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Publication numberUS2652957 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateSep 22, 1953
Filing dateNov 29, 1950
Priority dateNov 29, 1950
Publication numberUS 2652957 A, US 2652957A, US-A-2652957, US2652957 A, US2652957A
InventorsRuth Wolf
Original AssigneeRuth Wolf
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Nonslip garment hanger
US 2652957 A
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Sept. 22, 1953 R. WOLF 2,652,957

NONSLIP GARMENT HANGER Filed Nov. 29, 1950 2 ShEets-Sheet 1 INVEIV TOR. RUTH WOLF Sept. 22, 1953 R. WOLF NONSLIP GARMENT HANGER 2 Sheets-Sheet 2 Filed Nov. 29, 1950 INVENTOR. RUTH WOLF Patentecl Sept. 22,

UNITED STATES ATNT OFFICE 6 Claims.

This invention relates to new and useful improvements in garment hanger; and, more particularly, the aim is to produce a novel and valuable garment hanger which is inclusive of features providing an improved cushioning and friction-establishing means whereby when the hanger is in use there will be prevented any possibility of a garment on the hanger slipping along the same to become wrinkled or unbalancedly drooping therefrom to become locally distorted or dropping therefrom to fall to the fioor to become soiled or perhaps seriously damaged.

One of the features of the invention is the use of a conventional and relatively inexpensive type of garment hanger, as one mainly including a suitably arched wooden hanger bar, in combination with an improved added structure incorporating masses or pieces of sponge or foam ruboer or the like present in a unique relationship to adjacent parts.

Another feature of the invention is the use of a plurality of cushioning and holding agents or instrumentalities each having a distinctive property different from a distinctive property of the other.

A further feature of the invention is the use of a plurality of cushioning and holding agents or instrumentalities one of which is elastically flexible and another of which is substantially inelastically flexible.

Another object of the present invention proposes forming a covering engaged about a hanger having recesses in the bottom faces of the hanger bar with slide fasteners closing slots communicating with those recesses in a manner so that moth balls and/or shoulder coverings can be stored within those recesses.

It is another object of the present invention to construct garment hangers of the type disclosed which are simple and durable and which can be manufactured and sold at a reasonable cost.

Various other features and advantages of the invention will be expressly pointed out or become apparent hereinafter.

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 a perspective view showing the garment hanger constructed in accordance with the present-invention. i

, illustration of two dissimilar cushioning agents as included in the structure of Figs 1-5.

Fig. '7 is a view similar to Fig. 5, but showing a modification.

Fig. 8 is a view in side elevation, illustrating a further modification. I

Fig. 9 is an enlarged transverse section taken on the line 99 of Fig. 8.

Fig. 10 is a view similar to Fig. 8, but illustrating still a further modification.

Fig. 11 is an enlarged transverse section taken on the line ll-ll of Fig. 10.

Fig. 12 is an elevational view of a garment hanger constructed in accordance with still another modification of the present invention.

Fig. 13 is a bottom plan View of Fig. 12.

Fig. 14 is an enlarged sectional view taken on the line lit-I l of Fig. 12.

Fig. 15 is an elevational view of a shoulder covering of the type that can be stored within the hanger shown in Figs. 12 to 14.

Referring now to the drawing more in detail, and first to Figs. 1 through 6, the conventional garment hanger shown as employed to have carried thereby the improved cushioning and friction-establishing means of the invention, is of the type wherein the hanger bar, this designated I5, is longitudinally arched and of constant circular cross-section from end to end; said hanger bar having upstanding from a central point therealong a bent wire suspending hook 16.

The improved cushioning and frictionestab lishing means of the invention, as shown in Figs. l-6 is of a length suiiiciently exceeding the entirety of the length of the bar Hi to allow end portions of said means to lie cushioningly beyond the opposite end of said bar; said means is fully girthingly present relative to the bar l5; and said means is in part inclusive of a substantially inelastically fiexible, soft-cushion instrumentality E1, in further part inclusive of an elastically flexible cushion and friction-establishing instrumentality l8, and in remaining part inclusive of a cup structure H) of highly flexible and substantially inelastic sheet material.

