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Publication numberUS2303014 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateNov 24, 1942
Filing dateApr 3, 1942
Priority dateApr 3, 1942
Publication numberUS 2303014 A, US 2303014A, US-A-2303014, US2303014 A, US2303014A
InventorsWilliams Frances L
Original AssigneeWilliams Frances L
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Multiple skirt hanger
US 2303014 A
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Nov. 24, 1942. F. WILLIAMS MULTIPLE SKIRT HANGER Filed April 5, 1942 Inventor RHNEEE WILLIHMS the drawing.

Patented Nov. 24, 1942 UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE MULTIPLE SKIRT HANGER Frances L. Williams, Salinas, Calif. Application April 3, 1942, Serial No. 437,582

2 Claims.

The invention relates to improvements in skirt hangers, and the primary object of the invention is to provide a simple, practical, and inexpensive arrangement whereby a plurality of ladies skirts may be suspended in an easily releasable manner and in wrinkle-proof condition in a minimum of closet or wall space.

Other important objects and advantages of the invention will be apparent from a reading of the following description taken in connection A with the appended drawing, wherein for purposes of illustration a preferred embodiment of the invention is shown.

In the drawing:

Figure 1 is a general side elevational view of the embodiment.

Figure 2 is a top plan view of Figure 1.

Figure 3 is an enlarged transverse vertical sectional view taken through one of the hanger bars.

Figure 4 is a top plan view of one of the clips.

Referring in detail to the drawing, the numeral 5 generally designates a vertical bar of wood or other suitable material which is adapted to be secured to a wall or other vertical support by means of screws or other fastening devices passing through holes 6 provided for the purpose. Attached along the outer face of the support 5 at suitably vertically spaced intervals are a desired number of hanger bars 1 which may suitably and economically be of wood with a rectangular cross section with its greater width in a horizontal direction as indicated in Figure 3 of Opposed L-shaped ears 8 and 9 have the lug portions attached by screws or other suitable securing means 9 to the face of the support 5, and a pivot I0, such as a rivet or bolt traverses the ears on opposite sides of the hanger bars and passes through the hanger bars to pivot them on the vertical axis of the pivots to swing to any desired adjusted lateral position. The upper and lower corners at the outer end of the hanger bars may be rounded as indicated at II to remove objectionable protuberances at the outer end of the hanger bars,

For each hanger .bar is provided a pair of hangers on each side, the hangers being substantially equally longitudinally spaced along the hanger bars but located alternately on opposite sides thereof. The hangers 12 on the same side of the bar are spaced at certain intervals as to appropriately engage the upper end or waist portion of a skirt. The skirts are thereby suspended in echelon relation on opp site sides of the hanger bar so as to avoid interference with each other in either the placing or removal of the skirts from the hangers and to keep the skirts sufficiently spaced both laterally and longitudinally to give ample access of air thereto.

, The hangers l2 comprise straps l3 mounted by screws or other suitable fastening means I4 to the edges of the hanger bar I as indicated in Figure 3 of the drawing, the lower ends of the straps being provided with closed loops l5 forming a flexible hinged connection with the clips H3. The straps l3 may themselves be of flexible material or be made of spring or relatively rigid material, but the clips It must be of relatively rigid spring material providing the straight inner arm I! and the inwardly curved outer arm 18 to engage opposite sides of the skirt with suflicient force to safely suspend the skirt. The bight portion IQ of the clip is formed with a pair of parallel longitudinal slots 20 to pass spaced portions of the closed loops (5, whereby the clips are flexibly and swingably connected with the straps l3.

Although there is shown and described herein a preferred embodiment of the invention, it is to be definitely understood that it is not intended to limit the application of the invention thereto beyond the scope of the subjoined claims.

Having thus described the invention, what is claimed as new is:

l. A multiple skirt hanger of the character described comprising a vertical support element, at least two laterally spaced hanger bars projecting horizontally from said support element, at least two vertically spaced hanger bars projecting horizontally from said support element, means mounting said hanger bars on said support element and for swinging on a vertical axis relative to the support element, and a plurality of hangers on each hanger bar, said plurality of hangers comprising a first pair of hangers depending from one side of the bar, a second pair of hangers depending from the opposite side of the bar, said pairs of hangers being staggered along the hanger bar, whereby each pair of hangers on the same side of the bar may suspend a skirt in echelon relation to the other skirt so suspended from the bar.

2. A multiple skirt hanger of the character described comprising a vertical support element, at least two laterally spaced hanger bars projecting horizontally from. said support element, at least two vertically spaced hanger bars projecting horizontally from said support element, means mounting said hanger bars on said support element and for swinging on a vertical axis relative to the support element, and a plurality of hangers on each hanger bar, said plurality of hangers comprising a first pair of hangers depending from one side of the bar, a second pair of hangers depending from the opposite side of the bar, said pairs of hangers being staggered along the hanger bar, whereby each pair of hangers on the same side of the bar may suspend a skirt in echelon relation to the other skirt so suspended from the bar, each hanger comprising a strap depending from the hanger bar, and a skirt receiving and retaining clip flexibly connected to the lower end of the strap.

FRANCES L. WILLIAMS.

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Classifications
U.S. Classification211/89.1, 223/96
International ClassificationA47B61/00
Cooperative ClassificationA47B61/003
European ClassificationA47B61/00B