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Patented Oct. 8, 1929 V UNITED STATES WILLIAM L. MONTGOMERY, OF SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA GARMENT HANGER Application filed October 20,1928. Serial No. 313,689.
The present invention relates to improvements in garment hangers designed particularly for supporting dresses, negligees and the like, and in fact, garments in general.
The particular object of the invention is to provide a garment supporting bar and a clamping bar which is acted on by spring pressure to hold the shoulder portions of a garment on to the supporting bar to prevent the same from sliding or slipping from the hanger on to the floor.
The invention is designed primarily for holding a garment for display purposes or on racks in stores and the like.
The invention consists primarily in a clamping bar, the ends of which coact with the edge of the garment hanger bar to clamp the shoulder portions of a garment thereto, there being provided guide members for directing the movement of the clamping bar,
the guide bars terminating in a supporting hook guide for the hanger, and affording a stop against which bears one end of a yieldable spring for acting on the clamping bar to force the latter into cooperative engagement with the garment supporting bar; there also being provided a rod secured to the clamping bar, extending through the loop connecting the guide membersand terminating in a supporting hook, around the rod being coiled the spring.
With the above mentioned and other objects in view, the invention consists in the novel construction and combination of parts hereinafter described, illustrated in the ac companying drawings, and set forth in the claim hereto appended, it being understood that various changes in the form, proportion, size and minor details of construction within the scope of the claim may be resorted to without departing from the spirit or sacriicing any of the advantages of the invention.
In the drawings wherein the preferred embodiment of my invention is illustrated,
Fig. 1 is a view in elevation of the invention.
Fig. 2 is a view partly in elevation and partly in section illustrating the clamping bar in elevated or released position.
Referring more particularly to the several views of the drawings in each of which like characters of reference indicate corresponding parts, 1 is a clamping bar arcuate in elevation and provided with parallel guide bores 2 near its center. The clamping bar cooperates at its opposite ends with the upper edge of a garment supporting bar3 near its opposite ends, the latter bar affording means over which is draped the shoulder portions of the garment to be hung thereon. EX- tending from one edge of the garment sup porting bar 3 and secured at its ends thereonto at 1 is a length of wire bent to provide parallel guide members 5 extending through the bores 2 and affording a support and guide for the clamping bar 1. At a point above the edge of the clamping bar 1, the length of wire forming guides 5 is coiled forn'iing an eye 6 disposed parallel with the axes of members 5. Bearing against the un derside of the wall of the eye 6 above the clamping member 1 is a relatively stiff coiled compression spring 9. The spring at its lower end bears on the upper edge of the clamping bar and affords a means for yieldably retaining the ends thereof in contact with the upper edge of the garment supporting bar or the upper surface of the shoulder portions of the garment, should the same be mounted thereon. The spring 9 is coiled about the shank 7 of a supporting hook 8; the shank being mounted in the clamping bar 1 to slide through eye 6, with the hook 8 at the upper end of the shank for positioning over any suitable arm or support.
From this construction, it will. be apparent that the relatively smooth surface of the ends 12 of the clamping bar 1, which are fashioned to follow the contour of the upper edge surface of the supporting bar 3 bear lightly on the shoulder portions of the garment and hold the same from accidentally slipping from the supporting bar when the garment is placed thereon.
In displaying a garment mounted on the hanger, the upper ends of the guide members 5 afford a finger grip for the operator to transport the garment and hanger, and the open space between the clamping bar and the supporting bar between guides 5 enables the operator to readily grasp the clamping bar and raise the same against the action of spring 9 when it is desired to release the garment from the supporting bar. The guide members 5 afford a means for maintaining the clamping and supporting bars in parallel relation and the spring ensures the maintenance of pressure on the upper edge of the supporting bar at all times.
10 I claim A garment hanger comprising a garment supporting bar, a member bent to provide parallel spaced guide members attached at corresponding ends to the garment supporting bar and upwardly from the edge of Which they extend said member at the upper ends of said guides being horizontally bent and looped forming an eye, a clamping bar pro vided with guide bores for receiving said guide members and movable longitudinally thereof into and out of clamping relation With the edge of said supporting bar, a member terminating at one end in a hook and at its opposite end in a shank extending through said eye and secured to said clamping bar, and a compression spring coiled about said shank and bearing at one end on said clamping bar and at its other end on the underside of said eye forming loop.
In testimony whereof I have signed my name to this specification. I
WVILLIAM L. MONTGONYERY.