is to grip, and all parts of my appliancev (or at least the hook members and the garment clasps) are made of resilient wire.
Thus constructed, the hook member of my appliance can readily be hooked over the top of a seat back 8 with the stem depending behind this seat back. With the arms 6 of this of the automobile.
hook member suitably formed and of sufficiently heavy wire, the gripping of the hook member will indent the arms into a cushioned seat back so that they will not touch anyone occupying the corresponding seat. gripping of the seat back will hold the stem against the gear face of the seat back, and the weight of a coat or other article supported by the coat hanger will also swing the stem against the rear of the seat back, since the coat hanger is rearward of the seat. ly, neither the stem of the appliance nor the garment gripping clips at its bottom will be in the way of any person in the rear portion To keep a supported garment, such as a mans coat 9, from swinging rearwardly on the hanger, the user merely slips lower portions of such a garment between the clips 4 and the clip stem 5, after which the resiliency of these clips grips the inserted garment portions so as to hold the lower part of the garment close to the back of the seat. In the case of a coat, this is desirably placed on my appliance with the front of the coat facing forwardly (or toward the seat which supports my appliance) so that the nearness of the back of the seat will prevent the coat from flapping open. However, the clips at the bottom of my appliance will also deter such flapping if the coat faced rearwardly when hung on the coat hanger of, my appliance.
Since my entire appliance can be easily formed of wire, it is inexpensive; and when not needed, it can readily be detached from the seat back and stored away.
In practice, the proportionate sizes and shapes of the supporting hooks, the coat hanger and the garment clasps or clips can be varied considerably, as also the relative length of'the stem. Likewise the number of parts of which my appliance is constructed may be varied, and I do not wish to be lim ited to the details of construction and arrangement above described. Indeed, both the relative thickness of the wire parts and the tiltin of various parts with respect to the stem has een exaggerated in the accompanying drawings to clarify these.
So also, I do not wish to be limited to the use of my appliance in connection with an automobile seat, as it obviously will be equally serviceable when hooked upon a railway car seat or other support. Moreover, I do not wish to be limited to the use of my appliance for supportin coats or the like from the downwardly iverging arms of the coat hanger, since the bottom bar 1 of this hanger This,
consequentadjacent to the hook and extending laterally in both directions from the stem; and a pair of opposed hook-like clips fast on the lower end stem and opening toward each other, the said opposed clips having their tips widely spaced rom each other.
2. A garment-supporting appliance as per claim 1, in which the stem comprises a single strand of wire doubled upon itself and having itls free end portions bent to form the said c 1P5.
3. A garment-supporting appliance as per claim 1, in which the stem comprises a single strand of wire doubled upon itself and havin its free end portions bent to form the sai clips, the two wire portions of the stem being intertwisted adjacent to both the upper and the lower ends of the stem.
4. A garment-supporting appliance comprising an approximately upright stem, a forwardly directed and downwardly open hook member fast on an upper portion of the stem; a coat hanger supported by the stem above the hook and including a cross-bar extendin transversely of the hook member behind the stem; and a pair of opposed hook-like clips fast on the lower stem and opening toward each other, the said opposed clips having their tips widely spaced from each other and disposed in a plane rearwardly of the cross-bar.
5. A garment-supporting appliance comprising an upright stem, a pair of laterally spaced hooks fast upon and extending forwardly from the stem and having downwardly directed openings, a coat hanger fast at its upper end upon the upper end of the stem and extending transversely of the hooks; and two hook-like clips having shanks extending substantially horizontally in opposite directions from the lower end of the stem approximately in the same plane with the said stem, and having their hook portions recurved upwardly and open toward each other.
6. A garment-supporting appliance as per claim 5, in which the clips are resilient and have their hook portions normally disposed behind the said plane.
A garment-supporting appliance comprising as its main portion a wire strand doubled upon itself and bent to form a triaangular coat hanger behind the middle of the original wire strand, 2. pair of relatively long risers extending downward from the top of the coat hanger, and two hook-like clips each including shanks extending laterally away from the lower end of one of the said risers and a hook recurved upwardly to present its opening toward the risers; the garment hanger also including a second wire doubled upon itself and fastened at its medial point to the said risers adjacent to the coat hanger, the said second wire having its two halves diverging forwardly from the risers and terminating in downwardly open hooks.
8. For use with a car seat or the like, a garment-supporting appliance comprising a stem extending upward behind the back of the seat, a supporting member secured to the said stem and resting upon the top of the seat back and havin its forward end portion bent downward y to engage the front of the said seat back, and a coat hanger suspended from a part of the stem above the supporting member and depending behind the stem.
9. For use with a car seat or the like, a garment-supporting appliance as per claim 8, including two clips fast upon a lower portion of the stem and comprising shanks extending in opposite directions laterally from the said stem, the said clips having their free 1 end portions recurved toward each other and adapted to be disposed behind portions of a garment hung upon the said supporting element.
10. For use with a car seat or the like, a garment-supporting appliance comprising in rigidly connected formation two laterally spaced and downwardly open hooks having their shanks resting on the top of the seat back and their free end portions engaging the front of the seat back, a stem extending downwardly behind the seat and engaging the rear face of the seat back, and a coat hanger depending from the upper end of the stem behind the latter, the axis of the said stem extending across the middle of the coat hanger.
Signed at Chicago, Illinois, November 17, 928.
WILLIAM T. WILSON.