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Publication numberUS2376269 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateMay 15, 1945
Filing dateMay 15, 1943
Priority dateMay 15, 1943
Publication numberUS 2376269 A, US 2376269A, US-A-2376269, US2376269 A, US2376269A
InventorsPauli Theodore C
Original AssigneeOrchard Paper Company
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Garment hanger
US 2376269 A
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May 15, 19450 T. c. PAUL! 2,376,269

GARMENT HANGER Filed May 15, 1943 THE-ODOR? C PAUL:

, (ZZZ/W- Pied V lf/0" my Patented May 15, 1945 Orchard Paper Company, St. Louis, Mo., a corporationof Missouri l Application May s, 1943, SerialNo. 487,091

3 Claims, on. z'zass This invention relates to improvements in hangers generally employed for supporting articlesof clothing in the well-known manner, and more particularly to, such devices that maybe constructed from materials which are nearly always available in sufficient quantity, even when metals and similar materials arerestricted as to suchuse or are unobtainable or undesirable for any reason. 1 l l 9 l The invention has among its principal objects the production of a garment hanger made principally or entirely of paper or similar material, that will besimple and inexpensive, of few parts, durable and sturdyfor its intended functions, neat in appearance, and which will be otherwise satisfactory and efficient for use wherever deemed applicable. r l r One of the main objects of this invention is to form such a garment hanger from a length of hollow spirally-wound tubing of paper material, and while the adhesive used in the makingof such tubing is still moist, shaping and forming the various points or portions of said length of tubing to the desired configuration and interlocking with the supporting hook, and maintaining the tubing in such shape until the adhesive has dried, whereupon the parts'so formed will be sufthe notches will straddle the sides of said hook.

Many other objects and advantages of the construction herein shown and described, and the uses mentioned, will be obvious to those skilled in the artto which this invention appertains, as

will be apparent given.

To this end, my invention consists in the novel construction, arrangement and combination of parts herein shown and described, and themeth 0d of making the same, as will bemore clearly pointed out in the claims hereunto appended.

ln the drawing, wherein like reference characters indicate like throughout the views,

Figure 1 is a perspective view of the hanger;

from the disclosures herein Figure 2 in an enlarged fragmentary detailof the upper part of the same, with a part of one of the side members of the hanger frame in section, andt Figure o is an enlargedfragmentary detail,

partlyin section, of the adjoined crossmember and one of the pair of side members,

ment of my invention, there is showna lengthof ficiently rigid to continueto hold their shapej in service. 3

Another object of my invention the process of so forming and shaping and assemb'lingthe parts of the garment hanger while the tuhing is moist and before the adhesive has set and dried.

An added object of my invention is to construct a hanger of the kind described,having a cross member and a pair of side members connected to the ends thereof'and converging therefrom to securement with the supporting hook,

, wherein the side members will be of hollow tubular paper material having their lower portions r and converging upwardly therefrom to form a compressed to substantially fully flattened shape thereat and curved downwardly and outwardly toward the connections to said cross member.

A further object of this invention is to cOnstruct a garment hanger of paper tubing, and to have the same interlock with a supporting hook flattened adjacent its base, said base constructed with feet divergent therefrom, not i only wider than the diameter of the hanger tubing, but additionally provided with lugs, the respective ends of the tubing provided with slots and notches,

so that the tubing maybe compressed upon insertion of the divergent feet of the hook thereinto, whereupon the lugs will snap into said slots to limit longitudinal movement therebetween and Referringmore particularly to the drawing,

wherein I have illustrated a preferred embodihollow tubing, preferablyof a strip of paper ma terial or the like and spirally or convolutely wound or otherwise suitably formed to the desired wall thickness, using any desired adhesive during" the manufacture of the same, thi length of tubing bent to form a lower or cross member I and a pair of side members 22 adjoined to itsends substantially triangular frame. If desired, the tubin may have an outermost ply or layer 3, plain or ornamented, and also preferably of paper, and generallyapplied before the adhesive 0f the tubing has set.

In order to have the garment-shoulder engaging portions of the hanger as broad as possible,

and rounded thereat, the lowermost portions of the side members 2--2 are preferably compressed until they are substantially flattened, somewhat as indicated at 4, and curved outwardly and H clownwarly toward the juncture with the cross memberi, and are held in this curved and compressed shape until the hanger is dried thereat. When thus shaped and dried, the hanger will hold its shape, aided by the setting and drying of the adhesive thereat, as well as the paper itself, and there will be a desired flexibility of the hanger thereat, too, all without any fracturing or rupturing of the fibers of the paper at said regions.

