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y 1959 L. LEVIN 2,886,223
GARMENT HANGERS Filed July 25, 1957 United States Patent GARMENT HANGERS Leon Levin, Forest Hills, N.Y., assignor to Acme Hanger Corporation, Brooklyn, N.Y.
Application July 25, 1957, Serial No. 674,116
1 Claim. (Cl. 223-91) The present invention relates to a combined coat and trouser hanger of the type employing an arched coat-receiving member which customarily carries a bent wire hook, and which suspends a bar for receiving a pair of trousers. In the present case the bar is suspended at each end by a wire, one end of which passes into the arched coat-receiving member near its end, the opposite end of such wire penetrating one end of the bar, as a support therefor.
It is found in practice that when a pair of trousers is placed on the bar, even when balanced as to weight at the opposite sides thereof, even slight movement often is sufficient to cause slippage of the garment 011 the bar. The present improvement provides simple means for obviating this difiiculty, without any material increase in the cost of the hanger. This cost must necessarily be very low.
The invention will be described with reference to the accompanying drawings, in which-- Fig. 1 is a perspective view showing an embodiment of the invention, broken lines indicating a pair of trousers on the bar.
Fig. 2 is a fragmentary view in elevation, showing the right-hand end of the structure shown in Fig. 1, the arched coat-receiving member being shown in dotted lines.
Fig. 3 is a fragmentary plan view taken on the line 3-3, Fig. 2, the dotted lines showing the coat-receiving member.
Fig. 4 is a view in elevation taken on the line 4-4, Fig. 2, and looking at one end of the bar.
Referring to the drawings, I have shown at 1, a conventional arched coat-receiving member, which may be of wood or other inexpensive material. At its centre is projected the usual hook 2, and suspended below it is a trouser hanging bar 3.
For suspending the bar 3 it is axially apertured at each end to receive one end of a heavy bent wire carried by the member 1, and one end of each wire is firmly-anchored to the coat-receiving member. In the present case the left-hand suspending wire 4 is L-shaped and one end driven by force fit into a smaller aperture in member 1.
The right-hand heavy suspending wire 5 is of special formation. That area projected from the bar leads upwardly and thence inwardly as a first leg 5x in down- Ward inclination to bear upon the bar, thence it is formed in an upturned loop to merge into a second leg Sxx which at its outer end crosses the first leg and merges into a normally vertical area the end of which is driven by force fit into member 1.
It will be seen from the above description that the bar suspension wire 5 is, intermediate its ends, formed as a plural leg spring clamp which coacts with the bar in clamping the 'legs of a pair of trousers (or a folded skirt), against slippage ofi the bar. Because the loop at the ends of the clamp legs is upturned the trouser legs may easily be inserted under the loop and then pulled outwardly, until the desired clamping action is obtained. Figs. 1 and 2 of the drawings schematically indicate a pair of trousers in position, as held by the clamp action of the bar suspending wire at the right hand end. If desired, the left-hand bar suspending wire may be formed like that of the coasting wire, but it has been found in practice that one clamp is sufficient. By crossing the legs of the clamp at the points where the end areas of the wire 5 are sharply bent at right angles, maximum resistance against impairment of clamping action, through repeated use of the construction, is obtained.
Furthermore, by said crossing of the legs of the clamp pull upon the bar and downward movement thereof is transferred to a force on the clamp which causes it to move with the bar and to maintain its full clamping action. In practice the clamp wire end which enters the bar 3 will be formed at a slight upward angle or incline to compensate for any aperture in the bar which is not truly parallel to the surface of the latter. Thus the legs 5x and Sxx will always embrace the bar 3, as shown in Fig. 2.
Having described my invention, what I claim, and desire to protect by Letters Patent, is as follows:
In a garment hanger and in combination, an arched coat-receiving member, a bar suspended from said member, means connecting one end of the bar to the coatreceiving member, and means suspending the opposite end of the bar and consisting of a wire having one end carried by the coat receiving member and thence extending downwardly, said wire intermediate its ends being bent into opposed legs directed inwardly along the bar and said legs being connected by an upturned loop formation thereof, said legs crossing each other near that end of the wire connected to the bar, the second end of the wire entering an end of the bar.
References Cited in the file of this patent UNITED STATES PATENTS 1,794,016 Henry Feb. 24, 1931 2,547,561 Brooke Apr. 3, 1951 FOREIGN PATENTS 18,768 Great Britain Aug. 25, 1896