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y 1, 1952 M. H. SPEAKER E 'i"AL 2,601,926
MULTIPLE GARMENT HANGER Fjiled Nov. 4. 1949 flg- INVENTORS MANNIEI H. SPEAKER SIDNEY NASH :4 7 TUBA/EV Patented July 1, 1952 Mannie H. Speaker and Sidney Nash, Brooklyn, N. Y.
Application November 4, 1949, Serial No. 125,594
This invention relates to a new and improved garment hanger and has for its principal object the provision of a garment hanger adapted to support a plurality of articles of clothing or the like.
Another object of the invention is to construct the frame of the hanger of a tube of suitable materialdrawn into the desired configuration and having the ends thereof detachably secured together. 7
Afurther object of the invention is the provision of one or more removable racks detachably secured to said frame.
A still further object of the invention is the provision of a swinging rack pivotally secured to the hanger frame.
For further comprehension of the invention, and of the objects and advantages thereof, reference will be had to the following description and accompanying drawings, and to the appended claims in which the various novel features of the invention are more particularly set forth.
In the accompanying drawings forming a material part of this disclosure:
Fig. 1 is an elevational view of the hanger of the invention.
Fig. 2 is an elevational view of the hanger of the invention modified to include a swinging rack.
Fig, .3 is a sectional view through the tubing of the frame and illustrates one manner of securing a rack therein.
Fig. 4 is a sectional view through the tubing of the frame and illustrates amodified rack and the means for securing it in the frame.
Fig. 5 is a sectional view through the tubing of the frame and illustrates another modified rack and the means for securing it in the frame.
Fig. 6 is a fragmentary view of the tubing of the framev and illustrates the means for securing the modified racks therein.
Fig. '7 is an enlarged sectional view on line 1-1 of Fig. 1.
Fig. 8 is a perspective view of the locking plug of the invention.
Fig. 8A is a perspective view of a modified locking plug.
Fig. 8B is a fragmentary sectional view on line 8b8b of Fig. 8.
Fig. 8C is a fragmentary view of the frame tubing of the invention and illustrates the means for cooperating with the locking plug of Fig. 8.
Fig. 8D is an enlarged sectional view on line 8d8d of Fig. 8G with the locking plug of Fig. 8 in place.
2 Claims. (01. 211-119 s Fig. 9 is an enlarged sectional view on line 9--9 of Fig. 7.
Fig. 10 is an enlarged sectional view of the tubing frame on line llll0 of Fig. 2.
The hanger, according to the present invention, includes a tube of .suitable material such 7 as aluminum, which is bent into a frame l5, shaped as shown in Fig.1. to provide for a coat or the like being supported thereby, andjhaving its two'ends joined together at 16. Atits upperlend'the' frame [5 haspivoted thereto theusual hook I! by which the hanger is supported in a closet or the. like.
A plurality (in the present instance, three.) of cross racks I8, and 2|, adaptedto have articles of clothing draped thereover, are supported hori.
tubing I5 is joined is below the lowermost rack It so that the only weight acting to pull the ends of the tubing apart is that dueto articles hung on or draped over the bottom rung of the tubing frame l5. Thus the means utilized to secure said ends together need not be of the strength that would be required if, for example, the jointj l,5 were 'locatedabove the cross bar 2 l.. y
The locking means? for'the joint It comprises a cylindrical block 22 (Fig. '8) of suitable light weight material, said block having a plurality of indentations or notches l9 therein (Figs. 8 and 8B). The notches I9 may be of any convenient shape, and each cooperates, with one of a plurality of detent flaps 29 (Figs. 80. and 8D) punched or cut in thefskin of the frame, [5 near its ends and having their free ends bent outward as shown.
The construction is such that block -22 is inserted into the ends of tubing l5, the flap .29 being tensioned outward by the block 22 until the notches l9 come into alignment therewith, -at
which time the fiaps snap into the notches and secure the ends of the tubing together. .The turned out ends of the flaps 29 allow the ends of the tubing to be pulled apart if such/should be desired.