Each of the uppermost or, open ends of the side or corresponding parts members 22 is provided with a notch 5 extending inwardly of the open end, and in addition a slot or opening 6 is provided through the side wall of the tubing and rearwardly or inwardly of said notch, all of said notches and slots preferably being in a common plane, for a purpose to be immediately described.

A supporting or suspension hook 1, preferably of paper cardboard, or the like, or in fact, of any desired material, is provided for completing the assembly of the hanger, and whereby the same may be suspended from a rod or the like in actual service, said hook having a lower portion preferably flattened so as to lie in a plane, and with a pair of oppositely directed or divergent feet 8-8 at its base. It is to be particularly noted at this point, that the width of said feet is greater than the normal diameter of the paper tubing of the side members 2-2, so that the latter members must be compressed to increase the width of opening and permit insertion of the divergent feet thereinto, in assembly.

In addition, lugs 9 are formed on each of said feet, projecting laterally from the width of said feet, the lugs preferably having their forward or leading edges of less width than their rearward or trailing edges, and sloping rearwardly (of the direction of insertion), so as to permit easier insertion of the divergent feet into the respective ends of the side members 2-2, the lugs snapping into place to extend through the slots or openings 65, and the notches 55 straddling the flattened lower portion of the hook element, as shown.

The lower portion of the hook may be coated with adhesive or not, as desired, before assembly with the side members of the hanger frame, and this insetting is preferably done while the side members are still moist and. pliant, so that the step is simplified and there is little or no danger of rupture of the tubing while expanding or flattening it thereat, and there is a very good interlocked connection as soon as the drying is completed.

Having thus described my invention, it is obvious that various immaterial modifications may be made in the same without departing from the spirit of my invention; hence I do not wish to be understood as limiting myself to the exact forrn, arrangement, construction and combination of parts herein shown and described, or the exact method of making the same, except as limited by the state of the art to which this invention appertains, and the claims hereunto appended.

What I claim as new and desire to secure by Letters Patent is:

1. In a garment hanger, a cross member and a pair of tubular Side members connected thereto and converging therefrom, the open ends of said side members having notches through the walls, and each end provided with a slot through said tubular wall and spaced inwardly from said notch, said slots and notches being substantially in alignment, and a hook with a flattened base for securement to said side members and whose base is of substantially the same thickness as the width of said notches and has a pair of divergent feet with projecting lugs for insertion into the opposed ends of said side members of the hanger, whereby when the feet are inserted into the open ends of said side members, said lugs will project through the respective slots and the notches will straddle and engage the flattened sides of the base of said hook.

2. In a garment hanger made of a length of paper tubing bent to form a cros "member and a pair of convergent side members, each of the free ends of said side members provided with a notch extending thereinto and with a slot through the tubular wall and spaced inwardly of the tube end, all of said slots and notches being substantially in a plane, and a supporting hook with a flattened base for securement to said free ends of the said side members, said base formed into a pair of divergent feet with lugs projecting therefrom, each lug being wider at its trailing edge than at its forward edge and whereby said divergent feet may be inserted into the open ends of said side members until said lugs snap through said slots and interlock against longitudinal movementin either direction and the notches will straddle said hook base.

3. In a garment hanger made of a length of paper tubing bent to form a cross member and a pair of convergent side members, each of the free ends of said side members provided with a radial slot through said tubing and spaced inwardly of the tube ends, a supporting hook with a flattened basefor insertion into the tube ends for securement, said base formed into a pair of divergent feet with lugs projecting therefrom and each lug being wider at its trailing edge than at its forward edge, whereby said divergent feet may be inserted into the open ends of said side mem-

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US5170916 *Jun 27, 1991Dec 15, 1992A & E Products Group, A Division Of Carlisle Plastics, Inc.Anti-slip garment hanger
US5417352 *Apr 25, 1994May 23, 1995Jen; Lin C.Garment support with changeable hanging hook and support beams
US5535927 *Jun 3, 1994Jul 16, 1996Batts, Inc.Non-slip hanger and method of manufacture thereof
US7258258 *Feb 29, 2000Aug 21, 2007Paul SchweizerClothes hanger
WO1999008579A1 *Aug 18, 1998Feb 25, 1999Karner-Batts LimitedGarment hanger
Classifications
U.S. Classification223/88
International ClassificationA47G25/38, A47G25/00
Cooperative ClassificationA47G25/38
European ClassificationA47G25/38