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Publication numberUS2815157 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateDec 3, 1957
Filing dateDec 8, 1955
Priority dateDec 8, 1955
Publication numberUS 2815157 A, US 2815157A, US-A-2815157, US2815157 A, US2815157A
InventorsMartelle C Badgley
Original AssigneeMartelle C Badgley
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Adjustable brassiere drying hanger
US 2815157 A
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Dec. 3, 1957 v M. b. BADGLEY 2,815,157

ADJUSTABLE BRASSIERE DRYING HANGER Filed Dec. 8, 1955 INVENTOR: Jflu'lelle a le BY azawimd,

ATTORNEY ADJUSTABLE BRASSEERE DRYING HANGER Martelle (I. Badgley, Los Angeles, Calif.

Application December 3, 1955, Serial No. 551,785

1 Claim. (Cl. 223-66) This invention relates to drying hangers and more particularly to a hanger for drying brassieres when washed.

The general object of the invention is to provide a brassiere drying hanger constructed and arranged to cause the brassiere to retain its normal shape after it has been dried on said hanger.

A more particular object of the invention is to provide an adjustable brassiere drying hanger, by means of which the bust forms of the hanger may be adjusted laterally toward or away from each other, to fit the breast cups of brassieres spaced at different distances apart.

Other objects and advantages will appear hereinafter as this specification progresses.

The invention is illustrated in the annexed drawing forming a part of this specification, in which:

Fig. 1 is a perspective of my brassiere drying hanger, showing in dotted lines a brassiere placed in position on said hanger for drying thereon.

Fig. 2 is a front view of my adjustable drying hanger, with the bust forms removed therefrom.

Fig. 3 is a front view of one of the bust forms removed from my brassiere hanger, over which form one of the breast [cups of a brassiere is adapted to be fitted for drying.

Fig. 4 is a vertical cross section taken on line 4-4 of Fig. 3.

Referring more particularly to the drawing, in which the same parts are designated by the same reference nu merals in all of the figures, my brassiere hanger includes generally a frame 1, comprising an intermediate frame member 2, a left end frame member 3, and a right end frame member 4, and my said hanger also includes a pair of bust forms 5 and 6, which forms are slidably mounted on said end frame members 3 and 4, respectively, in the manner hereinafter more fully described.

Said intermediate frame member 2 comprises a vertical intermediate rod member 7, a hook 8 formed on the upper end of said rod member 7, a pair of horizontal arms 9 and 1t) projecting horizontally from the left side and right side, respectively, of said intermediate vertical rod member 7 from the lower end of said rod, a pair of horizontal arms 11 and 12 projecting horizontally from the left side aiid the right side, respectively, of said vertical rod member 7, from the upper part of said rod immediately below said hook 3, and a pair of arms 13 and 14 projecting horizontally from the left side and right side, respectively, of said intermediate vertical rod member 7 from a point of said rod between said lower arms 9 and and said upper arms 11 and 12.

Said left end frame member 3 comprises an upwardlyextending left end connecting member 15, a lower horizontal tubular arm 16, an upper horizontal tubular arm 17, and a third intermediate horizontal arm 18, said arms 16, 17 and 18 extending from the right side of said left end connecting member 15, and said intermediate arm 18 extending between said lower arm 16 and said upper arm 17. The arms 16 and 17 being tubular are slidably fitted over the left ends of the arms 9 and 11, respectively, of

the intermediate frame member 2, whereby said arms 16 and 17 of the left end frame member 3 are telescopically mounted on the arms 9 and 11, respectively, of the intermediate frame member 2. On the inner end of the intermediate horizontal arm 18 of the left end frame member 3 is secured a clamp bearing 19, through which extends the left intermediate horizontal arm 13 of the intermediate frame member 2, and a set screw 20 is threaded in the upper side of said clamp bearing 19 for engaging the arm 13 of the intermediate frame member 2 and securing the left end frame member 3 in its telescopically adjusted position on intermediate member 2.

Said right end frame member 4 comprises an upwardlyextending right end connecting member 21, a lower horizontal tubular arm 22, an upper horizontal tubular arm 23, and a third intermediate horizontal arm 24, said arms 22, 23 and 24 extending from the left side of said right end connecting member 21, and said intermediate arm 24 extending between said lower arm 22 and said upper arm 23. The arms 22 and 23 being tubular are slidably fitted over the right ends of the arms 10 and 12, respectively, of the intermediate frame member 2, whereby said arms 22 and 23 of the right end frame member 4 are telescopically adjustably mounted on the arms 10 and 12, respectively, of the intermediate frame member 2. On the inner end of the intermediate horizontal arm 24 of the right end frame member 4 is secured a clamp bearing 25, through which extends the right intermediate horizontal arm 14 of the intermediate frame member 2 and a set screw 26 is threaded in the upper side of said clamp bearing 25 for engaging the arm 14 of the intermediate frame member 2 and securing the right frame member 4 in its telescopically horizontally adjusted position on said intermediate frame member 2.

