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Publication numberUS2760648 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateAug 28, 1956
Filing dateNov 5, 1954
Priority dateNov 5, 1954
Also published asDE1700738U
Publication numberUS 2760648 A, US 2760648A, US-A-2760648, US2760648 A, US2760648A
InventorsDusen Laurence W Van
Original AssigneeMission Ind
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Necktie hanger
US 2760648 A
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Aug. 28, 1956 w. VAN DUSEN 2,760,548

NECKTIE HANGER Filed Nov. 5, 1954 CPI/QEVCE (a. V4 0085,

IN VEN TOR.

United States Patent fiice NECKTIE HANGER Laurence W. Van Dusen, Escondido, Calif., assignor to Mission Industries, National City, Calif., a corporation of California Application November 5, 1954, Serial No. 467,039

6 Claims. (Cl. 211-118) This invention relates to garment storage devices and has particular reference to a necktie hanger.

One of the principal objects of this invention is to provide a necktie hanger of novel and improved construction.

Another object of this invention is to provide a necktie hanger which is adapted to be quickly and easily collapsed into a compact structure of small dimensions for use in traveling.

Another object of this invention is to provide a necktie hanger having a hook for supporting the hanger upon a clothes pole, the hook being attached to the hanger proper by swivel means for convenience in making selections of neckties.

Other objects and advantages of this invention it is believed will be readily apparent from the following detailed description of a preferred embodiment thereof when read in connection with the accompanying drawings.

In the drawings:

Figure 1 is a perspective view of the necktie hanger of this invention, illustrated in the open position.

Figure 2 is a side elevation of the hanger.

Figure 3 is a view similar to Figure 1, but illustrating the hanger in the closed or collapsed position.

Figure .4 is a sectional elevation taken substantially on the line 44 of Figure 2.

Referring now to the drawings, the necktie hanger of this invention is generally indicated 10. As shown, the hanger is primarily constructed of two lengths of relatively heavy steel wire or rod, suitably shaped in a manner to be fully described hereinafter. It is to be understood that the invention is not to be limited to the use of wire or rod, since as will be readily apparent to those skilled in the art, the hanger may be constructed of wood or may be molded of plastic if desired.

The hanger includes a hook member 11 for supporting the hanger upon a clothes pole or the like, of the type generally found in closets. The hanger proper or body member 13 is formed of a single length of wire and comprises a pair of downwardly inclined members 14 from each of which depends a generally vertical leg 15. Extending inwardly from each leg is a cross bar portion 16 and integral with each of the cross bars is an upstanding arm 18, the two arms being joined by an arcuate portion 20. It will be noted from an inspection of the drawings that the cross bars extend upwardly from the legs, forming angles of roughly 45 therebetween. It will be further noted that the cross bars extend at an angle from the plane of the arms, here again the angle being approximately 45 (see Figure 2).

Swivel means are provided for operably connecting together the shank of the hook member 11 and the body member 13. As shown in the drawings, these means may include the swivel element 25, roughly diskshaped and provided with a horizontal bore 30 extending completely therethrough. A vertical bore 32 extends downwardly through the element 25, intersecting the bore 30 at right angles therewith.

The lower end of the hook member 11 extends through the bore 32 through the area of the intersection of the two bores, and the lower end of the hook member is provided with a circumferential groove 40 in which is received the end of a pin or drive screw 41 extending through the swivel element 25, thus preventing disassembly of the hook from the swivel element, but permitting rotation of the hook member about a vertical axis. The end portions of the members 14 are bent horizontally and, as shown best in Figure 4, these end portions are received in the bore 30, the spring action of the legs 15 maintaining the assembled relation.

As shown in Figure 3, the above-described operable connection between the hook member and the body member permits the device to be collapsed by pivoting the hook member and swivel member relative to the body member, thus providing a compact, small unit in a form convenient for traveling.

