US 2479356 A
Description (OCR text may contain errors)
C. M. HENNES Aug. 16, 1949.
GARMENT HOLDER 2 Sheets-Sheet 1 Filed March 9, 1.944
CHRISTOPHER M. HENNES (3'. M. HENNES GARMENT HOLDER 2 Sheets-Sheet 2 Filed March 9, 1944 m M v F M 47? m Jm 8 m 2 H m y Q J FIG Patented Aug. 16 1949 1+ l gal-19,356 T g GARMENT HOLDER Omanienuine, Stevens :Point,-.Wis.- Application March 9, 1944,- Serial No. 525 746 in invention IBIS/ties tt'ragarme'nt clamp 'which is aclapted to be used in connection with 1 a coat hanger or other similar" means of supporting a garment. f l 1 g A feature.residesinprovidinga'garment'hanger having" a common central member associated with a pair of clamping. jawsjwhich are adapted to be urged toward the common center member tosupportone or more garments bythefree ends of the clamping device engaging: against the center member. Y I j It is a feature to provide a garment support which isprovided with a central member which may be formed with an eyelet-ore hook so that the garment support-may-be attached to' acoat hangeror othermemberi Thus; a garment may be held by the holder hanger hanging from a-coat hanger or ahookas-may-be desired. V
It is also a feature-toprovidea garment hanger composed mainly-of threeparts, including a central member and apair oiyclamping jaws which are provided by the fulcrum points bearing against the central member; and including a member anchored inthecentral member and extending freely through the jaw members and provided with wing-nuts which are threaded to the member anchored in the central member so that the jaws may be individually released by the wing-nut or clamped towards the central memher to hold the garment. Furthermore, I provide a guiding member across the top end of the garment support, the ends of which are slidably connected to the upper ends of the jaws and which member is anchored or secured to the centcr member. This guiding member keeps the jaws in line to hold the free ends thereof in operating position.
My garment support may be made with means for pivotally securing the clamping jaws to the central member and with spring means which may be common to both clamping jaws adapted to urge the operating ends of the jaws into position to clamp the garment under tension of the spring. The spring means may be so formed as to permit the jaws to be individually disengaged from the garments supported by the hanger.
The drawings illustrate the invention in its best embodiment, and:
Figure 1 is an edge view of my garment support.
Figure 2 is a side view of the same.
Figure 3 is a plan view of the same.
Figure 4 is a longitudinal section through my garment support on the line 4-4 of Figure 2.
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Figure 5 illustrates a coat hanger showing a pair or my garment" supports secured; to and hanging from the same.
Figure dis a detail of the operating endnof my garment support showing the clamping jawsgaging the cuffsof-two pairs of pants.
Flg'ure- 7 is an edgeview ofanalternative form ofmyclamp. I
Figure 8' is a longitudinal section' througnithe clamp on the line 8'-'--8 ofFigure 9. w Figure 9 is a longitudinal sectionon'the: line li -53 of Figure 'l. a
Figure 10 is a section entire line le -Ill: orFip ure '7. 1 l? 'My garment clamp A is :formed oi' wocd or 9; non-metallic central n'iemlier lll vi'rhich is com monto a'pair of side clamps H which are hingedly supported in the fulcrum pointl2 formed by the notches-I3 in the central member Ill. The clamping'jaws' H may be made of wood orother non metallic material.
The central member in is-formed'with a-depending tongue member It; the sides of whicl'r arecut away at l5 to provide a garment receiving space on either side of the: tonguem'ember 'l'l-f A rorm of accomplishing this cut-awayF-means is provided'by-making the sides of=the-*tong"' -lparallel.
The central member ID, which is common to each of the clamping jaws H', is substantially wedge shaped on its upper end to provide spaces It between the central member and the upper ends l! of the clamping members H.
The upper end I! of theclamping jaws H are slidably connected to the cross-bar l8 which fits into the notches 19 of the upper ends ll of the jaws H. A screw eye 20 anchored in the upper end of the central member In holds the bar I! in place secured firmly to the central member I. The bar I8 is countersunk into the upper end of the member H).
The clamping jaws H rest freely in the notches l3 and are adapted to pivot in these notches in their opening movement as illustrated in dotted outline in Figure 4.
The operating ends of the clamping jaws H are adapted to be urged toward the tongue [4 of the common central member II! by the wing-nuts 2l which are threaded to the bolt 22. The ends of the bolt 22 pass freely through the holes 33 formed in the clamping jaws H. The bolt 22 is rigidly anchored centrally between its ends at 2| in the central member ID. Thus the ends of the bolt 22 extend freely through the holes 23 so that when one of the wing-nuts 2| is released, the respective jaw ll controlled by said wing nut will from the coat hanger D to provide a means of supporting two pairs of trousers from the coat hanger Dor to provide a skirt" holding means associated with the coat hanger D. The eyelet'flfl' provides the means of connecting the garment support A to the coat hanger.
In Figures 7-10 inclusive, I have illustrated an alternative form of my coat hanger A wherein the central member 18, Which'is common to the operating jaws H, is adapted to support the side 7 plates 25. The plates are secured by the screws 26 to firmly hold the plates 25 on either side of the central member ID.
. In this-form of my. garment support, the jaws H are pivotally supportedxto .the plates 25 by the bolts 21.. .I provide a coil spring 28 which passes freely-through the hole 29 formed in the central member [0 and the ends of which are adaptedlto engage in the recesses or sockets 30 of the upper free ends 3| of the jaws H.
Thus, in this alternative form of my clamp A, I provide the jaws l I with spring means common to the "two jaws to hold the jaws in clamping position to engage the cuifs of trousers or the belt of a skirt to' support thegarments B and C by the garment holder. The function of this alternative'formof my garment support is identical with that shown in Figures 1 to 6 inclusive insofar ,as holding or supporting a garment is concerned. However, instead of using the bolt member 22, I use the spring 28 to urge the operating ends of jaws ll against or toward the central member ID.
. gMy' arment support provides adesirable means of :holding a garment associated with a coat hanger. My garment hanger also has the advantage of supporting two pairs of trousers or two I skirts, each of which may be removed or attached separately from the other. Further, my
garment support provides a positive means of holding a garment so that it may be hung up when desired and yet may be readily removed from the garment hanger when it is desired to release the same from the hanger. It is obvious that the hanger may be made of wood, plastic or any suitable material which is strong enough to support a garment under the strength of clamping the same in supporting position.
,Iclaim: A clothes "clamp'combrising a common central member having parallel sides at the clamping "surfaces thereof and a hole formed centrally therein clamping jaws extending substantially the length of and on either side of said central member having holes formed therein adapted to alignwith said hole formed in said central member; a hinging joint between the ends of said jaws on said central member, guide means for said jaw members extending across the top of said J'awsand clamp, and a threaded member inserted through saidholes formed insaid central mem ber andsaid clampingjaws, said threadedmemher having nuts thereon to align and engage said jaws with said central member.
. I CHRISTOPHER M.
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