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Publication numberUS1751198 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateMar 18, 1930
Filing dateJul 10, 1929
Priority dateJul 10, 1929
Publication numberUS 1751198 A, US 1751198A, US-A-1751198, US1751198 A, US1751198A
InventorsFranck John E
Original AssigneeFranck John E
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Garment hanger
US 1751198 A
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Marci: 18, 1930. J. E. FRANCK 1,751,198

GARMENT HANGER Filed July 10, 1929 Inventor (7 7. Z 70 o/r A ttomey Patented Mar. 18, 1930 .1035: E. rmmcx, or arcnmnns, NORTH CAROLINA oanmnnr HANGER Application filed July 10,

This invention relates broadly to garment hangers and has more particular reference to a hanger especially designed for suspending and 'sup orting hats from the upper edge of a chair ack.

Another very important object of this invention is to rovide a garment hanger of the character a ove mentioned consisting of a plurality of hingedly connected sections, one

of said sections eing in the form of a hook adapted to engage over the top edge of a cha1r back, and another of said sections being in the form of a hook adapted to engage the hat for maintaining the hat on the hanger whereb the hat may be suspended from the back 0 the chair.

Still another object of the invention is to provide a hat hanger of this type comprising a plurality of sections, certain of said sections being of substantially arcuate formation so as to permit the folding or collapsing of the section into a neat compact, unity, whereby the hanger may be conveniently carried by a person, in the pocket or in any other desired manner.

Another salient feature of this invention is to providea hanger of the above mentioned character, which is simple in construction, consisting of but comparatively few parts,

economical in manufacture, may be retailed at a nominal cost and positive and eflicient in operation, practical, reliable, and otherwise well adapted for the purpose for which it is designed.

Other objects and advantages of'the inven tion will become apparent during a study of the following descrlption, taken in connection with the accompanying drawings, wherein:

Figure 1 is aside elevation of the hanger constructed in accordance with this invention, and showing the application of the same for supporting a hat from the upper edge 01 r the chair back.

Figure 2 is a perspective View of the hanger per se, showing the same in an unfolded or extended position.

Fi ure 3 is a side view of the hanger, show- 0 ing 8 me i a co p ed 9. e e P 5 tion 1929. Serial No. 377,179.

With reference more in detail to the drawmgs, 1t will be seemthat my improved hat or garment hanger comprises a plurality of inter-connecte'd sections, there being a pair of end sections 5 and 6 respectively and an intermediate section 7.

The end section 5 is the hat engaging section of the hanger, and as shown this end section 5 is substantially of flat elongated formation and may be formed of any metal or other suitable material, preferably of a spring like nature. hat or end section 5 is bent upwardly at right angles to provide a hooked extremity 8. At lts opposite end and intermediate its longi tudinal side edges,,the said end section 5 is provided with an angularly disposed eye or hinge section 9. The intermediate or connecting section 7 as shown is of substantially arcuate formation and is formed of substantially the same material, preferably as the end section 5. The intermediate section 7 at its opposite ends is provided with spaced angularly disposed eyes or hinge sections 1010. The eye or hinge section 9 of the end section 5, is adapted tobe disposed between a pair of the hinge sections 10 on one end of the intermediate hanger section 7 and a pivot or hinge 'pin 11 is passed through the said registering eyes or hinge sections to complete a hinge connection between the .said sections 5 and 7.

The end hanger section 6 as shown is of substantially arcuate formation and is formed of an elongated piece of material, the I said material being the same as comprises the sections 5 and 7.

This end section 6 comprises the chair back engaging portion or section of the 'hanger and at one end the section 6 is provided with a downwardly and inwardly curved angular extension or hook end 12. At its other end the chair engagingor end section 6 of the hanger is provided with an angularly disposed eye or end hinge section 9, and this last mentioned hinge section is adapted to be positioned between the other pairof end sections 10 of the hanger section 7, a pivot pin 11 passing through the last mentioned hinge At one end the said together.

The intermediate or connecting sections 7 of the hanger at its opposite ends and intermediate the hinge sections or eyes lO is provided with curved tongues 13,- which tongues 13 extend in opposite dlrectlons and are 7 adapted to engage adjacent end portions of the respective end sections 5 and 6, when the sections are in an unfolded position or extended as shown in Figure 2 and also in Figure 1.

