US 1997251 A
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E. A. FIELD GARMENT HANGER April 9, 1935.
Filed Oct. 7, 1933 fie/ Z ATTORNEY INVENTOR W HA d \N m Q a Patented Apr. 9, 1935 T'hi's invention relates togarment hangers and more partioul'arlytod a hanger which may be manipulated and adjusted to accommodate various types and sizes of clothing.-
The garment hanger formmgthe' subj'ect'matter oil invention comprises-a ator of arch shaped arms-which maybe extended or contract-.
edges desired, to accommodate' garments; coats and clothing of any desired" to: be suspended thereon A. branket attached 'to'the 11001: from which the hanger is suspended is provideiwith apair of laterally extending-- lugsprojecting through longitudinally extending slots: in the slid able arms bracket, pressesthe overlapping portions" 01 the spring element', attache'cl= to-fthe arms into: trictional contact and holds the same in adjustably assembled position. The arms may the article suspended; Notches: provided the slidable arms, are adapted to receive the "straps on women's apparel and retain thegarment proper suspended: position-t The hanger may be used for suspending-either mene, womens or children-s clothing and actjust'able so asto accommodate both small and large article's suspendedthereon. Coatsf various; si zes maybesuspended directly fromthe'arms thereof, while and similar articles may be from the adjustable clips attached to the arms. The hanger is: so made as: to securely,
' supportthe clothing in a'nea-t and attractivemarimerits? of di'fierent shapes andner, always holding the clothing 'inproper shape and preventing wrinkling" thereof. The hanger is strongand durable, economical andcan be tie-manufacture, soldat low cost;v v V i. is to provide a.
hanger which: may be 'variousl'y jad'j'nstefi and manipulated to accommodate avariety of gar Another obfiect of this invention is to-provide a garment hanger from which aplurality ofdif fereritarticles may be suspended, means-being providedfor holding the garments inproper fixed position on the hanger-l Another obj'ctpof this invention is to provide a garment h i ed t shapes andattached to anger which may beieasily ando accommodate; garments of various quickly sizes, whichma-y be easily and quickly and dctachedfrom: the-garment; and
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which will? notl-teanthe garment or otherwise mime the most delicate article st'ispended there- Still a other objecti of thiSiIlventi'ori is to pro'-' vicle an adjustable hanger which'is strong -and- 5: durableiin construction, occupies a minimum of space, is light weight, I attractive: in: appearance, economical tomanufacture; and cart be profitably made and: sold within the range of ordinary Iow pr-iced hangers;
. In order" that a clearer understanding of my i nventi'on maybehad ,attentionishereby eli rectv ed to theacconipanyingdrawing, forming: a part F'ig. 41's: anenlarged perspective view of the resi lientleg members which form part of the clip;
5 arr-enlargect fragmentary elevational vi of the hanger showing more-particularlythe means usedforacljustably connecting the hanger. armsyand 'i Q I z -Fi'gfi6 isa horizontal cross-sectional View through the hanger arm connecting means, this 3 5 View bei nlgtaken on the line 6--6of Fig. 5. 1 Similar reference characters refer to similar parts throi-ighout' thes'everal views of the drawing and thes'pecification; g r a V The-hanger comprises arch shaped arm portions t and 2 havingthe adfiacent ends positioned overlapping relationship; The; arm portions may be formed offlat bars of rnetal, compressed-paper, v or composition material-1 i The bracket" member 4 is provide'dj with a pair" of laterally I extending lugs 45! 5 whichxextend throng-h the elongated slots 31pmvidedinthe adjacent overlapping ends of the arm portions-J1 Lugs E provide a track upon-whichIthe laterally extensible arm's! and- '2.v slide. spring 1 member'fi comprising a strip of resilient metal is 5 provided with'an' opening 'l fat each end; thereof; through which the'proj'ectingencf of the adjacent h1g5 extends. Asshown more particularly inFig. q 6,*the spring member 6 is slightly: arched so that the end portions of thespringmembercontact and press against thearm portion l.
An eyelet 8 extends through thealigned slots 3 inthe arm portions 1 and 2 and connects the spring member 6 to the bracket member 4. Thespring member 6 operates to press and hold the arm portions I and 2 in close frictional contact. In order to slidably adjust the arm portions laterally sufiicient force must be exerted onthe armportions to overcome the friction between the parts set up by the action of the spring member 6. The arm portion l is provided with spaced notchesa which are numbered to indicate the various coat sizes to which the. hanger arms may be adjusted. A notch b is provided in the arm portion 2 opposite which the notches a may be selectively pos'ia tioned to obtain the indicated hanger size, p l A hook member 9 from which 'the'hangerma'y be suspended is swivelly connected to a lip portion It laterally extending from the bracket 4.
