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R. J. ZEIGL ER 2,503,648
GARMENT HANGER WITH CLAMPING DEVICE Filed May 1, 1947 nnen or ROBERT J. Z EIGLER B8 an April 11,1950
Patented Apr. 11, 1950 UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE GARMENT HANGER WITH CLAMPING DEVICE 3 Claims.
This invention relates to garment hangers, and more particularly to hangers provided with a line upon which garments and the like of small size can be hung for drying.
One object of my invention is to provide a hanger of the character referred to that can be used to support small articles of clothing, such as stockings, handkerchiefs and lingerie in such manner that they can conveniently be hung in a bathroom or other indoor location, for drying, it being understood, of course, that the hangers can be made in larger sizes, for outdoor drying.
Another object of my invention is to provide a hanger in conjunction with a twisted string gripping element of such form that the user can readily change the tension exerted on the twisted string, for gripping the articles.
In the accompanying drawing, Figure l is a side view of a hanger made in accordance with my invention; Fig. 2 is an edge View thereof, showing an attachment for use in hanging the hanger on a door, and Fig. 3 is a perspective view of the hook attachment of Fig. 2.
The hanger is here shown as being made of bent wire shaped to somewhat the general form of conventional coat hangers, but being provided with certain modified features that render it adaptable for use in supporting light weight articles for drying. The device comprises a suspension portion 4 of hook form and spreader arm portions 5. The members 4 and 5 are preferably of a single piece of wire so as to provide for greater yieldability or flexibility, since the portions 5 simply overlap one another at 6 and have relative movement at such point, under flexing stresses. The hanger is resilient and to this end may be made of hard-drawn low carbon (about .15) steel. They usually will be made of higher carbon steel with a better spring-like characteristic in the larger sizes.
The spreader arms slope downwardly in opposite directions and have bends 1 formed on their ends to serve as hooks for a twisted line 8 which may be of any suitable good grade fabric cord with its strand portions twisted loosely enough to permit convenient spreading by the fingers of the user for insertion of garments 9 and [0. The loop 8 will be made of such length that it will hold the arms 5 under tension and therefore be itself tensioned sufficiently to adequately grip the upper edge portions of the garments. The user can readily adjust the tension simply by lengthening or shortening the loop 8 and can readily replace worn strings with other strings that are usually available around a household.
The hook 4 can conveniently be hung on any suitable support or outdoors on a clothes line. To enable the hanger to be hung from a door, with the garments held in spaced relation to the door face, I provide a hook II which has a channel-like portion 12 for engaging the upper edges of a door 13 and an eye [4 to receive the hook or suspension member 4 of the hanger.
I claim as my invention:
1. A hanger comprising a suspension member, spreader arms carried by and extending in opposite directions from said member, and a looselytwisted looped string having its ends supported by said arms, the twisted turns of the loop being separable to grip articles and the arms being yieldable and maintaining the string under tension.
2. A hanger comprising a suspension member, spreader arms sloping downwardly in opposite directions from said member, relatively flexible vertical extensions on the inner ends of the arms connecting them to the suspension member, and
- a loosely-twisted looped string having its ends supported by the outer ends of the arms, the twisted turns of the loop being separable to grip articles and the arms being yieldable and maintaining the string under tension.
3. A hanger comprising a suspension member, spreader arms sloping downwardly in opposite directions from said member, relatively flexible vertical extensions on the inner ends of the arms connecting them to the suspension member, and a loosely-twisted looped string having its ends supported by the outer ends of the arms, the twisted turns of the loop being separable to grip articles and the arms being yieldable and maintaining the string under tension, and the suspension member and spreader arms being formed of a single wire.
ROBERT J. ZEIGLER.
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