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June 2, 1931. R. BRQDER 1,308,521
PICTURE HANGER Filed March 20, 1930 I NVENTOL, REE/v BRUDER Patented June 2, 1931 -UNITED STATES REUBE Buonnalor NEW YORK, N. Y.
PICTURE HANGER K Application mea March 2o, 193m serialY no. 437,532. L
This invention relates to improvements in hangers used for suspending pictures, mirrors, tapestries and the like from walls, one object being to provide a simple and inexpen- 'L54 sive locking device embodied in and cooperating with the hook-shaped portion of the hanger to prevent the accidental disengagement of the hanger from the picture molding.
Another object of this invention is to pro- 10 vide Van ornamental device for concealing' the hanger proper, and integrally connected to and forming a convenient means for operating the hanger locking device.
Another object of this invention is to provide a picture hanger comprising a hook shaped member and a cooperating andV detachable member which functions as a picture hanger locking device, the said ydetachable member being adapted to be locked in a predetermined position in the hook-shaped member. Y Y
Another object of this invention is to provide a picture hanger which may be used either on a picture molding -or on a nail sc rew or hook driven into a wall, all of the said hanging means being in the rear of the hook shaped portion ofthe hanger and concealed from view, and the' nail receiving means being in the lower end of the hanger. Y
With these and other objects in view, the invention resides in the arrangement, and combination of the parts, theessential features of which arehereinafter fully described, are particularly pointed out in the appended claims and are illustratedin the accompanying/drawings, in which: n
Figure 1 is an edge view of my improved picture hanger. and picture hanger ylocking device as it appears when mountedin positionen a molding, the hanger being. partly insection. f Figure 2 is a rearV view of the assembled -picture hanger.l v
Figure 3 is a perspective view of the hookshaped portion of the picture hanger as it appears when hung on a nail; the front face having an aperture Vfor the picture hanger locking-device.
50 Figure-4 is a perspective viewk of an elongated snap fastening means forming the male member of the hanger locking device.
Figure 5 shows 'a`V fragmentof the hookshaped portion of thehanger, comprising a modified aperture which serves to fix the position of the'hang-er-.locking device. Figure 6 shows a fragment ofthe hookshaped portion of thehange'ncomprisinga modified aperture which serves toprevent'the hanger locking devicel from becoming disengaged.
In the illustrated embodiment ofthe invention, my improved picture` hanger is made of two parts, a hook-shapedllangerfl andxa rosette 2 attached tof-orma cooperating unif.
tary article of manufacture.A 4 g The bodyportion of thehanger l has an upper hookfl to engage a picture" molding. The lower end of thebodyportion, 3 has a hook 5 to engage ay picture or mirror cord 6 of circular cross section. (The hook'tV- is inwardly bent to embrace and clamp the cord 6, and has a straight end'portion7 'substantially parallel ywith thev body` portion 3 of the hanger 1.v The straight portion 7'is provided with an aperture 8 which lconsists of a lower enlarged portion 9and a-smaller upper portion 10.i As best shownvinFigure 2,-the upper portion 10 'of the aperture 8 is Y-adapted'to kengage the backof'the head of a nail after the head has `been.passedfthrough the lower enlarged portion 9. lAt the bottom of the hook 5 there is provided a downwardly facing aperture 1l which serves to receive a cord (not shown) whichmaybe clamp-ed within thesaid h'oolrl5.y This aperture 1l serves to support a picture hung onga single vertical cord in'placeofzthecordw The upper hook 4 and the lower hooklarello- Ycat'ed'on the same side ofthe body portion 3. `,Securedto theouter facerofthehanger l isthe rosette or covering device Q'Qwhich is ,of4 a Size suicent ,ta @over .and V`hide the hanger, the resettalng-preerablydetachably secured to the hanger by means/of a male' fastening element or snap lmemberQlQ, which permits replacement `with yother interchangeable rosettes.4 TheJ molding 22k is yof, a type generally provided nearthe ceiling of "a room. Thel Vpicture rhangers are'usually -falling out or vloosely mounted on the moldings and in no way fastened thereto. Due to the stiffness of the cord which is usually reenfo-rced with Wires, there is a tendency to throw the hanger 0H the molding while the picture is being adj usted on the wall. The picture hangers frequentlyV become disengaged from the moldings thereby allowing theipicturesV to drop'. To overcome this disengaging tendency, I
have devised the simple expedientof elonV gating the snap member 1'2'to'form av picture hanger locking member 13 which projecS nwardly of the hanger just below the` head bead 14 of the molding 22. This locking member 13 strikes the head bead 14 of the molding 22'whe`nthere is a tendency tov dis'- place thehanger therefrom andcauses the hanger to remain in` its proper` position. TheV accidental disengagement of ithe hanger is thus eliminated; It is'to be noted that the head/bead lt'is circularly formed and accordingly the most effective point to strike thebead' is atits vertical center line and the lockingV member or extension-13 is made long enoughv to reach substantially' to the vertical center line of the head'bead.'
