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Publication numberUS2002566 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateMay 28, 1935
Filing dateOct 13, 1933
Priority dateAug 21, 1933
Publication numberUS 2002566 A, US 2002566A, US-A-2002566, US2002566 A, US2002566A
InventorsReeve Conigrave Mostyn
Original AssigneeReeve Conigrave Mostyn
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Hanger for supporting towels, cloths, and other articles
US 2002566 A
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y 1935- M. R. CONIGRAVE 2,002,566

HANGER FOR SUPPORTING TOWELS; CLOI'HS, AND OTHER ARTICLES Filed Oct. 13, 1933 INvnvn u! MOSTYN REEVE CONIGRAVE,

Arronuns Patented May 28,, 1935 UNITED STATES HANGER. FOR SUPPORTING TOWELS, CLOTHS, AND OTHER ARTICLES Mostyn Reeve Oonigrave, Subiaco,

Western Australia, Australia Application October 13, 1933, Serial No. 693,422

In Australia August 21, 1933 10 Claims.

This invention relates to a hanger for supporting towels, cloths and other articles.

The hangers will preferably be used in pairs and be fixed so that a number of articles of clothing, towels or the like may be suspended between a pair of hangers and dried.

The invention consists broadly in the use of hangers having one or more vertical openings in juxtaposition to each of which is pivoted a trip catch that allows the article to be pushed upwardly and holds it by gravitational influence.

The invention will, however, more readily be understood by reference to the accompanying drawing, in which- Fig. l is a perspective view of a hanger.

Fig. 2 is a side elevation thereof.

Fig. 3 is a plan.

Fig. 4 is a perspective view of a hanger as attached in a modified manner to a mantelpiece or the like, and

Fig. 5 is a perspective view showing a pair of hangers and a cloth held in position. 7

In the drawing It) indicates the body of the hanger which at the back may be extended at right angles in the iorm of lugs l I and I2. In the body of the hanger at the rear there will probably be a stepped recess l3, the function of which will subsequently be referred to, whilst vertically, through the said body, there will be a passage 14 sufliciently large to permit the passage of a bolt. Recessed holes I5 and I6 will be provided in the lugs I l and i2 respectively, these holes being for the purpose of permitting the hanger to be attached if desired by screws.

There is a plurality of vertical openings or passages formed in the body of the hanger extending right down to the bottom thereof, but not to the top, and at the rear of these openings in the body there are suitably attached wings I1, l8 and [9, these wings extending on each side of the body It. Associated with the openings and the wings are looped trip catches 29, 2| and 22 having two legs each, one on each side of the body pivoted to the body by pins 23 or the like in such away that gravitational influence normally causes the catches to rest against the wings whilst even after being subjected to the maximum displacement they will return to such position when permitted to do so. These trip catches conveniently are in a form having two legs that converge to where they are pivoted near the ends, being held, one on each side, of the body l0. When it is not convenient to attach the hanger by means of screws, this can be done by using the angle bolt 24 through the opening [4 and engaging the hanger against the under-side of a mantelpiece or the like. In this case the recess l3 serves to prohibit rearward displacement. The angle bolt 24 will conveniently have a flattened end at 25 to give greater security and it will be provided with 5 a wing nut 26 that engages a thread of considerable length so as to permit of attachment to mantelpieces having a wide range of thicknesses.

In use, a cloth, towel or other article 21 is held stretched out and pushed up through opposite 10 openings in a pair of hangers so as to temporarily displace the corresponding trip catches. On releasing the article the trip catches take up a position in which they press the article against the corresponding wings at the back with sufficient 15 force to hold the article in position.

When it is desired to remove such article it is grasped in the middle and pulled upwardly. This action results in the trip catches being freed and in the article being disengaged from the hanger. 20

It will be obvious that hangers have been illustrated in which there is provision for hanging three articles but, obviously, there is no such limitation in practice; less or more supporting units may be used.

I claim:

1. Hanger for supporting towels, cloths and other articles comprising a body having a vertical opening therein and a looped trip catch having two legs pivoted to the body at one side of 30 the opening to engage the body at the other side of the opening so that under gravitational infiuence it will rest against the back part of the opening.

2. Hanger for supporting towels, cloths and 5 other articles comprising a body having a plurality of vertical openings therein, oppositely disposed wings at the back of each opening and a gravitationally operated looped trip catch having a leg on each side of the body in association 4.0 with each opening arranged so as to rest against the corresponding wings.

3. Hanger for supporting towels, cloths and other articles comprising a body having a plurality of vertical openings therein, oppositely dis- 45 posed wings at the back of each opening, a gravirationally operated looped trip catch in association with each opening arranged so as to rest against the corresponding wings, lugs at the rear for 50 attachment, and an opening through the body of the hanger to permit the passage of a bolt.

4. A hanger comprising a flat body having at one end lugs and a recess to receive a supporting member, means cooperating with the body to 55 hold the body on the supporting member, and a catch member on the body.

5. A hanger comprising a flat body having at one end lateral lugs and a recess to receive a supporting member and adjacent the recess a vertical hole, means in the hole extending over the recess to support the body on the supporting member, and, a catch member on the body.

6. A hanger comprising a fiat body having at one end lateral lugs and a recess to receive a supporting member and adjacent the recess a vertical hole, a bolt having one end in the hole and its other end extending over the recess to support the body on the supporting member, and a catch member on the body.

'7. Hanger for supporting towels, cloths and other articles comprising a body part having vertical openings, wings at the openings with arched protruding bearing surfaces, and gravity-operated trip catches of two-legged form straddling the body and adapted to rest at an angle against the arched protruding bearing surfaces of the wings.

8. Hanger for supporting towels, cloths and other articles comprising a body having vertical openings, Wings at the openings with arched protruding bearing surfaces, gravity-operated trip catches of two-legged form straddling the body, and lugs at the rear of the body for attachment to a support.

9. Hanger for supporting towels, cloths and other articles comprising a body having vertical openings, wings at the openings with arched protruding bearing surfaces, gravity-operated trip catches of two-legged form straddling the body, the body having an opening formed therein, and a bolt passing through the opening and having an arched horizontal extension.

10. Hanger for supporting towels, cloths and other articles comprising a body having vertical openings, wings at the openings with arched protruding bearing surfaces, gravity-operated trip catches of two-legged form straddling the body, lugs at the rear of the body for attachment to a support, an opening formed through the body of the hanger, and a bolt passing through the opening and having an arched horizontal extension.

MOSTYN REEVE CONIGRAVE.

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US4869377 *May 23, 1988Sep 26, 1989David MercadoStorage rack for load locks
US5000328 *May 7, 1990Mar 19, 1991Michael HeinCoat hanger
US5085326 *Jun 20, 1990Feb 4, 1992Paccar Inc.Load lock holder
Classifications
U.S. Classification211/88.4, 211/6
International ClassificationA47K10/12, A47K10/00
Cooperative ClassificationA47K10/12
European ClassificationA47K10/12