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Nov. 10,1959 1-. w. STUARD 2,912,149
GARMENT HANGER Filed Nov. 22. 1955 INVENTOR. )TRUMAN w. STUARD ATTORNEY United States Patent GARMENT HANGER Truman w. smara, La Jolla, Calif. Application November 22, Serial No. 548,341
3 Claims. (cans-92 This invention relates to garment hangers and particularly to a slip-resistant garment hanger to be employed for hanging dresses and other light garments.
Many dress hangers today are constructed of a plastic material. When light dresses made of silk, nylon or other present day materials are hung on such a hanger, the dresses easily slide to one side or the other and thus hang unevenly or even slip completely off the hanger and onto the floor. When a dress hangs in this uneven position for any appreciable length of time, there is a strong likelihood of permanent distortion of the dress. Further, when the hanger is used to display a dress in a shop for sales purposes, the undesired sagging or distortions materially detract from the desired display eifect.
It is therefore an object of this invention to provide a garment hanger with improved slip-resistant properties.
It is another object of this invention to provide in a garment hanger, and pair of slots of predetermined length, width and depth positioned along the upper edges of the arms of the hanger, strips of elastic material having at least one slip-resistant surface positioned in each of said slots, and means for attaching each strip to the hanger at each end of the slots.
It is a further object of this invention to provide an improved garment hanger comprising a plastic garment hanger having a channel of predetermined length, width and depth along the upper edges of each arm thereof, strips of elastic material having at least one surface which is resistant to the sliding of cloth and adapted to fit into each of said channels with said slide-resistant surface extending above the surfaces of the hanger edges, and means for attaching the strips to the hanger at each end of the strips in a manner to continuously maintain the strips in tension in the channels.
It is another object of this invention to provide an improved garment hanger comprising a plastic garment hanger, a channel of predetermined length, width and depth running along the upper edge of each arm of the hanger, a plastic button at each end of each of the channels, the upper edge of said buttons being substantially flush with the edge of the arms, and strips of elongated elastic material having a hole at each end stretched in said channel between said buttons, said strips having at least one surface which is resistant to the sliding of cloth.
Other objects of this invention will become apparent from the following description taken in connection with the accompanying drawing in which:
Fig. 1 is a plan view of a preferred embodiment of the garment hanger contemplated by this invention;
Fig. 2 is a detailed view of one arm of the hanger of Fig. 1;
Fig. 3 is a section view of the hanger of Fig. 2 taken along the line 3-3 of Fig. 2;
Fig. 4 is a section view of the hanger of Fig. 2 taken along the line 4-4 of Fig. 2;
Fig. 5 is a plan view of a typical strip of elastic material used in the garment hanger of Fig. 1; and
Fig. 6 is a side view of the strip of Fig. 5.
' slight tension in the channel.
Referring now to Fig. 1, garment hanger 1 is constructed of a plastic material of a conventional shape well-known to those skilled in the art and need not be further described here. Along the upper edges of each arm of hanger 1 are placed slip-resistant'. strips 2 in a manner to be more completely described later. When a garment is hung on the hanger of Fig. '1, the cloth rests on the arms of the hanger. The top surfaces of strips 2 which arethe slip-resistant surface,. extend slightly above the surface of the edge of the arms. These top surfaces are constructed to be resistant to the sliding of cloth and therefore prevent the movement of the garment relative to the hanger.
Referring now to Figs. 2, 3 and 4, detailed views 0 the positioning and means for attaching strips 2 to the upper edge of the arms of hanger 1 are shown. Along the upper edge of the arm of hanger 1 is formed channel 5 of predetermined length, width and depth. Near each end of channel 5 there is positioned plastic hooks or buttons 6 and 7. Buttons 6 and 7 are spaced :1 predetermined distance apart measured along the surface of channel 5. On each side of channel 5 there remains a portion of plastic hanger 1 in the form of lips 4.
Referring now to Figs. 5 and 6, detailed view of strips 2 are shown. Strip 2 is preferably constructed on a strip of white rubber having a plurality of transverse ribs 10 molded into at least one surface. The width of strip 2 is preferably slightly less than the width of channel 5 in Fig. 4 and the thickness of strip 2 is preferably slightly greater than the depth of channel 5. Near each end of strip 2 there is provided holes 8 and 9. The
longitudinal distance between holes 8 and 9 is made less than the distance between hooks 6 and 7 of Fig. 2.
When strip 2 is placed in channel 5 with hole 8 over hook 6 and hole 9 over hook 7, the strip fits snugly under Placing garments on or taking garments off the hanger does not disturb the positioning of the strips in the channel. This method of construction therefore provides a rugged, easily replaced, slip-resistant surface which greatly improves the appearance and even hanging characteristics of a garment hung on a hanger thus constructed. The strips 2 can readily be removed when soiled or otherwise damaged and replaced with a new pair. Strips 2 may be further be dyed any desired color to thereby blend with the garment in producing a desired display effect.
Although the invention has been described and ill-ustrated in detail, it is to be clearly understood that the same is by way of illustration and example only and is not to be taken by way of limitation, the spirit and scope of this invention being limited only by the terms of the appended claims.
1. In combination, a plastic garment hanger having a pair of arms, each arm having a channel of predetermined length, width and depth positioned along the upper edge of said arm of said hanger near the arm ends thereof, a pair of hooks secured in each of said channels substantially along the center line of said channels and spaced a predetermined distance apart, a strip of elastic material having at least one slip-resistant surface fitted into each of said channels with said slip-resistant surface facing upwardly along said edge of each arm, said strip having a thickness greater than the depth of said channels, and a pair of holes in said strip spaced along the center line thereof a predetermined distance, the unstretched distance between said holes in said strip being less than the distance between said hooks in said channels, said strip being stretched between said hooks.
2. An improved garment hanger comprising a garment hanger having a pair of arms and a centrally dis posed hook, each of saidarms having a slot of predei termined length, widthand depth along the upper edge of each of said arms, apairvof hooks in each of said slots secured along the center line of said slots near the ends thereof, the upper surfaces of said hooks in said slots being substantially flush with said edges of said hanger arms, and a strip of elastic, slip-resistant material having a pair of holes at each end thereofa predetermined distance apart stretched between the pair of books in each of said slots and providing a slip-resistant surface extending a slight amount above the surface of said upper edge in each of said hanger arms, the unstretched having a slot of predetermined length, width, and depth along the upper edge of said. arm near the outer extremities thereof; a pair of hooks a predetermined distance apart in each of said slots; and a strip of elastic material having at least one slip-resistant surface and having holes at each end thereof receiving said hooks in each of said slots, the unstretched distance between said holes in said strips being less than said predetermined distance between said hooks in each of said slots.
distance between said holes of said strips being less than v the distance between said hooks in said slots.
3 In combination, a garment hanger having a pair of arms extending outwardly from the center post thereof in diametrically opposite directions, each of said arms References Cited in the file of this patent NI D STATES PATENTS