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Publication numberUS2071257 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateFeb 16, 1937
Filing dateAug 8, 1934
Priority dateAug 8, 1934
Publication numberUS 2071257 A, US 2071257A, US-A-2071257, US2071257 A, US2071257A
InventorsHansen Fred
Original AssigneeHansen Fred
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Folding clothes hook
US 2071257 A
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Description  (OCR text may contain errors)

Feb. 16, 1937. HANSEN 2,071,257

FOLDING CLOTHES HOOK Filed Aug. 8, 1954 minim 6 Patented Feb. 16, 1937 UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE FOLDING CLOTHES HOOK Fred Hansen, New York, N. Y.

Application August 8, 1934, Serial No. 739,015

1 Claim. (Cl. 248-294) This invention relates to clothes hooks of the type in which the hook member folds into ,the base when not in use and may be readily extended to support garments thereon.

The primary object of my invention is to provide a clothes hook of a particularly neat and attractive construction and embodying the feature of an extensible hook arm normally retained within the base of the device by a spring means and which when required for the support of garments may be readily extended.

A further object of my invention is to provide in a folding clothes hook a hinge construction for the support of the extensible arm, which construction embodies the features of simplicity and economy of manufacture as well as providing a substantial stop for the hook arm when extended.

A further object of my invention is to provide a device of the character described particuzo'larly adaptable for use in confined spaces, such as theatre seats and passenger vehicles, wherein the feature of a compactly folded clothes hook is particularly desirable.

The invention will be fully and comprehensively understood from a consideration of the following detailed description when read in connection with the accompanying drawing which forms part of the application, with the understanding, however, that the improvement is capable of extended application and is not confined to the exact showing of the drawing nor to the precise construction described and, therefore, such changes and modifications may be made therein as do not affect the spirit of the 5 invention nor exceed the scope thereof as expressed in the appended claim.

In the drawing:

Fig. 1 is a perspective view of my device attached to a wall with the hook arm of the device extended.

Fig. 2 is a side elevational view showing the hook arm in both folded and extended positions.

Fig. 3 is a front elevational view of Fig. 2; and

Fig. 4 is a detail vertical sectional view of the hinge construction.

Referring now to the drawing for a more detailed description thereof, numeral I indicates the base of the folding clothes hook of my invention adapted to be attached to a wall or similar vertical surface. Base 5 is of elongate chamelshaped construction at the bottom of which is provided a hinge 6 by which an extensible hook arm 1 is pivotally connected to the base 5. Hook end with a curved formation 8 which, when the arm is in folded 5 arm I is provided at its free position, extends beyond the end of base 5 and provides a convenient means by which the arm I may be readily extended. The body of hinge 6,

one edge of which provides a perspective stop ing a secure support for the edge II by which the arm I is supported in its extended position. The pivot end of arm 1 is slotted out as at H, in which slot a torsional spring I3 is disposed.

The spring being wound around hinge pin III, has.

its respective ends secured to the hook arm I and the base 5 so that its torsional power tends to fold the hook arm 1 into its position within the base 5. An extruded lug l4 formed in the back of base 5 provides for torsional spring IS.

the attachment of It is obvious from the drawing that my device is particularly adapted for the support of clothing in such places as theatres or the interior of automobiles where its use is especially desirable by virtue of the hook arm being retained within the base of the device when the fact that when the hook not in use and by arm is extended it provides adequate means for the support of clothing.

What is claimed as new is:

In a device of the character described, a base plate of substantially channel-shaped construction, one end of said plate having a folded and overlapped portion to provide a hinge, a pivot pinextending thru said overlapped portion, an arm connected to said pivot pin and adapted to rest within said base plate and a spring adapted to move said arm into and out of engagement with said plate.


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U.S. Classification248/294.1, 224/927, 248/292.13
International ClassificationA47G25/06
Cooperative ClassificationY10S224/927, A47G25/065
European ClassificationA47G25/06B12