|Publication number||US2441051 A|
|Publication date||May 4, 1948|
|Filing date||Dec 21, 1944|
|Priority date||Dec 21, 1944|
|Publication number||US 2441051 A, US 2441051A, US-A-2441051, US2441051 A, US2441051A|
|Inventors||Wilhelm Wesley R|
|Original Assignee||Wilhelm Wesley R|
|Export Citation||BiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan|
|Patent Citations (3), Referenced by (11), Classifications (7)|
|External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet|
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ATTORNEY Patented May 4, 1948 UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE HANGER Wesley It. Wilhelm, Minneapolis, Minn.
ApplicationDccember' 21, 1944, Serial No. 569,199 7 2 Claims. (01. 248110) This invention has relation to a hanger for articles such as'brooms, mops, rakes, hoes, etc.
An object of the invention is to provide a hanger of simple, inexpensive, novel and improved construction.
A further object is to provide a hanger for articles which will include several new features and characteristics of construction designedwith the end in view of rendering the hanger an improvement over hangers for the same general purpose heretofore known.
And. a further objectis to -provide a hanger constituted as hereinafter. set forth.
With the above objects in view, as well as others which will appear as the specification proceeds, the invention comprises the construction, arrangement and combination of parts as now to be fully described and as hereinafter to be specifically claimed, it being understood that the disclosure herein is merely illustrative and intended in no way in a limiting sense, changes in details of construction and arrangement of parts being permissible as long as within the spirit of the invention and the scope of the claims which follow.
In the accompanying drawing forming a part of this specification,
Fig. 1 is a perspective view of a hanger made according to the invention as when applied to use;
Fig. 2 is an enlarged front elevational view of the hanger of Fig. 1;
Fig. 3 is a top end elevational view of said hanger as it would appear from above in Fig. 2;
Fig. 4 is a sectional view, taken on line 44 in Fig. 3; and
Fig. 5 is a bottom end elevational view, on a reduced scale, disclosing several hangers made according to the invention as when nested.
The hanger here presented consists of a single piece of rigid material, desirably metal, bent to provide ,a flat body ID of said hanger and fiat wings II, II integral with and set at angular relation to said flat body Ill.
The fiat wings II, II extend forwardly from the opposite side edges l2, I2 of the flat body M in diverging relation to each other. The angle of the bend in the rigid material or metal of the hanger at each of the side edges I 2, l2 of said fiat body 10 is as disclosed substantially the same, and, in the disclosure as made, each fiat wing is set at an angle of approximately ninety-eight degrees, more or less, with respect to the flat body Ill.
The upper part of each fiat wing I l is cut away to provide a hook portion [3 defined or bounded at its upper margin or edge by a curvilinear seat Id, of arc shape as shown, and each curvilinear or arc-shape seat I4 curves smoothly downwardly and outwardly from location adjacent the upper end of the corresponding side edge l2 of the fiat body H] to substantially the midlength of the curvilinear or arc-shape seat and thence smoothly upwardly and outwardly to a curvilinear part-or surface l5 of the corresponding flat wing H at the upper, outer margin or edge of said flat wing.
The upper margin or edge It of the flat body i0, between and at elevation above the curvilinear or arc-shape seats It, is of curvilinear configuration, of arc shape as shown, and the lower, outer portions of said upper margin or edge It merge smoothly into the inner upper portions of said curvilinear or arc-shape seats Id. The outer, upper portions of the curvilinear or arc-shape seatsM merge smoothly into the inner, lower portions of the curvilinear parts or surfaces l5.
A key hole I! disposed at the midwidth of the upper portion of the flat body It, near the upper margin or edge, It, is for readily and easily removably receiving an attachment means, such as a screw or nail (not shown), for the hanger, and a hole I8 disposed at the midwidth of the lower portion of said fiat body I, near the lower margin or edge 19 of the flat body, is for receiving a stabilizer, such as a screw or nail (not shown), for said hanger.
In the disclosure as made, the lower margin or edge IQ of said flat body It is substantially straight and is in substantially perpendicular relation to the opposite side edges l2, E2 of the flat body, and the outer margin-s or edges 20 of the fiat wings H, H curve smoothly upwardly and outwardly from the locations of the outer ends of said lower margin or edge It to the locations of the curvilinear parts or surfaces l5, 15 respectively.
The construction and arrangement are such that when the hanger is mounted in vertical position upon a wall, or other support for the hanger, the curvilinear or arc-shape seats I4, M will be disposed substantially horizontally with their midlengths at lower elevation than their inner and outer end portions.
In Fig. 1 of the drawing, the hanger is disclosed as when applied to use. The head of a broom 2| is disposed in adjacent relation to the flat body It, the oposite side portions of the broom head are rested upon the curvilinear or arcconsiderably in width, and the configuration of the curvilinear or arc-shape seats l4, 14 con-- stitutes provision for acceptance by the hanger of articles which vary considerably in thickness. Stated otherwise, the hanger can be employed to support articles which vary considerably in both width and thickness.
What is claimed is: c
1. A hanger constituted as a single piece of rigid, fiat material bent to provide a fiat body and diverging, flat wings integral with opposite side edges of said fiat body and set in angular relation to the body adjacent a single surface thereof, each of said fiat wings including a flat hook portion defining an upwardly opening curvilinear seat constituted as an upper'edge of the corresponding fiat wing of said hanger, each of said curvilinear seats curving smoothly downwardly and outwardly from a location adjacent an inner part of the corresponding flat hook portion to an intermediate part of the curvilinear seat and thence smoothly upwardly and outwardly to an outer part of the corresponding fiat hook portion, and the curvilinear seats provided by said flat wings being disposed in alined relation in a plane parallel with said fiat body.
2. A hanger constituted as a single piece of rigid, fiat material bent to provide a flat body and diverging, flat wings integral with substantially parallel, opposite side edges of said fiat body and set in angular relation to the flat body adjacent a single surface thereof, each of said flat wings including a fiat hook portion defining an upwardly opening curvilinear seat constituted as an upper edge of the corresponding fiat wing of said hanger, the adjacent side edges of said fiat body merging into said curvilinear seats and each of the curvilinear seats curving downwardly and outwardly from the merging location with the adjacent side edge of said flat body to an intermediate part of the curvilinear seat and thence upwardly and outwardly to an outer part of the corresponding fiat hook portion, and the curvilincar seats provided by said flat wings being disposed in alined relation in a plane parallelwith said fiat body.
WESLEY R. WILHELM.
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|U.S. Classification||248/110, 131/257, 248/300|
|International Classification||A47L13/10, A47L13/512|