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Publication numberUS2264957 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateDec 2, 1941
Filing dateMar 13, 1939
Priority dateMar 13, 1939
Publication numberUS 2264957 A, US 2264957A, US-A-2264957, US2264957 A, US2264957A
InventorsIsaac J Shafarman
Original AssigneeIsaac J Shafarman
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Hanger, supporter, and the like
US 2264957 A
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' Dec. 2, 1941. I. J. SHAi-ARMAN 2,264,957

HANGER, SUPPORTER, AND THE LIKE Filed March 13, 1939 2 Sheets-Sheet l g INVENTOR.

/$/7/9C J. SHAf/IRM IN.


Dec. 2, 1941. l. J. SHAFARMAN I 2,264,957

HANGER, SUPPORTER, AND THE LIKE Filed March 13, 1939 2 Sheets-Sheet 2 INVENTOR.


Patented Dec. 2, 1941 UNITED sures Pines T cl rics V HANGER, 'SUPPORTER, AND Isaa'e ii. "Shaiai-man, New Yoih-N. Y. fliflllibaitifln March "13, 1939, Serial No. 26156 79 'and displaying neekties, Handkerchiefs and the like.

It is an object of the p'resent invention to pro-- vide an improved "novel, practical, 'eflicient, economical hanger for ne'ckties and the like, pi'e'f =eraloly made in one dii'e'ce from suitable iriaterial and comprising essentially 6f a hooked hanger portion-or "setion and a supporting or "clamping per-tion oi' 'S'ectioh.

It is a further object 'of the presen't invention "to provide a. hanger or support made of fl'e'xible material and prcsv'ided with hooked hanger po'rti'on "so disposed with relation *to the 'sup'p'orting or clamping portien as to be sus'pented ih a most eavantageous position and which"'pei mits o'f'--'clus- "tering or benching of the 1 articles 1 on a display reek.

oltijedts :and edvaiita ge'sior the tibn will appear iroin "the following disclosure thereof together with the "attached drawings which il-ius'tra'te "certain foiins 6r embedimerit Views of the invention =a. still iurther modified form.

Fig 215 is a side elevationail view similar ftoFignre 14, showing an article applied for support on 5 the :d'eviceshown in Figures 13 and I4.

Figs. 16 and 1 7 are front and side elevational views, respectively -of another modified form of the invention showing the same supporting fa handkerchief.

Figs. -'I8 and 19 are views of the invention in a stiil fur'ther form, Fig. 1-8 showing the same in inoperative condition and Fig. 19 the same in folded operativeeondition.

Figs; 20 and 21 are front andrside views re- 'spectivly 'of th'edevice shown in Fig. =19 as applied to a tie.

Figs; '22, 23 and -24 are views of the invention in'another form; Figs. 2-2 and 23show ing front i "elevations and Fig. 24 iside eelevatio'n thereof, :the

20 latter two viewsshowing its *ai'pplicatron :in supthereof. These fdrin's are shownror the phi iaos'e inclusive, there is- 'iiscloseda support or hanger of illustrating the invention-since the sa me been found i-h practice to give sati'sfacitdr y and ieliable results, -althotigh i is to be uhdei s'tood that the various inlstrmnr italitie's of viil'iich the invention consists eah he variously arranged "and "orga'n-i'2ied and th-at the in'v t'o the 'pree fs'e arfrangenfe the -iiistruihentalities as her-'e'in shbwii 'a nd described.

In the' dr awi ngsz v Fig. '1 is a view-:shewm amangerersfippdst made in determine with the iriveritioh and applied to the supportdea necktie.

Fig.2 is a top p'lanviewef the iialnger shovv h in Figure -1. i

Fig's. 3 aI Id 4' are side elevational views df Figure 1 showing "two stages in its application :"to

a rack. 1 v

Figs. '5 and 6 are front and side el-evatio'nal views, respectively, "of thein'vention in: a modified form.