In a modified construction the block 22 is provided with aplurality of bores 23 (Fig. 9) in each of which is located a pair of oppositely disposed locking fingers 24 connected by a coil spring 25 which tends to push the fingers in opposite directions out of the bore 23. To cooperate with the rounded outer ends 26 of the fingers 24, the tubing I5 is provided above and below joint IS with a plurality of annular grooves 21 (Fig. '7).
The construction is such that to secure the ends of tube I5 together, the ends thereof are spread apart, the fingers 24 pressed into the bores 23, and the block 22 inserted first into one end of the tube and then into the other. As the block moves into the ends of the tube, the rounded ends 26 of the end fingers 24 snap into the grooves 21 proximate the ends of the tube, but when sufficient pressure is exerted endwise of theblock, said end fingers snap out of the proximate grooves 27 and move to and snap into the far grooves 21, bringing the ends of the tube together and causing the proximate fingers 24 to snap into said proximate grooves. Thus the ends of the tube are secured together but can be pulled apart if such is desired.
According to the invention the cross bars I 3, 29 A and 2| may be of any of three types, and for convenience of description, the bars will be described as being each of a different type. It will be understood, however, that the bars may all be of the same type or they may include any combination of different type bars.
The bar I8 (Fig. 3) comprises a length of tubing which is supported, in circular slots in the frame tube I5. The bar is inserted in said slots by spreading apart the opposite, vertical portions of tube I5 and is of suficient length to prevent its removal in any other way than by spreading apart said vertical portions. This bar is therefore considered as a permanently positioned one.
-The cross bar 29 comprises a light weight rod having near. either end a peripheral groove 28 which by engagement with the reduced portion 30 of a keyhole slot SI in the vertical portion of tube. I5, secures said bar in place. The length of bar 29 is such that one end can be inserted into the wide portion of one slot 3| sufliciently for the other end thereof to be slipped into the opposing slot M. The groove 28 are then engaged in the reduced portions 30 of the slots 3I. The rod 29, is removed in the opposite manner to which it is inserted and is considered to be a removable bar. The bar 2| comprises a tube crimped near either end as at 32 (Fig. 5) to cooperate withthe reduced portion 30 of one of a second pair of slots 3|. Otherwise bar 2| is identical with and is inserted and removed in the same manner as bar 20.
In amodified form the hanger of the invention is providedwith a swinging rack (Figs. 2 and for slacks and the like. This swinging rack comprises a rack bar 33 projecting from a collar 34 iournalled. on the. post 22 between the two ends of the frame I5, which ends, in this form of the invention, do not bear one against'the other but The construction is the precise constructions herein disclosed and the a right is reserved to all changes and modifications coming Within the scope of the invention as defined in the appended claims.
Having thus described our invention, what we claim as new, and desire to secure by United States Letters Patent is:
1. In a garment hanger, a one-piece frame bent from a length of tubing having its ends located adjacent one another in vertical axial alignment, a plurality of annular grooves formed Within each of the ends of said tube, a cylindrical locking block inserted into both ends of said tube, said block having a plurality of spaced transverse bores therein matching the spacing of said grooves, and a pair of fingers with a spring between mounted in eachof said bores, said spring projecting each pair of. fingers into engagement with one of said grooves retaining said block in position in the ends of said tubing to connect the same. j
2. In a garment hanger, a one-piece frame bent from a length of tubin having its end located adjacent one another in vertical axial alignment, a plurality of annular grooves formed within each of the ends of said tube, a cylindrical locking block inserted into both ends of said tube, said block having a plurality of spaced transverse bores therein. matching the spacing of said grooves, a pair of fingers with a spring between mounted in each of said bores, said spring projecting each pair of fingers into engagement with one of said grooves retaining said block in position in the ends of said tubing to connect the same, said block holding the ends of. said tubing spaced from one another, a collar rotatively positioned on said block between the adjacent ends of said tube, and an elongated rack projecting radially from said collar.
- MANNIE. Hi SPEAKER.
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