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Publication numberUS1879679 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateSep 27, 1932
Filing dateNov 20, 1931
Priority dateNov 20, 1931
Publication numberUS 1879679 A, US 1879679A, US-A-1879679, US1879679 A, US1879679A
InventorsGover Miles L
Original AssigneeGover Miles L
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Garment display rack
US 1879679 A
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Sept. 27, 1932. M. 1.. GOVER GARMENT DISPLAY RACK Filed Nov. 20, 1931 I5 Sheets-Sheet l I nvenlor 0 per Bylgg m 2 I flllorney Sept. 27', 1932.

M. L. GQVER GARMENT DISPLAY RACK Fi led Nov. 20. 1951 5 Sheets-Sheet 2 Invenlor Sept. 27, 1932.

M. GOVER GARMENT DI'SPLAY RACK Filed Nov. 20, 1931 5 Sheets-Sheet 5 Inventor By v ' flliomey Patented Sept. 27, 193.?

- UNITED STATES PATENT 'oFFIcE' ms 1.. eovna, or somnasur, xum'uoxr emnnr msrnay RACK Application filed November '20, 1981. Serial No. 576,885.

This invention relates to the broad class of store furniture, and it has more particular reference to a rack which is especially, but not necessarily, adapted for supporting and displaying mens trousers. he fundamental idea is embodied in several modifications efliciently usable on the floor, on counters, tables or the like, and generically interpreted, the basic idea comprehends the use of a plurality of horizontally swingable trousers hangers arranged in convenient ensemble relationship to facilitate placing the trousers or the like thereon and display thereof when so placed.

The distinguishable embodiments of the in vention as well as the details incorporated therein will become more readily apparent from the following description and drawings.

In the drawings Figure 1 shows a single rack display structure such as is usable on tables and counters.

igure 2 is a view similar to Figure 1 show in a double or duplex arran ement.

igure 3 is a floor type rac including upusable in limited space.

Figure 4 is also a floor rack showing a double duplex assembly for use in the center of a floor.

Figure 5 is a plan view of the structure depicted in Figure 1. V

Figure 6 is a fragmentary View showing the manner in which the ames or hangers may be swung from side to side for facilitatlng inspection of goods displayed thereon.

7 is an enlarged detail sectional view showing the principal features of the invention. 7

Figure 8 is a perspective view-of one of e hangers per se.

igure 9 is a cross section-on the line 99 of Figure 7.

Figure 10 is a view like Figure 7 showing a slightly different embodiment of the inven- F tlve conception, the variation and novelty beand lower rows of hangers satisfactorily ing predicated upon the peculiar formation of the wire hanger.

Figure 11 is a fragmentary perspective view of the especially formed apex portion of said hanger. Figure 12 is a view exactly like Figure 10 showing a slightly different bend in the coil at the apex of the hanger.

Irrespective of the type of support or rack employed, the hangers are of the same general type of construction, and throughout the drawings, the hangers are designated by the numeral 10. As seen in Figures 7 and 8, one form of the hangers is formed from a single length of wire bent into a. V-shaped 0 form. This provides What may be designated as a horizontal arm 11 and a depending diagonal brace 12. The portions 11 and 12 are joined together through the medium of a coiled spring 13 which possesses a number of features to be hereinafter described.

be intermediate portion of the arm 11 is bent as indicated at 14 to provide a seat for reception of the trousers or the like 15. The free end or terminal of the arm 11 is formed 7 with a hook 16. The free end portion of the brace 12 is bent laterally as indicatedat 17 and includes a terminal finger 18.

A feature common to the various forms of the invention is the upper and lower tubular supports 19 and 20 shown in Figure 7, and the opposed faces of these pipes are apertured, the apertures in the pipe 9 serving to accommodate the hook 16 while the pipe 20 serve to provide keeper seats for the finger 18.

In some forms of the invention, I provide a wooden or composition sleeve 22 which serves as a protector, and which is mounted in the seat 14. This is usable where the thin wire would unduly crease thetrousers, the trousers being usually draped over the roller or sleeve as indicated in phantom lines in igures l and 3 for example. he coil spring 13 possesses a number of features. In the first place, it functions as a spring and spreads the parts 11 and 12' apart hanger. Fourthly, the width of the coil produced by the plurality of convolutions embodied therein serves as a spacer between adjacent hangers soas to keep the trousers supported on adjacent hangers from rubbing together as the hangers are horizontally swung back and forth for inspection purposes.

