US 1839694 A
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1932- A. E. NELSON ET AL 1#339,694
VACUUM HANGER Filed May 28, 1931 Patented Jan. 5, 1932 UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE,
ALBIN E. NELSON AND WILLIAM BAHR, OF DEER RIVER, MINNESOTA VACUUM HANGER Application filed May 28, 1931. Serial No. 540,532.
Our invention relates to vacuum hangers It will also be apparent that the bead 3 and particularly to that type well known in forms a convenience in the opening of the the art adapted to be stuck onto a smooth cut, in that the finger is thereby prevented wall or glass and held thereto by suction, for from slipping readily therefrom.
5 the holding of a card or other comparatively While it is obvious that various methods light object. may be resorted .to in the lnstallation of the \Ve are aware that somewhat similar depin or sprig in the adjustable end of the vices have been employed for this purpose, shank, we prefer to vulcanize the same therebut deem our novel construction a decided in at the time of construction of the hanger.
W improvement over such, in that a card or Having thus described one embodiment of paper held by the same is not removable eX- our invention, what we clann and desire to cept by careful adjustment of the hanger, Se ure by Letters Patent, 1s: or rending of the article being held, which Vacuum hanger of the type descr1bed forms the principal object of our invention. lla-vlng a protruding axial supporting shank,
Other objects and advantages of the ina cut intermediate the ends of the shank vention will appear in the following descripr v rse the axis thereof, and a sprig emtion thereof. bedded with1n the outer extremity of the Referring now to the accompanying draw- Shank and extending into the cut. ings, forming part of this application, and In testimony whereof we afiix our signawherein like reference characters indicate l0 like parts: ALBIN E. NELSON.
Figure 1 is a perspective view of our 'im- WILLIAM BAHR.
proved hanger as it appears with a card suspended therefrom; and
' Figure 2 is aperspective'view of one of the hangers opened by stress upon same for the reception of a card, and is the better illustration of the details of construction.
1 represents a rubber vacuum hanger or holder having an abnormally long shank or body portion 2, preferably terminating in an annular bead 3, with a comparatively flat or slightly rounded convex head.
The shank portion 2 is cut midway its ends, substantially half .its diameter, and from the extreme free end or top of the shank extends a metal pin or sprig, the head of which shows at 4 in Figure 1, and the point of which protrudes into the gap formed by the cut in the shank as at 5, thus providing asure hold to anything installed within the cut of the shank, as for example a piece of paper, or a card; the resiliency of the remainder of the shank which is intact assuring the normal closing of the gap or at least impingement upon any object therein, or
penetration of the sprig therethrough, and from which the object cannot be withdrawn 5 without fracture or adjustment to accom- 10o plish the opening of the gap.