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Publication numberUS2613857 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateOct 14, 1952
Filing dateOct 3, 1947
Priority dateOct 3, 1947
Publication numberUS 2613857 A, US 2613857A, US-A-2613857, US2613857 A, US2613857A
InventorsPechtel Victor H
Original AssigneePechtel Victor H
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Garment hanger
US 2613857 A
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Oct. 14, 1952 v. H. PECHTEL 2,613,857

GARMENT HANGER Filed Oct. 3, 1947 2 SHEETS--SHEET 1 A TTORNEYS Oct. 14, 1952 v; H. PECHTEI.

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GARMENT HANGER Victor H. Pechtel, Farmingdale, N. Y.

Application October f Thisinvention relates to garment hangers, and Ivespecially to a combination coat and trousers -hanger .wherein the trousers or other garment lcan'be suspended in an inverted position.

'In the manufacture of garment hangers of the variety mentioned, it is necessary that the vconstruction thereof be simple and that, the hanger be economical to manufacture. v It also is desirable to have a construction that Will allow easy placing and removal of garments thereon. The clips need to be arranged so that they'can vbe operated to grasp Awith facility and hold the garment. l

y yOne of the objects of the present invention is .to provide an improved garment hanger which may be made economically, which is strong, and

,vide a coat hanger structure which is engageable with the ends of a central tubular member, ,the tubular member being radapted to slidably carry garment holding clips. A pair of clips are mounted lon eachl end of the tubular member, said clips being in two parts and held on the tubular member by means of a common spring. In a preferred form, the spring is circular and the ends are held in place in depressions struck in said clips. segmental circular surfaces on the shaped clips frictionally engage the tubular member so that the clip may be slid longitudinally relative to the tubular member and will remain lin any desired adjusted position. A spring or pair of springs can be placed inside s, 1947, seria1N0.777,va1

ffsjola'ims. (c1. 223-91) 2 invention will become apparent from the following description and drawings which aremerely exemplary.`

In the drawings: K y A Fig. vl is an elevation view of an assembled hanger; l c A Elig. 2 is a side view of the hanger; c c Fig. 3 is an exploded detail View of one of the clips; y

Fig. 4 is a lsectional view taken along the line 4-4 of Fig. 1;- Fig. 5 is an enlarged fragmentary` sectional view taken along the line 5--5 of Fig. 1, the wire being shown in full;

Fig. 6 is an exploded view of the hanger Vwith the parts `disengaged and the hook `folded backl on the coat hanger portion.

In a preferred form of the invention, the coat hanger portion maybe made from a bent piece of wire I0 ,made of aluminum, steel, or other material of a 'suitable stiffness. The wire can be bent tojprovide integrally extending portions II and a ringl I2 .to which the hook I3 isr attached. The hook is formed from wire and twistedas shown, the hook portion having the Wire separated to form a space I3 at least as wide as the j diameter of wire I0 rso that the hook canr` be of the tubular member and the ends of said spring' or springs arranged" to engagea pin extending inwardly from each of the clips or a plug attached to the, pin. The spring or springs will serve to urge the clips outwardly relative ,to each yotherso that a garment vengaged and held by the clips -will be held in a stretched condition.

Another feature of the invention is the split wire hook hinged to the coat hanger wire. The hook is arranged so that it can be folded back on itself on the wire and thus conserve space when it is desired to store the hanger in a place such as a drawer or suitcase. The inturned ends 0f the coat hanger portion can be made to t into apertures in the end of the central tube member and to be detachable therefrom so that the tube can be separated from the coat hanger portion and placed in relation thereto in a drawer or suitcase so as further to conserve space.

In the preferred form of the invention, the parts are made of metal, such as aluminum, steel, brass or any other desired material.

Other objects, advantages, and features of the folded as vseen in A in Fig. 6.

A central tube I4 of aluminumor other suitable material is provided and slots I5 formed in ber I4. The plugs can have apertures I6' therein to receive the ends I I of the coat hanging wire I0. It is, of course, apparent that other means may be used for holding the ends of the wire I I in the tubular member I4.

Each of the clips is composed of a member I8 preferably stamped from a flat piece of metal,

the' arcuate portion I9 of each being of the correct radius to encircle and vsnugly engage .tube The split arcuate spring 20 is inserted through opening 2l of the clips, said spring holding the clips slidably in place on the tubular member I4. The ends I8' of the clips I8 may be roughened so as to assist the clip to grasp the garment more firmly. The ends of the clip .members may be bent toward each other (not shown) to facilitate gripping the garment and also to facilitate entrance of the clip into the vcuff thereof. A depression 22 is formed or struck vout from the body of the clip I8 for the purpose of receiving and holding the ends of the springs 20 in place particularly from side movement. A pin 23 is inserted in one of each of the pairs of clips and through the respective slot I5. The inner end of said pin 23 preferably enters a hole 23B in plus 23'. said plug in turn being engaged by the outer ends 24 of the springs 25.

