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Publication numberUS1745942 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateFeb 4, 1930
Filing dateMay 19, 1928
Priority dateMay 19, 1928
Publication numberUS 1745942 A, US 1745942A, US-A-1745942, US1745942 A, US1745942A
InventorsMiley Lavina C
Original AssigneeMiley Lavina C
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Garment separator and size indicator
US 1745942 A
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Feb. 4, 1930. c. MILEY GARMENT SEPARATOR ANED SIZE INDICATOR Filed May 19, 1928 lzvVENrok BY Ia/22m 6 jfzjzy.

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1 GARMENT SEPARA'JJOR AND sI'z INDICATOR ,Application filed May 19,

This invention relates to garment separatorsand size indicators, and is an article of manufacture, and is adapted toprovide a signboard and a clamp practically fro mone 11-5 piece of metal.

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merals refer to like parts throughout the "'35 several views and the numeral 1 refers ,to a

Anotherobject of the invention is to pro- .vide a garment'separator and size indicator that may be movably and removably attached.

to a clothes pole, to separate and indicate the 1 v sizes of'the separated garments.

I A further object of the invention is to provide a garment separator and'size indicator that is cheap to manufacture and simple to install, and having a sign boardthatmaybe further twisted or untwisted to position'for the greatest visibility. A further object of the invention is to provide a garment sepa- Fig. 3 is a frontelevation of a blank from 5 which part of'thedeviceis made; and

Fig. 4 is a similar view to Fig. 3 showing a second member to be associated with the first portion and complete the clamp. I

. Having reference to the drawings like nuclothes pole upon which ma be supported dresses 2, or other clothes or display, by coat hangers 3', or the like in the usual manner. g v v The pole 1 may be supported by any suit v able means, which means is not shown as onl a fragment of the pole is shown and as it 1s deemed unnecessary as such supporting struc- I v e ture is old in the art and has no bearing on description. I

The invention :comprises an article of this invention, and henceneeds nofurther manufacture whose novelty rests in its simplicity of construction; in its adaptability to the purpose forwhich it is intended; in the legs. "serial nelz'vaioa, g I

fact thata signboard 4 is" provided which is a unitwith a clamp 5, and its susceptibility to being twisted to set the signbo'ardwith respect to: the clot-hes pole for greatestvisibility:' 'f The article consists primarily of the signboard 4 inentionedwhich is preferably of rectangular shape,and formed integral therewith is a clamp jaw 6 of simple construction and having its j aw portion curved and ada t ed to form with a second jaw 7, means to secure the device "in anupright position, as 7 shown inFig. 1, on' the clothes pole 1.

sent the article and parts'thereof in an in .verted "positionlromthat offinal' use and this positioning of the parts on the drawing mere The views shown in F1gs.'2, 3, and 4-repre{ ly represents the natural positioning in work I ingout-the layout --preliminary to its manufacture, and in Fig. 3 is shown theflayoutof the signboard land ja'w'6 inwhich it will be notedthat two holes 8'are provided therein I and-within the' confines of said" signboard maths lines 9'extended upward from these holes and those lines 10 to'theright and'left respectivelyrepresent the cutting lines on which the blank is cut preparatory to the conjstruction-of this device. v

Extending upward from that part- 11 of the signboard between the two holes '8 is a relat vely narrow strip "12, which strip a is fo'rmedjintegral with said signboard through a neck portion' 13'; andthis strip is adapted is madepartof'thedevice. f g i y 7 *The strip. consists not the clamp jaw 6,

which willgbe curved as shownfinfFig'; 2,

0 p d idei a portion of'the clamp 5 whi'ch hinged portions 14 extended on either side of the strlp to provide for hingingthis part with the'second part 7, to be described, and Y a lever part l5forquse' in opening the-clamp and this part of the deviceis shaped forthe purpose mentioned, inthe following manner:

The hinged portions 14 are bent upward at right angles to the'strip,-the curved portion mentioned is curved in a similar upward manner on the outer end ofthe strip,zancl ail-upward bend is 'given: to the lever part as.

shown at the point 16in Fig.2,and the neck 13-.o1f. the strip is formed within. the cutting lines and extends upward from. the holes; to

receive a twist, as at 17, which places this portion of the clamp at right, or other suitable angles to the signboard.

The second member 7, used to complete the clamp, is constructed similar to the first mentioned strip 12 and is shaped in a like manner so that the hinged parts 18 will engage with the hinged parts 1& of the strip, and these two parts are joined together by means of a pin 19 upon which has first been placed a spring 20, shown dotted in Fig. 2, adapted-to yieldingly maintain the completed clamp in a closed position. 7

By the assembling of these parts the clamp 5 is provided wherewith to secure the signboard in a rigid and uprightposition on the pole 1, and due to the relatively small neck and to the thinness of the materialof which the device is constructed, the signboard may be twisted to assume an angle with respect to the pole to present the signboard in the best position for observation.

In use the device is constructed as above outlined and suitable characters 21 may be placed upon the signboard, the device then being clamped upon the clothes pole there to prevent the hook of the coat hanger 3 from sliding past the clam during the separation of the garments 2 for selection, and the to be twisted to position said signboard at an angle to said portion, and provided with a second member yieldingly and hingedly at tached to said first mentioned complete said clamp. i In testimony whereof I afi iX my signature.


portion to characters are intended to represent the sizes 7 of garments contained within the limits of any two of the devices.

Obviously the characters used may designate sizes, or quality, or what not, and the signboard may be of a size to accommodate all the necessary printing thereon, and the printed matter may be placed thereon either by hand or other means as may be-most convenient or desirable.

Having thus described. my invention, I claim 1. In a garment separator and size indicator, an article of manufacture comprising a signboard having an integral portion extended to form a portion of a clamp, said portion being provided with an initial'twist to position said signboard at an angle with said clamp, said twisted portion being adapted to change said angle by furthertwisting or untwisting, and provided with a second member yieldinglyand hingedly attached to said first mentioned portion to complete said clamp.

2. In a garment separator and size indicator, an article of manufacture comprising a signboard having an-integral portion extor, an article of manufacture comprising a tended to form a portion of a clamp, and provided with a neck connecting said signboard and said portionysaid neck having a twist positioning said signboard at an angle to said portion, and provided with a second member yieldingly and hingedly attached to said first mentioned portion to complete said clamp,

3. In a garment separator and size indica-

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US4967500 *May 23, 1988Nov 6, 1990Batts, Inc.Snap-on information display panel for garment hangers
US5974710 *Aug 14, 1998Nov 2, 1999Baldwin; Judson E.House number display system
US8998044Aug 8, 2014Apr 7, 2015SAC Concepts, LLCGarment separator assembly and method of use
U.S. Classification40/658, 223/88
International ClassificationG09F3/08, G09F3/16
Cooperative ClassificationG09F3/16
European ClassificationG09F3/16