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Publication numberUS2008365 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateJul 16, 1935
Filing dateAug 20, 1934
Priority dateAug 20, 1934
Publication numberUS 2008365 A, US 2008365A, US-A-2008365, US2008365 A, US2008365A
InventorsOldham John M
Original AssigneeLeonard A Young
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Garment hanger
US 2008365 A
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J. M OLDHAM GARMENT HANGER July 16, 1935,

Filed Aug. 20, 1954 2 Sheets-Sheet l ATTORNEY.

July 16, 1935. J M OLDHAM 2,008,365

'GARMENT HANGER Filed Au 20, 1934 2 sheets-sheet 2 maFz-zet-ma'ay-rz T m INVENTOR.

.1 Jo/m f7 0/0770? ATTORNEYS Patented July 16, 1935 UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE GARMENT HANGER Application August 20, 1934, Serial No. 740,678

23 Claims.

The main objects of this invention are:

First, to provide a garment hanger which is simple and economical in its'parts and inexpensive to manufacture and assemble:

Second, to provide a garment hanger consisting of a wire supporting hook and yoke in'combination with a tubular paper strut and a flat paper cover on the yoke, the cover being pierced at the center to receive the hook and terminating in outer ends brought over the .ends of the arms of the yoke and attached to the strut.

Third, to provide means in a garment hanger of this character forsupporting the cover on the I wire arms in the flat, the cover being held in transverse place on the yoke by virtue of an improved construction and arrangement of the parts.

Objects relating to details and economies of my invention will appear from the description to follow. The invention is defined and pointed out in the claims.

Structures which are preferred embodiments of my invention are illustrated in the accompany ing drawings, in which:

Fig. 1 is a perspective view of a garment hanger embodying the features of my invention.

Fig. 2 is an enlarged perspective view of the flat paper cover.

Fig. 3 is an enlarged fragmentary view partially in front elevation and partially in section showing the corner construction in detail.

Fig. 4 is an enlarged transverse section taken on a line corresponding to line 4-4 of Fig. 3.

Fig. 5 is an enlarged fragmentary perspective view of a modification of the fiat paper cover.

Fig. 6 is a fragmentary perspective view of the modified cover in use.

Fig. 7 is a perspective view of another modification.

Fig. 8 is a perspective view of the cover of the modification of Fig. '7, the cover being shown in the flat. I

Fig. 9 is an enlarged fragmentary View partially in front elevation and partially in section showing the corner construction of the last modification in detail, the section being taken on line 9-9 of Fig. 10.

Fig. 10 is a view in end elevation of the modification of Fig. 7.

Fig. 11 is an enlarged fragmentary view partially in side elevation and partially in section of the assembly at the apex of the yoke of the garment hanger.

Referring to the drawings, I is a suspension hook of wire and 2 is a yoke of wire, these parts being formed separately and assembled by welding the lower end of the shank of the hook to the apex of the yoke. The yoke has downwardly diverging arms 3, 3 terminating in inturned fingers l the inner ends of which are turned up 'to provide terminal lugs 5.

The tubular strut or cross piece 6 is formed of spirally twisted paper strips, and receives the inturned fingers 4 in its ends. On the yoke 2, I arrange a. flat paper cover I pierced at its center 8 to receive the hook I and terminating in outer ends 9, 9 brought over the outer ends of the arms 3, 3 and glued to the ends of the strut 6 as shown, the ends 9, 3, of the cover being provided with glue or other cementitious material ID for facilitating the gluing step.

The arms 3, 3 of the yoke 2 are provided with spaced lateral offsets H for supporting the cover I in the flat. While I have shown each of the arms provided with only two oppositely disposed spaced lateral offsets, it is to be understood that as many of these offsets as desired may be used. In fact, the arms may be corrugated throughout their length to provide aflat surface for supporting a cover which is of quite thin stock. 5

Referring to Figs. 5 and 6, the cover I! is provided with longitudinal slots l8 adjacent its ends for receiving the elbows I'S at the ends of tlie arms 3. Thus, the cover is held securely in proper transverse position on the arms of the o yoke and the positioning for gluing is facilitated. Otherwise, the construction and arrangement of parts are the same as that shown and described in connection with Figs. 1 to 4, inclusive.

With my improved garment hanger, the yoke may be formed of relatively light wire, inasmuch as the paper cover provides the supporting surface for the garment. Thus, my garment hanger makes possible the use of i l-gauge wire, or smaller, instead of ll-gauge wire, the latter being that generally required in garment hangers of the all-wire type. This results in a considerable saving, inasmuch as paper is relatively cheap compared to wire.

Further, as the arms of the yoke are covered by the paper, it is not necessary that the yoke in the fiat, thus saving shipping space. Inasmuch as the weight of the wire is reduced, my garment hanger also saves shipping charges because of its light weight. After the hanger parts are received by the cleaner, they can be readily assembled by any unskilled person, and when once assembled provide a very substantial and serv iceable hanger.

