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Publication numberUS2421307 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateMay 27, 1947
Filing dateJan 8, 1945
Priority dateJan 8, 1945
Publication numberUS 2421307 A, US 2421307A, US-A-2421307, US2421307 A, US2421307A
InventorsAlbrecht William T
Original AssigneeAlbrecht William T
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Garment hanger
US 2421307 A
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May w L ECHT v GARMENT HANGER Filed Jan. 8, 1945 2 Sheets-Sheet l May 27, w. REC T GARMENT HANGER Filed Jan. 8, 1945 2 sheets-sheet 2 FIE-.5-

1N VEN TOR. ma m/mw/ Patented May 27, 1947 STAT-E S PATENT "OFF 1C E 2,421,307 aGARMENT HANGER 'William' '1; Albrecht-Detroit;"Mich.

Application January 8, 1945 Serial N0."571,7 l2 7 This invention relates to a garment hanger.

More particularly it is an object of the inventlon to provide supplemental supports on a standard garment hanger to serve as pants hangers or skirt hangers and the like.

It is an object to provide a supplemental support which is adjustable but which in overall construction is extremely simple and inexpensive to manufacture.

Other objects and features of the invention relate to details of construction which will be evident in the following description and claims.

In the drawings:

Figures 1, 2 and 3 show three embodiments of the invention.

Figures 4 and 5 are sectional views taken on lines 4-4 and 5-5 of Figure 1.

Figure 6 is a sectional view taken on line 6-6 of Figure 2.

Figure 7 illustrates the manner in which a garment is frictionally engaged by a supplemental supporter.

Figure 8 is a sectional view on line 8-8 of Figure 3.

In Figure 1 a wire hanger of standard shape is shown with a suspension member ID and garment supporting arms H and I2. These arms are each provided with a horizontal extension l3 which is received in a slot M in a horizontal cross-bar or connecting means l5. Also received in the slot is a relatively thin panel i6 which is supported by the connecting bar l5 below the hanger. Each end of the bar I5 is slotted at I! and slidable in these slots is a spring member which is shown best in Figure 4. The spring member 20 is formed in the shape of a U with bight portion 2| and legs 22 and 23. Each of the legs is turned inwardly to provide portions 24 and 25 having ends 26 and 27 which frictionally engage the lower portion of bar l5. The portions 24 and 25 also frictionally engage the panel I6 by reason of the inh'erent resilience of the spring material.

The spring members '22 are slidable in slots H to various positions along the bar [5 and may be used as shown in Figure '7 to clamp garments. If desired, the springs 22 may be used without the panel l6 so that the members 24, and 25 will operate to hold articles between their facing surfaces.

In Figure 2 a slightly diiferent hanger construction is shown with a suspension member 30 hooked around a single panel 3| cut out in the shape of a coat hanger and slotted at 32 and 33 to receive the spring clips 22. I

In Figure 3 another modification is shown.

5 Claims. (01.223-915) The hanger here illustrated is composed of the suspension member 30 wrapped around a top connecting bar and garment support 40, each end of which is held in a slotted vertical piece 4!. The lower ends of the pieces 4| are connected by a flat panel 42 slotted at 43 and 44 for the retaining springs 22. The operation of the hanger shown in Figures 2 and 3 is the same as described in connection with Figure 1. The particular embodiment preferred depends on the material available for manufacture.

It will be understood that the device may be made of numerous materials. The flat portions may be made of ply wood or of sheet aluminum which is being produced now in large quantities. Sheet aluminum can be used to replace parts l5 and I6 shown in Figure 1 and the top edge rolled to receive projections l3 of the members H and I2.

I claim:

1. A garment hanger comprising a suspension member, a horizontal cross bar, shoulder supporting arms comprising wires leading from the suspension means to a recess within the ends of the cross bar, slots in each end of said cross bar, closed by said Wires, and clamping means at each end of said bar, retained by and slidable in said slots having portions arranged to bear against said bar to engage garments and the like.

2. A garment hanger comprising a suspension member, a horizontal cross bar, shoulder supporting rms comprising wires leading from the suspension means to a recess within the ends of the cross bar, slots in each end of said cross bar, closed by said wires, and clamping means at each end of said bar comprising a U-shaped double-leg member, the bight of which is retained and slidable in said slot, the legs of which are urged together by the resilience thereof.

3. A garment hanger comprising a suspension member, a horizontal cross bar, shoulder supporting arms comprising wires leading from the suspension means to a recess within the ends of the cross bar, slots in each end of said cross bar, closed by said wires, and clamping means at each end of said bar comprising a U-shaped doubleleg member, the bight of which is retained and slidable in said slot, the legs of which are urged together by the resilience thereof, and a panel supported by said bar between said legs to serve as a clamping surface.

4. A garment hanger comprising, a garment support having side members extending outwardly and angularly downwardly and adapted to receive and hold a garment in suspended mansupport having side members extending outwardly and angularly downwardly and adapted to receive and hold a garment in suspended manner, a transverse member supported by the outer portions of the side members, said transverse member being disposed in a position spaced from the garment support, said transverse member ineluding a portion of strip-like construction extending lengthwise of the transverse member, spring means of inverted U-shape having the night portion suspended from the transverse.

member, said spring means having the legs of the U fashioned to provide engaging elements on opposite sides of the strip-like portion, said engaging elements adapted to frictionally engage and grip an article of clothing disposed between the strip-like portion and the engaging element.

' WILLIAM T. ALBRECHT.

REFERENCES CITED The following references are of record in the file of this patent:

UNITED STATES PATENTS Number Name Date 928,086 Viganego July 13, 1909

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Classifications
U.S. Classification223/96
International ClassificationA47G25/48, A47G25/00
Cooperative ClassificationA47G25/485
European ClassificationA47G25/48C2