US 2539803 A
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Jan., 30, 1951 H, A, WESTBERG 2,539,803
Filed oet. 14, 1948 VIM )fil/14W Patented Jan. 30,1951
YUNrrro STATES; PATENT OFFICE Referring to the accompanying drawings',
wherein like characters indicate like parts throughout the several views:
Fig. 1 is a fragmentary View in perspective of my novel hanger bracket as applied to the hinge of a conventional door;
Fig. 2 is a fragmentary View in side elevation of the structure illustrated in Fig. 1, some parts being broken away and some parts shown in section;
Fig. 3 is a fragmentary detail in section taken substantially on the line 3 3 of Fig. 2;
Fig. 4 is a view in perspective of the head element of my hanger bracket;
Fig. 5 is a view corresponding substantially to Fig. 2, but showing a modified form of the invention; and
Fig. 6 is a fragmentary section taken substantially on the line I-I of Fig.`5.
Referring particularly to Figs. 1 to l, inclusive, of the drawings, the numeral I indicates a head, preferably formed from wood or other suitable material and provided at one side thereof with a U-shaped channel 2, which is roughly of a size to snugly receive therein a portion of the pintle eye of a conventional door hinge.
Extending through the upper portion of the head I is a cylindrical passage 3, the axis of which intersects the transverse center of channel 2. A hanger bar 4 is rigidly secured within the passage 3 by glue or other suitable means and has its inner end terminating in close proximity adjacent the upper end of the channel 2. As shown, the inner end of the hanger bar 4 is provided with a transverse bore 5 .which communicates with a pair of diametrically opposed grooves 6 in the passage 3. An anchoring member 8 in the nature of a flexible resilient metallic band is bent to form a loop 9, which projects transversely outwardly of the upper end portion of the channel 2 and is generally concentric therewith. The opposite inner ends of the band 8 are shown as extending into the opposed grooves 5 and have inturned ears I which extend into the opposite ends of the bore 5 in the hanger rod 4.
In assembling the above described arrangement of parts, the hanger rod 4 is but partially inserted into passage 3 with the bore 5 thereof projecting laterally outwardly therefrom in the direction of the channel 2. The band 8 is then bent so that the opposed ears It are received within the bore 5 and the rod 4 moves to the position of Fig. 3k with the sides of the band 8 snugly received within the grooves 6, in which position the hanger rod i is made fast within the head I.
It should be obvious that the extent to which the inner end of the hanger rod 4 is moved inwardly from the channel 2, determines the diameter of the loop 9. Said loop 9, as indicated, is adapted to be received over the headed end II of a pintle pin I2, which is conventionally received in the pintle eye I3 formed by the aligned staggered looped portions of hinge leaves I4 of a conventional hinge.
Preferably, and as shown, one corner of the otherwise rectangular head I is cut away, as indicated at I5, to provide a surface into which is screwed or otherwise anchored a garment supporting hook I6, which underlies the hanger rod fi. It should be obvious from the above that my novel clothes hanging device may be applied to a conventional hinge member by dropping the loop 9 over the headed end II of a conventional hinge structure and allowing the hinge eye portion i3 thereof to be received within the arcuate channel 2 under the action of gravity. Thus when so positioned, the device is not only capable of supporting considerable weight, but is allowed some considerable swinging movements about the axis of the hinge eye.
In the modified form illustrated in Figs. 5 and 6, the head which preferably is of the same general shape and design, is indicated by the numeral Il, and the hanger rod by the numeral I8. As shown, the hanger rod I8 has its inner end snugly received within an outwardly opening recess I9, which recess I9 is aligned with another recess 20, which opens into one end portion of a hinge eye receiving channel 2i. Recesses I9 and 20 are connected within the head I1 by a reduced aperture 22 which is coaxial therewith.
An anchoring member preferably and as shown in the nature of a flexible resilient metallic band 23 is shown as having its intermediate portion formed to provide a loop 24 adapted to be inserted over the headed end II of a hinge pin I2 and has its inner ends overlapped within the recess 20, as indicated at 25. The overlapped inner ends 25 of the anchoring member 23 are provided with aligned perforations through which is adapted to extend a screw 26, the headed end 2'! of which is within the recess 20. As shown, the screw 26 has threaded engagement with the inner end of hanger rod I8 within the recess I9. By this arrangement, not only is the inner end of the hanger bar I8 held fast within the recess I9, but also the diameter of the anchoring loop 24 may be varied by axial movements of the screw 26 with respect to the hanger rod I8.
While I have shown a preferred embodiment of my invention and a single modification thereof, it should be obvious that other modifications, such as the addition of a plurality of hanger rods to a single head, may be provided without departure from the scope and spirit of the invention as defined in the claim.
What I claim is:
In a device of the class described, a head having a laterally outwardly opening channel in one side thereof adapted to snugly receive a portion of the pintle eye of a hinge, said head having axially aligned recesses in opposite sides thereof and a coaxial aperture connecting said recesses, one of said recesses opening into said channel adjacent one of its ends, a flexible loop forming band projecting transversely outwardly of onel .4 end portion of said channel, the axis of said loop being parallel to the longitudinal plane of said channel, said loop being positioned to receive the headed end of the pintle pin when the hinge eye is received within said channel, said anchoring band having overlapping perforate ends extending into the recess adjacent said channel, a hanger rod seated within the other of said recesses, a headed screw extending through the aligned perforations of said anchoring band and through said aperture into the inner end portion of said hanger rod, whereby axial movement of said screw will vary the size of said anchoring loop.
HILDING A. WESTBERG.
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