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Publication numberUS2811292 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateOct 29, 1957
Filing dateJan 24, 1955
Priority dateJan 24, 1955
Publication numberUS 2811292 A, US 2811292A, US-A-2811292, US2811292 A, US2811292A
InventorsAntonia Chiovelli, Christian Neudecker
Original AssigneeAntonia Chiovelli, Christian Neudecker
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Garment clamp
US 2811292 A
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Oct. 29, 1957 C. NEUDECKER ET AL GARMENT CLAMP Filed Jan. 24. 1955 CMZsr/nrv c NI'O/V/A HIOVELLI MM United rates Patent GARMENT CLAMP Christian Neudecker, Edmonton, Alberta, and Antonia Chiovelli, I Westlock, Alberta, Canada Application January 24, 1955, Serial No. 483,672

2 Claims. (Cl. 223-91) This invention relates generally to clamping devices and more particularly to a clamp that may be used with a conventional coat hanger to suspend skirts or trousers therefrom.

The principal object of this device is to provide a clamp for suspending skirts, trousers or the like from a conventional coat hanger, such clamp having a positive gripping action whereby the garments may not be re leased accidentally.

An additional object is to provide a garment clamp for use with a conventional coat hanger, such clamp being adjustable along the coat hanger to receive articles in varying sizes.

A further object is to provide a garment clamp for use with a conventional coat hanger that may be locked in position on the coat hanger when adjusted as desired.

Additional objects and advantages of my device will become obvious to those skilled in the art on reading the following specification in the light of the attached drawings. It must be understood that the invention herein is by way of example and illustration only and is not to be construed as a limitation. The invention herein is to be limited only by the terms of the appended claims and by the prior art.

In the drawings illustrating one practical embodiment of my idea:

Figure 1 is a top plan view of our device in the closed position.

Figure 2 is an elevation of our device in the closed position illustrated in Figure 1.

Figure 3 is a side view of our Figure 2.

Figure 4 is a sectional side view of our device in the open position.

Figure 5 is a broken away isometric view of our clamp attached to a coat hanger.

With reference now to the drawings it will be seen that our device comprises the inverted U-shaped clamping member 1 which is constructed preferably of spring steel or like material and has its jaws 2 and 3 spaced apart normally in the position illustrated in Figure 4 in the drawings. The gripping faces of the jaws 2 and 3 are provided with suitable resilient material 4 which may be sponge rubber, felt or like suitable material. Additional resilient material 5 in the form of a cylinder is positioned inside the top of the U-shaped member 1. This material is held in position within the U- shaped member 1 by the punched in portions 66 which bear against the cylinder 5 and maintain it in place.

Movement of the jaws 2 and 3 into the gripping position is accomplished by the shackle 7 c which encircles the U-shaped member 1 and is seated in the indentations 9 in the sides of the arms 2 and 3. As is common in shackles of this type there is provided the shackle bolt 8 which serves to maintain the arms of the shackles device projected on 2,811,292 Patented Oct. 29, 1957 together and serves also as a mounting for the actuating mechanism of the device. The actuating mechanism comprises the lever 10 which has fixed thereto the projection 11 as will be seen best in Figure 4 of the drawings. As will be seen best in Figure 3 in the drawings, when the lever 10 is moved toward the U-shaped member 1, the projection 11 will bear against the jaw 3 and will force the jaws 2 and 3 together. When the lever 10 is moved away from the U-shaped member 1 to the position illustrated in Figure 4 in the drawings, the projection 11 is moved out of engagement with the jaw 3 and the jaws 2 and 3 will spring open automatically.

The device is locked in position on the bar of a coat hanger by the action of the inwardly projecting portions 6-6. The locking action of these portions will be seen clearly on reference to Figures 3 and 4 in the drawings wherein Figure 4 in the inwardly projecting portions 6-6 will be seen just making contact with the resilient cylinder 5. In Figure 3 the inwardly projecting portions 66 have been forced firmly into contact with the resilient cylinder 5 and it will be obvious that if the device were in position on the horizontal bar of a coat hanger, the resilient cylinder 5 would be locked firmly in contact with the horizontal bar.

In operation, the device would be positioned on a coat hanger substantially as illustrated in Figure 5 in the drawings. With the lever 10 in the released position and with the jaws 2 and 3 open, it will be obvious that the device could be moved along the horizontal bar of the coat hanger to any desired position. When in position, a skirt, pants or the like would be inserted in the open jaws 2 and 3 and the lever 10 would then be moved upwardly to lock the jaws 2 and 3 on the garment. A: the same time the inwardly projecting portions 6-6 would bear against the resilient cylinder 5 to lock the device in position on the horizontal bar of the coat hanger.

What we claim as our invention is:

1. In combination with a coat hanger having a horizontally disposed bar, a garment clamp comprising a U-shaped clamping member hung invertedly over the bar and having normally spaced apart gripping jaws, a shackle encircling the clamping member and having a shackle bolt, a lever connected pivotally to the bolt, a projection on the lever adapted to engage with one of the gripping jaws to force the gripping jaws together on movement of the lever and means for clamping the garment clamp in position on the horizontally disposed bar of the coat hanger.

2. In combination with a coat hanger having a horizontally disposed bar, a resilient cylinder on the bar, a garment clamp comprising a U-shaped clamping member hung invertedly over the cylinder and having normally spaced apart gripping jaws, inwardly projecting portions on the jaws adapted to engage with the resilient cylinder, a shackle encircling the clamping member and having a shackle bolt, a lever connected pivotally to the bolt, a projection on the lever adapted to engage with one of the gripping jaws to force the gripping jaws together on movement of the lever and to force the said inwardly projecting portions against the resilient cylinder to clamp the garment clamp in position on the horizontally disposed bar of the coat hanger.

Spruce May 9, 1905 Wallis Oct. 6, 1908

Patent Citations
Cited PatentFiling datePublication dateApplicantTitle
US789180 *Dec 17, 1904May 9, 1905Clifford J SpruceTrousers-hanger.
US900625 *Jun 11, 1908Oct 6, 1908Charles William WallisGarment-supporter.
Referenced by
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US2883095 *Oct 7, 1957Apr 21, 1959Greenbaum JosephGarment hanger
US2898024 *Aug 26, 1957Aug 4, 1959Jenson Jens BSkirt hanger
US3055136 *Sep 7, 1961Sep 25, 1962Hoffman Lawrence EUnattended fish catching rig
US3085726 *Jun 2, 1961Apr 16, 1963Ralph ShermanGripper for hangers
US3212151 *Nov 5, 1963Oct 19, 1965Allied ChemAuto safety belt buckle
US3865287 *Nov 28, 1973Feb 11, 1975Peterson Eldon LGarment hanger
US4027812 *Apr 2, 1976Jun 7, 1977Roseberg Harry GClothing hanger
US4802265 *Oct 1, 1987Feb 7, 1989Stevenson Robert LRemovable skirt and trouser clip for garment hanger
Classifications
U.S. Classification223/91, 24/541, 24/327
International ClassificationA47G25/48, A47G25/00
Cooperative ClassificationA47G25/485
European ClassificationA47G25/48C2