US 1758932 A
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y 9 o. B. CARTER 1,758,932
GARMENT HANGER Filed Aug. 11, 192B 'INVEN OTTOBL AINE ARTE? ATTORNEY Patented May 20, 1930 PATENT; OFFICE OTTO BLAINE CARTER, OF NEW YORK, N. Y.
GARMENT-HANGER Application'filed August 11, 1928. Serial No. 299,057.
porting portion of the device. A further object of this invention is to provide a garment protecting member supported from .a crossbar mounted above the part carrying the garment, and a still further object is to provide 5 an improved arment hanger having a re movable covermg of cloth, paper, or other suitable material, supported upon an upper cross member, which latter also serves. as a handle as and for the purpose hereinafter described. Y
When garments such as ladies light silk dresses and such like are carried on the ordinary garment hanger and. when such garments are being displayed and moved-about, it iscustomary to grasp'the end ofthe archshaped. member through the shoulders of the garment, with the result that after very little handling the garment becomes soiled and damaged. The provision of the upper crossbar in accordance with the present invention provides a very convenient handle by means of which the hanger and garment may be conveniently handled without danger of soiling the garment in any way, and the provision of the flexible covering protects the garment from dust and at the same time insures that the'upper cross bar will be used as a handle, since the covering conceals-the upper part of the garment and itssupport from view.
lVith therabove objects in view the invenparticularly pointed out in the appended claim, it being understood that 'various changes in the form, proportions and minor details may be made without departing from the spirit of the invention or sacrificing any of the advantages thereof.
spirit of the invention within the scope of 1 In the drawings, Fig. 1 is a perspective View showing one form of the hanger;
. Fig. 2 is a similar view showing the hanger with the flexible covering-in place thereon; and t r 65 Fig; 3 is a view showing a modified form of the hanger made all in one piece-the lower cross rail being broken away to show' the construction. A
The hanger illustrated at Figs. 1 and 2 comprises an arch-shaped shoulder-supporting member 10, a vertical piece 11 and an upper cross-bar 12, all connected together by means of a stout wire 13 which is passed through holes in the said members, is clinched over y at its lower end at 14, and is shaped at its upper part to provide a hook 15. The member 10 may be covered with a knitted or other covering 16 of any suitable or well known form, as indicated at Fig. 1.
The flexible cover shown at Fig. 2 consists of a single piece of fabric 17 folded in two and perforated at 18 so as to pass over the hook 15 and stitched at 19 so as to'fit smoothly over theends of the upper cross-bar 12. The cover 17 may be made of any suitable length so as to cover only the upper part of the garmerit or to completely cover the same.
The garment hanger shown at Fig. 3 is made from sheet metal stamped out to the de- 90 sired shape to form a hook 20, an upper-crossbar 21, a vertical connecting part 22, an archshaped shoulder-supporting member 23, and a lower cross-bar 24 for supporting folded garments, andthe parts 24, 23 and 21 are bent over or flanged so as to provide upper rounded surfaces for engagement with the garments and with the cover, and'to provide a suitable grip in the case of the member 21.
Although the drawings and the abovesaecificat' i tion conslsts 1n the novel construction and arl Ion d Scloses two of the best modes rangement of parts hereinafter described, il-' lust'rated in the accompanying drawings and in which I have contemplated embodying my invention, I desire to be in no way limited to a the details of such disclosure, for in the fur- 'ther practical application of my invention 9 manychanges in form and construction may be made as circumstances require or experience suggests, without departing from the the appended claim.
What I claim is:
A garment hanger of the character described comprising a hook, an arch-shaped member for receiving the shoulder part of p the garment, a rigidly attached crossbar between said hook and said member, and a flexible open-ended cover carried by said cross-bar to conceal the upper part of the garment, the side and the lower edges of said name to this specification.
cover being open to permit conven ent access to the garment on said member.
In testimony whereof I have signed my OTTO BLAINE CARTER.