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Publication numberUS3076556 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateFeb 5, 1963
Filing dateFeb 8, 1961
Priority dateFeb 8, 1961
Publication numberUS 3076556 A, US 3076556A, US-A-3076556, US3076556 A, US3076556A
InventorsFelix White
Original AssigneeFelix White
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Hanger for towel rack
US 3076556 A
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Feb. 5, 1963 WHITE HANGER FOR TOWEL RACK Filed Feb. 8, 1961 ATTORNEYS United States Patent 3,076,556 HANGER FOR TOWEL RACK Felix White, 2815 Riverside Drive, Dayton, Ohio Filed Feb. 8, 1961, Ser. No. 87,955 Claims. (Cl. 211-105.1)

The present invention relates to garment hangers, more particularly to those hangers that are intended to be temporarily mounted on towel racks found in homes, motels and hotels.

The traveling public often find motel and hotel rooms devoid of horizontal supports on which articles of clothing, hose, etc., can be hung to dry or air.

The primary object of the present invention is to pro vide a garment hanger which can be readily installed in any room, including the bath room, having a towel rack, and is sufliciently strong to receive large amounts of clothing, hose, even for storage purposes.

Another object of the invention is to provide an improved garment hanger which can be temporarily but rigidly attached to a towel rack and which is readily transported in a suitcase, as many units as desired.

Other objects and features will be apparent as the specification is perused in connection with the accompanying drawings in which:

FIGURE 1 is a perspective view of the improved hanger installed on a typical towel rack which may be furnished in any room of the home,'rnotel or hotel;

FIGURE 2 illustrates an enlarged elevational view, partly in section, of the hanger showing the details thereof;

FIGURE 3 is an enlarged fragmentary longitudinal sectional view taken at the line 3-3 in FIGURE 1;

FIGURE 4 depicts a view similar to FIGURE 2 but showing the versatility of adjustment of the improved hanger being applied to a bath room rack located at a shorter distance from the wall than that illustrated in FIGURE 2;

FIGURE 5 shows a modified form of the rack;

FIGURE 6 depicts still another modified structure to meet the various conditions found by the traveling public as to bathroom racks; and

FIGURE 7 is an enlarged sectional view taken along line 7-7 in FIGURE 6.

Referring to FIGURES 1 and 2, the reference character 1 designates the wall of a room from which extends a typical form of towel rack having outwardly extending short portions 2 joining the ends of an angularly positioned pipe or rack 3.

A rack of this type is usually intended for towels and may be found in bathrooms, closets, and at the head of Stairways. The improved hanger is designed and intended to be supported from a towel rack of this general character, although not limited thereto. It is constituted essentially of a long metal rod 4 which, when in position, extends outwardly from the wall 1. This rod is made out of any metal, such as aluminum or reinforced plastic material.

At the end nearer the wall there is a downwardly bent portion 5 and at the lower extremity of this portion there is a threaded opening for receiving a screw 6. One end of this screw may terminate in a wing member 7 for turning the same, and the opposite end nearer the wall, as seen in FIGURE 2, may have a ball extension thereon 8. This ball, which serves as a swivel, is contained preferably in a rubber pad 9, which is adapted to abut the wall 1. The purpose of the screw and the rubber pad will be described presently.

At a point intermediate the main or rectilineal portion 4 of the rod, and nearer the downwardly extending portion 5, there is an angularly shaped member 10. One leg 11 of this member is secured by screws 12, or by welding or soldering to the lower side of the rod portion 4. The

3,076,556 Patented Feb. 5, 1963 other leg 13 extends downwardly in order that the towel rack 3 can be encompassed thereby. In order to provide a firm support on the rack, the end corners 14 of the downwardly extending leg 13 are bent inwardly, as seen more clearly in FIGURE 3.

The long or main portion of the rod 4 may have notches 15 spaced apart at a suitable distance for receiving the hook portion 16 of a typical wire hanger 17 (FIGURE 1).

In practice the only parts of the improved hanger that need be carried in a suitcase are the rod portions 4, 5, to which is attached the angular member 10' and provided with the screw member 6 and its rubber pad 9. Inasmuch as these parts take up very little space and are usually made of aluminum or reinforced plastic, their weight is insignificant and a number of the units can be carried in a suitcase.

In practice the angular legs 11, 13 are fitted over a bathroom rack with the lower portion 5 of the rod positioned between the rack and the Wall. The screw 6 is then turned inwardly by the wing extension 7 until the pad 9 abuts the wall. In will then be found that the rod 4 will sustain considerable weight even at its extreme end.

Thus wire hangers can be fitted in the notches 15 over the entire length for supporting garments, hose, or for any purpose whatsoever. In removing the hanger it is simply necessary to loosen the screw at the wing 7 and to lift the hanger and its support 10 away from the bathroom rack and thereafter place it in the suitcase.