Asbestshown in' Figure't, the locking lmember 13 comprises two elongated Vsubstantially semi-ci`rcular resilient arms 15,' 15, which have been extruded from a metal plate 16. rIfhis plate is preferably of 'circular form and' has 'four right angularly bentspur's 17, 17', 17, 17, extrudedtherefrom, in a direction opposite' to that ofthe locking member '18.
f The spurs are adapted to enter'th'e woodwork tend verticallyinto thev aperture 187to enter between the arms 15,' 15' and-prevent rota-tion ofthe rosette. ,'Another' modification is shown in Figure where 'a key-way slot2 0 extending` downwardly from Vthe aperture 18 is provided yin which to press down the snap member 12 and prevent the rosette Zand the locking membery lfrom falling out of the aperture 18' and' becoming disengaged" from the hanger 1l i Asshownin Figure 36p-the,hanger issupported on a nail 21A andthecordis clamped in the lower hook 5 whichv isinwardly bent after the cor'dgis insertedtherein. y Itistobe noted thatv when the hanger is LsujsedVithout a rosette,that the aperture 18 may be omitted.
Itis'to `benoted thatv while theupper and lower hooks 'are located as shown on the same `side of the body of the hanger, that the lower 4hook maybe-bent on the opposite sideiof@ the receta;
body and form a hanger having a shape substantially likethe letter S.
It is thus readily seen that there has been providedV a combined picture hanger and rosette provided with means to prevent their accidental disengagement from a molding andfwhich arealso provided-with detachable matingfasteningelements for ,retaining the ,picture hanger and rosette operatively as* sociated. A It is also readily seen that this picture hangerv may be hung on a molding or on anail either in combination with or without the rosette.
While I have described what I deem to be the most desirable embodiment of my invention, it is obviousfthat--various change'smay bemade in thepr'oportion and mi-nordetails of :construction within-@the scope' of; the: appended claims;
Havingfthus described my invention, I,I
claim z as new vand desire' to secure-by: Letters Patenti' n Y 1.4 Alpicture hanger comprising a-bodyhaving an upper supporting .hook curveddownwardly to l engageaa?--wall=fmolding, a-lower cord-supporting hook,v 'curved fupwardl-y, the upper and-lower hooks being@ located fon: the same side of thebody, the .saidporjd-supporting-f. hook being inwardly bentri and adapted to embrace-and clamp,a picture;cord therein, 4
and"beingA also krprovided,with a= straight; end portion: having-5 a nai'lfrecei'ving aperture therein. Y
2. A picturehanger- -comprising inl coin,-
bination anybody memberhavingfon `one'vside thereof an upper supporting hook,` curved downward-ly vto-engage laymolding headL-bead, a lowerI cord-,supp ortin g hook'curve'd upwardly, and fan. ornamental coveringgmember detachably aflixed on the otherfside' ofthe Said l body-member.andfhaving;means-penetrating through ythe body and extending-` 4beneath lthe molding: head beady and-forming,- aj locking means forsa-idfpicture hangen 3. In combination, apicture hanger-having -anupperfhook curvedto engage amolding headbead, .a device `for covering said. hanger provided with a rprojectingfastening element and adapted to enter` an aperture in-thefbofdy of said hanger',v said elementgproj ectingftherefrom and resting below; the head. bead so as t0` Prevent accidental,dsengagmentletthe lIn combination,` a picture'hangerfliavinguan upper hook engagingfag molding' head bead, a device for covering saidhanger Iprovided with a rightangular malle fastening elementntegral with'the 'cbv'ering deviceand adapted to enter an aperture inthe body yof said hanger to ret ain 'the Yhangerandcove'r-'op eratively associated?andpene'trating through the body ofl theV hangen and extending beneath'the molding'head bead so as'to prevent accidental disengagement of the ihangerfrom the-molding, s'aid male fastening element'fexi tending substantially to the center line of the head bead.
5. In combination, a picture hanger having an upper hook engaging a molding head bead, a device for covering said hanger provided with a male fastening element integral with the covering device and adapted to enter a female fastening element in the body of said hanger to retain the hanger and cover, said fastening elements being positioned beneath the molding head bead and one of said elements forming a locking means for said picture hanger.
6. In combination, a picture hanger comprising abody having an upper hook curved downwardly to engage a Wall molding and a lower cord-supporting hook curved upward- 1y, a device for covering said h'anger provided with a fastening element adapted to engage a mating fastening element in the body of said hanger to retain the hanger and cover, said fastening elements being positioned beneath the molding head bead and one of said elements forming a locking means for said picture hanger.
Signed at New York, in the county of Bronx and State of New York, this 18 day of March, A. D. 1930.