US 1760339 A
Description (OCR text may contain errors)
M161? 2?, 1930. H P v I 11 765 339 HANGER FOR TOWELS, TIES, AND SIMILAR ARTICLES Filed May '7. 192s I KINVENTOR.
flA/r'W) 6.5/5/10/ Patented May 27, 1930 UNITED f STATES HARRY BISHOP, F FORT HOYL EpMARYLAND HANGER FOR TOWELS, TIES, AND SIMILAR ARTICLES- Application filed. May 7, 1928. Serial m. 275,814.
.This invention relates to a hanger for towels and garment accessories such asneckties, garters, shoe-laces, belts, ribbons and the like, and has for one of its objects to provide a novel, simple and inexpensive device of this character which shall be adapted to suspend one or more articles in a manner'to prevent the article or articles from being dislodged by any ordinarymovement description proceeds, the invention consists in the construction, combination and arrangement of parts hereinafter fully described and claimed, and illustrated in the accompanying drawing, wherein: Figur'el is a view in front elevation of one form of the article hanger; I
Figure 2 is a perspective view of a modilied form of the article hanger shown in Figure 1 Figure 3 is a view in front elevation of another form of the article hanger;
Figure 4 is a perspective view of a modified form of the article hanger shown in Figure 3;and
Figure 5 is an elevational view illustrating aslightly modified form of the article receiving slots of the hangers.
The article hanger comprises, as shown in Figure, 1, a main or body portion 1 which may be made from a solid blank ofmetal,
wood,.composition or any other suitable material. The body 1 is in the form of a rightangle triangle in elevation, and is connected at its inner or vertical edge to a bracket 2 by hinges 3. The body 1 is provided with a plurality of article receiving slots 4which extend inwardly from its inclinedor sloping outer edge, Thwsbts 4 are arrapged one it may above the other, and they may be horizontally arranged, as shown in Figure 1, or arranged at a downward and inwardinclination, as shown in Figure 5, in which latter figure 1 designates the body and 4 the slots. The slots 4 gradually decrease in width in the direction of their inner or closed ends 5 so as to bring about a clamping action on the articles as they are inserted in and moved inwardly into the slots. This clamping ac tion-on the articles prevents their accidental displacement from the body 1. When the slots 4 are arranged at a downward and inward inclination, as shown in Figure 5, they may be of uniform width throughout their length, dueto 'the fact thatthe inclination of the slots prevents the accidental displacement of the articles. The outer ends of the slots 4 and 4 are curved in opposite directions, as shown at 6 and 7 respectively, and the outer portions of the bottom walls of the slots extend outwardly beyond the outer Y ends of the upper walls of the slots, whereby to provide the slots with wideentrances in order to permit the ready. insertion of the articles into the slots. The slots are arranged in echelon from the top to the bottom of the bodies 1 and 1 along the sloping sides of the bodies so that the suspended articles will not overlap or merely overlap in part and thus be exposed to view and easy selection. If desired, two or more of the bodies 1 may be supported by the bracket 2, as will be apparent.
The bracket 2 ma bersecured to a door, wall or other suitable support by screws, rings, hooks or the like, and it is provided with openings 8 for the reception of the elements employed to secure it to thesupport. If desired, the body of the article hanger may be made from a single length of drawn metal such as wire, as shown in Figure 2. The
wire from which the body, which/is here designated l", is made is bent intermediate its ends to provide loops 9, and the ends thereof are bent to provide ,pintles 10 which are pivotally associated with lugs ll'struck up from a bracket 12. This bracket is provided with openin s 13 through the medium of; which fie secured to a support by rings,hooks or screws or the like. The slots 4 formed in the body 1 by the loops 9 are similar to the slots 4, and they are also arranged in echelon from the top to the bottom of the body along the sloping free edge thereof for the purpose stated. 'These slots 4? may be arranged similar to the slots l of the form of the invention shown in Figure 5. I If desired, the article hanger may comprise 10 a body 14 having opposite sloping edges, as
shown in Figure 3, and this body may be suspended from ahook, rod or the like by a hook 15 secured to the upper end thereof. This body is provided with two series of article 15 rece'ifing slots 16 which extend inwardly from the-opposite sloping edges thereof and are arranged in echelon from the top to the bottom of the body along the sloping edges for the purpose stated. While this form of 20 article hanger is shown as made from a solid blank of metal, wood, composition or the like, it may be made from drawn metal, such as wire, as shown in Figure 4. The length of wire from which the modifiedform of the 5 hanger is made is bent between its ends to pro- Vide a triangular body 14: having slots 16. Y One terminal of the wire is bent to provide a hook 15 and the other terminal of the wire is bent about the shank of the hook, as at 17 The slots 16 and 16 may be similar to the slots 4 or 4. a
It shoul be apparent from the foregoing description, taken in connection with the ac companying drawing, that the slots of the hangers are so relatively arranged, and of such format-ion, that the articles may be read-. ily inserted therein or readily withdrawn therefrom, thatthe articles will not become accidently displaced, and that the articles will be so exposed as to permit a ready selection to be made.
While I have described andillustrated the preferred forms. of the invention, it is to be understood that such changes may be made 5 when desired as are within the scope of the invention as claimed.
Having thus described the invention, what I claim 1s: A rackfor supporting neckties and the like 60 comprising a body member having its front edge inclined downwardly and outwardly at an angle to the vertical and having a series of substantially horizontally disposed slots opening out at said edge, said slots being of equal length and extendinginwardly one beyond the other to-so display the articles as to permit the ready inspection thereof, saidslots having horizontal bottom walls and downwardly and inclined top walls to permit' a 6 the articles, placed in said slots to bind between said walls, and (means for supporting the body a raised position. a testimony whereof I aflix my signature.
- e5 5 *HARBY GQBISHOP.