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Publication numberUS2352102 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateJun 20, 1944
Filing dateSep 30, 1942
Priority dateSep 30, 1942
Publication numberUS 2352102 A, US 2352102A, US-A-2352102, US2352102 A, US2352102A
InventorsJohnston James G
Original AssigneeWarren Featherbone Co
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Garment bag
US 2352102 A
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June 20, 1944.

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Filed Sept. 30, 1942 l, 0 4g vINVENTOR.

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Patented June 20, 1944 V 'lippqtfpagsgpt the type used' `.for"dustproculfvand or any other, material, and is provided at its opinothprooi.. .protection of. gowns, dressesA` or .posite ends with vertical bores 8 and. madapted :clothes and .moreparticularly to the constructo receive the lower ends ofaflexible member rtionoffthe frame. or supportwhich supports the suchas a cord I2 whichpasses :down through '7likewise'-su'spends the bagfrom the mainicross- The cord l2 .passes upwardly and` has alosed supporti 'from which it generally hangs. loop portion I8 whichpasses throughv a. holein I `Ar'n'on g the objects 'of the present invention is a `short bar 20jso that the bar and the loop p0r- ,ge'neral itype composed of nonmetallic members cross. supporting rod22 in thernanner shown in v constrncte'dl .and arranged not 'only `to .hold the Figure 2, the endsrothebarZ being inserted means ',jfor attaching thegarrnentsupport.in fthe 15 detachably'to hold:` the cross barili and the oversarrieltime providing nonrnetallic ineens 'oficheap It is `to be understood that thesheet Y2` isflikeof. a number ofgarinerit supports ina: manner 20 bag is provided'with registering'holes 26Ith'rol`1gh Substantially perallelieleitiohwithih the bag; Means is provided formatting" 'er' iigidifyihg 'a 2,352,10; .@GARMENT--BAGY Jahi'esfG-1-Jehiistn;Evariste,111-assignef'te- 4 The" Wartet'y Feetheiteneroe.,-'rhiee-oaks, i "Miehg'af corporation of Michigan e -I f l i l Appiieetiehsepteihter30,1942, serielNe. 460,231

solaires. I. (clansvl o hisinve'ntion relates.tomprvemenis infgaitySMDPOYIS 6 comprises a han prefelffiflvlvY bfi-Wood garfrnerits and the protective covering and which vthese bores and are knotted as .aty I4 and !6.

to' lprovide .a garment support of the ffo'reg'oir'lgv l0 tion of the cord I8 may bey looped around the top portion of a collapsible bag fin .opei1`or` unthrough the loop and Iacross the "Strings-omi in collapsed position. but which' will also "provide fthe manner shown in Figures 2v land 3 whereby bag the `l`1`sual tyltle 'of 'cross rod while at the lying sheet 42 iirnj'lly` within the top l ofthe bag.

