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Publication numberUS2039394 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateMay 5, 1936
Filing dateJul 16, 1935
Priority dateJul 16, 1935
Publication numberUS 2039394 A, US 2039394A, US-A-2039394, US2039394 A, US2039394A
InventorsDalton Emma C
Original AssigneeDalton Emma C
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Christmas tree ornament
US 2039394 A
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May 5, 193%. Q DALTON zmwfi cHR1sTMA TREE ORNAMENT Filed July 16, 1955 Inventor 2 f 1922mm 5 ,WaZZan 4/ A iiorney Patented May 5, 1936 UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE 3 Claims.

This invention relates to Christmas tree ornaments such as for example so-called decorative balls and it has more specific reference to a novel hanger fixture for such ornaments.

Owing to the fragile character of articles of this general classification, it is common knowledge that reliable and expeditiously usable hanger fixtures must be adopted to minimize breakage and to overcome other well-known disadvantages. Under the circumstances I have evolved and produced a simple and economical accessory, which I believe, fulfills the requirements of an article of this type and makes the trimming of Christmas trees more pleasurable and safe and sane.

As will be hereinafter seen, novelty is predicated not on the ornament itself, but rather the hanger or fixture for the ornament, and briefiy stated, this comprises a suspension wire bendable at its upper end for free attachment purposes, and provided at its lower end with a special flexible adapter element susceptible of being expeditiously coupled to the ball or other ornament when substitution and repair for such parts is needed.

In the drawing:

Figure 1 is a view in elevation showing the improved hanger fixture illustrating the manner in which it is coordinated with the conventional glass ball or ornament.

Figure 2 is a perspective showing disclosing the manner in which the adapter or connecting element is bendable.

Referring to Figure 1, the conventional Christmas tree ball is indicated by the numeral 3. This is provided with the usual accommodation neck 4 over which the slidable metal cap, which is conventional, fits. The cap is here designed by the numeral 5 and is slidably mounted on the improved hanger.

The hanger comprises a fiexible piece of wire of appropriate gauge which includes a stem portion 6, and a head portion. The head portion 1 is bendable into different shapes to form a suspension or attaching hook. It also prevents displacement of the metal cap 5 from this end. The opposite end of the wire is bent into a connecting eye as at 8 and is twisted upon itself at 9 to join it to the central portion of the adapter element Hi. This element II] is in the form of a piece of rubber of appropriate resiliency which when attached to the eye is divided into complemental half portions II and I2. The rubber is normally straight but is bendable in shape to conform to the contour of the article to which it is attached. In addition it is bendable into halves between its ends as shown in dotted lines in Figure 2 so that the two ends can be brought together and fed through the neck 4 in a reliable and expeditious manner. Simply feeding the free ends through this neck is evident that when released the ends fly out to proper coupling and retention positions as shown in Figure 1. Thus, it will be seen that the gist of the invention is predicated upon the use of a compensating and self adapting coupling member l0 connectible with a hanger wire.

It is thought that persons skilled in the art to which the invention relates will be able to obtain a clear understanding of the invention after considering the description in connection with the drawing. Therefore, a more lengthy description is regarded as unnecessary.

Minor changes in shape, size and rearrangement of details coming within the field of invention claimed may be resorted to in actual practice, if desired.

Having thus described the invention, what is claimed as new is:

1. A Christmas tree ornament hanger device of the class described comprising a short length of soft resilient rubber forming a. bar, and flexible hanger and suspension means attached to the intermediate portion thereof.

2. A hanger accessory of the class described comprising a short length of soft resilient rubber forming a bar bendable between its ends in the manner and for the purposes described, and automatically returnable to coupling and retention position, and a hanger wire securely fastened to the intermediate portion thereof.

3. A hanger accessory for Christmas tree balls and the like comprising a hanger wire bendable at its outer end to provide a suspension hook, and provided at its inner end with an attaching eye, and a short length of soft resilient rubber forming a bar fastened intermediate its ends to said eye in the manner and for the purposes described.


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US3312581 *Jun 19, 1961Apr 4, 1967Max SchmidtHollow decorative plastic articles
US3484070 *Oct 24, 1966Dec 16, 1969Coopexim Spoldzielcze Przed HaElastic hanger
US3757442 *Aug 3, 1972Sep 11, 1973W CookDisplay holder
US4747519 *Oct 7, 1985May 31, 1988The Procter & Gamble CompanyHanger system for a container
US8365459 *Feb 4, 2009Feb 5, 2013Gary BennisStem guide and replaceable cartridges
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U.S. Classification248/692, 248/340, 24/369
International ClassificationA47G33/10, A47G33/00
Cooperative ClassificationA47G33/10
European ClassificationA47G33/10