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R. J. IDELSOHN GARMENT HANGER Aug. 30, 1949.
Filed Jan. 9, 1946 [N V EN TOR. Rig/ward J 101216011 B Y ATTORNEY Patented Aug. 3!), 1949 GARMENT HANGER Richard J. Idelsohn, Detroit, Mich.; Rose Idelsohn administratrix of said Richard J. Idelsohn, deceased, assignor to Rose Idelsohn Application January 9, 1946, Serial No. 640,078
3 Claims. (Cl. 211-413) This invention relates to garment hangers and particularly garment hangers for childrens use.
The object of the invention is to provide a garment hanger comprising a bar on which garments may be hung and a pair of suspension rods between which the bar is bridged, the rods being so pivoted to the bar extremities as to adapt them to be swung into parallelism with the bar, whereby the device may assume a quite compact form when not in use.
More specifically it is the object of the invention to attach a garment receiving bar to and between the lower ends of a pair of suspension rods by forming the latter with terminal eyelets to accommodate the bar ends, said rings being pivotally attached to the under side of the bar, and the rings sufficiently exceeding the bar in diameter that the rods may be swung through angles of substantially two hundred and seventy degrees to bring them parallel and adjacent to the bar.
The foregoing and various other objects are attained by the construction hereinafter described and illustrated in the accompanying drawing, wherein;
Fig. 1 is a perspective view of my improved hanger in its usual position of use.
Fig. 2 is an elevational view of the hanger as collapsed.
Fig. 3 is an enlarged fragmentary elevational view of an end portion of the garment-receiving bar and the suspension rod engaging such end, showing how said rod may be swung to disengage the rod extremity from the eyelet portion of the rod.
Fig. 4 is a view in front elevation of the hanger illustrating an alternative position of the suspension rods.
In these views the reference character I designates an elongated cylindrical bar formed of Wood, plastic or other suitable material. To said bar, in close proximity to its ends, are pivoted eyelets 2 formed by the lower end portions of a pair of suspension rods 3, the pivotal connections being formed by staples or fasteners i driven upwardly into the bar and each straddling one of said eyelets. This arrangement permits the bar to be inserted in and directly supported by the eyelets, imposing no load on the staples. It follows that the latter may be quite light, having merely to resist any tendency of the bar to shift lengthwise in the eyelets. The latter are materially larger in diameter than the bar i, by reason of which and close proximity of the eyelets to the bar extremities'it is feasible to swing the rods in the staples outwardly and downwardly from their normal upright positions and then inwardly and upwardly and to dispose them beneath and adjacent to the bar, in substantial parallelism with the latter, as illustrated in Fig. 2. As is apparent from Fig. 3, it is only by giving the eyelets a diameter considerably exceeding that of the bar that this swinging of the rods is made possible. Hooks 5 terminally formed by the rods 3, remotely from their eyelet forming extremities may engage a fixed horizontal bar 6, such as is commonly installed in wardrobes to carry garment hangers, or said hooks may both engage a supporting hook I, as in Fig. 4, the rods 3 then converging toward each supporting hook.
Adaptability of the described garment hangers to be quite compactly collapsed is a decided ad vantage in packing, storing, or shipping the improved hanger. The use of quite light staples 6 is desirable since such staples may be readily driven into the wooden bar without risk of splitting such bar. To avoid interfering with free pivoting of the rods 3, the staples are not driven deep enough to exert a binding effect on the eyelets 2. Affording a considerable play of the eyelets between the bar I and the head ends of the staples is further advantageous in allowing the rods 3 to lie, one beneath the other, in parallelism with the bar I.
The described hanger lends itself particularly to use by small children in that the bar I is suspended well below the usual level of the ordinary triangular coat hangers. Also the considerable length of the bar I renders it easy for a child to dispose a garment or garments on same.
While intended primarily for childrens use the described hangers may in many cases be found useful by adults, as a support for dresses or other garments whose width exceeds that of the more common type of garment hanger. For such use, a support or supports for the hooks 5 will be disposed at a considerably higher level than in adapting the device for childrens use.
What I claim is:
1. A garment hanger comprising an elongated garment-receiving bar, a pair of suspension rods terminally formed with eyelets for receiving the ends of said bar and adapted to directly support such ends, and a pair of fasteners set into the bar in close proximity to its ends and substantially aligned lengthwise of the bar, said fasteners engaging said eyelets and pivoting the rods to swing from an upstanding relation to the bar to positions underlapping the bar, said eyelets being REFERENCES CITED sufiiciently oversized as compared to the bar to The following references are of record m the clear the bar ends when swung as specified. file of this patent:
2. A garment hanger, as set forth in claim 1, said fasteners being staples. 5 UNITED STATES PATENTS 3. A garment hanger as set forth in claim 1, Number N t the length of said rods being less than the dis- 299,586 Sacks June 3, 1884 tance between said fasteners. 609,116 McDonald Aug. 16, 1898 1,858,653 Wilcox May 17, 1932 RICHARD J. IDELSOHN. 10 2,172,681 Plaks Sept. 12, 1939