US 2524427 A
Description (OCR text may contain errors)
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GARMENT HANGER SUPPORT AND CARD HOLDER Filed Feb. 17, 194'?A4 V2 Shees-Sheet 1 FIG. L.
Inventor SAMUEL J. CUTAIA FIG. 2.
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GARMENT HANGER SUPPORT AND CARD HOLDER Filed Fel?. 17, 1947 2 Sheets-Sheet 2 "R FIG 3 FIG. 5 FIG 7 20j 1I l. I A
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Patented Oct. 3, 1950 NT OFFICE GARMENT HANGER SUPPORT AND CARD HOLDER Samuel J. Cutaia., Houston,
Application February 17,
The present invention relates to a supporting device for use in such establishments as cleaning and pressing shops, the purpose of the invention being to provide for the hanging of suits, or other articles of apparel on conventional racks or supporting bars, in such manner that the garment of a particular customer can be readily found when called for. In connection with the above. the invention will be found to be of great assistance in storing the garments in the manner mentioned, in alphabetical, numbered, or other order, so that the possibility of any garment becomingr even temporarily, is avoided.
Another object of the invention is to provide a a neat and pressed condition.
It will be apparent from the description of the invention herein, that the supporting device deand where it is necessary to space the overhead supporting bars relatively closely to one another. The invention provides for retaining the gartheir support so that identifying indicla on the support is constantly presented to the most convenient direction for recognition by attendants passing between the rows of garments.
gresses. In the drawings:
Figure 1 is a top plan view of the support in use, while supporting garments from an overhead bar or rail, the View being presented as from a point above the rail, looking downwardly.
Figure 2 is a side elevational View of the assembled garments supported by the device from the rail, looking inwardly at an angle toward the rail from a point indicated by the arrow A in Figure 1.
Figure 3 is a side elevational view of the front face of the device itself.
Figure 4 is a top plan view tionecl in Figure 3.
Figure 5 is another side elevational View of the device, showing its relation to the overhead rail, this View varying from that of Figure 3 in that the device has been turned through an angle of substantially 45, in a counter-clockwise direction as viewed from the top.
Figure 6 is a top plan view of the device as presented in Figure 5, also showing diagrammatically the relation ofthe overhead rail.
of the device as posi- Tex.
1947, Serial No. 729,108
Figure 7 is a side elevational edge view of the away, the view showing a portion of the device as it would appear when turned through substantially from the position of Figure 3, in a clockwise direction, as viewed from the top.
Figure 8 is a horizontal sectional view through the supporting device taken along the line 8--8 of Figure 3.
Referring to Figures 3, 5 and 7, the device consists of a at name plate portion Il) of metal, of
propriately bending the end of the rod to form the triangle mentioned, the
The general manner of apparent from Figure 2. head rail is shown at R,
use of the device will be In this gure, the over- `the rail, the dimension 30, so that each garment is carried by its particular device. A sheet of paper, or card board, r the like, bearing whatever indicia is found necessary with respect to the particular garment is inserted from the edge 22 into and on the front face of the plate Il), being retained by the top, bottom and side guiding edges i2, i8 and I6 respectively. When an attendant searches for a customers garment, he passes between thevarious rows thereof, suspended from parallel rails R, and selects the garment from the writing on the inserted cards, as will be apparent from Figure 2.
As has been mentioned, the supporting.v device is designed for most convenient presentation of information on the customers card while at the same time providing for supporting the garments in orderly and space-saving,relationV in the usual manner, i. e., in planes at right angles tol the length of the overhead supporting bar. In order to accomplish this, and referring to a comparison of Figures 3 and 5, the hook portion 28 is formed so that it lies in a1 plane substantially at 459, when viewed from above, from the plane oi the plate iii. Stated another way, the plane oi' the hook portion is bent 45 from the plane of the plate l0 in a counter-clockwise, direction, as viewed from the topV of the device, this being apparent from an inspection of Figure 4.