Figs. 7 and 8-sh ow a "perspective and -a;side View respectively of the invention in a 'further modified 'form. v a

Figs. 9 and -1'0are side elevational views of 'sti ll' fiifther modified "farm of "the 'iiiv i'itioh.

Figs. 11 and :12 show a mint and "side "elevati'onal view -ofthe "invention employing the 'hodk *porti'on a's -'a separate element.

rparticularly adapted fdr suspension of such Zarticles =asties, hahdkerchiefs, etc. 'I'ne body 25 of the hanger or the hangers or supportshereinafter describedispreferahlyimade 0f flexible masuitabte mater ial. The body '25 isiprovided with transverse sections or arms 26 and M separated =b'y the space 28 and -iformed in 'a substantially -r6tarigular slot 2 9. "These sections are rpr'efera =ablytapered towards their free ends. The space 28 provides a communicating passageway between the-openings '30- an'd -3l. Fhe 1topio'f the-device is preferably hook shaped as indicated at '35.

:40 This hook portion 35 is bent or--formed or 10- .cated-so as to form substantially an-angle of -96 with the plane :of the :extension t6 .of the remaining portion of the device at the point "indicated at 31. I'hepurpose of off-setting the h'ookiio'ition 35 -'is t'o positionthe hanger When suspended on a 'r'aek 38 "such that the article N 'siiiipoited bythe fhaii'gerwil'lbe suspendedeown- "weirdly in a "straight line from "the rack. It piferabl'ethat angle "be slightly leSS than 9 0" with respect to the plane "of -eiit'e'nded "porfiigsIi'asnd'ii snew iran't sn'a 'sliieeleifitlo'nal ms he r;issteamed-thereupon. l he teniifcy will be to urge the inner face 36 of extended portion against the adjacent face of the rack 38.

The opening 39 formed by the hook 35 is less than the thickness of the rack 38, and therefore, will lock around the rack when applied as shown in Figure 4. Since the material of which the hanger is made is preferably flexible, the hook portion will give as indicated at 48 so that the hook 35 will slip past the rack 38 as shown in Figure 4 as 48.

In supporting the tie N, the latter is folded upon itself and the fold portion L of the tie slid through passageway 28. After the tie substan tially its entire width, has been passed through opening 28, the tie is then transversely moved in the opposite direction, so that it is now supported by the both projections 26, 21. The inclined upper edges of the supporting means coact with the downwardly spaced lower edge over which the tie passes, to support the tie thereon 7 without appreciable creasing. It is preferable to taper the upper edges of the arms 26, 21. By tapering the upper edges of these arms in combination with the separate lower edge 4| over which the tie passes, sufficient looseness in the center portion where a creasing effect does not result. The tie is supported preferably at the extreme outer edges thereof on the inclined edges of the supporting means 26, 21. The inwardly directed projections or arms 26, 2! which support the tie N may be of equal or unequal length; or there may be provided a single member whose free end is spaced from the body of the hanger for slipping the article onto the member as indicated in other views of the drawings as described i in greater detail hereinbelow.

Whereas in Figures 1-4, the angularly disposed portion 35 joins the portion 36 of the hanger at the substantially sharp fold 42, Figs. 5 and 6 show angularly disposed portions formed as by a twist 46 where portion 45 joins the upper part 41 of body portion 21'.

In Figs. 7 and 8 the hook portion 48 of the hanger is provided by bending or forming the upper portion or extension 49 over itself to being about the hook. The rack or rod (not shown) supports the hook under the upper section 59.

In Fig. 9 the hook has its overlying flange portion 56 inclined inwardly, the latter termi-' nating in an upturned end 51. It is evident that the supporting rod or rack 58 flexes flange 56 when the hanger is adjusted to position thereon, the said flange acting as the lock. Similarly the crooked flange 59 of the hanger shown in Figure 10 provides locking means to prevent the hanger leaving the rack 58.

In Figs. 11 and 12, the hanger is shown as comprising two parts 5i and 52, the part 5| comprising the body and the part 52 the hook. The hook 52 may have an eye 53 formed at its lower end which supports body 5| at the perforation 54.

