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Dec. 12, 1933. A. B. STEWART HAT AND COAT HANGER Filed May 16, 1933 2 Sheets-Sheet l Dec. 12, 1933. A. B. STEWART HAT AND COAT HANGER Filed May 16, 1933 2 Sheets-Sheet 2 QN I awe/whoa 11. 5- item ant Patented Dec. 12, 1933 UNITED stares HAT AND ooa'r HANGER Adelbert Brewer Stewart, La Mesa, Calif. iDplicaticn May is, 1933. Serial N0. 671,415
The present invention relates to improvements in hat and coat hangers and has for an object to provide an improved hat and coat hanger in which adequate provision is made for the neat and convenient hanging of coats, vests, hats and,
other garments and in which simplicity of construction and inexpensiveness in manufacture prevail.
Anotherobject of the invention is to provide an improved garment hanger in which a novel form of hat rack is provided wherein the hat maybe. supported in a manner which will tend to preserve its shape and will avoid likelihood of the hat becoming displaced from the rack.
With the foregoing and 'other'objects in view, the invention will be more fully described hereinafter, and will be more particularly pointed out in the claims appended hereto.
In the drawings, wherein like symbols refer to like or corresponding parts throughout the several views, 7
Figure 1 is a side elevation showing an improved hat and coat hook constructed according to the present invention.
Figure 2 is a rear view of the same.
Figure 3 is a fragmentary front view with the hat support removed.
Figure 4 is a face view of the plate employed.
Figure 5 is an edge view. of the plate.
Figure 6 is a vertical section taken through a portion of the hat support.
Figure 7 is a bottom plan view of the hat support.
Figure 8 is a side elevation of a modified form of hat and coat hook.
Figure 9 is a front view of the same.
Figure 10 is a rear view, and V r V Figure 11 is a top plan view of the 'hat support with the remainder of the device removed.
Referring for the present to Figures 1 to 7 inclusive, the device is made preferably from a single strand of round wire of appropriate gauge having its two free ends'12 and 13 disposed in parallelism within a cap support for a hat which may be made from sheet metal or other appropriate material having the concave convex top portion 14 with the flange 15 molded and shaped in appropriate fashion to add strength and support and to give a neatand decorative appearance to the device. As shown in Figure 6 the flange 15 is formed with a slot 16 through which the wire ends 12 and 13 pass. These ends 12 and 13 may be soldered or otherwise secured to the cap 14 if it is desired to form a, permanent connection between the two. From the cap the wire ends are led downwardly in substantially parallel, although preferably slightly divergent relation, to form two supporting standards 17 and 18. As shown in-Figure 1, these standards are preferably bent as indicated at 19 so that the hat rack 0 may stand out from the wall, which is represented at 20, while the screws or fastening members 1, by which the device is supported from the wall, may engage and take into such wall20. These screws 21 engage through perforations 22 5 his. plate 23which is shown in Figure 4 to have a slot 24 in its intermediate portion, and which, as shown in Figure 5, has an onset intermediate part 25. This offset part 25 embraces portions of the wire. U i
The standard 18 at'its-lower'portion is bent outwardly and passed through the slot 2% of the plate 23 in order to provide a coat hook 26, the Wire being carried outwardly at substantially right angles to the plane of the plate 23 and away from the wall 20 and thence looped backwardly and again brought through the slot 24 of the plates as shown in Figure 2. The outer portion of the hook 26 is bent upwardly as indicated in Figure 1. After passing backwardly through the 0 slot 24 of the plate 23, the wire strand is carried downwardly within the oifset portion 25 of the plate to form a leg 27, such leg supporting a lower hook 28 which is looped from the lower portion of the leg 27 outwardly from the wall, 5 back and upwardly into the companion leg 29 which parallels the leg 27 and is bent diagonally, as indicated at 30, whereby to lie within the offset portion 25 of the plate 23 and to separate 7 the two end portions of the hook 26 which lie in opposite ends of the slot 24. The diagonal portion 30 forms the lower portion of the standard 17.
In the use of the device, the dome 14 provides a hat rest, primarily for ladies hats, of a unit construction with the wire coat hooks 26 and 28. The whole device is symmetrical and of a neat design and provides a place for the hat in an easily accessible out-of-the-way place. Coats and over-coats and vests may be placed upon the hooks 26 and 28. The entire device is strong, rigid, yet simple in construction, inexpensive to manufacture and easy of installation.
Referring now more particularly to Figures 8 to 11 inclusive, in this instance the device is 105. made entirely or wire and the metal plate and the metal dome are dispensed with.
The ends of the wire in this form of'the invention are represented at 35 and 36 and the same are coiled about the two standards 37 and 38 which are preferably arranged in parallelism and in contact. The hat rest is formed by relatively large loops 39 and 40 formed at the upper end of the standards 37 and 38 by carrying the'wire from such standards horizontally and after the formation of the loops, the terminal ends 35 and 36 of the wire are wrapped in opposite directions about the standards 37 and 38 just below said loops 39 and 40.
The standards are bent, as indicated at 41, in order that the hat rest may be carried outwardly of the wall 42. At the lower ends of the standards, such standards diverge in opposite directions as indicated by the strands 43 and 44 which are looped, as at 45 and 46, at their outer ends in order to provide openings for screws or other fastenings which will take into the wall 42. From the loop 45 a strand 47 is brought substantially horizontally in parallelism with the companion strand 43 and from this strand 47 the wire is carried outwardly from the wall to form a coat hook 48, the wire being doubled upon itself in the formation of this hook 48, and the other end of the wire after'forming the hook 48 being carried downwardly to constitute a leg 49 which carries the other hook 50.
This hook 50 is also formed by doubling the wire upon itself and thence carrying the wire upwardly in aleg 51 which parallels the leg 49. A cross wire 52 at the upper end of the leg 51 joins with the loop 46 and is crimped or bent about the leg 49 as indicated at 53.
Hats may be placed on the loops 39 and 40 forming the hat rest and coats, vests and the like hung about the hooks 48 and 50. This also forms an extremely cheap yet strong and rigid construction made entirely froma single strand of wire. I 1
It will be obvious that various changes in the construction, combination and arrangement of parts could be made which could be used without departing from the spirit of my invention, and I do not mean to limit the invention to such details, except as particularly pointed out in the claims.
Having thus described my invention what I claim and desire to secure by Letters Patent of the United States is: V
1. A device of the character described comprising a single strand of wire disposed to provide two elongated substantially vertical and parallel standard elements with the terminal end portions of the wire at the upper portions of the standard elements bent substantially horizontally, a dome having a flange with a slot therein to receive the terminal ends of the wire, coat hooks formed in the lower portions of said standard elements, a plate having a centrally slotted and offset portion, the ends of one or the hooks fitting through the slot in said plate, legs for supporting the other hook below said plate, said legs and standard elements being received in the offset portion of the plate whereby to permit the plate to fit flush against a wall to receive supporting -fastenings.
2. A device of the character described comprising a single length or" wire having portions form-e ing adjacent standard elements with the terminal ends of the wire disposed at substantially right angles at the upper portions of the standard elements, a dome for receiving the terminal portions of the wire and for constituting a hat rack, coat hooks arranged in vertical alinernent and formed integral with the lower portions of the standard elements, and supporting means operatively connected with the lower portions of the standards whereby the device may be attached to a wall.
' ADELBERT BREWER STEWART.