US 2393632 A
Description (OCR text may contain errors)
Jan. 29, 1946. y R; Fg HARTZ l v2,393,632
TROUSERAND SKIRT'HANGER l y Filed Sept. 13, 1944 2; l M K Patented Jan. 29, 1946 UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE 2 Claims.
This invention relates to new and useful improvements in garment hangers, and more particularly to a hanger for supporting pants and skirts.
The principal object of the present invention is to provide a hangerof the expansible type especially adapted for hanging ladies skirts by their waist portions or trousers by their cuif portions.
Another important object of the invention is to provide a simple and easily operable hanger which can be readily expanded to accommodate garments of various sizes.
These and other important objects and advantages of the invention shall become apparent to the reader of the following description.
In the drawing:
Figure 1 represents a side elevational view 'of the hanger.
Figure 2 is a section taken on line 2-2 of Figure 1.
Figure 3 is a section taken on line 3-3 of Figure 1 (enlarged).
Figure 4 is an enlarged fragmentary detailed sectional View taken on line 4--4 of Figure l.
Referring to the drawing, wherein like numerals designate like parts, .it can be seen that numeral 5 denotes an elongated bar provided with a hook 6 at its upper end. 'I'his bar has an elongated longitudinal slot l therein through which a bolt 8 is disposed, this bolt being intended to project through openings 9 and I0 in links I I, I2, respectively. The bolt 8 is equipped with a wing nut or the like I3.
At the lower end position oi the bar 5 is an opening through which a bolt I4 is disposed, and this is equipped with a wing nut or the like I'5. The bolt I4 is disposed through openings I6 and I'I in link bars I 8, I9, respectively.
The outer ends of the link bars I2, I9 are crossed and pivoted together, as at 20, just inwardly of their ends, while the bars II, I8 are likewise pivoted together, as at 2 I.
A pair of garment-engaging units 22, 23 are provided at the outer ends of the two pairs of link bars just described.
Each of these garment-engaging units 22, 23 consists of a U member 24 having outwardly and downwardly disposed portions dening fingers 25, 25 which are serrated at their outer edges, as at 26, to firmly grip a garment.
The unit 22 has the adjacent end of the link bar I 8 pivoted to the U-shaped member 24, as at 21, while the lower portion of the U-shaped member 24 is slotted, as at 28, to accommodate a bolt 29 which passes through the adjacent end of the link bar I I.
The link bars I2, I9 are likewise connected to the garment-engaging unit 23.
It can be seen that due to the shouldered construction of the bolts 8, I4, and the wing nuts I3, I5 bearing against the shoulders and not binding the corresponding bars II, I2, I 8, I9, these pivot points are always free. The pants are applied to the hanger by engaging the ends of one cui with the lingers 25 at one side of the hanger and the other cuff with the ngers at the other side of the hanger and by pushing the bolt or the bars II, I2 toward the bars I8, I9 the hanger will be expanded and the weight of the garment will serve when the hanger is disposed upright in maintaining the hanger expanded and the garment properly suspended.
A ladys skirt can be supported by simply inserting the hanger within the waistband of the skirt and expanding the same to rrnly grip the skirt.
Thus, it can be seen that by the use of this hanger, the garments are in no way creased such as occurs when pants are hung over coat hangers and skirts are likewise hung.
While the foregoing description sets forth the invention in specific terms, it is to be understood that numerousv changes in the shape, size and materials may be resorted to without departing from the spirit and scope of the invention as claimed hereinafter.
Having described the claimed as new is:
l. A garment hanger comprising a pair of garment-gripping units, a bar having suspending means at one end thereof from a pair of crossed link bars pivotally secured together and being connected to one of the units, a second pair of link bars pivotally connected together and secured to the other unit, one link bar of each pair being dsposed over one end of the rst-mentoned bar, securng means between the last-rnentoned link bars and the rst-mentioned bar, and an adjustable connection between the remaining link bars and the first-mentioned bar, each of said units consisting of a U-shaped member having outwardly and downwardly disposed pants cufl engaging fingers.
2. A garment hanger comprising a pair of garment-gripping units, a bar having suspending means at one end thereof from a pair of crossed link bars pivotally secured together and being connected to one of the units, a second pair of link bars pivotally connected together and secured to the other unit, one link bar of each pair being disposed over one end of the firstmentioned bar, securing means between the lastmentioned link bars and the first-mentioned bar, and an adjustable connection between the remaining link bars and the inst-mentioned bar, each of said units. consisting of a U-shaped member having outwardly and downwardly disposed pants cuff engaging ngers, the link bars at their outer ends being secured to the garment- `engaging unit within the said U-shaped members.
invention, what is RAYMOND P. HARTZ.