In practice, when the sections of the hanger are extended to unfolded position to assume the position shown in Figure 2,the end section 6 of the hanger is disposed over the top edge of a chair back B, so' that its hooked end 12 will en age with the inner face of the chair back, adjacent the top edge of the back, while the intermediate section 7 only extends substantially parallel to the chair back B, as clearly shown in Figure 1. The other end section 5 will then extend outwardly or laterally from the back of the chair and a hat 7 H may then be disposed upon the end section 5 of the hanger in the usual manner so that the hooked end 18 of said section 5 will-engage with the under face of the crown of the hat, as clearly illustrated in Figure 1.

In folding the hanger, it will be seen that the convex face or side of the end section 6 of the hanger will, when swung upon itspivotal connection, be disposed in abutting relation to the convex side of the intermediate hanger sections 7 and these sections, when folded one upon the other in this manner are then folded inwardly for rest upon the other end section 5, the concaved face of the intermediate section 7 being opposite to the inner face ofthe said end section 5, as clearly shown to advantage in Figure 3. As is also shown in Figure 3, the hooked extremities 8 and 12 of the end sections 6 and 5 respectively will engage with the respective sections at their hinged connection and the sections being' formed of a, spring like material, the hooked ends 8 and 12 will frictionally bind against the hinged connections of the sections for maintaining said sections in a folded position. v

Obviously, when in this folded position, the hanger comprises a neat, compact, unity which may be readily placed within one pocket, to conveniently carry the hanger about ones person.

From the foregoing then, it will be seen that I have provided a neat, compact, and yet strong and durable hanger especially adapted for suspending hats from the back of chairs, such as car seats and the like, and thus the hanger may be made of strong and durable construction, retailed at a nominal cost and that the said hanger is well adapted for the purpose designed.

Even though I have herein shown and described the preferred embodiment of my invention, it is to'be understood that the same is susceptible-to changes fully comprehended by the spirit of the invention as herein described and the scope of the appended claims.

" What is claimed is:

1. A collapsible garment hanger comprisback for suspending the hanger from the back, when said sections are in an unfolded I position, and a hooked end of the other of said sections adapted to be engaged by a garment for suspending said garment from the hook, and saidarcuate end section being adapted to have its concaved side in abutting relation to the convex side of the intermediate section when said sections are moved to a folded position substantially as described.

2. A collapsible hanger for hats comprising a plurality of hingedly connected sections, one of said sections being substantially flat and formed at its free end with a right angularly disposed extension, the other of said end sections being of substantially arcuate formation and provided at its free end with a right angularly disposed hook extension extending in a direction opposite to said first mentioned hook, the intermediate section of said hanger being of substantially arcuate formation and provided at its opposite ends with stops adapted to engage with the adjacent end portions of the respective end sections for limiting the syvinging movement of the sections when the same are unfolded to assume an extended position, said arcuate end section adapted to be disposed over the top edge of a chair back'and having its hook engaging with said chair back and said flat end section having its hook adapted to be engaged with a hat for suspending said hat from the hook as and for the purpose specified.

3. A collapsible garment hanger comprising a plurality of hingedly connected sections adapted to be folded inwardly, one upon the other, and comprising a pair of end sections and an intermediate section, one

of a chair back, and having its hook adapted to engage the chair back for suspending the hanger from the back, the intermediate section being of arcuate formation and provided at its opposite end with stops adapted to engage adjacent ends of said end section for limiting the movement of the sections when the same are moved to an unfolded position, said arcuate shaped end section having its concaved side in abutting relation to v the convex side of the intermediate section when the sections are moved to a folded position and said intermediate section adapted to be swung inwardly for disposition upon the first mentioned end section and the hooked end portions of the respective end sections adapted to engage the sections at the end of the joints of the sections whenthe latter are in a folded position for maintaining said sections in said folded positions In testimony whereof I aflix my signature.

' JOHN E. FRANCK.

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Classifications
U.S. Classification248/308, 248/215, 211/30
International ClassificationA47C7/62, A47C7/64
Cooperative ClassificationA47C7/64
European ClassificationA47C7/64