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March 4, 1952 A. o. MACKEY COAT HANGER Filed Jan. 16, 1948 JNVENTOR. AV/S 0. MAC/(7 Patented Mar. 4, 1952 UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE COAT HANGER Avis 0. Mackey, Homer, N. Y.
Application January 16, 1948, Serial No. 2,789
1 Claim. (Cl. 223-88) This invention relates to an improved coat hanger. i
It isan object of this invention to provide an improved coat hanger" ofithe kind to be more particularly described hereinafter which will be light in weight andstr'ong to withstand'hard usage and so constructed and arranged that other coat hangers may be suspended therefrom in a selected arrangement.
Another object of this invention is to provide a coat hanger of this kind which may be made of plastic or other light materials having suitable metal reinforcements therein and having the portions of the hanger which are adapted to sustain the weight of added hangers reinforced in a manner to'suitably support the hanger rigidly and maintain an attractive appearance thereof.
With the above and other objects in view, my invention consists in the arrangement, combination and details of construction disclosed in the drawings and specification, and then more particularly pointed out in the appended claim.
In the drawings,
Figure 1 is a side elevation of an improved coat hanger constructed according to an embodiment of my invention,
Figure 2 is a transverse section taken on the line 2--2 of Figure 1,
Figure 3 is a vertical section taken on the line 33 of Figure 1, and
Figure 4 is a perspective view of a coat hanger supporting other hangers.
Referring to the drawings, the numeral Ill designates generally an improved coat hanger which may be made preferably of plastic or other suitable light material of such a characteristic. that it may be molded to the desired shape.
The coat hanger In is formed with an elongated lower horizontal arm or bar I I having up- 1 wardly converging side arms I2 and I4 connected at the ends thereof. The side arms I2 and I4 are joined together at the apex l5 spaced upwardly from the horizontal bar II midway along the length thereof.
A web or flange I6 is fixed to or formed on the lower edge of the side arms I2 and I4 and extends downwardly therefrom. The arms I2 and I4 are formed of an elongated rod rounded in cross section to form a bead.
A second bead as I! is fixed to or formed on the lower inner edge of the web I6 whereby the two beads and web form a beam on the opposite sides of the center line of the hanger Ill. The flange is of the beam is disposed vertically so 2 F that the side arms I2 and I 4 will be able toofier a large resistance to bending. 1',
The lower horizontal arm II isalso formed of a bead portion which constitutes the largerstrupture ofijthe'arm II and an upwardly extending vertical flange or web I8 is fixed'tojor formed on the upperedge of the head. I 1.1. .5
The upper edge of the web I8 is provided with a plurality of upwardly opening separated recesses as I9 along the length thereof. The recesses I9 are substantially arcuate being concave upwardly. A reinforcing flange or bead is fixed to or formed on the upper edge of the web I8 whereby the beads I I and 20 together with the web I8 constitute a reinforced beam of the lower horizontal arm of the hanger.
A bar as 2I is fixed to the edges of each of the recesses I9 on the opposite sides thereof and is disposed transversely of the web I8 and of the hanger III. The recesses I9 are provided for supporting the hook of other coat hangers which may depend from the horizontal bar I I for securing the other hangers as 22 in selected spaced relation along the length of the arm II.
A hook member as 24 is provided for the hanger I0 and is formed with a shank 25 which extends through the apex I5 and is fixed to or formed integral with the arm II adjoining the arm II midway its length.
The shank 25 is also plastic and may be formed integrally with the arms I2 and I4. The apex I5 of the hanger I0 is disposed in an upwardly convergent relation relative to the arms I2 and I4 and an intermediate web 26 is fixed between the upwardly converging lower bead I! and the shank 25.
The upwardly extending arm I2 is positioned on one side of shank 25 above and spaced from the bar II and has one end secured to the end of bar II adjacent thereto. The upwardly extending arm I4 is positioned on the other side of shank 25 above and spaced from the bar I I and has one end secured to the end of bar II adjacent thereto. The arms I2 and I4 are arranged in converging relation with respect to each other and have their converging ends connected to shank 25. A hook extends upwardly from the hanger I0 and upwardly from the apex I5. The hook 26 constitutes the means by which the hanger III may be suspended from a suitable rod or support as the rod 21 shown in Figure 4 of the drawing.
For further reinforcing the hanger I0, a length of suitably stiff wire as 28 may be contained within the hook member 24. The wire 28 is disposed within the mold of the hanger [0 before the plastic is put into the mold so that the wire may be formed substantially as an integral part of the hanger l0 An eye as 29 is formed on the lower bead ll midway the length thereof immediately below the shank 25. The eye 29 is formed with a central opening 30 through which the hook of another hanger may be engaged when'- desired. The wire 28 which "extends downwardly-"through the hook 26 and shank 25 may be looped within the eye 29 for reinforcing this eye so that heavy garments or other overweighted objects may be suitably supported from the hook member fl? Each of the bars 2| is substantially cylindri cal in shape having concentric recess 3| opening outwardly from the ends thereof to'ad'd tothe attraction of the appearance of the hanger I 0 and to provide for attaching any suitable clamppositkfidspfsaid horizontal bar: a" riots cos:
nected to and rising above the ibhgitu'diaauy' 4 inward ends of said side arms, said horizontal bar comprising a longitudinally and vertically extending web having an upper longitudinal edge, said upper longitudinal edge being formed with longitudinally spaced recesses therein for accommodating hanger hooks, a flange extending along said upper longitudinal edge of the web including the recesses, said flange projecting laterally 'beyondthe-opposite sides-of said web, and transversely extnding':bais secured upon said flange and rising thereabove at the opposite ends of the recesses.
AVIS O. MACKEY.
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