Referring to Figs. 7 to 11, inclusive, the cover 21 is formed of relatively stout paper stock and is provided with key-hole slots or openings 281 adjacent its ends for receiving the ends of the tubular paper strut 6 as well as the elbows H at the ends of the arms 3. Otherwise, the parts are constructed and arranged in accordance with the foregoing description of Figs. 1 to 6, inclusive. In the last modification, the cover is held in proper position on the yoke without the aid of cement or glue and this facilitates assembling the parts and also reduces the cost of the garment hanger. The structure of the modification provides a very substantial and serviceable garment hanger.

In Fig. 11, I show how the lower end oi the shank of the hook I is butt welded at 29 to the apex of the yoke 2, the hook and yoke being separately formed of wire. This construction requires a minimum amount of wire stock and gives the hanger a neatly finished appearance. It also facilitates the assembling of the cover when the hook is inserted in the central opening ii and the cover is subsequently slipped into its position on the yoke.

I have illustrated and described my improve ments in embodiments which I have found very practical. I have not attempted to illustrate or describe other embodiments or adaptations as it is believed this disclosure will enable those skilled in the art to embody -or adapt my improvements as may be desired.

Although I have shown and described certain specific embodiments of my invention, I am fully aware that many modifications thereof are pos-- sible. My invention, therefore, is not to be restricted except in so far as is necessitated by the prior art and by the spirit of the appended claims.

Having thus described my invention, what I claim as new' and desire to secure by Letters Patcut is:

1. A garment hanger comprising a, wire hook, a wire yoke welded at its apex to said hook. and having downwardly diverging arms provided with spaced lateral ofisets and terminating in inturned fingers, a tubular strut formed of spirally twisted paper strips and receiving said fingers in its ends, and a fiat paper cover on said yoke pierced at the center to receive said hook and terminating in inturned outer ends glued to the strut, said spaced lateral offsets providing supports for said cover, the cover having longitudinal slots adjacent its ends receiving the elbows at the ends of said arms.

2. A garment hanger comprising a wire hook, a wire yoke welded at its apex to said hook and having downwardly diverging arms provided with spaced lateral offsets and inturned fingers, a tubular strut formed ofspirally twisted paper strips and receiving said fingers in its ends, and a. fiat paper cover on said yokepierced at the center to receive said hook and terminating in outer ends brought over the outer ends of the arms and glued to the strut, said spaced lateral offsets providing supports for said cover.

3. A garment hanger comprising a hook, a yoke secured at its apex to said hook and having downwardly diverging arms terminating in inturned fingers, a tubular strut receiving said fingers in its ends, and a flat cover on said yoke pierced at the center to receive said hook and terminating in outer ends brought over the outer ends of the arms and engaged with the strut.

4. A garment hanger comprising a wire yoke provided with a suspending hook and with arms diverging downwardly from the hook and provided with lateral ofisets, the lower ends of the arms being connected by a strut or cross piece, and a flat paper cover for said yoke having a central opening receiving said hook and having its ends receiving the ends of the arms and being engaged with said strut.

5. A garment hanger comprising a wire yoke provided with a suspending hook and with arms diverging downwardly from the hook, the lower ends of the arms being connected by a strut or cross piece, and a fiat paper cover for said yoke having a central opening receiving said hook and having its ends receiving the ends of the arms and being engaged with said strut.

6. A garment hanger comprising a wire yoke having a suspending hook and downwardly diverging arms provided with spaced lateral offsets and terminating in inturned fingers, a non-metallic strut engaged with said fingers, and a flat nonmetallic cover for said yoke having a central opening receiving said suspending hook and being engaged at its ends with the ends of the arms and the strut.

l. A. garment hanger comprising a wire yoke having a suspending hook and downwardly diverging arms provided with inturned fingers, a non-metallic strut engaged with said fingers, and a fiat non-metallic cover for said yoke having a. central opening receiving said suspending hook and being engaged at its ends with the ends of the arms and the strut.

8. A garment hanger comprising a wire yoke provided with a suspending hook and with arms diverging downwardly from the hook, the lower ends of the arms being connected by a strut or cross piece, and a flat paper cover for said yoke having a central opening receiving said hook and having key-hole shaped openings at its ends receiving the ends of the arms and the cross piece or strut.

9. A. garment hanger comprising a wire yoke provided with a suspending hook and with arms diverging downwardly from the hook, the lower ends of the arms being connected by a strut or cross piece, and a flat paper cover for said yoke having a. central opening receiving said hook and openings at its ends receiving the ends of the M. and the cross piece or strut.

