|Publication number||US2801036 A|
|Publication date||Jul 30, 1957|
|Filing date||Oct 30, 1953|
|Priority date||Oct 30, 1953|
|Publication number||US 2801036 A, US 2801036A, US-A-2801036, US2801036 A, US2801036A|
|Inventors||Klein Joseph T|
|Original Assignee||Klein Joseph T|
|Export Citation||BiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan|
|Patent Citations (6), Referenced by (25), Classifications (11)|
|External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet|
.iuly 30, 1957 J. T. KLEIN 2,801,036
GARMENT HANGERS Filed Oct. 50, 1953 sj ji 2 2e,
INVENTOR. JOSEPH T /(1 EH! A TTOPNE Y Patented July 30, 1957 GARMENT HANGERS Joseph T. Klein, Mount Vernon, N. Y.
Application October 30, 1953, Serial No. 389,266
2 Claims. (Cl. 223--92) This invention relates to garment hangers, and more particularly to a garment hanger having an interchangeable garment identification means such as a tag or ticket.
It is customary to afiix tags, tickets or the like (hereinafter referred to only as tickets) to garments. These tickets bear indicia which identify items such as the size, style, color, lot number, and price of a garment. The tickets aid greatly in maintaining stock inventory, in reordering, and in making certain that sizes and prices are correct. However, the tickets often are detached accidentally or are otherwise misplaced or interchanged with other tickets. This causes considerable confusion and often results in financial loss.
It is an object of the present invention to provide a garment hanger having a simple, easily utilizable means for detachably mounting a ticket in a readily accessible and clearly visible location, so that the garment carried by the hanger can be quickly identified at any time, as for inventory, arrangement or sale.
It is another object of my invention to provide a garment hanger of the character described, wherein the means for detachably mounting a ticket is so constructed that the ticket cannot be displaced easily by accident.
It is a further object of my invention to provide a garment hanger of the character described, whereinthe means for detachably mounting a ticket is so constructed that the ticket cannot be removed except deliberately and with a special tool.
It is another object of my invention to provide a garment hanger of the character described in which the means for detachably mounting a ticket cannot itself be detached from the garment hanger.
It is another object of my invention to provide a garment hanger of the character described wherein the means for detachably mounting a ticket is incorporated in the hanger without materially raising manufacturing costs.
It is another object of my invention to provide a garment hanger of the character described which consists of relatively few and simple parts and is of particularly rugged and sturdy construction.
Other objects of my invention in part will be obvious and in part will be pointed out hereinafter.
My invention accordingly consists in the features of construction, combinations of elements and arrangements of parts which will be exemplified in the hangers hereinafter described and of which the scope of application will be indicated in the appended claims.
In the accompanying drawings, in which are shown various possible embodiments of my invention,
Fig. 1 is a front view of a garment hanger constructed in accordance with the present invention;
Fig. 2 is an enlarged sectional view through the neck of the hanger, the same being taken substantially along the line 22 of Fig. 1 and showing the ticket mounting means in longitudinal section;
Fig. 3 is an enlarged sectional view through the neck of the hanger, the same being taken substantially along the line 3-3 of Fig. 1 and showing the ticket mounting means in transverse section;
Fig. 4 is a fragmentary view similar to Fig. 1 of a garment hanger embodying a modified form of my invention;
Figs. 5 and 6 are enlarged sectional views taken substantially along the lines 5-5 and 66, respectively, of Fig. 4;
Fig. 7 is a view similar to Fig. 4 of still another modified form of my invention;
Figs. 8 and 9 are fragmentary enlarged sectional views taken substantially along the lines 8--8 and 9-9, respectively, of Fig. 7; and
Fig. 10 is a plan view of a ticket-removing instrument adapted to be used with the form of garment hanger shown in Figs. 79.
Referring now in detail to the drawings, and more particularly to Figs. 1-4, the reference numeral 2:) denotes a garment hanger embodying my present invention. The construction of said hanger is largely conventional. Thus said hanger includes the usual pair of downwardly diverging arms 22, 24, which at their upper ends integrally are joined to a neck 26. A wire hook 28 has its shank 30 rotatably journaled in the neck for a revolution about a vertical axis. To prevent upward displacement of the hook, the bottom end of the shank is formed with enlargement 32 which is captive in a pocket in the neck of the hanger. As thus far described, the construction of the hanger is entirely conventional.
Pursuant to my invention, I provide a ticket-mounting means formed in one piece with the hanger. Said means, in the embodiment of the invention now being described, constitutes an elongated cavity 34, which extends horizontally through the neck of the hanger and has one end 36 thereof opening at the side edge of said neck. The other end 33 of the cavity is closed. Optionally, a portion of the wall of the cavity can be removed, as at the front of the hanger, to provide a notch 40 for convenience in removing a ticket 42 in the cavity. The height of the ticket is substantially equal to the height of the cavity. The front to back dimension of the cavity is somewhat greater than the thickness of the ticket, and the length of the cavity from its closed end 38 to the notch 40 preferably is somewhat less than the length of the ticket.
