US 2441407 A
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M. A. GLAVIES GARMENT HANGER May 11; 1948.
Filed April 18, 1947 INVENTOR, I M/ke ,4. /ar/es.
ATTORNEY Patented May 11, 1948 UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE GARMENT HANGER Mike A. Glavies, Campbell, Ohio Application April is, 1947, Serial No; 742,260
1 o This invention relates to a garment hanger and more particularly to a hanger which maybe secured to a supporting object.
The principal object of the invention is the "provision of a garment hanger which may be se- 'for securing garments thereto and means for securing the garment hanger to a supporting object. a
A still further object of the invention is the provision of a garment hanger which may be readily formed and which is convenient in use and appearance.
The garment hanger shown and described here- 'in comprises an improvement over that shown in my co-pending application for patent, Serial No. 633,724, filed December 8, 1945, on Garment hanger wherein a garment hanger which may be secured to a supporting object is disclosed.
The principal improvement in the present invention is in the combination with the hanger securing means of garment securing means so that garments positioned on a portion of the hanger may be secured thereto simultaneously and automatically at the time the garment hanger is secured to a supporting object. o
With the foregoing and other objects in view which will appear as the description proceeds, the invention resides in thecombination and arrangement of parts and in the details of construction hereinafter described and claimed, it being understood that changes in the precise embodiment of the inventionherein disclosed can be made within the scope of what is claimed without departing from the spirit of the invention.
The invention is illustrated in the accompanying drawing, wherein- Figure 1 is a side elevation of a garment hanger.
Figure 2 is a horizontal cross section taken on line 2-2 of Figure 1.
Figure 3 is an enlarged vertical cross section taken on line 3"3 of Figure 1.
Figure 4 is an enlarged detail view with parts in cross section illustrating the lock portion of the garment hanger shown in Figure 1.
By referring to the drawings and Figure 1 in particular, it will be seen that a garment hanger has been disclosed which comprises a body member I having oppositel extending downwardly I '2 tapering arms II and I2, respectively and a bar i3 positioned between the arms H and I2 and forming means upon which a garment may be hung. Portions of each of the arms I I and I2 are channeled out as indicated by the numerals i 4 and I5, respectively to lighten the garment hanger, and an upper central portion of the body ll] of the garment hanger is cut away to form an opening I6 in which a lock mechanism I! may be positioned and secured, A pair of openings l8 are formed in the body portion IU of the hanger, vertically therein and communicate with the opening [5 in which the lock mechanism I! ispositioned. The openings l8 provide for the movable positioning of a pair of rods l9 so that the uppermost" ends of the rods l9 are located within the area of the lock mechanism I1 and the lowermost ends of the rods l9 depend. a distance below the body member I 0 of the garment hanger. ber 20 is attached to the lower ends of the rods 19 and a pair of U-shaped guide member 2| are afiixed to the outermost ends of the clamping member 20 and serve to position the clamping member 20 in operative relation to the bar I3 about which the U-shaped guide members 2| are positioned.
Itwill thus be seen that the clamping member 20 is capable of vertical movement toward and away from the bar l3 so that garments, for example "a pair of trousers positioned on the bar I 3 may be clamped thereagainst by the clamping member 20 when it is moved into position thereagainst.
In order that the garment hanger may be secured to a supporting object such as a tubular support as shown in Figure 1 and indicated by the numeral 22, a hasp 23 is provided which is semicircular at its uppermost end so as to define a semi-circu'laropening of slightly larger diameter than the supporting tubular member 22'and pro l'l through suitable openings in the top thereof,-
the lock mechanism will engage the notches in the arms 24 of the hasp, the notches being indicated by the numerals 25.
.In Figure 4 of the drawings a lock mechanism An inverted U-shaped clamping mem- 3 including a movable keeper 26 is shown disposed between the arms 2 of the hasp 23 and in operative relation with respect to the notches 25 therein.
