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Publication numberUS2191714 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateFeb 27, 1940
Filing dateOct 21, 1937
Priority dateOct 21, 1937
Publication numberUS 2191714 A, US 2191714A, US-A-2191714, US2191714 A, US2191714A
InventorsGustin Robert
Original AssigneeGustin Robert
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Garment hanger
US 2191714 A
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Feb.27,194o. GUSTIN 2,191,714

GARMENT HANGER' FilGd OCT'. 21, 1937 Abme t Patented Feb. 27, 1940 UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE GARMENT HANGER Robert Gustin, Boston, Mass. Application October 21, 1937, Serial No. 170,170

i 5, claims. (c1. 2li- 119) The present invention relates generally to hangers for garments, more particularly to hangers for garments of an elongated, plane character, and specifically to hangers yfor neckties, scarfs and similar articles of wearing apparel, whose lengths greatly exceed their widths.

It is a fact familiar to everyone, that garments such as neckties', scarfs'and trousers, when draped over supports such as rods or bars, readily slip offlof such-supports unless' the weights 4of such invention is to provide for `garments of they character described a hanger from which, without the use of any clamping or engaging means, such garments are effectively restrained :from slipping and falling.

Another object of the present invention is to provide for garments of the character described a hanger, utterly simple in construction, readily manipulable in use and economical to .manufacture by the use of unelaborate mechanical means.

The present invention, in itsbroadest aspect, contemplates the bombination of a ineansv for suspending a garment of the character described draped thereover, a means for supporting the means of suspension, and a means for displacing both thicknesses of the draped garment laterally j from the planeswherein they would otherwise hang, so that frictional contact between the two thicknesses of the garment will obviate Vall possiv bility of slipping of the garment from the hanger.

Other objects and advantages and desirable features of the present invention will appear in ,the course of the following description of three illustrative embodiments of the spirit thereof.

lIn the accompanying drawing-forming a part of this specification, in which like numbers of reference, whenever they occur, denote like parts,

Fig. l is' a front elevation of the rst embodiment of the present invention, while Fig. 2 is a side elevation thereof;

Fig. 3 is a front elevation of the secondvem- Fig. 7 is a view, partly in section, along the line zontal displacing member, the horizontal suspen` 1, 'I of Fig. 1, illustrative of the mode of. functioning of these hangers.

In-Figs. 1 and 2, the hanger shown is con-` structed of two pieces of stout wire: one piece-at one of its ends, is formed into the hook I, is bent at successive points to form the slopingy member 2, the upper side member 3 and the hori` zontal suspension member 4, and terminates in the coil 5; the second piece of wire, at one of its ends, is formed into the coil 6, encircling the r'st 10 piece of Wire at the base of the hook I, and` is bent at successive points to form the" sloping member 1 and the upper side member 8;l after passing through the coil 5, the second piece of Wire is bent outwardly from the plane of the-hook I and the horizontal suspension vmember 4 to formthe lower side member 9, is bent to form the this manner is formed a hanger comprising a,

hook, a horizontal suspension member and a horision member and the horizontal displacing member lying in a plane angularly disposed to the plane wherein the hook and the horizontal suspension member lie,

. it is bent upon itself to form the horizontal susl 35 pension member I6, is bent outwardly fromthe plane of the hook I3 and the horizontal suspension member I6 to form the lower side member I8, is bent to form the horizontal displacing member I9, is bent inwardlyl toward thegplaneAo of the hook I3 and the horizontal suspension member IB to form the lower side member 20, is bent upon itself to form a second horizontal suspension member 2| in alignment with the iirst horizontal suspension member I6, is bent at suc-. cessive points to form the upper side member 23 and the sloping member 24, and terminates in the coil 25 encircling the wire at the base of the hook I3. As is shown inFig. 3,the ends of the horizontal suspension members I6 and 2l are in close proximity but do not meet, being separated by a small gap. To prevent, during theuse of the hanger, any separation of those portions of the wire constituting the horizontal suspension members I6 and 2 I, oneor more twists thereof may be introduced, as at Il' and 22. In this manner is formed a hanger comprising a hook, a pair of horizontal suspension members in alignment and a horizontal displacing member, the horizontal suspension members and the horizontal displacing member lying in a plane angularly disposed to the plane wherein the hook and thg horizontal suspension members lie. j,

In Figs. 5 and 6, the hanger shown is constructed of a singlev piece of stout wire which, at one of its ends, is formed into the hook 26, and is bent at successive points to form the sloping member 21, the upper side member 28 and the horizontal suspension member 2B; then, it is bent upon itself to form thel upper side member 30, is bent outwardly from the plane of the hook 2:55 and the horizontal suspension member 29 to form the lower side member 32, is bent to form the horizontal displacing member 33 and is finally bent upwardly and outwardly to form the extension 34, substantially perpendicular to the plane of the lower side member 32 andthe horizontal displacing member 33. To preserve, during the use of the hanger, the original conformation o f the upper side member 33, one or more twists thereof may be introduced, as at 3|. manner is formed a hanger comprising a hook, a horizontal suspension member and a horizontal displacing member, the horizontal suspension member and the horizontal displacing member lying in a plane angular-ly disposed to the plane wherein the hook and the horizontal suspension member lie.

