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Publication numberUS2616596 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateNov 4, 1952
Filing dateJul 3, 1950
Priority dateJul 3, 1950
Publication numberUS 2616596 A, US 2616596A, US-A-2616596, US2616596 A, US2616596A
InventorsNicholas Serviliano M
Original AssigneeNicholas Serviliano M
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Trouser hanger
US 2616596 A
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Nov. 4, 1952 o s 2,616,596

TROUSER HANGER Filed July 5, 1950 F..: .l. L

3/ C INVENTOR. c SERV/L/A'NO N. NICHOLAS BY V 30 26', 5 30 26 ATTORNEY Patented Nov. 4, 1952 UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE TROUSER HANGER Serviliano M, Nicholas, Los Angeles, Calif.

Application July 3, 1950, Serial No. 171,844

7. Claims. (01. 223+96) My invention relates generally to garment hangers and more particularly to a device for suspending one or more trousers by the bottoms or cuifs of the trouser legs.

An object of my invention is to provide a trouser hanger which is characterized by its structural simplicity, low cost of manufacture and ease of operation to grip or release the trousers at or above the cuffs thereof and to hold the trouser legs both flat and smooth so as to effectively maintain the trousers in a pressed condition when being hung in a closet, garment bag, or other storage space.

Another object of my invention is, to provide a trouser hanger in which clamping members are mounted and guided on a central body member for rectilinear adjustment laterally thereof to occupy closed and open positions, in which latter position the jaws of clamping members are widely spaced from the sides of the body member to accommodate thick or bulky materials and facilitate insertion of trousers of any and all materials, with conveniently operable latches co-actable with the clamping members to releasably retain them in closed position so as to grip the trousers with absolute security.

With these and other objects in view, my invention resides in the combinations and arrangements of elements as set forth in the following specification and particularly pointed out in the appended claims.

In the accompanying drawings,

Figure 1 is a perspective view illustrating one form of trouser hanger embodying my invention;

Figure 2 is a fragmentary plan view' of the trouser hanger with the suspending hook thereof in section; and

Figure 3 is a vertical, transverse sectional view taken on the line 3-3 of Figure 2 Referring specifically to the drawings, my invention in its illustrated embodiment comprises a central body member B composed of a rectangular bar ll! of wood or other suitable material having a wooden post ll rising medially therefrom and being slotted at its upper end as indicated at 12 to receive the shank l3 of a suspending hook M for the hanger, which is pivotally mounted on the post by a screw [5.

In the illustrated embodiment, the post i I is provided with a transversebore 16 in which is fixed a metal tube I1 internally screw threaded throughout its length to receive from opposite ends the threaded end portions of identical screws l8 having heads 20, and which screws constitute mounting rods or pins. U-shaped guide brackets 2| providing spaced parallel guide arms 22, have openings in their connecting portions 23 receiving the screws l 8.

Nuts 24 are threaded on the screw 58 tightly against the connecting portions 23 to rigidly bind the screws to the post II and to rigidly support the brackets 2| from the post with the guide arms 22 disposed on opposite sides of the respective screws.

Clamping members C are composed of felt lined spring metal bars 26 of flat stock having curled ends 27, and are co-extensive in length with the bar IQ for co-action with opposite sides of the latter in providing pairs of jaws.

Fixed to the bars 26 medially thereof are mounting brackets 30 having vertical legs 3| the upper ends of which are laterally bent inwardly, then vertically upward, and finally laterally outward to provide U-shaped heads 32 on the legs having openings 33 loosely receiving the smooth portions of the screws l8 to mount the clamping members 0 on the screws for rectilinear adjustment towards and away from the jaw-forming sides of the body member B to occupy the open and closed positions shown respectively, at the right and left sides of Figures 1, 2 and 3.

The width of the heads 32 is such as to enable the heads to slide freely between the guide arms 22 of the respective brackets 2| and to be confined by the latter against rotational movement on the screws [8 so as to mount the clamping members on the screws with the clamping bars 26 disposed directly opposite the respective sides of the body member ill for clamping co-action therewith.

Latch members L in the form of flat bars 35 having laterally curved camming toes 36 at one end and finger pieces 31 at the other end, are provided with medially disposed openings receiving the screws [8 to rotatably mount the latch members on the screws between the heads thereof and the heads 32 of the clamping members C, to occupy the latching and non-latching positions shown respectively at the left and right sides of Figures 1, 2 and 3.

In operation, it will be noted that with either latch member occupying non-latching position, the latch member is freely received between the sides of the U-shaped head 32 of the respective clamping member 0 so as to permit the latter to be moved back and forth on the screw it from closed to open position and thus permit the legs of a pair of trousers to be freely inserted between the body member B and the clamping member 0 for gripping between the two upon moving the clamping member to its closed position.

With the clamping member C temporarily held in closed position, the head 32 of the clamping member will have been shifted on the screw [8 sufiiciently to render the latch member L free for rotation through 90 degrees to occupy the latching position wherein the latch member bears against the open end of the head 32 and the outer surface of the respective leg 3|, thus releasably retaining the clamping member in closed position and securely clamping the trousers to the hanger.