It will also be observed that the upper ends of the rods i9 terminate with caps 21 immediately below the lowermost ends of the arms 24 of the hasp 23. Coil springs 23 are positioned about each of the arms I9 between the caps 21 and the interior of the.- lock mechanism casing? WI The springs 28 thus normally bias the clamping member 28 and the arms l9 upwardly. When a garment, such as a pair of trousers, is positioned onthe bar l3 and the garment hanger secured'to-a supporting object such as the tubular member 22 upon which the hasp 23 has been previously positioned, the arms 25 of the hasp 23 aremoved into the lock mechanism H where they engage the caps 27 on the rods l9 thus moving theclamping member 28 downwardly upon the garment on the bar l3 simultaneously with the inward move'- ment of the hasp 23: with respect tothe lock mechanism l'i. When the.- keeper. 26 engages oppositely disposed pairs of=the-notches 25 the action of the locking mechanism secures. the hanger itself to: the has-p- 23: which completely encircles thesupport-ing object, such as the tubular' member 22,-[and simultaneously holds the clampingzmember zfi upon the garment on. the bar l3.-
It will'zbe ObV'iOUSLtO thoserskilled-in the art that the Ul-shapediguide membersrcan: be eliminated from-the-construction disclosedifr desired, as the inverted U-shaped clamping member 2ll= enables it to be self-retaining onthe-transverse bar (3 whenit is in locked'position thereagainst Thus, the double: securing actions arerperformed simultaneously and automatically with respect to one another;
The garment: hanger. is on particular value. in clothing establishments wherein acheck on the garments in stock is maintained to: control-unauthorizedremovaliof garments. It willzbe obvious that the: garment hangers; when: secured to the'tubular supporting racksasn customarily employed in clothing establishments, cannotbe removed except by authorized personnel. Thus, when a garment such:asra coat is removed from a hanger, 'thehanger remains as telltale evidence of the absence of the coat;
The present invention, by locking the trousers ota mans suit; forrexampleytothe hanger, eliminates the possibility of: a number of garments being stolen as from an establishment equipped with the devices, as: it is believed that a thief wouldbe unlikelyto steal only'the coat portion of azman s suit, .forexample; asithetrousers would be secured to the garment hangerand the hanger mam secured to thesupporting, fixture of the establishment.
Thus, whether the'garmenthanger is used in hanging coats or other garments it serves a useful purpose and enables a proprietor of an establishment equipped with the hangers to readily determine the condition of the stock of garments and as to whether or not they have been removed by authorized personnel of the establishment or by some unauthorized person.
Having thus described my invention, what I claim is: v
1-. In a garment hanger having 'a locking mechanism and a removable hasp and including a transverse bar, means for securing garments to the said transverse bar, said means comprising aclamping member disposed above the said transverse bar, rods connecting the said clamping member with" the said locking mechanism, the said clamping bar. being subject in actuation to the actuation of the said locking mechanism and the removable hasp.
2. In a garment hanger having a, locking mechanism and aremovable hasp and. including a transverse bar, means for securing garments-to the said transverse bar, saidmeans-comprising a clamping.memberdisposed abovethe saidtransverse. bar, rods connecting, the said clamping member with the said: locking mechanism,the said clamping bar beingsubjectin actuation to the actuation-0f the said lockingimechanism and the removablehasp, and-a pair of guide members affixed at their ends to the clamping member, each ofthe guide members encircling the said transverse bar of the-garment hanger.
3. In a garment hanger, a lock mechanism including a movable keeper, a removable hasp-positioned in the lock mechanism and forming. the means of supporting'the garment hangeron a supporting object, ,notches inthe removable hasp and the keeper of the lock mechanism 1 normally engaging the said notches, a clamping member disposed beneath the. body member: of the garment hangen'suppjortr'means for the clamping member extending: into the area of the lock mechanism and dis'posedbeneath the-said removable hasp and. engageable therewith: when the hasp is moved iinwardly of: the lockingmechanism soi aszto move; the clamping; member downwardly with respect t'o-the body member of thefgarment hanger.
- MIKE A; GLAVIES.
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