US 2149674 A
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March 7,-1939. G. HENDRIX l CLOTHES HANGERv Filed Feb. s, 193s lNvENToR l PIX. @REASE ATTORNEY Patented Mar. 7, 1939 'Arent Fries CLOTHES HANGER Granville Lloyd Hendrix, deceased, late of Santa Rosa, Calif., byl Ella O.
Santa Rosa, Calif.
Application February 8, 1938, Serial'No. 189,343
This invention relates to the construction of a clothes hanger and in particular is directed to a clothes hanger especially designed for the reception of mens trousers or womens slacks.
The principal object of the present invention is to provide a clothes hanger for trousers or slacks which is arranged to facilitate the placement of a pair of trousers or slacks thereon, and without the necessity of first passing the cuff ends between the top and bottom bars of the hanger as is now necessary with common clothes hangers.
Another object of the invention is to provide a trouser hanger from which the trousers may be taken easily and without removing the hanger from the rod or the like from which it is suspended.
A further object of the invention is to produce a simple and inexpensive device and yet one which will be exceedingly eiective for the purpose for which it is designed.
These objects are accomplished by means of such structure and relative arrangement of parts as will fully appear by a perusal of the following specification and claims.
In the drawing similar characters of reference indicate corresponding parts in the several views:
Figure 1 is a side elevation of the improved clothes hanger illustrating the manner in which a pair of trousers is placed on the hanger.
Figure 2 is a side elevation illustrating a pair of trousers in place on the hanger.
Referring now more particularly to th-e characters of reference on the drawing, the improved trouser hanger comprises a relatively rigid top bar unit I provided with a centrally disposed, upstanding hook 2. At its end the top bar is formed with downwardly extending end portions 3, said end portions being relatively short.
The bottom bar of the hanger comprises two sections, indicated at i and 5 respectively, each of `which project inwardly from the lower end of one end portion 3; the section 5 being of materially greater length than section It. The inner end of section 5 is bent downward at an acute angle to section il and forms a guide nger 5, the lower end of said nger terminating at a point below but in'substantially vertical alinement with the inner end of section t. The section 5 when the hanger is not in use is disposed at an upward and inward slope from its outer end as clearly shown in Fig. l and is arranged for downward deection to a horizontal position in alinement with section 4, section 5 being made of resilient metal. By constructing the hanger from two pieces of resilient metal bar or rod, formed as shown, andl securing such pieces together at 'l as by welding,
the section 5 may be initially bent on an inward and upward slope and yet be suiciently resilient to deflect downward to a position in alinement with section 4 for the purpose hereinafter described. v
The trouser hanger above described is used in the following manner: The trousers T are first folded with one leg flat against the other in the usual manner. Next, the finger 6 is engaged beneath the superimposed legs of the garment from one edge 8, as shown in dotted lines in Fig. 1, and at a point intermediate the cuffs and crotch of the trousers. The legs of the trousers are then carried onto the section 5 and when the other edge 9 passes onto said section, the edge 9 and adjacent portion of the trouser legs are drawn onto section 4 until the trousers rest smoothly on the two section bottom bar. As section 5 slopes upward as described and is higher at its inner end than section 4, the edge 9 and adjacent portion of the trouser legs may be slid off section 5 and onto section 4 without interference from the inner end of the said latter section.
When the weight of the trousers rests on the bottom bar, such weight draws resilient section 5 down to horizontal alinement with section 4 and, as section 5 is at such times exerting an upward force, the unsupported portion I0 of the trousers between the adjacent ends of the sections cannot wrinkle or sag.
To remove the trousers from the hanger, the placement operation is reversed and the trousers can readily be removed from the hanger without removing the hanger from its supporting rod or the like for the reason that the trouser cuis need not be drawn between the top and bottom bars. Another advantage in providing for the removal of trousers without drawing the cuffs through the hanger resides in the fact that the top and bottom bars may be disposed relatively close to each other.
If desired, the hanger herein described may be Constructed as a combination coat and trouser hanger by forming top bar l with the configuration now common to coat hangers.
From the foregoing description it will be readily seen that there has been produced such a device as substantially fulfills the objects o' the invention as set forth herein.
While this specication sets forth in detail the present and preferred construction of th device, still in practice such deviations from such detail may be resorted to as do not form a departure from the spirit of the invention, as defined by the appended claims.
Having thus described the invention, what is claimed as new and useful and desired to be secured by Letters Patent is:
1. A trouser hanger including a top bar and a bottom bar mounted therebeneath, said bottom bar'comprising a pair of sections secured at their Outer ends in connection with the top bar, one section being disposed at an upward and inward slope relative to the other section whereby the inner end of said one section is disposed in a plane above the plane of the other section, and a trouser engaging finger formed on the inner end of said one section and sloping downward to a termination below the plane of said other section.
2. A trouser hanger including a top bar and a bottom bar mounted therebeneath, said bottom bar comprising a pair of sections secured to their outer ends in connection with the top bar, and a trouser engaging nger'formed on the inner end of one section; said one section being of resilient material and initially disposed at an upward and inward slope relative to the other section-and adapted fto be=deflected to a level in alinement with the other section by the weight of a pair of trousers supported thereon.
ELLA O. HENDRIX,
. H endrv,` Deceased.