Referring to Figs. 13, 14 and 15, means for supporting the article such as the tie N comprises a tongue 60 which may be struck out of the material and the body 6!. This tongue 68 is spaced from the body 6| and is provided at its free end with an upturned portion 60. The tie N in its folded condition is inserted within the space 62 between body 6| and tongue 60 and is clamped therebetween. Thus, the tie is held in suspended position.

In Figs. 16 and 17, the tongue 63 is shown as being horizontally disposed, whereas, in Figs. 13 and 15, the tongue 68 is vertically disposed. Figs. 16 and 17 show the application of the hanger to the supporting of a handkerchief H, in which case the handkerchief is folded so as to form a narrower strip which is inserted between the tongue 63 and body portion 65 and then looped through the opening 64.

Figures 18 to 21, inclusive, show the invention in another form, which comprises the hanger portion 35 as hereinbefore described, which is integrally jointed to the body portion 66 by the neck 61, the body 66 comprising three sections 68, 69 and 19 separated by the fold lines II. Part 69 has a lock tab portion 12 which when the sections 69 and 10 are folded along the lines II as shown in Figure 19, engage through the opening or slot 13 thereby locking the end sections 69 and 10 together. The article, say the necktie N is passed through the space M formed between the sections 69, 70 and the section 68 as shown in Figure 21 and thus held in suspended condition.

Figures 22 to 24, inclusive, show the hanger as comprising the hook member 35 and body portion 15. The body portion I5 is provided with two horizontal slots 16 and 11 formed between the top portion 18 and bars 19 and 88, the bar 19 having an upward extension 81', and the part 18 having an inclined wall 82 to facilitate the passage of the tie or other article between it and the extension 8|. The extension 8| acts as a retainer to prevent the tie or other article from unintentionally sliding out of the slot 16. By bringing the under fold N of the tie N through the slot or opening .71 as shown in Figure 24, the tie is held more securely on the hanger.

Figures 25 and 26 show the invention in a still further modified form and comprises a body 85 provided with the inwardly directed projections 86, 81 which may be similar to the projections 86, 81 described with respect to Figures 1 and 5 Body 85 may be provided with a longitudinal slot 88 adapted to engage a supporting member 89 having the hook portion 98 passing through the slot 88.

It is understood that particularly the modification shown in Figures 25 and 26 has other applications for example, the device may be used as a buckle for a belt to support the ends thereof in which case one end of the buckle is secured to the member 85 by looping through slot 88 while the free end of the belt is formed into a loop and passed over the projections 86, 81 through the opening 91 in the manner heretofore described with respect to the tie end.

The forms of hangers or supports shown in the drawings may be stamped, out, formed or otherwise made of any suitable sheet stock, such as, cellulose, rubber, fibre, paper, metal, Celluloid plastic composition, etc. Or the same may be produced by a molding process or made out of wire.

Although the drawings, and the above specification disclose the best modes in which it has been contemplated embodying the invention, the invention is in no way to be limited to the details of such disclosure, for in the further prac tical application of the invention many changes in the forms and proportions may be made as circumstances require or experience suggests without departing from the spirit of the invention within the scope of the appended claim.

Having thus described the invention what is claimed as new, and desired to be secured by Letters Patent is:

A device of the character described comprising a body sheet material, of hollow rectangular form, having opposite sides and end portions, an arm projecting inwardly from each end portion and providing a throat between the free ends of said arms, and an extension on one side portion in the same plane therewith, said extension having a part disposed at an angle to and in a plane substantially 90 with respect to the plane of said extension, said part being in the form of a hook for supporting said device.


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U.S. Classification223/87, 24/343, 24/199, 211/113, 16/87.2, 211/60.1, 248/317, 223/DIG.100, D06/315
International ClassificationA47G25/74, A47F5/00
Cooperative ClassificationA47G25/743, A47F5/0006, Y10S223/01
European ClassificationA47F5/00B, A47G25/74B