US 2160129 A
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May 30, 1939. J. D. CONEY 2,160,129
GARMENT HANGER Original Filed March 26, 1938 INVENTOR.
James 0. 6006 a VVQ /KXM \TTORNEYS Patented May 30, 1939 GARlWENT HANGER James D. Coney, Detroit, Mich., assignor to Star- Service Hanger Company, Detroit, Mich.
Original application March 26, 1938, Serial No.
198,327. Divided and this application Decemher 1, 1938, Serial No. 243,331
This invention relates to improvements in garment hangers.
The main objects of this invention are: First, to provide a garment hanger which is 5 very simple and economical in its parts and inexpensive to manufacture, the structure and arrangement of the parts being such that the device is adapted for large scale production.
Second, to provide a garment hanger which is well adapted for the supporting of ladies garments in which it is desirable to present a considerable surface of non-metallic material to the garment supported.
Third, to provide a garment hanger having these advantages which may be shipped in the knockdown and quickly assembled by the user.
Fourth, to provide a garment hanger presenting non-metallic surfaces to the garment and surfaces of considerable expanse which is quite economical in structure.
Objects relating to details and economies of the invention will appear from the description to follow. The invention is defined and pointed out in the claims.
Preferred embodiments of the invention are illustrated in the accompanying drawing, in which:
Fig. 1 is a View in side elevation partially broken away and in section illustrating certain structural features of the invention.
Fig. 2 is an enlarged fragmentary section on line 2-2 of Fig. 1.
My improved garment hanger comprises primarily a yoke or supporting portion provided with a suspending hook and hanger arms of fibrous or non-metallic material having telescoping engagement with the yoke arms. The yoke designated generally by the numeral I is formed of wire of suitable gauge bent or folded to provide oppositely disposed downwardly diverging loop-like arms 2, the shank 3 and the suspending hook 4.
In the embodiment shown the strands of the shank 3 below the twist .thereof have outward ofisets 5 disposed in the vertical plane of the strands of the loop-like arms 2 providing oppositely facing shoulders 20 so disposed relative to the upper strands of the loop as toreceive and in cooperation with the arms of the loop bindingly engage the upper portions of the tubular arms 6. These tubular arms are formed of fibrous material, preferably convolutely wound paper tubes and are telescoped with the arms 2, the
internal diameter of the arms being such that the hanger arms are in frictional clutching engagement with the arms of the loop as is indicated clearly in Fig. 2, the hanger arms being distorted or flattened by this telescoping engagement and when engaged Within the shoulders are very effectively retained.
It will be noted and economical in its parts.
The tubular arms are effectively retained on the yoke and may be readily assembled thereon.
It is adapted for large scale production and may be readily and cheaply shipped in the knockdown as all the parts are approximately the same length. It may be made in any desired strength and the composite construction thereof permits proportioning of the relative sizes of the parts as desired.
This application is a division of my co-pending application for Letters Patent filed March 26, 1938, Serial No. 198,327 for Garment hanger.
I have not attempted to illustrate or describe certain other embodiments or adaptations of my invention as it is believed that this disclosure will enable those skilled in the art to embody or adapt my improvements as may be desired.
Having thus described my invention what I claim as new and desire to secure by Letters Patent is:
1.'A garment hanger comprising an integral yoke and suspending hook formed of wire folded to provide a pair of downwardly diverging looplike arms, the ends of the wire being brought together and twisted to provide a shank, one end of the wire projecting beyond the other and conformed to provide the hook, the strands of the wire below the twist being outwardly offset providing outwardly facing shoulders above the arms of the yoke, and tubular hanger arms telescoped on the yoke arms with their inner edges engaged between said shoulders and said yoke arms.
2. A garment hanger comprising a length of wire forming a shank, a hook at the top of the shank, a pair of opposite lateral projections at the other end of the shank and a pair of relatively short, opposite lateral projections at the junctures of the first-mentioned projections with the shank, and a pair of complementary tubular garment supports telescoped over the first mentioned projections and gripped between the two pairs of projections.
3. A garment hanger comprising a shank, a hook at the top of such shank, upper and lower pairs of opposite lateral projections at the lower end of. the shank, and a pair of complementary tubular garment supports telescoped over a pair of said projections and gripped between the two pairs of projections.
JAMES D. CONEY.