With said structure i9 cup-shaped as just stated, there is provided a pair of top panels I8 each for constituting as it were a lid for closing in the top of the cup along a part of the length of the latter, and the instrumentality I! is present as a sheathing around the bar l snugly fitted into the interior of the cup structure H] as the latter, with said pair of top panels closing in the top thereof, becomes finally established to constitute what may be described as a sausageskin casing for the instrumentality I1.

Each of said panels l8, both alike, and one designited w and the other IB is shown as consisting of a rectangular elongated strip offairly thin sponge rubber; one such 'stripydesignated merely I8, being most clearly shown in Fig. 6

Said instrumentality [1, as illustrative'ly included in the embodiment now being described, is a structure rolled up on itself to tubular condition, as most clearly seen in Figs'.4-6; said structure, strip-like and of'a width to adapt it to be rolled up on itself thus to girth the hanger bar I5 as s-hown, and of a length as already stated somewhat longer than the full length'of said bar, bein made up of amass of raw cotton li enclosed in a wrapping Il see Fig. 6, of loosely and coarse- 1y woven-cheesecloth. The structure just described is quite like that commercially sold article known as cotton-filled gauze; and used for the making of certain dressings or for personal and surgical use.

Referring to the aforesaid cup structure Hi, this, desirably made of some suitable'textile fabric, is further desirably made in a plurality of stitchedly connected pieces, for economy in minimizing waste material and in rendering assembly' of the instrumentalities il, 13 and IE on the main bar 15 of the hanger relatively quick and easy and thence able to'b'e'done at comparatively low labor cost.

-Four' substantially like pieces of said fabric are employed, with two" thereof used to make substantially one-halfof s'aid cup structure I9 and the other twot'hereof used to make the other half of said cup structure. These half cup-structures are substantially duplicates, and it will therefore sufiiceto describe 'one'thereof and its stitchedly effected securement relative'to the instrumentality 'I 'F and 'theadja cent sponge rubber paner of the 'mearis'lS -I8 Consideringfthen; the half cup-strucure hi show'r'i atthe' left 'i'ri Figs. 1-4, the two fabric pieces componental thereof'are'joined together by an int'u'rne'dmachine stitched seam 2i). Said fabric pieces are so shaped that when'their edges are inturned to providedouble ply edge portions 2i, and overcast stitchings 22 are applied as shown to secure said fabric pieces to the sponge rubber panel l8 and to the soft-cushion rolled-on-itself instrumentality l1 and to draw taut said half-cup structure 19?, all of the upper surface of said panel 18. willbe covered except for an area" thereof which is of slenderized tear-drop shape as clearly shown in Fig. 2. It is to be noted that the larger end of such tear-drop is most remote from the hook [6; whereby, with said teardrop to be one of the two friction-establishing agents'it is located for most efiicient action in thatregard.

'It is further to be noted that the stitchings 21! as they extend along the sides of said tear-drop toward thesmaller'end thereof are so directed that when said smaller' end is reached the shank of the hook It is met by said stitchings, whereby a part of the fabric material of the half cupstructure I9 provided for the purpose, may be curled around said shank, for suitable securement, as by a stitch or two, to a fabric sleeve 23 formed to enclose said hook. Said sleeve may be made from a strip of the same fabric used for the cup structure l9 which is internally seamed longitudinally.

" When the said half cup-structure [H has been applied and secured in place'as above described, and the other half cup-structure, the latter marked [9 in Fig. 4, has been similarly applied and securedin place, along its inturned top edge portions 251 (corresponding to the top edge portions'ZI- of"the half cup-structure 19 relative to the sponge rubber panel [8 and to the softcushion instrumentality I! and to draw taut said structure'l the end of said structure I9 adjacent to the hook it is inturned as at 26, Fig. 4, and then lapped over the adjacent end of said structure'w and then stitched to the latter as mass of material is anelongated slab 28 0f spongeor foam rubber, in the drawing depicted as'of sponge rubber; said'slab longitudinally rolled up on itself to'establish a structure which is tubular and fromendto end of the cross-section seen in Fig. 7.

In the modification illustratedin Figs. 8. and

9, the hanger shown comprises, in addition to a suspending hook iii, a hanger bar l5 of an other well-known shape, that*is,of fiat strip nature; and each'endportion of said bar, from the outer end thereof to-a' point near the hook, has

a'skirted capping 29 shaped as shown and of foam or sponge rubber as indicated.