10. A garment hanger comprising a wire yoke having a suspending hook and downwardly diverging anns,terminating in inturned fingers, a non-metallic strut engaged with said fingers, and a fiat non-metallic cover for said yoke having a central opening receiving said suspending hook and openings adjacent its ends receiving the ends of the arms and the strut adjacent the ends of the arms. 11. A garment hanger comprising a wire yoke having diverging arms terminating in inturned fingers, a tubular paper strut receiving said fingers in its ends, a flat paper cover on said yoke having its ends glued to the ends of said strut, the arms of the yoke being conformed to support said cover in the flat, and means acting to hold said cover in transverse place on said yoke.

12. A garment hanger comprising a wire yoke having diverging arms terminating in inturned fingers. a tubular paper strut receiving said fingers in its ends, a fiat paper cover on said yoke having its ends glued to the ends 01' said strut, and means acting to hold said cover in transverse place on said yoke.

13. A garment hanger comprising a yoke having diverging arms terminating in inturned fingers, a tubular strut receiving said fingers in its ends, a cover on said yoke having its ends secured to the ends or said strut, the arms of the yoke being conformed to support said cover in the flat, and means acting to hold said cover in transverse place on said yoke.

14. A garment hanger comprising a yoke having diverging arms provided with inturned fingers, a tubular strut receiving said fingers in its ends, and a cover on said yoke having its ends secured to the ends of said strut.

15. A garment hanger comprising a wire yoke having diverging arms terminating in inturned fingers, a tubular paper strut connected to said fingers at its ends, and a fiat paper cover on said yoke having its ends engagedwith the ends of said strut, the arms of the yoke being conformed to support said cover in the fiat, said yoke and cover being conformed to hold said cover in transverse place on said yoke.

16.. A garment hanger comprising a wire yoke having diverging arms terminating in inturned fingers/a tubular paper strut connected to said fingers at its ends, and a flat paper cover on said yoke having its ends engaged with the ends of said strut, said yoke and cover being cone formed to hold said cover in transverse place on said yoke.

17. a garment hanger comprising a wire yoke having diverging arms, a tubular paper strut connected to said arms at its ends, and a fiat paper cover on said yoke having its ends engaged with the ends oi said strut, said yoke and cover being conformed to hold said cover in transverse place on said yoke.

it. A garment hanger comprising a wire yoke having diverging arms, a strut connected to said arms at its ends, and a fiat paper cover on said yoke having its ends engaged with the ends of said strut.

19. A garment hanger comprising a yoke having diverging arms provided with inturned fingers, a strut connected to said inturned fingers at its ends, and a fiat cover on said yoke having its ends engaged with the ends of said strut.

20. A garment hanger comprising a wire hook, a wire yoke welded at its apex to the lower end or the shank and having downwardly diverging arms provided with spaced lateral offsets and terminating in inturned fingers having upturned lugs, a tubular strut of spirally twisted paper strips receiving said fingers and the lugs thereof in its ends, and a fiat paper cover on said yoke having a central opening receiving the shank of said hook and terminating in outer ends spaced from the elbows formed by the inturned fingers and having key-hole slots through which said elbows and the outer ends of said strut project, the arrangement being such that the cover is held in proper position on the yoke.

21. A garment hanger comprising a wire yoke having downwardly diverging arms provided with spaced lateral ofisets and inturned fingers hav-' ing upturned lugs, a strut receiving said fingers and the lugs thereof in its ends, and a fiat paper cover on said yoke terminating in outer ends spaced from the elbows formed by the inturned fingers and having key-hole slots through which said elbows and the outer ends of said strut project.

22. A garment hanger comprising a wire hook, a wire yoke welded at its apex to the lower end of the shank and having downwardly diverging arms provided with spaced lateral offsets and terminating in inturned fingers having upturned lugs, a strut receiving said lugs in its ends, and a fiat paper cover on said yoke having a central opening receiving the shank of said hook and terminating in outer end portions having keyhole slots engaging the outer ends of said strut.

23. A garment hanger comprising a yoke having downwardly diverging arms provided with inturned fingers, a strut engaging said fingers at its ends, and a cover on said yoke terminating in outer end portions having key-hole slots engaging the outer ends of said strut.

dorm M. OLDI-IAM.

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US3209965 *Oct 8, 1962Oct 5, 1965Tillery Lowell EHanger
US5927572 *Sep 25, 1998Jul 27, 1999Kiselik; Daniel R.Garment hanger shoulder guard
US6029869 *Feb 23, 1999Feb 29, 2000Rice; Allen CoiteClothes hanger
US6269989Oct 30, 2000Aug 7, 2001Daniel R. KiselikGarment hanger shoulder guard
Classifications
U.S. Classification223/88
International ClassificationA47G25/26, A47G25/00
Cooperative ClassificationA47G25/26
European ClassificationA47G25/26