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NOV, 25, 1952 A, CROSSLAND 2,619,269
GARMENT. HANGER Filed May 8, 1950 'fiwenfor. flRELOl/S T CRoSSMuD Ar roklvgg Patented Nov. 25, 1952 UNITED STATES ATENT OFFICE 1 Claim.
My invention relates, generally, to garment hangers and more specifically, the invention pertains to an improved coat hanger adapted to maintain the collar portion of a, coat in an extended, neat-appearing position, and, if desired, provided with accessory garment-hanging means which may be used to support two pairs of trousers and also an additional coat, jacket, or the like.
Among the objects of my invention are: To provide a garment hanger which can advantageously be made out of sheet plastic material; to provide the hanger with a resilient coatcollar-extending position which will adapt itself to collars of diflerent sizes of coats in such a manner as to maintain their collars in a neatappearing normal condition; to provide for the hanger an improved suspending hook adapted not only to support the hanger but also usable to support an additional coat therebelow; to provide a coat hanger having improved pantshanging accessories; and to provide a simplified single piece pattern sheet from which the entire body portion of the hanger may be made.
Other objects, advantages and features of invention will hereinafter appear. Referring to the accompanying drawing, which illustrates a preferred embodiment of my invention, now reduced to practice,
Fig. 1 is a plan view of the hanger, the view including a, fragment of a horizontal rod upon which the device is suspended.
Fig. 2 is a front elevation, a part of the hanger body being broken away better to disclose interior structure. Fragments of a pair of suspended trousers are included in this view and also a fragment of an auxiliary hanger suspended from the novel hook structure provided by the invention.
Fig. 3 is a vertical section on line 33 of Fig. 2, a fragment of the pants hanger being broken out in order to contract the view.
Fig. 4 is a horizontal section looking upward from angular line 4-4 on Fig. 2.
Fig. 5 is a fragmentary rear elevation of the midlength part of the body portion of the hanger, viewed from line 5-5 on Fig. 1.
Fig. 6 is an end elevation of the hanger.
Fig. 7 is a perspective View of one of the twin extensible slides used to vary the length of the body portion of the hanger.
Fig. 8 is a cross section on line 8-8 of Fig. 2, certain suspended parts being omitted.
Fig. 9 is a plan view of the parent sheet of plastic material out of which the body portion of the device is made, this-sheet being shown slitted along the lines of severance therefrom of the greater part of the basal portion of'the resilient coat-collar-shaping part of the device.
Referring in detail to the drawing, the body portion I6 of the device is shown as an approximately semi-cylindrical piece of form-retaining sheet material which is slightly arcuate as to its length, with its convex side directed'upwa-rdly when the device is in its operative position, at which time its open side is directed downwardly.-
lhe resilient substantially circular coat-collar-shaping part of the device is integral with said body It and upstands from the midlength portion thereof. Looking at the device from the front, as seen in Fig. 1, it is readily seen that said collar portion includes two tapering ears I2 and I3. The tip portions of theseears at all times overlap more or less, the extent to which they overlap depending upon the size of the coat collar within which they are contained. As can be readily seen from Figs. 6 and 8, said ears I2 and I3 are tapered both downwardly and upwardly, and the collar containing part II presents, as is desirable, a broad back surface toward the inner surface of the collar portion of the suspended coat.
In the illustrated embodiment of the device, the same is shown provided with a specially constructed suspending hook I l, hooked over an overhead horizontal rod l5, the shank of this hook being fitted within an aperture provided for it at the midlength of the hanger body I0 and held in place at said aperture by a cement or glue I6. Below this point said hook is provided with a downwardly-extending hooked part ll, which is shown in Fig. 2, suspending an auxiliary garment hanger I8 by means of its hook I9.
Member I4 is shown as a heavy strap of sheet material (plastic, if desired) twisted through an angle of ninety degrees so that the upper hook is positioned at a right angle to the lower one, so that when the device is hung upon the overhead rod I5, and extends transversely of said rod, as is desirable, its lower hook I! will be positioned to support the lower hanger I8 with its length extending in the same directions as that of the upper hanger.
Along each side of the lower portion of the hanger body It) extends an inwardly and upwardly directed flange 20, these flanges providing grooves 20a, wherein rest the lower end portions of twin slides 2I, usable to regulate the length of the hanger. Each of these slides consists of a piece of form-retaining sheet material which is approximately semi-cylindrical in cross section and the outer end of which is at least partly closed by an end wall 22 rounded in such a way as to avoid directing any sharp corner toward the suspended garment.
In order to adapt the device for suspending one or two pairs of trousers in addition to a coat, each aforesaid flange may have pairs of adjacent, parallel slots 23 cut intoit so that an upwardly directed car 24 will result between the paired slots, and four ears thus produced may be utilized to receive double hooks 25 shown supporting trousers 26 by means of their belt loops 21.
In Fig. 3 is shown a fragment of a pair of suspended trousers 26, having four belt loops 21, two of which are shown each engaged by a prong of the double hook 25, the same pair of trousers having its other two belt loops 2! engaged by the double hook 25a near the other end of the device.
In Fig. 9 is shown a rectangular sheet of plastic 30, having, extending inwardly from each end edge, a diagonal slit 3|, the inner end of each of these slits being deflected and continued as an obtusely angular terminal slit 32. In shaping the body portion of the hanger from the parent sheet 30, as viewed in Fig. 9, the part above the slits 3| is swung upwardly and forwardly and at the same time is shaped into the circular collar-shaping form shown in Fig. 1. This operation, along with the other shaping operations required may be performed by suitable shaping dies. Also, the slidable members 21 may readily be die-formed from a form-retaining sheet material. It is deemed preferable to construct the device from sheets of Lucite or other plastic, but, obviously, other sheet material, if sufiiciently rigid, but of a workable character, may be used.
If desired the sharp corners 32a (see Fig. 5) resulting from the die cutting and shaping operations, may be snipped off from the finished article, or otherwise eliminated.
Thus it will be seen that I have provided a 4 garment hanger which is simple in structure, adapted for receiving and suspending several garments, adjustable in length and very effective in performing the functions for which it is intended.
Minor changes in the size, form and construction of the various parts of my improved garment hanger may be made and substituted for thos herein shown and described, without departing from the spirit of the invention, the scope of which is set forth in the appended claim.
I claim as my invention:
A garment hanger comprising an inverted channel shaped body member, an expansible collar receiving form projecting upwardly from the center of said body member, the front ends of which collar receiving member are tapered and overlap one another so as to be adjusted to vary the size of said collar receiving member, ex.. tension members telescopically seated in th ends of said body member, the lower edges of said body member being turned inwardly and upwardly to form channels in which the lower edges of said extension members are slidably positioned, hooks formed integral with one of the upturned channels of said body member, garment suspension members depending from said hooks and a double ended hook secured to the center of said body member and extending upwardly through said collar receiving member and downwardly below said body member.
ARELOUS T. CROSSLAND.
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