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Publication numberUS2129857 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateSep 13, 1938
Filing dateDec 31, 1936
Priority dateDec 31, 1936
Publication numberUS 2129857 A, US 2129857A, US-A-2129857, US2129857 A, US2129857A
InventorsRadley Metzger
Original AssigneeRadley Metzger
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Shoe hanger
US 2129857 A
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R. METZGER SHOE HANGER pt, 13, was,

Filed Dec. 51, 1936 XNVENTOR RADLEY METZGER.

ATTORNEY Patented Sept. 13, 1938 Q UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE SHOE HANGER Radley Metzger, New York, N. Y.

Application December 31, 1936, Serial No. 118,521

3 Claims. (Cl. 248-95) This invention relates to new and useful im- An auxiliary pocket I2? is mounted across the top provements in a shoe hanger. I portion of the sheet of material l and encases The invention has for an object the construca stiffening element l3. A hook is anchored to the tion of a shoe hanger which is characterized by stiffening element and extends upward to the 5 a flexible sheet of material adapted to be supexterior of the pocket I2, 6 ported in a vertical plane and supporting shoe The sheet of material In preferably should be receiving pockets, and the provision of stiffening fabric or similar material. Binding material i5 is and supporting means upon the top of the sheet secured to the edges of the sheet ID. The shoe of material for supporting the shoe hanger in receiving pockets H are formed by horizontal l0 proper posture. Str ps of material II which are secured to the 10 Still further the invention proposes the provisheet In along spaced vertical lines by vertical sion of a pocket mounted across the top portion stitches l6. These vertical lines of stitches diof the sheet of material and a stiffening clement vide ofi the pockets II. A shoe may be engaged within the pocket so as to hold the flexible sheet into each pocket through the open top. There of material uniformly extended. are several bands ll secured in spaced horizontal Still further it is proposed to provide a hook positions upon one face of the flexible sheet of anchored upon the stiffening element and exmaterial i0. tending upwards to the exterior of the pocket by The pocket I2 is formed by a band of material which the shoe hanger may be supported on a 82 which is extended across the top portion of the nail, support bar, or the like. sheet of material l0 and which is secured to the 20 Still further the invention proposes the protop portion along its top edge and its side edges. vision of a staple or other fastening element for Thus the pocket I2 is open at the bottom. This attaching the side walls of the pocket with the may be seen in Fig. 3. The stifiening element l3 stiffening element to prevent disengagement of comprises merely a strip of wood or other similar the stiffening element from the pocket. material arranged within the pocket l3. The 25 Still further the invention proposes an arrangehook M has a vertical shank portion l4 which ment whereby the stiffening element is formed engages through an eyelet I! in the material of from several sections releasably held on the hook the band 12. It is in this manner that the hook by fastening elements which simultaneously atextends to the outside of the pocket. The stem tach the side walls of the pocket with the stiffportion It passes through an aperture iii in the ening element. stifiening element l3. There is a washer l9 For further comprehension of the invention, mounted upon the lower end of the stem M to and of the objects and advantages thereof, refsupport the stem in position. The stem i4 conerence will be had to the following description tinues into a top hook portion M and accompanying drawing, and to the appended A staple or other fastening element 20 is en- 35 claims in which the various novel features of the gaged through one of the walls of the pocket I2 invention are more particularly set forth. preferably the wall formed by theband l2, and

In the accompanying drawing forming a maengages the stiffening element I3. This staple terial part of this disclosure: 20 prevents the stiffening element from moving Fig. lis a front elevational view of ashoe hangdownwards out through the open mouth of the er constructed according to this invention. pocket l2 when the shoe hanger is not support- Fig, 2 is a rear elevational view of Fig. 1. ed by the hook it. Of course, when it is sup- Fig. 3 is a fragmentary'sectional view taken on ported by the hook l4, due to gravity the flexible the line 3-4 of Fig. 2. sheet of material ill will maintain its position Fig. 4 is a horizontal sectional view taken on supported on the stiffening element l3. 5 the line 4-4 of Fig. 2. In Figs. 5 and 6 a modified form of the invention Fi 5 s a fragmentary View Similar to 2 has been disclosed in which provision is made for but illustrat n another embodiment of the inremoving the stiffening element from the pocket vention. it when desired. According to this' form of the 5 Fig. 6 is a sectional view taken on the line 6-6 invention there is a stiffening element l3 formed of Fig. 5. by adjacent stiffening element sections Iii which The shoe hange ac o to this t o have a passage l8 through which the shank porcomprises a flexible sheet of material l0 adapted tion It of the supporting hook may pass. There to be supported in a vertical plane and provided is a washer l9 and l9 fixedly mounted on the with shoe receiving pockets I I mounted thereon. t m portion I l and engaging the top and bottom faces of the stiffening element 13' for preventing the stiffening element from sliding on the shank Il The sections II- are releasably held together by fastening elements mounted upon the walls of the Docket I28 and cooperative with each other through openings in the stiffening element. These fastening elements 28 comprise stud sections 23 mounted on one of the walls of the pocket and engageable through aligned openings 24 in the sections il These stud elements are cooperative with complementary socket elements 23' mounted on the other wall of the pocket l2. When these fastening elements engage each other the sections l3" are held together, and furthermore the stiffening element is held within the socket I2 against accidental displacement. In other respects this form of the invention is similar to the previous form and similar parts may be recognized by the corresponding reference numerals. l

While I have illustrated and described the preferred embodiments of my invention, it is to be understood that I do not limit myself to the precise constructions herein disclosed and the right is reserved to all changes and modifications coming within the scope of the invention as defined in the appended claims.

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

1. In a device of the class described, a flexible body, a flexible strip of material attached by three of its sides across the top of said body with its bottom side free forming a pocket having an open bottom side, a hanger for-supporting said body and comprising a stiifening element engageable into said pocket through said open bottom and a hook element extending from said pocket through an opening in the top thereof, and means for releasably holding said element against accidental displacement and so that it may be removed from said pocket when desired while permitting said body to be easily folded or laundered.

2. In a device of the class described. a flexible body. a flexible strip of material attached by three of its sides across the top of said body with its bottomside free forming a pocket having an open bottom side, a hanger for supporting said body and comprising a stiffening element engageable into said pocket through said open bottom and a hook element extending from said pocket through an opening in the top thereof, and means for releasably holding said element against accidental displacement and so that it may be removed from said pocket when desired while permitting said body to be easily folded or laundered, comprising a fastening element engaging through one of the walls of said pocket and engaging said stiffening element.

3. In a device of the class described, a flexible body, a flexible strip of material attached by three of its sides across the top of said body with its bottom side free forming a pocket having an open bottom side, a hanger for supporting said body and comprising a stiffening element engageable into said pocket through said open bottom and a hook element extending from said pocket through an opening in the top thereof, and means for releasably holding said element against accidental displacement and'so that it may be removed from said pocket when desired permitting said body to be easily folded or laundered, comprising shank elements mounted upon one of the walls of said pocket and extending through passages in the stiffening element and cooperative with pocket elements mounted on the other wall of the pocket.

RADLEY ME'IZGER.

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Classifications
U.S. Classification248/95, 206/280, 206/292, 383/39
International ClassificationA47G25/00
Cooperative ClassificationA47G25/005
European ClassificationA47G25/00B