I claim:

1. A hanger of the class described comprising: a body member having a post rising therefrom and provided with means from which to suspend the hanger from a support; a clamping member co-actable with the body member to provide a pair of jaws; means projecting laterally from said post on which said clamping member is mounted and guided for rectilinear adjustment laterally towards and away from said body member to occupy closed and open positions; and a latch member rotatably mounted intermediate its ends on the last means about a fixed axis parallel to the direction of rectilinear adjustment of said clamping member and having a camming toe at one end, to latch the clamping member in closed position or release the clamping member for movement to open position according as the latch member is rotated to one position or another.

2. A hanger of the class described comprising: a body member having a post rising therefrom and provided with means from which to suspend the hanger from a support; a clamping member co-actable with the body member to provide a pair of jaws; means projecting laterally from said post on which said clamping member is mounted for rotation about a fixed axis and for rectilinear adjustment laterally towards and away from said body member in a direction parallel to said axis to occupy closed and open positions; a guide bracket on said post co-acting with said clamping member to confine same against rotating on the said mounting means; and a latch member rotatable intermediate its ends on said mounting means; said latch member being in the form of a fiat bar having a finger piece at one end and a camming toe at the other end for coaction with the clamping member in latching same in closed position or releasing the clamping member according as the latch member is rotated to one position or another.

3. A hanger of the class described comprising: a body member having a post rising therefrom and provided with means from which to suspend the hanger from a support; a clamping member co-actable with the body member to provide a pair of jaws; means projecting laterally from said post on which said clamping member is rotatably mounted for rectilinear adjustment laterally towards and away from said body member to occupy closed and open positions; a guide bracket on said post co-acting with said clamping member to confine same against rotating on the said mounting means; a latch member rotatable on said mounting means about a fixed axis parallel to the direction of rectilinear adjustment of said clamping member for co-action 4 with the clamping member in latching same in closed position or releasing the clamping member according as the latch member is rotated to one position or another; and means on the clamping member co-acting with the latch member to retain the latter in its second mentioned position when the clamping member occupies other than its closed position.

4. A hanger of the class described comprising: a body member having a post rising therefrom and provided with means from which to suspend the hanger from a support; a clamping member co-actable with the body member to provide a pair of jaws; a headed rod projecting rigidly from said post; a head on said clamping member slidable and rotatable on said rod to mount the clamping member for rectilinear adjustment laterally towards and away from said body member to occupy closed and open positions; a bracket fixed to said post and having guide arms co-acting with said head to confine the clamping member against rotation on said rod; and a latch member rotatable on said rod for co-action with the clamping member in latching same in closed position or releasing the clamping member according as the latch member is rotated to one position or another.

5. The combination as embodied in claim 4 wherein said head is provided with spaced portions between which said latch member is confined in its second mentioned position against rotation on said rod when the clamping member occupies other than its closed position.

6. A hanger of the class described comprising: a body member having a post rising medially therefrom and provided with a suspension hook; a clamping member co-actable with said body member to provide a jair of jaws; a headed mounting screw projecting laterally from said post; a U-shaped guide bracket having an opening receiving said screw; a nut on said screw securing said guide bracket rigidly to said post; said clamping member having an upstanding leg terminating at its upper end in a U-shaped head provided with an opening receiving said screw to mount the clamping member on said screw for rectilinear adjustment laterally towards and away from said body member to occupy closed and open positions; and a latch member rotatably mounted intermediate its ends on said screw for co-action with said head in releasably retaining the clamping member in closed position.

7. The combination as embodied in claim 6 wherein said head provides spaced portions between which the latch member is confined against rotation in a non-latching position when the clamping member occupies other than. its closed position.

SERVILIANO M. NICHOLAS.

REFERENCES CITED The following references are of record in the file of this patent:

UNITED STATES PATENTS Number Name Date 941,115 Vanderford Nov. 23, 1909 1,143,693 Down June 22, 1915 2,479,356 Hennes Aug. 16, 1949

Patent Citations
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US941115 *May 8, 1909Nov 23, 1909Arthur A VanderfordCombination garment-hanger.
US1143693 *Jul 11, 1914Jun 22, 1915Earl O MillerCombination coat, hat, and pants hanger.
US2479356 *Mar 9, 1944Aug 16, 1949Hennes Christopher MGarment holder
Referenced by
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US2952367 *Jun 10, 1958Sep 13, 1960Creveling Catherine BSkirt or pants hanger
US3048312 *Apr 12, 1960Aug 7, 1962Birnbaum Ltd CTrousers hanger
US4593839 *Mar 1, 1985Jun 10, 1986Vandoros Steven JGarment stretcher
US5361948 *Oct 7, 1993Nov 8, 1994Batts, Inc.Inside waistband garment hanger
Classifications
U.S. Classification223/96
International ClassificationA47G25/48, A47G25/00
Cooperative ClassificationA47G25/48
European ClassificationA47G25/48