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Publication numberUS2250831 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateJul 29, 1941
Filing dateFeb 6, 1940
Priority dateFeb 6, 1940
Publication numberUS 2250831 A, US 2250831A, US-A-2250831, US2250831 A, US2250831A
InventorsHarrison Henry J
Original AssigneeHarrison Henry J
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Hat and coat hanger
US 2250831 A
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1941- H. J. HARRISON I I 2,250,831

HAT AND COAT HANGER Filed Feb. 6, 19.40

Patented July 29, 1941 UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE HAT AND COAT HANGER Henry J. Harrison, El Paso, Tex. Application February 6, 1940, Serial No. 317,593

3 Claims.

This invention relates to a hat and coat hanger and has for its principal object the provision of a more attractive device than is now on the market. A further object of the present invention is to provide a hat and coat hanger in which the hat supporting device consists of a stem sloping upwardly away from the wall and having a fairly large ornamental head.

A further object of the invention is to provide a simple and efficient combined bracket and hook which can readily be secured to a molded plastic'ornam'ental headed stem.

A still further object of the invention is to provide a headed stem for holding a hat and means for holding a coat and for serving as a bracket for the device, which means is secured to the stem.

In the drawing:

Figure 1 is a side elevation.

Figure 2 is a front elevation.

Figure 3 is a side elevation of the hook and bracket made integral with a supporting bar.

Figures 4, 5 and 6 are modified forms of the head.

Figure '7 is a section through the preferred holder l2, and a bracket M, the latter preferably extending laterally to each side of the stem to provide extensions 15, each of which is perforated to receive a screw or other fastening l6. For uniformity I prefer that the head l8 of the coat hook 12 shall be of the same shape as the head ll, although very much smaller.

The head ll may be of any desired shape but preferably is flattened at the top where its margin is an arc of a circle of extremely long radius. The face view of the head except for the arc 20 is preferably elliptical as at 2| and as best seen in Figure 1 the head is symmetrical, the front and back faces being curved alike, which affords extreme convenience in making the head of sheet material, for example. I much prefer that the outer face 23 of the head shall carry a raised ornamental device 25 which may, for'example, be a colophon 26, a ship 21, or ribs 28 forming a shield as shown in Figure 6.

As best seen in Figure 1 the center-of the head H is offset downwardly from the axis of the stem II] which is preferably rectangular in crosssection as indicated by dotted lines 30 of Figure 2, the side panels being at least as great in cross dimension as the top and bottom panels,

The portion of the device thus far described will be noted as the shape of a railway spike, this particular configuration being deemed especially attractive for use in this connection.

The cross-section of the stem It] may be triangular, round, or oval, all of these various forms being illustrated in Figure 1, although the rectangular form is much preferred. The head,

Y likewise, may be of any desired shape, although I prefer the configuration described and particularly desire that the head shall be offset with respect to the stem as this makes a more artistic hanger.

The bracket l i is preferably integral with the hook l2 and a bar 30 which is preferably T- shaped in cross-section, the cross bar of the T bearing the numeral 3| while the central stem is numbered 32. The cross-sectional shape is well seen in Figure 7. While obviously the bar 30 may completely underlie the stem; I prefer to groove the stem H] as best seen in Figure 7. The grooving may of course be the mere result of casting the stem l0 about the bar 30, the latter preferably being of metal, whereas I obtain best results by making the stem and head of plastic material which can either be cast solid or as a hollow object, in whole or in part. I also make the entire device of metal but prefer that the stem shall not be integral with the'hook l2 except as a result of casting the stem about the bar of the hook.

In Figure 8 the stem I0 is of wood and the hook [2a has an elongated portion [3 which may readily be driven into the wood as indicated;

The bracket plate I la may also have one or more nail-like projections 35 which are driven into the wood, thus joining the bracket to the stem. In this particular modification the head Ila is shown as of tear drop shape, the lower portion being flattened as at 36.

What I claim is:

1. In a hat and coat hanger, a stem rectangular in cross-section with its top to bottom dimension at least as great as its side to side dimension, an ornamental hat supporting head at one end of said stem comprising a body of two surfaces meeting centrally to form an ovoid margin in a plane at right angles to the axis of the stem, 9. bar extending parallel to said axis and secured to said stem, a hook extending downwardly from the bar and then forwardly to support a coat, and a wall engaging plate extending on both sides of said stem at its rear end to serve as securing means for said hat and said coat supports, positioning the stem so it slopes upwardly so that said plane intersects the wall above the level of the hanger.

2. In a hat and coat hanger, a stem and a wall engaging supporting device for said stem comprising a bar underlying the stem and secured thereto, a flat portion to engage the wall and a hook portion to support a coat, said stem having at one end a hat supporting head, said stem and head being shaped generally to represent the major portion of a railway spike.

3. A unitary hanger bracket comprising a bar generally T-shaped in cross-section, a hook extending downwardly and forwardly from the bar, and a lateral plate extending on both sides of the bar to engage a wall or other supporting surface.


U.S. Classification248/304
International ClassificationA47G25/00, A47G25/06
Cooperative ClassificationA47G25/0607
European ClassificationA47G25/06B