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Publication numberUS2822115 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateFeb 4, 1958
Filing dateMar 30, 1955
Priority dateMar 30, 1955
Publication numberUS 2822115 A, US 2822115A, US-A-2822115, US2822115 A, US2822115A
InventorsCavanagh John J
Original AssigneeCavanagh John J
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Garment hanger
US 2822115 A
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Feb. 4, 1958 Filed March 30, 1955 FIG.

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J. J. CAVANAGH GARMENT HANGER 2 Sheets-Sheet 1 v ML HVVENTUR. JOHN J.CAVANAGH MvM J. J. CAVANAGH GARMENT HANGER Feb. 4, 1958 2 Sheets-Sheet 2 Filed March 3Q, 1955 H Es VA mm M 0 1 N H o J Y B mmz ATTORNEYS United States Patent GARMENT HANGER John J. Cavanagh, Levittown, N. Y. Application March 30, 1955, Serial No. 497,838 4 Claims. (Cl. 223-96) stretch the trouser legs outwardly with the clamping .means located at the creases at the front and rear of the legs of the trousers.

Still another object of the invention is to provide a garment hanger of the indicated character in which the clamping means are secured to the outer ends of spring arms of a spring support which functions when in use to normally maintain an outward thrust on the clamping means by which the trousers supported thereon are stretched in the direction of the width thereof.

Still another object of the invention is the provision of improved garment supporting means having spring arms connected with clamping jaws of spring clamps by which the jaws are independently tensioned and fit into the ends of the trouser legs with one of the jaws of each clamp exerting a tension on one of the trouser legs and the other jaw of each clip exerting a tension on the other trouser With the foregoing and other objects in view, reference is now made to the following specification and accompanying drawings in which the preferred embodiments of the invention are illustrated.

In the drawings:

Fig. l is a view in elevation of a garment hanger con structed in accordance with the invention and showing the same applied to the cuffs of a pair of trousers fragmentarily illustrated.

Fig. 2 is a top plan view thereof.

Fig. 3 is an enlarged vertical sectional view proximately on line 3-3 of Fig. 1.

Fig. 4 is a view in elevation of a garment hanger embodying a modified form of the invention and showing the same applied to the cuffs of a pair of trousers fragmentarily illustrated.

Fig. 5 is a top plan view thereof.

Fig. 6 is an enlarged vertical sectional view taken approximately on line 66 of Fig. 4.

Referring to the drawings, and more particularly to the form of the invention shown in Figs. 1 to 3 inclusive thereof, the hanger includes mating supporting members 10 disposed in side by side adjacent relation and each comprising an upwardly bowed spring loop 11 and bowed spring arms 12 to the outer ends of which are secured spring clamps 13 and 14. The spring arms 12 are formed with annular terminals 16 which extend inwardly between the clamping jaws 17 and 18 of the spring clamps and are allixed thereto so as to independently tension the taken apice clamping jaws. The spring arms 12 of one of the supporting members 10 are respectively connected to the clamping jaws 17 of the spring clamps 13 and 14 by rivets 19 extending through the annular terminals 16 of said spring arms and the spring arms 12 of the other supporting member 10 are respectively connected to the clamping jaws 13 of the spring clamps 13 and 14 by rivets 2% extending through the annular terminals 16 of said arms. Thus when the spring clamps are moved inwardly toward each other to contract the supporting members 10 when attaching the clamps to the ends of the legs of a pair of trousers for supporting the same the clamping jaws l7 and 18 of each of the spring clamps will be independently tensioned.

The clamping jaws 17 and 18 are of similar construction each having inwardly directed mating apertured ears 2! and 22 respectively through which extends a pivot pin 23 to pivotally connect the jaws together. The pivot pins extend through coil springs 24 located between the apertured. ears with the ends 25 and 26 of the springs extending upwardly and tensioned against the inside faces of the jaws respectively to thereby tension the elongated lower ends 27 and 28 of the jaws in inward relation.

The supporting members 10 are formed With loops 31 of annular formation at the center thereof through which extends a rivet 32 connecting the supporting member together in mating side by side relation and which rivet also extends through an eye 33 at the lower end of a suspension hook 34 for supporting the hanger from a. supporting bar.

The supporting members 10 together with the spring clamps 13 and 14 are somewhat longer than the width of the lower end of the legs of a pair of trousers so that when the clamping jaws are to be inserted in the lower ends of the legs of a pair of trousers the jaws are forced inwardly to contract the supporting members. As shown in Fig. 3 of the drawings the elongated lower ends 27 and 28 of the clamping jaws 13 engage in the open ends of the cufis of the trousers L at one side thereof in alignment with the creases while the elongated lower ends 27 and 28 of the clamping jaws 17 and 18 of the spring clamp 14 engage in the open ends of the cuffs of the trousers at the other side thereof in alignment with the creases therein. Since the clamping jaws 17 are independcntly tensioned by one of the supporting members If and the clamping jaws 18 are independently tensioned by the other supporting member 10 each of the trouser legs will be independently tensioned by the clamping jaws to stretch and maintain the trouser legs in taut stretched condition.

in the form of the invention illustrated in Figs. 4 to 6 inclusive of the drawings, the hanger includes a single supporting member having an upwardly bowed spring loop 41 and bowed spring arms 42 extending outwardly from the spring loop. A U-shaped member is afiixed t0 the outer end of each spring arm providing terminals 43 and 44 to which clamping jaws 45 and 46 of spring clamps 47 and 48 are secured. The terminals 43 and 44 extend inwardly between the clamping jaws 45 and 46 with the terminals 43 secured to the clamping jaws 45 and the terminals 44 secured to the clamping jaws 46. As illustrated the terminals are riveted to the clamping jaws by rivets 49. Thus the clamping jaws of each of the spring clamps 47 and 48 are independently attached to the supporting member 41.

