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Publication numberUS2400058 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateMay 7, 1946
Filing dateJun 1, 1945
Priority dateJun 1, 1945
Publication numberUS 2400058 A, US 2400058A, US-A-2400058, US2400058 A, US2400058A
InventorsConcannon Harry E
Original AssigneeConcannon Harry E
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Skirt hanger
US 2400058 A
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y 7, 1946. H. s. CONCANNON 2,400,058

SKIRT HANGER F iled June 1, 1945' H62 @WW ATTORNEY Patented May 7, 1946 OFFICE f SKIRT nANGER Harry E. Concannon, Oklahoma City, Okla.

Application June 1, 1945, Serial No. 597,008

2 Claims.

My invention relates to garment hangers, and more articularly to hangers for ladies skirts.

The prime object of the invention is to provide a hanger of simple construction which will removably support a plurality of skirts.

Another object is to provide a hanger which will support such skirt by their Waist-bands so that they will hang free and not become mussed in hanging or handling.

A further object is to provide a hanger which will support a plurality of skirts in a minimum of closet space.

A still further object is to provide a multiple skirt hanger, the parts of which may be neatly and compactly packaged in knocked down condition, and may be easily and quickly assembled by any one.

Yet another object is to provide a hanger of this class which is comparatively cheap to manufacture, and therefore can be sold at a consumer price which is not prohibitive.

Other objects will be apparent from the followin description when taken in conjunction with the accompanying single sheet of drawings, wherein:

Figure l is a perspective view of the device, and illustrating in dotted lines, the upper portion of a skirt supported thereby; and,

Figure 2 is a fragmentary elevational sectional view detailing the construction and manner of mounting one of the spring clips.

Like characters of reference designate like parts in all the figures wherein the occur.

In the drawing:

The reference numeral l indicates a horizontal sill or slat which constitutes the upper member of the device, and the numeral 2 indicates an identical sill. or slat which constitutes the lower member of the device. The slats l and 2 are held in parallel spaced relation by two parallel vertical slats 3 and 4. The slats are all preferably made of wood, or some desired plastic, and the vertical slats are attached to the two horizontal slats by any suitable removable means, for instance, screw-headed bolts 5 and wing-nuts, a portion of one of which may be seen in Fig. 1, and is indicated by the reference numeral 6. The end portions of the two horizontal slats l and 2 are provided with through perforations for receiving wood-screws l whereby they may be rigidly mounted upon a wall. The frame thus far described is primarily designed to be mounted upon the inside of a usual panelled closet door, but of course could well be attached to other supporting surfaces.

Each of the vertical slats 3 and 4 supports a row of vertically spaced spring clips 8 held in place by two small wood-screw 9. The clips 8 are identical and are arranged on the slats so that they lie in horizontal pairs as shown.

As best illustrated in Figure 2, each clip 8 met erably consists of a single piece of strap spring metal bent to form: a flat base portion l0 adapted to lie flatly along outer surface I! of the slat 3 or 4, and perforated to receive the two woodscrews 9; a reversely curved spring portion I2 extending outwardly from said surface II and terminating in a close-bend l3; and a straight slanting portion l4 which extends from the bend l3 to the slat surface II. The portion [4 has two through perforations IE to permit installation of the two screws 9 by use of a usual screw-driver, not shown.

In use, the waist or belt portion of a skirt may be clamped to the vertical slats 3 and 4 by each horizontal pair of the clips 8. A skirt thus supported is indicated, as a whole, by the reference numeral [6. When so supported, the skirts hang free and are not mussed by contact with each other, or by being handled, and each skirt is accessible for removal from the hanger without disturbing or mussing the other skirts.

From the above description it is thought to be obvious that a hanger has been provided which will accomplish all of the objects and purposes for which it is intended. It is pointed out that although the hanger is primarily designed tosupport skirts, it may well be used to support other garments, for instance, mens trousers.

In packaging for shipment, the slats I, 2, 3, and 4 are separated from each other. The slats 3 and 4 are respectively reversed endwise, and the clips are placed next to each other. The slats I and 2 are then placed next to the slats 3 and 4 and the whole is inserted into an elongated cardboard box along with four of the bolts 5 and wing nuts 6. Such an arrangement makes a compact package and saves considerable space in storing and shipping.

Although it is preferred that the slats l, 2, 3 and 4 be completely detached from each other for packaging, a fairly compact package could be obtained by merely loosening the thumb-nuts 6 on the bolts 5 sufiiciently to allow the slats to pivot with relation to each other. In such a case, the vertical slats 3 and 4 could be moved longitudinally with relation to each other, and laterally into side to side contact. This would make a package somewhat larger than that of the packaging method above described, but not too large to be reasonably practical.

Obviously, limited alteration could well be made in the form, proportion, size and shape of the hanger without departing from the principle of the invention, and spring clips other than those specifically described and shown could well be used. I therefore do not Wish to be limited to the preferred embodiment shown further than I am limited by the scope of the appended claims.

I claim:

1. A garment hanger including: a pair of spaced horizontal slats; a pair of spaced vertical slats; means for attaching each end portion of each vertical slat to one of the horizontal slats to form a flat frame; and vertically spaced spring, clips carried by the vertical slats, said clips arranged in horizontal pairs, each pair adapted to simultaneously engage the belt portion of a garment.

2. A garment hanger including: a pair of spaced horizontal slats; a pair of spaced vertical slats; means for pivotally attaching each end portion of each vertical slat to one of the horizontal slats to form a fiat frame; and vertically spaced spring clips carried by the vertical slats, said clip arranged in horizontal pairs, each pair adapted to simultaneously engage the belt portion of a garment.

HARRY E. CONCANNON.

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Classifications
U.S. Classification223/96, 211/89.1, D06/326, 24/67.3, 24/338, 24/67.5, 24/457
International ClassificationA47G25/06, A47G25/00
Cooperative ClassificationA47G25/0657
European ClassificationA47G25/06C