US 1863664 A
Description (OCR text may contain errors)
June 21, 1932. Y p L L ',AVZARUSY 1,863,664
CLOTHES HANGER Filed OCT.. 16, 1950 Patented June 21, 1932 UNITED STATES :PETER L. LAZARUS, OF ST. LOIS, MISSOURI CLOTHES HANGER Application filed October 16, 1930. Serial No. 489,1777.
This invention relates to clothes hangers, the primary object of the invention being to provide novel means for supporting moth balls on the hanger, so that clothes supported by the hanger will be affected thereby.
An important objectof the invention is to provide a device of this character including a yieldable container, which may be readily and easily positioned on a hanger, or removed therefrom to replace the moth balls.
A still further object of the invention is the provision of a moth ball container that will be held in position by its frictional contact with the hanger on which the container is used.
With the foregoing and other objects in view, which will appear as the description proceeds, the invention resides in the combination and arrangement of parts and in the details of construction hereinafter described and claimed, it being understood that changes in the precise embodiment of the invention herein disclosed, may be made within the scope of what is claimed, without departing from the spirit of the invention.
Referring to the drawing:
Figure 1 is an elevational view of a coat hanger constructed in accordance with the invention.
Figure 2 is an enlarged fragmental detail View.
Figure 3 is a view illustrating a device to be positioned in lieu of the moth ball container.
Referring to the drawing in detail, the reference character 5 designates a coat hanger that comprises the usual siderods 6, bent near their upper ends, to provide inwardly extended fingers 7, the ends of the rods 6 being twisted together as at 8. One of the rods 6, is formed into a hook 9, whereby the hanger may be positioned over a suitable hook.
The container, which is indicated by the reference character 10, comprises a length of wire material coiled in such a way as to provide a series of loops, within which the moth balls, which are indicated by the reference character 11, are placed.
Due to the construction of the container 10, it is obvious that the moth balls may be positioned therein, and the container compressed in such a way as to permit the ends thereof to be positioned over the fingers 7, as shown by the drawing.
The container when in this position', will be securely held on the hanger in such a way as to insure against displacement of the container under ordinary usage, and the odor from the moth balls may pass through the y clothes supported by the hanger.
In Figure 3 I have shown a body portion 12 which may be of any desired construction, the body portion having depressions 13 in the ends thereof to be engaged by the ends of the fingers 7 to hold the body portion 12 in position, by frictional contact with the ends thereof.
' This body portion 12 is designed for receiving certain advertising matter, so that when the hanger is used without the container 10, the body portion 12 may be positioned in lieu thereof.
A clothes hanger comprising a substantially triangular body portion formed of a length of wire defining side rods and a lower connecting rod, the free ends of the length of wire being twisted together to provideahook,
portions of the side rods near the hook eX- tending inwardly providing inwardly eX- tended iingers,a holder in the form of a coiled wire having open ends to receive the inwardly extended lingers, and said holder adapted to support moth balls.
In testimony that I claim the foregoing as my own, I have hereto affixed my signature.
PETER L. LAZARUS.