In the modification'illustrated in Figs. 10 and 11, the hanger here'shown'comprises, in addition to a suspending hook 16", a hanger bar 15 of another Well-knowntype; this bar having a dependent cylindrical trousers-suspending rod 38. Here each end of the hangerbar" is provided with a skirted capping '31, andsaid'rod fiii'Jis sleeved by,

a tube 32; said cappings and said tube'being of foam 'or sponge rubber as indicated."

the modification of the present invention shown in Figs. l2'to'l 5, the garment hanger in-' cludes a hanger bar lli which 'is downwardly arched and which "is" enclosed within an outer covering 4i through which the usual hanger hook s2 is upwardly'extend'ed'from' the bar'4D. The

' hanger hook 42 is""enclosed'"through' its entire length within a twisted tape 43 which has portions 43% looped aboutthecovering ii intermediate the ends orthe'hanger b'ar lfl. The hanger bar d!) ischaracteriz ed by the fact that the end I p rtion her f; m rasemf W d toward h for the sake of clarity of illustration. Actually,

the quilted material is comprised of superimposed layers of suitably decorated chintz material with a layer of padding material between the superimposed layers, with all of the layers being secured together by parallel diagonally extended lines of stitches, all as is generally known in the quilted material art,

The adjacent edge portions of the superimposed sections 45 and 46 are stitched together with an intervening piping 47 so as to form opposed tubular portions for enclosing the ends of the hanger bar. The tubular portions are stitched together at their adjacent ends, below the portions 43* of the tape 43, as described in connection with the first form of the invention.

The top sections 45 of the quilted material are cut out longitudinally along their centers over the top of the hanger bar and have set therein elongated strips of friction material 48. The friction material 48 is preferably pieces of sponge or foam rubber and the adjacent edges of the stripsof friction material and the top sections 45 are secured together by means of stitches 49.

The bottom sections 45 of the quilted material, in alignment with the recesses 44 in the bottom faces of the ends of hanger bar 41] are formed with elongated slots 50 closed by conventionally constructed slide fasteners 5! which have their tapes stitched to the material of the bottom sections on opposite sides of the slots 50. Thus, the covering acts in combination with the recesses 44 to form separate pockets on opposite sides of the center of the hanger bar. One of the pockets is provided for containing moth balls, moth flakes or other moth preventive materials so that the vapors passing therefrom will pass through the interstices of the respective slide fastener 5| providing moth proofing protection for the garment suspended from the hanger. The other pocket is provided for containing a conventional shoulder covering or protector 52, of the type shown in Fig. 15. Such protectors 52 are usually formed of transparent plastic material and are formed at their top with a hole 53 for the passage of the hanger hook 42 so that the protector can be slipped down over the top of the garment suspended from the hanger for protecting the shoulders of the garment. When the protector 52 is not in use it is to be folded up and stored within the other pocket, as set forth above. It is appreciated, of course, that entrance to either of the pockets is obtained by moving the slide fasteners to an open position.

While I have illustrated and described the preferred embodiments of my invention, it is to be understood that I do not limit myself to the precise constructions herein disclosed and the right is reserved to all changes and modifications coming within the scope of the invention as defined in the appended claims.

Having thus described my invention, what I claim as new, and desire to secure by United States Letters Patent is:

1. A garment hanger comprising a hanger bar, suspending means therefor, and a cushioning and friction-establishing means sleeving said bar and continuously extending along said bar substantially from end to end thereof, said means incorporating a cup-shaped outer structure having walls of highly flexible substantially inelastic material, and, within said outer structure, a stufiing of cushioning material, said stufiing including an elastically compressible material having a non-smooth superficies, said cup-shaped outer structure at its top having two open mouths with each such mouth above and elongated along 6, the length of an end portion of said tar, said stuffing being arranged so that portions of its said superficies face upward and each such portion is extended across a different one of said mouths.