construction and zcheap materialL whiclnA will vwise provided holes 24 through whichthe afforda detachablesupport for the hook portion strings I2 pass, and also that the top 4 of' the As u'chtha't the 'garmentsWHbe ldE 'fail?@Holyhung: which these 'same stringsfpass `to "provide' theseA andother objects` of inven'- the v'sheet support); andvr this preferably pomltigirhfas"will,,be apparent frornhaY perusal ofthe A 'prises'h relatively long rod 28 which lies ln a Lfollowi'ngspecification when talgen in cnnectiohfz concave portion 3U of `a slot 32 formed inthebar Iwiththe'accompanyingU drawing; ,whereini' 6. This rod extends in this'concavity' 30 andunf wFigure 1'V ri,saa',perspective lfieilvn-of4 xnyuirnproved derlies the length of the 'rigidifying 'sheet 2 's'o garment support d iSlQSel 'vilthinf'aA yfull length as to brace the 'length of the 'sheet v2 'andprebag. `v '1 f .I :vent it from sagging. `If desired, atack may be ff`1ilsl1,1r.2 isA a nersiitftiweY view- ,jsliowing the f 3o -driven thrpugh'holee stat the ends oftheieheet inannerin which` the support Ldetachably COI'I- 2into the rod 28W'to attach them togehtr; or a :leC'S with theman suppOrtil'lg CISVS bllvlOoDf String'may'pass'through and unite the lpi'giur'e 31s agsectionotaken onthe line 3:-'3 I nembei's 2 and' 28'a't lthe'ends to preventtheir ee'rig''ire 2. "i d relativeV displacement. f Figure 4 is a'perspectiveview of the; niaiiipor- 35 v"-Tl'i'e bar 6 is provided with means for supporttion o'i the device. o ing a plurality of the usual type of coat or gar- 'i'g'pies is ejseetiehel view jtakeh eh the line ment `hangers 36. 'Asis well'known, these coat 51. 5'5fp1g'ur'e'2- j y f l o hangers are'formed with'hooks 38. Tothis end Asfshewh in Figuren the eomplete bag e'ohthe bar sie provided with a longitudinally ex- Asist'sfoffan envelopefl ma'de of suitable fabrica() tending slot such as above described slot y32, verftther nexibles'heetjmaterial' tailored et its -ahavthis slot is, provided lwithe plurality of end to give an elongated box-like shape when spacedy apart concavities 40 which are' adapted -injgarmentsupporting'position; i f f to receive the various hooks of the plurality of Means is provided Ifor maintaining the -upp'er coat hangers inthe manner illustrated in Figure end of thev envelope ll. l Open position which 45 3',fwh`ereby' a plura'lityof` garmentsmay be'su'sc'ornpfrises a'f sheet of material 2, preferably a pended from'thebar 6in parallel relation with. 'rtangulars'rip 0f Heavy Ga'dboard; or' in fact the bag I. *In addition; the ends ofthe-bar' beahy' sheet material whichv is substantially of the -yohd y'the slot portion arefprovided with holes 42 sam'e vsize and area as "the top section 4 of the adapted to receive two additionaly yhooksV so that, bag,vv so that when this at sheet 2 'is introduced 50 as shown in Figure 5, the bag may support eight into the bag it will occupy the position she-wh in vaiirerent garment hooks within the-fbagwhile-at Figure'5- This stiflening 'membery 2f is supported the' same time' it also supportsy the' longitudinal ifi-h top of the bag by a .crss'suppept s' which bracing rod 28 which is wedged between the con'- support is of alength corresponding substan'e cavity30f anda atfside con-the' :upper .face tally'iviththe widtri of the tot" 14. v'-'rhie-eioss 55 er the'slet az wherebyffrietionallyto-heidv/the rod 28 at this point. If desired, instead of having one long slot 32 and the spaced concavities l0, the holes 40 may be made otherwise, provided they lie in spaced relation. However, the construction as specically herein above described is preferred since it allows for ready removal and replacement of the hooks.

The foregoing' construction is very economical, simple, and effective for accomplishing the purpose which is intended, and in addition it provides for quick assembly, and when once assembled maintains the bag in open position while permitting at the same time the proper collapsing of the bag for compact shipment.

Having thus described my invention, what I claim as new and desire to secure by Letters Patent is:

1. A garment bag comprising an envelope of flexible sheet material shaped and ttedY to cover the garments hung therein and being substantially rectangular in cross section atr the top, and aframe-like support adapted to lie horizontally within and justbeneath the vtop of the envelope to maintain the.v envelope in open rectangular position comprising a relatively iiat rectangular frame of sheet material, a rigid cross bar extending transversely of and centrally of the length of said frame member yand-'underlying it and extending substantially the width of thetop of the bag, said bar contactingly underlying and supportingv the central portion of the frame, and rigidifying means .carried by the cross bar and supportinglthe frame longitudinally of the axis of the frame, means engaging the cross barand passing through the sheet material and through the top of the bag for dependingly holding the bag `andframe, said cross bar having spaced means formed therealong for receiving the hooks of garment supports so that the latter shall depend in parallel spacedA relationtherefrom and lie within thebag.

,2. A garment bag comprising an envelope of iiexible sheet material shapedand flttedto cover the garments hung therein, and a frame forming the support for the garments and for the top of .the bag envelope, said frame comprising a rectangular piece oi' `sheet material adapted contactinglyto underlie the undersurface of the top of the bag,y a rigid crossbar contactingly underlying the central portionl of said lastA mentioned -frame to support saidl frame and extendtransversely of thetop of the bag, means carried by the cross bar for supportingthe outer ends of the frame,'said cross'barlhaving a: plurality oi? Yspaced apartV recesses disposed: transversely ofthe length-of the bar'- and adapted -to receive hooks of garmentisupports, and-means;v engaging the -'o`pposite ends of-said cross bar and extending through said frame of: sheet material-and throughfthe top of,` thebagand adapted to en,- gage aV support for depending thezbag andframe therefrom. i

3. Agarment bag; comprising an envelope of flexible sheetfmaterial shaped :and iittedfto -cover tl'iegarments vhung thereinxand a :frame forming a support for the garments and for the top of Vthe bag envelopasaid: frame comprising la rectangulan'piece of lsheet material'adapted contactingly to: underlie the undersurface of the 'top vofthe bag, faf'rigid'fcross bar `contactingly Vunderlyingthe central portion `oi' said last mentioned iframey tosupport it andi extending trans- 'verse'ly ofthe topo'f'the bag, said bar being provided!fiwithl a plurality oi! spaced "apart .recesses adapted to receive the hooks of garment supports, and said bar at its opposite ends having a plurality of parallel openings therethrough, and

a rigid bar extending transversely of and carried by said cross bar and underlying the frame for supporting the opposite end portions of the frame, and a cord passing through said openings and connected to the bar, said cord passing likewise through the piece of sheet material and through the top of the bag and provided with means for engaging a support for depending the bag and frame from said support.

