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' L. PLAKS PATTERN HOLDER Sept. 12, 1939.
Filed March 19, 1938 INVENTOR. L Ou/S /QQ/ ATTORNEY.
Patented Sept. 12, 1939 UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE 3 Claims.
for holding assorted dress patterns having a plurality of slots with which are engaged headed pins for holding the patterns to be separately classified. More generally my invention relates to a hanger for separately holding suspended articles. It is customary in the manufacture of dresses to prepare for each style a number of different patterns from which different sized dresses are cut. Inasmuch as a large number of different styles with multiple sizes in each style must be handled at the same time, the problem of properly classifying the different patterns of the same style has been a practical difliculty.
Heretofore the different sized patterns have been hung together and subsequent'selection was tedious and diflicult.
I have devised a novel hanger which greatly simplifies the problem of classifying such pat- 20 terns and properly groups the respectively sized patterns for each style. Thus, the pattern maker when he desires to cut a particular size of a style can instantaneously select the plainly marked style holder and select from a predetermined position thereon the proper group of patterns in the proper size.
The pattern holder of my invention is mechanically simple and can be economically manufactured. The carrier for the patterns can be simply engaged by the holder and at the same time is automatically secured therein so that displacement is impossible.
I have further set forth a number of simple modifications of my hanger device whereby in a 35 minimum of space I can secure a plurality of patterns.
The primary object of my invention is to provide a simple hanger wherein separately classified items such as dress patterns may be conveniently 40 held.
A further object of my invention is to provide a metallic hook in combination with a plurality of engaging means wherein are maintained separately sized patterns.
Another object of my invention is to provide a hanger holder in which are longitudinally disposed slots constituting engaging devices in which are engaged items to be separately classified.
50 Still another object of my invention is to provide a rod centrally secured by a cord which terminates in a headed pin, the headed pin being engaged in a slotted device adapted to hold a plurality of such headed pins.
55 Further objects and utilities for the holder of (01. 211-113) My invention relates particularly to a hanger my invention will be apparent from the description thereof which follows.
In the drawing,
Figure 1. represents a side perspective view of the pattern holder of my invention.
Figure 2 represents a perspective looking up from the bottom of the pattern holder of Figure 1 taken along the line 22 of Figure 1.
Figure 3 represents a modified form of my invention in which the securing slots are lined 10 in a row.
Figure 4 is a cross section taken along the line l:% of Figure 3.
Figure 5 is a further modification of my invention in which a cup shaped holder is employed. Figure 6 is a bottom view taken along the line i6 of Figure 5.
Referring now more specically to the drawing, in Figure 1, on a hanger l is suspended a metallic holding device 2 with the slots 3 cut therein. The slots are enlarged at 4 to provide entry for a pin 5 with the enlarged head 6. The pin 5 terminates in a loop I from which is suspended a cord 8. At the end of the cord 8 and in engage ment therewith is a bar holder 9 which engages the pattern. The clamps l0 and H rigidly secure the cord 8.
In Figure 3 a single stamped metallic pattern holder 29 terminating in a hook 2! has in a prominent portion a slot 22 for the display of an identifying insignia. In a projecting portion 23 of the pattern holder are slots 24 which terminate in enlarged openings 25. As in the device of Figure 1, pins 26 terminate in enlarged heads 21 and are adapted to be engaged with the slots 24,
In the modified structure shown in Figure 5,
a circular cup shaped pattern holder 30 is secured by the intermediate bar 3| to hook 32. In the cup shaped pattern holder 30 are slots 33 terminating in enlarged openings 34. Adapted to be engaged with the slots 33 through the enlarged openings 34 are pins 35 terminating in enlarged heads 36.
In operation, the pattern hanger 2 is suspended by the hook I on a rod. Through the items to be classified such as dress patterns, the pin 5 and the cord 8 are passed so that the patterns are engaged on the cross bar 9. After the proper patterns have been engaged thereby, the pin 5 is engaged with the pattern holder 2 by passing the enlarged head 6 through the opening 4. After this rapid engagement is effected, the pin 5 is brought down the slot where it is securely held against detachment. The pattern holder is adapted to have a suitable number of slots in accordance with the number of sizes commonly manufactured from a single style. Style number, as 100, is prominently displayed in a slot in the hanger.
The metal at the edges of the slots is inwardly turned to facilitate the entry and engagement of the pins carrying the patterns.
The form of my invention shown in Figure 3 is marked in its simplicity in that the forwardly projecting piece 23 in which the slots 24 are formed can be formed in the metallic pattern holder in the forming operation. This projection provides the proper hanging for the suspended pins.
Although I have pointed out the advantages of my pattern holder in separately holding different sizes of patterns of a single style, it is manifest that my holding device can be employed to separately classify units of any single entity. The holder provides a simple device for making quickly available separate pieces or separately classified units of a single group. The structure is simple and can be economically manufactured by stamping and die-cutting operations and provides a novel holder for articles of the nature set forth.
Although I have set forth specific engaging means, it is obvious that these can be modified in accordance with mechanical practice for equivalent results.
I desire that my invention be limited not by the specific form shown but only by the claims set forth.
In broad principle my invention relates to a hanger having separate means for engaging materials to be separately classified, and the particular manner in which the: engagement is effected may be varied. Although I have set forth enlarged openings and slot engagements, it is manifest that other engaging means may be employed.
It is within the scope of my invention to employ a clamp or gripping device in combination with an opening to hold the pin carrying the pattern in the pattern holder. Thus in lieu of the slots and enlarged openings shown in the figures, I can employ an opening to introduce the pin and upon placing the pin in its normal up and.- down position it is retained in the pattern holder by the clamp or gripping device.
This eliminates the necessity for the slot arrangement shown.
Alternatively, I may employ a pin with a hook on the end of it instead of an enlarged head, whereupon I so form the pattern holder plate so as to provide means for engaging the hook on the pin. In this event the pin carrying the pattern holder is simply engaged with the plate.
Further, I can employ a circular or similar plate upturned at the edges adapted to be held in a stable horizontal position by a hook. Radially extending inwardly from the edge of this circular plate are slots adapted to engage the pin carrying the pattern.
Although I have set forth a specific form and certain modifications of my invention, I wish to be limited only by the appended claims.
1. A pattern hanger comprising an engaging hook member formed integrally with a forwardly projected body surface having a plurality of longitudinally extending slots, each slot having an enlarged opening at the upper end thereof, said slots and enlarged openings being adapted to engage pins with enlarged heads, said slots and said openings having inwardly turned edges.
2. A pattern holder for holding separately classified patterns comprising in combination, a body surface having a plurality of longitudinally extending slots, each slot having an enlarged opening at the upper end thereof, said slots and enlarged openings being adapted to engage pins with enlarged heads; and a plurality of pins having enlarged heads, a flexible cord secured to the end of each pin and a cross-bar secured to the end of the cord, said separately classified patterns being maintained upon said cord and cross-bar.
3. A pattern holder for holding separately classified patterns comprising in combination, a hook and a body surface having a plurality of longitudinally extending slots, each slot having an enlarged opening at the upper end thereof, said slots and enlarged openings being adapted to engage pins with enlarged heads; and a plurality of pins having enlarged heads, a flexible cord secured to the end of each pin and a crossbar secured to the end of the cord, said separately classified patterns being maintained upon said cord and cross-bar.