The hanger is fabricated from a water-whitei. e., colorless-clear plastic, at least in the neck, and, to simplify manufacture of the hanger, preferably in the arms as well. Thus the front of the ticket which is received in the cavity is clearly and easily read through the front face of the hanger. Inasmuch as the cavity is located in the neck, the ticket is in a position where it will not ordinarily be concealed by a garment supported on the hanger, and therefore it will at all times be readily visible.
The cavity preferably is a snug fit, at least in a vertical direction, for the ticket, so that the ticket will tend to remain in place. It is inserted simply by sliding the same into the cavity. It can be removed very easily by catching the exposed end under a fingernail.
It will be appreciated that by forming the cavity-- i. e., the ticket mounting means-in one piece with the neck of the garment hanger, the same may be incorporated in the hanger at very little additional expense. Inasmuch as the hanger is molded, it merely is necessary to make a slight change in the shape of the die, without altering the major contour of the die cavity, or to provide a shiftable molding pin, which is movable transversely into and out of the die cavity in order to form the ticket mounting cavity 34.
In Fig. 4 I have shown a garment hanger 50 embodying a modified form of my invention and in which the ticket mounting means likewise is formed in one piece front face of the neck, said slot having an open front side (see Fig. 6) A downwardly extending ledge 60 is formed at the upper side of the slot, and an upwardly extending.
ledge 6243 provided along the lower side of the slot, .both of these ledges being spaced from the back wall 64 of the slot. The ends of the slot extend to the opposite side edges of the neck of the hanger. The slot is dimensioned to slidably receive a ticket 66. Inasmuch as the ticket is visible through the open front of the slot, it is not necessary in this form of my invention that the hanger bemade from a transparent plastic. 3 A
..As noted above, tickets sometimes tend to become accidentally displaced from the hanger, due to the particular manner in which the hanger is employed in some tradeor store. To prevent such accidental displacement, thehanger 50 includes a pair of ribs 67, 68 located on the bottom wall 64 of the slot 58 and extending transversely across the same. The space between the two ribs is slightly in excess of the length of the ticket, and
the clearance from the tops of the ribs to the inner surfaces of the ledges 60, 62 is slightly in excess of the thickness of the ticket. With this construction, the ticket can be slid into the slot past the space between one of the ribs and the ledges until the ticket lies between the two ribs. The ticket will tend to remain between the ribs,
thereby being secure against accidental displacement. The
hanger 20, in that it is formed with an elongated cavity extending into the neck of the hanger from a side edge thereof. Under some circumstances it is highly desirable to prevent tickets from being removed except with some difiiculty, whereby to discourage attempts to exchange tickets. The hanger 70 accomplishes this by eliminating the notch 40, so thatboth the front and back walls of the cavity 34' extend all the way up to the side edge of the neck of the hanger. Thus one is'unable to reach a ticket located in the cavity so as to remove the same. Moreover, to prevent the ticket from being shaken out of the cavity, a retaining rib 68 is located on the back wall of the cavity. The rib extends transversely to the length of the cavity and is spaced from the closed end 38' thereof a distance in excess of the length of the ticket. Suflicient clearance is provided between the rib and front wall of the cavity to permit insertion of the ticket.
In order to enable the ticket to be withdrawn, I provide and desire to secure by Letters Patent: 2
1. A garment hangercomprising a transparent plastic 76, having at its tip a sharp retroverted pointi. e., barb' 78. The width of the groove 72 is such as to fully accommodate the shank 76 of the tool 74, and the height of the groove 72 is such as to fully accommodate the vertical height of the tool 74, including the barb 78. Thus the tool can be slipped into the groove past the rib and by raising its barbed end causedto engage the back surface of the ticket and raise the same clear of the rib 68', while at the same time pulling the ticket out of the cavity.
It, thus will be seen that I have provided hangers which achieve all the objects of my' invention and are well adapted to meet the conditions of practical use.
As various possible embodiments might be' made of the above invention, and as various changes might be made in the embodiments above set forth, it is to be understood that all matter herein described, or shown in the accom-' panying drawings, is to be interpreted as illustrative and not in a limiting sense.
Having'thus described my invention, I claim 'as new said cavity having at least one end exposed at a side edge of the neck immediately above said arms, a ticket when positioned in said cavity being visible at either the front or back of the hanger through the transparent material of the neck.
2. A garment hanger as set forth in claim 1, wherein a notch is provided in the front of the hanger over the cavity at its exposed end, said notch communicating with said cavity at said exposed end.
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|U.S. Classification||223/92, 40/322, D06/318|
|International Classification||A47G25/00, A47G25/14, G09F3/08, G09F3/18|
|Cooperative Classification||G09F3/18, A47G25/1407|
|European Classification||A47G25/14A, G09F3/18|