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Publication numberUS2460997 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateFeb 8, 1949
Filing dateJun 18, 1947
Priority dateJun 18, 1947
Publication numberUS 2460997 A, US 2460997A, US-A-2460997, US2460997 A, US2460997A
InventorsMyers Donald C
Original AssigneeMyers Donald C
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Clothes hanger assembly
US 2460997 A
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D. C; MYERS CLbTHES HANGER ASSEMBLY Feb. 8, 1949.

F iled June 18, 1947 gwwwvtom Dona H Mgers i atented Feb. 8, 194@ UNITED STATES Aren't 7 2,460,997 CLOTHESHANGER ASSEMBLY Donald G. Myers, Dallas, Tex." Application June 18, 1947, Serial No. 755,285

which is disposed above the suspended or sup-' ported clothes, the top and sides of said member being entirely unrestricted, whereby suitable display signs, advertising material, price or-descriptive information, and the like, relating to the supported clothes may be mounted on said memher and are clearly visible to the prospective purchaser.

' Another object of the invention 'is'to provide an improved clothes hanger assembly including a main supporting member within which hanger brackets are slidably and rotatably mounted, together with means in said brackets for removably receiving hangers on which the clothes are supported; the arrangement making it possible to freely rotate the clothes, for better display, without removing the hanger from the bracket or from the main support and also facilitating complete removal of the clothes and hanger from the bracket.

Still another object of the invention is to provide an improved hanger assembly, "Of the character described, wherein a hanger bracket is f lidable longitudinally and is rotatable within a slot in a main supporting member, whereby said bracket may be moved or rotated with respect to the member without removal therefrom; said bracket being constructed to receive the upper end of the clothes hanger which is rotatable with respect thereto and which is readily removable therefrom, whereby said hanger may ibe removed without disturbing the connection between the bracket and main support.

A still further object of the invention is to pro.- vide an improved hanger assembly, of the character described, wherein suitable advertising or display signs may be mounted on the unrestricted top of the main supporting member and also wherein readily removable jor replaceable signs may be mounted on the sides of the supporting member, whereby maximum :advertifing and display space isavailable without interferinginany 4 Claims. (c1.21 1-1 23 manner with the normal function of bly as a clothes display and support.

The construction designed to carry out the invention will be hereinafter described together with other features of the invention.

The invention will be more readily understood from a reading of the following specification and by reference to the accompanying drawing, wherein an example of the and wherein:

the assem- Figure '1 is an isometric view of a clothes hanger assembly, constructed invention, a

Figure 2 is a 'lons u ma sectional V w en through the main supporting member,

Figure 3 is a horizontal, cross-sectional view taken on the line 3-3 of Figure 2,

Figure '4 is an eni'arged, transverse, sectional view of the hanger bracket, and I Figure 5 is a horizontal, cross-sectional 'view in accordance with the taken 'on' the line '55 of l igure In the drawings, the numeral it designates a main supporting member is illustrated as generally box liire in shape. inte or of the member is provided with an'ihternal cavi'ty ii and thevt-op F2, sides 13 and ends ii are closed. The flat top I2 is completely unrestricted and is adapted {to have upright sign panels 15 suitably securedtc its longitudinal edge portions. The

panels may carry any suitable advertising indicia. The longitudinal side Walls i3 of the member N} are formed with grooves it so that overhanging flanges H which extend longitudinally along the top and bottom of said side walls are provided.- 'Eiongate strips I 8 which may-be construeted of paper or other display are adapted to he slid into the groove it :so as to be retained by the overhanging longitudinal fianges $1. The str ipsiid may carry any suit'aibleindicia regarding advertising, price or the ililee'whic'h relates-to the particular clothes which are supported. One or the strips 38 terminates short of the end of the iifl, as is acleariy shown an figure '3, Although the supperting member is shown as generallyxbox-hke, the invention is not to be limited to this specific construction since said member could be dorm-edict two :side panels suitably'connected by a longitudinal bot; tom strip, drain any other desired manner;

