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Publication numberUS2057337 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateOct 13, 1936
Filing dateSep 23, 1935
Priority dateSep 23, 1935
Publication numberUS 2057337 A, US 2057337A, US-A-2057337, US2057337 A, US2057337A
InventorsAdolph Lindemann
Original AssigneeAdolph Lindemann
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
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. Oct."13, 1936. A. LINDEMANN SUPPORTY Filed Sept. 23, 1935 bluewin? hf Lindemann BL Cml/YMf/Mbm@ d ww Patented Oct. 13, 1936 PATENT OFFICE SUPPORT Adolph Lindemann, Chicago, Ill. Application September 23, 1935, Serial No. 41,716

4 Claims.

My invention relates to the care of clothing, and includes among its objects and advantages an increase in the security with which the article of clothing may be held on a garment hanger and increased facility in placing such an article on the holder.'

In the accompanying drawing:

Figure 1 is a side elevation of a completed device according to the invention;

Figure 2 is an enlarged detail of one of the clamping members and associated parts;

Figure 3 is an enlarged detail of the parts inside the housing in Figure 2 with the housingbroken away in section;

Figure 4 is a section on line 4-4 of Figure 3; and

Figure 5 is a detail of a modification.

In the embodiment of the invention selected for illustration I have indicated a conventional garment hanger bar at I8 and a conventional tension bar at I2 terminating in a hook I4 for hanging it up. The arms I6 are movable from the position indicated in full lines in Figure l and in dotted lines in Figure 2 downto the full line position of Figure 2 to clamp a garment suspended from the bar IIl against removal. As the actuf ating `mechanisms for the bars I6 are identical, a description of one will suffice. The housing I8 is pvoted on the bar Ill by means of the xed pivot and is of a generally U-shaped conguration opening downward with its legs straddling the bar III. Inside the housing is another U- shaped housing 22 mounted on top of the bar I0 and opening upwardly. The bight of the housing 22 rests directly on the bar I0, and is fastened thereto as by means of the tang 24 turned down from the metal of the bight. The legs of the housing 22 support the second fixed pivot 2B, and above the xed pivot 28 the housing I8 carpivot 2U? Each arm` I8 comprises a rigid body portion stiffened by the corrugation at 30. The end of this rigid portion is flatand bent into a semi-circle as indicated at 32 in Figure 3 to engage the movable pivot 28. Riveted to the end of the rigid body portion as at 34 is an extension in the form of a convoluted leaf spring. The leaf spring is curved around the socket 32 as at 36 and then extends in a larger arc at 38 around and under the fixed pivot 26 with a radial end portion 40 terminating in the eye 42 receiving the pivot 26. The parts are assembled with the spring in 55 such a condition of stressthatit tends to push ries a pivot 28, which pivot is movable'in response to the rotation of the housing I8 around the It will be apparent that'the parts may bev moved from the full line position of Figure 2 to the dotted line position of Figure 2 either by lifting up the arm I6 or by pushing the housing I8 toward the tension bar I2. The housing members I8 each have an upturned ear 48, and the ears 48 can conveniently be grasped between the .thumb and one nger and pushed toward each `other to move both arms to the open position of Figure 1.

Upon reference to Figure 3 it will be noted that the pivot 26 is slightly to the right of a line joining the pivots 20 and 28 so that the force of the spring portion of the arm will tend to hold the parts in the open position of Figures 1 and 3. Similarly, by pressing downward a little on the arms I6 themselves they may be moved to the clamping position of Figure 2, and in the clamping position the pvot 26 will be materially to the left of a line between the pivots 20 and 28, and the force of the spring 38 will press the pads 44 firmly down upon a garment lying between the pad and the bar I0. The downward movement of the arm I6 is limited by engagement of the pad 44 with the bar ID or with the garment on the bar I0. I have illustrated suitable stop means for limiting the i upward movement to the position of Figure 3.

The stop means illustrated is an extension 50 at one upper corner of each leg of the housing 22. The socket portion 32 comes in contact with the corner extension 50, as clearly indicated in Figure 3 to limit the opening movement.

In using such a devicev the user can snap the arms I6 to the open position of Figure 1 in an -instant, and they will stay there while the user has both hands free to drape the garment over the bar I0. Then a slight downward pressure will move the arms back into the position of Figure 2, either one at a time or simultaneously. 'I'his principle of operation affords considerable manipulative advantages, especially in draping a relatively flimsy ladys dress or the like over the bar neatly and without wrinkles.

Referring to Figure 5, the housing I8 is shown with an ear 5I projecting toward the tension member I2, and shaped to receive a downward thrust to open the parts. In the open position the end of the ear 50 engages the tension member l2 to limit the opening movement.

Without further elaboration, the foregoing will so fully explain my invention that others may, by applying knowledge current at the time oi application, readily adapt the same for use under varying conditions of service.

I claim:

1. A support comprising, in combination: acurved garment supporting bar; a central connector for supporting said bar; a clamping arm having its inner end adjacent said connector; a pivot flxedly mounted on said bar and carrying the inner end of said arm; a housing enclosing said xed pivot; a pivot carried by said housing and movable in a path that approaches said xed pivot at an intermediate point; said arm being also pivoted on said movable pivot; the portion of said arm between said xed and movable pivots being convoluted and resilient and tending to separate said pivots; the portion of said arm beyond said movable pivot being relatively rigid and extending outwardly; the end of said bar limiting movement of said arm into clamping position; .stop means rigid with said xed pivot for limiting the movement of said arm away from said bar; said housing enclosing said convoluted resilient arm portion and being accessible for manual actuation to move said arm from clamping to open position pr vice versa; a duplicate clamping arm, housing, and associated parts on the other side of said connector; said housings having portions exposed to form gripping means for moving both housings toward said tension member to open said clamping arms.

2. A support comprising, in combination: a garment supporting bar; a central connector for supporting said bar; a clamping arm having its inner end adjacent said connector; a pivot fixedly mounted on said bar and carrying the inner end of said arm; a pivoted housing enclosing said fixed pivots; a pivot carried by said housing and movable in a path that approaches said fixed pivot at an intermediate point; said arm being also pivoted on said movable pivot; the portion of said arm between said xed and movable pivots being convoluted and resilient and tending to separate said pivots; the portion of said arm beyond said movable pivot being relatively rigid and extending outwardly; the end of said bar limiting movement of said arm into clamping position; said housing enclosing said convoluted resilient arm portion.

3. A support comprising, in combination: a garment supporting bar; a clamping arm; 9. pivot xedly mounted on said bar and carrying one end of said arm; a pivot movable in a path that approaches said xed pivot at an intermediate point; said arm being also pivoted on said movable pivot; the portion of said arm between said fixed and movable pivots being resilient and tending to separate said pivots.

4. A support comprising, in combination: a garment supporting bar; clamping arms having their inner ends adjacent; a pivot for the inner end of each arm mounted on said bar; a housing enclosing each iixed pivot; a pivot carried by each said housing and movable in a path that approaches the adjacent xed pivot at an intermediate point; each arm being pivoted also on its movable pivot; the portion of each arm between its fixed and movable pivots being convoluted and resilient and tending to separate said pivots.

` ADQLPH LINDEMANN.

Referenced by
Citing PatentFiling datePublication dateApplicantTitle
US3973705 *Sep 25, 1975Aug 10, 1976Marc ErtheinGarment clamping hanger with pivoted locking clip
Classifications
U.S. Classification223/93, 24/511, 24/507
International ClassificationA47G25/00, A47G25/48
Cooperative ClassificationA47G25/486
European ClassificationA47G25/48E