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Publication numberUS3049272 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateAug 14, 1962
Filing dateDec 20, 1956
Priority dateDec 20, 1956
Publication numberUS 3049272 A, US 3049272A, US-A-3049272, US3049272 A, US3049272A
InventorsTufts William F
Original AssigneeTufts William F
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Garment hanger
US 3049272 A
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Aug. 14, 1962 W. F. TUFTS GARMENT HANGER Filed Dec. 20, 1956 ATTORNEY-9 taes 3,049,272 GARIViENT HANGER William F. Tufts, 2116 Peachtree Road NW., Atlanta, Ga. Filed Dec. 20, 1956, Ser. No. 629,591 1 Claim. (Q1. 223-88) This application is a continuation-in-part of my pending application, Serial Number 367,425, filed July 13, 195 3, now abandoned. This invention pertains to garment hangers and has as its object to provide certain hanger and hanger design details especially adaptable to the manufacture of a garment hanger substantially from paper or other sheet materials in order to afiord the garment cleaning industry a more economical and yet a suitably functionable garment hanger.

Practically the only type of hanger employed in the dry cleaning industry today is made of wire. However, due to limitations of such hangers, two accessories, the dress shield and the trouser guard, are required to provide adequate protection to the garment. The guard is employed to protect the trousers from creasing and the dress shield is commonly used to protect a dress from rust stains as Well as to provide the cleaners finished product with a more acceptable appearance.

Many attempts have been made to supplant the common wire hanger with hangers constructed of paper in particular. However, due to various reasons none of such efforts have been successful.

A careful study of the subject reveals that what is required in an acceptable substitute for wire hangers is a balanced combination of the following features: (a) Economy, (b) Strength, (0) Moisture resistance, (d) Elimination or minimization of assembly labor required by the cleaner, (e) Adaptability to the application of ladies skirts by the employment of common straight pins as fasteners, (f) The ability of the hangers to nest and thereby to require a minimum space for shipping and storage, (g) Features incorporated in the design of the shoulders to protect ladies light weight garment from unsightly creases after long periods of hanging, (h) Lightness of Weight.

Those skilled in the art have provided many hanger designs for paper or sheet construction, but which designs are deficient in one or more, and in most cases several, of the above set forth requirement features.

The aim of this invention, therefore, is to provide a garment hanger design which can be manufactured to possess all of the above established requirements.

On the basis of careful tests it is believed that this aim has been achieved in the improvements of this invention which improvements were not obvious to those skilled in the art.

Referring to the drawings:

FIGURE 1 shows this invention designed with a trouser supporting strut.

FIGURE 2 shows the strut member of FIGURE 1.

The hanger consists of a generally triangular shaped relatively rigid sheet of material formed with a body. The hook or supporting means, though made of wire, may be made of plastic and attached to the body in a suitable fashion.

The hanger 22 of FIGURE .1 is designed with a trouser supporting bar 23. This trouser bar or strut is shown in further detail in FIGURE 2, the chief feature being that the ends are a reduced diameter providing the shoulders at 24. These reduced diameter ends and shoulders engage the holes 25 of the hanger body of FIGURE 1 thus putting the body in tension when under garment load when supported by support hook 30.

A further feature of FIGURE 1 is that the body being provided with a cut-away portion at 29 will stretch so that the holes 25 can be engaged over and on the strut ends. With the distance between the shoulders of the strut being great enough, insurance can be had that accidental disengagement will not occur.

The above description is not intended to include all and every possible detail and variation of this invention but rather is meant to be exemplary of the spirit thereof.

What I claim is:

A garment hanger comprising a substantially triangular, relatively rigid sheet-like body, supporting means attached to said body at the apical portion thereof, said body having integral portions at the ends of the base offset laterally from the body, openings provided in said integral portions, and a strut received in said openings.

References Cited in the file of this patent UNITED STATES PATENTS 1,229,371 Wordingharn June 12, 1917 1,367,062 Lichter Feb. 1, 1921 1,368,843 Rosenthal Feb. 15, 1921 1,470,925 Klein et al. Oct. 16, 1923 1,584,311 McKenna May 11, 1926 1,619,742 Mayhew Mar. 1, 1927 1,817,621 Harding Aug. 4, 1931 2,034,859 Cahn et al Mar. 24, 1936 2,158,465 Ligon May 16, 1939 2,306,254 Quackenbush Dec. 22, 1942 2,355,969 Gustin Aug. 15, 1944 2,448,673 Kohl Sept. 7, 1948

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U.S. Classification223/88, D06/319
International ClassificationA47G25/28, A47G25/00
Cooperative ClassificationA47G25/28
European ClassificationA47G25/28