2. A garment hanger comprising a hanger bar, suspending means therefor, and a cushioning and friction-establishing means sleeving said bar and continuously extending along said bar substantially from end to end thereof, said means incorporating a cup-shaped outer structure having walls of highly flexible substantially inelastic material, and, within said outer structure, a stuffing of cushioning material, said stuffing including an elastically compressible material having a non-smooth superficies, said cup-shaped outer structure at its top having two open mouths with each such mouth above and elongated along the length of an end portion of said bar, said stuffing being arranged so that portions of its said superficies face upward and each such portion is extended across a different one of said mouths, each of said mouths being substantially of tear-drop shape.

3. A garment hanger comprising a hanger bar, suspending means therefor, and a cushioning and friction-establishing means sleeving said bar and continuously extending along said bar substantially from end to end thereof, said means incorporating a cup-shaped outer structure having walls of highly flexible substantially inelastic material, and, within said outer structure, a stufiing of cushioning material, said stufiiing including an elastically compressible material having a non-smooth superficies, said cup-shaped outer structure at its top having two open mouths with each such mouth above and elongated along the length of an end portion of said bar, said stuffing being arranged so that portions of its said superficies face upward and each such portion is extended across a different one of said mouths, each of said mouths being substantially of tear-drop shape, with their larger ends remote from said suspending means.

4. A garment hanger comprising a hanger bar, suspending means therefor, and a cushioning and friction-establishing means sleeving said bar and continuously extending along said bar substantially from end to end thereof, said means incorporating a cup-shaped outer structure having walls of highly flexible substantially inelastic material, and, within said outer structure, a stuffing of cushioning material, said stufiing including an elastically compressible material having a non-smooth superficies, said cup-shaped outer structure at its top having two open mouths with each such mouth above and elongated along the length of an end portion of said bar, said stuffing being arranged so that portions of its said superficies face upward and each such portion is extended across a different one of said mouths, each of said mouths being substantially of tear-drop shape with their larger ends remote from said suspending means, said stufiing including a tubular mass of soft-cushioning subtantially inelastic material, this tubular mass having a length exceeding the entirety of the length of said bar, and said stufiing also including, as the first-named compressible material having a non-smooth superficies, a pair of elongate panels spaced longitudinally of said bar, said panels of a material having the softly elastic compressibility of sponge or foam rubber.

5. A garment hanger comprising a hanger bar,

su pend ng mean hesei zanda. us icnins n friction-establishingmeans sleeving; said bar and continuously extending along; said: bar substan tially from end;to end thereonsaid; means incorporating a cup-shaped outer structure having wallsv of highly flexible substantially inelastic material, and within said outer. structure; a stuffing of cushioningmaterial; said stuffin including an elastically compressible. material having anon-smooth superficies said cup-shaped outer structure at its top having twoopen mouths with each such: mouth above and elongated; along the length of i an end portion; of, saidbar, said stuffing being.- arranged so that; portions of; its said superficies face upward; andeachsuchi portion is extended across. a diiferent oneof saidmouths,,each t -said, mouths, being. substantially of tear-drop shap e, said cup-shaped structure; being secured t s aid stuffing; by; lines of stitching extended outin nsly: of aid: mo t s.

6,. A g armenthanger comprising a hanger bar, suspending means therefor; and a cushioning and friction:establishing means sleevingsaid bar and continuously extending along said bar substantially fromendvtoend thereof, saidmeans incorpprating; a cup-shaped outer structure having walls of; highly; flexible. substantially inelastic material; and within said outer structure, a stuffing of, cushioning materiaL said stufling including an elastically compressible material having a non-smooth superficies, said cup-shaped outer structure at its-top having two open mouths with each; such mouth above and elongated along the length of an end portion of said bar, said stuifing being-arranged so that portions of its said superficiesface upward and each such portion is extendedacross a diflerent one of said mouths, each-of said mouths being substantially of teardrop shape,said cup-shaped structure being secured to said stufing by lines of stitching extended outliningly of saidmouths, there being; a sleeve oi flexible fabric enclosing saidsuspending means atits portion above the first-named means, and said; sleeve being attached by stitching to said cup-shapedstructura RUTH WOLF.

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Classifications
U.S. Classification223/92
International ClassificationA47G25/00, A47G25/60, A47G25/30
Cooperative ClassificationA47G25/30, A47G25/60
European ClassificationA47G25/60, A47G25/30