In use of the device thus described, it is opened to the position of Figure l and any number of neckties are placed on the hanger in the manner shown by the phantom lines of Figure 2, with the bottom necktie resting on the cross bars 16 and extending across the space between the legs 15 and arms 18, the remaining neckties being positioned one above the other in the same general disposition. It will be understood that, due to the size and direction of inclination of the cross bars 16,

the neckties are supported in a manner such that the front portions thereof face forwardly, without any short breaks in the portions being supported, thus avoiding wrinkling and crushing, and presenting the neckties in a manner which permits of convenient selection. A single necktie, even though it may be the lowermost one, may be easily selected and removed without any substantial disturbance of the other neckties, merely by lifting the central portion of the necktie vertically upwardly until it clears and arcuate portion 20.

Having fully described my invention, it is to be understood that I do not wish to be limited to the details set forth, by my invention is of the full scope of the appended claims.

I claim:

1. In a necktie hanger, the combination of a body member comprising a pair of substantially parallel legs, a cross bar extending from each leg in a direction toward the other leg, each of said cross bars forming an acute angle with its respective leg and a similar angle with the plane of said legs, and a pair of arms, each connected to one of said cross bars, the ends of said arms most remote from said cross bars being spaced from the plane of said legs; a hook member; and means operably connecting said hook member to said body member for pivotal movement into a position between said legs, said means including a swivel element having a bore in which the upper ends of said legs are pivoted and having a second bore in which one end of said hook member is rotatably received, and means retaining said hook member in assembled relation with said swivel element.

2. In a necktie hanger, the combination of a body member comprising a pair of substantially parallel legs, a cross bar extending from each leg in a direction toward the other leg, each of said cross bars forming an acute angle with its respective leg and a similar angle with the plane of said legs, and a pair of arms, each connected to one of said cross bars, the ends of said arms most remote from said cross bars being spaced from the plane of said legs; a hook member; means operably connecting said hook member to said body member for pivotal movement into a position between said Patented Aug. 28,1956

legs, said means including a swivel element having a bore in which the upper ends of saidlegs are pivoted and having a second bore in which one end of said hook member is rotatably received; and means preventing disassembly of said hook member from ,said swivel element, said means including a pin in the swivel element received in a circumferential groove adjacent said end of said hook member.

3. In a necktie hanger, the combination of a body member, comprising: a pair of' substantially parallel legs, a cross bar extending from each leg in a direction toward the other leg, each of said cross bars forming a an acute angle with its associated leg, and a pair of arms, each connected to one of said cross bars, the ends of said arms most remote from said cross bars being spaced from the plane of said legs; a hook member; andmeans operably connecting said hook member to said body member for pivotal movement into a position between said legs, said means including a. swivel element having a bore in which the upper ends of said legs are pivoted, and having a second bore in which one end of said hook member is rotatably received, and means retaining said hook member in assembled relation with said swivel element.

4. In a necktie hanger, the combination of a body member comprising: a pair of substantially parallel legs, a cross bar extending inwardly from each leg toward the other leg, and upright means extending upwardly from said cross bars in a position substantially medially of said legs for retaining a necktie on said cross bars, at least the end of said upright means most remote from said cross bars being spaced from the plane of said legs; a hook member; and means operably connecting said hook member to said body member for pivotal move ment into a position betweensaid legs, said means including a swivel element having horizontal bore means in which the upper ends of said legs are pivoted and having a vertical bore in which the shank of said hook is received, and means retaining said hook member in assembled relation with said swivel element.

5. The combination defined in claim 4, in which the upper ends of the legs include portions extending upwardly and inwardly toward each other and terminate in horizontal portions received in the horizontal bore means in the swivel element.

6. In a necktie hanger, the combination of a body member comprising: a pair of substantially parallel legs, a cross bar extending inwardly from each leg toward the other leg in a direction away from the plane of said legs and means extending upwardly from said cross bars in a position substantially medially of said legs for retaining a necktie on said cross bars; a hook member; and means operably connecting said hook member to said body member for pivotal movement into .a position between said legs, said means including a swivel,

element having horizontal" bore means in which 'the upper ends of said legs are pivoted and having a vertical bore in which the shank of said hook it rotatably re- 7 ceived, and means retaining said hook member in assembled relation with said swivel element.

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Classifications
U.S. Classification211/118, 211/106
International ClassificationA47G25/74, A47G25/00
Cooperative ClassificationA47G25/743
European ClassificationA47G25/74B