The bust forms 5 and 6 are of the same construction and each of said forms comprises an outwardly-extending conical shell 27 formed at its rear side with an annular base 28, which is formed at its lower and upper sides with a pair of friction bearings 29 and 30, respectively, through which bearings are extended the horizontal arms 16 and 17, respectively, of the left end frame member 3, or the horizontal arms 22 and 23, respectively, of the right end frame member 4, according to which end frame member 3 or 4 the bust form 5 or 6 may be positioned. The shell 27 of each bust form is of the form and size of a brassiere breast cup to receive said breast cup fitted closely therein, and the shell 27 of each bust form 5 and 6 is provided with a plurality of air vents 31.

The operation of my invention is as follows:

The set screws 20 and 26 (Fig. 2 of the drawing) being loosened, the end frame members 3 and 4 are withdrawn to the left and to the right from the intermediate frame member 2, the tubular arms 16 and 17 of the left end frame member 3 sliding off the outer left ends of the left arms 9 and 11 of the intermediate frame member 2, and the clamp bearing 19 on the arm 18 of said left end frame member 3 sliding off the left end of the left intermediate arm 13 of said intermediate frame member 2, and the tubular arms 22 and 23 of the right end frame member 4 sliding off the outer right ends of the right arms 10 and 12 of the intermediate frame member 2, and the clamp bearing 25 on the arm 24 of said right end frame member 4 sliding off the outer end of the intermediate right arm 14 of said intermediate frame member 2. The bust form 5 is then placed on the left end frame member 3 by introducing the arms 16 and 17 of said end frame member 3 through the bearings 29 and 30 of said bust form 5, with the conical shell 27 of said bust form 5 extending forwardly from said left end frame member 3. The bust form 6 is then placed on the right end frame member 4, by introducing the arms 22 and 23 of said end frame member 4 through the bearings 29 and 30 of said bust form 6, with the conical shell 27 of said bust form 6 extending forwardly from said right end frame member 4. The left end frame member 3 is then placed onthe left side of the intermediate frame member 2 by sliding the tubular arms 16 and 17 and the clamp bearing 19 over the left arms 9, 11 and 13 of said intermediate frame member 2, and the right end frame member 4 is then placed on the right side of the intermediate frame member 2 by sliding the tubular arms 22 and 23 and the clamp bearing 25 over the right arms 10, 12 and 14 of said intermediate frame member 2. The end frame members 3 and 4 being properly adjusted onthe left side and right side of the intermediate frame member 2, said end members are detachably secured in their said adjusted positions on the intermediate frame member 2 by tightening the setscrews 20 and 26 in the clamp bearings 19 and 25 against the intermediate arms 13 and 14, respectively, of the intermediate frame member 2.

A brassiere 32, shown in dotted lines after it has been washed and is damp, is then placed on the frame 1, as shown in Fig. l of the drawing, with the conical bust forms 5 and 6 fitted in the breast cups of said' brassiere, and the end straps 33 and 34 of said brassiere are extended rearwardly around the end frame members 15 and 21 and the ends of said straps. are tied together in back of said frame 1 to hold said brassiere in position on my hanger, to be dried upon hanging up my hanger, with said brassiere in position thereon, by means of the hook 8 hung on a nail or other support.

Air passes from the inner side of the bust forms 5 and 6 through the air vents 31 in the shells 27 of said bust forms, and through the breast cups of the brassiere supported on the frame 1 for aiding in drying said breast cups.

Slight adjustments of the bust forms 5 and 6 may be made to fit the breast cups of a brassiere perfectly by moving said forms inwardly or outwardly on the arms 9 and 11 or arms and 12 of the end frame members 3 and 4, respectively.

I claim:

A hanger for drying brassieres including an intermediate frame member, formed with a vertical intermediate rod, a pair of horizontal arms projecting from opposite sides, respectively, of said vertical intermediate rod, from the lower end and the upper end, respectively, of said vertical intermediate rod, a left end frame member and right end frame member, each of said frame members including a lower inwardly-extending tubular arm and an upper inwardly-extending tubular arm, said lower and upper tubular arms of said left end frame member telescoping over the lower andupperhorizontal arms, respectively, extending from the left side of said vertical intermediate rod, and said lower and upper tubular arms of said right end frame member telescoping over the lower and upper horizontal arms, respectively, extending from the right side of said vertical intermediate rod, means for securing said end frame members in adjusted positions on said intermediate frame member for adjusting the length of the hanger, a pair of bust forms adapted to fit in the breast cups, respectively, of a brassiere, one of said bust forms being formed with a pair of friction slide bearings adjustably fitted on said tubular arms of said left end frame member, said other bust form being formed with a pair of friction slide bearings adjustably fitted on the tubular arms of said right end frame member, and means for hanging up said hanger for drying a brassiere fitted in position on said hanger.

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Classifications
U.S. Classification223/66, D06/319, 223/89
International ClassificationD06F59/02, A47G25/70
Cooperative ClassificationD06F59/02, A47G2025/1492, A47G25/441
European ClassificationA47G25/44B, D06F59/02