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Publication numberUS2160188 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateMay 30, 1939
Filing dateApr 9, 1937
Priority dateOct 10, 1935
Publication numberUS 2160188 A, US 2160188A, US-A-2160188, US2160188 A, US2160188A
InventorsYoung Leonard A
Original AssigneeYoung Leonard A
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Garment hanger
US 2160188 A
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May 30, 1939; YOUNG 2,160,188

GARMENT HANGER Original Filed Oct. 10, 1955 IN VENTOR.

Fj'-5 BYfa/bpyflg v AT ORNEYS Patented May 30, 1939 UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE Divided and this application April 9,

1937, Serial No. 135,865

8 Claims.

This invention relates to improvements in garment hangers.

This is a division of my co-pending application Serial No. 44,313 for Garment hangers, filed ctober 10, 1935. The main objects of my invention are:

First, to provide a garment hanger which is very simple and economical in its parts and inexpensive to manufacture, the structure and arrangement of parts being such that the device readily lends itself to 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. 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 as drawing, in which:

Fig. 1 is a view in elevation partially broken away and in section illustrating the provisions of my invention. I

Fig. 2 is a view similar to Fig. 1 of a modified form of my invention.

Fig. 3 is a fragmentary view in section of a further modified form of my invention.

Fig. 4 is a similar view of a still further modified embodiment of my invention. Fig. 5 is a similar fragmentary view illustrating a still further modified embodiment of my invention.

My improved hanger comprises primarily a yoke or supporting portion provided with a suspending hook and hanger arms having telescoping engagement with the yoke arms. The yoke is preferably formed of wire of suitable gauge and in Fig. 1 is designated by the reference numeral i. The wire is bent or folded to provide looplike arms 2, the ends of the wire being brought together and twisted to secure them and provide a shank 3. One end of the wire is extended beyond the twist and conformed to provide the suspending hook 4. In this embodiment, hanger arms 5 are telescoped with the yoke arms, the hanger arms being of tubular paper or other fibrous material and having such internal diameter that when they are telescoped upon the yoke arms the tubes are distended or distorted and have a frictional clutch engagement when thus engaged. The strands of the loops 2 are disposed one over the other, that is, in the same plane as shank 3 and hook l, with the bight constituting the terminal of the loops so that the effective front to back width of the loops thus 5 constituted is equal to the diameter of the strands.

The arms 5 terminate in downturned flattened portions 5| to accommodate the shoulders of a garment supported thereon without objection- 10 ably distorting the same.

In the embodiment shown in Figs. 2 and 3, the

yoke designated by the numeral 6 is also formed of wire conformed or bent to provide the opposed loop-like arms I. These arms havinglfi downward offsets 8 in their lower reaches provide lugs engaging holes 9 formed in the hanger arms In to receive them. As a further securing means, I show shank-ll in Fig. 3 formed to provide oppositely facing shoulders i2 which bind- 2o ingly receive the inner ends of the hanger arms. In Fig. 2 the hanger arms iii are connected by an integral cross or strut member i3, thus adapting the hanger for such use as requires a cross piece or cross strut, although obviously separate arms as 5 in Fig. 1 could be used and, in fact, the arm constructions are interchangeable.

In the embodiment shown in Fig. 4, the yoke designated generally by the reference numeral I4 is also formed of wire and is bent to provide 30 oppositely disposed loop-like arms IS. The end iii of one loop is bent upwardly and conformed into a suspending hook l'l while the end i8 of the other arm or loop is bent upwardly at i9 to provide a guard so that the hook is effectively re- 35 tained in engagement with a supporting bar as 20, thus particularly adapting the hanger for use in wardrobe trunks. To facilitate releasing of the guard, the end i8 of the wire has an upward offset 2| providing a fingerpiece which may be 40 pressed upon to force the guard downwardly as indicated by dotted lines in Fig. 4. In this case, the hanger arms 22 are also preferably of tubular fibrous material and they are slipped upon the yoke arms under expanding stress, that is, the yoke arms are of such dimensions as to expand the hanger arms and thus effectively retain them. The hanger arms are provided with locating shoulders at 23 and also preferably have offsets 24 in their lower reaches which result in somewhat reduced outer ends, facilitating the telescoping operation and increasing the clutching engagement of the parts when they are fully engaged.

