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Publication numberUS3112911 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateDec 3, 1963
Filing dateAug 31, 1962
Priority dateAug 31, 1962
Publication numberUS 3112911 A, US 3112911A, US-A-3112911, US3112911 A, US3112911A
InventorsCornwell Claude V
Original AssigneeCornwell Claude V
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Over door hanger
US 3112911 A
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Dec. 3, 1963 c. v. CORNWELL OVER DOOR HANGER Filed Aug. 51, 1962 INVENTOR CLAUDE V. CORN WE LL United States Patent 3,112,911 OVER DOOR HANGER Claude V. Cornwall, Spring St., Louisville, Miss. Filed Aug. 31, 1962, Ser. No. 220,634 2 Claims. (Cl. 248-215) The present invention generally relates to a supporting bracket and more particularly to that type of bracket adapted to be engaged over the top edge of a door or similar support and is primarily for use in supporting garment hangers or the like.

An object of the present invention is to provide a bracket of one-piece construction having a loop for receiving the hook portion of a garment hanger and a hook for engaging over the top edge of a door.

Another object of this invention is to provide a bracket of the class described in which the bracket is formed of a rectangular blank of sheet material such as sheet material with all of the material of the blank being used when forming the bracket.

A further object of the present invention is to provide a bracket attachable to the top edge of a door which is simple in construction, easy to make, easy to assemble, eificient in use and quite inexpensive to manufacture.

The invention also comprises novel details of construction and novel combinations and arrangement of parts, which will more fully appear in the course of the follow ing description. However, the drawing merely shows and the following description merely describes one embodiment of the present invention, which is given by way of illustration or example only.

In the drawing, like reference characters designate similar parts in the several views.

FIGURE 1 is a front view of the bracket of the present invention;

FIGURE 2 is a sectional View taken along section line 22 of FIGURE 1 illustrating the structure of the bracket and its relationship to the supporting door; and

FIGURE 3 is a plan view of the blank from which the bracket is constructed.

Referring now to the drawings in detail, the bracket is designated in general by reference numeral 1% and it is mounted on the top edge of a door 12 for supporting a garment hanger 14.

The bracket 111 is constructed of one piece of sheet material and includes a vertical portion 16 engaging one vertical wall surface of the door 12, a horizontal portion 18 engaging the top edge of door 12 and a short vertical portion 20 engaging the opposite vertical wall of the door 12 as illustrated in FIGURE 2. The lower end of portion 21) is outwardly flared at 22 to facilitate placement of the bracket over the top edge of the door 12.

A closed loop 24 is formed integrally with the vertical portion 16 for receiving the hook portion of the garment hanger 14. The lower end of the vertical portion 16 is folded back upon itself with the inwardly folded portion being designated by numeral 26.

The bracket 10 is formed from a single rectangular blank 28 of sheet material such as metal and the loop 24 is formed by a pair of parallel slits 30* which ter- Ice =. bifurcated when the loop is formed.

While the foregoing has illustrated and described what is now contemplated to be the best mode of carrying out the invention, the construction is, of course, subject to modification without departing from the spirit and scope of the invention. It is, therefore, not desired to restrict the invent-ion to the particular form of construction illustrated and described, but to cover all modifications that may fall within the scope of the appended claims.

I claim:

1. A supporting bracket for supporting engagement with the top edge of a door comprising a one piece member including a long vertical portion for engaging one vertical surface of a door, a horizontal portion for engaging the top edge of a door, and a short vertical portion for engaging the opposite vertical surface of a door, said short vertical portion including an outwardly flared lower end to facilitate reception of the top edge of said door, said long vertical portion including a loop projecting outwardly therefrom, the lower end of the loop being connected with the long vertical portion above the bottom end thereof, the lower end of the long vertical portion being reversely folded back onto itself with the folded back portion being disposed against the inner surface of the long vertical portion.

2. A supporting bracket for supporting engagement with the top edge of a door comprising a one piece member including a long vertical portion for engaging one vertical surface of a door, a horizontal portion for engaging the top edge of a door, and a short vertical portion for engaging the opposite vertical surface of a door, said short vertical portion including an outwardly flared lower end to facilitate reception of the top edge of said door, said long vertical portion including a loop projecting outwardly therefrom, the lower end of the loop being connected with the long vertical portion above the bottom end thereof, the lower end of the long vertical portion being reversely folded back onto itself with the folded back portion being disposed against the inner surface of the long vertical portion, said loop being defined by a pair of parallel spaced slits formed in the long vertical portion, the lower ends of the slits terminating intermediate the length of the folded back portion thereby forming a loop when the folded back portion is folded back.

References Cited in the file of this patent UNITED STATES PATENTS 1,726,316 Saxton Aug. 27, 1929 1,856,847 Gates May 3, 1932 2,231,128 Krantz Feb. 11, 1941 2,436,533 Thompson Feb. 24, 1948 2,701,564 Wilhelm Feb. 8, 1955

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Classifications
U.S. Classification248/215, 248/301
International ClassificationA47G25/00, A47G25/08
Cooperative ClassificationA47G25/08
European ClassificationA47G25/08