US 2271784 A
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C. W. TRITT HANGER BRACKET Feb. 3, 1942.
Original Filed Dec. 12, 1938 INVENTOR- CHARLES W Tfi/TT gauuv flwllf A T'I'ORNE YS.
Patented Feb. 3, 1942 Charles W. Tritt, Huntington Park, Calif.
Original application December 12, 1938, Serial No. 245,248, now Patent No. 2,206,588, dated July 2, 1940. Divided and this application July 1, 1940, Serial No. 343,347
2 Claims. (01. 248-220) This invention relates to a hanger bracket and.
the present application is a division of my copending application Serial No. 245,248 entitled General service hooks for hats and other articles, filed by me December 12, 1938, which has now matured into Patent No. 2,206,588 granted July 2, 1940.
In equipping a residence with hangers for various purposes it is desirable to provide a simple hanger bracket which has general utility and may be readily installed for supporting clothes, hangers for clothes, or other articles, and it is the principal object of the present invention to provide a hanger bracket which may be secured to a vertical support and may be used to support articles, such as coat hangers, or may be assembled to cooperate in providing a support for shelves, towel rods and the like.
The present invention contemplates the provision of a structure formed with meansby whichit may be secured to a wall surface, and which structure is provided with a horizontal supporting member carrying yieldable means to receive a coat hanger, a shelf, or a towel rod.
The invention is illustrated by way of example in the accompanying drawing, in which:
Figure 1 is a view in perspective showing the application of the present invention in supporting a shelf.
Fig. 2 is a view in perspective showing the application of the present invention in supporting a towel rod.
Fig. 3 is a view in perspective showing the strucv ture used as a support for a coat hanger.
Fig. 4 is a View in side elevation showing the details of construction of the bracket.
Referring more particularly to the drawing, I0 generally indicates a bracket with which the present invention is concerned. This bracket is shown as being made of wire and as having a horizontal supporting leg II and a vertical leg I2. The horizontal leg II includes a straight portion I3 which terminates at its end in a screw threaded portion I4. This screw is preferably of the form of a Wood screw. The forward end of the member I3 is bent upon itself to form a vertical loop I5 representing more than 180 of a circle and then extends parallel to the portion I I to form a horizontal loop I6. The horizontal loop I6 is completed by bending the wire upon itself in substantially a horizontal plane and leading it back to form a parallel portion I1. The portion I1 is formed with a downwardly and inwardly inclined brace section I8 which continues in a vertical length I9. The wire is then bent 5 I upon itself to form a hook 20, after which the final end of the wire is looped around the shank of the member I3 as indicated at 2|. With this arrangement it will be seen that the element, while made of a continuous piece of wire, is so bent and shaped as to insure that a rigid bracket will be provided which will be fully braced against the wall to which it is secured, and that this bracket will provide a hook lying against the wall to support heavy objects, and in addition a horizontal supporting member fitted with a spring loop at its outer end which may receive and grip an element such as the rod 22 shown in Fig. 2 of the drawing as partially embraced by the vertical loop I5, or a shelf indicated at 23 in Fig. 1.
It will thus be seen that the device here disclosed may be readily made from a simple metal element, said structure being easily installed and being of a design which gives it considerable utility for different uses.
While I have shown the preferred form of my invention as now known to me, it will be understood that various changes may be made in combination, construction and arrangement of parts by those skilled in the art, without departing from the spirit of my invention as claimed.
Having thus described my invention, what I claim and desire to secure by Letters Patent is:
1. A hanger bracket formed of a continuous length of wire, said wire having a horizontal length terminating in fastening means forengaging .a vertical support, said length of wire extending outwardly, being bent upon itself to form a vertical loop representing more than of a circle extending over said horizontal length, thereafter being bent upon itself to form a horizontal loop, then being bent to form a second vertical loop parallel to the first mentioned vertical loop, then led rearwardly in a length .parallel to the first mentioned horizontal length, after which the wire is bent downwardly and upon itself to form a hook, and thereafter led upwardly to engage the first mention-ed horizontal length, said horizontal length and said upwardly extending portion being substantially at right angles to each other.
2. A hanger bracket made of a single length of wire, said wire being threaded at one end to permit it to be screwed into a support, a horizontal continuation thereof bent upon itself to form parallel lengths extending horizontally and a loop representing more than 180 of a circle, the looped end of said lengths being bent over upon the structure and extending rearwardly whereby a spring finger will be formed at the end of the horizontal structure, the Wire continuing in a downwardly and inwardly extending length providing a brace, after which the wire is bent upon itself to 'form parallel lengths, the loopportion of which is bent upwardly to provide a hook, the terminating length of the wire extending vertically and lying against the surface of the support into which the fastening element is screwed, and means for securing the final end of the Wire to the shank of the horizontal portion carrying 5 the screw.