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Publication numberUS2633998 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateApr 7, 1953
Filing dateApr 28, 1950
Priority dateApr 28, 1950
Publication numberUS 2633998 A, US 2633998A, US-A-2633998, US2633998 A, US2633998A
InventorsHenrietta Derman, Sidney Derman
Original AssigneeHenrietta Derman, Sidney Derman
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Garment hanger rack for doors
US 2633998 A
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Description  (OCR text may contain errors)

April 1953 H. DERMAN GARMENT HANGER RACK FOR DOORS Filed April 28, 1950 INVENTOR HARRY DERMAN ATTORN Patented Apr. 7, 1953 2,633,998 GARMENT HANGER RACK Foa noons Harry Derman, Great Neck, N. Y.; Henrietta Derman, Sam Derman, and Sidney Derman, executors of said Harry Derman, deceased Application April 28, 1950, Serial No. 158,793

4 Claims. (01. 211-104) This invention relates to what may be termed a door rack adapted for detachable mounting upon the upper edge portion'of a closet or other door to provide a garment hanger, as well as serviceshelf construction on the door, particularly in caring for emergency support of guests coats and other garments in the home. More particularly, the invention deals with a device of the character described which can be conveniently collapsed upon the surface of the door y when not in use and, further, easily attached and detached therefrom.

The novel features of the-invention will be best understood from the following description,

when taken together with the accompanying drawing, in which certain embodiments of the invention are disclosed and, in which, the sepa-- rate parts are designated by suitable reference characters in each of the views and, in which:

Fig. 1 is a perspective view of the upper por- 5;

tion of a door showing one of my improved racks mounted thereon.

Fig. 2 is an edge view of the structure shown in Fig. 1 with the parts in collapsed position; and l Fig. 3 is a broken partial section on the line 3-3 of Fig. 2 on an enlarged scale.

In the drawing, my improved detachable and collapsible rack is shown as comprising a pair of vertical side members l,-joined at their upper ends in across-rail 2 by screws, as seen at 3. I

Fivoted tothe members I and: rail 2 416 a pair of brace arms 4, the pivots being seen at 5. The pivot screws 5 also serve to key the members! and the rails {against relative movement one with respect to the other. a pair of swinging side frame members and, at 1, another rail, similar to the rail 2, the rail 1 being fixed to the members I by screws as seen at 8; whereas theswinging side frame members 6 are pivoted to-l and 'l by screws 9, the latter also serving to key the rail 1 and members I against relative movement.

The forward ends of the members 6 have outwardly projectingfianged rivets I0 adapted to be engaged by notch portions II at the bend 12 of the members 4. The ends of the members 4, as well as the members 6, are joined by a plurality of cross-rails or rods l3. The rods of 6 form shelf-like supports for the rack, upon which hats and similar articles can be placed; whereas, the rods l3, coupled with the ends of the member 4, form a hanger rod, upon which the hooks of garment hangers can be arranged in supporting coats and other garments therefrom.

The ends of each of the rods At -6 I have shown l3 have ferrules or caps 14, note Fig. 3, to reinforce said ends and these rods are secured in position by screws 15 which pass through the ferrules or caps l4.

At I6, in Figs. 1 and 2 of the drawing, I have shownthe upper portion of a door, over the upper edge of which is arranged supporting hooks ll having upwardly extending hook-shaped 'portions 18 terminating in outwardly flared ends l9. The other end portion of the supporting hooks is flared outwardly, as seen at 20, facilitating attachment of the hooks to the upper edge of a door, particularly when the door has a close fit within said hooks.

While the entire device can be readily detached with-respect to the door and this includes the hooks IT, in some instances, and wherethere is sufficient room by virtue of great depth to a closet, the rack may be retained as a permanent supported upon the outside of a closet door or on the inner surface of the door or could be sup I ported on any-door of aroom. 3 Thehookmembers I! will not interfere with normal opening and closing of thedoor and, whenever desired,

,theraok can be dropped into the-collapsed posi.

tion, shown in Fig. 2, and, to extend the same, allthat is necessary isto raise the bracemenibersfl by swinging upwardly or1 thefhanger rod and then swinging the frame, comprising the frame members 6 and the two other rods l3, upwardly until the flanged rivets l0 enter the notches II.