:For suppoiitingthe clothes to be displayed and invention is shown,

. ,ee er dedz t 1 am end of the groove 20 and communicate therewith. A hanger bracket 22 which may be of any desired construction but which preferably comprises a supporting disk 23 havin an upstanding shank 24 is arranged to be suspended from the main support Ill. The shank 24 of the bracket is provided with a ball 25 at its upper end and this ball is of a diameter which makes said ball readily insertable or removable through the circular openings 2| and Zia at the ends of the groove 20. It will be evident by observing Figures 2 and 3 that the ball 25 of the bracket 22 may be inserted through the opening 2! so that i the ball is disposed within the internal cavity H of the main supporting member ID. The shank 24 of the bracket may then be moved inwardly central opening 36 are a plurality of slots 37, said slots extending from said opening to the outer peripheral edge of the disk 23 of the bracket. Circular openings 38 are formed in the top of the disk 23 and communicating with the circular openings is an internal cavity 33 formed Within said disk. In inserting the hanger into supporting position, the shank 34a of said hanger is passed into cheer the slots 3'! until the ball 35 is aligned with'the circular opening 38 in the top of the bracket. When so aligned, the ball 35 may move downwardly into the cavity 39 provided within the bracket and the hanger may be moved into axial alignment with the disk,

whereby the ball 35 is supported over the reduced central opening 36 in the bottom of the hanger along the slot 23 and obviously since the ball is of a. larger size than said slot, the hanger will be suspended from the main supporting member l9.

The ball of the hanger is insertable into the member l0 through the opening 2| at one end of the slot 20. To prevent displacement of the bracket by said bracket moving back into alignment with the opening 2i, a pivoted entrance gate 26 is mounted within the member and extends across the interior thereof. The gate is pivoted on a spring hinge 21 which normally holds said gate in closed position against a stop lug 28. When the ball of the hanger bracket is inserted upwardly through the opening 2| and the bracket is then moved inwardly, it will be obvious that the gate 26' may be readily swung inwardly to permit the ball 25 and shank 24 of the bracket to pass said gate. As soon as the ball and shank have moved beyond the gate, the spring hinge 27 will again close the gate against the stop lug 28.

In order to remove the hanger bracket from its supported position within the member, the bracket is slid longitudinally through the slot 20 to that end opposite the entrance opening 2|. At this end an exit gate 29 is pivoted on a spring hinge 30 and normally extends across the interior of the member in a closed position abutting a stop lug 3|. A spring-pressed latch pin 32 which is mounted in a suitable sleeve 33 in one side wall l3 of the member It! has its inner end engagin the exit gate 29. So long as the latch pin 32 is in its inner normal position, the exit gate 29 cannot be swung to an open position. When it is desired to remove the hanger bracket it is only necessary to manually retract the latch pin 32 and then by urging the ball and shank of the bracket against the exit gate, the gate will be swung to an open position allowing the ball 25 of the bracket to be aligned with the exit opening 2|a at the opposite end of the slot 20. Of course after the exit gate is closed, the latch pin is released to again lock the exit gate in its closed position.

From the above it will'be seen that a plurality of hanger brackets 22 may be supported within the longitudinal slot 20 of the main supporting member I0. The particular size or length of the member ID is, of course, subject to variation and will control the number of brackets which may be supported thereby. Each hanger bracket 22 is arranged to receive and supportan ordinary clothes hanger 34 which hanger is provided with a supporting ball 35 at the upper end of its shank. Although the bracket 22 is subject to variation it is preferable that it be formed with a central opening 36 in its bottom, which opening is of a diameter smaller than the diameter of the ball of the hanger 34. Extending radially from the ment.

disk 23. In such position, the hanger is suspended from the bracket and may rotate freely with respect thereto. It is noted that it is preferable to provide four of the entrance slots 37 together with the entrance openings 33 but the results could be just as easily obtained with only one entrance slot and opening. It has been found that since the bracket 22 is freely rotatable with respect to the main supporting member 10, the provision of a plurality of entrance slots and openings in the bracket disk facilitates the insertion and removal of the hanger 34 therefrom since it is not necessary to rotate the disk 23 to align a single entrance opening with the hanger.

From the foregoing it will be seen that a very simple and efiective hanger assembly is provided. The main supporting member 10 is constructed so that its top may support advertising panels and its sides may receive advertising strips, the latter being readily removable for easy replace- Each hanger bracket may be readily inserted into its suspended or supported position through the opening 2i and entrance gate 26. When in position, each hanger bracket may be slid longitudinally to any position along the slot 20 and may also be freely rotated. Removal of each hanger bracket is just as readily accomplished by merely retracting the latch pin 32 which allows the bracket to move past the hinged exit gate and then out through the exit opening 2m. Each bracket 22 is adapted to rotatably support a clothes hanger 34 which is rotatable with respect to the bracket. The hanger may be easily inserted or removed from the bracket through any one of the entrance slots 31 and openings 38. It will be obvious that the clothes supported on the hanger 34 may be rotated freely while in a suspended position and this makes it much easier to display said clothes to a prospective customer.