In addition to the abo-ve provision, the loop 3] is alsoformed in a plane displaced substantially.-
45" from the plane of the plate Il), but the displacement of the plane of the loop 30 is inthe opposite direction from that oi the hook portion 23, i. e., it may be said to be bent to an angle of 45 in a clockwise direction from that of the plate Iii as viewed from above. With this relationship, it willbe apparent `from Figures i and 6, that the plane of the hook portion 2B is at right angles to the plane of theloop-portion 3G. The result of these relative arrangements of the parts mentioned is that when the device is supported from an overhead rail R, the hook portion 28 will beat right angles to the railR, which is the position most desirable for stability in harige ing the device on the rail, and the loop portionV 3) will lie in a plane beneath and parallel with the axis of the rail R, which is the position most convenient for suspending the hook of a'Y coat hanger C on the loop 30 and at right angles to the rod or rail R. In this connection, the plate i0 is so designed, as to width, that when suspended from of theplate along the length of the rail is substantially equal to that necessary to accommodate an ordinary garment such as amans suit, carried on the coat hangers As will beevident from Figure 6, when an attendant passes between rows of garments, and moving along in the direction oi the axis of the rod R, the front faceV of the lplate lil'will` be presented to him at an angle of substantially 45 i rom the vertical plane through the axis of the rod R, and due to the design and relation of parts as described, the customers card will be presented to the attendant in a most convenient position for quick inspection. It will'further be evident that bythe arrangement described, when the garments are hung in close order on the overhead rail R there will be a minimum obscuring of one card by the plate which supports the preceding card, with respect to the direction of movement of the attendant between the rows oi garments which arel in stock.
The,` convenient relationship of adjacent supporting devices, andtheir customers, cards,- will 4 also be evident from a comparison of Figures i and 2. It will be observed from Figure 1 that an attendant standing or moving through point A will be able to look directly against the front face of the supporting device, and as portrayed in Figure 2 there will be no substantial overlapping of the plates l0 of the supporting devices, as far as the View of the attendant is concerned.
The advantages as mentioned above will obviously be present, even though the articles of cloth ing are closely racked on the rods R, in order to take maximum advantage of the available space.
While the invention may be usefully employed in various establishments where clothing and the like is handled, it will be found to be or" most pronounced'useiulness in such as cleaning and pressing establishments. In these establishments, lwhen a garment is received at the checkingein point, a list is prepared for each customer cn a printed form, which contains a description of`=all garments as delivered by a particular customer. A distinguishing number or letter is placed on this list, and a correspondingmark is inscribed on the particular garments. 'Ihe list is ledand the garments are sent to the work room for processing, and upon return from the work room, it is necessary to assemble theY garments delivered bythe individual customer and attach the proper list to the assembled garments. Obviously, a great deal of checking is required to locate each list and collect the proper garments to be grouped with that list.
In the use of the present invention, a special hanger is used for each customer, and a customers list is made at the receiving oice in the usual manner and the garments are sent to the work room. This list is then inserted in the-holder or plate Il] of a particular supporting device, and this device is then suspended on the overhead rods in alphabetical or numerical order, arranged so that the list is presented for convenient reading, from the aisle. As finished garments are returned from the work room, each garment can be taken as soon as returned, and byits identifying mark, it may be suspended on a hanger or the like from the end of the loop 30 on the proper supporting device. The above system'eliminates duplicate handling of the finished clothes, and avoids extended searchesthrough greatnumbers of garments in order to assemble the garments of a particular order, prior to hangingl them in the storage area awaitingcall from the customer.
l. A garment support comprising a rigid rod adapted to assume a normally vertical position, said rod having an upper end 'bent into anopen hook to removably engage over an overheadpipe rail orV the like when said hook. is in a vertical plane normal to the axis of saidV pipe or rail, said rod having a lower end bent to forni a loop positioned directly below said hook for supporting conventionalcoat hanger-sor the like, said loop being formed to lie in a vertical planeat right angles to theplane of said hook, and a at plate having means for receiving a customersidentification sheet or card rigidly secured to said rod between said hook andr said loop and lying in a vertical plane between the planes of said hook and said loop.`
2. A garment support comprisingv a rigid rod adapted to assume a normally vertical position, said rod having any upper endV bent into. an open hookfto removably, engage over an overhead pipe rail or the like when said hook` is ina vertical receiving an identication card or sheet rigidly secured to said rod between said hook and said loop and lying in a, vertical plane displaced substantially 45 from the plane of said hook.
3. A garment support comprising a rigid rod adapted to assume a vertical position, said rod having an upper end provided with means for suspending said support, said rod having a lower end bent to form a, loop positioned directly below said suspending means and which lies in a, vertical plane, and a flat plate secured to said rod above said loop, said plate having a channel to receive a customers identication card or sheet, said. plate lying in a vertical plane which is displaced from the tially 45.
plane of said loop byl substan- -SAMUEL J. CUTAIA.
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