A notch 30 is cut into the upper edge of each of the arm portions 1 :and 2 and is adapted to receive the strap of ladiesrgarments and retain the'same in properposition upon the hanger. The notch may be provided with contracted mouth portions forming lips 3| at each side thereof to prevent accidental-removal of the garment straps from their positionwithinthe-notch. I
, Means are provided, for suspending a variety of diiierentgarments of various sizes from the arm portions of the hanger. -As' shown more particue larly iniFigs. 1, 3, and 4,,a clip member is providedat the free ends, of each arm portion. The clip member-comprisesleg portions l2 and t3. The lower'part H of each leg portion, is flaredoutwardly andisprovidedwith spaced end portions l5. The upper endof 'each leg portion is provided with a rib l1 adapted to, slidealongthe' arm portions; A connecting, pin l9 extends through an elongated slot .l I. provided in the arm portions andthrough aligned apertures I8 provided in the raised portion l6 of the leg portions;
The pin member. Isis provided with head portions 20 which retainthe leg portions 12 and I3 inassembled position on the armlportionsi .The garment clip as: thus assembled, maybe slid along theelongated slot II and is thus adjustable to' accommodate garments ofdifierent size. A Dad 25 of rubber or other sof t material is attached'to the'inside face or, the spaced parts l5 of each leg portion by meansofrivets 2 6. The garment is inserted between the spaced;ends 1510f the-leg portions and thejgarmentremovably held by the clamping action exerted by the leg portions 12 and, I3. The leg, portions I 2 and 13. comprise resilient strips of'metal and are retained in clamping position by means of a pin ,2 extending through the elongated slots 24 provided intheleg portionsyThe pin 2! is provided withrenla'rged heads 22 operably connectingthe leg portions l2 and 13, When the pin 2] and associated heads 22 are moved downwardly within the slots 24,-the spaced ends 15 are-drawn together so as, to clamp thes t I, L Y I I V The garmentclip is maintained in substantially vertioalsuspended position 'by means of .lug 21 extending from the adjacent sides of the leg-portions 12 and i3.' The lug 21 projecting-from one l swingihgmovement- 1 form part of such apparel, retained in position on the hanger by means of the notches 3B. Skirts,
trousers, and garments of a similar character, may be suspendedirom the garment clips which are laterally adjustable to accommodate garments of different size.
- The garment hanger above described can thus be used to support a number of different articles of wearing apparel at the same time. The hanger -is susceptible of adjustment so as to accommoent shapes.
date wearing apparel of different sizes and differ- While certain novel features of the invention have beendisclosed and are pointed out in the annexed claims, it will be understood that various omissions, substitutions and ;chan es may 'be made by those skilledin the art without departing from the spirit of the invention; 4 I 1 What is, claimed, is: v
1 1'. A garment hanger'comprising laterally; ex-. te'nsible arm portions, suspension means connect-, edv thereto, means. for frictionally retaining'said arm portions in any selected extensible-position;
and garment retaining notchesprovided in said armportions, 2. A garment hanger comprising arm portions, axbracket slidably connecting said arms, a spring element'for frictionally retaining said arm portions in any desired adjusted, position, and gar? ment retaining notchesp ovided insaid armportions.-, ,7 v
An adjustable garment hanger adapted to supportga'rments of different sizes "comprising, slidably adjustable arm portions, size indicating means associated with saidiarm portions, 9. brack et connecting said arm portions, suspending means connected to said bracket, resilient means for frictionally retaining said arm portions in any desired adjusted position, and garment retaining notches in said arm portions; 1
1- 4iAn; adjustable garment hanger adapted to be adjusted to accommodate garments of various sizesgcomprising,arc-shaped arm portions, size indicating means associated with saidarm portions'ga bracket slidably connecting said arm por tions, a suspension hook connected to said bracket,;spaced lugs projecting from said bracket into longitudinal slots in said arm portions, and resilient' means connected to said bracket operative topress the overlapping portions of said arms in contact to 'frictionally retainsaid arm portions in any desired adjustedposition. I v5.1m I adjustable garment hangeradapted to be manipulated to accommodate garments of different sizes comprising, arc-shaped arm portions arranged in overlapping position, a bracket having lugs. extending through elongated slots in said arm portions slidably retaining said arms in assembled relationship, and means forfrictionale ly retaining said arm portions in any desired adjustable position.-
6; An adjustable garment hanger adapted to support garments of various sizes comprising, overlapping arm portions, a bracket member, a suspension hook connected to said bracket, spaced lugs projecting from said bracket into longitudinal slots provided in said arm portions aligning and slidably connecting said arm portions in assembled relationship, means securing said bracket to said slidable arms, and means for resiliently retaining said arm portions in any desired adjustable position.
7. An adjustable garment hanger comprising arc-shaped arm portions arranged in overlapping relationship, a bracket, suspension means connected to said bracket, and a spring element connected to said bracket operative to press the' overlapping portions of said arms in frictionalnected to each of said arm'portions, said'arms' being laterally extensible to adjust the distance between said notches and said clips to accommodate garments of various sizes. a r
9. A combination garment hangercomprising, laterally extensible arm portions adapted to support a garment hung thereon, garment retaining notches in each of said arm portions adapted to retain said garment in suspended position, and clips slidably connected to each of said arm members, said clip members comprising a pair of leg portions adapted to grip a second garment therebetween.
10. An adjustable garment hanger comprising laterally extensible arm portions, size indicating means associated with said arm portions, said arm portions comprising overlapping bars of rectangular cross section, and garment clips slidably connected to each of said arm portions, said clip members comprising a pair of legs adapted to grip the garment therebetween, and means for removably retaining said leg portions in garment gripping position. I l
11. An adjustable garment hanger comprising, laterally extensible arc-shaped arm portions, a pair of clip members, a longitudinal slot provided in each of said arm portions, means extending from the clip members into the slot'permitting lateral adjustment thereof, said clipmembers each comprising a pair of resilient leg portions,
garment gripping pads fixed to the ends of said leg portions, and" means for removably retaining said leg portions in garment gripping position.
12. A combination garment hanger comprising laterally extensible arc-shaped arm portions to support a garment hung. thereon, each of said arm portions having an elongated slot at one end thereof, garment supporting clip members;
slidably suspended from said slots said clip members comprising a pair of resilient leg'portions adapted to grip a second garment suspended therefrom, and means for locking said leg portions in garment gripping position.
13. An adjustable garment hanger adapted to support garments of difierent sizes comprising,
laterally extensible arm" portions, suspension means connected to' said arm portions, and gar-' ment retaining notches in said arm portions.
14. An adjustable garment hanger adapted to support garments of different sizes including, laterally extensible arm portions, size indicating means associated with said arm portions, and
garment retaining notches provided in said arm portions.
ETHEL A. FIELD.