In the form of the invention shown, a central separator 36 maybe used, or inplace thereof, a single springjezten'ling' the entire length of the tube I4 of course can be employed.

In use with trousers, for example, one pair of clips can be separated and one side of each inserted into each cuff or pants leg. other clip can be pressed toward the first clip,

'4 of spring pressed garment holding clips slidably mounted on the exterior of and adjacent each end of said tubular member and frictionally engaging, the same, spring meanswithin said tubular member, connections-l extending htgisaid slots from each of said exteriorly mounted' clips engagi ing the outer ends of said spring means, said spring means acting on said connections and Then'I .the

the clip element separated and inserte'dinto'each culi in a similar manner. .Up'oh releasing. the'.

clips, it will be evident that the trousers will be grapsed and will be stretched by the springs or the resilient means used in the tubular mem- `b LL H* When-lit desired to lc'arry' the lcombination garment hanger in a suit case or storelth'e same in a drawer, the hook may be folded backen the vfire'as-A seen in Fig; 6 'andt'hef turbe disengaged f 1f. Agarrnent hanger comprising a central'tufbular'member, hanging means eonnectedto said central tubular member,V a garment -elip "slidably imofuntedon sai-d'vtubular Vmember adjacent each 'endfisaid tubular member, and frictionally en- Y gagging the same, springni-'eans 'carried by said i'.iibular"member, and connections between Vsaid 'clipsgnd said' springs meansyjsaid spring means actingon said connections and'"normally urging 'saidclipsi outwardly relativeto each otherso'that a *garment"mountedjthereon will be held lina stretched position. y i 2. A garment hanger `comprising a central tubular member, hangingmeans'conneoted 'to said central tubular member, a p'aro'f spring pressed garment' holding' clips slida'bly mounted on the exterior of and adjacent 'each end of said tubular member andfrictionally engaging' the same, ajpavirof` springs mounted in said tubular membe'rglgg' zentrall separator between said springs, n anfdconnection'sjbetw'een said clips-and outer portions of' said springs, saidsprihg's'acting on said connections and' norma-ilyv urging said clips outwardly relative' to"ea`ch 'other on said tubular membenso thatl a garmen'tmo'unted therebn'will befheld ina stretched position. i i 3i 'A' garment hangerjcompi-ising a central tuvbiilalfirri'emloer' havingj longitudinally extending fsitsadjacent each end thereof',r hanging means connected to saidcentraljtubular member; a pair normally urging said clips outwardly relative to each .other on said tubular member, said slots g'uidin'gV the movement of said clips.

4. Agarrnentfhanger comprising a central tubular member, a coat hanger frame having end portions engaging the ends of said central tubular member, a pair ofspring pressed garment f holding: clipsl slidably mounted. adjacent .eachiend of. said tubularmember 'and-i irictionally4 'engagingth'e same., yieldablemeans: carried'i'n said-'tbular-m'ember, andi'ccnnections between-'said slidable'clipsi and sarde yieldablemeans; said yieldl`able.lfmean'sacting onsaid connections: and norf mally 'urging-saidfelips outwardly-Lrelativeftoleach i other Onsaidltubular memberso. that'a garment monnted thereon w'illbeheldin a stretched position.

Y5.AIcemattriatlon;:garment hanger' comprising acentral tubular member'having longitudinally extending slots adjacent each end there'o; a` coat hanger framevhaving inttirned end portions engag-ing--th'el ends oli-said central ttibula'r'menib'er, a y'-pai--r- Lof spr-ing pressed. garment' `holding' clips slid'ably' mounted onla-ndad'jacenteach end of said tubular member" and fliictio'nally engaging thesam'e, springmean's lwithin said tubular` member, connections-extending into saidslot'sf-'rom each of said' clipsen'gagingAv the outer'endsloffsaid spring means`,-saidl yieldable'means acting Vonsaid Yconnections and' normally! urging saidfclipsoutwardly" relative to each! other onA said ltubular member, said slots giiding'the'rnovementi-of said clips. I

f l VLICTOBfI-I. -PECI-,I'TELW RFRENCES o'rrED Thefollowingl references areozfrecori` in the 'file of this patent:V


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U.S. Classification223/91, 223/96, 223/61
International ClassificationA47G25/70, A47G25/00, A47G25/48
Cooperative ClassificationA47G25/70, A47G25/485
European ClassificationA47G25/70, A47G25/48C2