In addition to the novelty found in the construction of the swingable wire hangers and supporting pipes. or rods, it is believed that advantages appear in the stands or suppurposes.

ports which I employ for eflicient display For example, in Figure 1, the short stand which is employed on counters and the like embodies a suitable pair of base members 23 with vertical standards 24 between which the hanger supporting pipes are supported in horizontal vertically spaced relationship.

In this arrangement, I provide a single row of hangers. The same principle of construction is utilized in the form illustrated in Figure 2 except that here I provide two rows of hangers, that is, a row on each side of the pipes.

As before stated, the invention may be embodied in the floor type stand represented in Figures 3 and 4;. In the form shown in Figure 3, I provide a suitable caster equipped base 25 having main vertical standards 26 of suitable elevation tied together at their top by the pipes 19 and 20 which serve to directly support the frames or hangers 10.

In addition, and underneath the hangers,

- I provide shorter standards 27 and connect,

ing members 28 which are fastened to the main standards 26 and support an additional row of hangers between these standards 27. The hangers here employed are disposed'out wardly of the top row of hangers so that a better balanced structure of greater convenience is provided.

In the form shown in Figure 1, a double duplex arrangement is utilized and the numeral 29 designates suitable base members each supporting lower standards 30 disposed in perpendicular parallelism and connectedtogether at their upper ends by a crown piece 31, which in turn supports additional or supplementafl standards 32 carrying the upper pipes 19 and 20 and the assoclated pairs of oppositely extending hangers.

It is understood however that the stands ed in between the convolutions there- .able with the adjacent supporting pipe 35.

are secondary as compared with the novelty predicated upon the supporting pipes and swingably mounted hanger frames. All features however contribute their proportionate share to the practicability and special adaptation of the invention as a whole.

As in the other views of the drawings, the numeral 10 in Figures 10 to 12 inclusive designate the hanger per se; In these two modifications the essential features are identical and the same reference characters designate like parts throughout all three of these views.

The horizontal arm is'denoted by the numeral 33 and provided with a hook 34 engage- The diagonal brace arm is denoted by the numeral 36 and terminates in a hook 36 engageable in an aperture in the lower pipe 37.

he connecting coil spring is indicated at 38 and a feature is the trousers retaining clip generally designated by the numeral 39. This is formed by bending the wire into double convolutions as indicated in Figure 11 so as to provide that the trousers may he slipped in between these convolutions so as to be held against displacement from the arm 33.

Otherwise, the constructionof this form of the invention is substantially the same as that of. the forms shown in Figures 7 and 8. Figure 12 shows a structure exactly like Figures 10 and 11 except that the coil 38 is formed to project above the arm 33 instead of therebelow so as to serve as a stop.

It is thought that from the foregoing description that the advantages and novel features of the invention will be readily ap parent.

' It is to be understood that changes may be made in the constructionand in the combination and arrangement of the several parts provided that such changes fall within the scope of the appended claims.

. I claim:

,1. As a new article of manufacture, a hanger formed from a single length of wire bent between its ends into general V-shaped configuration, the intermediate portion being formed into a spring coil, and the ends of the arm portions terminating in. a retaining hook, the horizontal suspension arm being formed intermediate its ends with a resilient trousers grip.

.2. As a new art'cle of manufacture, a hagger formed-from a single length of wire 120 bent between its ends into general 'V-shaped configuration, the interme 'ate portion being formed into a spring coil, and the ends of the arm portions terminating in a retainhanger formed from bent between its ends trousers retaining clip.


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US2418635 *Jan 24, 1946Apr 8, 1947Herbert Hamilton JMultiple hanger rack
US2804212 *Jan 13, 1956Aug 27, 1957Spitzig Charles LPhonograph record file
US2916151 *May 23, 1956Dec 8, 1959Roush Sigel GRack for phonograph records
US3072263 *Sep 21, 1960Jan 8, 1963Maurice CohenRack for displaying garments in stacked relation
US4057147 *Mar 22, 1976Nov 8, 1977Pfp-Anstalt Fuer Produkt-Entwicklung Und VerwertungApparatus for suspending goods for display
US4196813 *Jun 19, 1978Apr 8, 1980Sel-O-Rak Corporation of AmericaHanger for displaying trousers
US4634010 *Nov 29, 1984Jan 6, 1987Martin OtemaStore fixtures
US6588607 *Jan 11, 2002Jul 8, 2003Jean K. BergesonFlip pocket merchandise display system
DE1097799B *Mar 12, 1956Jan 19, 1961Hilmer Gunnar Olof LundqvistSchaugestell zum Aufhaengen von Kleidungsstuecken
U.S. Classification211/96, 211/106, 211/47
International ClassificationA47F7/19, A47F7/24
Cooperative ClassificationA47F7/24
European ClassificationA47F7/24