It is again noted that the particular construction of the hanger bracket 22 is subject to variation. So long as this bracket is rotatable and movable longitudinally with respect to the main support l8 and is also capable of rotatably supporting the hanger, the purposes of the invention will be accomplished. It is manifest that the assembly may be constructed of metal, wood or any other suitable material.

The foregoing description of the invention is explanatory thereof and various changes in the size, shape and materials, as well as in the details of the illustrated construction may be made, within the scope of the appended claims, without departing from the spirit of the invention.

What I claim and desire to secure by Letters Patentis:

1. A clothes hanger assembly including, a longitudinal supporting member having a bottom, the

bottom of the supporting member having a longitudinal slot therein with an enlarged opening at one end thereof, a hanger bracket having an upstanding shank provided with a supporting ball at its upper end, said ball being insertable through the enlarged opening into the interior of the member and having a diameter larger than the slot, whereby the hanger bracket is suspended from the member While being rotatable and movable longitudinally with respect thereto, and a clothes hanger removably and rotatably suspended from the bracket.

2. A clothes hanger assembly including, a 1ongitudinal supporting member having a bottom, the bottom of the supporting member having a longitudinal slot therein with an enlarged opening at one end thereof, a hanger bracket having an upstanding shank provided with a supporting ball at its upper end, said ball being insertable through the enlarged opening into the interior of the member and having a diameter larger than the slot, whereby the hanger bracket is suspended from the member while being rotatable and movable longitudinally with respect thereto, the bracket having a central opening in its bottom together with an entrance slot leading thereto from the outer edge of the bracket, and a clothes hanger having an upstanding shank formed with a supporting ball at its upper end, said supporting ball of the hanger being of a diameter larger than the central opening, whereby when the ball and shank are inserted through the entrance slot and the ball overlies the central opening within the bracket, said hanger being rotatably suspended from the bracket.

3. A clothes hanger assembly including, a longitudinal box-like supportingmember having a closed bottom, the bottom of the supporting member having a longitudinal slot therein with an enlarged opening at one end thereof, a hanger bracket having an upstanding shank provided with a supporting ball at its upper end, said ball being insertable through the enlarged opening into the interior of the member and having a diameter larger than the slot, whereby the hanger bracket is suspended from the member while being rotatable and movable longitudinally with respect thereto, the bottom of the supporting member also having a second enlarged exit opening at that end of the longitudinal slot opposite the first opening, spring-pressed entrance'gate adjacent the first opening and arranged to swing inwardly of the slot, at spring-pressed exit gate adjacent the exit opening, and adapted to swing outwardly of the slot, a manually operable latch normally locking the exit gate against movement,

whereby after the hanger bracket is in its supported position with the slot said gates prevent displacement of the bracket from the slot, and a clothes hanger removably and rotatably suspended from the bracket.

4. A clothes hangerassembly including, a 1ongitudinal box-like supporting member having a closed bottom, the bottom of the supporting member having a longitudinal slot therein with an enlarged opening at one end thereof, a hanger bracket having an upstanding shank provided with a supporting ball at its upper end, said ball being insertable through the enlarged opening into the interior of the member and having a diameter larger than the slot, whereby the hanger bracket is suspended from the member while being rotatable and movable longitudinally with respect thereto, the bottom of the supporting member also having a second enlarged exit opening at that end of the longitudinal slot opposite the first opening, a spring-pressed entrance gate adjacent the first opening and arranged to swing inwardly of the slot, a spring-pressed exit gate adjacent the exit opening, and adapted to swing outwardly of the slot, a manually'operable latch normally locking the exit gate against movement, whereby after the hanger bracket is in its supported position within the slot said gates pre vent displacement of the bracket from the slot, the bracket having a central opening in its bottom together with an entrance slot leading there to from the outer edge of the bracket, and a clothes hanger having an upstanding shank formed with a supporting ball at its upper end, said supporting ball of the hanger being of a diameter larger than the central opening, whereby when the ball and shank are inserted through the entrance slot and the ball overlies the central opening within the bracket, said hanger being rotatably suspended from the bracket.

DONALD c. MYERS.

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Classifications
U.S. Classification211/123, 211/162, 211/115, 248/307
International ClassificationA47G25/00, A47G25/06
Cooperative ClassificationA47G25/06
European ClassificationA47G25/06