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April 1940- s. EJSHULLAW 6,945
HAT 0R CAP HOLDER Filed May 6-, 1935 k Inventor SHERMAN E. SHULLAW,
mg vwm Attorneys Patented Apr. 9,1940
" UNITED- sTATEs PATENT 6mm 2,196,945 HAT on CAP HOLDER Sherman E. Shullaw, Peoria, 111. Application my 6, 1939, Serial No. 272,251
1 Claim. (01. ran -3:1)
The presentinvention relates to new and useful improvements in holders for hats, capsand'other is to provide aholder of the character described 1 embodying a construction and arrangement which i j 15 articles for use particularly in motor vehicles although it will be understood, of course, that the device may be used in any other place for which it may be found adapted. and desirable.
An important object of the invention is to provide a deviceof theaforementioned character which is adapted to hold hats or caps without distorting same in an out of the way place, such as beneath. the roofof a motor vehicle.
Another very important object of the invention issuch that hats or caps may be expeditiously mounted therein and removed therefrom.
Other objects of the invention are to provide a hat or cap holder of the character set forth which will be comparatively simple in construction,- strong, durable, highly efi' cient and reliable in use, compact and which may be manufactured at low cost.
All of the foregoing andstill further objects and advantages of the invention will become apparent from a study of the following specification, taken in connectionwith the accompanying drawing wherein like characters of reference designate corresponding parts throughout the sev eral views, and wherein:
Figure 1 is a plan view of'a hat or cap holder constructed in accordance with the present ini vention.
Figure '2 is a View in side elevation thereof.
Figure-3 is a view in vertical longitudinal section through a portion of the device. I
' Referring now to the drawing indetail, it will be seen that the embodiment of the invention which has been illustrated comprises a substantially U-shaped bracket ofsuitable metal which is designated generally by the reference, numeral l'. The bracket I has stamped thereinto reinforcing or strengthening ribs 2. Also, the bracket l is apertured to accomrnodate screws 3 for firmly securing said bracket to a suitable flat support,
,such as beneath the roof 4 of, a motor vehicle.
Mounted for swinging movement on the bracket l toward and away from the support 4 is a pair of loops 5 of suitable wire.. The loopsg'5 are sub stantially oval and said loops are open at their inner ends. It may be well to here state that the loops 5- are for the reception of thehats or 1 caps to beheld by the device.
' On the inner ends of .theloops arms 6"which.terminate, attheirfree ends, in 5 inturned tr'unnions l which are journaled inopenings 8 which are provided therefor in the lower portions ofthe legs 9' of thebracket 'l.
Adjacent the loops '5 thearms Gare formed to provide substantially il -shaped portions l0. Ex-
. l2 are under tension at all times.
i5 areintegral tending betweentheU-shaped portions I of the arms 6 are wire rods HJ Coil springs l2 have one end connected to the rods II and their other ends connected to'the bracket I.
It is thought that the manner in which the .device functions will bereadily apparent from a consideration of the foreging. Thecoil springs As best seen in Fig. 3 of the drawing, the construction and arrangement is such that the swinging loops are yieldingly urged upwardly toward the roof or other supporting surface 4 by'the coil springs l2. To insert or remove-a hat or cap the loops 5 are simply swung downwardly on the bracket 1 against the tension of the springs 12. The substantitrllyU-shaped portions H] of the arms'i accommodate the when the rim of a hat or the back band of a cap. From the U-shaped portions iii, the arms 6, it will be observed, extend downwardly to the lower portions of the legs 9 of the bracket I. Thus, the loops 5 are adapted 'to be held substantially in the plane of the upper portion of the bracket I by the coil springs 12 in a manner to :clamp thehats or caps'against the roof (4 without distorting said hats or caps.
Should but one of the loops 5 be desired the andalthough a preferred embodiment of the device is as illustrated and described, it is to be understood that changes in the details of construction andin the'combination and arrangement of parts may beresorted to which will fall within the scope of the invention as claimed.
Whatis; claimed is:
A holder including a substantially U-shaped bracket adapted to be mounted on a support, an open loop, for the reception of a hat,'mounted for swinging movement on said bracket, a pair of spaced, parallel arms on the ends of the open loop, said arms projecting at an angle to the plane of the loop and terminating, at their free ends, in inturnedtrunnions 'journaledin the legs of the-bracket, each arm including a substantially gu -shaped portion adjacent the loop for the reception of a portion of the hat, a rod extending between and secured to the U-shaped portions, and a coil spring having one end connected to said rod and its other ends connected to the bracket at a point intermediate a linebetween said trunnions and the support engaging surface of the bracket for swinging the loop toward the sup- SI-IERMAN E. SHUILAW.