In the foregoing modifications, the loop-like may or may not be offset at 25 to facilitate in-' sertlon in tubes 21, the ends of the wire forming the loops being brought adjacent one another at 28 and spot welded together and to a shank element 29 to effect the integral connection of the shank and loops. Shank 29 terminates in the conventional supporting hook. Distending action is imparted to the tubular hanger arms 21 in the same manner as described with reference to the preceding modified forms.

I have illustrated and described several embodiments of my invention in order to disclose the wide adaptability thereof. I have not attempted to illustrate or describe other adaptations 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 a wire yoke having opposed loop-like arms provided with a suspending hook, and tubular hanger arms of fibrous material telescoped on said, yoke arms, the internal diameter of the hanger arms being such that they are distended and clutched on the yoke arms, the yoke arms having retaining lugs and the hanger arms having openings receiving such lugs.

2. 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, the lower reaches of the arms having downward offsets therein, and tubular hanger arms telescoped on the yoke arms with their inner edges engaged in said shoulders, the hanger arms having openings therein to receive said ofisets.

3. A garment hanger comprising an integral yoke and suspending hook formed of wire folded to provide a pair of downwardly diverging 100plike arms, the arms of the wire being brought together and joined to provide a shank, one end of the wire projecting beyond the other and conformed to provide a hook, the lower reaches of the arms having downward offsets therein, and hanger arms telescoped on the yoke arms, the hanger arms having openings therein to receive said offsets.

4. A garment hanger comprising an integral yoke and suspending hook formed of wire folded to provide opposed loop-like arms, one end of the wire being bent upwardly and conformed to provide a suspending hook, the other end of the wire being disposed oppositely to the hook and bent upwardly to provide a hook guard, and tubular hanger arms of fibrous material telescoped on said yoke arms, the internal diameter of the hanger arms being such that the hanger arms are distended when engaged with said yoke arms, the end of'the wire forming the guard of the hook having an upward offset constituting a finger piece facilitating the opening of the guard.

5. A garment hanger comprising an integral yoke and suspending hook formed of wire folded to provide opposed loop-like arms, one end of the wire being bent upwardly and conformed to provide a suspending hook, the other end of the wire being disposed oppositely to the hook and bent upwardly to provide a hook guard, and tubular hanger arms of fibrous material telescoped on said yoke arms, the internal diameter of the hanger arms being such that the hanger arms are distened when engaged with said yoke arms.

6. A garment hanger comprising an integral yoke and suspending hook formed of wire folded to provide opposed loop-like arms, one end of the wire being bent upwardly and conformed to provide a suspending hook, the other end of the wire being disposed oppositely to the hook and bent upwardly to provide a hook guard.

'7. A garment hanger comprising a wire element bent to provide downwardly diverging loops providing arms constituting garment supports, a shank welded to the ends of said element and carrying a hook, the strands of each loop lying in the plane of said shank and hook with the bights of said loops at the ends thereof, the effective width of said arms thus equalling the diameter of said strands, and tubular arms of fibrous material telescopingly engaging said loops, the internal diameter of said tubular arms being such that the tubular arms are expanded and frictionally gripped on said loops.

8. A garment hanger comprising a wire element bent to provide downwardly diverging loops providing arms constituting garment supports, a shank welded to the ends of said element, and tubular arms telescopingly engaging said loops, the internal diameter of said tubular arms being such that the tubular arms are expanded and frictionally gripped on said loops.

LEONARD A. YOUNG.

Referenced by
Citing PatentFiling datePublication dateApplicantTitle
US5074446 *Dec 24, 1990Dec 24, 1991Electroformed Products, Inc.Separable multipart hanger with shoulder caps
US5078307 *Jul 5, 1990Jan 7, 1992Electroformed Products, Inc.Two-part plastic hanger and method of manufacturing same
Classifications
U.S. Classification223/92, 223/88
International ClassificationA47G25/00, A47G25/38
Cooperative ClassificationA47G25/38
European ClassificationA47G25/38