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Publication numberUS2761644 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateSep 4, 1956
Filing dateApr 25, 1952
Priority dateApr 25, 1952
Publication numberUS 2761644 A, US 2761644A, US-A-2761644, US2761644 A, US2761644A
InventorsAnna Bruno
Original AssigneeLuisa Capocci
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Hat holder construction
US 2761644 A
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p 4, 1956 CAPOCCI HAT HOLDER CONSTRUCTION Filed April 25, 1952 INVENTOR.

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ATTORNEY United States Patent HAT HOLDER CONSTRUCTION Leonardo Capocci, Providence, R. I.; Anna Bruno, admlnistratrix of said Leonardo Capocci, deceased, a signor to Luisa Capocci, Providence, R. I.

Application April 25, 1952, Serial No. 284,279

1 Claim. (Cl. 248-303) The present invention relates to a hat rack and has particular reference to a hat holder made of a single length of resilient wire material.

The principal object of the invention is to provide a hat holder shaped to hold a hat supported thereon out of contact with the base to which the hat holder is attached, whereby the hat rim is prevented from being bent or soiled.

Another object of the invention is to provide a hat holder having a substantial support for the crown of a hat whereby the shape of the crown is kept intact.

Still another object of the invention is to provide a hat holder having a wide frame support which prevents accidental turning of the hat.

A further object of the invention is to provide a hat holder which is adapted to be positioned upon a coat hanger, and holds a hat supported thereon at an angle, whereby room under the hat is provided for booking and unhooking a coat from the coat hanger without disturbing or releasing the hat.

An additional object of the invention is to provide a hat holder which is detachably secured to a wall plate.

Another object of the invention is to provide a hat holder which can be readily detachably mounted on wardrobes, ofiice and home hat and coat stands, and checking room hat and coat stands.

A further object of the invention is to provide a combination coat and hat rack made of a single length of resilient wire material.

Still another object of the invention is to provide a hat holder which can be readily made at low manufacturing cost.

With the above and other objects and advantageous features in view, the invention consists of a novel method of manufacture, more fully disclosed in the detailed description following, in conjunction with the accompanying drawings, and more specifically defined in the claim appended thereto.

In the drawings,

Fig. 1 is a perspective view of a preferred form of hat hanger, shown mounted on a wall;

Fig. 2 is a perspective view of a modified form; and

Fig. 3 is a perspective view of a modified form having an integral coat hanger.

It has been found desirable to provide a hat holder made of a single length of resilient wire material and having a hat crown support seat shaped to project forwardly to its supporting base wall so that a hat placed thereon is out of contact with the wall, room being provided under the hat for a coathanger to hook and unhook a coat without disturbing the hat. It has been further found advantageous to provide a hat holder which is detachably secured to a wall base plate. To these ends I take a piece of resilient Wire stock, preferably of 7 diameter and shape it to provide two downwardly extending legs each terminating into a coil loop, from which a-rcuately curved slightly diverging arms project upwardly and outwardly at an angle of approximately 45 ice degrees, the top portions of these arms being bent at an angle of approximately 75 degrees from the vertical and being connected by a cross piece. The upper ends of the legs each have a securing part such as an eye loop for receiving screws or a prong for insertion into a recess of a flat support plate, which may be attached to a wall to detachably receive the support prongs.

Referring to the drawings, the novel hat hanger 10 comprises generally a single length of wire and consists of a securing section 11, an intermediate holder section 12 and a hat support section 13. The securing section has two legs 14 and 15 which extend vertically downwardly in spaced parallel relation, the upper ends 16, 17 of the legs having eyes 18, 19 for receiving retaining screws, by means of which the hat hanger is attached to a wall 20 or the like, as in Fig. 1; the eyes are formed by curling over the upper ends of the legs into the plane of the legs. The lower portions 21, 22 of the legs are looped over to form reinforcing spring coils 23, 24.

The intermediate holder section 12 has two arms 25, 26, which extend upwardly and outwardly at an angle of approximately degrees from the spring coils, and which are arcuately curved and slightly diverging as illustrated and preferably include reinforcing spring coils 27, 28 intermediate the lower arm portions 29, 30 and upper arm portions, 31 and 32, for providing resiliency.

