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Publication numberUS2335285 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateNov 30, 1943
Filing dateFeb 15, 1943
Priority dateFeb 15, 1943
Publication numberUS 2335285 A, US 2335285A, US-A-2335285, US2335285 A, US2335285A
InventorsKinney Charles G
Original AssigneeKinney Charles G
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Adjustable garment hanger
US 2335285 A
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Nov. 30, 1943. c. e. KINNEY ADJUSTABLE GARMENT HANGER s l R VI t O E m T N h NY? R WET m 8 N .m m K 2 6%? Nov. 30, 1943. c. G. KINNEY ADJUSTABLE GARMENT HANGER Filed Feb. 15, 1945 2 Sheets-Sheet 2 INVENTOR C G KINNEY ATTORNEYS Patented Nov. 30, 1943 I UNITED STATES "PATENT. OFFICE ADJUSTABLE GARMENT HANGER Charles G. Kinney, Washington, D. C. Application February 15, 1943, Serial No. 475,920

(Granted under the act of March 3, 1883, as

2 Claims.

This application is made under the act of March 3, 1883, as amended by the act of April 30, 1928, and the invention herein described, if patented, may be manufactured and used by or for the Government of the United States of America for governmental purposes without th payment to me of any. royalty thereon.

This invention relates to a garment hanger and has among its objects the provision of a hanger for garments, such as coats, which can be adhanger;

Figure 3 is a section on the line 3-3 of Figure 1;

Figure 4 is a section on the line 4-4 of t Figure 1;

Figure 5 is a three-dimensional view of a detail;

Figure 6 is a. three-dimensional view of another detail; and

Figure 7 is a section on line of Figure 2.

The ordinary type garment hanger is provided with a hook, a pair of sloping rods extending from the hook, and a horizontal rod connecting the bottom ends of the sloping rods. Such a hanger is frequently formed from a single piece of wire. A wire hanger of this type is illustrated in the drawing in which a single piece of wire is bent to form a hook I, sloping rods 2 and 3, and a horizontal rod 4. One end of the wire is twisted about the shank of the hook at 5. A hanger of this type does not well preserve the shape of the garment, especially if it is left hanging 'on the hanger for any appreciable length of time. The attachment described below is usable with a wire type hanger and provides the adjustment necessary to provide a hanger which will fit garments of different sizes.

The attachment comprises, generally, similar plates 6 and 1, preferably formed from metal, and

shoulder pieces 8 and '9, which may be formed from pressed cardboard and are shaped to fit and preserve the shape of the shoulders of the garment. Plates 6 and l have cut-away portions amended. April 30, 1928; 370 0. G. 757) forming recesses l0 and l I at their adjacent ends and are bent to form lips l2 and I3 on plate 3 adjacent its recess and lips l4 and ii on plate I adjacent its recess.

Lips l2 and I3 are provided with keyhole slots l6 and l! and lips l4 and I5 are provided with pins l8 and I9 having heads insertable through the enlarged parts of slots l6 and H. The plates 6 and I can be assembled together by inserting the heads of the pins through the enlarged parts of the keyhole slots and moving the plates relative to each other to lock the'heads behind the shoulders formed adjacent the narrower portions of the keyhole slots. When the plates are assembled together recesses l0 and II mate with each other forming an aperture accommodating portion 5 of the wire hanger when the plates are positioned on and supported by it.

Plates 6 and 1 are similar except for'the details for connecting them together and a description of one of them, best shown in Figure 5, will suflice for both. The plate 6 is shaped for a portion of its length to lit the sloping rod 2 of the hanger. It is oflset at 20 and the balance of its length is cut away to provide parallel forks 2| and 22, between which rod 2 extends. Spring clip members 23 and 24 are secured to forks 2| and 22 and are so formed that when the plate 6 is in position on the hanger the free ends of the spring clips will engage and grip horizontal rod 4 between them at portion 25. Forks 2| and 22 are provided on their outside edges. with grooves 26 and 21 and are v also provided with a series of apertures 28 and fit the shoulder of a coat and maintain its form.

A pair of inwardly extending pins 30 and 3| are secured to the shoulder piece in such manner that they'can be inserted in grooves 26 and 21 at their open ends and be slidably maintained therein. Lugs 32 and 33 are provided on the shoulder piece to engage in apertures 28 and 23 and lock it against sliding movement relative to plate 6. To adjust the position of shoulder piece 8 relative to plate 6, the end of shoulder piece 8 is swung upwardly on pins 30 and 3| as the pivotal axis until lugs 32 and 33 are disengaged from their respective apertures 28 and 29. The shoulder piece is then slidable to a new position and lugs 32 and 33 can be made to engage others of the series of apertures 28 and 29. Spring clip members 34 and 35 are secured to the inside of the shoulder piece and lugs on the shoulder pieces for engaging the apertures to hold the shoulder pieces in a desired adjusted position.

2. A garment hanger comprising a single piece of wire bent to provide a hook, sloping rods, and a horizontal rod; a pair of plates secured together and providing an aperture through which' the shank ofv the hook extends, each plate carrying a spring clip engageable with the horizontal rod to fix the plate in place, having a side groove provided in each oi? its edges, and having a series of apertures so positioned that difierent pairs of apertures, selecting one member of the pair from each plate, are different distancesapart; a pair of shoulder pieces each provided with pins slidable in the grooves of a plate, whereby the shoulder pieces are adjustably mounted on the plates, 8. lug carried by each of the shoulder pieces to be received in any of the apertures of a series to lock the shoulder pieces in adjusted position, each shoulder piece being so constructed that it can be swung upwardly to disengage the lug from the aperture with the pins providing the pivotal axis, and a spring clip providedjon each shoulder piece engageable with a slopinggrod to fix the shoulder piece against swinging movement.


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U.S. Classification223/89, 223/94
International ClassificationA47G25/44, A47G25/00
Cooperative ClassificationA47G25/442
European ClassificationA47G25/44B2