FIGURE 5 shows the manner in which an extension can be applied to the rod 4 by means of a metal sleeve 18 which is slidably mounted on the rod and is provided with notches 19 for receiving the hook portions of a wire hanger.

FIGURE 4 is included to show the considerable versatility of position that the improved hanger can assume. In this case the bathroom rack 3 is a much shorter dis tance from the wall 1 than in the case of FIGURE 2. The hanger can still be used by simply unloosening the screw 7 to bring the downwardly extending portion 5 closer to the Wall.

In FIGURES 6 and 7 I have shown a dilferent arrangement of the angular members 11, 13 in that this member can be slidably adjusted along the rod 4 and temporarily held in position by means of notches 20 ground or filed in the top surface of the rod.

A narrow ribbon-like member 21 (FIGURE 7) of rectangular configuration is attached to the upper leg 11 of the angular member by means of flanges 22 and rivets 23. A strip of metal 24 humped in the middle is inserted between the flanges 22 and the leg 11. This strip bears against the lower surface of the rod 4.

As in the case of the other figures explained hereinbefore, the modified structure of FIGURE 6 also uses the screw member 6 and pad 9. However, adjustments can also be made at the angular members 11, 13 by moving the narrow strip 21 into the desired notch 20. The hanger shown in FIGURE 6 has perhaps more adjustability than the structures shown in the other figures, so as to be adapted to any and all positions of the bathroom rack that is found in all the various motels and hotels.

It will be noted that the angular members 11, 13 need not be removed from the rod 4 while in transit, so that, as in the case of the other structures, the parts are complete within themselves and can be readily transported in any number within a standard sized suitcase.

From the foregoing it is evident that I have disclosed an improved form of hanger for supporting garments of practically any weight, light or heavy, and size, for purposes of drying, airing or storage.

It will be understood that this invention is susceptible to modification in order to adapt it to different usages and conditions and accordingly, it is desired to comprehead such modifications within this invention as may fall within the scope of the appended claims.

What is claimed is:

1. A hanger for garments adapted to be supported from the wall of a bathroom or closet, said hanger comprising a rod structure provided with an angular member secured thereto, said angular member being adapted to embrace a towel rack extending from said wall, said rod having a portion bent downwardly in the direction of one leg of said angular member, said angular member being positioned on the side of the bent rod portion remote from the wall and an adjusting screw passing through the lower end of said bent portion which is adapted to bear against the wall.

2. A hanger for garments adapted to be supported from the wall of a bathroom or closet, said hanger comprising a rod adatped to extend outwardly from the wall and adapted to be supported on a towel rack secured to said wall, said rod having an angular member of which a horizontal leg portion is adapted to rest on the rack, and a vertical leg portion is adapted to press against the rack, said rod having a downwardly extending portion and said angular member being positioned on the side of said downwardly extending portion remote from the wall, and a screw device extending through said last-mentioned portion to abut the wall.

3. A hanger for garments adapted to be supported from the wall of a bathroom or closet, said hanger comprising a rectilinear rod portion adapted to extend outwardly from a wall and to be supported on a towel rack, said rod portion having attached thereto a right-angle member which is adapted to embrace the rack, a downwardly extending leg portion on said member which is adapted to press against said rack, said leg portion having inwardly extending projections which serve as a point contact with said rack, and a horizontally extending leg portion which is adapted to rest on said rack, said rectilinear rod portion having a downwardly extending portion which is bent at a position between the towel rack and the wall, said right angle member being secured to the rectilinear rod portion remote from the bent portion, a screw member threadedly projecting through said bent portion, and a pad secured to the end of said screw member and adapted to abut said wall in order firmly to hold the rod on said towel rack.

4. A hanger for garments comprisng a rod adapted to extend outwardly from a wall and adapted to be supported on a towel rack, said rod having an angular member of which a horizontal leg portion is adapted to rest on the rack, and a vertical leg portion is adapted to press against the rack, said rod having a downwardly extending portion, and a screw device extending through said portion to abut the wall, and a slidable tubular member extending over said rod to constitute an extension thereof and grooves spaced along said tubular member adapted to receive the hook portion of a coat hanger.

5. A hanger for garments comprising a rod adapted to extend outwardly from a wall and adapted to be supported on a towel rack, said rod having a downwardly extending portion receiving a clamping screw for spacing said portion from the wall, an angular member for embracing the rack and a support member slidably supporting the angular member from the rod, and grooves on said rod for adjustably receiving said support member.

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U.S. Classification211/105.1, D25/199, 248/215
International ClassificationA47K10/10, A47K10/00
Cooperative ClassificationA47K10/10
European ClassificationA47K10/10