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Publication numberUS2107026 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateFeb 1, 1938
Filing dateApr 8, 1937
Priority dateApr 8, 1937
Publication numberUS 2107026 A, US 2107026A, US-A-2107026, US2107026 A, US2107026A
InventorsConey James D
Original AssigneeStar Service Hanger Company
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Garment hanger
US 2107026 A
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Feb. 1, 1938. J, cQNEY 2,107,026

G ARMENT HANGER Filed April 8, 1937 IN VENTOR. Jar/77m 50/76 BY fan/e95" ATTORNEY$ Patented Feb. 1, 1938 UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE GARMENT HANGER poration of Michigan Application April 8, 1937, Serial No. 135,748

ficlaims.

The main objects of this invention are,

First, to provide a garment hanger of twopiece construction embodying a wire yoke element and a tubular strut element operatively 5 engaged and having further provision in the form of a garment retaining clamp.

Second, to provide a hanger of the type described which is simple in nature and economical of production.

10 Third, to provide a garment hanger having novel means associated therewith for holding garments supported thereby from displacement.

Referring to the drawing, Fig. 1 is an elevational view of the hanger of the invention, illusll trating my novel provisions in the form of a garment clamp.

Fig. 2 is a sectional view on line 2-2 of Fig. 1.

Fig. 3 is an enlarged fragmentary view in vertical longitudinal section illustrating details .of

w assembly of the invention.

In the drawing, reference numeral l indicates a wire yoke element conformed to provide a pair of downwardly diverging hanger supporting arms 2 twisted to form a shank 3 and 25 a hook 4, the said arms having free ends, generally indicated by the reference numeral 5, which are bent downwardly and inwardly. The inwardly bent free ends provide a horizontal lug or finger 6 which is bent reversely at 1 through 30 slightly more than 180 degrees with the result that a loop 8 extending inwardlyof the arm 2 is formed, the loop being elongated in character for a purpose to be hereinafter described. The free end of loop 8 is in turn bent back on the 35 loop through a predetermined are slightly more than 180 degrees to provide a terminal portion constituting a spring clamping finger 9 spaced from the loop 8 but extending in the same ver tical plane therewith. The finger 9 terminates 40 in an upwardly bent tip H).

To complete the hanger, a hollow tubular strut II, preferably of convolutely wound paper, is mounted between the ends 5 on the loop-like fingers 8, the arms 2 being distended to permit 45 the telescoping of the open ends l2 of the strut on the fingers 8, which frictionally engage the inner wall l3 of the strut and grip the parts in assembled position. The opposite spring clamps 9 extend longitudinally of the upper surface of 50 the strut toward one another, being slightly spaced from the strut vertically, but stillvsufliciently close thereto to exert a clamping action on garments draped over the strut ll whereby displacement of the same is resisted. The up- 55 wardiy bent tips l facilitate insertion of the garment beneath the clamps in an obvious manner.

By the construction described, the hanger is rendered very easy to assemble by unskilled persons and it is very cheaply produced. The garment clamping members 9 are novel and effective in their action of securing garments against displacement, which is especially desirable during the transportation or delivery of such garments by dry cleaners and others. 10

Ihave illustrated and described my invention in connection with a hollow or tubular paper strut. However, it will be apparent that other fibrous material may be employed in forming the same, or in fact any strut having open ends adapted to receive the loops 8 is suitable for the purpose.

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

1. In a garment hanger, a tubular open-ended strut and a wire yoke member comprising a hook and a pair of garment supporting arms diverging downwardly from said hook, the free ends of said arms being bent downwardly and inwardly and conformed to provide inwardly extending loops opening outwardly, said loops be-v ing engageable in the ends of said strut, said free ends terminating in spring clamping fingers bent back on said loops and extending toward one another and lying along the exterior upper surface of said strut.

2. In a garment hanger, a tubular open-ended strut and a wire yoke member comprising a hook and a pair of garment supporting arms diverging downwardly from said hook, the free ends of said arms being bent inwardly and conformed to provide inwardly extending loops opening outward- 1y, said loops being engageable in the ends of said strut, said free ends terminating in spring clamping fingers bent back on said loops and extending toward one another and lying along the exterior surface of said strut.

3. In a garment hanger, a strut and a wire yoke member comprising a pair of garment supporting arms diverging downwardly, the free ends of said arms being bent inwardly and conformed to provide strut supporting members engageable with said strut, said strut supporting members terminating in spring clamping fingers extending toward one another and lying along the exterior surface of said strut.

4. A garment hanger comprising a wire yoke member conformed to provide a pair of downwardly diverging arms and a hook, said arms having the free ends thereof bent inwardly toward one another, said ends being shaped to provide longitudinally alined elongated loops with the bights thereof opening oppositely. and spring members extending toward one another and integral with said loops, and a tubular strut having open ends teleaooped on said loops and frictionally flipped thereby, said spring members overlying the outer surface of said strut.

5. A garment hanger comprising a wire yoke member conformed to provide a pair of garment supporting arms, said arms having the free ends thereof bent inwardly toward one another, said ends being shaped to provide longitudinally

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Classifications
U.S. Classification223/91, D06/319
International ClassificationA47G25/00, A47G25/26
Cooperative ClassificationA47G25/26
European ClassificationA47G25/26