US 2514501 A
Description (OCR text may contain errors)
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TAG HOLDER ON WIRE GARMENT HANGERS Filed May 11, 1949 Fig. 3 Fig.4 Fig. 5
INVENTORS GLEN EiMARICA I J IEL E. GOODRICH ATTORNEYS Patented July 11, 1950 I AG-HOLDER ON WIRE-fiGAR'MENT HANGERS Glens. Marica, Denver, 001 aria Uriel E. Goodrich, Laramie", Wyo.
l-i ApplicationMa'y 11, 1949,-Serial N0;-92;654
This invention relates tea-garment hangers and moreiparticularly to improvements in"identifica- =tion tag holders for same.
In the handling of garments in cleaning and pressing establishments, or in the delivery of garments to the customer, it is necessary that the garment be readily identified while being supported on a coat hanger. Various devices and systems of attaching an identification tag to the hanger have been proposed or used, and it is to improvements in devices of this type to which the present invention more particularly relates.
One of the principal objects of the invention is to provide a garment hanger with a tag securing device which looks the tag thereto so that it may not be accidentally removed.
Another object is to construct the securing device so that it may be deformed by a finger of the user to lock or unlock the tag.
Another object is to construct the securing device in such manner that a protective covering bag may be slid downwardly over the hanger and. garment without catching on any obstructions.
A further object is to provide a wire hanger of the foregoing type in which the tag securing device is formed as an integral part of the hanger or as a separate element secured thereto.
Still further objects, advantages, and salient features will become more apparent from the description to follow, the appended claim, and the accompanying drawing, in which:
Figure 1 is a side elevation of a hanger, with an identification tag thereon, and supporting a garment, shown by dotted lines;
Figure 2 is an enlarged fragmentary side elevation of the hanger shown in Figure 1;
Figure 3 is a section taken on line 3-3, Figure 2;
Figure 4 is a section taken on line 4-4, Figure 2;
Figure 5 is a section similar to Figure 3 showing an alternative form of the invention;
Figure 6 is asimilar view showing another alternative form; and
Figure '7 is a side elevation, similar to Figure 1, showing any of the foregoing forms of hangers with a supplemental garment hanger secured thereto in lieu of an identification tag.
Referring in detail to the drawing, and particularly Figures 1 to 4, the hanger It has shoulder and collar supporting portions I I, i2, respectively, on each side of shank l3, the upper end of the latter being formed with a hook l4. The lower ends of the-shoulder supporting portions are-conw-nected by a l-wire I 5;:01' it'desired, the-lower ends may supportetherebetween-a cardboard tube, or
the like (not shown). The wires, where they form the shank, are twisted as shown at IE, to secure them together, wire ll extending upwardly to form the hook M. The construction so far described is conventional and forms no part of the invention per se.
One of the improvements over the construction so far described, or other prior art, resides in the manner in which the other wire I8 is formed. This wire has a bend I9 and another bend 20, outwardly of the shank to provide a downwardly projecting leg H. The lower end of leg 2! is provided with a bent end 22 which is disposed within V 23, below the twisted portion of the shank, and above the plane of wires 24, 25. The downwardly bent leg portion may be disposed in the position shown by dotted lines 2| in Figure 4,
or alternatively, be in the position shown by the full lines. If it be in the position shown by dotted lines a tag 26 is attached to the hanger by inserting the tag between the twisted shank, or V portion thereof, and deforming the leg 2| with the fingers to the position shown in full lines. When in this position one side of the tag abuts the hanger on the generally planar portion thereof formed by the wires adjacent the V, and the other face of the tag is prevented from movement in the opposite direction, the bent end 22, passing through a perforation in the card, preventing movement of the tag in any direction in its plane. It becomes apparent therefore, that the tag is locked to the hanger and may be removed only by tearing it or again springing or deforming the leg 2| away from the shank. Alternatively, as pointed out, the leg 2l may normally be disposed in the full line position and be sprung outwardly to permit the tag to be inserted as previously described. In any event, the bent lower end of the leg should, in the locked position, extend at least to, or somewhat beyond the plane of the V, that is, to the left, as shown in Figures 3 and 4.
In Figure 5 is shown an alternative form of the invention wherein the leg portion Zla is formed of a separate wire twisted about the shank, the construction otherwise being the same as the previous embodiment.
In Figure 6 is shown another form of the invention in which leg portion Zlb is formed of a flat strip of sheet metal secured at its top to the shank by bent portion 21. only and any other securing means may be provided such as spot welding, or the like.
This is exemplary In Figure 7 is shown a supplemental hanger which may be secured to the main hanger in lieu of the tag, or in addition thereto. This may be made of cardboard with a slot 29 therein for supporting ties or other garments.
Having described the invention what we claim as new is:
In a round wire garment hanger of the type having a twisted shank interposed between a hook thereabove and outwardly extending garment portions therebelow, there being divergent wires between the outwardly extending portions and the lower end of the shank, the-shank, divergent wires, and outwardly extending portions lying substantially in a plane, the combination therewith, of a member secured at its top end to the shank and extending downwardly adjacent thereto adapted to prevent accidental removal of a whereby the card or tag is prevented from movement in a direction perpendicular to said plane by the abutment of the card or tag with the face of the hanger defined by said plane, the other face adapted to abut the member on a side thereof which faces the shank, and the lateral end prevents movement of the card or tag in any direction parallel to said plane.
GLEN E. MARICA.
URIEL E. GOODRICH.
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