The clamping jaws 45 and 46 are similar to the clamping jaws of the spring clamps in the previous form of the invention and are provided with inwardly directed apertured cars 50 and 51 through which extends a pivot pin 52 to pivotally connect the jaws together. Spring coils 53 are provided which are similar to the spring coils 24 in the previous form of the invention and are located between the apertured ears SO and 51 with the ends 54- and 55 of said springs engaging against the inside faces of the clamping jaws 4S and 46 respectively to thereby tension the lower ends of the jaws in inward relation;

The supporting member 40 is aflixed to a suspension book 56 by a rivet 57 extending through an annular loop 58 at the center of the loop 41 and through an annular loop 59 at the lower end of the hook 56.

i The supporting member 40 together with the spring clamps 47 and 48 are somewhat longer than the width of the lower end of the legs of a pair of trousers and in order to insert the clamping jaws in the lower ends thereof the jaws 'are forced inwardly to contract the supporting memher. This places an outward tension on the clamping jaws so as to stretch and maintain the trouser legs in expanded taut condition. When attaching the hanger to the trousers the lower ends of the clamping jaws 45 are inserted in the open ends of the cufis of one of the legs of the trousers K as shown in Figs. 4 and 6 and the lower ends of the clamping jaws 46 are inserted in the open ends of the cuffs of the other leg of the trousers. The ends of the trouser legs are thus held tightly together by the spring clamps and maintain an outward tension on the trouser legs.

While the preferred embodiments of the invention have been shown and described herein it is to be understood that the same is not so limited but shall cover and include any and all modifications thereof which fall within the purview of the invention.

What is claimed is:

1. In a garment hanger, a normally expanded spring support adapted to be flexed inwardly and released for outward expansion, said support having two terminals at each end thereof, depending spring closed clamps arranged one at each end of said support, said clamps each including two clamping jaws pivotally connected together, and means located between the pivotal connection of said clamping jaws and the clamping ends thereof securing said terminals at the ends of said support to said clamping jaws respectively for independently connecting one of the clamping jaws of each clamp with one of the terminals.

2. In a garment hanger, a support including a pair of 2,822,115 H g s. 5f

mating normally expanded spring members each adapted to be fiexedinwardly and released for outward expansion, depending spring closed clamps arranged one at each end of said support, said clamps each having two clamping jaws pivotally connected together, and means located between the pivotal connection of said clamping jaws and the clamping ends thereof securing the outer ends of said spring members to said clamping jaws respectively for independently connecting one of the clamping jaws of each spring clamp with one of said spring members.

3. in a garment hanger, a support including a spring loop and spring arms connected with the ends of the spring loop, said spring loop being normally expanded and adapted to be flexed inwardly and released for outward expansion, each of said arms having two terminals at the outer end thereof, and depending spring closed clamps arranged one at each end of said support, said clamps each including two clamping jaws pivotally connected together, and means located between the pivotal connection of said clamping jaws and the clamping ends thereof securing said terminals at the ends of said arms to said clamping jaws respectively for independently connecting one of the clamping jaws of each clamp with one of the terminals.

4. In a garment hanger, a support including a pair of mating spring members, each of said spring members having a spring loop and spring arms connected with the ends of the spring loop, said spring loop being normally expanded and adapted to be flexed inwardly and released for outward expansion, depending spring closed clamps arranged one at each end of said support, said clamps each having two clamping jaws pivotally connected together, and means located between the pivotal connection of said clamping jaws and the clamping ends thereof securing the outer ends of said spring members to said clamping jaws respectively for independently connecting one of the clamping jaws of each spring clamp with one of the spring members.

References Cited in the file of this patent UNITED STATES PATENTS

Patent Citations
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US614667 *Mar 2, 1898Nov 22, 1898 Garment-stretcher
US1458552 *Mar 31, 1922Jun 12, 1923Edward I NobleGarment hanger
US2583996 *Oct 18, 1949Jan 29, 1952Cavanagh John JGarment hanger
Referenced by
Citing PatentFiling datePublication dateApplicantTitle
US2961134 *Sep 15, 1958Nov 22, 1960Fortner & Perrin IncGarment hanger
US6241133 *Feb 24, 1999Jun 5, 2001Batts, Inc.Ship-on hanger having swiveling clamp assemblies
Classifications
U.S. Classification223/96, D06/318
International ClassificationA47G25/00, A47G25/48
Cooperative ClassificationA47G25/485
European ClassificationA47G25/48C2