4. A garment bag comprising an envelope o1' exible sheet material shaped and tted to cover the garments hung therein, and a frame forming the support for the garments and for the top oi' the bag envelope, said frame comprising a rectangular piece of sheet material adapted contactingly to underlie the undersurface of the top of the bag, a rigid cross bar contactingly underlying the central portion of said last mentioned frameto support it and extending transversely of the top of the bag, an elongated rigidifying support carried by said bar and adapted to support the opposite ends oi?4 the piece o1' sheet material longitudinally of its central axis,` said bar likewise having a plurality of spaced' apart means for supporting the hook portions of a plurality of garment hangers, and means engaging the ends of said bar and passing through the ends of said material and the top of the bag for depending the frame and bag from the support. p

5. A garment bag comprising an envelope of ilexible sheet material shaped and iitted to cover the garments hung therein, and a frame forming the support for the garments and for the top of the bag envelope, said frame comprising a rectangular piece of sheet material adapted to contactingly underlie the undersurface of the top of the bag, and across bar underlying the central portion oi' said last mentioned support and extending transversely of the top ofthe bag, said bar having an elongated slot cuttherethrough. the ends of the slot terminating on the vertical sides of the bar, said slot having a central recess, a rigidifying bar mounted fin said recess and projecting over and under the piece of sheet material to provide a longitudinal under-supporttherefor, said slot terminating in a plurality of spaced apart recesses adapted to receive the hooks of a plurality of garment hangers and means passing through the ends of said support and through the piece of sheet material and through the top of the bag for depending said bag and frame from a support.

6. A garment bag comprising an envelope of flexible sheet material shaped and fitted to cover the garments hung therein, and a frame forming the support for the garments and for the top of the bag envelope, said frame comprising a rectangular piece of sheet material adapted vto contactingly underlie the undersurface of the top of the bag, and a cross bar underlying the central portion of said last mentioned support and extending transversely of the top of the bag', said bar having an elongated slot cut therethrough, the ends of the slot terminating on the vertical sides of the bar, said slot havingl a central recess and projecting over and under the piece of sheet material to provide a longitudinal under-support therefor, said slot terminating in a plurality of spaced apart recesses adapted to receive the hooks of a plurality 'of garment hangers, the opposite ends of said bar having vertical openings therethrough, and a cord passing through said opening and connected to the bar, said cord passing likewise through the piece of sheet material and through the top of the garment bag and looped exteriorly of the bag for engagement with a cross support.

7. A garment bag comprising an envelope of flexible sheet material shaped and fitted to cover the garments hung therein, and a frame forming the support for the garments and for the top of the bag envelope, said frame comprising a rectangular piece of sheet material adapted to contactngly underlie the undersurface of the top of the bag, and a cross bar underlying the central portion of said last mentioned support and extending transversely of the top of the bag, said bar having an elongated slot cut therethrough, the ends of the slot terminating on the vertical sides of the bar, said slot having a central recess and projecting over and under the piece of sheet material to provide a longitudinal under-support therefor, said slot terminating in a plurality of spaced apart recesses adapted to receive the hooks of a plurality of 8. A garment bag comprisingv an envelope of exible sheet material shaped and tted to cover the garments hung therein, and a frame form- -ing the support for the garments and for. the

top of the bag envelope, said frame comprising a rectangular piece of sheet material adapted to contactingly underlie the under-surface of the top of the bag, and a cross bar underlying the central portion of said last mentioned support and extending transversely of the top of the bag,

Asaid bar having an elongated slot cut thereadapted to receive the hooks of a plurality of garment hangers, the opposite ends of said bar having vertical openings therethrough, and a cord passing through said opening and connected to the bar, said cord passing likewise through the piece of sheet material and through y the top of the garment bag and looped exteriorly of the bag for engagementk with a cross support.,

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Classifications
U.S. Classification206/285, 294/143, 16/411
International ClassificationA47G25/54, A47G25/00
Cooperative ClassificationA47G25/54
European ClassificationA47G25/54