The hat support section 13 has two spaced side bars 33, 34 which extend upwardly and forwardly at approximately 30 degrees from the upper arm portions 31, 32, and a connecting horizontal cross bar 35, the side bars and cross bar forming a hat crown seating frame 36.

The hat hanger may be modified as shown at 37 in Pig. 2, with the securing section 38 having two legs 39, ill extending vertically downwardly in spaced parallel relation, their upper ends 41, 42 being bent into aligned opposite extending lock rods 43, 44, the lower portions 45, 4-6 be ng looped over to form reinforcing spring coils i-7, 48.

The intermediate holder section 49 has two arms 50, 51 which extend upwardly and outwardly at an angle of approximately 45 degrees from the spring coils and are arcuately curved and slightly diverging; if desired, the spring coils such as shown at 27, 28 of Fig. 1 may be omitted.

The hat support section 52 has two spaced side bars 53, 54 which extend upwardly and forwardly at approximately 30 degrees from the upper portions 55, 56 of the arms 59, 51, and are joined by a connecting cross bar 57, the side bars and cross bar forming a hat crown seating frame 58.

The rods 43, 44 are adapted to seat within horizontally aligned recessed spaced sockets 59, 60 of a flat metal wall plate 61, whereby the hat holder is detachably secured to the metal plate, the plate having two screw receiving holes 62, 63 for fastening the plate to the wall or The securing section 65 has two legs 69, extending vertically downwardly in slightly diverging spaced relationship, the upper portions 71, 72 of the legs being curled over and downwardly to form screw receiving eyes 73, 74, by which the hat hanger 64 is fastened to a wall or the like, the lower portions 75, 76 of the legs being coiled over to form reinforcing spring coils '77, 78.

The intermediate holder section 66 has two arms 79, 80 extending upwardly and outwardly from the reinforcing coils 77, 78 generally in the same manner and shape as the arms in Fig. 2.

The hat support section 67 has two spaced side bars 81, 82 which extend upwardly and forwardly at approximately 30 degrees from the upper portions 83, 84 of the arms 79, S and a connecting cross bar 85, the side bars and cross bar forming a hat crown seating frame 86.

The coat hanger section 68 has two horns 87, 88 extending downwardly from the eyes 73, 74 in converging relationship, and extending upwardly in adjacent parallel relation and terminating in a loop 90 to provide a coat hook 91; it is preferred to twist the coat hanger horns as illustrated at 92 to increase the strength of the coat hook.

It is now clear that my novel construction provides a hat holder which has distinctive advantages over the standard type hat supports.

The hat is securely held in place and cannot be either accidently knocked off the holder or accidently rotated because of the angle and the substantial size of the frame seat support for the hat crown. The brim is kept out of contact with the wall because of the angle at which the hat is disposed when placed on the novel hat holder. Moreover, because the hat is spaced away from the wall, a coat can be hooked or unhooked underneath the hat without disturbing the hat. The plate attachment feature of my modified constructions has the further advantage that the hat hangers can be easily attached or replaced without much trouble, thus quickly accommodating extra hat support needs. To these and other features is added the commercial advantage that my novel construction is made from a single wire, with resulting low manufacturing cost.

I claim:

A hat hanger construction formed from a single length of resilient wire and comprising a securing section and a hat support section, said securing section having two spaced parallel legs adapted to extend vertically downwardly when attached to a support, said hat support section having two spaced side portions and including a reinforcing; spring coil on each side portion adjacent the upper end thereof and in spaced relation to the cross bar, the lower ends of the side portions and the lower ends of the legs being connected by coil bends, said spaced side portions extending upwardly and having their upper ends connected by a horizontal cross bar, the legs having support securing means at their upper ends.

References Cited in the file of this patent UNITED STATES PATENTS 370,214 Smith Sept. 20, 1887 608,766 Foote Aug. 9, 1898 827,551 Mills July 31, 1906 1,407,720 Boyette Feb. 28, 1922 1,554,740 Licht Sept. 22, 1925 1,579,904 Zaugg Apr. 6, 1926 1,855,908 Firsty Apr. 26, 1932 FOREIGN PATENTS 265,320 Great Britain Feb. 10, 1927

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Classifications
U.S. Classification248/303, 211/89.1, 211/32, 248/316.7, 248/316.5
International ClassificationA47G25/00, A47G25/10
Cooperative ClassificationA47G25/10
European ClassificationA47G25/10