The modes of employing eachof the three embodiments of the present inventiondiffer slightly, but the function performed by each of the three hangers is identical. In using the rst type of hanger, the garment is threaded into the hanger, as is shown by the curved arrow in Fig. 2. In using the second type of hanger, the garment is folded upon itself, and one thickness thereof is inserted through the gap between the ends ofthe i horizontal suspension members, and both thicknesses of the garment are then allowed to drape from the horizontal suspension members and tov rest upon the horizontal displacing member. In using the third type of hanger, the garment is draped upon the horizontal suspension member and is then shifted to the right hand side of the hanger; the rear thickness of the garment isthen passed inwardly over the extension of the horizzontal displacing member, and both thicknesses of the garment are then allowed to rest against the horizontal displacing member. all three types of the hanger, the garment is nally disposed, as is shown in Fig. 7, with the two thicknesses of the garment held. in mutual Contact against the horizontal displacing member by their weights, and, irrespective of the shortness in length of the' under thickness of the garment, such contact is sufficient to prevent the garment from slipping upon the horizontal suspension member to fall from the hanger.

The effectiveness in the functioning of the present invention depends greatly upon the magnitude ofv the angle Y, shown in Fig. 6, between the plane wherein the hook and the horizontal suspension member lie and the plane whereinv the horizontal suspension member and the horizontal displacing member lie. In practice, I have found that values for this angle within the range to are satisfactory, while, with values less than 90, the hanger tends to cause horizontal creases in the garments, and, with Values appreciably greater than 135, the hanger tends to In this i In the use of function poorly, i. e., the frictional contact between the two thicknesses of the garment is not always adequate to prevent the garment from slipping upon the horizontal suspension member to fall from, the hanger. v `l5 The horizontal disp-lacingmember has been so termed because its purpose is to displace both thicknesses of a garment supported by the horizontal suspension member from the planes wherein they would otherwisev lie to` planes subl0 stantiallyA parallel thereto, in order to create,lby such displacement, a force perpendicularvto the plane wherein the horizontal suspension member and the horizontal displacing member lie, to press l together the two thicknesses of cloth` in the re- 15 gionv of thev horizontal displacing member.

It is obvious that the second type of hanger is particularly suitable for use as a hanger for mens suits, provided thatthe wire used in its construction, and, more particularly, in the con- 20 struction of its horizontal suspension members, possesses stiifness suiciently great to support, without the deformation thereof, the weight of a pair of trousers.

While I have described and illustrated in detail 25 three embodiments of the presentinvention, these descriptions and drawing are merely illustrative, and not definite, of the invention, and various f modifications thereof, within the scope of the appended claims, may be made without departing 30 from` the character of the invention.` v What I claim as my invention is: f g n 1. A garment hanger comprising, in combination, a horizontal suspension member, `a hook rigidly secured to the horizontal suspension member, and a horizontal displacing member rigidly secured to the horizontal suspension member and disposed parallel to, and at a sensible distance from, the horizontalsuspension memberjthe horizontal suspension member and the horizontal 25:40 displacing member lying in a plane disposed to. the plane wherein lie the horizontal suspension member and the hook atan angle substantially equal to 135.

2. A garment hanger comprising, in combina-45 tion, two horizontal suspension members in alignment separated by an intervening gap, a hook rigidly secured to the horizontal Suspension members, and a horizontal displacing member rigidly secured to the horizontal suspension members,'50 and disposed parallel to, and at a sensible-distance from, the horizontal suspension members, the horizontal suspension members and the horizontal displacing member lying in a plane disposed to the plane wherein lie the horizontal'gg; suspension members and the hook at an angle substantially equal to 135.

3. A garment hanger formed out of a single length of wire bent to provide a supporting hook,

a shaft for the supporting hook, anda fram'eimv comprising a horizontal displacing member and reentrant horizontal suspension members in alignment intermediate the horizontal displacing member and the supporting hook, the horizontal' suspension members and the horizontal displacing 65 member lying in a plane disposed to the plane wherein lie the horizontal suspension members and the shaft of the supporting hook at an angle substantially equal to 135, v

4. A garment hanger comprising, in oombina- 70 tion, a horizontal suspension member, a hook provided with a shaft and rigidly secured to one end of the horizontal suspension member, and a horizontal displacing member rigidly se-,M cured to the othery end of the horizontal suspen- 75 'sion member and disposed'parallel to, and at a y length of Wire bent to provide aI supporting hook,

sensible distance from, the horizontal suspension member, the horizontal suspensionme'mber and the horizontal displacing member lying in a plane disposed tothe plane Wherein'lie the horizontal suspension member and-the'sha'ft of the hook at an angle substantially equal to 135.

' 5. A garment hanger formed out of a single a shaft for the vsupporting hook, and a frame comprising' a horizontal suspension member, a horizontal displacing member provided with 'an upwardly directed extension; a side member at one end of the horizontal suspension mernbeiY securing the horizontal suspension member to the shaft of the supporting hook, and a side member, provided .With anvupwardly directed prolongation, at the othe'rend of the horizontal suspension member securing the horizontal suspension -lmembery to the horizontal displacing member, the horizontal suspension member and the horizontal displacing member lying in a plane disposed to the plane wherein lie the horizontal suspension'member and the shaft of the supl porting hook at an angle of substantially 135.

ROBERT GUSTIN.

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Classifications
U.S. Classification211/119, 223/DIG.100, D06/319, 223/85
International ClassificationA47G25/24
Cooperative ClassificationY10S223/01, A47G25/24
European ClassificationA47G25/24