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p l-' 1944- M. GOLDB-ERT 2,345,745
.GARMENT SUPPORT Filed Nov. 17, 1942 INVENfOR. MAX L. 0006027:
. 7 1' ORNE-YS Patented Apr. 4, 1944 UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE GARMENT SUPPORT Max L. Goldbert, New York, N. Y.
Application November 17, 1942, Serial No. 465,929
My invention relates generally to a clothing support,'and specifically to a device for supporting such articles of clothing as neckties, suspenders, belts, etc.
While my invention is not to be so limited, it will be described in connection with a device for supporting neckties, it being obvious that other articles of clothing may equally well be supported thereby.
The main object of my invention is the provision of a device of the character described which comprises a base member, an arm pivotally secured thereto, and a plurality of supporting members pivotally mounted on said arm.
A further object of my invention is the provision of a device of the character described which comprises a base member, an arm pivotally secured thereto, and a plurality of supporting members mounted on said arm for pivotal movement with respect thereto, certain of said devices securing the arm to the base for pivotal movement with respect thereto.
Still other objects of my invention will be obvious and others pointed out specifically in connection with an illustrative embodiment.
In the drawing annexed hereto and made a part hereof,
Figure 1 is a top plan view of one form of device constructed according to and embodying my invention;
Fig. 2 is a front elevational view thereof, with a portion broken away to show details of construction;
Fig. 3 is a vertical section on the line 3-3 of Fig. 2; and
Fig. 4 is a horizontal section on the line 4-4 of Fig. 3.
My device, indicated generally by reference numeral l0, comprise a base plate [2, and an arm l4. Base l2 may be formed as by molding, casting, stamping or otherwise, of suitable material and comprises a flat plate of sufficient length and breadth to provide adequate support for arm I4. A number of suitable openings l6, 16 are provided through base 12 so that wood screws or other fastenings l8, [8 may be employed to fasten the base to a wall or door as 20.
A pair of vertically aligned and spaced-apart ears or studs 22, 22 are formed on base I2, preferably integral therewith and projecting outwardly therefrom. Vertical apertures 24 are formed through these ears or studs, for purposes to be explained below. The studs or ears may be formed inwardly of the marginal edges of plate l2.
An arm I4 is provided, which may also be formed as by molding, casting, stamping or otherwise. Arm I4 is straight through the body 30 thereof. At the front end 33, arm 30 is angled downwardly and rearwardly, and terminates in a hook portion 34. A number of studs or ears 36, 3B are formed on arm 14, along the upper and lower edges of one side thereof, extending outwardly therefrom (see Figs. 1 and 3). The upper and lower series of studs on body 32 are staggered (see Fig. 2), and both series are vertically apertured, as, at 3B.
The rear end 40 of arm I4 is outwardly flared at the lower side thereof, as at 42, and a pair of wing members 44, 44 extending laterally of arm I 4 are formed integrally therewith. These wings 44 constitute, in effect, studs or ears like studs 22, except that they are formed at the end of arm I4, at the upper and lower edges thereof, in vertical spaced-apart alignment. Wings 44 are also vertically apertured, as at 46.
Referring to Fig. 2, it will be seen that the rear end 40 of arm I4 is widened to such extent as to fit snugly between ears or studs 22, 22. This widening of arm 14 is deliberate, in order to provide a longer base for securement of the arm to the base. Arm wings 44, 44 are fitted between studs 22, 22, with apertures 24, 46 in vertical alignment, and I provide pivoting means which not only provide garment supports but also serve to pivotally secure the arm to the base.
I provide a pair of members 50, 50 each of which comprises a vertical shaft portion 52, and a finger portion 54 at right angles thereto. Shafts 52 are of such length and thickness as to extend through both apertures 24, 46. Both the apertures and the shafts are of circular section, so that when the shafts are threaded through the aligned apertures, arm l4 may pivot freely about shafts 52 with respect to base 12, and fingers 54 may pivot freely about shaft 52 with respect to both base I2 and arm l4.
Additional fingers may be provided, each having a shaft portion 62 fitting into recesses 38 in studs 36, 36, in such fashion that fingers 60 may pivot freely with respect to arm l4 about their shafts.
Having now described my invention, what I claim and desire to secure by Letters Patent is:
In a device of the character described, a base plate, a pair of studs projecting outwardly from the plate in vertical alignment and spaced apart, the studs being vertically apertured, an arm having a pair of wing members extending laterally therefrom at one end thereof, the wing members also being vertically apertured and so spaced apart as to be received between the spaced studs on the plate, a pair of garment support members each having a shaft portion and a support portion at right angles thereto, the shaft portion of one of said members passing through the aligned apertures of the top stud and the top wing, and the shaft portion of the other member passing through the aligned apertures of the lower wing and lower stud, thereby pivotally securing the arm to the plate and pivotally securing the support members to the arm and to the plate.
MAX L. GOLDBERT.