It will appear from a consideration of Fig. 2 of the drawing that the rails 2 and I have rounded outer surfaces and fiat rear surfaces and the hook portions l8 of the supporting hooks H are fashioned to fit the rounded contour of the rail 2, as clearly seen.

From a standpoint of description, the rack may be said to comprise back and shelf sections or frames and a brace section or frame, the latter comprising the arms 4 and hanger rod l3, which supports the shelf section in the horizontal position. The finger hooks may also be said to comprise dual hook portions, that is to say, the hook portion which engages the upper edge of the door and the hook portion which receives the upper rail 2 of the back section.

Having fully described my invention,

what I claim as new and desire to secure by Letters Patent is:

1. A door rack of the character described, comprising a collapsible frame, said frame comprising back and shelf sections, the back section comprising a-pair of rails joined and spaced by side members, the shelf section comprising side frame members pivoted to the first named side members and one of said rails and including spaced rods joining said side frame members inwardly of and spaced from the ends thereof, brace arms pivoted to said first named side member adjacent the other of said rails, said arms having downwardly bent lower ends joined by a crossrod spaced with respect to the side frame members of the shelf section, the forward ends of the side frame members of the shelf section having protruding pins, and the bent portions of said arms having notches engaging said pins in support of the shelf section in outwardly extended horizontal position with respect to said back section.

2. A door rack of the character described, comprising a collapsible frame, said frame comprising back and shelf sections, the back section comprising a pair of rails joined and spaced by side members, the shelf section comprising side frame members pivoted to the first named side members and one of said rails and including spaced rods joining said side frame members inwardly of and spaced from the ends thereof, brace arms pivoted to said first named side members adjacent the other of said rails, said arms having downwardly bent lower ends joined by a crossrod spaced with respect to the side frame members of the shelf section, the forward ends of the side frame members of the shelf section having protruding pins, the bent portions of said arms having notches engaging said pins in support of the shelf section in outwardly extended horizontal position with respect to said back section, a pair of supporting.

hooks adapted to engage the upper edge portion of a door, and said hooks having hook portions for reception of one of the rails of said back section.

3. A rack ofthe character described, comprising back and shelf sections, each section having side 'members joined andspaced by rod: or rails spaced longitudinally on said members, the rails of the backsection being wide and disposed at upper and lower ends thereof, the side members of said back section being secured at upper pertions of the ends of said rails, the side frame members of the shelf section being pivoted to the lower portion of the ends of the lower rail of the back section, a brace frame including a pair of brace arms joined by a crossrod at the free end portion thereof, upper ends of said brace arms being pivoted to the ends of the top rail in spaced relation to the securing of the side members of the back section to said rail, means detachably coupling said brace arms of the brace frame with forward portions of the side frame members of the shelf section in support of the shelf section horizontally with respect to the back section, and said free end portion of the brace frame extending downwardly with respect to the shelf section and with said crossrodforming a garment hanger.

4. A rack of the character described, comprising back and shelf sections, each section having side members joined and spaced by rods or rails spaced longitudinally on said members, the rails of the back section being wide and disposed at upper and lower ends thereof, the side members of said back section being secured at upper portions of the ends of said rails, the side frame members of the shelf section being pivoted to the lower portion of the ends of the lower rail of the back section, a brace frame including a pair of brace arms joined by a crossrod at the free end portion thereof, upper ends of said brace arms being pivoted to the ends of the top rail in spaced relation to the securing of the side members of the back section to said rail, means detachably coupling said brace arms of the brace frame with forward portions of the side frame members of the shelf section in support of the shelf section horizontally-with respect to the back section, said free end portion of the brace frame extending downwardly'with respect to the shelf section and'with said crossrod forming a garment hanger, andmeans'comprising a pair of hooks having dual hook portions for supporting the rack upon'the upper edge of a door.

HARRY DERMAN.

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

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Classifications
U.S. Classification211/104, 108/135, 211/119.4, 108/149, 108/152, 108/44, 211/90.1, 108/29
International ClassificationA47G25/08, A47G25/00
Cooperative ClassificationA47G25/08
European ClassificationA47G25/08